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  1. 14 points
    Can he throw TD's when the ground game is being shut down? Check Can he lead the team down the field,eat the clock with players other than TY? Check Can he throw for over 300 yards, 4 TDS, and protect the ball? Check Give credit to the Texans D. They are for real. Jacoby is a leader, and a smart QB. Calling him a game manager would not be accurate. He is a pocket passer with patience, smarts, and necessary accuracy for the position.
  2. 13 points
    This is something I've been saying for a while too... This is such a horrible argument and misrepresentation of what exactly Luck's strengths and weaknesses were. Players like Brissett, like Mariota, etc. hold onto the ball because they have trouble eliminating and isolating reads in the progression and going through the progressions. Luck never had that problem, in fact it was one of his strongest suits. Luck played in an Air Coryell system that relied heavily on deep routes that develop slowly. And he was relied to do that PRECISELY BECAUSE he was able to make full field progression reads, with bullets flying all around him!! In fact, this was such a big positive in his game that they gave him that responsibility from day 1. Most rookie QBs, even the ones that can throw deep are eased into a role like that, because the throw itself is the easiest part of throwing deep - navigating the pocket, reading the field and anticipating when to release the ball were much harder and Luck was amazing at it. Luck had the freedom and responsibility to do it from game 1 in his rookie year. This is the reason in the last year of his Air Coryell tenure he had about 40% of his drop backs being 7 step drops. This was about 230 of his 580 something dropbacks. Just for reference - most QBs in the league have to play 10 years in the league to get as many 7 step drop backs as Luck was getting in a single season. The problem with Luck was that he sometimes held the ball too long because of his belief that he can make the play instead of taking a lost down and throwing it away. He was pushing his luck way too much and in some situations it cost us. Luck was holding the ball to make plays(and was making a ton of them), Brissett is holding the ball because he cannot see the throws he needs to make.
  3. 12 points
    What if the kickers they work out all have terrible tryouts? Is that Ballard "not having guts" to not drop AV for someone else to produce the same results? SMH... why a personal attack on Ballard? It serves no purpose and is low class in this instance
  4. 9 points
  5. 9 points
    Can’t expect to play all cupcake games. If, that schedule holds true, chances are some teams will be either worse or improved next season. Frankly, I want to play NE and KC, as their the measuring stick of how good a team the Colts are.
  6. 9 points
    This is a tough one, but I think Pagano was a little better. ... Of course Reich is the best since Dungy. Why is this even a question? He's on the path to be better than Dungy.
  7. 9 points
    Thanks but you don't have to be smart. Some people let the low yardage numbers cloud their thinking. He's going to have more games where he is closer to 200 yards, or below, when the Colts are dominating on the ground. That won't mean Brissett has "regressed". It will only mean the offense is taking what the defense gives them. Luck threw for less than 200 yards 18 times. In those 18 games the Colts were 12-6. Luck threw for over 300 yards 35 times. In those games the Colts were 18-17. Less than 200 doesn't automatically mean poor performance and losing. And over 300 doesn't automatically mean good performance and winning.
  8. 9 points
    Great game. He is a terrible QB though.
  9. 8 points
    On the last drive a field goal would have tied the game if our kicker kicks a freaking extra point. This loss is squarely on him
  10. 8 points
    If I live to be 100, I’ll never understand the posts that basically say the poster knows better than the GM about what the team should’ve done. Especially now that we have a GM widely regarded as one of the best in the business. But the poster knows better..... Oh well....
