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Great stuff. I especially enjoyed Garrison's piece.
1 year, 3 months ago on Colts fans talk about Peyton Manning
Fully enjoy reading "Eyes in the Backfield." It's been too long.
1 year, 4 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Raiders
Great stats, thanks. I'd like to know how many timeouts the Colts had going into each of those drives. That could add even more perspective.
1 year, 6 months ago on Luck: Historical Greatness Inside Two Minutes
@rotunder You should replenish your electrolytes, but I still wouldn't suggest consuming large amounts of Gatorade.
1 year, 7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Elvis-has-left-the-building-but-Vons-ready-to-play.html
1 year, 11 months ago on Five Years of Drop Rate: How the Colts have fared
@MarcusDugan @thellammajockey I've heard Atlanta and even Dallas being tossed out there, too.
1 year, 11 months ago on Then and Now: Colts Part Ways with Freeney and Collie
I don't have much analytical input to add. I'm just really happy about this win. That was some good stuff today.
2 years, 3 months ago on Regular Season Week 5, Quick Recap: Colts 30 v Packers 27 | October
Let's go Colts!
2 years, 3 months ago on Colts-Packers Open Thread | October
Good for Gonzo. I was excited about him after his first two seasons, but it just wasn't meant to be.
2 years, 4 months ago on Want more Colts content? How about Anthony Gonzalez in grad school | Articles
It'll be great to track the progression throughout the season. Thanks!
2 years, 4 months ago on Following a Legend: Andrew Luck Week 1 at Chicago Bears | September
Finally, an analysis of the Jets' offense where any formation utilizing Tebowing isn't referred to as the "Wildcat." It seems the Jets plan to use him in a way similar to the 2006 Gators. Who knows though...
2 years, 4 months ago on Playbook: What will the Jets show with Tebow? | National Football Post
I'm probably going to the game against the Bears, so they better at least win that one.
2 years, 8 months ago on Unrealistic expectations for 2012 | May
@Platinum Might as well put a strong supporting cast around your rookie QB. I like the draft so far. Scoring someone on defense tomorrow can round it out.
2 years, 9 months ago on Second and Third Round Open Thread | April
Colts go with the speedster WR.
@thejoshbaker NFLN just said Colts moved up in a trade with SF. I didn't catch the details though.
@RobertItoh Yeah, and it all sets up so nice with Luck's familiarity in multiple TE sets.
Some dissenting opinions on the double TE pick, but I like it. I'm sure Luck will find it helpful to have two reliable TEs as a rookie. The bonus with Fleener is that Luck and him can start/keep practicing while finishing up school.
Saturday just had to go to the Packers...
2 years, 10 months ago on Thanks for the Memories-Jeff Saturday | March
I can't believe 76% of voters on NFL Network think that the Broncos will win the Super Bowl in 2012.
2 years, 10 months ago on On Manning, Pride, and Legacies | March
Sanu had three true freshman QBs throwing to him during his time at Rutgers. He still managed some solid numbers. He definitely has things to improve on, but his positives seem to outweigh the negatives.
2 years, 10 months ago on NFL Draft Profile: Mohamad Sanu | March
Play #5 is great with the play-by-play still shots. You see the defenders freeze at the goal line as Griffin does his fake which is great. All the while you can see #20 come off the snap, engage a defender to sell the run block, disengage the block leaving the defender on the turf, and run wide open in the endzone. The RG #79 even pulls to the left side. That's a fun play to see develop.
2 years, 10 months ago on Five Plays and the Draft - Robert Griffin III in the Alamo Bowl. | March
@paulcareyjr @LeviFuller I like Bray, but he's had less than 500 attempts in his career. There hasn't been enough to judge quite yet.
2 years, 10 months ago on Five Plays and the Draft - Andrew Luck. | March
@darryl.yao Exactly. It wasn't an example of Luck demonstrating poor arm-strength, it was an example of Luck throwing an inaccurate deep ball most likely because he erred on the side of caution. There are plenty of plays where Luck made long (and accurate) throws. One example is the play against ASU where he threw it while falling to his knees. There are others. He doesn't have a cannon or elite arm strength, but it's not weak.
You might as well add 63 to that list. Another celebrated piece of the Colts long-time "core" that's unlikely to return.
2 years, 10 months ago on The Purge | March
I'm at a loss. I've been to two Colts games in my life with the latest one being Manning's last as a Colt. Not sure how to feel about that. Thank you.
2 years, 11 months ago on Peyton is Gone. | March
Way to go, Nate. And I think we all appreciate your continued commitment to the Colts and their fans.
2 years, 11 months ago on Covering the AFC South | March
@ScottKacsmar Congrats! It's well-deserved.
