NewColtsFan

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  1. NewColtsFan

    Team needs for 2019

    Since we're talking "team needs" and not BPA, then I'd lay it out this way..... Considering Ballard has said this new defense puts a premium on the front-7 and he further claims that we don't need a premium draft pick at corner, then I don't see us needing or using a 1st round pick on a cornerback. So..... going by need, i see the 2019 draft this way..... R1 Colts Pick roughly 10-15 DL, with a preference for DT over DE, but definitely a D-lineman. I'd also predict that Ballard will draft a DT/DE with a top-3 pick every year he's our GM. He wants 8-10 quality DL.... that's how he'll get it. R2. (Jets Pick roughly 36-40) LB R2. (Colts Pick roughly 42-48) LB R3. Colts Pick roughly 75-60 CB R4 Colts Pick roughly 110-115 WR R4 Compensation pick roughly 135-140 RB R5 Colts Pick roughly 150-155 DB R6 Colts Pick roughly 195-200 DL with a preference for DE over DT R7 Colts pick roughly 230-235 Best Offensive Player Avail with preference for OL
  2. NewColtsFan

    Best Remaining Free Agents

    Caleb.... Been meaning to thank you for doing this. Very good of you to break it down this way and also include the ages as you did. You clearly did your research and it's very much appreciated by all of us here, especially during the quiet part of the off-season. NCF
  3. It's the lead story in today's NFL column. A variety of topics, but the first and the biggest is Luck. Thought you'd find it interesting..... https://tinyurl.com/ycb93466 Also..... and not for nothing.... but on Total Access the Week in Review on the NFLNetwork, the top story for the week was........ Andrew Luck.
  4. NewColtsFan

    The new colts.com is SLICK!!!/Questions and problems (merge)

    For @Nadine Apologies that I keep finding more and more glitches. As I surf around the new website, I'm not looking for issues, but I am stumbling upon them. So, for example, the team announced promotions for a bunch of executives under Ballard. I went to the page that holds all the names of the execs.... and the names are only names. They are NOT links as they've been in the past. So, for example, you used to be able to click on Ballard's name and get his profile and resume', same with Hogan and Dodds and other execs. Not any more. They're just names and there's nothing to click on. And the same with the highest execs.... Irsay, his daugters, and the other front office top execs. Nothing to click on. Just names. Have to believe this was not intentional. Hope this will be corrected at some point. Many thanks for your efforts on our behalf in these and other matters..... NCF
  5. NewColtsFan

    Best Remaining Free Agents

    Safety? No one listed there? Of the players you listed the most obvious is Breeland. I'm still hoping for this one. But with the coaches "hoping" that Hooker and Geathers are good for trying camp, another safety might be in order.
  6. I'm simply pointing out that a number of people in this thread are getting carried away. As you yourself said in the first sentence of your post to me....... "This is what fans do....."
  7. NewColtsFan

    Rodney Harrison on nbc sports radio

    Woody and Bruschi are very very good. They do homework. McGinest is pretty good. The rest I can do without. Though to be fair, I've never heard Colvin. Who does he work for? Is he local?
  8. NewColtsFan

    Rodney Harrison on nbc sports radio

    Almost nobody on the national level that I've seen is predicting 3-4 wins for the Colts. Most that I've seen are predicting 6-7 wins. I saw one writer for Sports Illustrated guess at 4 wins, but that's it. As for Luck? He just went public about throwing this week. Why should the media be optimistic about Luck all things considered? People want some level of proof. Luck won't be able to prove anything until September.
  9. NewColtsFan

    Grigson Lands a Job in Seattle

    No. Thats not my argument at all. Honestly, you haven't made an argument that disagrees with my point. You keep listing other things that a GM does and I simply say I don't care. I haven't denied any of those issues. I've simply said... GMs also scout. The key word is "also". I even listed all of the ways they scout and you didn't deny one of them. A GM does lots and lots of things... he wears many hats... and one of them is scout. I don't know why we're arguing and debating? What's to disagree with?
  10. I hope everyone in this thread who are trashing the rest of the AFC South and talking about the Colts with projections of 11 and 13 wins this year..... we'll, I hope we all remember this thread come January.... Let's re-visit this discussion then...
  11. Who is better than Morrison on the strong side? Why would a coaching staff and front office with NO CONNECTION to Morrison start him over a better player? If AM starts, it's because there is no one better. Doesn't mean he's great... it only means there no one better.
  12. NewColtsFan

