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  1. Valpo2004

    OTAs 5/24

    Which players are those?
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    Eric Ebron

    $6 million in dead money to cut him. He's guaranteed a roster spot for at least the first year I think.
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    Eric Ebron

    Could you link to the forums and topics where you are getting this information. I'd really like to read them. Thx
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    Eric Ebron

    Who knows maybe his cutting will encourage him to put in more effort. But I certainly can see a good deal of risk here with Ebron. I just hope Ballard doesn't use Ebron as an excuse to get rid of Swoope. Guy spent all of last year injured but the year before that he looked like he was developing well into a receiving tight end.
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    Colts OTA’s 5/23/18

    Important notes I caught from this link that havn't been discussed as far as I know. 1. Reich expects Andrew Luck to start throwing sometime between the time mini-camp breaks and training camp starts. So we now have a time table from the head coach. 2. Joe Haeg took some snaps at center. So it looks like the coaching staff might see him as a guy who can play all 5 positions on the OL.
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    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    Team will likely fine him the same number. From what I'm reading this policy seems pretty open ended. Let's Goodell decide the punishment.
  7. To be fair I think he just likes to push the boundary a bit until someone stands up to him and tells him to knock it off. But he ran into someone without the confidence to do that and just kept pushing and pushing until it went all overboard. Ehh after that he might as well retire. He may have something left in the tank but given his age it can't be much and he seems to be a major risk for a 1 or 2 year rental.
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    Chargers Hunter Henry tears ACL in first day of OTA's

    I doubt they would bite on that. Also as pointed out, they could also try and get Gates to come back for one more season.
  9. Gordon is not so far removed from his issues that I would think he'd make a good mentor for someone with similar issues.
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    Kneeling and penalty

    Wouldn't a rule not to employ those players be the same thing as masking how they feel? No one who wants to keep their job tells their boss exactly how they feel about him. If they create a rule to not employ those players then players will do what they need to keep their jobs. Also a rule like that would be a bad idea. Because then what you are asking for is some really popular well known and good player to kneel and call their bluff. What if a player like say Cam Newton knelt? There are a lot of really good players who could kneel and just dare the NFL to fire them. Furthermore you could see a lot of players band together and call them on their bluff, kneel and make them fill half the rosters with replacement players. How popular is the NFL going to be when half the rosters are filled with guys from the CFL because they won't play the best guys. My thoughts on it is the NFL is in a tough situation with this one. The NFL wants to avoid controversy in either direction. Inserting themselves into it is seen as taking sides and adds to controversy. Not inserting themselves into it is seen as taking sides by some. Furthermore this issue won't go away. Without being too political I will say that certain forces in our political system see this as a wedge issue to motivate their base and therefore will do what they can to incite it to continue in order to help them motivate the base. I honestly don't think there is a way for the NFL to win this one. Alternative ways such as keeping them in the locker room during the anthem might just tick off both sides.
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    Colts OTA’s 5/23/18

    I too am really interested to see what OL combo is working with the 1's. Obviously a lot can change between now and the end of camp. But it would be good to find out who the initial favorites are. LB's man that just is a huge tossup.
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    Colts OTAs 5/22/2018

    I feel like they have to be fairly confident he'll be back. If they where not confident in that, then they would have stayed at 3 and picked a QB. I don't think they are just nonsense'ing us to sell tickets. Because they could have said he's probably done, gotten a rookie QB and the rookie would have sold tickets. Now if he's not ready for camp, my view is going to change and be a lot more negative.
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    Colts OTAs 5/22/2018

    Oh certainly. . . we have practically nothing at LB. Quite frankly, I don't think we have to do this but I don't have a problem with matching his old contract. It doesn't sound like it was even that big. We have money to spend and we need LB's bad. And it's unlikely that we would suddenly get all the LB's we need from the draft next year.
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    Frank Reich Mic’d Up

    I would agree with that, but I would also agree it was time for him to go.
  15. Size difference is a factor in bullying but it's not the only factor. Self confidence is huge. A smaller person can easily bully a larger person who has little self confidence. When it first happened and I read the report on it I came to the conclusion and I still believe this that Martin has depression. For all his size and being at the very least a good college football player he still ultimately lacked self confidence which IMO came with depression. A guy the size of Wes Welker if he was enough of a jerk (and had the courage) could have probably bullied Martin. I would say those factors are fairly rare in athletes but that doesn't mean it can not happen. I would also say given Martin's tweet that he made after parkland he has a lot of issues he needs to unpack with a professional. It's a more complex issue then simple size.