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  1. 24 minutes ago, Hammer said:

    How many more of these 1/2 games do Irsay and Ballard need to see before they make 1 or both of them available?


    Great question but I’d honestly have to believe that a real discussion has to be had with CB after the season is over. He just has the pattern of being poor for anything more than 1 half. It’s literally Jekyll and Hyde all season. 

    2 minutes ago, AddaiStillTruckedYou said:

    Even though it wasn’t a perfect second half, it’s only so much a coach can do.  Pretty sure with the combination of a stale offense, Rock ya-sin handed touchdown, and all of the ghost pass interference calls had something to do with how bad the defense looked.  Defense even held strong for an 4th and out in their red zone.  Eberflus though played it safe, still does not deserve as much flack for this loss as you’re making it.

    Make all the excuses you want. Refs, poor lighting, Reich was distracted by butterflies etc... but neither FR nor Flus has proven they can coach full tilt for 4 full quarters, regardless of all the tape he can look back at and see his own faults. He is on the chopping block imho.  CB may think differently but I and many others feel he isn’t growing enough to keep plugging along with. 

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  2. 6 minutes ago, Bert Johns said:

    My opinion is good ridden. Bye. Players are the defence. Everyone seems to think this guy is great. Not. We need a d coordinator who takes a few risks once in a while. Our defence is stale. You can pass at will on this defence 

    Is this defense a product of Eberflus going limp or is it a directive of FR telling his coordinators to stand down on aggression and just play to use clock? Basically try not to lose the game by playing aggressive and giving up big plays, however, it tends to lead to big plays and either a loss or a nail biter. When CB figures out who is making these adjustment calls, then he can relieve the appropriate person. 

  3. 2 minutes ago, a06cc said:

    Frank took the blame in his presser

    Can we look back and count all the pressers in which crappy outcomes are blamed on him with a self admission? Perhaps he is just not a good coach and needs to be replaced with someone who can go 4 full quarters without severely overthinking every play call. I’d fully expect this from FR, it makes him feel better about it by stating the obvious fact. 

    if CB does an open, honest and fair assessment of this coaching staff after the season is done next week, he will see that FR is not the guy to keep leading this team. Halftime games coached well isn’t enough. Cant keep playing poorly or playing well only to see it played exactly the opposite on the other half part. Just awful awful coaching. Admitting it each game isn’t the answer to solving the problem. 

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  4. 2 minutes ago, Hammer said:

    No rush of any kind. Big Ben just playing catch.


    Why is this shocking to you or anyone who has watched this team? You should have known it was coming. They are one half wonders, all year long. You just never know which half it will be but definitely ain’t getting 4 quarters from this team on offense or defense. It’s pretty well documented in their play over time. FR isn’t the leader this team now needs. It’s time to move on from him like we did back with diddly-poo Mora. 

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  5. 12 minutes ago, pgt_rob said:

    Was a different offense during the 2nd half. Pathetic. 

    It’s been about every game, win or lose the games. This team is unable to make correct in game adjustments since FR arrived. It’s either a great opening or closing but when has this team done both? I think people have to come to terms with Frank Reich being just a middle of the road, really likable type of guy? If this team were to win a SB under his leadership, it would be a flipping miracle. That’s not a post game rant, I’ve been harping on him since last season when he continued to ride JB in spite of a garbage output of play. Too loyal, too stubborn, given more credit for fantastic play calling abilities. He just is Meh with a lovable personality. I’d hope they change direction with a new QB but not sure they have the stones to do it. Same approach with Pagano in that dang, he is so nice of a guy we have to hang on until the bitter end. 

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  6. 16 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

    I'm going to be the glass half full guy here.  AC was rested as usual this week then was limited on Friday after another practice injury on Thursday.  Last week he played on Sunday after being limited on Friday.  That was a big division game against the Texans.  After our coaches watched the films of the Steelers and how they are currently playing I think they made the decision to sit AC, knowing he would play if we let him, thinking they can beat the Steelers right now without him and Smith.  It would be best to have AC ready for the playoffs and they don't feel they need to risk him further in this game.  I am guessing Webb and Holden will start at the tackle spots and we should be able to run it effectively with those two big guys.  I don't see Nelson moving over at all unless one of them fails.  I am still thinking we can run to set up the pass and control the game.  The defense really needs play well though to allow that to happen.  If we fall behind by a large margin then we will have our work cut out for us.  But I think we run it big time in this game and win it.  Smash mouth.  We have the players to do it.  

