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if you set the bar at ten games (well over half the second round guards have started 10 games or more), why is twelve games played your barometer for disappointment? Why not the same yardstick of ten games?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@deidunxcolts254 If you cut him today, McGlynn is your starting center.Unless Khalid makes HUGE strides I would guess they want to be confident of a replacement before cutting him.
11 months, 1 week ago on Cost-Benefit Analysis: Which Colts were the least-efficient uses of the cap in 2013?
convoluted writing. It says exemption lifted then it says he will not count against the roster. Was Guy cut AGAIN or is that reference old from last time he was cut. You just forced me to leave this site to go find a report I can make sense out of.
1 year, 3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Colts-WR-LaVon-Brazills-exemption-lifted.html
@MIsaiasDasNeves @balo030869 there is no statute of limitations on the moral outrage of the holier than thou! lol
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Matt-Light-I-never-believed-in-anything-Aaron-Hernandez-stood-for.html
@apsmacart TY had the second most drops in the whole league last season but DHB is a butterfingers? Interesting logic. Going back to Md, DHB's hands were more inconsistent than bad, much like Garcon. He will make a tough catch in traffic and then drop one wide open.
1 year, 6 months ago on Chris Givens VS. T.Y. Hilton: I Don’t Always Draft Small, Speed Receivers, But When I Do . . .
@LaceyB @19>18 bit of a stretch
1 year, 7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Matt-Light-I-never-believed-in-anything-Aaron-Hernandez-stood-for.html
AH stood for the New England Patriots as all their employees do. I dont believe in them either.
this is what comes of just looking at stats. You ignore what is obvious watching the game. There is a reason he makes big plays on short passes and from behind the los. He has the knack for making the first guy miss and then using his speed to outrun the angle. Just saying "small" doesnt say much about a receiver. Just being straight line fast makes you a vertical receiver. But if you have the knack for making the first guy miss AND the speed to outrun the DBs angle, you are a big play threat on short passes. Add in that you have Luck and a new OC who will be geared to a horizontal passing tree with picks and opportunities to take a short pass long and you have a guy who fits the scheme. Comparing two receivers just because they are small is silly. Cheap is not always a bargain. I would pay the premium for the guy with the superior production in the league and the better QB. If he can improve his catch percentage, that alone moves him up a tier
1 year, 7 months ago on Chris Givens VS. T.Y. Hilton: I Don’t Always Draft Small, Speed Receivers, But When I Do . . .
Glennon played for NC St, not UNC. Wolfpack, not Tar Heels.
1 year, 8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-Sunday-Blitz-5760.html
Colts will have a hard time matching last years record. will fans see improvement in team without the record reflecting it? They could continue the rebuild and improve but still take some heat.
1 year, 8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-pressure-index.html
Wells' style is called lying. He has proven this repeatedly. From lying about what a certain punter said to this misrepresentation. He never admits he was wrong has declared he does not aspire to any journalistic integrity and defends his lies by saying it is his blog to talk about anything on his mind, even if it exists ONLY in his own mind. He is unapologetic.I join our punter in urging Colts fans not to support his site with their clicks and eyeballs.
1 year, 8 months ago on Pep Hamilton's Quotes Misreported, Cause Unnecessary Angst
@Phil woody or he meant largest ranked by population or economy both of which would be valid.
1 year, 8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-Sunday-Blitz-3178.html
@BearMarket late in the process there has been a lot of buzz that Fluker is as good a guard prospect as the top two, but with the added bonus of ability to swing out to RT.
1 year, 9 months ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 11.0 | National Football Post
dont the Vikes play cover two/zone way too much for Rhodes? Or is Rhodes more suited to zone than I think he is?
1 year, 10 months ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 9.0 | National Football Post
I dont care if he was Bozo the Clown! It is a given that a mock draft wont be perect so why this level of ridicule over something NO ONE gets right!?The whole point is to have fun with it.
