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@mattshedd I think we just need more plays that attack different levels of the defense, it seems more like we have either deep plays, medium plays or short plays.
I also think we need to use a ton more of RB screens like you said, I don't like the idea of the WR screens though, our WR group is not strong in the blocking department especially with Allen and Wayne out, I think a lot of those plays would get blown up more often than not.
Also it sucks when you have so many guys who have inconsistent hands, there is only so much you can do to help with that.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Examining the Colts Mid-Season Struggles
@Payton @DustinLeitch @DougEngland I think he has more potential, than DB, but he needs coaching bad, holes don't stay open as long in the NFL level as they did when he was at Bama, he has to learn to diagnose what is happening and make quick decisions so then he can use all of that talent he has, until he does that he will just be an average to below average RB.
@chip_bennett @DougEngland I would like to add I have seen you use this stat before and I don't mind it, but it has to be added that some of that is his fault as well, he sometimes does not hit holes hard, but takes too long to make his mind up about what he wants to do, you can not do that when your line does not block well, you have to make quick decisions and find the hole, to me he really struggles in this area.
Oh and on the running back situation, I will say that Richardson is bad, it is not just the play call or line, those definitely don't help, and I agree his situation and Browns early on are the same, but it is more about not seeing holes than it is anything else. Brown had to learn that you can not keep running it hard into a hole that is not there you have to bounce it out early at times, especially when your line is not getting it done.
Also I agree that the open holes in the draw plays really help brown, where he can use his acceleration and get yards, surprises me that they typically never do this with Richardson, as you were saying mix it up, stop being so predictable.
Also I have to go against using misdirection plays in the running game, traps and counters are not good for this offense due to the weaknesses of our offensive line, most tosses won't work either for that same reason, these plays typically take more time, and our line allows guys to get in the backfield and make plays or they get pushed back on tosses and help stretch the play out.
I think straight ahead run plays that aren't in bunch situations, and quick draws are the two best things we have going.
The second to last paragraph all the way, to me that about explains it all..
I blame the majority of this on Pep, even more I blame it on Pagano, as a head coach you have to see problems and address them, and to me if Pep keeps doing this game in and game out then either Pagano is not speaking up, or he is speaking up but not putting his foot down.
There are so many bad calls by Pep it is ridiculous, I mean we do too many long developing pass plays when our line can't hold blocks that long or pick up stunts, and the worst part is we don't even incorporate a dumpoff for Luck to throw too.
Another thing with him, just because you are down big does not mean you have to hit a deep play every drive to get back in it, sometimes you need to keep drives going get some rhythm with your team, sometimes we try to force the pass so much that makes it so easy for defenses to stop it and destroys any type of momentum we have built up.
@chip_bennett @DISPLACED_COLTS_FAN Not sure, but Vontae just looked bad, he gave up way too often with the ball in the air or with the receiver running down the field, I have to assume he had some small injury.
4 weeks ago on Colts Fall Hard Against St Louis 38-8
@MarcusDugan @AJ_ @hankster yeah Luck was all over the place, and like Marcus said ever since Wayne went down we have looked out of place in the passing game. I don't think Wayne going down has as much to do with Lucks ridiculous over throws, but not having that same flow with the offense really sucks... I think after this season we need to ditch any chance of DHB coming back also, he doesn't offer much in this offense.
@buymymonkey @paulcareyjr yeah no, wasn't just bad breaks, but we had a decent amount of them that just kept building on each other, made it really hard to get in the game..
@buymymonkey @thellamajockey this is his biggest problem, forget the bad route running, dude learn to catch with your hands or else you will never be consistent... If I were a coach I would tell him to catch with his hands on every pass, or atleast attempt to and if he doesn't, he owes me a lap on the spot, enough is enough....
So what I hope is that this helps the team, especially Pep, his first year as a OC in the NFL, this should be a learning experience, glad to see a couple more screens this game than the previous ones, but man it seemed like we had very few short passes, or crossing routes, everything was deep, and Luck was struggling deep way too often for us to continue to try and milk that cow.
Honestly we had a bunch of bad breaks this game, that all had an affect on the way this game went... this should have been one we won, but oh well now we have to make it happen and solidify a playoff spot.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Colts Fall Hard Against St Louis 38-8
Beat the Titans once, and them getting another lose, and we are in the playoffs I think, I really hope this happens...
1 month ago on AFC South State of the Division: Week 9
When do we start thinking about matchups for the playoffs, this year could be pretty interesting...
1 month ago on Who to Root For: Week 10
@Lou Pin @paulcareyjr @pierrezombie lol, yeah, he was all NBA, should have just stayed that way, not sure what the STAR was doing moving him over... oh well that is the reason for sites like this for people who really want to be informed by people who understand the game.
1 month ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts complete comeback versus Houston
@buymymonkey @chip_bennett denial, till trying to stick a square peg into a circular hole (scientist in me needs to add that the circular hole cavity, and square in this case have the same volume and height)
@matt_has @Lou Pin wouldn't mind adding him for depth, but he would probably cost too much
@pierrezombie So the question should be how much of a football background does Wells even have, honestly I am not too sure. I really do not think he gets it...
@bradicus18 @paulcareyjr @rd2 definitely, combination of size and strength in the NFL is much better, so guys can get off blocks more efficiently, and beat him to the edge if he tries to redirect. In college not as many folks that can do that, appreciate the comment.
1 month, 1 week ago on The BP Watch: The Colts Are Not 5-2 "Because They Are Run-First"
@bradicus18 @rd2 I don't think the speed of the game affects him as much, I mean the SEC was seriously fast, it is not like he can't get to the holes in time, he just doesn't see them, at all on the majority of plays if they are not right there in his face. I just think the big difference is him not seeing the holes for whatever reason, I am assuming a lot was bad RB coaching in Cleveland.
@chip_bennett @Pied a lot of him getting hit in the backfield is play call and him not finding the open hole... He still is aggressive and breaks tackles but that means nothing if you can not find the hole, would rather him break none and get a td then break 2 and gt 2 yds.
@hankster @dmstorm22 They ran a ton at stanford, and had a lot of success, that was their game plan at Stanford, but I think in the NFL Pep is overthinking stuff a little too much, deception is good sometimes, but sometimes you just have to go with the mindset we are better than you. For instance on the play Wayne was hurt, all we had to do was run it right up the middle in a single back situation or iform with 2 to 3 wrs spread out wide, instead we try this play action(which would have got a TD if on target) and it is incomplete. Lets just get the first and keep the drive going we did not need a big play right there. Or running DB right up the middle on 3rd downs, why... overthinking too much for me, lets just play ball some of the times.