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  1. Does that mean his beard won't grow as well? LOL. Why are we looking at men's boobs anyway?
  2. Andrew Luck gives all appearances of being a person who believes in being positive. This is a very valuable trait (I wish I had) that serves him well. Everyone gives the Colts no chance to win the Superbowl. I have some thoughts that I'm busting to foist onto the reader. Just a quick eval pre draft. The offensive key is good health and the O-line progression. Imagine Andrew standing back there with time. Mange' time. They would score a bundle of points. The D will be really good with these bodies and a couple three good draft picks. I think Chuck will coach them up one side and down the other. I think innovation could help such as what I'm hearing about some safety play at the linebacker position on passing downs. Geathers would be really good at covering tight ends (along with several of the possible safeties in the draft). These things can happen and with the Colts scoring potential, I think of Mr. Luck getting hot over a short series and becomes nearly unbeatable.
  3. I really liked Ballard's comments on the podcast regarding players with perceived character issues. The concept of planning around a young player for the period when they first have success and money shows a recognition that a young guy can make bad decisions. With planning their chances of long term success improve considerably. Second chances are fine, beyond that not so much.
  4. I think the premise of this topic is completely wrong. To summarily dismiss the players that Mr. Ballard has brought in as "second tier" ignores the fact that many of them played on very good defenses behind very good players. It also ignores the fact that for some of them a new system and a different role for which they have been selected may cause a huge leap in their respective success. The Colts have also gotten a lot younger and faster with these pick ups which should also not be ignored. The comments regarding coach Pagano that Jim Irsay made are simply reflective of a recognition that a coach must do with what he has. Grigson got canned and the coach is still the coach which gives an idea as to what the owner thinks. The additional impact players that the author of this topic wants pretty much always come from the draft. Top players are hard to come by and teams don't give them up without a reason.
  5. Ahmad had a furious nature to his runs that I loved to watch. He is a grown man. Congratulations!
  6. Ahmad's hard, hard running style did not lend itself to a lengthy NFL career, but I just loved to watch the furious nature his runs. He is a manly man. Congratulations.
  7. So long as Moncrief stays productive in the red zone, he'll keep his horseshoe. I believe he will have to battle for the number 2 receiver slot but he's sure to get Luck's attention when a tough catch is needed in the end zone. It would be nice if he could stay healthy as his availABILITY is necessary especially if he wants to really get paid.
  8. In general I like what Mr. Ballard is doing regarding the rush linebacking situation. Trying to get a proven double digit sack-master is very difficult and dangerous. The way the Colts are now being managed takes into account how different schemes and utilization can make a huge difference in statistics. If I were a betting man, I would say that at least two of the guys acquired will make a significant impact, especially considering the Colts less than great situation at outside linebacker. Coach Pagano could go to war with the bunch he now has and have a very good chance to improve the defense. Spence looks like a good gamble to me. If they can score a keeper in the draft, they're good to go. Now on to other things.
  9. So far I believe he has done 2 things. Reduced age of OLB and improved special teams. If you reduce age 7 years per player at 3 OLB spots and do not lose productivity, you've improved. So far, so good. Still plenty of time in free agency until the draft truly tells the tale.
  10. With the amount of depth the Colts have at corner, it makes little sense to cut Robinson if he is healthy. There is already tape on him. Either slot or edge, I'm unaware of anyone we have that is much better right now. We'll just have to wait and see how it pans out.
  11. I thoroughly agree. This talk of a running back in the first round is not thought out well. The Colts need some defensive studs. Gore, barring injury, is fully capable of playing another year. When a draft class is as deep at running back as this one, pulling the trigger early is pointless. Running back might be a good selection for the compensatory pick. Please, Mr. Ballard help this defense.
  12. True but in each case Grigson was the GM who has not had a good history with defensive picks. With an extremely young offensive line and a lot of players long of tooth on D, 8 and 8 is decent if not good. I'm not a Pagano for life enthusiast but I would say another year has been earned and a knee jerk reaction is not called for.
  13. The logic behind keeping coach Pagano is simple. The players play hard for him. The fastest way to turn into the Cleveland Browns is to turn everybody over every couple of years. Maintaining continuity is vital to a team's success. Another year of continuity and some bodies will improve the defense and get a good shot at the divisional championship.
  14. LOL. The rubber will hit the road when the evaluation of talent begins. That coupled with rudimentary math skills for the cap is the majority of the GM job. His history is good, he speaks well and seems to have a good concept. I'm encouraged (a little now).
  15. IMHO the o-line play overall improved last year. Obviously, there is room for more improvement. Only the coaches and now Ballard know their long term plans. It does look as though a starting-quality offensive lineman at almost any position would be a good pick up. If Philbin is worried about any of the rooks from last year, we might see more. Protecting Luck better must continue to be a priority. A better defense would serve to tire the opposing D to a greater degree and certainly help the offense. I think concentrating on the D is key this year.

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