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  1. More pieces to the puzzle

    Whats the hate for Sumlin? I was trying to think outside the box and they do have the A&M connection (Ballard and Sumlin). Just want to hear why there's so many no's...
  2. More pieces to the puzzle

    Ballard has been busy getting his personnel together for his reign as GM. I haven't seen to many Pagno sympathizers as of late and I really believe this is a lame duck year for him. I put together some options Ballard could put together to usher in a new era. Head Coach Kevin Sumlin The A&M coach has ties to Indy graduating from Jesuit Preparatory School. He is a creative offensive coach. He has succeeded at every level, making his start by helping crafting a offensive scheme to help Drew Brews become a top QB in the big ten. He had stints as offensive coordinator of the Sooners before becoming a head coach of Houston. He lead them to a 12-0 start before losing conference championship and accepting a job at A&M. The 1st year the aggies switch to the SEC he lead his team to a 11-2 record. The SEC is known to be bigger stronger and faster. He was able to out coach his opponents and manage the game well enough to compete and finish 2nd in the SEC. How he fits with the Colts: Luck seems to excel in the no huddle fast tempo pace offense that Sumlin can bring. A&M has been outstanding at putting nfl ready offensive lineman into the league. His adaptability has seen him being successful with the likes of Johnny Manziel and losing 2 QBs due to transfer in under a month and still being able to turn out a 8-5 record. Offensive coordinators options Darryl Drake Cardinals WR coach We all loved Bruce Arians letting Luck air it out. Drake has worked big bodied with Marshall and Alshon Jefferys in Chicago. He came to Arizona and worked with smaller recievers JJ Nelson and John Brown. Regardless of their size he focus on blocking on the 2nd level which has helped Matt Forte and David Johnson put up sensational numbers. Bill Musgrave Broncos QB coach The former offensive coordinator of the Raiders helped Derek Carr take a big step forward. He help revitalize Crabtree career, and utlized Cooper talent straight out of college so he could become a top 20 WR. He has been apart of pro bowl seasons of Derek Carr, Matt Ryan and Micheal Vick. Bill Callahan Washington offensive line coach Callahan was the architect of the Dallas Cowboys line. He took the Raiders to the Superbowl against Gruden Tampa bay. He provides great knowledge and playoffs experience. Defensive coordinators Mike Pettine Once known as Rex Ryan right hand guy, his 3-4 defenses are known to attack. He isn't just limited to 3-4 defenses, while coaching the Bills he ran a multiple scheme defense. Often making week to week and even in game adjustments to the defense alignments. He help Kiko Alonso make a name for himself and found a way to utlize Jerry Hughes when we couldn't. He has head coaching experiences with the Browns where his defense had 21 interceptions and finished 2nd in turnovers. Winston Moss Assistant Head Coach Packers He is the assistant head coach and LBs coach of the Packers. There are only few teams that always seems to be well prepared and the Packers win or lose are one of them. He worked hand in hand to shape the defense with Don Capers. He developed AJ Hawk and Clay Matthews (both as OLB and ILB). He help transform Julius Peppers from 4-3 DE to a 3-4 OLB. His development of players and discipline/preparation of his defense would be a change from the current regime
  3. I pity the ( April) fool mock draft

