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Edgerrin James Draft Night In Studio
NFL Hall of Fame running back Edgerrin James sits down with Matt Taylor and Jeffrey Gorman to discuss what it's like as a prospect going into draft night, the pre-draft process, the expectations when he landed in Indianapolis, and being in the huddle with Peyton Manning.
General manager Chris Ballard In Studio: 2023 NFL Draft
Colts general manager Chris Ballard sits down with Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz to break down his approach to the upcoming draft which is less than a week away. Ballard also discusses how much time and energy goes into digging into the character of draft prospects and how he avoids all the rumors that come about this time of year ahead of the draft.
One-on-One: Owner & CEO Jim Irsay
Colts Owner & CEO Jim Irsay sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Colts.com writer JJ Stankevitz to talk about his excitement for the 2023 season and having Shane Steichen's fire and enthusiasm on board as Colts head coach, having continuity with general manager Chris Ballard and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in the building, and the importance of the 2023 NFL Draft and having the proper structure in place for a young quarterback.
One-on-One: Head coach Shane Steichen
Head coach Shane Steichen sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Colts.com writer JJ Stankevitz to talk about creating relationships, keeping defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on staff, the energy this coaching staff brings and what he's learned about himself throughout the hiring process.
One-on-One: Alec Pierce cheers on Caden, Princeton Tigers to the NCAA Sweet 16
Alec Pierce sits down with Larra Overton to talk about his family cheering on younger brother and Ivy League Rookie of the Year Caden and the Princeton Tigers on their Cinderella run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Men's Tournament.
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.
Offensive Coordinator Jim Bob Cooter In Studio
Jim Bob Cooter, new offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz in studio to talk about his excitement about rejoining the Colts and working with head coach Shane Steichen. Cooter explains how he'll help put the offensive game plan together, working with Peyton Manning earlier in his career and the challenge of evolving as a coach in the ever-changing landscape of the NFL.
Tight Ends Coach Tom Manning In Studio
Tom Manning, new tight ends coach of the Indianapolis Colts, joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz in studio to discuss rejoining the Colts staff, what he sees from the returning tight ends room for 2023, and how his experience as a college offensive coordinator helps him in his return to the NFL.
Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith In Studio
Colts running backs coach DeAndre Smith joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz in studio to talk about joining the staff under head coach Shane Steichen, what he sees from Jonathan Taylor going into 2023, and how collaborative the Colts' offense will be with all the offensive coaches next season.
Black History Month: Tony Dungy Coaching Fellowship
Brent Jackson and Jamel Mutunga reflect on their experiences, relationship building, and the opportunity to gain invaluable experience with the Colts as inaugural Tony Dungy Diversity Coaching Fellows.
The Tony Dungy Diversity Coaching Fellowship Program provides the Colts with access to talented coaches while also fostering and expanding the team's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by affording diverse and talented individuals the opportunity to work on the Colts' coaching staff.
Head Coach Shane Steichen In Studio
Shane Steichen, the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz in studio to talk through what attracted him the most to the head coach position with the Colts, working with different style quarterbacks during his career, and how much of a whirlwind his life has been over the past two weeks.
Roundtable in Studio: Jeff Saturday, Colts at Giants
Interim head coach Jeff Saturday joins Matt Taylor in studio to break down the loss to the Giants and what made it difficult to slow down quarterback Daniel Jones. Saturday discusses the mood of the team as it aims to finish the season, Sam Ehlinger's performance coming in off the bench after Nick Foles was injured and getting the start Sunday versus Houston, and answers fan questions.
Roundtable in Studio: Jeff Saturday, Colts vs. Chargers
Interim head coach Jeff Saturday joins Matt Taylor in studio to discuss the difficulties moving the ball against the Chargers, the continued self-inflicted wounds and failure to sustain drives on offense, the defense playing well enough to give the team a chance to win, and how the Colts are mentally preparing for the New York Giants.
Julian Blackmon In Studio
Colts safety Julian Blackmon joined Matt Taylor to discuss his first career pick-six Saturday against the Vikings, the difference in the play of the defense between the 1st and 2nd half of the game versus Minnesota, the adjustment of playing in the nickel role on defense, the play of rookie safety Rodney Thomas, and the challenge at hand this weekend facing Justin Herbert and the Chargers' offense.
