I have a feeling Ballard will be watching the waiver wire throughout pre season and when the big time cuts come. I can see a couple of LBs or other positions being signed. I believed him when he said he is looking for talent from every direction and it is a non stop effort.
All teams have up and down games. The playoffs are no exception.
It's not just a point of cheers. It the energy that the home fans bring. It is real, you know this. I don't understand why you even question it when you already know the answer.
One thing to keep in mind is the Colts are going to run the ball more than in the past. Don't get your hopes up for Luck to be setting the NFL on fire like he used to. Plus we will see more TE sets with the TEs we have so that will also take catches away from the WRs.
It's hard for a rookie to break into a #2 spot. For the most part Cain will be just getting used to the speed and not getting baited by veteran d-backs. The law of averages says 2 -3 years for most receivers to learn the position inside out.
Tiger, there are no guarantees in the NFL. Ballard will sign who he thinks is best. The answers will be answered in training camp and pre season games. Since the fans are not as involved in training camp as they once were all we have is the pre season games to make our opinions on. We have seen in the past that pre season games are not what ends up being the tell all so we have no choice but to trust the coaches to make the calls on who starts and who are the backups. (and who goes home)
My only point was every time a free agent becomes available some jump right on it and say we need to sign him.
When in reality do we really need to? If Ballard can sign this guy to an average contract and pay him what he is worth I have no problem at all with it.
At the same time I am not going to get excited about him because he is nothing special. We may have a couple of CBs on the roster right now who may be just as good a him.