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  1. 10 points
  2. They also need to eliminate the game day roster. It's ridiculous that paid players who are healthy have to sit. They talk about player safety, but you could have a healthy player not on the game day roster. Then a couple of guys get hurt playing that day, and he's not allowed to come in for them. This is under the guise of "making it fair for both teams". That argument is so old it has whiskers.
    5 points
  3. When the season started everyone said safety depth was bad. Ballard really messed up the safety depth. Enjoy the next 6 games with Wentz because with this injury we might actually make the decision to sit him so we can keep the first round pick if things go down hill.
    5 points
  4. Good lord can you imagine him coming down on a blitz to blow up a rb? lol
    5 points
  5. Never liked him? That’s a bit definitive isn’t it? If he truly didn’t like him, he wouldn’t have drafted him. Just because his expectations were tempered doesn’t mean he disliked the kid…
    5 points
  6. I don't see this as such a huge loss or a draft mistake either. The guy had a lot of potential, worthy of a 4th round flier, and probably still needs a ton of development for that to materialize. He was beaten out by Jake Fromm (state farm) and had to transfer to start again in college. He definitely has his limitations. I will root for him to succeed as I do all colts but I think this team will be fine at the qb position. He was never going to be the starter here.
    4 points
  7. These next 2 weeks are the season folks. We need KC to beat the Titans, we need to beat the 49ers and then we need to beat the Titans. If that happens it looks real good at that point. We then play the Jets and Jags.
    3 points
  8. dang i thought Ballard was going to give him another 7 years to grasp the playbook let him develop you know.
    3 points
  9. Yup, 4th Rd picks get cut all the time. Not a huge deal that Eason couldn’t stick. I hope he succeeds elsewhere.
    3 points
  10. There could be more to it. Eason was given the spot and he blew it. I don't know what he did or didn't do, but it wasn't the 1 INT he had.
    3 points
  11. The 53 man roster was extended when the 10-man PS became 16. But, the NFL needs to do away with trimming the 53 to 46/47 on game day. This has never been a good idea. Ive read in the past that the weaker franchises are in favor of this rule as they think it helps them be more competitive with the better run franchises. It’s time to man-up and play all your players.
    3 points
  12. Just think...we get to watch all these bizarre injuries all over again on.. In Season Hard Knocks this November.
    3 points
  13. Agreed. I was told that back in the day (before everyone was injured on every play) they tried to make it fair by allowing a back up for all 22 starters, plus the kickers. And that they were afraid if they opened it up more coaches would stash "specialty players". Like someone who only can return a kick, but isn't good for any other spot. That's antiquated thinking. The NFL is all about Offense, specialty players should be welcomed.
    3 points
  14. I've never understood the rationale behind the game day roster.... It makes zero sense. You have 53, play your 53.
    3 points
  15. Even if we bomb, i dont think Wentz is getting shut down. I have come to the understanding that they paid a 1st rounder for Carson and valued that over any 1st round rookie QB because they think Wentz is better.....and that bet might not be wrong. The 1st round pick is going to the Eagles.
    3 points
  16. Maybe they’re promoting Darqueze Dennard or Josh Jones from the PS and paying them a little extra??? Or a trade happening before November 2nd??
    3 points
  17. BINGO!!! I loved the way Frank called that game but couldn't quite crystalize it in my mind why exactly I liked it so much(besides that we passed early), so thank you for doing it for me. This is exactly what happened and this is EXACTLY what every modern advanced analytical model tells us - the runs does NOT set up the pass, it's the other way around... If you pass well enough... that's when you actually begin to see more favorable situations with lighter boxes for the run game and that's where you can exploit a well-balanced attack. And ideally, you would have the lead at that point so it would come with the extra benefit of draining some clock.
    3 points
  18. We didn’t pay Luck a dime. The Colts and Jim Irsay did. I really don’t get why fans get so worked up when it’s not their money.
    3 points
  19. No kidding. One thing that has definitely not gotten better in our culture over my lifetime is our patience. Everything has to be now, now, now. The kid has played like 3 games. And because he’s not an instant All-Pro we’re hearing comments that sorta, kinda suggest he’s approaching draft bust land. Give it some time. Making that step from college to pro is a big one. The game is faster. The opponents are better.
    3 points
  20. His contract for 2021 was fully guaranteed.
    2 points
  21. The roster absolutely needs to be expanded, at least to 60 players. Arguably, by loosening the PS rules, they've made some accommodations, but the PS isn't a good way to keep players you want to develop. Especially if the Covid rules go way. As for the game day roster, it exists for a reason. It equalizes the playing field, given the fact that any team has injury restrictions on any given game day. Take tonight's game, Browns vs Broncos. The Browns have 11 of their 53 players either out or questionable. Let's say those 11 miss the game, they only have 42 active players. (They'll activate 5 PS players to get to 47, which probably isn't making them feel any better.) The Broncos have 5 players out or questionable. They could dress 48 players from their active roster. And there are games where one team doesn't hold any players out due to injury, while the other team has 10 injured players out. So you have a disadvantage. This is why there's a limit on how many players from the active roster can dress on game day. Even if you expand the active roster to 60, there will still be games where Team A is mostly healthy, and Team B is beat up, and that's an advantage for Team A. So you limit the game day roster as an equalizer. I'd like to see 60 and 55, with liberal PS/game day call up rules. And then get rid of the need to waive non vested players to put them on the PS.
