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2 days, 9 hours ago on Goodbye, Samson Satele
I find this acceptable news of the highest order. Our special teams tackling would have been even more atrocious without Pat.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Colts Re-Sign Pat McAfee
@thellamajockey If Mcglynn were going to be re-signed, he probably would have been by now. Colts are the only team that can sign him before March 11. His contract expired. The Colts didn't cut him. Holmes has to be the starter for the time being.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Goodbye, Samson Satele
There are too many question marks and underperformance on his part to do anything but kick the tires in TC. For a backup OT, he'd bring a lot of baggage
3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Could-Jonathan-Martin-end-up-in-Indy.html
@mshah9008 Cleveland slapped the transition tag on him. I like Mack and think he would be awesome for the line. I don't think he'd be worth what the Colts would have to pay. Might be able to scratch a bit off the transition tag, but I'd think it definitely be north of 8.5 million a year.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Goodbye, Samson Satele
@MarcusDugan @Payton I'm sneaky. I have the FOA 2010-2013. They have individual profiles of most players going back 3 years though too.
2009: 49% run stopping - ranked 108th, 35% pass stopping - unranked
2010: DNP- 2 pectoral tears
2011: 53% run stoppin - ranked 100th, 42% pass stopping, ranked 64th
2012: 69% run stopping - ranked 36th, 59% pass stopping ranked 16th
Browns played a 3-4 in 2009, 2010, and 2012 and a 4-3 in 2011. Don't have his grades for 2013 yet, but they are probably not going to look very good given that the PFF and FO grades generally line up.
3 days, 19 hours ago on Colts Sign ILB D'Qwell Jackson
Neither FO or PFF were high on him at all, so I would love to hear about the rationale behind this. He's not good at stopping the run, and his pass coverage skills seem to be just as lacking. Even if it's a 2 year deal, I don't know if he's worth 5.5 million
3 days, 21 hours ago on Colts Sign ILB D'Qwell Jackson
Another few things to note with Talib:
1) Like Shields, never played a full 16 game season
2) Had more than one run-in with the law
3) Was suspended for violation of NFL drug policy (adderall)*
4) At 28, he's older than everyone else by at least 2 years
*Can't remember if the first test flags for suspension or 2nd positive test does
4 days, 23 hours ago on Free Agency PFF Spotlight Part 2: The Cornerback Contingency Plan
@thellamajockey @Payton Not as far as I know, but he's had bouts of depression since middle school. He also was thinking about suicide. However the mental issues were part bullying, part performance-related. The performance related ones probably aren't going to go away without a significant amount of rehabilitative coaching and maybe therapy. His asking price will be non-existent. There's not really much to lose by kicking the tires, but the potential payout and risk of him just leaving a la Quinn Pitcock don't make signing him, doubly so for trading for him, worth it in my eyes.
5 days, 20 hours ago on ICYMI: Andrew Luck Speaks Out and Colts on Twitter
@thellamajockey He was pretty bad at LT and RT for the dolphins. Heck the Dolphins actively traded for Bryant "Never met a sandwich I didn't like" McKinnie because Martin was doing so poorly at LT, and McKinnie was doing poorly himself in Baltimore.
He might be able to transition to OG. It's not unheard of by any means, but it doesn't guarantee success. Diem did a passable job at guard after he started sucking at RT, but that was only for one season. Linkenbach started out as a swing tackle, and he's been pretty bad at guard. Then again he wasn't very good at tackle either. CJ actually started out as a tackle as well. He started a few times for Diem his rookie year, and covered Ugoh and Diem the next. He's been much better at guard than LT, but he's also surrounded with much more talent in MN (Khalil, Sullivan) than he was here.
Frankly I don't even think it's worth pursuing. It reminds me way too much of the Ugoh situation, and I doubt the most realistic payoff (quality backup/borderline starter) is worth the effort. Why bother trying to convert someone when you can sign/draft a guard with minimal investment and no mental issues or media circus train?
6 days, 14 hours ago on ICYMI: Andrew Luck Speaks Out and Colts on Twitter
There's really only one way to settle the Satele/de la Puente debate. We need a WTFiSST vs. WTFiBdlPT tourney bracket.
6 days, 16 hours ago on CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Brian de la Puente
I wouldn't mind seeing Grigson throw Jonathan Goodwin a line. He's older but he also has a cap of of ~3 million the last few years. He could be a decent stopgap.
1 week, 3 days ago on A Sticky Situation
I know this probably isn't the ideal place to bring it up, but I found it hilarious that PFF rated Richardson's season as worth 100K last year. The money we are paying him isn't signficant since Cleveland ate most of his guaranteed money, but you'd like to get a little more value per dollar for someone who's taking 50% of the snaps.
1 week, 4 days ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Free Agency Frenzy
I'd be willing to spend some good money on Alex Mack. He does have a secret world after all. We did pay out good money to Jeff Saturday, albeit it not as much, so spending money on a C isn't unheard of for the Colts.Additionally it's so Weeden to throw a ball that just stops mid-air. It's like the GIF knows he isn't worth it.
1 week, 4 days ago on CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Alex Mack
@Kyle Rodriguez I always felt Reitz probably didn't get a fair shake because he has spent a lot of time injured, but that doesn't really hold water once you consider that the Colts had 6 or 7 lineups in the latter half of the season. Continuity is supposed to be a big thing for o-lines, but inserting Reitz in there wouldn't have hurt.As for Holmes, there really isn't an excuse I can think of, other than some of the run that Nixon got, for example, were games that Holmes was inactive. Then again, he probably shouldn't have been in active if the depth on the interior line was bad going into the game.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on CA Charting Project: Offensive Line Season in Review
So it's safe to say he got too much credit from his collegiate playing days?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Colts Sign Former Eagles Safety David Sims
Jarvis Landry has exceptional quickness and YAC for someone weighing 295 lbs. Hell we might not even need to bring the 6th linemen onto the field if the Colts draft him.
1 month ago on CA Draft Position Overviews: Wide Receiver
Quoting George Spelvin from Archer: That's unbelievable. No I just don't believe you.
1 month ago on Myers: Polian wanted Luck to play under Manning
@ECB@thejoshbaker If Luck missed any extended time during the season, the Colts would be lucky to win a game or two. Hasselbeck doesn't have the reps with the offensive unit, the mobility, nor the escapability that Luck needed to thrive behind our fairly putrid offensive line. We're basically looking at a slightly more polished version of the Browns offense with a significantly worse defense.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Grigson, Colts Entering Crucial, Defining Off-season
@thejoshbaker I'm of the same opinion. If you're paying your backup that much money, it means you probably don't have much faith in your start (playing or injury wise). Not the case in Indy, but the problem is that Hasselbeck likely wouldn't have been much of an upgrade over a cheaper QB if Luck went down. A lot of that is on the quality of offensive players, but Hasselbeck would have been more Flynn/Tolzien than McCown. The Colts needed excellent QB play and a ton of mobility to win most of their games. Hasselbeck would be better than average QB-wise but the man is a stone. It would have been bad watching him behind that line.tl,dr: Hasselbeck a good backup but paid about 2x more than he should have been. That's been Grigson's MO though
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Grigson, Colts Entering Crucial, Defining Off-season