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  1. https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/02/22/mmqb-carson-wentz-trade-washington-front-office-tim-tebow Good stuff included. Wentz requested a trade after the season ended, the Eagles gave his agent permission to talk to other teams, Ballard gave the Eagles a deadline, and now Wentz has been traded. There's some good commentary that fills in some gaps about the way things fell apart in Philly, and how the trade came together.
    21 points
  2. You guys know I love Greg Cosell and his insight on the game and the players both in the draft and in the NFL. Well Cosell was a guest on Dan Dakich show the other day and you can listen to what he said on Carson Wentz here(Greg Cosell part starts at about 1:32:30): Some highlights: - he loved Wentz from the time he was coming into the league from college. Thought he was on his way to becoming top 2-3 QB in the league. He still thinks Wentz is a very talented QB. - last year was bad though. Surprisingly so. It all started with poor lower body mecha
    20 points
  3. This coming from one if the worst GMs in the league. There's a reason he's on ESPN and not a GM.
    17 points
  4. As of today, what Tannenba said may be true. But it doesn’t matter. We’re not playing games today. We’re playing games in 6 and a half months. A lot can and will change between now and then. And for what it’s worth... Tannenbaum might be one of my least favorite ESPN analysts. Thought he was a bad GM and I think he’s a very poor analyst. MT’s background is more accounting and legal and much less scouting.
    13 points
  5. Mike knows QBs. He was the former GM of the Jets....look at all the great QBs they have had.
    12 points
  6. quick update, wife is doing much better and while some side effects still linger, she's up and moving and even voluntarily went back to work after her doctor approved it.
    11 points
  7. Luck didn’t do anything to touch the Ring
    11 points
  8. Or how about Wentz take number 7 and he and Pittman go with the 7/11 "Always Open" catch phrase. The fact that he reached out was a clear sign that he wanted the number. It's good that he's not gonna get any and everything he wants here. He needs to be focused on earning everything he gets in Indy. New team. New number. New beginning for Wentz. Full steam ahead.
    10 points
  9. Here's a statistical analysis for return on investment of our draft picks done by PFF: https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-historical-draft-success-for-all-32-nfl-teams The analysis is based on PFF's WAR metric(wins above replacement). I won't quote the whole thing, but if you are interested, it's worth checking out the whole article with all explanations about their graphs. I will just post the main graphs with what they show... First... Total WAR added by those 4 classes since 2017: Colts are at no. 11 in the league and the Chiefs a
    9 points
  10. He plays the run a little better than Houston, that's about it. Sacks alone Houston had 8 sacks this year. Watt has 9 in the last 2 years. Over the last 5 years Houston has 41.5 sacks to Watts 26.5 sacks Health is a major thing and Houston has been much more durable. Watt has missed 32 games over last 5 years Houston has missed 16 games over last 5 years and zero the last 2 seasons here.
    9 points
  11. Who cares? If this was a one on one sport than maybe the Qb rankings would matter, but it’s 53 on 53. I love the Colts to win the division next year.
    9 points
  12. I know there were reports to the contrary out, but it seems as if the Colts are interested in bringing back Houston as they should be, and not letting him get to FA market. https://fansided.com/2021/02/23/indianapolis-colts-resigning-justin-houston/ I know its been posted a few times but Houston finished tied for 4th in pass rush win % for all edge players this last season. His loss would be huge. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29939464/2020-nfl-pass-rushing-run-stopping-blocking-leaderboard-win-rate-rankings%3fplatform=amp
    8 points
  13. Here's my second attempt at an off-season mock. Now with the benefit of having Carson Wentz on the roster and the QB position address, I can focus my attention on other issues this roster has. I'm using Overthecap's Colts page for salary numbers. I'm using Overthecap's Colts free agency page for our own free agents. I will be using spotrac's free agency tracker to find other teams' free agents and if there is market value figure listed, I will try to be close to it, unless I deem it unreasonable for one reason or another. For the draft I will be using The Draft Network'
    8 points
  14. This can’t be stated often enough. The NFL is a heavily QB-driven league. It’s very hard to be successful in it without a top-level signal caller. Unexpectedly losing any player in their prime is a tall task. But when it’s the franchise QB that you have built your offense around, that task becomes Herculean - as there are only a handful of elite QBs and teams fortunate enough to have them protect them like dear life. For the Colts to still be a top 10 team after Luck’s sudden retirement is remarkable and speaks very well of the team’s staff and culture.
    8 points
  15. A year ago we got Phillip Rivers and people were worried about the 20 picks he threw in 2019. Frank got him down to 11 picks while Phillip threw 1 more TD than he did in 2019. If Frank believes he can fix Wentz than we have to trust him on that. He just successfully fixed Rivers. Frank has earned our trust here.
