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1 2013 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SEASON IN REVIEW AFC SOUTH CHAMPIONS FINAL RECORD: 11-5 (6-0 AFC SOUTH) | POSTSEASON: 1-1 The Indianapolis Colts concluded the 2013 cam- paign with an 11-5 regular season record, while earning their first AFC South Division title since 2010. The team also won its first playoff game since the 2009 season, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 45-44, in an AFC Wild Card game. Indianapolis notched its 13th 10-win season in the past 15 years, which is the most of any team since 1999. The Colts posted a perfect 6-0 division record for the first time since 2009 and claimed their eighth AFC South title since the division was formed in 2002, which is the second-most division titles of any NFL team during that span. In addition, the Colts became the first team to finish a season with the least amount of turnovers (14) and penalties (66) since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs. Their turnover and fumbles lost (four) totals were franchise lows for a season. Indianapolis overcame numerous injuries throughout the season as 17 players were placed on Injured Reserve, including starters such as tight end Dwayne Allen, running backs Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw, guard Donald Thomas and wide receiver Reg- gie Wayne. A total of 73 players took at least one snap for the Colts this season, which led the NFL. Offensively, quarterback Andrew Luck completed 343-of-570 passes for 3,822 yards, 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and an 87.0 passer rating. From his rookie year, he cut his interception total in half while increasing his passer rating by 10.5 points. Wide re- ceiver T.Y. Hilton posted his first career 1,000-yard season, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. Tight end Coby Fleener doubled his receiving totals from 2012, catching 52 passes for 608 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Don- ald Brown registered a career-high six rushing touchdowns while contributing his first two receiving touchdowns of his career. Defensively, outside linebacker Robert Mathis earned the NFL’s inaugural Deacon Jones Award after leading the league with a ca- reer-high and franchise-record 19.5 sacks. Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman led the team in tackles (169) for the second straight year and posted career highs in sacks (5.5), forced fumbles (seven) and interceptions (two). On special teams, kicker Adam Vinatieri recorded the second-high- est point total of his career (139) and became the seventh player in NFL history to score 2,000 career points. Punter Pat McAfee set a franchise single-season record with 27 punts pinned inside the 20- yard line. Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano Team W L T Pct. Pts. Opp. Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 PRESEASON (2-2) Day Date Opponent TV Result Sun. Aug. 11 BUFFALO WNDY L, 44-20 Sun. Aug. 18 at New York Giants FOX W, 20-12 Sat. Aug. 24 CLEVELAND WNDY W, 27-6 Sun. Aug. 29 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 27-10 REGULAR SEASON (11-5) Day Date Opponent TV Result Sun. Sept. 8 OAKLAND CBS W, 21-17 Sun. Sept. 15 MIAMI CBS L, 24-20 Sun. Sept. 22 at San Francisco CBS W, 27-7 Sun. Sept. 29 at Jacksonville CBS W, 37-3 Sun. Oct. 6 SEATTLE FOX W, 34-28 Mon. Oct. 14 at San Diego ESPN L, 19-9 Sun. Oct. 20 DENVER NBC W, 39-33 Sun. Oct. 27 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 3 at Houston NBC W, 27-24 Sun. Nov. 10 ST. LOUIS FOX L, 38-8 Thurs. Nov. 14 at Tennessee NFLN W, 30-27 Sun. Nov. 24 at Arizona CBS L, 40-11 Sun. Dec. 1 TENNESSEE CBS W, 22-14 Sun. Dec. 8 at Cincinnati CBS L, 42-28 Sun. Dec. 15 HOUSTON CBS W, 25-3 Sun. Dec. 22 at Kansas City CBS W, 23-7 Sun. Dec. 29 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 30-10 POSTSEASON (1-1) Day Date Opponent TV Result Sat. Jan. 4 KANSAS CITY NBC W, 45-44 Sat. Jan. 11 New England CBS L, 43-22 AFC SOUTH CHAMPION COLTS CONCLUDE 11-5 SEASON INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2013 SCHEDULE 2013 FINAL AFC SOUTH STANDINGS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center P.O. Box 535000 Indianapolis, IN 46253 www.colts.com Along with their normal slate of home and road contests against AFC South opponents - Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee - the Colts will compete against the AFC North and NFC East Divisions in 2014. Indianapolis will face four 2013 playoff teams next season. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2014 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS Team H/A 2013 Record Last Meeting/Result Houston H/A 2-14 (.125) H - 12/15/13 - W, 25-3 Jacksonville H/A 4-12 (.250) H - 12/29/13 - W, 30-10 Tennessee H/A 7-9 (.438) H - 12/1/13 - W, 22-14 New England H 12-4 (.750) *A - 1/11/14 - L, 43-22 Baltimore H 8-8 (.500) *A - 1/6/13 - L, 24-9 Cincinnati H 11-5 (.688) A - 12/8/13 - L, 42-28 Philadelphia H 10-6 (.625) A - 11/7/10 - L, 26-24 Washington H 3-13 (.188) A - 10/17/10 - W, 27-24 Denver A 13-3 (.813) H - 10/20/13 - W, 39-33 Cleveland A 4-12 (.250) H - 10/21/12 - W, 17-13 Pittsburgh A 8-8 (.500) H - 9/25/11 - L, 23-20 Dallas A 8-8 (.500) H - 12/5/10 - L, 38-35 N.Y. Giants A 7-9 (.438) H - 9/19/10 - W, 38-14 Total 97-111 (.466) *Postseason 2014 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS

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    2013 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SEASON IN REVIEWAFC SOUTH CHAMPIONS

    FINAL RECORD: 11-5 (6-0 AFC SOUTH) | POSTSEASON: 1-1

    The Indianapolis Colts concluded the 2013 cam-paign with an 11-5 regular season record, whileearning their first AFC South Division title since2010. The team also won its first playoff gamesince the 2009 season, defeating the KansasCity Chiefs, 45-44, in an AFC Wild Card game.Indianapolis notched its 13th 10-win season inthe past 15 years, which is the most of anyteam since 1999. The Colts posted a perfect6-0 division record for the first time since 2009and claimed their eighth AFC South title sincethe division was formed in 2002, which is thesecond-most division titles of any NFL teamduring that span.In addition, the Colts became the first team to finish a season withthe least amount of turnovers (14) and penalties (66) since the 2002Kansas City Chiefs. Their turnover and fumbles lost (four) totalswere franchise lows for a season.Indianapolis overcame numerous injuries throughout the season as17 players were placed on Injured Reserve, including starters suchas tight end Dwayne Allen, running backs Vick Ballard andAhmad Bradshaw, guard Donald Thomas and wide receiver Reg-gie Wayne. A total of 73 players took at least one snap for the Coltsthis season, which led the NFL.Offensively, quarterback Andrew Luck completed 343-of-570passes for 3,822 yards, 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and an87.0 passer rating. From his rookie year, he cut his interception totalin half while increasing his passer rating by 10.5 points. Wide re-ceiver T.Y. Hilton posted his first career 1,000-yard season, leadingthe team with 82 catches for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. Tightend Coby Fleener doubled his receiving totals from 2012, catching52 passes for 608 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Don-ald Brown registered a career-high six rushing touchdowns whilecontributing his first two receiving touchdowns of his career.Defensively, outside linebacker Robert Mathis earned the NFL’sinaugural Deacon Jones Award after leading the league with a ca-reer-high and franchise-record 19.5 sacks. Inside linebacker JerrellFreeman led the team in tackles (169) for the second straight yearand posted career highs in sacks (5.5), forced fumbles (seven) andinterceptions (two).On special teams, kicker Adam Vinatieri recorded the second-high-est point total of his career (139) and became the seventh player inNFL history to score 2,000 career points. Punter Pat McAfee set afranchise single-season record with 27 punts pinned inside the 20-yard line.

    Colts Head CoachChuck Pagano

    Team W L T Pct. Pts. Opp.Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428

    PRESEASON (2-2)Day Date Opponent TV ResultSun. Aug. 11 BUFFALO WNDY L, 44-20Sun. Aug. 18 at New York Giants FOX W, 20-12Sat. Aug. 24 CLEVELAND WNDY W, 27-6Sun. Aug. 29 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 27-10REGULAR SEASON (11-5)Day Date Opponent TV ResultSun. Sept. 8 OAKLAND CBS W, 21-17Sun. Sept. 15 MIAMI CBS L, 24-20Sun. Sept. 22 at San Francisco CBS W, 27-7Sun. Sept. 29 at Jacksonville CBS W, 37-3Sun. Oct. 6 SEATTLE FOX W, 34-28Mon. Oct. 14 at San Diego ESPN L, 19-9Sun. Oct. 20 DENVER NBC W, 39-33Sun. Oct. 27 BYE WEEKSun. Nov. 3 at Houston NBC W, 27-24Sun. Nov. 10 ST. LOUIS FOX L, 38-8Thurs. Nov. 14 at Tennessee NFLN W, 30-27Sun. Nov. 24 at Arizona CBS L, 40-11Sun. Dec. 1 TENNESSEE CBS W, 22-14Sun. Dec. 8 at Cincinnati CBS L, 42-28Sun. Dec. 15 HOUSTON CBS W, 25-3Sun. Dec. 22 at Kansas City CBS W, 23-7Sun. Dec. 29 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 30-10POSTSEASON (1-1)Day Date Opponent TV ResultSat. Jan. 4 KANSAS CITY NBC W, 45-44Sat. Jan. 11 New England CBS L, 43-22

    AFC SOUTH CHAMPION COLTSCONCLUDE 11-5 SEASON INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2013 SCHEDULE

    2013 FINAL AFC SOUTH STANDINGS

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTSWEEKLY PRESS RELEASEIndiana Farm Bureau Football CenterP.O. Box 535000Indianapolis, IN 46253www.colts.com

