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  1. Peterk2011

    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    He is 28 and had only 1 good year. He wanted more than a prove it deal, which Ballard probably offered him. He didn't get what he wanted, and had to sign for even less. He was wrong with estimating his market value apparently. Anyway, if he plays well, I think he'll get a nice contract extension before the season ends. Just what and who Philly gave an extension for Jeffery. (I think Ballard's offer is something similar for Breeland. One year, and if he proves he is worth it, he might get an extension late in (or after) the season.)
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    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    The problem is that his potential - in my and apparently cazycolt's opinion - is not higher than an average starter. What message you sent to the locker room if you sign a veteran who is not better than Desir/Moore, and you still pay him MORE than you refused to pay for Melvin after his top20 season? If you pay 6-7 million for a player, you will have to start him. So Desir/Moore will be relegated back to rotation. I'm leaning towards to give them a chance to fight for the starting #2 CB spot. They played well last season, they kinda deserve it.
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    Linebacker Jenga

    No, he is not too small. Mathis was 6.2" and 245 when drafted, and very similar body type to Simon. Anyway, neither of our ends will play full time I think. Eberflus said he will heavily rotate our rushers to keep them fresh.
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    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    Imo it is not that easy as it sound's. Check their projected 2020 cap. The projected league average cap space - the average! - for 2020 is 72 mills. The Jags will be at -7 mills. Yes, they are already over the cap by having only cca 25 players on the roster. (There are 42 players on the list, but cca. 15 of them are just signed UDFAs, they won't be there in 4 months, so just remove the bottom 15-17). Ok, the cap will increase, but even adding cca 15 mills, they will be barely just below the cap. They are more than 70 million over the leage projected average for 2020, with less players in contract than most NFL teams. This is insane. There is a reason why the league average is 70 million. Teams don't have 40-50 players under long term contracts, so that 70 million will be needed to replace (or resign) players whos contracts will expire. If the Jags will cut Campbell, Malik Jackson and Dareus, that's still only cca 45 mills, still behind by 25 mills to the league average. And other teams also will make cuts, so that average will only increase. That will not be enough to sign so many (30 ish) new players. They can't be all UDFA-s. Imo, that team will fall apart in 2 years. It is just not possible to pay 20+ mills for a QB, 30+ mills for an oline, 50+ mills for dline, and have a Bouye for 14 million, a Fournette (under rookie contract!) for 6 millions, and so on and so on. Check back what Coughlin did during his previous tenure in Jacksonwille. Exactly this. He spent all the money he could, then hit the wall, and left them there rot. It is happening again. (Except, I think Khan is better owner than the previous owner was, I think he is aware of what's happening and OK with that. He is focusing on the business side because his intention of buying Wembley etc. So he kinda sacrifised the long term for the short term by a business decision. Which is in his case might be a good strategy, he is very different than Irsay. But if I was a Jags fan, I would hate it. )
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    CB Bashaud Breeland likely to sign with Colts

    Very interesting that he is the Colts GM for one year (only), and how differently we see him already. I actually love his calm, relaxed approach. He has proven himself that he can bring in cheap alternatives who then, perform well. Woods, Mingo, Melvin, Desir, Farley and so on. Not world beaters, but neither Breeland is. They are serviceable to good starters or rotational pieces. Of course, in time the Colts will have to sign a few top dollar veterans, true, elite players. But they still need to pay the right price for the right guy, and I trust Ballard that he knows the right price and the right time better than all of us combined. To be honest, if we look back to this years free agency and those names most of us wanted, Ballard already proved us wrong. At least in my eyes. I WANTED Jensen 2 months ago. Now? I am glad we did not sign him. Yes, I do. I WANTED Jarvis Landry 2 months ago. Now? I am glad Ballard did not pay him. This young new WR corp looks more exciting to me than Landry would've looked. I WANTED Carlos Hide. Now? I am glad Ballard didn't. I WANTED Hitchens. Now? I am not sure... maybe. Maybe he is the only one I'd still like. But I don't like his 9mills contract, and I am more than OK with Leonard. We will see. Anyway, my point is, Ballard proved me wrong in 2 month so I am glad he is the GM and not me lol And one more thing. When Ballard's being critized not being able to get a deal done, very frequently the Jaguars come up as a counter-example. Yes, they signed Norwell. But they also signed Moncrief for 9.6 mill and let Hurns and Robinson go. And they signed D.J. Hayden for a 3 years 20 million deal. Spending all those money they did this year, they got better at OL - for a fortune - but got worse at multiple positions. The team as a whole, got worse than it was imo. Not to mention, that their only big need was the QB, and they didn't even try to sign Cousins. (They could've overpayed him 35 mills/year and still come out cheaper than what they spent on Norwell and those other guys.) So I am not a big fan of what Coughlin does there - financially. He is a brilliant HC (and probably a good leader and might a good scout), but he is a terrible "GM". He has led that franchise into cap hell once before (and then left them rot there). I think he is doing it again. They'll be in big trouble in 2 years. I don't want Ballard to walk on that path. We must be smarter (which requires a bit of a patience, but so be it).
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    Colts HC Frank Reich LIVE

