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  1. Defense Stats Linebackers Jerrell Freeman 124 Tackles 2.5 Sacks 2 FF 1 INT Pat Angerer 79 Tackles 1.0 Sacks 1 FF 0 INT Erik Walden 49 Tackles 4.5 Sacks 2 FF 0 INT Bjorn Werner 46 Tackles 6.5 Sacks 2 FF 0 INT Kavell Conner 45 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Robert Mathis 39 Tackles 9.5 Sacks 3 FF 0 INT Lawrence Sidbury 29 Tackles 1.5 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Defensive Line Cory Redding 38 Tackles 2.5 Sacks 1 FF 0 INT Josh Chapman 27 Tackles 2.0 Sacks 1 FF 0 INT Ricky Jean Francois 24 Tackles 0.5 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Aubrayo Franklin 16 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Montori Hughes 14 Tackles 0.5 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Drake Nevis 9 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Fili Moala 6 Tackles 0.5 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Lawrence Guy 4 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Cornerbacks Vontae Davis 58 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 4 INT Greg Toler 47 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 3 INT Darius Butler 35 Tackles 1.0 Sacks 1 FF 3 INT Cassius Vaughn 29 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 1 INT Teddy Williams 15 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Safeties Antoine Bethea 103 Tackles 1.5 Sacks 1 FF 1 INT LaRon Landry 89 Tackles 1.0 Sacks 3 FF 2 INT Joe Lefeged 38 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT John Boyett 18 Tackles 0.0 Sacks 0 FF 0 INT Special Teams Stats Punting Pat McAfee 67 Punts 49.4 Yard Average Long 65 Yards 25 Punts Inside 20 3, 309 Punt Yards Kicking Adam Vinatieri 25 FGM 31 FGA 80.6% FG Percentage FG Long: 51 Yards 53 XPM 53 XPA XP Percentage 100% Kick Returning Kerwynn Williams 25 Returns 24.5 Return Average 612 Return Yards 1 TD Return Long: 102 Yards Cassius Vaughn 15 Returns 22 Return Average 330 Return Yards 0 TD Return Long: 38 Yards T.Y. Hilton 7 Returns 23.5 Return Average 164 Return Yards 0 TD Return Long: 43 Yards Joe Lefeged 5 Returns 21 Return Average 105 Return Yards 0 TD Return Long: 31 Yards LaVon Brazil 2 Returns 24 Return Average 48 Return Yards 0 TD Return Long: 28 Yards Punt Returning T.Y. Hilton 32 Returns 16 FC 14.5 Yards per Return 464 Return Yards 1 TD Return Long: 65 Yards LaVon Brazil 8 Returns 5 FC 9.8 Yards per Return 78 Return Yards 0 TD Return Long: 25 Yards
  2. Offense Stats Passing Andrew Luck 588 Att 390 Comp 4, 680 Yards 31 TD 12 INT 66% Completion Percentage Rushing Ahmad Bradshaw 255 Carries 1071 Yards 4.2 Yards per Carry Avg 7 TD Vick Ballard 188 Carries 827 Yards 4.4 Yards per Carry Avg 5 TD Kerwynn Williams 45 Carries 180 Yards 4 Yards per Carry Avg 1 TD Andrew Luck 32 Carries 170 Yards 5.3 Yards per Carry Avg 3 TD Stanley Havili 27 Carries 90 Yards 3.3 Yards per Carry Avg 2 TD Receiving Reggie Wayne 95 Catches 1,185 Yards 12.5 Yards per Rec 9 TD Darrius Heyward-Bey 70 Catches 935 Yards 13.4 Yards per Rec 7 TD T.Y. Hilton 60 Catches 917 Yards 15.3 Yards per Rec 6 TD Coby Fleener 46 Catches 738 Yards 16 Yards per Rec 3 TD Dwayne Allen 42 Catches 532 Yards 12.7 Yards per Rec 3 TD Griff Whalen 35 Catches 427 Yards 12.2 Yards per Rec 1 TD LaVon Brazil 20 Catches 340 Yards 17 Yards per Rec 1 TD Ahmad Bradshaw 15 Catches 170 Yards 11.3 Yards per Rec 1 TD Vick Ballard 6 Catches 63 Yards 10.5 Yards per Rec 0 TD
  3. The divisional games will be the most important ones like the Texans if they can be the Texans at least once and win the winnable games they should be at least Wild Card. Into the playoffs it's all how the defense plays.
  4. The Colts have the 3rd easiest schedule in the NFL in 2013, but that might not mean a thing. Even if it isn't easy, the Colts can find ways to win tough games. So, what do you think their record will be? I think they will be able to get at least 10 wins but I expect them to get around 11 to 13 win. With improved defense and enhanced offense, how far can this team go?
