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  1. 58 points
    After almost four weeks 4 hospital visits, two hospital stays, I have finally beaten covid 19 now colts lets kick butt this year!
  2. 27 points
    Your right... Doyle can run block and catch the ball unlike Ebron.
  3. 27 points
    Let's hope he doesn't... flatten the curve... I will show myself out.
  4. 21 points
  5. 20 points
    After reading this article, I am even more excited to have Buckner. I loved the acquisition, but after hearing Bosa talk about all the things Buckner did for that SF line, I just had to smile. He was their D-Line play caller, and the guy who gave they pregame hype speeches. What an addition to the team! Buckner will become one of the instant emotional leaders on this team. Reads very much like he is the Quentin Nelson of the Defensive Line with his play. Quick read, and well worth it! http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001112951/article/nick-bosa-says-49ers-d-has-to-step-up-without-buckner
  6. 18 points
    Rivers said the oline was an important factor in his choice to play here.....which Ballard made a priority and in one year turned it into a championship caliber line. I saw this little nugget the other day and it kinda drummed up some thoughts about how our oline was constructed and some other tidbits. Perhaps because he played in the MAC nobody cared, but, he played well in his all-star game, blew up the combine and was rated as the 2nd best tackle in the country last year. 2 years removed from being a TE.... Pinter was rated a 91.2 Quentin Nelson was a no brainer draft pick with the 2nd highest rating coming out of college ever at 95.1. Braden Smith, another no name guy that Ballard snagged was rated 3rd behind Nelson and Will Hernandez at 88.1 the same draft year. Kelly was a holdover, but rated as the number one Center the year Grigson FINALLY invested in the oline. Castonzo is Mr. Reliable and was also a 1st Round pick in his day. Glowinski came in and plugged a huge hole at RG, but he regressed a bit last year and will likely lose his job to Pinter very soon. Then there were last years draftees, of course Barton was snagged off of our PS and went on to win a SB while Patterson suffered his first injury ever in TC. Skip past the overall grades and look strictly at the pass protection grades. For 7th Round picks they were extremely good at pass pro (only 2 sacks allowed in 1000+ snaps), just needed development on run blocking - which is technique and attitude based - which we have plenty of! Anyways, Nelson, Smith, Patterson, Barton and now Pinter all have similar traits in common......hustle, play thru the whistle, athletic, intelligent and pass protect very well. Patterson (C/G) and Pinter (G/T) will likely be our interior oline depth this year with Clark as the swing tackle. Perhaps the Canadian Kid squeaks in as a backup T as well (see below)? I still won't count the USC kid against him as that was his Oline coach pounding the drum for him - even though he's still in the NFL. Lastly, there is the highly sought after Canadian in Carter O'Donnell, who seems like another athletic olineman and not a lumbering blob.....here is his Pro Day tape since his cancelled. This is nice to see: Tempering excitement and pressure is fine, but this kid is going to be a solid NFL starter with a few tweaks and some knowledge. Still say his Freshman tape at Georgia was far better than his Washington tape (after the two year hiatus)! Also, awesome to see him throwing with his two 6'4" & 225 lbs rookie wideouts.... One last thing, we have a 22 or 23 year streak of an UDFA making the opening 53. I think I have a dark horse candidate for this year.......outside of Carter O'Donnell of course. It is the safety from Georgia Southern Donald Rutledge. We are thin at Safety, especially in that box safety role and this guy fits the mold at 6'1" & 215lbs with 4.62 speed and 22 reps at 225. He is big, fast and strong. And even at his size his 7.18 3-Cone drill isn't bad. https://relativeathleticscores.com/2020/03/21/donald-rutledge-jr-ras/ Just a few rando thoughts to stimulate group conversation this Sunday morning!
  7. 17 points
    You are no doubt the dumbest poster on this board. Maybe dumber than anyone on the internet. Please do us a favor ... either find a new team or keep your stupid opinions to yourself.
  8. 15 points
    Instead of “like” shall we change it to blue carding a post?
  9. 13 points
    Proud of our coach. He felt compelled to release his own statement, outside of the teams statement. https://www.colts.com/news/frank-reich-racial-injustice-offseason-program-media-conference-call Currently only 3 NFL coaches(Flores, Lynn, Reich), have released a statement. Cleveland coach was listed as part of statement from the team. So 4(3)/32 coaches have stepped up and been vocal. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/01/where-are-the-vast-majority-of-nfl-head-coaches-on-the-current-unrest/ Much respect coach.
