I want to offer to share with everyone the Excel spreadsheet where I track the roster moves and health of the Colt players on a game-by-game basis. I thought seriously nerdy Colts fans might like to have their own copies to play around with. Below you will find two links
I first posted this link on emiller17's excellent fanpost breaking down the Colts' defensive packages. I must thank him for helping me figure out the Google Docs solution, and I've already gotten very warm feedback from Via_Chicago, coltsfoot85, and others. Please let me know if you notice factual errors; of course, some features like "gameballs" and "goats" are just my opinion. I've done this for years, but I usually fall behind by midseason. This edition is the most elaborate yet, with cells in the "game-by-game tracker" tab now using a two-tone color coding scheme to reflect both injury status and on-field participation. If you unhide the first few columns on that tab, you'll find the preseason tracker in the older, cruder style.
The first link below allows you to directly download the actual original Excel file (this is what I recommend.) The Google Docs version is a pale imitation. While some folks have said they can see the two-tone shading from the Google Docs version, it appears as though it got wiped out to black when I look at the link. Plus, the colors on the Google file are pretty garish -- as Kelvin Hayden recently said about the Philly Eagles' throwback uniforms, they're "disgusting to the eye." I like to think the original Excel file is more aesthetically pleasing and intuitive. There are some other disappointments with the Google conversion, such as the graphs in the "Roster Analysis" tab have disappeared. If you have any trouble downloading the original file from the link, just drop me an email and I'll send it to you as an attachment.
jon bernardi (aka zherebyonki)