    Cant disagree too much here. All we need is no penalties from these two new position players at tackle whoever it is and to give just enough interference to allow a gap for a RB or a split second for the quick 3 step drop pass. 

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  7. 2 hours ago, danlhart87 said:

    I have confidence in Colts D to keep it low scoring 

    Based on showing an increasingly poor output in yards given up as well as points and big plays over the past 4-6 weeks? I wished I could share in your enthusiasm for the middle of the pack (at best) defense. 

    2 hours ago, Chrisaaron1023 said:

    Gosh dang.. 

    you watch your filthy mouth sir lol

    46 minutes ago, coltfaninnewyork said:

    Devastating news ,but we will need the D to step up get us some short fields from turnovers .

    Anything is possible in an NFL game for certain. We need to see a score from the defense in pick 6 or fumble recovery for 6 and a few take aways. What can’t happen, this defense can’t allow long, time sucking drives against them for points. Flus has to be brilliant in this game plan specifically. He not only needs to come out of the gate with a solid game plan to limit points and long drives, he needs to make sure he has also adjusted appropriately to the second half as well. Having one half as shutdown and the other half as wide open is risking a loss for certain. 

    on the flip side, the offense has to figure out how to maximize running lanes, 3 step quick hits and most importantly, hitting in stride and getting YAC, lots of YAC. Depending on defensive alignments, maybe you can get a 5 step in but 7 step drops shouldn’t be tried unless you gashed and gassed their defense in the 4th Q and they’ve shown they can’t get pressure anymore. 

    this oline group configuration is an interesting dilemma. Does Q play LT and does Pinter get a look at RT? I’d rather have whichever new tackle is better at run blocking than pass pro right now for this game, anticipating we run heavy and throw quick, more predetermined throws based on QB look at defense alignments. Probably be a great game for a flea flicker attempt and another razzle dazzle play out of the RB’s with direct snaps etc... time to use multiple gadget plays imho. 

  8. I liked Pascal over his career so far, he is an overachiever. A physical guy and works harder than others. Stays healthy too iirc. The question is, what really is he? Is he a comparable #2/3 or is he a product of others making plays and the defenses forgetting about him? 

    1. TY

    2. Pittman

    3. Campbell

    4,5,6 pascal, Pittman, Dullin, Harris (btw, is Harris on the team still?)


    It will be nice to keep him but I’m. It sure he will ever be that #1/2 guy for the team so as long as his $$ reflects that, I’d be fine having him back for a 3-4 yr deal. 



  9. 2 minutes ago, DontEverGiveUp said:

    After watching the Steelers lately, it's gonna be very disappointing if Flus opens the first half with that soft zone bullcrap and let's Ben go wild.


    This is a put up or shut up game for the Colts defense.

    I agree. I’m definitely not one who is on this Flus is gonna get a head coach job because he is so awesome. He has shown to have many warts on his resumé. He needs to play a smart but aggressive game plan. Zone coverage seems to get them killed and driven on for long drives. Aggressive has potential for mistakes but either score quick or out. Just needs to get his guys disciplined to play aggressive. 

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  10. Just reading the post game and looking at the stat sheet. 

    it appears D Buck had an excellent game


    Our kicker can hit past 50+

    JT has a nice avg/run


    TY came back to earth and I suspect who he really has become


    Pittman with another penalty and a non factor in the game


    the Defense may be stout in the run but that pass defense is trash. Are any starters out?

    D Leonard made a game saving play. Needed the turnover at the end of each game played. That’s not playoff winning football. 

    did AC play today and if so, how did he look/move around? 

