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@GeorgeCostanzaIII I think everyone knows that. The offence is good (despite Trent Richardson) and Pep has been better with the play calling. The utter lack of talent on the defence is the problem. Given the lack of talent, the coaches have done ok. At this point Grgison needs to deliver some actual defensive talent or get out of town.   

8 hours, 42 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-jaguars-at-colts.html

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@Nate Dunlevy @hankster You're right. I saw more of that game. He's probably a bit better  than Fitz, but that is about it. 


That widereceiver he hit for his first TD, looks pretty good though. 

5 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-patriots-42-colts-20.html

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This clip pretty much captures everyone brought in to "build a monster" on defence. https://vine.co/v/O5UOL5aA9Yb


Note carefully Mr Jackson's attempt to tackle Gronk up around the solder pads. A veteran move if I ever saw one. 

5 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-patriots-42-colts-20.html

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"...a ball caring attachment for the rooba that would find more holes than Richardson."  I now have a mental image of  spirited roomba being shepherded on 50 yard runs by Costonzo and Mewhort. How can you down something with no knees? 


Also kudos for hitting Snark level 12 on the 10 point scale. 

5 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-patriots-42-colts-20.html

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A broken foot and a high ankle sprain. Uggh. I wish we could have just forfeited that game. 


While I being depressing, the Texans seem to have found a QB with more upside and are only a game back now. 

5 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-patriots-42-colts-20.html

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So the slogan is, "Come for the analysis, stay for the Snark"?

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/who-to-root-for-week-11-2.html

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I don't mind Brady. Belichick is different. I root against Sith Lords on principle.  

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/who-to-root-for-week-10-2.html

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Good Stuff! I love your channelling of Grigson. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-at-steelers.html

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@Longin4Reagan You may be right. But I'm going to blame Richardson on principle. 


Speaking of Richardson, did anyone else think Herron looked pretty explosive out there? He certainly looked like he could get more than 3.5 yards a carry (Richardson's season average). 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-shut-out-the-bengals-27-0.html

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Great work as usual Nate. 


Although, most of the Colt's performances are great to see it's Pagano's I happiest about. Hearing him talk about the importance of attacking deep and consistently playing aggressively is great to see. On the radio they have taken to calling him, Riverboat Pagano. It's a derivative, but seems to really capture the transformation in his coaching.  


1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-texans.html

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So has anyone figured out why Shiply disappeared from the OL after playing well?  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-notebook-preparing-for-watt-foster-fitzpatricks-epic-beard.html

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I saw that Kyle is a Prophet. The Colts defence played lights out, like he said. Average Joe is not a good as Bad Andrew, like he said. The Raven Offensive line was a sham, like he said. 


If he starts talking about the apocalypse, I'm taking far more seriously than anything the Mayans say.  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-colts-20-ravens-13.html

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"Baltimore once lost track of the entire Colts’ team," Oohh that's a low blow. I like it! Any shot taken at the thuggish Ravens is a good one.

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

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#9. That was a brilliant play. Sooo smart. And 5 to 20 yards a game from just yelling, well you gotta love it. 


One quibble, I know it was the Titans and I know it's hard to take any team the starts Whitehurst seriously. But they were the 4th ranked pass defence before yesterday. Utterly dismantling them bodes well even for non-AFC South teams.  

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

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After two inspiring beat downs, I'm really curious what the Colts can go against a respectable NFL defence. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/15326.html

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@Kyle Rodriguez @hankster That makes sense. He didn't really take off last year until the Colts opened up the playbook late in the season. Pagano and Pep seem like really good guys, but they are soooooo conservative it's frustrating. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/bloggers-of-the-roundtable-surprisingdisappointing-colts-players.html

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The Good. Bradshaw. I knew he was a pretty good back, but man he just looks dynamic in every phase of the game out there. I hate seeing Richardson touch the ball, but if the rest keeps Bradshaw healthy I'll take it. 


