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  1. We're giving away two tickets to every home game this season! You must be a member to enter, click here to join. Now Open! Week 7 Browns @Colts Sun, 10/21 at 1:00 PM EDT Click Here to Enter! Fatdaddy317 Won the tix to the Packers game. Congrats! Coltstrong Wrist band and Edgerrin James Ring of Honor Seat Card winners! Remember, upload a photo to the Coltstrong Gallery for a chance to win some Colts stuff from our prize closet
    10 points
  2. I have often shared stories of my involvement with the Special Needs Community. Today I have another one to share. Yesterday was a day to celebrate one of these individuals we've come to know and love over the years. Amy is a very sweet handicapped young lady who has been employed with Papa Johns for 20 years now. Her job is to fold pizza boxes and she has folded over 1 million boxes in this time frame. Her family, and Papa Johns felt this was an accomplishment worth celebrating. They invited a large number of family, friends and people from the community to celebrate this special day. P
    8 points
  3. Mesmerized by the "Horseshoe" since I was 7 years old, going on 43 now. I just cant seem to get it out of my system. For me it began watching a QB by the name of Jones, bigger than life to me as a kid, Bert to be more specific.. throw the perfect spiral pass only to have his career cut short with shoulder problems. Then this Elway guy refuses to play for my team and they laughed at us. To pour salt in the wound my team up and moves out of town..not just any move but like a thief in the night. So surreal. Alot of losing years went by, it was bad. But I was there. Determined. Watching. As always
    8 points
  4. I would like to thank Coach Pagano for taking his time to have his picture taken with my grandson at the Ft. Lauderdale airport on Sunday March 30. My grandson was so excited he could hardly wait to get home to show his picture with Coach Pagano to his friends. We were flying back to Indianapolis after taking a 7 day cruise on Spring Break and he told us that getting a picture with the Coach was even better than swimming with the dolphins!! Now that's saying something!! He asked us if we thought Andrew Luck was picking the Coach up at the Indianapolis airport. He was hoping to get a pictu
    6 points
  5. I was very anxious to observe year 2 in the Grigson era. I was a full blown believer in the Polian era, I felt his approach to winning and building a team was spot-on, as well as un-equaled in the history of the NFL, I am still more than a little baffled why a man with his Hall of Fame track record and one of the best, if not the best this league has ever seen, has to be defended...even to fans of the team that benefited from that expertice. (attempting) moving on..... In year 1 of the Grigson era, the results were above and beyond reasonable ecpectations, the bottom line is always ...winning
    6 points
  6. To some, this blog will be considered a few weeks too late, but I really don’t think it is… I think in all the draft madness and Luck vs Robert Griffin III who is better talk and the release of many of our beloved players chaos many of us have lost focus on those that remain as well as the awesomeness (MO) that is our HC. We’ve lost focus on our team, and what they are doing, how they are thinking, and where we are going. Some articles on Colts.com have some good quotes from our veterans that tell us their frame of mind…about the excitement, yes the excitement they have for the next step in
    6 points
  7. Who in their right minds would let a player like Peyton Manning go? I hear all these reports on ESPN about how their 100% sure that Peyton will not return to the Colts next season and will be playing for a different team. Jim Irsay has to be crazy not to pay Peyton the money he is due in March. Look at everything Peyton has done for this team, the city, and football in general. A player like Peyton deserves to finish his career in Indianapolis. Not only is Peyton a premiere quarterback but he is a one of a kind person. How many quarterbacks tape a pre recorded message reminding you of yo
    6 points
  8. We are modifying our moderation rules for game time, in response to your feedback. We will NOT be creating the post game threads. Posters can create post game threads......but please, clearly title them and do not create duplicate topics. We WILL continue to lock game time discussions that are created or are occurring anywhere but in the game day thread. If you are not familiar with our game day forum, it is here: http://forums.colts.com/forum/14-colts-game-day/ Moderators create and lock game day threads (at game start and end) in the game day forum. While the thread is live you can reach
    5 points
