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  1. I will agree here as well. I’d love to get the 3rd rd pick but I think realistically, he is at Best a 4th round return type player. Now, if NE stuck their nose in, perhaps the offers get pushed up a tad but the league knows what limits JB has shown and they are concerning. Dallas may not even need a back up for more than a couple games and can JB adapt to that scheme fast enough to be worth losing a mid draft pick? I wouldn’t think so.
  2. but he is on another team, didn’t get developed here. Anderson and Jerry Hughes would be other examples of guys who developed away from us. yeah I get it, I’m very stubborn once irritated and just what the league did at the beginning of the season has really frustrated me. They went with the wind of what voice screamed loudest and alienated many of the supporters who actually spent money on the games. Won’t be me anymore for along time most likely. Heck, Sears ticked me off once, never went back. That was 18 years ago lol. just reading, it sounds like a lot of those pressures
  3. I agree, his hit rate on production guys has been pretty good but we’ve still not had that stand out in the pass rusher yet and he has made several of those picks. Turay is a great potential but can’t stay on the field which = no return to date. Banogu hasn’t done anything to make me feel good. Another pick a few years ago never even made the squad (Basham) and Geri Green just for good measure. But he has hit in other areas very nicely, can’t hit 100% and above 50% is pretty solid. Now he has to absolutely hit 100% on a LT and/or CB soon. as for watching again, I’m a negative at this
  4. I don’t disagree that having some of these 1 yr deals are part of the game and can be used to bridge to the next draft or to have some vet presence but at some point, you also have to have confidence in your draft picks, coaches to develop them and putting your cap space in your core players. Again, I haven’t watched a sporting event this year b/c of the early politics pushed into them so I’m only going from the boards and stat lines mostly. so who or what we need at top 5 spots is hard for me to say but based on many remarks, my top need is a pass rusher. We need to find that Freeney
  5. Ertz is maybe one but for all the big ticket guys upcoming, is an aging TE really what we need to invest in? 8+ million at age 30 and it’s for 1 more year and FA in 2022. I don’t know about you but I’m kinda tired of working on the 1 year deal guys. I’d like to keep building up MAC and either Doyle or his clone Hentges maybe. Idk what the plan is for Burton but I’m not spending 3-4 mil on him either. Can’t stay on the field his whole career so far. imho, until we can solidify the longer term QB spot, whether that’s Eason or a new draft pick, I really feel we need to focus on the defe
  6. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/indianapolis-colts/zach-pascal-22405/market-value/ i can’t believe Pascal’s perceived contract value is being shown at 8.4 million avg and 4yrs. That is a lot of money for a guy who really hasn’t put together an entire season or even really half of a season with numbers that make you feel he has more to his ceiling. He at times has made some plays and looked like is he breaking out and then he levels back out. He is a usable 4/5th receiver imho but nowhere near 8 million $/yr. wow!
  7. I don’t doubt that Reich is a good coach but from what the OP has stated in his post, it has enough validity to ask and address here without being taken as a Reich “hater”. The problem I see in the types of head coaches we’ve hired is the accountability aspect. We don’t get the feeling our HC is holding his coordinators as accountable for doing their jobs as they need to. We had the making of a nasty oline 2 years ago and then fired the line coach, for what? That’s just an example, nobody knows why he got the boot and his players were successful too so... Now we have a defense that c
  8. So to be fair here, who would you replace this young raw talent with on the roster? If you had to cut one WR to put him in the game, who would it be? my opinion is this kid has excellent tools to work with. He hasn’t been able to do all those together yet and has a season to work on them on the side yet also feel game day and game planning preparations to grow him. The team, IMHO, has taken the approach of we have an excellent group of players but they need a bit of time to invest in more relaxed grooming without the stress of felling they have to be the type of expected leader they
  9. Was his release considered slow and a flaw of his? I don’t recall. I recall progressions and reading D as well as pressure up the middle as an issue but I can’t recall all of the cons of his development needs.
  10. I can see the team saying look, stay in shape and be ready in case our new kid gets hurt and we can bring you back for a game or two. Get that record as a Colt but realize it’s seen as a short term job. Now if the K sucks or gets injured and on IR, perhaps we look to see if last years kicker is still available on the PS up north. sucks for Vinny for sure. It’s like running a marathon at world record pace only to break an ankle with a 1/4 mile to reach the end and not being able to finish.
