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  1. Coffeedrinker

    Ballard press conference

    Actually I think a performance deficiency is more harsh than a talent deficiency. Performance means they didn't do their job well. talent means they lack the attributes he is looking for. To make it simple, if you want a guy with 4.5 speed but the current guy is a 4.7 speed guy, he may perform to the best of his abilities but doesn't have the skill or talent the position requires. My criticisms of you are derived from reading you posts, nothing more.
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    Colts have fired OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo

    I'm glad @Surge89 quoted this post of yours. By far the best post in this thread and about this subject.
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    Colts want Adam Vinatieri back (Update) (Merge)

    Probably not but the Colts have carried two kickers in the past. For a couple of years the Colts had Vandy (FG), Smith (P) and Danny Knight, kick off specialist.
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    Colts have fired OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo

    Sorry, throwing BBZ, I don't know what was in my post to cause this type of response but I can only say, I did not intend anything in my post to be directed towards you. Just responding to your statement and saying I hope that is not what CB does. Sorry if it came off more harsh than that.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    I agree the play needs to be better and more consistent. But just like the "weapons" discussion is it better to get improvement from current players or by bringing in new players. I think Smith can improve enough and Glow is good enough that the oline will be vastly improved from this year. Just like on the weapons, I think if the Colts resign Inman, with Eborn, TY and the return of Doyle and one of Cain, Fountain or Moby Dick (They call me Ishmael) emerges then the improvement is already on the roster.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    That's the point though, Glenn was not a pro bowl LT until after Freeney was drafted. Prior to that he was a good LT that struggled against speed rushers. And I think more of the opposite, I don't know if he has the lower body strength to handle NFL DTs. I think it would be the same thing, he goes against smaller DTs he would handle them but when he faces powerful DTs they will push him back.
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    Colts have fired OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo

    My word, I sincerely hope not. The GM should not have an offensive or defensive system he believes in, should not have any preconceived ideas of standards, it should only come from talking with the coaches and determining the attributes they think are important and watching film and getting examples of what those top traits look like.
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    Colts have fired OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo

    Probably what happened was anytime Reich or Sirianni made a suggestion Degugle would say, "Well when I was with the Patriots we did...." I know I personally hate when people do that. I give a new hire three times, when they say it a fourth time I respond with, "Well I'm sure that company would be happy to have you back since you know the way THEY do things so well." That usually puts a stop to it.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    With Smith, he seems technically sound in the tackle position and I don't think his troubles with speed rushers is because of any physical limitations, I think it's just a matter of learning how to play speed. I use this example a lot, Tarik Glenn always struggled with speed rushers until the Colts drafted Freeney. And you could tell by about mid season that practicing against Freeney took Tarik from a good LT (which I got in numerous arguments on the old Indystar forum when I would call LT good not great tackle) to one of the top LTs in the league.... because he figured out how to handle speed rushers. And I think, if given the chance, Smith can learn how to handle speed rushers. And just to be clear, I'm not against improving the tackle position (or any position for that matter), it would just be further down on the priority list than things like, DL and safety positions.
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    Ballard press conference

    You are assuming he did it indirectly. There is a very good chance he had already had the conversation with the players that he thought needed to improve or not up to the new standard of play expected. Again this is only true if the comments blindsided the people. Personally when I have to give an update on a project and someone is behind or their quality is not where it needs to be, I talk to that person (those people) before I give the report. Again contrarian.
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    Ballard press conference

    They look bad in that it's never good to "waste" a draft pick but considering that no GM is going to hit on 100% of his picks, I like the fact that they cut there losses rather than letting pride get in the way and hanging on to a player because at one point you believed he could help the team.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    Again just based on some of things I've read the combination of his size (or lack there of) and his coaches saying that an additional 10-15 lbs would be too heavy for him. Combined with some guys like Wilkins rising and how many teams run a defense and are looking for a smaller/fast DT in the first round. I think there is a chance he may be there when the Colts draft. Of course I do reserve the right to change that as things happen with the college all start games/ workouts, etc.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    I have not watched him play, so this is just off some of the scouting reports and other things I've read, but there is a good chance Oliver will be there when the Colts are picking without trading up. After watching the NCAA Champ game, if Wilkins falls into the middle teens then that would be someone to move up for, IMO.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    I think the Colts need to get better on the oline. I don't think different personnel is necessarily needed in order to get better. No, if somehow Taylor falls to the Colts pick or Schwartz or Ryan Ramczyk become available then that is a different issue but I think the line will be improved next year with AC, Nelson, Kelly, Glow and Smith.
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    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    Maybe, I just don't see it that way, this past game was more an issue of Luck not having time and therefore the receivers not having time to fully get into their routes. But even when the receivers were open there were a lot of passes knocked down at the LOS and I think that was part of the gameplan, The Colts oline is good so rather than fighting to get to Luck they fought to get a yard or 2 deep and then got their hands up (on the interior) know that the outside rush of Ford and Houston would force Luck to get rid of the ball before he wanted to. I've used this example in other threads. But I will equate the WR position to the CB position last year. Many fans were convinced the Colts needed to draft/sign 2 or 3 CBs especially after letting their best CB, Melvin, walk as a FA. But the Colts stayed with what they had and got better play from those guys. I see the same thing happening with the WR position. Now, like I said earlier, I could be wrong (that is why I don't think opposing views are wrong just that I disagree), perhaps when CB and the staff evaluate the Colts roster they will look at Rogers, Fountain, ishmael and Cain and not see the capacity for the improvement needed and decide to go in a different direction. And I'm also not saying improvement is not a priority, I just don't think it is a top 4 priority.