Indianapolis Colts

Trading places: What if the Colts picked RGIII and the Redskins were stuck with Luck

The first matchup between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III comes nearly three years after the two quarterbacks were taken with the first and second overall picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Both quarterbacks were drafted with the hope that they could revitalize once proud franchises. The Colts were coming off a 2-14 campaign and would start a new era without Peyton Manning. The Redskins had gone 5-11 the previous year for a fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFC East.
With Luck the franchise quarterback we all imagined and Griffin mired in controversy, what would this week’s game and this season look like if the Colts had drafted RG3 with the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft?
The Indianapolis Colts are 9.5 point favorites at home over the Washington Redskins. The money-line, Indianapolis -485, implies that a bettor would need to have greater than 83 percent confidence in the Colts to win in order to feel comfortable placing a wager.
After 50,000 simulations, with Luck on Washi…

Indianapolis Colts: GM and coaches should be on hot seat

I feel like I’ve written this before: the GM, head coach and offensive coordinator should be on the hot seat. Of course, if all of these guys were to be fired, the defensive coordinator would most likely be ousted as well.
What has Chuck Pagano done other than be mediocre? What has Pep Hamilton done other than be infuriatingly frustrating? What has GM Ryan Grigson done other than blow early picks on mediocre and below talent?
Andrew Luck is the entire Indianapolis Colts organization, and it feels like déjà vu. Peyton Manning’s Colts were the exact same way, and these Colts are headed down that same path.
And it’s annoying to watch, and something has to be done about it. I would prefer that the people that are already in house look at themselves and realize what they’re doing wrong, but that rarely seems to happen.
I don’t want too much turnover, it’s the staple of a bad team, but these coaches and this GM should at least be on the hot seat.
The only reason why this will never happen is becaus

Indianapolis Colts: Trent Richardson is a bust

Not that it needs to be said, but Trent Richardson is officially a bust. Great job, Ryan Grigson, spending a first round pick on a running back less talented than an undrafted guy.
Richardson is averaging 3.4 yards per carry in 2014 and has averaged 3.15 since he arrived in Indianapolis.
He looks like he’s running through molasses on the field, he has average to bad vision and he’s barely shown off the strength that he has.
Richardson is flat out bad, in fact Daniel ‘Boom’ Herron is better him. Herron is a former 6th round pick out of Ohio State.
He has shown more quickness, more explosiveness and better vision than Richardson has shown in his almost 2 years here. Herron should, and probably will, be given more carries by the time the playoffs rolls around.
It’s time for The Indianapolis Colts to give up on Richardson and find themselves a replacement.
There are some good running backs coming out of college this year and the Colts should be able to grab one in the LATER ROUNDS.
Let me repeat that

Colts 4th down army spotted at WWE Raw: Tag team duo next?

There have been a lot of great tag team duo’s in the history of the WWE. The Hardy Boys, The Dudley Boyz,  The Legion of Doom, The New Age Outlaws, and many more. But, the newest tag-team duo needs to come from the Indianapolis Colts. Matt Overton, and Pat McAfee were spotted Monday night at WWE Raw in the front row.

Welcome to the @NFL @Colts, in the front row at @WWE #RAW!
— WWE (@WWE) November 25, 2014

It even looks like Overton is practicing his Ric Flair WOOOOO. Not only do they both kick ass in the NFL, but they would make an amazing tag team unit. It needs to happen, and happen now.
Both clearly are big fans of the sport, and I am sure the WWE would have no problem promoting an NFL tag team unit during the offseason, but Chuck Pagano might have something to say about that.
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Reggie Wayne has a special place in the hearts of Colts fans

Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne(Photo: Indianapolis Colts)
I don’t think people understand how much Colts fans love Reggie Wayne. I mean, really love Reggie Wayne. Don’t get me wrong…we loved Peyton Manning. But we adore Reggie Wayne.
It’s hard to explain. There’s just something about Reggie. I think it has to do with his boyish love of the game, how he skips out onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, arms in the air, not only engaging the fans…but taking it in. Taking it all in. Every week. It never gets old for him. And it never gets old for us. And it’s a mutual thing. When the fans show their love, whether it’s cheering or chanting “RE-GGIE! RE-GGIE! RE-GGIE!” they can feel the love coming right back to them.
Reggie Wayne didn’t just embrace Hoosiers, he made himself one of us. He charmed his way into our hearts. And he’ll always have a special place there.
So, when the media makes an issue about Andrew Luck tossing Reggie Wayne a few meaningless passes at the end of a game to keep

Indianapolis Colts climbing up Power Rankings after huge Week 12 win

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the NFL season is approaching the final stretch. With just over a quarter of the season remaining, every game takes on added significance, with postseason implications seemingly involved with every matchup.
In part, that’s because so many teams are still technically “in the hunt.” But reality suggests that not every franchise that is still mathematically alive is actually a contender; in fact, most are pretenders, just waiting to be exposed.
With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an attempt to sort it all out. Here are the results after 12 weeks of the 2014 season:
1. New England Patriots (9-2) – The Patriots are absolutely rolling at the moment, disposing of playoff-caliber teams on a weekly basis. At this point, the only concern in New England is whether or not they are peaking too early. (LW: 1)
2. Green Bay Packers (8-3) – For as ugly as it might have been, the Packers beat a divi…

