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This is a look at the starting QBs since the Colts moved to Indianapolis

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by admin on Tuesday 28 June 2011 at 12:49 am

What happened in Baltimore, stays in Baltimore according to me.  With that in mind, I have decided to rank every QB that has started at least 1 game in the 26 years since the Colts have been playing in Indianapolis.  Here we go:

 1. Peyton Manning – The fact that Peyton Manning is on a list with the rest of these guys should show Colts’ fans just how blessed you have been the last 13 years.  The Colts are 141-67 (67.8%) in games started by Manning.  Manning has played in 208 games (all starts) for the Colts and he has completed 4,682 of 7,210 passes (64.9%) for 54,828 yards with 399 TD passes and 198 INTs (94.9 QB Rating).  Manning also has carried the ball 346 times for 722 yards (2.1 ypc) with 17 TD runs for the Colts.  Manning has made it to 11 Pro Bowls in his 13 years with the Colts and he has won 1 Super Bowl while appearing in 2 of them.

 2. Jim Harbaugh – Jim Harbaugh was hailed Captain Comeback as he got the Colts one play away from the Super Bowl in one of his years with them.  He went to the Pro Bowl that year for the Colts (his only one).  Harbaugh played in 53 games (46 starts) for the Colts and he completed 746 of 1,230 passes (60.7%) for 8,705 yards with 49 TD passes and 26 INTs (86.6 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 175 times for 856 yards (4.9 ypc) with 3 TD runs for the Colts.

 3. Gary Hogeboom – Gary Hogeboom was a decent backup type QB for the Colts.  The Colts were 7-5 (58.3%) when Hogeboom started under center for them.  Hogeboom played in 20 games (12 starts) for the Colts and he completed 260 of 443 passes (58.7%) for 3,295 yards with 22 TD passes and 18 INTs (81.6 QB Rating).  Hogeboom also carried the ball 24 times for 15 yards (0.6 ypc) with 2 TD runs for the Colts.

 4. Jeff George – You could see that Jeff George was talented but he never lived up to his ability.  The Colts were 14-35 (28.6%) in games that George started at QB.  George played in 52 games (49 starts) for the Colts and he completed 874 of 1,532 passes (57%) for 9,551 yards with 41 TD passes and 46 INTs (72.0 QB Rating).  George also carried the ball 54 times for 103 yards (1.9 ypc) with 2 TD runs for the Colts.

 5. Mike Pagel – Pagel was one of the QBs that came over from Baltimore.  The Colts were only 8-15 (34.8%) when Pagel started at QB.  Pagel played in 27 games (23 starts) for the Indianapolis Colts and he completed 313 of 605 passes (51.7%) for 3,840 yards with 22 TD passes and 23 INTs.  Pagel also carried the ball 51 times for 309 yards (6.1 ypc) with 3 TD runs for the Colts.

 6. Chris Chandler – Chris Chandler was 10-6 (62.5%) as the Colts’ starting QB and that is saying something.  Chandler played in 18 games (16 starts) for the Colts and he completed 168 of 313 passes (53.7%) for 2,156 yards with 10 TD passes and 15 INTs (66.2 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 53 times for 196 yards (3.7 ypc) with 4 TD runs for the Colts.

 7. Jack Trudeau – Jack Trudeau was simply terrible for the Colts.  The Colts were 18-29 (38.3%) in games started by Trudeau.  Trudeau played in 61 games (47 starts) for the Colts and he completed 812 of 1,536 passes (52.9%) for 9,647 yards with 41 TD passes and 62 INTs (64.4 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 91 times for 156 yards (1.7 ypc) with 3 TD runs for the Colts.

 8. Paul Justin – Paul Justin was actually a solid backup QB for the Colts.  The Colts were 3-4 (42.9%) in games started by Justin.  Justin played in 19 games (7 starts) for the Colts and he completed 177 of 303 passes (58.4%) for 2,097 yards with 7 TD passes and 7 INTs (77.7 QB Rating).  Justin also carried the ball 11 times for 10 yards (0.9 ypc) for the Colts.