  11. 8 points
    Denver very good on defense
  12. 8 points
    From a Bucky Brooks nfl.com article ... http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001069414/article/bears-must-think-beyond-mitch-trubisky-jacoby-brissetts-time ”INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: No Luck, no problem -- better off with Brissett This will be an unpopular opinion in the state of Indiana and beyond, but the Colts are a better team with Jacoby Brissett than they were with Andrew Luck as their QB1. Now, I know the Luck apologists will flood my Twitter timeline with all kinds of venom, but allow me to explain. This is not a dismissal of Luck's extraordinary talent. Quite the contrary. Brissett may not have all the same gifts that Luck did, but he's playing the game at a level not seen since the Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis. How so? Well, thus far, the fourth-year pro is the first Colts quarterback to post a passer rating of 100 or better in a season with 200-plus pass attempts since Manning accomplished the feat in 2006, a campaign that ended with Indy hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. In fact, Brissett's completion percentage (65.0), pass yards per game (231.3), touchdown-to-interception ratio (14:3) and passer rating (101.0) are similar to the production delivered by Manning during the team's Super Bowl-winning season. The perennial Pro Bowl selectee finished that year with a 65.0 percent completion rate, 274.8 pass yards per game, a 31:9 TD-INT ratio and a 101.0 passer rating. Yes, Brissett is quietly producing at a rate that rivals a Pro Bowl season by an all-time great who set the standard for QB play on the franchise. Let that marinate for a bit. Oh, and believe it or not, Luck never finished a season with a passer rating of 100.0 or better, a feat that's well within reach for Brissett this season. I know the thought of Brissett potentially outperforming No. 12 in some areas isn't what many observers envisioned when he took over as the team's QB1 following Luck's stunning retirement in August, but a combination of his steady play and the evolution of the offense (and defense) has helped the Colts rise to the top of the AFC South entering Week 8. "He's a pretty good player when he doesn't have to shoulder the load," said a former NFL defensive coordinator familiar with Brissett. "He understands how to manage the game and he doesn't put the ball in harm's way. ... He did it before in New England when surrounded by good players and he's showing us again that he can play winning football with the right pieces around him." Those comments might surprise some observers with Brissett's 2017 struggles still in mind (4-11 record, 81.7 passer rating, sacked a league-high 52 times), but he is an improved player on a better team in 2019. The Colts have upgraded their offensive line and running back positions since that season and the commitment to the running game has eased the burden on the QB. Marlon Mack is averaging 19.8 carries per game (fourth in the NFL) and ranks seventh in rushing yards per game (85.7). He's one of six running backs to average more than 75 rush yards per game and score 10-plus touchdowns since 2018. That's a list that includes Ezekiel Elliott, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey and Todd Gurley. With a solid rushing attack in place, the Colts are facing manageable third-down situations and converting at a rate (46.9 percent, seventh-best in the NFL) that's in line with their league-best 48.6 percent rate from last season. In addition, the Colts have been an efficient red-zone team with a 65.2 percent scoring rate, which is fifth-best in the league. What's more, Brissett leads the league in red-zone TD passes with 13. While a quick glance at the team totals will lead some observers to point out that the offense isn't as explosive as the 2018 version (the Colts are averaging 3.3 points per game fewer this season) the more possession-oriented unit directed by Brissett is better equipped to play complementary football due to No. 7's managerial skills and the team's potent rushing attack. He's on pace to commit fewer turnovers than Luck did last season. "The winning formula doesn't change for young quarterbacks," said the former NFL defensive coordinator. "A strong running game and stout defense are a quarterback's best friend. ... He just needs to manage the game and play to an acceptable standard. If the quarterback doesn't mess it up with turnovers and silly mistakes, the team will win a bunch of games." In a league in which coaches constantly preach to their players that more games are truly lost than won, Brissett's steady play has enabled the Colts to climb to the top of their division when many predicted their demise after Luck's retirement.”
  13. 8 points
    I've been on this forum long enough to know the right answer is Chad Kelly.
  14. 7 points
    They have a solid defensive line.
  15. 7 points
    I’m not fully sold on JB. That said, I do think he potentially could be good to great later on. IF the coaching staff help him improve and develop his game. Everyone said Ryan Leaf was a sure fire Franchise QB, nobody and I mean nobody said that about Tom Brady when he was drafted. And for his first few seasons, Brady was average to maybe top 20. Now do do I think Brissett will ever be close to Brady, heck no. But my point is, he may not have to be. Why? Because one reason for Brady’s early win totals was the players around him. That talent combined with coaching was key. And that’s what I see when I look at our roster.
  16. 7 points
    I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a mid-night toker...
  17. 7 points
    This year got easier, the next 5 got harder. Having 2 firsts 2 years in a row would be awesome.