  5. 2013 Indianapolis Colts 53 Man Roster QB: Andrew Luck, Matt Hassellbeck, Chandler Harnish RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Vick Ballard, Kerwynn Williams (KR) FB: Stanley Havili WR: Reggie Wayne, Darrius Heyward-Bey, T.Y. Hilton (PR) , Griff Whalen, LaVon Brazil (Suspended 4 games), Nathan Palmer (First 4 games) TE: Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Justice Cunningham OT: Anthony Costanzo, Gosder Cherilus, Jeff Linkenbach, Emmett Cleary OG: Hugh Thornton, Donald Thomas, Mike McGlynn, OC: Samson Satele, Khaled Holmes NT: Josh Chapman, Montori Hughes, Aubrayo Franklin DE: Ricky Jean Francois, Cory Redding, Fili Moala, Lawrence Guy, Drake Nevis OLB: Robert Mathis, Erik Walden, Björn Werner, Lawrence Sidbury ILB: Jerrell Freeman, Pat Angerer, Kavell Conner, Kelvin Sheppard, Josh McNary CB: Vontae Davis, Greg Toler, Darius Butler, Cassius Vaughn, Teddy Williams S: Antoine Bethea, LaRon Landry, Joe Lefeged, John Boyett K: Adam Vinatieri P: Pat McAfee LS: Matt Overton Practice Squad OLB Daniel Adongo WR Jabin Sambrano OLB Caesar Rayford ILB C.O. Prime S/CB Daxton Swanson RB Davin Meggett FB Dan Moore P/K Brandon McManus Notes: LaVon Brazil is suspended for the first four games so Nathan Palmer will take his spot on the roster for those four weeks Josh McNary makes the 53 man roster but may not stay there for long The Colts keep Brandon McManus on the Practice Squad for now but he could eventually be Vinatieri's replacement John Boyett may start the season on PUP or be placed on IR. Daxton Swanson takes his place if that happens I expect the Colts to give Justin Anderson a chance after being placed on IR last year as a late draft pick Donald Brown is finally gone Delone Carter is also most likely gone, the best he could do is Practice Squad but I don't see them keeping him there either. Caesar Rayford is too tall to not keep him at all. He should be good for the Practice Squad. Lawrence Guy didn't perform to badly last year in the absence of Nevis and Moala so I think they keep him as a backup Dan Moore makes Practice Squad and could fill in if Havili is injured I have Montori Hughes listed as NT because I'm not sure if he is a DE or NT in a 3-4 defense
  6. 1. More Offensive Weapons Andrew Luck had WR Reggie Wayne to throw the ball to the entire year but did not have all of his other offensive weapons.Donnie Avery also played the entire year but had the worst drop rate among wide receivers with 16.67%, tied with T.Y. Hilton.T.Y. Hilton may have had a high drop rate, but finished the season strong out-performing Reggie Wayne over the final games of the season.T.Y. Hilton has made a commitment in training camp if he drops a pass he must run more laps than required.T.Y. Hilton was also kept out of the first game of the season with an injury.Avery has since left via free agency so the Colts brought in Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is also a fast, deep threat. Avery’s 40 time was 4.34 seconds while Heyward-Bey’s was 4.25 seconds.Heyward Bey’s drop rate was also improved since his rookie season, when it was at 35.7%.Since then, it went down to 8.6% in 2011 and 12.8% in 2012, better than Avery’s drop rate for 2012.Luck also has the league’s rising tight end tandem with Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener.Fleener did not play much last year due to injury but him and Griff Whalen, who was also hurt last year, will breakout this year with their Stanford Head Coach Pep Hamilton as Offensive Coordinator (See #2).With LaVon Brazill’s four game suspension, look for Griff Whalen to make an impact.Dwayne Allen was been doing yoga over the offseason and is looking to improve even more.Allen was underrated speed for his size and can be unstoppable in the open field. Ahmad Bradshaw and Stanley Havili are also good options coming out of the backfield and you might as well throw in Vick Ballard for having #1 play of the year. 2 .Pep Hamilton as Offensive Coordinator Andrew Luck may have benefited more with the departure of Bruce Arians, who helped this team in the absence of Chuck Pagano.With Arians leaving to Arizona, Luck gets his Head Coach from Stanford, Pep Hamilton, as an Offensive Coordinator.All three Colts, Luck, Whalen, and Fleener, know Hamilton’s offensive scheme and should transfer their success with that offense in college to the NFL.Pep Hamilton’s offense is a version of the West Coast offense, which is different from last year’s deep passing offense.It depends on how the offensive line can protect in order for the offense to work due to the need of a good running game (See #3).Luck says that Hamilton is doing a great job with the offense during Training Camp and Luck is even correcting Hamilton on a few things.So I am pretty sure Luck understands this offense well and can have great success with it in 2013. 