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@boxer2931 Have to wait and see how Pep Hamilton's offense goes, not sure if it's going to be less predictable than the Peyton era offense but it certainly looks like they're going to focus more on running the ball. Inability to get the ground game going in the playoffs was the bane of the Colts for years. This defense though, is pretty much designed to keep people guessing. Once there is a solid veteran core that has been in this defense for a few years and is real comfortable in it, they'll probably take a few more liberties with the creative alignments and wild blitzes, just like the Ravens were doing for years.
Didn't Reggie Wayne take responsibility for that INT though? It was an option route that he read wrong...
5 months ago on Explaining the Colts Nickel Defensive Line
Hey, I put a sister article to this on your reader blog... check it out Other-Kyle: http://www.coltsauthority.com/reader-blog/explaining-the-colts-nickel-defensive-line.html
5 months, 1 week ago on Explaining the Colts' 3-4 Defensive Line
1 year, 3 months ago on A Closer Look at Newcomer Vontae Davis | August
Chykie Brown played most of the 2nd half in the Raven's second preseason game tonight. I wasn't watching close enough to really analyze him, but he was credited with 3 total tackles, 2 solo. I saw him give up one intermediate pass, but it didn't look like bad coverage, more just a good play by the WR.
1 year, 3 months ago on Players We Watched (Who Aren't on the Roster Yet) | Articles
Having the first waiver priority is huge either way... with 31 other teams all cutting 37 players each, I'm sure there will be better DBs available than we have on our depth chart right now
1 year, 4 months ago on Colts fans not disloyal | Articles
Peyton, Luck, whatev
Come on Paganomonster
Build me a defense
1 year, 6 months ago on Colts Haiku: Win an Autographed Andrew Luck Football | May
@coltsauthority @Kyle Winslow that competition was bullshit! haha. Love the Fleener pick same as you, love matchup problems. Love the T.Y. Hilton pick even more... definitely had to trade up to get him and who doesn't love a guy who picks his college scholarship by putting hats in front of his son and letting the kid pick? THAT takes guts.
The Dwayne Allen pick, well, it probably took guts for sure. They really wanted Casey Hayward and were pretty sure he'd be there, but GB traded up to get him. So I'm sure Allen was the highest player on their board, but I'm not sure that it wasn't a total panic pick. That shit happens a lot though... I talked to a Colts scout a couple weeks before the 2008 draft who thought they might take Cliff Avril in the 2nd round, they tried to get him in the 3rd and same thing happened, Detroit moved up and grabbed him, Phillip Wheeler turned out ok but Avril was a stud. Bill Polian talked about the same thing happening with the Jerry Hughes pick on ESPN. Colts probably need to look into their counter-espionage unit (maybe call it the anti-twitter unit?). Anyway, I think it was a great draft, a stroke of luck that we were forced to rebuild the year that Luck came out, and a stroke of genius that we actually decided to rebuild early instead of hanging on for a few more years, milking some money out of a pretend contender. Taking out the Polian regime before it was all Chris, THAT took guts.
Statistically, half of these guys won't be in the league in 3 years. Hopefully, that doesn't include Chapman due to injury... getting a good nose tackle can get a coach not fired. Getting one in the late rounds would be salary cap bliss.
Good work with the site, sorry I didn't get back to you about it earlier but I moved to Maui... I've been outside.
1 year, 7 months ago on Colts GM Grigson Shows Genius in 2012 NFL Draft | May
Nice article Brett, good to see you still out here writing with some optimism. You still putting in free work for Bleacher Report?
Genius is too much noun before we see the cut to 53, but I'm really happy to see Grigson draft the best available talent rather than draft for need. We'll have to wait a couple years to see whether his evaluation of talent is "genius". I'm excited to see the play-calling on offense... like that staff a lot. You have the defensive staff as one of the best in the league? You gotta expound on that for me... I like the position guys (especially Gary Emanuel) but I don't know anything about Manusky, and he seems like a chump in interviews. Bit worried about D-Free and Mathis if they ever have to cover a TE. I wanna see Nevis win a DE spot.
@Kyle Rodriguez Michael Lombardi believes Ballard will be the starting RB by the end of this season...
1 year, 7 months ago on I Was Wrong | April
Is Bill Polian still on the competition committee? It might not be a passing league forever... if the rules for defenders get any stricter, the game will be like the pro-bowl, and they just canceled the pro bowl. Things will start to swing the other way in the next 5 years.