  18. 6 points
    There is the solution, when the Colts are within FG range they need to keep getting delay of game penalties until it's a 50+ yard FG and then send AV out. And you guys want a new kicker, when the solution is that easy.
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
    What happened to no excuses? Brissett isn't any better than Hoyer.
  21. 6 points
    No Brissett, no TY, no Desir.. no complaints.. just please win!
  22. 6 points
  23. 6 points
    Holder would say that. Pretty sure it’s not Reich’s fault his TE-loving QB retired right before the season started. And it’s definitely not Reich’s fault that Ebron went back to dropping passes at a league-leading rate. Reich is trying to win games...not justify Ebron’s presence on the roster...or his contract.
  24. 6 points
    Seriously...?? My thoughts. Booing is a reflection on the person booing, NOT the person being booed. You're good with that, knock yourself out.
  25. 6 points
    That throw Hoyer just made is a throw Brissett probably would not have even seen.
  26. 6 points
    Maybe it was because he don't have a clue on what birth control is?
  27. 6 points
    The guy is, by all appearances, every thing you want in a player. A professional, with skill and heart. A leader on and off the field. I will miss watching him play, if he is out.
  28. 6 points
    I'm glad the front office didn't cut him when y'all were calling for it! That is all. #4 I'm glad you're still here.
  29. 6 points
    Glowinski being the "weak link" on our offensive line is probably the best kind of problem to have.
  30. 6 points
    You know, as much as I like Sheard I was on the side of thinking we should let him go at the end of the season. I think I've changed my stance on that though. I definitely wouldn't mind having him and Houston man the edges (for the most part) for another season. He's just been too good here, in all aspects, on the field and off the field. He's that prototypical set the edge kind of guy, and for the past couple weeks especially, has gotten to the QB really well. He, along with Houston, are great guys to have our young ends learn from.
  31. 6 points
    I’ve always thought WWII vets should be given free tickets to a game that would honor them. There’s not too many left.
  32. 6 points
    The impressive thing is we are still not running on full cylinders yet. Wait until Funchess gets back and we finally figure out the best way to get Cain and Campbell involved in the game plans. The offense is going to really be hard to stop.
  33. 6 points
    Fantastic game by JB. Boy did he deliver. Loved that the play calling the first half was 1st reads not to TY. We struggled a bit late trying to force it to TY. Pascal had a great game, coming out game for him too. Ebron shook off the drops. Rogers was only targeted twice but was open a lot and caught both of his targets. To me, I think this will be an incredible boost to JB's confidence. Reich was not afraid to call a game plan to attack Houston's weakness (pass D), and put it in JB's hands to win. I was a bit afraid we'd try to force the run, and try to force to TY more. Huge step for JB. To pat myself on the back, I did say several times that this could be his coming out game. It was even better than expected.
  34. 6 points
    They say it takes a WR a couple of years. He is developing really nice and is starting to really starting to gain chemistry with JB. We will be that much better when DF comes back. Seems pascal was running the same type of plays DF would be in there for. Ebron finally looked like the pro bowler TE we know.
  35. 6 points
    Chad has zero NFL attempts. He has been cut by more teams than he has completed passes
  36. 6 points
    I find it funny, that most of the anti-Kelly crowd are also "the coaches and front office are perfect and always right" crowd. I'm not calling for Kelly to start now, or anything like that, but I'm also not impressed with JB in the first 5 games. Rankings Completion %: 19th (should be better than this given the short passing attack, and ranked second to last in downfield passing attempts) Yards per game: 27th (this screams game manager) QBR: 18th In short, very inconsistent, and very mediocre thus far. And that's with an O that has been tailored to make it easy on him. I'm not saying he can't improve. We all should hope he improves and turns out to be the "guy". At the same time, we should all hope Kelly improves and develops, in the case that JB isn't the guy.
  37. 5 points
    Hold it.....I though we had a thread saying he regressed?
  38. 5 points
    I love all the over reaction after a loss.
