Assistant Editor for Colts Authority,
Former Editor and Founder of Coltsider,
B/R Featured Columnist for the Colts
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18 hours, 53 minutes ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Feelings Heading into Free Agency
Can offer him a contract but CLE has matching rights and the cap space to do it.
1 week ago on Colts Top Five Free Agent Targets
@thellamajockey @Kyle Rodriguez How in the great name of Gatsby is Toler's deal more favorable? Center could have been fixed by not signing Satele in 2012. Werner was criticized nationally from the get-go. Nobody really liked the pick. Werner was known to be a project and wasn't a good scheme fit.
I don't know what ACL injury you're referring to, Patterson is clean. If you're really going to say missing on Hopkins is fine because we got a UDFA receiver, I don't know what to tell you.
1 week, 2 days ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Free Agency Frenzy
@thellamajockey We've talked about this pretty consistently, I don't know that we need a whole article. But here's a quick list off the top of my head:
Sign Louis Vasquez, DRC, Mike DeVito
Draft pretty much anybody else in the first round (Xavier Rhodes, Deandre Hopkins, Cordarrelle Patterson, Alec Ogletree, trade down)
1 week, 5 days ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Free Agency Frenzy
@thejoshbaker Mad props to Chap.
1 week, 5 days ago on A Sticky Situation
@Payton There is no place ideal for talk of He Who Shall Not Be Named.
1 week, 6 days ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Free Agency Frenzy
This is absolutely fantastic. Really backs up what we've been saying all year, which is always nice to hear! A few thoughts:
3 weeks, 1 day ago on CA Charting Project: Offensive Line Season in Review
@hankster It's very similar to what I noticed about Freeman when the Colts signed him in 2012, tbh.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Colts Sign Former CFL Standout Linebacker Henoc Muamba
@thellamajockey I'm with you, personally. Brown probably will cost between $2-3 mil per year on a 2-3 year deal. That'd be my guess anyway.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Cost-Benefit Analysis: Which Colts Were the Biggest Bargain in 2013?
@smonroe To some extent, the availability is taken into account with the AV. But, perhaps that isn't quite enough.
@naptown_ninja Brown was 15th. The next five after Luck were: Aubrayo Franklin, Coby Fleener, LaVon Brazill, Gosder Cherilus (even with his contract!) and Brown.
I'M SO EXCITED
1 month, 1 week ago on CA Radio's Inside the Writer's Block: Super Bowl Preview Edition
@chip_bennett Eh. They allowed five conversions on seven attempts on third down on the ground, which really hurt. When the Pats ran to protect the lead late in the game, the Colts couldn't stop it. It wasn't the sole reason, but the run defense was abysmal, and a big reason was run defense. The Pats success rate on the ground was 64%, which is ridiculously bad defensively.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Franchise Building: It's All About Efficiency
@NelsOlson Also, saying that focusing on making a team based on running and stopping the run doesn't limit the pass is an oversight, IMO. The Colts have tried to do that, and it absolutely HAS limited their ability to pass.
@ikcl Sure, there are a lot of variables in the playoffs, which is why the best passing attack doesn't always win. But having a great passing attack (along with other pieces, obviously) gives you the best chance, generally.
@smonroe Nothing wrong with this, although you do still need good targets. Brady's had great targets every year (Gronk, Welker, Moss, Hernandez) for the last few years until this year really. And that lack of targets is a huge reason why they weren't going to win a Super Bowl. In general though, I'd agree that OL is a key.
@NelsOlson No, it's not that the Colts have a franchise QB and the other teams don't. It's that the Colts STARTED rebuilding with the quarterback. The other two teams built teams that hid their bad quarterbacks. Now they have 2-3 year window where they have both. Time constraints are going to limit the Colts
@Nightwing Interesting note on Richardson. Glad to see that makes sense now.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Salary Cap Impact for Cutting Notable Colts
I'm so excited!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on CA Radio's Inside the Writer's Block: Championship Edition
@ECB No it isn't. It absolutely isn't. There are multiple reasons why that are too nuanced to explain multiple times on Twitter/Comments etc. I will write about this tomorrow.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Grigson, Colts Entering Crucial, Defining Off-season