For now, Boston
I spend too much time reading interesting things online
Is it fair to say we feel better and worse? I feel better about the potential of the offense going forward, but man do I feel a lot worse about the overall strategy of the team. I know that they were talking the same talk a year ago about being a run-first team, but I don't think all of us believed it 100%. But now? I think it's pretty clear that Pagano/Grigson/Irsay are all-in on the antiquated team-building concepts of the past. That makes me feel a lot worse.
1 month ago on Fireside Chats with Colts Authority
@Goéland @hankster @psvirsky "mathematically irrefutable and empirically sound."
I'm estimating that was an average of 13 letters per word to end your sentence. No wonder coaches won't listen to you nerds!!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Broncos
"Remember that 09 MNF game where Miami held it for 45 minutes and lost? That's the script Pagano wants to follow."
I agree. And it's awfully telling that the ideal Pagano script ended with a loss...
"Bludgeon without mercy"
Ouch. I definitely agree, but seeing the words in print makes me ache a bit.
"No one wants to hear me whine"
It's weird how many writers don't get that. You clearly have legitimate complaints, but you only mention them occasionally and at appropriate times. It always bugs me when other writers complain without realizing how silly they look. (and for what it's worth, you're right, and it's crazy they won't credential you)
6 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Raiders
This is dumb and the writer should be embarrassed. Even worse, if this is the best wisdom gleaned from Lombardi, he should be really embarrassed. If you are already winning a game, you will likely play conservatively, leading to additional rushing attempts and conservative, completed passes. If you are already losing a game, you are likely to pass more and take risks doing so, leading to less rushes and completions.
I feel bad for Cleveland fans...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-magic-number-is-50.html
I was feeling pretty good about Boyett until I read this: "Several recent Colts have shown up in this range including Von Hutchins, Al Afalava and Jason Doering"
haha, still a low risk, high reward pick and I definitely like it. But that sentence alone did wonders for tempering my expectations.
10 months, 1 week ago on What to Expect 2013: John Boyett
A touchdown would have been awfully nice
1 year, 2 months ago on Colts-Ravens Open Thread
Hey - if we can win 11 games with a rookie QB, maybe Moore can score a TD?
Gotta love the no-huddle
Very nice tackle from Freeman
Also, my brother is at the game with Colts gear on. If the Colts win, what are the chances he survives?
Haven't done one of these open threads in a while - good to see familiar faces (usernames)
Agreed with everyone else in what we want from the draft - either the next Reed/Sanders/Polamalu or Wilfork/Ngata. I am no college football fan (that's what going to IU will do to you) but I've kept an eye on 2013 mock drafts and it seems like there are consistently two NT's in the top 10 and 1 or 2 more in the first round. Seems like we should have a great shot at getting a game-changing NT. As for safeties, I remember at one time there was a safety projected top 10 but now that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. And although we will have cap space, doesn't seem like there are any especially good free agents.
1 year, 4 months ago on All-22 Analysis - Evaluating the Colts Defense, Week 6. | October
@GregC Thanks, though my lowered commenting dates back nearly a year - she turns one around Thanksgiving. Turns out babies are a lot of extra work for an extended period of time. Still glad you guys are doing what you do here.
1 year, 4 months ago on Accentuate the Positive: Shoutouts to Hughes, Allen, Fleener, Castonzo and Justice | October
Good stuff. I'm not commenting as often as I used to (having a baby will cut down on your online commenting time) but I just wanted to say I'm always happy to read things like this.
I watch and read about sports to feel good. I like feeling good. I don't like feeling angry and upset. If my team sucks, I either want to ignore it completely or try to find bright spots. Sometimes the team sucks and that's fine. But dwelling on it is not good for anyone's health. I really appreciate having a blog that will be honest about when the team sucks but can still find bright spots to highlight. If everyone was like the other blog, I wouldn't be reading blogs at all.
@DougEngland Well put.
1 year, 4 months ago on Problem 1: Run, Run, Stop | October
@DougEngland That's my highlight of the game - fans actually realizing (hopefully) that Donald Brown is good.
Seems unlikely but man I hope to see him come back and contribute. The O-line needs all the help it can get.
1 year, 5 months ago on Phil Richards talks to the ultra-dedicated, rehabbing Ben Ijalana | Articles
Just noticed the Record on the left hand side of the page still says 0-1. Gotta update that while we're still .500!
1 year, 5 months ago on Hype and Expectations for young Colts team entering key week 3 match-up | September