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  1. The way I see the QBs: 1. Love=Ballard’s type 2. Herbert=Reich’s type Id bet money that one of them are a Colt in April. Which one, I can’t say though. It’s funny too because each of the QB’s weaknesses are the others strengths. Love can be inaccurate at times while Herbert has excellent accuracy. Herbert struggles against pressure but Love is deadly off-script. What a decision on our FOR has on their hands.
    8 points
  2. That's right! See.....here's Ballard and Dodds on their way to scout Kinlaw....
    4 points
  3. Right now, after all I have seen and read, I am a bit reluctant to take the risk on Jordan Love compared to a Justin Herbert at No.13. I am speaking objectively here. I am not in favor of trading up for Jordan Love or Herbert, I want to stand pat at No.13 and see how things fall for the Colts. If one of them is there, fine, but I wouldn't be giving up huge draft capital for it. I am back to my first offseason mock where I get Kinlaw at No.13 and move back into Round 1 in the late teens, to see if one of either Herbert or Love drop there and move back in with a trade then. I also feel Anthony Gordon will be available in Round 3. My first offseason mock I had still stands in my thought process - I know some of you will disagree but IMO, it will be the best direction for us. We will see how it plays out. The 1 year sit-and-get-QB-ready-philosophy will be a BIG part of the decision making, when it is all said and done.
    4 points
  4. Starting Cap Space: $91,846,470 Colts Free Agents Unrestricted Free Agents DE Jabaal Sheard – 2 Years/$14M (First year fully guaranteed at $7M) Still a valuable piece defending the run. It's important to have veteran DL on the roster like Sheard and Houston to be mentors to players like Turay, Banogu, and Muhammed. WR Devin Funchess – 1 Year/$7M ($3M in incentives) We didn't really get to see Funchess at all this past season, but I think he's worth bringing back to see what he can do on the field. WR depth was a big issue this year and there's not many realistic options in free agency. It's a deep WR draft class, but I feel we need veteran players at the positon along with the younger guys. Funchess will still be young himself as he will be 26 at the start of the season. T Anthony Castonzo – 3 Years/$48M ($26M guarenteed) While he is pondering retirement, I am going through with the scenario that he continues playing. He is still playing at a high level, and it is very hard to replace the LT. An OT in the draft is still a good idea, since we do not have much depth across the line except for Haeg and Andrews, both I believe will be brought back. G Joe Haeg – 2 Years/$6.5M ($3.5M cap hit in 2020) Can play any position on the line and has been our best reserve lineman for the past few seasons. RB Jonathan Williams – 1 Year/1.325M Didn't get to play much except for the time Mack was out, but Ballard and our coaches seem to like him and would want to keep him around at least for camp and the preseason. G Josh Andrews – 2 Years/4.5M ($2.5M cap hit in 2020) Like Haeg, he is a solid backup lineman and should be kept for depth. Restricted Free Agents WR Marcus Johnson – RFA Original Round Tender ($2.144M) 277 yards and 2 TDs really isn't that bad considering he only played in 8 games. He is worth bringing back in camp to fight for the final WR spot. Exclusive Rights Free Agents WR Daurice Fountain - ERFA Tender (660K) Might be his last shot at the roster after being on IR all of last year. He seemed to be developing into a decent player so hopefully he can be involved on offense barring no injuries. S Rolan Milligan - ERFA Tender (660K) He was always one of those guys I never really understood why he was still on the roster, but he played decently when he was on the field so he's worth bringing back on a cheap tender. Releases DL Margus Hunt - Saves $4M Fell out of the rotation in favor of Grover Stewart. 17 tackles/0 sacks in 2019 after having 30 tackles/5 Sacks in 2018. Not worth the $4M as a 33 year old backup DL. Money Spent: $40,789,000 Remaining Cap Space: $55,057,470 Free Agents DT Javon Hargrave – 4 Years/$60M ($35M guarenteed) A disruptive 3 Tech on the DL is something the Colts need desperately. Autry has been solid but is also entering a contract year. Stewart did well this year but is more suited as a 1 tech. Pittsburgh will most likely have to choose between Dupree and Hargrave with their cap situation. Hargrave is a solid interior pass rusher and is most likely the 2nd best DT in this free agency class behind Chris Jones, and I anticipate Chris Jones returning to Kansas City. $15M/year might be a bit high but that approximately