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#1 Brian Casserly

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

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#Colts interviewed Syracuse Safety Shamarko Thomas and Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham at the East/West Shrine practices today.

 

Thomas: http://www.nfldrafts...=2013&genpos=SS

 

Graham: http://www.nfldrafts...=2013&genpos=RB





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#2 John Waylon

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

Hmm... A running back? Are we taking our bell cow to slaughter?
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

Hmm... A running back? Are we taking our bell cow to slaughter?

Im assuming a potential replacement for Karim if we lose him on kick returns since he is a FA or depth because Moore is FA and he is 30 years old and he is a unrestricted FA, one of those two likely scenarios in my opinion



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

Im assuming a potential replacement for Karim if we lose him on kick returns since he is a FA or depth because Moore is FA and he is 30 years old and he is a unrestricted FA, one of those two likely scenarios in my opinion
Or a replacement for Brown.....But oh wait, Brown is the best back in the league and can never be replaced. If Graham is drafted, it's to replace Brown.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

Or a replacement for Brown.....But oh wait, Brown is the best back in the league and can never be replaced. If Graham is drafted, it's to replace Brown.

Possible I suppose but its illogical to try and replace a Back that does not need replaced when we have two other FA Backs when one of them is 30 years old, Actually it would be pretty illogical unless Brown proves to not be fully recovered, Before he was injured and was getting less playing time because of that injury he was averaging 4.0 ypc compared to Ballards 4.1 not a big difference at all literally the difference in a carry with either player, Ballards just had more carries due to Brown getting injured



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

Possible I suppose but its illogical to try and replace a Back that does not need replaced when we have two other FA Backs when one of them is 30 years old, Actually it would be pretty illogical unless Brown proves to not be fully recovered, Before he was injured and was getting less playing time because of that injury he was averaging 4.0 ypc compared to Ballards 4.1 not a big difference at all literally the difference in a carry with either player, Ballards just had more carries due to Brown getting injured

Yeah, but one of his runs was probably about 78 yards and as you know, the anti-Brown brigade don't count those as they skew that stats. But getting 78 yards in 18 snaps does count.


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#7 SteelCityColt

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

Im assuming a potential replacement for Karim if we lose him on kick returns since he is a FA or depth because Moore is FA and he is 30 years old and he is a unrestricted FA, one of those two likely scenarios in my opinion

I thought Karim wasn't a FA this year? Pretty illogical to look at a RB right now either way but who knows. It might all be part of the master plan.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:10 AM

im just glad that the Colts are looking at a SS since Zbikowski was getting beat all year and had trouble stopping the run,



#9 BleedBlu8792

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Hmm.. I wonder if Thomas makes it out of the 2nd round. If he's a true 4.4 guy with that size I doubt he makes it out of the 2nd.

Or could this potentially be the Colts first guy?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Shamarko Thomas is crazy fast.
Ray Graham is a great value player.

Shamarko will skyrocket after the combine. 4.3 40 capable.
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#11 Franklin County

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Are either of these guys game changers or would they be used as depth?



#12 TKnight24

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I see we're still pulling RB's from the Big East

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#13 jskinnz

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

There is nothing illogical about talking to these players at all. It is all part of doing their homework on everyone. It is what NFL teams do. I am sure they will talk to a few QB's as well despite the presence of Luck on the roster.

And I would suggest that RB is a position of need, if not for depth. And really, what has Brown proven other than he has trouble staying healthy? I am not bashing the guy but if the most important ability is availability, is it really that hard to see him not being on the roster next year?

#14 chad72

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

LeSean McCoy is also from Pittsburgh, just FYI :).

 

However, our RB coach, if I remember right, had coached Donald Brown and Dion Lewis, another Pittsburgh RB in the NFL at some point in time. His familiarity with the Big East combined with a player Grigson might be interested in could all have contributed to this interview, IMO.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

There is nothing illogical about talking to these players at all. It is all part of doing their homework on everyone. It is what NFL teams do. I am sure they will talk to a few QB's as well despite the presence of Luck on the roster.And I would suggest that RB is a position of need, if not for depth. And really, what has Brown proven other than he has trouble staying healthy? I am not bashing the guy but if the most important ability is availability, is it really that hard to see him not being on the roster next year?