3.Improved Running Game Russell Wilson and RGIII had something in the offensive that Luck didn’t have, a running game.Marshawn Lynch and Alfred Morris combined for a total of 3, 203 yards, 4.9 Yards per Carry Average, and 24 Rushing Touchdowns. The entire Colts team had 1,671 rushing yards, 3.8 Yards per Carry Average, and 11 Rushing Touchdowns.If Alfred Morris got 59 more yards in 2013, he would beat the Colts in every rushing category by himself, and that is without RGIII running for over 800 yards.What did the Colts do to help that?Vick Ballard ended the 2012 season on a high note with 94 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card Round.They went out and got veteran Ahmad Bradshaw who will most likely be available for Week 1.Bradshaw even had a decent 2012 season.He missed two games in 2012 but still had over 1,000 yards and a 4.6 Yards per Carry Average.But the most important addition is Stanley Havili.When was the last time the Colts had a real fullback.With the addition of the fullback and the additions to the offensive line, Gosder Cherilus, Donald Thomas, Hugh Thornton, Khaled Holmes, the Colts should have a decent running game. 4. Improved Defense The Colts switched to a 3-4 defense last year.They still place in the bottom of the league in total defense.Both Jerrell Freeman and Antoine Bethea had a 100+ tackles season, but the next highest tackler was Cassius Vaughn.Colts fans are not excited whatsoever when they hear the name “Cassius Vaughn”.The Colts’ line backing core is better than it ever has.They have starting season by four middle linebackers on the team: Pat Angerer, Jerrell Freeman, Kavell Conner, and Kelvin Sheppard. They got competition at outside linebacker opposite Robert Mathis: Bjorn Werner, Erik Walden, and even Lawrence Sidbury.The defensive line has some good additions: Montori Hughes, Ricky Jean Francois, Aubrayo Franklin, and the return of Josh Chapman, Drake Nevis, and Fili Moala. The secondary is better than it has ever been with the additions of LaRon Landry, Greg Toler, and defensive backs fighting for a spot like Daxton Swanson and John Boyett.On paper, the Colts have at least a Top 15 Defense. 5. The Schedule According to the 2012 records of teams the Seahawks face this year they have the 11th hardest schedule and the Redskins have the 18th hardest schedule while the Colts have the 30th hardest schedule.The Colts play at home to Oakland, Miami, Seattle, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, and St. Louis.The Colts play on the road to San Francisco, Jacksonville, Houston, Tennessee, San Diego, Arizona, Cincinnati, and Kansas City.The toughest games the Colts face are: at 49ers, vs. Seahawks, vs. Broncos, at Bengals, at Houston, vs. Houston.Half of those games are home, where the Colts were 7-1 in 2012 except one fluke play than cost them the game against the Jaguars.The Seahawks and 49ers both lost keys players.The Seahawks lost Percy Harvin for most of the year and the 49ers lost Michael Crabtree for the year and CB Chris Culliver for the year.They also lost TE Delanie Walker via free agency who was their “Swiss army knife”. WR Mario Manningham and WR Kyle Williams are also still on the PUP list and may not be ready for the game against the Colts.So the Colts have a good chance against the tougher games on the schedule.I do not expect them to win every game but they should be able to manage between 11 to 13 wins. Note: For Colts fans that do not live near Indianapolis, the Colts will be on national television for MNF against the Chargers, SNF against the Broncos and Texans, and TNF for the Titans. They will be on television also for the preseason game against the Bills.
  7. The played good defense until the last six minutes where they let up two touchdowns. Andrew Luck seemed great the first half but quieted down in the second half. The only thing that I think Andrew Luck didn't do well was him running backwards for a 22 yard sack. Other than that, he had two touchdown passes and no picks. I saw the Overall Quarterback Rating top 5 players while watching Monday Night Football and Luck was #1 with a 95.7 passer rating or something like that. I know it is not entirely his fault, but Donald Brown needs more than almost 50 yards a game. I know three offensive lineman didn't play or got hurt (Satele, Justice, Reitz). I think Essex can help but he is only one person. They also need to run Donald to the outside. He's only 5'10''. He is too small to plow through the line. They also need to work more quick passes or screens with him. I know the line is bad at blocking but he still is a good receiving back. I liked to see Avery have a great performance and silence his critics saying he's horrible after the knee injury. He had I think 9 catches for 111 yards. Wayne had 6 grabs for 71 yards and a touchdown close to halftime. I really got scared within the last 30 seconds. How is Luck going to march down the field in that amount of time? He really surprised me. Using his timeouts and getting Vinatieri in field goal range. I really thought at his age he couldn't kick a 53 yard field goal. Especially because he missed like a 40 yarder or something last week against the Bears. I guess he still has that clutch game winning kick even at 39. He will be 40 before the season ends.
