The Case for Vontae Davis:According to Pro Football Focus, Davis ranks as the second-best cornerback in all of football, just behind Denver’s Chris Harris Jr. On the year, Davis has allowed just 14 completions for 172 yards on just 32 targets. He’s played 250 snaps this season, and has intercepted two passes for a resurgent Colts defense that ranks as the nintth-best defense in the NFL, according to defensive DVOA ratings.Davis, the younger brother of San Francisco’s Vernon Davis, has emerged as a top-flight corner for Indianapolis this season, which coincides with the Colts tough defense.A corner that possesses explosive closing speed, Davis is rarely on the receiving end of explosive plays. In case you missed it from last weekends game against the Cincinnati Bengals, google Davis’ hit on Giovani Bernard. Check out the closing speed there.Along with his physical style of football, Davis does a great job at reading what the offense is trying to do, often staying at h…
It may be hard to believe but the 2014 NFL regular season is nearly half over. Where does the time go? It feels like yesterday the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers were kicking off the year on Thursday Night Football, but here we are.
Since the year is about half done now is a great time to hand out cover32′s mid-season awards. We’ll be naming our MVP for each position, beginning with safety and working our way up to quarterback.
Here they are: the NFL’s best at each position so far this season:
Safety: Eric Weddle – San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers may be getting all the headlines, but the Chargers secondary has been a major part of their success. The combination of Brandon Flowers at corner and Eric Weddle at safety make San Diego a dangerous team to throw against.
Weddle has turned back the clock this season and has outplayed a number of much younger studs at the safety position like Minnesota’s Harrison Smith.
Perfection on the mile high field. #ChargerNation #EricWeddle …
Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 8 in the NFL:
5. Mike Smith gets fired
Frustration is boiling over in Atlanta
The last time a team travelled to London and played poorly, their head coach was fired on the plane ride back across the bond. If the Falcons lose to the Lions in the latest edition of pro football in England, Smith could very well suffer the exact same fate as Dennis Allen. That would drop Atlanta to an extremely disappointing 2-6, on the heels of a total debacle last season. At some point, the ax falls on the head coach when losses start to pile up.
Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will not play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Friday. Wayne suffered an elbow injury against Cincinnati last weekend. He did not practice Thursday. Wayne has 38 receptions for 434 yards and a touchdown this season.
Reggie Wayne is officially out, acc to Chuck Pagano. Richardson, Jack Doyle are questionable. — Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) October 24, 2014
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The Indianapolis Colts will be without at least one of their offensive weapons Sunday when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field and quite possibly even two. During his Friday talk with the media, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced that veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) will not play Sunday. Wayne, who failed […]
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The Indianapolis Colts’ running back, Trent Richardson, missed practice on Wednesday. He has been bothered by a sore hamstring, but Richardson said he expects to play on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as reported by Mike Wells ESPN.com.#456879161 / gettyimages.comRichardson suffered the hamstring injury in the second half of last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The injury was not considered serious and Richardson could have returned to the game. The outcome was pretty much determined because the Colts were ahead. This made it easier for the team to keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the game. Richardson was on the verge of having his first 100-yard game. He had been running the ball very well.Moving forward, Richardson was scheduled to return to practice today and prepare for this week’s game against the Steelers. A hamstring injury can be tricky, depending on the severity of the injury. As it looks now, it seems to be a minor hamstring strain that will allow Richardson
The Indianapolis Colts have now submitted their Thursday injury report for the upcoming game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and for a second straight day two of their key players on offense failed to practice. Remaining sidelined Thursday were running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) and wide receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow). As of right now it […]
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The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) will host the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 4:25 EST and coverage can be seen on CBS Sports. The Colts are coming of a huge 27-0 shutout over the Cincinnati Bengals last week and are 2-0 against the AFC North this season. As for the Steelers, they are coming over a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday Night. For the Colts though, there will be three keys this Sunday if they look to extend their winning streak to six.
Change nothing on offense
The Colts rank 1st in the NFL in total offense right now, averaging 452 yards a game, which is 50 yards more than the Dallas Cowboys who are currently in 2nd. Quarterback Andrew Luck is having his best season yet as a starter as he continues to lead the league in passing yards and is now tied for 1st in passing touchdowns and has been the main reason for the Colts success on offense. The Colts need to continue their consistent ways against a Steelers defense that currently ranks 21st in the
Erik Walden was ejected from last Sunday’s game for making contact with an official. At the time it appeared that Walden and Jermaine Gresham were having some words after a play when Walden touched the official. The flag was immediately thrown, and he was removed from the game.
