Who was the nimrod who decided to write a weekly column complaining about the Colts in the same year the Colts decided to have an amazing season? Really, there are only two acceptable choices at this point: 1) change the name from Monday Morning Moaner to Monday Morning Merriment or 2) fire myself. Unfortunately, I'm as stubborn about not changing things (or firing myself) as Pep Hamilton is about using the fullback, so we're sticking with the Moaner theme and we're going to complain about a 34-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Yea, I'm that guy.no comments
“It was huge. Nobody picked us again, but we’re always the underdog, underdog always comes out on top and that’s how we feel.” – Wide Receiver T.Y. Hilton on Sunday’s victory.
The Colts’ 34-28 win over the Seahawks yesterday, as we know, nearly plunged into an outright blowout. Down 12-0 in the first quarter, Indianapolis was dangling on the precipice of football disaster – their first three drives netted 9 total yards – when they dialed up a vertical play to T.Y. Hilton (after a three and out by the defense).
Andrew Luck, with a defender pushing guard Mike McGlynn backward into him, sidestepped the pressure and hit a streaking Hilton, who caught the ball around the 31 yard line, made one man miss along the sideline, and jetted into the endzone to complete a 73-yard touchdown.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Indianapolis Colts are for real. Legitimate. Whatever you want to call it. After a rather unusual 34-28 victory over the Seahawks, the Colts now sit at 4-1 as they make their way through a very tough stretch in their schedule. What ended in elation, however, began very differently.
The Colts came into this game hoping to prove they could compete against the best, hoping to take it to the 4-0 Seahawks the same way they did the 49ers in their 27-7 victory in by the Bay. Things didn’t begin well, however, as Indy came out flat on both sides of the ball.
Another week, another hit to my fantasy football cred. At this rate, the European Union is going to have to bail us out by week 7. The latest debacle? A 105-71 loss, thanks to strong performances from Stevie Johnson (0 points) and Andy Dalton (who helped AJ Green earn 5 pts). 5 total points from my wide receivers... not a winning recipe.
How are we going to lose this week? I bet it'll be painful!no comments
Two wins on the bounce, things aren't so bad after all! The 37-3 hammering of the Jacksonville Jaguars was a formality, but it was still a resoundingly strong display from the Colts in all facets of the game.
However, the inconsistency of the Colts' rookies continues, whilst we also saw major injury blow to the defense...no comments
Around 9:15 Thursday night, the Colts announced they had waived reserve safety Joe Lefeged, but the team initially didn’t announce a signing or mention any non-football reason for Lefeged’s release (though it would sort itself out in the morning).
From the team’s announcement on Lefeged:
The Indianapolis Colts today waived safety Joe Lefeged.
Lefeged appeared in 36 games (five starts) with the Colts and totaled 56 tackles (31 solo), five passes defensed, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He also recorded 20 special teams stops. Lefeged was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 29, 2011.
The lack of a reason for the release likely meant it wasn’t terribly newsworthy, but that didn’t stop the speculation as to whether Lefeged was in more trouble or who might be taking his spot.
The answer came this morning when the team signed safety Larry Asante, who many believed could earn a roster spot after a strong preseason. It appears Asante has earned his spot, just a bit later than fans expected.
From the Colts release on Asante:no comments
12 Things to Watch in Sunday's Colts-Seahawks Game
Oooh. I'm so scared.
Last week, the Colts curb-stomped Jacksonville on their way to their third win of the year. This week, they take on arguably the second-best team in football. Seattle comes to the Luke in search of a perfect 5-0 start. Here's what to watch for...
1. Watch for the stretch. It's here. While the path to 3-1 wasn't quite what everyone expected, the fact is that the Colts are exactly where most of us figured they would be. Sunday opens the second, and most difficult, quarter of the season for the Horse. The second half of the year has five or so wins in it. If the Colts can go 1-3 over their next four games, they have a decent shot at making the playoffs. If they can split, they'll win double-digit games. Of course, they could also go 0-4 very easily, even if they play good football. This stretch is so difficult that Sunday's game is probably the most winnable of the four. If the Colts are a good team, or at least a playoff team, they have to find a way to put victories in the difficult games.no comments
On tonight's show, Kyle and Greg take a look at this Sunday's Colts vs Seahawks showdown. We'll talk about the latest injury news, the key match-ups, and tell you who will win and why. Plus, we'll have another edition of the game sweeping the nation: KYLE'S WACKY STATS
Live, tonight, at 8pm ET!!