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No one gets you closer to the Indianapolis Colts. Join FOX59/CBS4's Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams weekly as they discuss everything from game recaps, to trade rumors. If it has to do with the Colts, the Colts Blue Zone is talking about it.
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The window opened this week for teams to use the franchise or transition tag on players. In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams discuss the team's options for wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who's seeking a lucrative payday. Will the Colts let him hit the open market? We break down the diffe…
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Anthony Richardson is throwing! A brief video posted by his agent serves as "proof of life" for the Colts quarterback. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams talk about it in this week's episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast. We also recap Super Bowl LVIII (6:57) and break down three position groups: tight end (22:22), offensive line (39:15…
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Dwight Freeney reached the mountaintop. The defensive end who revolutionized the position with his devastating spin move made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Dave Griffiths, Mike Chappell, and Matt Adams talk at length about Freeney's selection and his career with the Colts. But Freeney's happy n…
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Dave Griffiths, Mike Chappell, and Matt Adams take a closer look at the Colts' wide receivers and running backs. The show starts with a recap of the conference championship games (:40) and a discussion about NFL head coaching vacancies (11:12), with the Falcons hiring Raheem Morris. Three more Colts m…
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The offseason is here, and it's time for a top-to-bottom look at the Indianapolis Colts ahead of free agency and the NFL Draft. The focus of this week's "Offseason Outlook" is the quarterback position. The team knows who its starter will be, but what about the backup? Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams discuss the merits of Gardner Minsh…
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With the 2023 season in the books, several key free agency decisions loom for the Indianapolis Colts. Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams break it all down, with an abbreviated guest appearance from Mike Chappell. The show starts off with a quick look at the NFL playoff matchups for the Divisional Round (1:11), followed by news about the health of Colts …
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell and Matt Adams look back at the Colts' 2023 season and look ahead at 2024. The show kicks off with a look at some of the NFL's coaching vacancies (:34) before we go into a discussion of this weekend's Wild Card games (6:15). After that, it's a brief recap of Indy's season-ending loss aga…
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This is audio from Colts general manager Chris Ballard, who discusses several issues surrounding the Indianapolis Colts following the 2023-2024 season. He talks about the development of quarterback Anthony Richardson, the play of the offensive line and team's rookies, pending free agents, and much more. Overall, Ballard believes the team is on the …
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams looks back at the heartbreaking loss against the Houston Texans as Indy once again fell short of a playoff berth. The Colts kept it close and dominated much of the second half until the Texans' go-ahead touchdown (and eventual game-winning score). It all came down to fourth and one with the…
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Win or go home. Week 18 is here, and the Colts will host a prime-time showdown against AFC South rival Houston on Saturday night. In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, we look ahead at a pivotal game that will keep one team's season alive and send the other one packing for the year. The shows starts off with a quick discussion of Drew Ogl…
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Win, and they're in. In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams takes a look at the Colts' huge win against the Las Vegas Raiders. The victory sets up a winner-take-all game against the Houston Texans on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Some huge plays in the passing game, an effective and bruising running game, and key Raiders …
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams look ahead at Indy's critical game against the Las Vegas Raiders. The show starts with some NFL notes, including the sudden benching of Russell Wilson in Denver (4:30) before the hosts discuss the Hall of Fame prospects for former Colts Reggie Wayne and Dw…
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With their playoff hopes alive and well in the AFC, the Indianapolis Colts face another critical game as they try to find some separation in their push for the postseason. Dave Griffiths, Mike Chappell, and Matt Adams discuss news and notes as the Colts take a road trip to Atlanta. The show starts off with the suspensions of Isaiah McKenzie and Ton…
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Down 13-0, it looked like another disaster for the Indianapolis Colts against an AFC North team. But Indy rallied behind its backups, bulldozing through the Pittsburgh Steelers in a back-breaking drive that included 13 straight running plays. In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, host Matt Adams looks at the key plays and moments in this …
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With every game firmly in the "must-win" category, the Colts welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Saturday showdown. In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams preview the game and explore Indy's playoff scenarios. The Colts have lost eight straight to Pittsburgh. The show sta…