Yep, we'll talk to a lot of guys between now and April. Usually we keep a list of "players of interest" prior to the draft. A lot of the guys we draft aren't even on that list.

#16 GrizzColt

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

There is nothing illogical about talking to these players at all. It is all part of doing their homework on everyone. It is what NFL teams do. I am sure they will talk to a few QB's as well despite the presence of Luck on the roster.

And I would suggest that RB is a position of need, if not for depth. And really, what has Brown proven other than he has trouble staying healthy? I am not bashing the guy but if the most important ability is availability, is it really that hard to see him not being on the roster next year?

 

Exactly.  What if this Pittsburgh kid is better than Ballard and Brown?  Wouldn't you want him on our team?    



#17 TKnight24

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

Exactly. What if this Pittsburgh kid is better than Ballard and Brown? Wouldn't you want him on our team?

Better than Ballard?? Pshh, Ballard isn't even better than Ballard haha

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#18 gbrads_rants

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Graham is solid you all dont remember his performance against ND??

#19 Tark The Shark

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

Shamarko is a no brainer in my mind to snag probably in the first round. We need a SS to help solidify that secondary because that was one of the weak spots in the defense.

 

Graham is a bit of a head scratcher in my eyes because of the bringing in of Ballard last year. I guess that would mean that Grigson isn't sold on Brown or Carter as a viable #2 RB to Ballard.


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#20 lollygagger8

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

I would guess Carter is a goner. Brown doesn't have a future here after his contract, or maybe he gets let go as well, idk.

 

Definitely would not be unhappy with a safety that can run 4.3



#21 Warhawk

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

They've never seemed to have much faith in Carter, and Brown is injury prone.

 

Graham is projected as a mid-round guy at the moment.  So don't panic and think we'll be taking a RB in the first round.



#22 CjMcGirt23

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

I'd love to see Thomas here.


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#23 betheafan41

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

why are we interviewing running backs??? we should be interviewing every defensive player and offensive lineman, not running backs. pick up a undrafted FA RB during the summer.


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#24 Horse Shoe Heaven

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

im just glad that the Colts are looking at a SS since Zbikowski was getting beat all year and had trouble stopping the run,

I agree SS is a HUGE NEED this guy is supose to be a good tackler alittle short at 5/9 but thick at 217 like it!!



#25 chad72

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

I agree SS is a HUGE NEED this guy is supose to be a good tackler alittle short at 5/9 but thick at 217 like it!!

 

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#26 Horse Shoe Heaven

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Shamarko is a no brainer in my mind to snag probably in the first round. We need a SS to help solidify that secondary because that was one of the weak spots in the defense.

 

Graham is a bit of a head scratcher in my eyes because of the bringing in of Ballard last year. I guess that would mean that Grigson isn't sold on Brown or Carter as a viable #2 RB to Ballard.

 Not really Ballard is a bruiser that hurts people has a game goes on you see teams don't want to tackle him but no brakaway speed. Graham has SPEED and shiftyness home run hitter that a defense will fear plus a pass catcher to,. may make a nice 1/2 punch. Graham may be alot like Macoy for Phill.



#27 Horse Shoe Heaven

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Reminds you of someone we knew...Glass...Bob Sanders

Bob was awhsome when healthey Heavier than Bob though.



#28 chad72

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Bob was awhsome when healthey Heavier than Bob though.

 

 

That is even more worrisome because how do you pack all that muscle into that 5'9" frame without some juice? ;) (that was in the back of our minds with Sanders too)



#29 Horse Shoe Heaven

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

That is even more worrisome because how do you pack all that muscle into that 5'9" frame without some juice? ;) (that was in the back of our minds with Sanders too)

Maybe he just has a big butt :thmup:








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