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Love this series.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Let's Talk Combine
It is clear how much time and effort went in to this post - thank you so much Ben!!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on CA Charting Project: Offensive Line Season in Review
Of course I can't argue with Deandre Coleman... Go Bears! :-)
1 month ago on Brooke: 6 late-round steals Indy should be looking at
@MarcusDugan @LovinBlueThis is my off-season hard-hitting analysis ;-)
1 month ago on Colts Sign Former CFL Standout Linebacker Henoc Muamba
@psvirsky Agreed... and forget the whole "run" thing. Seattle showed that you can get by with a so-so offense as long as you have a phenomenal defense. /still crying
1 month ago on Fireside Chats with Colts Authority
I feel worse... not because I feel worse about the team per se, but I feel worse about the team's relative place in the AFC. I expect the Texans to bounce back (maybe back to contender) under the new coaching staff. I expect the Pats - who were already winning ridiculously this year - to improve a lot with most of their starters returning from IR. I actually expect Denver to get a little worse. KC might actually contend, and the Chargers and Bengals should likely contend again. There will likely be a surprise contender - is Hoyer going to be healthy for the start of the season?
Anyway... the Colts offense should definitely improve with Allen, Thomas, and presumably Wayne returning. But I never believed in this year's defense; we're at the same point this year where we were last year. I expect Mathis to finally start showing his age; I think he peaked this year. I love Antoine, but my eyes tell me he his beyond his peak. Toler - meh. Landry - meh. D-Line - meh. The only saving grace is that Grigson once again has a lot of money for free agency, but he absolutely can't miss this year.
Two of the three names to watch went to Cal. Just sayin'
1 month, 1 week ago on Defending Crazy: Why I don't want the Colts to draft OL early
2 months, 1 week ago on Coping with Conflict
@PiedIs this so that the Colts don't face the Broncos until the AFCCG (if both get that far)? or some other reason?
No need to cut anyone yet, as Walden is on a one-game suspension
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Sign Free Agent RB/KR Chris Rainey
You forgot one of the games, Nate. Now I'm not sure exactly where BYE is based, but I'm rooting for them to absolutely trounce New England!
4 months ago on Who to Root For: Week 10
Can't help but think the reason the Texans have surrendered so few yards on defense is because of all the short fields they've afforded their opponents on picks.
4 months, 1 week ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Texans, NFL Week 9
"Please note that [T.Y. Hilton] is more beneficial than a fullback". Brilliant. Also, on the comment on Mathis, excellent use of the subjunctive - A+ on grammar.
5 months ago on The Colts Win a Wild One over the Seahawks, 34-28
This was great, Kyle. I learned a lot from this analysis!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on CA Video Breakdown: Hugh Thornton's Debut
I continue to be so impressed by readers like you who can see and inventory these packages/formations from what must be a difficult angle. As long as I've watched the game, I still tend to "follow the ball." Thanks so much for this!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Guest Post: Personnel Packages and the Colts
Hi hankster - we have hosted fantasy leagues previously... I'll confirm with the team what we're planning this season. We'll have information posted shortly!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Luck: Historical Greatness Inside Two Minutes
The other factor here was Arians' willingness to go for it, in stark contrast to Jim Caldwell's approach. Imagine what Caldwell would have done if Luck were 50, 60, 74 yards away with less than 40 seconds to go? Maybe start with a handoff to see if they could generate anything... watch the runner get stuffed behind an inept line, then take a knee to end the half.
While I watched a few Stanford games over the last couple of years, I'm not sure of Hamilton's philosophy... hopefully closer to Arians' than to Caldwell's.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Luck: Historical Greatness Inside Two Minutes
Sounds like you had a great time, and thanks for writing this up, OD!
9 months, 1 week ago on An Evening with Andrew Luck
Not even in the quote itself ("There's nothing we can't do. We can incorporate some pistol concepts") does Hamilton say they WILL (or will not) do anything!
10 months ago on Pep Hamilton's Quotes Misreported, Cause Unnecessary Angst