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  1. For those interested in the detail on Philly last year....... take a read.... There's very little subjective info or opinion below. But there is some sarcasm in the "honest questions" section. Anyway, there's lots of reason to expect Wentz to be better in Indy. In short, every single aspect (OL, pass catching, D, and coaching) was a dumpster fire last year. Saying it was "a mess" really doesn't do it justice. Perhaps, a mess, in a dumpster, and on fire... OL - lets start here... In summary, in terms of starters Assumed starters played only 37% of sna
    28 points
  2. Anyone surprised Eason is there. Good for Wentz inviting him and him going. Cox and Hines are there too not just in the picture.
    16 points
  3. We'll get to see the Colts in Week 1 preseason action on NFL Network on Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 PM ET with the Carolina Panthers visiting the Indianapolis Colts. 1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. Indianapolis Colts *Live preseason games are subject to blackouts in local markets of participating teams https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/NFL-Network-to-Carry-Record-23-Live-Preseason-Games.aspx Can't wait!!
    12 points
  4. If you are a professional athlete and you are willing to risk getting covid which in a high percentage does cause heart disease then you are not being very smart. Harvard Study Millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given, and there have only been 1,000 cases of heart inflammation. Doing the math, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that for every million doses given, there have been 67 cases of heart inflammation in boys 12 to 17 (nine in girls of that age group), 56 in those aged 18 to 24 (six in girls), and 20 in males 25 to 29 (three in gir
    11 points
  5. Over the past month, Zach Hicks has been breaking down our new QB from various angles. He’s published a series of articles on Sports Illustrated’s website, and I’m impressed with his sources, research, and writing effort. Misc Wentz Articles by Zach He started out with breaking down film to uncover what Wentz’s issues were that contributed to him being sacked 50 times in Philly last season (his inability to pull the trigger/playing hero ball and poor pocket management). https://www.si.com/nfl/colts/film/wentz-concerns-2020-eagles-sack-total Then he watched f
    10 points
  6. This is an ESPN story, but it is NOT, an opinion story. The network has polled 50 execs, coaches, scouts and players and asked them to vote for their top 10 at every position. If there was a tie, they did another vote to break it. This is the 2nd year ESPN has done this, started last year. And the Colts have done well so far. I'll break down what I can. There's only so much I can do as it is a Premium story. It's a top-10 list per position, plus the best of the rest who received votes. Special Note: These rankings reflect this year and this
    10 points
  7. I appreciate that we didn’t generate much pass rush on that game. Several other games too. That said, we do NOT play a bend but don’t break defense. We just didn’t get home enough. There’s a difference. And while Allen was picking us apart, especially on the 96 yard drive, it took two perfect throws that few quarterbacks can make to keep that drive alive. Along with two exceptional catches to beat us. The first rollout on a 3rd down far up the sidelines who made a toe dragging catch. The catch was complete by about two inches. The second, Allen rolled lef
    10 points
  8. My favorite over and under....
    10 points
  9. Maybe it will influence players to get the shot? After all, Frank is asymptomatic. Getting the shot helped him avoid getting much worse symptoms.
    9 points
  10. That has been my mode of thinking and a reason for my Wentz for MVP hype it's a bit tongue in cheek, but seriously - I have no idea why people assume the season that is clear as day outlier in his performance is now the norm. IMO his 2017-2019 form is much more reasonable to expect than 2020.
    9 points
  11. A Dayo of Paye. A day of pain ..................Yea that's what happens when you're bored at work
    9 points
  12. I was thinking the same game, but the Superman dive into the end zone by Luck.
    9 points
  13. As it relates to the Bills game I think the inability to get to Allen was the single largest factor in the loss. It showed itself to be a problem in long stretches during the season as well. That is why I had no issue with the top two picks in the draft despite clear needs in other positions. As it relates to the thread question, if they are right about Paye and Dayo, the Dline will be a huge factor and make the overall scheme more effective. I have legit hope for 2021
    9 points
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    8 points
  15. Hello, Just thought I'd share that Chris Ballard was on Pat's show Wednesday 7/14. Chris starts around the 1:19:00 mark.
    8 points
  16. Nice article on NFL.com on Carson Wentz and his new passion and outlook with this new beginning with the Colts. Sometimes being humbled leads to great lessons and elevates you to new heights. From the article, Wentz says, "I really feel like I have a new passion for the game," Wentz said, per Jonathan X. Simmons of the Indy Star. "I've been high, I've been injured, I've been, now, benched, I've been traded, I've kinda seen a lot in five years, so whatever the game throws at me, I'm ready." https://www.nfl.com/news/carson-wentz-i-really-feel-like-i-have-a-new-passion-
    8 points
  17. My rough projections, based on my thinking and some things I've read. Don't want to get into whether they all should get these deals, just thinking about what the market28 says right now. Also projecting four year extensions for each player, taking them all through 2025. Quenton Nelson: No question he'll be the highest paid guard, but he probably also wants to be a top five paid OL, so let's put him at $20m/year (4th highest paid OL, beating Scherff for highest paid guard ($18m). Braden Smith: I think Moton and Ramczyk both have better resumes than Smith, but he has nev
    8 points
  18. I know this is total off-season overreaction not backed up by anything tangible other than overall positive summer vibes but... I'm calling it. Wentz will get an MVP vote this coming season.
    8 points
  19. Nice write-up. I have only two places where I would differ from the author. 1 - Our X-Factor player is not Turay, but Wentz. If Wentz returns to form, this offense sings, and this team challenges. This year. 2 - The DL starting lineup. Turay is not a starting DE. He's a 3rd down situational pass rusher. Even at his best, he's not built to play vs the run on 1st down. No, I think the starting DL (for now) would be LDE Tyquan Lewis, DL3T DeForest Buckner, DL1T Grover Stewart, RDE Kwity Paye.
