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2014 Indianapolis Colts season
Owner Jim Irsay
Head Coach Chuck Pagano
General Manager Ryan Grigson
Home Field Lucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record 11-5
Place 1st in AFC South
Playoff Finish Won' Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 26–10
Won Divisional Playoffs (Broncos) 24–13
Lost AFC Championship (Patriots) 45–7
Pro Bowlers S Mike Adams
CB Vontae Davis
WR T. Y. Hilton
MLB D'Qwell Jackson
QB Andrew Luck
P Pat McAfee
K Adam Vinatieri
Timeline
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2013 2015

The 2014 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's upcoming 62nd season in the National Football League and the 31st in Indianapolis. It also marked the third season under the head coach/general manager tandem of Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson, as well as the third under quarterback Andrew Luck.

The Colts entered the 2014 season as the defending AFC South champions, after compiling an 11–5 record during the previous season and falling to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. They clinched their second straight division title with a 17–10 win over the Houston Texans in Week 15. They also went 6–0 in their division for the second straight year. In the postseason, the Colts would defeat both the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos before losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.


Behind former first overall draft pick Andrew Luck, the Colts became the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger to pass for 300 or more yards in eight consecutive games.[1]

2014 draft class

Round Selection Player Position College Notes
2 59 Jack Mewhort OT Ohio State
3 90 Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss
5 166 Jonathan Newsome DE Ball State
6 203 Andrew Jackson LB Western Kentucky
7 232 Ulrich John DT Georgia State Pick from BAL
  • ‡ = Made roster
Notes


Roster moves

Departures

Position Player Tag 2014 Team Notes
SS Antoine Bethea UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed by San Francisco on March 11, 2014.[2]
RB Donald Brown UFA San Diego Chargers Signed by San Diego on March 12, 2014.[3]
LB Kavell Conner UFA San Diego Chargers Signed by San Diego on March 13, 2014.[4]
G Jeff Linkenbach UFA Kansas City Chiefs Signed by Kansas City on March 12, 2014.[5]
G Mike McGlynn UFA Washington Redskins Signed by Washington on March 28, 2014.[6]
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey UFA Pittsburgh Steelers Signed by Pittsburgh on April 2, 2014.[7]
CB Cassius Vaughn UFA Detroit Lions Signed by Detroit on April 7, 2014.[8]
LB Pat Angerer UFA Atlanta Falcons Signed by Atlanta on July 22, 2014.[9]

Additions

Position Player Tag 2013 Team Notes
T Jack Breckner UFA Iowa Barnstormers Signed by Indianapolis on February 5, 2014.[10]
LB Henoc Muamba UFA Winnipeg Blue Bombers Signed by Indianapolis on February 6, 2014.[11]
S David Sims UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed by Indianapolis on February 10, 2014.[12]
LB D'Qwell Jackson UFA Cleveland Browns Signed by Indianapolis on March 6, 2014.[13]
DE Arthur Jones UFA Baltimore Ravens Signed by Indianapolis on March 11, 2014.[14]
C Phil Costa UFA Dallas Cowboys Signed by Indianapolis on March 13, 2014. (retired on April 21, 2014)[15]
WR Hakeem Nicks UFA New York Giants Signed by Indianapolis on March 15, 2014.[16]
FB Cameron White UFA None Signed by Indianapolis on April 17, 2014.[17]
S Colt Anderson UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed by Indianapolis on April 21, 2014.[18]
CB Johnny Adams UFA Oakland Raiders Signed by Indianapolis on June 4, 2014.[19]
CB Brandon Burton WVR Cincinnati Bengals Claimed off of Waivers on June 12, 2014.[20]
S Mike Adams UFA Denver Broncos Signed by Indianapolis on June 16, 2014.[21]
NT Brandon McKinney UFA Indianapolis Colts Signed by Indianapolis on June 19, 2014.[22]
G Chad Anderson UFA Los Angeles Kiss Signed by Indianapolis on July 16, 2014.[23]
RB Davin Meggett UFA Winnipeg Blue Bombers Signed by Indianapolis on July 27, 2014.[24]
RB Phillip Tanner UFA Dallas Cowboys Signed by Indianapolis on July 29, 2014.[25]
LB Shawn Loiseau UFA Los Angeles Kiss Signed by Indianapolis on August 4, 2014.[26]
OLB Phillip Hunt UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed by Indianapolis on August 5, 2014.[27]
Free Agent Tags
  • RFA - Restriced Free Agent
  • UFA - Unrestricted Free Agent
  • ERFA - Exclusive Rights FA