  9. NOTE: I wrote this prior to the Colts vs. Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs. Thought I'd share with you all! It was December of 2010. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck had just put the finishing touches on a remarkable collegiate season that catapulted him into the NFL’s top draft position. He was crowned as the greatest quarterback coming of the collegiate ranks since Peyton Manning and John Elway. Luck was the unanimous number 1 choice, barring of course that he would declare for the draft. He had many factors to consider. He wanted to finish his education and enjoy his senior year
    5 points
  10. Edgerrin James, joins the Colts ring of honor this Sunday. Let's show him some Coltstrong love. Post your message to Edge here. Coltstrong braclets to be sent to 10 fans who post a message to Edge! Also, 2 seat cards like the pic below, to two fans who post
    5 points
  11. To my friends who have been requesting this blog for a while now, I do apologize. You know how life runs away with you sometimes? These past four weeks has done that for me! So, per your requests, I am going to do my best to share my Colorado experience…hopefully you’ll walk (or click) away with a good idea of what my vacation in the Rockies was like. ... ... ... Thirty-six days ago I set out on a trip, an adventure of sorts. Some would have chosen to fly to their destination, but did I? No way. I drove the 1100+ miles to my destination which was in the southern portion of the state of
    5 points
  12. Is there logic behind what the Colts are doing. The answer to that question is yes. As you all know recently many Colts fans got very upset when they heard who got cut yesterday, including me. Jim Irsay and Ryan Grigson do in fact know what they are doing. Let's take a look at controversial cuts made yesterday: Dallas Clark: This cut was the most upsetting cut for me. Clark is a great man and a great football player. So why did the Colts cut him? Is there a replacement? For the last two years Clark had some big injury problems. When Clark went down in '10 a younger, lesser known Colt s
    5 points
  13. All this talk about Peyton, I needed a Peyton Pep Talk... and to practice posting a video http://youtu.be/yGzCwwnwDkM
    5 points
  14. That had to be the most embarrassing first half of football since the AFC Championship Game?! 5 penalties for almost 70 yards? Luck throwing the ball only to Hilton? Darius Butler getting beat constantly? The O-Line looked defeated and Gore looking like he had second thoughts about his, Luck is a God statement? The team looked like 2014, not a team ready to battle for a SB? Not a team that supposedly had gotten better in 2015? I'm SO tired of seeing the Colts play soft?! I'm tired of the stigma of being SOFT! Teams run on us year after year?! Teams don't respect us and in my opinion, our coach
    4 points
  15. As usual there are some really good looking players in this group, some of them sound better than the guys that were drafted and makes you wonder why at least a few them....went undrafted. QB: Bryan Bennett-S E Louisiana-6'2-211-4.7 Great athlete, duel threat QB who had 3165 yds passing and over 1,000 yds rushing his Jr season before getting injured, had the strongest throwing arm at the combines, tranferred to SE Louisiana, from Oregon, after losing his job to #2 overall pick M. Mariota,compared to Johnny Manziel Not drafted: very inconsistent and erratic highest rating: #9 QB (6/7 rd)....av
    4 points
  16. I wasn't overally convinced of how good this team was, after routing Jacksonville and Tennesee, yes, maybe a rout wasn't expected, but a win was, but after beating a very good Ravens team and now a very good ( at least they used to be) Bengals team and the dominating way it was done, I am convinced. Offense: totally clicking on all cylinders, Luck spreading the ball around, the running game looking very good and the much maligned O-line , really getting it done. Luck has been unstoppable (27-42-344-2 TDS) and 0 interceptions, 5th straight 300+ game, tieing a Colts record, he hit 8 different re
    4 points
  17. Stats: what are they worth? 1 team had 150 yds rushing-37 minutes time of pocession-1 turnover...the other team had 100 yds rushing-22 minutes-4 turnovers...who won? I just heard on the Eagles/Saints game that the team with the most turnovers is 16-195, in the playoffs....never say never...in the NFL,but this wasn't the seasoned, experienced Manning-Harrison-Wayne-Clark Colts, this was the Luck-Hilton-Whalen-Fleener non-seasoned and non experienced Colts. We all saw the same thing, a team that was being dominated, on both sides of the ball, giving up big play after big play, like they didn't k
    4 points
