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Despite the loss Cincy, there were signs of an offensive pulse. The young threesome of wide receivers has me hopeful of good things to come. The coaches have the next three weeks to solidify new found chemistry between them and Luck
The O-line actually looked half decent. Reitz at left guard is a move I've screamed loudly for. Luck actually had some time to set up and throw. Thornton is going to be good, but he needs to play on the right side where he is more comfortable.
Josh McNary deserves more playing time. I think he's Pat Angerer's successor, and his athleticism far outshines Pat's.
Anyway, let's use these last three games to regroup/reload on the run and get ready for a playoff run. Glass half full !
2 days, 1 hour ago on A Colts Authority Christmas Wishlist, Part 1
Necessity is the mother of invention. This injury-ravaged squad is at a critical point if they're going to make any noise whatsoever in the playoffs. The next four games are the chance for the next wave of Colts to seize opportunity by the throat, or gag trying.
6 days, 22 hours ago on Colts Authority’s Rookie Watch – Week 13
Daniel is at the top of my list of young guys I am intrigued by. How he handles himself hitting and being hit. 270 lbs. moving as fast as he moves can be explosive I can't wait .
Da'Rick Rogers comes next in my mind. With the physical skills he possesses, how well does he step up to become a reliable target for Andrew ? Can he help minimize the sting of losing Reggie.
Third on my list is Josh McNary. He's already flashing athleticism that's much needed on this defense, especially in the passing game.
I hope it's not unfair to have high hopes that these three guys can make a difference and give this team a boost . But, they will be watched closely by Colts fans Sunday looking for a spark.
1 week ago on A bit more on Adongo, via the Indy Star
@BlueRidgeColtFan @WyattL Da'Rick will be a go to guy for Luck this week and the rest of the year . Makes Hilton's life smoother .
1 week, 1 day ago on CA Radio: Inside the Writer's Block- Week 13 and We're Back Edition
@BlueRidgeColtFan @WyattL Wow ! That's STRONG !
@BlueRidgeColtFan I dunno. Kinda like Philly and how they're playing right now.
Ravens stumbled, bumbled and fumbled their way into the playoffs last year, then turned it on and ran the table.
Not out of the question for Indy to do the same. Lotsa interesting late season roster additions that could conceivably kickstart the Colts for a run.
@BlueRidgeColtFan No doubt, Blue. Harvin's late season addition is like a bonus 1st round pick plugged into their offense. They were tough as hell as it was. Add in Harvin and it's almost not even fair.
@Kyle Rodriguez @WyattL Gotcha. Just not too many fans of other teams listening. But, regardless, we do love you guys !
Just a random thought . . .maybe less discussion of the rest of the NFL teams, and spend majority of time on the Colts. After all, that is the reason for being here in the first place.
Which rookie offers the better story line this week ?
Da'Rick Rogers with increased reps and hopefully easing the pain of losing Reggie. . . . or, Daniel Adongo, a rugby player, getting a first taste of live NFL action ?
@hankster @WyattL If the weather is wintry/snowy, who has the edge ? Home team or our prodigal quarterback ? Me . . . I take 12 in blue and white.
Shootout at the Cincy corral. The silver lining from all our injuries may just be the unexpected preview into Colts future with all the new faces - McNary , Adongo ; Rogers; Nixon etc.
Rash of season ending injuries have accelerated a look into the Colts' future :
Da'Rick - McNary - Thornton - Adongo - Nixon - Richardson - Hughes - Rainey, and on and on . . .
Young lads . . . opportunity is knocking. Who will answer ?
1 week, 2 days ago on Colts Elevate Daniel Adongo & Xavier Nixon, Send Two Players to IR
For a team in just its second year of total overhauling, being 8-4 and one win away from clinching the division (and at least the 4th seed), and trying to reload on the fly after losing FIVE starters . . . . .the glass is at least half FULL !
I just hope the coaches can take advantage of the next four weeks to integrate Da'Rick Rogers and Josh McNary into the lineups. Many lessons to be learned from this year, and no matter how far they go in this year's playoffs, the future is BRIGHT !
1 week, 3 days ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Titans, Crowd Sourcing
As far as Da'Rick Rogers' success this week is concerned, I'm reminded of what Peyton would say - " I throw . . . you catch . . . it's really not that hard ! "
He'll have an elite young quarterback throwing him the ball. Run good routes, then catch the damn ball when it's thrown your way. Simple, really. A child's game.
2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: Thanksgiving Edition 2013
Even though Chris Rainey is listed as a running back, his lack of size coupled with elite speed suggests to me he may fit better at wide receiver, in addition to kick returns. Half a dozen touches at receiver, plus kick/punt returns puts his skillset to its best use, all the while acting as a fifth wide receiver. He's got the hands for it.
BTW- as things stand right now, there are only three safeties on the 53-man. Bethea, Landry, Sergio Brown. Could we be looking to re-sign Larry Asante ?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Colts Cut David Reed, Justice Cunningham, Elevate Josh McNary, & Place Delano Howell on IR
Count me among the legions calling for some playing time for Da'Rick Rogers. I'm bumfuzzled as to why the heck he hasn't been given a shot so far.
I'd also be interested in seeing Chris Rainey tried as a slot receiver in addition to kick return duties. I think he has decent hands to go along with his 4.3 speed. Hilton, Rogers and Rainey might make a better wide receiver group than what we have now.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Cardinals
@chip_bennett I just wonder how much different this team would be if , instead of Pagano awaiting them on the sidelines, it was someone the likes of Parcells or Shula ? Maybe it's unfair to look at Chuck in that light, since I can't possibly know how he is when not under public scrutiny.
Neither of those old school guys was considered a "player's coach", to my knowledge. Just legendarily successful.
I agree with your "No more lip service". It's past time for decisive measures. The status quo isn't working.
@DougEngland Good points. We do lack overall talent, but coaches could certainly do better jobs of scheming and adjusting. Take a critical look at what opponents are doing to them.
This must be the week of taking stock of themselves, then making some changes to shake things up. Both approaches and personnel.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Cardinals