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  1. Or they do and everyone here is just flying off the handle 2 games into the season......
    27 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Wentz gives the Colts the best chance to win, that’s why he started.
    14 points
  5. 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.
    13 points
  6. 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
  7. I'm like 99% sure his ankle will be just above his foot on Wednesday.
    13 points
  8. 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.
    12 points
  9. Look at the bright side! I don't think we'll lose Eberflus to any head coaching vacancies next off season!
    12 points
  10. 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
  11. Nelson manned up Donald very well. Donald made his money on the right side of the oline
    12 points
  12. Thats my freaking QB baby!
    11 points
  13. Can anyone steer me towards the Wentz Updates discussion? I seem to be lost.
    11 points
  14. They already have! That's why their extensions were for only 5 years instead of 10.
    11 points
  15. We'd be tied for first but would have the early season tie breaker with the Titans. So like all games, this is another big game. Remember Reich's 1st year, we went 1-5, then went on a run to make the playoffs and at the end of the season, Reich held up #32 in the locker room, as that is what the experts had us in the power ratings, last in the league. What do those experts know. Last season, we lost in our first game to the worse team in the NFL and still made the playoffs. So far, at least the we lost to 2 playoff caliber teams and we still had our chances. With the 17 game season, I say we or any team needs a 12-5 or no worse than 11-6 to make the playoffs. We just need a win, get on a role and momentum. I never give up hope until we are mathematically eliminated. I felt the same way when we were 1-5, and back in 1975 as a Baltimore Colts fan, starting 1-4, then QB Bert Jones led us to 9 straight wins and a 10-4 Division Champion. To bad the Pittsburgh Steeler team of the century stopped our roll in the playoffs, but it was a fun run.
    10 points
  16. If there was any game to hold Wentz out of, this was it.
    10 points
  17. So anyway back to Wentz, saw he’s on track to play Sunday. Good news. Hopefully the line takes him getting hurt personally and blows the Titans off the ball Sunday. I’ve been impressed with Wentz under fire id love to see what he can do with time and a running game.
    10 points
  18. What’s really sad is two 1st round picks four 2nd rounders have been used on the DL. It’s not even average.
    10 points
  19. Wentz shouldn’t have been playing but he’s a warrior for doing so. He had a rough day but I am not going to criticize him one bit it’s clear he wasn’t even 50%. I have no clue what on earth the Colts are doing inside the 10 on either side of the ball. The Titans can’t stop Taylor even without Nelson but yet you go pass five plays out of six within the 10 without Taylor even on the field when you have a gimpy QB playing behind a line playing without its best player is just dumb. On defense a check down on third and a goal going for a touchdown just can’t happen. The defense continues to be jackel and hide. We have given a lot of focus to the o-line this year and rightfully so but you could argue the Colts haven’t spent more resources anywhere but the d-line and they are getting blown off the ball every play and generating zero pass rush. The bottom line is the d-line is not getting it done. Frankly both Frank and Ballard should have some very hard questions to answer the week because for whatever reason this is not a good team right now and they very likely won’t have their first round pick next year. Hundley should be on the active roster if he’s the backup. Also why is Eason on the roster over him if he’s behind him on the depth chart? Losing any NFL game when you win the turnover battle 3-0 is inexcusable.
    9 points
  20. This is a bad football team right now. Defense is terrible. Offense is ugly. ST? And Eberflus and Frank Reich are doing their worst coaching job so far. Oh, this team has playmakers? Where are they? Fingers to point all around yet none of this was unexpected. A bit upset they bothered playing Wentz today. Not strategic thinking there.
    9 points
  21. You are under arrest for 17 separate violations of the “Must stay on topic” law of 2021. You have the right to remain silent, and the right to only discuss the thread topic.
    9 points
  22. People read way too much into these reports. Hundley hasn't had any reps with the starters at all so I'm guessing this was to get him ready if Eason gets hurt. Easons had lots of reps with the starters going back thru camp. People love to overreact to every little report put out there on social media now days.
    9 points
  23. Strong B considering he's 65% and has a 250ypg average, while being one of the most harassed QB in the league. Not sure you can ask for much more, especially given our first two opponents.
