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The Colts were blown out by the JETS last season. i think they will get blown out on Sunday. The big game will be Seattle at home. I like the roster construction on offense for the most part. I like the goal of having a complete team for change. I always wonder what football credentials the bloogers have (coaching, front office etc.). They claim to smarter than everybody else even ex players. I love Big Boy Football.
10 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: 49ers
C'mon four pass plays with 1:45 left is just crazy. The Fins took Reggie Wayne out of the game in the 2nd half. Thank God for Jacksonville. The game against the 49ers will get ugly fast.
10 months, 1 week ago on Film Review: How the Colts failed to gain a yard on their final four plays
The Colts have to be very concern about protecting Luck. Weeden was hit 16 times and sack 6 times last week. The defense has to play better. I like Fullbacks.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts vs. Dolphins, NFL Week 2
The defense bother me more than anything. if we can't stop Pryor in the read option who can we stop. This is still a young team that was a 7 win team last year( I know they won 11). If Luck gets hurt, we are 4 win team instead of 2. I'm happy with the run game. patience is a virtue.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs Raiders
@Nate Dunlevy @Colts fan in Utah The Ravens and 48'ers ran more running plays in the Super Bowl than passing plays. The Green Bay, New Orleans and Old Colts pass happy ratios won't be winning in the near future. Ironically the one Super that the Colts won, they ran for 191 yards. The passing game will get you to a certain but you have to be tough to win a championship. The YPC are that important as long as you take pressure of the QB. I'm happy to see the Colts moving in that direction. I'm happy that you like Canadian football.
1 year, 3 months ago on #CATweetbag: Boo Peyton?
@Colts fan in Utah You are correct. I hope they do run more because I'm concerned about Luck getting hit so often. Pass happy teams win games not Championships. Unfortunately the rules almost dictate that teams throw more. i don't want to see Canadian football in the NFL..
Tennis is my favorite sport but you can't compare it to the NCAA tournament. CBS did the right thing. much ado about nothing.
1 year, 3 months ago on tennis.com - Keeping Tabs: 4/2
@Nate Dunlevy @clholland83 The point is that one-legged analogy is an excuse. he was good enough to play one of the most dangerous sports. He was fine or he would not have played.
I don't believe that he had seven good games. I'll have to check PFF.
He may be a better option than Walden. Fact is that the Colts felt was not worth it. It appears that most of teams in the NFL feel the same way. He may have to swallow his pride and take the veterans minimum.
1 year, 4 months ago on Return of the #CATweetbag
@Nate Dunlevy @clholland83 I hate to tell you, but you can't play on one leg. If he was injured he should not have played. A speed rusher on leg leg does not make sense.
I hate when fans makes excuses for overpaid players that passed their prime. I watch the same 17 games that you did. He played well maybe 3 games. He was a detriment plain and simple.
@Nate Dunlevy @clholland83 Look, when PFF has him as the worst FA pick up in the league, you have to wonder what Grigson saw. At least he is a Natural Linebacker. If Walden was same age as Freeney, he would not have been signed. For a guy making 16 million, the passion for the game was not there last year. He'll be lucky to get 2 million in the open market.
@Nate Dunlevy @clholland83 I'm sorry but Freeney is average at best. He is worth 2 million a year, since he made 16 million which is a joke. He can be a part time pass rusher for somebody. Erick Walden is five years younger. I'm not sold on him either.
I heard on XM radio somebody called him double move Landry. I don't consider him a Pro Bowler. He was the best available safety at the moment. The defense should be better.
1 year, 4 months ago on Free Agent Examination - S LaRon Landry.
@andreaallennyc I agree with your assessment 100%. Luck was hit too may times this year. I thought Arians did a great job running the team. I would like to see some more big boy Football (running) to alleviate the pressure on our franchise QB. Offense linemen should be the top two priorities.
1 year, 6 months ago on Colts Monday Musings: Did the Cardinals do the Colts a Favor?
Ironically the Denver Broncos are the team that Polian fail to build in his tenure. I can't see the Ravens being within 17 points of the Broncos. Ravens have to hope that Peyton reverts to his playoff numbers instead of his regular season numbers.
2012 Colts, my favorite Colts team
1 year, 6 months ago on The Clock Finally Struck Midnight: Colts 9, Ravens 24
I had no problem with the play calling. Luck is getting hit on almost every pass. let's get an OL and see what happens
seattle is making a comeback
1 year, 6 months ago on Colts Authority Radio Post Game Show: Colts at Ravens Wild Card Round
I have no problems with BA as the OC. He's done a great job attacking the defense. At the moment Allen is better than Fleener. another poster mentioned jonathan Cooper from NC.