what the market value is for a young, free agent DT. TE Austin Hooper – 4 Years/$38M ($20M guarenteed) Reich has been a fan on the 2-TE sets since his time as Philly's Offensive Coordinator with Ertz and Goedert. Colts will most likely not bring back Ebron, so Hooper will fill the void as the receiving TE. Hooper had a very good year with 75 catches/787 yards/6 TDs. Hunter Henry is another option here but I believe he has had too many injuries to trust him to play a full season. Atlanta has about $7M in cap space, so Hooper's price tag may become unrealistic for them to match. A TE group of Doyle, Hooper, and Alie-Cox is a solid group moving forward. CB Logan Ryan – 2 Years/$25M ($12M guaranteed) He will be 29 at the start of the season but is coming off a very impressive season: 113 Tackles, 18 Pass Deflections, 4 FF, 4 INT, 4.5 Sacks. Suffered a broken fibula in 2018 but has only missed 3 games in 7 seasons. All around CB that will excel in any system. Titans have around $51M in cap space, but have other free agents like Tannehill, Henry, and Conklin. Desir and Moore both missed time this year due to injuries, so it’s important to have solid options at CB. Ryan isn't a name I have seen mentioned on here as a potential free agent target, but I feel he would be a good pick up for the secondary on a similar contract that Ballard did with Justin Houston, who is close in age to Logan Ryan and in a similar situation where his team couldn't afford to keep him. Money Spent on Free Agents: $37,000,000 Cap Space Remaining: $18,057,470 Draft Round 1 Pick 13: QB Jordan Love – Utah State Love has been talked about extensively on the site so I won’t go into too much detail on his skill set. We all know he has a big arm but can struggle with decision-making. I think he has the physical tools to exceed at the NFL level, and I feel a lot of his bad habits can be fixed with Frank Reich. I anticipate Herbert being off the board, as well as Derrick Brown, Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb. Taking Javon Kinlaw here is a very tempting, but if we can sign Hargrave or another solid DT, I think we can grab a DT on Day 2. With all the time Ballard and company as spent scouting Love, I feel that if they really want him, they will take him when they can at #13. A trade down is possible, but it would not be unrealistic if a team like New England would get him or maybe even Tampa Bay would take him after Winston’s 30-30 season. Round 2 Pick 34: DT Neville Gallimore – Oklahoma He's very athletic and extremely quick for being 304 lb. Reportedly ran a 4.76 40 time at Oklahoma. Has great effort and range as a 1-Tech. Doesn't have the pass rush ability to be a 3-tech, but does a good job at getting through the line as a 1-tech due to his initial quickness off the line and power. Can play all 3 downs and would be a great piece next to Hargrave in our defense, with Autry and Stewart in the rotation as well. Round 2 Pick 44: WR Brandon Aiyuk – Arizona State Fantastic vertical WR with YAC ability. Creates issues for DBs trying to defend him one-on-one. Runs sharp routes and can effectively track down the ball. Has shown ability as a dynamic return specialist. Struggles in press coverage but does a terrific job in space and on deep routes. A lot of speed on the field with Campbell, Hilton, and Aiyuk. Round 3 Pick 75: CB Cameron Dantzler – Mississippi State Solid zone cornerback who works well on the outside. Good length at 6'2" but need to add more weight to his frame as he is 185 lb. Has pretty good ball skills when disrupting the pass but struggles at times on deep balls. His biggest issue is run defense and physicality in man-to-man. However, I think he has the length and flexibility to excel in the zone, and play a similar role as Desir in our defense, who will be 30 years old this season. Round 4 Pick 112: OT Trey Adams – Washington Big OL at 6'8". Has great power at the point of attack and can push defenders out of the play. Durability and injuries are the main concerns and the reasons why he isn't projected to be a top prospect. He is a high risk, high reward type of prospect. He can develop into a solid starter on the OL after Castonzo is gone or if Bradem Smith replaces Glowinski at RG as long as the knee and back issues do not become a problem. Round 5 Pick 142: S Antoine Brooks Jr – Maryland Versatile player who can play as a nickle LB, nickle CB, S, and ST. A great tackler and blitzer due to his high motor and stout build. Will struggle in deep pass coverage but is good in short-to-mid range coverage. Won't be a starter but will be great in sub packages and has a ST ace. Round 6 Pick 173: RB A.J. Dillon – Boston College He is a bruiser