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  1. He absolutely did. I said early this offseason that it was apparent that Ballard would spend resources (whether money in free agency or early in the draft) on defensive end and line in general, wouldn’t force the issue on the quarterback situation and would be diligent in replacing castonzo, and bring in veterans o-line for depth. When Kevin Mawae made his comments in March about not moving Quenton Nelson, I knew that wasn’t an option. They would be confident with the 4 in place and would find a suitable replacement somehow without forcing the issue or overspending. Reich has said that the o-line and d-line don’t need 5 guys. They need 8. We’ve seen it time and time again. We saw it in the super bowl last year. This team under Ballard will always look to improve and invest in the trenches and they did that this year. Left tackle is a concern, but it’s not one that was going to be fixed in the draft apparently.
  2. I don’t disagree it’s a risk. So is not having a pass rush. I’m not sure it’s a risk relying on Davenport or Tevi to make a step forward, because they most definitely will under this offense and next to Quenton Nelson/one of the top offensive lines otherwise in the league. As Kevin Mawae said, “ the biggest goal of any organization is to make sure you have the best five guys available that work the best together.” We don’t need a superstar at left tackle. We don’t need Anthony Castonzo. We need a capable player that works well with the other studs on the line and with Wentz/Reich and stays healthy and available.
  3. Upper echelon roster that is going to compete every year... absolutely
  4. came back strong to win the Prima Donna of the Year award (3 time champion).
  5. On a roster that is going to be stacked so tight that we’ll be making serious cuts, a bust by my definition is a player not on the roster.... Malik Hooker and Quincy Wilson was a bust. Kemoko Turay and tyquan Lewis (4 sacks last year) are not busts. They are still contributing, just not as much as you think they should be. Ben Banagou is not a bust (yet), although I think this tells that they believe he will be. ...you just keep living up to that Prima Donna of the Year award (3 time champion)
  6. Ballard’s track record of 2nd round edge rushers is that one had a major injury, one has been a late developer but promising, and one was a major project from day 1 that hasn’t even been on the field. Turay was the highest graded pff pass rusher when he got injured in 2019. This is a big year for him. Lewis has gotten much better over the course of his career. Banagou is nonexistent. Pass rushers take time to develop. By continuing to add young, extremely athletic guys to the mix, indicates this front office understands the need and that looking longterm, D-line is the focal point for this defense. The development of all of these guys, including Turay and Lewis (I’m nearly out on banogou), is important. What happens come September if Paye comes in and plays exceptional as a rookie, Lewis plays like a starting defensive end, Turay proves he can stay healthy and be an effective pass rusher, and Stewart/Buckner dominate the interior? All of a sudden, this defensive line and front 7 with Okereke and All pro Leonard is one of the best in the league. And they are all still very young, meaning we have pieces in place for years to come. Then you throw a 2nd round athlete in the mix that isn’t expected nor needed to come in and perform, just get healthy and develop... and potentially develops into a stud that can move across the line in a versatile role. With development, this defensive line could be set for years. It all comes down to what this coaching staff can do with these guysz
  7. If you can’t get to the qb, just make it impossible for him to throw over the line of scrimmage. Colts d-line is going to look like the Syracuse 2-3 zone out here. Zero passing lanes
  8. And Prima Donna of the Year goes to Jared Cisneros, now 3 time winner of the award. Jared, how does it feel to hold this prestigious honor on the Colts forum yet again this season?
  9. I don’t know that I see it that way. They’ve said from day 1 they want 8 guys on the defensive line. One of those guys is needed for that 8. This guy can slide inside and be a versatile piece like Autry. Cleared to play in September/October... Just read that many had first round grade on him if he were healthy. Front office was clear about their intentions this draft. Continue putting talent at defensive line. Working inside out.
  10. which is why I don’t see how we could have taken him. How would you use them both in this defense?
  11. That feels like a steal for the Browns. Guy could be their Darius Leonard
  12. We’re not moving Q to left tackle...
  13. matter of fact, I would go as far as saying I guarantee they start opposite to begin the season. Lewis, Stewart, Buckner and Paye Muhammad, Turay and Banagou as the main rotation at end with Lewis kicking inside on passing downs.
  14. really? I see them starting opposite each other... Ballard has talked him up a lot as of late. Doesn’t sound like a role player.
  15. good for you and your opinion... He didn’t miss on Turay, he got hurt. He didn’t miss on Lewis, he took some time to develop and you’ll see that this year. he certainly didn’t miss on trading a 1st round and picking up the 2nd best defensive tackle in the league.
  16. I just feel like one of these days, the defensive pass rush of this team is going to blow up and people are going to say “where’d this come from?” well, three 2nd round draft picks in Lewis, Banagou and Turay first round pick in Paye first round trade for an allpro tackle in Buckner the talent and potential is there. We gotta put it together.
  17. He squats small trucks in the weight room... It’s just not common in the league for receivers to have the physical ability to be anything on offense for a team that Moore has.
  18. I don’t see it. Moore could be a very explosive player in the league, but he is kind of in a weird spot as he fits more of a versatile runningback in the nfl than receiver, but isn’t really defined either way. He’s just a top notch athlete. Fast. Strong. Playmaking ability. Maybe they want to continue adding what they feel is playmakers after watching Taylor go off through the second half of last year. I just feel they’ll stick with the inside out approach, especially with needs at pass rusher and tackle...
  19. I’m a volunteer that assists in building ramps for elderly and eye screening through the Lions Club. They provide good services, but they are not the same as a professional engineer and contractor that designs and builds ramps, nor are they licensed optometrists. That’s not diminishing their work, that’s just being honest. Those services go to the availability and expense, just the same as the mental health services that volunteers and church organizations provide. I understand your passion for that. I simply said it isn’t enough and shouldn’t be accepted as enough. The Colts are doing their part to use their platform. People can genuinely care about other human beings and be against organized religion... they are not mutually exclusive.
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