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  1. 23 points
    Watching the Colts GM and Head Coach sit side by side and talk Colts football? It's hard to imagine that Reich would ever be seen as the backup choice to come coach the Colts. These two guys are on the same page and after everything this organization went through with the whole Pagano/Grigson disaster, it's so nice to see how everything turned out for this team. These two guys get it. I could sit here and listen to them talk football for hours and listen to them talk about why they selected each player in the draft. Andrew Luck and the future of the Indianapolis Colts are in good hands. If Luck, Reich, and Ballard can't bring at least one championship to Indianapolis then I don't think anyone can.
  2. 13 points
    Not to throw a fly in the ointment but this kind of talk is exactly what was said the first couple of years in the Grigson/Pagano era. Maybe it would be safe to wait and see how this works out before crowning champions?? Don't get me wrong as I truly like what is going on but let's not fool ourselves into counting the chickens before they are hatched.
  3. 5 points
    Of course. You can’t spell colts with out OL. Sorry. I’ve really been holding that back too.
  4. 4 points
    Walker looks a lot more fluid at that weight moving around it would make sense for him to be the Mike in this system he seems to diagnose plays very well solid tackler with some range. I think him being trim in this system helps since they likely want a gang of players meeting to the ball speed is a premium. I won't put much stock into the LB's and where they might end up. In all cases, they need to know all 3 spots in the system.
  5. 4 points
    I knew you'd be here! Before I even got halfway through Dougs post I knew you'd be the first one on this. You said the same thing I was thinking. Carry on! LOL
  6. 3 points
    We have a quite a ways to go before saying we are contenders. We still have a couple of holes that I think exist before we can really say anything about contending. 1) Elite pass rusher 2) better than average running game 3) a healthy Andrew Luck.
  7. 3 points
  8. 2 points
    I read this and I think this is awesome. . . we almost certainly got a lot better up front. We just drafted both of the 2017 AP first team All American guards in this draft. Listen I said before that I would have rather had Josh Jackson over Smith, but I can say this. Ballard is 100% committed to keeping Andrew Luck protected. Grigson never showed this level of commitment to protecting the franchise.
  9. 2 points
    Definitely have hope now. Our squad deteriorated at the end of the last regime. Hoping Ballard hits on these picks. Reich I'm digging early on. Kind of has some Dungy chillness about him.
  10. 2 points
    Our fanbase/forum won't lose its mind if they allow a sack or two a game.. Q.Nelson's first sack he'll be a bust around here.. lol.. sarcasm off..
  11. 2 points
    @krunk and @NewColtsFan I believe he started a huge thread about the drafting tactics of Ballard.....I didn't read it as I understand each team evaluates players based on thier own criteria and how thier abilities mesh with the thier schemes..... To say X player is better than Z player because a draft publication says so is dumb when they're grading them purely on measurables and not fit. Anyway, just my $0.02......
  12. 2 points
    lebron owns then so badly they should give him stock in the company
  13. 2 points
    While its always best to get a superior athlete over a not-superior athlete, I have a bit of concern when Ballard implies that athletics are premium consideration, and that the rest can be coached up. (thinking more about some of the draft picks maybe and not this UDFA) Can tackling, at least willingness to tackle, be taught? Instincts, play speed, and pattern recognition? It reminds me of the era when baseball outfielders were judged by how much footspeed they had, and less about how quickly they judged the flight path of the ball as it left the bat. Nobody can run down a baseball. A half-step head start and proper angle judgment trumps a half-second quicker 40 time and pure drill quickness. IMO, he was undrafted for a reason and I assume he had reasonable coaches in college.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    This series was over before it began
  16. 2 points
    It is cool. Just to say you put on a pro uniform and tried out would be a dream for 99% of us who ever played the game.
  17. 2 points
    We have one His name's Eugene.
  18. 2 points
    Yeah, that was something Ballard said during his 2 hour media presser that really jumped out to me, the idea of Nelson setting the tone for the OL & raising everyone's level across the line... I don't think it is too much of a stretch to at least hope that improved play on both sides of Kelly, with Nelson & Smith, can help raise the level of play across the whole line...
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    There are guys getting cut from other teams as we speak right now. We are in good position on any waiver claims we want to make. And I'm sure there's going to be a decent veteran or two who gets axed in the next couple days/weeks.
  21. 2 points
    I hope you arent a stock broker or palm reader.
  22. 1 point
    Guys/Girls Look this is a guaranteed no brainer that I'm shocked no one is seeing here. Regardless of what Mayock, Kiper, McShay all say, the Browns will NOT take a QB at 1, it will be Barkley and here's why. There are 3 Qb's that are the "top" prospects this year. Rosen, Darnold, and Allen. Mayfield is the 4th. Anyway, IMO going on a few things I have read so far and that I agree with, the Browns view these three guys virtually the same. All have different skill sets however none really separate themselves from one another as clear cut favorites so.... Browns take best player at 1 which is Barkley. That means Giants would trade out 2nd overall pick or take a QB. Lets say Giants trade with Jets. Jets take Rosen. Or if Giants take Rosen, That leaves Darnold and Allen. Colts trade pick 3 or take Chubb. Lets say Colts trade with Bills. Bills take Darnold. That leaves Allen or lets say Colts stay put and take Chubb that leaves Allen and Darnold. Browns on clock at 4, either pick from 2 still available or take whoever is left. Browns get RB and QB. End of story. Based on where the Browns sit in the draft there is no way the Browns don't come away with both positional players of need and Dorsey knows this. My point is there is NO WAY this scenario doesn't play out this way except the name of the QB the Browns might get. Makes NO sense for the Browns to take a QB at one and every so called pundit should know that. Barkley will be a Brown 1000% Lock!!
  23. 1 point
    Matthew Adams-49 Michael Badgley-1 Dein Cain-8 Chris Cooper-37 Lashard Durr-36 Daurice Fountain-10 Zaire Franklin-97 Nyheim Hines-42 Steve Ishmael-3 Robert Jackson-34 Tomasi Laulile-66 Darius Leonard-53 Tyquan Lewis-94 Skai Moore-48 Quenton Nelson-56 George Odum-30 William Ossai-47 Braden Smith-72 Henre Toliver-42 Kemoko Turay-57 Jordan Wilkins-30
  24. 1 point
    His answer was a complete non-answer. He obfuscates and re-directs. The video is worse than the text. And this wasn't some random no-name Boston writer, this was in front of a global conference and on the main page of the NFL Home on ESPN. He says everyone wants to be more appreciated, says it is a tough question. No its not, the simple and easy answer is yes. But instead he provides a full minute answer that does not in any way say he thinks he is appreciated. He talks about they are trying to get the best out of him and some philosophical stuff about how the appreciation must come from the inside. The issue is very real. But they will keep winning.
  25. 1 point
    ..and Toronto is better than we are..but we actually think we can beat Cleveland..and we have guys who aren't afraid of LeBron.. Raptors treat LeBron like he's Prince Charles..and he just crowns them