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Oh, lol yeah I guess you guys get to this same point, sorry made this contract before listening to the whole talk.
3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/offseason-audibles-ep-2-jean-francois-released-fa-needs-and-combine-updates.html
One comment, when talking about not liking the big contracts when they were made, I remember I didn't as well, but there was an article here that showed how Grigson kind of covered his butt a bit by the way he structured most contracts so that if they didn't work out he would be able to cut them and not pay too much of a cost for it.
With that being said I am a Suh fan, but it will be hard to pay him crazy money with all the other young guys that we have coming up in contract cost, that is the only problem I have with signing Suh at this point.
Karlos Williams in the 4th-5th would not be too bad... He may not turnout to be the best RB, but if it does not work out at least we have a good special teams guy, in addition to a guy that can be a back up safety, with potential to be a good starter as well. Since he is able to play special teams that will give him time to make the transition if we don't feel he is a fit at RB.
6-1 230 4.5 top 5th ranked player coming out of HS, and the top overall safety... I think he still has the potential to switch, and if FSU did not have other good options at safety and question marks at the RB position I think he would have still been a Safety at FSU, by the way he switched int 2013 when they had Lamarcus Joyner and Terrance Brooks both who were taken in the first 3 rounds of the NFL draft last year.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/mocking-the-mocks-a-colts-draft-from-mycoltsaccount.html
Wow, yeah that schedule screams playoffs again...
4 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/a-preview-of-the-2015-colts-schedule.html
I think signing Fairley would be pretty solid, I mean as far as risk reward.
At safety if Collins is not available I say just draft Shaq Thompson if you can and find a place for him on the defense, it could be at safety and if that does not work out then atleast you have a LB with a ton of potential.
And the rest of the draft address other needs, I would not even be mad if we took more than one Safety in this draft, maybe not a starter but potential to become one eventually.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-offseason-primer-how-should-the-colts-address-their-various-needs.html
I say put him on the Jenny Craig diet and see what happens, lol
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
That joke was awesome...
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/bye-bye-laron.html
Would be more than happy with this draft....
Not really worried about the height of the WR as long as it is not a limitation to his game, and from tape it does not seem to be.
Varga is a quick little guy for his size, he has really nice acceleration even though his top end speed may not be the greatest.
Patterson and Geathers are pretty intriguing as well, I like the way the coach of UCF says that Patterson is easy to coach and is good at interpreting advice, coach-ability with his physical gifts could turnout to be really good at the next level. Patterson is one of those guys that I think Colts fans would come to love, I love his speed and the way he plays the game, definitely think he would stick around if we drafted him.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/guest-post-another-mock-draft-from-mycoltsaccount.html
@gizzardfanny I have also hear that the Vikings were planning to sign him, but we were able to do it first this year, so there must have been things they liked about him, but yeah the off the field stuff probably held him back some.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/the-colts-officially-reach-a-deal-with-duron-carter.html
Hand are really natural, I wonder what his catch rate was. Also that FG return for a touchdown was pretty good, also it is nice to see him running away from guys and not getting caught, granted it is CFL competition, but still pretty impressive.
I think he will make the team for sure, and most likely be our 3rd or 4th WR, with potential to move further up the depth chart over time.
I have seen Golson cover guys taller than him and he does a pretty decent job, he has really good anticipation, and knows how to attack the ball. He kind of reminds me of a shorter Ty Law like player, with less experience, I think he could will be a really good player at the next level.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/post-senior-bowl-five-round-colts-mock-for-2015-nfl-draft.html
@flindt Also he is listed at 5'10" at the Senior Bowl not 5'8" huge difference when a guy is that small.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/guest-post-a-colts-mock-draft-from-mycoltsaccount.html
@flindt Maybe he did gamble on TY though, even traded up to get him, I think if he feels he can play safety then it won't be a bad decision.
I do like longer safeties, but I need one to become a playmaker if they aren't playmakers then to me it really does not matter who we have back there, that was one big reason I did not want Landry.
@ECB @TravisMeeks Yeah and Werner was always considered a stretch by most, I mean some saw upside, I didn't, but I thought he did start getting better some this season, but I guess that was not the idea the coaching staff has of him now.
