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  1. Carson Wentz came out, in primetime, while everyone was watching, and balled out!! He's finally settling in, getting healthy, and the offense is vibing. I think Carson proved tonight that he can be that guy to any Colts fan that was still on the edge about him. It only gets better from here on out. Once we get our oline whole, TY healthy, and even more chemistry this is going to be a very dangerous offense. Idk about y'all but I can't wait to see the growth.
    36 points
  2. Or they do and everyone here is just flying off the handle 2 games into the season......
    27 points
  3. How about? LT (draft or FA) - Q - Kelly - CR - Smith
    23 points
  4. It's a fair point but I don't think to many of the complaints come down to Paye and Dayo. It's the lack of delayed gratification from Campbell, Banogo, Okereke, Willis, Stewart, Turay, Lewis, etc, etc. It's the players that we were told to be patient in but who don't seem to be getting any better or in some cases actually regressing that is causing the issue. We're no longer talking about a small sample size with these guys any more, to an extent they are what they are. Add into this some possible regression from our established players (I'm thinking Kelly and Doyle mainly) plus perpetual injuries to others and I'd say that the 2021 picks were the least of our concerns.
    23 points
  5. He has only been responsible for 2% of the pressures he has faced this season, which is #1 among all 34 qualifying QBs. Per PFF. He’s not running into pressure, he’s not holding the ball too long, etc. It’s the protection - or lack thereof. And I say protection because the OL, TEs, RBs, and coaching staff all have some blame here.
    22 points
  6. I just re-watched the game. And I saw most of the saw our quarterback being harassed all day. The flip pass at the goal line was not his fault Donald made an exceptional play. Carson avoided at least 6 sacks but managed to escape. When he had time he was sharp and on target. Who knows what may have happened in the last 2 minutes but that loss is squarely on our under achieving offensive line and the lack of a pass rush.
    22 points
  7. His 9 INTs are the most of any linebacker since he entered the league. He has forced double digit fumbles in his career. He has forced five fumbles in the last four games. He’s a playmaker. That’s why.
    19 points
  8. … I believe the Colts will be 6-4. I think we will win our next five games. Houston San Fran Tennessee NYJ Jags I believe we win them all. You’re free to disagree.
    19 points
  9. Rivers : Passing yards: 984 Touchdowns : 4 Interceptions : 3 Completion percentage : 72.82 Wentz : Passing yards :920 Touchdowns : 5 Interceptions: 1 Completion percentage : 63.8 It took rivers 6 weeks to really start clicking after the browns game he had more picks than touchdowns . the bengals game is when the offense starting to gel ,and got hot for the rest of the year . If it took a hall of fame QB 6 weeks to get going on a new team we should be more patient with wentz . Wentz had no training camp and has been injured all 4 games so far , once he heals up the offense will be much better .
    18 points
  10. MOD NOTE: Back and forths about Kaepernick completely derailed this thread and all posts related to this have been removed. Please keep this thread to the topic of Wentz injury updates.
    18 points
  11. I dont know if this goes here or somewhere but I have to say it. Thank you Mr. IIsray, Colts organization and Recuit Military for the opportunity back at Lucas oil stadium where they were able to host a career fair for veterans during this time of covid I a lot of career opportunities that said they were going get a hold of me next week hopefully with employment it was good knowing there are great chances of employment. Thank you
    18 points
  12. This isn’t blind faith either. Injuries have decimated the team early, but the team is fairly deep. Players will get healthy. Then other teams we play will have injuries, that’s the nature of the game. I don’t think they’re as deep. If the Titans lose Henry or Tannyhill, they’re done. I think we could survive losing Wentz or Taylor. I’m not saying we’ll win the division or make the playoffs. But with a little luck, it could happen. Either way, try to enjoy having football back.
