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Barely related: Do you guys think there was ever anything to the "Polian is poor line-talent evaluator" meme? People always said that, but I always wondered if Polian wasn't going after the guys Howard Mudd wanted. Could Grigson be better? I'm inclined to give him a pass on McGlynn, Satele, and Justice because his hands were kind of tied last year, even before the the injuries. Going after "body types" that fir the system is an interesting concept that I don't recall Polian talking much about.
5 days, 17 hours ago on T.Y. Hilton and Dwayne Allen look like huge steals after one year
If he keeps McGlynn from any serious playing time, that'll be a 3rd round win
5 days, 18 hours ago on T.Y. Hilton and Dwayne Allen look like huge steals after one year
designed rollouts... now that's what I'm talking about! Kind of like Houston's offense, no? It almost seemed like Luck threw better on the run, than from the pocket...
1 week ago on Pep Hamilton's Quotes Misreported, Cause Unnecessary Angst
@Coltsheadben Technique can be coached, and his athleticism can improve too. How old is he, 23? He's not even finished growing. I'm not saying he's the answer, but they must feel good if they can just trade AQ like that. I like AQ Shipley. Im trying to be positive: maybe the move says more about who they have than who they let go.
1 week, 6 days ago on Colts trade C A.Q. Shipley for conditional draft pick
They must feel great about Khlaed Holmes. This actually makes me feel better about Holmes.
I think it was mostly due to BA's scheme. No underneath routes, check downs, no run game. I don't remember Luck standing around that often. I remember more clearly Luck getting creamed as he threw or just running for his life most of the time. Avery's gone. Hopefully DHB turns out to be more reliable. Hilton's a year wiser (hopefully). Reggie should be good for another year. Brady got a couple rings with sketchier receiving talent. Drafting line talent doesn't bother me (this year). If we're in a position where McGlynn doesn't even make the team and Reitz and Link rarely see the field, that's a huge improvement.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Final Draft Summary: Colts Focus on Trenches, Forgo Addressing Skill Positions
@Kyle Rodriguez Seeing the backs behind an improved line will be interesting. Sure Ballard is just a guy. It's why I like him. He was a late round pick, though, that basically won a starting job as a rookie. That's something.That and Andrew Luck having a little more time to work should be interesting and then some. Grigson called it a "good trench draft". Seeing skilled positions overvalued as compared to the "trenches" in this class doesn't seem unreasonable.
I think the TEs are on their way and should look even better in a system that values them more as targets. As for Hilton, I was under the impression that his size kept him out of the WR1 conversation, and he was always touted as a "slot guy". I guess we'll see how he does learning a new system. If he can clean up the drops, he's golden. I guess I'm not as down on last year's class as you are. All the late round picks got yards and touchdowns and experience. The only mild disappointment was Fleener and even he managed to "meet the expectations" of a rookie TE.
Nate said recently that the better your QB is, the less valuable your O line becomes. Do you think a really good QB de-values receivers and RBs the same way? I question that the notion that the Colts have to have another elite WR and RB to make the next step (winning a playoff game), this year. Luck has weapons all day: that's what last year's draft was all about. Now he'll have time to find an open man.
I read that Walden's contract only guarantees 4 million. It doesn't seem like stupid money, for a rotational guy. Funny though that he was the worst 3-4 backer in the league. Theory: bigger name guys who don't go on day one, get antsy and sign shittier deals on day 2. Grigson could be an EVIL genius.... excellent ..../tents fingers
2 months, 1 week ago on Patience and Restraint Mark Opening of Free Agency for Colts
Change in scheme could help someone like Avery, perhaps? Seems like many of Avery's drops saw him laying out, double covered, or otherwise deep downfield. I agree that he was a liability, but unless Brazill really comes on, or the tall guy whose name I can't remember have a really great camp, I definitely see a way for Avery to win his spot back. Who knows what free agency and the draft might bring, though? I'm kind of rooting for Brazill, personally.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Historic Drop Rate: Former Rookie Colts WRs
It's because you have a heart, Kyle. You old softy!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Pondering: Letting a Legend Go
These comments put the pressure on him to improve. It's just not that troubling to me. Collie's out, Brazill is hungry, ... If Avery wins his job back, it will be because he's getting better. Remember the general freakout after Pagano got his job? "Run the ball and stop run?" How'd that work out?
3 months ago on Donnie Avery, the Wildcat, and Pep Hamilton
@Sandtiger @GregC I was in the stadium for the Edge tribute. It was cool. Tasteful
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Authority Radio's Final Monday Night Breakdown of 2012 Season, 1-7-2013 Discussion Thread
@Cody Dart how many picks did he have this year?
davis.. butler for nickel?
Chapman delivered my baby in the back of a taxi cab!
@GregC big drops byColts
@chewie_33 because smith was basically locked down?
A few big plays vs. a couple big DROPS