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Writer for Coltsauthority.com . Work from home dad, Central Indiana Realtor. The guy sanding in the cold, yelling at the gas pump. That's me.
@buymymonkey I'm glad it turned out alright. I like summer and all, but I'll be glad when we have some real games to watch and write/talk about.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-notebook-offensive-optimism-and-guys-who-like-training-camp.html
Not at all. I think it may be a small difference in the actual number of incidents, but the difference in their attitude toward guys with character issues makes it stand out to is more - and could pose a greater risk of more guys getting into trouble, IMO.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/lavon-brazill-suspended-for-the-season.html
Sounds very possible to me, especially if they keep using a more aggressive passing scheme like they did over the last few games.
@ABlueColt the man has some wheels. Looks like a big hitter too, which we know Pagano seems to like.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/training-camp-preview-the-battle-at-safety.html
@Quazi I like Sergio too. You certainly can't teach a guy to have his size and speed combination (plus, he's really nice to fans on twitter). Hopefully, he's gotten the teachable stuff down and is ready to be a legit contender for that starting job.
@smonroe I like the sound of that.
I think Pep said he wanted to do anything within their power to score one more point than the other team. It wasn't in yesterday's transcript (from late May), but I suppose it would have helped to include that one.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@Payton It's not a great video, but here's a great one against Baltimore, too
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/throwback-stats-of-the-day-a-dallas-clark-tribute.html
@bradicus18 He looks like he might be a full time fullback. They changed his number to 30, if I'm not mistaken. Either way, I bet nobody would know how to beat a linebacker's block-shedding moves quite like a linebacker. Should be interesting.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/14421.html
@BrianKlass Methinks Captain Mullet will be competing to be Holmes's backup.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-sign-center-fn-lutz-and-free-agent-cb-johnny-adams.html
@smonroe He wasn't super fast before his injury, which could make it tough for him, especially with his already having complications. He seems like a good, smart guy, and I hope he can come back and play for a while.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-notebook-ballard-nicks-whalen-working-through-different-challenges.html
@codrutc I think it's like learning a different computer programming language. You're doing the same thing, but everything has a different command, and a different name.
Had to do Griffer bc that was the guy the reporters were asking everyone about. I like him, but that 5th spot probably goes to someone they feel has lots of potential.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-notebook-ballard-nicks-whalen-working-through-different-challenges.html
@smonroe @BrianKlass Marchibroda did the same thing with rookie Marcus Pollard.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@Kyle Rodriguez @mattsheddFrom what I understand, it's a lot like a freshman orientation at a university. There is also plenty of talk about dealing with their sudden, unprecedented wealth
@smonroe I think they usually keep 9. I agree about Nixon. We didn't see a ton of him, but he looks like a keeper.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-take-guardtacklecenter-john-ulrick-in-the-seventh-round.html
I agree. I think with him being so tall and naturally fast, it just looks easy for him to go racing down the field. He has some things to work on, but looking at his numbers and draft projections, I didn't pay much pre-draft attention to him because I didn't honk he'd be available.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-snag-wr-donte-moncrief-with-the-90th-overall-pick.html
Oops. Maybe needed to listen to what songs were on those videos before posting them.
That was a big issue with TY in college too, along with routes, which is apparently something Moncrief needs to work on. I think in the third, you're getting someone with some issues. It's good that his are teachable things and not physical limitations.
He looks much better at the line of scrimmage / point of attack than at the second level. Hopefully, he can work on getting out there and taking on linebackers. Could be a good guy to have if Thomas doesn't come back at 100%.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/14126.html
I hope they would have traded down if a QB was the BPA.
They need a QB though. I didn't think they were set on Keenum, but if they are, I sure don't mind them passing up Bridgewater, Bortles, et al & not having a good QB this season.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
The thought of Pep's base offense once again featuring two tight ends and a fullback makes me throw up in my mouth a little. If they go that route, cue a whole season of "why did they bother to sign another receiver if they're opposed to using them?" tweets.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@ECB @Bobman1I also wonder if Brown might have wanted out of here once he was marketable enough, since no matter what he did in Indy, both coaching staffs he played for were stubbornly determined to keep his butt glued to the bench. Caldwell once benched him after he rolled up 12 yards per carry in a game (albeit against Jacksonville, but when was the last time any other Colts back had a game like that?).
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-go-back-to-work-four-things-to-keep-an-eye-on-in-2014.html
@Kyle Rodriguez @hanksterSoon, everyone will have their own personal fullback.