  18. This was a team that for the past 6 weeks, could not play football...could not throw the ball, run the ball, stop the run or stop the pass and was not all that solid on special teams, could not make third downs, score touchdowns, get takeaways, pressure the QB, really could not do much of anything, I felt their play over that span would rank them as probably the worst team in the NFL (or very close)......fast forward: the past 2 weeks, they have looked very solid, not spectacular.... but flashy isn't always the recipe for success. The running game has been better, Richardson has played better,
    4 points
  19. I have been trying for over a year now to leave this alone and move on, but...................with all the hype and hoopla with Manning coming to town, it's all coming back out and everyone is giving their opinions. I have made more posts than I care to count on this subject and have looked ( VERY ) deep into all the angles,etc I have been a Colts fan since 1968, so I know the history and have lived it, I was pretty young when the Unitas' Colts dominated and there have been a few (brief) runs at success over the years, but for most of my adult life the Colts were an afterthought. That all ch
    4 points
  20. OK So for those of you , like me, who live vicariously through other fans who go to games .. I am giving this report of my day at the Colts versus Niners! When we arrived at the stadium I was so glad to see the weather was perfect! Being in the Bay Area you never know. You can drive 10 miles one way and go up or down 10-15 degrees! The stadium parking lot was full by 10 am of people tail gaiting , I have to say I was shocked to see that being the game was hours away. After we parked ( and remember I went with decked out niner fans) there were a few people who saw me and my husband get out of
    4 points
  21. Humbling Experience Yesterday morning I awoke, knowing that I would be headed to the Annual Special Olympic Track Meet to cheer on several wonderful young men and women that I have come to know over the past 10 ~ 12 years. When I awoke, it was cold, misting of rain, and very dreary outside. I felt myself wishing that they would just “call it off”. I didn’t want to leave my nice warm cozy home to go out in the less than desirable weather…. I mean seriously, Who would..??? I arrived at the track and was met by so many smiling faces, HUGS, high-fives, and excitement from all the “sp
    4 points
  22. Hey everyone, I am back with my Pre-Combine and Draft Bowls (Senior Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, etc.) Mock/FA!! I am going to start off with Free Agency. We have many needs this year, but none is bigger than our O-Line. We need to keep Luck upright next season because I don't know if he can take as many hits as last season. OG's Andy Levitre and Louis Vasquez: Levitre and Vasquez are, in my opinion, the two best Offensive Guards hitting Free Agency this offseason. They are both still young players (Vasquez is 25 and Levitre is 26) and could, along with Shipley, give us one of the best young i
    4 points
  23. <p>So many great photos in the <a href="http://forums.colts.com/index.php?/gallery/category/2-we-are-coltstrong/">We are Coltstrong!</a> gallery that we picked six winners! Congrats to all, we'll be sending you some cool Colts stuff! Thanks for showing us what ColtsStrong looks like!</p><p> </p><p><strong>Winners please reply to the personal message I'll send you</strong> with your name and address so I can send you your stuff. </p><p> </p><p><strong>We have more Colts stuff in the "closet"</strong> so, i
    4 points
  24. We're giving away two tickets to every home game this season! You must be a member to enter, click here to join. Now Open! Week 14 Titans @Colts Sun, 12/9 at 1:00 PM EDT Click Here to Enter! sb41champs Won the tix to the Bills game. Congrats! Remember, upload a photo to the Coltstrong Gallery for a chance to win some Colts stuff from our prize closet
    4 points
  25. One would think after watching the Colts battle to beat the Packers I would want to talk about that. But is isn't the reason I wanted to blog today. I am sitting here watching and listening to all my sports talk like I do everday during football season, and I am appalled by a story I am hearing. The story of the home fans cheering Matt Cassel being knocked out. I wish I had a platform to let athletes know that I am NOT one of those fans. When I watch football it is because I truly love the sport. I love the strategy behind the plays, the athletic ability of some of these men to make a play whe
    4 points
  26. Congratulations to our first We are Coltstrong photo winner. Mona Miller! From her kicks to her hat.......from her dog to her cat Mona is so Coltstrong, when she posts here we all get COLTSTRONGER! Check out the new Mona Coltstrong Gallery so you can see her entries. We're sending Mona a Coltstrong braclet, a superbowl xli lanyard and a Colts Key Chain. If you have photos or artword that show us what Coltstrong looks like, be sure to post them to the We Are Coltstrong gallery. We'll be giving colts stuff away all season! Reminders Drawing for tickets to the Packer game is still OPEN Winners!
