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I now want a Donald Brown jersey
1 day, 1 hour ago on Colts Notebook: Defense to the Rescue
@DougEngland I'm glad Brown is getting his chance too. I think you have to give Pagano SOME credit for giving TRich a chance, though. I mean, eventually the right decision was made. A 1st round pick is a huge investment. Can you blame them for giving him 5 2nd chances? I happen to buy the meme that the coaches wised up. He wasn't suddenly benched: his touches have been dwindling for a month. It might be a mistake to confuse due-diligence with foolish pride.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Titans, Crowd Sourcing
I've been on the road for the last couple weeks and might have missed something. Did McGlynn get benched for Linkenbach or is he injured? Not that I miss him much. Just curious. Curious-er still is that Link is best backup guard we have. I always thought he was a better tackle. The o line is in trouble. I think they went power in the 4th because they couldn't keep Luck up right, and they had to do something.
DHB is falling apart. Ill be happy when Rodgers gets up to speed.One target, and he cleanly beats his man, and draws a huge penalty? That's a good start.
#2 is killing me. It sure looks like the Colts really aren't a great team for about 1.5 quarters of EVERY game. I lay it on the O line. Poor execution in run blocking and pass blocking means the colts aren't running or passing well. The holes don't open to SEC standards, and Richardson gets stuffed. The pass rush gets to Luck right away, and he makes inaccurate throws. Coaching, playcalling, "focus"... I'm sure they all play a part, but when you look at this team, there is one part of one unit that is over matched on every down of every game. The interior of the o line.
1 week, 5 days ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Cardinals
I finally youtubed me some Da'rick Rogers. He looks amazing. He must really be some kind of head case not to have gotten more of a shot in Buffalo. Imagine Hilton, Rogers, Fleener, and Brown. We won't have to imagine it. It'll happen Sunday. Talk about weapons: that's a like bowstaff, nunchucks, shirkins, AND a tiger's paw.
2 weeks ago on Colts Cut Griff Whalen, Elevate Justice Cunningham from the Practice Squad
When Donald Thomas comes back, we're gonna be golden, or gold-plated at least.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 11
Im ready for the Da'Rick Rogers era to begin.... DHB and Whalen can't get the O going. I've never seen Rogers play, so I'm sure he's going to be AWESOME
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Week 11 Report Card: Colts at Titans
@glwilliams4 @naptown_ninja Brown was looking good as a the primary back while Richardson was on the bench. The Line rots, I agree. I disagree that DB's change-of-paceness was the key to his success, though. I just think DB has turned his rookie weaknesses of seeing and hitting the crease into veteran strengths. I'm hoping Richardson can do the same thing with practice and good coaching
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Colts Beat the Titans 30-27 with Another Second Half Surge
Donald Brown. He's been coming along, looking better for a couple years now. He's harder to tackle, he hit's the hole with a fierceness. He wasn't "this back" over night: in my eyes, he's developed. I really hope the Colts resign him.
What I really wanted to do, though, is make this all about TRich. Haha!
Does anybody have any optimism that he could "learn" the game better, or develop into a more productive player as Donald Brown has? He sucked last night, as ever, but he broke off a few impressive runs, and caught some passes too. Just like DB's first 2 years, we have to settle for glimpses of the good stuff.
Boy, that Houston D line is a meatgrinder. Those were the worst mismatches on the field. Whatever problems the Texans have this season, it is not their defense. I hoped with Cushing out the Colts would have a little more room to run the ball...
Hurry back, Greg!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts at Texans
"The NFL game has finally caught up with Shaub." I don't know about that... Desperation is a stinky cologne, Houston fans. I think Houston's running back injuries are going to put a ton of pressure on Keenum to produce. I think the NFL game (Robert Mathis) will catch up with HIM Sunday night, in his first NFL start
1 month ago on Behind Enemy Lines: Houston Texans
"Case Keenum". You have to say it, in your head, in Sam Elliot's voice from those truck commercials.
1 month ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Texans
@GregC @dav He's a lot better this year than last year, but I don't know if that's saying a whole lot. Lamey is still the play by play guy. Sorgi is "the former player who knows some of the rules."
1 month ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Texans, NFL Week 9
@mattshedd @matt_has Luck's efficiency is up. Turnovers and sacks are down. I think those were articulated year 2 goals. So it makes SOME sense.
I agree with you that they will not realize Luck's full potential like this. I also agree that they could also get more out of Richardson and the backs if they made some changes in playcall/ formation combos.
I think Luck at least partly over comes these training wheels with his plays out of the pocket in the form of big conversions and touchdowns. How they use running game is a much bigger problem than how they use Luck, in my opinion
I'm cautiously optimistic that our receivers 'n backs will pick up enough slack to keep winning. The Colts have the speed and size to continue get favorable matchups all over the field.
Whalen's got good hands. I'm glad he's getting his shot.
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Morning Mourner: Reggie Wayne's Absence
I love how Luck steals the show... but doesn't look THAT good doing it. He's going to get so much better
1 month, 1 week ago on Week 7 Report Card: Colts vs Broncos
@hankster Playing billionaire's advocate here. Who cares what anybody outside thinks? He's motivating his team. They all want to win rings, be champions, become a "dynasty", make their mark on the game. It's not about disrespecting Peyton or Polian or Dungy. It's about the present, urgent need to win. It looks to me like Irsay thinks this team has a shot. He is so hyped right now.
I hope wheeling and dealing works this year. That would mean Richardson pulled his head out of his ass. It just seems so risky to throw around high draft picks on a regular basis. Hoarding draft picks like the 9ers and the Pats would be my style. The Vontae Davis trade is looking better. The Richardson trade is a little smelly... so far. But, we're stuck with him for the moment, so why not root for him? It took Donald Brown a minute to find his NFL sea legs. Here's to hoping Trent gets his act together and runstowin!
@Kyle Rodriguez @naptown_ninja Curious: Think they'll come out of the bye playing flat or undisciplined? I'm worried about that. maybe it's not a fluke, after all?
1 month, 1 week ago on CA Radio: Inside the Writer's Block- Week 7 and Peyton Manning is still a choker Edition