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@Payton @SirIngenious And whatever record the Colts wind up at the end of the season will determine what kind of car we've exchanged. If we end up with a 6-10 record, it will be like trading in a Lexus. If we end up with a 11-5, 10-6 record, it will be like trading in a Civic.
Think about the possibilities of Fleener, Ballard, Allen, Rogers, Hilton, Wayne, and T-Rich with Luck. And with the interior o-line fixed up. Insane.
And hopefully, we'll be in a possession of the best damn chili in the world by next season that will even make Andy Reid's mouth water. And that will be a victory.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Examining the Colts Mid-Season Struggles
Thank you for this good article!
Mainly, the Colts' biggest weakness are teams with good defensive lines, like the Texans, Rams, and Dolphins. And then you have teams with good o-lines with a good running back and/or QB. That's the Colts 2nd weakness, like the Chargers. Address the interior o-line in some fashion, mainly replacing Satele and/or McGlynn.
So, I still think the Richardson trade was good but this trade is like an excellent chili that has to simmer for a few hours. Taste it too soon, it's 'meh', taste it in a few hours, and this trade will be so good, it makes you wanna slap your momma.
With that, the Colts will be scary next season with the re-addition of Thomas, Allen, possibly Wayne, I believe, and I'm pretty excited. However, we're focusing on now. So, I'm thinking that the Colts will go 10-6, one-and-done in playoffs. I'm not sweating, whatsoever. I'm optimistic but realistic.
I think Ballard is better than Brown and healthier than Bradshaw (although not right now). Man, it sucks that he's down just because of a freakish ACL injury. And he showed glimpses of great potential - so here's him coming back with full force next season.
Maybe Bradshaw, Brown, and Williams can share splits in a ratio of 40/40/20?
We'll see what happens from here on out.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Vick Ballard to Injured Reserve with a torn ACL: What does it mean?
@bradicus18 @SirIngenious Thank you very much!
Last year's draft was so magical, true. That's why I coined a term "The Grigson Magic". And the guy has a knack for finding talents, so I'm not worried quite yet.
Ugh, it's just that I get somewhat impatient when I see a rookie like Star making progress as a Panther. At the same time, we're right here, watching Bjoern Werner struggling.
I've been lurking in Colts Authority for a long while and I've just now got to commenting. Here's hoping that I'm going to get more involved from here on out.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Rookie Watch - Week 1
@bradicus18 Whoo! It's my first comment in this site.
Anyways, I don't think the Grigson Magic will be instant this season, as we witnessed in the last. They will work slowly, as all the rookies ease into their roles throughout the season. By next season, everyone should see improvement.
Things to look out for:
1) Werner records 4-5 sacks, a couple of tackles for the season, and I'll be satisfied. Not a rookie but Cam Johnson can also be groomed into someone great. They say he's a raw Aldon Smith, so I see a Johnson-Werner tandem in the future if things go according to plan.
2) Holmes, Hughes, and Thornton take this season and groom into their roles by the end of this season, and I'll be satisfied.
3) The rest of the rookies provide better depth than the ones we have, with a 1 or 2 playing a starter role for the team, and I'll be satisfied.
I have a good vision in mind for the next year's Colts. Expect a lot of growing pains for the entire team this year.