Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press Follow on Twitter INDIANAPOLIS -- Weird. That's the best way Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle could describe the transformation his team has undergone in just a few weeks. For more than 20 years, since they selected Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as No. 1 overall picks, the Colts' success has been predicated on the right arms of their quarterbacks. Now? The Colts -- with new starter Jacoby Brissett taking the snaps -- have become a run-oriented team through the first two weeks of the season. They've rushed for 370 yards
Several prominent National Football League quarterbacks have gone down from injury and illness in the first two weeks of the season. But still, no one has called on former 49er Colin Kaepernick. Despite his agents contacting such teams as the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets, all of whom had […]
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Colts mascot Blue is teaching kids to love and respect each other instead of bullying. Indiana State University and Blue are traveling to schools around Indiana to put on a show called "choose love." it's the second year they've teamed up for this. Blue will even show his "real" side and shed his mascot persona to encourage the kids to "take off their own masks" and embrace who they are.
The Colts notched their first victory of the season, beating the Tennessee Titans 19-17 in a tough fought game this past Sunday. There were many notable standouts from the big win from Denico Autry (2 sacks, 1 forced fumble) to Jordan Wilkins (5 carries for 82 yards) but the biggest performance was from rookie safety Khari Willis. A fourth round pick at safety out of Michigan State, Willis has played sparingly as a sub player so far for the Colts in 2019. In week two however, he made the most of those snaps as he totaled 6 tackles, 4 run stops, and 0 missed tackles in 29 snaps. He graded out as the Pro Football Focus second highest safety grade of the week with a score of 86.9. Willis showcased
Join insiders Joel A. Erickson and Jim Ayello discuss the Colts win over the Titans. INDIANAPOLIS – Kids at IPS School 56 are peeking out the window at the giant on their playground, a giant with a shovel in his hand. Not sure they recognize Quenton Nelson, the Indianapolis Colts' All-Pro guard. Positive they don't recognize the playground. Five hours ago, it wasn't here. Five hours ago, this school – also called Francis W. Parker Montessori – had a playground, but nothing so glorious as this. The economic state of IPS being what it is, the economic state of so many urban school districts in America today, it wasn't much at all: A climbing apparatus or two. A faded metal basketball goal, and
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back David Williams to the practice squad and released running back Bruce Anderson III from the practice squad. Williams, 6-1, 229 pounds, has played in six career games in his time with the Detroit Lions (2019), Jacksonville Jaguars (2018) and Denver Broncos (2018) and has compiled eight carries for 36 yards. He was originally selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (226th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Williams spent time on the Lions practice squad earlier this season. As a rookie in 2018, he appeared in six games with the Jaguars and tallied eight carries for 36 yards. Williams began the season on Denver's practice squad before
Chad 'Swag' Kelly has served his two-game suspension, and is eligible to play in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts, who currently hold his ownership, have a decision to make... Do they want to unlock the Swag? The former “Mr. Irrelevant” was suspended by the NFL in May for violating the league's personal conduct policy— after he got a little too turnt at Von Miller's Halloween party. According to a police report from his arrest, he toddled into the house of someone he did not know and proceeded to sit on the couch, “mumbling incoherently” aside the homeowners. Kelly, who was dressed similarly to Woody from Toy Story, only left after one of the residents chased him out with an aluminum vacuum tube.
The Greater Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has stated that the total neglect of juvenile football by football authorities in the country is the major cause of Ghana's recent slump in the game across all levels. He made the remark at the official opening ceremony of the McDan Colts Football Tournament at the La Salem Park over the weekend, under the theme: "The rebirth of colts' football." Mr Sowah said in the late 1980's and early 1990's, Ghana had a strong base on which football talents were built on, and progressed to achieve greatness for the country but it is not so anymore, adding that, the over concentration on the Black Stars has left in its wake a dead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 38-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala will serve the additional time after he completes a 16-year state sentence handed down last September for the February 2018 crash that killed Jackson and 54-year-old Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe of Avon.
America's first football family is in transition after Eli Manning's demotion. It marks the second time since 1998 that a Manning isn’t a starting NFL QB.
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Fans are encouraged to join the free “ColtsWiFi” network upon arriving at the stadium. The system will be optimized and finalized as the season progresses. “Lucas Oil Stadium is one of the most accessible and enjoyable venues in the world, but we're always looking to improve the fan experience so that it stays among the best in sports,” said Roger VanDerSnick, Colts chief sales & marketing officer. “In today's media and entertainment landscape, fans want quick access to news and statistics, as well as the ability to consume, produce and share content – all while enjoying live game action. We're excited to provide this state-of-the-art technology to Colts fans or anyone attending a stadium event.”