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Baltimore Ravens 19, Indianapolis Colts 18

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by joelapinski on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 11:19 pm

Stephen Morris was both a hero and a goat for the Indianapolis Colts in a matter of minutes on Saturday Night!  He threw a TD pass in the 4th quarter to give the Colts a 18-17 lead.  On the next play the Colts decided to go for two and Morris through a horrible pass that was intercepted by CB Anthony Levine of the Ravens and he returned it all the way to the opposing end zone for a two point conversion!  Andrew Luck started this game and he was sharp in completing all 8 of his pass attempts, good for 71 yards without a TD pass or INT.  He also carried the ball 2 times for 12 yards (6.0 ypc) in this game.  Scott Tolzien was next up and he completed 13 of 18 passes for 107 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  He also carried the ball 1 time for -1 yard in this game.  Stephen Morris finished up at QB in this game for the Colts by completing 7 of 11 passes for 66 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  He also carried the ball 1 time for 26 yards in this game.  Jordan Todman rushed for 22 yards on 5 carries (4.4 ypc) and he caught 1 pass for 4 yards.  Robert Turbin was also busy with 7 carries for 18 yards (2.6 ypc) and he also caught 1 pass for 7 yards.  Trey Williams only carried the ball 1 time for 5 yards in this game, but he also caught 2 passes for 13 yards (6.5 avg) with 1 TD grab.  WR Phillip Dorsett (3 rec, 37 yards), TE Erik Swoope (3 rec, 36 yards), WR Chester Rogers (5 rec, 31 yards) and WR Tevaun Smith (2 rec, 18 yards, TD) led the way in the passing game for the Colts.  The Colts finished up with 93 yards rushing on 23 carries (4.0 ypc).  They also completed 28 of 37 passes (75.7%) for 233 yards with 2 TD passes and 0 INTs (110.6 QB Rating).

The defense was pretty solid for the Colts in this game.  LBs Antonio Morrison (9 tackles), Josh McNary (8 tackles) and Nate Irving (6 tackles) led the way for the Colts on D in this game.  Safeties Dezmen Southward (5 tackles) and Winston Guy (1 tackle, 1 pass defensed and 1 interception) also pitched in for the Colts on D in this game.  The Ravens finished up with 120 yards rushing on 30 carries (4.0 ypc).  They also completed 18 of 30 passes (60%) for 131 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 INT (78.6 QB Rating).  The Colts are now 1-1 on the preseason.

 

The Indianapolis Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 1:48 pm

The Indianapolis Colts sign CB Antonio Cromartie to a 1-year deal.  Cromartie played in 15 games for the Jets last year and he had 29 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 12 passes defensed.  Cromartie has now played in 158 games in his first 10 years in the NFL and he has 402 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, 31 interceptions (3 returned for a TD) and 114 passes defensed.  The Colts were lucky to find a guy like Cromartie still out of work.

The Indianapolis Colts lose CB Vontae Davis for a while

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Injury Reports by joelapinski on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 1:36 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have lost 28-year old CB Vontae Davis for at least the first month of the 2016 season due to ligament damage in his ankle.  Davis played in 16 games for the Colts last year and he had 48 tackles, 4 interceptions and 16 passes defensed.  Davis has now played in 57 games in his first four years with the Colts and he has 187 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 12 interceptions and 54 passes defensed.  This is a big blow to the D, as Davis is a pretty darn good CB.

Chuck Pagano is a solid head coach for the Indianapolis Colts

Blogged under Bloglockers,Coaching,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 4:37 pm

The Indianapolis Colts were smart to retain 55-year old head coach Chuck Pagano in the off-season.  He was rumored to be on a very, very hot seat before getting a contract extension from the Colts.  The Colts were in the playoff hunt right up until the final game last year.  The Colts used five QBs last year with three of them starting games.  Pagano won the season finale last year with Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley, who were both signed early that week, having not played a snap until that game in 2015!  The Colts were 8-8 (50%) last year.  Pagano is now 41-23 (64.1%) during the regular season in his first four years as the head coach of the Colts.  He is also 3-3 (50%) in the playoffs as the head coach of the Colts.