    17 points
  13. Would Philadelphia trade us back our conditional pick we gave them for Wentz?
    17 points
  14. TY had Houston circled on his calendar lol
    16 points
  15. As most of you know, the week after the draft, Ballard invites the media to watch video of the team's draft picks. He makes comments on the record, and some off the record so the media can use it on deep background and give context to needed issues. This year, Ballard spoke about what he calls..... delaying gratification. So he bypassed other players with pick 54 that might've helped us right now to take Dayo. Ballard and the staff believes Dayo to be a first round talent. And they're willing to wait a year to reap the reward. Delayed gratification. Similar to Paye. He'll likely be good this year. But he's going to get better over time. After the draft, Ballard compared Paye with Freeney. But clearly, it's going to take some time.l I'm going to link a story where Ballard talks about delaying gratification, but the quote I wanted is behind a pay walll on the Indy Star and The Athletic. He said the lesson was taught to him by Andy Reid when Ballard was with KC. Reid talked about drafting Donovan McNabb at Philly. And he knew it would be a long tough year. I think they went 3-13 or 4-12. But they went to the playoffs 9 of the next 11 years. Delayed gratification. I want to be clear, I am not -- repeat, NOT -- saying that Ballard planned to tank the season. Not at all. He knows how precious every season is. I'm only saying that as many things have gone badly, Ballard knew he wasn't bringing in a lot in this draft that would help this year. And Ballard keeps Irsay completely in the loop. While I'm sure everyone is disappointed, this front office has a plan for this year, but also for the longer term. That's where guys like Paye and Dayo and Fisher fit in. We could've signed Leno and he'd be doing fine for us at LT. But Fisher is the much better player at the most important spot on the line. Again, delayed gratification. So, if we end up missing the playoffs going 9-8 or whatever it turns out to be, the goal is to be much better next year. A week or two ago, poster @DougDew asked a fair question.... Where was the improvement this year supposed to come from? I'd like to answer that. The improvement is supposed to come from 2020 and 2019 classes. Even the 18 class. Pittman and Taylor and Blackmon. Rock, Banogu, Campbell, Okreke and Willis. Turay and Lewis too. Those young guys are supposed to get better. Many need more opportunity. So far, after 3 weeks, a mixed bag, and yes, that may be somewhat generous. But the season is long and you have to give these kids the season to know what we have and what we don't. Big decisions made in 3 weeks are typically bad ones. Here's the article about Ballard if you're interested. The part I've talked about is about halfway down the story. Not hard to find. https://www.heraldbulletin.com/sports/colts-believe-pass-rush-duo-will-be-worth-wait/article_49b4be04-b506-11eb-aeb7-e7aa561c2107.html Your comments are welcome...
    15 points
  16. Hell yes he should. As a black man, I find it stupid he’s being judged on one “joke” based on race. I’m not offended by it one way or the other. I won’t go further as it’ll get me on a soap box that will get me banned from this forum! “Marlons got it , we’re going to the Super Bowl!!
    15 points
  17. IMO, If Dayo doesn't turn out to be a quality starter by early next year, this draft is/was a bust. We're still waiting on the delayed gratification from all the other DEs we picked the last 4 years lol. Will we ever get gratification from them lol... I don't see our 4R amounting to much. Our 5R is gone and on the Packers PS. 6R was a head scratcher. Not even counting Strachan or Fries in the equation as both were pure shots in the dark in the 7th. Delayed gratification coach speak is great, but we overlooked some things that would have helped us a lot this year. And that won't change even if Dayo is a world beater. Remind me next year about all the pleasure we had watching Wentz get beat to hell this month, or our DBs getting burnt like toast. But hey, embrace the coach speak if you want.
    15 points
  18. I kinda had a feeling 0-5 was possible, under slightly better circumstances. Wentz has to get healthy and play better for this thing to ever get going in a different direction. Other than that, don't look at the schedule because you're not going to see lot's of clear W's on that list. It's a banged up team, it's also got an identity crisis and there's lot's of young guys who simply aren't living up to their draft status. Ballard has some serious issues on his hands as it stands right now.
    15 points
  19. This is what Ballard has been saying since the start is main priority and cornerstone to what his teams should be built around. This is horrendous. And it cannot and should not be waved away with "Luck retired 2 weeks before the season 2 years ago, give it time". We are 5 years into Ballard's tenure and this has been the focus of Ballard and the FO. He has spent tons of resources on it. And we are dead last.
