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  1. 3 second rounders that we don’t otherwise have = three years of second round picks. Thus the trade accelerates a draft rebuild of premium second round picks by three years. Put another way, if the Colts simply stood pat, it would have taken three more years after this year to add those premium talents to the roster. Ergo, the trade = greatly accelerated rebuild via the draft. KEY outcome for taking advantage of the Luck years.
  2. Forgetting the numbered value charts, just intuitively, this is a great trade ... to move down ONLY three spots, but get in return THREE years of second round draft choices? That’s fantastic and greatly accelerates this concept of building via the draft. Again, terrific trade ... which equates to my “dream” scenario posted almost two weeks ago.
  3. I had talked up / posted my dream scenario of three trade-backs ending up at the 6th overall ... and getting three 2nd rounders, with two of them in this draft and one in next year’s draft. Well, CB accomplished that with just one trade, but effectively taking the same haul ... GREAT job, Chris! I totally approve this trade. Now we just have to nail it on all the picks. No misses!
  4. OK, looks like we're drafting Nelson ...

    If Nelson doesn’t go at 1 or 2, then the Colts could in theory trade back three times, ultimately ending up with spot six, and still get Nelson. The wildcard is the Giants at spot 2.
  5. Rashaan Melvin To Raiders [Merge]

    Meh. I think of him as a replaceable journeyman. No complaint from this chair.
  6. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull, Chico Mackey ... i do remember Peter Puck. Also, Howie Meaker Hockey School on CBC!
  7. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    PrincetonTiger, before the Winnipeg Jets got into the NHL, the Blackhawks were my team. Tony O was my hockey hero!
  8. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    Canadiens and Habs are synonymous. I dislike them to the Core. Ergo, Canadiens/Habs are Patriots/Pats, in the example. To Norwell, we might simply be that team he doesn’t want to play for, so there might just have been nothing we could’ve done to actually convince him to come to the Colts.
  9. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    ??? Okay, substitute hockey for NFL football and Habs for Pats. Comprende?
  10. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    There are all kinds of “other” considerations that come into play that are well beyond the control of Ballard and the Colts. I think that more times than not, it is these other considerations that are the cause in not getting a guy. A hypothetical example, if I am a successful hockey star FA ... and one of the teams hot for my services is the Montreal Canadiens, well, Sorry Hab fans, but I am simply not signing with your team, for the idea of donnng a Habs jersey repulses me to my core. Ergo, it would not matter how fantastic an offer you make, I am not signing with you. I WILL, however, not be shy in using the Habs to leverage myself a better deal from a team I’d actually like to play for. I don’t think we should be so naive as to think the above example does not happen often in the NFL ... and in fact that it is our beloved Colts that are sometimes on the short end of that stick.
  11. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    Yes, perhaps, but still, just PURE speculation on your part AND my part. We don’t really know what is actually going on. Maybe we’re both wrong about it! I agree with your want for OL enhancement and I agree that it’s time to do whatever it takes, $-wise. The Colts might simply be repeatedly jilted, though.
  12. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    I agree with the bold part, but like I say, we might have been right there in what was offered, but the Norwell camp simply chose one of the other suitors, not for lack of effort on the part of the Colts.
  13. Ryan Jensen Visiting Colts Today

    Silberman, that might be spot on ... in fact, for all we know Ballard may have offered equal or more, but simply was turned down by Norwell. There seems to always be this perception that if we don’t get a guy, that we must’ve simply failed to pony up the kind of dough that the guy signed for. I think that in a lot of cases, though, it might be more of a case of there were several competing offers all in the same ballpark, but then the player and his agent choose where they most want to go. Thus, to say Ballard failed because he didn’t get Norwell might in fact be an entirely off base, unfair assessment.
  14. I predict that Bridgewater will never again pan out as a successful QB.
  15. Twice in ten years = not all that common.