    Along with their normal slate of home and road contests againstAFC South opponents - Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee - theColts will compete against the AFC North and NFC East Divisionsin 2014. Indianapolis will face four 2013 playoff teams next season.INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2014 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTSTeam H/A 2013 Record Last Meeting/ResultHouston H/A 2-14 (.125) H - 12/15/13 - W, 25-3Jacksonville H/A 4-12 (.250) H - 12/29/13 - W, 30-10Tennessee H/A 7-9 (.438) H - 12/1/13 - W, 22-14New England H 12-4 (.750) *A - 1/11/14 - L, 43-22Baltimore H 8-8 (.500) *A - 1/6/13 - L, 24-9Cincinnati H 11-5 (.688) A - 12/8/13 - L, 42-28Philadelphia H 10-6 (.625) A - 11/7/10 - L, 26-24Washington H 3-13 (.188) A - 10/17/10 - W, 27-24Denver A 13-3 (.813) H - 10/20/13 - W, 39-33Cleveland A 4-12 (.250) H - 10/21/12 - W, 17-13Pittsburgh A 8-8 (.500) H - 9/25/11 - L, 23-20Dallas A 8-8 (.500) H - 12/5/10 - L, 38-35N.Y. Giants A 7-9 (.438) H - 9/19/10 - W, 38-14

    Total 97-111 (.466) *Postseason

    2014 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS / IMPORTANT NFL DATES

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    Season in Review/Schedules/Standings.......................................1Table of Contents/Important Information .......................................2Ryan Grigson Transcripts...........................................................3-6Chuck Pagano Transcripts .........................................................6-8Milestones Reached in 2013....................................................9-10Colts Postseason Notes .........................................................11-12Colts Postseason Career Stats ...................................................13Colts Notes.............................................................................14-18Probable Starters ...................................................................19-20Ryan Grigson Notes ....................................................................21Robert Mathis Notes ..............................................................22-23Andrew Luck Notes ................................................................24-25Adam Vinatieri Notes..............................................................26-28Unofficial Colts Depth Chart ........................................................29Colts Players By Position ............................................................30How the Colts were Built .............................................................31Colts Alphabetical Roster ............................................................32Colts Numerical Roster ...............................................................33Colts Transactions..................................................................34-35Colts Participation .......................................................................362013 Colts Regular Season Stats ...............................................372013 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ..............................382013 Colts Postseason Stats ......................................................392013 Colts Postseason Defensive Stats .....................................40

    The Indianapolis Colts celebrated 30 seasons as an NFL franchisein Indianapolis in 2013. Professional football came to the city onMarch 28, 1984, when Robert Irsay moved the historic NFL fran-chise from Baltimore to Indianapolis.

    Since moving to Indianapolis, the Colts have compiled a 253-226(.528) regular season record in 479 total games. During that span, theteam has posted one Super Bowl Championship in two appearances,18 winning seasons, 16 playoff apperances and 13 10-win seasons.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    COLTS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

    FEBRUARY 19-25Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In-diana.MARCH 3Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designateFranchise or Transition Players.MARCH 8Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiationswith, the certified agents of players who will become UnrestrictedFree Agents upon the expiration of their 2013 Player Contracts at4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 11. However, a contract cannotbe executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, onMarch 11.MARCH 11Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2014 Salary Cap prior to4:00 p.m., New York time. All 2013 player contracts will expire at 4:00p.m., New York time. The 2014 League Year and Free Agency periodbegin at 4:00 p.m., New York time. Trading period for 2014 begins at4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2013 contracts.MARCH 23-26Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.MAY 8-102014 NFL Draft, New York City, New York.

    IMPORTANT NFL DATES

    2013 HONORSS-ANTOINE BETHEA• Colts Man of the YearRB-DONALD BROWN• USA Today All-Joe TeamILB-JERRELL FREEMAN• USA Today All-Joe Team• AFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 16QB-ANDREW LUCK• Pro Bowl• AFC Offensive Player of the Week - Week 7OLB-ROBERT MATHIS• Pro Bowl• Deacon Jones Award• Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro• PFWA All-NFL and All-AFC Teams• NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year• AFC Defensive Player of the Month - October• AFC Defensive Player of the Month - DecemberLS-MATT OVERTON• Pro BowlDE-CORY REDDING• Ed Block Courage AwardK-ADAM VINATIERI• AFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 11• AFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 17

    Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red GoalYds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn FG Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Avg. Pts/

    Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. TOP GmIND 341.8 5.35 108.9 4.26 232.8 6.40 1.72 5.50% 19.9 9.9 23.5 87.50 37.56 30.00 56.00 63.64 29:41 24.4Rank 15 15 20t 13 17 19 3 5 16 14 14 18 15 28t 14 26 21 14t

    2013 FINAL REGULAR SEASON OFFENSIVE NFL RANKINGS

    Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red Goal Pt YdYds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Pts/ Diff/ Diff/

    Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Gm Gm GmIND 357.1 5.57 125.1 4.47 231.9 6.92 2.80 7.84% 19.9 13.7 25.2 37.62 52.63 58.54 72.73 21.0 3.4 -15.3Rank 20 22 26 25 13 21 16 9 14 31 27 15 20 20 18 9 10t 20

    2013 FINAL REGULAR SEASON DEFENSIVE NFL RANKINGS

    On the Colts media website, http://media.colts.com, media outletscan access up-to-date Colts information, including press releases,transcripts, daily notes, game releases and media schedules/avail-abilities. The site also offers access to the 2013 media guide as wellas the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials.

    COLTS MEDIA SITE

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    RYAN GRIGSON TRANSCRIPTS

    Opening Statement:“Good to see everyone here. I just want to first take this opportunity after the grind that we’ve been through this year, the last two seasonsactually, I want to first and foremost thank all the people that support me and this whole operation. That’s Jim Irsay and his family. Hebrings so much passion, football acumen, wisdom and knowledge. He has helped really guide me from the beginning in the darkest daysof this endeavor. I’m very grateful to him and his family for their support every day. They’ve been unwavering in that sense. Our headcoach, who in less than a year, took on the task after beating cancer and got a team to 12 wins in less than a year from defeating anillness, the likes of cancer. His leadership, the foundation he’s laid is one that’s been made of stone and it’s been a rock through the stormswe’ve had to take on the last two years and it’s a credit to him. And his staff, with the amount of change we’ve had, changes in schemesand coaches and things like that and the adversity we faced, the way we had to adapt, despite the personnel changes and the injuriesand things like that, which everyone in the league has to but especially our staff. It’s kind of unique the last couple years and I’m reallygrateful for their intestinal fortitude the last couple years. Also the scouts, who are away from their families, they always kind of get left inthe dust but without them, we don’t have that bevy of players every year to look at and they separate the wheat from the chaff, so tospeak, and really help this process and find those players that are going to get us where we want to go. They’re away from their familiesso much and they really make a tremendous sacrifice. Everyone is going to the Pro Bowl next week but they’ll be down in Mobile (Alabama)at the Senior Bowl, as well as I will be because that process is already starting as soon as the season’s over. We’re already trying to getbetter. Lastly, I’d like to really thank our fans this year. That stadium, the 12th Man keeps getting stronger. From that Denver game earlierin the year, that was the loudest I heard it since I’ve been general manager here. Then the KC game, anyone who was there will alwaysremember it was deafening as well. Really thank them for their support. I’ve never seen anybody since I’ve been here leaving early likewhen I’ve been at other stadiums even when teams were still in it, getting out of the stadium to beat traffic. We don’t have that here, whichis fantastic. It shows their loyalty, shows the kind of character the people in this city, in this state have. I thank all of them.”Can you get us up to speed on where you are with your coaching staff, specifically Pep Hamilton and Clyde Christensen?“Right now, we’re just kind of waiting to see. This time of year, if you’re good, you’re going to be in demand from other teams. I was on thephone with another team today. They’re just getting raided left and right. It’s kind of the byproduct of success. It’s part of this business.That’s why you got to have ‘next man up’ with your coaching staff as well. It’s nothing that is unusual. It’s something you hope you don’thave to walk into again the day after the season is over. But you get weathered and it gets a little bit less anxiety ridden as it was the yearbefore. You deal with it, you find the best people, you go through the process, you try to find those matches in personality and philosophyand passion and all those things we look for to build on this great foundation we’ve laid. If there is change, we’re going to be optimisticabout who the replacements are. But as of right now, there’s nothing imminent.”Has anyone asked about permission to talk to any of your coaches?“Vandy did ask for permission. But that’s it so far.”Going into the offseason, are there any areas that stand out more than others in terms of needing improvement?“We need to be more consistent as a whole. This year, if you look at our team and our wins, we’ve beaten the best. It’s already beenstated, but three of the four teams in this, this team has beaten. And then the other team, we were down by seven in the fourth quarter to.But we’ve got to put it together for four quarters, we can’t have the roller coaster ride. We are a very young team, led by a young quarter-back. Everybody in this organization is pretty darn new and we all don’t have years and years of experience in our select positions. Butwe’re growing together as a family and we’re building this thing the right way. In terms of each position group, we’re going to do like wehave even since year one, we’re going to create competition. Guys aren’t going to be allowed to rest on their laurels. We’re going to staywith the mindset of iron sharpens iron, that whole thing that you guys have heard a thousand times. That’s just the old fashioned way.Create competition, that’s when guys are at their best. We still have only been how many days since the game, I don’t even know, but wehave to step away for a little bit. Those coaches deserve to go out to Hawaii and decompress a little bit and let the dust settle so we canget a clearer picture. Because right now, it’s too fresh. It’s hard to say right now definitively that needs to be fixed, that needs to be fixedeven though we have the full body of work at our disposal from all the film we’ve watched, because there’s still emotion involved. So Ithink you need to step away. We need to have discussions. The league year doesn’t start until March 11. We got to be smart and succinctwith our approach. Everybody wants to have it now in the microwave society and open the microwave door before the time’s even up. Butwe’ve got to have some patience and build this thing the right way with these young players we have.”How do you project how all the injured guys will fit into your plan as you approach free agency because everyone recovers dif-ferently? Is that a hard issue?“No, I think, because the cream is going to rise to the top. We had to adapt. We had to play guys in different ways. We had to changethings. And that’s a great credit to our staff. And we had to figure out that this isn’t working, we got to go in this direction and we had tochange some things. But those players that are coming back we’re excited about, because all it’s going to do is create more competition.It’s going to bolster our 53. It’s still, at the end of the day, the more talented guys you have out there, obviously, gives you a better chanceto win. And it’s going to make those guys that are on the fringe maybe go that next step and become a good player from being an averageone, or a great player from being a good one. And we saw some guys, I think, this year start to ascend from good to great and averageto good and so forth. The mindset I think you have to have and one I believe in is you want your 53, you want your back end, you wantyour backups to all have starter ceilings. We want guys that when you plug them in, there’s not a drop off. We want to strive to have cham-pionship level players throughout our roster, that’s the goal. And it’s not easy. It’s not like you can just go to your local swap meet or go toTarget and just take your cart and grab whatever and say, ‘I need this, this and this’ and just go grab it. It’s a process. You may really needthis but you don’t have the means to get it. Or that thing may be irregular or it might have some dents and some things in it that you can’tspend the money on. Everything has to kind of line up sometimes to get the right pieces. But that’s what you have the draft for. That’swhat you have free agency for. That’s what you have the scouts scouring regional combines for and finding the Josh McNary’s and allthose types of things. We need to look under every rock, which we always will, and we need to continue to churn this roster and to createthe greatest air of competition. I think that’s how you hedge your bets.”Who are some of the guys who might be making those steps from good towards great?“Looking at it, I’d say T.Y. (Hilton). He sure as heck showed up this year and showed levels of greatness. I think Jerrell Freeman ascendedhis level of play. Robert Mathis goes without saying. He’s doubled, tripled every game and he still is such…I had some people from otherorganizations and other players even say to me about Robert, even though he’s so good and so talented, it’s hard to get someone thatplays that hard that has that level of talent. And even though he’s getting the doubles and the triples, he comes so hard every down, thefootball gods are still going to give him a sack or two just because he doesn’t stop. So that’s something to aspire to. He sets such a greatexample with our team, as well as Reggie (Wayne). Like I said, Jerrell Freeman. I hate to leave anybody out. There were guys who showedsome great flashes this year but then got hurt and their sample size was too small, but in those small samples, we were playing reallygood football and they were going in the right direction. Some defensive linemen and even (Greg) Toler. It’s just unfortunate that injurieshappen and you got to make the best of it. As you see, some teams crumble, some teams rally and there’s still some that are playing that

