Colts fan from the UK.
@LasEspuelas I like Vontae as a #2 at this point in fairness. It's more the trio as a unit that's the issue. Still not convinced with Vontae's mental aspect.
2 months ago on Abridged All-22: Masking Poor Coverage & the Peyton Prism
@ColtsHead_Ben Perhaps. There isn't too much we can learn that's new in that conceptual sense, though. It's merely an application of it on the Colts D.
@Coopman33 I think that's certainly fair to say. Sheppard has been pretty darn poor, but he isn't viewed as a starter like the other two.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on All-22: Defense, Week 3 vs 49ers.
@bradicus18 I didn't particularly like the pick at the time, though I have to admit he's exceeded my expectations from a tape perspective thus far.
It's so noticeable when he's on the edge as opposed to Walden, and he actually offers something positive in both the run and pass game with his strength/tackling and pass rushing.
It's enjoyable to watch a guy learn and adapt as you say, and considering he's coming along well, I'm content with the pick. Still wanted a corner though.
@dansvirsky Nail on head.
As you say, it's all about the coaching staff recognising it and pulling the guy in question. Too often in previous years we've had consistent underperformers in the lineup on D.
Glad you liked the read.
@WyattL We can yet hope.
@mattshedd @Ben Savage @matt_has @GregC @buymymonkey
If you've read anything I've written, you'll know I'm as down on the acquisitions as anyone. My complaint is the basic nature of the debate - is Grigson a solid GM etc. By my previous responses to his actions and your current responses, we seem to say no, and for me as I say it was clear before this trade that Grigson's view doesn't reconcile with my own (which tends to follow conventional thinking around here). So to me, it seems a pointless debate when it's that clear.
I'm past that, to the point where I view it fatalistically - at least the offense is going to be entertaining, and Grigson could've done a lot worse. After trading for Cassius Vaughn and Vontae, god knows what purgatory he might've had in mind for people who watch this secondary.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Trent Richardson Aftermath: the Good and Bad of the Blockbuster Trade
@matt_has @GregC @buymymonkey Honestly, knowing how different QBs (Peyton Manning = examples #1, #2 and #3) can make pass protection, I don't understand why you're all so willing to condemn.
Is 18 games with Brandon Weeden and an atrocious offense enough of a sample size for you? Really? His play at Alabama strongly suggested he'd be an above average pass protector in the league at least.
I'm not seeing any open-mindedness regarding this trade which is the worst thing. It's being used to pursue agendas, which is more what I expect from commenters on a different Colts site.
@Goéland Thankyou, as always.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on All-22: Defense, Week 2 vs Dolphins.
@buymymonkey He's got the potential to be one of the better blockers league-wide. Hasn't realised it yet, but it was plain for all to see at 'Bama.
That picture made me piss myself.
I had to read at least three times to clarify what the orange spew was, but yeah. Great stuff.
On Richardson: I'm happy enough. Might not've been the positional priority we wanted, but we didn't get that with Werner > Rhodes anyway.
@erhall01 Agree with your thoughts on Davis to an extent. He certainly wasn't perfect by the end of the year, however. With Bethea, it was a C blocking him at the end of the day, and I think I'm resigning myself to the fact that he isn't the same guy as two years ago :(
@Bobman1 Like your thoughts.
I do agree that the patient approach was a different beast to deal with - and given the mediocrity at the QB position league-wide, it perhaps yielded better results than what we have right now. That's of course okay if we build on the transformation and turn into a proper defense which is more than our Cover 2 ever was.
Can't disagree on Werner. Good luck with the mountain climbing, it's something i'm looking to get into myself.
@erhall01 Wasn't suggesting it was a slant - I was suggesting that the play immediately prior to the screen was a slant.
Indeed, he should know as soon as the receiver steps back.
@bradicus18 I admire your optimism :)
As you say, it's at the point where we have to be patient and hope that the signings work out as planned. I hope they work out as well, I don't want us to be right for the sake of the team.
However, having watched this team for years as we have and having watched the conclusion to last year, the only thing we can do is look to the future and project what we've seen onto the schedule and future. We know exactly what that entails.
If we win on Sunday, i'll be so far past confused that I won't know what to do with myself.
@dav Sincere apologies - hasn't happened before.. need to look at what's causing it.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on All-22: Defense, Week 1.
@Kyle Rodriguez That's a massive pain - I'll be using a different site if that's a photobucket thing.
@ColtsHead_Ben Yeah, I'm just as mystified really.
@MarkOlson It's his first proper game with the Raiders personnel that we saw, and given the blow-up job McKenzie has performed on that roster, I don't consider it to be too much of a stretch.
I looked at the first interception and considered it to be a mediocre to poor throw and thus not really worthy of evaluation. Will bear it in mind moving forward.
Is anyone else getting ads on their frames? Hasn't occurred before, wondering if it's just me.
3 months ago on All-22: Defense, Week 1.