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  1. Coffeedrinker

    BPA Advocates

    A good GM does not draft for need. That is a sure fire way to NEVER build a team. But need does factor into it. The GM gets with the coaches and finds the attributes that are important for each player and they weight those attributes. The GM goes with the scouts and teaches them how to grade players, they watch film and determine, for example, these are the things to look for when grading an olineman's footwork. GM and coaches also sit down and evaluate the current team and they discover what areas they need to improve in, then they evaluate the current roster and project which players will improve, which ones likely won't improve, etc. to develop the position weight or factor Scouts grade the players and turn the grades over to the senior scouts/GM They assign the attribute weight to the scouts grades. They then multiply that number by the position weight factor. Then they use that final number to set the board. The reason to do it this way is obvious, no team wants to miss out on a multiple year impact player because that was not a position of need THAT year. If teams drafting only for need for that year, then the Colts would not have drafted players like Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Robert Mathis, Bethea, Garcon... the list goes on. On the flip side if a team does not factor in positional weight then they run a good chance of never really improving on the teams weaknesses.
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    No QB in Round One?

    Doesn't that mean there is a high probability that the OPs scenario would happen?
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    Stanley Morgan Jr. - WR - Draft gem

    Since I can't like this twice, I thought I'd quote it. Best post in a long, long time on this forum.
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    Stanley Morgan Jr. - WR - Draft gem

    I understand because of time doing this, but that doesn't give you a very good idea of what the player is really like does it? I mean, it's a highlight clip so, by its name, is only going to be the players best plays. Hopefully, someone always looks good on their highlight clips... if not then they need to get a new editor.
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    Projected WRs

    The WR class will be -Hilton -Cain -Funchess -Rogers/Pascal depending on the matchup -rookie If the Colts sign Inman then he will push Rogers/Pascal down. Personally I think Inman is better than Funchess but like others have mentioned, they did not pay him 10 mil to be the 4th WR.
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    Ballard's Team Building Vision

    There would be ears everywhere.
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    Isaiah Crowell?

    Yes, that's him and my assessment of him not being a good running back have nothing to do with his fumbles. Actually, I think his fumbles were two of his best runs, until the end because he ran tough on those plays. But most of the time he goes down from first contact too often for what I like to see in a RB. He's not all bad, he has good quickness and good speed and when the line opens a hole he will take advantage of it. But RBs that can do that are a dime a dozen, so I put him in that category of just another guy.
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    Justin Houston

    I don't even really know answer this. No defensive player does the same thing every down. Houston was just as adept at setting the edge as he was rushing the passer. He can play DE in a 4-3 Go read about what Ballard told Mitchell when he signed him. He told him he wasn't just bringing him in the play football but he also wanted him to mentor the younger secondary guys. And he did, the story about Wilson's improvement also mentions that. 1.) No, you didn't just ask... you went on a spiel about how Ballard knows the Colts best, etc, etc. The reason is that he won't be expensive and the Colts need a stop gap as the players drafted last year and (I assume) this year learn the NFL game. Someone who can come in and provides effective snaps while in the game and can mentor while not in the game.
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    Isaiah Crowell?

    I am of the camp that the Colts need to add a RB. I just don't think Crowell offers anything different than Wilkins and perhaps even less because I think Wilkins will improve. Even if that incident never happened I would not want Crowell but with that incident, I may go so far as to quit being a Colts fan if he were signed.
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    Isaiah Crowell?

    The Colts have 1 really good back, 1 pretty good back and Wilkins.
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    Isaiah Crowell?

    Just because a player is released does not make him a cast-off, that is true. But in this case it does. he has had a few monster games, but most of his games he gets minimal carries, minimal ypc and minimal yards. Additionally, I personally, do not want the Colts to sign a player that posted a depiction of a police officer getting his throat slashed by a masked assailant on his instagram account.
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    CB Situation

    I agree with you on Desir being overrated by many on the board. But Steven Nelson? The guy who bought stock in a butter company because he was toasted so often? The guy opposing teams picked on because they knew if they threw his way it would be a completed pass or a pass interference penalty? That Nelson? I may have to re-evaluate all of your player evaluations now. (I'm just kidding on the last line there)
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    Isaiah Crowell?

    The Colts are not so bad that they need to look at and/or sign every cast off from every other team.
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    Justin Houston

    That's not what I meant. During the season there were talks of Houston being released after the season. I don't know the counts, I'm sure someone can look it up but from the times I watched the Chiefs, Houston started with his hand in the dirt on the majority of snaps. And Mike Phair is the defensive line coach that really has nothing to do with anything. No doubt Ballard knows the Colts better than we do, that hasn't stopped you from speculating who the Colts will or won't sign/draft. It's not going to stop me from speculating or commenting on players.
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    Justin Houston

    There were talks of releasing Houston during the season, so they did not release him because of the transition to 4-3. They released him because he would have cost over $17 million against the cap and he is aging and been injured off and on the last few years. I mentioned in another thread about Houston, he would be a good role player for a couple of years, provide some pass rush ability as well as being stout against the run. The only real question is, does he like to mentor younger players? If he does he would be a good fit, if he doesn't he won't be.