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I'll be the drippy realist and suggest a regression to the mean for both teams. Colts have very high DVOA versus opponents #1 and #2 WRs, but bottom of the barrel vs RBs and TEs in the passing game (Thanks, DQ Jackson). That's all Cincy has left--RB and TEs.


Oh, I think Colts still win, and the run game may crack 150 total yards, and McAfee will do something jaw-dropping (down his own pun at the one? Jell-o wrestle Geno Atkins at halftime?), but I think a 28-24 or 24-21 game is likely.  Never really in doubt, but never totally comfortable either. A win is a win (except when you let the Jets stomp all over you and block their GW FG try at the buzzer.)


I'll be travelling and will miss the game, unless it's on in Kathmandu or an airport bar in China. I return in time for the Pats game--sweet.

Go Colts!

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-bengals-at-colts.html

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Well said and well deserved. Boomstick and cohorts have been very impressive this season. Taking away possessions like he has been doing--once single-handedly!--is like a strip sack, or a gunner forcing tree strips so far on punts.  It's a skill and a weapon that causes more damage to the opponent than is obvious--as Marcus notes above, it alters the other team's KR lineup, limiting their upside on actual returns, if they ever have any. Plus the obvious +1possession for us and -1 possession for them.

Add in all those punts inside the 20 with just ONE TB so far.

Very praiseworthy indeed.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/more-awards-for-pat-mcafee-afc-special-teams-player-of-the-week.html

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@LuckfanFluckangreat My two cents might be that the Hou O/QB stinks so our D SHOULD do well, and their D is pretty talented.... Grading on an opponent adjusted curve?

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/week-6-report-card-colts-at-texans.html

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Caption time:  "You know, Drew, where I come from they call Stanford the Harvard of the west."

"Dude, where I come from and where I am going, they don't call Harvard anything."

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/

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Nice summary, and very promising. Let's hope Mewhort avoids Tony Ugoh Syndrome. I can't begin to tell you how hopeful Ugoh made me feel for about 1.5 seasons.  And 1.5 seasons later, he was gone. Weird.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/

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Whoa, TOP is a top-three stat?  Man, tell that to Peyton Manning and his perpetual <50% TOP stat while racking up the most wins ever in a decade. I think it's largely one of those "run to win" stats that is often the result of winning and not the cause. (i.e. you're up by two scores late so you move into run-the-ball mode to consume clock). Now is it nice to be able to do that? Absofreakinlutely. But I would not make it a goal anywhere near pts per play or TO ratio. I suppose if you are super-dominant in any one of those three, the other two don't really matter.  A TD every play? Who cares about TOP. You force a fumble/INT every play? Who cares about scoring efficiency? You have the ball for 59 minutes? Again, you WILL outscore the opponent, so who cares about efficiency? Still, I'll take them in the order you presented them, with TOP a way distant third.


Some great lines above. Because I am a fan of 45 years or so, my favorite is: "Baltimore once lost track of the entire Colts’ team, so this seems like a win." How true.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-ravens-at-colts.html

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I'll miss Rogers. Such potential, but we all knew it could come apart any minute. And it did. (Mas Vontaze Burfict's turnaround that much more impressive. Good call, Cincy.)  Somebody will sign him.

Landry... sigh, as ripped as he's always been, why would he START PEDs now? Did he need MORE muscle?  Or less fat?  Has he always used but managed to evade a positive test? We really need a cover safety in today's NFL, and it ain't him, but our luck of depth there... that sound you hear is me grinding my teeth.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/sorting-out-roster-moves-rogers-arrestedreleased-landry-suspended-for-peds-mcdonald-signed-to-active-roster.html

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@coltsauth_todd You know what, Invincible, Indiana is an outstanding read no matter where you're from. And I'm not just saying that because of the gratuitous shout-out in #10 above. Though I appreciate it.


2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-44-titans-17.html

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Ah the fake spike.. I'm still bitter about the time a young Manning tried this against Miami (98? 99?) and the damn refs blew the pay dead despite the ball never leaving his hand. And we DIDN'T get the down back because the inadvertent whistle kills the play but the play stands as-is. Hard as it is to admit, Belichick is right: everything should be reviewable. 