    14 points
  20. Dirt. You rub some dirt on it.
    14 points
  21. As always, please wait till the game gets done Give us your 5-10 post game thoughts. More if you have them. Bullets are free, and are your friend. Thank you Frank see what happens when you run JT more than 10 times see what happens when you have variety in the RZ see what happens when you make Mo a primary read Great clean game by Wentz even though he was pressured a lot. 2 TDs, no turnovers. Not flashy yards, but highly efficient and no mistakes. Very good at spreading the ball around. 10 different pass catchers. Hoping the chemistry between he and Mo continue Pass catchers are coming into their own Not perfect games by everyone, but great overall and good individual catch %s Pittman 6/8 again leads the way with 50+ and his chemistry looked great. Mo is a man sized weapon. Please keep him in the game plan. Write it down coaches.. 2 TDs vs some elite DBs Pascal solid 4/5. Campbell 2/2. And a couple key catches by Doyle and Dulin DL looked better. Turay (2 sacks), Grover, and Lewis all had some very nice moments. AQM and Defo too quiet DBs still looked suspect even vs a bad QB performance
    14 points
  22. Wentz gives the Colts the best chance to win, that’s why he started.
    14 points
  23. I've been mostly silent these first three weeks. I'm sure my critics have enjoyed that immensely! You're welcome! But I've watched all three games and I'd like to make some observations and share some thoughts. I've read less here these last weeks, so if what I write has already been written by someone else, I give you my word, I'm 100 percent unaware of it. My thoughts are my own, for better or worse. Here we go: I think the explanation for why we look so Gawd Awful is explained this way.... I believe we all witnessed the least consequential, least productive training camp in my more than 50 years of NFL fandom. I think we accomplished close to nothing. Maybe that Hot Rod has a stronger better leg, but otherwise, not much else. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Ask yourself this.... when did our first string offense play together during camp? I'm talking the starting 11. Answer: I believe is never. Not once. Sure, we knew we wouldn't have Fisher for camp.... But we didn't know Wentz would break his foot and miss almost all of camp. We didn't know Q would break his foot and miss most of camp. We didn't know Kelly would badly damage his elbow and miss most of camp. We didn't know Smith would hurt a foot at the end of camp when others were just getting healthy. We didn't know TYH would get hurt and miss so much time. Offense is all about timing and we were never, ever together to establish any type of timing and I think it looks that way in every game. We look like a team trying to figure things out in August. You know, August, training camp. And the vast majority of posters here know this..... of all the position groups in football, the one that needs the most time together by far, is the offensive line. No position group needs more reps than the OL. Remember how poor our OL was at the start of the 2020 season? No real training camp. Took a while to round into shape. But that year was nothing compared to the problems of this year. We look like we have no timing at all. Not with Wentz and the receivers. Not with the OL. Certainly not with the running game too. Even the defense has disappointed. Our top 3 players on that side of the ball have all under-performed. Buckner, Leonard and Moore have disappointed. Typically there's a good reason why, even if we don't know the details. I suspect Leonard is not close to 100 percent but is playing anyway. I don't have answers for Buck or KM. But something is going on. We're going to have to get better every week, every month. And yes, that includes Frank. Much better play calling is desperately needed. Personally, while I'm disappointed, I find all this really fascinating. How are we going to fix this? What will we do during the next 15 weeks? A reminder, we started 2018 1-4. We closed 9-2 to finish 10-6 and make the playoffs. I'm not predicting that here. I'm simply saying that with a 17 games schedule for the first time we have no idea how the season will play out. So, if we get back to playing hard and smart, I'd like to see what happens. Among the posters who I am not seeing post very much thus far is everyone's favorite, @Superman. So, as a tribute to him, I'm going to steal a favorite line of his..... as frustrating as this start is, try not to be a Prisoner of the Moment. Don't over react. There's a reason that for roughly the last 15-20 years ESPN runs segments after the weekend called..... "Over reaction Monday." Fans typically read way too much into way too little. Give this time. One last thought.... a reminder that Ballard meets with the media on the record every quarter. So, he's going to meet the press next week after the Miami game this weekend. I really look forward to hearing what he has to say. The media has turned on him, so the questions won't be quite so soft. CB knows this is coming. His answers could get interesting. Agree or disagree, your comments are always welcome.... NCF
    13 points
  24. Color me skeptical, especially in a sport where the average player lasts 2-3 years, players switch teams often and competitive windows open and close very fast. Not to mention they traded for a vet QB. If you want to sell me on delayed gratification after investing in a rookie QB, I am much more likely to buy that. Overall, it starts to sound akin to kicking the can down road when it comes to accountability. And in a results-driven industry, it also sounds like a great way to get left near the back. I am not one of those "every season is sacred" fans, but at five years in now, perhaps the current approach is flawed.
