Fan of the Colts and beautiful offensive football everywhere.
#9. That was a brilliant play. Sooo smart. And 5 to 20 yards a game from just yelling, well you gotta love it.
One quibble, I know it was the Titans and I know it's hard to take any team the starts Whitehurst seriously. But they were the 4th ranked pass defence before yesterday. Utterly dismantling them bodes well even for non-AFC South teams.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-44-titans-17.html
After two inspiring beat downs, I'm really curious what the Colts can go against a respectable NFL defence.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/15326.html
@Kyle Rodriguez @hankster That makes sense. He didn't really take off last year until the Colts opened up the playbook late in the season. Pagano and Pep seem like really good guys, but they are soooooo conservative it's frustrating.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/bloggers-of-the-roundtable-surprisingdisappointing-colts-players.html
The Good. Bradshaw. I knew he was a pretty good back, but man he just looks dynamic in every phase of the game out there. I hate seeing Richardson touch the ball, but if the rest keeps Bradshaw healthy I'll take it.
The Bad. TY. I know TY has actually been playing ok, but I really expected to see him explode and clime into the top tier of wide receivers. That doesn't seem to be happening.
The Ugly. Pep/Pagano. What the freaking heck were they thinking in that Philly game?! I know Luck is not going to complete 80% of his passes for 370 and 4 TDs every week, but doesn't even the possibility of some thing close to that suggest that you should put the game in his hands every week? I'll think the guy who tied Johnny U's record should get the ball over a first round bust every time.
6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/bloggers-of-the-roundtable-surprisingdisappointing-colts-players.html
Nice write up, and nice to see domination.
I still don't get why they didn't turn Luck lose on the Eagles. I know they are much better than the Jags, but the points they gave up to the 'Skins really suggest that there was the possibility of a huge day for TY if the Colt's had gone for it.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-44-jaguars-17.html
The Jags are bad. Can't really say more than that.
I have to say though, I'm sort of starting to hope the Colts have a really bad season and replace everyone from Grigson down. Pagano seems like a really great guy, but neither he or anyone else on his staff give any indication of being particularly good at using the players on the Colts team very well or responding to what is going on around them in the NFL.
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-at-jaguars.html
@Brad Cronin @Nate Dunlevy @bjg Well said. In the second half I just kept thinking of how much better the Colts offence would be if it ran Chips screen. We don't have a Sproles, but could you imagine Luck and TY?
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html
@Kyle Rodriguez @Macko I'm worried because they ran the ball and stopped the run (and stopped the run last week) in the first two game and lost both.
If you are doing what you said you needed to to to win and you lose, don't you think its time to change? I know personnel is part of the problem, but to a large extent those personnel decisions are shaped by a desire to stop the run and run the ball.
At this point either the FO is pursuing their goals incorrectly or their goals themselves are wrong. Either way I don't think they are part of the solution,
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html
@chip_bennett Yeah, I was hoping that go for it call on fourth and goal prefigured aggressive play calling. Sadly I was mistaken.
I agree with point one. As much and I love the kid, he hasn't look great out there. The throw to Hylton that ended it should not have been made regardless of the missed penalty. He also sailed a ball on Wayne and threw behind his guys a couple of times.
Point seven is spot on two. That was best Richardson has looked in a Colts jersey. And he fumbled TWICE! (Thank you Wayne for that recovery) I really saw it coming too. The way he spins and thrashes around its going to happen. Just before the first fumble I turned to my wife and said he better watch it or the Colts are going to go belly up on the drive. When will the FO see this reality and lean on Bradshaw and Herron?
I'll tell you what I'll be thinking the whole game on Monday. If Luck was running Chip Kelly's offence they would win a Superbowl. It wouldn't even be a close. And it wouldn't matter what the defence was like.
Sighhh. Oh well. To be a fan is to dream.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-vs-eagles.html
I’m just not sure if Philadelphia can recover from Grigson fleecing them for the last three years. - Hilarious!
@TJ I donnon. Kyle... care to enlighten us.
So now that Mathis is out, will Grigson make another big trade? What do you think? Maybe he can send Hasselback to the Rams for someone. They have more pass rushers than they know what to do with.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@Nate Dunlevy @mattshedd Yeah, there was a lot to that. With Richardson wasting plays and now Mathis gone I don't see that changing.
Yay! Eyes in the Backfield is back.
I concur with the analysis of Richardson and Bradshaw. 44 looked sooooo much more dynamic out there. I'm glad to see the Colts have realized that Bradshaw it the one to lean on and aren't forcing Richardson on the offence as much.
I was disappointed with TY. I thought he could break out an really establish himself as a clear number one. Maybe he will, but being shut out last night was not a good way to start.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Yay! glad to see you guys back.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/coltsauthorityradionflpreview.html
Thanks Ben. Hopefully getting rid of Satele and McGlynn will be enough to put the line over the top. My theory is that Reitz is outspoken communist who keeps trying to stage locker room revolutions and eats puppies for breakfast. Nothing else explains his absence from the starting line up.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
p.s. They have podcast switchboards.....?
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-radio-is-back.html
Yay! I missed you guys. Barnwell and Mays don't cover Colts and Dameshek is hilariously uninformed.
@ColtsHead_Ben "Thank you"? Really? I always assumed it was for TY.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@ScottComstock @hankster You're right. I am nitpicking a little. But that's my prerogative as a fan.
My problem is that the Colts are really not a team. They are a hand full of good to great players and a lot of replacement level talent. One guy got almost all their sacks on defense last year and if Luck gets hurt the Colts are back to getting one of the top five draft picks again....but maybe that sort of feast or famine approach it the way to go. At least it means the Colts aren't mired in the mediocrity that seems to the the lot of the Titans and so many other teams.