at 250 lb. I like our running back group of Mack, Hines, and Wilkins, but we are missing a bigger back that we can use on shart yardage and goal-line situations. Doesn't have much athletic traits due to his size, but if he needs a yard, he will probably get that yard. Round 6 Pick 190: WR Binjimen Victor – Ohio State Tall WR at 6'4". Has good ball skills and strong hands. Does a decent job after the catch and is a decent route runner. He needs to add more to his frame as he is 199 lb, which would help is struggles at being physical. Round 7 Pick 227: LB T.J. Brunson – South Carolina Plays with tenacity and a very high motor. Known as a leader at South Carolina that energizes his team. He's smaller at 6'1" 219 lb and has average athleticism. He is rarely out of position and is a strong tackler. Money Spent on Draft Picks: Approximately $10,000,000 Cap Space Remaining: $8,057,470
    3 points
  5. Booked my flight and room in Vegas for the NFL Draft!! Just wanted to let you all know the Colts will be represented there in the crowd. I know it is new in Vegas but has anyone been to the draft before?
    3 points
  6. Some people have Epenesa top-5? Who? And have they been drug tested yet? LATE ADD: I just double checked.... For what it's worth, and maybe it's worth very little to you or someone else.... But Mel has Epenesa ranked 15th. Jeremiah has him ranked 28th Todd has him ranked 31st. I'm not saying he's not a talented kid..... but top-5? Or even top-10? I'm not even sure he's a scheme fit in our defense.....?
    3 points
  7. Let's cut it guys. Calling people liars and mental I don't think belongs on a team Forum. Just my opinion but lets try to stay on Colt topics please.
    3 points
  8. I collect those cards like I collected baseball cards as a kid. Lol. I have thousands
    3 points
  9. Jordan Love is Jameis Winston 2.0. No thanks.
    3 points
  10. I would rather endure another season of JB than invest a pick -- any pick -- in Love. Come to think of it, I'd rather get a root canal every week, without anesthetic, than see Love under center for the Colts.
    3 points
  11. Lol, Ballard has 3 more years before hes potentially on the hot seat. Irsay is a very patient man, and Ballard has done more than any GM since Polian. To think he could or would be on the hot seat before the next 2 seasons is obnoxious.
    3 points
  12. From your lips to God's ears! I hope all four are gone by #13...and if you factor in that Chase Young, Andrew Thomas, Isaiah Simmons and perhaps both Lamb and Jeudy are off the board as well.... we stand a very good chance of landing Brown or Kinlaw. Does this mean I don't want us to address the QB position? No.....it simply means that we could land a "best in breed" D-lineman and address QB in Rounds 2 - 4.... assuming Ballard doesn't bring in a free agent.
    3 points
  13. They are not leaks. They are reports from media. The reports are NOT coming from the Colts. Ballard has seen Love in person enough so that there’s no hiding his interest. But we still don’t know how much he likes Love? And we likely won’t know until the draft. If we DON’T trade up to take Love, that tells us something, doesn’t it? If Love is there when we pick and we don’t take him, that tells us something, doesn’t it? Just as taking Love at 13 tells us something. There’s a lot of misinformation out there this time of year. Be skeptical about what you read.
    2 points
  14. In my opinion there are five qbs in this draft that are an immediate upgrade to Brissett. Burrow, tua, Love, Herbert, and Fromm could all start from day one behind our line and throw more tds and win more games than Brissett. Hurts, Gordon, and Eason are my second tier guys who I feel need more development than the top five. Eason struggles alot when pressured. Gordon while he has a quick release I have to see more from him deep plus he is small. Hurts need to see more in the passing game
    2 points
  15. IMHO We need to be aggressive in this draft for an OT whether AC comes back or not We have ZERO depth at LT
    2 points
  16. I have ALWAYS thought that accuracy, instinct, and pocket awareness were the best traits I look for in a QB. Remember, although his arm wasn't exactly "weak", Peyton's arm strength probably wasn't in the upper echelon on the NFL. But Peyton was SO much smarter, he could anticipate, he could throw WR's open, and he was pretty accurate. And once he settled in, he stopped turning the ball over so much. I would take a QB like that over a guy who can just throw it through a wall but doesn't do those other things as well. If we can find a guy like that whether that be in the draft or in FA, I'm all for it, no matter what his name is.