    9 points
  24. 9 points
  25. I love the excuse. They lost to 3 play off team. Well are not the Colts suppose to be CONTENDERS? Also if u really watched the games. They really got beat worse then the scores have showed
    8 points
  26. frank is overrated and makes bad choices
    8 points
  27. Ballard has said several times the locker room is to a point it can take a chance on certain guys. Guy has talent. He's a FA. He's got behavioral flags sure, but he hasn't shot anyone or been convicted of a felony. He was late to meetings, and burned some tires. Not smart for sure, but not dastardly.. Not saying I want him, just he's not really a risk. Worst that can happen is we pick him up for the PS or 53, he acts out, and we put him back on the street.
    8 points
  28. Standard operating procedure around here, especially with a select few
    8 points
  29. Ballard already proved he screwed up for not having backup tackles who are serviceable. Reich has had horrible start to the season and play calling.
    8 points
  30. Oh there is CLOWN SHOW alright and guess who is leading it! Anyone Anyone Perhaps with Smith out, and Kelly at less than 100%, coach believes he needs a 2nd QB, one that needs some reps in case he has to play. And one that Can run certain plays in certain situations. Think before you speak sometimes! Don't be a pathetic fan always looking for any chance to B & WHINE! It's unbecoming.
    8 points
  31. I just want to see Parris Campbell do something. Literally anything.
    8 points
  32. After two losses to two very good NFC teams and only one game behind the Chiefs, Bills and Titans in the AFC. Sorry no tanking for me with 15 games to go. You need to take a Xanax and relax. Lol. Looong way to go.
    8 points
  33. We get it. We get it. Your yard's a mess.
    8 points
  34. 8 points
  35. My "short" thoughts: 1. Wentz shouldn't be playing while in this condition. This was an abomination. 2. This team is not good(might be bad actually). We took a step back from last year. We should have went with a young QB in the draft, rather than trading for Wentz. This team is not good enough to prop up even healthy Wentz. 3. Ballard has repeatedly stated he wants to build the team from the inside out... I do NOT agree with that strategy. In the modern NFL it's all about skill players(QB, WR, TE) and stopping the skill players on defense(coverage players, pass disruptors). Even though I do not agree with Ballard's strategy, I see its merit and you can build a good team like this. The problem here is... Ballard's self-professed areas of focus have been pretty bad through 3 games - the DL cannot create pressure and cannot stop the run and the OL has been allowing tons of QB hits, sacks and pressure. In essence- what we are supposed to be good at(DL and OL) and have spent major assets on we are bad at, what we have neglected - we are predictably horrible at(CB, WR). 4. Did I mention - this team is not good. Remember when we were having those discussions about the high value positions all being question marks and unproven youth? Well, predictably, when you rely on so many questions to find their answers in the pool of unproven youngsters, chances are you won't find those answers right away for most of them and for about half of them you won't find those answers even in the long-term. 5. Reich and Ballard should not have the unlimited trust and belief of Colts nation. It's been incredibly hard to criticize them here without the usual suspects and eternal believers throwing snark and passive aggressive emojis. Neither the coach, nor the GM have the resume to secure that type of adoration and trust. In the 5th year of Ballard and 4th of Reich, this team is probably worse than the team they had in 2018. We have no certainty and long-term solutions at the most important positions of football - QB, LT, DE, CB, WR. And the positions we were supposed to be good at are regressing - OL, LB... This is both of their jobs. It's Ballard's job to find good players at those positions. It's Reich's job to coach them and put them in best position to succeed. Both of them are failing. Stop worshipping them and start evaluating realistically what the Colts are putting on the field. 6. Last year this defense was propped up by uncharacteristically high number of turnovers created in the beginning of the year. As the year went along, those regressed to the mean and with that the defense became worse and worse. This is happening again - the only positive of this defense is their abillity to create turnovers but turnovers are incredibly flukey and noisy. You cannot rely on this as a foundation of your defense. We will continue to get torched throughout the season by most competent offenses in the league and we won't always get 3 turnovers in a game in order to keep the score respectable. This is my expectation. 7. I don't know what I want from this team from now on. I cannot expect them to bench Wentz, even though I think they should until he's in a condition that allows him to not look like deer in headlights every time an opponent jersey flashes in front of his eyes. I think playing Wentz in this condition does nothing for us - I don't think it's competitive advantage, I don't think it's strategic advantage. Part of the purpose of this season was to evaluate Wentz going forward. So what are we learning now? That he looks immobile and panicky when he cannot move and his OL can't protect him? Well, duh! Anyone could have told you that. IMO they need to sit him until he's 100% and try to evaluate him then. Now what's going to happen is - they will play him injured and if he's bad/mediocre you will use the injury to excuse his performance and sell the narrative that we need to wait more time to know what he really is. Oh and in the meantime you are going to lose a relatively high draft pick for the privilege of putting an obviously hobbled and diminished QB in even more of a risk. That's it for now... I guess.