  8. Caleb3502

    NO FREENEY

    I think he saw he actually recorded a sack in the game! And yes, I think this is his opurtunity to do someyhing.
  9. Caleb3502

    NO FREENEY

    This Sunday against the Vikings, Dwight Freeney will not play. How is Hughes going to do. Is he going to surprisingly do well or not do well as usual. Hughes was a 1st round pick years ago and has not lived up to expectations. His window of oppurtunity is closing in Indy.
  10. The Colts take on the Jaguars this week with teams both standing at 0-1. Luck threw for over 300 yards on Sunday but also threw three picks and completing only 51% of his passes. Luck can rebound this week over the Jaguars easily. All great QBs don't start out perfect. Manning had the same type of numbers as Luck in his debut in 1998 against the Dophins. Unitas, the greatest quarteback the Colts ever had, started his career on his first pass with a pick six. Look at the career he had after that. The other quarterback, Christian Ponder , is coming off a close overtime win against the Jaguars. He was 20 for 27, 270 yards, and completed 74.1% of his passes. He also has Adrian Peterson to hand off to who is coming off an inhury but had 84 yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns. The Dwight Freeney injury is a concern if he can't play. They need all the help they can get to stop Petereson. I think the Colts could come away with a win in this one if they can pull their defense together and get a good offensive line. I know they got Trai Essex on Monday but that's not going to be enough for Donald Brown. Players to Watch - Colts ANDREW LUCK It is a given that he's on the "Players to Watch" list. Luck threw for over 300 yards last week but had a fumble and three interceptions. Part of the problem is the offensive line. They need to protect him so he is not running for his life every down. Luck had a rough day against one of the league's best defenses. He can rebound this week and next week and can go into the bye week with a 2-1 record. DONALD BROWN Brown had 9 rushes for 48 yards and a touchdown against the Bears. Even though he had a 5.3 yards-per-carry average. He need to pick up more yards to get a win this Sunday. Trai Essex will be an important part of Brown succeeding this goal. for 48 yards and a touchdown against the Bears. Even though he had a 5.3 yards-per-carry average. He need to pick up more yards to get a win this Sunday. Trai Essex will be an important part of Brown succeeding this goal. VONTAE DAVIS A very good idea to trade for this player. Davis is the Colts' best cornerback besides Powers. Davis needs to perform better this week than last week even though they were hesistant at first to the receiver he was covering. He has respect for his playing ability. That is one thing the Colts need for their defense that they haven't gotten, respect. Players to Watch - Vikings ADRIAN PETERSON Peterson is one of the best Runningbacks in the NFL. Even though he had an injury last year, he is back to form and played great against the Jaguars. Peterson can be better if Freeney can't play Sunday. Without Freeney against the Bears, the defense fell apart. He is vital to their stopping of Peterson. If he's not there, expect a 100-yard game for Peterson. MATT KALIL It is important that Kalil plays well to help Peterson. Kalil was rated the best offensive lineman in the draft and was taken 4th overall. He is a great player that will help the Vikings for years to come. Standing at 6'7'', he is a tall lineman that can stop the Indianapolis pass and rush attack. He will be an interseting player to watch Sunday. JOSH ROBINSON Robinson was one of the fastest players taken in the draft with a 4.29 40 time. He was drafted in the third round and was regarded as one of the best corners in the draft despite him being picked in Round 3. We will go up against the Colts slot reciever Avery if Collie starts this week. If Collie is inactive, He will most likely go up against Brazill. He will be a key player for the Vikings to win Sunday. COLTS KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Utilize the rookie tight ends Allen, Fleener, and even Jones 2. Protect Andrew Luck 3. Stop Adrian Peterson's rushing attack VIKINGS KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Use your new players (Carlson, Robinson, Wright, Kalil) 2. Stop Andrew Luck 3. Give Adrian Peterson the ball GAME PREDICTION The Colts are the better team even though they aren't even the old Colts anymore. The Vikings started off good againts a former 5-11 team. The Vikings will put up a good fight but Indy wins 28-21.
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