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    are decimated. I feel like you do yourself a disservice, no matter how hard you’re hit, I think we finished with 17 on IR. It kind of takes thewind out of your sails to ever want to walk in these doors and not believe you can still win it all and we did up until the end. We all did. Iknow Jim (Irsay) did, we all did. So while we’re happy with our progress since the new regime and since I first arrived here and hiredChuck (Pagano) and all those things, had two drafts, we’re happy with our direction but we’re not nearly satisfied. To say we were not dis-appointed that we’re not in New York this year would be a lie. But we are going in the right direction. We have a nucleus of young players,a young quarterback that’s shown some really rare intangibles under fire. We’ve seen that from a bird’s eye, you guys have, and to meit’s glaring.”In your opinion, why wasn’t Trent Richardson able to get it going this season?“To be honest, I think it comes down to confidence. We’ve been over it a thousand times. This is a bottom-line business, a league whereyou are judged are on your last carry. I thought he showed some progress this year. I thought that from a play speed standpoint, as theyear progressed, just in practice, he was making more decisive cuts. It’s all about comfort level and confidence. There’s many examplesof backs that came into this league with so much promise that took a full year and had the low average per carry and things like that. Wehave patience. He’s not going anywhere. We have him for the long haul. We don’t win 12 games this year if Trent Richardson isn’t here.That’s just a fact. We had a guy get hurt, our starter get hurt and the mindset here is we are not going to just go reach for a guy. We wantto go out and get the best available guy, not just the best guy, we are going to go to the hill to get the best we can. I think Trent fits all thethings that we are trying to do here. If it isn’t this year, it’s going to be next year because he’s going to have the offseason. He’s going tobe dialed in as a pro. He’s going to have his life in order. Chuck (Pagano) and all of us know that with a year under his belt, you are goingto see a different player.”Is it hard to be patient with Trent Richardson when you’ve got people saying you gave up a first-round pick for him?“I know that’s going to be the media’s job to every week point at this because it’s such a, from your perspective it’s such a bold and ag-gressive move and so forth. But really from a football standpoint, without going into such great detail because we’ve been over it a thousandtimes, from a football standpoint, we needed a starting running back. Trent was made available. I’ve never talked to a person in football,scout, coach, that didn’t have a great comparison to another great back when they did him coming out, that didn’t think he was going tobe a special back. He’s going to have his detractors because of course you want him to come in and set the world on fire. But he playeda valuable role for us this year. He kind of did it in reverse. He showed such promise on third down and he can go and hit a backer flushin the pocket and stand him up in the A-gap at the line of scrimmage and not give any ground. There’s a lot of backs that can’t do that. Hefunctioned for us well this year. I know he’s not satisfied and I’m glad he’s not, but that’s why we have him here for the long haul. It wasvery economically wise as a franchise to make the move, given where we are going with the run game. We are happy with Trent. We havea level of patience obviously different than the media and fans understand. With the history of young backs in this league and just firstrounders in general, it’s sometimes, Donald Brown’s case even, there’s many examples. You’ve got to be patient. As long as you’rewinning, at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Twenty years from now, all that’s going to matter is wins and losses, not all thewindow dressing. It’s the things you do to win. A lot of times, it comes down to team and he made us a better team. Was it three days, Ithink (the trade) was three days before we played the Niners, I think it was one of our best games this year. I think it re-charged us whenwe were kind of down and I saw it firsthand. Ahmad (Bradshaw) ran so darn angry that week, that was one of the best games I’ve everseen as a Colt. I’m happy that Trent is here.”Have you looked into or made any free agent decisions, as some players on Twitter seem to have indicated? Or is that just thecart before the horse kind of thing?“No, it’s way cart before the horse. I’ve not talked to anyone. Those conversations will come later. You’ve got to remember, this is a longseason. These coaches, and myself even, aren’t in the frame of mind yet to make good decisions. We need to get a little rest, eat threemeals and maybe just kind of live normal for at least a few days before we start making huge decisions. We need to step away. We’ve al-ready had one meeting, kind of end of year meeting. I thought it was fantastic with the entire staff. Really got some great input. That’s theone thing, I feel nobody is afraid to voice their opinion here. We get in a big round table and it’s not some stuffy session where I’m sittingthere with my notepad. We interact with each other. Everything is out on the table because that way we know what the guys is at theircore, what they feel they need, who they are passionate about and then you make your decisions. Chuck (Pagano) and I get togetherfrom there and then we’ll move forward. But those discussions and those calls and things like that, they are still down the road.”How many pieces on the offensive line that you need are already here?“Again, we got to look at it. We also got to look what’s out there. Really, I still have to watch film – UFAs, Draft and that’s every position. Itcomes down to who’s up? Who’s available? Who’s going to be willing to take the offer that we give them? There’s a lot of variables involved,even if we want to retain someone. There’s 32 teams. Just like in the first round, ‘Oh I’m going to get that guy in (round) two all day.’ Butit just takes one that’s thinking like you and they go and take the guy in (round) one. It just takes one to snatch one of your guys andoverpay for them because that’s the way I’ve gotten guys before in free agency. You have to overpay to pull them out, because they’vegot houses there, their kids are in school, there’s things that ‘Joe fan’ and people don’t understand. Guys don’t always don’t want to leavewhere they are at because they are comfortable. They have houses, all those types of things. Now unless there’s someone where theyare getting their barn doors blown off every week, everyone wants to get out of that situation. There’s a lot in play when you make thosedecisions and like I said, we are far from being at that point.”Do you feel like you’re in a position to be aggressive in free agency again?“I’m fortunate and our head coach is fortunate that we have an owner that’s supportive. Even in the locker room after the game, he’s sosupportive in what we feel we need, he will let us get. He will be supportive of that and we can go get it. Last year, like I said, we kind ofdiversified. We were still in year two of taking a far end of the spectrum 4-3 and taking it to a 3-4 defense. Those pieces are hard to comeby. Five-techniques, three-techniques, they are not easy pieces to find. We had Ricky Jean (Francois) start really showing up through thecourse of the year, then got hurt. Bjoern (Werner) had his moments, got hurt. So those types of things are unfortunate. (Greg) Toler Ithought was playing excellent football and when he was playing, our defense was humming. You saw it in Denver. When Greg was inthere, we really locked down those receivers and that’s when had that ‘no fly zone’ going and we were doing really well. But you adapt.We found a way to get it done and still beat really good teams and that’s a credit to our coaches. We found a way. You really just can’t doanything about the injuries. You don’t know who it’s going to happen to. Ricky Jean, heck, that guy had like the best physical that I hadever heard. I never knew there was like a 1.00 or whatever, it was like he was a spring chicken. Everything on him was tip-top and thenhe got hurt. There’s no way of calculating when that can happen. That’s why depth, your practice squad, those type of things, that’s whywe are relentless about it. You’ve got guys like Jeris Pendleton and guys that come up, the Sheldon Price’s and the Josh McNary’s thatare just not bodies, they’re guys that are actually ascending players that can help you win. Because if not, you get into the playoffs andyou play with just guys, those teams and those great coaches are going to find those weaknesses and they are going to exploit them andyou are going to lose. Year two, we have high expectations for all those guys. This is the National Football League. No matter what, weexpect to perform and when we signed you, to come here and play championship level football and be consistent week-in and week-out.

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    We are in year three of the program guys. This is year three coming up and we need to be consistent. We need to aspire to be one ofthose teams that doesn’t beat a great team one week and then get outscored by 40 the next. That’s all growing pains. We are a young,young team and I feel like we are going in the right direction because that’s typical of youth. It’s things I’ve heard since I started playing.You’ve got to learn how to win consistently. You can beat these teams that no one else had beat at one time or were undefeated, and thengo and lose to someone that’s maybe not as good. We just have to learn, week-in, week-out to beat teams consistently and not havethose big swings and have to be chasing. I thought we got better as the year went on.”Did you see enough from Bjoern Werner to be able to project how you can use him next year? Do you have a pretty good ideaof what you expect from him?“I think Bjoern, he needs to get stronger. He knows that. He got better versus the run. He had a game where he’s so close to getting atipped ball and taking it to the house. He has kind of a knack for breaking up passes, which is great. But the physicality that he’s startingto play with, he’s starting to get it. I think playing with the Roberts (Mathis) and just seeing how Erik Walden, the ferocity in which he playswith. It starts through osmosis, I think, sinking in. And there was one game where Bjoern had I think his first sack. And I think after thegame I had said, ‘That wasn’t the play that impressed me the most. It was when I saw you set the edge and make a tackle two yards deepin the backfield. You did your job in a physical way. You played your technique and you showed that you’re not a finesse guy. So I thinkyear two’s going to be big for Bjoern, especially having an offseason in the weight room. I think the last few years, even at Florida State,he’s had some nicks to where he’s had some scopes and things like that to where he couldn’t just dig in and start training right after theseason. He always had some kind of hurdle to overcome injury-wise. So this year he goes in fresh to an offseason, expect him to get bigand strong. And I know Coach Manusky’s all over him about that, about getting some guns and looking the part. But Bjoern, we knew hecould play. And the level of play that he showed in college, I felt it was easy to see and the production he had in a major conference. Sowe’re excited about him.”Is Vontae Davis pretty high on your list of your own free agents to re-sign?“Like I said, any corner, any cover corner is going to be high on the pecking order, especially in a scheme like ours. Vontae’s a heck of aplayer. Again, consistency’s the key. Vontae can be as good as he wants to be and you saw in some of those games this year where hejust completely erased the receiver. And they were top-tier receivers in this league that it was like they didn’t even play. So he does thatevery game and there’s no reason he shouldn’t be in the Pro Bowl every year. And he knows that. But we really like Vontae and like I said,once we go through this process and get to that point where we make those calls and do those things, hopefully it all works out how wewant and we’re better because of it.”Are there guys you have to have back?“Sure.”Can you name them?“Probably not. No, I’m going to stay away from that because like I said, I’m still a little emotional. I need to step away, get with Chuck(Pagano) before I go off and say anything like that.”With all the injured players, do you anticipate having them all ready to go, if not by OTAs, by the start of training camp?“I think we’re in good shape. I think most the guys are slated to at least be ready by camp. There might be some PUP candidates in therethat see how they progress. The one thing is too, I like erring on the side of caution because I’d rather have a guy that’s…you can’t, in thisleague it’s just too competitive and teams are too good. You just don’t want a guy that goes out there even at 90. You want guys to beready, especially running backs, corners, those types of positions. I mean at guard and things like that, you’re playing in a phone booth,you can get by with some things. But when you’re out there on that island or you’re playing a skill position, you need to be at full strength,especially heading into a season. Try going through a grind for 17 weeks when you came in already dinged. I don’t think that’s smart. Wehave a great training staff and medical staff and we’ll be good stewards of that. Because like I said, it’s the third year. We want to have allour horses ready because we left some great players there on the sideline this year early. But we just kept on trucking and we still endedup with 12 wins and as the days wear on, I’m starting to actually kind of assimilate that and kind of realize that we did some good thingsthis year.”You have cap room but at some point in the near future you’re going to have to write a big check to Andrew Luck. Is that some-thing you’re already starting to factor in heading into free agency this year?“Of course. You have to be smart about, we’re always forward thinking. We’re always, before we make any type of move, are lookingdown the line. Because you don’t want to hamstring yourself and you don’t want to lose your franchise. So obviously I have very smartpeople around me that remind me, including our owner. So we’ll be smart about that and we’ll make sure that we keep our best playershere as best we can.”Obviously the goal is to win a Super Bowl every year, but considering all you guys accomplished this year through all the injuries,do you feel like this team is ready to take the next step next year, whether that’s going to the AFC Championship game or to theSuper Bowl?“Sure, I feel like that’s our goal. I feel like last year, 2012… The great thing about playoffs and having our second one is it really doesmagnify the areas that you know, you sit there and look at, not even from watching the film but are just kind of magnified. You know, ‘Weneed to get better here. We need to add more depth here. Look what they’re doing to us, this needs to be better.’ So that’s a good thingin terms of the evaluation process, to kind of have that fresh in your mind after getting beat by the Patriots. Because those are the typesof teams we’re going to have to beat on the road to win Super Bowls. Hopefully at some point we can host a championship game hereand we almost did. So I’d honestly be lying if I said that every year we’re not looking, and this year especially, looking hard at the SuperBowl. The quarterback, you win in this league with great quarterbacks and we have a great one. We have to keep surrounding him withthe right people that are like-minded, that are aspiring to greatness like he does every single day when he walks in this building and whenhis head hits the pillow at night. Those are the type of guys we need. We need to have guys like that. He is the most selfless guy in thisbuilding probably. And he’s so talented, so he sets a great example. And the sky is the limit when you have a player like that and then aleader on defense like Robert (Mathis) and a guy like Reggie (Wayne) in the clubhouse. So we have the leadership. We’re going to keepinfusing this team with players and building in areas that we feel like we can improve on. I know the coaches are going to keep whippingthese guys into shape. And the guys, even the guys that played last year in the scheme for the first year, were better this year. And I thinkthe new guys will be better from this year to next as well. So we’re all very optimistic because just in the progression we’ve been going,that obviously would be the expectation is we want to be heading in that direction, to win a championship and to keep winning them. That’swhat our owner’s charged me with building, so that’s where my mind’s at.”

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    What did you see from Daniel Adongo this year and what are your thoughts on him?“Daniel is such a neat story. He was 233 pounds. He just came in the other day because I had to talk to him with our general counselabout just things he couldn’t do when he left here, things he had to get squared away immigration-wise and things like that. And he couldn’tgo play another 20-game season of rugby somewhere, we didn’t want that and him coming back 30 pounds lighter. That’s not what wewanted him to do. But the guy was 233 when he walked in my door and I was like, to Jon Shaw, was like, ‘This isn’t the guy you showedme pictures of, showed me video of.’ He had just gotten done playing back-to-back 20-game rugby seasons. But here we are and he’s 33pounds heavier, all muscle. I talk to the coaches constantly about certain things he does to where it looks like a real guy. Like maybe it’sa spin move, or the way he disengages a block and then chases. Because at the end of the day, the guy can flat out run. He’s 6-4, 270pounds and his intangibles are off the charts. So it’s a pretty good recipe to be a player in this league and I think he’s got a real chance.He’s a sponge. Our coaches always, that’s like the first word they use when they talk about Daniel. And the aggression that he plays with,I can gush all day about him because his tempo through 17 weeks is just every day he drives those offensive linemen crazy. I love watchingit because he gets those guys ready to play. And when you’re a lineman and you’ve been playing 17 games, he’s like a gnat and he’sbothering you and he just stays after those guys. But it makes us better, and he in turn is getting better. So he’s been great. You wish allof them were as dialed in as him every single day. Time’s just what he needs.”Can Andrew Luck keep running the way he’s running? He’s taken a beating in and out of the pocket and that adds up eventually.“Right, and I get reminded of that quite a bit. I don’t think he runs near as much as some of the other guys do. But if you’ve looked at himand you look at those other quarterbacks, his lower body is that of a Dwayne Allen. He’s got such a strong build. He’s such a strong guy.Usually a quarterback just knows innately to not pick up a fumble and do a Walter Payton over the goal line. That’s his mindset. He playslike a linebacker. He’s built like a tight end. He’s tough. And we’ve tried to wean him off some of those things and he’s done better. He’sslid a lot more and it’s just a progression. And sometimes you want him to run it because he’s got some wheels, I mean the guy can reallyrun. So it’s a delicate balance because he is your franchise. He becomes a running back when he’s out there running the ball and you canput a lick on him. And we don’t need him getting blown up by some 260-pound linebacker, we don’t want that to happen. But it’s a toughthing because he can decompress and deflate a defense on a 20-yard run on a scramble. So I’m not really concerned about that becauseI think we’ll be smart.”

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    Opening Statement:“Good afternoon. As always, it’s great to see everybody. Thanks for coming. I want to apologize for being late. I was just talking to a coupleof the players. Obviously this is one of the tougher days in football. The finality of it, it’s hard to prepare for today and packing up. We allsigned up for greater things. I want to start out by thanking our fans. Without them, obviously this job would have been much tougher. Ourfans are awesome. They were there week-in and week-out for us. I feel like we have the best fans in the National Football League. I can’tthank them enough. I want to thank Mr. Irsay and his family. They give us everything that we need to be successful. He’s one of the bestif not the best football people in the National Football League, certainly that I’ve been around. I feel very fortunate to be in the position Iam. I can’t thank Mr. Irsay and his family enough. I want to thank our coaches and our players. They sacrificed everything, time away fromtheir families, their children, their loved ones, their significant others. That’s a thing in football that you don’t really understand. From theoutside looking in, you don’t really understand what goes through the lives of football coaches and football players unless you’ve beenthere and you’ve done it. The sacrifices that our families make and our children make. I want to thank the coaches and the players fortheir commitment, their dedication to the horseshoe. It’s unwavering. We’ve got a great, great group of coaches and players here. I wantto thank them. Just talking to the players this morning, I felt like we had a great season. Our ultimate goal, we fell short of. But we willnever stop chasing that as long as we’re living and breathing and upright. We had a great season and we accomplished a lot. I think tofollow up an 11-5 first year with another 11-win season, a division championship, sweep the division, win a home playoff game. I think wetook the next step in building this program. We talked about building a program for sustained success. I think we definitely took a step for-ward. Again, didn’t finish the way we wanted it to finish, but we got a lot to be proud of. Like I told those guys in the locker room after thegame, I said hold your head high, I’m very, very proud of the players and the coaches for what they accomplished this season. We had toovercome a lot. A lot of injuries, a lot of adversity. These guys stuck to the process. They never wavered. Never batted an eye lash. Neverflinched. That’s a credit, again, to our coaches and our players. They’ve got a ton of grit, resolve, resiliency, perseverance, anything thatyou want to use to describe them. There was a lot of good things that happened, offense, defense and special teams. Moving forward,looking to the future, it looks very bright going into year three of our program. We’ve got a lot of work to do obviously. We got a lot of de-cisions to make. We know that. Ryan (Grigson) and I have not had an opportunity at this point yet to discuss the roster and things likethat. At some point in the upcoming days, we’ll have a chance to sit down and discuss that. We will begin the research and development.We will begin the evaluation process, starting with ourselves, starting with myself. Our coaches will turn every stone, offense, defenseand special teams. We will look to get better in every area that we need to improve on. That starts with the research and development.That starts with evaluating everything that we did this season in all three phases. So we’ll begin to do that and start preparation for the up-coming draft. We got the combine that will be on us before we know it. We have to deal with that. I told the guys the consolation prize forlosing in the tournament is a big Hefty trash bag, which they had to deal with this morning, all of them, cleaning out their lockers. Fortunatelyfor the coaching staff and well-deserved, they get to go to Hawaii, because of the circumstances of how the Pro Bowl coaches are deter-mined now. It’ll be a well-deserved break for those guys. As you guys know, it’s not a real grind as far as meetings and practice and thingslike that. Those guys are excited about it and much-deserved for them. We’ve got to prepare for that. We’ll be leaving early next week todo that. As far as injuries go, we had a couple guys that got banged up in the game. Stanley Havili, Josh Gordy, Hugh Thornton and DariusButler were the four that went out. Still being evaluated as to whether they’ll need or require some sort of surgery. I don’t have that infor-mation for you at this point. As far as the IR guys go, as you know, we put 17 guys on IR this year. As far as I know, the latest update thatI have, all those guys are doing well. They’ve been busting their butt in the training room and our training staff has been doing a great jobwith those guys throughout the course of the season to rehab those guys. They’ll continue to do that. Where all of them are at this stagein their rehab, I can’t give the details on each and every one of them. But I know they’re all working extremely hard to get healthy and getback to 100 percent.”What was the message you left with the team looking toward next year? Did you get into that at all?“We talked about the things that we accomplished. Then we talked about, you have to get away from football for a little bit. You got to getaway from it mentally. You got to recharge. You got to get your body back, all those type of things. But you can’t get away too long. We’re14 weeks away from starting the offseason program which will start April 21st. We’re 29 weeks away from training camp. It’s going to beon us before you know it. It’s very important, number one, to get away. Reacquaint yourself with your better half, with your loved one, yoursignificant other, your children if you have them. Do those types of things. But the way the offseason is set up, we don’t have a lot of timewith these guys in the offseason to develop guys, especially young guys. I stress the importance of getting away, recharging, and gettingback to work. Our coaches will get with each and every player and give them a prescription, if you will, much like if you went to the doctorand you had an illness and he prescribed medication for you, we’ll give them a prescription, some concrete things to specifically go and

