Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

stonehart1234

Joe Lefeged and why he's not starting

54 posts in this topic

Ok so I was playing madden 13 online then I got into this game with this guy and I had the colts. So we started playing and he said that his brother in law was Joe Lefedge.I said that I was pulling for him to be a starter instead of Zibs . He said that joe said the only reason joe isn't the starter is because Zibs knows the playbook better because he came from the ravens and the same system.

Some people on this forum have been pulling for joe to be the starter over Zibs.

So that why joe isn't the starter,

Thoughts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems very sketchy... A random guy saying he's his brother in law...

Anyways, yes Zibs knows the system better, but besides one game, he's been playing badly. When you're playing badly, it doesn't matter if you know the system or not.

Now, I think that Lefeged should be rotated in, rather than taking over the starter's role completely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok so I was playing madden 13 online then I got into this game with this guy and I had the colts. So we started playing and he said that his brother in law was Joe Lefedge.I said that I was pulling for him to be a starter instead of Zibs . He said that joe said the only reason joe isn't the starter is because Zibs knows the playbook better because he came from the ravens and the same system.

Some people on this forum have been pulling for joe to be the starter over Zibs.

So that why joe isn't the starter,

Thoughts

jlaw-okay.gif

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Andy said it best. Lefeged should be slowly brought into the role rather than suddenly thrust into the starting position. However, I don't think Zbi or Lefeged will be the starting SS for our defense in 2 years. Lefeged has been a beast on special teams though!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd take people online with a grain of salt. Anyone can claim to know anyone or even BE anyone...

Mod Edit: Video removed due to vulgar language.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in a quite terrible mood right now and I'll refrain from posting in this thread because of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd take people online with a grain of salt. Anyone can claim to know anyone or even BE anyone...

Claiming to be related to Joe Lefeged is like claiming to be related to an extra in "Earnest Goes to Camp". If you're going to lie, you could do better.

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in a quite terrible mood right now and I'll refrain from posting in this thread because of it.

But . . . you just did post in this thread . . . *cue dramatic music*

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Claiming to be related to Joe Lefeged is like claiming to be related to an extra in "Earnest Goes to Camp". If you're going to lie, you could do better.

He was one of my favorite comedians, died to young, I have 3 of his movies, Ernest goes to camp and Ernest scared stupid and Ernest goes to jail
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe it because out of any NFL player in the league, why would he say the Lefeged is his cousin?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was one of my favorite comedians, died to young, I have 3 of his movies, Ernest goes to camp and Ernest scared stupid and Ernest goes to jail

"Earnest Scared Stupid" scared the crap out of me when I was younger lol
3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, I don't think it's unlikely for the guy to be telling the truth. It's just one guy related to someone who's only kind of famous. Actually I have an uncle who is an actor in Grey's Anatomy, but it's not like he's Patrick Dempsey or anything. How difficult is that to trust?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was one of my favorite comedians, died to young, I have 3 of his movies, Ernest goes to camp and Ernest scared stupid and Ernest goes to jail

If I was coach I would start joe because just because zibs know where to be what's the point if he not gonna make a play I rather a player who get lost once or twice but will make a play if it's there to be made , never saw a player play as soft as zibs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I was coach I would start joe because just because zibs know where to be what's the point if he not gonna make a play I rather a player who get lost once or twice but will make a play if it's there to be made , never saw a player play as soft as zibs

Never? That's a pretty bold statement. Just because Zbi isn't murdering people or pulling down INT's every game doesn't mean he's bad. He does his job and that's what counts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never? That's a pretty bold statement. Just because Zbi isn't murdering people or pulling down INT's every game doesn't mean he's bad. He does his job and that's what counts.

He's played better each week. He was excellent against the Browns and did pretty well against the Titans. It's nice to know we have a decent backup. If Joe wants to start it's up to him to beat out Zibs.

That 'coaches like him better' excuse only flies for a while. Show the coaches you know the system and can make the plays.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lefedge isn't starting because zibs has played well the past two weeks if they wouldn't yank him before that they won't yank him after two good games. I know people here have fallen in love with lefedge and I have too for special teams play but just because a guy is good there doesn't mean he would be a good starter. If the coaches thought he was better than zib he would be out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recall Lefedge looking LOST & not fast enough last season. Time will tell.

Think we all look forward to someone better than Zib out there.