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With the chance to take a tighter hold on a playoff spot, the Indianapolis Colts self-destructed in Cincinnati. The team fell to 7-6 after a disheartening 34-14 loss in which very little went right. Matt Adams looks at some of the key moments in the game, which featured a stalled running game, special teams blunders galore, and a boatload of untime…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams discuss the return of defensive stalwart Grover Stewart to the lineup (1:54). How will Grove's return affect the running game? What about the pass rush? After that, it's a brief discussion of Jeff Saturday's comments on his wild run as the interim coach du…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams takes a closer look at the team's overtime win against the Tennessee Titans--one of those games that proves no one has truly "seen it all" when it comes to NFL football. "Special" special teams, an aggressive pass rush, tough catches from Michael Pittman Jr. and big plays from Alec Pierce h…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams talk about the injury to Jonathan Taylor and preview this week's road game against the Tennessee Titans. The show starts off with JT's injury and the expanded role for Zack Moss (1:05) before the hosts move on to a discussion about Michael Pittman Jr. (8:0…
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The Colts won their third straight game and finished 3-0 in November by topping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Now 6-5, the team controls its own playoff destiny with six games left. Matt Adams looks at how crucial fourth-down conversions, a surging running game, and timely defensive plays keyed the Colts during a critical win…
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The Colts' bye week was quiet, but the team's first week back was anything but. The Colts sent shockwaves through the NFL by releasing Shaq Leonard, the All-Pro linebacker who became a face of the franchise. Dave and Matt delve into the Colts' decision and reflect on what fans should remember about "The Maniac." After that, it's a discussion of Jim…
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The Indianapolis Colts flew to Germany and came back winners. It's wasn't pretty--most would call it ugly--but there was some beauty in the 10-6 win. In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams looks at how the team overcame the long flight, the time difference, and a sluggish offense to improve to 5-5 on the season. Plus: postgame c…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, the hosts discuss the team's upcoming trip to Germany as Indy gets ready to take on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. The show starts with a look back at the win against Carolina (2:20) before delving into the future of Shaq Leonard with the team (7:14). After that, they return to the Carol…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams recaps the team's 27-13 road win over the Carolina Panthers. With offense at a premium, Kenny Moore saved the day with a pair of pick-sixes. The host looks at Moore's record-breaking performance and discusses the immense impact of DeForest Buckner on the defensive side. Plus: comments from …
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams look back at the Colts' 38-27 loss to New Orleans and the dire situation at cornerback (2:04). After that, it's time to discuss the curious usage--or lack thereof--of Jonathan Taylor in the second half of the game (16:34). Plus: Shaq Leonard sounds frustra…
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The Colts lost to the Saints 38-27 as Indy let yet another winnable game slip away. Matt Adams looks at key moments from this week's loss, which saw Tony Brown get burnt to a crisp, Jonathan Taylor get put on the shelf, and the Saints get their offense going to the tune of 511 yards. Plus: postgame comments from Shane Steichen (3:42) and quarterbac…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams look back at the controversial end to Indy's loss against the Browns and preview the upcoming matchup between the Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The show starts with a discussion of the crucial fourth-quarter sequence that ended in disaster and owner Ji…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams breaks down the crazy back-and-forth game between the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns. He explores a key sequence near the end of the first half that made life very difficult for Indy (3:08). Also: comments from head coach Shane Steichen (14:13) and Gardner Minshew (20:08) plus defe…
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Not a banner week for Indianapolis Colts fans. In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams have plenty to talk about. They start out by breaking down the season-ending surgery for Anthony Richardson and what it means going forward (1:10). Then, it's a discussion about Grover Stewart's six-game suspe…
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams looks at the Colts' disappointing loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He breaks down the key turning point in the game (2:50) and how constant turnovers stood in the way of a comeback. Plus: postgame comments from coach Shane Steichen (11:15) and quarterback Gardner Minshew (18:58), and …
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams look ahead at this week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts haven't won a road game against Jacksonville since 2014, when Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes in a 44-17 romp. Is it streak-busting time? The Blue Zone crew has plenty to tal…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams looks back at the Colts' 23-16 win over the Tennessee Titans. Learn how Zack Moss and the Colts bullied the Titans' defense (1:34) and hear from coach Shane Steichen (7:25). The good vibes are tempered by the injury to rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (14:30), but Gardner Minshew is th…
