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  1. 7 minutes ago, krunk said:

    When i saw Caserio get the GM i thought they were going to try to match Mcdaniels with Watson but so far guess not.


    Even one of their own (Patriots) know what a snake he is, that speaks volumes, IMO. McDaniels is going to be waiting a long time before he is a front runner and not an after thought after he burned that bridge with the Colts with his big faux paus. But then it was LeGarette Blount who pointed out "Patriots assistants under Belichick go elsewhere and try to do it the Patriot way but they don't have the same kind of players. If they adapt and do it their own way like Brian Flores did, they have a greater chance of putting their own stamp as well as adapting to the players and succeeding."

  2. 5 hours ago, Superman said:


    No he isn't.


    The Eagles won the SB on the back of a great roster, built by Roseman. Good on both lines, good skill players, identified a really good QB prospect (that people are acting like can't play), and had a good enough backup QB that they could win three games in the postseason. 


    And he's been putting together good rosters for a decade. 


    True but it has its downfalls.


    Sirianni is the fifth coach Lurie has hired, each of them first-time NFL head coaches, none of them the popular choice, and sometimes not their first choice, with -- well, as it turns out, pretty good results.


    Ray Rhodes won Coach of the Year as a rookie, led the team to consecutive trips to the playoffs, and left a powerful defensive imprint that lasted a decade. Enter Andy Reid, who went 130-93-1, took the Eagles to five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl, and established a coaching tree that rivals those of Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells. Chip Kelly went 20-12 his first two seasons before he got sick of Howie Roseman telling him what to do, to Kelly’s eventual demise, but Kelly showed promise. And Doug Pederson, Reid’s favorite son and the community-college safety school of coaching hires, won a Super Bowl in his first of three playoff trips in five seasons.


    However, Sirianni will not interfere with roster construction. That is one of the big things they would not get with Josh McDaniels or Todd Bowles, who would demand more control over roster construction. I wish Nick Sirianni all the best!!!

  3. 27 minutes ago, stitches said:

    Unrealistic but... 


    21: R1 P21 OT Rashawn Slater - Northwestern

    54: R2 P22 CB Tyson Campbell - Georgia

    84: R3 P20 TE Charlie Kolar - Iowa State

    124: R4 P22 EDGE Payton Turner - Houston

    162: R5 P21 WR Dyami Brown - North Carolina

    200: R6 P21 OT Dillon Radunz - North Dakota State

    243: R7 P21 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown - USC



    I think Dillon Radunz will move into Day 2 by the time the draft comes around. I am beginning to wonder if getting a CB before Day 3 is as important to our system, I do think we re-sign Rhodes and draft one later. This was what I felt was more realistic because I felt Joe Tryon will move up as well and if Waddle gets past the Patriots at 15, he will be available for us, IMO. The only reason GMs might hesitate is his ankle injury, and if that happens, we should pounce on that. Of course, it purely depends on leftover draft capital after any trades for a QB. Everything points towards a WR in free agency to free up our draft capital.


    Round 1 - Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

    Round 2 - Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington

    Round 3 - Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

    Round 4 - Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State

    Round 5 - Noah Gray, TE, Duke

    Round 6 - Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

    Round 7 - Kyree Campbell, DT, Florida

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  4. 9 minutes ago, danlhart87 said:

    I hope so. Yes I would give up 21.


    If we go for Love, we are basically giving up on Eason and if we are doing that, I might as well take a flier on Darnold for a 2nd or 3rd that has a little more experience. Otherwise, it would be 1 rookie vs another. I'd rather have someone with experience for Eason to compete with.


    Essentially, I would give up a 1st rounder only for a vet like Stafford or Carr, just like we gave up a 1st rounder for Buckner last year, should net us 4 good years, IMO.

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  5. 33 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

    Possibly but I believe the Lions only have 5 total picks in this years draft.  We know they have their 1st but I don't know which two they're missing on picks 2-7.  That's why I think they will want a couple of picks from this years draft not just a team's 1st. 

    1st rounder from this year plus this year’s 3rd rounder and next year’s 3rd rounder




    1st rounder from this year and next year’s 2nd rounder 


    I’m thinking it would be along those lines.

  6. 14 hours ago, richard pallo said:

     So the good news is I think there is a good chance we will know the plan for our future QB by the start of FA this year.  




    If you are going after a WR like Allen Robinson or JuJu, guess what the second question after the contract amount will be? Who is your starting QB? Have to have the trigger man to make it enticing for offensive free agents at least. 


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  7. 12 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

    Sure he has and I bet this is already in motion.  My guess is he will approach Mrs. Ford and she will understand his reasons and will get the trade in motion with her new GM.  I think that is their plan anyway.  Rebuild.  She will help him go where he wants to go.  I don't think they will wait for the draft.  They will receive our 1st pick at least.  They are already at 7 and they won't be getting Lawrence so if they need to use our picks to move up they can.  Ballard will not want to wait until the draft to get a QB.  That is asking for a disaster IMO.  


    Giving up No.7 and their 2nd rounder (and our 3rd) should approximately allow the Lions to at least move from No. 7 to No. 3 with the Dolphins to get the QB they want knowing that they will have the Colts 1st (and still their own 3rd) for Stafford if it plays out that way. I know the values don't add up exactly but the NFL trade value chart is mainly a reference. I am sure the Dolphins, who already have a plethora of picks are not going to haggle over 100 points.