But doing it in garbage time is somewhat idiotic. Now it's on film for other teams to prepare in case the Jags actually need it in a close game.  dumb.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/head-scratching-and-top-plays-from-colts-jaguars.html

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Ah Nate, always a pleasure. The Texans/Giants game was televised here in Seattle and I can tell you the Giants are more than suspect--left a MINIMUM of 10 pts on the field in the first half alone. Huge mistakes.


I don't want to jump the gun or make misguided personal comparisons, but we can work this two back system like in 2006--"start" 34 all season and spell the better back to keep him fresh, or play 44 more as we need him. It was clear to us all that Addai was better most of his rookie year, yet he never started. That's fine, so long as het gets his touches and for Bradshaw, health is an issue, so a platoon is imperative. They speak well of each other, which is also a good sign--no egos or headcases causing trouble.


Somehow we have the 3rd/4th highest scoring team in football despite Luck's struggles in Den, and having no premier back, a beaten-up OL, etc. That's pretty good. Playing Jax helps, of course--their other opponents are also at/near the top of he scoring heap.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-44-jaguars-17.html

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@buymymonkey The least you could have done was fall down for them. I mean their team sucks and they live in Jacksonville... a little sympathy, please...  Wait, it was a SHE?  That is hilarious.  Maybe they can sign her to the Jags D. 

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-blow-the-doors-off-the-jags-44-17.html

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@ScottComstock Scott, don't be silly!  The whole point of a successful run game is to continue the successful run game. Play-action passes are trickery, and therefore unsportsmanlike. Only a cad would resort to such low shenanigans.

Actually, didn't the first run on that last series get the 5 yards? Probably because the Eagles were assuming play action as the only smart move and momentarily ignored the runner. On the 2nd play, their defensive call was "Man, are these guys stupid. I bet they run AGAIN!"

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/top-plays-and-head-scratchers-from-colts-eagles.html

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Nicely done and depressing. Luck really looked off vs the Eagles, so I am not sure this is all on Pep (at least for that game).  If four or five misses were catches and we won as a result, I am not sure this column would have even been written. 

But it was and it's not misleading. It's like Pep had Doyle on his fantasy team or something....  Remember how we all blamed Arians's bombs-away offense for Luck getting hammered so much as a rookie? Well, that turned out to be slightly off target since he's still getting crushed with all these short passes. Maybe Pep is trying to protect the Ferrari with short passing game behind a porous OL? Grasping at straws, I know.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/guest-post-dink-n-dunk-statistically-analyzing-the-colts-passing-game.html

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That was a very inconsistent article, and by that I mean it varied from logical and "right on, brother" on one end of the spectrum to hilarious on the other, and sometimes the two converged. 

My viewing tonight will be interrupted by my son's football practice unless I can scam another dad into driving him.  Man, I hope I don't miss anything good.  Usually I love the west coast time-bending that allows me to finish a prime time Colts game before the kids have to go to bed; I spent too many years as an east coast youth up past midnight watching MNF and napping through math class the next day. Go Colts!

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-vs-eagles.html

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Well, while we can't replicate all the good things from last year, I think there's at least a 50/50 chance that safety should have ended up a TD for us, or a 5-pt swing.  44-33 sounds like a much more convincing victory.

But lordy, it will be a lot tougher this year--altitude, injuries, missing players.... I think last year I'd have been content with a 7 pt loss.  My expectations are higher this year for the team as a whole, but I can't say I'd bet on doing better than a 7 pt loss to Den in Mile High.  (I AM a conservative gambler. I can see Indy winning; I just wouldn't put money on it.)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-vs-broncos-as-the-sheriffs-offense-dies-so-does-the-broncos.html

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I think this game proved what we all knew already:  When Curtis Painter takes snaps in Lucas Oil Stadium, the Colts' opponent wins.  Every time.

Otherwise, it's pretty much an ideal preseason game with good O and D performances, a lot of new guys getting looks, and no injuries. A win is nice, but like with my 9year-old's team, purely icing on the cake and not really the main point. Seeing the OL or TRich dominate would have been nice, or Werner racking up five sacks.... 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/14885.html

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Caption:

Come on, kid, get it over with. I'm not really enjoying myself here.


