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@rogcohen I loved seeing the Colts try to get some RB screens and dump offsin the mix, even if a bunch were batted down or throw in (relative) garbage time. That was probably my biggest objection to Arians' offense. I was less than thrilled to see Richardson run down by Carlos Dunlap from behind. Dunlap is fast for a DL but he's not exactly Freeney or Jevon Kearse.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Bengals, Crowd Sourcing
@Heracleitus The intentional grounding non-call really ground my gears. That was so blatantly thrown from inside the pocket, it made me check the date, opposing team, and QB to make sure we weren't playing the '99 Dolphins again.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Week 14 Report Card: Colts at Bengals
@glwilliams4 I assume the All-22 has it, but in the DVR recording I have it showed a view from the endzone. There was no hole until almost right before DB would have run into Thornton. Thornton disengaged from a double team to take on the MLB. DB still had to fight through tackles by the MLB and DT to get to the endzone, and the "hole" was about as wide as his body. It was pretty impressive.
5 days, 23 hours ago on GIFtastic: Colts sweep Titans
@MarcusDugan @matt_has @Payton At this rate, I'm expecting the Colts to re-sign Dom Rhodes and have him and Richardson get carries over Brown. I still can't believe it took this long for Brown to get the feature role
1 week, 1 day ago on Colts come up with the Win 22-14 over Tennessee
@naptown_ninja McGlynn got benched for Link, and I agree that Link is not the the best backup OG we have.
1 week, 2 days ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Titans, Crowd Sourcing
@MarcusDugan Went back and watched the last drive for funsies:
1) Guard dids pull. Link pulled on the second 14 yard run by Brown. He engage poorly and from the wrong side (probably a hold), but it helped keep the hole open. Doyle pulled on that play as well but didn't make it out wide. Thornton pulled on the next play and did a good job.
2) Link is just as bad as McGlynn, at least at run blocking. He routinely got pushed back 4-5 yards deep on run blocking plays.
3) Liberal use of play-action. Loved the play-action bootleg/option.
4) The playcall for Richardson (goal line set with pulling guards and no WRs) was moronic AND poorly executed, but his hesitation in the backfield played into being hit behind the line of scrimmage. Thornton pulled and got a nice block going, but there were Titans on either side of him unblocked.
5) Brown's TD run looked like a similar playcall, and there was barely a hole for him to run through. He dragged two Titans (DT and MLB) into the EZ as well.
1 week, 2 days ago on Colts come up with the Win 22-14 over Tennessee
@MarcusDugan @Payton Not unless the backups we've been hiding on the inactive list are secretly being groomed for the playoffs.
@BrianKlass @MarcusDugan You know what's funny? I specifically remember several articles noting that DHB is the first one to the JUGS machine every practice and puts in a ton of time.
Has anyone said "Hey dipshit. Try catching the ball *during games* with your hands?"
Subtle reminders like 10 miles of wind sprints after practice or playing QB in practice with no red penny on might help jog his memory.
@smonroe This would be a perfect extension of the offensive line series by Ben. Break down what the Colts did on the last drives against the Titans versus the rest of them. I'm interested to see if it's a schematic change or a matter of execution. If it's execution, I'm going to be pretty pissed.
You know what I find most frustrating about this year's team. I don't even think it's the worst group of offensive linemen in the past 5 years, but this has easily been the most ineffective offense in that stretch, when we've had a QB worth the jersey he's wearing.
Sure our interior oline is a dumpster fire, but at least we have 2 decent tackles. Having Saturday was nice and probably helped mask a lot of deficiencies by being able to call out blocking assignments, even though Manning did it, but he was routinely the only good lineman we had. Lining up CJ at LT and a revolving door of Pollak/Reitz/Devan at OG isn't a recipe for success.
@matt_has @Payton I am unaware of a job where one can work as a body double for Brad Pitt.
2 weeks ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective
@matt_has @Payton Out of what?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective
@indycrombie There is so much off with this post I am going to have to think about how I want to deconstruct it for awhile before I actually respond.
@matt_has The first rule about being Brad Pitt's body double(s) is "We do not talk about being Brad Pitt's body double(s)."
@chip_bennett Havili was out for the game. Had he been there, he'd have been open
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Desert Debacle: Colts Fall to Cardinals 40-11
@hankster @Payton Yeah and the complete unwillingness to shake up the interior offensive line. If Holmes is that bad, well that's on Grigson for failing to keep Shipley and drafting someone who's worse than a bottom 3 C in the NFL. That said, I fail to see what it would lose to try some of the OTs or PS players at OG during practice.
McGlynn and Thornton can't get any worse. Shit even sliding McGlynn over to C seems to produce a slight upgrade.
@hankster Drink a few beers, look at the recording wistfully, delete it, drink way more beer. Pray you can work from home tomorrow
@buymymonkey Which dimension was it? Did a new one get invented?
I'd be interested in knowing which "bright minds" exist on the Colts coaching staff. They need to be allowed to talk in game planning and before halftime if they exist.
Also at this point, it has to be apparent to everyone that the Richardson trade was a bad idea, his production not even withstanding. The sheer number of holes on this team and lack of depth, along with horrible preparation and execution, is killing this team. Does this game or the St Louis game go any differently if Richardson is averaging 5 YPC and has scored a bunch of TDs?
@bjg @Nate Dunlevy Better than the other guys on the roster wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement. Our CBs were god awful last year. Made me pine for the days of yore with Jacob Lacey and an injured Kelvin Hayden
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Ryan Grigson