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  1. I'd love to have him, but we wouldn't have a draft class at all if we get him...We'd have to sell 3 farms, 2 mansions, and probably a 100 foot long yacht
  2. Buckner not getting in is crazy...Hell, the game he missed should have earned him DPOY votes for how awful we looked As for Specs, I love the job he's done to take over for AV, and I think he has Pro Bowls in his future, but honestly I'd take Justin Tucker with 2 torn hamstrings and a broken foot over anybody that's ever kicked a ball. The goalposts could be 2 feet wide and it wouldn't change his career percentage too much.
  3. Honestly in a year where home field doesn't mean what it usually does, the 7 seed is good enough for me...anything more is just gravy
  4. I definitely would've taken the points in that situation, but overall I like Reich's 4th down aggressiveness...that said, I'd rather have some 12 year old playing Madden call the actual play. It's not just us, I'd love to see a league wide stat of how often running between the tackles works on 3rd and 1 or 4th and 1, especially out of shotgun...it can't be better than 20%
  5. I won't go as far as noodle arm, but let's face it...at no point in his career has Rivers had a top 10 rifle on his right shoulder...He's certainly our best chance to win, and he still fires it up the seam pretty good, but I'll admit I cringe and almost cover my eyes when he throws outside the numbers...Lofting the ball 40 yards down field on a quick stop and go, maybe, but a 12 yard out route scares the hell out of me
  6. I've only been a Colts fan since the early to mid 1990's, so maybe some of the older fans can help me, but it seems no matter the regime we have this weird spirit hanging over us forcing us to get off to a slow start every game, so I'm fine with Reich
  7. It's funny...reading through this whole thread, nobody brought up Winston until your message...I was about to post that he's who I wanted to thunderous ridicule...To me, he represents hope if he'd learn discipline with a new coaching staff...If not, we bottom out and look to the draft. I prefer both of those to a 8-8, 9-7 stopgap year
  8. For me, Reich earned a lifetime contract in his first year when he went for the win over the tie in overtime against the Texans, which failed and we lost...20 years of elite QB play watching us pooch punt on 4th and 1 from the opponent's 39, pulling starters once we had a bye and coming out flat in the playoffs, basically coaching scared got a little old to me...I know Doug Pederson's star isn't high right now, but he had the best quote I've ever heard about football..."Playing not to lose is a good way to go 8-8" I think we're an exceptionally well run franchise, which actually ki
  9. Well of course you would...Reich is part of a grand conspiracy to keep Chad Kelly down, and I think he's doing something with Area 51 too
  10. I can think of a lot of coaches worse than him...Let's see...Jim Mora, Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, Chuck Pagano...20 years of great QB play wasted by playing not to lose. Yes Dungy is a great guy and won a Super Bowl, but didn't you get a little sick of pooch punting from the opponent's 39 on 4th and an inch with Peyton freaking Manning on the team?
  11. I didn't want Love, so I'm glad we didn't trade up for him, but I have a feeling we either tried, or spread false rumors that we were going to try. The Packers leapfrogged the Seahawks and Ravens to take him, and he wasn't going there...And GM's seem to have a lot more information than we ever know about other team's targets. It's the same reason we traded up 3 spots for Taylor (though that one is more cut and dry because there was a decent chance Jax was gonna take him). And we were the only team anywhere near that range that made sense to fear. Again, whether it was true or not, I'd bet t
  12. JB is clearly not worth his contract, or more importantly cap number. I understand why Ballard did that deal, but it is the biggest black mark on his record...But people act like we get all that money available just by cutting him. That's not how the cap works, we get minimal cap relief if any by letting him go. I've said it before, if Rivers heaven forbid suffers a season ending injury or opts out, I don't want to roll the entire season with Brissett. But if he rolls an ankle midway through the season or tests positive for Covid and has to quarantine for a couple weeks, it's nice to have
  13. The season is a total crapshoot, both in terms of opt outs and who might face difficulties with covid down the road. Let's face it, baseball is the bellwether here since they're actually traveling as the NFL plans to do, and they couldn't make it through their first weekend without an outbreak and cancelled (sorry "postponed") games. I want to see a full season as much as anyone but the tea leaves aren't pointing that way... That said, if the season does come to conclusion, and we happen to be the lucky team that stays safe and healthy, and even win it all, there's no need to wor
  14. I don't know enough about Eason to love him or hate him, but dear God, I hope we cut the cord on Kelly, just for the health of the message board. The dude couldn't get a sniff over a hobbled Brissett and a horrible Brian Hoyer last year. I just fear that 10 years from now as he enters his 14th season, there will still be people on this board saying "Guys, I think this is the year that Chad breaks through and wins that backup role"
