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  1. 39 points
    As you might know, there's a Purdue fan who is dying... Tyler Trent has terminal cancer. And he wanted to go to the bowl game tonight that Purdue was playing in. Jim Irsay made it happen. Gave his family the use of his private jet. Here's the ESPN story with a picture... Well done, Jim! http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25619573/indianapolis-colts-fly-tyler-trent-purdue-boilermakers-bowl-game These are the kind of gesture's Irsay does that make me like him.... he's a part of the community in ways that some NFL owners never are....
  2. 32 points
    I was just accepted into Full Press Coverage as a writer for the Indianapolis Colts. My write-ups and breakdown won't be posted on here anymore unless Moderators and Admins say it is alright, and my Colts Brothers and Sisters on here say it is alright. I don't want step on anyone's toes. I do appreciate all the support and conversations about my post's though. I really enjoy the feedback and criticism. My first post with FPC is about the importance of A.C., Nelson, and Kelly on the O-line. Feel free to read it here! https://fullpresscoverage.com/2018/12/26/the-importance-of-anthony-castonzo-quenton-nelson-and-ryan-kelly/
  3. 31 points
    It's about 7 on Christmas Eve and every year the thought occurs to me. God has blessed so very much and I offer a prayer to all those that are less fortunate, alone, hungry, in pain or any other type of distress. Precious savior in your unlimited wisdom and Grace we pray for the people that need the help the most. Please find a way out for the desperate. Bringing families back together and help them find the provisions they need. Thank you Jesus
  4. 29 points
    Man talk about difference maker. That O-Line was dominant. Him coming back was so major. I admittedly slept on him but he killed it!! Big Kudos to him
  5. 28 points
    I won't be on the forum much, if at all, after today until after the end of the year (I know, I know, most of you are happy about that.) For those that celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and happy New Year and I hope you get to spend the time how you want, whether that be with friends and family or alone or traveling to exotic locations. For that that do not celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a fun and safe holiday season. Just remember, just because you don't celebrate Christmas does not mean you can't enjoy all the good food. :). Take care everyone. --Coffeedrinker
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    Holders latest Stampede Blue podcast talks about how close this team is. He’s been covering the NFL for 14 years, he’s in the locker room, and he said he’s never seen anything like it. He said Luck and Walker are best buds, Sheard has taken Lewis under his wing and the D and O players all get along. No matter the outcome Sunday, or the rest of the season, Ballard and Reich have done an incredible job building a winning culture that we can all be proud of.
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  10. 22 points
    So proud of this team. Its been a long four years, but now the journey begins. Next stop, houston
  11. 22 points
    This has been an incredible season. The fact that we have a chance at 10 wins and a playoff game is amazing after starting 1-5. I really think we have something special with Ballard and Reich leading this team. Can't wait to see what else the future brings.
  12. 20 points
    I'm not gonna pile on him. His brother was murdered, and that's a hard thing to deal with. Wish him well with his new team. Do good, Good.
  13. 20 points
    Anyone that thinks we're gonna walk out of nashville with an easy dub is in a rude awakening. This is gonna be a dog fight
  14. 20 points
    https://www.colts.com/video/malik-hooker-picks-off-eli-to-seal-colts-comeback-win Gotta show Hooker some love on this play. I jumped out of my seat and screamed. Got hit in the head by the wife for scaring her
  15. 19 points
    Just no. Any guy who would just not show up and walk out is not the character we need on this teen. Why do you think the Steelers imploded with all that talent. To many players who only think of themselves and are not team guys.
  16. 19 points
    Deserves a round of applause tonight. 5 catches, 71 yards and a TD. Led the team in receiving yards and catch totals
  17. 19 points
    Yep. Frank Reich is delivering on his promises. Fast paced, multiple offense. Here's what he said after he was hired: I love it.
  18. 19 points
    Colts just announced themselves on the national stage by shutting out the so called “America’s Team”. Best Colts win I’ve seen in awhile. The Colts were the more physical team and actually bullied the Cowboys in the trenches. How refreshing is that?! Great win and our season is still alive. On to the G-men.
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    Had two incredible finger tip catches for big gains today. He brings the goods every week. Those who think he isn't a number one WR are crazy.
  22. 18 points
    As long as it's not 85 and sunny like it was in Jacksonville the colts should be ok.