    2 points
  17. Just one note of caution....JEFF GEORGE.
    2 points
  18. I mean, I can't defend their rankings since they are... you know theirs, not mine. One is here - @Four2itus ranked him in the top 5. I still haven't gone through his film so I don't know if I will agree with him or not. I think reasonable people can disagree on highly ranked players depending on what they value most and what they project will improve. Examples(just going through The Draft Network's big boards): -Solak has him no. 9: https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/2020-nfl-draft-big-board-rankings-december-solak -Sikkema has him no. 10 https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/trevor-sikkema-s-2020-nfl-draft-big-boardposition-rankings -Fanspeak has him no.5 https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock-nfl-mock-draft-simulator/preview.php?board_id=0 -Matt Miller has him no. 10 https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2868550-2020-nfl-draft-big-board-matt-millers-latest-rankings#slide1 -Drafttek has him no. 9 https://www.drafttek.com/2020-NFL-Draft-Big-Board/Top-NFL-Draft-Prospects-2020-Page-1.asp and so on... You can disagree, and I might too after I watch him, but it's not THAT outlandish for someone to have him ranked high. He's a talented player. Different people will have different opinions and that's OK. About scheme fit... I actually think he fits in the LDE mold that Ballard likes(the Sheard types that might kick inside on passing downs). But this was more a thread about pure talent rather than needs and fit. At least that's how I understood the exercise.
    2 points
  19. I don’t know. Speculation drives me crazy. I used to subscribe to all the pre draft analysis but now I don’t. I check out at the start of the combine and just absorb what comes to me. These guys in charge are way smarter than me and my living room analysis is wrong 90% of the time.
    2 points
  20. Lol! That is freaking funny, man. Love it.
    2 points
  21. If the rumors are true the Lion's ownership said win next season or everyone is gone. If this is the case I can't see how a rookie QB is going to give them a better chance than Stafford. Also they would probably be better off spending their #3 pick on a "win now" piece versus a rookie QB who may have to sit a year, or even trading down a bit and possibly acquiring a couple immediate impact players. But who knows with all the misinformation this time of year.
    2 points
  22. I went to the NFL Drafts for 6 years. The Philly Draft was my last one because it was impossible to get tickets to enter the Draft even though there were a bunch of empty seats. I went from the First pick on day 1 until the last pick. It was a lot of fun but the NFL sells a package to the days of the draft called NFL on location and they are like $2500 a day. I have been on the NFL Network and ESPN at the draft. I was also in the movie Draft Day. I am dressed up in the Blue Zoot Suit and Blue Beard. It will be really packed. Don't carry a bag into the draft. They have strict rules. If I can answer any questions let me know. This is the Blue Beard Facebook page I set up. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ColtsBlueBeard/about/
    2 points
  23. I’ve been on the WR train for a while, since TY has been hurt the last two years and is over 30, no one else stepped up last year (with a heavy dose of the injury bug), and whatever QB we start in the future will need a #1 WR. However, I’m starting to identify Day 2 WRs that will help a lot, and this (Philly-style) O doesn’t require an alpha 1-on-1 dominator. So, Ballard likes to build from the lines first - there are still some definite chinks there. Castonzo, even if he does return as I suspect he will, is a short-timer. And CB spent some energy last year searching for a 2nd NT, and Autry and Lewis didn’t impress anyone at the undertackle position. I think we’re going to be after the best available NT or OT at #13. That would be either Kinlaw or Derrick Brown, if either falls there. If not, I’m starting to get intrigued by Mekhi Becton. At 6’8”, 369, he’s supposed to be freakishly nimble and mobile for his size, and he has massive length. Draft him, start him at RT this year, move Braden Smith to RG and Glowinski to the bench, and flop him to LT when Castonzo retires. All the while, slim him down to 340 or so...
