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  2. Surge89

    Ballard: What if hypothetical

    Im personally in the wait and see group. My reasons for optimism are the things being said are in line with how I think a team should be ran (but as we all know talk only goes so far) and I think we got a good coaching staff to facilitate a vision. Which is also something I love is that this team seems to have a vision or an identity if you will. Something we sorely lacked with the previous regime. My reasons for caution though are what worry me. While I liked parts of the draft I feel like Ballard did not take what the draft gave him. And I'll be in even more caution if we go and sign multiple defensive ends next year (it's going to be a great year for the entire dline) when we spent 2 high picks on them this year. To me it seems like he got to cute for his britches after making the obvious pick and that reminds me of Grigson. Is that an overreaction? Time will tell. But it's a big reason for concern since this is supposedly the main entrance of talent is via this man's draft strategy. Also I don't want a Polian approach to free agency and I get the feeling that is what we are getting. That's underwhelming especially in an age where the salary cap is ever increasing and the options to sign decent talent for reasonable money are becoming more and more viable. Take the Breeland free agent as an example. Either way despite my worries I'd say I have more optimism than pessimism and a far playoff run would probably have me sold. But less than. 8 wins and I'm going to be questioning pretty hard. Luck is good enough for us to reach the 50/50 mark.
  3. PuntersArePeopleToo

    It’s Happening!!!

    Well I mean new place, so not unexpected but could have fun with it
  4. Shafty138

    It’s Happening!!!

    Rookies, Injured players, and QB's were to report today.
  5. NewColtsFan

    Colts have signed Rookie LB Darius Leonard

    At least you’re consistent... wrong, but consistent. This is now twice you’ve said people here would be blaming Ballard if the Leonard deal hadn’t gotten done. The only people who’d be bashing Ballard are the ones who don’t understand the new CBA. Everyone else — the vast majority — would be bashing Leonard and his agents. That’s where the responsibility would’ve been correctly placed. For some reason you don’t know that. And once again you trot out another wrong example with Ballard.... in your mind “he can’t close the deal.” You take the 2018 free agency season and interpret it as he CAN’T close the deal, when the correct understanding is that the only deal he wanted to close on in 2018 were the ones on HIS TERMS. And as I’ve explained to you repeatedly, Ballard closed the deal 10 times in the 2017 free agency season. But you keep forgetting that even though it was only one year ago. Ballard wasn’t the problem with Leonard, the agents who wanted things they mostly weren’t going to get were the problem. It’s the first day of camp and here you are knocking heads with folks. You might want to consider keeping your powder dry and enjoying the new season. Just a thought....
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  8. wig

    Colts have signed Rookie LB Darius Leonard

    I had exactly zero concern over the entire thing. There is no precedent of this being a concern since the latest CBA. Don't cite Bosa, we aren't talking about a top 5 pick. You got yourself worked up over nothing.
  9. https://www.colts.com/video/checking-in-rookie-de-tyquan-lewis-reports-for-training-camp
  10. bleevit

    If the Oline is one of our strengths...

    What are the chances that Nate Davis is right? Let's see. On offense the Colts have what looks like really good O-line depth. They are getting the #1 draft pick quarterback back. They have at least 2-3 solid tight ends. They have decent wideouts with TY leading the way. It looks to me they will score points. The defense is a question mark, but the fact that they'll be on the field less will improve them if only because they'll be fresher at the end of the game. 2-14? No way Nate!
  11. WoolMagnet

    Ballard: What if hypothetical

    Fire Ballard group? i havent seen that yet. ive only noticed "all in" , "wait and see", or somewhere between. even if someone doesnt like the picks, its hard not to notice the positive changes from top to bottom. however i do remember Grigs getting lots of love..... until he didnt any longer.
  12. oldunclemark

    LeVeon Bell

    The contract situations with Beckham and Bell are the same......sw.. It has nothing to do with Odell's off the field craziness or LeVeon's suspensions. It has little to do with their on-the-field production. It has to do with them not being quarterbacks. That's it. This is a situation where we all know why something is the way it is but we talk it up and down and around the block.. Its being reported that LeVeon Bell has turned down 70 over 5 years...33 milion guaranteed..so he has already rejected your very reasonable deal...and took $14 mil for one year. Doesnt that suggest to you that hes trying to make a point?. Its not all about him and his money? Again. Star QBs are much more valuable than running backs. You just cant compare them. The QB will always get paid more LeVeon Bell, can gain 2,500 yards and score 40 TDs next season and he still wont get guaranteed money like Andrew Luck got. Its the salary scale...and its fair. The Colts didnt offer their 1,000-yard rusher a one-year low bucks deal because a 1,000-yard rusher is easily replaced any year..and you dont need one to win anyway. We're about to see how many wins Andrew Luck means to the Colts. My guess is 6 to 8.
  13. Question #21....Which game show in the 1978-1981 and revived in 1986-1989 Game that had "Higher Lower"?

