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QB Jacoby Brissett - Indianapolis Colts

6-4, 231Born: 12-11-1992College: N.C. StateDrafted: Round 3

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Brissett suffered a concussion in the Week 10 game

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General News (Wed Nov 22): practiced fully on Wednesday. Brissett remains in the league's concussion protocol.

General News (Mon Nov 20): is still going through the concussion protocol, but head coach Chuck Pagano said he believes Brissett should be able to play in Week 12. He received most of the snaps during the team's workout Monday, Nov. 20.

Week 12: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Jacoby Brissett has looked much improved in recent weeks as he is actually putting together a decent season. Brissett has multiple passing touchdowns in each of his last three games, two of which came against pretty tough Bengals and Steelers pass defenses. Brissett still struggles to stay upright behind poor offensive line play though. He took another three sacks in his last game as the Colts have allowed a league-leading 39 sacks this year. The wide receiver position for the Colts has been all over the place this year. Donte Moncrief scored a 60-yard touchdown as his only reception during the Colts' last game, but he has only hauled in more than two receptions in three games this season. T.Y. Hilton can put up monster numbers, but he can also put up a stinker like he did against the Steelers in Week 10, the Bengals in Week 8, the Titans in Week 6, and the list goes on. Each game in which Hilton has hauled in at least five receptions, he has gone for over 150 receiving yards with three touchdowns in those three games. In the other seven games in which Hilton has hauled in fewer than five receptions, he has neither exceeded 60 receiving yards nor scored a touchdown. Until their last game, Jack Doyle was the one consistent piece of this passing offense--but even he has shown he can put up a dud as Doyle caught just two balls for nine yards against the Steelers. After a stretch of solid outings, the bottom has fallen out from the Titans secondary in the last two weeks. The stat sheet was padded in Weeks five through nine as the Titans really did not face any dynamic offenses or elite receivers. These last two weeks have shown what elite talent can do against this squad though, as AJ Green amassed 115 yards and a touchdown while Antonio Brown exploded for 144 yards and three touchdowns last week. Adoree Jackson was covering Brown for most of the game, and he allowed 10 of 13 targets to be caught for 97 yards. However, Jackson did break up a few passes and nearly immediately tackled Brown on most of those plays. This week, Jackson has a much easier matchup as he should square off against Donte Moncrief on most snaps, while TY Hilton should be manned by Logan Ryan or LeShaun Sims. Ryan had a great game against the Colts earlier this season as he helped to shut down T.Y. Hilton to just one 19-yard reception. The Titans struggled to cover Jack Doyle in that game though as he went for 50 yards and a touchdown, and they allowed a touchdown to Jesse James last week. The Titans have shown difficulty in covering opposing tight ends actually used in their offenses, so look for Doyle to see some looks here as he is certainly an integral part of the Colts offense despite his dud from last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
8 at CIN 74 25 39 233 2 1 1 6 0 0 19.25
9 at HOU 66 20 30 308 2 0 2 12 0 1 23.6
10 vs PIT 59 14 24 222 2 1 4 7 0 0 18.8
12 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 20 33 * * * 4 * * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 19 31 * * * 4 * * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 18 31 * * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 10 vs PIT (14 / 24 / 222 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)

The Colts offense could not get anything going on their first two possessions. The first sign of life for the offense came when Jacoby Brissett connected with Donte Moncrief, who came wide open running a double move, for a 60 yard touchdown to get the Colts on the board. Brissett put together another scoring drive on the Colts ensuing possession. Brissett connected with TY Hilton, Chester Rogers, and Marlon Mack for first downs to set up a field goal attempt. Brissett held the ball too long and took an ugly sack to stall the Colts final possession of the half. Brissett connected with Rogers twice to open the second half first to convert a 3rd down. Then Brissett found Rogers wide open downfield on a blown coverage for a 61 yard touchdown. The Colts gained one first down on their next two possessions and the first down was thanks to on a hands to the face penalty on Pittsburgh. Brissett was examined after taking a hit to the head but did not miss a snap. Brissett was intercepted on the ensuing possession. His pass went through the hands of Jack Doyle right to Ryan Shazier. The Colts went three and out on their next drive with Brissett absorbing three hits and two sacks unable to find anyone downfield. With 6 minutes remaining and with the game tied, the Colts offense could not muster any points.

2017 Week 9 vs HOU (20 / 30 / 308 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett completed all 4 of his pass attempts on the Colts opening possession for 88 yards and touchdown. Brissett completed to Chester Rogers, Frank Gore, and Brandon Williams to move the ball near midfield. Brissett then connected with a wide open TY Hilton for a 45 yard touchdown. The Colts managed just one first down on their three ensuing possessions. Brissett missed underneath throws to Kamar Aiken and Hilton to move the chains. Frank Gore dropped what would have been a third down conversion. Brissett got the Colts into field goal range with a completion to TY Hilton down the sideline for 30 yards. Hilton came wide open between the corner and safety in coverage. Running the two minute offense before halftime, Brissett was blindsided by a safety on a blitz and fumbled. The fumble was returned for a touchdown. A hands to the face penalty negated a first down and forced a punt to open the second half. Brissett hit TY Hilton on a shallow cross who took the pass all the way to the end zone for an 80 yard touchdown to get the Colts offense back on track. Brissett managed the clock and took underneath completion the remainder of the game.