    Colts Minicamp 6/14/18

    Having had some time to think about this I think I've pieced this one together... Remember the practice is SUPPISED to be non-contact. No pads, no violent collisions. And here's a guy who suffers a concussion due to contact. The team is compelled to use soft language like "incidental" to protect the organization. If the team admits there was too much contact, they could lose days of practice from the NFL... no one wants that... so the team offers a "white lie". It's pretty common in the NFL with the rules in place to protect players.
  13. Congrats! Best Post of the Day!!
  14. NewColtsFan

    Grigson Lands a Job in Seattle

    You are muddying the argument. Whether someone is good at the job or not is completely irrelevant. The GM may also be the manager of all the scouts but he ALSO scouts. Scouting is part of the job as I demonstrated in my previous post. All the other arguments are beside the point. The point is all GMs also scout.
  15. NewColtsFan

    Grigson Lands a Job in Seattle

    Ballard attends the Senior Bowl. Ballard attends the Combine. Ballard attends select Pro Days. So did Grigson. So do all GMs. They may not have the title of scout, but they ALL scout to one degree or another. They watch endless amounts of tape. They make the final decision. Scouting is a part of the GMs job. Saying Grigson did not scout for the Colts is incorrect.
  16. NewColtsFan

    Ed Dodds named Assistant General Manager

    There were two... The first was Tom Telesco.... he became the GM with the S.D. Chargers. The second was Jimmy Raye Jr. I'm looking him up to see where he landed after Ballard didn't keep him. He's not a GM currently, he's got a front office job somewhere. NOTE: Raye is the assistant GM with the Texans.
  17. NewColtsFan

    Andrew Luck is throwing a football

    You might be right. Might be. But I think you're setting yourself up for disappointment. First, no one knows how Luck will perform, even if he starts week 1. And I mean..... no one. Second, we have no idea how the defense will be. Ballard is a long, long way from building this roster to playoff level. Even with Luck, we're a long way off. Ballard has NOT made moves like a GM who sees the playoffs in our near future. If he did think that, I think he'd be signing some of the FA's he brought in to kick their tires. But he hasn't really signed anyone of any significance for a long time. That should tell you something. We are far more likely to still be a year away that be a year too early. It's possible. But it's not likely.
  18. NewColtsFan

    The new colts.com is SLICK!!!/Questions and problems (merge)

    Another question for @Nadine regarding the new site.... When you click on "Schedule" all you get is the regular season schedule. There pre-season schedule is NOT there. Also, in the past, you used to be able to access past schedule/results in a pull-down menu. That too is no longer available. Will any of that change? Many thanks for your efforts.... NCF
  19. NewColtsFan

    Grigson Lands a Job in Seattle

    First.... the poster was being sarcastic. Second.... the GM is always a scout in some way....
  20. NewColtsFan

    Ed Dodds named Assistant General Manager

    Yes.... most teams have an assistant GM.... the Colts did with Grigson.
  21. NewColtsFan

    Colts Minicamp 6/14/18

    It was one play in practice. One. You can worry if it becomes a daily occurrence. Otherwise, it's the difference between blocking inferior college kids and grown * men in the NFL. You're not going to get your way every time.
  22. NewColtsFan

    Post OTAs 53 man roster

    You think Bond, who plays one position, beats out Haeg, who plays FIVE? I agree, I see Simon being traded.
  23. A free, non-premium article. Designed to explain to everyone, but especially the doubters how PFF grades both offensive and defensive lineman. And interesting read. A little longer than most of the stories I link for you. But if you're interested in this type of thing, it's worth your time. Plus, it's the off-season, so you might find yourself with a little extra free time! Enjoy!! https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-how-we-grade-offensive-and-defensive-linemen
  24. NewColtsFan

    Colts Minicamp 6/13/2018

    I appreciate the OTHER post you made to me in the thread. But I do NOT appreciate this post. My post to you was NOT personal. Your post to me WAS. And it was not necessary. This website has a delete button for moments like this. I seriously suggest you learn how to use it.