    2 points
  24. True. And what if we get Carr and Cooper somehow gets free. A reunion? Hey you never know.
    2 points
  25. Gordon didn’t hurt his draft stock Late 2nd seems the place for him The lighting quick release is very tough to defend and give pressure Unless CB wants to trade up a decent option would be Kinlaw 3T Isaiah Wilson OT Gordon QB First 3 picks Best WR/TE in 3rd round Need FA DL and WR Fills holes on both lines QB to develop
    2 points
  26. Justin Herbert would be a perfect fit in Reich offense. Looked crisp and decisive in his delivery. Very polished. There is no question he is ready for the next level. He has everything you would want in a franchise QB.
    2 points
  27. Ballard, Dodd’s and Reich have said exactly the opposite of what you just said. They take this game very seriously
    2 points
  28. For anyone that is curious, Anthony Gordon looked great on opening drive of 3rd Quarter. Processed, quick release. Went right done for TD.
    2 points
  29. I think you’re going to be correct. As much as we want the next franchise QB, Ballard is going to take the BPA on HIS draft board. And I suspect he has at least one DT rated higher than the 3rd or 4th QB that will be available at 13. (Burrow and Tua will be gone)
    2 points
  30. I have read on more than one site that Funchess is being linked to many teams as a player those teams would target in FA. I hope Ballard can resign him but without Luck I would expect him to sign with a contender. We were a contender when we signed him. That's all changed. I think it will take one heck of a sell job by Ballard to get him or any FA worth their salt to sign with us not to mention the money it would take for the top guys. Huge problem with our QB situation so up in the air.
    2 points
  31. Preseason Game 4 Notes: Colts @ Bengals January 11, 2020 12:52 PM Chad Kelly Entered started and ended the 1st half, did not come back. Y - Touch Y - Vision Y - Escapability Y - Zip Y - Courage (Stands tall in the pocket) Y - Wheels Y - Makes tight window throws (contested) Y - Killer instinct - Kept moving the chains most of the games, only had 1 three and out. Y - Internal clock- Didn't take many sacks. Good Passes (Catchable, Leading Receiver, Etc.) 12 First down throws (or passes over 10 yards, including touchdowns) 7 3 and outs 1 Deep ball completion (over 20 yards) 0 Interceptions 1 Delay of game 1 Touchdowns 1 - Ran it in. 2 pt. conversion throws made 0 Misses 2 Successful Runs (Positive Yards) 1 - ran 10 yards for a first down 1 - ran 10 yards in for a touchdown Sacks Taken 0 Sack Avoidance (Throw aways) 1 Passes Dropped 0 ============================================ Preseason summary-Chad Kelly appeared to have all the tool needed to be a starter. He needs to work on his deep ball throws. He seems accurate and has touch, and is good on the short to intermediate throws (10-15 yds.). I could see him competing in camp. On to game 1 of the regular season.
    2 points
  32. If we don't 't get love or herbert then I want fromm
    1 point
  33. Finally got to watch some game film from yesterday. I won't add to the QB discussion. That seems to be just about all anyone is talking about. What I saw was that my guy, Calvin Throckmorton, who I was following all year, and hoping could be something, wound up having a TERRIBLE game. Especially against speed rushers. The commentators even said that he's gonna have to move inside. Well, ththththhhh....
    1 point
  34. If this is true then I am feeling more confident we will be making a move for a QB. It appears they really did their scouting on Love and most likely all of the other QB prospects during the year. I would bet they already have the rookie QB's ranked and know who would be their 1st choice. The combine would only validate their choice. Now they need to address the choices in FA and the trade route. Right now I think those paths are more fluid and not as clear. But those paths are still open. The weeks following the SB will bring more clarity on the FA front and I think GM's will start making calls to each other regarding trade possibilities. Then it's all about comparing the pros and cons for each path and making a decision on which one to pursue. But the draft class QB's. I think they know who their guy would be.
    1 point
  35. Gordon hit on some shorter throws. Nothing he did answers the questions about his arm strength. However he does get the ball out quick and throws with anticipation. He had a nice TD on his back foot with a fade to the corner of the endzone. Love and Herbert looked in control. Loves two long passes were on the WR. They were beautiful throws. One was like 50 yards on his back foot and was just effortless while the pocket collapsed. He had a lot of hand offs to the RB. He had a couple nice shorter throws in the fourth. So no I don’t think Gordon did anything that made it look like he outplayed them. All three did what they needed to. They didn’t hurt or help their draft position.
