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Sadly history doesn't share that perspective. Andrew Luck is too good to not have that pressure on him & Colts. They would be doing Andrew such a disservice by not giving him the tools to win multiple SBs. In reality it would be on the Irsays, not Andrew if they don't win multiple SBs w/ him, but because he's the face of that team, he will get the majority of the blame like Peyton got.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Agree with evaluation.
Wasn't last season last season and Arians season two seasons ago by now? I get what you mean, but the wording is a making it harder than necessary to follow along with which OC's season you are talking about.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/ca-charting-project-colts-and-third-downs.html
@Kyle Rodriguez Even if you take out the SEC thing, OSU's Urban Meyer had his hand in training Newhort for two years - whereas Boston U had no one. Boston U's players are serviceable, but never great.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-draft-day-2-ryan-grigson-giveth-and-ryan-grigson-taketh-away.html
@Kyle Rodriguez The SEC would beg to differ. OSU has a much higher quality football program and NFL track record than Boston U. Just look up ESPN's list of NFL players sorted by colleges. Boston U's list is 1/3-1/4 as small as OSU. However, I get that Grigsy loves Boston College, but looking at that list is a list of B players at best. Look at the history of the Buckeyes and the quality is much higher as the list of SB players. So yes, school - your training ground, matters. Otherwise the SEC wouldn't dominate so much.
@Kyle Rodriguez I don't know about that. I would rather trust a LT from OSU than one from Boston College.
@Kyle Rodriguez I get that if they care more about protecting the much less important RB than their QB, then that's idiotic. However, I hope that he does infuse toughness into that soft OL & take the job away from Castanbozo. I can't stand that guy, he's a huge reason why that OL is horrible - no leadership. Sure he looks good b/c the rest were so much more putrid. Any five footer is a giant next to 3 footers. Just wait til the rest of that line gets better and the defensive line no longer goes toward the weakest spot & they go after him & finally tests him. He'll fold like an umbrella. @rogcohen
Even NFL.com & network get what a nobody he is that when he got the fifth year extension, they didn't even mention it like they did with all the other high caliber players (of which he's supposed to be since those fifth years only go to first rounders).
This article is completely cherry picking information to form at best a biased opinion & at worst an ignorant one. You are comparing stats that do not take into account:
1. Who the QB is throwing to (guys who weren't even on the roster for the first half of the season). 5/11 of the offensive starters were injured for the entire season. That's about half of the offense.
2. The garbage work the GM did last season (the only season Foles was a starter & under Chip Kelly) - look that was one of the worst draft & FA signing ever. If Grigson didn't have Andrew Luck & Bruce Arians to make him look good year 1 - that guy would be toast for what he did last year.
3. A defense that was ranked in the bottom 7 of the league
4. Has an OC who thinks he has a better offensive line than he does & thinks he has a good RB so he comes up with plays that only magnifies their team's weaknesses & ties Luck's hands until at the end of games when they finally let him play and rescue them. Luck has 11 4th quarter comebacks & the highest these past two years in the entire league for a reason.
5. A head coach who would rather punt than compete who is bad on defense and worse on offense and if he hadn't gotten sick & wasn't so likable he'd be toast.
6. The interior offensive line was awful & still is - the center was fired this season & replaced w/ one just as bad
7. Trent Richardson was so bad, he didn't even deserve to be a backup RB & Colts lost a first round for that garbage performance. Donald Brown wasn't much better when he was the featured back & did help to save them somewhat toward the end of the season.
The Eagles had the least amount of injuries. Chip Kelly is an offensive genius. The weapons on that offense was unreal & they had great solid protection. Foles has won 9 games and Andrew Luck has won 22. Adrew Luck has won a playoff game and Foles has not.