  14. Jared Cisneros

    Colts have signed Rookie LB Darius Leonard

    That's pretty ironic considering it used to be my day job. Also, it's a forum, I'll overreact anyway I want within reason. It should of never come down to the last minute. This isn't Leveon Bell or Aaron Donald, it's Darius Leonard. A 2nd round pick on a rookie contract. There's also history of Ballard not being able to seal the deal in FA, so my worries are/were warranted, especially when I created the thread asking if they were going to sign their contracts. People ran their mouths saying I was overreacting, and it came down to mere hours about a month later. These same people would of been scared to bet money on it 24 hours before the deadline, and I was consistent the whole way through that it wasn't a lock. Of course, people will now act like it's no big deal even though they would be bashing Ballard if the deal didn't get done.
  15. Lucky Colts Fan

    Colts have signed Rookie LB Darius Leonard

    It always is. Just don't quit your day-job to be a poker player, dude. You seem to have trouble remaining stone-faced until all the cards have fallen, friend.
  16. Jared Cisneros

    Colts have signed Rookie LB Darius Leonard

    Those were some good matches back in the day!
  17. NewColtsFan

    LeVeon Bell

    I saw an interesting article in the last few weeks.... Basically said the recent rash of RBs drafted in the top-10 the last few years is going to makes those backs among the highest paid players at their position when their rookie deal hits year 5. So guys like Gurley, Elliott, Fournette, McCaffrey, Barkley and Gordon (drafted around 20-ish). are going to face interesting negotiations on their second contract. All could get the same treatment as Bell and get tagged for a couple of years or teams could try to work out a reasonable deal. But with rookie deals lasting 5 years and then you get tagged twice, it’s not hard to look down the road and seeing history repeat itself with these backs. Teams will have had them for 7 years, and at that point with the service they’ve given, these guys won’t have much tread left on their tires. Sucks to be a RB. But you can see the logic from the management side. Worth watching in the near future.
  18. crazycolt1

    Colts place multiple players on PUP list

    As long as there are fields that are not natural grass there will always be more injuries.
  19. 2006Coltsbestever

    ALL MLB 2018 Astros Repeat ?

    Huge win because the difference between 8.5 and 6.5 is huge with 65 games left.
  20. spoonfish

    Fantasy Football 2018 League

    I'm okay with waiver wire rule proposed. Decent compromise. I also would prefer ESPN, but will go along with the majority vote.
  21. MB-ColtsFan

    Colts place multiple players on PUP list

    Well, at the lest we will hopefully NOT be blaming the turf. HOPEFULLY...
  22. crazycolt1

    LeVeon Bell

    One reason RBs have diminished in value is teams are balking at spending a lot of money on just one RB. To gamble a lot of money on the RB position when it is one of the most injured positions in football is not smart. Look, when Bell went down a couple of years ago the back up RB stepped in and the Steelers lost very little punch. With that said for a RB to be real successful the team has to have the O-line to make him good. I understand that Bell is a very good RB but he hasn't been that durable his career. Not enough to be paid two times as much as the next RB anyway.
  23. PrincetonTiger

    Colts place multiple players on PUP list

    This might hurt JV
  24. MB-ColtsFan

    Colts place multiple players on PUP list

    Found out it's a calf injury. » Vujnovich, meanwhile, is battling a calf injury. He missed the entire on-field portion of the offseason workout program practices available to be seen by the media. “He had a pretty good pull on that calf, and that just takes time to get back from,” Ballard said. Vujnovich was one of two Colts offensive linemen, joining left tackle Anthony Castonzo, to play 100 percent of the snaps for the Indy offense last season. https://www.colts.com/news/colts-place-three-on-physically-unable-to-perform-list-to-start-training-camp
  25. NorthernBlue

    Colts place multiple players on PUP list

    Let’s hope the annual tradition of colts losing some important players to injury in training camp ends this year. *knocks heavily on wood*
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