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  1. I agree with this as the worst coaching decision. Why? It shows that Pagano did not have confidence in the Colts as a team to be able to win the game, believing he needed a "trick play" to compete with the Patriots (particularly Belichick). The game was close at that point. It went downhill fast.
  2. This is a big part of "the football flu" that has infected the Colts for the past several years. It has been very frustrating for some of us fans - to the point that it isn't fun to watch anymore. I wonder if it is coaching, alone, or something larger - benign neglect by the ownership and FO? I can't tell. But something has to change to get the hearts and minds of past fans re-engaged. Ballard seems to have an excellent start down that path. We'll see.
  3. It's difficult to separate individual performance(s) from the team performance. The team consists of more than just players on the field, however, and that seems to be the cause of "underachievement". Fans may never know what the problems are (or were), but there are (or were) problems to be overcome. I'm not sure that it is possible to "overachieve" (like giving 110% day in and day out). Yes, there are intangibles, but they are always present.
  4. Yes to proving it on the field. No to we know what's coming. While I very much like the player personnel and some of the staff additions, putting in all together and performing is a completely different thing.
  5. For the past couple of years, the Colts have been too tactically focused, but extremely weak on strategy. Don't know if Decker will help, but we'll see.
  6. Does Luck have Peyton Manning's work ethic? Does he prepare like Peyton did? Luck has the talent of a Peyton Manning, but this is a team sport. His relationship with all the players on offense - esp. all the wide receivers and TEs - and confidence in the overall team performance doesn't seem to "be there". Until that improves, bridle your expectations.
  7. The Colts have a lot to prove. That can only be done in the game, on the field.
  8. Regarding Chuck Pagano, we'll wait and see.
  9. It can be accomplished. I see the existing O-line capable, but I have no confidence in the scheme - yet - so it probably won't be accomplished. We can't ignore the elephant in the room.
  10. Maybe. All the charts, models and stats are merely trends - they don't necessarily apply to the team fit of individual players - and this may have been Grigson's problem. Each team probably runs many simulations of their "integration models" - how particular individuals become a team (or not). Or, it could be that most folks (even GMs) just don't understand statistics very well. IOW, it's complicated, and most people tend to go with simple scenarios.
  11. But I'll never forget Patty Mac's slobbernocker on Trindon Holliday. Classic.
  12. Which means the coin is probably not a "fair coin". This should make Deflategate look trivial.
  13. Of course.
  14. That's my point. What is it that makes "the better team"? Winning doesn't necessarily mean being the better team. "Great teams make their own luck". This doesn't guarantee winning, but it helps.
  15. My concern with FA is having the right cultural environment to attract the right kind of free agent at the right price - to be the kind of winning team that players really want to play for. How would you make a case for the Colts, other than having Andrew Luck who is trying hard to overcome his constraints? In the tech world, see Google and Facebook and compare with Baidu's harder road. Otherwise, the GM will be faced with Art Jones and Gosder Cherilus types as the best that will come aboard, and expensive.

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