Indianapolis Colts 19, Buffalo Bills 18

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by joelapinski on Monday 15 August 2016 at 7:57 pm

The Indianapolis Colts‘ D stopped a two point conversion attempt on the last play of the game to pull out a road victory on Saturday Night.  Andrew Luck didn’t get to play in this game for the Colts.  Scott Tolzien started at QB and he completed 12 of 23 passes for 140 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  He also carried the ball 1 time for 1 yard in this game.  Stephen Morris finished up the game at QB and he completed 5 of 9 passes for 104 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  He also carried the ball 3 times for 19 yards (6.3 ypc) in this game.  Trey Williams got some unproductive work in as he carried the ball 7 times for 5 yards (0.7 ypc).  He also caught 1 pass for 10 yards in this game.  Josh Ferguson was also pretty awful in this game for the Colts as he carried the ball 8 times for a paltry 3 yards (0.4 ypc).  Jordan Todman didn’t get any carries in this game but he did catch a pass for 42 yards that went for a TD.  WRs Chester Rogers (2 receptions, 63 yards, TD grab) and Tevaun Smith (3 receptions for 34 yards) led the way in the passing game for the Colts.  The Colts finished up with 30 yards rushing on 23 carries (1.3 ypc).  They also completed 17 of 32 passes (53.1%) for 244 yards with 2 TD passes and 0 INTs (99.0 QB Rating).

The defense gave up a lot of yards, but they made big plays when they had to in this game.  LB Edwin Jackson led the way for the Colts in this game as he was all over the field, finishing with 10 tackles.  LB Curt Maggitt pitched in with 4 tackles and 3 tackles for a loss.  The Bills finished up with 126 yards rushing on 28 carries (4.5 ypc).  They also completed 23 of 42 passes (54.8%) for 246 yards with 2 TD passes and 0 INTs (89.4 QB Rating).  The Colts are now 1-0 on the preseason.

The Indianapolis Colts have lost Amarlo Herrera on waivers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Saturday 13 August 2016 at 2:16 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have lost 24-year old linebacker Amarlo Herrera on waivers to the Tennessee Titans.  Herrera was a 6th round pick (#207 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Georgia.  Herrera played in 3 games off the bench for the Colts last year but he didn’t have any tackles.  This is no loss for the Colts moving forward.

The Indianapolis Colts lose Kendall Langford for a while

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Injury Reports by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 8:39 pm

The Indianapolis Colts will be without 30-year old DE Kendall Langford for the next 3-4 weeks due to him getting a knee scope.  Langford played in 16 games in 2015 for the Colts (his first year with the team) and he had 38 tackles, 7 sacks and 3 passed defensed.  The Colts have their fingers crossed that Langford will be ready to go next month when the regular season opens.  With fellow DE Arthur Jones suspended for the first four games, the Colts will likely be on the hunt for DE help.

The Indianapolis Colts sign Chase Coffman

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 2:50 am

The Indianapolis Colts have signed 29-year old TE Chase Coffman.  Coffman played in 2 games (0 starts) for the Seahawks and Titans last year and he caught 8 passes for 71 yards (8.9 avg) with 1 TD grab.  Coffman has now played in 37 games (3 starts) in his first five years in the NFL and he has caught 18 passes for 176 yards (9.8 avg) with 2 TD grabs.  Coffman will compete for a backup job when training camp starts.

The Indianapolis Colts lose Arthur Jones for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by joelapinski on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 6:27 pm

The Indianapolis Colts will be without 30-year old DE Arthur Jones for the first four games of the 2016 season due to him testing positive for PEDs.  Jones missed all of last year due to torn ligaments in his ankle.  He last played in the NFL in 2014, when he played in 9 games for the Colts in which he had 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble.  Jones has now played in 55 games in his first six years in the NFL and he has 143 tackles, 10 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.  This will hurt the Colts’ depth on the D-Line in the first quarter of the 2016 season.

It’s time for Dwayne Allen of the Indianapolis Colts to take his game to the next level in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Positional Previews by joelapinski on Saturday 16 July 2016 at 4:44 pm

Coby Fleener left the Indianapolis Colts in free agency to join the New Orleans Saints, so it’s up to 26-year old Dwayne Allen to step up in 2016.  Allen played in 13 games (12 starts) for the Colts last year and he caught 16 passes for 109 yards (6.8 avg) with 1 TD grab.  Allen has now played in 43 games (42 starts) in his first four years with the Colts and he has caught 91 passes for 1,045 yards (11.5 avg) with 13 TD grabs.  Allen has also carried the ball 4 times for 6 yards (1.5 ypc) so far in his NFL career.  Allen has the potential to be one of the better pass catching TEs in the NFL…….but it’s up to him to step up his game in 2016!

26-year old Jack Doyle is also going to have to step up his game in 2016.  He played in 16 games (2 starts) for the Colts last year and he caught 12 passes for 72 yards (6.0 avg) with 1 TD grab.  Doyle has now played in 47 games (7 starts) in his first three years in the NFL and he has caught 35 passes for 209 yards (6.0 avg) with 3 TD grabs.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE COLTS’ TEs IN 2016 B-

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