    7 points
  36. Hate to admit it but this team just isn’t very good. They stick around some in the game but never truly feel like their in it. I know Wentz is banged up but he’s awful. He looks like a bad rookie. Our D disappoints me constantly as well.
    7 points
  37. Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Just make him room with Nelson, and uber everywhere. Nightly prayer sessions with the Frank.
    7 points
  38. I've been thinking about this post for a while. It seemed simplistic just to say "Ballard never addressed OT in the draft in five years, except for Smith." Since each year has its own issues, priorities, available players, etc. So I thought I would review each year, and ascertain why we chose to do what we did, and why we did not address OT at that time. 2017 - Situation: AC is the only Sure Thing we have on the OL. Kelly is in his 2nd year, after a meh rookie year. Supposedly we had "solved the OL" the previous year. Yeah, ok. We have the 15th pick. OT Garrett Boles picked #20 by Broncos, played LT, no pro bowls, but good enough to get an extension OT Ryan Ramczyk picked #32 by Saints, started LT, moved to RT, Pro Bowl Summary: LT wasn't a need at the time. Best option would have been Ramczyk, but he went to RT. 2018 - Situation: AC still best OL, with Kelly starting his 3rd year. We have the 3rd pick. We trade down and take Nelson, take Leonard at 36, Smith at 37. OT Mike McGlinchey picked #9 by 49ers, played ok, but not worth 9th pick OT Kolton Miller picked #15 by Raiders, LT, moved to RT, moved to LT, got extension OT Isaiah Wynn picked #23 Injured all three years OT Austin Corbett picked #33 traded to Rams OT Braden Smith picked #37 by Colts, played Guard in college, started RT Summary: Yes, we could have drafted a tackle, but I prefer the choices we actually made. We drafted two good OL-men (neither a LT), and a great LB. 2019 - Situation: AC missed 6 games in 2018, no longer the "best" OL. we have 26th pick OT Jonah Williams picked #11 by Bengals, injury prone OT Andre Dillard picked #22 by Eagles, injuries in 2nd year OT Tytus Howard picked #23 by Texans, played RT and LG OT Jawaan Taylor picked #35 by Jaguars, meh OT Greg Little picked #37 by Panthers, LT, injured, traded to Miami OT Cody Ford picked #38 by Bills, became a Guard OT Dalton Risner picked #41 by Broncos, meh Summary: available OT's were substandard, or didn't fit at LT. Glad we didn't pick any of them. 2020 - Situation: AC very nearly retires. OH NOES!!! Signed a 2-year deal, but Big Wake Up Call. We have 13th pick OT Andrew Thomas picked #4 by Giants, LT, benched for late to meeting OT Jedrick Wills picked #10 by Browns, played well so far OT Mekhi Becton picked #11 by Jets, injured OT Tristan Wirfs picked #13 by Bucs, plays RT OT Austin Jackson picked #18 by Dolphins, plays LT OT Isaiah Wilson picked #29 by Titans, RT, traded to Dolphins Summary: Dodged a bullet by signing AC. Could have signed Austin Jackson, but would need to forgo trade for Buckner. 2021 - Situation: AC really does retire this time. We have NO left tackle. We have the 21st pick. OT Penei Stewart picked #7 by Lions, starter at LT OT Rashawn Slater picked #13 by Chargers OT Alex Leatherwood picked #17 by Raiders OT Christian Darrisaw picked #23 by Vikings OT Tevin Jenkins picked #39 by Bears OT Liam Eichenberg picked #42 by Dolphins, playing Guard Summary: Could have taken Darrisaw at #21, but would not have taken Paye. Final Summary: Not every OT that might have been available to us turned out great. Nor did we have the greatest need at OT early in CB's tenure. Our best options to get an OT would have been Ramczyk in 2017 (although he's a RT, and we didn't have the need that year), Austin Jackson in 2020 (although we would not have traded for Buckner), or Darrisaw in 2021 (although we would not have taken Paye). You can make an argument for any of these options. So far, I'm good with the choices we made. As long as Paye turns into a keeper!
