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  1. Shive

    The Colts running game

    I'm right with you on this. He's very Foster-like as a one-cut runner. He doesn't have the breakaway speed to take it to the house like Mack or Hines, but consistent 5-8 yard rushes are integral to sustaining drives. I think him or Turbin could see a good portion of the early carries.
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    Rodney Harrison on nbc sports radio

    Anyone on the national level seems to share that opinion and we shouldn't expect anything else. Keep in mind that talking about Luck's health from a negative perspective is more controversial and gets more attention than the positive perspective. Also consider that nobody on the national level wants to make the "hot take" that Luck will be fully healthy and tear up the AFC South.
  3. All teams are able to participate. Whatever round you select a player in corresponds to using that round's pick for the following year's draft. ie: We pick a player in the 2nd round of the supplemental draft this year and that uses our 2018 2nd round pick.
  4. I really think we could see Grover Stewart take a huge step this year. He came from a 4-3 defense and was out of position in the 3-4. He's got a lightning fast first step, especially for a man his size. He'll be part of the DL rotation, but I still think he could really shine in the new scheme.
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    Alex Marvez tweet

    Leaving mini-camp in great shape and arriving back to Training Camp out of shape is an easy way to get benched or cut.
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    Eagles not going to whitehouse

    Malcolm Jenkins' response:
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    Eagles not going to whitehouse

    Thanks! Apparently me liking your post will make me lose all of my credibility though.
  8. Shive

    Eagles not going to whitehouse

    You're describing more of a plutocracy where the wealthy, directly or indirectly, rule. PA is also incredibly gerrymandered as well, or at least has been in recent years. There's a reason the right is often referred to as "Conservatives" and the left referred to as "Progressives". Before you decide to label me as either, I'll just let you know that I dabble more in the middle, with a bit of a left lean these days.
  9. Shive

    Colts hire new analytics guy

    The things you're talking about are statistical outliers. Analytics tries to determine the factors that are the most impactful, most frequent, and most stable. Those outliers may be part of what gets you one or two wins, but winning on a last second hail mary is something that can't be relied upon for consistent success. Analytics isn't really a predictor. It's identifying the factors that will give you the best roster and best chance of winning.
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    Colts hire new analytics guy

    At the base of it, I see analytics as quantifying as much as the game as possible, then using that data to gain insight. For scouting players, you're looking at advanced statistics, which statistics are most stable (yields consistent results over time), and which ones translate best for your scheme and general NFL success. Using only analytics is a terrible idea, just like only using the "eye test" is as well. The eye test said Baker Mayfield was the 4th or 5th best QB in this draft, because he doesn't fit a criteria that doesn't necessarily translate to success. It's just assumed that a QB 6'3"+ with a strong arm has a better chance at being a top QB than a 6'1" QB with an decent arm, but just as many (if not more) of the taller, stronger QB's flop than the shorter ones. Analytics says that Mayfield does the things well that successful NFL QB's need to be able to. He has the highest completion rate to open targets, which is one of the most stable stats for QB's. He was also the top prospect in a few other key statistical categories that are most likely to correlate to success at the NFL level. Analytics looks at Mayfield's game and says he's the best QB in this draft, while it looks at Josh Allen's game and says he probably shouldn't even be drafted in the first round. My biggest gripe with the anti-analytics folks is that we look at guys that use traditional scouting methods that fail and say that person just isn't a good evaluator. We look at guys that use analytics that fail and blame analytics instead of the guy. Analytics is just a tool and to someone that doesn't use it properly or listen to the information given to them, it's not going to be effective.
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    Stribling Signed / Cirino Waived/Injured

    At the end of the day, it's a player that is most likely better than the guy he replaced on the roster, so that's definitely noteworthy. With our new scheme, anyone could surprise us, even an UDFA or another team's cast-off.
  12. I truly believe that Walker, Stewart, and Basham were drafted with the 4-3 switch in mind, so I don't worry too much about how they did last season. To me, they were playing out of position and had a redshirt rookie year. Now that they're in the proper defensive scheme, they can truly be evaluated. I'm very excited to see how our 2nd year guys do this season. I could see Walker as the starting MIKE, Basham at least being heavy in the DE rotation (if not starting), and Stewart getting a lot of snaps in the 3-tech rotation.
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    Mychal Kendricks released

    His cap savings, plus the fact that they've been shopping him for years make this not a surprising cut. He's always been a solid LB. PFF has him as their 9th best LB with a rating of 86, which is really good.
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    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    Aside from the lawsuit and stuff, would you say you're.......all in? One issue is that people like to cite the overall PFF rating without any of the context of their advanced stats. For example, Ryan Jensen had an overall PFF rating of 74.9 last season, which was very solid amongst most of the FA OL. If you actually looked at his per-game ratings, he would have a game where he rated really well and played like a pro-bowler, then he would have a game where he looked like he shouldn't even be on an NFL roster. Data is all about how you use it. If you're using it without proper context, it can definitely seem useless. To the bolded: This was a topic of conversation on the latest PFF podcast. The point they made is one I feel is very valid. The eye test is great, but it's not consistent and there's no set methodology or criteria. PFF looks at every single snap, charts every one of them, analyzes each player using a set criteria for each position, then ranks the players based on that criteria that is applied to each and every player. It's not perfect by any means, but it's the most objective way anyone has been able to analyze the game of football. I've been debating the same thing. They have some offers that can get you a year subscription by starting a new Fan Duel or Draftkings account with a $10 deposit. Not a terrible idea if you're wanting to try out one of those 2 sites anyhow.
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    Terrance West visited Colts on Tuesday

    1 has limited NFL experience and the other 2 have never played a second of NFL ball. I'd say a veteran RB would be smart. We have Turbin and Christine Michael, but if they feel West is better, he could supplant one of them on the roster.