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@BDiddy @rogcohen I also quite like it. Especially given the front seven defensive players the Texans just drafted.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/14126.html
"Perhaps the only thing standing in Moncrief’s way of becoming the first “skill-position” player from Mississippi to earn a first round draft selection since Eli Manning (No. 1 overall, 2004) is the question about his straight-line speed."
That seems absurd. Watching a brief highlight video on ESPN I noted that Moncrief did not appear to be running all that fast. I felt this indicated that either (a) Moncrief is not that fast, or (b) Moncrief is one of those guys who is so ridiculously fast that he appears to be pedestrian. A combine 40 time of 4.34 would support theory b, so I can't believe he lasted until the 3rd round. What a steal.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-snag-wr-donte-moncrief-with-the-90th-overall-pick.html
I agree. And I think that last sentiment applies to every position. The Colts are thin everywhere, but no one position group is in desperate need for a starter. I haven't agreed with all of Grigson's moves, but in this respect I think he's positioned the roster very well.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on CA Draft Position Overviews: Wide Receiver
When I saw the headline I was like "Nooooooo!".
But the I foolishly thought, "Hey, maybe we only gave up a third. That wouldn't be so bad."
And then I read the article and I was like "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"
1 year ago on BREAKING NEWS: Colts acquire RB Trent Richardson while simultaneously mortgaging future!!!
@Kyle Rodriguez Thanks for clarifying, bro.
1 year ago on Pulling Guards on Play-Action: a Stanford Staple
With the last play, had the DE rushed would not have Thomas (and possibly the RB) been in position to block? To me, from the above images at least, it seems that the imbalanced line with Thomas pulling might be a solid play.
Only 100 times more likely? I'd throw a few extra zeros on the end of that.
1 year ago on Key Matchups for the Colts' Opener Against Oakland
Is there some way to buy this even if we don't live in the United States? (I'm in England.)
1 year, 1 month ago on The 2013 Colts Authority Annual
@indyjoshmo Agreed. The Colts have enough holes in the roster already without creating another by cutting Brown. (Unless they think he's too much of an injury risk.)
1 year, 8 months ago on Colts Offseason Outlook: Should the Colts release RB Donald Brown?
@DougEngland In response to your first question: No.
RG3 benefited from a good supporting cast, weak opponent, and really good play-calling. Whereas Andrew Luck had none of those benefits. Of course, that won't stop national media trying to stir up a controversy / story.
There's a good analysis of the Redskins-Saints game over at Football Outsiders (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/any-given-sunday/2012/any-given-sunday-redskins-over-saints).
2 years ago on Questioning Colts OC Bruce Arians: does he Understand his Offensive Personnel? | September
Quarterback named Luck
Team with a horseshoe logo
It was meant to be
2 years, 4 months ago on Colts Haiku: Win an Autographed Andrew Luck Football | May
@Nate Dunlevy Thanks for your response, Nate. Although perhaps the parameters of your article could be more clear? To quote from your fifth paragraph "This study will compare players on the 1999 roster who were present at the end of 1997 with the players on the Colts roster through the start of free agency this year."
Perhaps a 2012 Wild Card run is a pipe dream. (I imagine most people would hold that opinion.) But I am a fan; and fans dream.
Thanks again, bro.
2 years, 6 months ago on Did the 1998 Colts Have More Talent than the 2012 Colts? | March
@Nate Dunlevy @rogcohen I respectfully disagree, Nate. Comparing the entire 2012 roster to the subset of the 1999 roster that was also present at the end of 1997 is not a fair comparison. I believe that the starting point for any comparison should be the rosters that Manning and (presumably) Luck inherit(ed) as rookies (i.e - 1998 vs. 2012). That, after all, is what the premise of this article is about.
Comparing the entire 2012 roster to the subset of the 1999 roster that was also present in 1997 makes the comparison biased in favour of the 2012 roster. (More players = more talent.)
Personally, I think that the Colts have a more talented roster than most people are giving them credit. How that stacks up against the 1998 roster, I don't know. However, with Costanzo, Ijalana, and the recent FA signings, I believe that they will have an adequate O-Line. They don't have a plethora of Pro-Bowl skill position players; but with Wayne, Collie, Brown, and (I'm guessing) and mid-round rookie TE they should have enough weapons for their quarterback to throw to. And I think that the defense will benefit from the change in coaching philosophy, FAs signings like Zbikowski, and the retention of both Freeney and Mathis (fingers crossed on that last one). After the recent success of rookie quarterbacks like (especially Newton and Dalton) I'm hopeful for a wildcard run this year.