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2012 Preview: Indianapolis Colts

Call me crazy, but I think its safe to say we don’t know the 2012 Indianapolis Colts.  Unless you are boycotting football, you are aware that Colts owner Jim Irsay has completely changed this team-top to bottom.  Many of his moves have been surprising and have caused mixed emotions for many fans.  I knew that with a 2-11 record that some things certainly needed to change.  But to fire practically everyone seems a bit drastic.    That’s the nostalgic, loyal fan in me.  However the all-good-things-must-end fan in me understands that Irsay made the best (albeit difficult) decisions he could for the long-term improvement of his franchise.  I respect that.  Regardless of how anyone feels, it’s official: Peyton Manning is in Denver and the new starting QB (and face of the franchise) of the 2012 Indianapolis Colts is Andrew Luck.  Here is more about the 2012 Indianapolis Colts. 

Fantasy Football Studs:  Wow, let’s see here.  It used to be that with the presence of Peyton Manning under center, any Colt skill player could be considered a stud.  I remember a few years back when Andre Johnson was a Sunday game time scratch, and I needed a WR to plug-in.  I picked up Austin Collie.  I had no idea who he was, but because he played for the Colts, I figured it was better than nothing.  Two TDs later, Collie was a household name, (at least in my house).  Unfortunately, we don’t have that luxury.  This is a new team, new offense, new quarterback.  Collie has a chance to be useful, as well as fellow receiver, Reggie Wayne.  Outside of that, there’s not much else.  Too early to tell. Continue reading

He Said: I’d Love RGIII to Go 1st!

The Indianapolis Colts have gone on record saying Andrew Luck is not a guaranteed Number 1 overall draft pick.  Let me go on record saying: That’s fine with me!  I’d love RGIII to be a Colt.  Here are 5 reasons why:

1.  The Colts have a winning tradition and have built a very strong franchise, and even though Robert Irsay acted like a CLASS A jerk for the way he treated Peyton Manning, he does not want to lose.  Especially after last year’s dreadful season when they finished with a 2-14 record.  Mainly, he wants to show the world that he is smarter than everyone, and can be successful without Manning.  I’m not taking anything away from Andrew Luck, but RGIII will bring excitement back to that organization.  He will win back the fans that they lost last season and lost during the office season with the Peyton drama.  RGIII gives the Colts the best chance of winning now.

2.  The NFL is changing.  With the success of players like Michael Vick, Cam Newton, and even Tim Tebow, teams are looking for the extra dimension of a quarterback that can take off and run.  I’m not implying that the pure pocket passer will become obsolete, but most teams are now looking for a QB that can air it out with accuracy and run for a 40 yard gain.  RGIII can give you that. Continue reading

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