    4 points
  27. If you have not heard it before, carpe diem is the latin phrase meaning to live for the day. In other words, take each day as it comes and live it to the fullest. So I am simply borrowing it and applying it to the Colts football season – to live for the day Sunday. Hence, Carpe (SUN)Diem. I fully buy into the concept that the most important game of the season is the next one. And this will especially hold true for the Colts this season. And it starts this Sunday with the game at Chicago. A win will announce that teams will have to take us seriously this year as a playoff contender. A cl
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  28. Went to yesterdays mini camp at LOS yesterday and had a good time. This is the first mini camp/training camp I have been to. As a season ticket holder,, obviously anxious to get a look at the new and old players. It was nice to be able to walk around the stadium freeely without the crowd of people you have on game day. Took some random picks and posted them in the Gallery here under Colts mini camp. Thought Luck looked good after warming up as all the reports say. During initial warmups all 5 QBs throwing good, but then when you are not under presssure and don't have 300+ lb defensive
    4 points
  29. It's that time of year again when I am suffering from football withdrawals and amuse myself by creating National Day blogs. Today is National Mother Goose Day. As a child, I only owned one book. It was a Mother Goose nursery rhyme book. The pages of that book became ragged as I read and reread those rhymes. That inquisitive child often questioned some of those rhymes which drove my mother nutz Let's take Humpty Dumpty. I would ask: Why was he sitting on a wall? And, if he took a great fall; doesn't that mean it was a very high wall?. How could the king's horsemen put Humpty together?
    4 points
  30. In light of the legendary LB Junior Seau's suicide, the debate over numerous concussions & the side effects as a result of it later in life seems to have regained some fresh momentum again. Repeated trauma on the brain has led to a neurological diagnosis of CTE among the medical community. What exactly is this condition? CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. CTE has bee
    4 points
  31. 1. Andrew Luck-QB-Stanford-6'4-235-4.6 Haven't really seen anywhere that had anything other than #1 overall, is the highest rated QB since Peyton (1998) or elway (1983) depending on the source. He has all of the qualities than made Peyton a great QB and is a better athlete-should end his career as one of the best in NFL history............the best? Very likely 2. Coby Fleener-TE-Stanford-6'6-250-4.5 Considered by most sources as a 1st or high 2nd round pick, some had him rated as the best TE, others had Allen, Excells as a "pass catching" TE. Has been compared to Greg Olsen/Jermichael Finley.
    4 points
  32. In the next week or so, we expect to upgrade our site. You'll still have all the functionality you like, there will be improvements. The content editor will be better and faster Mobile browsing will be better and faster You will be able to mention somebody in a post (for example type @nadine) and that person will receive notification. You'll be able to quote just a portion of a post, rather than the whole post (you'll still be able to quote the whole post as usual as well). The menu structure will be a little different. It will include a new way to find content called activity streams. You'll
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  33. I did 2 blogs about Grigson in the offseason and wanted to do an updated version with all the talk about is he or isn't he..............and as much as I have really tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, it's getting harder and harder...... A look at the free agent signings during his era ( some were aquired via trade) I have broke it down into 3 categories....Good-Ok-Not good 2012: Good: Redding Butler Freeman Overton V. Davis Ok: S.Brown Not good: Zbikowski Avery McKinney Satele Stanton Justice Gordy McGlynn 2013: Good: Hasselback Walden Toler Bradshaw Ok: Cherilus Herron Doyl
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  34. Offense: QB: Not much to worry about here, other than, can Luck keep avoiding that critical season ending hit and how much better will he be in year #4 RB: The best situation since the glory days of the Edge, Gore will surprise alot of people on just how good he is going to be this year, the only questions are who are the backups going to be and in what order * Many people forget how good Ballard was his rookie year, avg. 70 yds/gm, for the last 11 games of the season when he was getting most of the reps-which would be a 1,000 (+) season for a full 16 games TE: Both Fleener and Allen hea
