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  1. Yes, but "prior" means BEFORE, and Austin made a great point in 2015 would you have been ok if someone told you Doyle would be the starting TE in 2017 because I know I'd have a huge problem with that considering who we drafted in 2012 taking up all of Doyle's playing time. Doyle was just a blocking TE his first few years, last year he proved he can do more than just block. But in 2015 he was a blocking TE that rarely got looks from Luck when he was on the field.
  2. Maybe McDaniel's in NE, but I get nightmares of how he butchered Den's roster by chasing away top talent when he was their coach. But the prospect of Luck running a NE type (short passing game) offense would help ease the pressure on the Oline and I feel we have the WR's to run McDaniel's scheme.
  3. It depends on the age of the gun most newer firearms have safety features, but older guns don't I have a 1930's rifle that is NEVER loaded when I'm not at the range. One could easily shoot themselves accidentally with my rifle. But RIP to Mr. Zurlon Tipton he is gone too soon my heart goes out to his family this is so sad.
  4. It's what I've come to admire most about Grigson especially after the unnecessary stubbornness of the Polian era. Grigson may not be the best GM, but he's a good talent evaluator (some before signing, some after signing ) and he setup all the contracts from his 2013 spending spree with this exact move in mind. None of the guys Indy picked up in 2013 were superstars they were all just upgrades from the players we had on the 2012 squad (although that wasn't a high bar to hit to begin with). As Grigson got more money he has made it a habit to upgrade the team each year in free agency, obviously Luck's next contract changes that strategy, but at that time the salary cap would have increased to help absorb some of the blow from Luck's massive contract and Indy well continue to sign free agents.
  5. Preach , I can only take this "fan board" in small doses during the off-season because consistently over-reacting is what the "fans" on this board do the most .
  6. Never thought I'd agree with a Pats fan on the Colts fan forum ...but your definitely right...In my colts fan delusional scenario for the playoffs. Indy beats Cin Ravens beat Pit Indy gets Denver and wins Ravens beat Pats Indy beats Ravens at home Indy wins the AFC championship And then it stops because Dal (run game), Seahawks (Lynch), or Packers (Rodgers) is waiting for us in the SB for a 80% chance loss But like I said Delusions ...Indy should beat Cin (becuz of Dalton) and then who knows, but Pit's Bell injury inspired my delusions becuz Ravens could beat Pit if Pit doesn't have Bell on the field (that man is a monster all-round rb). And Peyton is playing hurt or old (maybe the effects of the neck surgeries?), but whatever it is this Peyton looks beatable. Belichick scares me because of the two 42 pt dumps he laid on Indy and both times while not really letting Brady throw, but a lot of things have to play out for us to find out this yr. As far as NE I think Pit, Bal, and even Den would all have chances to beat NE although with a defense in NE now it would be hard to do...Rodgers barely did it and had to use his 3 and 4th targets to do it becuz the mad scientist is back
  7. Yeah, but Luck isn't playing like a work in progress although we know he still has quite a few things to clean up before we can confidently say he's number 1 overall, but if you look at the man's body of work 8 out of 9 games 300+ passing yards with 7 straight games (colts record) and 7 out of 9 games with at least 3 total td's it's hard to argue he isn't number 1 (obviously the turnovers stand out), but Luck's got more good than bad at this point.
  8. First off remove your pic under your post...I don't care if it's Manning or not that SB loss still stings...second the media almost crowns Manning, Brady, or Rodgers as MVP...because of his int's which is stupid imo Luck won't get the MVP he deserves but as long as he gets SB MVP ill be happy
  9. Ya, but the Panther's defense is horrible this yr and I don't see dalton being able to keep up with Luck...if cam put up over 30pts with one good wr and te in their home stadium Cincy's defense doesn't stand a chance (especially if Green is out again next week) against Indy.
  10. Don't feel to bad I thought the same thing until I saw the date of the post
  11. You just answered your own question and clearly pagano is not saying he's been asked several times by the media and refuses to answer the question so you might as well move on and get use to harrison at center.
  12. On a side note if Luck keeps playing lights out your gonna have to update that avatar photo to Andrew still love me some peyton (except when they play Indy) im just saying tho
  13. Naw that's just this forum you would think Indy was as bad as Oakland...even when peyton was here the team never played good enough nor were the dungy era coaches good enough (although ironically actually valid points)
  14. I remember Indy blocking the FG in the Seattle game last year to get the spark that turned the tide in that game...FG attempts aren't automatic "You play to win" teams that play not to lose typically end up losing games...So question if Bal blocks the FG and runs it back you would be crying about why they didn't trying to score ...some people know NOTHING about football you have clearly shown that, just relax and watch the games... on a side note I really hope you don't coach football at any level EVER
  15. It depends on the terms of the contract (which idk) but if Mathis has an injury guarantee in his contract (which is likely for an elite pass rusher) he still gets paid regardless of how the injury happened.
