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Past articles by Matt:

Is There Any Way Chuck Pagano Can Save His Job?

Over the past several seasons Indianapolis Colts fans and local media alike have been fed up with Chuck Pagano. Why? Take your pick: underperforming rosters, a lack of talent, pathetic meme-worthy coaching decisions, slow starts, and horrid fourth-quarter execution. It’s entirely possible I’ve forgotten a few as well. Ever since the Colts hired new general […] → Read More

Colts DL One Of NFL's Most Underrated Units

The Indianapolis Colts have had trouble stopping the rung in past seasons. They’ve been especially bad from 2012 through last season, but with the arrival of Chris Ballard the Colts’ ability to hold running backs in check has improved significantly. Johnathan Hankins was the big-name addition to the defense, and while he’s been very good, […] → Read More

Colts secondary likely to be strength after bye week

As we look over the product the Indianapolis Colts have put on the field before their bye week this season, there are obvious flaws in multiple areas of the roster which are making it difficult to close out games. The game plan doesn’t appear to be as sharp, the offensive line is struggling with some […] → Read More

5 Examples Of Colts Struggles Against Steelers Under Chuck Pagano

It’s no secret that the Indianapolis Colts have struggled in the past few seasons. Tthe Colts have had trouble with certain teams, few more than the Pittsburgh Steelers as of late. In their past three meetings, the Steelers have beaten them by a combined 124-51 score from 2014 to 2016. While we’re being honest, the only […] → Read More

Forget narrative — Colts RB Marlon Mack deserves more opportunities

Marlon Mack has seen his snaps with the Indianapolis Colts ebb and flow throughout the season. He notched one-third of the team’s offensive snaps in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams but was nearly ignored (15 percent of snaps) the following week against the Arizona Cardinals. After sitting in Week 3 and Week 4 […] → Read More

Colts need Chester Rogers to alleviate reliance on other weapons

The Indianapolis Colts are preparing to play the Houston Texans, who, despite their underwhelming record, have appeared to be best suited for the playoffs in the AFC South. Their offense and defense have been roaring the past few weeks and will try to put the Colts into positional mismatches in Week 9. Lately the Colts have […] → Read More

Colts have too many warts and no one to cover them

The Indianapolis Colts offense has become nearly unwatchable this season. In Week 8 they were able to move the ball better than previous weeks, but when it comes to putting points on the board, pushing the ball downfield and finding a rhythm, any sort of consistency has been difficult to come by. One of several […] → Read More

3 Colts who must show out against Bengals

The Indianapolis Colts have quickly gone from a team that looked capable of enduring Andrew Luck‘s absence to a squad that would be lucky to win more than a few games without its franchise quarterback. There’s a lot of blame to go around, but if you can’t score, you can’t win – it’s as simple as that. […] → Read More

Injuries Stacking Up For Colts But Help Could Soon Be On Way

The Indianapolis Colts have again been bit by the injury bug. Rookie safety Malik Hooker is out for the season after injuring his MCL and ACL Sunday versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. John Simon, one of the few consistent Colts defenders thus far, left the game as well. Rashaan Melvin is going through the concussion protocol after taking […] → Read More

3 Points Of Emphasis For Colts Against Jaguars In Week 7

The Indianapolis Colts have started the season 2-4 with obvious flaws. There’s only so much the team can control, but schematically, rotationally and situationally, the Colts have a lot of work to do. This week Indianapolis will battle the Jacksonville Jaguars, featuring the best pass rush they’ve seen this season… and possibly the worst quarterback […] → Read More

2nd-half implosion by Colts a complete team effort

This storyline is becoming all too familiar. The Indianapolis Colts play really well in the first half, take a lead against [add team here] in to the locker room at halftime, and then the Colts blow the lead in near blowout fashion. Yes it happened again on Monday Night Football, as the Colts traveled to […] → Read More

3 Points Of Emphasis For Colts Against Titans

The Indianapolis Colts were able to squeak one out in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers and finally weren’t outscored in the second half, putting them at 2-3 on the season. This week the Colts travel to the Tennessee Titans for Monday Night Football, and it’s yet to be determined if Marcus Mariota will […] → Read More

Why Have Colts LBs Been Floundering In Coverage?

Five weeks ago, we didn’t really know what to expect from this Indianapolis Colts defense. Even after Week 1, the Colts looked like a team that would be getting smashed regularly after giving up 32 offensive points to the Los Angeles Rams. Since, the Colts have built a respectable run defense, appear to be getting […] → Read More

3 Points Of Emphasis For Colts Against 49ers

The Indianapolis Colts have faced a bevy of problems this season, no different from any other year. An embarrassing loss to the Seattle Seahawks has pushed consistency to the forefront of needs for the Colts’ players and coaching staff. At 1-3, with the return of Andrew Luck on the horizon, the Colts have their hands […] → Read More

Colts Need Immediate Solution To 2nd Half Woes

Through the first quarter of the season, it couldn’t be more obvious that the Indianapolis Colts have a long list of problems. Even some perceived strengths have been turned upside down and now cause concern. Despite some improvements from last season, the overall misfortunes continue for the organization. The Colts have given up 26 passing […] → Read More

3 Points Of Interest For Colts In Week 4 Matchup With Seahawks

The Indianapolis Colts have gotten through the first three weeks of their schedule without Andrew Luck able to cover some of the team’s blemishes. They notched only a single victory despite their opponents carrying a combined 3-6 record into Week 4. This week the Colts will have more than a full plate in dealing with the […] → Read More

Chuck Pagano Shows Stripes Again In Week 3

The Indianapolis Colts have finally gotten into the win column after outlasting the Cleveland Browns in Week 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium. There were a lot of positives that showed up for a team without so many of their leaders and top talent on the field. The Colts put up 31 points and Jacoby Brissett […] → Read More

3 Points Of Emphasis For Colts In Week 3

The Indianapolis Colts have yet to put a full four quarters together of winning football. A pathetic outing in Week 1 basically showed the league how bad they could be at their lowest, and a much more admirable effort in Week 2 reinforced the necessity to put all facets of the game together in order […] → Read More

Colts Run Defense A Strength Through Week 2

The Indianapolis Colts were tasked with rebuilding multiple areas of their roster this offseason. Of course, they needed a relevant pass rush and they addressed it with additions of Tarell Basham, Barkevious Mingo, Jabaal Sheard and John Simon. They certainly needed to upgrade organically in the secondary and added Malik Hooker, Quincy Wilson and Nate […] → Read More

Colts Must Play Well In Coverage And Find Pass Rush In Week 2

While the Indianapolis Colts showed how pathetic their offense can be with Scott Tolzien under center, the team’s defense has a lot to work on as well. With seven starters either being in an alternate position, or being a new addition to the team in Week 1, the pass rush and coverage are still massive […] → Read More