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  35. Now if we can find a decent QB- obviously I am kidding, but it is ironic that we have waited a looooooooooooooooooong time for a game like that from the RB's and that same game, Luck looks like he won't be playing in this league very long? It's hard to gauge anything, after 2 games, win or lose, but it is enough to see patterns developing, good and/or bad. Offense: The running game looked great, to the tune of 149 yards (169 total) and even better, both backs looked great, Richardson has looked a lot better than he did last year-now that that is settled, lets work on .....not fumbling ( I neve
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  36. In the Luck era, there have been 2 playoffs appearances, season #2-a little better than the previous year, each year, the goal is to improve and reach the Super Bowl-that goal will get a little harder to achieve once the core young players start earning "real" NFL salaries vs the rookie salaries they are currently playing under.The reality is, in the salary cap era, alot of things have to fall into place at the same time, to have a chance, there is only so much money and there are going to be holes. The teams that do the best job of finding talent and keeping that balance of quality "high pric
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  37. My first reaction was shock, trade a first round pick, are you kidding me? For a RB, are you kidding me? I really like Ballard and Bradshaw, not many teams in this league have a RB listed at #3 on their depth chart, with the ability of Brown...are you kidding me? It took a while for the shock to wear off, then I gave it alot of thought....why would the Browns trade a guy they drafted #3 overall , would have been a #1 overall most years, a player who had a very good rookie season, on a team desperate for talent and recieve a mid to late first round pick in return......the hearsay is the Browns
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  38. Just like the pre season really doesn't answer many questions, neither does 1 game, after 3-4 games, there will be some type of pattern and a better idea of what to expect and where the team is at. With that being said, we entered week #1 vs a team , many felt was the worst (or close to it) team in the league and was playing at home and struggled mightily to come away with a victory, it still counts and that's the way it is in today's NFL. Some observations (that have yet to determine a pattern) Wasn't really a big fan of the full back , lets run it type of offense and seeing it in action (
    3 points
  39. I remember when this city was a basketball town. Before the Colts moved here it was all about Reggie Miller and the Pacers. It was all about the Indiana Hoosiers of college basketball. Fast forward now to the Jim Harbaugh era and the birth of the nickname "cardiac kids" for a franchise that had been mediocre at best for the majority of the time it was in Indy. Although that 1995 team lacked the flash and dash of teams filled with "superstar players," it was a team built with strong defense, a punishing running game, and a veteran QB who could make all the clutch throws when needed. In other wo
    3 points
  40. I havent attended many NFL Colts football games in my life, actually only 5 in total. One long ago in Baltimore(as the Colts) vs the Bengals, one in Baltimore vs the Ravens, two in Washington vs the Skins and one in Indy vs the Bears. But that doesnt tell the whole story. I watch this team on a daily basis grow, make changes, adapt, work hard,grinding it out all with the purpose of winning a championship. And they do it with integrity, high energy fun loving spirit. But it hasnt always been this way. After watching the "Elway to Marino" 30 on 30 show, it reminded me how far these Colts have co
    3 points
  41. Colts got rid of Jerry Hughes in a usually rare player for player trade, I thought he improved quite a bit last year.....With the addition of Werner he becomes expendable, I thought it was funny NFL.com was saying Bills got a explosive situational pass rusher and the Colts got more size. Sheppard is 6-2 244 and Hughes is 6-2 254 Sheppard is technically smaller, but either way I think it is a great trade. Werner will get his snaps and Sheppard will get his, I think he fits in this defense a little better then Hughes would have this year....We have a pretty tough schedule this year, so keep
    3 points
  42. What happened to the team that played Jacksonville? Colts came out with drive and determination for the 1st quarter and part of the 2nd then the flame died out. Colts had possesion ;longer, more yards, less penalties and couldn't make it work in their favor. 4 turnovers (3 interceptions, 1 fumble) killed our team. I'm telling you if the Colts connected all 4 quarters of the game, it would be insane. The hype going into the game regardless on how much you try to avoid it, it gets in your head and even though they came out with fire the flame quickly diminished. Even though it was rough to
