Tag Archive for Colts

Inside the Man Room

This week in the Man Room I talk about football, basketball, and even a little baseball.  Colts preseason story lines are abundant so those are discussed.  Travis Miller from hammerandrails.com is the guest talking Purdue football.  Plus my thought on Calbert Cheaney leaving IU and Ryan Dempster’s joke suspension giving to him.

Follow me on Twitter @thadvandeventer and follow ISC @indysportscrew.  Remember to subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes.

Inside the Man Room

Football is the topic of choice this week in the Man Room.  I take a look back at the Colts’ preseason opener.  Notre Dame is the second college football team we talk about in our preview series.  Pat Doherty from the Regional Radio Sports Network joins me to talk about the Irish.  Follow me on Twitter @thadvandeventer or @IndySportsCrew.  Subscribe to Indy Sports Crew podcasts on iTunes.

Rise and Fire

Monday Night Reaction

This week’s Monday Night Reaction will be a print version (sorry you don’t get to see my face this week).  The Colts had their first preseason game yesterday against Buffalo.  The Bills crushed Indy 44-20.  Below I will take a look at the positives and negatives from yesterday’s game.

Positives

1st Team Defense- Although the first team defense did give up some yards on big plays, they did hold tough limiting the Bills scoring.  Buffalo put together two long drives that ended with field goals.  Big yardage plays were a concern but standing up in the clutch and holding the Bills to three points was good to see.

T.Y. Hilton- Hilton showed off his speed big time yesterday.  Two plays in particular showcased this.  He caught a 45 yard touchdown pass down the left sideline that was a highlight reel play.  Hilton out ran the defense then laid out to make the catch on the two yard line and bounce into the end zone.  He also had an electrifying 15 yard punt return.  It is hard to fathom such a play but he juked and jived his way around several defenders.  He was one man away from taking the return to the house.  Hilton finished with 3 catches for 61 yards, 1 touchdown, and one return for 15 yards.  This could be Hilton rounding into form for a breakout season.

Negatives

Special Teams- The third facet of the game was weak.  Giving up several long returns including a 107 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  With all of the free agent signees coming to Indy, it was thought that the overall depth would improve.  That thought process lent itself to thinking the special teams play would also be better.  Defending the return yesterday was definitely cause for concern.

Second Units- The first team offensive and defensive units looked decent with some room for improvement.  The second and in some cases third units were not very effective.  Offensively they moved the ball some, but nothing substantial and no scoring drives (not counting when Hasselbeck was in since it was still the first team unit sans Luck).  Defensively they gave up tons of yards and tons of scores.  You would like to see that tighten up if the team’s depth is put to the test.

Unknown

Offensive Line- We didn’t get a great look at the Colts offensive line yesterday.  This is probably the biggest question for Indy this preseason.  Signing and drafting new players to see where they may fit in and most importantly protect Andrew Luck.  Anthony Castonzo is the most certain starter but he did allow a sack yesterday.  I believe the rest of the line is up for grabs even Samson Satele at Center.  More will need to be seen over the next three weeks from the line, but this is the most important questions to be answered before the regular season kicks off.

Follow me on Twitter @thadvandeventer.

Inside the Man Room

Colts training camp opens up this weekend in Anderson so we spend a lot of time focused on the beginning of the 2013 campaign.  Jersey Johnny of 1070 The Fan joins us as we talk camp story lines.  I also give you my take on the Brickyard 400 and the recent MLB suspension of Ryan Braun.  Follow me on Twitter @thadvandeventer and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Rise and Fire

Monday Night Reaction- Special Playoff Preview

The Indianapolis Colts are back in the playoffs in a year where not much was expected out of them.  Now they travel to their old hometown of Baltimore.  This week we introduce the newest member of indysportscrew.com- Graham Cory Vandeventer.  Graham is our NFL Playoff Analyst and helps me break down tomorrow’s matchup.  Watch and give us your thoughts on Twitter @thadvandeventer or @IndySportsCrew.

Rise and Fire

Monday Night Reaction

The Colts win again and now sit at 9-4.  They are in great position now to make the playoffs.  Indy did not play great against Tennessee, but as they have done all year they found a way to win.  Follow me @thadvandeventer and @IndySportsCrew.

Inside the Man Room

The podcast is a little late this week and for that we apologize, but we have a lot of stuff to talk about.  The Colts have the playoffs in their sights after a crazy comeback win at Detroit.  Indy hosts Tennessee tomorrow.  We also talk about the new Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell and the first quarter of the Pacers season.

Follow us on Twitter @thadvandeventer, @C_K_42, and @IndySportsCrew.

Rise and Fire

Monday Night Reaction

An unbelievable and memorable comeback win in Detroit has the Colts staring at the playoffs.  Take a look at my thoughts on the victory and where this season could be headed.  Your thoughts are always welcome @thadvandeventer and @IndySportsCrew.

Rise and Fire

Monday Night Reaction

The Indianapolis Colts won again Sunday.  This time they took down Buffalo at home 20-13.  With the win, the horseshoes have put themselves in prime playoff position with just five games remaining.  Follow me on Twitter @thadvandeventer and @IndySportsCrew.

Rise and Fire

Monday Night Reaction

Tonight we take a look back at the beat down that was for the Colts at New England.  Indy hung in the game for the first half but the second stanza was a different.  Take a look and give me your feedback @thadvandeventer or @IndySportsCrew.