Fantasy Football News & Views
Colts | Andrew Luck excited about new offense Thu Feb 15, 08:12 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck said he is excited about the offense head coach Frank Reich is bringing to the team. 'That sounds great,' Luck said. 'I know all the best offenses that I've been a part of in my career we've not been static and we've attacked. And I'm sure he'll have a great flavor and we'll involve as many people as we can, and attacking defenses is what it's all about.'Link to story
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Colts | Dave Borgonzi joining coaching staff Thu Feb 15, 05:36 PM
The Indianapolis Colts have hired Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Dave Borgonzi as their new linebackers coach, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Indy adding two assistant coaches Thu Feb 15, 05:21 PM
The Indianapolis Colts will hire former Detroit Lions safeties coach Alan Williams as their new secondary coach and New England Patriots assistant special teams coach Ray Ventrone as their new special teams coach, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Andrew Luck meets with experts Tue Feb 13, 04:32 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has met with throwing experts in California as part of his rehabilitation process, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: Nobody really knows where Luck is at in his recovery, but reports indicate he's progressing in a positive direction. Luck has not begun throwing yet, but he does appear to be close to making that next step in his recovery from a torn labrum.|
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Colts | Indianapolis will have up-tempo offense Tue Feb 13, 04:18 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck and company will implement a strong element of no huddle into their offensive game plans, according to new head coach Frank Reich. 'We want to impose our will on the opponent,' Reich said.
|Footballguys view: Reich knows all about the up-tempo offense. Dating back to his days backing up Jim Kelly in the Bills K-Gun offense, Reich has been innovative as a designer of offense. Provided that Andrew Luck is healthy, we're excited about the Colts offense with Reich leading the way.|
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Colts | Darrell Bevell talking with Indianapolis Tue Feb 13, 01:49 AM
Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has been talking with the Indianapolis Colts 'for weeks' about joining the club in the same position, which remains unfilled.Link to story
Colts | Nick Sirianni tabbed as Indy's new OC Mon Feb 12, 09:24 PM
Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni was named as the new offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Feb. 12, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | No timetable for Malik Hooker Mon Feb 12, 12:32 PM
Indianapolis Colts FS Malik Hooker (knee) has been off crutches for months, but the team does not have a timetable for his return.Link to story
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Colts | Nick Sirianni expected to be OC Mon Feb 12, 08:03 AM
Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni was granted permission to interview for the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator spot with the expectation he'll be hired.Link to story
Colts | Indy wants to talk with Nick Sirianni Sun Feb 11, 08:08 PM
The Indianapolis Colts want to talk with San Diego Chargers wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni about the team's open offensive coordinator spot.Link to story
Colts | Alan Williams could join coaching staff Sun Feb 11, 05:34 PM
Former Detroit Lions safeties coach Alan Williams could join the Indianapolis Colts coaching staff under head coach Frank Reich.Link to story
Colts | Frank Reich officially hired as head coach Sun Feb 11, 05:11 PM
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has officially been hired as the new Indianapolis Colts head coach.
