This year at Colts Authority we're trying a few new things (including the very cool Colts Authority Annual /end self promotion) to bring you the best content possible.
As well as beautifully laid-out digital magazines (I promise I'm done now), we're going to try and amp up our analysis with more visual aids as well. If you haven't already seen Josh Boeke's GIF presentation of Andrew Luck's five best throws of 2012, go check it out. That's one example of the new media-y stuff that we'll be adding this year, and now I'm proud to introduce another: Colts Authority Video Breakdowns.
Throughout the year I'll be doing weekly breakdowns of a certain player of play(s) that caught my eye (with the aid of All-22 film once the regular season starts). This is the first installation of that, a look at Caesar Rayford's productive night during the Colts' 20-12 win over the Giants.
If you have comments, suggestions, etc. please leave them below. It's a work in progress, but I think this is something that can be both very informative and entertaining for Colts fans.
This was a nice change. I will be looking for more of these in the future. One on the line play would be neat. Maybe one on the D-line to see if they have the potential to free up lanes for linebackers to make plays. I hope Chapnado plays more tomorrow.
This was very well put together. I would love to see more of these to come. I also would like to see a Colts defense that can stop the run, work on that as well.
Oh, and when you refer to Reitz/Linkenbach/Olsen as the "trio of terror" at left guard... good one.
(Even though I, for some unexplainable reason, still believe Reitz can be a servicable lineman.)
That is good stuff. My only "little" suggestion would be that you might have wanted to show some of the instances where Rayford was successfully blocked that would back up what you say he needs to work on.
(And the "Where are they now" in the Colts Authority Annual is great.)
Awesome! Great addition and excellent breakdown of Rayford's night. I hope this guy makes the roster. It seemed like his length really helped him to finish on that last sack as well. I think he will be useful.
If I could make a suggestion - it may not be a bad idea to add a "sign off" to the video. I'm not sure what anyone else might think but it seems to me like it would add that finishing touch and reinforce the CA brand. Really though, the video was well done and it seems like you put work into it and practiced before making it. No cheesiness or ill-preparedness in my opinion and it all flowed well. I will be looking forward to more!
@DougEngland I think he can be serviceable too, but injuries and communication issues made 2012 a struggle. I think he's a good depth guard for sure though.
@DougEngland Thanks for the suggestion Doug.
Greg killed that section. Hilarious.
@bradicus18 Thanks! I'll definitely spend some time on a closing.