2017 Week 8 vs CIN (25 / 39 / 233 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett was sacked twice on the Colts opening possession. Brissett was forced to escape the pocket because of an unblocked defender off the edge then held the ball too long and stepped up into a collapsing pocket. A drop by Hilton and a false start penalty quickly killed the Colts second possession. A holding penalty and a drop by Kamar Aiken forced another quick punt on the Colts ensuing drive. Following a muffed punt giving the Colts great starting field position another drop by Aiken forced a field goal attempt. Brissett and the offense finally found success with back to back completions to Doyle. Brissett first hit Doyle down then seam for 17 then beat man to man coverage with a nice throw for a 13 yard touchdown. Brissett set the Colts up for another field goal attempt with completions to Kamar Aiken and Doyle giving the Colts a 13-10 lead at halftime. Brissett led the Colts down the field on a methodical drive to open the second half. The drive culminated in a 24 yard screen pass to Marlon Mack for a touchdown. The Colts managed another field goal off of a Bengals turnover but were largely ineffective the remainder of the game. Brissett had his pass batted, intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Carlos Dunlap to give the Bengals the lead.

2017 Week 7 vs JAX (22 / 37 / 200 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 31 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense were shut out by the Jaguars. The Colts struggled to maintain any sort of offense and get first downs. The Jaguars did an excellent job of stopping the run game and shutting down big plays in the passing game. A combination of excellent coverage and an outstanding pass rush kept the Colts passing game from finding a rhythm. Brissett could rarely step up in the pocket or stay in the pocket for an extended period of time. The Jaguars did an outstanding job of collapsing the pocket and not letting Brissett outside of 2 scrambles by Brissett. The Colts offensive line and Brissett should each shoulder the blame for the 10 sacks Jacksonville amassed. Linemen were beat cleanly at times and Brissett failed to throw the ball away at other times. Brissett lost confidence in his protection as the game progressed and he began to anticipate pressure.

2017 Week 6 vs TEN (21 / 37 / 212 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / 15 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett played well and moved the Colts offense down the field on their opening possession. Brissett through what would have been an 18 yard touchdown to Moncrief but the pass was dropped forcing a field goal attempt. Brissett continued to play well and orchestrated a touchdown drive on the Colts second possession. Brissett completed to Moncrief and Hilton to move the Colts into the red zone and capped the drive with an 8 yard pass to Jack Doyle. Brissett again moved the Colts into the red zone on a methodical march down the field. The drive stalled with 3 incompletions inside the 10 yard line. The Titans had excellent coverage on all three plays but Brissett did miss a potential touchdown to TY Hilton. The Colts found very little offensive success in the second half after an excellent first half. The Colts first four possessions of the second half netted no first downs thanks to drops by Marlon Mack and Jack Doyle, a fumble by Doyle, and consistent pressure on Brissett. The Colts first offensive points of the second half came after a 60 yard kick return by Tyler Bray. Brissett and the offense managed one first down before settling for a field goal.

2017 Week 5 vs SF (22 / 34 / 314 / 0 / 1 pass, 8 / 14 / 1 rush)

Jacoby Brissett moved the Colts into field goal range on their opening possession. Brissett threw completions to Aiken, Moncrief and Brandon Williams but the drive stalled with a penalty and sack. The Colts next four possessions stalled with Brissett unable to connect with his receivers downfield while the run game struggled, and penalties and sacks piled up. The most notable play was when Brissett dropped a dime to TY Hilton 40 yards downfield but Hilton dropped the easy catch. Brissett got back in gear with completions of 16 and 26 to Hilton. Brissett did very well escaping the pocket and making a precise throw on the 26 yard completion. An incompletion to Hilton at the goal line forced a field goal attempt. A methodical drive aided by penalties once again put the Colts in the red zone but a sack and a fumble forced another field goal attempt. The Colts first touchdown drive featured a 26 yard screen pass to Frank Gore and two nice runs by Marlon Mack. The ensuing possession Brissett completed an impressive 60 yard bomb to Hilton that went for a gain of 63. Brissett's delivery looked effortless and he hit Hilton in stride. Brissett capped the drive with a 3 yard touchdown on a designed quarterback draw. Brissett made 2 beautiful throws to Moncrief and Hilton for gains of 15 and 46 to open overtime and move the Colts into the red zone. Brissett then threw an ugly interception to an underneath defender he did not see on a potential game winning throw. A long run by Marlon Mack set up the game winning field goal.

