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I go back and forth on what the Colts need. I guess that's because they really need starter caliber talent at nearly every position other than QB, OT, TE and RB. I still lean towards a 3-4 DE. Redding is old, RJF is mediocre and the Colts really need an interior pass-rush threat.
1 week, 3 days ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Free Agency Frenzy
@bradicus18 Good tip! Better than what I did!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday: The Last Edition
Great job, Lou! I hope you keep up the work! I always like to check out your Tuesday pieces and this one is a good cap on the season.
I find that the only way this is readable is to cut it down to 25% of the original image's size.
Pro Bowl Ballot: http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: A Special Teams Ace and Other Bright Spots
Kyle, this piece is a direct hit. I have been thinking about this very subject for the last couple of days. "Perspective, people!" is exactly what I was expecting to hear. That works if you are only focused on the short term. Once you zoom out and look at the big picture, you begin to be more worried.
This week, I don't even want to talk about football. I'm tired of arguing the points and getting into specifics. I hope this team does something soon to make me want to talk about it next week.
3 months, 1 week ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective
@Roofio Good call!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Ryan Grigson
For the most part, I agree with you, Olly. However, I would add that Hughes played very well last year and even PFF took notice. I'm disappointed that the Colts did not recognize what they had. Now, he is a major piece in Buffalo. I think calling RJF "solid" is probably accurate. I'm just not sure the Colts are in a better position with him versus keeping Nevis for a lot less money.
I was also baffled by the Colts drafting Allen but what an awesome pick! Wish he was still around.
I would like to mention one deal I, personally, would add:
The Good: Signing Cory Redding. He is the only Colt who can bring consistent pressure on the inside but his leadership and energy are probably his most important qualities.
Oh, and I see you Creepy Chuck!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts comeback (again) to win in Tennessee
Great job, Lou! These keep getting better!
Arizona worries me. That defensive front is dangerous. Peterson won't have to be stuck to Reggie Wayne all game and you can bet that Powers will play with a chip on his shoulder.
The Colts will need to break this small interception drought and take the ball away from Palmer.
@MarcusDugan @bradicus18 That's fantastic...as long as he doesn't start cutting off the sleeves.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Beat the Titans 30-27 with Another Second Half Surge
@MarcusDugan @hankster Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett will be tough assignments when we play the Cardinals as well. John Abraham has also improved as the season has progressed. Throw in Patrick Peterson and Daryl Washington and sleeping on the Cards' D could be dangerous.
Damnit! Wish I got to see this one. :(
Thanks for doing this, Ben! Great information and analysis!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 10
Jacksonville stepped up BIG for the Colts last Sunday!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts lose to the Rams
I'm just gonna pretend that the coaching staff and Andrew needed a game like this. I can't imagine that Irsay hasn't completely gone apeshit on Twitter...although, maybe like me, he is just sober enough this morning.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Rams, Crowd Sourcing
@chip_bennett @Nate Dunlevy @bradicus18 I'm sorry, Chip. Please proceed. Unfortunately, I will have to find a new way to make an ass of myself.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield Rams
@chip_bennett @bradicus18 I think the play-calling and personnel package issues have been well-covered on this site. I'm not as down on Richardson as Nate is but I'm not just going to dismiss his points.
As for "haters gonna hate" arguments, that's what I expect to see on ESPN and also why I refuse to take part in any discussions there.
4 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield Rams
@chip_bennett @bradicus18 My issue is not with your disagreement with Nate regarding Trent Richardson. My issue is with your choice of language which, to me, is attempting to marginalize Nate's opinion and analysis with a simple, dismissive statement. Would you not find that disrespectful?
I think most of us are rooting for the players we have to do well. I haven't given up on DHB, though I probably should. Unfortunately, we have to be honest with ourselves on the deal Grigson made to get Richardson. I think that is where Nate's criticism is coming from. The lesson in this is not that we should dislike Richardson but that we should be afraid of how Grigson will manage the team going forward.
I was absolutely surprised to see how well St. Louis' defense is getting after the QB. I had always thought KC had the best pass rush. As you said, at least their pass rush comes from the outside and will primarily face our OTs. It will be interesting to see if they try to take advantage of the weak interior OL to improve their odds of getting Andrew. Unfortunately for us, he can hold onto the ball too long sometimes and if receivers struggle to get open, Andrew could take some more hits.
But as you said, Luck vs Clemens at home. I like the odds.