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  1. Valpo2004

    2019 Drafting a QB

    I really agree with him. There is a lot of over-valuation of Brissett on this board. To hear it, many people seem to think that they could get a 1st or 2nd round pick for Brissett. I think we would be lucky to get a 4th and I'm not sure we could get that. If someone is offering a 3rd or even maybe a 4th or higher than I would say great, trade him. But if not, lets keep him on the roster.
  2. This Atmosphere is literally the only reason I can think of. Went to a college game once several years ago. Atmosphere was great, really kind of pumps you up. But man most of the time you can't tell what's going on unless you watch the replay on the jumbotron which is basically the same as watching it on TV.
  3. I think the question is when has Luck played in a cold weather game.
  4. I'm in the South Bend area. . . Here it's like 50/50 Bears and Colts fans. Probably slightly more Bears fans.
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    Peyton breaks down the Pascal TD

    I've heard a lot of networks are begging him to come be an analyst or a color guy. He would be good at it.
  6. I wouldn't even worry about it. A lot of the problem is that there are only a few really reliable set of hands on the Colts and one of those is Doyle.
  7. To be fair most analysts that I've read or heard from gave us either an A or a B on Nelson. Protecting Andrew Luck from further injury is the #1 priority.
  8. **BUT CLOWNEY DID NOT KNOW THAT** And if no one jumped they call timeout and go back and run a play. Point is that it was not stupidly unreasonable for him to jump.
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    Oakland GM fired

    Yeah but will Davis have the 80 million dollars to buy out his contract?
  10. While it was a good idea to pull the hard count at that moment to win the game, I think people are being too harsh on Clowney. Lots of people jump offsides. And it wasn't a position where the Colts where unlikely to snap the ball. Sure it finished off any chance they had because of the timing of it. but it wasn't like he jumped offside 5 times in that game, nor was it a really really dumb because the Colts probably wouldn't snap the ball.
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    Oakland GM fired

    He has the freedom to crash and burn a little though. His buyout has to be huge.
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    The chances of keeping our Colts Coordinators?

    I'm not very worried about losing them this year because it's their first year. Next year if we're doing well, then that is a certain possibility. Our OC doesn't call plays though so that might hurt his stock a bit. But to be fair it won't kill his stock. Frank didn't call plays in Philly either. However Frank was also a guy who got the job because the Colt's got left at the altar at the last minute after all the top candidates had already been hired. (So his lack of calling plays did prevent him from being considered a top candidate despite the fact that he had Wentz playing at an MVP level in just his second year in the league)
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    I Ran into some Colts

    You can get that feeling from watching an interview of him. His personality is not one that I think would be associated with playing football or being an NFL QB. He seems kind of like a nerd. And I say that as someone who was 100% in the nerd group in high school.
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    Do you think this was a good year?

    I would have to say yes. The beginning of the year didn't seem like it, but we saw a solid improvement on this team on multiple levels. No one was expecting us to win the SB. Most probably didn't think we would make the playoffs. With 3 games left to go we are firmly in the hunt and just need some things to work out right for us. So I would say it was a successful year. Making the playoffs or even having a winning record would be icing on the cake.
  15. You are approaching this wrong in multiple ways. First of all in the 5th round about all that is available is project players and guys who are pretty athletically limited so as they won't amount to much NFL wise. As far as other people thinking he's worth the gamble. From what I've heard when it gets this late in the draft this is where individual scouts start to fall in love with a "value pick" and try to convince their GM to get their guy. If that guy pans out as a value pick (say next year Fountain puts up 1,200 yards and 8 TD's) than the scout that recommended him is likely someone who's going to be looked at for more important assignments, promotions, etc etc. So basically the day 1 and 2 of everyone's draft boards are going to have nearly all the same guys in it, Day 3 draft boards are going to look very different because it becomes all about if someone within the organization noticed the kid and felt like they could make them into something that will help the team out. Ultimately he is a project player like a lot of players that get drafted in the 5th round. Most of them probably 90+% of them don't make a big impact on the NFL.
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    Oakland GM fired

    I'm not a Gruden believer so I'm expecting Oakland to crash and burn.
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    Why Was Jim Caldwell Fired?

    I tend to think it's this. I think that Irsay decided it was time to blow it all up and start over. In doing that he had to totally clean house. New GM, New coaching staff, new players. IMO Caldwell is a good HC that sort of got screwed a couple times. In Indy he lost his job because Irsay wanted to start over entirely. In Detroit he was the first HC to walk out of Detroit with a winning record in a long time. It was dumb of them to fire him. I think many Detroit fans would love to have him back.
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    Oakland GM fired

    You a Hawkeye fan?? (Me too) You think they will give Gruden the authority to make personnel decisions. It wouldn't surprise me.
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    Braden Smith

    Smith did a good job. Every RT in the league is probably getting some help with JJ Watt. At the very least a chip from the TE. Watt still often wreaks an offense though. Yesterday though, Smith held him to a sack, I think a QB hit, and a couple of pressures. Good job by Smith and good job game planning against Watt and Clowney.
  20. Commentator's said that Watson has trouble reading the Blitz. Consequently we blitzed a lot. It was a good pickup by the defensive coordinator there.
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    Emmanuel Sanders tears Achilles in practice

    Achilles. . . man I've heard that's tougher to come back from than an ACL tear.
  23. Honestly I think you changed my mind on this. I wouldn't mind giving him a shot in camp next year where he can learn the playbook and can be evaluated. But at this point in the season even if he turned out well, it's unlikely he'd be able to help us much.
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    Bills Release WRs Benjamin and Holmes

    Meh I still wouldn't mind kicking the tires. You pick him up off waivers and you are only responsible for his pay for the next 4 games. Then you can either let him walk or negotiate an extension based on what you feel safe giving him.