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My guess is they couldn't get Fitz and Gonzo didn't want to come. Would have been a much better use of the pick to get Fitz in here instead of Rich. And this will conclude my attempt to sound hip by only using the first half of player names.
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Morning Mourner: Reggie Wayne's Absence
So... To play the devil's advocate... maybe it wasn't that the o-line was so much better when Peyton and Edge were playing. Maybe it really was because every defense on just about every down really had to respect both the pass and the run. Late in his career in Indy, it was obvious that Peyton was going to run the show and the pass was the only thing that anyone had to worry about, and that was the same time that the line started to look really bad. The type of players on it did not change too much, the coaching staff didn't change, the only thing that really changed was that there wasn't a dynamic runner behind Peyton. With guys who are truly dynamic at the running back position, the holes made by the o-line don't have to be as big. Maybe T-rich can hit the kind of holes that the indy o-line has been making and turn them into true gains. And if that's the case, maybe the passing game can open up out of that. I don't think I really believe this, it's just all that's giving me hope right now.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Trent Richardson Trade: A Closer Look
So... Getting to the play-offs was all fun to watch and I've loved the ride. But could this really hamper the Colts' rise back to the tops of the league? Are they going to be able to repeat even half of what they got from this year's draft when selecting in the bottom half of every round? Anyways... at least they managed to turn my wife around!
11 months ago on The Clock Finally Struck Midnight: Colts 9, Ravens 24
Aren't most of the complaints really stemming from the fact that they cut Peyton right after the renewal deadline? It's rather irrelevant to me as I couldn't dream of affording season tickets
1 year, 6 months ago on Thoughts About Season Tickets | May
@rogcohen I think it was a product of watching Peyton torch those same high risk, high reward, aggressive defenses for so long.
1 year, 7 months ago on Hopeful Fodder - What if We're Wrong? | Articles
I could show you cut ups of Pierre Garcon and you would think his hands were amazing too, obviously wasn't always the case. I think it'll depend alot on how his chemistry with Luck ends up. @naptown_ninja @AJ_ @Coltsheadben
1 year, 7 months ago on I Was Wrong | April
@kasey_junk @chip_bennett The economics probably are the biggest factor. I have to say, though, I'm a junky about Colts' football. I read everything I can get my hands on. My wife, is a huge fan too, not to the same extent. She is *furious* with Irsay over letting Manning go. I don't know if it speaks to alot of other fans, but I don't think she's going to be changing her tune for the next three years. Even if the Colts are winning a Superbowl four years from now, her response will most likely be, "yeah but... it could've been Peyton" I'm not sure it doesn't have a bigger effect on more casual fans... who know.
1 year, 7 months ago on Why the Colts' Renewal of Season Tickets Was Low | April
@kasey_junk @chip_bennett but they knew it was going to happen before they renewed.
@thejoshbaker he also failed a physical prior to being released. They gauged where he was at and are taking a gamble on where he's going to be by the start of the season.
1 year, 7 months ago on Truth Telling and The Eternal Optimist | April
@naptown_ninja @thejoshbaker The whole, 'he obviously was good to go' argument doesn't hold weight until the season comes and we see him in action. just cause he can throw a ball period doesn't mean he's in his old form. It could very well be that Denver didn't do their due diligence.
@WilliamTerryClogston @AJ_ When his first full season as a healthy starter was three years into the league and he was taken 1st overall, I think they probably should have expected him to put up comparable numbers, especially with Johnson to throw to. If you read Kyle Rodriguez's pieces 'don't be surprised' and actually look at the talent the Colts have on defense, you'll see they aren't that far from having what they want, just a couple of key positions. More to the point, if they use the next two years drafting on the defensive side of the ball(I assume you mean in the first and second rounds) they'll be misusing Luck by not putting receivers around him. The team is alot closer than you think and Nate's 100% right. If they aren't turning it around in about three years, they better be thinking of blowing something up again.
@UKColt @mshah9008 Depends on the position. It's way worth it to spend 15-17 million on a great quarterback who has the potential to get injured. Rather do that than spend 8 million each on two mediocre quarterbacks. If they pay that for a running back you're right, it's an easy decision.
@mshah9008 I'm not willing to say that the Colts will be led by their defense yet.It's clear there's a shift in philosophy, but if you really want to know if the team's going to be a defense first or run first unit, look at where they're spending money. If the Colts drop a ton on a new QB and some new weapons, I wouldn't expect them to really transform into a defense first unit.
@thejoshbaker @UKColt @heavywoody This... salary cap precludes being able to be dominant in all three phases year and year out.
So it all comes down to how good of a coach Pagano is, right? I think what made Dungy such a great coach is that he was able to utilize what strengths were on the team while still trying to implement the defensive changes he wanted. He wasn't foolish enough to waste Manning's talent by saying forget the offense or run first all the way and try to focus on the defense. He was a 'defensive minded' coach that came in and ran one of the most potent offenses in NFL history. I'm hoping the Arians hire points towards Pagano being smart enough to utilize the assets he's going to have(read: Luck). In the end, we won't know until it happens...
Maybe that's why he's not worried about it. If the rookie wage scale works the way it's intended what could Luck hold out for?
1 year, 8 months ago on Nuggets from Grigson press conference | Articles
@dmstorm22 @19>18 @heavywoody And my point is that while they're not necessarily doomed, it's not a given that they're going to get the next Flacco, Brees, etc etc. I'll stand by my Dolphins example.
1 year, 8 months ago on Did Irsay pull the chute too soon? | Articles
@dmstorm22 @19>18 @heavywoody Because we're talking about QBs available for drafting.
@dmstorm22 @Peyton for President @EconolineVan They're dumping Tim Tebow for MAYBE Manning. And to be honest, Elway had what, a week to get up to speed on the nitty gritty of the situation, where as Irsay new Peyton for years, knew about the work ethic, had talked about the rehab for months! In the end it is all going to come down to whether or not Luck can play and win. If he's Steve Young to Manning's Montana, in five years, it'll be heralded as a great decision.
I @dmstorm22 @19>18 @heavywoody It was on NFL.com, all he said was that his throwing in those work outs 'wasn't great'
And you can't count Warner, Pennington I'll give you as he's one of my favs.
I also don't think it's a given that they're doomed if they don't pick Luck, but when you're managing the business part of like Irsay has to, you have to do things like cost benefit analyses and think about how long Peyton might still be around and what the likelihood someone comparable to better than Luck will be somewhere in the draft where they can get him is.