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3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/a-guide-to-being-a-colts-fan-during-patriots-week.html
Nate, shortly after the regime change in Indy, you wrote that the new regime will have been a failure if they are not competing for a championship after 3 years. I thought it was a bit harsh at the time, but I'm glad to see they are right on schedule. As of now, it looks like Grigson has had two above average drafts (with a dud class that is hopefully an aberration sandwiched in the middle) and this coaching staff has really turned a corner this year. I went from fearing that Pep Hamilton's offense would stunt Luck's growth to hoping he doesn't get hired away in the course of a year. A lot to be excited about for us lucky Colts fans.
If Isildur teaches us anything, it's that if you are going through the trouble of waltzing into Mordor and climbing Mount Doom, you might as well destroy the damn ring. Playoff football, man. It can happen.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-24-broncos-13.html
Guys, we all have years of watching Watt line up across from Luck ahead of us. Either we will all feel blessed to be able to watch two exciting players square off twice a year, or we will all perish from heart attacks (or both).
This whole ordeal at Center is pretty bizarre. Harrison does look like he is a quality long-term option, but it is strange the coaching staff has tossed him into the starting lineup in front of Shipley without explanation when he clearly still has some timing issues to iron out. Wasn't the whole excuse for Khalid Holmes' lack of playing time last year that Pagano didn't want to throw him out there unprepared? That excuse would be starting to sound more like, "Yeah, we may have missed on that pick" if it weren't for their seeming willingness to hand the starting job over to him before he went down in the preseason. It looks to me like the coaching staff and front office haven't been on the same page on this issue at all.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-texans.html
@cmccollo Agreed. Not being able to make tough catches in traffic can kill a lot of drives.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
My unsolicited thoughts:
1. Vontae has all kinds of potential. By that, I mean he has the potential to play like the all-pro that showed up in his uniform against the Broncos; and he has potential to play like the clueless "getting dominated by a rookie WR" dude that wore number 23 for the Colts against the Rams. Potential is the reason he is looking for a payday. Production should be the reason the Colts pay a dude. Given what we have seen over the last two years, it seems that "Rams" Davis is just part of the player "Vontae Davis" that won't likely just up and disappear. That's a dangerous thing to devote big money to.
2. This whole deal sucks. Dealing a second rounder for any player and only getting two seasons out of him is stupid unless he is absolutely that player that will push an already competitive team over the top (don't even get me started about giving up a first...). When the trade was made, we certainly were not that and had absolutely no legitimate reason to expect we would by the time his contract expired. Not a way to build a successful team. I miss having draft picks.
3. It's nice to be a fan. Sitting on the sidelines. Scoffing at the monkeys running the zoo. Never having to make a career defining decision.
1 year, 1 month ago on Guest Post: Vontae It Ain't So
I'll be sure to bring my pitchfork!
1 year, 7 months ago on CA Radio: Inside the Writer's Block- Week 2 and BLOCKBUSTER TRADE EDITION
@BDiddy He has said in the past that he will always go to games b/w AFC South teams.
2 years, 4 months ago on Colts Authority Radio Post Game Show: Colts at Lions
@Payton Believe me, it pained me to do. But, Luck was simply just winging the ball all willy-nilly for most of the game before he decided to just go ahead and win the damn thing.
2 years, 4 months ago on Instant Reaction: WHAT? Colts Beat the Lions on the Last Play
@paulcareyjr Unless of course, if there is absolutely no way that he doesn't catch the ball and take it in for a TD to win the game as the clock expires.
2 years, 4 months ago on Colts-Lions Open Thread
I can't believe that just happened. We had no business winning that football game. Luck went all Tebow out there, pulling off a win in the last 4 minutes after looking beyond average for most of the game.
Dear God, I hope this is the only time Andrew Luck ever reminds me of Tim Tebow in any way.
I wasn't aware that some asshole hack of a whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-that-guy-because-anything-that-would-conjure-the-idea-of-a-professional-is-not-fitting could actually put me in such a horrible mood. How does his feeble brain case even dare try to comprehend what Peyton meant and still means to us? Let alone question it! I still can't even think about the 2006 AFC Championship game without getting excited and even emotional. Since that game, I have gotten married to a wonderful woman, finished two B.A.'s and an M.A., and put on our Nation's Uniform AND I HONESTLY STILL THINK THAT IS THE HAPPIEST I HAVE EVER BEEN. And that is just one of literally hundreds of days in which myself and many of the most important people in my life were privileged enough to be brought together to share the experience of watching the greatness of Peyton Manning develop and excel into a whole new stratosphere.
But, this troll asserts that we just up and developed some sort of selective, ungrateful amnesia? Exactly how long would it be appropriate for me to spend my Sundays crying in the corner wearing nothing by my Manning jersey? Should I carry a cat o' nine tails with which to lash myself every time Andrew Luck makes a play that I enjoyed watching? Pray-tell, oh soulless one, when will it be socially acceptable for me to love again?