Staff/Coaches

2014 Indianapolis Colts final staff
Front Office
  • Owner/CEO – Jim Irsay
  • General Manager – Ryan Grigson
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Jimmy Raye III
  • Director of College Scouting – T. J. McCreight
  • Director of Football Administration – Mike Bluem
  • Associate Director of Pro Personnel – Kevin Rogers
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Todd Vasvari

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Pep Hamilton
  • Special Assistant – Rob Chudzinski
  • Quarterbacks – Clyde Christensen
  • Running Backs – David Walker
  • Wide Receivers – Charlie Williams
  • Tight Ends – Alfredo Roberts
  • Offensive Line – Joe Gilbert
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Hal Hunter
  • Offensive Assistant – Tim Berbenich
  • Offensive Quality Control – Frank Giufre
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Greg Manusky
  • Defensive Line – Gary Emanuel
  • Linebackers – Jeff FitzGerald
  • Secondary – Mike Gillhamer
  • Safeties – Roy Anderson
  • Assistant Linebackers – Brad White

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Tom McMahon
  • Assistant Special Teams – Brant Boyer

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Roger Marandino
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Richard Howell

Final roster

2014 Indianapolis Colts final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 65 David Arkin G
  • 74 Anthony Castonzo T
  • 72 Jonotthan Harrison C
  • 62 Khaled Holmes C
  • 60 Lance Louis G
  • 75 Jack Mewhort T
  • 71 Xavier Nixon T
  • 76 Joe Reitz G
  • 63 A. Q. Shipley C

Defensive linemen

  • 96 Josh Chapman NT
  • 95 Montori Hughes NT
  • 99 Ricky Jean-Francois DE
  • 97 Arthur Jones DT
  • 94 Zach Kerr DT
  • 90 Cory Redding DE
Linebackers
  • 50 Jerrell Freeman ILB
  • 54 Andrew Jackson ILB
  • 52 D'Qwell Jackson ILB
  • 51 Henoc Muamba ILB
  • 91 Jonathan Newsome OLB
  • 55 Shaun Phillips OLB
  • 58 Andy Studebaker OLB
  • 93 Erik Walden OLB
  • 92 Björn Werner OLB

Defensive backs

  • 29 Mike Adams SS
  • 32 Colt Anderson SS
  • 25 Jalil Brown CB
  • 38 Sergio Brown FS
  • 20 Darius Butler CB
  • 21 Vontae Davis CB
  • 27 Josh Gordy CB
  • 30 LaRon Landry FS
  • 31 Dewey McDonald FS
  • 40 Sheldon Price CB
  • 28 Greg Toler CB

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • 56 Daniel Adongo OLB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Vick Ballard RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 44 Ahmad Bradshaw RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 78 Gosder Cherilus T (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 73 Matt Hall OT (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 26 Delano Howell S (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 59 Cam Johnson OLB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 68 Ulrick John OT (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 43 Shawn Loiseau ILB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 98 Robert Mathis OLB (NF-Inj.) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 57 Josh McNary ILB (Exempt.)
  • 95 Fili Moala DE (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 48 Aaron Morgan LB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 61 Jeris Pendleton DE (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 66 Donald Thomas G (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 69 Hugh Thornton G


Practice squad

  • 15 Kadron Boone WR
  • 79 Gannon Conway DE
  • 53 Carlos Fields LB
  • 35 Jeff Demps RB
  • 26 Winston Guy S
  • 64 Tyler Hoover OT
  • 85 Ryan Lankford WR
  • 11 Josh Lenz WR
  • 73 Kelcy Quarles DT
  • 86 Erik Swoope TE


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 15 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule

Preseason

The Colts' preseason opponents were announced on April 9, 2014.

