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I am still not convinced that Caldwell was inept. I think he and his crew took the blame for a gear in which we had the worst QB not named Gabbart ever. I think the coaches and Polish wanted it to be a bad year, to try to retool with a top pick or two, but public opinion turned and Irsay did what he did. I know Caldwell was awful at in game decisions, but those teams always showed up prepared and ddisciplined.
5 days, 13 hours ago on Colts Notebook: Thanksgiving Edition 2013
This may sound weird, but with how our team has played, I would almost rather play a great O with a mediocre D than a great D. I just don't trust our offense at all...
6 days, 19 hours ago on Who to Root For: Week 13
@bengundy @chip_bennett Interesting that two of the three names typically associated with Polian's downfall--Brown and Hughes--are playing at a very high level. Polian wasn't the problem.
1 week ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective
@JohnTemple1 This wasn't hindsight, Kyle has been saying these things since the offseason.
To be fair, we are not down on this team--we have loved this team. Luck, Wayne, Hilton, Davis, Angerer, Freeman, Mathis, etc. What we are down on is the front office and the philosophical approach that is actually making things harder on those players.
This is the greatest comment section ever
1 week, 5 days ago on Colts Notebook: The Cardinals’ Defense, BA, Tom Moore, and Unusual Accents
Don't say that!
1 week, 5 days ago on Who to Root For: Week 12
Vick Ballard was a good pick up. And you didn't mention to signing last year of Tom Zbikowski...
1 week, 5 days ago on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Ryan Grigson
What tier does Blaine Gabbart go to? Have they made one that low yet?
2 weeks ago on Wilson, Newton, Luck and Kaepernick: Do Teams Still Need an Elite Quarterback to Win the Super Bowl?
Thanks for this. Fire McGlynn!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 10
I love the idea of putting Richardson and Brown in together. Maybe the old "Pro Set" that lends itself to lots of unique trap plays.
I would add a fourth suggestion: They need to run most of their routes to 10+ yards. When your number 2 receiver is only catching the ball at 47% of the time, going short will not necessarily help us move the ball. I would love to see us bring back a few of the route combo's from last year, give Luck the chance to move the ball in chunks at a time.
Also, I think they need to design plays aimed at putting Fleener as a central player. Let him be our big third down guy.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Examining the Colts Mid-Season Struggles
What type of formations do the Titans use to run the ball? What formations do they find the most success? The least?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Behind Enemy Lines: Tom Gower of Total Titans and the Football Outsiders
@hankster I would question whether the tempo change was what really impacted the team, or whether it was the playcalling and formations that made things work better.
4 weeks ago on Halftime Adjustments and T.Y. Hilton, plus Players Weigh in on Incognito and Kubiak
I know that a coach can't give too much away, but I still fear that Pagano believes what he says at the podium. When he talks about needing to look at the tape to "clean up" communication and technique, that tells me that he just doesn't get that it is scheme and playcalling that need cleaned up. The second half was what it was because they abandoned the power running approach. I hope he is just speaking coach talk, but I fear that this is truly what he believes about how to win games.
@naptown_ninja @mattshedd @matt_has To be clear, I do not want to return to the Arians offense any more than I want to stay in the Pep offense. But, I think that we can find a middle ground that allows for aggressive shots down the field, while having shorter routes and misdirection as well.
1 month ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Texans, NFL Week 9
@hankster @mattshedd @matt_has and why are we convinced that playing more aggressive football is relying on one player and not the team? I would argue that aggressive football is playing to the teams strengths, and helping to hide their weaknesses.
#HaviliTime The FB in the five wide set is the future of the NFL!
@matt_has It's just crazy because he wasn't given training wheels during his rookie year, but we are insisting on using them (especially in the first half) in his second year. Makes no sense.
@thejoshbaker This comment sent me on a fifteen minute twitter exploration at work, only to realize that I am supposed to be working...so thanks for that!
1 month ago on Things I would Tweet if I were a Tweeter
Can we start a Sports Guy style over/under on how many days until Cowan can't control himself anymore, goes on a 14 hour binge tweeting rampage in which he single-handedly causes #HaviliTime to trend worldwide on Twitter?