    1 point
  36. Yes I do realize this. Ballard is t on the hot seat. I said if they aren’t sniffing the playoffs in 2yrs there will be a rumbling for change. NFL work is a job. People are handed a tough job all the time and have things happen that aren’t their fault. It doesn’t change the fact that leadership will always be responsible regardless of most circumstances. It’s not fair but that happens a lot in anyone’s career. Either he responds effectively and all is good or in two years it still looks the same. Time will tell. I think he is qualified for the job.
    1 point
  37. It could have nothing to do with his medicals. Maybe teams are impressed enough with Love or Herbert that they just decide it’s to big of a risk. I don’t think he has to be able to play in 2020. Miami has indicated they are bringing Fitzpatrick back. The biggest thing for me with TUA is what are the chances arthritis grows in that hip and cuts his career really short. Also he has had so many injuries which usually carries over to the pros. I hope for his sake and the colts sake he gets to work out before the draft and looks good.
    1 point
  38. According to Reich, or Dodds, I forget which. They can get a better perspective from the game film.
    1 point
  39. The raiders need to stop trying to replace Carr. They should count their blessing they actually have a good QB after years of mediocrity at the position.
    1 point
  40. Maybe. But they don’t have an average QB.
    1 point
  41. On the halftime show they did also discuss Hurts. The first point was he had zero time to throw. They said he continues to impress with his demeanor. He gets no time, gets hit and immediately gets up to encourage his time. Head stays up in the sideline. Love looks the part of the big arm. Will be interesting in the 4th quarter. Excited to see Gordon in the 3rd. Also, Herbert is easily the most polished of everyone. 2nd best QB in draft in my opinion.
    1 point
  42. When a website like WalterFootball learns from "league sources" rather than from "team sources" that the team "is expected" to make a run because "they have a ton of salary cap space", it cannot be taken as evidence that the team really is interested in the player at all. Far too often, especially at this time of year, that kind of reporting from league sources being misinterpreted as actual team interest is rampant. I'll wait until someone reports that "according to team sources", they are interested.
    1 point
  43. To some degree that's fair, but IMO a lot of it had to do with weird drafts that made it really hard to draft anyone but the players we drafted. For example, in the Hooker draft there was a leaked photo that suggested the Colts had him ranked no. 4 on their board(I had him no. 3 on mine). How do you pass on him at 15 when the Eagles got the pass-rusher right before us. And Hooker was actually playing great football before he tore his ACL, and has been solid to good after he returned. In the Nelson draft we had linebackers and safeties drafted around that pick. I guess the solution would have been to not trade back and get Bradley Chubb, but honestly... I think I prefer Nelson + Braden Smith + Kemoko Turay + Jordan Wilkins + Rock Ya-Sin. IMO that's not close. We got amazing value. The best guard in the league, top 5 RT in the league, promising pass-rusher and CB. We did well in this trade. The roster will always be a work in progress... players will come and go, but I don't think we are far off, especially when considering the type of money we have and the picks we have. We should be OK... as long as we hit on the QB we draft IMO.
    1 point
  44. What i am wondering is how you know so much about it that we can't find a better QB in round 2 that could hand the ball off as well as Jacoby and also be a better passer? The bar is not very high. Of course we already have one on the roster, that is a good thing i believe.
    1 point
  45. Completely on board with the 1st round pick being either a DT or OT. The trenches are so important to Ballard and this team. We can get a QB in round 2 or 3 with someone like Jacob Eason or possibly Love if he slips to the 34th pick or late round 1. If Castonzo stays, OT isn't as dire a need, but we still need a future LT since Anthony is already talking retirement.
    1 point
  46. I like Gordon as well but IMO there is no reason to draft him at 44... he will fall into the 4th round or later.
    1 point
  47. they have three top 10 picks on their d line, how are we supposed to follow that model? we spent our high picks on the oline to protect luck and we still need offense now.
    1 point
  48. Don't you think losing a pro bowl QB before the start of the season might be part of the problem?
    1 point
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