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Colts Sign Margus Hunt 2 year deal

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I had a feeling we would do this. LOL

 

We definitely have a particular type of player we are targeting. Second contract players who we can sign at a reasonable price. Ballard's deals seem to be relatively small risks and big rewards.

 

I am pretty sure we all know this from Hard Knocks, but just in case:

 

Height: 6-8   Weight: 295   Age: 29

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Maybe defensive end role. Does this mean Art Jones is gone???

 

He is probably like Pernell McPhee was for the Ravens a while ago, a situational DE that was good in small bursts. 

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pretty sure it was a signing for competition/depth 

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Competition in all phases I like let's pray ted can help them produce

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I'm assuming he'll play 5 tech. He's no good at OLB.

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3 minutes ago, chad72 said:

Maybe defensive end role. Does this mean Art Jones is gone???

 

He is probably like Pernell McPhee was for the Ravens a while ago, a situational DE that was good in small bursts. 

I'm going to have to disagree with you there... McPhee had been in the league 4-5 years had 64 tackles (double hunts) and 17 sacks to hunts 1.5... this dude is primed for the last round of roster cuts.

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The guy was awful last year in a contract year that was also expected to be his breakout year. Let's hope he turns it around with us. It's very clear that Ballard is challenging our incumbents with guys who never filled their potential yet could still spark with us. I'm not excited about the signing but I'm also not negatively affected by it. Meh for me, not that anyone cares what I think 

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Nasty run defender with athletic upside. 

 

Nice move if if it wasn't too expensive.

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Oh yeah

Love this signing :)

Hunt grew up in the small town Karksi-Nuia and took up athletics because "there wasn’t much to do". After trying decathlon he decided to concentrate on the throwing events – discus, shot and hammer throw. Hunt started training with Aleksander Tammert, an Olympic bronze medalist in discus throw from the 2004 Summer Olympics. Hunt competed in hammer throw at the 2003 World Youth Championships and discus at the 2004 World Junior Championships, placing eighth and sixth respectively.

In 2005, he won his first title at the European Junior Championships in Kaunas, throwing 62.19 metres with the 1.75 kg discus.

In 2006, at the World Junior Championships in Beijing Hunt established a new world junior record of 66.35 metres in his first throw on the qualifying round. At the final competition Hunt improved his own world junior record to 66.68 m in the fourth round and then 67.32 m in the sixth and final round. His gold medal was the first World Junior gold medal for Estonia.[citation needed]

Three days later he won the gold medal in the shot put by 20.53 metres in the final, beating the closest competitor by 39 centimetres. Hunt became the first athlete to win the gold medal both in shot and discus at the World Junior Championships, outperforming Rutger Smith of the Netherlands who won a gold and a bronze in 2000. His winning distance of 20.53 m was a national junior record with the 6 kg shot.

His personal best hammer throw result is 64.89 made on 28 March 2008 in Arlington, Texas.[2][3] His personal best shot put result is 17.98 made on 22 March 2008 in Waco

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6 minutes ago, Coltsfanforlife12 said:

I'm going to have to disagree with you there... McPhee had been in the league 4-5 years had 64 tackles (double hunts) and 17 sacks to hunts 1.5... this dude is primed for the last round of roster cuts.

 

Sorry, I was not talking talent wise, just role wise. :)

 

Talent wise, I agree, it is not even close. 

 

We will see how he does on the field. Bengals do play 4 man fronts, so not sure how he transitions from playing all those years in a 4-3. Maybe Ballard scouted him for a 3-4 while at KC??? 

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10 minutes ago, BlueShoe said:

I had a feeling we would do this. LOL

 

We definitely have a particular type of player we are targeting. Second contract players who we can sign at a reasonable price. 

 

I am pretty sure we all know this from Hard Knocks, but just in case:

 

Height: 6-8   Weight: 295   Age: 29

Born: 7/14/1987 Karksi-Nuia , Estonia

was ballard involved in a previous hard knocks?  btw, when are they going to announce?

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Gotta have bodies. Worst case is he's awful and the Colts are in the exact same boat. Doubt he was signed to start. Will wait to pass judgement. 

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2 minutes ago, ThorstenDenmark said:

Oh yeah

Love this signing :)

Hunt grew up in the small town Karksi-Nuia and took up athletics because "there wasn’t much to do". After trying decathlon he decided to concentrate on the throwing events – discus, shot and hammer throw. Hunt started training with Aleksander Tammert, an Olympic bronze medalist in discus throw from the 2004 Summer Olympics. Hunt competed in hammer throw at the 2003 World Youth Championships and discus at the 2004 World Junior Championships, placing eighth and sixth respectively.

In 2005, he won his first title at the European Junior Championships in Kaunas, throwing 62.19 metres with the 1.75 kg discus.