I think there were other guys on defense we have targeted, but they weren't there when we drafted. Also when we picked Werner there were some DB's to be had that had a lot of potential that we went away from, there were two guys drafted right before Werner I know we had to have interest in in Trufant and Shariff Floyd, and some of the guys that went right after him I thought were good fits for us, Xavier Rhodes, Alec Ogletree, Matt Elam, Johnathan Cyprien, Datone Jones, but I guess Colts for some reason fell in love with Werner at his pro day and just stuck with that decision.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-offseason-primer-nfl-draft.html
The one player I want is Shaq Thompson, doubt he will drop though, would definitely have to trade up some to get him, and I doubt Grigson would do that, but dude is so good that he would answer questions at either the LB or S position, I think I would like him at S, but I think most think he will be a LB at the next level, but I love having a S that is a playmaker... been high on this kid since he was in HS.
From the beginning Lucks passes were off target, that was the biggest sign that it was going to be hard for us to win that game, but we keep improving every post season, so next year is the superbowl
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-flatlined-in-the-afc-championship-45-7.html
Honestly their only move, no need to bring unwanted attention to your team with an upcoming AFC championship game in a few days.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-ask-goodell-to-place-mcnary-on-exempt-list-sign-griff-whalen.html
I made the suggesting after Hilton's first year that he had a bunch of characteristics similar to Harrison, both measurables and the way they played the game, suggested it would be in his best interest to watch tape of Marvin, I am just glad to see he has really developed, it is awesome to have a Marvin-like player on the team that is so valuable.
In addition I think some of the defensive problems come from coaching, but yeah we have to get better with the DL and LB group, we have a lot of young guys who are still growing, and are inconsistent, but I like the effort they are showing, it would be cool to have another playmaking LB like Shaq Thompson around next year that would really help.
Finally Vontea is a beast, and you can really tell that when he goes out of the game, it is a dramatic difference playing with and without a shutdown corner who can guard every different type of player, including 6'6" TE's on jump balls in the endzone
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-49-redskins-27.html
Don't have to be the fastest guy to return kicks, specifically PR's, but yeah not sure I get this move, I mean how big a difference are a few yards on returns going to make. I say put Moncreif back there and just see what happens, or move Nicks there, I am tired of seeing him in the offense anyways.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-sign-receiverreturner-josh-cribbs.html
Yeah, I think Brady is waiting to eat up the over anxious Landry, keep him off the field at all cost.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-notebook-patriots-preparations-brown-vs-landry-at-safety.html
@glwilliams4 The ref's call, the play had no chance to develop because of the instant falling of Luck. Luck had the ball clearly out of the endzone, even if it was only by a few inches, they mad the wrong call.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/week-8-report-card-colts-at-steelers.html
Will be interesting to see if Moncreif takes away some of Nicks carries... Initially you had to wonder if the connection between Nicks and Luck didn't work because of the familiarity of Luck with the other targets... But with Luck connecting with Moncreif the way he is it may show that there are other problems. Think it might be time to limit Nicks.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/top-plays-and-head-scratchers-from-colts-steelers.html
Andy, lol, that is all
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-at-steelers.html
Nice write up,
I will say that I hope we stick with Brown for now as well, I wonder if Landry does not understand how to play good team football, defense just does not look as strong with him out there.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/good-news-wednesday-infographic-colts-decimate-the-bengals.html
@MarcusDugan @paulcareyjr Yeah, so pretty much the exact opposite of what I said...Still got the win so I am glad about that...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Thinking it will be a close game until the end and the Colts will pull away, I am thinking 31-17, 21-17 at the end of the 3rd...
I bet this prediction will be spot on, and I dare anyone to challenge it, lol
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@thellamajockey doubt anyone's calculated move is to get a DWI, makes no sense... what he is fighting is the idea that he can not stay out of trouble, that is what is keeping teams away, this will definitely hurt him. I will say that he had potential, but also had a lot of stuff he needed to improve on.