    I know someone said Watson really makes other teams look bad on 3rd downs too but he is still 4-10 and didn’t seem to put it on those teams. We’re the 10 losses on lucky last minute, game saving plays like we’ve had twice now? 

    anyone still have concerns that the defense coordinator going to be called up as a head coach after the season? Based on what we’ve witnessed over the tougher portion of the season, he hasn’t shown a top 10 defense any longer. Against the easier section we were apparently a top 3. That to me doesn’t get you a head coaching job. 


  11. 7 hours ago, Stephen said:

    What about rhodes

    Has Rhodes been a game changing CB this season? It seems he has been pretty good for sure but his impact isn’t felt like a PR or even a TB or a Buckner. These guys have changed their teams ability. It’s true that TB has a loaded FA team but he has still mostly produced and made into a potential SB contending team. 

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  12. On 12/15/2020 at 8:00 PM, EastStreet said:

    I'd love Reich to be more creative. I hope it's not just an occasional creativity just because Rivers is slow lol... 

    Not that I want a bunch of 3 back sets, but I would like to see a couple gimmicks a game, and some two back sets normalized. I think JT has proven his pass catching skill, and the combos with he and Hines are pretty tasty to think about.

    Yup. I said early on though that JT would be phased in slowly, and wouldn't reach 50% snap share till mid season. I thought that would accelerate when Mack went down. I'm glad his body got some rest though. He should be fresh for the playoff run. He was definitely a RB in college that would completely wear out teams, and I think he'd do the same in the NFL if given bell cow carries. 


    My preference would be to use JT on about 65% of snaps, Hines 50%, with a good 15% of two back (Hines or JT in the slot some). Let Wilkins get the clean up snaps.


    Yup. I want JT in when it's close, or JT and NH in when it's close. I don't mind Hines in the RZ when we're up a good amount or outside the 10, but prefer JT when it's close, or when it's short.

    Agree with all this. I didn’t mean to always have the 3 backs in at once but to see some odd combo packs on some occasions to keep that defense thinking wth are they going to try with This combo, that would be great. Give me some creativity that McVay and Payton has shown and Reid and Shannahan as well. Maybe we just haven’t pulled out the guns yet. Let’s hope they have them built. 

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  13. 40 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

    Henry is unreal for his size. It's more long speed though. But that's OK. Still plenty of speed given his size in the short stuff. He's a bit of a unicorn IMO. 


    I'm more than good with our 2 headed monster. I think as JT matures, people will realize how tough a runner he is too. He'll never be a pile mover like Henry, but that's OK. He'll be more dynamic. In college, he was hard hitting body blow guy that simply wore down Ds throughout the game. He hasn't been really given that chance with our rotation.

    Can you imagine the creative sets the offense could have used with Mack, JT and Hines on the field together? I seen that play with Hines and JT together for the score in the wildcat formation (I think) and that was creativity I hoped for that hasn’t really been seen here as much with Reich. 

    it’s possible that FR has used JT sparingly because he was such a workhorse in college. Give him a slower entrance in while also allowing him to play longer into the playoffs with less wear on his body. With 3 reg season games to go and the playoffs looming, it’s now time to have JT play the cowbell RB in this offense. Release the Kracken!! Just don’t take Hines out of the mix, he should definitely have time in the offense and I hope we see more of both at the same time as that creates some real decisions to be made by defenses of who gets the ball and how we going to cheat a step in deciding where they believe it’s going. 

    JT could really start being the guy to close out games down this stretch and it opens up more for Rivers if he gets to choose plays at the line. 

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  14. 7 minutes ago, Superman said:

    I'm not on board. I don't think going from LG to LT is as reliable a prospect as people like to make it seem, even for a great player like Nelson. I think Nelson is a much better run blocker than pass blocker. I think putting him in space against good edge rushers would expose one of his "weaknesses," and I think his ability to excel as a lineman would be diminished. It would also weaken us at LG (obviously). Our left side would probably go from a strength to a liability.


    I'm going to take a look at his reps at LT in the last game, but if I remember correctly, there were only a few, and they were all run plays. 


    I'd rather have a replacement level left tackle playing next to Nelson at guard than a replacement level guard playing next to Nelson at tackle.