2 years, 11 months ago on Kacsmar Wins "Writer of the Year" | March
Pennington, the benchmark for arm strength mediocrity. But a "late career" Chad Pennington had 3653 YDs, 19 TDs, 7 INTs, 7.7 Y/A, and a league-leading 67.4 COMP% before suffering injuries. Not close to Manning numbers, but not terrible.
2 years, 11 months ago on Kravitz: Manning has noodle arm | Articles
I'm not from Indy, but I'm really glad to hear that this week has been an overall success for the city.
2 years, 12 months ago on Rosenthal: Indy went above and beyond | Articles
Someone's a little upset.
2 years, 12 months ago on Doyel: Irsay, Manning childish | Articles
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand the intentions of this article.
2 years, 12 months ago on No Happy Endings for Peyton Manning in Indy | February
@GregMitchell1 He also said, "I continue to make progress. The doctors are encouraged and that’s encouraging to me." I don't put much stock in any news involving Peyton lately, but that is good to hear.
3 years ago on Manning says decision coming soon | Articles
I agree that an OC, especially one that is adaptive, is a priority in this league. I would also love to see Carmichael or Trestman, but it unfortunately won't happen. With most expecting to draft Luck, what about David Shaw? Or maybe even someone like Mike Sullivan?
3 years ago on Can Pagano Coach? | January
This matchup should be good for the city of Indy. Too bad it's going to be painful to watch knowing that either outcome will lead to hyperbolic media assertions. On a positive note, QB wins should be a step closer to dying as an oft-mentioned stat after Brady's performance.
3 years ago on Is Eli Manning a Hall of Fame QB? | January
Do draftniks even have accountability? Kiper's hindsight grade may be fair, but he should at least provide some specifics or concrete evidence as to why a player was good/bad. Provide simple stats like sacks allowed or yards per carry or say he needs to improve his run support skills or his burst off the snap. Don't just say a guy didn't show a lot.
3 years ago on Kiper grades 2011 draft | Articles
@chad72 That last line could've been directed at nepotism, but I hope it's just commending Grigson's work ethic and career.
3 years ago on Mudd on Grigson | Articles
Thank you, sir. My Colts knowledge and football perspective have grown a lot since I began frequenting 18to88. I'm excited for the newest endeavor.
3 years, 1 month ago on Colts Authority Coming Soon
@Nate Dunlevy Thanks.
3 years, 1 month ago on Where Barnwell Went Wrong
These seem like some valid counter-points to Barnwell's piece. Out of curiosity, which conventional and/or advanced metrics are you referring to with Donald Brown?
That same article shows that two of the five longest game-winning/tying field goals happened against the Colts in just the last five years...
3 years, 1 month ago on Tebow approaching Manning's record
@GregC I'd pick Manning's 2004 season too. But I'm interested to see where Rodgers' numbers end up.
3 years, 1 month ago on Tuesday Open Thread: What If?
I admit I didn't read all the article, but I ran some numbers for a very flawed analysis a little while ago looking at "parity" in various sports leagues across their history. I looked at what percentage of total championships were won by the two, three, and four teams with the most championships. I also looked at the last 10 winners (current as of March). For the NFL: Top 4 = 44.4%, Top 3 = 35.6%, Top 2 = 24.4% and 7 different winners in the last 10. For the MLB: Top 4 = 50.0%, Top 3 = 43.4%, Top 2 = 34.9% and 9 different winners in the last 10. A quick look says that the leagues are similarly "competitive" throughout their history, with baseball's results likely skewed by the dominance of the Yankees.
3 years, 2 months ago on MLB more competitive than NFL?
3 years, 2 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield -Falcons
@MarkOlson Boldin is 6-1, 223 lb. Jeffery is 6-4, 230 lb. Blackmon is 6-1, 215 lb. I'd say Blackmon is more similar in size to Boldin.
3 years, 3 months ago on Who is worth a top 10 pick this year?
Blackmon has shown some ball security issues this season. I'm not sure if he's always been so careless carrying the ball, but it's led to some potentially disastrous mistakes. I've been very impressed with Ryan Broyles. He seems to fit the Colts WR mold: Good route running, sure hands, excellent college production. He's listed at only 5-10. Colts receivers have never been all that tall, though.
@mattshedd Brandon Stokley, the original Slot Machine.
3 years, 3 months ago on Name That Colt Contest
I heard someone refer to Jacob Tamme as "Fort Worth" last season because while he's not Dallas, it's close enough.
@Platinum I'd still like Luck, but Tyler Bray is a true sophomore at Tennessee. He looked pretty good before injuring his thumb.
3 years, 3 months ago on Irsay would take Luck