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Dear esteemed Colts Authority staff,
Thank you for essentially wiping my Friday off the work-map. It's like other such sports-related commitments (March Madness, World Cup, etc.) that have the misfortune of happening during work hours.
Downloaded this morning w/the intent to begin reading tonight (because that's what lame old people consider Friday night fun). No such luck. Already 20% though it.
You may be hearing form some corporate attorneys shortly.
4 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@codrutc Yes, great motor. Looks like a great apprentice for Mathis to mentor. But much like how any given movie trailer can make the most awful movie worth watching, I've gotta remind myself to watch the highlights with a grain of sand.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-draft-ball-state-de-jonathan-newsome-in-the-5th-round.html
Great collection of Griff gifs.
Seriously though - his burst that you pointed out on the screen pass is killer. Too many times you'll see a player get set and then decide where to run vs determining the path *as* they attack the space.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@paulcareyjr @smonroe GRIT alert!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/ca-mock-draft-commences-houston-takes-jadeveon-clowney-with-the-first-overall-pick.html
Can't wait for Davis to match up against Brady next time we play the Broncos... :\
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: Free Agency with Vontae and Vinny
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: "Like Last Day of School"
6 months, 2 weeks ago on AFC Divisional Round Recap: Patriots 43, Colts 22
That was awful. Completely agree. It was essentially a tease of the waving white flag...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Patriots
Thought for a moment there in #1 that you were going to propose Pagano will bring in Choice (Tashard) off the bench before Richardson and use him as the rolling ball of a thousand paper cuts. Anyone tracked what kind of action he's seen since he was signed?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Wild Card Report Card
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Advance after a Wild Comeback, 45-44 over the Chiefs
In the voice of Bart Scott: CAN'T. WAIT! ... for the offensive line review of today's game. I don't remember cursing Satele OR McGlynn's name for the first time in forever.
Hilarious bc I was thinking the same thing. Whatever happened to the "it isn't homerism if you're right" mantra? I know that it technically disappeared with the 18to88 banner, but come one!!!!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Robert Mathis Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month, Deserves DPoY Consideration
Someone made a comment on twitter to the effect of this season being a season-long equivalent of a play-action pass.
7 months ago on Colts Finish in Style, 30-10 over Jacksonville
7 months, 1 week ago on The Difference a Good Route Makes
"...finally seeing Trent put in a not bad game..." – hilarious
7 months, 1 week ago on Good News Tuesday (Wednesday) Infographic: Colts blast the Texans
@thellamajockey if there's another jekyll/hyde team in the league, it's the Bengals ... never really know which team's going to show up
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Week 14 Report Card: Colts at Bengals
Give Sergio Brown credit for his 'hula dance' celebrations. Dude belongs in the Pro Bowl for certain. Always showing up on ST.
@MarcusDugan how much of that is bc of Rogers & Brazil's YAC, though?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Too Little, Too Late: Colts Fall to Bengals 42-28
Watch for no one commenting because you pretty much summed up what I'm guessing the majority of CA readers are thinking with #12. Sure, the *can* win, but no one knows what to expect from this team anymore.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Bengals
@Bobman1 @thejoshbaker When read independently of the thread, this could totally be mistaken for an Irsay tweet.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Who to Root For: Week 14
@Bobman1 Can't really group Baltimore in with the "we've had trouble with" group, can we? Up until Luck's rookie playoff outing AT Baltimore last season, haven't we pretty much pwned the Ravens?
@DougEngland Let's hope it turns out better than "rolling ball of butcher knives" ...an equally intimidating phrase
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Elevate Daniel Adongo & Xavier Nixon, Send Two Players to IR
@buymymonkey Somewhat agree. The familiarity of a divisional foe can always be upset-fuel. However, there were times during yesterday's game that we made the Titans look like eventual SB champs.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Titans, Crowd Sourcing
@WyattL I love the optimism, but one has to ask: is it really a good thing to have a glass half full ... when you know that it's only going to get Linked*, Sateled° and/or DHB'd in the first round?
*spun around like a turnstyle
the DHB is self-explanatory
@Payton @MarcusDugan This comment reminded me of one of DB's 5 yd runs on first down. I don't even recall at what stage in the game it was or on which frustratingly pointless (literally) drive it happened ... but he was hit after a 2-3 yd gain, maybe. Kid kept driving his legs and pushing and, sure enough, took at least 2 defenders forward for an extra 2-3 yds. Impressive, for our "speed" guy.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Colts come up with the Win 22-14 over Tennessee
@BDiddy I live out of the area, so I don't get to see every game...I did get to see this one. And I'm still washing my eyes. Save for the single TD drive, this was easily one of the most impotent offensive performances I recall seeing in a long time, and I blame it primarily on the O-line.
8 months ago on Colts come up with the Win 22-14 over Tennessee
@AJ_ @matt_has what the wha? do you live in my laptop camera?!?
8 months ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective
@Payton @matt_has I too am unaware of this job.
@Payton @matt_has eligibility for the body double job
@Payton @matt_has Crap. So I'm out then, I guess?
I'll repeat what I said on the twitters the other day: Irsay & co. want the Colts to be a "power run" team? I want to be Brad Pitt's body double. Without the "talent", it just ain't gonna happen.