2017 Week 4 vs SEA (16 / 29 / 157 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 33 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett did not play well and the Colts struggled to sustain drives against the Seahawks. Brissett targeted Kamar Aiken who was running quick out route but the pass was undercut and intercepted by Justin Coleman and returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Brissett responded to his interception with a less than impressive touchdown drive. The drive was aided by two Seahawks penalties that gave the Colts first downs. Brissett also made an errant throw downfield that could have been intercepted by three different Seahawks. The scoring drive featured a screen pass to Gore for 19 yards, a nice 3rd down conversion to Hilton and a 25 yards scramble by Brissett. Robert Turbin scored the 1 yard touchdown. The Colts went for a 2 point conversion following the score and Brissett opted to throw to Doyle and the pass was broken up while he had TY Hilton wide open. The Colts put together another scoring drive following a Russell Wilson interception. Brissett capped the drive with a very nice back shoulder throw to Donte Moncrief beating Shaquill Griffin for 18 yards and a score. After an interception put the Colts in great field position, Brissett threw two ugly passes downfield missing Doyle and Hilton who both had separation for big plays forcing a field goal attempt. Brissett was hit as he threw forcing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Bobby Wagner. Brissett looked out of sorts and hesitant the remainder of the game.

2017 Week 3 vs CLE (17 / 24 / 259 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / 14 / 2 rush)

The Colts offense went three and out on their first two possessions thanks to penalties and a sack. Jacoby Brissett played well from the start and looked more comfortable and confident than the previous week. Brissett engineered a nice scoring drive with two big downfield completions to TY Hilton for 20 and 31 yards. Brissett capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown on a draw play off tackle. The following possession another big completion to Hilton and a roughing the passer penalty moved the Colts into the red zone. Brissett began to move as he felt pressure, spun away from a defender and scrambled for a 7 yard score. Backed up inside his own 5 yard line, Brissett nearly the covered the length of the field with 2 completions. The first was a very nice 34 yard back shoulder throw to Donte Moncrief. The second was completion downfield to Hilton who took the pass and ran another 40 yards to the end zone for 6 points. Brissett put together a fourth consecutive touchdown drive. The drive entailed a long pass interference penalty drawn by TY Hilton and two Frank Gore carries. The Colts offense became much more conservative in the second half with a two score lead. Play calling became run heavy and there were fewer and less successful pass attempts downfield.

2017 Week 2 vs ARI (20 / 37 / 216 / 0 / 1 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)

Jacoby Brissett moved the Colts offense down the field on their opening possession. Brissett converted two third downs with completions to Doyle and Aiken. The drive stalled with Brissett throwing behind TY Hilton but a Cardinals penalty gave the Colts a first and goal. Setting up a 5 yard Frank Gore score. The positives for the remainder of the half were few and far between for the Colts offense. Multiple dropped passes, missed throws, negative run plays, sacks and penalties kept the offense from establishing any sort of rhythm. The Colts did manage another field goal but he drive spanned only 32 yards and consisted of completions to Jack Doyle and Robert Turbin. Brissett connected with Brandon Williams for 20 yards but the completion was followed by two ugly throws one intended for Hilton and the other thrown behind Aiken on a crossing route. Brissett orchestrated another scoring driving with a couple impressive throws. Brissett hit Moncrief down the sideline for 15 yards then Brissett made a very nice back shoulder throw to Doyle for 15 more yards. However, the drive stalled with a penalty and two incompletions. After the scoring drive the Colts offense managed 1 first down the remainder of the game. Brissett's first pass attempt in overtime was intercepted on an ugly throw over the middle to Kamar Aiken.

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Latest News

Colts | Jacoby Brissett practices in full (Wed Nov 22, 05:29 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (concussion) was able to practice in full on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Our View: Brissett is still waiting to get cleared in the league's concussion protocol. He's on track to be cleared and should be able to start at home against the Titans in Week 12.
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Colts | Wednesday's practice report for Indy (Wed Nov 22, 05:29 PM) - Indianapolis Colts LB Tarell Basham (illness), TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring), S Matthias Farley (knee) and DT Hassan Ridgeway (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. WR Kamar Aiken (hamstring), OG Kyle Kalis (knee) and CB Kenny Moore II (concussion) were listed as limited participants, while QB Jacoby Brissett (concussion) and LB John Simon (neck) were full participants.

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Colts | Jacoby Brissett still awaiting clearance (Wed Nov 22, 12:49 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (concussion) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 23, but remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Our View: Brissett has been working through the concussion protocol and continues to progress this week. After Thursday's practice, he is expected to be evaluated by an independent neurologist. The Colts are at home to play the Titans in Week 12.
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Colts | Coach optimistic about Jacoby Brissett (Mon Nov 20, 04:19 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol, but head coach Chuck Pagano said he believes Brissett should be able to play in Week 12. He received most of the snaps during the team's workout Monday, Nov. 20.

Our View: Brissett should continue through the protocol this week with the idea that he can fully practice by Friday. The Colts are home against the Titans on Sunday in Week 12.
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Colts | Jacoby Brissett in the protocol (Sun Nov 12, 06:07 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (concussion) did not speak to reporters after the Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after showing concussion-like symptoms after the loss. He is in the league's concussion protocol.

Our View: Brissett has a well-timed bye this week and should be ready for the Week 12 game against Tennessee.
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