  15. It's kind of how you interpret the question...If you're talking about who's under the most pressure to maximize team success, it's easily Rivers and Buckner. Each was brought in to stabilize their own side of the ball, and the only ones with enough talent to make a significant difference in such a way... If the question is who's under the most pressure from an individual standpoint, I think Rivers and Buckner are fine...Buckner has his contract, and Rivers can't do anything for his legacy but win a Super Bowl and I just don't think we're quite at that level...I think we're a good
  16. Fine I'm a troll and i was bored...That's the only logical conclusion that can be had from reading the incendiary parts of my posts and not the parts where I talked about how great Nelson is and how I'm glad we have him, and that I was totally wrong for doubting the pick in the first place. Oh yeah, just got done taking Quenton for a walk
  17. I was waiting for the first overreaction, particularly to the 2nd coming of Christ part...like I said, I love him, I'm glad we have him, but just look to the best player in football thread for the "nanny nanny boo boo, everyone except me said it was wrong to take an OG 6th" posts. Me personally I'll admit it, not knowing we would get Leonard in the 2nd, I probably would have taken Roquan Smith, with Nelson as option B, and I would have been wrong. I just like to poke fun
  18. To be very clear about this, I love Nelson, I'm not gonna say I threw a parade over the pick, but I was fine with it, he's obviously been great, and I now have a dog named Quenton but... It's gonna be kind of fun to see all of those who think he's the second coming of Christ react to the comment about Cam Heyward whooping up on him
  19. Ok, let's not get crazy here...I know we're in the height of optimism season (Taylor and Mack will rush for 1500 yards each, Pittman will catch 15 TD's, etc) and I know we're all supposed to hate Luck for leaving when he did, but come on... Rivers will be fine, that's what he's always been, but his career stats are based on longevity and durability. I'm not saying that's not impressive, but at his best, he's about the level of average Andrew. No Andrew wasn't Peyton but how spoiled does a fanbase have to be to think they're going to walk out and trip over another Peyton freaking M
  20. The list hasn't really bothered me so far based on the criteria he brings up with every unveiling...the ability to push the ball down the field. Always talking about these QB's taking the 6 yard completion when there's a 30 yard option down the field...He even said Derek Carr would be a better QB if he was completing 66-67% instead of 72-73% if it meant he was taking some chances. I do agree with whoever said Brady and Brees may end up making this list look foolish if for no other reason because the offenses around them are so loaded So for this list, Rivers is about i
  21. I can't say I'm super insulted by the idea that we'll be worse...My guess is we'll be much better in TOP so our ranking might be better, but... I think we'll hold up pretty well against the run, have a decent pass rush, and in Eberflus I trust, but unless Rhodes shows up to camp in a time machine from 2016, there's no part of the secondary i feel good about. I'm not saying it'll be bad necessarily, but everyone has a lot to prove
  22. Oh sweet! Clowney wants to come here for $12 million on one year. That's great news! After all, we don't have to release anybody to make that happen given we have close to $25 million in cap room. Your best argument would be what we could save in rollover room next year
  23. Dear God, where to begin? I'm not going to bet against Rivers playing every game, but having a solid backup for a 38 year old statue isn't the worst idea The big one to me is thinking that releasing him means no cap hit whatsoever and everything he costs us currently goes straight to our cap room I have to add i'm curious who the playmaker in the worst free agent class in recent memory (outside of QB) was sitting on his couch saying "Damn i wanna play for the Colts this year if only they had more cap space" And the Patriots screwing us over? Othe
  24. I don't know, outside of those butthurt we don't have any prime time games, you have to search pretty far into excuses to complain about our schedule this year... We play the NFC North...Packers and Vikings at home, Bears and Lions on the road, doesn't get much better than that We play the AFC North...Ravens and Bengals at home, Steelers and Browns on the road...sure I'd trade the Bengals for one of those other teams but we can't have everything We play the other AFC 3rd place teams...home against Jets and at Raiders...i guess i'd flip flop them, but really
  25. I don't get why people get all upset over prime time games...They want ratings, which means story, drama, or at least a decent market and we have none of those...What's our biggest story? Philip Rivers? Did the Chargers dominate prime time during his tenure? I think we'll improve this year, but let's face it guys, we're a 7-9 team in a crappy market with no story to sell. I'm not trying to say I don't love the Colts but from a national perspective that's just how we're seen right now
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