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Great articles. thanks for putting in the effort. It was interesting to hear that the RG spot is more of a loner position.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
On this blog, can Da'Rick Rogers' nickname be "The Pirate" because of the eye patch he had to wear? I miss fun WR nicknames ever since good ol' Dubstep left.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/coltscamp-musings-players-are-people-too.html
I have to agree with ABlueColt. I like this style of reporting on camp. I've been to a couple camps in my past, so I know what the drills are generally like. So I think some of the really interesting stories are ones like this. Especially regarding Adongo catching extra balls or Mathis and Werner working together. I love to hear what extra work the players are doing outside of the scheduled drills. I think that extra work helps reveal a player's mindset a lot.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/coltscamp-musings-passing-the-torch.html
Thank you for posting this information. I had always thought that my feelings of the Colts having more injuries than other teams was just a bias, but it's very interesting to see that it is in fact, objectively true.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/injuries-anomalies-adjusted-games-lost-from-2009-2013.html
Can you please make a small article on how the Colts are injured so much more than other teams.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-place-donald-thomas-on-ir-for-2nd-straight-year-sign-udfa-eric-pike.html
@nrakic I don't agree that the responses are hypocritical. Let's take two fictitious people, Bob and John. You've known Bob for 10 years. For 8 of those years he's been a text-book friend, helping you out as you need it. In year 9 that starts to slide, not much of a good friend anymore, and in year 10 he's starting to drain you without giving anything. Now let's look at John. You've known John for 2 years. In the very first year he was like Bob in year 9, and in John's second year he was like Bob in year 10. Who are you going to A) feel more compassion for, and B) want to help more? The clear answer is Bob, because he's built up a reputation for his potential as a worthy friend. John has not done this. John needs help, but we desire to help those who've proven themselves, and that's human nature, it's not hypocrisy.
This is the point I take from the article.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
The problem as I see it is this, they are using a lot of subjective words that need interpretation. Thus I have no idea what they imagine when they say "score first." I would assume that last year they always thought that their plans would allow for scoring first. I doubt they ever wanted to have to dig out of a hole. They aren't describing what "score first" means to them.
To me this is not evidence of an offensive doctrinal shift. I so wish it was. I don't want to raise my hopes too high, and then have them dashed by seeing the same thing. Until I hear direct language or see direct evidence that they have abandoned their commitments to their past doctrine, that produced such wonders as FB dives on 3rd and 8 or double FBs lined out wide, I'm not convinced they've changed their minds so easily.
Could we have a top 5 offense in the league. Absolutely. Will we? I can only hope.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
"Hamilton had too many third downs where a single route didn’t even reach the first down"
This is soooooo true!!!!! Although I didn't get out my machete, all I had handy was a bag of cookies to throw.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/ca-charting-project-colts-and-third-downs.html
@AaronRaleigh @ColtsAuth_KyleAt some point this season Sergio Brown will have to start a game. I'm not sure my heart will stand up to the stress of that.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-undrafted-free-agent-tracker.html
I like this a lot too, and appreciate the effort you all put in to bring together the data like this. CA's Colts info rocks!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@MarcusDugan I remember Dubstep. Not sure I know this "DHB" guy.
5 months, 1 week ago on Colts Sign WR Hakeem Nicks to a 1-Year Deal
As a question I would ask, "Give me 3 stories of your play that contributed to a win." What I wouldn't want as an answer here: A WR giving 3 examples of touchdown catches. Rather, I wouldn't mind hearing that once, but I'd love to hear about a crucial crack-back block that allowed a RB to do his thing. I'm looking for players to demonstrate that they not only could do the selfless things to help, but also enjoyed seeing the positive team results from said selfless acts.
6 months ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Let's Talk Combine
This is the stuff great articles are made of. Love it.
6 months, 1 week ago on Taming the Seahawks: How the Colts Fared Better than Anyone Against the League’s Top Defense
Anyone else think he was brought in to help with Trent?
6 months, 1 week ago on Colts Hire Former Browns Coach Rob Chudzinski as a Special Assistant
unless he were talking about the core of the corps? ha ha.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Bowen: how the heck did Indy beat Seattle?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Reviewing the 2013 Regular Season and Previewing Colts/Chiefs Wild Card Showdown with Colts Authority Radio, live 9pm ET
You are so negative about the Colts. Let a hate floooowww through you! ha ha
Love these articles! Thanks.I wishfully propose we change this sentence of yours:
Stanley Havili wasn’t used much compared to earlier in the season, possibly because Doyle was so effective.
Stanley Havili wasn’t used much compared to earlier in the season, possibly because otherwise the offense was so effective.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 16
I definitely agree. I love to see a WR who knows when to become a defender. His smarts to just grab the Chief defender's body and pull him away was good. Also I tend to think it was Rogers fault that he didn't turn around sooner. That kind of thing may get worked out in the future though.
8 months ago on WEEK 16 REPORT CARD: COLTS AT CHIEFS
@Payton@hanksterI think it points more to the fact that you usually need 2 defenders breaking through an o-line to get a sack. One defender is much more easily avoided by a QB. So basically unit ability as a whole is more important for defense than for offense, I think.
8 months, 1 week ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Texans
@hankster @chip_bennett Hankster hit perfectly why people at this moment are feeling pretty down,
8 months, 1 week ago on A Colts Authority Christmas Wishlist, Part 1
First. Why in the world are we using two TE sets without Fleener, and then try to pass the ball? I think Fleener missed a fair amount of snaps in that game.