I live in the Washngton DC and grew up a Redskins fan and hate to say it but the Redskins are playing great. up 14-0. What's the world coming to ? Dan Synder does not derserve to have good team.
I can't complain about anything. The Colts got the playoff experience that will serve them well in the future. The top three priorities should be OL, OL and DL. they played like rookies today.
@Platinum @Ben Savage @buymymonkey The Denver Broncos are what the 2000-2010 Colts should have been. a solid rushing attack with a very good defense.
1 year, 6 months ago on Colts Monday Musings: ChuckStrong
To anybody who said that Special Teams were not important. You may need to rethink that thought. The Colts played Big Boy football today to close out the game. I have enjoyed this team more than any other that I can remember. This played hard for an entire 60 minutes again. The Colts have a chance to beat the Ravens.
1 year, 6 months ago on Full Recap: Colts Put Away Houston 28-16
@Nate Dunlevy @Kyle Rodriguez @smonroe most former and current NFL players say that pressure is real. I would take their word over any writer/blogger. Peyton has wilted under the pressure in his career.
I guess it was random when the Colts won the Super Bowl in 2006. It will always be more random than Baseball or Football. In theory if you home field advantage you should win the game. The Colts were to dependent on one player.
Peyton is probably more relaxed knowing that he finally has a defense.
1 year, 6 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Chiefs
Arians said at his presser after the game that resonated with me. He said that most teams don't played hard the entire 60 minutes, but the Colts have played entire 60 minutes each and every week. We know the team has a ton flaws that Grigson is working on every day. This may be one of my favorite Colts teams of all time. Kansas has more talent than the Colts except at Quarterback. The Colts just need some good offensive and we should be ok. Can the Colts out a deal for the OL from Texas A&M?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all
1 year, 7 months ago on Full Recap: Dominated but not Defeated, Colts 20, Chiefs 13
@Nate Dunlevy @Kyle Rodriguez @smonroe The league changed in 2002 when the Colts were moved to the AFC south. I'm sure they would not have success if they were facing the Patriots twice a year. Simple mathematics would tell you that it is more random than a NBA basketball format. That's the way football has been from the beginning is and it's not going to change.
any serious football analyst would say that pressure is real. The problem is that Peyton had to play a great game every time since the rest of the team was mediocre. Ironically, the 2012 Denver Broncos may be TEAM he has played on.
1 year, 7 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Chiefs
@7IHd @smonroe well played my friend, well played. LMAO
@smonroe @7IHd I agree, the Chiefs are close. I guess they have to take Geno Smith in the draft. I saw more drops today than I seen in a long time from the Colts. I have give to the Colts credit. They play to win the game (credit to Herman Edwards).
@7IHd @smonroe how about the run on third and 8 by the chiefs? The Football gods have been smiling on the Colts all year. A team runs for 351 yards and scores only one touchdown and loses. Crazy.
Another badly coached game by the opposition. I would have kicked the field goal to go up by three. I'm stunned by the bad decision making in the league. This was probably probably one of the coaching staff worst games of the year. Statistical metrics don't define this team. It's unbelievable that the Colts are in the playoffs. The one game experience will serve them well in the future.
@Nate Dunlevy @Kyle Rodriguez @smonroe Ask the Packers , Steelers, Raiders, Cowboys or 49'ers if the playoffs are random luck. In the playoffs you actually have to play good teams. Also you have the additional pressure. Some people can handle it and some can't.
@Nate Dunlevy @Kyle Rodriguez @smonroe Stats should use an an additional tool. Everybody has certain stats that they prefer over others. Football Outsiders has Carolina and Detroit 13th and 14th respectively. The Bears are 6th. The are the 28th most efficient team.
I hope Grigson is smarter than that. I hope Ballard continues to play well. The Colts best YPG since 2007. In today's NFL the one man team won't fly. To have the greatest regular season quarterback of all time and win only one Super Bowl is to underachieved. The off season will be interesting again this year.
@Nate Dunlevy @Kyle Rodriguez @smonroe The Bears have been struggling for 5 weeks not a couple. Detroit has gained 1,000 yards more than its opponents this year. I guess the Lions should be 11-4. The Packers have only gained 200 more yards than their opponents.
Stats only tell part of the story. I love stats as much as the next guy, but teams have to pass the eye test also.
I'm getting concerned that the Colts are turning into the Andrew Lucks. I don't want another one man team again.
@Kyle Rodriguez @smonroe We all knew going in to the season that the defense was bad. Football Outsiders has the #1 defense as the bears. How can anybody in their right mind say that the Bears are #1 in defense. Sometimes you have to actually look at the games with own two eyes to make a determination. The Colts have played horribly coach teams this year. Detroit, Tennessee, Buffalo, Jacksonville. Detroit is the prime example of a teams that wins the stats but loses the game. Stats don't tell the entire story.