But we have about 10 of those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Lefeged is a harder hitter than Zibikowski, but the position requires more than hard hitting. I think his over all awareness and understanding of the defense may be less than Zibikowski. There have been points that I wanted Lefeged to be put in, but overall I think Zibi may be the better player with the other things he brings, although he is not as physical as Lefeged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was one of my favorite comedians, died to young, I have 3 of his movies, Ernest goes to camp and Ernest scared stupid and Ernest goes to jail

if this was a level, job well done

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My step-dad told me on the phone that the only reason I'm not starting in front of Zibs is because I'm not on the roster.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok so I was playing madden 13 online then I got into this game with this guy and I had the colts. So we started playing and he said that his brother in law was Joe Lefedge.I said that I was pulling for him to be a starter instead of Zibs . He said that joe said the only reason joe isn't the starter is because Zibs knows the playbook better because he came from the ravens and the same system.

Some people on this forum have been pulling for joe to be the starter over Zibs.

So that why joe isn't the starter,

Thoughts

Zibs is starting to make a impact so I'm happy keeping him in and to be realistic I think Zibs will be less mistake prone than Lefeged. Plus the SS in our scheme wouldn't need the speed that Lefeged has, better to use it in special teams for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never? That's a pretty bold statement. Just because Zbi isn't murdering people or pulling down INT's every game doesn't mean he's bad. He does his job and that's what counts.

Umm are we watching the same game first off the safety play this year hate to say it Beathea included has bin below par most of the other teams big gain has bin due to Beathea or zib taking bad angles or missing tackles zib gas bin the biggest culprit of this he is not instinctive enough an takes him self out of to many plays

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok so I was playing madden 13 online then I got into this game with this guy and I had the colts. So we started playing and he said that his brother in law was Joe Lefedge.I said that I was pulling for him to be a starter instead of Zibs . He said that joe said the only reason joe isn't the starter is because Zibs knows the playbook better because he came from the ravens and the same system.

Some people on this forum have been pulling for joe to be the starter over Zibs.

So that why joe isn't the starter,

Thoughts

and andrew luck is my cousin. * sarcasm *

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eh Im content giving him a 2 year window (while drafting a hard hitting Safety in the late rounds this year that can be groomed to replace Zb if needed) to see if he makes an impact once he gets a year starting under his belt, outside of 1-2 plays he really hasn't played bad he just hasnt had the hard hits and forced fumbles yet that some thought would be there. The combination of Bethea and Zb are averaging 9.6 tackles per game with Zb averaging 3.2 to Betheas 6.4. Im not concerned to much yet but Im hoping to see hard hits by Zb soon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and andrew luck is my cousin. * sarcasm *

Andrew Luck is my brother. *Guys Seriously* *No Really* * No really guys seriously*.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Umm are we watching the same game first off the safety play this year hate to say it Beathea included has bin below par most of the other teams big gain has bin due to Beathea or zib taking bad angles or missing tackles zib gas bin the biggest culprit of this he is not instinctive enough an takes him self out of to many plays

I have no idea what you just said. Was that a question or a statement you just made? And yes, I have been watching games. ALL players make bad angles on tackles from time to time. The job of a FS and SS is not to make open field tackles on a runner, but to stop long and deep passes, or anything over the middle which for the most part they've been doing. If a RB busts out a big run and gets past the front 7, then they are the last line of defense.

I don't think I've seen anyone passing towards Zbi or Bethea. There have been very few deep balls thrown in their direction, and the few that have been were broken up. If a WR/TE gets down the sideline, then guess what? The SS/FS is again the last line of defense from scoring a TD. That's on the CB who let him win, not the saftey. So aside from a couple of whiffs here and there, Zbi and Bethea have been just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem with Zibs is that he looks really tough and he talks really tough and he boxes so he must be pretty tough. It makes you expect him to be making all of these big hits, but you never see it. In fact, his name almost never gets mentioned in the broadcasts. Oh yeah, and I am related to all of you by way of Noah.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Makes no sense to be switching out safeties... either Joe starts or zibs starts. In time both players will get better i think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't like either. Can we not just pick-up a safety with an easy sounding name. Like Smith or Brown or Williams etc...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this may be hard for some of you to believe, but brother in laws of backup/special teams players do in fact play Madden online. I don't see why so many people are saying things like, 'Yeah....and I'm Andrew Luck's cousin.' If I was related to a Colt player, and I were playing Madden online against a guy playing as the Colts, I'd probably tell him. If the guy were trolling he'd probably come up with a better relation than the Colts backup Strong Safety.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this may be hard for some of you to believe, but brother in laws of backup/special teams players do in fact play Madden online. I don't see why so many people are saying things like, 'Yeah....and I'm Andrew Luck's cousin.' If I was related to a Colt player, and I were playing Madden online against a guy playing as the Colts, I'd probably tell him. If the guy were trolling he'd probably come up with a better relation than the Colts backup Strong Safety.