    3 points
  43. As some of you know, I am somewhat involved with the "Special Needs" kids/young adults in my community. Several times a year Ron and I perform for them at dances, and I help with the Special Olympics Track Practices and Events in the Spring. This past weekend was the Annual Halloween Party for several of them. Good Friends of ours, with a Beautiful Home, host a Halloween Event Every Year. They go "all out" decorating both the inside and outside of their home, complete with a Haunted Trail in the few wooded acres out back of their home. Ron normally helps on the Haunted Trail, and I am i
    3 points
  44. I get asked this question from time to time, as do the other moderators..........and always by someone who has been issued a warning for violating site rules. So I thought I'd just answer here. The answer is no. None of us enjoys issuing warnings to members. We would all far prefer that everybody post in a civil way all the time with no need for anything from moderation. Why aren't we nicer about asking people to comply with the rules? This is another question we get asked. (Usually this is asked in a combative way so it seems ironic.) We have a system here that may give the impression
    3 points
  45. With the 2012 NFL draft now behind us, there's no question the top priority for the Colts was surrounding their new signal caller with talent to help him develop at the next level. This goes along with the current trend taking place in the NFL with teams loading up on offense while neglecting the defense. The only teams that have kinda been the exceptions to the rule are the NY Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers of late. Of the last four SB winning teams (Giants, Packers, Steelers, and Colts), all fielded teams that were stronger on offense than on defense with the exception of the Steelers.
    3 points
  46. This will be my first blog on the new site. After months of researching I have finally got my top 40 players ranked. I rated 323 players, I broke them down to a top 10 for each postion , then the top 40-overall. There are always players projected for the first round that don't get picked and a few that weren't projected, that do............ 1. A.Luck-QB 2. M. Kalil-T 3. T. Richardson-RB 4. R. Griffin-QB 5. Q. Coples-DE 6. M. Claiborne-CB 7. J. Blackmon-WR 8. R. Reiff-T 9. L. Kuechly-ILB 10. M. Barron-SS 11. M. Ingram-OLB/DE 12. J. Jenkins-CB 13. D. Decastro-G 14. C. Upshaw-OLB 15. R. Tannehill
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  47. I've started my blog, to share my thoughts about being a Colts' fan in a country, where Football has growing popularity and teams have growing Hungarian fan base. However we have a chance to attend 2 games in a weekend, we hardly have a chance to watch our chosen favorites, as editors are trying to give give chance to watch every team at least once in a season. Colts' don't have a large fan base here, I really don't understand why...as there is no better team than COLTS! Some short info about myself: I'm an environmentalist (actually an environmental engineer) working for (one of) largest Hung
    3 points
  48. I have a small hope regarding those people that have posted and stated that now with Peyton released, they will never support, watch, or have anything to do with the Colts ever again. My hope is that a number of you are season ticket holders with seats in the lower Club Section. Since not supporting the Colts you will be giving those up which is great, the wife and I are hoping to upgrade our season tickets.
    3 points
  49. durinng the superbowl irsay stated it was not about the 28 million but now it come just a few 48 hrs away from the 8th of march and now it being told that they are cutting manning. this is the guy that put the colts where they are today i see it to be away to say were are to cheap to pay the man that made this happen for the colts 14 yrs of giving it all he had and missed one season and now we put him of to the trash this really tell us durinng the superbowl irsay stated it was not about the 28 million but now it come just a few 48 hrs away from the 8th of march and now it being told that they
    3 points
  50. If I were the Colts GM, obviously I'd start be re-signing Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis. Wayne is still an able-bodied receiver (even though considered "old" by some) and still has the tenacity you see from young players. His ability to run routes, shake defenders, and be a playmaker is amazing. I'd hate to see us lose him like we did Harrison. As for Mathis, well I just don't think you get as great of numbers from Dwight Freeney unless you have Mathis to compliment him. Mathis equalizes the pressure from the other side so that QBs don't have any way out when being flushed out of the pocket.
    3 points
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