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What if Andrew Luck had entered the 2011 NFL Draft?

Starting on February 14, 2014, Sam Quinn and The Sports Post have decided to run down the 52 Greatest What Ifs in NFL History, one per week, for the next year. For a list of published What Ifs, as well as the introductory piece, click here. I don’t think Carolina is really complaining about Cam Newton, but in 2011 the Panthers desperately wanted Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck to enter the draft and be their savior. He stayed in school, ended up in Indianapolis a year later, and the rest is history. But what if Luck had decided to enter the 2011 draft from the start? Luck informs college coach Jim Harbaugh of his intentions immediately after the Orange Bowl, and the pair declare to the Panthers that they are a package deal. Not that Carolina is complaining, they’d certainly rather have Harbaugh—the hottest coaching commodity on the market—than Ron Rivera. Luck’s entrance in the draft changes the entire board. With him available, teams don’t have to talk themselv…

Colts defensive lineman mourns the death of his child

Our friend Montori Hughes the small school standout of Tennessee-Martin will be on leave after finding out his daughter Maveah had passed away. Coach Chuck Pagano announced Thursday that Maveah Alice Hughes, the 3-month-old daughter of Hughes and girlfriend Leigh Burton, died last week. Hughes brought Maveah to training camp at Anderson University earlier this […] The post Colts defensive lineman mourns the death of his child appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

Fantasy Alert: What is Wrong With Colts’ RB Trent Richardson?

Fantasy Alert: What is Wrong With Colts’ RB Trent Richardson? Indianapolis Colts’ running back Trent Richardson really isn’t cutting the mustard so far in the Preseason, making his team and fantasy football players wonder what exactly is wrong here. .@NPowellFFW is ringing the bell. Will Trent Richardson answer it? …
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Colts cornerback will be giving away two tickets to this weeks game

Qua Cox is a very humble individual and this week he is showing his gratitude to one of his twitter followers. You might want to follow him on twitter Indy fans. @Qua_CoxJSU20: I will be giving away 2 free tickets to the #Colts home game for this weekend.. To of my colts fans who will […]
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Colts GM: Trent Richardson needs to produce

Up to this point in his NFL career, it’s fair to say Trent Richardson has been a gigantic bust. On Wednesday Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson all but admitted as much, calling out his 23-year-old running back and demanding he be “accountable” and “answer the bell.” If he doesn’t, there’s a chance Richardson doesn’t see playing time this season. Last September, the Colts sent their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Richardson. The former Alabama star had a disastrous season upon arriving in Indianapolis. He rushed for just 458 yards on 157 carries (2.9 yards per carry) in 14 games with the Colts and looked terrible in doing so. So far on Richardson has rushed for just 34 yards on 14 carries in the Colts’ two preseason games. He is averaging just 2.4 yards per carry which is even less than he averaged last season. He looks nothing like the world-beating monster he was in college and if anything he appears to be getting worse…

Colts Sign LB Robert Ruggiero, Waive-Injure Shawn Loiseau

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The Colts made another roster move earlier today, signing linebacker Robert Ruggiero. To make room, they waived-injured former Arena League linebacker Shawn Loiseau, who will go to the IR assuming he clears waivers.
More on both players from the Colts press release:
Ruggiero, 6-2, 245 pounds, was a tryout player during the Colts rookie mini-camp this past May. As a senior at Bridgewater State University last year, he was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 44 tackles and 23.0 tackles for loss. Ruggiero also participated in the 2013 All American Bowl and earned the Jim Marshall Award as the top defensive lineman. He transferred to BSU following three seasons at Springfield College and in four collegiate seasons, compiled career totals of 47.5 tackles for loss and 22.0 sacks.
Loiseau was last signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 4. He came to the team from the LA Kiss of the Arena Footbal…

Colts still waiting for Trent Richardson to get going

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The Indianapolis Colts picked up Trent Richardson last season in hopes that he would jump start their running game. It did not work and eventually Richardson found himself behind Donald Brown on the depth chart last season.
With Brown gone to San Diego, Richardson now is once again atop the the depth chart for the Colts in the back field yet nothing has changed.
Richardson has rushed for 34 yards on 14 attempts in two preseason games. The numbers are not lying, Richardson is actually rushing for less yards per carry this preseason than he did for the Colts last season.
And just like last year Colts coach Chuck Pagano is throwing his support behind Richardson.
“I think everybody wants this guy to get going and that guy to get going, but there’s some tough sledding right now and we’re working at it,” Pagano said, via ESPN. “I think having the capability to do the other thing is going to open things up in the run game for us.”
General manager Ryan Grigson was less support…

