There's no one here who has pumped up the new coaches more than me --- and that especially includes Joe Philbin. I get how important all the new coaches are to the teams success, and of course that includes Philbin.
But we have far more questions than we do answers. And since we've never won more than 11 games in the last 4 years and all of our division rivals are far improved from where they've been in the last 4 years, then I simply don't think it's reasonable to predict.
Now..... here's something I want to make clear......
I'M NOT SAYING WINNING 13 GAMES CAN'T HAPPEN. I'M SAYING IT'S HIGHLY, HIGHLY UNLIKELY.
So, is winning 13 games possible? Yes. But the odds of it happening are incredibly small.
I haven't seen a predicting anywhere that has the Colts winning 11 games. Or 12 games. Or 13 games.
That makes your prediction one of a fan. From a fan's perspective it makes sense. But it doesn't add up to people who cover football for a living. Who follow this stuff far more than you and I do. There's no logic to it. None at all. That's why I called this fan-boy.
By the way, some of my comments that you've responded to, were not meant for you. That were meant for another poster who jumped into the conversation. Just wanted to clarify.
The fun starts next week! Will be interesting to actually see the Colts on the field.
Good luck to all of us!!
Indeed. I'll put up a few snippets from the NFL/NFLPA handbook on the Substance Abuse Policy. These are relevant as Bell was suspended 2 games last year for MJ possession and DUI, and thus he's officially in the Intervention Program--
So they get tested once in the off season, and never during the season... IF, a big if... you have never tested positive or been placed in the NFL Drug Intervention Program. It's so easy to NOT get caught it isn't even funny. But get busted with it, or test positive, then you are now in the program and can be tested multiple times anytime of the year for it. This is why I have little sympathy for those who do get caught. Tons of smarter Vets know how to 'play the game' and get to do what they want without repercussions... Most_Of_The_Time. They pass their one time off season test and Voila... home free until next year. These are the only substances tested for in the off season (all year for Drug Intervention players)
This was to be a huge payday year for Bell too. Now, between this and the MCL/PCL rehab mystery, I have no idea what his future holds.
Oh he missed "Many" tests! LOL and SMH...
Up to this point on the oline I have been happy if the kids remember to get their hands up for blocking but this year we are going to start working on hand position, so a new drill we are going to do is called clapping the wrist. It is a quick drill that will get their hands in proper position with thumbs up, it gets their elbows in tight to the body and to make the calpping noise you have to get your hands up their fast.
We'll see how it works.
Welcome jseg18!!! We will pretend that you were not even close to being a Niner fan. No, from Montana and then Young they were fun to watch. I hope we all have fun this year. I do not think the Colts are going to be 3rd in the South.....Have fun.