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    work on, which is specific to the position that they play. They have to go run and they have to go lift and they have to go do all thosethings. But they got to work on football mentally and physically. They got to do the things to develop the motor memory, the muscle memory,you have to start as soon as possible and just to run straight ahead, run hills, run sprints and those type of things are great for your car-diovascular stuff and lifting weights to put bumps on your body and look good and things like that. But you got to do football stuff, positionspecific. We’ll give those guys, the coaches will give those guys things to go work on. They got to get together. They’ve got to do thingson their own now the way the CBA is set up and the offseason is set up. We’ll emphasize that and stress that with them.”What is your biggest takeaway from the 2013 season?“The sky is the limit for this group. I really believe we came very close. We were one of eight. Again, we took the next step, but threeteams that are playing championship Sunday, if you will, we beat, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle if I remember correctly. We beat allthree of those teams. If we go back to work and everybody gets one to two percent better at their craft and what they do, and you combineall that, again, we didn’t reach our ultimate goal. We’re going to keep chasing it. We always will. That will never change. But the sky is thelimit. We’ve got a great group here. We’ve got the foundation that we laid. I credit our players for buying in. They’ve never wavered. Tohave two 11-win seasons back-to-back, win the division, sweep the division in your second year, win a playoff game in your second yearcoming into the situation that we came into, coming off of a 2-14 season, losing all the players that we lost. I hate to go back and rehash.But according to all the so-called experts, they basically had us left for dead and said we would not do anything for I don’t know how manyyears they put on it. Have we overachieved? I don’t think so because everybody in that locker room and our coaches expected this. Nowwe know what the expectations are going to be. They’re going to be even higher. But that’s where you want to be. The schedule is goingto be harder. That’s just how it goes. We got the right men in that locker room for the job.”At what point will you go back and look at what you did right and wrong from a coaching standpoint?“It started probably five minutes after I got done talking to you guys. On the plane home, tossing and turning Saturday night and earlySunday morning. All day yesterday, this morning. It’s an ongoing process.”Do you have any regrets?“Never have any regrets. There’s always things that you can do better. Certainly I’ll take a hard look at myself. I always start with myself.I always look myself in the mirror and find out what I can do better. There’s a bunch. Again, the minute you start to think you have all theanswers and you know everything and you stop growing, that’s when you’re done. I’ll continue to dissect myself along with everythingelse and make sure we can make the next step next year.”Andrew Luck is hard on himself. How do you want him to use his postseason turnovers and struggles? As fuel? “Like he did after his first season, he and Clyde (Christensen) and Pep (Hamilton) certainly coming in as the new offensive coordinator,they watched every snap. He’ll go back and he’ll watch every snap and he’ll dissect the two playoff games. He’ll look at those. He’ll lookat them over and over and over again. I think what he’ll find out is, we talk about the margin for error in the playoffs, starts to shrink. Every-thing gets magnified tenfold because it is a one-and-done tournament. But that doesn’t mean you get away from your fundamentals andyour techniques. You don’t press. You don’t put any more pressure on yourself to make any more plays that you think you have to makeand those type of things. We’ll look at the reasons why things happened, not only with Andrew, but with everything. Offense, defense andspecial teams. Again, he is his own worst critic. He’s very hard on himself. But at the same time, he can move on. He can put thingsbehind him. He’s not one to beat himself up. He does a great job of that. He’s one of the best I’ve ever seen as far as having amnesia andputting things behind him.”How do you think this team grew specifically into a better team than the year before?“Again, until we dive into it, I’m not a bean-counter. I think at the end of the day, you have to look at all those things. And we’ll do that inthe coming days and weeks and months and dissect that. But I don’t know where we finished ranking-wise in all the statistical categories.We’re judged by one thing and one thing only, and that’s the amount of games that you win. And so we’ll go back and look at everything.We’ll look to improve in every area, because we can’t stay the same. And we can’t, certainly, go backwards. So again, I’ll know more inthe coming days and weeks and months as far as that goes.”Do you feel better about your team today than you did a year ago?“Absolutely. Absolutely, because we did take the next step. We sat in the locker room a year ago after our first-round loss to Baltimore andI asked each and every one of those guys to remember the feeling that they have. We’re going to be back. We made it back. But just toremember the feeling that you have right now and make sure we do everything within our power that we don’t have that same feeling. Weare a different team. We did take a step forward. We did win a playoff game. We did not reach our ultimate goal. We will continue to chasethat goal until we achieve that goal. So I like where we’re at.”Should the feeling after a loss hurt more the further you go?“It doesn’t hurt as much as it’s going to hurt the next two teams on championship Sunday when they have to pack up. And then certainlythree weeks from now somebody’s going to win the Super Bowl and somebody’s going to go home a loser, and they’re going to feel muchworse than we felt.”When the time comes to look at the roster and make decisions, it’s a collective effort?“Entire organization.”Two questions: First, how would you characterize Reggie Wayne’s post-injury contributions? Second, are you as committed asever to running the ball and stopping the run?“Let me start with the second one because it’s the one I remember (laughs). The other one was about Reggie I think. Yeah, that will alwaysbe our mantra. You have to be able to run the football and stop the run to win football games in the National Football League. Having saidthat, there’s going to be circumstances. You’re going to lose guys. So when we lost on the offensive side of the football a starting guard,a starting tight end, a couple starting running backs, a starting receiver, you have to adapt. You have to make adjustments. And I think ouroffensive coaches and players did a tremendous job of adapting and utilizing what we had to give us the best chance to win footballgames. If you look at the games that were played this weekend and you look at the amount of rushes, I think our game, New Englandrushed 46 times. In all three other games, the winner of those games, all the winners rushed for over 30 times in those games and theyaveraged 166.8 yards on the ground. And the losing teams averaged 88 yards rushing. So will we ever change? No. I don’t think it’s evermore prevalent, the deeper you go, the farther you get in the playoffs, you have to be able to run the football and stop the run. And I thinkthe statistics alone from this past weekend are enough to continue to make me be a believer. You’re going to have to throw the ball, weall know that, sometime and we got one of the best in the business to do it. As far as Reggie goes, it’s like I said many times before, youcan’t put a price tag on what he’s done for this organization, what he did for this team and organization this year after he was injured. And

