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thing I'm not sure Pep Hamilton appreciates is that when you have an
offensive line that massively out-talents most defensive lines, playing
power run is easy.
Seriously, the talent on the Stanford OL is
unfair. Peat, Yankey, Wilkes, Danser, and Fleming is just a disgusting
collection of talent. Add in the guys they lost after last year -
Martin, DeCastro - and the guys who are gearing up to take the place of
Yankey and Fleming are pretty damn good themselves. The second string OL
has two five-star recruits and a four-star recruit. When you can put
eight guys like that on the field ... well, I love passing attacks as
much as anyone, but I'm a firm believer in the philosophy that you put
the ball in the hands of your best players. Stanford's best players are
the OL plus whoever's at running back. No joke - Barry Sanders' kid is a
RS freshman RB at Stanford. Kid looks exactly like his dad occasionally.
I'm not sure Pep Hamilton has entirely realized he doesn't have those guys any more. He's calling plays as if he does.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 11
If it goes like the rest of his career, he'll quickly lose his appeal.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on NFL Issues Erik Walden a One-Game Suspension, Walden Plans to Appeal
All I can see in that second picture is Mike McGlynn getting beaten like a drum while Samson Satele stands idly by and watches.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 5
@GregC McGlynn and Satele are many things, but "invisible" is not one of them. Intangible, maybe, insofar as pass rushers don't seem to touch them. Inexcusable, as in their level of play. Inexplicable, as in how the fuck do they keep getting on the field. But definitely not invisible, because I see them all the fucking time and I curse whenever I do.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Chargers, NFL Week 6
Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend went to Stanford. As long as we're turning the Colts into Stanford Midwest, maybe Irsay should see if she can be signed and added to the active roster for this week's game?
I disliked the Wildcat plays Stanford ran. They used Tyler Gaffney and Anthony Wilkerson as their wildcat backs, which would be fine, except the point of the Wildcat is to get your best players on the field at the same time when you have several good backs and a mediocre quarterback. When your best player IS your quarterback (see also: Luck, Andrew), pulling him off the field is just bad tactics IMO. I hope Hamilton leaves the Wildcat stuff behind, because the same will be true with the Colts.
8 months ago on MarQueis Gray - Mr. Irrelevant Candidate?
I'd just like to point out that picture is actually Darren McFadden.
8 months, 1 week ago on The Colts Sign Free Agent Darrius Heyward-Bey to a One-Year Deal
@smonroe They do. All drafted rookies sign four-year contracts; first-rounders have an option for a fifth year. All undrafted rookies sign three year contracts. However, rookie contracts can be torn up and the player extended after two years for undrafted players, and three for drafted players. So if Luck says "Hey, redo my contract or I'm leaving in free agency," the soonest the Colts could redo his contract would be after the 2014 season.
10 months ago on The Colts' unique situation heading into Free Agency
Rookie contracts can be redone with a year left on them. Luck's could be redone after the 2014 season.
Okay, someone explain to me how to do carriage returns, I'm clearly missing something.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Anthony Castonzo: Still the right pick
Why is moving Castonzo to the right side attractive at all? I can think of three reasons why it's not, and the only reason I can come up with in favor of it is basically wishful thinking.
1. LT and RT are not the same. It's a different skill set and while RT is generally considered easier to play, it's not as simple as just doing everything in reverse. There'd almost certainly be an adjustment period.
2. LTs are more expensive than RTs. This is especially an issue in free agency, where a LT like Branden Albert or Ryan Clady will command more salary than an RT like Andre Smith. Why waste the money when there's a serviceable
LT on the roster? Castonzo may not have been perfect, or even great, but he was good, he'll get better, and he's cheap. Why spend extra money on one position when there's a lot of holes that need addressing?
3. I wonder how much of Castonzo's struggles were due to the rest of the line. There were times where he was out on an island and got beaten for sure, but I also wonder how much of that is scheme related. If you have one starter quality lineman, you single him against a rusher and pray the other four can block three. Upgrades at the interior positions could make Castonzo look a lot better.
I say go with this one. http://i.imgur.com/6fCnp.jpg
11 months ago on Luck Won More than Games this Season
@MarcusDugan Sure is! Basically became the A's unofficial dance last season.
11 months, 1 week ago on Colts Notebook: Touchdowns, Expectations, & Eminent Domain
"Odd end zone gyration"?! That's the Bernie! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJMBmsK5hXc
@Ben Savage I mean, I agree with you that the NFL needs to change SOMETHING. But as far as affording it goes - every time I want to go out and drink, part of the question is, "Can I afford it?" A cab is part of that. If a higher-profile player wants to go out and doesn't want a cab, chances are he's one of the millionaires.
Yes, something needs to be done about the culture. But part of that is the fraternity mindset of athletes, young guys who've never been bitten in their professional lives, many of whom feel invulnerable because they made it. That's the first place to start, breaking down that mindset of "it can't happen to me."
But let's not act like cost is a barrier to entry. The guys that can't afford the more expensive private services are, almost universally, the guys that don't need the confidentiality those private services provide.
12 months ago on Drunk Driving & the NFL.
Practice squad guys like Josh Brent and Jerry Brown aren't going to get TMZ'd for calling a public cab, because TMZ wouldn't give a shit. And that's assuming a cab driver would even recognize them.
The chart shows up fine on the site, but doing it as an image means it doesn't show up correctly in the RSS feed.
1 year ago on Colts Authority's Week 13 NFL Picks
If your turkey is dry, you're overcooking it mate.
1 year ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts vs Bills, NFL Week 12
@DougEngland @Kyle Rodriguez "I still think he has the potential to be what Glenn was to Manning."
... only hopefully without the false starts.
1 year, 3 months ago on A Few Things to Watch For Against the Steelers | August
Watching Dwayne Allen absolutely PLASTER Quintin Mikell on the Brown TD was really nice to see. If Allen can play like that on a regular basis and the OL can please please be competent, there could be some big holes for Brown and company.
1 year, 3 months ago on Preseason: Rams 3 at Colts 38 Game Summary | August