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That was the worst run I've ever seen a pro RB make. Completely unacceptable.
1 year ago on AFC Divisional Round Recap: Patriots 43, Colts 22
Successful season on the field but a disaster for the front office. Bad draft, bad free agent acquisitions and one of the worst in-season trades ever. Grigson was bad this year. I hope he changes his gunslinger approach and his willingness to part with draft picks.
Tom Brady less than stellar in the playoffs but his team still won? You can't be serious!
@buymymonkey Good question. I don't see how he could be ready.
1 year, 4 months ago on BREAKING NEWS: Colts acquire RB Trent Richardson while simultaneously mortgaging future!!!
This trade troubles me for a couple of reasons. One, it shows me that the front office thinks the team is a lot better than it actually is. Two, we have a gun slinger GM. This GM will apparently give up anything for what he wants. A 2nd for Davis and a 1st for Richardson? We are parting with high draft picks and I think it's been proven that the best way to build a team is to draft effectively. I don't like the free wheeling and dealing mentality of this FO.
Here's the deal about preseason tickets. My package has a per ticket face value of $88. If we all woke up tomorrow and the NFL said, "Preseason is gone. We're gonna do it just like college and just jump in to the regular season. 16 games, 8 home 8 away, Merry Christmas," do any of you think the face value of those tickets would stay at $88? Season ticket holders subsidize the preseason and, in turn, make regular season tickets more affordable for the market. The $176 for my two preseason games would be evenly distributed to the price of the 8 regular season games. Essentially, the price of my $88 regular season seats would go up $22 each, meaning regular season tickets in my price section would be $110 a pop. You're not going to save anything by losing the preseason. I hope they cut the preseason to two games, keep the regular at 16 and expand the playoffs. I prefer that to an 18 game slate.
1 year, 5 months ago on Colts Authority Radio Discusses the Preseason with IndyStar's Phil B Wilson! Tonight at 8pm ET
@Kyle Rodriguez I mentioned yesterday that we need to wait to see what the compensation is. Now that we know it's a 7th rounder, we can say it's a bad trade, unless he was destined to be cut from the roster. I disagree with the poster who doesn't like the Holmes pick. Bill Parcels said LT and C are the most important pieces of your O line. If Holmes turns out to be a good player, you can't argue with that pick. It does, however, appear as though the front office and coaching staff have a great deal of confidence in Satele. I think we can expect him to be the starter with Holmes as the backup. Teams don't pay backup C's what the Colts are paying Satele.
1 year, 8 months ago on Colts trade C A.Q. Shipley for conditional draft pick
You can't say this was a bad move until you know what they got in return. It depends on what they got for him. AQ was a nice depth player but he wasn't a world beater. If they got a 4th for him, it's definitely worth the move. I'd be really surprised if the pick was that high though. If it's a 6th or 7th, I'd be disappointed. I'm reserving judgement until we know what the compensation is.
@hankster Yeah but it doesn't matter because we don't pick again until the end of round 3. I wanted to see us trade out and get a Patriots-like deal in the process.
1 year, 9 months ago on Colts Select Bjoern Werner with the 24th Pickin the Draft
The SF game will be a Monday night. Broncos and SEA are Sunday nighters. Then the Thursday night game. I think they get 4.
1 year, 10 months ago on Guest Post: Which 2013 Indianapolis Colts Games Will Be Nationally Televised?
@Payton You will not be able to stay home, brutha...
Man, I'd love to see those Jets and Dolphins comeback games again. The other regular season game that comes to mind from 1995 was the 49er game in Indy. I was in 8th grade that year. Why didn't I tape those games?
2 years ago on Jim Harbaugh: Indianapolis's First âColtâ Hero
@MarcusDugan Ah, thanks for clearing that up. I thought I read one time that they did attempt to seize the team after it had already relocated to Indy but were shot down by the courts. Don't remember where or when I read that.
2 years, 1 month ago on Colts Notebook: Touchdowns, Expectations, & Eminent Domain
Good reference to the eminent domain issue. It's never mentioned when the east coast media give their filtered version of the events leading up to and including the move. True, they didn't sign it until after the move but Irsay had caught wind of it well before it was passed. It was definitely a factor. BTW, if you mention the eminent domain issue to someone from Baltimore they get pissed because it's true. Baltimore has no one to blame but themselves for losing the Colts.
Ha! Brad Wells and poor analysis? Yeah, that's pretty much synonymous. I don't think Brown is a bust. I have, however, always thought he was drafted too high and that he was overvalued by the Colts. Especially since there were better players drafted behind him. But he's not a bust.
