Posts tagged Brody Eldridge
Colts v. Broncos, and Things of That Nature (Week 3 Preview)
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 625 views
The Colts rebounded from their embarrassing week one loss to the Texans by delivering one of the most dominating performances of the young 2010 NFL season. The Colts outplayed and out-coached the Giants in every phase of the game, as they coasted to a 38-14 victory in front of a prime-time audience.
But which Colts team can we expect to see on Sunday as they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos? The team that lacked focus and discipline on both sides of the ball and surrendered over 250 rushing yards to the Texans? Or the team that dominated the Giants along the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, that ran and passed the ball at will, and stifled their opponent’s ability to do either?
After the jump we’ll take a look at the match-up and what I expect to happen in this battle of AFC playoff hopefuls.
Game Stats: Week 2 – Giants v. Colts
Unlike last week, I actually found time to get the game tape reviewed earlier than the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, which definitely helps free up the weekend for some increasingly intense lab reports. In today’s edition of Game Stats, I’ll be giving much of the same information as I did last time, but with fewer definitions and more comparisons. Quite a lot of time will be spent looking at the increased performance of the linemen, and the effect Brody Eldridge had on the game.
On the defensive side of the ball I will discuss my observations about the way different combinations of players are being used, and what that may mean for the Colts in the future given possible injuries. I will also provide an update on some important seasonal stats, so we can all be aware of actually how good we are doing this season on average. Finally, there is a poll at the end concerning reader preferences on some of the stats. As always, feel free to e-mail me if you would like the raw data, or even just a specific set.
Five Things I Think I Know: Ground and Pound Edition
Posted by Robert Itoh in 2010 Regular Season | 1,476 views
Now that’s more like the Colts. Last Sunday night, all three units made amends for a lackluster performance against the Houston Texans. There were improvements to areas fans did not think possible and the errors (for the most part) were cleaned up.
1.) I think the Colts need to stay committed to the running game. When I say committed, I do not mean handing it off 43 times a game like the Colts did on Sunday, but balance the offense out. An average of around 20-30 times being split by Addai and Brown seems more feasible. By running the ball, the Colts accomplished three things as I had mentioned previously: They slowed down the Giants pass rush (Peyton Manning was not hit nearly as much as in the Texans game), opened up play-action passes (the touchdown to Dallas Clark), and kept the defense fresh (the pass rush was consistent all night). Mixing the run with the pass will benefit all three phases of the game.
Five Things to Watch: Giants v. Colts (Week 2)
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 618 views
When the Colts take the field against Brother Eli and his Giants buddies, they will be attempting to bounce back from a week one performance that left the team in last place in their division, and left fans worried. Will they play like Super Bowl contenders and get their first win of the season, or were last week’s miscues a sign of real trouble and not just a bump in the road? Here are five things I’ll be looking for on Sunday night:
Most weeks, I would put together an in-depth game analysis so fans could mull over my observations, and better recognize where the Colts are flawed, which players are most to blame for the loss, and what changes could be made to resolve problems. This week is different.
Since the end of Sunday’s game until now I have witnessed widespread panic on the part of most “vocal” fans, and I am sure that some of that is to be expected as those who are not panicked have far less reason to plaster their opinions around the internet. When you are dealing with swarms of people who so quickly let their heads run away from them, the environment is not entirely inviting for those who wish to rationalize.
This story will not attempt to make light of a painful game, painful loss, or the current state of the Indianapolis Colts. It will also not attempt to change anyone’s opinions about this team, where it is headed, or defend management from its decisions that have helped lead the Colts to this point. The story will stand on its own as what I hope is a rationale perspective of the good and bad, and my perspective on what it all means.More >
Profiling Colts Tight End Brody Eldridge
Birth: March 31, 1987
Hometown: La Cygne, KS
College: Oklahoma University
Draft: 5th round, 162nd overall – 2010 (Indianapolis Colts)
Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Weight: 265 pounds
Examining the Colts Depth Chart
People commonly do not pay attention to changes in the depth chart, especially during the preseason. The Colts have already reduced the roster to 75, so the team will not announce cuts today. That said, we are only five days from the final 21 player cut. We may be able to gain some insight into those cuts from the latest depth chart.
Below is the depth chart as it appears on the official Colts website. It has been altered to help analyze which players have the greatest potential to remain on the regular season roster, and which will probably not make the cut. More >