And really, it's not the best thing for either party.
@smonroe @MarcusDugan No doubt trying to reach the fallen remote control to turn up the game, right? ;)
8 months, 1 week ago on Colts Sign Free Agent RB/KR Chris Rainey
@Bobman1 I don't see any way the suspension turns into a fine. Walden is lucky he didn't knock out a few of Walker's teeth. Totally agree with you on a man to man apology, and for all we know, that could have happened already.
8 months, 1 week ago on NFL Issues Erik Walden a One-Game Suspension, Walden Plans to Appeal
@chip_bennett @MarcusDugan @unitas19 The Bengals are absolutely loaded - defense and skill positions. The one glaring exception is Dalton, and he's no scrub. Dude is just so ridiculously inconsistent, and, as you say, very easily rattled.
When they win, they to do so convincingly. Just seems like they should be able to do that on a more consistent basis. Must be some of the Cleveland curse creeping into Cinci.
@DISPLACED_COLTS_FAN The thing is, though, the opposition HAS been changing their approach at half. Seattle comes to mind – Lynch was having his way running the ball in the first half. I don't know/have the stats, but iirc he barely touched the ball in the 2H. Same w/CJ last night.
I do like your thinking re: the offense looking for its identity and using the remainder of the schedule to make adjustments and "find" it. Let's just hope they continue to win while doing so. The AFC is so bad, we have a shot at a first round bye ... and as long as that's in my head, I'll have a hard time lowering expectations.
What can I say? I'll admit it - like most long time Colts fans, I've been spoiled.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Beat the Titans 30-27 with Another Second Half Surge
@TheGreatMisdirect In the bigger picture, these comebacks are more sad than exciting.
I have the utmost confidence in Luck, but zero confidence in this team, including the coaches. The "crapshoot" theory will surely be put to the test this January.
Re: the Kenyon tweet about Havili's block...is he serious? Looks to me like Havili just fell through the line and blocked exactly no one.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Friday Edition
@MarcusDugan lol, no, not Peyton – Dwight "at the end of the day" Freeney.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: Rogers Earns His Chance
"In a sense" is becoming the most annoying phrase ... petty, I know. And if that's the worst thing I complain about with our stud QB, then at the end of the day*, I'm a happy camper.
*name the former Colt responsible for abusing this phrase.
So, essentially, what you're saying is the AFC is horrible?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts lose to the Rams
The FOs stubbornness for not surrounding Luck with an absolute Berlin-wall of an offensive line is absolute insanity. This could turn into a tome-length post, so suffice to say I believe it all start w/that - a protected QB with time to throw, holes for RBs to run through, etc.
It's after a loss like this one (plus the 1H of the Texans game) that I start to wonder about the bigger picture. We will most likely win the division. But that gives me no more confidence in this team than discussing how the playoffs are a "crapshoot". I sense an impending 1-and-done and cries of "he can't win the big one ..." ... "he's a great regular season QB, but ...". Sound familar?
Speaking of familiar, does anyone else feel as bad for Peyton that he's essentially stuck on what is quickly looking like the mid 2000 Colts? Lots of receiving talent, soft defense, questionable O-line. Not that I'd trade the success of that Colts era, but man, as long as we got/get our W against the Broncos, I was hoping he'd have an easier ride.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Fall Hard Against St Louis 38-8
The Satele frames are as hilarious (he literally looks like he's moved only~3' from frame 1 to frame 2) as they are scary (the free shot on Luck he gave up). Still amazes me that Grigs thinks he's our best answer at center.
Great concept and post, btw. And nice insight on Doyle. I know we all understand how vital Havili is to our offense, but if Pep insists on running so many 'heavy' sets, maybe he should consider giving Doyle some of Havili's snaps.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 9
@paulcareyjr @pierrezombie case in point: he gave the coaching in 'A' in his midseason report.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts complete comeback versus Houston
@gizzardfanny I LOVE the jazz hands. Especially considering it was Li'l Griffers who was first to congratulate Fleener on the catch... and Li'l Griffers who was called out by Fallon.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on GIFtastic: The Colts complete comeback in Houston
@pierrezombie Totally agree. I remember reading that thinking the same thing.
But let's be honest here, if "run first" means we try a run on the first play of the game... only to box up the running portion of the playbook for the remainder of the game (including the time killing 4Q drives) ...well, I think a lot of us would be fine with that.
Not to hijack your post @Lou Pin [ Imma let you finish ;) ], nice work, as always ....
This is as good a spot as any to parrot what I heard Cowherd say a bit ago on the radio. Really? Cowherd? Yeah, I know, I'm not typically a Colin Blowhard fan, but he is all over Luck's strap, so I tolerate him. Anyway, he put the Colts at 6 in his "top 10" solely bc of Luck and quickly recapped who we had lost to injury this year: 2 starting OL, 2 starting RBs, superstar WR, superstar TE. Yikes.
When you consider that injury list, and the fact that we essentially have ZERO run game yet still sitting atop the division at 6-2 with the 'toughest' games in the rearview...well, we're in great position to take advantage of remaining 8 games to fix what's broken. Let's just hope Pagano & Pep do that.
Wonder if Asomugha would be interested in joining the #noflyzone...