    2 points
  22. I know this is a joke but if he did he’d play one game and go on IR. He did that in his prime lol.
    2 points
  23. Because your think they just announce the restructure the same morning we find out about Blackmon. I doubt that.
    2 points
  24. I can see Ballard not pulling the trigger because he is not getting what he wants. Look for Mack to be on the team for the remainder
    2 points
  25. They are getting close to calling me and you up.
    2 points
  26. I hope he continues to ask for too much. As soon as as something happens to Taylor the offense and running game is going to go South if we have to give full time duties to Wilkins and Hines. We could get by pretty good with Mack and Hines.
    2 points
  27. I think this would be a good idea.
    2 points
  28. They have done this with the new PS rules.
    2 points
  29. They shouldn't feel comfortable with Odum, but maybe they are. I really wanted them to address S in FA this offseason. In the NFL, you really should have 3 good Ss to run big nickel. With Moore, they have that though. But even more so, you need depth. They did bring in a few guys, but they were all on the very cheap and none worked out and they went into the season with two SSs and a STer at the position. They have been scrambling since...and it looks like they will do so once again with the cap they just freed up. As for their philosophy at S, getting guys that can't cover is not a good approach. I don't think Willis or Blackmon is any good at it. The metrics back that up and you can clearly see it on tape. So I don't even think this is nearly that big of a loss for the pass defense. Worst case scenario you have one guy getting burnt instead of the other. Best case you get a much-needed improvement.
    2 points
  30. Maybe we can coax Antoine Bethea out of retirement!
    2 points
  31. Anyone who wants to continue playing, Colts could be in first place within 10 days and AFC wildcard way open as well..if we were in week 12-13 and eliminated a different story.
    2 points
  32. Well, the Astros and Braves are on the verge of moving onto the World Series, but we know anything can happen. Astros offense is just too much for the Red Sox in this series, so I see them advancing. Can't count out the Dodgers making a comeback, but they've lost J. Turner for the year and he's always been clutch in the playoffs, so he will be missed. I was thinking last evening when Lux didn't didn't make a catch in CF, that the Dodgers spending on big names has forced them to play guys out of their best positions on defense to get them into the lineup. Lux in CF, Seager at 2b, etc. I think we'll see more misplays from LA because they have guys playing out of position. When Lux didn't play CF aggressively last night with 2 outs, it allowed Atlanta to score a run they may have otherwise not had if there was a regular CF in the game. Hoping the Braves can wrap this one up tonight!
    2 points
  33. This loss of Blackmon for the season could be the dagger in the Colts season. He was playing very good football at the safety position, and now what already is a weakness due to injuries in the secondary, is even more a weakness with our pass defense. This simply sucks. Injuries have plagued this team.
    2 points
  34. Remember last week someone was threatening Blackmon... yeah I blame that dude
    2 points
  35. Hooker.......... oh wait......
    2 points
  36. Oh boy. What the hell is it with this team and foot injuries?
    2 points
  37. Well our great QB whisperer seems to have blown this one. Bragged about how far he came his first year and claimed they had all the faith in him during preseason and named him #2 nd was ready if Wentz couldn't go. Have a had time thinking he all of a sudden after a year and a half with us forgot the play book. More to the story than we know now. Wish him all the best luck in Seattle as I think he got played here.
    2 points
  38. The difference is they really like Sam. It has been clear that Ballard never liked Eason. From the night he was drafted to saying he is what we have when asked if he was comfy with eason being the backup. Ballard never liked him.
    2 points
  39. Getting a bit worried about Wilkins this “illness” is going on 3 weeks and the Colts are very vague about it.
    2 points
  40. Really? First year: 10-6 coming off a 4-12 season. Worked GREAT!! Second year: 9-7 with a backup quarterback who took over two weeks before the season started. Worked good. Third year: 11-5 with a new veteran QB coming off his worst year and the franchise dealing with Covid. Worked GREAT! Fourth year: 2-4 so far working with 4th quarterback in 4 years. New QB missed camp due to broken foot. 4 OL dealing with various injuries since camp. Team has struggled at most every level but showing signs of rounding into form. Work in progress, but I’m expecting a half step back season where we finish roughly 9-8 and miss the playoffs. On balance I’m very satisfied. I’m confident you and others will disagree.
    2 points
  41. Hoyer vs Pitt zero prep/zero first team reps the INT was early Hoyer brought us back with 3 TDs total He had us up late 4Q with his 3RD Our D let Mason Rudolph (LMAO) connect on a 30+ yarder, which got them in range for the go-ahead FG Hoyer again led us down the field with time running out. Got to the 25 yard line, and Adam missed the FG... Not sure what in what world you would expect a backup to do more than that... And the loss was on our D and Adam, not Hoyer Eason's INT The play call was completely boneheaded. In what world does a coach call a first read to the sideline (advanced timing route) vs the best DB in the league, with a back up green QB like Eason.... Give him a dink/dunk to start off with... That was totally on Reich. The play call should have never ever been under consideration with Eason coming in like that.
    2 points
  42. The Colts cut Brett Hundley Sept.1 and no one claimed him. Eason was cut , and a team claimed him. explain your point again.
    2 points
  43. He's scouting for pass rushers. Which basically means seeing who has a high RAS score and long arms. He'll be back in about an hour.
    2 points
  44. He's delaying our gratification
    2 points
  45. kelly is better then any QB we have not named carson ; i would love for him to be on the roster right now . If kelly went in the game against the rams instead of eason we would be 3-3 right now . kelly is clutch and a winner no doubt about it .
    2 points
  46. LOL “You hate to see it.” Wasted draft pick. You can decide whether I’m talking about Eason or Campbell.
    2 points
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