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@hankster @Colt_Following You too. Make something good.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on CA Radio: Week 10/11 Mashup Show: Try to Forget St. Louis in preparation for Tennessee
@hankster Yeah, I don't pretend to be half the film watcher that Kyle is, so I'll take his word on that, but whatever the case they need to do something to get the ball out faster.
@hankster From a scoring efficiency stand point it actually was quite good to start the season. Scoring efficiently is the most important thing, regardless of how you achieve it. That said, I don't know if the drop off is caused by injuries or not (certainly can't help), but there definitely has been a drop off.
@hankster True enough, but Luck also needs to make quicker reads and get the ball out faster. The big difference between Denver and Indy is that Peyton gets the ball out faster than any QB in the league (according to PFF), not surprising, but Luck is in the bottom third of time from snap to throw. He needs to realize his offensive line can't block and throw it quicker.
@hankster @Colt_Following Don't get me wrong, I want a pass first offense as much as everyone else, though I'm not convinced they aren't, but I also see that without being able to block we can't really tell if this offense is effective or not. When our RBs can't get out of the backfield, and Luck can't complete a pass without taking a hit and he's rattled by the middle of the 1st quarter in just about every game any offense is going to look bad.
@hankster I can find a few.
@hankster @Colt_Following at the tackle positions it is yes, but guards are cheap relative to most other positions. They already have good tackles, granted they will need to resign AC, but Cherilus is locked down. Holmes at center is very cheap, assuming he isn't bad, we don't know yet. Donald Thomas is also pretty damn cheap, assuming again that he can come back as good as he was.
Really they are only a guard and center away from being a good line next year. If Holmes is that center they just need a good starting guard. Thornton hasn't shown much but he's a rookie. Still might turn it around.
We'll have lots of cap space again this off season.
@hankster @Colt_Following Well they very well could. Donald Thomas was quite good. If Khaled Holmes proves good and they can sign another guard (and why wouldn't they? they aren't exactly hard to find) I think they could have a decent line. They have good to great players at LT and RT which is the harder position to address generally speaking. Just need to shore up the interior.
@Kyle Rodriguez @Colt_Following I know. I'm the best.
Yeah, the fullback draw on 3rd and 10 was asinine. I won't defend it.
Great stuff guys. I'll check back in later, back to work.
I absolutely agree with that, but we're talking about a team essentially playing with half an offense. I'm not sure they have a lot of great options.
I understand lamenting the run first approach, but it does seem a little odd following a game that saw them throw 52 times and run 14 and only managed 8 points.
The entire offense is pretty ineffective right now.
@DougEngland Thanks man. Glad you enjoyed it. I watched that Saban interview as well, seems like a pretty tough taskmaster but I can see why his teams are so successful.
4 months ago on They Aren't Who We Thought They Were: Why the NFL is So Difficult to Analyze
@MarcusDugan Thank you sir, likely to change just about nothing but at least I got my thoughts on the subject out there, some of them anyway.
@andreaallennyc thanks, yes I did.
@ColtsHead_Ben I might flip the luck and skill in that equation but it's something close to that to be sure.
4 months, 1 week ago on They Aren't Who We Thought They Were: Why the NFL is So Difficult to Analyze
@smonroe Maybe not "anything" exactly, probably better summed up, "Nobody knows as much as they think they do or would have us believe that they do." That's not quite as pithy though, so probably wouldn't work as a Family Guy skit.
@codrutc Well thank you, how kind of you to say so.
@Payton He will, much more effective in fact. Take that to the bank (my predictions are worth actual currency in some countries).
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Crazy Talk
@EconolineVan It is insane, yes. That would be nearly unprecedented as far as I can recall. Certainly draft picks have refused to play for certain teams who had proven to be shit organizations, but I can't recall a franchise QB refusing to resign with a team because he didn't like the direction of the offense, in the end football players need routine and leaving teams is a major disruption. Maybe demand a new OC behind the scenes (but given that Pep was brought in BECAUSE he was Luck's OC I can't see that being an issue).
Anyway, these kind of pie in the sky overreactions worrying about what is going to happen 3 years from now (4 if the Colts pick up the team option), is definitely a little insane. Things look a lot rosier in the light of a 27-7 road win over the 49ers I'd imagine. Come out of the darkness. I'm sure you saw the look on Luck's face after that win today, I don't think he worried about the fact that we ran the ball 39 times and he "only" had 170 passing yards.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: 49ers