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  1. Are we too young?

    This has nothing to do with this post but I needed to say it. I just read a good article on OLB Simon on how he is picking the mind of Robert Mathis on how to become a better OLB. He is young and eager and in the first two preseason games he has shown improvements on how to get into the backfield, He has a interception and was in on a strip sack and is working on getting in sync with his counterpart and becoming a good tandem at OLB. Those are the things we need to be discussing on this forum the improvements. This team is young a lot of mistakes are going to be made, A lot of rookies are playing. A lot of new faces are also on this team so it will take time to Gel. You have Green playing at CB which i have seen a improvement only we can wait and see if he can fit the role. The OL has injuries right now but we do have young OL who can fit in the right spot with work. 2 preseason games down and most of everything I heard is the season is over. Who do we draft in 2018 or does Luck need to find a new team. Like some have said on this Forum lets at least get into a few games before everyone starts Doom and Gloom.
  2. Already tired of Pagano

    I think their will be a change in how the colts approach this weeks game, The first two preseason games are for evaluation not much for game planning. I will hold of judgement until after this weekend game.
  3. The score was close ...

    So did I cut the cord with Direct TV so now Iam going to try live streaming through the cities of the oppoents the colts play. will be interesting if it works. But correct only interested in performance right now until the third preseason game.
  4. Comparing our defense to theirs.

    IMOP The defense most of the players are still learning the playbook and their positions not to mention if the guy beside them is going to cover his back in case of a mistake. This may be the reasoning behind everyone who might be thinking the Defense is running a little slower. Lets see what happens when the Defense plays together over the next two games together. But over all they are running at the same speed. The tackling by the Defense is what I have a problem with. As for the Cowboys the colts offense are not playing very well that is why it looked like the cowboys where all over the place, To many Colt players out of position. The Coaches are playing a conservative game not taking to many chances and trying to evaluate the players. Usually the first two preseason games are evaluating players and the third and fourth preseason game the coaches come in with a game plan to see if the starting players can play with in their assigned area.
  5. New College Scouting....

    so how does scouting work
  6. I think Colts will win division next year

    It all depends on how they play offense this year way to many 5 and 7 step drop backs to throw down field with a line full of rookies and injuries last year. The O-line should be much better this year with 1 year under its belt and a new O-line coach well help them a lot and I know a lot of the people on this site say the right side of the line is the problem, Haeg needed to get into the weight room this off season lets see if he bulked up, Good needed to loose some weight and the colts just drafted a kid out of USC so lets see what we have during training camp. If they play smart football football this year and play clock management while luck mends from surgery and the rookies on defense and new guys catches up it could be a good year and the colts could go far and possibly win the division but if they play like they did last year and use the same philosophy of chucking the ball 20 to 25 yards and have luck stand in the pocket and hold on to the ball 5 to 7 seconds they will loose.
  7. Colts select Malik Hooker [Merge]

    Considering the Colts play a lot of cover 1 and cover 3 and Hooker a projected top 10 player fell right into the colts lap at 15 frees up a lot of options in secondary IMOP. He has the talent to play the safety position and it gives the colts a look at what to do with green plus the fact they can move butler back to his orginal position or maybe train green to to take over for butler who knows. Their was a lot of good players left to choose from on the board last night but after reading on some of them the only one I was interested in was Reddick and he went at 13. Their are a lot of good corners left and ILB also EDGE guys kinda hope the colts address the RB in the 2nd you still have Mixon, Karma, and Cook. also their are some good edge guys left Cunning, Bowser, Williams. plus some corners.
  8. Andrew Luck looks thinner and positive

    So this is assuming that Lamp is ready to go once he is Drafted, It will take Lamp at least a half a year to adjust to the speed of the game and his assignment. The O-line the Colts have been using over the past few years have been flat out bad. Last 2 years draft the Colts did address the O-line and now that the O-line has at least been together for 2 years barring no injuries you have a good O-line, The Colts played out of position on the line most of last year. Their is a kid out of Indiana who can play Tackle or RG and will be available in the 2nd. With the signing of a of the FA list this past few days I could possibly see the colts looking to Draft a RB or CB, You made a valid point the colts need to play short ball to help keep luck off his back, they should of done this more the last couple of years and maybe luck could of avoided his injuries the past 2 season
  9. Our Defense