    8 points
  16. 7 points
  17. Breaking news. Wentz texted Blue inquiring about the number 00. Blue only sent this in response. Not sure if this is yes or no however
    7 points
  18. Nelson was #1 in run blocking and #3 in pass blocking. Do you realize what you just posted is mindboggling??
    7 points
  19. You're going to get responses to this about how Indy isn't Philly or NY or Chicago (maybe a snide remark about LA as well). Just my prediction. But I don't want the media to be rude, nasty, impatient, or harsh. I don't need them to grill the coaches, players and staff. I'd just like to have them ask real questions, rather than trying to find clever ways to figure out things the staff isn't going to talk about. And over the last four years now, there's been a ton of uncertainty about the QB position, which isn't normal for a city that had really stable QBing for 20 year
    6 points
  20. Not surprisingly, almost everyone disagrees with your talent evaluation of Nelson https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ranking-top-10-offensive-linemen-for-2020-nfl-season-quenton-nelson-david-bakhtiari-lead-the-way/
    6 points
  21. Seems like people are making this conversation a bigger deal than it actually was. He asked about the number, Pittman said he was gonna keep it. Wentz said cool I’ll pick another. Pretty simple, no drama, no hiccup, no bad blood. Everyone trying to read into every little thing Wentz says
    6 points
  22. 1. Move Nelson to LT 2. Move Nelson to RDE 3. move Nelson to cornerback 4. Move Nelson back to guard
    6 points
  23. Before this wraps up I wanna say thank you to @chad72for an outstanding mock draft commissioner this year. He did an awesome job! And thank you to all those who helped as co-commissioners and participants as GM a well. Hope you all enjoyed it. Now it’s time to focus on FA in Real life and then the draft. My favorite part of the offseason!
    5 points
  24. I think he will sit out if Houston doesn't trade him. That team is a mess.
    5 points
  25. 5 points
  26. Just changed my signature to honor him.
    5 points
  27. I believe Ballard will allow TY to test the market to see what his league value is and then Ballard will make him a fair offer on a 1-2 yr deal to give TY the opportunity to remain and finish his career here. Ballard will not over pay out of loyalty, he'll let the market set the price and make a fair offer. The ball will be in TY's court but, I do believe there is a very good chance he is resigned.
    5 points
  28. There's a precedent for this. If a new player is interested in swapping numbers, they reach out and discuss it. Usually there's an exchange of some kind. I wouldn't think any player would just say 'yeah, you can have my number,' unless he wanted to change his number anyway. You negotiate. In 2019, we signed Justin Houston, who wore #50 in KC. Anthony Walker wore #50 at the time, so Houston picked #99. Then in 2020, we traded for Deforest Buckner, who wore #99 in SF. Walker switched to #54, Houston switched to #50, Buckner took #99. Apparently, there was some kind of deal between th
    5 points
  29. Houston is a rock. I like guys you can count on.
    5 points
  30. I will compile Round 4 picks around 8 pm ET tonight for everyone to review, that is when I will have time. You can review and then we start Round 4 tomorrow morning. Thanks
    5 points
  31. ^^^^^^This!!!^^^^^^ This is a tidal wave of facts!! As the saying goes, you’re entitled to your own opinion, just not to your own facts! Thank you for this!
    5 points
  32. 5 points
  33. I would rather keep Houston than sign watt. If we could get both, right on
    5 points
  34. 5 points
  35. Wilkins is woefully underutilized, IMO and if you are not drafting for a future starter, you can fortify the RB position with a Day 3 pick. Unlike other years, we started with 7 picks and now are down to 6 picks. I would rather us bring back Mack for a 1 year prove it deal.
    5 points
  36. Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULCVOV5DxKg There's no evidence that there's any bad blood. Here's what Pittman said:
    5 points
  37. Yeah I agree, not a very good start. Not sure how their conversation went, I know how Pittman said it went, but I can't imagine that is a good start for a guy that has been reported to have some issues with teammates. Just give him #11 Pittman, you would think a WR would want his QB to be happy. Start the relationship off on the right foot. This was definitely left footed move. Actually makes me question Pittman a little bit. Most guys just willingly offer it, don't even make them ask. Still receive a little monetary fee for the act, but o
    5 points
  38. LOL coming from a former Jet GM now i feel even better about WENTZ
    5 points
  39. Here are the cliff notes - Colts and Rhodes wanna get a deal done. - Autry and Carrie are right after Rhodes on the re-sign list - They believe Ballard's main focus in free agency is to improve the pass rush and that LT makes more sense to address in the draft. - Colts would like to get Hilton back, but will allow him to test the market. - They don't think the colts will bring back Houston and Mohammed.
    5 points
  40. This is a HUGE meh.... Cigar, or whatever... let them handle it in civil court. Has zero bearing on him as a FB player. Anyone bunching their panties over this needs to pour themselves a big glass of something, and seek professional help for their glass house outrage syndrome.
    5 points
  41. I predict that Carson will be serviceable over the first part of the 2021 season and will finish the season strong and in command of the offense. When I look at Wentz from 2017-2019 and compare that to 2020, it’s painfully obvious that his mechanics were shot in 2020. It all starts with footwork, and he was just not mechanically sound in 2020. His accuracy was off. This is all correctable, but will take some time. I can envision us keeping it simple in the passing game over the first half of the 2021 season. I think we will rely on a strong running game, short-quick passing
    4 points
  42. There are a ton of teams already over the cap. I'm sure there are a few who might have been interested in Wentz, but couldn't take on a $25m/year player right now. And others who might have been interested for less draft comp, so never engaged once they became aware of Philly's initial asking price.
    4 points
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