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  1. It would be out of the norm for all 32 fan bases........
  2. Well.... while I get your point in broad terms.... when it comes to the three QB's you listed, I don't think you have much of an argument.... Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl and no one in the NFL thinks Baltimore is a bad team. Carson Palmer is a QB you can win 10 games a year with and Arizona is a well run franchise under their current front office. And Sam Bradford is another guy who is highly thought of and his biggest problem has been injuries, less so the quality of his play. And Minnesota is another well run franchise. The problem is there are 32 teams and there are not 32 quality NFL quarterbacks. That gives the most talented guys the most leverage. You're better off over-paying them then not having a good QB on your roster. If you can point to players who are not quarterbacks, then I think you'll have a stronger argument......
  3. While I appreciate the time and effort anyone takes to do this.... still.... the results....
  4. You know this. I know this. But EVERYONE here knows this?!? No. I don't think so. There are a number of posters who have no idea that it will take more than one year. I know this only because they make their posts that say "if we make THIS move and then THAT move, and draft THIS guy and THAT guy, then we'll be back competing for the Super Bowl this season!" These posters are the Usual Suspects. They're convinced that we're not as bad off as we are, and if Ballard would ONLY listen to them and make the moves they want to make then it's Happy Days are Here Again!! Hey, I've stated that if things go well, I think we can win the AFC South and maybe even a playoff game. But that I wouldn't expect a deep run because our defense won't be good enough in one year. But some fans here don't want to read that and they believe what they believe....
  5. It might be, you never can tell these days..... But, as I noted, this is not the first time Doug has made this argument and he's never claimed it was sarcasm before.... And I always recommend to any poster, if you're going to be sarcastic, try to find an emoji that supports what you're saying..... because sarcasm often doesn't come across well on an internet fan message board. It doesn't always translate well.... If Doug was being sarcastic, I'd assume he'd tell me that publicly or privately.... one way or the other....
  6. No not at all....... We might not sign someone for a while.... or we might sign someone later today.... But Free Agency runs for a long time... I think both Michael Adams and Dwight Lowery were signed in the middle of the summer.... I want to say June or July.... So, I'd expect more signings..... perhaps not big names, but there are still guys to be had....
  7. OK.... sorry, but the video is not good. Too far, too wide, and no sound. WHO is Abner Logan? What position does he play? Where did he transfer to when he left Maryland? If you're telling me he's a running back, the guy who is getting the ball doesn't look close to 250... What more info can you provide?
  8. The chances that Andrew Luck is going to share his REAL health status with you is exactly.... zero. It is not happening. First, Luck is a very private guy away from football. And he's even more private about his football life. When asked, the best you're going to get Luck to say is roughly..... "I'm fine. I've got the normal bumps and bruises. My shoulder bothers me somedays, but it feels much better after surgery. Glad I had it. But I'm fine. Good to go!" That's it. That's all he's going to say. And he's going to say that no matter what the truth is. Yes, Andrew Luck will lie to you. Why? He's never EVER going to tell the rest of the NFL how he really feels. Period. So, get used to it..... you're never going to know what Luck is thinking. He's not wired that way......
  9. The buzz in the NFL grapevine is that Mixon will be long gone before the 3rd. Bill Polian stated this on ESPN a few weeks ago, and now I'm reading more and more that some teams might even be tempted to take him with a late first round pick. Certainly no later than the 2nd round. And, if by some chance he happened to fall all the way to the 3rd, he's not lasting an additional 16 picks until our pick in that round. This is not happening. There have been ZERO reports of Mixon being connected to the Colts. We've shown ZERO INTEREST. It appears that the Mixon to the Colts ship has sailed. If it happens, there should be great surprise here.... so I wouldn't get my hopes up.... not even a little...
