Results matching “Chris Ballard”

Chuck Pagano on future: “We’re all on one-day contracts”

Chuck Pagano is as full of reality as he is cliches. So while the Colts head coach seems to get that he’s on something less than stable professional footing, he said he’s not going to let it dominate his mindset for the last three weeks of the season. “It’s perspective,” Pagano said, via Stephen Holder [more]

Colts place John Simon on IR, promote Anthony Johnson from practice squad

The Colts placed outside linebacker John Simon on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season. He injured his right shoulder while making a tackle in Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the Jaguars. Simon made 38 tackles, three sacks, 12 quarterback hits and an interception he returned for a touchdown in the first six weeks of the season. [more]

Chuck Pagano: We’re finding unique ways to blow leads

The Colts took a lead over the Titans with 38 seconds left in the first half on Sunday and held it into the fourth quarter, but a DeMarco Murray touchdown with just under six minutes to go sent them to their eighth loss of the season. It was the eighth time that the Colts led [more]

Colts risk a fraud lawsuit from season-ticket holders

In some contexts, B.S. is simply that. In other contexts, B.S. has another name. Fraud. As the Colts keep talking about what they knew and when they knew it about quarterback Andrew Luck, it’s become more and more clear that there’s at least thick smoke — and quite possibly a raging fire — regarding the [more]

Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills are without some key parts in practice this week. The Dolphins are still figuring out how to use their new RB committee. The Patriots have to be considered a possibility for TE Martellus Bennett. Jets CB Buster Skrine isn’t bothered by a rash of penalties. Back problems have forced Ravens QB Joe Flacco to [more]

Report: Vontae Davis needs season-ending surgery

Wednesday can’t end soon enough for the Colts. First came news that defensive lineman Henry Anderson needs season-ending surgery to repair a laryngeal fracture. Now Stephen Holder of the IndyStar reports doctors have recommended season-ending surgery for cornerback Vontae Davis. Davis sought independent opinions from other doctors on his lingering groin injury with he and [more]

Chris Ballard: Vontae Davis was cleared medically, hasn’t played very well

Colts cornerback Vontae Davis said on Wednesday that he felt “disrespected” by the Colts’ decision to characterize their call to leave him off the roster for last Sunday’s game as not being injury related because he’s still bothered by the groin injury that kept him from playing early in the season. “I’ve been here six [more]

Colts claim D.J. White off of waivers

The Colts left cornerback Vontae Davis at home for Sunday’s game against the Texans and they brought in a new player at the position on Monday to give them more depth in the event they want to go without Davis again in the future. The team announced that they have added cornerback D.J. White to [more]

Anthony Castonzo misses second consecutive practice with knee injury

As if the Colts couldn’t have a worse week after placing Andrew Luck on injured reserve, they could play without starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo against Houston. Castonzo missed a second consecutive practice with a knee injury. “I think you always worry about it when they haven’t practiced,’’ General Manager Chris Ballard said, via Mike [more]

Colts G.M.: Cortisone shots didn’t work on Andrew Luck’s shoulder

The Colts seem willing to dole out Andrew Luck news a week a time (there are still December tickets to sell, after all). But the slow recovery of their franchise quarterback continues to point to solutions that extend into 2018. Via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, the latest setback came when cortisone shots did [more]

Talk of a possible T.Y. Hilton trade intensifies

Now that the Colts have fallen to 2-6 (and likely won’t be able to get up, at least for the rest of this year), it’s time to consider flipping current assets for future picks. And, as mentioned earlier today, receiver T.Y. Hilton remains a possible target for a trade. Multiple sources have now told PFT [more]

Could the Colts trade T.Y. Hilton?

The Colts currently don’t have many great players. One of them is receiver T.Y. Hilton. With the trade deadline only two days away, Hilton’s name has emerged in league circles as a guy who could be traded. So would it happen? As one league source with knowledge of the Hilton-Colts relationship suggested, “Where there’s smoke, [more]

Chuck Pagano’s seat is growing hotter by the day

Chuck Pagano is in his sixth season as the Colts’ head coach, and there’s growing talk that it should and will be his last. After the Colts were embarrassed 27-0 by the Jaguars yesterday, much of Indianapolis is calling for Pagano’s dismissal, and the strongest case for Pagano’s firing may come from longtime Colts observer [more]

Andrew Luck won’t practice this week due to shoulder soreness

Quarterback Andrew Luck has practiced with the Colts the last two weeks, but he won’t be on the practice field this week. General Manager Chris Ballard made that announcement during a media session on Wednesday afternoon. Ballard said that the reason why Luck is going to sit out this week is because he’s been experiencing [more]

Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck to practice this week

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Monday night that quarterback Andrew Luck will return to practice this week. “We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week,’’ Ballard said on the team’s radio show, via Mike Chappell of CBS 4. “We’ll see how much he gets. “But we’ve got a plan in place [more]