@ScottComstock @hankster I think the reason Grigson gets, less credit for the good results he had achieved is that Luck is sooooo obviously caring the team. One good pick does not a successful GM make. When one guy making $5mil provides that much value, I think most people would like to see more talent around him so the team could reasonably challenge for the SB. I would even happily settle for a team without gaping holes.
Just bought my CA Annual. Looking good guys. I like the piece on Grigson. The talking head consensus is that this is his year to show he actually knows what he's doing and isn't just riding the best young QB in the league. I rarely agree with talking heads, but this time they may be right.
Yay! The Colts set and example for the rest of the NFL. Wait, it's an example of what not to do? D'oh!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/14364.html
Yikes! I think the NFL could run one heck of a paranoid police state if it wasn't too busy bullying players.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/robert-mathis-faces-4-game-p-e-d-suspension-possibly-over-fertility-treatments.html
@mattshedd I donno. My understanding is that draft success is pretty random. At least that is what all the data says. Anecdotally, most people would point to the Patriots, but look how many times they tried to find a CB and failed.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-jonathan-newsome-andrew-jackson-ulrick-john.html
So...with the draft in the books I say its crystal ball time.
Nate, Kyle, Greg do you feel more or less confident about the Colts 2014 season after the draft?
Is this the year the Colts finally backslide or does the best QB in the division pave the way to the playoffs once again?
Do Pep and Pagano learn from their late season successes and actually put receivers on the field to catch the ball rather than block?
Does Luck throw for 4k yards? And if so is that a function of a crummy defense or a more explosive offense?
Ahhhh! I feel the cold water shrinking my expectations as I sit here. :o)
Personally I'd really like to see Rogers develop a little a well. Hopefully one of those to guys can turn into a future starter.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-donte-moncrief.html
Well obviously the Colts plan to find their starting FS in Free Agency. I'm pretty sure that's always the best strategy.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-undrafted-free-agent-tracker.html
A day one starer eh? So this mean either one of Thomas or Thorton will not play much or Holmes its working out and one of the guards needs to slide in at center.
Looking at that list of OL picks, it makes you wonder if the Colts are horrible at picking OL.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Yeah, I can't figure out Grigison either.
I swear it's because Irsay walked in a asked what they were going to do to protect Luck. At least they seem to want to give him some guys to throw to as well.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-draft-day-2-ryan-grigson-giveth-and-ryan-grigson-taketh-away.html
Sounds like a steal to me. I don't get it though, have the Colts just given up on defense? They weren't great there last year and they lost their best safety.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-snag-wr-donte-moncrief-with-the-90th-overall-pick.html
@codrutc Could he block Clowney? If so then I'll get on board.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/14126.html
I don't get it. What sort of backwards approach is this where the GM's first priority is to protect Luck, but the coach and the OC's priority is to craft an offence that doesn't rely on him.
@AJ_ I would love to see more TEs on the field and less FBs. It does seem unlikely though.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-authority-day-2-target-board.html
@RobertItoh As much as a WR would be awesome, I really think this draft has to be mostly about defense. Even if Nick is a bust and Wayne is done (which seems unlikely) Colts have some receivers to work with and develop. The secondary on the other hand is cheese. The cupboard is pretty bare a pass rusher too.
Thanks for this Kyle. How 'bout that Safty Brock Veeren out of minisota? He was pretty productive and sounds like he would have both covering and tackling ability. Or do you think he will be off the board by the time the Colts pick?
@bradicus18 "I miss football". Me too buddy me too. The MLS just doesn't cut it.
Good Work Kyle.
I like the sound of Aikens (except for the thievery part). Is't Pagano supposed to be great with CB development? All I know id that the Colts need all the help they can get on the back end at this point.
@bradicus18 @Kyle Rodriguez A CB/FS or a pass rusher would be great. Other than that the Colt's aren't stacked, but they have reasonable starters.
I say that because I don't think - knocking wood - anyone can be much worse than Satele.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/free-agent-profiles-de-arthur-jones.html
Nice job Kyle. He sounds like a very useful guy. Now if the Colts can just get a free safety or another pass rusher they might have all the parts of a pretty good defense.
On a different note did you that PFT piece on Trent? Trent Richardson: "I learned more about offense in last week than I did last year" Soooo Ummm what the heck were you doing last year? I really want to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but it's really hard.
Going fishing. Sounds like a plan.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/report-colts-talking-with-troy-qb-corey-robinson.html
Apropos nothing. Have you guys seen Barnwell's draft value analysis? I really like his columns, but everything he writes about the Colts makes me sad and angry (at the Colts, not Barnwell).
His take on Grigson's approach to draft picks: "This is a really risky way to run a football team, but Andrew Luck cures a lot of ills"
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@MarcusDugan I'd start writing those tweets now. May as well get them brushed up and ready to go.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Fullbacks win championships. The Seahawks played with a fullback. The Ravens played with a fullback. The Giants had a fullback. The Packers had a fullback. In fact, for a while Kuhn was they're leading rusher not called Rodgers. Obviously fullbacks are the key ingredient of Superbowl success in today's NFL. I'm thinking we need two!
@mshah9008 What? You mean after he signed with the Colts? Hmmm. Shouldn't the FO have known about this?
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-go-back-to-work-four-things-to-keep-an-eye-on-in-2014.html
I know it doesn't determine anything, but darn it I was really hoping not to see a useless fullback bobble passes or lead Trich for a 2 yard "body shot". I guess I should have known better.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Hmmm. Pretty tough schedule. I wonder if this is the year all those people predicting regression are right.
I say it will all come down to Pep and Richardson.
@thellamajockey @Kyle Rodriguez I donno, an elite defense can take an average QB really far. Just ask Joe Flacco.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-mock-draft-commences-houston-takes-jadeveon-clowney-with-the-first-overall-pick.html