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Conrad Brunner

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There will be precious few times this season, particularly the first month, when a Pacers victory can be expected, even demanded, because of an overwhelming talent advantage. And so, while there were some nice signs in the 103-91 victory over Philadelphia on opening night at...
The tenuous nature of success, perceived or otherwise, was never more apparent than in the past two Sundays. A historically brilliant performance against Cincinnati was followed by a historically inept performance against Pittsburgh. Say this for the Colts’ defenders at the...
The goal was to patch things together and make the playoffs. But that was before three more players went down with injuries, leaving the Pacers an all-but unrecognizable team. When they take the floor for the season opener Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the only...
As the Colts reach the midpoint of the season, it’s tough to get past what seems like an overly simplistic thought: how much better 6-2 would’ve looked than 5-3. At 6-2, you’re elite in the AFC, you can legitimately target a first-round bye in the playoffs, you’re one of those...
Plan A went out the window in July. Plan B was broken in August. With injuries wreaking havoc on the preseason plans, Frank Vogel is already running out of letters. With four key players missing significant game and practice time, Vogel has an idea what he would like his lineup...
Those things the Pittsburgh Steelers wore Sunday? They weren’t bumblebee costumes for Halloween, although they seemed to throw quite the scare into the Colts. They were 1934 throwback uniforms, although you have to wonder why anyone in Pittsburgh would want to remember, let...
Hearing it from a frustrated fan, or even a jaded blogger, is one thing. Hearing it from Reggie Miller is quite another: “I’m not quite sure this (Pacers) team makes the playoffs – well, I’m actually sure they won’t make the playoffs, especially without Paul George – but I think...
The numbers are surprising enough, given the history. The Colts rank third in the NFL in total yardage (311.1), fifth in passing yardage (214.4), ninth in rushing yardage (96.7) and fourth in scoring (19.4). On defense. That they’ve reached these previously unexplored heights...
If this was a glimpse into the future, it was downright scary for the rest of the NFL. This is exactly what Chuck Pagano had in mind when he brought his hybrid 3-4 from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 2012 to replace the traditional (and not entirely beloved) Cover-2 scheme of the...