Colts bring back veteran linebacker Victor Butler

The Indianapolis Colts made a roster move yesterday to re-sign Victor Butler the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker. In the corresponding move the team cut defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles. Linebacker Victor Butler initially signed with the team in October and played two games for the team before briefly getting the boot from the roster. Butler has […]
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T.Y. Hilton’s baby has the best birth story ever

My princess got the game ball today. I promised u a td on your special day #BABYGHOST #PAPAGHOST
— TY Hilton (@TYHilton13) November 23, 2014

Some day, years from now, when Eugenia Emma Hilton asks her daddy to tell her about the day she was born…she’s going to hear quite a story.
T.Y. Hilton, wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, and father to daughter “Gigi,” will tell her that she wasn’t expected for weeks, that he turned his phone off and went to bed in his hotel room the night before the Colts played the Jacksonville Jaguars in Indianapolis, and that he was awakened by a knock on his door early that morning.
It was someone from the team, informing him that his wife, Shantrell, was in labor. He rushed to the hospital in time for the birth, spent a few hours with his first daughter (she has two big brothers), then rushed back to Lucas Oil Stadium for the start of the game.
Oh, yeah. And on the way out, he asked his little girl if she wanted a touchdown ball or

Indianapolis Colts issues moving forward with the hog mollies

The Colts had not allowed more than three sacks all season, but by the end of the first half in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville they had given up five. Yes, Gosder Cherilus was out, but his play this season was average at best. The Colts entered 2014 as a team set for a Super Bowl run with a potent offense, and a defense that made enough off-season acquisitions that they could slow down an opponent enough for Luck and company to win in January and February.
The offense is there and scoring points in bunches, but the play along the offensive line as of late has been troublesome. The Colts need to make changes, and fast as the post-season inches closer.
At the start of the season A.Q. Shipley was brought in to start at center for the injured Khaled Holmes. Holmes has yet to appear in a game this season, and likely won’t as rookie Jonotthan Harrison has started since week 5. Shipley was playing well, but Chuck Pagano inserted Harrison as they thought long-term he would be the better opt…

Indianapolis Colts current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see.
What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide an answer.
12 weeks into the 2014 season, here’s where each team stands, including an updated “confidence level” showing how the editors of cover32 feel about every franchise at the moment:
Buffalo Bills – There are plenty of reasons why the Bills should perform poorly tonight; after all, they’ve had one of the most bizarre preparation weeks in NFL history, unable to get to their practice facility due to the Buffalo blizzard, having to travel to Detroit for their “home” game against the Jets and playing an early Monday-night affair. But if they’re resilient, a win gets them right back into the AFC wild …

T.Y. Hilton chokes up during postgame interview

One of the best scenes of this NFL season was Indianapolis Colts star receiver T.Y. Hilton score a touchdown and dedicate it to his newborn baby girl.  After the game, Hilton stood in for an interview with the CBS crew who called the game and became very emotional.  A reminder that there’s a lot more important things in life than football.
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Indianapolis Colts Game Balls: Week 12

Each week, we single out an outstanding Indianapolis Colts player from each area of the game – offense, defense and special teams – for their positive impact on the team’s outcome. Andrew Luck gets his own category because, let’s face it, he would receive the offensive game ball more often than not.Last week, the Colts lost 42-20 in a lopsided outing at home against the New England Patriots. What would you say would be the best medicine for a team in that scenario? It would probably be facing a young, struggling team at home for an easy win. For the Colts, they got the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars at home in Lucas Oil Stadium, but it started out any way except easily.The Colts carried a 6-3 lead into halftime but finally broke the game open in the second half to win the ball game 23-3. The offense had its struggles, but they began to earn their keep in the third quarter. And, as you can imagine, there were plenty of solid performances by the defense, allowing just three points.OFFENSETY Hilton, Wide

T.Y. Hilton Cries During Postgame Interview After Daughter’s Birth (Video)

Sunday will be a day T.Y. Hilton never forgets.
The Indianpolis Colts wide receiver saw the whirlwind of a day begin by welcoming a child into the world. Hilton’s wife gave birth to a baby girl early Sunday morning.
Hilton then raced to Lucas Oil Stadium in time to suit up for the Colts as they took on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only did Hilton play, though, he played well. Hilton caught four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.
After scoring the touchdown, Hilton cradled the football to honor his newborn girl.
Hilton then joined the CBS postgame show where he was asked about his crazy day. The results were touching.

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TY Hilton crying in interview about baby daughter (Video)

TY Hilton emotional postgame interview TY Hilton had an emotional day Sunday and let it all spill out after his Colts beat the Jaguars. Hilton led the Colts with 4 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in the 23-3 victory. After his score, he did a baby cradling celebration as a tribute to his…Read More

WATCH: TY Hilton chokes up in emotional postgame interview

TY Hilton cried in an emotional post-game interview after the Colts-Jaguars game on Sunday.