Assistant Editor for Colts Authority,
Former Editor and Founder of Coltsider,
B/R Featured Columnist for the Colts
@Macko Pagano is a good coach in many aspects. I'm sure Pep has his strengths as well. But the conservatism just KILLS them on the field.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html
@Nate Dunlevy @flindt From what I've seen, he's ok in zone coverage, but man is a struggle.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/bloggers-of-the-round-table-week-1-in-review.html
They booed Santa and threw snowballs at him LIKE ANIMALS. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Philadelphia_Eagles_season
5 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-vs-eagles.html
@OllyDawes @Kyle Rodriguez Thank you, sir. Appreciate it.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-radio-media-blitz-and-inside-the-writers-block.html
I'm so exciiiiteed
6 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-radio-media-blitz-and-inside-the-writers-block.html
@smonroe I don't, but I didn't think they were going to win against SF, SEA, DEN last year either so...
This team is weird (in a good way) like that.
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
HOW DID I FORGET RODNEY HARRISON
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
I'm so excited!
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/coltsauthorityradionflpreview.html
@Fot Bollar @Kyle Rodriguez I never understood people saying he was lazy during training camp. Didn't see that at all during the week that I was there. I think a part of it is his long stride, and the way his gait is naturally when running. It's very smooth, doesn't look like he's "churning."
But then you realize he's two steps past the corner.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@AJ_ We are actually self-hosting it, thanks to the help of a Colts fan who helped us create the server. Presents a few more difficulties, but it's also more flexible for us.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/announcing-colts-academy.html
@mrpenney Great suggestion, and yes, we will cross-link the two as much as possible.
Thanks for bringing up that route on the touchdown, Andrew. You can see the defender's hips turn outside, likely thinking he was going to run a fade, before turning back inside when Rogers cuts. Rogers ran another impressive slant route on his one-handed, diving catch earlier in the drive, actually turned the DB around completely.
It's another reason why I resented the "lazy" comments after The Kick during that game. Rogers was running good routes in the fourth quarter of a preseason game in which the play calling didn't attempt to feature him all game. The penalty was dumb, but attacking his character that was not related to that penalty was over the top.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@erhall01 Per passing play includes sacks.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/preseason-recap-and-observations-colts-7-bengals-35.html
The only guy (besides Tipton) to produce on offense and he has to go ruin it with a punt.
@TrueBlue Agree on both counts.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/players-still-fighting-who-to-watch-in-colts-vs-bengals.html
@NickWalter EVERYBODY should be excited. He's going to blow up this season.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@bradicus18 I'll plan on looking at the OLBs in the Cincinnati game. Depends on how much time I have with the launch of the new site, but it's on my list.
@naptown_ninja Oh, I did! I forgot to add it in, I will now!
@AJ_ @ColtsHead_Ben This is a great comment.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@mshah9008 Yeah, it's tough to tell on that without the All-22.
The one thing that I did notice against NO is that they ran a lot of 2TE sets with one receiver running a short, dump-off route. When Luck did have time, he seemed to be looking downfield, but he rarely could find somebody open and ended up dumping it off.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-rising-and-falling-preseason-week-3.html
I have at least one spot open, for anyone who wants it.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-fantasy-leagues.html
@mshah9008 I BELIEVE this is the last spot in the Yahoo leagues, but not every invite has been accepted yet. Regardless, invite sent!
@paulcareyjr Invite sent.
We weren't sure exactly how much interest we were going to get this season, but I'm hoping to build a bit more consistent of a fantasy system.
@ChrisShepherd I don't know, I feel like with this line, there are definitely cutback lanes available often, and worth hitting.
I get what you're saying, and I agree to an extent. On this play, I agree. In principle, cut backs are going to be necessary with this OL.
But I'm pretty sure you weren't saying that they are bad in general, so I'm probably just rambling on about something that doesn't matter.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@bengundy @bradicus18 Noticed that too, a surprisingly absent power line. Perhaps they're learning!!!
Great stuff, Marcus.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
I like what Whalen brings when he plays with Luck too. There is very good chemistry there that doesn't show with other QBs. Would hate to see any of these guys get cut.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-rising-and-falling-preseason-week-2.html
@smonroe Sorry for the misunderstanding: Herron is a back, who is small, rather than a small back, if that make's sense. He's right on average in terms of halfbacks, but on this play his vision is absolutely obscured by the much, much larger offensive linemen in front of him. I wasn't comparing Herron to other running backs, but to the other players in the play at question. My fault for the poor wording.