    IMOP their was a lot of mistakes on offense last year that needs to be cleaned up this year, The o-line will at least be in in its second year together. Luck had a shoulder injury so his throwing accuracy and strength was not their why was he even playing do not know should of pulled him when season was lost to have surgery to repair shoulder. I think Turbin and Gore can handle the running duties for now or up or until a new RB the colts choose to select in the 3rd or 4th can get up to speed. The Defense is where the problem is, FA helped so far the LB core which will help for now if the Colts are able to have a good draft and bring in a couple more FA they can start building a good defense to a least compete next year. If correct they still 33 million in free money so lets see what happens.
  10. And your reasoning for Good not starting or being in a Colts Lineup again,
  11. I do not understand why everyone is so bent on getting a O-line or a RB in the first round, The colts O-line from last year did a stand up job considering they started a lot of rookies and the offensive line coach was changed, Your left Guard was hurt most of the year. Kelly a rookie stood his own ground then you got Haeg at RG with a little weight training could play either play RT or RG, Good who has played RT can play RG if they decide to switch him back to the inside and move Haeg outside. If the colts really need a lineman their will be plenty in the second you have a kid out of Indiana who can play left or right Guard who IMOP is a lot better then Lamp whose primary job was pass protection at IU. He is projected to go mid to late 2nd round. As for RB the Colts can pick one up in the 3rd to 4th round. IMOP the colts need to work on Defense in the first if possible if they do trade down for more picks great all that does is put more horses in the stable for the colts to work with
  12. WEAKNESSES: Though his agility and balance Mixon accelerates quickly but does not appear to have the elite breakaway burst to outrun pursuit angles from savvy defenders. He can get a little careless with the ball, holding the ball loosely and away from his frame, at times, and fumbled six times in two seasons with the Sooners (including three times against rival Texas in 2016).While muscle-bound, Everyone talking about his off the field problems but failed to mention that he cannot hold onto the ball. He will not be playing against college kids in the NFL. So I guess their would a problem drafting anyone in the first 2 rounds who is careless with the ball.
  13. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES STRENGTHS: Athletic mover with twitchy reflexes. Sudden in space with the lower body agility to easily spring in any direction, transition his weight and shake defenders. Instinctively sorts through the trash with innate anticipation and decision-making, hitting the hole with timing and quickness. Excellent zone patience to feel run lanes. Widescreen vision to be picky, but decisive. Gets his shoulders square to the hole and stays skinny. Very smart runner, knowing when to fight for more yardage and when the fight is over. Natural receiver with above average hand-eye coordination and soft hands. Better route runner than several top receiving prospects in this class, using tempo and body fakes to shift gears and separate. Exceptional catch-and-run athlete and fearless on the football field. Impact return ability, averaging 9.7 yards on punts (39/380) and 25.9 on kick returns (57/1,479) over his Stanford career, recording two career special teams touchdowns (one punt, one kickoff). Adequate body thickness and stayed relatively healthy considering he touched the ball 748 times the past two seasons. Rarely puts the ball on the ground with only three career fumbles. Impressive bloodlines -- father (Ed) played football at Stanford (1986-91) and then for 13 seasons in the NFL, winning three Super Bowls; mother (Lisa) played soccer at Stanford (1987-90); maternal grandfather (David Sime) was a silver medalist in the 100-meter dash in the 1960 Summer Olympics. Remarkable production as the only player in Stanford history with 2,000+ all-purpose yards in consecutive seasons, leaving school No. 3 on the all-time rushing list (3,922). WEAKNESSES: Adequate build for the position, but doesn't have ideal body armor to live between the tackles. Lacks lower-the-shoulder power and doesn't consistently drive through arm tackles -- unless diving forward, rarely pushes through contact with run strength alone. Quicker than fast and can be caught from behind. Overly patient at times, allowing defenders to reset and make stops. Undeveloped technique in pass protection, dropping his head and lunging. Elected to leave his team prior to the bowl game in order to prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft, which might be received differently by future teammates/coaches. Banged up in 2016 and wasn't himself for a four-week stretch due to injury -- how will he hold up to NFL punishment? IMOP He can become a every down back but needs work, Do not see the Colts using a 1st on Him
  14. Jabaal Sheard

    And this is assuming that all this players that are being Drafted are ready to play at the next level, Everyone knows it will take the players at least half the year to a year to get up to speed with the play book and the speed of the game, I read this forum last year some of the members were ready to tar and feather the rookies for making rookie mistakes. I like what Ballard has done so far in FA he has brought the personnel into the locker room that are not old and are not asking for a lot of money, looking for a starting position and players who are actually good against stopping the run. So far from what I read about the players he has brought it they have a mean streak about them not afraid to tackle.