The Bad. TY. I know TY has actually been playing ok, but I really expected to see him explode and clime into the top tier of wide receivers. That doesn't seem to be happening.


The Ugly. Pep/Pagano. What the freaking heck were they thinking in that Philly game?! I know Luck is not going to complete 80% of his passes for 370 and 4 TDs every week, but doesn't even the possibility of some thing close to that suggest that you should put the game in his hands every week? I'll think the guy who tied Johnny U's record should get the ball over a first round bust every time. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/bloggers-of-the-roundtable-surprisingdisappointing-colts-players.html

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Nice write up, and nice to see domination. 


I still don't get why they didn't turn Luck lose on the Eagles. I know they are much better than the Jags, but the points they gave up to the 'Skins really suggest that there was the possibility of a huge day for TY if the Colt's had gone for it. 

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

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The Jags are bad. Can't really say more than that. 


I have to say though, I'm sort of starting to hope the Colts have a really bad season and replace everyone from Grigson down. Pagano seems like a really great guy, but neither he or anyone else on his staff give any indication of being particularly good at using the players on the Colts team very well or responding to what is going on around them in the NFL. 

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

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@Brad Cronin @Nate Dunlevy @bjg Well said. In the second half I just kept thinking of how much better the Colts offence would be if it ran Chips screen. We don't have a Sproles, but could you imagine Luck and TY?

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html

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@Kyle Rodriguez @Macko I'm worried because they ran the ball and stopped the run (and stopped the run last week) in the first two game and lost both. 


If you are doing what you said you needed to to to win and you lose, don't you think its time to change? I know personnel is part of the problem, but to a large extent those personnel decisions are shaped by a desire to stop the run and run the ball.


At this point either the FO is pursuing their goals incorrectly or their goals themselves are wrong. Either way I don't think they are part of the solution, 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html

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@chip_bennett Yeah, I was hoping that go for it call on fourth and goal prefigured aggressive play calling. Sadly I was mistaken. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html

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I agree with point one. As much and I love the kid, he hasn't look great out there. The throw to Hylton that ended it should not have been made regardless of the missed penalty. He also sailed a ball on Wayne and threw behind his guys a couple of times. 


Point seven is spot on two. That was best Richardson has looked in a Colts jersey. And he fumbled TWICE! (Thank you Wayne for that recovery) I really saw it coming too. The way he spins and thrashes around its going to happen. Just before the first fumble I turned to my wife and said he better watch it or the Colts are going to go belly up on the drive. When will the FO see this reality and lean on Bradshaw and Herron? 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-eagles-30-colts-27.html

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I'll tell you what I'll be thinking the whole game on Monday. If Luck was running Chip Kelly's offence they would win a Superbowl. It wouldn't even be a close. And it wouldn't matter what the defence was like. 


Sighhh. Oh well. To be a fan is to dream. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-vs-eagles.html

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I’m just not sure if Philadelphia can recover from Grigson fleecing them for the last three years. -  Hilarious! 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/i-believe-that-we-will-win-colts-vs-eagles.html

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So now that Mathis is out, will Grigson make another big trade? What do you think? Maybe he can send Hasselback to the Rams for someone. They have more pass rushers than they know what to do with. 

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

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@Nate Dunlevy @mattshedd Yeah, there was a lot to that. With Richardson wasting plays and now Mathis gone I don't see that changing. 



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

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Yay! Eyes in the Backfield is back. 

I concur with the analysis of Richardson and Bradshaw. 44 looked sooooo much more dynamic out there. I'm glad to see the Colts have realized that Bradshaw it the one to lean on and aren't forcing Richardson on the offence as much. 

I was disappointed with TY. I thought he could break out an really establish himself as a clear number one. Maybe he will, but being shut out last night was not a good way to start.  

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

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Thanks Ben. Hopefully getting rid of Satele and McGlynn will be enough to put the line over the top. 

