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Colts GM Chris Ballard Deserves More Credit

Mason Thompson | October 28th, 2019

Following a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Colts decided to cut ties with General Manager Ryan Grigson. Grigson had taken a Colts team with a bunch of young, talented players and turned the team upside down. After multiple blunders, including the trade for Trent Richardson, the Colts had finally made the decision that left many players thankful. To the point where Punter Pat McAfee tweeted “Thank God” after being notified of Grigson’s firing. On January 29, 2017, the Colts made the decision to hire Chris Ballard as the new general manager.

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NFL Weekly Report: Week Five

Austin Cunningham, Tyler Forness, Anthony Smith | October 9th, 2019

The National Football League sure can be wacky. Congratulations are in order if you were an NFL fan that predicted the San Francisco 49ers would be undefeated through five weeks in the NFL. The Chiefs fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Evil Empire in New England keeps chugging along behind Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Let’s dive into some awards for week five in the league. Continue reading

Indianapolis Colts 2019 Team Preview

Mike Fanelli | Aug 18th, 2019 

Coming off a very disappointing 2017 season, where franchise quarterback Andrew Luck didn’t take a single snap as he recovered from a complex shoulder injury, the Indianapolis Colts’ started the 2018 season 1-6, including an overtime loss to the Houston Texans. However, Luck shook off the year long rust and the defense picked it’s game up around Defensive Rookie of the Year, Darius Leonard. The Colts to won nine of their last 10 games, including a win over the Tennessee Titans on the final night of the regular season. With a 10-6 record, the Colts got the final wild-card spot in the AFC and defeated the Texans 21-7 in the first round of the playoffs, but fell to the Kansas City Chiefs the next weekend, losing 31-13.

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NFL Rookie Hype List: Hit or Miss?

Anthony Smith | August 5th, 2019

With 32 teams in the midst of regular-season preparation via training camp practices, we often see the hype for rookies spin out of control. It seems like every year without fail, NFL Twitter gets a hold of a couple clips of a corner making a nice interception, or a running back juking a linebacker and leaving them in the dust, and proclaims them as the next great thing. I’m here to look at seven players that were drafted in April that have seen a ton of chatter, and to give my predictions on if they will prove worthy from day one.

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NFL Teams Poised for Long-Term Success

Anthony Smith | June 3rd, 2019

This exercise is meant to look at five teams across the NFL that should have long Super Bowl windows. This article will ignore teams that have found the fountain of youth (looking at you, New England) and teams that are unproven but have potential (i.e., the Ravens if Lamar Jackson makes a big leap).

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The Scorecrow Top 100 NFL Players #40-21

Pranav Ramasubramanian | March 2nd, 2019

The writers at TheScorecrow.com decided to get together and come up with their version of a Top 100 NFL players from the 2018 season. Each writer was invited to submit a ranked list of their top 25 NFL players. The votes were then counted using a weighted average method. This means that a 1st place vote was worth more than a 25th place vote.

Players ranked 1st on a list received 25 points, 2nd = 24 points and so on down to 1 point for a 25th place vote. Each players points were added up and then listed from least to most to generate our list of top 100 players. The top few players were fairly common on all the lists, but after that it was interesting. We hope you enjoy our rankings and would love to read your comments on our list. Special thanks to Beth Sullivan for tabulating the votes and getting this project together.

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Indianapolis Colts Season Review

Mike Fanelli | January 29th, 2019

After missing all of the 2017 season, Andrew Luck returned in 2018 with a BANG! Luck was second in the league in passing touchdowns with 39, second in passing attempts and fifth in passing yards. What all this means is simple; Luck is back to being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

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