  10. Apologies to all, this is going to be a long post. I'm trying to address a long list of issues here so there's no way around it. Doug..... the is NOT the first time you've posted this. And I've never seen a single other poster embrace this viewpoint. As far as I can tell, you're alone on this. And I think for good reason. There is zero proof that Grigson was fired over Allen/Doyle. If that was the case, he'd have been fired the Monday after the season ended, if not sooner. But he was fired 3 weeks later. That completely undercuts your position. GM's don't get fired over Doyle ending up the starter instead of Allen. Especially since Doyle is a plus in the Grigson column. Honestly, the issue of Allen/Doyle I would doubt would make the top-20 reasons, but I'll give you at least 10 reasons, if not more, why Grigson was fired and none of them have anything to do with Allen/Doyle. GM's get fired over Big Picture issues.... 1. Back to back 8-8 seasons. You are what you record says you are and Irsay found 8-8 (x2) to be unacceptable. 2. An inability for Grigson to get along with his HC, his coaching staff and his players. The revelation that Irsay had to bring in a marriage counselor to try and get the two men to work better together is, honestly, humiliating for the franchise. Who does that? Plus, Irsay chose the HC over the GM, that's not typically how it works. 3. 4 and a half years to get the OL anything close to being right. It wasn't until week 9 or 10 last year that the line finally started to look like a line. 4. 4 1/2 years of Luck either leading the league, or being in the top-3 in getting sacked, or getting hit, or getting pressured. Grigson famously had a note on his desk since Day 1. "Job one is to protect 12." And he didn't do it. Not for a lack of effort, but he failed never the less. 5. Allowing the defense to get so old and so slow and so unskilled. The Colts were 30th last year, and I think I've read in the 5-years of Grigson/Pagano, the Colts were 20th or worse, 4 times. 6. 2 and a half years of Pep Hamilton. He was never as bad as his critics claimed, but he wasn't good enough and it took entirely too long to make a change. 7. Way, way too many misses in the draft. Too many to list here, we all know the names. 8. Way, way too many misses in Free Agency, Too many names to list here, we all know the names. 9. 4 straight years of getting WR3 wrong. Avery, DHB, Nicks, Johnson. 10. 5 straight years of getting CB2 wrong. Vonte Davis is good, but the rest..... well.... 11. 3 straight years of getting RB1 wrong. 12. 5 straight years of not much pass rush beyond Robert Mathis. Are you beginning to see the difference in the issues I listed as opposed to the one issue you listed? They don't compare. Personnel decisions are subjective. Rarely is an NFL GM fired over one decision unless it's at the most important --- QB. But you're going to make mistakes, it happens to every decision maker, even Bill Belichick. But you make too many mistakes, THEN you lose your job. But one decision on a mid-priced player is never the reason a GM loses his job. It just doesn't work that way. Sorry this went so long..... there was much to say....
  11. Well..... I thought Kamara and Foreman were shockingly low at 7 and 14.... I thought Hill, Williams and Jones were shockingly high at 5, 6 and 9. And I like those three, but not THAT much...... The rest would be more quibbling..... but these five were pretty stunning to me. I've not seen these kind of rankings by any other source.....
  12. Kamara did NOT run 4.65. You transposed two numbers. Tamara ran 4.56. And he also had the number one vertical for a running back at 39.5 And he also had the number one broad jump for a RB at 131 inches. That's 10 feet, 11 inches. Those two measurements SCREAM that Kamara is explosive and athletic. Kamara's 4.56 isn't as fast as anyone thought he'd run, but the guy PLAYS fast.... all you have to do is watch his tape to see that. Some guys don't time well. I don't know if that's the thing with Kamara or if he'll do better at his pro day? But his 40 would not bother me one bit if I was looking to draft him. Not at all.....
  13. I want to be clear, I was not just responding to your post, but a large number of other posts as well. I don't like linking multiple post or naming names. I'm rarely comfortable doing that. So, I tried to respond to a broad group of posters and not try to single anyone out. No need for that. Your a good Colts fan and poster, and didn't want to single you out. Was not trying to give you a hard time.
  14. It's 34 players deep.... he has some rather.... interesting viewpoints.... you'll find some names rather low on the list and other names rather high on the list... To all of it I'd say this...... Don't confuse the ability to PLAY the game, with the ability to EVALUATE the players who play the game. Two entirely different skill sets. But, don't take my word for it.... Here's his list.... http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000794476/article/joe-mixon-dalvin-cook-rank-atop-list-of-2017-rb-prospects
  15. He was headed toward a nice year last year when he got hurt and missed roughly half the season. 9 games played, 7 of them starts, and 7 TD catches. The kid can play. He's raw and unpolished.... he's getting better.... his best ball is in front of him.... There's no problem here except impatient fans having trouble during a frustrating off-season....

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