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When I first woke up this morning, the last thing I wanted was to read anything football related. But then I saw you posted this piece, and all I could say to myself was.... It's Nate, I may disagree with him about somethings, but he won't make me hate my life... not today, at least... It's Nate.
And as always, I was right. We are all blessed to have you as a Colts blogger and have been since the 18to88 days!
IF they bring Reggie back, I think it should be for a one or a two year deal that has a very low cost.... and more importantly, with the understanding that he'd be in a Hines Ward (last years) role that comes in only on certain situation and is truly of value in the locker room and sidelines as a coach than on the field as a player.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-patriots-45-colts-7.html
WOOOOOOOOOO WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! \o/
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/15960.html
Can you PLEASE do this from now on??? this is infinitely better (and more snarky) than the usual prose :D
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-outpace-washington-49-27.html
5... number 5.... getting tired of people beating up on the coaching. Have they seen how this team is playing??? We're winning the division with a buncha scrubs and people who were kicked out by the browns.... THE BROWNS!!!!
Can we just pack all those people up and send them somewhere else.... like Pluto... or Oakland...
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-23-jaguars-3.html
I agree... I think Pats win solely because of Gronk... and unlike other coaches who (for whatever reason) fail to take advantage of Indy's weaknesses, Belichik never fails at that.
If the Colts can find a way to shut down Gronk, I think the Colts will win... but in reality, they have NO one on the entire 53 man roster who can legitimately cover him
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-40-giants-24.html
@erhall01 @Longin4Reagan I wouldn't give much to luck's reaction, he's the one to show that it's on him after a guy drops the pass that hit him in the hands or the numbers.
Originally I thought it was on Luck and that the handoff was too high and hit TR's arms on the handoff... but the still frames i've seen make that clear... sure high on the box, but when it's there, that's on TR to get.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-27-bengals-0.html
And that's the reason I've been reading you since the 18to88 days!
No bs, cut straight to the point and tell it like it is!
always a pleasure reading, Nate!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html
"which is like trying to train your dog to read by repeatedly hitting it in the face with a book"
lmao...oh man.... best one yet!
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
I'm really REALLY hoping that the lack of involvement of the TEs by Hamilton is by design and it'll run amock once season starts. That doesn't excuse their poor performance when they've been given the chance, but I think the plays also have been designed to go not to the TEs.
That said.... it doesn't excuse the run blocking which has def been lacking.
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-rising-and-falling-preseason-week-3.html
I'll do one of the Yahoo ones too!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-fantasy-leagues.html
@MarcusDugan @buymymonkey Heard this morning that it was just a sprain and that it'll be a few weeks at most.... really hope he at least gets a chance to play before the season opener. But i'll take him coming back whenever... he showed that he at least was decent (if not better)
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/preseason-recap-and-observations-colts-10-jets-13.html
7 Hours away and I can't wait!!!! So glad I'm home right now so I can watch it on TV!
I'll also be watching for the rush LBs. See how Werner looks against the starters (I don't expect Mathis to start tonight, if he plays at all), what all the fuss is about with regards to Newsome (is he really as good as advertised?), has Adongo progressed enough to actually make the 53?!
And we can't forget about the return duties (as we've come to learn are more interesting even during the regular season). I don't for a second believe Moncrief will be the starting KR once the season starts (just like I don't believe TY will be returning punts), I think they'll find someone else to do it and Griff might have a head up there on Rogers (i think he did well doing those duties at the end of last year).
all in all.... I CAN'T WAIT... SO GLAD IT'S HERE
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/preseason-preview-colts-jets.html
there's TY burning Sherman as well!
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-radio-is-back.html
Can I be secretary of the DB Fan Club?
@GregC yeah what you just said, essentially helps team stay healthier until end of reg season/post season
check out the new article by Holder on Pagano's approach to injuries
As I said on the WR piece, I feel like Moncrief is essentially the same as Da'Rick..... only better! Hence, Griff stays...
I think the question for me is with Moncrief now in play (and i think it's safe to say he's assured a spot on the team), does Rogers become somewhat superfluous?