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams react to comments from Jonathan Taylor, who returned to practice this week. Will JT play Sunday? Does he want to be in Indianapolis? Is he really healthy? After that, the team previews Indy's upcoming home game against the Tennessee Titans (28:17) before w…
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams recaps the Colts' overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The show starts off with a look at some key plays and players before transitioning to coach Shane Steichen's postgame comments (7:50). After that, Matt explores the blueprint for the Colts' big comeback and how it fell apart late in t…
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The Colts now sit alone atop the AFC South standings at they get ready to host the L.A. Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium. In this episode, the Colts Blue Zone team looks back at the dramatic overtime win in Baltimore (3:50) and discusses the impressive play of the Colts' front seven so far (20:46). After that, it's time for a look at the injury report, wi…
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The Indianapolis Colts surprised just about everyone--including the hosts of this very podcast--by beating the Ravens on the road in Baltimore. All it took was overtime, some breaks, and a historically great performance from an NFL kicker. Matt Adams recaps some of the key players and moments from the game (1:09) before playing Shane Steichen's pos…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams talks all things Indianapolis Colts. The show starts off with a discussion about concussions for Anthony Richardson and Ryan Kelly (3:00) before the team recaps the Colts' Week 2 win over the Houston Texans (16:30). After some roster notes (21:00), it's ont…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams looks back at the first win of the Shane Steichen-Anthony Richardson era. The Colts topped the Texans 31-20 in an AFC South clash, thanks to an efficient offense, a solid running game, and constant defensive pressure. Hear from head coach Shane Steichen (9:46) and valuable insurance policy …
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Rookie quarterbacks collide as the Indianapolis Colts travel to NRG Stadium to take on the Houston Texans. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams discuss the latest happenings with the team ahead of the AFC South showdown. They start off the show by recapping the Colts' season opener against the Jaguars (2:00) before covering some injury new…
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The Anthony Richardson era has arrived! In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Matt Adams looks at AR's debut in the Colts' season-opening loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. What did the team do well? Where did it struggle? Plus: post-game comments from head coach Shane Steichen (6:50) and QB Anthony Richardson (14:43), the perils of r…
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Time for kickoff! In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Dave Griffiths, Mike Chappell, and Matt Adams look ahead at the Colts' season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They discuss some injury news regarding Shaq Leonard and Zack Moss (2:00), take a look at the "unofficial" depth chart (9:30), and break down the Colts' Week 1 oppon…
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams discuss the inescapable saga surrounding running back Jonathan Taylor. Colts GM Chris Ballard weighed in this week, striking a conciliatory note and admitting, as we all know, that the situation "sucks" for absolutely everyone (2:00). Are there any solution…
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, we have fights, trade rumors, impending roster cuts, and one more preseason game! Mike Chappell and Matt Adams cover the latest with Jonathan Taylor (2:58), look ahead at the team's final preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles (16:40), and make some roster prognostications ahead of the August …
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, the team takes a look at a monumental decision for the Colts franchise, breaks down preseason and joint practices, and discusses some assorted roster notes and changes. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths, and Matt Adams start off the show (2:30) with news about Colts receiver and special teams ace Ashton D…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, the team looks ahead at the first preseason game and discusses the ever-evolving running back situation. With Jonathan Taylor's contract dispute and injuries to backups, the Colts added one running back and could sign another (6:50). Plus: Injury notes from training camp (20:21), the "unofficial depth…
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In this episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Dave Griffiths, Mike Chappell, and Matt Adams discuss the stalemate involving star running back Jonathan Taylor (1:00) and Jim Irsay's reaction (8:12). Chap explains why Michael Pittman Jr.'s contract situation is vastly different (14:23). Plus, Anthony Richardson has a "procedure" and is even larger …
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In this edition of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, the team's back together! Mike Chappell rejoins the show to talk all things Colts with Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams. This week, the hosts focus on the escalating situation regarding Jonathan Taylor's contract (1:20) and the impact Jim Irsay's tweet may have on the whole thing. Plus: all draft picks s…
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With Indianapolis Colts training camp just a week away, the Blue Zone crew delves into running back contracts (4:06) and the value of Jonathan Taylor to the team. That leads into a robust discussion about the five most "indispensable" players for the Indianapolis Colts (29:34), with Dave Griffiths and Matt Adams offering their picks ahead of the 20…
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