|Footballguys view: It's officially official. Reich is a good hire by the Colts given the late start they got due to Josh McDaniels backing out on them. The Eagles offense had to overcome a ton of obstacles this year on the way to a World Championship and Reich was there leading the way. He'll take over a team in need of a makeover on offense. If Andrew Luck (shoulder) is healthy, then Reich will be ahead of the curve.|
Colts | Indianapolis agrees to deal with Frank Reich Sun Feb 11, 03:23 PM
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has agreed to a five-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts to become their new head coach, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The deal is in the finalizing stages, but we don't expect Reich to pull what Josh McDaniels did. The Colts have added a first-time head coach with plenty of offensive schemes to get the most out of the players on the roster. If QB Andrew Luck is healthy, the Colts could have a bounce-back year under Reich in 2018.|
Colts | Frank Reich expected to take Indy job Sun Feb 11, 02:15 PM
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has told friends that he plans to take the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Colts were left holding the bag after Josh McDaniels decided to stay with the Patriots even after he was announced as the new head coach. Reich did a great job this year, working through multiple injuries on offense (including losing starting QB Carson Wentz) while still designing on offense that put up points. He will now take over an offense that needs a lot of help. Andrew Luck's return will greatly help so long as he's back to full strength.|
Colts | Frank Reich considered top HC candidate Sun Feb 11, 12:45 PM
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has emerged as the leading candidate for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position, according to sources.Link to story
Colts | Jabaal Sheard likely to move to DE Sat Feb 10, 01:54 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Jabaal Sheard likely will move to defensive end next season since defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will be using a 4-3 defensive alignment.Link to story
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Colts | Indy to talk with Leslie Frazier Saturday Thu Feb 8, 05:13 PM
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is scheduled to interview for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position Saturday, Feb. 8, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Leslie Frazier requested for interview Thu Feb 8, 09:30 AM
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was requested for an interview by the Indianapolis Colts for their head coaching vacancy, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Two assistant coaches will stay Wed Feb 7, 05:56 PM
Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and defensive line coach Mike Phair will remain on the coaching staff under the next head coach. They were hired before New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of the head coaching job and were expecting to be on McDaniels' staff.Link to story
Colts | Indianapolis will move to 4-3 Wed Feb 7, 05:11 PM
The Indianapolis Colts will use a 4-3 defensive scheme under defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, according to general manager Chris Ballard.Link to story
Colts | GM says no Andrew Luck surgery Wed Feb 7, 11:28 AM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) doesn't require more surgery, according to general manager Chris Ballard. 'He doesn't need surgery,' Ballard said. 'I've not gotten than from the two doctors. He's not throwing a football yet and is working on arm speed. He's not going to skip a step.'
|Footballguys view: It would help a lot of the buzz around Luck if he could start throwing again. All in due time according to Ballard. The team seems optimistic Luck will be ready for the start of the regular season.|
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Colts | Frank Reich an option for Colts Wed Feb 7, 10:36 AM
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is expected to receive an interview request from the Indianapolis Colts for their head coaching vacancy.
|Footballguys view: Reich's offense was able to move the ball at will against the Patriots in the Super Bowl. He got the best out of QB Carson Wentz and when he was hurt, Reich was able to get quality play out of Nick Foles. There's no doubt he would be a strong candidate to get the Colts offense with QB Andrew Luck back on track in 2018.|
Colts | Matt Eberflus staying Wed Feb 7, 09:19 AM
Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus signed a contract with the Colts and will remain with the team after New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels declined the head coaching job.Link to story
Colts | Concern Andrew Luck may need more surgery? Tue Feb 6, 09:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) may not out of the woods yet regarding his right shoulder, as ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported 'there still are doctors who have concerns about Luck's shoulder and whether he could wind up needing additional surgery.'
|Footballguys view: There have been rumors about this for some time. Luck has been in Europe recovering from his shoulder problem, and when Josh McDaniels backed out of the head coaching gig more rumors about Luck's shoulder problem began to surface.|
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Colts | Josh McDaniels back out of Indy HC job Tue Feb 6, 08:05 PM
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has decided not to accept the head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts.Link to story
Colts | Matt Eberflus hired by Colts Tue Feb 6, 02:14 PM
Former Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus is joining the Indianapolis Colts as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, Feb. 6.Link to story
Colts | Jerry Schuplinski expected to Colts Tue Feb 6, 12:01 PM
New England Patriots assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski is expected to join the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Josh McDaniels named Colts head coach Tue Feb 6, 11:03 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was named the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, Feb. 6.
|Footballguys view: A move that we were waiting for. With the Patriots season over, this can finally become official. McDaniels is getting his second chance to be a head coach in the NFL after his year and a half stint with the Broncos did not go well. He's learned, grown and matured since then so this time around he should be a better head coach. McDaniels will work closely with QB Andrew Luck to get the Colts back on the right track. If Luck is healthy, McDaniels should have the Colts in position to make a playoff run sooner than some think...provided the team can get better protection for Luck from their offensive line.|
Colts | Josh McDaniels still likely to Colts Mon Feb 5, 10:03 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is still likely to take the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching job, according to sources, NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran said on the Dan Patrick Show Monday, Feb. 5. Curran said it could be announced Wednesday, Feb. 7.
