Indianapolis Colts History
With a season as the head man under his belt, Head Coach Jim Caldwell is looking to do all the things that got them into the playoffs and the Super Bowl in 2010, namely, allow Peyton Manning free reign to run the team. Through the first three games, Peyton is 87-126 for 1013 yards, 9 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
In the draft, the Colts concentrated on defense, selecting TCU DE Jerry Hughes with their 1st selection (31st overall), Iowa ILB Pat Angerer with their second selection (63rd overall) and USC CB Kevin Thomas with the third selection (94th overall). Out of the 8 picks, 6 were on defense, and two on offense, Tennessee G Jacques McClendon (129th overall selection) and TE Brody Eldridge (162nd overall selection).
Come on out and support your Indianapolis Colts as they attempt to post a ninth consecutive 12-game winning season!
There is a huge debate raging this year in pro football. Who is the best QB in the League. New England’s Tom Brady or Indy’s Payton Manning. With Brady out all of last season Manning ran away with the NFL MVP Award. In today’s world of fast facts and figures many will forget that Tom Brady was the 2007 NFL MVP as well as the 2007 Male Athlete of the Year and his career passing rating is still sitting at 92.9 just behind Manning’s 94.7. The Colts went on to win lose the 2008 Super Bowl in the AFC Championship game and Brady was out all season and both are back and will run their respective squads in 09.
This years draft saw the Colts pick up two receivers, a tight end, two guards, two defensive tackles, three linebackers and three defensive backs. The team also picked up a new punter Tim Masthay.
This year the Colts will still feature Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez and a host of other receivers to include Dallas Clark. The team looks to rebound from the AFC Championship game and get back into the playoffs this season. Be sure to get your Colts tickets as this will be one of the hottest tickets in the NFL.
In this, his first season as the Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Caldwell hasn’t missed a beat and neither has his team. Less than a season removed from Tony Dungy, Caldwell drove his team first place in the AFC South an impressive 14-2 record winning the AFC South Title.
He then took his Colts into the AFC Championship game against Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets and in an action packed game, emerged the victor in a 30-17 shootout. It was their first since 2006.
Just a couple of seasons ago, there was a controversy brewing on just who the best QB in the NFL was. The battle between Payton and Tom Brady, himself a former MVP and the 2007 Male Athlete of the Year, came down to an injury to Brady. Payton ran away with the 2008 MVP Award. This season the answer is very evident as Sporting News Magazine named him the number one player in the NFL for 2009.
The Indianapolis Colts are entering their 57th season in the NFL, with a new stadium and a refreshed team coming off a solid 12-4 record last season. After playing at RCA Dome since moving to Indianapolis, the Colts moved to the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium in the 2008 season. Head Coach Tony Dungy, despite rumors of retirement, has stated that he will return for at least one more season with Pro Bowl QB Peyton Manning still behind the reigns of the team for the eleventh consecutive season. Indianapolis fans are purchasing tickets fast, so they can see whether or not the Colts have what it takes to go all the way to capture the Super Bowl Championship once more this season
About the Colts
The Indianapolis Colts started their great franchise in Baltimore, Maryland in 1953 as the Baltimore Colts. The Colts got their name from Baltimore’s well-known history of horse breeding and racing in that area. After several successful seasons resulting in two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl Championship, the Colts decided to relocate to Indiana when their 1983 first round pick, Hall of Fame QB John Elway, refused to go to Baltimore and was traded to the Denver Broncos. In 1984, the Indianapolis Colts moved from their former home at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore to RCA Dome in Indianapolis, where they still play today. After a disappointing first season in which the team set many ticket selling records, they regained their division title in 1987, going into the playoffs for the first time since their move to Indianapolis. They had amazing success in the 90s into the new millennium with great players like running back Marshall Faulk and quarterback Peyton Manning, with their numerous franchise victories in Indianapolis including thirteen playoff appearances, twelve division titles, six conference championships, and two Super Bowl Championships with their last one in 2006. The Colts are always Super Bowl contenders with their fans flocking out to RCA Dome to purchase tickets to see them play.