Now that the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 has announced their class has done the same. We were hopeful to do this prior to the announcement of the actual inductees, but life, as it often does simply got in the way!
Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Indianapolis Colts of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Please note that this is the first update since 2016, and it does not reflect the 2019 season.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:
5. Raymond Berry
We have used a different algorithm from our initial list, and this has resulted in Colts who have long since retired being shuffled despite not having added any accomplishments.
We have since rectified that.
As always, we thank you for your support.
We have our first significant retirement in this NFL post-season as Indianapolis Colts’ Left Tackle, Anthony Castonzo, has announced his departure from pro football.
A First Round Pick from Boston College, Castonzo began his rookie season as a starter, and he never appeared in an of his 144 Games with Indianapolis without beginning the game. Castonzo was never chosen for a Pro Bowl but he did have three years where he scored a double-digit in Approximate Value according to Pro Football Reference.
Injuries began to compile, as he missed nine Games in the past three years. Castonzo flirted with retirement before this season, but it is official now.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Anthony Castonzo, the best in his post-playing career.
If popularity in New York City was enough to get inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, there is a good chance that Joe Klecko would have already been inducted. As we know, that is not the only criteria and the popular former New York Jet remains a popular candidate among those who hang around Fireman Ed, though not among committee members.