Archived

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

Stephen

I believe luck will have a big game against dolphins defense.

36 posts in this topic

Forget what the stats say. This is what I believe will happen. Luck will come out in the no huddle and light up the dolphins secondary which will force them to back off opening up running lanes for brown and ballard. The dolphins can send the pass rush, but this will be countered with quick screens. Brown may even take one back 80 yards for a td if the dolphins try to play too aggressive. Luck has seen plenty of teams with good defenses this year and I expect him to be poised under pressure and make throws that will have wake scratching his head. Naturally the dolphins will get to Luck a couple times , but in the end the colts prevail 28 to 24. And yes the colts can score 28 points against the dolphins defense as long as they come out with the quick no huddle and execute. Reggie bush will be held under 100 yards.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well considering the Colts have scored 30 only once this year and mostly around the 20 mark, I would suggest you hope for a 17-20 point s ore for us while the defense holds back scores from Miami. Miami has one of the toughest defenses in the league so far and just because luck had sucecess against a bad titans defense doesn't mean it will duplicate itself again this week. I have tempered my excitement for this season. Each win is truly a gift.

Build that monster!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's hope so, because Miami has been stopping the running attack of most teams they have played.

Luck will need to play aggressive to win.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats optimism at its finest. If they score more than 21 points I'll be surprised.

The Dolphins defense has only surrendered that much once in regulation this year, and that was the opener against the Texans where JJ Watt went crazy for 7 minutes batting passes that resulted in 21 of their 30 points in a couple of minutes span.

Don't be fooled by the stats of Miami's pass defense, the Dolphin front seven is so stout that teams try to attack through the air more than run on Miami...which results in inflated stats. Its not about how you move the ball between the 20's...its whether you score points.

Miami has a positive +24 point PF/PA differential....the Colts a Minus -35.

So while both teams are 4-3...one is actually looking like a 4-3 team, and the other looks like a mirage.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats optimism at its finest. If they score more than 21 points I'll be surprised.

The Dolphins defense has only surrendered that much once in regulation this year, and that was the opener against the Texans where JJ Watt went crazy for 7 minutes batting passes that resulted in 21 of their 30 points in a couple of minutes span.

Don't be fooled by the stats of Miami's pass defense, the Dolphin front seven is so stout that teams try to attack through the air more than run on Miami...which results in inflated stats. Its not about how you move the ball between the 20's...its whether you score points.

Miami has a positive +24 point PF/PA differential....the Colts a Minus -35.

So while both teams are 4-3...one is actually looking like a 4-3 team, and the other looks like a mirage.

Don't get down on yourself. You won't be a mirage always. But, thanks for the compliment.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't get down on yourself. You won't be a mirage always. But, thanks for the compliment.

2 points sir! :thmup:

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats optimism at its finest. If they score more than 21 points I'll be surprised.

The Dolphins defense has only surrendered that much once in regulation this year, and that was the opener against the Texans where JJ Watt went crazy for 7 minutes batting passes that resulted in 21 of their 30 points in a couple of minutes span.

Don't be fooled by the stats of Miami's pass defense, the Dolphin front seven is so stout that teams try to attack through the air more than run on Miami...which results in inflated stats. Its not about how you move the ball between the 20's...its whether you score points.

Miami has a positive +24 point PF/PA differential....the Colts a Minus -35.

So while both teams are 4-3...one is actually looking like a 4-3 team, and the other looks like a mirage.

I'm not overlooking the stats. The colts have something the dolphins won't have. Their sick head coach is supposed to be attending the game and based on how they performed versus greenbay I expect a similiar perfermance here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well considering the Colts have scored 30 only once this year and mostly around the 20 mark, I would suggest you hope for a 17-20 point s ore for us while the defense holds back scores from Miami. Miami has one of the toughest defenses in the league so far and just because luck had sucecess against a bad titans defense doesn't mean it will duplicate itself again this week. I have tempered my excitement for this season. Each win is truly a gift.

Build that monster!!!