But regarding his blocking, we don't have any evidence that he'll be good at it in the NFL, at least that I've seen. (Granted, we don't have a ton that says he'd be bad at it either)
Jamarcus Russell was pretty good in college too, but that doesn't mean anything to me.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@ColtsHead_Ben @Kyle Rodriguez @Fot Bollar *Lucy voice* THAT'S IT!
It was only one play, I'm not panicking or anything. Every back misses things. The question is how often will it happen.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/quick-hits-five-things-to-watch-in-colts-vs-giants.html
@Fot Bollar The Richardson play I'm referring to are when he ran into Jack Mewhort's ass intstead of cutting left between Mewhort and Anthony Castonzo and gained nothing (backside CB tackled him while he was stationary behind Mewhort).
The center in the GIF above is Jeff Saturday, and the quarterback is Curtis Painter. I'll leave it up to you to decide who had the timing wrong. Either way, slow-motion botched snaps are always hilarious.
@smonroe There were a few plays where he was a bit slow (physically and mentally) to react, but most came in coverage where he seemed to be a bit unsure of his role, IMO. It'll be interesting to see if that improves over the next few games.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/players-we-watched-ilb-henoc-muamba.html
Last year I tried to do 2 per week in the PS. I'm going to attempt the same this year; although it'll be busy. If you have suggestions/requests let me know!
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@smonroe ALL THE FILM REVIEWS
are coming this week :D
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/preseason-recap-and-observations-colts-10-jets-13.html
@erhall01 We're going to need a really good nickname to live up to "Dubstep" .... I PROPOSE A CONTEST
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/coltscamp-musings-players-are-people-too.html
@Colts Fan Like Matt said, no disrespect was meant at all. From what I remember, I thought it was a teenager, but most of my attention was on the players. Thanks for the information.
@ABlueColt Thank you, ABC. I really appreciate that. I love getting to write about things like this, rather than pure analysis-type of pieces because it forces me to be a bit more creative with my writing, so the compliment means a lot.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/coltscamp-musings-passing-the-torch.html
@ColtsHead_Ben They should keep both. Based on how I saw them used at camp, they have plans to use both in unique ways. But we'll see.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/first-unofficial-colts-depth-chart-released.html
@JoshBoeke The staff wasn't completely overhauled. A lot of the training staff changed, but not all. The team doctors (Methodist Sports Medicine) have been the same since the team moved to Indy in '84.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@erhall01 I'll have a short snippet up here tomorrow, as well as a longer piece on Bleacher Report.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-place-donald-thomas-on-ir-for-2nd-straight-year-sign-udfa-eric-pike.html
@ColtsHead_Ben The plan is to attempt to continue CA Radio in some shape or form, but exactly how hasn't been nailed down yet. We've been so busy with the Annual and the new site that CAR has been pushed to the backburner a bit.
But, we will be doing somesort of podcast/radio/audiosomething. I'll give more details as soon as I have them.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-radio-is-back.html
@ECB To me, it's either four tight ends or four backs. With the injury issues/history at RB, four backs seems necessary.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/fantasy-roster-and-real-football-implications-from-vick-ballards-injury.html
@mshah9008 There are so many positions available!
@mshah9008 We backkkkkk
@ScottComstock @Kyle Rodriguez Thanks for letting us know Scott. If you could email me -> firstname.lastname@example.org that would be great.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@bradicus18 @Kyle Rodriguez No, I actually went back and added it after you asked, thanks for the reminder!
@ScottComstock Yes, Nate wrote the AFC South preview, a feature on Jim Irsay and a reflection on the Colts' playoff win over Kansas City.
@bradicus18 Yes! https://dashboard.tinypass.com/gift?giftId=OFXN1tmf
@bradicus18 I don't know about Ben, but I would say absolutely. Butler excels inside, while Gordy's physical play works well in Pagano's scheme outside.
HOWEVER, I'm not ready to say that Gordy is straight-up better than Butler, so on 2-CB sets Butler still makes more sense on the field.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/