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    a lot of guys, but specifically Reg, he was here every single day. He beat the trainers here all the time. I’d hear it all the time that he beatthose guys into the training room. He spent a great deal of time, he’s way ahead of schedule, in there rehabbing. But the rest of the timethat he was in the building was spent with the offense, in meetings, mentoring and tutoring that young group of wide receivers. And I thinkbetween what Charlie Williams, our wide receivers coach, did and Pep (Hamilton) and the rest of the offensive staff and the players them-selves, the time that they put in, obviously you could see the development and growth of those guys as we moved past Reggie’s injury.And so again, you can’t put a price tag on what Reggie did.”Will it be particularly challenging to analyze the defense because they had some great stretches and some poor stretches? Howwill you balance out those things when you’re analyzing your defense?“I think when you look at any facet – offense, defense and special teams – and I know we’re talking specifically about the defense, it’sabout being consistent. It only takes one play. That was a 29-22 game I think to start the fourth quarter, if I’m not wrong. And so it onlytakes one play. And in the first half I think they averaged three yards per carry, you take it every day. All it took was one play and theybusted a long run for a touchdown and kind of opened that thing up. But it was a one-score game. And so I think it all comes down tobeing consistent, doing your job, 11 guys. We talked about it all year, 11 guys doing their job. And that’s easier said than done, becauseyou got to credit your opponent. You got to credit the Patriots and what they were able to do. Good football team and they got good runnersand good offensive line and were able to run the football. I think it just comes down to being consistent, playing more consistent, becausewe did some really good things. We held people down and we went on the road and held people in check and held people down and keptpeople out of the end zone and did some great things. So we made strides. We didn’t finish, certainly, how we wanted to finish. But a lotto build on.”It’s clear Reggie Wayne’s value as sort of a coach this season. Might he have an argument to go with you guys to the Pro Bowlor not?“His contract is such that it doesn’t say assistant coach on it, it says player. I think if Reggie wants to go, he can get himself over there(laughs). If I can pull any strings with the league and the upper brass to bring him along, you know certainly we’d love to bring him along.But I don’t know, he’s probably got bigger fish to fry somewhere else.”Every team says they want to win the Super Bowl at the beginning of the year. Why are you guys closer to that than a lot of otherteams?“Just because they believe. When you stop believing, it’s over. And they believe. And they saw where we got in a short period of time andthey all believe. We got great veteran leadership. We got great veteran leadership coming back. And so as long as they have a faith andbelief in what we’re doing and strong conviction about that, you’ve got a chance.”Is that the next step though, to contend and be in the hunt for the Super Bowl?“That’s what you guys want me to say and that’s the pressure you want me to put on myself and this entire coaching staff and this organ-ization (laughs). Yeah, that’s the only reason we all got up and came to work today is to get better and give ourselves an opportunity tohoist the Lombardi.”You build great relationships in this locker room. What are those conversations with guys like when you know some guys aregoing to go their separate ways next year?“They’re tough. They’re hard because we decide to do it the way we do it. There’s places that just make it all about business and wins andlosses, and that’s not how we roll around here. So it’s tough. But we also know that the game is going to fade for all of us, but the rela-tionships will never fade. And so we’ll have those for life. So we know whether we’re together next year or not, that relationship will last alifetime.”How much did Anthony Castonzo progress this year?“He had a great year. I thought he was outstanding and played very, very consistent football. He took the next step in his maturationprocess of becoming an elite left tackle in the National Football League. And again, the sky is the limit for him. I think from a confidencestandpoint now, it’s off the charts. And he’ll have a great offseason and he’s going to do nothing but get better.”You see him in that spot for a long time?“No doubt about it.”What is the biggest thing for a guy like Trent Richardson heading into this offseason?“That’s the beauty of it right there is he gets to go through an offseason now. We all understand how he got here and he was just throwninto the mix like that. So now he has an opportunity to go through an offseason, be with us for a full year heading into the 2014 campaign.And so it’s going to be very, very important for him to be here for the offseason program and to dive into this thing full steam ahead, whichhe will. He wants to be great. He’s got all the talent, he’s got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn’t believe thatdeep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign.”Do you think he was thinking too much out there this season instead of just playing?“I can’t, until I go back and look at it all again and look at all of his touches in the run game, pass game and those type of things. I justknow, again, with a full year under his belt… We saw a glimpse there, a time there, two, three-week period where he showed those signs,showed the ability that he has. And now, again, just like everybody else, he’s just got to do it on a consistent basis.”There were a lot of changes to the coaching staff last offseason. Do you expect more stability on the coaching staff this offsea-son?“Absolutely.”

    COACH PAGANO END OF SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPTS - 1/13/14

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    COLTS MILESTONESTEAM/INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES REACHED IN 2013

    COLTS• Finished the regular season with an 11-5 record for the secondstraight season.• Notched their 13th 10-win season in the past 15 years, which isthe most of any NFL team since 1999.• Clinched their eighth AFC South title since 2002, which is the sec-ond-most division titles in the NFL during that span.• Posted a 6-0 record against the AFC South for the third time infranchise history and the first since 2009.• Became the first team to finish a season with the least amount ofturnovers and penalties since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs.• Set franchise records for fewest turnovers (14) and fumbles lost(four) in a season.• Tallied the the second-largest comeback in NFL postseason his-tory after overcoming a 28-point deficit in the AFC Wild Card gamevs. Kansas City (1/4/14).HEAD COACH CHUCK PAGANO• Became the first head coach in Colts history and the eighth in NFLhistory to lead the team to 11 wins in each of his first two seasons.• Has coached 32 games without losing consecutive contests, whichis the second-longest streak for a Colts head coach and the longestto start a career in franchise history.ILB-PAT ANGERER• Recorded his second career interception and first since 2011 inWeek 7 vs. Denver (10/20).S-ANTOINE BETHEA• Posted his sixth consecutive 100-tackle season (121) and topped900 career tackles (935) this year.• Started his 96th consecutive career game in Week 17, which leadsall active NFL safeties.WR-LaVON BRAZILL• Notched his first career multi-touchdown game when he caughttwo receiving touchdowns in Week 14 at Cincinnati (12/8).• Became the fifth player in Colts postseason history to record tworeceiving touchdowns in a single game when he did so in the AFCDivisional Playoff at New England (1/11/14).• Tied for the second-most receiving touchdowns (two) in a singlepostseason in Colts history.RB-DONALD BROWN• Set a single-season franchise record for rushing average (5.3) witha minimum of 100 rushing attempts.• Led the team in rushing yards for the third time in his career.• Scored the first two receiving touchdowns of his career.• In Week 11 at Tennessee (11/14), recorded a career-high two rush-ing touchdowns.• In Week 16 at Kansas City (12/22), tallied a rushing and a receiv-ing touchdown in the same game for the first time in his career.• Passed Zack Crockett (20), Johnny Unitas (21), Vick Ballard (22),Jim Harbaugh (23), Alan Ameche (23), Don McCauley (24), PeytonManning (24), Tom Nowatzke (31), Lenny Moore (33) and Don Not-tingham (34) for the ninth-most rushing attempts in Colts postsea-son history.• Passed Ron Lee (46), Roosevelt Leaks (47), Eric Dickerson (50),Don McCauley (72), Vick Ballard (91), Johnny Unitas (92), Jim Har-baugh (93), Tom Nowatzke (96), Alan Ameche (96), Lenny Moore(104), Don Nottingham (125), Lamont Warren (133) and ZackCrockett (161) for the eighth-most rushing yards in Colts postsea-son history.S-SERGIO BROWN• Totaled a career-high two fumble recoveries on special teams.CB-DARIUS BUTLER• Led the team with four interceptions for the second consecutiveseason.T-ANTHONY CASTONZO• Started all 16 games for the second consecutive year.

    T-GOSDER CHERILUS• Started all 16 games for the second consecutive year.ILB-KAVELL CONNER• Finished second on the team with 13 special teams tackles.CB-VONTAE DAVIS• Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and posted acareer-high 13 passes defensed.TE-COBY FLEENER• Registered career highs in receptions (52), receiving yards (608)and touchdowns (four).• Posted his first career 100-yard receiving game in Week 10 at Ten-nessee (11/14) when he caught eight passes for 107 yards.ILB-JERRELL FREEMAN• Totaled career highs in sacks (5.5), passes defensed (six), forcedfumbles (six), fumble recoveries (two) and interceptions (two).• Tied for third in the NFL with six forced fumbles.• Notched a career-high 2.0 sacks in Week 2 vs. Miami (9/15).• Set a record for the most career forced fumbles by an undraftedColts player since 1994.• Moved into third place on the Colts all-time career sacks list byundrafted players.FB-STANLEY HAVILI• Recorded the first two receiving touchdowns of his career.WR-T.Y. HILTON• Led the team and set career highs with 82 receptions for 1,083yards. Also scored five touchdowns.• Set career highs with 11 receptions for 155 receiving yards inWeek 17 vs. Jacksonville (12/29).• Tied a franchise record and set a career-high with three receivingtouchdowns in Week 9 at Houston (11/3).• Became the sixth player in NFL history to register 10 100-yard re-ceiving games in the first two seasons of a career.• Posted the most receiving yards (1,944) and 100-yard receivinggames (10) by a Colts player in the first two seasons of a career,while posting the second-most receptions (132).• Recorded the most receiving yards (327) in a single postseasonin Colts history.• Tied for the second-most receiving touchdowns (two) in a singlepostseason in Colts history.• Tied for the fifth-most receptions (17) in a single postseason inColts history.• Became the second player in Colts history to record two 100-yardreceiving games in a single postseason.• Led the team with 13 catches for 224 yards and two touchdownsin the AFC Wild Card game vs. Kansas City (1/4/14). His 13 catchesset a franchise record and tied for the second-most in a single gamein NFL postseason history. His 224 receiving yards set a Colts sin-gle-game postseason record and ranked as the third-most in NFLhistory. His two receiving touchdowns tied a franchise record.S-DELANO HOWELL• Started the first three games of his career and recorded careerhighs in tackles (24) and passes defensed (two).• Recovered a blocked field goal and returned it 61 yards for atouchdown in Week 5 vs. Seattle (10/6).DT-RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS• Set career highs in games started (10) and sacks (2.5).OLB-CAM JOHNSON• Set career highs in games played (12) and special teams tackles(six).

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    TEAM/INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES REACHED IN 2013QB-ANDREW LUCK• Led the Colts to 22 wins in his first two seasons, which is tied forthe second-most to start a career since 1970.• Led the Colts on 11 fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drivesin his career, which is the most through a quarterback’s first twoseasons since 1970.• Threw for the most passing yards (8,196) in the first two seasonsof a quarterback’s career in NFL history.• Passed Earl Morrall (676) and Mike Pagel (1,154) for the seventh-most career passing attempts in Colts history.• Passed Earl Morrall (363) and Mike Pagel (587) for the seventh-most career completions in Colts history.• Passed Earl Morrall (5,666) and Mike Pagel (7,474) for the sev-enth-most passing yards in Colts history.• Passed Mike Pagel (39), Jack Trudeau (41) and Jeff George (41)for the sixth-most passing touchdowns in Colts history.• Passed Jeff George (seven) and Bert Jones (eight) for the third-most career 300-yard passing games in Colts history.• Passed Geroge Shaw (five) and Marty Domres (six) for the fourth-most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Colts history.• Passed George Shaw (391) and Marty Domres (454) for the sixth-most career rushing yards by a quarterback in Colts history.• Passed Marty Domres (88), Jack Trudeau (91), George Shaw (98)and Mike Pagel (124) for the fifth-most career rushing attempts bya quarterback in Colts history.• Totaled the second-most passing yards in a single game in fran-chise postseason history and the fifth-most in NFL postseason his-tory with 443 in the AFC Wild Card game vs. Kansas City (1/4/14).His four touchdown passes tied for the second-most in franchisepostseason history. His 45 rushing yards were the second-most ina postseason game by a Colts quarterback. Became the first playerin NFL postseason history to record a passing touchdown and afumble recovery for a touchdown in the same game.DT-RICARDO MATHEWS• Played in all 16 games for the second straight season.OLB-ROBERT MATHIS• Led the NFL and set a franchise single-season record with 19.5sacks for the year.• Became the second player in Colts history to lead the NFL in sacks.• Set franchise records for career sacks (111.0), career games with asack (85), career multi-sack games (27) and single-season multi-sackgames (seven).• Recorded his fifth career 10.0-sack season.• Tied a career-high with 3.0 sacks in Week 4 at Jacksonville (9/29).• Set an NFL record for most career sack-forced fumbles (43).• Passed Henry Thomas (93.5), Steve McMichael (95.0), RobertPorcher (95.5), Warren Sapp (96.5), Dexter Manley (97.5), JacobGreen (97.5), Simon Fletcher (97.5), Joey Porter (98.0), Andre Tippett(100.0), Charles Haley (100.5), William Fuller (100.5), Jim Jeffcoat(102.5), Neil Smith (104.5), Kevin Carter (104.5), Trace Armstrong(106.0), Pat Swilling (107.5), Dwight Freeney (108.0) and GregTownsend (109.5) for the 20th-most career sacks in NFL history.• Tied John Abraham and Jason Taylor (48) for the most career forcedfumbles in NFL history.• Tied a career-high with eight forced fumbles.P-PAT McAFEE• Set a franchise single-season record with 27 punts pinned inside the20-yard line.• In Week 7 vs. Denver (10/20), set a franchise single-game recordwith six punts pinned inside the 20-yard line.DE-FILI MOALA• Played in all 16 games for the first time since 2010 and tied a ca-reer-high with 26 tackles.LS-MATT OVERTON• Played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season.