  16. Your assuming that Mathis (an elite pass rusher) didn't have an injury guarantee in his contract (which is highly unlikely) so no Indy didn't pay him out of the kindness of their hearts...fans forget that football is a business if teams could get away with not playing injuried players they do it/ have done it, which is why elite players negotiate injury and sometime skill guarantees (if skill level drops and the team cuts the player the player still gets paid) in their contracts...now without seeing the terms of Mathis contract (which I haven't) I can't say for sure whether or not his salary was injury or skill guaranteed but its a pretty safe bet it was.
  17. Players have injury guarantees in their contracts, Mathis will get his full $6 million salary this yr, only a suspension can trigger a loss of salary...injuries are a HUGE part of football so the contracts are always honored as they should be...idk if you remember bob sanders, but he always collected his paycheck regardless of how much time he spent in the trainers room ( a whole lot ...glass bob we called him amazing safety just couldn't stay healthy)
  18. Mathis will get his full $6 million salary for this yr (players don't lose their salary for injuries only suspensions trigger a loss of salary) Peyton was paid his full salary in 2011 as well, but Mathis will still be hungry
  19. Those suspensions were under the old drug testing policy (idk exactly why those were reduced becuz of confidentality policy), but Landry will serve his suspension under the new drug testing policy so it'll stand
  20. There's nothing wrong with having an opinion, but crying about firing a HC in his 3rd year with playoff berths both years (yes I know only 1 season counts becuz coach P was out most of his rookie yr) is crazy. Expecting Luck to already be great (in his 3rd year) does come across as crying (btw playing in the nfl isn't easy it takes time to become great ) it takes a few yrs for qb's to really figure out how to play the position and learn how to attack a defense. And same with OC, pep is not great I think ANYONE could say that, but just like players grow so do coordinators (he's only in his 2nd yr with this team) year 3 is when the heat really gets turned up on coordinators unless they bomb and their side of the ball falls apart, then it happens sooner. If Indy was below .500 the last two years you'd have point and I would agree with you, but when their 11-5 two yrs in a row after going 2-14 in 2011 (and replacing over 70% of the roster from 2011) I tend to cut the organization some slack . It takes time for a team of largely new faces ( to gel and learn how to play together especially when this is only the 2nd yr of the same offensive system and 3rd of the same defensive scheme. Just becuz Luck played in this system in college doesn't mean the rest of the players don't need time to get comfortable in the offense. Same goes for the defense. Oh and as far as Grigson goes, "he has executed 16 trades, signed 17 unrestricted free agents from other teams and selected 22 players in the NFL Draft. In his first season, Grigson completed more than 250 transactions to fortify the roster, and to date has made more than 500 transactions" so I don't think he sittin on the sidelines and not doing EVERYTHING possible to upgrade this roster.
  21. That's what the crybaby colts fans alway do on this forum...thats why I take LONG breaks from this forum too many impatient fans....Pagano is already suppose to be a SB champion, Luck is already suppose to be the best qb, and Grigson is suppose to talk teams into giving up an elite pass rusher without spending more than 1 draft pick in a trade...this forum is horrible you'd think we were raiders or browns fans...at least they have a reason to complain we're actually a pretty lucky franchise all things considered
  22. You just said it tho "Clady is one of the best" and we're not going to face an elite qb each week...we'll get back to the playoffs, but its a death blow to any chance of a Super Bowl (if Luck doesn't really raise his level of play this yr and get the offense avg 30 ppg), because against the elite qb's we were gonna need Mathis's production...I was at the game last night in Den the pass rush is actually decent and our run defense was looking stout (haven't checked the stats yet), but to get passed Den and Ne we needed Mathis
  23. Your right we'll have to disagree ...if you read what I wrote I said Indy would be worst without Luck, but still on the right path...to expect a Superbowl caliber team 3 years after going 2-14 you clearly made my point about impatient colts fans ...it's crazy to put a coach and GM going into JUST their 3 year on the hot seat when they inherited a 2-14 team rebuilding takes years not just 1 year . But lucky that's a moot point because of Andrew and we can expect to at least get closer to a Superbowl this year. Go COLTS
  24. Then explain the Patriots, Ravens (pre-Ray Lewis retirement), 49ers, and Packers all picked at the bottom of the first half over multiple years, yet still fielded overall good teams (yes I know the pats def has sucked for about 3 years). You can pick at the bottom and still field a good team, Chris Polian's impending promotion is what really cost a soon to retire Bill his job and the lack of overall depth on the Colts. The lack of depth falls squarely at Bill's feet the 2011 team was god-awful and only 2 years removed from going to the superbowl. Peyton's absence exposed a terrible team and Irsay choose to stop ignoring it, while fans weren't calling for Bill's job that is more a product of Peyton's play (after 2003 i think) Indy didn't lose more than 5 games in a year so on paper Indy was good. But on the field everyone saw the holes on this team even if they ignored them. And of course without the 2-14 season Polian would probably be completing his transition of power over to Chris and about to go into retirement after this year. But thankfully he didn't draft Dalton so we don't have to find out how terrible of a GM Chris polian would've been
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