The kid was special at Notre Dame. He can run and has a big-time NFL arm. I'm talking an absolute cannon.
His decision to transfer to Florida State really doomed him. Although he did leave ND with his degree.
Having watched him play (including many times live), if Golson takes the tryout opportunity seriously, he could be a very viable backup QB for the Colts for years to come.
I want to be clear about something -- the part I put into bold -- I hope I'm wrong! I really do. If Clark can step up and play meaningful snaps and not just special teams, and play pretty well, then I think that's great! Good for Indy, I hope that happens. But my expectations are low.... very low. Play on FG and extra points and that's about it.... maybe some snaps where we use 6 lineman might be interesting? But that's all I'm expecting.
If it's more I'll be happy.
I think Thornton, Reitz and Good have promise. And I think Philbin was a GREAT off-season hire! Seriously, one of my favorite hires and I'm someone who thought he was a terrible HC. But the man can coach OL play. So, maybe he coaches up a storm and Clark out-performs expectations?! I hope so. I'm just not expecting it. I think it's safer that way for my mental health!
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.