  23. 18 points
    Alright, so, normally at this time I would write about this upcoming game. But I posted a poll on Twitter asking which should I do this week. #1 Do my normal breakdown this week of the game against the New York Giants? #2 Breakdown the evolution of how this defense has turned around since week 7? Seems right now there is a 60% lean towards #2, So here it is. The turn around on this defense has many parts, and it didn't start week 7. Nor did it start in the preseason, or even the draft. No this started when Cris Ballard signed Josh McDaniels. (Yeah him) When Ballard sign McDaniels, The then current head coach for a day hired some assistants. Dave DeGuglielmo (Guj), Mike Phair, and Matt Eberflus, to name a few. The last one is one we're going to need to remember here. The Very next day Josh McDaniels left Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts at the alter -so to speak- and retracted the engagement. Forcing Ballard to look elsewhere while having these coaches already on the payroll. Ballard then hired Frank Reich, and in their combined wisdom decided to keep the previously hired assistants. This is a big deal down the stretch. Now I'm not going to go into detail over the Free Agency, or the draft. That is a different story, but let's just say Ballard, Reich, and Eberflus got the guys for their scheme, and who fit the type of players on and off the field they wanted. Through training camp and preseason, they got a look at how the scheme and the players worked together, but they never really got a great look because they were basically facing each other every day. Even preseason games were not often 1's vrs 1's. Mostly guys fighting to win a spot on the 53 man roster. Basically coaches weeding out guys who don't put enough effort in and don't fit their mold. Jump to the regular season. To begin the season, the Colts now have fourteen 1st year players, 10 second year players, a rookie head coach, rookie offensive coordinater, and a rookie defensive co-ordinater. With an entirely new scheme, that this team (for the most part) has never used. And all these new players, and new coaches have yet to see play against real starting opponents an entire game. Needless to say, even though they had been around each other for a few months, they really did not know each others strength's and weakness' vs. another teams players/coaching. The first couple weeks go by, and we saw this team perform at high and low's. There was obvious mistakes. Rookie mistakes, scheme mistakes, and coaching mistakes. A lot of this due to the fact that the new players and coaches had yet to really feel each other out. The run defense up to this point was pretty good though. For the most part (other than 1 hiccup against New England) This defense was holding RB's to less than 4 YPC, and getting to the QB's with a lot of stunts, and other schemed play for the defensive line. But Eberflus was sticking to his guns about only wanting to rush 4. Being the least blitzing defense in the NFL to this point. Then the Jet's game happened week 6. This defense made a rookie QB who had been struggling for the most part, up until then, look like a seasoned pro. He went 24/30 280 yards and 2 TD's. This was the last straw for the Colts leaders in the locker room. The Colts leaders on the field, and the locker room, held a player's only meeting after that game. None of the players have came out and said exactly what was talked about, but it obviously had an effect on how this team has prepared and played the rest of the season. The timing of this meeting was also fortuitous. Because, while the players were discussing how to be better professionals on the field, Matt Eberflus now had 6 weeks of watching game film and seeing his players at work. He had a better feel for the strength's and weakness' of his players, and could better scheme for them. And make play call's that would put his players into favorable positions. This also had given these rookies time now to adjust to the speed of the NFL. They were better equipped to react faster and with more confidence in their decisions. The next week was the opening chapter for this new and improved defense,..and it showed. The Bills are not a powerhouse by any means, but to hold a season veteran QB (granted it was Derek Anderson) to 20/31 175 total yards, 3 int's and 0 TD's, is a good step to take. Remember when I said the timing of the meeting was fortuitous? There was another reason for it. The next few weeks this team would be playing a couple of the weaker offenses in the NFL stat wise. This was absolutely imperative. This allowed the players to fully buy into the new scheme, get used to it, and just play on reaction rather than having to think. They kept doing well, gaining confidence after each win. Then the first REAL test came for this new, confident defense. The Titans came to Indy. This is a team with a really good run game and a mobile QB. Eberflus also had noticed the previous couple games that his front 4 was not providing the pressure he wanted on a consistent basis He decided to go against his grain in this game, and bring a few more blitzes than normal to try to get pressure on Mariota. Boy did it work! And it worked two fold. Not only did the defense end that game with 5 sacks, they knocked Mariota out of the game. Making Gabbert finish at QB. The defense ended up allowing a measly total of 203 yards passing, 1 TD and 2 Ints. While the run D continued to do it's job, giving up just 71 yards to the RB's. The blitzing not only allowed the defense to get pressure, but it allowed the DB's to jump on ball's. They did not have to watch their assigned receivers run entire routes. They could watch the QB now, knowing he was under pressure and wanted to dump it faster than he wanted. This allows DB's to watch and react, rather than follow their assignments all over the field, and tiring them out as the game went on. Because of the two fold bonus of the added blitzes, Eberflus has now penciled them in as a regular staple to his defensive scheme. The games continued to get tough, and more demanding week to week. The Texans, then the Cowboys. But now Eberflus knew his players. Players bought into this new scheme.Together, he began calling plays, and they were executing these plays with the confidence in each other that was lacking at the beginning of the season. They just capped off their last win with perhaps the best defensive game of the season,..blanking the hottest team in the NFL. Right before that, going to the hottest team prior, the 9-win streak Texans. Beating them in their own house. The zone defensive scheme depends on that front seven's ability to create pressure on the QB, and stop the run. And through 9 months of a step by step process, and a few learning bumps on the way, they are now doing it. The Indianapolis Colts have became the #1 defense since that players meeting, after the Jets game week 6. (Special Thank You to my wonderful wife Kim. For proof-reading and editing for me)
  24. 18 points
    They are #1 on Gramz dot com. Just saying
  25. 17 points
    I'm not going to name names, but I'm wondering why we aren't seeing certain posters when things are going so well... Where are the people that weren't impressed with Ballard? Where are the people that thought Luck was done? Where are the people that thought the Colts had the worst roster in the NFL? Winning cures all. Including an infestation of forum pests.