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  2. Matthew Gilbert

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    I went back and looked at the drafts you mentioned and it's hard to argue your point. Besides the 2014 class there are a few guys in other classes mentioned that are better than average but the bust rate was extremely high. I think a lot of teams are reaching because of needs more than anything. I follow the draft process as much as anybody and have always been dumbfounded by some of the WR selections teams have made in the 1st round.
  3. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    I don’t know where you got this, but it’s 100 percent false. Not only is it not debunked, it’s more believed in by NFL front office types and analytics than ever before. And I have Googled the issue. And my view is the overwhelming prevailing belief. I’ll try to post some links later. If you’d like to post some links showing otherwise, go right ahead.
  4. Introspect

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    Can't wait for Luck to treat this fool like a candle..... Light him up and blow him out! Target that fool all game long!
  5. Lawrence Owen

    Stephen Holder leaving the IndyStar

    I usually enjoyed watching/reading Holder and Bowen's articles and video's. They were never afraid to tell the truth of what they saw even if it was contrary to popular opinions.
  6. Matthew Gilbert

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    The whole "offensive tackle arm length thing" has been debunked for awhile now. Just google "ideal arm length for a NFL offensive tackle" and there are many articles and studies to back it up. Scouts do prefer their linemen to have long arms but it's not the end of the world. Hell, Joe Thomas was one of the best Left Tackles in the past decade and he had 32 inch arms.
  7. IinD

    Schwartz on Nelson: Mostly real good...

    I think he'll be the least of our oline worries in the future. That bad looking play on the first series was a total whiff, I'll blame it on nerves. He's young, he got a little taste of getting beat against the big boys. He'll definitely be fine. I would be worried if he didn't look like he belongs in the league. He never looked lost or overwhelmed, just made a couple mental errors and had a whiff.
  8. Lawrence Owen

    Stephen Holder leaving the IndyStar

    I was thinking this, then saw your post. I would definitely prefer Holder to cover Indy over Wells. But yeah, most likely not going to happen.
  9. IinD

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    That guy always seemed like a D bag, he's got a similar personality to Rodney Harrison.
  10. PrincetonTiger

    Stephen Holder leaving the IndyStar

    The Gannett Company has begun to nationalize their papers
  11. Steamboat_Shaun

    Stephen Holder leaving the IndyStar

    He held down a job writing for a newspaper in that span, & considering the sharp decline of newspaper readership, that's no small feat, & it sounds like he'll be continuing to do what he loves in a new opportunity.
  12. 2006Coltsbestever

    ALL MLB 2018 Astros Repeat ?

    Cubs win 8-4 to improve to 69-50, huge win. Now up 3 games over the Screwers in the NL Central. 4.5 ahead as of now over the dangerous Cards. All things considering I will take it being we are half way through August. Fly the Flag Hozer and celebrate a huge win. Go Cubs!
  13. richard pallo

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    So glad we have been able to avoid having characters like this on our roster. Keep it up Chris.
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  15. NewColtsFan

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    Dorsett is not my reason on not drafting a wr in the first round. Other than the famous WR class of 2014, almost all WRs drafted in the first round in 12, 13, 15,16 and17, are at best average.. if not below average, if not outright busts. The hit/miss ratio is terrible in first round WRs. I’ve been writing about this for nearly a year. I’d never base any thought on the success or failure of one player. I’m not even basing anything on Grigson. My view is based on league-wide trends. The value isn’t there for first round WRs. As for Slauson.. I like him and happy we signed him.. but the odds of getting three quality years from him are not great. It’s possible but not likely. I’ll be happy if we get one. It’s a LONG season. Things often look different in December than they do in August....
  16. 2006Coltsbestever

    ALL MLB 2018 Astros Repeat ?

    El Mago is truly the Magic man! His Base Running is unreal!
  17. Coffeedrinker

    Schwartz on Nelson: Mostly real good...

    Cool grading system and excellent post, as usual. One question how do you determine a win(or loss) vs a dominant win(or loss)?
  18. TDewar1987

    Who is the team to beat in our division?

    If we go off of last season Jags are the team to beat in my opinion. Not worried about Tennessee so much. Houston, pending Watson, will be tough too.
  19. 2006Coltsbestever

    ALL MLB 2018 Astros Repeat ?

    8-4 Cubs lead to the Bottom of the 8th. 3 Outs to get now.
  20. Superman

    Schwartz on Nelson: Mostly real good...

    Finished and cleaned up my charting/grading for Nelson in the first preseason game. He played four series, 33 offensive plays, 21 passes, 12 runs. When I grade, I assign a value to each play, based on what I see. A win is a +1, a dominant win is a +2, a loss is a -1, a dominant loss is a -2, and a draw is a 0. Then I average the total grade over the number of plays. I try to avoid draws, but some are obvious (a play where he blocks no one, for instance). I had Nelson at 0.1 on 21 pass plays, 0.67 on 12 run plays. Total grade was 0.3 on 33 plays. I saw two dominant losses on pass plays, both resulting in QB pressures. Both were on pass plays, and were due to him missing his initial punch and getting beat by a swim move when he got caught leaning too far. He lost on another swim move, but recovered (I thought he held, it didn't get called). There were other plays where he missed his initial punch but used his feet, kept his balance, and recovered quickly. All issues are with technique, especially against rushers with good hand/feet moves, or a good secondary rush. I saw two dominant wins on run plays, both on pull blocks. These were his best highlights in college, where he was a heat seeking missile who would wipe his man out upon impact; that has already translated well to the NFL. Once he latches on, he tends to turn and seal his man. He also gets off of combo blocks well to find the next guy to block. Any issues in run blocking were made up for by his strength, awareness and tenacity. I'm not concerned or even disappointed by his showing. Young OL usually need time to improve their pass blocking. He's already as advertised in the run game.
  21. 2006Coltsbestever

    ALL MLB 2018 Astros Repeat ?

    HR by Almora! 8-4 Cubs
  22. 2006Coltsbestever

    ALL MLB 2018 Astros Repeat ?

    Whew! Cubs just got out of a Bases Loaded jam, still up 7-4 to the Bottom of the 7th.
  23. Four2itus

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    Most fans be like.............. I be like.........
  24. dodsworth

    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    If that word was corrected, then what exactly is an iyobkems? I can't find anything on google.....
  25. ukcolt12

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    Good player Ramsey but clearly a couple of cans short of a six pack
  26. shastamasta

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    In this age of medicine, a D can stay elite a lot longer than before.
  27. jvan1973

    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    Who cares what this guy thinks? Remember the dolphins(and a few other teams) player Brian Cox? He said he didn't think Peyton was very good.
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