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Early FA winners/losers...NY Post

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Titans getting a system RB 

Texans getting another CB for TY and Luck to torch

Seems alright to me

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Who needs free agents when we got Jeremy Vujnovich, Luke Rhodes and Chris Milton coming back into the fold!

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Free agency is not completely over yet. On the flip side the Colts did not grossly overpay for players which is smart. The Colts will get better and younger via the NFL draft in late April. 

 

Miami Dolphins have had it worst these last few days. They traded away their best WR (Landry) and released DT Suh. 

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3 hours ago, Coltsman1788 said:

Colts number one losers on that list. 

 

Those numbers are totally meaningless.

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This article is from 2015: https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/3/13/8205529/2015-nfl-free-agency-grades-winners-losers-jets-bills-jaguars-colts

 

SB Nation elected the Colts as one of their 9 winners of free agency 2015. We all know how that season ended. Btw, it is interesting to browse through the other 8 "winners" there. The Jaguars finished with 5-11, Falcons 8-8, Colts 8-8, Philly 7-9, Chargers 4-12, Bears 6-10, all missing the playoffs. Only the Cardinals (13-3) and the Texans (9-7) reached the playoffs (where the Texans lost 0:30 to the Chiefs at home in the wild card round).

 

So, the only real winners were the Cardinals, who were contenders even without free agency. Btw, Yahoo put the Chiefs (who beat the Texans 30:0) amongs the top5 loosers, and CBS put the Panthers (who went to the Superbowl) amongs their top loosers.

 

You just can't win or loose in free agency. You can add pieces, but ultimately you have to kill your drafts, and even more importantly you have to COACH your team well.

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Jokes on them when we sign Ndamukong Suh and Blount. Here comes the REAL monster!!!

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3 hours ago, Alex22 said:

Any thing from the nypost is Fake News 

Better then daily news and from ny. Take the post any day over that other radical rag.

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Well..duh. We are 2 years in to the "3 year rebuild" The problem is how do we have the nerve to call it a rebuild if we don't try to improve the team?

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4 hours ago, il vecchio said:

 

Those numbers are totally meaningless.

Agreed but speaks somewhat to media opinion of the Colts approach thus far. 

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"Winning" in March seems to have little correlation to winning in January.

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Who cares what someone else thinks about the team you follow. First of all, sports opinions are no longer informative.....they are completely designed to get viewership through clicks and links to their articles. They seek anger and frustration because those emotions are better at driving people to do just what this thread is....link! Clicks are OK, but links are golden in the success tally. 

 

Just take this board for an example. If I or someone started a thread about personnel packages on the field, a few people would post and it would quickly die. But start a thread that ticks, frustrates, or embarrasses a fan, and it goes 9 pages. 

 

Talk is fun, and it is the offseason, but try and realize that if you are embarrassed by the actions of your team, seriously consider what your priorities are in life. It's a sport for fun and entertainment. If it is not entertaining, then why let it tear you up?

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6 hours ago, ReMeDy said:

Jokes on them when we sign Ndamukong Suh and Blount. Here comes the REAL monster!!!

 

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6 hours ago, Peterk2011 said:

This article is from 2015: https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/3/13/8205529/2015-nfl-free-agency-grades-winners-losers-jets-bills-jaguars-colts

 

SB Nation elected the Colts as one of their 9 winners of free agency 2015. We all know how that season ended. Btw, it is interesting to browse through the other 8 "winners" there. The Jaguars finished with 5-11, Falcons 8-8, Colts 8-8, Philly 7-9, Chargers 4-12, Bears 6-10, all missing the playoffs. Only the Cardinals (13-3) and the Texans (9-7) reached the playoffs (where the Texans lost 0:30 to the Chiefs at home in the wild card round).

 

So, the only real winners were the Cardinals, who were contenders even without free agency. Btw, Yahoo put the Chiefs (who beat the Texans 30:0) amongs the top5 loosers, and CBS put the Panthers (who went to the Superbowl) amongs their top loosers.

 

You just can't win or loose in free agency. You can add pieces, but ultimately you have to kill your drafts, and even more importantly you have to COACH your team well.

 

Nicely done.  Sometimes staying out of free agency makes you the FA winner!

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7 hours ago, Peterk2011 said:

This article is from 2015: https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/3/13/8205529/2015-nfl-free-agency-grades-winners-losers-jets-bills-jaguars-colts

 

SB Nation elected the Colts as one of their 9 winners of free agency 2015. We all know how that season ended. Btw, it is interesting to browse through the other 8 "winners" there. The Jaguars finished with 5-11, Falcons 8-8, Colts 8-8, Philly 7-9, Chargers 4-12, Bears 6-10, all missing the playoffs. Only the Cardinals (13-3) and the Texans (9-7) reached the playoffs (where the Texans lost 0:30 to the Chiefs at home in the wild card round).

 

So, the only real winners were the Cardinals, who were contenders even without free agency. Btw, Yahoo put the Chiefs (who beat the Texans 30:0) amongs the top5 loosers, and CBS put the Panthers (who went to the Superbowl) amongs their top loosers.

 

You just can't win or loose in free agency. You can add pieces, but ultimately you have to kill your drafts, and even more importantly you have to COACH your team well.

You not only have to kill your drafts, you have to kill the UDFA and "cut" markets as well. How many guys have fans on here been drooling over throughout the last few years, who started out as undrafted and maybe bounced around on a couple of practice squads before they really stuck? Norwell is a prime example. No team wanted to spend even a 7th round pick on him in 2014. Four years later he's the highest paid guard in the NFL. 

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The New York Post?

 

Who?   Flipping?   Cares?!?

 

A local paper who doesn't understand how free agency works.

 

Much ado about NOTHING!!

 

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8 hours ago, cdgacoltsfan said:

Well..duh. We are 2 years in to the "3 year rebuild" The problem is how do we have the nerve to call it a rebuild if we don't try to improve the team?

 

Marlins fans have been wondering the same thing for years.

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Does winning the free agency season get you an automatic slot in the playoffs?  If so we better get busy.  If not I'll wait until Oct to see how this team is shaping up.

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I'd agree with the article SO FAR.   However Ballard could still improve this team with some key signings. 

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Funny how just over a month ago the national sports media was "all in" on the Colts being able to turn things around quickly based on the high draft picks, a new coaching staff, the return of Luck(?) and the huge cap space which would allow the Colts to elevate their talent level with some Pro Bowl caliber players.

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17 hours ago, ReMeDy said:

Jokes on them when we sign Ndamukong Suh and Blount. Here comes the REAL monster!!!

If we sign Suh then we definitely going to be the top 1 on the losing side..

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21 hours ago, MacDee1975 said:

Who needs free agents when we got Jeremy Vujnovich, Luke Rhodes and Chris Milton coming back into the fold!

Rhodes was good at long snapper last year but the other two are garbage.

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