When Peyton Manning goes into the Hall (wouldn't it be awesome if he and Marvin got in the same year? sigh, a fella can dream.) I'll be in the crowd in Canton with my brothers and father talking about how Peyton put an insanely flawed Colts team on his back and carried it to the playoffs in 2008. This useless turd will probably be self-publishing his novel about a Houston-based journalist who struggles to comprehend why he is unloved by the world around him.
2 years, 4 months ago on Troll Hunting: Megatroll Chris Baldwin Is In the Cross Hair
They really do hate turnovers.
2 years, 5 months ago on Colts-Bills Open Thread
@AJ_ Of second round bust from New England fame.
2 years, 5 months ago on Colts at Jaguars, NFL Week 10, Open Thread | November
@jlandz09 @zgs1288 Count me among those who thought 5 was probably our ceiling this year. Sometimes being wrong is awesome.
@MitchIsaacs Oh you're right. I forgot Jacksonville uses inflatable dolls to make their stadium appear full now-a-days.
It looks like the entire stadium tried to beat the traffic. I wonder if they are all sitting in a premature traffic jam now?
@zgs1288 Agreed. He seems to be much more aware of what this team is and is not than he was last time we played the Jags.
@smonroe Haha, I fully acknowledge that Gabbert is the dollar store of NFL QBs. I was actually referring to the prescience of paulcareyjr in calling that Butler would get a pick.
Booooooomm!! Who called Darius Butler earlier? I do believe we have a wizard in our midsts.
@BDiddy errr... first block rather.
@BDiddy Not the first one block Shipley has missed while pulling tonight.
@Colt_Following @zgs1288 I'm not usually a big fan of bringing in high-priced free agents, but I would be pretty stoked to land Mike Wallace. Can you imagine the room Reggie would have to in which to operate if there was always a threat of that kind of speed taking the top off? And you have to think that Wallace would be more than happy to play in Arians' scheme again given how well it suits his skill-set (as opposed to Todd Hailey's new scheme which seems to under-utilize his speed).
Darn it all to heck. I know my brain knows better than to covet high-priced free agents, but the heart wants what it wants. Sigh... a fella can dream.
2 years, 5 months ago on CA Conversations: Recapping the Colts' win over the Jets | November
@smonroe I think you're right. Hughes is actually featured in one of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries (The Dotted Line...I just happened to watch it on netflix last weekend) in which his agent is disappointed when his 40 time means he probably only has a chance as a fullback. So, at least coming out of college, it seems Hughes thought of himself primarily as a RB who may have to settle for FB.
Side note: the movie also included one of those really painful to watch 'there is a camera in your house for three days while your name isn't called in the draft' sequences with Hughes. So, having watched that, it's kind of nice to see him on the roster.
2 years, 5 months ago on Colts Release NT Dixon and RB Moore, Elevate CB Green and FB Hughes from Practice Squad | October
@DougEngland I don't know if I would use the word 'good', but I guess there is comfort in continuity.
2 years, 6 months ago on Analysis of Week 6 Roster Moves – Defense | October
@TheGreatMisdirect Reggie should be the one to hand Pagano the ball. Dude was simply insane. Unstoppable. Some of the catches he made today would be absolutely unbelievable if he wasn't doing it every week.
2 years, 6 months ago on Colts Authority Radio's Post Game Show: Colts v Packers | October
@AJ_ @smonroe Exactly.
2 years, 7 months ago on Colts-Jaguars Open Thread | September
Well, just hang that L around the neck of the coaches. Gutless.
... still a lot of time on the clock?
GODDAMMIT DONALD!!!! (With different inflection, of course).
@BDiddy A third round leg.
Who is this Adam Vin-uh-TEE-AIR-EE I keep hearing about?
@smonroe Next time I hear Roger Goodell talk about the 'integrity of the game' I'm just going to make sure to interpret it as 'integrity of our financial position.'
Did anyone check these officials' facebook pages for Jags paraphernalia?
Mathis looking like a bat out of hell on 3rd and 7. You know, just Mathis being Mathis.
Wow, Luck is an athlete.
Have to have a stop here
his feet were down
throw that red flag
And that is our second round pick next year...
are you kidding me?
Gabbert crumpled into a ball of fear before he even let go of the ball.
@smonroe I think I would miss Gabbert too much. It's a lot of fun to watch him "play"
Oh... that's the guy we drafted in the second round.
I'm pretty sure that if Reggie loses one hand in a tragic landscaping accident, he will still be a top notch receiver in this league.
I just kept waiting for the safety to come into the screen and make the tackle... I just kept waiting...
RG3 Just ran a designed qb run play on 3rd and 11. I'm so glad we drafted Luck.
I hate that they just spiked it with 42 seconds
@RobertItoh Including before the snap