richard pallo

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    Tre Boston explains his Colts visit

    If this is true It's a poor reflection on the organization. Other FA's are going to think twice if they think they might be wasting their time.
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    Tre Boston explains his Colts visit

    Maybe Brian Decker checked him out first and didn't pass him along. Only Josina really knows.
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    Post OTAs 53 man roster

    Joe Haag is not better than Howard. Burwell could beat him out as well. I agree that if Bond is fully recovered he will make the team which does not bode well for Haag. This year Haag will have to fight his way onto the roster unlike the last couple of years.
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    Colts meeting with VTech CB Adonis Alexander

    I wouldn't mind giving up a 6th or 7th at this juncture. We shouldn't be picking this high in the draft again and late Rd. picks are long shots anyway. We just might get lucky and catch lightening in a bottle.
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    Post OTAs 53 man roster

    I think strength is a major issue for Haag. I thought the weight room and a year of NFL strengthening would help him out but that was not the case last year. Versatility is all fine and good but if you are a liability on the field it means nothing. I would feel better if we found a backup like Joe Reitz at cutdown time. But Joe has all of the preseason to make his case so we shall see.
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    Post OTAs 53 man roster

    I liked Joe Reitz. I was trying to think of his name earlier but I had a senior moment. He was a perfect versatile backup who held up well when called upon. Joe Haag has a long way to go to be another Joe Reitz IMO. We shall see. I wouldn't rule out Good winning the starting RT spot again. He did it last year although I would consider Howard a better challenger. Clark I don't see at all.
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    Post OTAs 53 man roster

    I thought Bond made the team last year as a backup center and then he too got hurt. He is only a center and Kelly is only a center. So we went with the center position last year with two players who only play one position. I didn't realize Slauson can also play center so he also gives us the versatility we need for the interior. To me that's more of a reason Haag doesn't make it. Haag hasn't heldup at G or T. Hence the additions of Nelson, Slauson, Howard and Smith. Haag can play a number of positions but he is a liability IMO. If he earns a backup role good for him. But i, for one, will be holding my breath if he is out there trying to protect Andrew Luck.
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    Post OTAs 53 man roster

    I think Bond beats out Haag. Burwell also makes the team. One less defensive player. Probably DL or CB. Possibly Simon traded for a pick.
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    Colts Minicamp 6/13/2018

    Not me. I'm actually expecting it. They brought in much better talent. If he already has dropped down to 4th. string the writing is pretty much on the wall. He needs to have a great camp but there are always injuries so you never know.
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    Colts Minicamp 6/13/2018

    I thought Bond got hurt and that's why he started to work there. i think last year was his first time trying the center position but I don't remember him playing there in a game. Maybe he did.
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    Colts Minicamp 6/13/2018

    We shall see. But if he's really listed as 4th string thats a lot of people to get over even as a backup. The fact they are trying him at center seems like a desperation move to see if he can find a spot. Being versatile is good. But you need more than versatility to stay on a team. You at least have to hold up in real competition. He has struggled with that part of his game.
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    Colts Minicamp 6/13/2018

    It's good. I never thought he was that good to begin with. If Doyel knows he's 4th string I don't see how he makes the team. Same for Clarke. I read somewhere where another players is listed ahead of Clarke as the backup tackle either side. IMO this is great news for the Colts. It shows that we might be on the road to putting together a real strong and deeper OL.
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    Are we going to a RPO system.

    I would think you would need the threat of a productive run game to make it work. We think the run game will be more productive but we really don't know. So unless we prove otherwise there is no reason to fear our run game to start the season. And I don't think we will have plays designed for Luck to fake a handoff and run himself. So if Luck returns healthy he is the guy you have to fear and game plan for. I was reading where we are going to use three TE formation's a lot. That could give us a chance to see what our run game can do and give extra PP for Luck while at the same time giving our new OL a chance to figure things out. RPO is something we are going to bring into our offense but that doesn't mean it's going to be effective out of the gate. You still need a balanced offense to make it work effectively. We need a run game. We shall see.
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    Luck at the Indy 500

    Are you ready for some footballs???
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    Luck at the Indy 500

    He looks great, almost too good. Here's hoping he was very careful on the supplements he was probably taking to help with his recovery.
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    Mychal Kendricks released

    So it appears we have no interest. So what else is new?
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    True or False: Week 2 Edition

    Yes. Better pass protection, better running game, better options at other WR spots, stronger TE group, and Luck loves TY and he will be his primary receiver. Luck is rehabbing smartly this year. He will be ready.
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    Colts OTA’s 5/23/18

    He might be versatile but I don't see him as "effective". We could probably find someone better on the waiver wire at cutdown time. To me he is on the bubble and not a must have. We shall see.
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    Colts OTA’s 5/23/18

    I think he started frequently as a rookie. He did not improve in 2017. Last year he only started because Good was injured early and he was it or heaven forbid Clark. Good had beaten him out at RT. He started because of circumstances not because he earned the job. I think he and Clark are on the bubble especially after our draft and new FA signings on the OL.
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    Colts OTA’s 5/23/18

    IMO Haag has struggled everywhere he has played on the OL. Trying him at center could be a last attempt to find him a possible backup spot. He and Clark are fighting for their roster spots IMO. Remember Haag couldn't beat out Vuj at LG after Mewhort went down. He and Clark only played as last resort options. Both Grigson guys.
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    Mychal Kendricks released

    I couldn't agree more. I wanted him in a trade as well and now he is there for the taking. His release was all about cap savings IMO. I hope Ballard moves on this one.
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    Keeping Brissett at #2

    Supposedly we received trade offers for Brissett. Ballard said no probably to hedge agains Luck not being ready. If Luck returns fully recovered you can bet he will be gone next year and we will sign an older veteran backup. If he has a good preseason we could easily get another 2nd. rd. pick at a minimum to help finish the rebuild. Especially since next years QB class is not that great.
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    Keeping Brissett at #2

    I agree. And don't forget the Patriots weren't afraid to trade him while he was on a cheap contract and Jimmy G was gone. They obviously thought they could find an eventual Brady replacement and he wasn't it.
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    Keeping Brissett at #2

    We traded Dorsett for Brissett just to be accurate.
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    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    Breeland is a young proven starter in this league. He earned his 3yr. 24m contract. Unfortunate circumstances cost him to fail his physical. Comparing him to Melvin is apples vs. oranges. Melvin signed a 1yr. prove it deal for a reason. He's 28 with one good year. Breeland doesn't need a prove it deal. I believe he was a 4yr. starter. If he's healthy he should get a contract longer than one year. If we want him we should sign him to a fair contract and not take advantage of the situation. I would much rather have a player who is happy with his contract than one who feels a team is taking advantage of the situation and making him prove himself all over again. That would leave a bad taste in my mouth. If we do it the right way I believe we will get a great return on our investment.