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@squirrel @Candlebox Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Doug Martin, Brian Cushing, Leon Hall, Jermichael Finley, and most likely Jay Cutler all done for the season this week.
What a brutal week for injuries.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Hang on to Beat Denver 39-33
I really don't care at all about the win last night. This Reggie injury completely overshadows everything. Hoping for the best possible recovery and that he can come next season and still chase Canton.
As for replacing him.....I don't like the idea of trading anyone this late into the season, the complexities of learning the playbook would be so daunting and to lose another draft pick would hurt the franchise going forward.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Big Win comes with a Big Price: Colts lose WR Reggie Wayne for the Season with Torn ACL
Im always willing to have patience with young players no matter who they are so im willing to give Richardson more time to prove himself. I understand that others were against the trade at the outset and aren't willing to cut him slack, that's how these things go. I just think its unfair to compare any current RB (other than AP) to the great Walker and Dickerson. If the expectations are that TRich is going to be a top 10ish RB of all time I would reckon you'll always be disappointed.
5 months ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Seahawks
Hypothetically speaking. If Richardson lives up to his draft potential and winds up a near hall of fame back does this trade still look bad for Indy?
Not saying he will, just trying (desperately) to look for any optimism.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on BREAKING NEWS: Colts acquire RB Trent Richardson while simultaneously mortgaging future!!!
I don't like the value. Buuuuuut I think TRich is an absolute beast. Luck, Hilton and TRich gives the team a foundation of offense for years to come.
If the team squeaks into the playoffs this year im okay with it. If the pick winds up being a top 10 id say they lost big time.
I very much believe that this Raiders team is the worst roster ive ever seen (watching ball for 16 years) I don't think the Raiders have a prayer of keeping the score within 10 points unless the Colts go up early and then decide to run out the clock for a full half. I know the Colts have some defensive issues but the potential is there for this to be an explosive offense this season and I just can't see that decrepit Raiders defense being able to hold off Luck's superhuman offense.
6 months ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts vs. Raiders, NFL Week 1
I traded away Ray Rice for LeSean McCoy. While im okay with the trade, most league mates have been saying I got fleeced.
What are thoughts here?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Open Thread Friday – A Place for Fantasy Football Degens to Feel Safe
In a 3 keeper league and im planning on keeping AP, Shady and Trent Richardson. Thanks to some wheeling and dealing last season ive acquired a fair amount of draft picks in the first 5 rounds. Am I better filling in my receiver and QB spots or should I go BPA and look at trades to fix whatever deficiencies I wind up with.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Open Thread Friday – Let All Your Fantasy Questions/Comments Fly!
Living in Vancouver ,I find myself on occasion watching BC Lions games. I do briefly remember seeing Rayford play and all that I could think of was that he was a huuuuuge linebacker, especially by CFL standards. Unfortunately, other than his size there wasn't much that stood out. I applaud Grigson for tirelessly finding talent wherever he can but I would be shocked to see him survive camp.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Roster Update: Colts Sign AFL OLB Caesar Rayford, Release Jake Killeen
I think people are too hung up on the pistol formation being used exclusively as a running formation for the QB. I'd very concerned if the Colts intend on running the read option but I have no problem with incorporating more pistol formations. It simply another formation to throw from and could be a good formation for the RB to run out of.
I do not want the offense to have many (if any) designed QB runs but at the same time it would be foolish not to take advantage of Luck's athleticism, if certain plays/formation can make it easier for Luck to scramble and pick up yards I don't see the harm in it.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Pep Hamilton's Quotes Misreported, Cause Unnecessary Angst
10 months, 1 week ago on Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole leaving TSN for Fox Sports One | May | 2013
Nighttrain551GregC "Minus Manning how many wins does this team have" - Seeing as virtually this entire team was assembled under Bill Polian its pretty assine to project how many wins Manning can solely be credited for, remember that at the time Ryan Leaf was just as plausible a first overall pick as Manning.
Regarding Tryon - Who cares what a crappy ass corner said after getting his ass cut. It was Polian that signed him to the team not Caldwell and considering Tryon's history prior to the Colts and his wonderful success after getting his shitty ass cut it's obvious to say that the guy isn't a very good player. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
The whole resting the starters thing few years ago is quite honestly the biggest panty waste complaint of all time. The team didn't win the superbowl! Thats all that matter. If they had gone 16-0 and lost in the superbowl would that make it worthwhile?! Its over and done with, if the colts had won the superbowl then I would understand the lame outrage.
As far as being excited for the future, im glad for you. Quite frankly im envious, I wish I were optimistic about the future but im not. Bill Polian while being a supreme douchebag was a considerably competent GM that directed the Colts to one of the best decades in the teams history. But hey, im sure the Colts will have no problem finding another legendary GM, ive heard those guys just grow on trees.
2 years, 2 months ago on Colts Owner Jim Irsay Parts Ways with Polians | January
DougEngland Likewise I understand your opinion, and quite honestly it was the same opinion I held a few weeks ago. I most certainly wouldn't be surprised to see a Manning trade to bite the team in the ass in the future but I think the exact same thing could be said by trading Luck.
....Can't believe this is what we are all discussing in November......what a year.
2 years, 4 months ago on What Can You Get for the #1 Pick?
kasey_junk Clearly there are a lot of variable in play and obviously there are no guarantees, whether that's Luck being great, or Luck being a colossal bust, or Manning's health. I guess my feelings are that there is more risk in sticking with Manning for the end of his career than taking a chance on what could be the QB of the future.
My trepidation comes from a fear of old players coming back from a big injury. I just worry about what his condition will be.
I know it would be awfully awkward and weird to see Peyton play for another team but if I had to choose between selecting Luck and be competitve for the next decade or choosing Manning and staying competitive for the next 3 or 4 years while he is past his prime*. I choose Luck every day of the week.
I love Peyton Manning, I don't think we will ever see another QB like him. But my allegiance lies with the Indianapolis Colts not a specific player (no mattter how great he is)
* - Im of the belief that Manning is past his prime, he is past 35 and coming off a serious injury. There are a lot of unknowns there and with his age there is definitely a likelihood of his play slipping over the course of the next few years.
Long time lurker, first time poster. First I would just like to say that this is a fantastic and realistic analysis on the possible outcome of drafting first overall.
However, there is no way the Colts will draft first overall. I know things look bleak right now, but ive watched both the Indy games and ive watched both the Kansas City games and right now Kansas City is in a whole different universe of terrible.
I know its really early in the season to discuss the draft, but I would expect the Colts pick between 3-7. Do the Colts replace Reggie Wayne or do they go for a superstar Tackle.
2 years, 5 months ago on It's Time to Talk About Luck