1 year, 10 months ago on NFP Mock Draft - Version 8.0 | National Football Post
funny watching all the moe rons with cracked crystal balls get so exorcised over mock drafts. Almost as funny as someone who cant spell opposable trying to make fun of someone else's intelligence
Hard to understand your position. In the absence of that loss, they are National Champs. Losing in the Natl Championship game is NOT as good as winning it. Being second is NOT as good as first. How does that loss NOT diminish their season? Invalidate the whole season? no. Erase the accomplishment of the rest of the season? No. But losing the championship vs winning it OBVIOUSLY diminishes the season. Diminish means to lessen. Going from number one to two is less. Going from undefeated to one loss is less.
2 years ago on Blowout loss doesn't diminish ND's season | National Football Post
tacky to pick your own nickname. Now he will always be muscle hamster to me because I know he doesnt like it. Diva move!
2 years, 2 months ago on Doug Martin is looking for a new nickname | National Football Post
@Otto deFay @southsidetom
I did not say that the NFL was not making money. I merely said that any business exists to primarily make money. Everything else follows from that. I didnt say that the NFL could not afford to pay the refs.
But I disagree totally with your last sentence. They are not seeking to replace more expensive refs with cheaper ones. They could just fire the old refs and replace them. The contract is up and needs to be renegotiated. They want to replace the pensions with a 401k or similar plan. EVERY business is moving from the defined benefit plans. They want to start hiring full time refs. They want to hire more crews so they have the ability to fire and replace the bad refs. These are fair negotiating points. The replacements are irrelevant to the negotiations. Negotiations led to a work stoppage and replacement refs are better than no games.
2 years, 4 months ago on Officially, the NFL has a Problem | National Football Post
liar. I NEVER changed my stance on it. This what I mean about seeing what you want to see instead of what I actually said. I agreed with you that he was trying to influence public opinion but denied that was what he cared about. I insisted that it was a tool to accomplish what it was that actually cared about. You claimed they were the same and I denied that. I dont know if you are obtuse, have poor reading comprehensiuon or only care about debate points but you keep mischaracterizing this exchange.
You need to listen to a Willie Lanier interview. That is all I can say. He missed time early due to injury and vowed to never again contribute to his own injury. He managed his playing career as a business. He planned for his health and the longevity of his career. And this from a violent middle linebacker nicknamed "Contact" for his ferocious tackles.
You can keep saying it but I dont buy that. With all the current rule changes and emphasis on safety, I am sure they tell you more than get him down however you can. I cant argue it with you because I cant support my opinion. But I am not buying your simplistic version.
of course you can. see my comparison to hiring a lawyer. He doesnt have to care about the lawyer to hire him as a tool to achieve his goal. You are twisting the obvious context of my post.
making things up again? YOU said that the replacement refs put the players at risk. You also intimated that the league doesnt care about player safety. Here is the quote from the post that began our exchange
"There is also no doubt that these inept refs put the players at risk of injury. But let's be honest, player safety is an after thought for the league, and it is ALL about money."
Then I, not you, but me, said the players dont care about their own safety.
It is tiresome trying to converse with someone who tries to rewrite an hours worth of back and forth.
I dont accept your statement. I have no proof but I dont believe that rookies are not given instruction on tackling. I cant refute you with facts or personal knowledge but I dont buy it
You are objecting based on semantics so it is hard not to resort to nitpicking the semantics. I agreed that the league is trying to influence public opinion but assert that it is not for its own sake but as a vehicle to achieve what they do care about, which is winning in court. You said they are the same thing. I disagree. It is doubly hard when you are careless with your words. Public safety? You are equating that with player safety? Your argument is like saying that he cares about lawyers because he hires them to win the court case..
@southsidetom plus you just said that this IS what they are taught to do. Which is it?
how is that different from my saying the players dont care about the threat of getting hurt???
@southsidetom You ignore what I say and just argue what you want to argue. Read my actual words instead of what you think I am saying. MY statement was about what he CARES about. He might try and sway public aaaopinion on the issue but that is NOT what he cares about IMO. It is a tool to be used in court.
Similarly, he might try to cut the refs pay but that is not what he cares about. He CARES about the defined benefits plan being replaced. He cares about ectra crews so he can fire bad refs. The rest is negotiated and you dont just give it away but that is what he truly cares about.
CARES is the operative word and you ignore it.