Okay, hold still Eli  A bet's a bet: I'll just bite your ear gently.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/14885.html

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Well... after seeing the word "dregs" in the header, I was concerned, but for a late round pick to grade out as NFL average in his first year (admittedly, limited snaps) that's pretty decent news, really. If only our whole D graded out as average! (and all got paid like 5th round rookies....)  Nice work, Ben.

9 months ago on Dregs of the Roster: Montori Hughes Film Review

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@bengundy  A fine analysis and write-up that should get a few fans off the ledge. Looks like a good value-signing. The kind that does not make headlines in March, but pays modest dividends in November.

9 months, 1 week ago on CA Charting Project: Reviewing Phil Costa

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@thellamajockey So when Nicks drops in for a cup of coffee, Pagano tells him "No. Coffee is only for closers"? 

9 months, 1 week ago on Colts to Meet with WR Hakeem Nicks, Plus the Case for another Receiver

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@bengundy   As far as I am concerned, all we need to now about EDS can be seen in the stills of Rodgers's crazy game-winning pass week 17 to get into the playoffs this last year. His QB was desperate for another half-second to get the last-second pass off to win the game, and EDS complied with an arm wrapped around the neck of his opponent. I looking at the photos 2 months ago, that is the first thing I noticed; he was smart enough to pull it off in the right circumstances, strong enough to pull it off, and smart enough to know what was needed. Without him on that play--4th and 8, 45 seconds left and 48 yards for the win, that game is lost. Just wasted some time looking for it; can't find a still of he chaotic pocket. But I recall thinking, "hey, I like this guy."

9 months, 2 weeks ago on CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith

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@bengundy  Ben, thanks for the good, if depressing work.  What the hell do we do NOW!?!?  I wonder why he dropped off so steeply from 12 to 13 and if he improve as 13 went along, maybe there was an early, undisclosed injury.... The contract figures you suggest are not daunting, but hell, we need an upgrade, not a lateral move. Jeff Saturday have any kids old enough yet?

9 months, 3 weeks ago on CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Brian de la Puente

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@thellamajockey Or a drummer.  We could just get another anonymous one each year.  Be interesting to see what Vegas does with the over/under for players choking on vomit...not their own.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on CA Charting Project: Reviewing free agent C Brian de la Puente

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Well, as a Colts fan living in Seattle, I see a lot of Wilson (even his first training camp), and have always been impressed.  Seriously, I took my sons to training camp 16 months ago and remember saying, "Who the hell is #3 at QB? He's the only guy who can hit the side of a barn and these are just drills!" (The other guys wee THAT bad.)     I'm thrilled we have Luck, but honestly, I'd be happy with either. And I'd highlight his positives over the other guy all day long to support my bias.  It's what fans do. Not what analysts/the media should do.      And for the record, Indy has always asked Luck to do more than any other QB not named Manning, Rodgers, or Brady (2013). I HOPE that is not the case for his whole career but the young man has stepped up the plate admirably. Now if he'd just shave....

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Luck vs. Wlison: does the ring change anything?

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That photo of Vick Ballard's..."leg" is disturbing.  It is his leg, right? He and Trent aren't thinking of making any movies together, are they?

9 months, 4 weeks ago on ICYMI: Colts release players, Richardson has surgery, Fleener supports Jonathan Martin and Colts on Twitter

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@chip_bennett  Division game is right.  Even in the best of Manning years, it seemed like what should have been a cakewalk ended up being a 3-7 pt division win (usually on the road).  And don't forget JJ Watt, who might just decide to mutilate, roast, and eat alive the whole OL for lunch. I'm through predicting anything (like SD wining in Denver last night?!).  Yeah, we should win pretty comfortably, but yeah, it could look like last week as well. No idea.  Some weeks I am glad I can't get the games on TV.

1 year ago on Colts Notebook: Coordinators Seek Improvement against the Texans

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@Bobman testing... just lost a long comment...

1 year ago on Colts Notebook: Coordinators Seek Improvement against the Texans

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"Texans DB coach and interim defensive play caller, on facing the Colts offense: 'It’s challenge. It’s a multiple offense. They run the ball well...'"   Okay, was he just TRYING to not put up bulletin board material, or can he be that stupid? Who, exactly, runs the ball well?  Brown is competent, but is not doing "well." ("Okay" might be more accurate.) Luck is great, but 4 runs a game for 8 YPC hardly  make a good running team.   He should have been honest: "Right now, what they excel at is screwing up third down conversions. They're what, 70% at that recently...?"