  39. 5 points
    This is like the Trent Richardson mega thread
  40. 5 points
  41. 5 points
    Houston stepped up big with the run defense. We got stuffed at the line nearly every time. Brissett was forced to put this game on his shoulders because I’m sure the Texans game planned this all week.
  42. 5 points
    Every year, the Colts seem to be the only team who end up with more injuries coming out of the bye week.
  43. 5 points
    I would have preferred to read the full article on Leonard, but I don't fall for that free trial nonsense because online outlets count on people forgetting about the trial period & then they rope you into a full membership. No thank you. No sports articles are worthy of membership fees to me or maybe I'm just frugal to a fault. Anyway, I hope Darius is okay. Lingering symptoms over a prolonged period can indeed be very scary & quite mentally draining indeed, especially when one concussion usually increases the likelihood of others down the road. Hang in there man.
  44. 5 points
    I know I'm getting ahead of myself here looking at the offseason when we're only six weeks into this season, but I wanted to talk about improving the DLine. I know a lot of people have been talking about QB and WR as big needs, and I get it, but I want a team that can go into Foxborough and win in January. AKA a team that can run the damn ball and play some damn defense. Have you guys been paying attention to that 49ers DLine? DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Dee Ford, Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas... that unit is big, physical, and deep. That's what I want. Fearsome Foursome. Purple People Eaters. Steel Curtain. A great front-four will really make this defense work, and we can improve all across that front four. You listening Ballard? You said you were gonna build the trenches. Build the Wall! And make Irsay pay for it!
  45. 4 points
    Except the same number of wins as the Falcons.
  46. 4 points
    It's hard to grade WRs unless you have the coaches view replays, know who were the 1,2,3,4 options on any given play and what each receivers role was in running his route. Let's be real here. Usually depending on the camera angle, you only see the first 5 yards or so of their route. You have no idea if they're open, and if they were, why they weren't thrown the ball. The only thing we can gather watching a TV game is if they drop or catch the ball.
  47. 4 points
    The problem today is the game is over officiated. The refs don’t “let them play” like they used to. I get that part of it is for player safety. But they have ALL gotten so flag happy it’s just taking the fun out of it. This is across the NFL, not just me bagging on today’s refs in the game. We have seen some really bad calls the past few seasons with regularity. Add in the fact they STILL can’t determine what a “catch” is half the time, and yeah. It’s a lot worse than it used to be. We got hosed today on some calls, yes. We benefitted from some as well too. Overall the balance seemed to favor the Steelers but it was just bad all around. The league needs to address it as a whole. Make them full time for God's sake! It’s a multi billion dollar empire and we still have part time accountants and lawyers calling games. When tennis can use lasers, the NFL still uses sticks and chains to measure down and distance.
  48. 4 points
    You're too kind, you're in the group of posters I very much enjoy interacting with. The prime reason I said I'd be a Mod on here was I felt I owed it to the forum community as I've got a lot out of it over the years, including learning a lot about the game from reading discussions on here. Why I'm such an ardent fighter for good informed discussion, as I think there are some very knowledgeable posters, who are often sadly drowned out by a lot a the noise. We're all Colts fans at the end of the day, and this provides a way for me to watch with other fans by proxy. But just like a real life game day, no one wants to be stood next to "that fan" in the bar .
  49. 4 points
    That's NOT true. All but one of his TDs are red zone TDs. His TD stats don't show he's pushing it downfield. In fact as @shastamasta showed in the other thread you can argue it shows the opposite. He's one of the QBs that push it downfield the least in the league. He's 34th out of 39 QBs in Air Yards per completion and 28th out of 39 QBs in intended air yards per attempt.
  50. 4 points
    Actually, my words were "blueprint to defend", not blueprint to defeat..... but since you went there..... Two poor to mediocre teams with losing records have beaten us. I'm happy for every W, but our pts differential vs a very mediocre schedule probably isn't sustainable. Our current point differential is +7 or 1pt per game. Feel free to spin it that Ws are the only thing that matters, but it's disingenuous to act like it's not a concern. Only 3 teams left on our schedule have winning records, so perhaps we can squeak out things all season before running into a wall in the playoffs (if we don't improve things).
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