The NFL Draft starts tomorrow, and Colts Authority Radio will get you set for the big event by breaking down all of the latest news, notes, and rumors. We'll also discuss the 2013 Regular Season Schedule and the NYJ-Tampa Bay (Revis) trade. Live, tonight at 8:30pm ET.no comments
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With the 2013 Draft just a couple days away, we’re going to take a quick look at a position of perpetual need in today’s NFL. As the arms race to build high-powered passing attacks escalates, so too does the demand for solid cornerbacks, even for the fourth or fifth guy on the depth chart. Last season, the Colts grappled with inadequacies at the position and dealt with several injuries that changed the complexion of their secondary throughout the year.
This offseason, Indianapolis added a starting strong safety in LaRon Landry to replace Tom Zbikowski. They also lost Jerraud Powers, the promising but oft-injured former starter at corner and then signed Greg Toler, a promising but oft-injured former starter at corner from the Cardinals. A healthy nickel backfield of Landry and Antoine Bethea at safety with Toler, Vontae Davis, and Darius Butler at cornerback sounds good enough to get the job done most Sunday afternoons. However, in the NFL, teams must consider the depth (both because of injuries and for defending 4 and 5 wide receiver sets), as well as the future, and if Ryan Grigson sees a cornerback as the best player available in the first round, he could pull the trigger on one.
With all the talented pass rushers projected near the end of the first or beginning of the second round, we have focused quite a bit on OLB’s, DE’s, and, perhaps more because of need, wide receivers as well. Today, let’s take a quick snapshot of a few cornerbacks who could be available when Indianapolis goes on the clock with the 24th pick this Thursday. (continued after the jump)
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With the NFL Draft just two days away, the Colts Authority Community mock draft (#CAmock) is nearly through two rounds. We'll hopefully make it through at least part of the 3rd round before the draft actually occurs (I'll be a little quicker to move to admin picks in an attempt to get through).
Nevertheless, it's time to unveil to the world, if you haven't been keeping up on your own, some of the results of our efforts. We've had a great turnout and execution by the vast majority of the GMs, and it's been a great experience for myself (and hopefully for you all as well). With that in mind, here are your results for the first round of the CA Mock. As always, you can find the list of all picks, explanations, and remaining prospects on the community doc.no comments
Baltimore Colt great and Hall of Famer Lenny Moore is being honored this week by his hometown of Reading, PA.
He was Marshal Faulk before there was a Marshal Faulk, Moore is still the fourth leading receiver in franchise history behind Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Raymond Berry. Moore rushed and received for 11,000 yards and scored more than 100 career touchdowns playing alongside John Unitas.
Moore is being honored as part of the "Hometown Hall of Famers" program as presented by Allstate and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Moore's career was groundbreaking both because of his affect on modern football as a pass-catching running back and as one of the pioneer African-American players in the NFL.
This week I had the truly special honor of speaking to this Colts legend.no comments
The Colts schedule for 2013 came out this evening. This year, along with their divisional games, they will face the AFC West and NFC West, as well as battles against fellow second-place division finishers, Cincinnati and Miami. The Miami game will be a rematch of last year’s 23-20 Colts victory that saw Andrew Luck throw for a rookie record 433 yards along with two touchdowns, as Indy outscored the Dolphins 10-3 in the second half. (continued after the jump)no comments no comments