Colts Sign LB Robert Ruggiero & Waived-Injured LB Shawn Loiseau

The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of LB Robert Ruggiero and that they have waived-injured LB Shawn Loiseau on Wednesday.
Ruggiero tried out for the Colts during their rookie mini-camp back in May. He is an undrafted free agent out Bridgewater State University and was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year last season.
Loiseau, 24, signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Merrimack back in 2012. However, the Texans placed him on waivers at the start of the regular season and he later caught on with the Colts. Loiseau was once again waived at the start of the 2013 season.
The Colts brought him in a few weeks ago, but apparently didn’t view him as being worth a roster spot.
LA Kiss of the Arena Football League signed him to a contract in June. He recorded 23 tackles (16 solo), four tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two passes defensed over the course of five games for the LA Kiss.
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Should Pep Hamilton or Rob Chudzinski Run the Colts’ Offense?

The article below was written by: numberFire. “With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth.” Robert Louis Stevenson penned these words in his Gothic novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but we can apply these thoughts to a much more modern case of duality: the to-date career of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. In his 2012 rookie campaign, Luck proved to be a great downfield thrower under the tutelage of former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. His 2013 season, however, showed him to be an efficient short and intermediate passer in a West Coast influenced offense while working with his former Stanford coach and incumbent offensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton… Click here to read more on Follow on Twitter @numberFire var ACE_AR = {Site: ’898551′, Size: ’468060′, CallType: ‘IFRAME’}; Loading… ZergNet The post Should Pep Hamilto

Colts Waive RB Phillip Tanner

The Indianapolis Colts announced that they have waived RB Phillip Tanner.
This move was made seemingly in conjunction with the acquisition of RB David Fluellen from the Eagles in exchange for K Cody Parkey.
Tanner, 25, signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State back in 2011.
It appeared that Tanner had an outside shot to make the team, but the front office clearly prefers Fluellen.  The Colts’ running backs have been either hurt or underwhelming thus far in preseason, so there could be an opportunity for Fluellen.
Tanner appeared in 39 regular season games over the course of his three-year NFL career and has totaled 149 yards rushing on 56 carries (2.7 YPC) and two touchdowns.
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Before drafting you need to see Colts RB Trent Richardson’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts.
In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season based on stories from camp, performances in preseason games and in-depth research.
To keep things rolling, let’s look at an ever-evolving position in football for a final time. To see the top-60 running backs for 2014 fantasy football, CLICK HERE.
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Indianapolis Colts: Third preseason game expectations

This is the preseason game where you as a fan go and buy tickets. The third preseason game is known as the “dress rehearsal” game where the starters play either the entire half or even into the third quarter. For the Indianapolis Colts, some starters may play more than others due to competition battles, being rookies, or just starting to get in week one form since it is unlikely any of these guys will play in the final preseason game. Here are some things to watch for in the best game of the preseason.
Wide receiver battle
With the projected top four receivers for the Colts this season being Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks, T.Y. Hilton, and Donte Moncrief, that leaves receivers Griff Whalen and Da’Rick Rogers to battle it out for the final spot on the roster as the team will most likely keep five receivers on the roster to start the season. Even though Whalen has better stats so far, I do expect Rogers to win the job being that he is more athletic and has much more size.
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Eagles make another trade; Trade David Fluellen to Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles were expected to cut former UDFA runbing back David Fluellen, but instead they landed a kicker in return for him. The Colts traded kicker Cody Parkey to the Eagles for Fluellen. @AdamSchefter: Eagles and Colts wheeling and dealing: Colts trade K Cody Parkey to Philly for RB David Fluellen, per Indy official.
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Indianapolis Colts make roster changes

Today the Indianapolis Colts signed free agent guard Andre Cureton and waived kicker Cody Parkey.
It was almost inevitable that the Colts would release Parkey, as they are set with Pat McAfee handling kickoffs and Mr. Clutch Adam Vinatieri handling field goals.
Cureton, a native of Indianapolis, was an all-state player at Pike High School. He is 6’5″, 332 pounds, and played his college ball at Cincinnati University. During his career he made six starts, and appeared in 23 games. He was a key rotating member of an offensive line that lead the American Athletic Conference in yards per game (482.3), and the fewest sacks allowed with 12.
He was originally singed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 2nd, and waived August 12. With the recent injuries to the offensive line he could find himself on the practice squad, or the last lineman left on the active roster.
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Colts RB Trent Richardson named one of NFL’s five biggest goats from past week

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the second week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between.
What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason Week 2, CLICK HERE.
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