The Fish

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  1. Those early 90's Colts teams fielded some really uniquely bad defenses. Since the Manning era, this season's squad is at least in the conversation for worst. There's just no difference makers in the front 7.
  2. I don't have a lot of optimism for this season so why panic? Frankly if they go 4-12 maybe that get's Grigson and Pagano out and we get a good draft slot. This squad desperately needs a difference maker or two in the front 7 on D and the best place to get those guys is in the draft. There's really not much to say about this years squad except that they're generally a disappointment and they're stress inducing to watch.
  3. Aside from a few breaks going against the Colts that in those years past didn't and a leaner supporting cast, the biggest thing is that Luck doesn't seem to have as strong of a killer instinct. Not to say this is all on him, but some of it is. And it's fair to say this squad wouldn't be in many if any games without him.
  4. I think it's safe to say his time here has been a disappointment, not due to him though.
  5. I mean this non controversially, but it's a very upper middle class, middle age, white crowd generally. It's not the rowdiest crowd at all. It's actually kind of uninspiring at times. Like being told to sit down, that is lame.
  6. Bears were here first. Fort Wayne might have one of the more dynamic mix of football fans anywhere. I know Packers, Steelers, Cowboys, Bears, Bengals, Lions fans. And a few Colts fans too.
  7. Look at the end of the Schedule. I don't see any sure fire wins up coming and I see some really tough games at the end. If .500 wins the division, we're still in it, I suppose.
  8. Andrew Luck has to be the best player on the field for the Colts to win this one (as with every week, now that I think about it). Deep analysis, I know. The Texans aren't a bad team, but they're not overwhelming, though the D could make Brock Oswiler look like a 72 million dollar QB.
  9. I didn't have to hand pick anything. And my only agenda is to see the team not suck. Everyone noticed it and said "wait, what"? Except you. But thanks. I'll be applying at the AP based on your observation. Nothing I've said was out of context. It was directly quoted and I called B.S. Your arguments on this will be ignored from me now. It's just not important what you think.
  10. I heard the whole damn thing. Most of it was him tell us this team isn't what our eyes are telling us it is. Was I supposed to ignore his "mistakes"? Stating that Luck's current contract was an impediment going forward doesn't inspire confidence. This isn't a true or lie situation. It's a Grigson sucks at his job situation and the odds that now that Lucks contract is going to make things that much tighter, why do we think he's the guy to figure this out? And here's the whole relevant passage so that I don't have to deal with the secret decoder ring arguments. “We have missed on picks. That’s for sure, we have, and I have to do better in that respect. But when you compile all four drafts I think we’ve done a good job, I think we really have. The offensive side of the ball is definitely going the right direction. I think a lot of teams throughout the league, objectively, from scouting departments would say we’re pretty strong on the offensive side of the ball. I mean obviously our quarterback [Andrew Luck], the tight end position. We have a young offensive line, we’ve got to get some cohesion up front, but again we used four draft picks this year on the offensive line [and] all four of them are contributing, at times three are starting. So it’s a good start, there’s going to be bumps whenever you deal with rookies. “The defensive side of the ball, you know we’ve never come out and said it’s Super Bowl or bust this year. We have a defense that is a work in progress, and when you have to tighten up once you pay Andrew what we did, it’s going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball. So we’ve got young players like Clayton Geathers, T.J. Green, Henry Anderson has played some really good football for us as well, David Parry is a starter. We’ve got a lot of players on that side of the ball that are on the come, but nothing’s ever perfect. There are no utopias on an NFL team and we’ve just got to keep every year trying to do better and we’ve won a lot of football games here, our coach has won, I don’t know, 44 games out of 70 I believe, and it’s a pretty darn good winning percentage. So we have a lot of things to be proud of, but at the same time we’re 1-3 and the expectations around Indianapolis are always going to be high because of the great success this franchise has had.”
  11. First off. I wouldn't lie, especially about something like this. Second, no I didn't, I'll get the quote. “When you have to tighten up, once you pay Andrew what we did, it’s going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball". Third, what's your point? The media didn't make Grigson blame Luck's current contract on his first four years on the job while he failed to build a roster that's better than the one he inherited. I'm dead nuts on. You? I don't know, your just talking about the media. Neat.
  12. Uh, I heard it live on Jay Mohr's show. Do want me to dig up the transcript? We can do that. This wasn't a media creation. Grigson is just bad at his job and then made up the dumbest excuse imaginable about why he's had miserable drafts that left this years squad talent depleted. "I just paid Luck, so in some kind of Twlight Zone sort of way that explains why I couldn't get the O line or D even at middle of the road". What?
  13. I didn't yell (much) but if anything that game more than usual made me despise Ryan Grigson and his blaming the contract he gave Luck on one of the very worst Defense's I've ever seen, that he assembled. And the hot butter O line? You'd think someone would have told him football was won in the trenches once or a bizzillion times, because I hear it all of the damn time. He shouldn't have this job anymore. He's bad at it.
  14. No offense to anyone here who's been crowing for heads to roll (it's basically universal now), but given that Reggie has credibility none of us could have and really knows the players and FO, that's a damming indictment.
  15. The season isn't over. The team might be bad or it might be okay-ish. If it's okay-ish and Luck plays lights out, then it's basically as it's been in the past. Not good enough to win it all, but good enough to bounced in the wild card round.. OR win it. The one thing I've noticed that no one is talking about, while declaring this squad excrement is that they've been in the position to win all 4 games in the 4th quarter late.

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