    8 points
  20. I think everyone should listen to this podcast episode before next years free agency, just for the part when Ballard says He doesn't like the first couple days of free agency because he won't pay B players A+ money.
    8 points
  21. Slow part of the season lol
    8 points
  22. Here is a thread for tomorrow. This way I don’t forget and the thread is here in the morning in case there is anything to post before I get up and eat. Practice starts at 10.
    7 points
  23. Summary: Full story including background on each staff member: https://www.colts.com/news/changes-football-operations-staff-2021-training-camp
    7 points
  24. I would trade Jordan Wilkins for a 5th round pick, not Mack.
    7 points
  25. The reality of the NFL is that you cant have great back ups at every position group We have some talented back ups, you hope they do enough when called upon
    7 points
  26. This is embarrassing for the organization. Just my opinion. A failure in leadership. At all levels. Not saying “force” anyone, but the opportunity for educating these guys has obviously been completely squandered. The team deserves what it gets if they are competitively disadvantaged. Just embarrassing.
    7 points
  27. So I guess half the team is going to miss the first four days of camp. I guess they want more free time. I am so disapointed in our players.
    7 points
  28. season is right around the corner.
    7 points
  29. Here is Ballard’s presser for those that missed it.
    6 points
  30. The GM does his press conference to start training camp. 12 posts are made, and more than half are about a possible dog that isn’t hurt and that ultimately turns out to be a human. Dear God…..
    6 points
  31. No. PUP in TC, they can come off anytime. If their still on the list to start the season, then they'll miss games depending on if their on PUP or IR designated to return.
    6 points
  32. This was easy for me. Peyton - $4 Wayne - $3 Taylor - $2 Allie-Cox $1
    6 points
  33. I’m with the league on this. And that’s kind of rare for me. It would clearly be a problem for them to mandate vaccination. But a policy like this is the next best thing - and I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t lead to a wave of new vaccinations among players. There really isn’t a good argument not to get the stab - especially with the new data coming out showing that most new symptomatic infections are among unvaccinated people.
    6 points
  34. I would rather this be limited to the not-vaccinated players that miss games.
    6 points
  35. https://www.colts.com/video/top-10-overall-plays-2020-season - That pick by Moore was special.
    6 points
  36. Good work on the OP. All of this was clear to anyone who bothered to pay any attention to what happened in Philly over the last couple of seasons. Besides Wentz having some injuries in previous years, there were other signs of trouble with the roster and coaching staff, and the everything fell apart in 2020. It's undeniable that they had a bad situation, for any QB, last season. I will add, though, that if you watch Wentz in 2020, it's obvious that his mechanics and decision making were sub-optimal. People have taken some issue with Hicks' approach in his series of arti
    6 points
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  38. You can see why “some” are hesitant?!? More than 50 percent of a 90-man roster is unvaccinated and you call that “some”? Puh-Leeze! Me wanting my favorite team to be vaccinated has nothing to do with my happiness as a fan. I have made more posts that can be counted about how the Colts are a team built on high character, high IQ, team leaders. We note how many players we draft are team captains. My frustration has to do with the spectacular ignorance needed to have more than 50 percent of a 90 man roster still not vaccinated. This new variant is not
    6 points
  39. Not even a little. You don’t want the vax? That’s on you. Your choice. But you’re not on a football team where players and coaches and staff think of themselves as family. A mentality of all being in this together. But a player not getting the shot is putting the “me” before the “we”. The exact opposite mentality. This new variant is so bad that more than 99% of all Americans who are hospitalized with Covid are people who are NOT vaccinated. Less than 1% are people who are fully vaccinated and get re-infected. And it’s happening in the summer when Covid i
    6 points
  40. Why exactly do we keep talking about this???
    6 points
  41. I just want him to change his number. 12 is just not working for me. Guess I'm just not ready for it to be thrown around yet.
    6 points
  42. Young players get better. Young players who have only had limited opportunity get better as they get more opportunity. It’s not unreasonable to think that out of Paye, Lewis, Turay, Muhammed, Banogu, and Rochelle we can’t put together a better than expected pass rush. Notice I didn’t even include Dayo who I wouldn’t expect before November at the earliest , and then only play very limited snaps. If you believe in this front office and it’s ability to spot and develop talent, then you have to give them props for being brave enough to let proven guys walk and re
    6 points
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  46. I think simply he's in a better spot, with better fans. Even in his greatest year (2017), many were calling for Foles to start 2018. And Philly fans, are well, Philly fans. I think the chip he is wearing on his shoulder will fuel him have a great season.
    6 points
  47. Poppycock. Nonsense. And especially for a guy who says he uses "stats driven logic". Here are some stats cut and pasted straight from Luck's wikipedia page. You don't even seem to be awåre of any of them. Records and achievements[edit] **Most passing yards in a single game by a rookie quarterback: 433 (vs Miami Dolphins) (11/4/12)[140] **Most passing yards by a rookie in a single season (4,374)[59] **Most game-winning drives by a rookie quarterback (7)[141] **Most passing yards for a quarterback through his first 2 seasons (8,196)[142]
    6 points
  48. To the part in bold, I agree. Always have. When I joined in 2012, posters here asked me all the time about Luck and how good could he be? Would he be as great as Peyton? I said this 9 years ago, and I've said every year since.... Andrew Luck was never EVER going to be as good as Peyton Manning. But, I added, he didn't have to be. He only had to be the best version possible of Andrew Luck. Sadly, for a long list of reasons, I don't think we came close to seeing the best Andrew Luck. Just flashes, with 2018 being his best year. I don't object to people
    6 points
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