As a fan I don't really care who wins the post season awards. The Colts have had a great year regardless of wha happens the rest of the year. I missed the game yesterday, but it was closer than I thought. I actually attended the Ravens Broncos game yesterday. The Colts can beat the Ravens by playing average. The Ravens offense is so predictable it's embarassing. if the Colts can get a average OL, the Colts will be an easy ten win team for the forseeable future.
1 year, 7 months ago on Colts Monday Musings: Interesting Stats and Award Thoughts
The analysis was great Greg. I share everybody's concern about how often Luck is getting hit. Do we have totals fro the year. How can CJ Spiller get only 15 carries? The Bills play calling was abysmal. How can Bills leave Wayne wide open? The Colts are playing with house money.
1 year, 7 months ago on Colts Monday Musings: Special Special Teams, Defensive Defenses, and Offensive Offensive Lines
Wow, the Jags are last years Colts. I fell asleep in the fourth quarter. How did the Jags score a touchdown?
1 year, 8 months ago on Quick Take: Colts 27, Jags 10, Full Recap Coming Soon | November
I'm stunned that the Colts are 5-3. A lot of penalties today and big time throws by Luck. This team really plays hard.
Build the Monster
1 year, 8 months ago on Colts Gallop Just Ahead of Dolphins, 23-20, Move to 5-3 | November
@Payton @coltsauthority The offensive may have slightly better prior to 2008. Manning ran the ball 4 straight times in the first quarter against the Saints. When was the last time the a manning led team ran the ran 4 straight times, probably never.
it's seems that people like you have to make it personal. it's astounds me that you are always wrong and can't accept facts. You have crossed the line.
If you want to continue your attack on me, so be it.
1 year, 8 months ago on Colts Building a Dynamic Running Attack | October
@Payton @coltsauthority In today's football which is quite different from even 5 years ago, the Colts during Manning last 4 years were at 62 % and this year the Broncos are at 57% pass. The point is that passing is trending slight up this but for Manning it's 5% down which is huge for him. The offensive line is much better in Denver.
@Payton @coltsauthority I think you are the one that needs to read modern football strategies or talk to a NFL coach. The passing game will get to a Super Bowl (maybe), but the running game will win the Championships. Look at the Broncos and they are more balanced than Manning team has ever been.
@Payton @coltsauthority All of the successful (super Bowl teams) can run the ball. A good running game helps the defense too. The saints are a prime example this year. if they could run the ball to help the defense they would be a better team. passing may win some games but running the ball wins championships. Colts ran for 191 yards to win the only Super Bowl in the Manning era.
@Payton @coltsauthority Denver and Houston were the top two rushing teams in the league last year. The 49ers were third in attempts. My point is yards and attempts are more important than YPC. In the Colts case I would be thrilled with pass/run ratio of the last two games. You can't pass on every down.
@Payton @coltsauthority Total yards is a indicator of success. Carolina and Chicago have the same YPC avg. I guess Buffalo shoul undefeated since they have a 5.3 YPC. YPC does not show any commitment to the run. The top 3 teams last year in YPC missed the playoffs.
@Payton @coltsauthority Total yards is good indicator of success. The Jets avg 5.0 YPC against the Dolphins and lost. The Dolphins avg 2.9 YPC and won. The Jets had only eight more yards rushing. The point is that you have run sometimes when you know you may not get the 4 YPC. St louis avg 4.7 YPC and lost by 38.
@coltsauthority @Payton last year the pass run ratio was 60/40 and this its the same. The last two games the ratio has been 50/50. Last the run game was 26th and this this year it's 17th. My only concern this year is the number of times Luck is hit. The more successful the running game is the chances that he is hit decreases.
I could only hear the on Radio. Did Freeney play Sunday? It did not see his name in the boxscore.
The Offensive line is number one priority. The number two priority is the offensive line. I would like to get a decent corner in the middle rounds. The Colts must protect Andrew Luck at all costs. The Ballard Leap was indeed breathtaking.
1 year, 8 months ago on Colts Monday Musings: I love it when a plan comes together | October
I don't see any improvement. The Special teams are in the bottom quarter of the league. Which is better than last year. It's good to see Luck under 30 throws in a game. Does Freeney actually play for the Colts? The Browns Dline is horrible.
1 year, 9 months ago on Colts Monday Musings: Coaching, Luck and Zbikowski | October
Excellent write up. I would include not to let Joe Mcknight beat us in the return game.
1 year, 9 months ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Jets, Week 6 | October
I'm giving my opinion on what I see from the team. I'm sorry but that is not being negative. I must admit that's it nice to have a chnace to win some games after last year. Any news on Davis?