exactly, and its not an unlikely story either. although zibz has been looking better.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who would really make up a Joe Lefeged story? Seriously, who decides they're going to make some stuff up to look like an insider, but Joe Lefeged is that guy? The OP's post sounds legit to me. Players do routinely have families, and they do indeed talk to them from time to time. This is football, not the Manhattan Project.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Have you seen Johnny Manziel?
      Ha, if they are just now thinking this then the problem becomes somewhat more obvious...
    • Colts' Scouts: What they liked about LeRaven Clark....
      How well a player moves really cant be measured at the combine and those numbers sure are not indicative of how well a player will produce or how high or low a ceiling he has in the NFL. For instance Shane Ray ran a 7.71 3 cone drill which to me would lead a person think he lacked a bit in his ability to change direction (vital for Linebackers)...But he don't. Combine numbers have a place but they should be taken with a grain of salt. Also its not youtube...and even if it was you can tell a lot but watching games if you know what to look for by doing your own research, Its not like I'm looking at some highlights and not taking into account what scouts and gurus say   We can revisit this in 4 years and see if Clark is starting or even on the team then, Hopefully he will be. I'm rooting for him, But since you like poking fun at how much I watch players and automatically come to the conclusion I have no idea what I'm watching then you don't mind if I come back and say I told you so if he flops (strong possibility given how much he has to learn)
    • The reasons Osweiller chose Houston
      i would take the 10 million dollars over joining the best team in the league even if they were heavy favorites to win the super bowl   as an average fan like you said, i dont care that much about winning the super bowl.  it would be awesome, but not 10 million dollars worth of awesome. that is more than i would make in a life time as an engineering technician in just one year on BOs contract with the texans
    • Have you seen Johnny Manziel?
      lol I wonder what the family is thinking right now. They're like, "WHERE WERE YOU, BOY!? I've got half a mind to beat some sense into you!"
    • Defensive expectation for Indy in 2016
      After giving this some thought, I think the D would be having a much better year if they get to the middle of the pack. I believe this because of the strides made by the other teams in the division. The front 7 depth is improved, given the return of key players; and if the O doesn't put them in big trouble over and over as they did last year, the top 3rd of the league is a possibility. That being said, its awfully early. I think I'll know more after the pads come on.
  • Welcome New Members

    • Member Introductions! (Say Hi!)
      Hello my Name is Robin. And i'm from Denmark. even though i've been member on this forum for a long time, and the old one as well. I would like to Introduce myself. I became a Colts fan in 2007, when I watched my first NFL game. My brother introduced me to NFL, the superbowl between Colts & Bears, And as we all know the Bears scored first, so I had to rude for the "underdogs".. and from that day on I was hooked. I've watched every game since, even the primetime games, that starts 2:30 in Denmark, it's a long day working with no sleep but damn its worth it. Can't wait for my next big Colts adventure, when I get to see them playing in London 
    • Member Introductions! (Say Hi!)
      I have been a fan since 1984 when I became an early teen and really started to understand the game. Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 and eventhough we stunk for a while, things obviously got better. We traded for Dickerson in 1987 and won the Division, then we had Harbaugh's magical season in 1995, the Peyton ERA where winning 12 games was a piece of cake + winning a SB in 2006, now the Andrew ERA where we have already had 3 11 win seasons and a deep Playoff run.
  • Members

    • Flash

      Flash 92

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • BlueShoe

      BlueShoe 1,664

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Samu-Rye

      Samu-Rye 10

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Buck Showalter

      Buck Showalter 2,028

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • tfunky14

      tfunky14 271

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Solon

      Solon 207

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jvan1973

      jvan1973 10,402

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Ollonesomeme

      Ollonesomeme 0

      Rookie
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • weslo1812

      weslo1812 409

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Mr Clueless

      Mr Clueless 155

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.