1 year ago on Colts Notebook: Coordinators Seek Improvement against the Texans

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@chip_bennett @Nate Dunlevy  Yeah, I am thinking Nate must have had an unusually good night's sleep to come up with THAT rationale.

1 year ago on Who to Root For: Week 15

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@AJ_   You know that last year everyone was crowing about how Balt was the perfect matchup for us in the playoffs. We were a flawed team but Flacco was a boom/bust interception machine and Ray Lewis/Ed Reed were fossils and they seemed to be stumbling drunkenly to the finish line. All of which was true, but did not matter.  I agree it's all about matchups--that's exactly what KC said when they drew Indy in the first round of the 2006 playoffs.  "Man, Imma run all over them" said Priest Holmes, who maybe topped 40 yards that afternoon.  And we matched up better vs NE than SD that year (Thanks for your fumble, Marlon McCree)       What I mean to say is, on paper you appear to be right, but I have no idea what team will win, or even show up. KC works for me, but I am concerned that the braintrust will throw the exact game plan at them in week 18 as they did in week 16. Alex Smith's feet are a concern for me--I've seen a few of their games and he has shown a propensity to take off on a good 15 yarder when things break down. Also, he's careful with the ball. And they have good return teams. Sergio Brown, time to put your tacking skills to the test in addition to your ballet-like downing a punt on the one skills.

1 year ago on Who to Root For: Week 15

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SCENARIO:   Peyton Manning and Phil Rivers have abducted and trussed up Mike Scifres and Darren Sproles, stuffed them in burlap sacks, and (using Michael Turner's unconscious body as a step stool) hung them from their heels in  an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of Kiev.  Manning is throwing fist-sized chunks of ice at them from 50 yards, every once in a while eliciting a pained yelp from the disoriented, hapless hostages.  Phil Rivers, on the other hand, just found a gassed-up and ready-to-roll turbo tennis ball serving machine loaded with tiny, rabid porcupines. It has a laser scope and an infinite supply of porkies.  It is not clear why he is intent on abusing his current and former teammate, but he has blood lust in his eyes. (and when he's done, Manning will take out his ACL with a 34 inch Vladivostok Slugger and give him a wedgie with a specially designed fork lift). Advantage Rivers; I will root for him on that day, for a couple hours until the burlap sacks are so full of quills and blood and whimpers that Ukranian National Police actually knock on the door to ask if everything is alright in there.  "Oh, We're just fine, comrade" Manning replies as he pulls out the baseball bat.       That is the day I root, briefly, for  Rivers.

1 year ago on Who to Root For: Week 15

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Brett, Thanks for the sunny side of things.  Luck and all those WRs should progress (given the right O system, etc) but they will need time for him to make throws. The OL must protect better. Our OTs seem pretty set, and one guard is, in theory good (albeit recovering from injury) so that leaves the C and LG position to address. And either Dl or OLB because we sure as hell need to bring more pressure. It's like the opposite of what Pagano has preached--we need to protect the passer and rush the passer, as opposed to run and stop the run.....

1 year ago on Silver Linings in Colts Late Season Slide

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 @LouPin  @RobertItoh Clearly those three draft slots are of enormous import!

 

It's like having to choose betwen a box with a birthday cake and a box with a time bomb. The top choce is quite nice. The second choice is a big step down. 

 

Keep in mind that we already had a #1 back with a couple 1,000 yard seasons under his belt when Brown was drafted, which certainly curtailed his touches the first two years or so. Schemaically Johnson (who is much better, of course, than a box of birhday cake) was set up for success--to be their offensive bread and butter (with little QB help). Tenn rode him hard because they had to.  Even if DB was our only guy, we'd still have been a pass-first team with Mannng (and are once again). Last year was DB's best and not coincidentally was the first without 18 or 29 (not sure about Addai--was he injured or gone last yea?). Add in injuries to DB, the mental lapses (Goddammit Donald!) and yeah, his production was wll below expected but not really because he was a dud. Oh, and sucktastic OL.

2 years ago on Colts Authority

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This is really nicely done and helps fans in distant lands (Seattle) who can only "watch" via computer eep tabs on the players. Hopefully some more national games in the coming years.

2 years ago on Three Up, Three Down: Six Players who powered the Colts' win over Tennessee

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 @smonroe I thknk we just skip the OL entirely, except for a center, which NFL rules apparently "require" and put Luck in a suit or armor behind his one lineman. 3 FBs to buy him time, and six receivers. Unconventional, but that just means nobody has tape to study! With Balt faltering and looking like a #4 seed, I am getting REALLY psyched because I think that's the one playoff team we have a decent chance at.

2 years ago on Full Recap: Colts 27 Titans 23 - Clutch Plays Lead to 9-4 Record

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Doesn't look like a concern now with Pitt, Balt, and CIncy all losing. What a trifecta.We win one more (KC, I'm looking at you) and we're in no matter what. Houston rolling over in Week 17 would be gravy, but I wouldn't bank on it.

2 years ago on Full Recap: Colts 27 Titans 23 - Clutch Plays Lead to 9-4 Record

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Kyle, this took a lot of work and it shows. Nicely researched and great presentation. It doesn't hurt that it's good news, too ;-)

2 years ago on Quarterbacks on Third Down: Andrew Luck is a Magician

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 @bradicus18  @matt_has If I had to pick between the neck beard and the Donna-Summer-hot-pink-compression-sleeve, I'd uh, definitely look for Option #3. Maybe an Aaron Rodgers porn stache. At least Luck admits the neard isn't atractive--it'just lazy.In a few years he may look like vintage Fouts, or, God forbit, Brett Kiesel.

2 years ago on Quarterbacks on Third Down: Andrew Luck is a Magician

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 @Colt_Following  @Music Man  Denver's D looks very intimidating-very enjoyable to watch, and either team's key is their QB--we would need an incredibe amount of luck (pun intended) to derail Manning or Brady, but clearly, it has happened before. Mike Scifres, anybody? Freeney's bum ankle?

 

Maybe you could view those analyses through a filter of where are the cracks in their games we could capitalize on with good luck? I think NE's secondary is one. DEN's run game, missing McGahee?

2 years ago on Josh Boeke Breaks Down Potential Colts’ Playoff Matchups - Colts vs. Ravens

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Nice job and thanks for the insight into how PFF aggregates individuals, even guys IRed in week 4, to come to a whole team conclusion.  In a lot of ways, it forms an average blended picture of the team over the course of time, but no "snapshot" (With CIncy and WASH coming on strong the past few weeks, I suspect they are currently better than their PFF rating, whereas HOU and maybe ATL are worse). Do they trend/weight their data so th past few weeks count more than weeks 1-3?  Just curious.

 

I like the anlysis and the efforts to be honest and objective, as well as the acknowledgemet that you can not quite pull off the objectve thing.

 

Among the most amazing things ths season is our record coupled with our poor turnover erformane on D, and poor luck recovering fumbles. Holy cow, what happens if we're just average, and luck swings our way?  Time for things to "normalize" stil this season, or next. But can you imagine how people will cry that we lucked into a win if we recover four fumble in a rainy playoff game vs Balt?!?! No, luck would have not yet turned in our favor until we recovered the next ten in a row! If we have a four fumble recovery day, we'll still be unlucky on the whole, just getting cxloer to neutral.(which gies GREAT hope for next year!) Do you realize RGIII has had two of his fumbles recovered by teammates for TDs thisyear?  Insane.

 

Also, you left out (or I missed) Balt's track record at home and ours on the road--not a pretty picture.

 

It puts me in mind of the 95 playoffs--if you looked closely you would realize that the teams were closer than most people thought, but if you looked at the whole season stats, you'dsay "no way" when he Colts went into Arrowhead for the win, and almost pulled it of in Three RIvers as well. We COULD win it, but it sure would be a long shot.  MIght beat Pitt as well, and MABE HOU, which seems to be stumbling a bit. I'd consider a win in Mile High or Gillette as improbable as a CD of Manning audibles winning a Grammy, or the Brady kids growing up ugly and humble.

2 years ago on Josh Boeke Breaks Down Potential Colts’ Playoff Matchups - Colts vs. Ravens

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I hesitate to give any credence to CHFF but on the surface this makes sense. These guys are making from $300,000 to $8M a year. They are fighting on every play fortheir team, for their career, legacy, next contract, etc.  There are no patsies in the NFL, no soft players. So why would an extra $1,000 motivate them to do smething they KNOW is wrong (in terms injuring a guy)?  Bragging rights and highlight reel shots probably motivate these guys as much as the $1,000.

 

I'm not saying it isn't loathesome, and I had to convince my wife that even if they didn't succeed in injuring a bunch of guys, the bounty system unfairly tipped the competitive balance. (in other words, if a MLB steroid-taker only hits 10 HRs, is he innocent? He's still a cheat, just not an effective one.)

 

So the CHFF crude sampling certainly passes the sniff test for me--it may have provided a slight competitive advantage, just as the payouts provided a slight financial advantage. I'm sure that comforts Favre.  Stll despicable. And wrong. And I hope they are immolated for it.  And I take back my 2009 laments from SB and 18to88 that went something like "He was available--why couldn't WE have hired Williams!!!"

2 years, 9 months ago on CHFF: Gregg Williams average at best | Articles

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@silentkman Sorry I didn't see your reply before countering Nate, but I agree. All he said was it's overrated, which may be true. But it is certainly NOT unimportant. Based on drive stats from Football Outsiders, I'd say the Colts typical negative net delta in yardage based on FP is about 5 per drive--2.5 for each O and D. While it doesn't sound like much, keep in mind that the average drive across th whole NFL season is about 40 yards. At 8-10 possessions a game, that 5 yards adds up. Basically gives the other team one+ extra drives worth of yardage. Not all in one lump, but if they end up just five yards closer on a drive where they boot a 50- or 60-yarder (Scobee???), it could mean the game. Hopw about the Jets final kick return in last year's playoff game--from memory alone, they started their drive about the 40? What if it was at the 25? The Colts probably win that game.

2 years, 10 months ago on Super Bowl Recap: The Giants Won. The Patriots Lost | February

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@Nate Dunlevy Nate, Mike Scifres, Norvall Turner, and Darren Sproles have the counter-argument on Line One.

Given roughly equivalent talent, as many playoff games have, field position can be a big deal. Not saying the punt was the right call--I detst punts-- but I'm backwards-bitching about a dozen years of crappy field position for us and good FP for our opponents. Yes, the Colts had the best record over that time, but with a slight improvement, would likely have done better (esp in post season).

2 years, 10 months ago on Super Bowl Recap: The Giants Won. The Patriots Lost | February

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Nice interview. Envoius envious envious. I liked that he referred to it as a class organization, because right now it seems a little disfunctional and bitter. Transition phase, I hope. 87 said all the right things and seems like a particularly centered, level-headed guy. (Note to self... maybe he can help me file my income taxes ina couple months....) Touching, really, that he said 88's Ring of Honor induction was Reggie's best day as a Colt. Especially since he's previously said 88 was not much of a take-you-under-his-wing teacher. Nate, did you give him a copy of Blue Blood?

2 years, 10 months ago on Interview with Reggie Wayne | January

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Based on the back-and-forths between Irsay and Manning, I would not be surprised if SportsCenter opened tomorrow night with footage of a hair-pulling, eye-scratching, roll-in-the-mud cat fight between the two. Silly, demeaning, frustrating, disappointing... not sure where to stop. I never, NEVER expected something like this. Both of you go to your rooms right now! There. Settled. (...yeah, doesn't work with my kids, either....)

2 years, 10 months ago on Peyton Manning Deserves Better | January

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Just want to say that is an awesome, and painfully true, screen name. Excelt when Marcus McNeil is face-masking him in the SD playoff game--that wasn't holding.

2 years, 10 months ago on Judging the Draft: Indianapolis Colts 2006 | January

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As I recall, the post-draft CW on Hayden and Jackson was that they were bigger than our current guys and hard tacklers--converted safeties... we wanted to get away from a finesse stigma, and these were the boys to do it. Along with Sanders and Bethea, I'd say it worked damn well in 2007.

2 years, 10 months ago on Judging the Draft: Indianapolis Colts 2005 | January

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W...H...E..W!!!

Who's Cowan? Some Cal Bears retread? (kidding...)

2 years, 10 months ago on In the Training Room: Colts OT Anthony Castonzo | Articles

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