Still wish the best for him, might find himself in the CFL soon.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/sorting-out-roster-moves-rogers-arrestedreleased-landry-suspended-for-peds-mcdonald-signed-to-active-roster.html
Any chance we can release Landry now
@zgs1288 Yeah, he still does not see open holes though, he is best when in open space, which is a little odd seeing his background, but up the middle to break for 5 to 10 yards is not his thing at this moment.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-24-broncos-31-the-comeback-that-wasnt.html
@gaiter27 Agree with the first point, but not so high on the second.
I have to disagree with point 2, pass could have been better, but the ball hit his palms, he does not get paid just to make easy catches, he needs to elevate his game.
I think Luck's limitation is that he stays in the pocket to long, sometimes even choreographing his passes pump fakes, he doesn't sense pressure well, but he is lucky that his is strong and able to get away from it at times. There were plenty of times in the first half our line gave him tons of time, which impressed me, at other times they fell apart, mostly just one guy, but that is all it takes to let pressure in.
Defense was not horrible, but was pretty bad at times, coverage was a issue as has been addressed, but that will improve when not facing Julius Thomas. I will continue to say this, signing Landry was the worst thing we could do... if you can't see that not sure what else I can tell you, we really need help in the safety area, and Jackson needs to learn how to tackle or we need to start the other Jackson, something has to happen.
Other than that TY how you been buddy, haven't seen you in a while.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@cmccollo Hated the Fleener pick since the draft, but he does have potential, but I still feel both him not coming down with the TD pass, and him not catching the pass over the middle were his fault. The pass from Luck could have been better, but if a TE's job was to just catch perfect passes then that would be overly easy, well maybe not for Fleener, but my point is he has to make plays, he needed to come down with both of those balls, they were placed good enough and both hit his palms, wasn't like they were fingertip catches.
@buymymonkey I say rewatch it if you care to learn about this team, I think it showed a lot of interesting things even in the first half.
@hankster I think they went to Bradshaw because of his pass blocking ability over Richardson, I still believe the Colts will use Richardson more in most situations.
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6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-fantasy-leagues.html
Question, I did not really get to see a lot of the young guys in the secondary much, how do you guys think they looked?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/preseason-recap-and-observations-colts-10-jets-13.html
@smonroe you never know, Holmes has until next Saturday to get healthy, don't rule him out so quick, him not returning could be precautionary especially since he was able to walk by himself.
Yeah, seems like rookies especially on defense are starting at the bottom of the barrel, but I expect a few of them to move up as camp moves along...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/first-unofficial-colts-depth-chart-released.html
Good article, I will say that I think the biggest thing about him being under utilized was the perception I have that he was not targeted in enough key situations, to me it seemed like we targeted Fleener too much on 3rd an short or 3rd downs when he was already inconsistent, it did not seem like a good idea, so some of that has to go on Luck, but also on Pep. What will make this all go away in my eyes is if Fleener learns how to become more effective in 3rd down situations, weird that I come to this point but yeah I am here.
Also I would like to add, that one of the things that made Dallas Clark great for our offense was that he was able to get open in small spaces and come down with some hard catches on key downs, I think sometimes we use Fleener in a Clark type of role and he is not there yet, but if he can get close with his frame and speed he could be a really wonderful weapon for Luck to have.
Right now I feel Hilton can get open in those short areas, even if it is against quicker defenders and seems to have more reliable hands so that is why I suggest going this route, should be interesting with Allen back as well, he will also help out in these situations.
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Yard per reception really different, but also I feel the comparison should be made about how they play, not just the numbers they put up. TEs are supposed to also be safety valves, if Fleener can not make easy catches or get open on some of the shorty distance routes because of his lousy route running(something Clark excelled in) then he won't be anywhere to what Clark was value wise, atleast that is my take.