    13 points
  25. Lost the team? I don't think so. Lost these message boards? Yeah, mostly.
    13 points
  26. Just so I understand what I am reading. We have 3 DE that were drafted in the 2nd Round and none of the 3 are good enough to start? We have a QB drafted in the 3rd round and after 2 years he is not good enough to rely on to start and play the whole game. We do not have any backup linemen? We have a 2nd round WR Pick that is always unable to play? We had to cut our 1st round safety pick. What is going on?
    13 points
  27. I'm like 99% sure his ankle will be just above his foot on Wednesday.
    13 points
  28. We got Frank'd..... We left points on the board AGAIN...... Easily the difference in the game Not only did we leave points, we called bad plays in those goal line situations. Horrible. Horrible play calling for Eason to start his drive... Why no high % easy stuff to get him comfortable. We got Flus'd Except for a few nice series, and bad ball thrown by Stafford, we were soft as Charmin again Willis again was exploited for a TD Our run D continues to go backwards. It killed us late Wentz played a hell of a game. Blame Ballard for the injury. No excuse to have cheaped on OL depth when you know Fisher is a late contributor Pittman was a monster, especially from the slot. 100+ yards. OL still stinks outside of Q Kenny Moore had another awful game. S play wasn't great either. The INT was more of a horrible overthrow than good DB play DE play still weak..... blaming Ballard here too Very very solid games by Pascal and Doyel. Why not more MAC snaps? Mack provided a spark. Nice to see him back. 0-2 first in a long time... First for Frank..... This loss was all on coaching.
    13 points
  29. The Ravens are NOT a good team this year. The Colts were up big for this reason. Whatever is being said by media regarding the Ravens, its smoke and absurd. The Ravens lost to a much improved Raiders team who only recently fell apart amidst the Gruden stuff. They beat a very mediocre KC team whose defense is worse than ours and who are not that good this year especially against the run and the Ravens running game outside of Lamar, is putrid. They needed a 66 yard fg to beat DETROIT, and they beat a terrible Denver team who was only once 3 and 0 by beating even worse teams than them. They should not have beaten us but they best us and everyone on here knows WE ARE TERRIBLE right now. Doesn't matter why. Doesn't matter if we shows signs of better stuff each week. WE ARE TERRIBLE right now. I'm only writing this thread because I saw some on here using stuff like Lamar is great, Ravens are really good, blah, blah, blah. Its hogwash. This Ravens team is not good and next week the Chargers will wax them. We lost because we are terrible. We are bottom tier. Thats it.
    12 points
  30. Been happily on board since day one. Glad he is getting the respect that many felt he didn't deserve.
    12 points
  31. It's comical that some people think we bench Wentz to save the pick. No, that's not how this works. Doing so would ruin our chances of swinging deals with other GM's in the future.
    12 points
  32. This is another loss on Frank Reich. If he just takes the extra point, when they go for two. They never go to OT in the first place. He just went for it to try to cancel out the missed XP and wound up compounding the mistake. Its never a good idea to turn your nose up at points just because you would like to have more points. Also, he takes the ball out of Wentz hands on the drive they got the FG blocked. They deserved that because they played for the FG. People say hes aggressive, no hes not. Hes wreckless and there is a difference. Also what was up with that double reverse flea flicker? We didnt need it. They couldnt atop us straight up. Baltimore hadnt stopped us all night. If he just stays aggressive I think they might get a TD there. Idk whats wrong with Blankenship but this is the kind of performance that can destroy a kickers career. I hope he can get it together. I feel bad for Carson Wentz. He was so good all night long and deserved this win. I am excited to see how he finishes the season.