My theory is that Reitz is outspoken communist who keeps trying to stage locker room revolutions and eats puppies for breakfast. Nothing else explains his absence from the starting line up. 

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

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p.s. They have podcast switchboards.....?


3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-radio-is-back.html

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Yay! I missed you guys. Barnwell and Mays don't cover Colts and Dameshek is hilariously uninformed. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-radio-is-back.html

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@ColtsHead_Ben "Thank you"? Really? I always assumed it was for TY. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/

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@ScottComstock @hankster You're right. I am nitpicking a little. But that's my prerogative as a fan. 

My problem is that the Colts are really not a team. They are a hand full of good to great players and a lot of replacement level talent. One guy got almost all their sacks on defense last year and if Luck gets hurt the Colts are back to getting one of the top five draft picks again.

...but maybe that sort of feast or famine approach it the way to go. At least it means the Colts aren't mired in the mediocrity that seems to the the lot of the Titans and so many other teams. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/

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@ScottComstock @hankster I think the reason Grigson gets, less credit for the good results he had achieved is that Luck is sooooo obviously caring the team. One good pick does not a successful GM make. 

When one guy making $5mil provides that much value, I think most people would like to see more talent around him so the team could reasonably challenge for the SB. I would even happily settle for a team without gaping holes.   

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/

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Just bought my CA Annual. Looking good guys.

 I like the piece on Grigson. The talking head consensus is that this is his year to show he actually knows what he's doing and isn't just riding the best young QB in the league. I rarely agree with talking heads, but this time they may be right. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/

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Yay! The Colts set and example for the rest of the NFL. Wait, it's an example of what not to do? D'oh!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/14364.html

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Yikes! I think the NFL could run one heck of a paranoid police state if it wasn't too busy bullying players.  

6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/robert-mathis-faces-4-game-p-e-d-suspension-possibly-over-fertility-treatments.html

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@mattshedd  I donno. My understanding is that draft success is pretty random. At least that is what all the data says. Anecdotally, most people would point to the Patriots, but look how many times they tried to find a CB and failed. 


http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/no-team-can-beat-the-draft/

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-jonathan-newsome-andrew-jackson-ulrick-john.html

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So...with the draft in the books I say its crystal ball time.  


Nate, Kyle, Greg do you feel more or less confident about the Colts 2014 season after the draft? 


Is this the year the Colts finally backslide or does the best QB in the division pave the way to the playoffs once again? 


Do Pep and Pagano learn from their late season successes and actually put receivers on the field to catch the ball rather than block? 


Does Luck throw for 4k yards? And if so is that a function of a crummy defense or a more explosive offense?


6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-jonathan-newsome-andrew-jackson-ulrick-john.html

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Ahhhh! I feel the cold water shrinking my expectations as I sit here. :o) 


Personally I'd really like to see Rogers develop a little a well. Hopefully one of those to guys can turn into a future starter. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/what-to-expect-2014-donte-moncrief.html

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Well obviously the Colts plan to find their starting FS in Free Agency. I'm pretty sure that's always the best strategy. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-authority-undrafted-free-agent-tracker.html

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A day one starer eh? So this mean either one of Thomas or Thorton will not play much or Holmes its working out and one of the guards needs to slide in at center. 


Looking at that list of OL picks, it makes you wonder if the Colts are horrible at picking OL. 

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

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Yeah, I can't figure out Grigison either. 


I swear it's because Irsay walked in a asked what they were going to do to protect Luck. At least they seem to want to give him some guys to throw to as well. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-draft-day-2-ryan-grigson-giveth-and-ryan-grigson-taketh-away.html

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Sounds like a steal to me. 

I don't get it though, have the Colts just given up on defense? They weren't great there last year and they lost their best safety. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/colts-snag-wr-donte-moncrief-with-the-90th-overall-pick.html

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@codrutc  Could he block Clowney? If so then I'll get on board. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/uncategorized/14126.html

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