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  1. 8 points
    I find it interesting how everything is so black and white in your viewpoint.
  2. 8 points
    I doubt any high profile WR is itching to sign with us right now. That passing game is not doing receivers any favors. And I doubt any "prove it" candidate comes to Indy either(Ebron/Funches types). We will have to overpay for talent in the receiving core until we prove we can feed the ball to receivers through the air.
  3. 7 points
    Do you have zero regard for nuance? A passing attack that emphasizes quick hitters takes pressure off the line and the QB, and if you can get some YAC, it can still produce yardage and keep the chains moving. It's still a valuable part of a good offense, IMO. That doesn't mean we should never throw the ball down the field. And by the way, JB has gone from getting rid of it quickly in the opener (2.33 seconds) to now having the 5th longest time to throw in the league (2.91 seconds). So we're not even seeing a short, quick passing game, and certainly not one with any ability to get big plays. Instead, we're seeing a short, slow passing game that's contributing to an average of less than 22 points/game and a lethargic 5.9 yards/play. So, yeah, people are complaining, and for good reason.
  4. 7 points
    What's with all these hand injuries? Whatever happened to the good old days of lacerated kidneys and broken ribs?
  5. 7 points
    Your brain bailed on you.
  6. 6 points
    The best thing about getting McLaughlin is that the Patriots wanted him.
  7. 6 points
    This one is purley a money grab. To wait a year and never press charges then one day just decide to sue? Pay for the mans camera that was allegedly broken and get on with it.
  8. 6 points
    I would never trust my money in a bsnk.
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    For the Colts to be 6-5 with injuries and losing their Franchise QB, tells me it’s not all doom and gloom. Flush with CAP space and draft capital, the future isn’t bad at all. Getting healthy, adding a few more playmakers and IMO finding a QB that fits Reich’s scheme will have the Colts contenders in the not to distant future.
  11. 4 points
    Colts worked out dontrelle inman today
  12. 4 points
    Well, as a fan, if I was only here to watch the playoffs, then the lights could be "turned off". But....since I follow this team to watch every game, I think we'll keep the lights on for another 4 games....
  13. 4 points
    Well, the"negativers"are overly negative and the "positivers"are too sunny. Some perspective? Here's the truth: TY Hilton is the critical piece of the offense. If he's out, there is no number two. The Colts need a major upgrade at this position or there will be trouble next year too. Ballard has to be very, very aggressive in fixing this problem. And it needs to be this off season. Here's the truth: Jack Doyle is a solid TE but he isn't a dangerous weapon. He's a great chain mover, which is truly valuable, but not enough. The Colts could really use a game changer at the position. Last year Ebron was that guy. That guy is now gone. I'd look for a FA or high draft pick here. Here's the truth: The "JB is terrible crowd" is wrong. He isn't awful; the WR talent around him is mediocre. But he does have limitations and the rest of the season should be spent analyzing whether or not those limits can be overcome. If the coaches and brass believe he can get good enough to become a top QB, then ok. If not, the Colts have to draft a QB high in the 2020 draft and groom him. Just some perspective: JB is still learning and hopefully growing. Here's the truth: The Colts were thrown a terrible curve ball when Andrew Luck decided to walk away. If he saw his future as a crippled, demented old guy, I do get it. But his timing was just atrocious and left the team that was being built around him in a horrible position. What we are seeing today is directly related to Luck's decision. So keep some perspective on this, and understand it will take some time to overcome Andrew's retirement. Here's the truth: The defense has some great young players and has a terrific future. The Colts have invested well there and it will pay some big time dividends down the road. The are extremely young. We fans are going to enjoy watching them grow. Another high draft pick at DT? I'm good with that. But this D is going to be special, and is a strength. So....the future isn't all roses, but it has an upward trend. This off season will be critical for the immediate future of this team. Ballard has his greatest challenge yet; I'm glad the Colts have a guy of his talent making the calls. But his decisions in building the Colt offense of the future are going to make or break this team. Personally, I like their chances. This team has an excellent team culture and some genuine talent. The arrow still points north.
  14. 4 points
    I have followed the Colts since 68. Why didn't they start Terrik Glen today?
  15. 4 points
    It would be nice to find out under game situations where they stand with how Kelly will be if given a chance. Too many people on this forum have a man crush or are afraid of being labled wrongly for wanting a better option at QB. They will jump all over the kicker with no problem. The time has come to fish or cut bait for the coaching staff. Do what is best for the team and move forward. I think the head coach knows they spent to much money on Brissett and Hoyer. He wasn't even allowed to hire his own coordinators. I'm sure if he had his way, Vinny would be gone too.
  16. 4 points
    I'm talking about when the game was tied and we had a chance to take the lead this post has nothing to do with brissett
  17. 3 points
  18. 3 points
    Every year about this time i stock up on Patriots TOILET PAPER for the new year. What a GREAT way to start your day!
  19. 3 points
    Do you really think the first blocked kick had a chance? AV pulled it badly. It had no chance of making it.
  20. 3 points
    I'm a fan of JB as a person, but if we have the opportunity to get a QB that can throw a ball more than 6 yards (or throw under 6 yards at speeds less than 400mph) then we should. We have a stronger team now than we had in most if not all of the Manning days, and would have (minus the horrible slew of offensive skill position injuries) been legit contenders with Luck. There is no reason to assume the team will get worse under Ballard and Reich, so upping the QB play could bring us back in the hunt. Obviously another WR would be nice but we COULD get there quickly with a top tier QB. Anyone should be replaced if there are better options, regardless of position, if it improves your chance to win.
  21. 3 points
    He's solid....may be a case of too little too late though.
  22. 3 points
    The point is, considering where we got him in the 3rd round, his curve is trending upwards and we did not have to mortgage picks like the Steelers did. The OP is talking about value proposition and if you can get similar quality (not same) without mortgaging picks, that is better, IMO. Plus, it is not like our "super fast" TE Jack Doyle did not juke out Devin Bush for a TD score in the Steelers game. If you want to throw stones by downplaying Okereke's improvement, I have plenty to throw at Bush as well.
  23. 3 points
    A late-night snowstorm and moving vans headed back East?
  24. 3 points
    I want more screens. But there was one called in the first half that didn't get thrown, because... I don't know why. Makes me wonder if it's more about JB and less about Reich. Edit: Second play of the third quarter. Just watched it. Should have been thrown.
  25. 3 points
    Agreed. He is the prototypical "Take away his running ability and what are you left with?" QB. You're left with a poor pocket passer, who is more likely now to get frustrated, (without his mobility) and blame others (diva QB).
  26. 3 points
    Theres one big factor that changed it all. Andrew Luck. We have one of the best O-Lines in football but when your QB hold onto the ball and is too nervous to throw to to open receivers it is going to make the offensive lines job more difficult. Also the receiver stats are down for the same reason. A QB PROBLEM. Dont get me wrong. Injuries play a role and so does the terrible special teams play but this team is struggling mainly because of the one reason.
  27. 2 points
    In the first half JB had some good completions, but what you have to separate is the completion and the degree of difficulty it took to make the completion. When a receiver is the first read and wide open without a defender withing 3 yards, is that a great play by JB or a great play call by Frank Reich? I contend it is a great play call and literally any NFL QB should be able to make the throw or they will not be a starter for very long. Just as the scouting report says, his completion percentage is higher (though still not amazing) because he throws only short yardage, and only when the receiver is wide open (like college wide open). I noticed this same pattern of JB making "NFL throws" and great completions in other games that Frank had masterful play calling, examples include the Falcons and first Texans game. All quarterbacks eventually get the offense tailored for their strengths, but to have to constantly script plays to help him will only last so long. Why intentionally hamstring yourself and not be allowed to open up the playbook because the guy playing the most important position on the field is so limited. Also, I don't think he will get better. He worked with Tom House all offseason and is still the exact same guy he was in 2017 and in college. QB processing doesn't get that much better. You can initially get better with more reps in your first couple of years but then it tapers off. Fact of the matter, some guys can just process the play "in real time" better than others. The scouts call this "instinctual play", and all indications point to JB being a slow processor. This will put a ton of pressure on FR to make his first read get open, and JB will miss other opportunities because he just can't see the field like other quarterbacks. You put JB on the Dolphins and he would be at the bottom in almost every statistical QB category. He is a bad quarterback on a pretty good team and it makes him appear average.
  28. 2 points
    Bobby Okereke 352 total snaps 30 solo tackles 13 assist total of 43 tackles 2 Tackle for Loss 1 sack 2 forced fumbles 1 fumble recoveries 2 Pass deflections 0 int Devin Bush 697 snaps 54 solo 32 assists total of 86 tackles 6 tackle for loss 1 sack 1 forced fumbles 4 fumble recoveries 4 Pass Reflections 2 ints Ballard ended up getting yet another steal in the 3rd round. Okereke has been playing really well of late and it's showing. Bush is this year's top LB by the media and Okereke just has about the same stats wise because Okereke has played half the total snaps as Bush. I hope come next year Okerek gets the starting Mike. I like Walker dont get me wrong but Okereke is looking really good.