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-charting-project-receiving-on-third-down.html
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Fleener is such a scheme fit type and he seemed limited coming into the league, but he did put up impressive combine numbers and that really helped his case along with the dominance of tall long TE's in the league, I wasn't thrilled with the pick, but I still feel he has a lot of room to improve and he is by no means a done product... I have more hope that he turns out to be good than I do Werner, by a long stretch.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-charting-project-receiving-on-third-down.html
Two things, wish we would have grabbed Allen, I was pushing for him hard, especially when he dropped(Keenan), second, this explains why regardless of the concussion situation teams should stay away from Jermichael Finley
Yeah RBBC really hurts the rb position, especially when you have his who are so good in specific situations, if you draft a RB in the first he better excel in many areas, blocking, and receiving running, you should be able to motion him to the wing and he should be able to be on the level of a 4th-5th receiver atleast in now days game because that is what RBBC does add well as keeping fresh legs in the game.
Interesting thing there is also WRBC but you typically only see that in 3rd through 5th wide, and sometimes 2nd, however the value for WR seems to be more because of longevity, and the increased focus on passing in the NFL, I think both play a role in devaluing the running back position.
Additional thought this is making a lot of running backs in the NFL worried, because the value of the position is going down so they know their future moneyou is being affected, maybe this is a good thing for us since we traded a forest for Richardson, if he does well and we decide to bring him back we should be able to do so for a much cheaper contract than a few years ago.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/14364.html
This is exactly what I projected coming away from his college tape, I honestly had no idea why the Colts drafted him at that position, during the draft there were so many decent options and the only two guys that I did not want the Colts to take who were projected as possible options were Marcus Hunt and Bjoern Werner, when it happened I turned off the TV, that was it for me.
Looking at the college tape he had bad bend, did not seem that strong against the run, he typically had good effort, but either did not stand his ground or couldn't get off blocks.
I will say he actually looked more explosive to me standing up than hand in the ground in college, but the sack numbers were ridiculous and I talked about this in a previous post, many of his sacks I think 8.5 or so came in the first 3 games against bad competition, many others were coverage sacks.
Not really sure where he goes from here, but glad that he is learning how to smartly use his abilities at the next level.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Not that this move was super surprising, but I wonder if the Colts organization knew of the possibility of an impending suspension of Mathis during the draft.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/analyzing-the-colts-fifth-round-pick-jonathan-newsome.html
Kind of sound Alshon Jerrery-ish without the consistent hands.
Even with that said what I do like is that unlike DHB who had bad drops atleast most that I saw from Donte were with his hands out reaching for the ball instead of letting it come into his body.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/analyzing-the-colts-third-round-pick-donte-moncrief.html
Doesn't look super bad, but the part that hurts the most for me is the awareness issue, I think this is what really ended up hampering the season of Thornton, he really had an inability to react to stunts, which often allowed a lot of pressure up the middle which is a sure sign for catastrophe.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/analyzing-colts-second-round-pick-jack-mewhort.html
@AJ_ I think with this group it all depends, what position and what year. Last year was all about plugging holes, and shoring up the run game, this year seems to be about size and versatility. It seems like they draft specifically from some of the problems they had the previous year.
With WR it seems they are still looking for that tall athletic speedster, First Donnie, then DHB, now Donte.
LB to me is interesting, for inside they saw that our ILBs vs there run were a weakness so they tried to help sure that up. For OLB they see that we do not get a lot of pressure and that Mathis is getting up there in age. I believe they saw the limitations of Werner as a rush LB and wanted to go for someone who was not that. It will be interesting to see what they try to do with Werner, I don't think he will really do much as a rush LB and could honestly be out of the league in a few years... hopefully he develops his functional strength and drop back skills and can end up holding down the right side, that would be great.
For CB Safety they are looking for a long play-maker I believe, and they really didn't see much of that draft, but if you look at the FA signings they targeted CB's that were athletic play-makers and a safety that is also a play-maker, even though it was at a lower level, he is a real big hitter, too bad we still think of Landry as a FS, I really do not get that part.
I think a lot of it comes from the organizing, system and coaches once they get drafted, which is why certain teams typically do above average coming from the draft, but with that said you also have to make wish choices, I think grigson over thinks the hidden gym mindset, and where we are we don't need to find just average guy who are versatile, or Huge conversion prospects early in the draft we needed guys who are good at one position early in the draft, and I don't think Grigson is good at doing that.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-jonathan-newsome-andrew-jackson-ulrick-john.html