First off the titans didn't play the way the stats suggested. Their defense isn't bad. They wore swatting down passes like crazy. Second that game was on the road and the colts were without mathis who has a sack in every game he's played and will be on fire sunday when his headcoach attends game. I also expect reggie wayne to show up in a big way. It doesn't matter how good the dolphins secondary is. When players play with passion for their coach they can do things they ordinarily wouldn't. That's why I expect the colts to score more than 20 because it doesn't matter how tough of a challenge the dolphins may be. They will rise to the challenge and over come it.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not overlooking the stats. The colts have something the dolphins won't have. Their sick head coach is supposed to be attending the game and based on how they performed versus greenbay I expect a similiar perfermance here.

Eh, emotion can only get a team so far. I wouldn't expect the same performance, it's kind of a once in a season thing. Sure, they'll be pumped and ready to prove to their head coach that they can win, but we can't predict anything like the anomaly that was the Colts/Packers game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dolphins fans are acting like their team is a superbowl contender.... i cant believe it, all those losing seasons are turning them crazy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dolphins fans are acting like their team is a superbowl contender.... i cant believe it, all those losing seasons are turning them crazy

No, I just think they are having the same mindset of a select few around here...no one expected them to be 4-3, and playing this well at this point in the season. They are actually pretty similar to the Colts actually, rookie QB and all. They expect they have a shot at the playoffs just like the fans here do. The AFC is wide open when it comes to the WC.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt Luck will have a good game because against good defensive teams, we struggle big time. Look how bad our O-line has been ,,,, Luck has to scramble 4 out of every 5 throws because he doesn't have a release as fast as Mannings, not too many qb's do, so our o-line must take the challenge which they havent done and have failed many times at it. i have faith that we can win but predicting Luck will have a good game is way over the top. once the game is over and if I am wrong, you can come back here and rip me up and I'll deserve it, but I don't think I'm wrong on this one. He'll have some INT's and low pass completion ratio and balls thrown off-target, etc.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eh, emotion can only get a team so far. I wouldn't expect the same performance, it's kind of a once in a season thing. Sure, they'll be pumped and ready to prove to their head coach that they can win, but we can't predict anything like the anomaly that was the Colts/Packers game.

I would have liked this post, but I'm out of likes. I don't think we need a visit from Chuck and a bunch of other emotional catalysts to inspire us to play well in this game. I expect us to play well because that is the standard we set for ourselves. Getting one step closer to our goals should be motivation enough.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, I just think they are having the same mindset of a select few around here...no one expected them to be 4-3, and playing this well at this point in the season. They are actually pretty similar to the Colts actually, rookie QB and all. They expect they have a shot at the playoffs just like the fans here do. The AFC is wide open when it comes to the WC.

That's a balanced view point. Can't argue against you on this one!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a balanced view point. Can't argue against you on this one!

Hahaha yeah I try to keep a balanced way of thinking. I'm sure someone will find a way to disagree though lol.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have liked this post, but I'm out of likes. I don't think we need a visit from Chuck and a bunch of other emotional catalysts to inspire us to play well in this game. I expect us to play well because that is the standard we set for ourselves. Getting one step closer to our goals should be motivation enough.

Exactly, and I'm sure by this point, 12's goals are playoffs. I'm sure a few others on the team have that mindset as well.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

in the end the team that wants it more will prevail. I think getting blown out by the jets was a blessing in disguise because now the colts know what its like to play a team that wants to win badly and that should help keep them from underestimating the dolphins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, I just think they are having the same mindset of a select few around here...no one expected them to be 4-3, and playing this well at this point in the season. They are actually pretty similar to the Colts actually, rookie QB and all. They expect they have a shot at the playoffs just like the fans here do. The AFC is wide open when it comes to the WC.

Well said QwizBoy couldn't have said it better myself. :thmup:

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So while both teams are 4-3...one is actually looking like a 4-3 team, and the other looks like a mirage.

Wow...i think youre letting all those wins against sub .500 teams get to your head there a tad.

The Phins are giving up 280 passing yards a game and thats with facing the likes of Kevin Kolb, Carson Palmer, The Rams O and Mark Sanchez twice.