 9. Craig Erickson – Craig Erickson did a decent job when called upon by the Colts.  The Colts were 2-1 (66.7%) with Erickson as the starting QB.  He played in 6 games (3 starts) for the Colts and he completed 50 of 83 passes (60.2%) for 586 yards with 3 TD passes and 4 INTs (73.7 QB Rating).  Erickson also carried the ball 9 times for 14 yards (1.5 ypc) for the Colts.

10. Blair Kiel – Blair Kiel lost his only start for the Colts.  Kiel played in 7 games (1 start) for the Colts and he completed 28 of 58 passes (48.3%) for 431 yards with 3 TD passes and 3 INTs (69.0 QB Rating).  Kiel also carried the ball 7 times for 50 yards (7.1 ypc) for the Colts.

11. Tom Ramsey – Tom Ramsey wasn’t too solid of a backup.  The Colts lost his only start.  Ramsey played in 7 games (1 start) for the Colts and he completed 24 of 50 passes (48%) for 280 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 INT (63.7 QB Rating).  Ramsey also carried the ball 4 times for 5 yards (1.3 ypc) for the Colts.

12. Matt Kofler – Matt Kofler was a pretty bad QB.  The Colts lost his only start.  Kofler played in 5 games (1 start) for the Colts and he completed 23 of 48 passes (47.9%) for 284 yards with 1 TD pass and 3 INTs (47.6 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 4 times for 33 yards (8.3 ypc) with 1 TD run for the Colts. 

13. Mark Herrmann – Herrmann was one of the QBs that came over from Baltimore.  He was 2-1 (66.7) as the starting QB of the Indianapolis Colts.  Herrmann played in 9 games (3 starts) for the Colts and he completed 56 of 100 passes (56%) for 672 yards with 2 TD passes and 10 INTs.  He also carried the ball 4 times for -3 yards (-0.8 ypc) for the Colts.

14. Kelly Holcomb – Kelly Holcomb flat out stunk for the Colts who lost his only start.  Holcomb played in 5 games (1 start) for the Colts and he completed 45 of 73 passes (61.6%) for 454 yards with 1 TD pass and 8 INTs (44.3 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 5 times for 5 yards (1.0 ypc) for the Colts.

15. Art Schlichter – Art Schlichter came over with the Colts from Baltimore and he sucked!  The Colts were 0-6 in games started by Schlichter.  He played in 10 games (6 starts) for the Indianapolis Colts and he completed 74 of 165 passes (44.8%) for 809 yards with 3 TD passes and 9 INTs.  He also carried the ball 21 times for 158 yards (7.5 ypc) with 1 TD run for the Colts.  Schlichter has spent a lot of his adult life in jail for various crimes.  What an utter waste of a once talented player.

16. Browning Nagle – Somehow, the Colts won Nagle’s only start for them.  Nagle played in 1 game (1 start) for the Colts and he completed 8 of 21 passes (38.1%) for 69 yards with 0 TD passes and 1 INT (27.7 QB Rating).  Nagle also carried the ball 1 time for 12 yards for the Colts.

So there you have it, Peyton Manning, Jim Harbaugh and a bunch of stiffs.

The Indianapolis Colts added a few really physical players on draft day

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Draft Report by admin on Friday 10 June 2011 at 2:19 pm

The Colts went into the draft trying to find more protection for QB Peyton Manning, who is getting old.  The Colts took OT Anthony Castanzo and T’/G Ben Ijalana with it’s picks in the first and second round.  I wouldn’t be surprised at all if both Castanzo and Ijalana are starting on the O-Line for the Colts on September 11, 2011.  RB Delone Carter came to the Colts in the 4th round of the NFL Draft and he’s a bulldozing type of runner between the tackles, which has been a weakness for the Indy the last few years.  DT Drake Nevis and CB Chris Rucker could help the defense in 2011.

PROJECTED GRADE:  B