In 2006, at the World Junior Championships in Beijing Hunt established a new world junior record of 66.35 metres in his first throw on the qualifying round. At the final competition Hunt improved his own world junior record to 66.68 m in the fourth round and then 67.32 m in the sixth and final round. His gold medal was the first World Junior gold medal for Estonia.[citation needed]

Three days later he won the gold medal in the shot put by 20.53 metres in the final, beating the closest competitor by 39 centimetres. Hunt became the first athlete to win the gold medal both in shot and discus at the World Junior Championships, outperforming Rutger Smith of the Netherlands who won a gold and a bronze in 2000. His winning distance of 20.53 m was a national junior record with the 6 kg shot.

His personal best hammer throw result is 64.89 made on 28 March 2008 in Arlington, Texas.[2][3] His personal best shot put result is 17.98 made on 22 March 2008 in Waco

None of that acuates to talent on the football field of which he has shown very little.  

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Does anyone think Ballard have seen the movie moneyball ?

By the looks of all the signings so far, it have been players who have not yet proven that they are full time starters in the league.

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It seems at times like he's still learning the game. The contract shouldn't be too high for him because he is really a situational player period but he is one the strongest guys ever the National Football League with 38 bench presses at the combine when he left SMU

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Maybe I'm wrong and he's better as a 3-4 end than a 4-3 end but, based off what I see in his stats 14 solo tackles, 14 assisted and 1.5 sacks in four years gives me very little confidence in this pick. 

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It's like they are signing all my favorite players from 4 years ago.

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Just now, indyagent17 said:

It seems at times like he's still learning the game. The contract shouldn't be too high for him because he is really a situational player period but he is one the strongest guys ever the National Football League with 38 bench presses at the combine when he left SMU

He is learning the game

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Just now, ThorstenDenmark said:

Does anyone think Ballard have seen the movie moneyball ?

By the looks of all the signings so far, it have been players who have not yet proven that they are full time starters in the league.

 

Grigson did a lot of this too, the bargain bin approach. It worked with Mike Adams and Erik Swoope, swung and missed with Adongo and others. Only time will tell us if it will work.

 

We all liked Grigson too in 2012. :) 

 

Every new GM is the greatest thing since sliced bread like the hyped draft pick coming out of college. However, Ballard's resume is a little more solid than Grigson's was, coming in, I won't deny that. Just want to stay on the fence for now. 

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Was a backup for the Bengals, and I suppose his role will be similar with the Colts. He'll get to compete on the defensive line for sure, but I think he'll find it difficult to be a starter. That's good enough though, as I expect the Colts to get a quality defensive lineman in the upcoming draft,

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8 minutes ago, Coltsfanforlife12 said:

I'm going to have to disagree with you there... McPhee had been in the league 4-5 years had 64 tackles (double hunts) and 17 sacks to hunts 1.5... this dude is primed for the last round of roster cuts.

I think he will make the team. We signed him to a two year deal and I bet about 2 million a year. He is better depth than some of the guys we had playing DE last year. He is long and with some coaching up, hopefully can become a good back up to Anderson. 

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good depth signing to replace kerr

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4 minutes ago, Coltsfanforlife12 said:

None of that acuates to talent on the football field of which he has shown very little.  

 

None of that what?

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4 minutes ago, chrisfarley said:

was ballard involved in a previous hard knocks?  btw, when are they going to announce?

 

I don't think so. He was with the Bears and then Chiefs.

 

 
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Just now, Jason_S said:

 

None of that what?

The long post about his previous achievements in other sports... 

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He'll be 30 at the start of the season. I didn't know that, he's only going into Year 5 in the NFL. 

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2 minutes ago, CR91 said:

good depth signing to replace kerr

They should use him on the O-Line, so he can protect Andrew Luck

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Just now, ThorstenDenmark said:

They should use him on the O-Line, so he can protect Andrew Luck

 

He's never played on the offensive line

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2 minutes ago, Superman said:

He'll be 30 at the start of the season. I didn't know that, he's only going into Year 5 in the NFL. 

 

 

But a young 30 , not a lot of wear and tear ? Anyway I would bet not a whole lot of guaranteed money in this deal.

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1 minute ago, Superman said:

He'll be 30 at the start of the season. I didn't know that, he's only going into Year 5 in the NFL. 

 

Yep I remember that getting brought up a few times leading up to that draft.

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3 minutes ago, Jason_S said:

 

None of that what?

Equates* having a rough spelling day 

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I'm curious to see how he'll be used in the colts scheme.

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Kendall Langford worked out better in our 3-4 as a DE than the 4-3 he was playing in earlier, didn't he? Hope this one turns out that way as well.

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