The league will not suspended Walden for any more games, but did issue him a 27 thousand dollar fine, the league mandated amount today. Walden told the media today that he was not pleased with the fine.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, really, I think it’s nonsense. The league made the decision. All we’ll do is appeal it and move on.” Walden went on to talk about how Roger Goodell might have a personal problem with the linebacker. ”I guess he had something against me. Whatever. Like I said, we’ll move forward to the Steelers. That’s the most important thing.”
He even showed the letter he received to the media.
Erik Walden called his ejection/$27,000 fine from the Cincy game nonsense. He even showed the media t…
Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesOlympic medal winner Jeff Demps has found a place in the NFL, for now. The Colts signed Jeff Demps to their practice squad in addition to tight end Konrad Reuland. The former Florida Gator was not drafted in 2012 because he skipped the combine in order to practice for the summer Olympics. He later signed a 3 year contract with the New England Patriots and was placed on injured reserve after being injured in preseason. The next year the Patriots sent Demps to the Bucs for running back LeGarrette Blount. Earlier this year Tampa Bay cut Demps before finalizing their 53 man roster. Demps may even get some playing time if the current Colts returner doesn’t shape up. According to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star: Current return man Griff Whalen has been uneven of late, showing issues with his ballhandling and decision-making in fielding punts, in particular. That’s impacted field position, as it did on Sunday. That’s when the Colts began a drive at …
Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
Seven weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:
1. Peyton Manning – Manning’s record-setting night against the 49ers was a quarterback clinic, showing he’s still the best in the business. (LW: 1)
2. Aaron Rodgers - Right now, the Packers are absolutely cruising to wins, led by their cool-customer QB, who is playing better than ever. (LW: 2)
3. Andrew Luck – Nobody is putting up better numbers than Luck who has the Colts rolling after five straight wins. (LW: 3)
4. Tony Romo – When a guy has led his team to the best record in the league, it’s worthy of praise. No matte
Jokingly Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee called out tight end Coby Fleener on Twitter yesterday.
Fleener sent out a picture stating that he cannot wait for the game this weeked. The reply that followed by McAfee was hilarious.
@Coby @Colts I think you’ve been skipping bicep days in the weight room.. I, for one, have not been.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 21, 2014
Better get those arms even bigger Fleener. McAfee is coming for you!
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The Indianapolis Colts are the only team in the NFL right now that currently boast their offense and defense in the top five. Finally the Colts have a defense to support the number one offense in the league(452 YPG).
The Colts are holding opponents to 311 yards a game, good for third in the league. The most unexpected part about this? There pass rush. The Colts rank second in the league in adjusted pass rush according to Football Outsiders. .
Chuck Pagano was brought in to implement a stout defense, and build around Andrew Luck. For the first time since he arrived, the Colts finally have a defense that can win games. And for one player, he is playing his best football of his career in October.
Bjoern Werner entered October as one of the biggest disappointments for the Colts. As a former number one draft pick, Werner was expected to become the next great pass rusher for the Colts. He struggled to adapt to the 3-4 defense in his rookie year, and still looked out of place at times in t…
Today the Indianapolis Colts worked out several players, but ended up signing an Olympian to their practice squad. The team signed Jeff Demps the former Florida Gator speedster to the practice squad. Demps is a very solid football player with break away speed. He could be a potential kick/punt returner for them later on in […] The post Colts sign Olympic speedster to their practice squad appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Pat McAfee doesn’t want the Spencer Lanning treatment. On Monday, the Colts’ punter tweeted at Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, hoping to avoid the same cleat that Lanning ate in Week 1. https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/524293650033811456 Lanning later joked about the meme-spawning incident, saying it was “pretty funny.” McAfee, seemingly, doesn’t share his sense of humor. https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/524397008250220544 It’s not the first time McAfee has oh-so-kindly asked, either. https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/509033059296223233 The Colts and Steelers will meet in Pittsburgh for a pivotal Week 8 showdown. We’ll see if Brown shows McAfee mercy. Or if McAfee even boots a returnable ball to Brown.