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  8. On 1/20/2021 at 7:09 PM, FriendlyBillsFan said:

    Thanks. Our fan  base has been criticized for some of the drunken shenanigans over the years, but overall most of us are down to earth hard working good Americans like most of NFL fans across the country.
    Over the years I’ve seen a lot of the Patriots, Steelers & recently the Chiefs fans turn into over bearing entitled douchbags, I really hope we as a fan base can continue being humble and down to earth with the recent and future success. Years of heartbreak & mediocrity help a lot......lol


    I hear ya!!! Colts fans do not know for the better part of 2 decades what it is to be in purgatory or mediocre. So our expectations skew the "bird in hand more worth than two in the bush" phrase a lot of times. :) 


    Welcome to the forum, btw!!! 

  9. 12 hours ago, The Old Crow said:

    I think I’ve said previously Lamar has to improve his passing game. But honestly, you need to look historically at who the Ravens have drafted at wide receiver, and who they passed up on. It ain’t pretty 


    However, you do have to think about the OCs they have hired and the style of offenses they have run. They have always been a run first, set up play action kind of team on offense with defense and ST at the top of their calling cards. However, in the modern NFL, hard to go farther without a very good passing game. 

  10. 4 hours ago, shasta519 said:

    There is some merit to the idea of trading one of their young studs for draft capital (or in place of it)...as part of a deal for a QB trade up. There is an added bonus that you don’t have to pay the contract as well...which frees up money to replace that player or improve other positions.


    Between Leonard and DeFo...that’s an easy call. There are talented and very athletic WILLs coming out every year. I think the Colts would have a much easier time replacing some of Leonard’s performance than DeFo’s.


    But I don’t see Ballard trading him.

    Yep, we’re on the same page.

  11. 1 minute ago, danlhart87 said:

    Marcus Brady is favorite 

    If he falls through i would choose Kafka 


    If Marcus Brady is a no go, I would not be opposed to consider Marty Mornhinweg.


    During his career as an offensive coordinator, Mornhinweg's offenses have finished 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, and 12th in total offense, and regularly highly ranked in big plays. He was offensive consultant to Doug Pederson and along with Jim Schwartz who retired, Mornhinweg was also let go. I am certain Reich is familiar with him.

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  12. 5 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    A 1st this year and a 3rd next season may do it depending on what direction they want to go. If we trade our 1st this year for him, Ballard still has picks 2-7 and we have at least a QB that can get us to the playoffs.


    You have to understand who Brad Holmes is, the Detroit GM.


    Holmes was the Los Angeles Rams' college scouting director and helped run their drafts. He helped the Rams draft Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley and Jared Goff.  Holmes does not have pro personnel background. Bob Quinn, who the Lions fired in November, had a pro personnel background. He is not Les Snead who gave up a first rounder for Brandin Cooks, and gave up all those picks for Jalen Ramsey but Brad was with them while all that unfolded. He is a first time GM and we don't know his GM tendencies. 

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  13. Just now, BProland85 said:


    But when you have a QB who most likely wants out, and a front office who is rebuilding from the ground up, you don't have a ton of leverage to get a ton of draft capital in return. Not to mention Stafford is 33 when the season starts. It's not like he is a young 26 year old QB who is on the cusp of stardom. 


    I'll just conclude by saying I think it would be a mistake giving away a 1st rounder for a guy who will probably only be with the team for 2-3 years most likely. Ballard and company want to see what Eason can do, which is what I'm hearing when they feel he is ready. 


    These are all assumptions on our part. We know none of that has happened. Stafford hasn't said a single thing, and the front office, like when Pagano and Grigson got together at the beginning of 2012 before Luck was drafted, is getting their feet wet. They would be first deciding all their coaches and evaluating the talent in depth first. 

  14. 1 minute ago, richard pallo said:

    Holmes said the same thing in his presser about sitting down with Campbell.  To me this sounds like he is available.  He didn't come out and say he's our QB.  Now is the time for Stafford to start the ball rolling for a trade to the Colts.  And he has leverage.  


    Actually, Ballard should wait till the combine and see how things go, and that would be a good time to talk face to face with the Lions' GM and head coach. 

  15. Just now, BProland85 said:

    Tannehill was an established starter in Miami as well. Both Tannehill and Stafford were QBs who didn't really get their teams to the playoffs, which is why Miami was fine with trading him, and why Detroit could be on board with dealing Stafford for a decent pick since they are clearly rebuilding. Plus Stafford won't want to be a part of a rebuilding team. 


    Again, you are the ONLY person who thinks on this board Stafford could be had for a 3rd rounder. All of us believe it is going to take at least a 1st rounder. I will leave it at that.

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  16. 8 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I am just going by our best options, whether or not Stafford can win a SB here, the jury is still out. Most people thought Tannehill was average at best when he played for a stinky team in Miami. He goes to Tennessee with a great running game and goes to the AFC Championship in 1 year after winning nothing in Miami. Sometimes a change for a QB is the ultimate medicine.


    Well, Philip Rivers went from a 5-11 Chargers team and flipped it to 11-5 with the Colts' OL and talent assembled, didn't he? :) 


    We don't need to go beyond what just happened with our own team. :thmup:

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  17. 15 minutes ago, BProland85 said:


    Tannehill was in a very simliar situation with Miami before Tennessee got him for a 4th round pick. 


    Not the same. Tannehill was going to the Titans as a back up to Mariota, coming off his rookie contract. It just so happened that he eventually replaced Mariota as a starter. Stafford is an established starter for several more years than Tannehill was, who will be traded for becoming a clear cut starter.

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