  11. Won’t matter if they are 5’6” or 6’6” if we don’t develop our QB. PR will have this season and we will see if he captures any youth in a bottle to capture his prior years success. Then, if he does an adequate job, meaning, he has to do 100% better than what JB gave this team last season, he could be an option for 1 more season but I can’t see that extending past 2 years at as high of a level as needed. I could see PR being that Hasselbeck role we seen with Luck early in his career as a mentor and sideline pair of eyes as they move ahead with his development. If Eason doesn’t develop, not only
  12. I’m sure 3/4 of the league teams will do their due diligence on understanding the issue. It’s the immoral 1/4 that’s left over who sees talent and production over anything else. Browns, pats, Raiders, Dallas, Baltimore and cincy to name a few. Coming from the league down, it provides clear direction to keep shady people out while allowing better humans to play the game and cast no shadow over the team/league. Just my opinion, matters very little.
  13. I was hopeful to see Hentges back. I thought he did very well in his chances last year in preseason. Maybe he didn’t want to come here?
  14. What’s the desire to have Rutledge on the PS? I don’t know anything about this name.
  15. Did Hentges get cut? I was sad we had to let him go last year. I liked him. I’d be very happy to get him back. Wonder if they re-look at Hairston at cb as well.
  16. If he is cut and clears waivers, I’m pretty sure anyone could sign him to their PS. He gets to choose at that point whether Indy offered him a PS spot if he cleared, if he felt Indy was his best opportunity to succeed long term and money offered if it’s another teams PS offer vs ours. Indy has been very generous with the PS offers for guys they really want to remain ie:Kelly.
  17. Oh I get that they both started, I’m just stating that they both could have possibly benefited earlier by watching a pro vet perform the routine tasks that they likely didn’t get to see in college ranks, regardless of how great they were. Manning was pretty savvy coming in already, likely benefiting from have a dad who was a pro qb as well as a football family. While Luck had similar set up with his dad also being a QB in the pro’s, he didn’t play with the same outward drive that Manning did (good or bad idk). Luck played the game as we fans would like to see the game played, with fun
  18. Some people learn well by watching and taking advice from others, some do better by playing, making errors and quickly learning from those things. Your OC and QB coaches should be able to mentor anyone for specific tasks but everyone learns skills differently. In Eason’s case, he needs reps for one since he didn’t get to start his college years all the way through. I’d almost say that everyone, including Manning, Luck, Farve, Montana, Brady etc... would do better long term by sitting and watching how games are managed and circumstances evolve during games. The elites may all get to w
  19. Well, those other teams listed didn’t have JB chucking the ball 3 yards downfield either. I think many can agree, a slightly better output from our QB spot last season would have netted this team 3-5 more wins. JB was just that bad for this team and having TY hobbled didn’t help anything from a team that was devoid of talent. Assuming Rivers can play anywhere near his capabilities of his past, he would have secured Indy a playoff team last season under the same circumstances I believe.
  20. While some of these pieces will no doubt be in their prime, we will have to hit on a new left tackle soon to replace AC. He isn’t getting younger and his prime is ending but his end of prime seems good enough. No guarantees you transition into a new guy that does just as well or better. JE will hopefully maximize his time behind PR this season and a hopeful regular season progression Next year as well.
  21. I have to wonder what this team will see from Dullin. He is also an intriguing guy with speed and enough size. All of the guys we have really have that intriguing factor, someone just has to show the end result and it becomes spectacular.
  22. A legit question to ask is how did this team always fall behind? They did have a fantastic defense I believe. Also, that team had a superior established backfield compared to our “on paper” backfield potential. Our line was superior though and wr’s Meh, I’m not sure if the actual isn’t a washout or not. Time is going to tell though what Rivers has left if they let football get played. I still can’t see FB getting really started at the season opener.
  23. And when you get that solved on all sides, well, it’s just not realistic to think you can fix that across the board. Bad people are just bad people. Much like the gun debate, guns kill not people or vise versa, people are racist because they are simply terrible people inside, you can’t fix bad people imho.
  24. I miss the days where sports were just about playing a game, watching an actor was about movies and where news reported the news not tried to simply steer the narrative. None of this is present today. It’s maddening!! It was always about white America. Period! Once backlash hit early, they wrapped it into a “its not disrespecting the flag and vets, it’s about evil police. nonsense! As for the revenue, I hope these bad evil white Americans stop attending, watching or buying the merchandise. We shall see if the little misbehaved children are stepping in and replacing these nfl pocketboo
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