Second. I love the way Da'Rick Rogers runs. He's using shiftiness at the line to get his man out of position. Then once he gets by he using his speed to stay ahead of the defender. I love a fast WR who isn't totally reliant on their speed. He should only get better.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Week 14 Report Card: Colts at Bengals
On tv replay it was pretty clear. Landry had his hand on the facemask and as he threw the Bengal to the ground it caused the helmet to be ripped off. I don't think it was intentional, but he definitely ripped the helmet off.
That move by Da'rick Rogers is great! a little stutter out and a little stutter in to get the close CB off balance and his footwork a little shaky, then WHAM! Speed up the sideline. I love everything about that.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on GIFtastic: Colts sweep Titans
Coby Fleener is EXCELLENT at selling a bad block when going out for a pass.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Titans, Crowd Sourcing
Here's your weekly dubstep moment
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts come up with the Win 22-14 over Tennessee
@hankster @Nate Dunlevy Or remembering the days of Manning
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Behind Enemy Lines: Tom Gower of Total Titans and the Football Outsiders Take Two
That's great! I brought it up to my expat friends (of various football team allegiances) and they all thought it was quite humorous as well.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on GIFtastic: Colts keep coming back, beat Tennessee
I thought "dubstep" was absolutely hilarious. I hope you actually use that one in the future.
9 months ago on GIFtastic: Colts keep coming back, beat Tennessee
Also, this game was about the fastest I've ever seen a QB start throwing poorly due to pressure.
9 months, 1 week ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Rams, Crowd Sourcing
Those Not Pep Hamilton tweets really help me with my anger towards the offensive scheme.
Thanks for the answer!
10 months ago on CA Radio: Inside the Writer's Block- Week 7 and Peyton Manning is still a choker Edition
At some point, anytime, would you go into your thoughts on why Kavell Conner seems to have lost his #3 linebacker position?
So nice I get to listen live for once.
Also, I don't want to see anymore of this guy at FB. E V E R !!
I think you should make the distinction as to why we play to our competition. There's no way it's due to our players. Rather, it's due to our gameplans bring us out more conservative against easier opponents.
@codrutc I think you may very well be right
10 months ago on GIFtastic: The Jim Irsay Revenge Game
I choose Butler.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Abridged All-22: Masking Poor Coverage & the Peyton Prism
@Bobman1 Donald was a protector on the punt, but as I remember it was not Donald's man who got through on the block.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Week 5 Report Card: Colts vs Seahawks
Just before Bradshaw temporarily left the game against the 49ers he was wobbling like a TKOd boxer before his legs simply collapsed. Am I the only one who saw that? If I recorded a gif of it how can I post it here?
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Examining Ahmad Bradshaw's injury situation
It's a little difficult to grade out a game that such a truly horrible start. But I agree with your assessment, and with picking Mathis and Hilton. I was saying to a friend of mine I thought Hilton should be considered our MVP of that game. Especially because of that amazing catch on the throw that came in behind him. So hard.
@stayclassysd Agreed. On Sunday Vontae Davis showed why QBs haven't been throwing the ball his direction the previous couple games.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Week 4 Report Card: Colts at Jaguars
I liked this quote about Mathis "He could have folded, decided to give the 3-4 transition a half-hearted effort" because it certainly seemed to be what Freeney did.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on AFC South State of the Division - Week 4
Again thanks so much for doing this. This is my only way to hear Colts talk in Korea.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Breaking down the Colts' Big Win at San Fransciso and Previewing Colts at Jaguars Week 3 with Colts Authority Radio, Live at 8pm ET
@Ben Savage @erhall01 ah, my apologies. You did say "prior."
The odd thing about Bethea getting blocked so easily by the center on that play is, the center never really gets his body into Bethea. The Center mostly used his arms to push Bethea backwards. A more speedy man the center, Bethea should've gotten around that. You may be right that he isn't the same guy. I certainly hope not though.
11 months ago on All-22: Defense, Week 2 vs Dolphins.
LOVE these radio casts! Only thing I wish is that they were 5 hours long, ha. I live in Korea, and can't hear local Colts radio. Thanks.
11 months, 1 week ago on Colts Authority Radio Breaks down Colts vs. Dolphins with Tom James, tonight at 9pm ET!
Though I normally feel your articles echo my own thoughts, I have to point out how I disagree on this one. At the beginning of the season I was very confident about our secondary. I still am.
In regard to the first play, that's not a slant. It's a modified WR screen. A play the Colts D has typically handled very well. Toler is good enough to know that when his WR immediately steps backward, to sprint in for a tackle, why he doesn't in this particular case we can't know. Also, Bethea allowing himself to be easily blocked backwards 10 yards is extremely uncharacteristic. That was very uncharacteristic defense for our players.
For the second play, I agree with your assessment %100. Bethea going for the INT was an aggressive move. It results in a home run for either team. Unfortunately it did for them.
This type of play was more of a chronic issue for Davis at the beginning of his play last year, and since gotten much better. I expect Pagano to remind him of whatever he needs to hear to fix it again. In fact, later Miami ran this play again and Davis played it perfectly. However, this is not a passing play, and when looking at Davis' pass coverage it can only be described as excellent.
11 months, 1 week ago on All-22: Defense, Week 2 vs Dolphins.
@GregC @bradicus18 We felt like Luck was invincible because last year we had an offense that left us confident they could overcome a bad situation. This new offensive scheme doesn't know how to overcome 3rd and 10.
11 months, 1 week ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs Dolphins
There was only one good drive that whole game, and it was the first one. Sure we scored TDs on two other drives, but those drives were saved by Oakland penalties. Or by a Luck run, and if Luck is running it then that typically means the play fell apart. Bad play calling. I was worried about this offensive scheme before season, and that game didn't help me.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs Raiders