|Footballguys view: Reports surfaced on Sunday that McDaniels was getting cold feet about this Colts move. That opened up speculation about the future of Bill Belichick with the Patriots. Nothing is done until there's a press conference and the ink is dry on the contract, but we should see McDaniels introduced as the head coach of the Colts sometime this week.|
Colts | Edwin Jackson passes away Sun Feb 4, 03:49 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Edwin Jackson died in a car accident in Indiana Sunday, Feb. 4. Jackson was struck by a suspected drunken driver, according to Indiana State Police.
|Footballguys view: This is sad news for the Colts family and a good reminder to please not drink and drive on this American holiday and don't let anyone you know drink and drive.|
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Colts | Indy could make offer to Donte Moncrief Sun Feb 4, 02:33 PM
The Indianapolis Colts could consider offering impending free-agent WR Donte Moncrief a short-term deal where he would have to prove his value, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Wells.
|Footballguys view: Moncrief is still young at 24 and he has great tools, but has been a disappointment with the Colts. The team might value him more than others because of continuity, considering how little they have on the depth chart behind Moncrief.|
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Colts | Darrell Bevell could become OC in Indy Sun Feb 4, 09:51 AM
Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is believed to be the favorite for the same position with the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple sources. The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants are also among the teams that have expressed interest in Bevell.
|Footballguys view: Bevell had an amazing year with Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre in Minnesota, and he's a big part of the Russell Wilson story in Seattle, although his prowess at building an offense and calling plays isn't well established despite his experience. He would be under Josh McDaniels in this scenario, so his influence would be less than in other offensive coordinator positions.|
Colts | Rodney Adams signs with Colts Fri Feb 2, 10:22 AM
Free-agent WR Rodney Adams (Vikings) signed a Reserve/Future deal with the Indianapolis Colts Friday, Feb. 2.
|Footballguys view: The Colts have a big opening at wide receiver with Donte Moncrief entering free agency and no real established talents behind him on the depth chart. He's got some speed and could stick.|
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Colts | Dave DeGuglielmo hired by Colts Tue Jan 30, 05:02 PM
Former Miami Dolphins assistant coach Dave DeGuglielmo was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as offensive line coach Tuesday, Jan. 30.
|Footballguys view: DeGuglielmo was part of a great offensive line performance by the Chargers in 2016, and he coached under soon-to-be Colts head coach Josh McDaniels in 2014 and 2015. He will have the important job of prepping the unit responsible for keeping Andrew Luck healthy.|
Colts | Andrew Luck close to throwing again Tue Jan 30, 12:04 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is doing functional work - such as working on his motion and arm speed - to get strength back in the shoulder and is reportedly 'very close' to throwing again, according to a source. He is also reportedly headed out to the Los Angeles area in the near future to work with noted throwing mechanics and strength gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux.
|Footballguys view: We will be watching this closely, but won't be penciling in Luck for the 2018 season until we see him on the practice field after last year's debacle. This news is good, but Luck is far away from being out of the woods, and we won't know if he'll be his old self again until he plays at least a handful of games.|
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Colts | Bradley Chubb an option for Indianapolis Sun Jan 28, 09:27 PM
North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb will likely be the target of the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft if Penn State RB Saquon Barkley is not available, according to Mike Wells of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: The Colts have problems in the trenches on both sides of the ball and there probably isn't a player on the offensive line that is worthy of the #3 pick. Chubb would be an outstanding pick and he would probably fit no matter which defensive alignment the new defensive coordinator installs.|
Colts | Josh McDaniels to be next head coach Sun Jan 28, 09:49 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to be named the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts following Super Bowl LII, according to multiple sources. McDaniels had received a second interview with the organization for the job Friday, Jan. 26.