If you were to ask all 32 GM or 32 coaches who they'd want to build their team around or WRs who'd they want to play with? At least 99% if not 100% would say Luck. If Foles had the Colts' GM, HC, & lack of talent - he'd be at 2-4Ws. or injured several times more than he was & fired by now. And if not for Luck that GM & HC would be on the hot seat by now. Haslam would have fired them already if they had Foles & did the crap job they did last season with any other QB besides the current elite 4 QBs. Remember that first season, Bruce Arians was in charge & he's building a superbowl juggernaut in the NFC W.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Has Nick Foles Surpassed Andrew Luck?
@Nate Dunlevy @hankster @ctonofzink That was the first time I was actually PO by the new regime's actions. Everything else, I tried to take a wait and see, there must be a parachute out of their bad decision that maybe I didn't see. This one, there's no excuse I could make for it or way that wouldn't screw this team for many years to come. Plus I am so shocked by so many delusional or lacking in football knowledge Colts fans there are out there who thought this was such a great idea. Wow, we got the #3 pick for #24 pick. Uh, you got a guy who was overvalued by at least a round and half if not three rounds, your team didn't give up #24, that was last season, given this schedule, there's a good chance it's in the low teens if not top 10. Luck the proper noun and the noun won't save us this year given how his coaches have clipped his wings and how much better his opponents are.
Even the Browns fans don't seem to get what a wonderful second chance they got. Weird that even now some lament the so called rejection of Peyton when in truth I think that was the smartest move he has ever made to go to Denver and finally get a well rounded team that gives him a chance to win another championship. Big picture people. That mortgage that you put out on your home to buy that car and pay for that lifestyle you can't afford will eventually cause you to lose everything.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: 49ers
@Nate Dunlevy @Music Man After the 2014-2015 season for the end of the 2013-2014 season? Thanks.
1. Nate, you forgot that Vic Fangio actually was the DC for Colts
1999-2001 and coached at Stanford, as did the OC and some other 49ers coaches.
There's more cross pollination going on with this game than in a field of wild
flowers. I get the Skywalker, Star Wars reference, but would someone mind
telling me about Kentucky? Are they the biggest state for cousin marriages or
2. I second your disgust of giving up a number 1 pick for Trent, not that he
isn't OK, but that is too high of a price to give up the number 1 pick given
the needs on this team as well as their schedule this year. Could someone
please do an in depth analysis of Grigson's decisions and how they impact the
Colts? I think this guy is bad news for this team and Walden is only the
beginning of how he will kill this franchise. Not since the days of Al Davis
& Tannenbaum have I seen someone overvaluing so many players and hocking
his team's future on so many unnecessarily risky bad bets. Many of Grigson's
guys were not worth the draft picks he gave up or the money he spent on
3. As sad as Pagano's illness was, I am glad we got to see what this team's
potential could be under BA, especially Andrew Luck. I fear that under
Pagano and Hamilton, Andrew Luck will regress or be reduced to a Troy
Aikman. Don't get me wrong, the guy is a HOFer, but there's always an
asterisk next to his name saying that his team carried him. Luck has the
talent to be the greatest of all time and many think at least better than
Peyton down the line if he keeps making progress at the pace he was
going. The greatest QBs are judged on their passing game, not handing off
the ball game. They are judged on passing heroics in SBs. Does anyone
know who was the RB for the 49ers when Montana/Young were there or during the
time Brady won the SB or still much today? Or when Brees won his? Even though
Elways had TD during his SB wins (his RB, not touchdowns), it was his own
heroics that got him his legendary status, not a passive role as ball boy while
dinking and dunking his way to the end zone as others make the
touchdowns. Don't get me wrong, I don't think BA's style is good long
term either, but at least it allowed Luck to grow and improve. Broncos have it
right in terms of giving Peyton weapons on defense, great protection (even his
back up offensive line is much better than ours) and offensive weapons that
will help him play to his strenghts as well as be the star and that is why
Peyton is doing so well. I wish that kind of system and support for Luck and I
fear he will never even come close to his potential under Colt's current
philosophy and its leaders' lack of football acument.