    12 points
  33. He looked pretty good filling in for Nelson. Maybe when Nelson gets healthy he can take Glow spot on the OL.
    12 points
  34. Funny Ballard told me they weren’t interested in them due to delayed gratification.
    12 points
  35. basically to save 9.2 next year. from what i read, they tried to find a trade partner, but didn't work out. they're still on the hook for 7+M this year. I'd love to get him on the cheap.
    12 points
  36. One thing I cannot deny Dakich is - he gets some of the best guests on Indy radio and Greg Cosell is arguably my favorite NFL analyst. The interview starts at about 58 minute mark of the file: Here are some highlights on the Colts specifically: - one of the things through 3 games, I don't think they've ever gotten into a rhythm running the ball and last year Jonathan Taylor was the foundation of the Colts offensive game down the stretch - run game is a patience thing... you have to stay with it - On Wentz: "At one point [in the past] I thought Wentz is going to be phenomenal and it hasn't quite played out like that. I'm sure there are a lot of reasons I don't know about because I wasn't in the locker room and meeting rooms in Philly. Watching Wentz at this point - I think there are certain things that are problematic. He leaves some throws on the field. There are times he waits too long for routes to develop, other times he just doesn't turn the ball loose when the throws are there. The result is that he gets stuck in the pocket and he takes too many hits and sacks. I think he's gotta work through that. At his core, I'm not sure if he's a truly rhythic player, he might be more of a big play QB, but you can't sit in the pocket and wait for things, not in the NFL. " Wentz has been better this year than last 2 years in Philly so he might be on the right track. Wentz needs constant coaching with his mechanics because he has tendency to lose his mechanics, tendency to overstride, which leads to scattershot throws.
    12 points
  37. Look at the bright side! I don't think we'll lose Eberflus to any head coaching vacancies next off season!
    12 points
  38. Starting off 0-2 sucks it really does In the AFC alone though there are 11 teams that are currently 1-1 meaning even though its been rough Colts aren't too far behind. The key now is to start getting some victories in soon. I still believe in this team!
    12 points
  39. Nelson manned up Donald very well. Donald made his money on the right side of the oline
    12 points
  40. Perhaps the rest of the o-line could make their debut as well.
    12 points
  41. They are not garbage or an embarrassment. They played well. I recall someone here who wrote that the Colts were going to get "trounced" by the Ravens. (I believe that is the word that was used.) Hahaha. The Colts played a very competitive game. Fans around the country were impressed despite the loss. For Colts fans, the loss hurt but saying the Colts were an "embarrassment" is not even close to accurate. My on a rare week day off.
    11 points
  42. Houston's comments are new, so not really a rehash. It shed some light on what one guy in the locker felt, and is likely more common that you'd realize. He's away from the franchise now, so can speak his mind. I'm sure players know about each others injuries, much more than what the public knows. Also, one could say it was extremely selfish for a top paid franchise QB to put himself at risk snowboarding. He was the cause of a large % of his rehab and time away. At the end of the day, a lot of players rehab. And a lot of players rehab multiple times/years. And a lot of players play with pain on a regular basis. Most of them however don't retire at the last minute. Luck simply had family wealth + large contract money, which made it easier for him to walk away. Sorry, but the tears and emotional explanation from him didn't really have an impact on a lot of folks.
    11 points
  43. Also, if you don't think this is a topic worth discussing, please don't post in this thread.
    11 points
  44. Wentz is legit. He makes Luck type throws. He even avoids sacks at times like Luck. We can win with him if everyone else does their job.
    11 points
  45. Can anyone steer me towards the Wentz Updates discussion? I seem to be lost.
    11 points
  46. They already have! That's why their extensions were for only 5 years instead of 10.
    11 points
  47. Someone take the offense away from Frank. Defense is sieve when they play scared to get beat deep. When they attack they are really good. Pittman stepped up and played a really good game.
    11 points
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