You guys are certainly ahead of schedule but lets relax on the SB talk here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exactly, and I'm sure by this point, 12's goals are playoffs. I'm sure a few others on the team have that mindset as well.

Your boy Trindan Holliday took one to the House yesterday! I was at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Westheimer and Royal Oaks, and all the Texans fans were looking at the replay going "Who was that dude that ran that kickoff back for a TD against Cincinatti?" When they found out they said "Man we were stupid as you know what for letting him go, now we don't have nothin!" It was funny!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I told everybody luck would have big game against dolphins lol

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your boy Trindan Holliday took one to the House yesterday! I was at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Westheimer and Royal Oaks, and all the Texans fans were looking at the replay going "Who was that dude that ran that kickoff back for a TD against Cincinatti?" When they found out they said "Man we were stupid as you know what for letting him go, now we don't have nothin!" It was funny!

Hahaha well it was against Cincinatti, and he was bound to get one eventually. I still don't miss his almost effortless ability to screw things up single-handedly though hahaha. But I'm glad he's doing well. I'm sure PM doesn't mind either lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forget what the stats say. This is what I believe will happen. Luck will come out in the no huddle and light up the dolphins secondary which will force them to back off opening up running lanes for brown and ballard. The dolphins can send the pass rush, but this will be countered with quick screens. Brown may even take one back 80 yards for a td if the dolphins try to play too aggressive. Luck has seen plenty of teams with good defenses this year and I expect him to be poised under pressure and make throws that will have wake scratching his head. Naturally the dolphins will get to Luck a couple times , but in the end the colts prevail 28 to 24. And yes the colts can score 28 points against the dolphins defense as long as they come out with the quick no huddle and execute. Reggie bush will be held under 100 yards.

Got to hand it to you...but define 'big game'....

..you spoke in generalities....the big prize goes to the guy who said that Luck would do as well as Peyton Manning after 8 games

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt Luck will have a good game because against good defensive teams, we struggle big time. Look how bad our O-line has been ,,,, Luck has to scramble 4 out of every 5 throws because he doesn't have a release as fast as Mannings, not too many qb's do, so our o-line must take the challenge which they havent done and have failed many times at it. i have faith that we can win but predicting Luck will have a good game is way over the top. once the game is over and if I am wrong, you can come back here and rip me up and I'll deserve it, but I don't think I'm wrong on this one. He'll have some INT's and low pass completion ratio and balls thrown off-target, etc.

Hey Chris! Nail on the head, huh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Chris! Nail on the head, huh?

Hard to believe he can make so many throws with lions and tigers bearing down on him. I've never seen anything like it. I'll eat my crow and love every minute of it...lol

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I told everybody luck would have big game against dolphins lol

You deserve a lot of credit on calling this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to believe he can make so many throws with lions and tigers bearing down on him. I've never seen anything like it. I'll eat my crow and love every minute of it...lol

Judging by lots of your posts, I always thought you were a troll. I didn't know you were a Colt's fan. Sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I told everybody luck would have big game against dolphins lol

Good call. Would have been better if someone else here would have pulled up this thread and tooted the horn for you, though. :)

Still, nicely played.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Judging by lots of your posts, I always thought you were a troll. I didn't know you were a Colt's fan. Sorry.

It's all good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your boy Trindan Holliday took one to the House yesterday! I was at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Westheimer and Royal Oaks, and all the Texans fans were looking at the replay going "Who was that dude that ran that kickoff back for a TD against Cincinatti?" When they found out they said "Man we were stupid as you know what for letting him go, now we don't have nothin!" It was funny!

The funny thing is, when I first got Madden 11 back in the day I picked him up for my franchise to return kicks.

He was good for a KRTD per game, usually, and he'd take a punt back to the house once about every 3 games. He wasn't too useful at WR, but I turned him into a HB and used him sparingly and it worked out pretty well. He ended up spending the gist of his career with me.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt Luck will have a good game because against good defensive teams, we struggle big time. Look how bad our O-line has been ,,,, Luck has to scramble 4 out of every 5 throws because he doesn't have a release as fast as Mannings, not too many qb's do, so our o-line must take the challenge which they havent done and have failed many times at it. i have faith that we can win but predicting Luck will have a good game is way over the top. once the game is over and if I am wrong, you can come back here and rip me up and I'll deserve it, but I don't think I'm wrong on this one. He'll have some INT's and low pass completion ratio and balls thrown off-target, etc.