    *mad scientist
  4. We're all waiting for the draft and no one knows what to expect from Ballard on his 1st draft. This post is just some silly draft to kill time and a challenge for you guys to make your own ridiculous draft. I did look at the trade chart before writing this post but I'm sure many of you will double check my work. Let me set the scene *Ring ring New York on the line Giants trade us their 1st and 2nd round pick for our 1st pick *Ring Ring New York on the line wth why are they calling *Ring Ring New York on the line This time its the Jets they trade us Sheldon Richardson and their 2nd and 2 3rd round picks for New York 1st round pick. Ballard the made scientists now has 9 picks in the top 150 and Sheldon Richardson a instant impact player for his defense. 2nd (jets) Montravius Adams NT- we missed on Poe during Free Agency. Adams gives us that solid space eating body in the middle with a rare ability to also rush the QB. He will need coaching on his techniques but will help boster a line consisting of Richardson, Anderson, Ridgeway and Parry. 2nd (Colts) Buda Baker Safety- don't lie we all wanted Eric Berry. Butler is on a one year contract so we can start grooming his replacement now. Baker is the 3rd best safety in the draft. He has the ability to play with either Green or Geathers. Giving us the flexibility to move either one if Safety doesn't work out for them. Green could move to CB or Geathers to inside LB if his neck holds up. 2nd (Giants) D'onta Foreman RB- may seem like a reach but he is hard to pass on. His speed and power is great plus he has decent hands. At UT he ran behind a * poor offensive line and was still successful. This year is rich in RB and everyone should participate in grabbing one this year. Next year has some talent also hopefully he can be paired with a top tier RB next year to help our stable after Gore retires. 3rd (jets) Roderick Johnson OT- Most of Cooks long carries came from his side. He has a huge frame and decent feet some great coaching he could be a solid RT with the potential to play LT. 3rd (colts) Carroll Phillips OLB- This is the poor man Carl Lawson. Good bend and motor to get around the edge and attack. 3rd (jets) Fabian Moreau CB- This is a pick and stash player for next year. We don't know who the coach will be next year but a season of watching film and coaching from Pags should help him contribute for our next coaching regime. 4th (Colts) Kendell Beckwith ILB- Without his injury he would surely go before now. A solid tackler with awareness to drop back and play zone. He has ability to play in the 4-3 or 3-4 giving us versatility. 4th (pats) Vince Biegel ILB/OLB- This guy is so passionate. Our defense could use some personality. He can blitz and play some zone. 4th (Colts) Jourdan Lewis CB- We didn't go with Mixon but this is a risky move. Lewis is one of the best CB in the draft definitely can play inside but with potential to play outside as well. 5th (colts) Jeremy Sprinkle TE- Another risky move but this kid can play. He is very similar to Dwayne Allen in that he is a great blocker who also can catch. In this scenario we come away with more talent than Mr. T has chains. We get our young core to build with and a younger and more athletic defense. I tried not to forget about Luck by giving him 2 solid blockers even if one is a TE. I know this is far fetch but it nets us some good players and a potential compensation pick if Sheldon Richardson decide to leave us. Iron sharpens iron so our defensive line should help develop our offensive line as well.
  5. Trader Joe's

    Or a swing and a miss the draft is a gamble.
  6. Trader Joe's

    Hence the name Doo Doo Brown lol. Yet if the Pats lost the heir to the throne would it be worth giving them 2 1st rounders. A quality QB is so hard to find
  7. Trader Joe's

