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@AJ_ But ... finally having a decent corner ... and Greg Toler was so exceptionally bad last year ... sigh. This is how NOT to build a defense: by letting important players leave as soon as they ask for money.
20 hours, 47 minutes ago on Guest Post: Vontae It Ain't So
@ECB I understand the concern, which is why I personally think they should offer Brown a small, one-year deal (or you know, cut Greg Toler and use the money they save to resign Brown). Ballard's the future of this running game, if he can rebound.
1 month, 1 week ago on Bowen: how the heck did Indy beat Seattle?
@Pied Sigh ... I hate when people who point out my mistakes are right.
I'm a bit confused about all the push for a wide receiver. Of all Indy's problems, trying to add depth to their receiving core isn't one of them ... I get that Wayne's getting old, but having Hilton and two very good receiving tight ends should force their interests elsewhere.I still agree with Kyle's sentiment - unless you're looking at a specific guy, drafting linemen early instead of late doesn't really matter as much as it would with other positions - but Indy needs help on defense much more than on offense. Put it this way:Luck suffered a bit without Wayne; he threw for more attempts, completions, and yards per game, but with fewer touchdowns, more interceptions, and a lower QBR per game. They also played an easier schedule on the back half.Then again, their cornerbacks at the moment are Davis (good), Toler (unwatchably terrible), Butler (off more than he is on), and Cassius Vaughn (Cassius Vaughn). Maybe Josh Gordy is an option, but he's started once in two seasons. With Bethea on the way out (possibly), and the Colts ranking 26th against the run, Indy needs defense - period.
1 month, 1 week ago on Defending Crazy: Why I don't want the Colts to draft OL early
@zgs1288 Depends on the kind of money he'll be looking at this year; basically a #1 receiver without a solid backup, still pulled in over 100 receptions and 1000 yards. Might be expensive for a #3 wideout.My gut says he'll be a good pickup, playing-wise, but I'm also worried about completing the "Avery-D.H.B.-______" trilogy.
1 month, 1 week ago on Brooke: 6 late-round steals Indy should be looking at
@Stuebers_Inn First game; Ballard actually played, and played well. What could have been ... sigh.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday: The Last Edition
@bradicus18 -- I realized, many hours in, that its size might be a problem. If you click the image itself, and then zoom in via (ctrl, +), you should be able to blow it up to size it better.Thanks for reading!
@Bobman1 Thanks, I'll switch that - the dangers of rushing a late-Sunday post.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Vernon Davis, free agent watch
@ECB I hope they keep Bethea ... he's been such a long-standing fixture on that defense. I don't think they know how much he does for them.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Hayes: Free agent questions for Indy
@NateDunlevy@12isthenew18 -- I think Vegas had Indy as a 1-point favourite earlier in the week, and then swung it towards K.C. ... given the +3 bonus to the home team, they were basically going with K.C.I know what you mean, though. Indy really was the better team, as we kinda discovered in the end.
2 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Patriots
@matt_has -- he's also been given the ball a few times, nothing spectacular. Seems like insurance at this point.
I'm glad everyone's forgetting about Donald Brown ... only had, like, two touchdowns last week ...
You might also add that, of teams with more than 8 wins, the Colts have the fewest players going to the pro bowl (one - Mathis). The only other playoff team with less is Green Bay (0), who went 8-7-1. In other words, the Colts were 'elite' despite playing with only one 'top tier' player ... and uniquely so.
2 months ago on Why I Voted Robert Mathis for DPOY
@smonroe I wonder if Travis Swanson will still be up for grabs when it gets to us in the second round ... could be a steal.
2 months ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts Stun Chiefs with Historic Comeback
@Bobman1 -- I really hope he ticks the refs off on Saturday, because I don't see calls going both ways otherwise. Maybe I'm biased, but after watching the refs give New England the game against Cleveland earlier this year ...
@Bobman1 I was thinking about it, but ... sigh. Maybe I'm just used to Mathis at this point. The strip sack was just kinda expected (I think Andrew Luck even said that post-game).We were having a discussion about that at my house, actually ... see, while on the surface, that was clearly the turning point of the game, two decisions changed the game's tone: taking out Toler for Josh Gordy, and forcing the ball to Brown. Mathis's sack was huge, but those changes turned the game around.
@smonroe Noted! I'll try to fix that next week.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday (Wednesday) Infographic: Colts blast the Texans
@thellamajockey Indy's offense keeps playing to hype this season; after being called a 'run-first offense" earlier this year, they ACTUALLY ran a balanced attack against San Diego, and got screwed. After every big game T.Y. Hilton's put up, people start talking about how good he is; the next game, Luck won't stop going to him, even when it's not working.After Rogers's big game against Cincy, it seemed like Luck focused too much on him Sunday, even in tough coverage.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Send LB Pat Angerer to IR, Sign RB Shaun Draughn
@DougEngland Memories of the Jets at home still haunt my dreams. If Chuck throws the last two games, he'll be no better than Jim Caldwell.... well. Never mind. It'd take a lot more to make me say that.
3 months, 1 week ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts take care of the Titans
All true. Still, a lot of these problems plagued Manning for years - an inconsistent defense and a shotty run game, for example. After the superbowl, the o-line broke down and hasn't recovered.
Out of curiosity, why did Indy hide Donald Brown last game, as if they were embarrased? Three touches all game? REALLY? Of all the things that went wrong last week, it hurts that, after one player finally went beyond anyone's expectations, the same guy was basically benched the following game.Just another reason to hate the coaching this year.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective