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Yeah, I commented on the quotes by Hamilton in another post, speaking about how I think Hamilton is not as much to blame and should be given a chance to transition. And like I said there, I'm not going to give up on Pagano or Hamilton yet, I don't think either should be fired next year. Both should be given the chance to come back and prove something (I'm not a believer in firing head coaches after 2 years, I think there should be minimum of 3 years to allow the HC to get their system in place). But if this trend continues, I will be on that bandwagon next year. @hankster @chip_bennett
1 day, 14 hours ago on Too Little, Too Late: Colts Fall to Bengals 42-28
@hankster I've had problems too... a lot of times it just won't let me post a comment... and sometimes when I do, it just freaks out while i'm writing lol
I have a theory that Pagano is more to blame for the first half stupidity than Hamilton. It seems like every time after the half, the colts are more reliant on Luck and are allowing him to make the throws and adjustments and allowing him to run... essentially they put it all on Luck's back after the half. However, I have rarely seen Luck run in the first half and the run percentages are much higher in the first half (as in run to pass ratio). I think coming into the game Pagano is all, "make sure you run the ball enough, keep the clock running, don't put luck in harm's way," etc. And then at half Pagano is all "okay Pep, do whatever you have to do to score points". Of course I have no proof of any type to back that up, but I really do feel Pagano is what hinders the offense in the first half. Of course, that still doesn't excuse some ridiculous play calling by Hamilton, including 3rd down plays where no one is running a route that's on the sticks (they're always either too short or too long)
2 days, 5 hours ago on Too Little, Too Late: Colts Fall to Bengals 42-28
I think #11 is a very good point and is apparent in the little interview Hamilton did with Colts.com this week. He said something about how Pagano has asked him to do three things... and those are to run the ball, protect luck and get touchdowns. Now, i do agree that as far as the latter two, his play calling could be better in helping it, but as Nate said, he also hasn't been given the players to achieve those goals, especially after the injuries piled up. I personally believe that if Hamilton had more autonomy in this regard, he would be passing far more than he is now... he knows Luck is his best player and he would lean on him a lot! I feel that way because when things go awry he hasn't been afraid to lean on luck at all... in fact, i feel he's more comfortable doing that. But since one of the things he has to do on Pagano's orders is run the ball (and I'm guessing that means run it a lot), it's hindered what this offense can achieve.I'm also not a huge fan of everything Pep is doing on the offense, but I don't really think he's to blame here. In fact, i think given time (and proper offensive philosophy) he can be a great OC in the NFL. You see some flashes of creativity required for him to excel, but I think the philosophy of the management and the fact that it's his first year being an OC in the NFL have not worked in his favor.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Bengals
BUT.... ugh... David Reed is still around! And sadly he was on offense ahead of Brazill multiple times against TEN.
Also I agree with everything said by Marcus! (yes, that includes the super awesome nickname suggestions)
3 weeks ago on Colts Cut Griff Whalen, Elevate Justice Cunningham from the Practice Squad
I may have been one of the few people to think Rogers wouldn't be active for the game. With his lack of familiarity, the short week, and the allergy this coaching staff has to taking risks, it was a long shot.
But I agree Marcus, his days are coming... and I can't wait!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Colts Beat the Titans 30-27 with Another Second Half Surge
I must have missed this.... who's that QB starting for the Texans now??
also... i'm disappointed at the lack of Blain Gabbart jokes in this piece Greg!
1 month, 1 week ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Texans, NFL Week 9
@gizzardfanny I am of the belief that #1 receivers can still be found in 2nd round! They may not be ready to be #1 from game one, but idk if that would be a requirement. I do think Wayne comes back and plays next year.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Big Win comes with a Big Price: Colts lose WR Reggie Wayne for the Season with Torn ACL
More importantly I think this goes without saying... COLTS NEED TO TARGET #1 RECEIVER IN NEXT YEAR'S DRAFT!
I fully expect Griff to be activated just because 1. Luck does had rapport with him and 2. even if someone is brought in, it could take weeks for them to get acquainted with the offense.
But I think more than someone who can make the tough catches over the middle (which is something we should look for) is someone with reliable hands. One thing for sure is that both Hilton and DHB have shown tendencies to drop passes. Although I can't say Wayne didn't drop any passes, he was still pretty reliable. someone that was a security blanket for Luck whenever there was a tough situation.
Even though there really isn't any "security blanket" that can be brought in since that requires trust and such, someone that has good hands and is reliable would go a long way in doing so.
I think Gonzalez fits the fill, I am afraid how much ATL would ask for him. And I am kinda afrad Grigz would be willing to give big for someone that could make the impact, and I would not be okay with giving up a lot for him. I was okay with TRich trade because that's something that could be a long term solution or at least a long term problem. I'm okay with investing in long term plans... not a fan of paying big for just this year
Well said Brett!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on In Football, the Best Team Identity is a Flexible One
WHERE ARE THE LAMPS GREG?!
2 months ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs Seahawks
@chewie_33 No but TY just has been that much better!
2 months ago on Colts Authority Radio Post Game Wrapup, Colts vs Seahawks, Week 5
So with the way DHB has been playing, what are your thoughts on putting TY as #2, activating Brazil and letting Brazill and DHB fight it out for #3
Hey did you guys notice that TRich was more productive WITHOUT a fullback!?!
Can I also just point out that Pats and Titans lost, also Miami lost, Jacksonville lost (big surprise there).... idk if i've ever had a better sunday!
WOOOOO!!!!! (that is about all I'm capable of expressing right now!)
In line with that... NFL is about mismatches and I don't know if Havili would mismatch against anyone! (i mean maybe a DL, but...)
2 months, 1 week ago on Talking Colts/Jaguars, the First Quarter of the Season and More with IndyStar's Phil B.
I'd be careful Greg, maybe he will come to your house and punch you in the face!
@BDiddy I say we have a legit RG (Thornton) and a legit LG (Thomas), it's just that we don't have good backups. (but i understand that you're talking about this season, where we don't have a legit RG).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Surprise! The Colts Throttle San Francisco, 27-7