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You should grade the coaching as well Greg...I'm not sure I can remember a more frustrating game...And the worst part is, is that Pagano and Hamilton are so stuck in their ways, I just don't see anything changing...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Week 6 Report Card: Colts at Chargers
What I didn't like was the fact that there were more rushing plays than passing plays. Luck is your best player. Put the ball in his hands. If we have to watch the colts run the ball 55% of offensive snaps this year, it could be a long year.
6 months ago on Recap: Colts Edge Raiders at Home, 21-17
I miss reading your stuff Nate. I was pleasantly surprised and extremely happy to be completely unproductive at work for 15 minutes while reading this. Congrats on the recognition from the PFWA. No one deserves it more than you!
6 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Raiders
@coltsauth_todd I would also prefer Amendola over Welker, and I do agree with you that Grigson will probably find some under-the radar guys who he sees as a better value. If this year was any indication, I couldn't be more excited to see what he comes up with.
1 year, 1 month ago on Colts Offseason Outlook: Should the Colts re-sign WR Donnie Avery?
Anyone actually think we will pull the trigger on the likes of Welker or Amendola? I know big name FA tend to disappoint for the amount of money you have to spend, but I think either one of those could help our offense a lot. I'm just used to the old colts regime not dipping into FA at all, esp. on big names, so I am curious what Grigson will do.
I want to know who actually reads the stuff that Wells writes (obviously excluding Greg because he is calling Wells out for how bad he is). And not only reads but enjoys it. Why would anyone continue to read his garbage. I do not understand.
1 year, 8 months ago on Are you Buying what the Colts are Selling? | July
New coaching regime
Will "run the ball, stop the run"
Could be worse - Jack Del
1 year, 9 months ago on Colts Haiku: Win an Autographed Andrew Luck Football | May
Colts fans have had Luck
"Touchdown" was Peyton's first pass
Those were the good days
First there was Manning
Then we had to watch Paint' try
Thank God we have Luck
@ECB @LukeNukemI just simply do not understand how you can possibly think we have a chance at any sort of playoff run whatsoever in 2012. Yes we got some very good players in the draft, but so did a lot of other teams. This team still has too many holes, and will have to much inexperience on both sides of the ball to come close to making the playoffs in 2012. In the 2013 season, I don't think its out of the question to say we MIGHT push for a wildcard spot. And in 2014, we better be pushing to make a playoff run, or something will have seriously gone wrong by that time.
1 year, 10 months ago on Hopeful Fodder - What if We're Wrong? | Articles
@BlueRidgeColt But the O-Line isn't really important. Has it been frustrating having a terrible offensive line? Yes. However you do not need a good offensive line to win football games.
1 year, 11 months ago on Check it to Pancakes Podcast Open Thread - 3/21/2012 | March
Todd, I really appreciate all the effort you put in to getting all of these links up, because without your effort my day would be very boring. However, this statement was originally made by John Clayton and then quoted by Kuharsky in the AFC South blog.
2 years ago on Kuharsky: Manning better off with Colts | Articles
jswint at the rate things are going, i wouldn't be surprised if something like this could happen in 10-20 years. Maybe not quite to the extent of 100 classes, but very close to everyone winning some sort of trophy because its "fair" that way.
2 years, 8 months ago on Roy Hobbson Presents: A Magical Time to Be Alive
coltsfan56 Nate Dunlevy In a one class system, everyone has the same "opportunity." Everyone starts the same and competes against the same competition in the state. In absolutely no way does trying your hardest necessitate a chance at winning. Just because someone tries their hardest does not mean they deserve to win. Yes their efforts can be acknowledged, but if they don't have the talent and ability to compete with the best, then therefore aren't the best, and do not deserve to win. As Nate said, this also applies not only in sports, but in the real world. Young people must realize that hard work must also be paired with ability and talent in order to have the chance to win in sports and in life.
2 years, 8 months ago on The Class Basketball Debate (part one)
Nate, I couldn't agree with you more. I was looking forward to your side of this argument since yesterday when I read part one, and you did not disappoint.
2 years, 8 months ago on The Class Basketball Debate (part two)
I respect your argument, I just don't agree or understand with your statement that high school sports should be fair. I can agree with the fact that sports need to be fair when kids are young and learning the sport, however the goal of high school sports along with college and professional sports, should be to be the best. Granted, our current tournament style system in determining state champions is flawed and doesn't always result in the best team winning, but that's an entirely different argument for a different time. With the one class system, ONE team wins a state championship. That is how it should be. How can there be more than one state champion. Doesn't champion mean the best? I guess I am just confused at how we have reached the point that everyone gets a fair shot, and by fair, i mean easier, to win a state championship. The state champion should be the best from the state.
I just want to end with a story that was in my local newspaper the other day, that in my opinion, shows one of the reasons I disagree so much with the multi-class system.. After reading the article I was forced to take a moment and think about how today's generation arrived at this point.
I am from Illinois. A new rule has been passed for high school sports, which I do not know all of the exact details, but I know the general outline of the rule. If a high school goes more than, I believe, 5 years without winning a regional title, that school gets moved down to the class below for that sport. This continues until they either win a regional, or they are at the bottom class. Once they win at least a regional, they start moving back up to the class where they belong. On the same line, I believe that if you win a state championship, you then move up a level. As i previously stated, I may be a little off, but the general idea is there.
The track & field state championships were just held a couple weekends ago. There are 3 classes in Illinois for track & field, A, AA, and AAA with A being the smallest. A girl from my area won 3 medals at the AA state meet, 2 were state championships. When asked about the new rule of moving up and competing in the higher class, she responded with, and I'm paraphrasing here: I'm kind of bummed, that means I have to compete against the best girls with the best times in the state.
Isn't that what sports are about? Competing against the best, beating the best, and being the best? The fact that someone she, or anyone for that matter, could be disappointed that she might not win another state championship because she has to compete with the best in the state, with similar or faster times, makes me almost speechless. All I can do is shake my head. This is what is wrong with the class system. It teaches kids that sports are fair, that you don't have to beat the best to win, or to beat the best to be the "best." Well in my opinion, no matter what the size of the school, no matter how hard it is for a team to win as an underdog, you must compete and beat the best to be the best. Period. In today's class systems, this just doesn't happen.
I can't help but to hope and hold my breath.
3 years ago on Could Bob come back?
I have nothing but love for Dom Rhodes. I was very happy to see us bring him back towards the end of the season. He may not be the biggest, fastest, most talented RB out there, but there is just something about him. He seems to bring a spark to the entire team.
3 years ago on Dominic Rhodes
As much as I knew it had to be done, I was still clinging on to what little hope there was and crossing my fingers that a deal would get made to keep Bob with us. Even knowing that, it still hurts just as much today now that its official. He difinitely will be missed, and I wish him nothing but the best moving forward.
Although hopefully, moving forward, doesnt also mean meeting us somewhere down the road.
3 years ago on Black Friday: Bob Sanders Released