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I like this writeup, and I'm with you on this.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Schottey: Colts Still Rebuilding, Remember?
No argument here on pass > run
But, in fairness,
The Den rushing D is very stout at -18.8DVOA (5th), ranked one better than SEA. (Just Den pass D sucks)
TRich has poor ypc and DVOA, but he actually has a very good success rate at 48% (11th). I don't understand how that works, but I would guess that it means getting tackled in the backfield, making unsuccessful runs VERY unsuccessful, is why. And no long runs. He only has the one fumble, so it's not that.
Jax was his first game&running the clock all game, so a pass.
Next is Sea, awesome D and only 2 weeks on the team.
Next is SD, bad game.
Next is Den, awesome run D and Broncos expecting ball control Colts O
I'm of the opinion that he's not that horrible yet, it's just as likely that he'll get better with the second half cupcake sched, aside from the sunk draft pick cost he's very cheap and has lots of tread still, even then a late 1st pick the next year isn't that bad, and considering he'll be around through the season bar injury no matter what, I'll wait until the end of the season to decide whether to get worked up about his performance.
tl;dr I'm fine with yelling about strategy, less so basing that on the idea that TR sucks. After all, even with Purple Jesus Luck should be the star.
1 month, 1 week ago on The BP Watch: The Colts Are Not 5-2 "Because They Are Run-First"
Good video but a bit disappointed the D got no love.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Colts Authority Video Breakdown: Third Down Success against Seattle
Reading this writeup about all the tough things the Colts need to account for, I can't help but think how much of a &-$% nightmare it must be to look at Luck from the other side. I mean, weaknesses? Do any exist?
It's downright unfair going from Manning to Luck with only one bad year in between. Glad I'm from Indy and a Colts fan.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Chargers, NFL Week 6
This article is fantastic--informative, fun to read, and with decidedly successful attempts at humor sprinkled throughout. The Chargers video part at the end had me going.
In the sense that they aren't so much to cause damage as to shift defense away from the head, that sounds reasonable.
Body blows sounds stupid, but I'm really starting to get the feeling that this coaching staff likes to use meathead language while they play chess.
2 months ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs Seahawks
I don't really understand these articles..Am I supposed to care about this fantasy team?
2 months ago on 1st-and-Crown... With a Frown
That kinda blows up the narrative.
2 months, 1 week ago on Game Charting: The Colts' Offense With a Fullback
Stats that take context into account vs. those that don't.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Does a Strong Passing Game Help you Run the Ball? Part I
I feel like you wasted your time. Didn't really waste mine.
I think if someone like Aaron Schatz had done this he would have thought, "well that doesn't tell us anything, back to the drawing board" and not bothered posting it, or just summarizing the null result.
I'm with you in spirit tho. I look forward to your next iteration with advanced stats. Honest.
Ya I think the moral here is 'conventional' stats are worthless and this kind of number crunching is a waste of time.
Stick to advanced stats please. We all have a chance of learning something that way.
Real world English 'teachers' know that good writing means lower word count.
All I did with this article was look at the two numbers in the bottom right of each table and repeatedly think "no statistical significance" while scrolling through.
On Android here..Personally I really like the new headings. No problems reading them.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: Minicamp Wrap-up Part 2 – No Stopping to Smell the Roses
And clearly this is what I'm talking about.
y u no h8??
1 year, 8 months ago on The unstoppable force meets the immovable object | Articles
So basically a thread of which teams we don't like?
I don't like the Cowboys. They had T.O. too anyway.
Also, I don't understand the lack of Titans hate around here. Frankly I'm almost disappointed by it.
There are others I hate, but those are two of my big three.
@pierrezombie I had made my peace with the fact that Manning was going to leave at some time, because everybody has to hang it up at some point. Last year meant I had to recalibrate that sooner than I had expected, but I made my peace again.
The rest of the cuts are basically the same thing, just lesser.
So I emotionally dealt with this on my own terms, when I had plenty of time. Now, I'm not happy, I'm sad, but I'm sure not reeling.
Furthermore, I think it's unseemly to feel entitled to have my favorite players and team follow a script I have for them in my own head, or entitled to whine about it when they don't.
DON'T disparage my fandom because I deal with my emotions like an adult and refuse to be a drama queen.
1 year, 9 months ago on Fans reeling after the Great Purge | Articles
When did you become Emperor of Indiana?
Sorry, but, I'm a Hoosier and I disagree with you.
I wonder if sometmes the thought is 'stop the opponent from TRYING to run', i.e. keep them out of running situations.
Maybe it's optimistic to think that but it would be logical.
An alternative pollyannish interpretation is that stopping the pass is such a given, especially for a DE for whom the sexiest play is a sack, that it goes without saying.
1 year, 9 months ago on Teams Must Think Differently About Football | February
Personally I can't be upset with either about 'not keeping it in house' so to speak. Both are being absolutely hounded by the media.
In Irsay's case especially, he was always going to be interviewed a lot around this time--he was hosting the Superb Owl after all. Not his fault reporters keep bringing it up.
You might point to twitter, but even without that we'd have pretty much the same thing.
A lot of teeth gnashing going on, but damn, if you're worried about whether this stuff is being handled in the media right, and not just about whether Peyton is coming back, that's too meta for me. Seems like a growing porportion of the stories are going that way, so that means nobody knows anything and it's time to just chill out and stop feeding the beast. Wait for some actual info.
1 year, 9 months ago on NFP: Manning should deny the Colts | Articles
NateWalton Uh, there's no certainty either way. The entire point is that the MOST LIKELY chance to win would be to do x, with x being letting the Giants score earlier. The article doesn't say nor suggest that doing x = Pats win.
1 year, 10 months ago on Belichick should have let 'em score earlier | Articles