1. Understanding the Colts' Offensive Machine: It's all about the Ace Formation

    I read a post the other day saying that the Colts offense needed to be changed up. It was so predictable, so obvious. Au contraire my friends, au contraire...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about over 4 years ago 2,324 reads 9 comments

  2. The Two Men Responsible for the Destruction of the San Diego Chargers

    In 1994, Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers, turned over daily operations of the team to his son, Dean Spanos. Dean was named President/C.E.O. of the organization...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about over 4 years ago 188 reads 27 comments

  3. Patriots Fans—Enough With the Hatred of Manning

    If there is one thing worse than the Colts fans bashing of Brady, it’s the flat out hatred of Manning that comes out of the mouths of Patriots fans...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about over 4 years ago 784 reads 27 comments

  4. Colts Fans, Enough with the Tom Brady Bashing

    Most of you do not know this, but I run my own Colts Blog on Facebook. It has 264 Colts fans from all over the country, and they all have one thing in common: They hate Tom Brady...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 396 reads 12 comments

  5. Myth:Teams Can't Run the Ball out of the Ace Formation: A Response to a Fan

    Rich Cannon Oct. 15 at 6:31am Report "All we do is run outta single back n shotgun formations...we don't have edge james anymore we can't do that..we never run any I formation and give addai any extra back field blocking...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 405 reads 2 comments

  6. Run-Blocking Diagrams

    This slideshow is a companion piece to my recent article, "Offensive Line Basics Part II: Run Blocking and The Colts Line." It contains diagrams of the different blocking techniques discussed in the piece...

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  7. Offensive Line Basics Part II: Run Blocking and The Colts Line

    To understand why the Colts are ranked 29th in the league running the ball, you have to understand the basics of run blocking. When you have a Pro-Bowl running back on your team, and an explosive backup running back as your No...

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  8. The 2009 Indianapolis Colts Are Already Better Than Last Year

    The Colts are 5-0, sit atop the A.F.C. South, have the fourth-ranked offense in the league, and the eighth-ranked defense. When we dig a little deeper, we find that the Colts have the No. 1 passing attack in the NFL, and are 29th running the ball...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 509 reads 3 comments

  9. Time For The Colts To Trade Bob Sanders

    When healthy, Bob Sanders is one of the top safeties in the league. Psychologically, he provides the same impact for the Colts that Troy Polamalu does for the Steelers...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 1,566 reads 20 comments

  10. Understanding the Wildcat Formation and Why the Colts' Run-D Is a Concern

    The Colts played the Dolphins three weeks ago, so why am I writing about the game now? For two reasons: 1) I have gotten a lot of fan requests to explain the Wildcats. 2) It relates to the article I just wrote about the Colts run defense...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 1,806 reads 12 comments

  11. Colts' Big Wins Mask Serious Problems

    In the past few weeks, we have seen some spectacular wins by the Colts. Peyton Manning is playing out of his mind. He has had four consecutive 300-plus-yard passing games (a first for him); ...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 420 reads 8 comments

  12. It All Starts Up Front: Understanding Offensive Line Basics Part I

    I can see a lot of you reading the headline and thinking, “The offensive line? Why should I spend time learning about them? How boring.” This attitude is evidenced by how little it is a subject on discussion boards...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about almost 5 years ago 2,282 reads 4 comments

  13. What If Jim Caldwell Is a Bust? Who should the Colts Replace Him With?

    I was reading an article on nfl.com about how Mike Shanahan wants to coach again in 2010. It got me thinking about who I would want to coach the Colts if Jim Caldwell turns out to be a failure...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 256 reads 9 comments

  14. Colts Football 101 – Understanding Jeff Saturday and The Offensive Line

    Why is Bill Parcels the greatest football mind in the NFL today? Why is it that every team he has touched has turned to gold, and is better off when he leaves than when he got there? He understands ...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 718 reads 5 comments

  15. How the Colts Defense Will Change in 2009

    The Larry Coyer Era Begins in Indy Pt. 2: How the Colts Defense Will Change in 2009 This is the only opinion piece I have written that is 90 percent opinion and 10 percent facts. The nature of the topic forces it to be this way...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 575 reads 7 comments

  16. The Sad Death of Steve "Air" McNair

    Yesterday was a sad day for football fans. As you all know by now, Steve "Air" McNair was found shot dead in an apparent murder/suicide. I was very saddened by the news. I used to watch the Titans play just because of Steve and Eddie George...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 1,384 reads 6 comments

  17. Can The Cardinals Repeat In '09?

    Predicting how the Arizona Cardinals will do in 2009 is a difficult task. They are in one of the worst divisions in football though you could debate all day long whether the AFC West or the NFC West is the worst division in football...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 231 reads 4 comments

  18. The Larry Coyer Era Begins in Indy

    Part 1 - Larry's Background: From Denver to Tampa Before I begin my discussion of Larry Coyer, his background, and the kind of mindset he is going to bring to Indy, a brief explanation of the zone blitz scheme is needed...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 208 reads 6 comments

  19. Why Plaxico Burress Is a Moron, and the Media Knows Nothing About Guns!

    The media reported that Plaxico "accidentally" shot himself in the leg. Plaxico stated that he accidentally shot himself in the leg...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 550 reads 0 comments

  20. The Rise, and Fall of the Tampa-2 Defense As We Know It

    History: The Tampa-2 defense has it's origins from "The Steel Curtain" days of the Steelers from the 1970's. In fact Tony Dungy was quoted saying "My philosophy is out of the 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers' playbook...

    Justin Javan Written by Justin Javan about 5 years ago 1,293 reads 14 comments