    I’d think the team would have to have some degree of him on film outside 4-5 snaps to determine Q has what it takes to transition into a solid/spectacular LT. That takes a new skill set to take on those pass rushing ends with tons of speed and agility. If anyone on the team has the capability to transition over there, it would be big Q but I too have my doubts that he would be as successful at LT as he has at LG in his time. I’ll follow this thread for others analysis of Q and what they saw Sunday. 

  15. 5 hours ago, EastStreet said:

    Henry is like 6-3 and almost 240, and runs a 40 is the mid 4.5s.

    Taylor is 5-11ish and 225, and runs a 4.39.


    They are both very different backs. Henry is a bruiser. Taylor is well rounded runner/catcher with speed. They both run angry.


    If Taylor's health holds, he'll have more all purpose yards than Henry every year. He won't ever be the pile mover that Henry is though. 

    I found it interesting to hear that Henry was ranked # 2 in speed this week and JT and Hines were 3&4 respectively. That 2 fast horses on our team and JT isn’t little. That Henry dude is unreal with size to speed ratio though. Dang!! 

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  16. 1 minute ago, EastStreet said:

    We're getting consistent hurries and pressures (we're 5th in hurries), just not consistent sacks.


    That's a product of our scheme (2nd least blitzing team) IMO, not really players.


    In short, we're one of the most conservative Ds out there (low blitzing %, and soft zone).

     CAn you call them and get them to be more aggressive lol

  17. 50 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

    The good news is, we play some pretty bad rushing teams going forward. Bad news is, we play some good passing Os. 

    Guessing we'll end the season in the top 10 still, but definitely dropping of late. Pass D went from top 2 or 3, to very average.

    Rush D should end strong, and hopefully offset the drop in pass D.

    Points allowed per game is my biggest concern, and it means the bend but don't break is breaking too much.


    • Now outside the top 5 (6th) in total yards allowed (327.1)
    • Now 15th ranked passing D in yards allowed (227.8)
    • 5th in rushing yards allowed (99.2)
    • 12th in points allowed (23.1)


    Passing Os we will face

    Houston #5, 270.2 YPG

    Pitt #16, 246.5 YPG

    Jax #20 (really 13ish), 235.5 YPG,

    Note - Minshew 254.1 YPG looks to be back at helm now, and his AVG would be good enough for 13th-ish.


    Rushing Os we will face

    Houston #32

    Pitt #31

    Jax #23

    If this team wants to improve on its passing defense, they are going to HAVE to figure out a way to get consistent pressure and sacks on these teams. Houston with 3 sacks last week show that was definitely an anomaly and not

    the season norm. Turay sounds like he isn’t fixed and imho, he may never be from that ugly injury he had. Hopefully, his is more playing shape and needing reps but from post game comments, it sounds like he doesn’t have the burst that makes him special. Now he is just a guy and a smaller guy at that. We just seem to have a bunch of guys who hasn’t progressed as a pass rusher and are just guys with tremendous upside and physical traits that can’t reach their perceived potential. With Buckner, all of the potential pass rushers should be benefiting from him yet they are not. Is it the system, the play calls or the player? 

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  18. 1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Rivers had a Peyton day, it was perfect in my eyes. He was drawing the D offsides, changing plays at the line fooling the D, etc.. and no Turnovers. 

    So is this type of changing plays at the line something new for rivers so far this year? Has he been changing plays at the line all year and it just not work out as well as it should or is this seemingly a new action? 

  19. 2 hours ago, Valpo2004 said:


    I don't think you get a Vet QB like Rivers who has been in the NFL for 16 years and not give him the authority to change the play at the line.  

    True but again, has anyone asked that question to the coach? We can all assume that’s the case but when PM played, he was easily able to dissect the defense and put the team in the right play, pass or run at least. We have seemed to come to the line with a stacked box of iirc from the board reports and we still ran the ball. You can’t tell me that Rivers isn’t capable of detecting a stacked box and staying with the run? That tells me he isn’t given full authority to change plays at the line. Maybe they’ve changed that up from early in the season, I don’t know. 

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