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@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.
4 days, 18 hours 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.
4 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-offseason-primer-nfl-draft.html
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 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 week, 3 days 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
1 month, 3 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/top-plays-and-head-scratchers-from-colts-steelers.html
Andy, lol, that is all
3 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.
3 months 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...
3 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
@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.
3 months, 4 weeks 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.
4 months, 2 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.
4 months, 2 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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5 months 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?
5 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...
5 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.
7 months 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.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-charting-project-receiving-on-third-down.html
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 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.
7 months, 3 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-jonathan-newsome-andrew-jackson-ulrick-john.html
Not about how deep, but more about quality of weak positions. We have versatile guys, so two deep is enough at those positions
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-undrafted-free-agent-tracker.html
@codrutc @paulcareyjr @ScooterinSpo Yeah I have optimism, I think Centers come along quicker, but yeah I believe the will be better this year by far.
So I have high hopes for Qua Cox, I think he makes the roster, also I was not a huge fan, but thought Dion Bailey would have been decent as a UDFA, wonder if we contacted him, also Marcus Roberson is still out there I think, wouldn't mind giving him a shot.
@hankster Yeah don't think we will get a bunch out of production out of our draft picks, but hopefully they will create competition.
@codrutc Hopefully he knows his team better than I do, but I really don't buy that. It is not always about are they better right now, but do they have the potential to be better, and I think there were many guys who had the potential to be better.
I should add that this would be a time to trade up; when you know you have a huge area of need, and you know that there are only few guys who you would actually draft.
Should also add that not sure all the other guys we drafted are better than people we currently have on our roster, but maybe Grigano thought they did, I guess at this point I will just see how it turns out, I think some of the picks we took could turnout to be pretty good, so I am not completely disappointed, but I think we didn't have a good draft due to what I feel we needed and what was available.
@ScooterinSpo @codrutc Yeah, honestly picks can turnout a lot of ways, it is really hard to predict, but I will say that I really hated last years draft, I didn't know what Grigson was doing, and also I really don't care about this draft much, I feel that he over thinks and also doesn't address areas of needs efficiently.
With that being said, he may see areas of need that I do not so maybe that justifies the ways that he does things.
BTW right now the only pick that grigson has made in the draft that have really worked out are Allen and Hilton, everything else is a question mark in my books...
P.S. Everyone was going to take Luck #1 so I am not counting that.
@LovinBlue You have to question some of Grigson's moves, I really wish we would have addressed that area, the only thing I will say is atleast 6 games that we will be playing in the QB's are very questionable(AFC South) so maybe that will afford us one more year to try and figure it out, lol
Never mind, dude has some crazy issues going on right now, pretty much sure he had been taken off every board
really wanted to get victor hampton
@TrueBlue wasn't disappointed at all, seems pretty good at the point of attack and stay engaged, yeah the next level stuff isn't great, but i think he is pretty solid at tackle. My problem is i think Grigson over thinks stuff, always lookingfor the diamond inn the ruff. I get so tired of these conversion projrcts, and honestly i think could have areas other areas first, we had bigger needs. I wish i could see the Colts board after the draft is over just for kicks.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/14126.html
Huh so will Sutton is a beast, instant fan
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-authority-day-2-target-board.html
So ummm yeah, officially hate grigson
@AJ_ Demarcus Lawrence is a good edge rusher, I really like him..