Week Date Opponent Results Game site NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 TBD (August 7–11) at New York Jets MetLife Stadium
2 TBD (August 14–18) New York Giants Lucas Oil Stadium
3 August 23 New Orleans Lucas Oil Stadium
4 TBD (August 28–29) at Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium

Regular season

2014 opponents

Listed below are the Colts' opponents for 2014. Exact dates and times will be announced in April.[28]

Category Home Away
Divisional opponents
(AFC South)
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans
Conference opponents
(AFC North)
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
Conference opponents
(based on 2013 division placement)
New England Patriots Denver Broncos
Interconference opponents
(NFC East)
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants

Game notes

References

  1. Pro-Football-Reference.com: From 1970 to 2015, any team, vs. any team, in the regular season, streaks of games with at least 300 Passing Yards
  2. Josh Wilson (March 11, 2014). Antoine Bethea Signs with the 49ers. stampedeblue.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  3. Eric D. Williams (March 12, 2014). Chargers agree with Donald Brown. espn.go.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  4. Eric D. Williams (March 13, 2014). Bolts, Kavell Conner agree to 3-year deal. espn.go.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  5. Herbie Teope (March 12, 2014). Chiefs sign LB Joe Mays, OL Jeff Linkenbach. chiefsspin.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  6. Darin Gantt (March 28, 2014). Redskins sign veteran center Mike McGlynn. profootballtalk/nbcsports. Retrieved on April 12, 2014.
  7. John Breech (April 2, 2014). Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to one-year deal. Retrieved on April 12, 2014.
  8. Associated Press (April 7, 2014). Lions sign CB Cassius Vaughn to 1-year contract. Retrieved on June 2, 2014.
  9. Josh Alper (July 22, 2014). Pat Angerer signs with Falcons. Retrieved on July 25, 2014.
  10. Josh Wilson (February 5, 2014). Colts Sign offensive lineman Jack Breckner. Stampede Blue. Retrieved on June 3, 2014.
  11. Josh Wilson (February 6, 2014). Colts Sign former CFL linebacker Henoc Muamba. Stampede Blue. Retrieved on June 3, 2014.
  12. coltsindianapolis (February 10, 2014). INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN S-DAVID SIMS. colts.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2014.
  13. The Sports Network (March 6, 2014). Colts Sign D'Qwell Jackson. 11alive.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  14. Michael David Smith (March 11, 2014). Colts announce Arthur Jones has signed. profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  15. Josh Alper (March 13, 2014). Phil Costa signs with Colts. profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  16. ESPN.com news services (March 15, 2014). Colts, Hakeem Nicks reach deal. abcnews.go.com. Retrieved on March 19, 2014.
  17. Aaron Wilson (April 17, 2014). Colts sign fullbacks Stephen Campbell, Cameron White. nationalfootballpost.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2014.
  18. Josh Alper (April 21, 2014). Colts sign Colt Anderson. nbcsports. Retrieved on June 3, 2014.
  19. The Sports Xchange (April 4, 2014). Colts sign CB Adams, C Lutz. yahoo! sports. Retrieved on June 6, 2014.
  20. Aaron Wilson (June 12, 2014). Colts claim Brandon Burton, cut Marcus Hall. nationalfootballpost. Retrieved on June 16, 2014.
  21. Stephen Holder (June 17, 2014). Mike Adams expects to start at safety for Colts. indystar. Retrieved on June 17, 2014.
  22. Josh Alper (June 19, 2014). Colts bring back Brandon McKinney. nbcsports. Retrieved on June 21, 2014.
  23. Mike Wilkening (July 16, 2014). Colts sign offensive guard Chad Anderson. nbcsports. Retrieved on July 17, 2014.
  24. Josh Alper (July 27, 2014). Colts sign a running back. nbcsports. Retrieved on July 27, 2014.
  25. Darin Grantt (July 27, 2014). Colts sign a pair, including Phillip Tanner. nbcsports. Retrieved on August 3, 2014.
  26. Colts Media Relations (August 4, 2014). Colts Sign Linebacker Shawn Loiseau. wane.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2014.
  27. Brandon Lee Gowton (August 5, 2014). Indianapolis Colts sign former Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Phillip Hung. bleedinggreennation.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2014.
  28. Opponents set for 2014 NFL season. NFL.com (December 30, 2013). Retrieved on December 30, 2013.

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