I'm never reading one of your posts ever again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm never reading one of your posts ever again.

Good, they aren't there for you. And since you are never reading "one" of my posts again, I am blessed that you won't be responding to this one.

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

    • That article was fascinating and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it and thanks to all the people involved in training service dogs.  I had no idea about any of this
    • I think the players being on the field for the anthem started in 2009. He could change that but it probably would not set well with the players and the media could jump "racist" in a heartbeat. This protest looks silly with only a couple players out of the whole team taking a knee.
    • The Indianapolis Colts today elevated tackle Jeremy Vujnovich to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.  Vujnovich, 6-5, 300 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Vujnovich spent the last two seasons on the Green Bay Packers practice squad. He originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on January 7, 2014.   Collegiately, Vujnovich started 28-of-29 career games at Louisiana College from 2009-2012. As a senior in 2012, he earned First Team American Southwest Conference honors, Second Team All-Louisiana recognition by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Second Team All-South Region accolades by D3football.com after starting 10 games at left tackle. In 2011, Vujnovich started nine games at left tackle and earned First Team ASC honors. As a sophomore in 2010, he earned All-ASC honorable mention honors after starting nine games at left tackle. Vujnovich saw action in one game as a true freshman in 2009. View the full article
    • Clearly the Jags have not lived up to the preseason hype and the Colts are not living up to their expectations. On paper the Jags aren't missing the players the Colts are but the Colts are showing a refusal to die and I see them coming out on top. Both teams need to get desperate to win with the now wounded duck Texans and this an AFC South game. It is impossible to ignore the potential of Lucks talent in a match up like this.
    • I became a Colts fan in 1984 when they came to Indy & took up residence in the Hoosier Dome later renamed The RCA Dome .   We had many up & down seasons eventually we had our first really good season that year Jim Harbaugh became our starting QB  we called him Captain Comeback & our Colts that season the Cardiac Colts it was a thrill ride till the very last play of the AFC Championship Game in 3 Rivers Stadium that year Indiana became a Football State for real it was awesome .   this is a link that you may enjoy ..   http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/COLTS-SEASON-IN-REVIEW--1995/03f1e9a8-74d7-48cd-9023-dce191257e68   Peyton Manning drafted in 1998 was seen as our next great hope & he did'nt disappoint but he did get off to a slow start .   Now with Andrew Luck I feel we are once again in great hands as in 98 our future looks bright ..
  • Welcome New Members

    • Welcome here Nils!   I can tell you, most of football fans in Hungary are Patriots fans...unfortunately. 
    • Hi, Nils here....   I know a lot of Europeans support the Patriots, but all I can say is no way man, no way!   I'm not entirely sure when I started to follow and cheer for the Colts, but I has no shame in admitting that it was when Manning begun to really shine. It was probably back in 1999 because I seem to remember that play-off game against the Titans.   I also remember the I loved how the Colts would play a beautiful offensive game whereas other teams were boring with their defensive strengths. Aaaahh, those were the days!   I was introduced to American Football during my American Politics/presidential election study in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1996 (Clinton vs Dole). Didn't really get attached to any team back then, so you can say that Redskins just left me totally uninspired.   It is a great and welcoming forum here - and that is just how I remembered America too.    
  • Members

    • Cynjin

      Cynjin 1,573

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • lester

      lester 24

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • backshoulderfade

      backshoulderfade 1,101

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Jeff Hamilton

      Jeff Hamilton 0

      Rookie
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • GoDeep

      GoDeep 455

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • KelownaColtsFan

      KelownaColtsFan 16

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • HarryTheCat

      HarryTheCat 327

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • SilentHill

      SilentHill 2,254

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jvan1973

      jvan1973 10,786

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jseg18

      jseg18 71

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.