@southsidetom and "doing anything it takes" gets you a wheelchair, a halo and concussions. I dont give a eff what they are taught to do. I am talking about what they would do if they cared about their health.
no they arent.
what math? I merely said that their whole reason for existing (the NFL that is) is to make money. People throw around making money as if it is a bad thing.
does that make you a carebear? :P
yes, I just dont think he cares about public perception. He is using it to achieve his legal goal. That is what he CARES about.
The players contribute to the injury severity by going for the big hit instead of tackling. The GAME of football is about blocking and tackling. In the BUSINESS of the NFL where fans want blood and broken bodies it is about hitting and blowing up opponents. The players buy into this. They try to hurt each other to raise their profile. The sophistry of Mike Golic on Bounty gate and other players saying they can try to hurt but not try to injure is BS.
@southsidetom @Otto deFay
Exactly as it should be in any business. If you are making money you can treat employees right. If you arent making mopney, no one is secure.
pretty naive in this day and age to think public opinion doesnt sway the legal system. Besides, it is about proving that they have already addressed the concerns brourght up in the lawsuit. By the time you get into the courtroom it is toolate.
@commander cody If you really care about improving the quality of officiating you will support the owners who want full time refs and extra crews so there are replacements ready to replace bad officials so they can finally be held accountable.
while I agree that the speed of the game doesnt let you line up and use perfect form on every hit, you should listen to Willie Lanier on the subject. It is enlightening to hear someone who treats their career as a businesss
@southsidetom I just told you what I thought about this. He is being sued by over two thousand ex players in a bogus suit that plays right into current judicial trends. . He cares what the judge in that case thinks.
@southsidetom I dont think they give two hoots if the public thinks they care. They are facing a bogus lawsuit and have to respond. They DO care what the judge thinks. For that matter I dont think the public cares about the players safety past the point where it intrudes on their right to gladiatorial blood lust.
the players dont care about their safety except in the most abstract of ways. If they did, they would learn to hit and block and tackle with proper form. Willie Lanier has this right.
I have no doubt that the refs on the field now do not know the NFL rules as well as the long time refs. I have no doubt that the replacement refs arent a good as the regular refs. I just dont think it matters. There is a work stoppage due to business negotiations. It will be settled when it is settled. The alternative to no replacement refs is no NFL games. I prefer replacement refs to no games. As a Colts fan, I would have preferred watching Peyton last year instead of Curtis Painter. But I prefer Painter to no Colts games. I think media and fans are doing what they do best . . . manufacture indignation. Take this article. Replacements had one good week and one bad week and the story is doom and gloom.
@commander cody except ratings are up this season so there goes that theory.
@JustSomeRandomGuy4 If it was just the numbers in front of the zeroes there would be no problem. This is about much more. These are part timers making 150K and up who have better benefits than the full time NFL employees. The league wants extra crews so they can hold bad refs accountable and they want full time refs. And they want to convert from pension to 401K. The business and negotiating issues have nothing to do with whether the replacement refs are acceptable or not.
who cares what their win loss record is this year. They are rebuilding and he is a young promising piece. THAT is what it matters!
2 years, 5 months ago on Colts' Angerer suffers broken foot | National Football Post
ouch! not the news a thin Colts D needed to hear
@Mikaela @Otto deFay @BearMarket @jmscooby
oops . . . gotcha
2 years, 5 months ago on Report: Lockout loan trap snares VY | National Football Post
that is the floor. I meant the whole concept of the salary cap years ago
@Otto deFay @BearMarket @jmscooby
nothing you say negates what I said. Owners do not increase salaries in a vacuum. They increase salaries after collusion suits and strikes. I agree that owners want competitive balance but do not agree that owners want the players as effectively their partners with no capital investment. I dont buy the popular canard that the salary cap is to protect the owners from themselves. The owners did not manipulate the players into a salary cap. The cap is what they were forced to fall back to after decades of losing in courts undoing the norm of the free market to price labor. If owners can make the same profit as they do today, with lower salaries and lower prices, they would do so. The idea that rising costs dont cause higher ticket prices is silly.So is the idea that owners WANT their largest single expense to rise exponentially.