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  1. That is a break for us. Takes away one of their big weapons. We are likely going to be without AC, Roberto is out with surgery so we need a punter and a place holder for XP and FG attempts. Have to be concerned about Willis, Walker, and Wilkens all of whom got banged up yesterday. Need a healthy Rogers for KR and extra depth in secondary. Team needs better discipline and avoid costly penalties
  2. Penalty situation is a constant concern. Holding calls against Packers nearly cost us the game. Rock's propensity for flags and giving up big plays is a major issue. Guys getting unsporrtsmanship penalties is unconscionable.
  3. Agree that loss of Buckner was telling yesterday. Defense was awful without his presence. Facing Henry is about the last thing you want when you are missing your top defensive lineman and one of the top players in the game. It is unfortunate how vulnerable our defense was without Buckner. Not having Autry also took away some of our ability to put pressure on QB. I tend not to agree with comments on our receivers. When you are down 28-14 at end of 1st half defense is going to play more zone so you are not going to get a lot of vertical yards. Also defense knows that we are not g
  4. If we pull this out it will be a miracle of miracles. We have not stopped them at all and our defensive miscues and penalties are killers. Might be a good game to let Jacoby get some snaps and not risk having Rivers get killed. Titans are going to tee off on what is now a weak line without Kelly and Castanzo.
  5. Not having Buckner really changes things on D-line. Usually defense tightens up in 2nd half but we are down too many guys today. I have refrained on getting on the get rid of Rock band wagon but it seems as though every game he gets caught with holding penalties and pass interference calls. Always seems to be in a crucial situation too.
  6. I was not optimistic about today's game given missing players. Defense is awful. Rock makes bad plays every game. Losing Castonzo hurts. Hopefully we can put today behind us - get healthy and rebound next week.
  7. Offensive line and Pascal/Pittman holding calls almost cost us the game. We need to tighten that up. Great game by Taylor.
  8. I am fine with Taylor. He needs to play to show what he can do. the fumble yesterday was unfortunate as it was 1 of 2 plays that coast us the game. However, give the defense credit for stripping ball away. I am happy that Wilkins is getting some reps. I always thought he could be a gamer and he has shown an ability to get some tough yards.
  9. It is a bummer to lose Campbell. If he can stay healthy he will be a solid receiver. With that said I think we have some talent at WR. Pittman is going to be very good. I saw Ravens game yesterday and he played well. Pascal continues to improve and is becoming a reliable receiver. Johnson has looked good when we get him the ball and he is worth keeping. De Michael Harris is a steal. He adds an extra dimension to the offense and we should use him more in the offensive game plan. I think Patman and Fountain are worth a longer look. Would like to see them get some reps. TY is on downside of his c
  10. Taylor fumble was tough. Good strip by Ravens. The 2 plays that killed me were the pick that Rivers threw right after we stripped ball from Raven RB. That was a questionable call by Refs but it was just an awful throw by Rivers. The 2nd terrible play was the 4th and 1 call by Colts. Rivers tried to throw and nearly got sacked on a terrible play. My sense of Rivers is that he is past his prime. I did not realize how terrible his arm strength is. I thought Michaels, Pittman, Pascal and AMC played well. Colts pretty much sat Taylor after fumble.
  11. Rivers has had a great career. He is still a good QB but not a great QB. This is an offense that is still in transition with injuries to Mack, Campbelll and Pittman. TY does not have enough help at the other wide outs to get the separation we need to have him make big plays and I suspect that his skill set while still good is not what it was. The TE situation is average at best. We have not really had a dominant running game but I believe it willl gel as Taylor gets more reps and if we develop a better passing game. The team's play in the red zone has been inconsistent. We need to convert i
  12. Tough losing Mack, Campbell and Pittman on offense. Taylor is only going to get better so we can survive losing Mack. TY is not the dominant receiver any longer. It remains to be seen if Campbell comes back this year. Hopefully Pittman is back after bye week and can blossom into a solid wide out. We are thin on OT depth and TE slot is adequate at best. MAC has upside but is not a proven commodity. I am generally happy with defense. Blackmon was an excellent pick. I love getting solid performance from our special team play. Future is bright. I think we need one more solid draft a
  13. Offense continues to struggle in red zone. We need to convert the short field into touch downs and not just field goals. Offense is still not clicking. It is tough not having Mack, Pittman and Campbell. Offensive line is not as dominant as we thought and we have lack of depth at Tackle slot. Rivers is a capable QB but is not an elite QB at this stage of his career. I am hopeful that we will get more of a tempo on offense that can consistently move the ball score TDs in red zone and avoid costly picks. Defense is sound - although we seem to be soft in zone coverage. when
  14. Offense has to score touchdowns. We keep coming up short in red zone. It is also tough to have offense give up 9 points today. Defense was poor in 1st half. Played well in 2nd half except on 3rd and 9 when we needed to stop Browns in last 2:30 minutes.
  15. Don't forget Raymond Chester, Roger Carr, Willie Richardson, Roy Jefferson and of course Raymond Berry . Colts had great clutch receivers in Jimmy Orr and Ray Perkins.
  16. I see the makings of a ball control offense. A solid runnings game will make our passing offense go. Mack, Taylor, Wilkins and Hines. I like it
  17. He has very good physical tools. When you stop and think about he really has not played a lot of college ball. I think he is in the right system with Reich and Rivers to help school him. He also has the benefit of a good offensive line and talent at wide receiver and running back. This team will be more of a ball control offense vs. what we had with Peyton and Luck. I think this was a good pick. HE has a lot of upside and could emerge as a top flight QB. at worse he is a 4th round pick who may be an average QB. I think the upside far outweighs the downside particularly when he falls to us in
  18. My view is that Colts will only hold onto Brissett if they do not get a QB in draft. If they get a QB that they want to groom as a back up then they may flip JB for a draft pick.
  19. CB and Safety are big needs. Was surprised by cut. I presume Colts see upgrades in FA class and may opt to sign a CB who they believe is an upgrade. We are really thin at Safety position. I am also surprised that Colts are stating that they would hold on to JB. I would guess we would trade him for a pick and look at QB in draft to groom in either 2nd or 3rd round. Primary needs are: CB/S; WR, TE, QB Secondary needs: OL, DL, LB,RB
  20. Colts need OL depth. We are very thin after our starting 5. I see us adding depth in draft. Would be nice if we can add some quality via FA - not sure how much quality is available.
  21. JB back to Pats is not a bad thought. I would trade him back for a draft pick. Doubt he would fetch more than a #3. I would like to stockpile another extra pick to fill other needs
  22. He went to Stanford and he is a cerebral kind of guy. However, I think the issue with Andrew is not playing elsewhere. It is a question if he really wants to play. As of now I think he is comfortable as a non-player. Perhaps, he gets the bug to play and dons the helmet in Indy or we trade him elsewhere. We win in either scenario. If he unretires and plays for the Colts he makes us a contender. If we trade him we stockpile some picks and that should make us better as well. For now my money says he stays retired.
  23. Hard to dismiss his first 7 starts last year when he played well. his performance fell off on his last 9 games. I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that he had very little support from the receiving corps in the last 9 games due to injuries. With that said, I am not ready to declare that JB is our future. I do think he holds the starter role but I also think we draft a QB either in round 1 or 2 and groom that pick to be our future starter. I am not sold on us signing Rivers or another veteran QB to be replacement for JB.
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