  10. 13 points
    If they are forced to play in an empty Lucas Oil Stadium. We have unbelievably loud crowd noise amplifiers that will give us a distinct home field advantage over the rest of the league
  11. 13 points
    So we play Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Houston twice, Titans twice, Green Bay, Chicago, and Minnesota and that’s the easiest schedule in the league? I’m not buying that load of crock for one minute.
  12. 12 points
    I had to lock this thread because the exchanges violated our rules. But, I want to say that I will believe there is no racism when taking a knee to protest police brutality against black people generates NO anger but, kneeling on a mans neck while he is face down on the ground and pleading for air.......generates widespread outrage among white people. We are not there, we are not even close. But this is a very good sign
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  15. 11 points
    Nice try Eric... We don't want you back. Go drop someone else's balls.
  16. 10 points
    Pathetic post. Truly, you are the epitomy of what's wrong in America. Disruptive influence? Guy kneeled to bring attention to the racial problem that we unfortunately are still going through. Will never stop with people that continue to look the other way and say dumb stuff like you just did. And for the record, I am white. Not that it should matter. Truly pathetic.
  17. 10 points
    Wow, top backup. Seems kind of like taking your cousin to the prom, looks good on paper but in the end it doesn't get you anything.
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  21. 9 points
    Anyone else watch The Match? Had it on the TV while working around the house and outside. From the snippets I heard and saw it seemed like a huge success. Manning as always was the talker of the group and hilarious. Pretty darn good golfer too! Slow news day and weekend, to be expected honestly considering it’s May and the big race was moved to August... Is this Colts news? ... it’s got Manning in it but honestly mods can move if needed.
  22. 9 points
    Lewis was a deserved HOF player Best LB ever? Dick Butkus Sam Huff Brian Urlacher Mike Singletary Junior Seau Lawrence Taylor All dominated game to the equal of Lewis but,.... Lewis was one of the best..... The best IMHO.... Lawerence Taylor
  23. 9 points
    I will take option 4, thank you very much!
  24. 8 points
    Someone lock this thread... at the very least move it off of Colts football.... Police brutality = bad Racism= bad Riots and looting = bad Golden rule= good
  25. 8 points
  26. 8 points
    Silly nonsense. Very disappointing. USA Today used to be really good. Even if you knew nothing about the Colts, you could know this. We spent 7 of 10 2019 draft picks on defense. It's not unreasaonble to expect most if not all of them to be better. The question is how much? But Rock and Okereke and Willis are starters. Benagu, Tell, should be key reserves. Speed and Green to ST's. So, the defense SHOULD be better on that alone. And I'm almost positive I read something this off-season about a trade for Buckner, and some free agent signing's including Rhodes. Plus the return of a healthy Turay. That's a lot of important faces on that side of the ball. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be able to predict we should be a better defense. The only question is..... now much better?
  27. 8 points
    Its USA Today, what do you expect? They had thd Seahawks and Colts 2 of the worse teams going into last year. IMO, their sports writing and predictions are way below, sub par. I expect the Colts Defense to be improved for sure. Not just because of defensive additions(which there were), but mainly because I expect the offense to dominate TOP this year.
  28. 8 points
    The dumbest comment I've ever read
  29. 8 points
    Thank God he isn’t. Doyle is more of a team guy. Ebron is mote interested in the camera.
  30. 8 points
    I'll just be happy if we play any games, regardless of the day.
  31. 8 points
    Ball security yes but he looked pretty good at catching the ball when he was used in that capacity. I am not going to compare him to anyone. He is his own man.
  32. 8 points
    Good kid. Very, very likable! He’ll be fun to root for!!