  29. 2 points
    I don't think either of us can say exactly how Ballard does, or does not, look at things. We know some basics though. We know both he and FR are stats guys, and Ballard has grown the analytics team since coming to Indy. We know one of Ballards core responsibilities is build a team that not only wins, but also one that fills seats and generates revenue. We also know he loves leadership and the "right guys". I think we both agree that Ballard is a very smart guy. He knows everything about JB. He knows his flaws from college, he knows every stat that has been laid out by all of us here, plus probably a bunch more. He knows exactly what last year's team and players did, and the difference in their performance to date this year. I agree that the FO didn't get to evaluate JB under perfect/ideal situations, but frankly that never happens. He's not going to give pure grace for injuries, and disregard that JB still has a big problem with missing wide open guys regardless of who they are. He sees it all, and a lot more. And I'm sure he knows sometimes you have to make a call without ideal input/evaluation. I do think that Ballard will do what ever he does, and we'll likely never know all the past, current, and future variables he may weigh. I just know where I'd put my money.
  30. 2 points
    I trust they know what they are doing. However, at this point, i worry about them doing further damage when the season is basically over. The hands are pretty important tools for these positions. These are two young guys who are expected to be pillars of our future offense. I guess it surprises me how quickly these guys heal. While i’d love to see them on the field, i wonder if Mack, campbell, and Hilton for that matter shouldnt shut it down for the year.
  31. 2 points
    Maybe they felt he was the guy they wanted to develop and transition to. Plus, with all the injuries on the roster, a second kicker did not hurt the 53 man roster spots, IMO.
  32. 2 points
    I think it would be a big mistake by Reich/Ballard if we are eliminated from playoff contention and Kelly doesn't get some playing time so that we can accurately assess what we have going into the off season.
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    This won't be a popular opinion and I would absolutely understand the disagreement but there is a very real possibility when it's all said and done I will have Love as my QB2 in this draft. Right now I'm leaning this way. It won't be because of what he is now(not QB2), but of what I expect him to be with good coaching in a couple of years. Just the traits are very high level and I don't think he's even scratched the surface yet. This will be a bet on Reich and the coaching staff as much as a bet on Love himself.
  35. 2 points
    LOL!! Not many will get this, I'll bet. Haven't seen one of those in many years!
  36. 2 points
    I don’t follow college football so I didn’t realize how good he was in college. I wonder if we will be able to re sign him. He might get his chance to be the feature back on another team. He might cost to much especially with Mack maybe getting a extension in the off season.
  37. 2 points
    I am not going to blame Luck for anything. He has every right to walk away when he wants too and doesn’t have to do it when it’s perfect timing for the Colts. However, to pretend that losing the guy the team is built around less than two weeks before the season started didn’t have a major impact on this team just isn’t true. No Luck didn’t miss the block, or miss the kicks, or cause the injuries but this team would have been very different with him. With that said, he’s not here you are right about that. At some point you have to move on. The team has. The fans should follow suit.
  38. 2 points
    Preferably round 6 or 7. Never higher than round 5.
  39. 2 points
    Quincy Wilson turns out to be like Tim Jennings was after he left for Chicago.
  40. 2 points
    Colts need A LOT of help coming to be competitive IF Luck stays retired. Ballard imo, despite the platitudes he receives, has done a very poor job this past year. He needs to improve.
  41. 2 points
    Got to say that wasn't Adam's fault there at all....no chance!
  42. 2 points
    I just don't even...terrible blocking there. What a way to take the air out of things.
  43. 2 points
    JB is special garbage. Blind as a bat
  44. 2 points
    IMO the Pats and their lack of offence will catch up to them in the playoffs.
  45. 2 points
    Hmm...what is this "screen" you speak of? This is foreign to a Colts offense. I must research this...
  46. 2 points
    I would send Hines deep early (opening up the playbook) and let JB air one out to him to throw the Titans off. Even if the pass goes incomplete, the threat will be there.
  47. 2 points
    I’d like to see our team develop a game plan of quick hitting passes, PAP, crossing patterns, more screens instead of watching JB pat the ball staring at his first target trying to uncover 30 yards downfield, only to get sacked, rushed or throw that 3 yard ball for a gain of 4. I don’t understand what it’s going to take to get an offense that can utilize JB’s underwhelming passing strengths. An we only adjust an offense during an off season here?
  48. 2 points
    So Campbell is questionable instead of doubtful. Reich sure made it sound like he most likely won’t get there. So not sure what to think of that. The defense is very healthy. They really need to step up.
  49. 2 points
    What a bunch of sour pusses. Colts will still win the AFCS.
  50. 2 points
    Every year, that is said about the upcoming class at a given position or two. EVERY year. usually, 1-3 of all those selected will be “studs” the others will be average and about once every 5 years, a true SUPER STAR emerges. It truly is a crap shoot
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