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Isaiah McKenzie In Studio: 2023 free agency
Free agent wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz to discuss joining the Colts in the offseason, what he brings to the Indy offense next season, why he's been able to carve out a good career despite not being a big receiver, and not worrying about who plays quarterback next year.
Gardner Minshew In Studio: 2023 free agency
Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz sit down with free agent quarterback Gardner Minshew II regarding signing a contract with the Colts. Minshew II discusses why he chose the Colts in free agency, working again with Shane Steichen and his mindset joining the Colts this off-season.
Overtime: Matt Gay, Gardner Minshew and other free agency moves
Recapping the first week of NFL free agency for the Colts. Matt Taylor, JJ Stankevitz and Larra Overton discuss the Colts in-house signings, the players they have brought in from other teams and the men like Parris Campbell and Bobby Okereke who have left the team for other squads.
Welcome to Indy, Gardner Minshew
Gardner Minshew joins the Colts after spending the last two years backing up Jalen Hurts with the Philadelphia Eagles, where current Colts head coach Shane Steichen was the offensive coordinator from 2021-2022. Minshew appeared in nine games (four starts) with the Eagles and completed 85/136 passes for 1,102 yards (8.1 yards/attempt) with seven touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 92.8.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: E.J. Speed
On the final installment of the 2023 Free Agent Tracker, Matt Taylor and Casey Vallier take a hard look at free agent linebacker E.J. Speed. The guys discuss Speed's career progression, his value to the Colts' special teams unit, his potential for the Colts' defense, and his possible value around the league. The Free Agent Tracker podcast series is sponsored by Bullseye.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Yannick Ngakoue
Matt Taylor, Casey Vallier, and Bill Brooks discuss the free agent capsule of defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. The guys break down Ngakoue's 9.5 sacks in 2022, his consistency in production throughout his career, and how his durability factors into possibly returning to the Colts next season. The Free Agent Tracker podcast series is sponsored by Bullseye.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Matt Haack, Chase McLaughlin
On this episode of the Colts' Free Agent Tracker, Matt Taylor, Bill Brooks, and JJ Stankevitz analyze free agent specialists Matt Haack and Chase McLaughlin. Did Haack do enough in the punting game in 2022 to merit consideration for another contract? Will McLaughlin come back as the Colts kicker next season after setting a franchise record for made field goals of at least 50 yards? Those questions and more are answered on the special teams version of the Free Agent Tracker podcast.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Brandon Facyson, Rodney McLeod Jr.
On this edition of the Colts' Free Agent Tracker, Matt Taylor, Casey Vallier, and JJ Stankevitz look at the free agent profiles of cornerback Brandon Facyson and safety Rodney McLeod Jr. The guys discuss Facyson's 2022 season and his potential role next season. Next, they examine McLeod's career year in Indianapolis, why he found a great fit with the Colts and what's left for him heading into his 12th season in the NFL.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Parris Campbell
Matt Taylor, Bill Brooks and Larra Overton take a look at the free agency profile of Parris Campbell. The crew dives into Campbell's injury-free 2022 productive season, how much more he could give the Colts' offense with quarterback stability around him, and where he ranks on the Colts' priority list of in-house free agents this offseason.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Tyquan Lewis
On this episode of the Free Agent Tracker, Matt Taylor, Bill Brooks, and Casey Vallier discuss the free agency capsule of defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis. The guys discuss Lewis' latest injury, his production prior to being injured, and what Lewis could bring to the defense in 2023. The Free Agent Tracker is presented by Bullseye
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Matt Pryor, Dennis Kelly
On this episode of the Free Agent Tracker, Matt Taylor, Casey Vallier and JJ Stankevitz dive into the free agency profiles of offensive lineman Matt Pryor and Dennis Kelly. The guys discuss their 2022 seasons, what their position flexibility means going forward, and what they might add to the Colts offensive line depth next season if re-signed. The Free Agent Tracker is presented by Bullseye
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Bobby Okereke
The Colts Free Agent Tracker is back with a look at linebacker Bobby Okereke's free agency capsule. Matt Taylor, JJ Stankevitz, and Larra Overton dive into Okereke's 2022 season, his Colts' career so far, and how the emergence of Zaire Franklin and the return of Shaquille Leonard might impact his possible return to Indianapolis.
2023 Free Agent Tracker: Ashton Dulin
The Colts Free Agent Tracker Podcast returns with quick looks at the Colts' 2023 in-house free agents heading into the new league year. Today, Matt Taylor, Bill Brooks, and Casey Vallier dive into the free agent profile of wide receiver Ashton Dulin and break down his 2022 season, his five-year career so far and his possible potential in Indianapolis going forward.
The Last Word: Pre-Draft Breakdown
On this week's Last Word, Matt Taylor and Jeffrey Gorman break down Chris Ballard's pre-draft press conference. The guys discuss the Colts' potential draft plan for wide receiver, why the Colts felt comfortable signing Stephon Gilmore in free agency and the potential return of T.Y. Hilton in free agency. The fellas also hear from Gilmore on why he chose the Colts in free agency and what he brings to the Colts defense that is loaded with premiere talent.
Inside Football: Offseason and Focus Heading into the Draft
Inside Football with Rick Venturi returns in the offseason. Rick joins voice of the Colts Matt Taylor to discuss his thoughts on the Colts' offseason thus far including the trades for Matt Ryan and Yannick Ngakoue, the signing of Stephon Gilmore, how improved the Colts have become in the last few weeks, and where the team should focus heading into next week's NFL Draft.
The Last Word: New Additions On Defense
On this week's Last Word, Matt Taylor and Jeffrey Gorman discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and the Colts' needs with Daniel Jeremiah from the NFL Network. The guys also break down the latest happenings with the Colts in free agency and what the additions of Rodney McLeod and Brandon King mean to the Colts defense in 2022.
Meet Brandon King
Colts free agent linebacker and special teams contributor Brandon King joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz to discuss why he chose the Colts in free agency, reuniting with special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone after being coached by him in New England and what the Colts and Patriots rivalry is like from the New England perspective.
Official Podcast: Colts Trade For QB Matt Ryan
The podcast crew breaks down the Colts' trade for quarterback Matt Ryan. JJ Stankevitz, Larra Overton and Matt Taylor discuss what Ryan brings to the offense, how he fits with the Colts and the compensation the Colts gave up to make the deal happen. The guys also discuss the trade from the Falcons' angle with D. Orlando Ledbetter from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.