    Thanks for the read and participating
  8. There are several ways for us to capitalize on this draft. I wanted to list a couple ideas that are out there get your opinion and your mock draft with your favorite scenario. The likelihood of any of these trades are slim to none but why not. 1. Doo Doo Brown Trade back with Cleveland The Browns have really made some moves. We could be the final piece in facilitating a trade between them and the Pats. We trade our 1st round pick for two 2nd round pick and a 4th. The Browns could trade the 12th and the 15th for Jimmy or the 12th and two 2nd round picks 2018 for Jimmy. Our pick is important to give him a weapon most likely OJ Howard or to give the Pats two 1st rounders for Jimmy if thats the asking price. Our draft would look like 2nd (browns) 2nd (browns) 2nd 3rd 4th (browns) 4th 4th (pats) 4th (comp) 5th 2. KC and the Sunshine kid Trade back with Kansas City Chiefs We get both of their 3rd round picks And Jeremy Maclin The familiarity between the front office helps deal. Andy Reid gets his QB and with Alex Smith only having a year or two left on contract this is the perfect time to groom a young QB. KC gets cap relief from getting rid of Maclin 10 million a year contract. Getting QB in the 1st round becomes crucial especially looking at the Kurt Cousins situation. They jump ahead of Washington and Houston for a QB. Luck now have Hilton, Maclin, Moncrief, Doyle, Gore and a rookie rb as weapons. If healthy this could easily be a top 5 offense. We do have enough money to absorb Maclin massive contract. Pick 27th 2nd 3rd 3rd (chiefs) 3rd (chiefs comp) 4th 4th (pats) 4th (comp) 5th 3. Griggs isn't the only one with Philly number Trade with Philadelphia Eagles Trade our 5th round pick for Mychal Kendricks ILB. 4. Jet lag Trade with New York Trade our 3rd round pick and 4th round comp pick for Sheldon Richardson of the Jets. If/when he leaves the Jets next year they will probably recieve a 3rd round comp. This is a loaded draft with us picking in the middle of the 3rd round. The value of our pick plus the 4th round comp should be enough to pry him away. If he leaves us we get a 3rd round comp. This is a expensive rental but after watching how the browns were able to keep Collins I'm sure we could retain Sheldon Richardson. 1st 2nd 4th 4th (pats) 5th 5. One Giant leap Trade with the New York Giants New York jumps ahead of Baltimore and Tampa Bay for a RB or OJ Howard. They have a short window to win another championship. Eli is getting older and Odell contract will be out of this world. Giants tool up for a 2 or 3 year run. 1st (23rd) 2nd 2nd (Giants) 3rd 4th 4th (pats) 4th (comp) 5th With so many arm chair GMs I'm sure we can get creative and put together a decent draft.
  9. Hotline Bling Its FA time so hopefully Ballard is working the phones. Rome wasn't built in one day and I'm sure we will have a turn around but..... I don't expect Chuck to be apart of it. I wanted to put together some soild young pieces to help us compete. I realize the NFL has been on a PR run lately wanting us to believe that choir boys can win a championship but we know the truth. From the 90s Cowboys to the Patriots most teams have a wild card or two amongst the deck if you know what I'm saying. Jarvis Jones OLB Former first round pick who may just need a change of scenery and comes with something to prove. He is a good edge setter and can basically be look at as a younger Erik Walden. Aj Klein ILB He been backing up one of the best lb in the nfl and has extensive experience due to injuries. He is young with playoff and super bowl experience. Dontari Poe We have been looking for that athletic NT to come in and eat up blockers, stop the run and provide pass rushing. Poe checks off most of the list. Will we over pay him of course but the dirty work he is doing up front will help our secondary and defense overall. Jets Lets work out a deal giving our 3rd round pick for Sheldon Richardson. Him and Poe on the defensive line would be scary. Both requiring to be double teamed will free up our OLB and Henry if he is fully healthy to do some damage. This moves help offensive line also because practicing against these guys will help the young line develop quickly. Draft Jonathan Allen DE At one point considered a lock for the top 5 he may drop so now we pair him with Richardson and Poe. The defensive line has been totally transformed in one off season. Carl Lawson OLB Always been talented and often the best player on the field even when Dee Ford was at Auburn University. He was just injured most of the time. Hopefully that is behind him because the defensive line in front of him will let him hunt. 3rd traded Tim Williams OLB Alabama Off field issues drops him as well as his size. I think he could be a great 3rd down pass rusher who could potentially grow and do damage in this defense with thay defensive line we have now. Jamaal Williams RB His vision and ability to catch makes him a great weapon in our offense. I see him as a great complimentary back. Elijah Lee ILB Uber athletic LB who needs direction. Jeremy Sprinkle TE Timing is everything and he was supended for his bowl game for stealing. He is 6'6 and can jump out of the stadium. Great blocker coming out of Arkansas and has soft enough hands that he could be our chain mover on underneath routes. We still have holes but damn what a make over.
  10. I tried to come up with a down to earth off season that we could get excited about. These are some minor moves with major results for next year. Estimated cap is 60m Release Jackson saves 5.5m Jones saves 5.2m Trade Gore for a 6th round pick (Packers, Steelers or Cardinals) gives him a chance to go to a championship type team. Cap is 74m Resign Walden Turbin Doyle Butler Extension Moncrief Mewhort Free Agency Melvin Ingram OLB With San Diego cap he is the most likely to become a free agent. Doug Martin RB (if released) The Bucs are off the hook. He played well for his contract year so why not put him in the same situation with a short contract. Lawrence Timmons ILB We are in need of a leader on this defense. I feel we can bring him in for a year or two to instill toughness and a winning culture for the defense. Draft 1. Ruben Foster ILB This is a luxury pick. We grab a 3 down LB who is able to tackle and cover. A year with Lawrence Timmons should give him time to ease into the NFL. 2. Gareon Conley CB Every year we have a injury in the secondary. This pick sure up the backfield and gives us a true no. 2 across from Davis. 3. TJ Watt OLB Being petty with this pick. He is still very new to the position but should provide a decent pass rush when Walden or Ingram is off the field. 4. Wayne Gallman RB I compare him to Demarco Murray. He has soft hands and he is patience to find the hole to run through. He also provides good pass protection. 4. Montravius Adams NT Similar to Ridgeway he has a high ceiling if he can become more consistent. He bats balls down and eats up blockers for others. Highly athletic with the ability to play multiple position on the line. 5. Devonte Fields OLB He has a quick first step and closing speed for his size. He drops because of his history off the field. 6. Rickey Seal Jones WR I'm a believer of surrounding Luck with young cheap talent. He is a tall target that finds holes in zone coverages and gives Luck the ability to throw the fade. 6. Elder Corn CB (Gore trade) Very good athletic CB who used to play PG. This gives Chuck his project he seems to take on at a position he specializes in.
  11. Should we trade back out of 1st round

