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    The Cincinnati Reds. Writing. Publishing. Procurement. Board games
    such as Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly. Cards.Word Play Games and Puzzles.
    Collector Muscle Cars 1955-1972. Coin Collections.The Kentucky State Police & The Fraternal Order of Police.
    The Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Program. The HOLY TRINITY.

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  1. Hope all is well with you dude. Haven't seen you on here in a while.

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      I agree RTB. I hope CR is doing okay too & that he will resurface soon as well. 


      I miss his insights on things. He's 1 smart dude. 

  2. RR7, didn't know you played LB. Us, "mean-old ex-linebackers need to stick together". Include me in that ex-LB corps. The only thing I don't miss are those 275lb. OLs & tenacious RBs that hit like Mack trucks.
  3. You're welcome!
  4. Welcome, WG21! Was a long time contributor to the MailBag myself. Kevin Bowen is a great guy. Looking forward to conversing. Thanks for your introduction. C'ya around.
  5. New coaches mold their defensive/offensive players (whether current or future) to a scheme & mindset through various abilities of each that benefits the system chosen as a whole. Pretty much a given that the Colts have struggled & sometimes mightily in the past with defense. Monachino should change that along with Williams & Pagano. That's pretty much what everyone wants to see and hope for. Good chance this might be the corrective recipe for that.
  6. Cannot express enough what good reasoning by LCF, SatAD, & Smonroe have stated here so far. There's no doubt in this fan's mind as to why these new coaches are here. And, that is to change the course & direction on both sides of the ball. Each of these coaches have been selected for direct links they've had via experience in the NFL. Very good experience, I might add. I firmly believe that one of the biggest targets to excel in is defense. And yes, it's not going to be an overnight fix by any means. But, the foundation through these coaches has been laid in cement, at least for the foreseeable future. A very good foundation IMO. That's what it takes to start a formidable team. I'm very optimistic that these guys are going to impress quite a few once the ball gets rolling after the draft, free-agency, OTAs, pre-season, and the regular start. The starting point of good NFL coaches is pivitol to any franchise that wants to win, and win consistently. I think Indy has already achieved that by their staggering "11" newly appointed positions.
  7. Thank you, Gramz! I certainly missed quite a few of our members as well, including you. Glad to be back. And, thanks again.
  8. As I read this entire thread still grieving from the 3 losses of family members in the last 6 months, I am reminded what came to me while praying the Lord's Prayer one evening. Nothing good ever dies. For how can it? It's eternal home has snatched it from the grasp of evil. For if we live without hope, we are doomed from the start. My sincerest condolences to the members who have lost loved ones, and my very best well wishes for those who are enduring hardships. Our prayers are with you all.
  9. Amen, to that brother! I AM that I AM! Tell them, I AM!
  10. The Almighty Holy God must have needed another G to protect His Kingdom!
  11. Hi, Rachel! So glad to be back from the holidays. How are you & did you have a nice holiday season? It's great to see you on the boards. I'm pulling for Minnesota to take the NFC. :)  Drop me a line or two when you get a chance.


    Your friend & always my best to you,



  12. C, is more like it. Overall. None of the intangibles are mentioned here. None. Takeaway the crucial turnovers & penalties this team has produced over the season, and it's a different ballgame here. 7 games, off the top of my head. Understand the frustration, however, everything this team has gone through from injuries to supposed organizational command issues coupled with what I've mentioned doesn't deserve a "D" overall @ 4-5. Appreciate your assessment, Colts7. We just differ 1 grade.
  13. In light of all this hoo-ha surrounding the team, the last two years haven't been the problem where it concerns Grigson & Pagano. OC problems have lead Andrew to receiving more hits than Google everyday. That's a problem. It's now gone. The tensions that encompass this team haven't helped as well. Culmination of the play calling, Luck's hits & injuries, poor tackling, problems inside coaching, apprehensive demands, and front office/HC entanglement (if any) all have contributed to arrive where we now stand. All of these things are fixable. Easily fixable. Whether it concerns any other personnel firings is anyone's guess at this point. But please, do not lump one aspect of media reports about the Owner, GM & HC as the sole existing problem that the Colts need to address to solve all it's worries.
  14. Congratulations to all! I think it's great that the organization recognizes fans year round, in-season/off-season. Nice. Keep that spirit up, Indianapolis Colts!
  15. Grading Grigson's FAs picks as of today 3-28-15 : A+ It takes time to build a "consistent" threat going to Super Bowls. It takes time to build a "consistent" threat to enter Championship games. It takes time to build a "consistent" threat to enter Divisional Playoff games. It takes time to build a "consistent" threat to win AFC South Champions. It even takes time to build a "consistent" threat to enter Wildcard Games. The Indianapolis Colts have done all of these in [3] years! That is amazing. Considering all the tools now in Ryan Grigson's arsenal "before" the draft of this year ... simply A+ material in my book.

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