Chase McLaughlin In Studio
Matt Taylor goes one-on-one with Colts kicker Chase McLaughlin as they discuss McLaughlin's consistency so far this season, his confidence on kicks over 50 yards, what his career has been like having bounced around the NFL, and the teamwork required to pull off a successful field goal.
Zaire Franklin In Studio
Matt Taylor goes one on one with linebacker Zaire Franklin to discuss his breakout season, how the locker room has responded to interim head coach Jeff Saturday, the level of consistency from this Colts defense, and the challenge at hand on Sunday against the 8-1 Eagles.
Roundtable in Studio: Jeff Saturday, Colts at Raiders
Interim head coach Jeff Saturday joins Matt Taylor in the studio to discuss getting a victory in his NFL coaching debut versus Las Vegas, Parks Frazier's first game as a play caller, how he arrived at the decision to start Matt Ryan at quarterback, and how he handles the critics.
Roundtable in Studio: Frank Reich, Colts at Texans
Head coach Frank Reich joins in studio to discuss the tie against the Texans in week one and break down what went right and wrong in Houston and how the Colts are poised to improve heading into another AFC South showdown in Jacksonville this weekend.
Tyquan Lewis In Studio
Defensive end Tyquan Lewis joins Matt Taylor in studio to discuss his training camp, how he's feeling health-wise, what he enjoys most about the new Gus Bradley defense, and explains why he feels he and Grover Stewart aren't garnering much recognition going into the season.
Rodrigo Blankenship in Studio
Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship joins Matt Taylor in studio to discuss the training camp kicking competition and what it's like to be in an actual placekicking battle. Rodrigo discloses what it was like to miss time with an injury last season and chats about having the mindset of earning your place on the team, and what he's focused on to continue honing his craft as he heads into his third season in Indianapolis.
Rodney McLeod in Studio
Colts safety Rodney McLeod joins Matt Taylor in studio to discuss how his offseason program has gone, why he picked the Colts in free agency, how he is helping to mentor some of the young safeties like Nick Cross, and where the defense is at with the new Gus Bradley playbook going into training camp next month.
Ashton Dulin in Studio
Wide Receiver Ashton Dulin joins Matt Taylor in the Colts radio studio to talk about what he makes of his performance so far in offseason workouts, being named Second Team All-Pro and what special teams has meant to his career, and his first youth camp focusing on developmental skills and healthy activity.
Official Podcast: Bobby Okereke in Studio
Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke pays a visit to the Colts radio studio with JJ Stankevitz, Casey Vallier and Matt Taylor to discuss being together again for offseason activities and team building, his thoughts on defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and embracing defensive changes, and the exciting opportunity of the 2022 schedule.
Meet Jamel Mutunga, Offensive Tony Dungy Diversity Fellow
Larra Overton sat down with Jamel Mutunga, the recipient of the inaugural Tony Dungy diversity coaching fellowship on the offensive side of the ball. Last month, the Colts announced the creation of the Tony Dungy Diversity Fellowship — a program designed to create more opportunities for diverse coaches to progress in their careers.
Meet Brian Bratton, New Offensive Quality Control Coach
Brian Bratton, the Colts' new offensive quality control coach, joins Matt Taylor and JJ Stankevitz to discuss his role with the Colts, his coaching and playing experience at Furman and how much he's learning from Frank Reich, Reggie Wayne and other members of the offensive staff.
Meet Stephon Gilmore
Stephon Gilmore joins Matt Taylor, JJ Stankevitz and Casey Vallier to discuss what led him to the Colts in free agency, what he brings to the defense, playing with Kenny Moore II and Darius Leonard on defense, and why he's been so consistent throughout the course of his career.
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.
Meet Brent Jackson, Defensive Tony Dungy Diversity Fellow
Larra Overton sat down with Brent Jackson, the recipient of the inaugural Tony Dungy diversity coaching fellowship on the defensive side of the ball. Last month, the Colts announced the creation of the Tony Dungy Diversity Fellowship — a program designed to create more opportunities for diverse coaches to progress in their careers. Jackson discusses his coaching background, what he wants to get out of this opportunity with the Colts and where he can help the Colts defense this season.