    Smith is strong and athletic, he has everything to be a good NFL player, but he needs to work on his technic, he is a bit too raw just yet. Mewhort if healthy is a much better player ... right now.
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    Colts HC Frank Reich LIVE

    Barkley stayed on field in NY after the practice as well. First rounders wan't to put their marks on there immediately. Love it.
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    Colts HC Frank Reich LIVE

    Jared, would you please just simply reply for these long posts instead of including the whole content of the original post. It's hard to read the topic if most of it is repeating content. And it's actually harder to find your own response as well. Thank you man!
  9. Is that a good resume to mention?
  10. Peterk2011

    Nyhiem Hines our Dion Lewis

    I believe there is no single athletic trait / difference wich can be viewed as functionally irrelevant in pro football. Everything might be a difference maker, if the player learns how to use his abilities to his advantage. Not to mention, that all we know is 40 yards dash time, but we don't know nothing about how that time's been achieved. Some athletes have quicker release and burst then lower top speed while others start slower but have unique top speed. So Hynes might be slower in 40 than CJ2K was, but very well be quicker than him in the first 10 yards. Or vice versa. All in all the kid is lightning fast. We don't need a clock to see that. On tape he is like a duracell rabbit lol. He has everything to be a threat in the backfield or in the slot.
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    Nyhiem Hines our Dion Lewis

    It is. It might mean the difference between you get open and no one catches you or you will be chased back by faster corners (who use run in the 30-s range too). Anyway, Hynes himself admitted, that he was very dissappointed by his time, because he hasn't run such "slow" for years, His "norm" is somewhere in the middle 20-s. I think he is even more versatile than Dion Lewis or Sproles, because he was a slot receiver for most of his carreer, and only change to RB recently. So if not as RB, he still might end up being our own "mini torpedo" in the slot like Welker/Edelman was/is.
  12. That's what matters for me. I hope you are right man! Honestly, the fact that he was the last one off of the top tier of LB's did not justify the pick for me. The Colts had (have) so many needs, they could pick a CB, WR, RB, ED, DI, OT etc., and not forcing a LB if there are better prospects out there. So the only thing justifies this pick is if Leonard was the best overall talent on Ballard's board. If he is indeed that good, I am fine with the pick!
  13. Peterk2011

    Culture Change

    (double post, please delete)
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    Culture Change

    No one is saying Pagano was a good HC. But you said Pagano's system failed a lot of cornerbacks, which is just not true. Who were those "lot of" CB-s? The only I can think of was Patrick Robinson who was bad here and had a nice year in Philly (not good enough for them to keep him though). Not a lot of "lot"-s. Everyone else - Butler, Toler, Davis, etc. - had their best years in Indy. And some safeties too (Adams for example). The only guy Grigson's ever drafted high enough to realistically expect to become good player was D'Joun Smith. Did he manage to revive his carreer elsewhere? No. So how was he Pagano's failure? Just look at the difference what happened AFTER Grigson was out and Ballard took over. In just one offseason, he brougth in not one, but four new guys, only one of them being drafted high. Wilson, Hairston, Melvin, Desir, Moore. And surprise, surprise .... ALL OF THEM worked out quite well under Pagano right off the bat. Even Wilson, who had a bit rough rookie year, but still showed us enough to have high expectations in him for this year. And as Wilson admitted, even his sidelining happened for a reason, and that "doghouse" experience helped him in long term. Pagano had to go, that's obvious. He had to go for number of reasons. But none of them was him not being able to provide a working scheme for the corners. He, actually did his job regarding that.
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    Way too early 53 man roster

    Nelson? He can move ouside and one of the backup guards will step up. Regarding the OP: - Autry will play DT/UT i think and Lewis is Sheard's backup. And he'll be the starter. Stewart is the backup. - They might bring only 5 WR's this year if Hynes will be the PR/KR. (And bring a 4th TE assuming there will be a ton of 2 TE sets.) - I can see that only 9 OL will make the roster, because Slauson, Good, Haeg, Mewhort, (even Nelson) can play multiple positions. This might be the year when a serviceable guy won't make the roster. - They will not bring 7 LB's. The SLB is only a situational role (20-25% of the snaps) in this new defense, no need for 7 guys for mostly 2 spots. Plus Rhodes can play backup LB if necessary. - They will bring 6 CB's. My gut feeling is that 6th CB is not yet on the roster.