I don't mean to say, of course, that Rogers doesn't bring anything to the table. I just mean that Moncrief essentially brings everything that Rogers has.... only prbly better!
Whereas, i don't know that any other receiver on the team right now really brings in a type of skill that Whalen brings to the team.
I think Whalen stays on just for that reason. (also he did pretty good doing PR last year)
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
@hankster just announced today
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-go-back-to-work-four-things-to-keep-an-eye-on-in-2014.html
And by Hughes I meant Holmes!
As we keep an eye on things.... let's keep an eye on the C position again!!!
Phil Costa just retired from Football... so we're back to just having Hughes as the only Center
As far as starting C, don't forget the Draft.... it seemed like Pagano was really working the USC center during the pro-day... and if that's the case, they may be looking to draft a C in the 2nd round.... and of course there's still Mack.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Grading Grigson's Shopping Spree
Tate visiting Detroit
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Free Agency Frenzy Live with Colts Authority Radio
Arthur Jones due base salaries of $4.5 million, $6 million, $4.5 million,, $6.25 million, $6.25. First-year fully guaranteed
according to Schefter
apparently IND was talking about 7m/yr range before the Shields deal
GAH... Broncos signing TJ Ward.... was really hoping for him
I think a lot of those coverage probs can prbly be helped with a better safety signing
@MarcusDugan TJ WARD.... I HOPE IT'S TJ WARD
wait.... nvm... it said visit.... premature sadness... my b
noooooo... Dietrich-Smith to Bucs :((((
@calebjrobertson 4 yr 50 mil
Falcons get Soliai
Bethea with 4 yr 26 mil deal
One has to wonder whether Decker (or whoever) would start taking Reggie's snaps... i mean no question that they're gonna start reducing his snaps prbly
So Saffold to play Guard.... so that paid that much money for GUARD!?!?!?!?
Veldheer 5 yr 35 mil
According to Dave Furst!
GUYS.... KEVIN KOLB IS ON THE MARKET... LET'S GET HIM!
Let's get this party started!
If there's a guy to overpay it's Alex Mack. It'll take lots to pry him out of Cleveland, but I think there's a point after which the Browns won't match.
Mack (or I guess Dietrich Smith) are the missing piece on the O-line. I strongly believe that a strong center is all it'll take to make this a solid line! Let's go get 'em Grigs!
12 months ago on Goodbye, Samson Satele
Well the good news is at least we didn't overpay for an oft-injured player *coughtTolerLandrycough*
Not a huge fan of this move... not saying I don't like Jackson, I think he's a good player that can improve the defense, I just don't like the place they spent their money. Slightly overpaid for a position that wasn't a NEED! I would have liked to have kept the overpaying to the center or a 3-4 DE (and maybe even a safety)... but doing it for an ILB doesn't sit well with me.
12 months ago on Colts Sign ILB D'Qwell Jackson
Heard rumors that D'Qwell Jackson is going to visiting with the Colts.
Don't know too much about him... how would he fit in?
1 year ago on Colts Top Five Free Agent Targets
I have always thought this and after reading Ben's work (which is absolutely fantastic, i might add), I came to the same conclusion:The Colts' weakest point was the interior O-line, but that had little to do with lack of talent on the roster, probably more with management of that roster. I don't think we need to bring in interior line help (with the exception of C) via free agency or draft. I think the guard positions are set and if we can get a good center, we will have a fairly solid line for next year (barring injuries). Costanzo - Thomas - [hopefully not satele] - Thornton - CherilusIMO, that is a solid line and a line Grigson had in mind starting last season. If everything had worked out, I think this is the line we would have ended the season with. I don't think Grigson did great with the last offseason, he had misses and he overpaid second chances, but I think he did alright, and I think he'll be just find this offseason too.
1 year ago on CA Charting Project: Offensive Line Season in Review
I think we need to put Satele on that spaceship too!I think it's important that the spaceship be able to avoid obstacles... and as we've learned from Ben this year, Satele is extremely adept at avoiding things
1 year ago on Handling their Own: Discussing the Colts' Impending UFAs and Bubble Players
Welcome to CA, Andrew!
1 year, 1 month ago on Key 2014 NFL Offseason Dates