|Footballguys view: This can only be seen as good news for Andrew Luck and the Colts offense, although they still need to rebuild the offensive line. The Patriots will likely promote from within again, with wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea being a strong potential candidate to replace McDaniels.|
Colts | Josh McDaniels to meet with Colts Thu Jan 25, 09:04 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will meet with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Chris Ballard for a second time Friday, Jan. 26.
|Footballguys view: It feels very much like McDaniels is the choice in Indianapolis. One assumes he has learned from his mistakes in Denver, and we know he can manage young quarterbacks, so this could be a good fit for both parties. If Andrew Luck is healthy, McDaniels might be just the guy to get him back on track.|
Colts | Josh McDaniels sought for second Colts meeting Mon Jan 22, 09:14 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been requested for a second interview for the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching vacancy.
|Footballguys view: It's lining up for McDaniels to be the next head coach of the Colts. If Andrew Luck is healthy, the Colts can get back in contention for the AFC South. It's a much tougher division now, so the Colts have a lot of work in front of them no matter who is the head coach.|
Colts | DeAndre Smelter inks Reserve/Future deal Wed Jan 17, 10:28 PM
Free-agent WR DeAndre Smelter (49ers) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, Jan. 17.DeAndre Smelter player page
Colts | Josh McDaniels favorite for HC job Sun Jan 14, 11:06 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is considered the clear favorite for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: That should cause excitement in Andrew Luck's fantasy outlook for 2018, as long as he can make a full recovery after losing 2017 to problems following his offseason shoulder surgery.|
Colts | Matt Rhule opts to stay at Baylor Fri Jan 12, 08:01 AM
Baylor head coach Matt Rhule informed the Indianapolis Colts he will remain at Baylor after interviewing for the Colts' head coaching position.
|Footballguys view: Rhule stays with Baylor where he went 1-11 in his first season coaching the team in 2017. The Colts are still looking for a new head coach after firing Chuck Pagano earlier this year.|
Colts | Steve Wilks won't interview with Indy Thu Jan 11, 08:57 PM
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks will not interview for the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching vacancy after all, as the club appears more focused on offensive-minded candidates.
|Footballguys view: Wilks was in consideration for the Giants head coaching job, but it seems like they're going in a different direction. With the Colts also out of the running, it looks like Wilks could stay with the Panthers in 2018.|
Colts | Darnell Sankey signed by Colts Thu Jan 11, 01:40 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Darnell Sankey was signed to a Reserve/Future contract Thursday, Jan. 11.Link to story
Colts | Matt Rhule interviews for Colts HC job Wed Jan 10, 06:58 PM
Baylor head coach Matt Rhule interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position earlier this week, according to sources.Link to story
Colts | Indy to talk with Steve Wilks Thursday Mon Jan 8, 02:48 PM
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is scheduled to interview for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position Thursday, Jan. 11.
|Footballguys view: Wilks has a busy week as three teams (Giants, Cardinals, Colts) have him set to interview. In his first season as the Panthers DC, Wilks had them performing as a top-10 unit. He interviewed with the Rams last year, and Wilks seems bound to get a top job this year.|
Colts | Matt Nagy to talk with Colts Sunday Sat Jan 6, 02:08 PM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is scheduled to interview for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position Sunday, Jan. 7, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Nagy is an up-and-coming coach who has many teams watching him closely as he's worked well with the Chiefs offense. The Colts need all the help they can get, but most importantly they need to find a coach to mesh with QB Andrew Luck and get the team back on track.|
Colts | T.Y. Hilton fined Sat Jan 6, 09:17 AM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton was fined $12,154 by the National Football League for his role in a fight with Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph during the third quarter of Week 17's game. Both players received personal fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct.Link to story
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Colts | Indy to talk with Mike Vrabel Saturday Fri Jan 5, 06:51 PM
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel is scheduled to interview for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position Saturday, Jan. 6, according to a source.Link to story
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Colts | Indianapolis, Kris Richard to talk Friday Wed Jan 3, 06:18 PM
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard is scheduled to interview for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position Friday, Jan. 5, according to a source.Link to story