    DE-CORY REDDING• Set a career-high in passes defensed (five) and tied for the second-highest sack total of his career (4.5).G-JOE REITZ• Played in a career-high 14 games.RB-TRENT RICHARDSON• Became the first Colts player to score a touchdown on his first rush-ing attempt with the team since Gordon Brown on Oct. 4, 1987.WR-DA’RICK ROGERS• Set career highs with six receptions for 107 yards and two touch-downs in Week 14 at Cincinnati (12/8).OLB-ANDY STUDEBAKER• Set a career-high with 18 special teams tackles.CB-CASSIUS VAUGHN• Played in all 16 games for the second straight season and recordeda career-high three interceptions and his first fumble recovery.• Posted a career-high two interceptions in Week 13 vs. Tennessee(12/1).K-ADAM VINATIERI• Recorded 139 points, the second-highest total of his career.• Set a career-high with 35 made field goals.• Became the seventh player in NFL history to score 2,000 careerpoints.• Became the second player in NFL history to record 800 points withtwo-or-more teams.• Tied Jason Elam for the most career 100-point seasons (16).• Passed John Kasay (1,970), Jason Elam (1,983), George Blanda(2,002) and Matt Stover (2,004) for the fifth-most points scored inNFL history.• Passed Jason Elam (436) for the seventh-most career field goalsmade in NFL history.• Passed John Carney (628), Norm Johnson (638) and Lou Groza(641) for the sixth-most career PATs made in NFL history.• Tied a career-high with four 50-yard field goals made.• Tied an NFL record with four field goals made from 40-49 yards ina single game in Week 13 vs. Tennessee (12/1).• Passed Gary Anderson (57) and David Akers (58) for the mostPATs made in NFL postseason history.• Became the first player in NFL history to score 200 career pointsin the postseason.• Played in his 27th career postseason game, which ranks tied forthe second-most in NFL history.OLB-ERIK WALDEN• Recorded a career-high-tying 3.0 sacks for the fourth consecutiveseason.• Tied a career-high with 15 games started.WR-REGGIE WAYNE• Passed Randy Moss (982) and Hines Ward (1,000) for the eighth-most career receptions in NFL history.• Passed Steve Largent (13,089), Andre Reed (13,198) and TorryHolt (13,382) for the 11th-most career receiving yards in NFL his-tory.• Passed Charley Taylor and Harold Carmichael (79) for the 23rd-most career receiving touchdowns in NFL history.

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    Quarterback Andrew Luck ranks in the top five in several Coltspostseason career charts, including passing attempts, completions,yards and touchdowns. Below is a look at where Luck ranks in eachcategory:

    MOST CAREER PASSING ATTEMPTS IN POSTSEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years AttemptsPeyton Manning 1998-2010 718Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 226Andrew Luck 2012-2013 140Jim Harbaugh 1994-1997 119

    MOST CAREER COMPLETIONS IN POSTSEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years CompletionsPeyton Manning 1998-2010 453Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 120Andrew Luck 2012-2013 77Jim Harbaugh 1994-1997 61

    MOST CAREER PASSING YARDS IN POSTSEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years GamesPeyton Manning 1998-2010 5,389Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 1,663Andrew Luck 2012-2013 1,062Jim Harbaugh 1994-1997 688

    MOST CAREER PASSING TOUCHDOWNS IN POSTSEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years TouchdownsPeyton Manning 1998-2010 29Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 7Andrew Luck 2012-2013 6Jim Harbaugh 1994-1997 5

    LUCK CLIMBING THE CHARTS

    In the Colts’ 45-44 comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs inthe AFC Wild Card Game (1/4/14), quarterback Andrew Luck com-pleted 29-of-45 passes for 443 yards, four touchdowns and threeinterceptions for a 98.7 passer rating.• Luck’s 443 passing yards marked the fifth-highest total in an NFLpostseason game and the second-most in franchise history (PeytonManning, 458 yards vs. Denver on Jan. 9, 2005). • His four touchdown passes tied for the 11th-most in an NFL post-season contest and tied for the second-most in franchise history. Italso marked the third time in team history that a quarterback threwfor four-or-more touchdowns in a postseason game.• With 45 passing attempts, Luck passed Earl Morrall (79) for thefourth-most passing attempts in Colts postseason history.• With 29 completions, Luck passed Earl Morrall (37) for the fourth-most completions in Colts postseason history.• With 443 yards, Luck passed Earl Morrall (667) for the fourth-mostpassing yards in franchise postseason history.• With four touchdowns, Luck passed Earl Morrall and Jack Trudeau(two) for the fourth-most touchdown passes in Colts postseasonhistory.• Luck’s 45 rushing yards were the second-most in a playoff gameby a Colts quarterback (48, Jim Harbaugh on Jan. 7, 1996).• Luck became the first player in NFL history to record a passingtouchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the samegame in postseason history.• Including playoffs, Luck has won seven career games after trailingby double-digits, the most such wins in the NFL since the start ofthe 2012 season.

    LUCK’S CAREER DAY

    In the Colts’ 45-44 comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs inthe AFC Wild Card Game (1/4/14), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton led theteam in receiving and added his first career postseason 100- and200-yard receiving performance with 13 catches for 224 yards andtwo touchdowns. • Hilton’s 13 catches tied for the second-most in NFL postseasonhistory in a single game and set a franchise postseason record.• His 224 receiving yards ranked as the third-most for a single gamein NFL postseason history and set a team postseason record. It wasalso the second 200-yard receiving game in Colts postseason his-tory.• Hilton’s two receiving touchdowns tied a franchise record andmarked the fourth time in team postseason history that a receivercaught two touchdowns.

    MOST RECEPTIONS IN A SINGLE GAME,NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY

    Player Team Opp. Date ReceptionsDarren Sproles NO SF 1/14/12 15T.Y. Hilton IND KC 1/4/14 13Chad Morton NO MIN 1/6/01 13Shannon Sharpe DEN LAA 1/9/94 13Thurman Thomas BUF CLE 1/6/90 13Kellen Winslow SD MIA 1/2/82 13

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A SINGLE GAME,NFL POSTSEASON HISTORY

    Player Team Opp. Date Rec. YardsEric Moulds BUF MIA 1/2/99 240Anthony Carter MIN SF 1/9/88 227T.Y. Hilton IND KC 1/4/14 224Reggie Wayne IND DEN 1/9/05 221Steve Smith CAR CHI 1/15/06 218

    MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE GAME,COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORY

    Player Team Opp. Date Rec. TDsT.Y. Hilton IND KC 1/4/14 2LaVon Brazill IND NE 1/11/14 2Marvin Harrison IND DEN 1/4/04 2Brandon Stokley IND DEN 1/4/04 2Reggie Wayne IND DEN 1/9/05 2

    HILTON’S RECORD PERFORMANCE

    In the Colts’ 45-44 comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs inthe AFC Wild Card Game (1/4/14), the team recorded 536 total netyards, which set a franchise record for a postseason game and tiedfor the ninth-most in NFL postseason history. The Colts also threwfor 436 net yards, which was the second-most for a postseasongame in franchise history. Indianapolis’ 45 points are the second-most in a postseason game in franchise history (49 vs. Denver onJan. 9, 2005).

    MOST NET YARDS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYDate Opponent Net Yards1/4/14 vs. Kansas City 5361/9/05 vs. Denver 5301/4/04 vs. Denver 479

    MOST NET PASSING YARDS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYDate Opponent Passing Yards1/9/05 vs. Denver 4541/4/14 vs. Kansas City 4361/13/08 vs. San Diego 402

    MOST POINTS SCORED, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYDate Opponent Points1/9/05 vs. Denver 491/4/14 vs. Kansas City 451/4/04 vs. Denver 41

    OFFENSIVE FIRE POWER

    COMEBACK FOR THE AGESThe Colts trailed by 28 points (38-10) with 12 minutes remaining inthe third quarter of their AFC Wild Card Game against Kansas City(1/4/14). With the win, Indianapolis tallied the second-largest come-back in NFL postseason history (Buffalo Bills 32-point comebackagainst the Houston Oilers on Jan. 3, 1993). It also marked the firsttime in NFL history (regular season or postseason) that a team hadwon a game in regulation (no overtime) after trailing by as many as28 points.

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    Head Coach Chuck Pagano led the Colts to 11 victories this seasonfor the second consecutive year. He became the first head coach inteam history and the eighth in NFL history to start his career withback-to-back 11-win seasons.

