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The Indianapolis Colts have to keep Andrew Luck in one piece in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Friday 27 May 2016 at 9:36 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have to keep 26-year old QB Andrew Luck healthy in 2016, or they are going to lose a lot of football games in 2016.  Luck played in 7 games (all starts) for the Colts last year and he completed 162 of 293 passes (55.3%) for 1,881 yards with 15 TD passes and 12 INTs (74.9 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 33 times for 196 yards (5.9 ypc) for the Colts last year.  He was beat up badly last year and it effected his performance before he was finally knocked out for the season.  Scott Tolzien (the new backup QB) is no Matt Hasselbeck.  Luck has played in 55 games (all starts) in his first four years with the Colts and he has completed 1,224 of 2,106 passes (58.1%) for 14,838 yards with 101 TD passes and 55 INTs (85.0 QB Rating).  He also has carried the ball 222 times for 1,101 yards (5.0 ypc) with 12 TD runs so far in his career.  Luck has been to three Pro Bowls (his first three years with the Colts) and he is 35-20 (63.6%) as a starting QB!  Luck is #4 in passing yards (14,838) and TD passes (101) in Colts’ history, behind only Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas and Bert Jones.

28-year old Scott Tolzien will be the new #2 QB for the Colts and he’s not too good.  He played in 3 games (0 starts) for the Packers last year and he completed his only pass attempt and it was good for 4 yards (83.3 QB Rating).  He also carried the ball 3 times for -3 yards (-1.0 ypc) last year for the Packers.  Tolzien has now played in 6 games (2 starts) in his first five years in the NFL and he has completed 56 of 91 passes (61.5%) for 721 yards with 1 TD pass and 5 INTs (67.1 Rating).  He has also carried the ball 8 times for 52 yards (6.5 ypc) with 1 TD run so far in his NFL career.  Tolzien is 0-1-1 as a starting QB so far in his NFL career.

23-year old Stephen Morris and undrafted rookie Josh Woodrum out of Liberty will duke it out in training camp for the #3 QB job.  Morris played in 6 games (0 starts) in 2014 for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he was a holder on kicks.  He didn’t throw any passes or carry the ball in 2014.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE COLTS QBs IN 2016 A-

 

The Indianapolis Colts release center Khaled Holmes

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Leaving Town by joelapinski on Friday 27 May 2016 at 9:23 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have released 26-year old center Khaled Holmes.  Holmes played in 9 games (7 starts) for the Colts last year.  He played in 17 games (9 starts) in his three years with the Colts.  When the Colts drafted Ryan Kelly and Austin Blythe, Holmes had to know that he was on the way out.

The Indianapolis Colts claim QB Josh Woodrum off waivers from the Giants

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Friday 27 May 2016 at 9:19 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have claimed QB Josh Woodrum off waivers from the New York Giants.  Woodrum is 6’3″, 231 pounds.  He played in 11 games for Liberty last year and he completed 242 of 390 passes (62.1%) for 2,772 yards with 12 TD passes and 4 INTs.  He played in 46 games in his four years in college and he completed 833 opf 1,304 passes (63.9%) for 10,266 yards with 61 TD passes and 30 INTs.  Woodrum will compete with Stephen Morris for the #3 QB job in training camp.

The Indianapolis Colts had a great 2016 NFL Draft

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Draft Report by joelapinski on Friday 27 May 2016 at 9:16 pm

The Indianapolis Colts needed offensive line help and toughness on the defensive side of the football.  I think they got what they wanted.  Here is a look at the guys they drafted:

1st round (#18 overall) – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

2nd round (#57 overall) - T.J. Green, S, Clemson

3rd round (#82 overall) – Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

4th round (#116 overall) – Hassan Ridgeway, DE/DT, Texas

4th round (#125 overall) – Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida

5th round (#155 overall) – Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State

7th round (#239 overall) – Trevor Bates, LB, Maine

7th round (#248 overall) – Austin Blythe, C, Iowa

OFFENSE:  The Colts knew going into this draft that they had to improve the offensive line.  Colts’ QBs got the hell beat out of them last year.  If it happens again, they will be in deep trouble as they don’t have quality depth behind Andrew Luck this time around.  They missed out on the top tackles in the draft, so they shifted gears and took the best center (Ryan Kelly) in the first round and he will start from Day #1.  In the 3rd round the Colts got good value in taking OT Le’Raven Clark.  Adding Joe Haeg (OT, 5th round) and Austin Blythe (C, 7th round) could wind up helping the Colts down the road!

