Archived

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

NewColtsFan

Lots of Praise for Arians....

Recommended Posts

An Associated Press story that I found on ESPN.com.... haven't double checked NFL.com yet....

A nice story with players saying Arians is the driving force behind much of our success....

Think you'll like this.... a LOT!! :thmup:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8626943/indianapolis-colts-give-bruce-arians-credit-surprising-success

There's even some talk about Arians as a possible Coach of the Year candidate! Nice! :thmup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

B.A, has done a great job so far. Little pass heavy sometimes, but I know we have been in plenty of games where we have been behind and passing was essential, so no complaints from me.

I hope he sticks around after this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, NCF. He is very well deserved of the attention. In reality, he will get offered a head coaching opportunity next season, bank it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the ESPN former players suggested that Arians should be the HC for Carolina. That he could revive Cam and I believe that if we're talking offensive coordinator and HC, but that doesn't happen as much anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotta say I was 110% wrong about the guy. He's been rock solid.

Same here. I wasn't sold on Arians when we hired him because I didn't like Pittsburgh's offense very much. But the more I read about him, the more I came to like him. Once the season started, he showed me that Pagano made an excellent choice in bringing him over to Indy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BA had me seriously worried that 1st couple games when he had so many plays with EVERYbody pulled in tight Like a Rugby play and we tried to run it.

It gave our New Line and young TE`s a lot of good blocking EXP. :strong:

I`m liking his formations now that is for sure.

And I had no idea what his personality was like. Seems like a Very Good Leader, no fear of being blunt, yet he has that valuable positive, have some fun side to him.

He came to us Just In Time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Earlier on in the year, I remember thinking he was a bad OC.

Boy, I was wrong.

Lots of praise to Arians going 5-1 with a very young team.

I would be happy for him even if he left to go be a HC for another team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im still not lovin him as the OC or HC, nice guy and he deserves some credit for where we are at though no question

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's been much better as the head coach than he has been as the offensive play caller, if you ask me. From early on, he seemed to "get it" when it comes to 4th down opportunities, two point conversions, etc. He's improved in his use of timeouts; the ridiculous timeout at the end of the first half of the Browns game was ... ridiculous. The team seems to be growing in all phases under Arians watch. Whether that's due to the trajectory Pagano established, or because of Arians' personality, or because the team is inspired to live up to Pagano's expectations, or a combination of all those things, the results have been undeniable. We're 5-1 with Arians, and the team is better now than it was going into the bye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Devil's Advocate: are we better now because the rookies are gelling, getting more exposure to the speed of the game, and have had a nice schedule? Or is BA really making that much of a difference? Not a knock on him, as I do like the guy. Just pushing it out there to stimulate debate....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He won't leave. He is too old to be hired as a head coach right now. He has the same problem Tom Moore had. So I think there is nothing to worry about with him leaving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He won't leave. He is too old to be hired as a head coach right now. He has the same problem Tom Moore had. So I think there is nothing to worry about with him leaving.

don't know if he will get a job or not, but i don't think it will be because of his age....he is only 8yrs older than pagano. plus, it seems like all they young guys get fired after 2-3 years...they just don't have the experience or gravitas to be head coaches.

tom moore didn't want to be a head coach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am very nervous of Arians leaving, he will have tons of offers. But I think the fact that he knows he built this team into what it is now might be enough to keep hm around with luck running the offense. He also has a strong connection with Pagano and I hope it would be his pleasure to return to the Offensive Coordinator position

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Popular Now

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    •   You're partially correct. Some of what I am saying (and have said) does walk the line of politics. However, while it might be easy to lump everything together; it does not all fit in the same box.    A lot of what I am talking about is a deep emotional connection to a football team.   I am trying very hard to walk the line about what is acceptable to discuss on this forum, and the waters can get very muddy. I do believe my statements holds true. Ignoring a lot of things happening lately won't fix anything. A person has to take action, within the confinements of the rules, and also within the parameters of moral values.   I believe the same can be said for political reasons or for undesired results of the product on the field. In my mind, the product on the field is not a reason for scaling back emotional investment. However, the politics obviously hit a different nerve for some of us. Not everyone will agree on these issues. It is also very tough to balance them once we understand a persons position.   Nevertheless, actions through participation or lack of participation speak very loud. it is a bottom line business, and it takes both active fans and talented players for the marriage to work. 
    •   Nem te vagy az egyetlen, aki ezt tapasztalja
    • Or maybe, just maybe he saw an opportunity to get into the top 10 for next years draft, AND get a new head coach, AND then have a healthy Andrew Luck. I will reserve my judgement on Chris after next year's off season. That will be the most crucial off-season of his career. 
    •     Sorry, I reread your OP, and I understand what you're saying.  My bad.   Ok, so you are saying that CB could have chosen a more favorable GM position with a different team last year.   I don't know.  At this point, I'm looking at the Colts situation compared to the other teams CB could have chosen... probably top-3 pick in every round of the draft, the most cap-space in the league, and oh yeah what could be the best QB in the league when healthy...   Could anyone starting out as a GM really ask for a better scenario?
  • Members

    • krunk

      krunk 8,133

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • ColtsAC

      ColtsAC 47

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • will426

      will426 808

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • indy1888

      indy1888 329

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Cynjin

      Cynjin 1,750

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • CurtisPainterAll-Star

      CurtisPainterAll-Star 0

      Rookie
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Mr. Irrelevant

      Mr. Irrelevant 689

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Hooksalot

      Hooksalot 6

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • XxGoosexX

      XxGoosexX 23

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • VaAllDay757

      VaAllDay757 308

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active: