Corning, New York
My Dad was a Baltimore Colts fan so I grew up an Indy Colts fan. Now he's a Ravens fan (he's loyal to the city) and I'm a Colts fan (loyal to the franchise).
And the Giants and Jets play in New Jersey for NYC, not in NYS, not for NYS.
@mattshedd @JoeBRogers I agree with you to a point. However, sometime during that game Toler's gotta eat some bench longterm and they need to put Butler in. That's on the coaches.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Morning Moaner: Colts at Chargers
3rd and 19 I-formation. That 4th and 2 punt. The existence of Greg Toler. Proof that the Colts win despite the coaching and lose because of it.
I had the same thoughts when I read his tweet. We don't want the team to apologize for a hard fought W, we want them to do what they can to get better. That does not, and should not, have anything to do with Polian. I don't understand why it always goes back to *evil Polian who ran the franchise into the ground*.
6 months ago on Winning, With Style!
@ManiacallySteve Yeah it really seems that way
1 year, 5 months ago on Colts Authority Radio's Monday Night Breakdown Open Thread | September
@TheGreatMisdirect I meant "if the talent isn't there this year..."
1 year, 10 months ago on Colts GM Grigson Shows Genius in 2012 NFL Draft | May
@TheGreatMisdirect Yeah. Obviously CB was a huge need, but it's only necessary to get CB's now if they're are a SB contender now (they're not). If the talent isn't there next year then wait until next year and get one in the first round, even if you have to trade up or down to do it. Why would you take the 15th-best player available when the best player available also fills a need? You wouldn't.
When you need as much talent as the Colts need there's absolutely nothing wrong with focusing on one side of the ball one year, and the other side the next year. Since they got Luck this year it makes sense to do the best they can to get the offense rolling first, spend this year figuring out exactly what kind of defense they want (and who they already have that "fits") and then draft a ton of defensive guys next year (and only a few on offense to fill in where guys didn't work out).
They couldn't possibly have gotten offense AND defense fixed in a year, so they did their best to fill the offense first and that will give them time to see who fits in with the new defense. It makes a ton of sense to me and I'm glad the board "forced" them to go that route.
If Fleener is around that would be a solid pick, but I kinda expect him to be gone somewhere around 30th or 32nd. Might be worth trading up a couple spots, but the Colts have so many needs that trading down for more picks makes more sense in a lot of ways.
1 year, 11 months ago on Biggest need? WR | Articles
baglady As I understand it, it seems that the CBA would allow them to move the $28 million date. A trade is only impossible if it's made after that bonus is paid, and since the bonus is due during the current league year, and the trade deadline was hit months ago, a trade has been considered impossible. If the deadline were moved to sometime during the next season he could hypothetically be traded before the bonus is due and the new team would pay it. Still unlikely, but much more possible.
2 years ago on An Alternative Perspective: Trading Away the Franchise | February
LovinBlue And if he does, that will hurt his relationship with the NFLPA.
2 years, 1 month ago on Manning Watch 2012: Are the Tides Turning? | February
I think Nate tweeted something the other day that said something along the lines of the whole dynamic changes if Manning is willing to renegotiate for a contract with incentives and a lot less money. It certainly changes things because it's outside of the norm; something no one would actually expect to happen.
If every AFC Pro Bowl player became a free agent at the same time and was willing to take close to the league minimum to all play on one team then that would probably be the greatest team of all time. But players don't do that. If Manning does, and ends up staying with the Colts, then it pretty much changes everything to such an extreme that I don't think we could give ANYONE a hard time for predicting he wouldn't play for the Colts again.
Yeah, I agree, this isn't news. Of course, neither was the "Peyton says he feels good" article, nor the "Luck wants to start" article (because if I were a coach I wouldn't want any players on my team that DIDN'T want to start), nor the "Irsay says if Peyton Manning is healthy he'll be a Colt" article. ESPN is getting as much out of this as they can, and it's a shame it's happening in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.
2 years, 1 month ago on ESPN: Peyton Manning Medically Cleared to Resume NFL Career | January
LovinBlue I don't think the specific date means anything, nor do I think the "source" was trying to say "a year from this specific surgery." I think the "source" probably said "late May" and the author decided to connect that with another piece of old news.
"One year from the May surgery" sounds better than "seven months from the September surgery" if you're writing an article.
7IHd I guess I should throw in a disclaimer here that I'm not certain this is how the cap works in relation to bonuses, but the following makes sense to me:
If we look just at his $20M signing bonus and the $28M bonus due March 8 and ignore his salary each year, if they don't pay him March 8 then the $20M is spread over 2 seasons, so $10M this year and $10M next year. If they do pay it then the $48M (20 + 28) is spread over 5 years, so $9.6M each year.
If I'm right then paying or not on March 8 changes very little for 2012. But we already knew Manning's contract last year would hurt the 2012 cap, the question is whether it hurts the 2013, 2014, and 2015 caps.
Anyone have any idea if this is accurate?
2 years, 1 month ago on Manning won't be a cap casualty | Articles
When I saw the title of the article I thought "Who would possibly write an article like that?" Then I saw it was Brad Wells. Duh. It's funny that he can present a series of facts, mix in a few off-the-wall assumptions and baseless opinions, and come out with an overall opinion that has no foundation in the facts he started with.
By his logic (not that's it logical in any way) Irsay is immoral for throwing the Polians and Caldwell under the bus and not firing himself somehow.
2 years, 1 month ago on The BP Watch: Does Jim Caldwell Lack Integrity? | January
AJ_ This is a perfect example of someone having an opinion first and then using information to support it, rather than using information to formulate an opinion.
Also he's wrong about the offensive line and the run game. Terrible article all around.
2 years, 1 month ago on La Canfora: Colts not even close | Articles
thejoshbakerFullbacks Win Championships Those are pretty similar gripes. Not caring what someone says and not wanting to talk to them.
2 years, 1 month ago on Check it to Pancakes Podcast Open Thread - 1/18/2012 | January
thejoshbakermshah9008 Possibly, but if twitter is the problem in the first place, then fixing it with twitter doesn't make sense to me
mshah9008 I'm thinking if he wants to dispel rumors he should do some interviews. Is twitter the right place for that?
Wait, other owners don't do Abby's hatpicks?