La La Land
Music teacher, football fan,
I agree with the sentiment that hopefully the Colts are using this time to figure a few things out. If Brazil and/or Rogers can get open on single coverage, it will change the offense completely. Teams will no longer be able to double or. Bracket both Hilton and Fleener on every play and just sit back. I noticed more multiple recieveing sets in the second half. Perhaps that is a recognition of that. I like the route combinations Better in the second half as well.
They still have several games to right the ship. It can be done, just hope they keep getting better.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Too Little, Too Late: Colts Fall to Bengals 42-28
Ben, did you chart the difference in overall OL play with McGlynn as the C vs Setelle? Did I miss that?
1 week, 5 days ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 12
I don't have a problem with running, if it's working. Pep (and Luck) need to do a better job running vs favorable fronts. Please lose the 6 OL plays and run out of sets where there is at least the threat of a pass.
1 month, 1 week ago on The BP Watch: The Colts Are Not 5-2 "Because They Are Run-First"
Notice on the TR run that the Colts were in a passing formation. That allowed the OL to take care of the DL and TR just had a LB to beat for the first down. Hopefully we start to see more of TR in passing formations.
2 months ago on GIFtastic: The Colts Beat Seattle and Andrew Luck is Amazing
#8 you obviously preferred Voltron. I'm ok with that.
2 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Seahawks
1. Perhaps a really smart marketing guy realized what the bags would be used for and did it anyway.
2 months, 1 week ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts at Jaguars
Agree about Clark/Fleener comparisons. Just needs time. One of my greatest hopes with the entire Colts team/org is hopefully the ability to grow for a few years. Was massively important for Peyton as well. We just forget because he's now super-human.
2 months, 1 week ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Jaguars
What effect do you think Mathis and his transition from the same situation is having on Werner? It took Mathis almost a season to really find his way as a LB. I would guess he's helping Werner.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Rookie Watch - Week 3
@GregC @hankster @Music Man @andreaallennyc I'm not worried about his development yet. It's the entire teams 3rd game in a new offense with an OC that has called 3 pro games and a HC that has less than a full season. I did forget to mention how much I agreed with the down the field routes earlier though.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Jaguars, NFL Week 4
@hankster @GregC @Music Man I guess I wasn't that clear. I think the Colts should be much more "pass first" early. With a ratio that helps them establish a lead. Preferable one that is 3 scores. But I don't see that happening with Pagano. So 2 scores would be better than what happened in SF when they went conservative after the first TD.
Specifically @GregC the clock stopping is what I am referring to. Manning nearly always got the ball to the right guy. However, the receiver can't always catch it. Those incomplete's really add up over a quarter.
@andreaallennyc @DougEngland I agree about Edge, and I haven't forgot. But the Colts only memorable time the Colts did that since Edge left was in the SB. That's a lot of history to erase.
My biggest frustration of the Manning era was the lack of ability to "put games away" by running clock. I sincerely hope that the Colts come out firing (like they did last week) but instead of getting up one score and slowing it down, they wait until they are up 2. In a perfect world, we'd see Luck with 200 yards passing in the first half (with 2 TDs) and 130 yards rushing in the second half. That is real balance in this NFL.
My hope is based on the fact that the play calling and personnel groupings have gotten better every week by Pep, so I simply hope that trend continues.
Thanks for the effort. I'd thought about this too. Nice job working through the draft and roster. Personally, I think they would have required 2 #1s and 2 #2s at least.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on What if...the Colts had traded the #1 pick?
I love it. I agree that this isn't about the trade for Richardson, but a chance to look at the "system" as it effects QB play. I think that the advanced stats will show much more than the traditional ones.
Curious if there is a way to look at "Great QB's" and their running games. For example: How do guys we know are great passers stats change when they have a good running game or bad one? Do they not change at all? When Brady and Manning were younger, they both had better run support. Did it matter? What about Rodgers, Brees, Marino, Elway, Young, Montana, Moon? I've long held that being a great running team isn't necessary. However, being an efficient running team (over 4.0 ypc) gives your team a much higher margin for error than being a great QB with a poor running game. I can't wait to see how your research effects that perception.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Does a Strong Passing Game Help you Run the Ball? Part I
@buymymonkey I'll take McGlynn over Satelle. Considering he was playing out of position with only 3 days warning, I thought he was fine. Lets give him a few weeks and perhaps he could play at a +/- 0. I would be happy with that.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: Talking O-line and Defense after the Win
@matt_has In the first half, on SF scoring drive, you can watch "Where's Walden" as he continually crashed into an offensive lineman and let Frank Gore run into the secondary like a gazelle. In the second half, he wasn't terrible (to my eyes). Unfortunately, the more I watch him, the more I think he's Gilbert Gardner v2.0. I just hope someone takes his place before the end of the year like Rob Morris.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts at 49ers
Love the sarcasm at the beginning. Very nice. Two thoughts
1. I think the downfield passes will come back as the Colts prove the WILL run it to win. There were a few times yesterday, where you could see that SF was really playing the run heavy. It just happened after the Colts had a 2 score lead. That will change soon if the D and run offense can hold up.
2. I may have to be the first to apologize to McGlylnn. He did a very credible job, on short notice, at C. Is there any way possible that Satelle isn't the worst OL? And can we just switch him out now?
#4. Worst part of Walden is the contract length. I hope Grigson realizes that mistake, cuts him and takes the cap hit and moves on.
#6. Anytime you can get an obscure Ray Stevens song into a post you're doing it right.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: 49ers
Interesting question... Would you trade Werner for Richardson?
The reason I bring it up that he is the kind of talent the colts think they'll be drafting in their spot next year. They believe that they will make the playoffs and perhaps even win a game or two. That makes their draft position on where they likely will NOT be in position to draft that one of a kind defender or OL.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Trent Richardson Trade: A Closer Look
I noticed that as well in #4. Hilton gets destroyed on that play.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Top 5 Plays of Week 1