Brad Wells

  • joined Mar 29, 2008
  • last login Apr 20, 2014
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Known for his foul mouth, poofy hair, and person weakness for anything made with Nutella, Brad is the main blogger and editor at Stampede Blue. He also works for SB Nation Studios as their "NFL Expert."

Brad has worked with SB Nation since 2006, including covering Super Bowl XLIV from Miami and several NFL Drafts. He can be stalked on Twitter at @stampedeblue.

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Indiana Pacers
  • NFL Indianapolis Colts
  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NHL Buffalo Sabres
  • Fantasy The Peyton Manning Experience
User Blog

Trade for Jim Harbaugh to the Colts? I would

Jim Harbaugh is a top five coach in the NFL right now. Recently, the 49ers entertained the notion of trading him to the Browns. Why shouldn't the Colts get in on this action?

Stampede Blue turns 8 years old

Eight years of writing about a football team in Indianapolis, and all I have to show for it is THIS BLOG!

Why hasn't Vontae Davis been re-signed yet?

If they want to extend Davis before he reaches unrestricted free agency, Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson is kind of running out of time.

Podcast: Special guest Weslye Saunders, Colts TE

The Big Blue Show Show is's podcast, hosted by Josh Wilson and Brad Wells.

Andrew Luck would welcome Jonathan Martin to Colts

Because Martin went to Stanford and was a teammate of Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Griff Whalen, and Delano Howell, there's speculation that the Indianapolis Colts could make a play for him.

2014 Combine Notebook: Pagano and Grigson

Honestly, I didn't come away from either of their press conferences feeling especially confident.

NFL team salary cap now estimated at $132 million

The Colts are now estimated to have $40 million in cap space this offseason even if they don't release certain overpaid veterans.

It seems no tag for Adam Vinatieri

Not unless the Colts want to pay him like a top five quarterback.

Grigson: 2013 Draft still a work in progress

Grigson now sounds less-than-enthused about his 2013 draft haul.

Why not tag Vinatieri?

It's possible that, for the second year in a row, the Colts could use their exclusive franchise tag on a kicker.

Free agency: I have no issue with Dietrich-Smith

Stampede Blue's free agency series discusses potential players the Indianapolis Colts should target when the new league year begins March 11th.

Colts in early contract talks with Vontae Davis

Team apparently views re-signing Davis as a priority.

2014 NFL Scouting Combine is NOW!

Enjoy the circus.

NFL salary cap will be $130 million in 2014

Add another $7 million to the Colts' estimated cap figured for 2014.

Free agency: Toughen up by inking Goodwin

Since 2009, 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin has not missed a regular season game due to injury. 80 games! That's damn impressive.

Big changes coming to AFC South in 2014

The AFC South in 2013 was a laughable excuse for a division. In 2014, it should be much tougher, and a big reason why is the dude pictured above. He'll likely get drafted by an AFC South team.

No, the Colts should not sign WR Eric Decker

It's nothing personal, Eric. You just have trouble catching the football. For a wide receiver, that's kind of bad.

Who will the Colts tag?

Last year, the Colts tagged punter Pat McAfee with the franchise tag. Who will they zap this year?

Free agency: Which WR to sign

Stampede Blue's free agency series discusses potential players the Indianapolis Colts should target when the new league year begins March 11th.

Who will be available for the Colts at No. 59?

It could be someone like Jeremiah Attaochu from Georgia or Aaron Colvin from Oklahoma.

More questions and answers re: Chudzinski hire

Colts beat writer Mike Chappell says the hire generates many questions about Chudzinski's role and whether or not offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was on board with it.

Pagano ranked as one of the worst coaches in NFL

That's right about where he should be.

Mock Draft Friday: An inside linebacker?

Walter Football,, and Ed Brown of U-T San Diego offer their ideas on who the Colts should pick with the No. 59 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Colts have money to spend, but will they?

Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson bombed last year's free agent signings, but, we'll give him this: He didn't break the bank.

Colts free agency target: Jerricho Cotchery

Cotchery is an under-the-radar free agent option at wide receiver who would provide instant leadership, stability, and production for the Colts.

Colts free agent target: WR Golden Tate

For a small player, the former Notre Dame standout seems to have an uncanny ability to fight through tackles and make people miss.

Podcast tonight: It's Chud Time!'s Brad Wells hosts The Big Blue Shoe Show, a podcast discussing the Indianapolis Colts and the NFL. SB Nation's Dan Kdar and Carolina Panthers blogger James Dator of will guest to talk about Rob Chudzinski.

Colts free agent target: Hakeem Nicks

Injuries the last two seasons could significantly drive down his asking price, making Nicks an attractive low risk, high reward signing.

Venturi: Colts have too many voices coaching the O

Former Colts head coach Rick Venturi thinks the hiring of Rob Chudzinski is a great move from a football resource standpoint, but has concerns that there might be to many voices coaching the offense now.

Colts waive OG Justin Anderson

The former 7th round pick in 2012 from Georgia just didn't pan out.

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