    7 points
  39. Trench notes Colts Colts bottom tier in just about all trench win rates. Best rank is #19 for run block win rate. Near the bottom in the others. Nelson is the only individual Colts to make the top 10 in any category (#1 in pass block win rate) Wentz is one of the most harassed QBs in the league 5th most pressures (25), 30+% pressure rate 3rd most hits (10) 7th most hurries (9) 4th most sacks (6) Most scrambles (8) in the league 3rd most throwaways 4th lowest IAY/PA (intended air yards per attempt) - means he likely has to throw short and quicker Next opponent - Titans DL is good. Has two guys in the top 5 of categories. One in Pass Rush Win Rate (Landry), the other in Run Stop Win Rate (Simmons). Autry has 1.5 or 2.0 sacks depending on what stats you look at. Only 8 players have 3 sacks or more in the league. OL Both tackles (one who is a backup) are top 10 in Pass Block Win Rate They do not grade well as a team in Run Block Win Rate (except for their OC), but Henry also just put up 180+ yards last week vs Seattle. Blue - Colts Red - next opponent (TN) Purple - past opponents Note - only teams on our schedule are included Team Pass Rush Win Rate 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 63% 3. New York Jets, 60% 4. Buffalo Bills, 58% 7. Los Angeles Rams, 54% 7. Las Vegas Raiders, 54% 11. Arizona Cardinals, 52% 12. Tennessee Titans, 49% Landry #5 DE 15. Seattle Seahawks, 46% 16. Jacksonville Jaguars, 44% 17. San Francisco 49ers, 44% 18. Miami Dolphins, 43% 20. New England Patriots, 41% 24. Baltimore Ravens, 38% 27. Houston Texans, 36% 30. Indianapolis Colts, 34% No Colts Team Run Stop Win Rate 1. Las Vegas Raiders, 38% 4. New York Jets, 36% 5. Tennessee Titans, 34% Simmons - #3 DT 7. Seattle Seahawks, 34% 10. Buffalo Bills, 33% 12. Miami Dolphins, 33% 14. Baltimore Ravens, 32% 15. Los Angeles Rams, 32% 16. Houston Texans, 32% 21. Jacksonville Jaguars, 30% 22. New England Patriots, 29% 24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 28% 27. San Francisco 49ers, 27% 28. Arizona Cardinals, 27% 29. Indianapolis Colts, 26% No Colts Team Pass Block Win Rate 3. Los Angeles Rams, 68% 4. San Francisco 49ers, 68% 8. Arizona Cardinals, 60% 11. Jacksonville Jaguars, 58% 12. Tennessee Titans, 57% #3 OT Quessenberry (RT) #10 OT Sambrailo (LT, who is a depth guy because Lewan was out) 13. Baltimore Ravens, 57% 15. New York Jets, 56% 16. New England Patriots, 55% 17. Seattle Seahawks, 53% 19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 53% 20. Buffalo Bills, 52% 21. Las Vegas Raiders, 52% 26. Indianapolis Colts, 48% #1 OG Nelson 28. Miami Dolphins, 44% 29. Houston Texans, 42% Team Run Block Win Rate 4. Los Angeles Rams, 75% 6. Miami Dolphins, 75% 10. Arizona Cardinals, 73% 12. Baltimore Ravens, 72% 17. Houston Texans, 70% 18. San Francisco 49ers, 69% 19. Buffalo Bills, 69% 19. Indianapolis Colts, 69% No Colts (Nelson fell out of top 10) 21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 68% 25. New York Jets, 66% 26. Jacksonville Jaguars, 66% 27. Tennessee Titans, 64% - Not sure this low ranking matters when you have Henry... who had 182 yards last game #10 OC Jones 28. Seattle Seahawks, 64% 30. New England Patriots, 63% 32. Las Vegas Raiders, 63%
    7 points
  40. We need to find out what we have in Eason. No one wants to see Hundley. Colts are failing right now.
    7 points
  41. Such a happy person.
    7 points
  42. All I will say is that we have lost 2 games, but you cannot put either of the losses on Carson. He has done his part, it is surprisingly the OL and the defense that are letting the team down.... Imagine suggesting that 3 months ago...
    7 points
  43. I picked stay the course with Eason for both. I would be tempted to offer Philly a 6th (what could be our comp pick) for Minshew (which is what they gave Jax). I'd also sign Chad Kelly back to the PS after elevating Hundley.
    7 points
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