  33. 8 points
    Something that I don't recall from the first thread being discussed. Colin is and always has been a "Friend of the Shoe" and his takes on the Colts are usually spot on..... Before Ballard came on Colin stated he knew who Ballard wanted to draft in Pittman, Taylor AND Eason. After the first two were drafted he was going crazy and thinking he's gonna do it and get all three of his guys. The conspiracy theorist that I am says that makes perfect sense since all media outlets had us still talking to Love, Morgan and many others - but nothing tying us to Eason. Eason said in his interviews that he had MANY conversations with Ballard, Dodds, Reich, Sirianni and Brady (QB Coach). I don't remember and news outlet stating any of that? Also made a comp of Taylor to Saquon Barkley....that would be bada$$.... Then of course there is the internal comp of Pittman to Vincent Jackson....again, bada$$! My personal comp of Dez Patmon is to a taller Donte Moncrief athletically. Dez seems to play to his size/speed a bit better. Long term vision of Eason tossing the rock to Patmon and Pittman on the outside with Campbell in the slot.....with Taylor killing it from the backfield. Patmon and Pittman are rumored to be good blockers and add that to Pascal our backs can bump to the outside and get sprung.... Due to keeping a 3rd QB on the roster and a true FB.....I think we only keep 3 traditional TE's (Doyle, Ali-Cox, Burton). I think it's important to recognize the Special Team Studs Signed/Drafted to improve the 3rd phase of the team as well: Nix - coverage Glasgow - coverage Pittman - coverage Rodgers - Returner/Gunner Hot Rod - kicker Speaking of Glasgow, I think he'll be the 5th Safety/7th Linebacker and play Geathers Role. Underlying intrigue......The two free agent offensive players signed via free agency are players familiar with the system and will have less learning curves - which plays heavily into the win now mode AND that we may only have Rivers one year. Rhodes - I'd love to convert him to Safety ala Charles Woodson and re-sign him to a 2-3 year deal. Then Blackmon could truly be used as a swiss army knife...... Lewis - I'd love to see him moved back to LDE and just turn him loose. Stop tinkering with him as a 3 Tech when we have Buckner, Autry and Day already there. Speed - this is his year to show out and earn the SAM spot. I'd love to see him develop into a (more athletic and a better sideline to sideline thumper) Marcus Washington. Drop and cover, set the edge or rush the passer to the tune of 5-10 sacks..... Okereke and Walker - split reps and then Okereke take over for Walker in 2022!
  34. 8 points
    Chloe and the Chad Kelly fans on forum...
  35. 8 points
    Looks like Biff Tannen from Back to the Future movies, LOL.
  36. 8 points
    Lol, if LEONARD isn’t an elite starter, I don’t know what LB is!
  37. 7 points
    Why would any private business organization bring in such a disruptive influence to be, essentially, a scout team quarterback?
  38. 7 points
    https://www.si.com/.amp-titans/nfl/titans/news/tennessee-titans-peyton-manning-rules?__twitter_impression=true
  39. 7 points
    I'm not, it echos what I've been saying. QB's don't throw his way and if they do they usually pay the price, just ask Rivers. But hey everyone wants him to be a strong safety.....
  40. 7 points
    From a talent perspective, Kelly is likely the 2nd best QB on the roster right now. He's also the least "safe" choice... But I agree, I'd prefer Kelly long term to JB. Brissett, even in college, was very un-remarkable... Great guy, but not someone I want starting, and not really a backup I want to pay all that $$ to either, or someone I want vying to be a future starter..... I'm fine with paying him this year as we're in no-win situation with guarantees...
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  45. 7 points
    Doyle is not Ebron. Never was, never will be. But Doyle is NOT in Ebron’s place. Doyle is in his own place. The traditional in-line tight end. Block first, and make some key catches. The person filling the Ebron roll is Trey Burton who we signed as a free agent. Burton is now the so-called receiving tight end. That was Ebron’s roll. Burton will fill it nicely. He might not be quite as good or dolled as Ebron, but he might be a bit more consistent. Doyle, Burton and MAC comprise a nice tight end room. There are a few other lesser known names to round things out.
  46. 7 points
    Do wet paper bags even fold? I assume it would be easier to fold a dry paper bag? Sorry, just messing around. I’m done now!!
  47. 7 points
    Coaches know this from discussions on ‘Zoom?’
  48. 7 points
    BECAUSE there is a GOD and the entire WORLD will witness the FALL OF THE EMPIRE on National Television!!! Thank You GOD!!!
  49. 7 points
    Geez, there will be a lot of burgers scattered on the floor then....
  50. 7 points
    Why is this so hard to fathom? He is a solid player, who has struggled some to stay on the field. By declining the option, he now has to prove that he can be available. If he does, and truly balls out, we might already have his replacement on the team, and get compensation for a first round pick if he goes elsewhere. I like the way the team is handling this.
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