    HEAD COACHES TO WIN 11-PLUS GAMES IN EACH OFFIRST TWO SEASONS WITH A TEAM

    Head Coach Team SeasonsChuck Pagano Colts 2012-13Jim Harbaugh 49ers 2011-12Dave Wannstedt Dolphins 2000-01Steve Mariucci 49ers 1997-98Barry Switzer Cowboys 1994-95George Seifert 49ers 1989-90Roy Andrews Giants 1929-30Guy Chamberlin Yellow Jackets 1925-26

    11-WIN SEASONS

    Kicker Adam Vinatieri holds several career postseason records,including points scored, field goals made, PATs made and consec-utive games scoring. Below is a look at how he ranks in NFL his-tory:

    MOST CAREER POINTS SCORED IN POSTSEASON, NFL HISTORY

    Player Years PointsAdam Vinatieri 1996-2013 213David Akers 1998-2013 175Gary Anderson 1982-2004 153

    MOST CAREER FIELD GOALS MADE IN POSTSEASON, NFL HISTORY

    Player Years FGs MadeAdam Vinatieri 1996-2013 51David Akers 1998-2013 39Gary Anderson 1982-2004 32

    MOST CAREER PATs IN POSTSEASON, NFL HISTORY

    Player Years PATsAdam Vinatieri 1996-2013 60David Akers 1998-2013 58Gary Anderson 1982-2004 57

    MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES SCORING IN POSTSEASON, NFL HISTORY

    Player Years GamesAdam Vinatieri 1996-2013 27David Akers 1998-2013 24George Blanda 1949-1975 19

    VINATIERI IN THE POSTSEASON

    Outside linebacker Robert Mathis currently ranks second in fran-chise history in postseason sacks with 6.5 for his career. He trailsonly Dwight Freeney who tallied 9.0 career postseason sacks.Safety Antoine Bethea has recorded four postseason intercep-tions, the third-most in Colts history, behind Jerry Logan and RickVolk with five apiece.

    MOST CAREER SACKS IN POSTSEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years SacksDwight Freeney 2002-2012 9.0Robert Mathis 2003-2013 6.5Larry Tripplett 2002-2005 3.0

    MOST CAREER INTERCEPTIONS IN POSTSEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years InterceptionsJerry Logan 1964-1971 5Rick Volk 1968-1971 5Antoine Bethea 2006-2013 4

    MATHIS & BETHEA IN THE POSTSEASON

    Since the AFC South was formed prior to the 2002 regular season,the Colts have won eight division titles. Over that time span, only NewEngland (10) has won more division titles. Only seven teams havewon their division five-or-more times since 2002:

    MOST DIVISION TITLES SINCE 2002Team Division TitlesNew England AFC East 10Indianapolis AFC South 8Green Bay NFC North 7Philadelphia NFC East 6Seattle NFC West 6San Diego AFC West 5Pittsburgh AFC North 5

    DIVISIONAL DOMINANCE

    A total of 14 Colts players made their playoff debuts in the AFC WildCard Playoff against the Kansas City Chiefs (1/4/14). Safety CoreyLynch (six seasons) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (fiveseasons) played the most years of anyone on the team before com-peting in their first postseason game.Player Experience Player ExperienceDa’Rick Rogers ....................R Cam Johnson......................1Griff Whalen..........................2 Jeris Pendleton ...................2Trent Richardson ..................2 Hugh Thornton ...................RStanley Havili ........................2 Darrius Heyward-Bey..........5Corey Lynch..........................6 Jack Doyle..........................RKelvin Sheppard ...................3 Bjoern Werner ....................RJosh McNary ........................R Josh Chapman....................2

    COLTS PLAYOFF DEBUTS

    The Colts hold an all-time postseason record of 9-5 and a 75-90regular season record against AFC playoff teams. In 2013, the Coltsfinished 3-3 against the field, beating Denver and Kansas City(twice), while falling to Cincinnati, New England and San Diego.

    COLTS RECORD AGAINST AFC PLAYOFF TEAMSTeam Reg. Season Postseason Last MeetingDenver 9-11 2-0 10/20/13 - W, 39-33New England 28-45 1-3 1/11/14 - L, 43-22Cincinnati 16-10 1-0 12/8/13 - L, 42-28Kansas City 12-8 4-0 1/4/14 - W, 45-44San Diego 9-16 1-2 10/14/13 - L, 19-9Totals 75-90 9-5

    COLTS VS. THE FIELDWide Receiver T.Y. Hilton posted the most receiving yards and tiedfor the fifth-most receptions in a single postseason in Colts history.Below is a look at how he ranks among Colts in the playoffs:

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A COLTS PLAYER IN A SINGLE POSTSEASON

    Player Year Rec. YardsT.Y. Hilton 2013 327Dallas Clark 2006 317Willie Richardson 1968 284MOST RECEPTIONS BY A COLTS PLAYER

    IN A SINGLE POSTSEASONPlayer Year ReceptionsJoseph Addai 2006 22Dallas Clark 2006 21Pierre Garcon 2009 21Dallas Clark 2009 18T.Y. Hilton 2013 17Two others 17

    RECORD POSTSEASON

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    COLTS POSTSEASON STATISTICS

    PASSING G GS Att Cmp Pct Yds Yd/A TD Int Lg Sack Lost RateM. Hasselbeck 11 11 406 237 58.4 2741 6.8 18 9 46 19 115 84.4A. Luck 3 3 140 77 55.0 1062 7.6 6 8 64t 7 42 70.0RUSHING/RECEIVING G GS Rush Yds Avg Lg TD Rec Yds Avg Lg TDL. Brazill 3 2 0 0 - - 0 7 144 20.6 38t 2D. Brown 5 2 44 164 3.7 16 1 8 76 9.5 25 1T. Choice 4 0 15 43 2.9 9 1 1 6 6.0 6 0J. Doyle 2 1 0 0 - - 0 1 7 7.0 7 0C. Fleener 3 3 0 0 - - 0 14 145 10.4 29 1M. Hasselbeck 11 11 25 119 4.8 18 1 0 0 - - 0S. Havili 2 0 0 0 - - 0 1 4 4.0 4 0T. Hilton 3 2 0 0 - - 0 25 393 15.7 64t 2A. Luck 3 3 12 85 7.1 21 0 0 0 - - 0T. Richardson 2 0 4 1 0.3 2 0 0 0 - - 0D. Rogers 2 0 0 0 - - 0 1 46 46.0 46 0W. Saunders 3 1 0 0 - - 0 0 0 - - 0G. Whalen 2 1 0 0 - - 0 7 93 13.3 22 0DEFENSE G GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD FF FR PD SP Tk SP AA. Bethea 13 13 75 59 16 0.0 0.0 4 52 0 1 0 9 0 0S. Brown 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1D. Butler 5 1 15 11 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0J. Chapman 2 1 5 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0T. Choice 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3K. Conner 4 2 12 10 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1V. Davis 3 2 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0A. Franklin 5 3 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0J. Freeman 3 2 22 13 9 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0J. Gordy 3 0 8 7 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1S. Havili 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1D. Heyward-Bey 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1R. Jean Francois 7 2 7 4 3 1.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0C. Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1L. Landry 3 3 19 13 6 0.0 0.0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0C. Lynch 2 0 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0R. Mathews 4 0 6 1 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0R. Mathis 18 11 42 29 13 6.5 61.0 0 0 0 4 1 2 9 3J. McNary 2 0 6 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4F. Moala 1 1 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0M. Overton 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2J. Pendleton 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0C. Redding 7 6 21 12 9 0.5 4.5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0K. Sheppard 2 2 11 3 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0A. Studebaker 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4G. Toler 3 1 8 7 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0C. Vaughn 2 1 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0E. Walden 9 6 29 19 10 3.0 12.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0B. Werner 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0PUNTING G Num Blk Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Ret RetYds NetYds NetAvgP. McAfee 7 26 0 1207 46.4 58 1 4 15 130 1057 40.7KICKING G FGM FGA Pct XPM XPA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg KO TBA. Vinatieri 27 51 61 83.6 60 60 1-1 18-18 12-15 16-22 4-5 52 116 6P. McAfee 7 0 0 - 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 37 9RETURNING G PR FC Yds Avg Lg TD KR Yds Avg Lg TDL. Brazill 3 1 0 -1 -1.0 -1 0 3 90 30.0 34 0D. Butler 4 0 0 0 - - 0 4 72 18.0 42 0G. Whalen 2 2 3 6 3.0 9 0 1 16 16.0 16 0OFFENSIVE LINEMEN GP GSA. Castonzo 3 3G. Cherilus 3 3J. Linkenbach 4 2M. McGlynn 6 5X. Nixon 1 0S. Satele 4 4H. Thornton 2 2

    COLTS POSTSEASON CAREER STATISTICS

  • COLTS NOTES

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    The Colts recorded the fewest turnovers and penalties in the NFLthis season and became the first team to finish a season ranked firstin both categories since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs. They are onlythe second team in the past 26 seasons to accomplish the feat.The Colts also set new franchise lows for a single season with 14turnovers and four fumbles lost. The previous record for turnovers ina season was 17, set in 2004 and 2008.

    FEWEST TURNOVERS IN A SEASON, COLTS HISTORYYear Turnovers2013 142004 172008 171975 18

    FEWEST FUMBLES LOST IN A SEASON, COLTS HISTORYYear Turnovers2013 42008 52009 51998 52007 5

    FEWEST TURNOVERS, 2013 SEASONTeam Turnovers Turnover DifferentialCOLTS 14 +13Kansas City 18 +18San Francisco 18 +12

    FEWEST PENALTIES, 2013 SEASONTeam Penalties Penalty YardsCOLTS 66 576New England 69 625Miami 70 598Minnesota 70 695

    NO FRIENDLY FIRE

    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton set career highs with 11 receptions for 155receiving yards against Jacksonville (12/29) and posted his first ca-reer 1,000-yard season. Hilton’s nine first half receptions are the third-most for the Colts in a first half of play dating back to 1991 and themost since Dallas Clark caught 11 passes in the first half againstHouston on Nov. 8, 2009.In Week 9 at Houston (11/3), Hilton caught seven passes for 121yards and three touchdowns on Sunday Night Football. While settinga career-high in touchdowns, he also tied the franchise single-gamerecord for receiving touchdowns, becoming only the 10th player inColts history to score three in one game. Hilton now has 10 career100-yard receiving performances, which is the most in a Coltsplayer’s first two seasons.

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN PLAYER’S FIRST TWOSEASONS, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Receiving Yards SeasonsT.Y. Hilton 1,944 2012-13Bill Brooks 1,853 1986-87Marvin Harrison 1,702 1996-97

    MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES IN PLAYER’S FIRSTTWO SEASONS, COLTS HISTORY

    Player 100-Yard Games SeasonsT.Y. Hilton 10 2012-13Bill Brooks 3 1986-87Anthony Gonzalez 3 2007-08Andre Rison 3 1989Reggie Wayne 3 2001-02Terrence Wilkins 3 1999-2000

    MOST RECEPTIONS IN PLAYER’