1 year, 9 months ago on 5 Reasons Why the Colts Can Make the Playoffs | October
@Colt_FollowingI understand your point, but I think the team is moving in the right direction. I just don't see it with this OL how the Colts can get pass the six win mark. The Donald Brown injury does not help at all.
@MarcusDuganI finally watch the game on NFL network last night and Wane was targeted 20 times. Your point on Reggie is spot on. I can't see the Jets letting that happen. My only goal this year is to see improvement every week and for Luck to make it out alive. Back to reaserch on the OL.
As the esteem Jim Mora once said, Playoffs, Playoffs. Can't we all just be a realist for once. I love the Colts but this is still a bad team. I'm still looking at 4 wins and we may get up to six. The Colts only won one game this past Sunday.
Don't get excited over one game. I live in Washington DC area and it sounds like the Redskins fans after the first game this year. The Colts have a long way to go I missed some of the game, but the refs threw us a bone with a PI penaly on Sam Shields. what exacly happen on the play? I'm still setting the bar low at 4 wins. I just want to see improvement every week. I'm actually watching college games for offensive linemen.
1 year, 9 months ago on Optimism vs. Reality | October
Brilliant , one the games by a WR that I have seen in a while.
1 year, 9 months ago on Age Doesn't Slow Reggie Wayne | October
I'm saying a prayer for Andrew Luck this week. This will make whatt the Rams did to Kolb tame. 56-7 packers. This will be over by halftime.
1 year, 9 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield-Packers | October
The Colts should be on a three year rebuilding plan. How can anybody in thier right mind mention defensive dominance. Just pray that Luck can make it without a significant injury. I would prefer to see fewer than 30 passes this week. I just want to see improvement each week. wins are a bonus.
1 year, 10 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield-Jaguars | September
Colts did not make any adjustments in the second half. After the field goal to start the second half, the Colts gain -2 yards on 15 plays. The call on Jared Allen was a joke. I hope Luck will stay healthy for at least half the season at this rate. The Viking have only one playmaker and could not stop him.
1 year, 10 months ago on Regular Season Week 2, Quick Recap: Colts 23 v Vikings 20 | September
I believe that Andrew Luck should know how to throw the ball based upon the defense. He should have learned this at Stanford. I agree with you on Skip, but I still agree with his assessment of Luck.
Does anybody have any thoughts on getting Jake Scott back? We need help bad. it would have been nice if we still had Hayden and Jennings.
Jared Allen must be licking his chops.
1 year, 10 months ago on Regular Season Week 1, Quick Recap: Colts 21 at Bears 41 | September
@paulcareyjr I actually watched pieces of about half the games yesterday. The OL is bad period. The Colts line is near the bottom of the league. The Colts mustprotect Luck at all costs. Obviosly, there are no guarantees about draft picks, but another OL would have been nice to go to camp with. I must concur with Skip Bayless( i'm embarrass) but te lack of arm strength of Luck concerns me. Thanks for the information about Vinateri.
The Colts have the worse Offense line in Football. The secondary was an embarrassment to football. three pass interference penalties. I'm giving Luck a grade of C today. he made a least 10 bad throws today. Ar this rate the OL will ensure that Luck plays only 8 games this year. he did have enough time to make his first read. We should have drafted another Offensive linemen instead of Fleener. Can somebody explain to me why we have an old kicker on a rebuilding team? Jared Allen will have fun next week. at least the coverage teams were good. Baby steps.
@Nate Dunlevy @jkline86 @dmstorm22 I would suggest XM radio for great analysis of all teams including the Colts. I always thought that some of writers here were blind to the teams decencies. . I always want the Colts to win, but it was pretty obvious the Colts were horrible last year with or without Manning. The secondary was the worst in the league. All of my non-Colts fans always said the Colts were a one person team. They were right. It's nice to see the team constructed properly for once. I really think the Colts will keep it close for a half.
1 year, 10 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield - Bears | September
Julius Peppers is No 1 issue period. As Pat Kirwan indicated He will be double teamed at least and that will open the door for somebody else. I'll be praying for Luck on Sunday. The Colts OL has been bad. I would consider trading Freeney for an Offensive Lineman. I'm excited for Sunday. The team is finally moving in the right direction.
It appears that the 49'ers OL is pretty set. Lets's see if we can get some of the leftovers.
1 year, 11 months ago on BREAKING: Colts acquire CB Vontae Davis from Miami | August
I agree completely that protecting Luck should be our top (only) priority this year. Its appears that the offensive Lines across the board league wide is problematic. After yesterdays game the OL scares me. I don't want another David Carr. at this rate, I'm hoping Luck plays in at least 12 games.