2 years, 7 months ago on The BP Report: Mewelde Moore Is the Subject of Inaccuracies | June
The Colts already are a priority. I do appreciate that you alluded to the fact that the fan base is still developing. The people who grew up with the team and don't remember the move are still young (I'm 30). The young kids in this city are Colts fans. I'm a teacher, I see it all the time. They wear Colts jerseys to school. It's going to take a little more time for the Bear and Bengal fans to get phased out. When we drafted Manning, the season ticket base was 38,000. Now we have no Manning, every player this market has ever identified with has been cut, and the team is coming off a 2-14 season and we have 63,000 or so season ticket holders. I think that's pretty good progress and proof that it's still in progress.
2 years, 7 months ago on Winning Over a City and Growing a Fanbase, Part II | June
Pollak is not a good player. They need to let him go. Interior O-line and WR are definitely the biggest offensive needs. Hopefully Peter Konz falls to us at the top of the 2nd but he probably won't. Best available in every round regardless of position. They can't make a bad choice.
2 years, 11 months ago on What They Need: Offense 2012 | March
I was at that game. It's already been mentioned but you can see him clutching his right shoulder when he's face down on the field. I'd like to fight Greg Williams right now.
2 years, 11 months ago on Did Gregg William's Illegal Bounty System Help End Peyton Manning's Career in Indianapolis? | March
@TheGreatMisdirect Also, and this is just a guess, if he's rejecting a 5 year contract offer, he's probably looking for "top" WR money. Not worth it in my opinion.
2 years, 11 months ago on Drama and Change is Boring | February
@TheGreatMisdirect Who cares? Let him go drop passes for someone else.
Bob86 also needs to keep in mind that he is comparing records and stats of a ton of regular season games to a much smaller 19 playoff game sampling. It's much easier to nit-pick the playoff data and talk about the '08 San Diego playoff game rather than Week 7 of the 2007 season. That one playoff game has a huge impact on a 19 game W-L record. A much bigger impact than the '09 49er game has on any regular season W-L record or 4th Qtr comeback stat. And when that playoff W-L record is going to be used by a lazy nation media talking head to bash your QB, I don't see a problem with taking exception to it. Furthermore, I have never seen anybody thumping their chest on this site about Manning's regular season W-L record.
2 years, 11 months ago on Why the Colts are a 9-10 Playoff Team in the Peyton Manning Era | February
Please forward this article to Bob Kravitz and Tony Kornheiser.
@Bob86@dmstorm22@Fondue@Kyle Rodriguez I've always thought the QB win-loss stat was mind numbingly stupid. I've never understood it.
I'm not as negative on Green. I always thought he was a good player but he just couldn't stay on the field. And if you remember, the Colts were a step ahead of Tennessee in the 99 playoff game until Green broke his leg. He had the talent but just couldn't stay healthy.
3 years ago on 'Judging the Draft' Series Opener: 1998 | September
If Mora screwed up the 2000 playoff game against the Dolphins then how many did Dungy screw up? I don't think Mora was treated well here. As far as Dungy being willing to work with Polian, it's a little different when the big man is the one who calls you the day after you get fired from your previous job and basically hires you over the phone. Dungy was never under Polian's thumb. Dismissing this question as nonsense is, in my opinion, to completely ignore what we've seen over the last two years, starting with how the team was managed from upstairs at the end of the 2009 season. @Nate Dunlevy
3 years, 1 month ago on Eyes in the Backfield-Texans
Absolutely, we don't want a coach/GM. 100% agreed there. Of course its assumption. I'm not a media insider. 1. It's not 1998. 2. We all know the story of how Polian did Mora, who was not at fault for the Colt's problems in 2001. 3. Polian didn't hire Dungy, Irsay did, which altered those circumstances. 4. Polian's "power" doesn't end with front office control, which is really my overall point (and I don't think you need sources or some case that would hold up in court to correctly come to that conclusion). I'm also a believer that when it comes to business, as an owner, you never let a family infiltrate your business because they always start doing things their way. It always leads to trouble. Are my points coming from some journalistic standard? No, they come from what I see and perceive and my personal experiences in life. @Nate Dunlevy
Nate, the point that Kravitz makes about an established coach not wanting to come here because of the Polians is a valid one. It must be a part of the discussion when you evaluate the front office. Kravitz wasn't making that point solely on account of Gruden. He was talking about any established coach that the Colts might want to hire. What coach with any kind of standing in the NFL would want to come here and deal with Bill Polian? It's a valid question.
Nate, I agree with most of your points except the defense of the drafting. The drafting has been bad. When you trade a first round pick for a player in the second round, you are betting that he will produce for you. Ugoh did not. It was a blunder and there were good players that were taken at the end of that first round and the top of the second in 2008. I don't believe that Brown is a bust but he was definitely overvalued by the Colts. There were players taken immediately after Brown who have been much better players. The performance of the front office has fallen off since 2006. The Colts had been drafting at the bottom of the the first round well before then and were still finding good players but that has changed.
3 years, 1 month ago on Where Barnwell Went Wrong