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Conrad Brunner

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When it comes to succeeding with Andrew Luck, against the Eagles tonight or any other opponent, for that matter, the Colts should keep one important fact in mind: Less is more. Last Sunday night’s 31-24 loss in Denver was just the latest example of what has been one of the most...
By the time Bjoern Werner began playing organized football in the U.S., Robert Mathis already had 35 sacks and Super Bowl ring. Though the native German came late to the sport, the Colts need Werner to arrive early. With Mathis gone for the season after undergoing Achilles...
For reasons only he will ever know, on a topic that hardly begged for his input, Paul George hit the send button and the damage done may be permanent. After George sent out two incredibly inexplicable Tweets coming to the defense of Ray Rice while also pointing an accusatory...
At the risk of becoming one of those spreadsheet-addicted stats wonks, I've decided to make By the Numbers a weekly feature, given the strong response to the season-preview version. For the first installment, let's examine how the Colts measured up Sunday night in Denver in two...
For a while, the Colts' ability to come back from big deficits was inspiring. But as the early holes come more frequently, grow larger and make the comebacks more challenging, this ongoing tendency for slow starts has become a major issue. "The whole 'cardiac kids' thing we had...
For the second year in a row, the day after the Denver game brought devastating news to the Colts. A year ago, they learned Reggie Wayne would be lost for the season with a torn ACL. Monday, they dealt with the news Wayne's counterpart on defense, Robert Mathis, injured his...
So the Colts got stoned in Denver – when in Rome, right? – and here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 31-24 loss that was equal parts agonizing, inspiring, vexing and redundant: THE GOOD >> Because it is the thing to do, we will pay the necessary homage the pluck...
The sporting world is infatuated with numbers these days. Analytics are everywhere, explaining everything (and nothing), creating an entirely new cottage industry. The crusty old throwbacks scoff at the very notion of some geek with a spreadsheet telling them something they don’...
We now know the facts of Jim Irsay’s discipline, both from the justice system and the NFL. What we need to examine are the truths. The facts of the punishment are this: For pleading guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated, Irsay received one year of...