DEFENSE:  The Colts took a safety with blazing speed in T.J. Green and he has a nice upside.  He could be a starter in the near future for the Colts.  The Colts also helped the front seven with the picks of Hassan Ridgeway, Antonio Morrison and Trevor Bates.

OUTLOOK:  I really loved this draft for the Colts as the front office finally seems to have seen the light!

The Indianapolis Colts pick center Ryan Kelly in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Draft Report by joelapinski on Friday 29 April 2016 at 5:30 pm

The Indianapolis Colts picked center Ryan Kelly with the #18 overall pick (1st round) of the 2016 NFL Draft.  Kelly is 6’4″, 298 pounds and he runs a 5.27 40.  Kelly made all the line calls for Alabama last year and he should start right away for the Colts.  He is a good run blocker, as he can hit a moving target at the second level.  He is also a pretty solid pass blocker.  Kelly played in 15 games (all starts) for Alabama last year.  He played in 46 games (35 starts) in his four years with the Crimson Tide.  The Colts probably preferred to draft an offensive tackle, but they were flying off the board early in the draft.  That being said, Kelly was a solid pick for them, as they need to do whatever they can to protect Andrew Luck better.

The Indianapolis Colts sign Patrick Robinson

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 8:45 pm

The Indianapolis Colts sign 28-year old CB Patrick Robinson.  Robinson played in 16 games (10 starts) for the Chargers last year and he had 49 tackles, 8 passes defensed and 1 interception.  He has now played in 74 games (43 starts) in his first six years in the NFL and he has 229 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 54 passes defensed and 10 interceptions (one returned for a TD).  Robinson is likely going to be a starting corner for the Colts in 2016.

The Indianapolis Colts sign Brian Tyms

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 8:40 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have signed 27-year old WR Brian Tyms.  Tyms didn’t play in the NFL last year.  He last played in the NFL in 2014 for the New England Patriots.  Tyms has played in 18 games (2 starts) in his first three years in the NFL and he has caught 7 passes for 94 yards (13.4 avg) with 1 TD grab.  The Colts are just taking a flier on Tyms.

The Indianapolis Colts sign Josh Boyce

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 8:36 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have signed 24-year old WR Josh Boyce.  Boyce didn’t play in the NFL last year.  He last played in the NFL in 2014 with the New England Patriots.  Boyce has played in 10 games (3 starts) in his first two years in the NFL and he has caught 9 passes for 121 yards (13.4 avg).  He has also returned 9 kickoffs for 214 yards (23.8 avg) so far in his career.  This is the Colts just taking a flier on a guy.

The Indianapolis Colts sign Jordan Todman

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 8:34 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have signed 26-year old RB Jordan Todman.  Todman played in 11 games (0 starts) for the Steelers last year and he carried the ball 4 times for 22 yards (5.5 ypc).  He also returned 1 kickoff for 22 yards for the Steelers last year.  Todman has now played in 45 games (3 starts) in his first five years in the NFL and he has carried the ball 115 times for 472 yards (4.1 ypc) with 3 TD runs.  He has also caught 40 passes for 314 yards (7.9 avg) with 2 TD grabs and he also returned 69 kickoffs for 1,784 yards (25.9 avg) so far in his career.  This was a good signing for the Colts, as Todman is a solid backup RB (which he proved in the playoffs for the Steelers last year) and he can return kickoffs too!

The Indianapolis Colts sign Scott Tolzien

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Saturday 12 March 2016 at 12:46 am

The Indianapolis Colts have signed 28-year old QB Scott Tolzien to a 2-year deal.  Tolzien played in 3 games (0 starts) for the Packers last year and he was 1 for 1 passing (100%) for 4 yards (100%) with 0 TD passes and 0 INTs (83.3 QB Rating).  Tolzien also carried the ball 3 times for -3 yards (-1.0 ypc).  Tolzien has now played in 6 games (2 starts) in his first five years in the NFL and he has completed 56 of 91 passes (61.5%) for 721 yards with 1 TD pass and 5 INTs (67.1 QB Rating).  He also has carried the ball 8 times for 52 yards (6.5 ypc) with 1 TD run so far in his career.  Tolzien is 0-1-1 as a starting QB so far in his career.  The Colts better hope Andrew Luck can stay healthy in 2016, because Tolzien isn’t too good.

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