@DougEngland *laughing* Brilliant. Just brilliant.
Plus, this is a new, um, keyboard. After a full offseason in this system - and perhaps the addition of a few more fullbacks - we'll be back in business.
That was Gordy. He had his right (iirc) hand in position to knock the ball away, but switched over to shoving Bowe out of bounds, which is good, bc I believe he ended up catching it.
Brown on defense - I always remember the Cecil Shorts play from 2012. Of course, Sergio was playing as like a dime corner that day. He's had plenty of plays at safety that were just fine, of course. It ought to be a fun position battle to watch.
@DougEngland Too bad about that first rounder. I sure hope Richardson starts looking like an NFL running back this year.
I would've responded quicker, but I can only type 2.9 words per minute today (see what I did there?)
@smonroe I forgot about this question. I'll see if I can find something. If it hasn't been charted by PFF or FO, I'm not sure we have it. I don't think we charted anything like that last year ourselves.
@PatrickAlves1I only doubt it because I can't find any verifiable info. That could just be a product of his having gone to a small school, where there is little if any national recognition. I can't wait to see him play though, especially if he's that fast. Did you go to school with him by chance?
He was a Colt for 38 days.
@ECB I like they way you said that. Brown was very good when he was healthy, and not glued to the bench. We need more from Richardson.
Sorry about the formatting. I'll ba back at my computer, working to fix it shortly.
Wishbone, wing-T, WILDCAT!! Get ready for all power running everything.
Apparently, they're also bringing in a fullback draft prospect for a workout (throws up in mouth a little).
It's an anti-passing game conspiracy ;)
I couldn't find any definitive proof that the kid can run a 4.4, just the "info" from his ridiculously blurry highlight video.
This makes perfect sense. I suppose it would be better if they called him, "just a chunky guy who happens to play football." Then he'll be an absolute beast.
4 months ago on Colts 2014 Draft Order Finalized
That does seem a bit long, although to be fair, he didn't say anything about how big of a block of Romano it was.
4 months, 1 week ago on ICYMI: Jim Irsay Arrested and Colts sign K Carson Wiggs
I agree, though I don't know how long it takes these days. Last true rookie kicker I remember off the top of my head was Mason Crosby in 07. And he was the exception even 7 years ago. Pat McAfee talked on the radio a while back about how there's a rotation of guys, sort of a network, who get a call if a veteran is injured or retires. NFL teams just don't like playing inexperienced kickers.
4 months, 1 week ago on Colts Sign Kicker Carson Wiggs, Cut Guard Zach Allen
Nope. Blood alcohol was 0.01. Thus, you shan't look like an asshole ;)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Update: Jim Irsay Charged with Four Felony Counts of Possession
Ugh. I didn't realize in my haste that I had used the word "battle" so many times. I'm not a fan of clunky repetition (as opposed to purposeful repetition for effect that doesn't kill the flow). Gonna have to change one of those.
ABC, Llamajockey. ABC :D
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Sign WR Hakeem Nicks to a 1-Year Deal
Hey, guys, remember DHB? This is not DHB. Not even a little.
@smonroe @thellamajockey Everyone seems to be really down on this signing (it's done now, of course), but I think he has a chance to do alright. Gotta stay healthy though. His injury history is worrisome.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Meet With Free Agent Center Phil Costa, Kavell Conner Signs with San Diego
@smonroe Since it was published, some ppl are saying there was no contract offered. That could just be the Panthers not wanting anyone to know Nicks turned them down.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts to Meet with WR Hakeem Nicks, Plus the Case for another Receiver
So, this pretty much sums up ColtsNation's mood toward this signing:
I'm going to stay hopeful and all, but that tweet was just hilarious.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Sign Free Agent Center Phil Costa to a 2-year Deal
Maybe the other story was "leaked" by his agent. Or maybe it WAS for Stevie Nicks. I wonder how her 40 time is these days...
Ha. Not he first time that's happened. See: DE LAWRENCE GUY. I'm gonna have to stop using "DE" in headlines like that.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts' First Move of Free Agency: DE Arthur Jones
And Indy is picking up all of the Browns' castoffs. Chud, T Rich, Jackson. I wonder who is next...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Free Agency Frenzy Live with Colts Authority Radio
RE: Nate's answer. I think I'll be a little relieved when Vontae goes too, especially after seeing another team (presumably) pay way the hell too much for him.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Feelings Heading into Free Agency
I was laughing aloud when I saw this.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Goodbye, Samson Satele
Will do. Thanks.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Sign ILB D'Qwell Jackson