    I agree and disagree after he was part of a munity against the coach defensive scheme and strategy last week vs Jordy Nelson. The pats got rid of Collins for less. Rhodes will be on his contract year also so its a question of do they want to encourage that behavior with a big contract and does that undermine the Coach?
  12. The big trade back I come before you with two options that may or may not present itself for the Colts. I tried to find believable options that seems fair and beneficial to both teams. Griggs seems to be secure in his job so role playing as Griggs or whatever ever GM you replace him with would you want to pull any of these trades off? Scenerio 1 Trade with Rams We have alot of cap space for big time players. So why not supplement that with more draft picks in a deep draft. We get their 2nd and 4th round And they get our 1st round pick Scenerio 2 Vonte maybe transitioning from a top 10 cb to a top 20 cb. Lets bring in a number 1 proven CB and help our front 7 with coverage sacks. The chance of having 2 of the top shut down CB on the same team will make the Colts defense great no matter the coordinator. Trade with Vikings We get Xavier Rhodes And they get our 2nd round pick Would any of these draft day trades make sense and whats your best off season mock with these two options. Happy New Year to everyone and please be safe over the weekend.
  13. I definitely agree with Kyle Shanahan. I think we can surround him with coaches with experience like Bill Callahan or McCoy from the chargers. For defense Mike Pettine or Gregg Williams I would want to grab 2 offensive players Wayne Gallman and Bucky Hodges if possible. We can go all Defense for the rest but we must surround Luck with good cheap talent.
  14. Prospective head coaching candidates [Merge]

    Just not a fan on McDaniels. Brady won with Charlie Weis and Bill O’Brian. To my untrained eyes their offensive system never changed between the 3 coordinators. I understand he throws in a wrinkle here and there but at the end of the day do you believe that the student (Mcdaniels) can beat the teacher (The Hoodie)? If not why hire someone to hang AFC championship banners until the hoodie retires?
  15. Prospective head coaching candidates [Merge]

    Nice read on Kyle Shanahan