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  1. Why am I not surprised that YOU of all people wants the one prospect that's being hyped up the most on social media (and it's mostly cause that one instagram picture). Listen if DK turns into a beast, I'll eat all the crow in the world. But a dude who can barely get open isn't someone I think will last in the NFL.
  2. No real easy stretches like last season when we had a really light weeks 6-10
  3. I feel like it's less of a ref thing and more of a rulebook thing. It's a problem in the NHL, the NFL and even the NBA. So many rules with not enough clarity that it becomes a judgement call. Perfect example: Pass interference and what is and isn't a catch. Solution: Dumb it down. Keep it simple. Call less stuff and have less rules for penalties. Have refs only call OBVIOUS stuff. Yes, I get that we have a lot of these rules for player safety and that's important, but, and as much as I hate to say this, it's football. Guys are gonna get hurt. There has to be a better way to help with player safety that doesn't involve Quenton Nelson getting fined for dishing out a clean block or Joe Haden getting called for PI fo playing defense,. It's becoming unwatchable in big games.
  4. NCF I want you know that you my boy and one of my favourite posters here but just so you know, lots of young people use 'Facts' as a slang term for when we agree with something
  5. Road schedule is BRUTAL. But the home schedule only has one 2018 playoff team on it. They can geniunely go 8-0. But lets see. I'd say: HOME: Wins: Houston, Jags, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Dolphins, Raiders Loss: Tennessee (Think they finally bag one) ROAD: Wins: Jags, Titans, Chargers, Steelers Losses: Texans, Chiefs, Saints, Bucs (I have a feeling this year that Bruce and Jamies is gonna work). So 11-5. Most years thats a 3rd seed. At least it should be a home playoff game. If they're lucky it could be a 2 seed.
  6. Saying he's about to get two rings this year huh?
  7. I mean if year one of the rebuild results in 10-6 and a playoff win, then I'm down Honestly, just in general with sports, I don't like it when teams throw in these arbitrary timelines for when the team would/could/should be good. It just adds pressure. Because lets say everyone buys into this '3 year rebuild' and by 2020, the fans, the media, the FO and all them expect to be SB or bust. Well that 2020 thing is gonna be set in stone no matter what happens to the roster from now till then. Everything can go wrong in the drafts and injuries can hit and FAs can bust and people will still expect the Colts to be SB contenders in 2020 since thats the timeline the team gave. Just in general the team should never stop building. Keep adding talent, being smart with your money, and have a culture that can grow its own, because the NFL is crazy and rosters change fast. I've said this before a bunch and I'll say it again. I'd rather the Colts compete in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and so on rather than just 2019. Lets do that by constantly drafting our own players, coaching them into solid NFL guys, and being smart with our money.
  8. I hope the Colts don't draft him just so we can avoid whatever the heck is going on in this thread right now
  9. Exactly. The speed, the quickness, the explosiveness, it's all there. Sure, he can bulk up and needs time to polish, but that's what your coaching is for. Draft the best players for tomorrow, not today.
  10. The Avengers theme literally makes everything sound epic
  11. Interesting that he has safety at 7 while there's been reports that the Colts really like the safety class.
  12. I like Inman a lot, and I appreciate what he brought to the team last season when we were being assaulted by injuries. But to be honest, I won't be too upset if he signs elsewhere.
  13. Andrew Luck has done more with less his whole career. We always wondered what it would be like if he had the defense and run game Russ had, or the weapons Big Ben had, or the coaching Brady and Brees have etc etc. This roster is far from elite, but the Colts have a solid run game, an elite Oline, great (and getting better) coaching, and a defense that plays better than you would think. The pressure will be on. But I have utmost confidence that he'll handle it.
  14. Wanted to do one before the combine but school caught up to me. To be honest, school is still killing me but I need an excuse away from Uni Just for the record, I like drafting players with high upside. Some of these guys (most of these guys), will need time. I'm not drafting players that will best help the 2019 Colts. I'm drafting players that help the 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Colts and so on. Side Note: Could probably swap the first two picks. Round 1, Pick 26: Dre'Mont Jones DT Ohio State It's important for this 4-3 style defense to have that distrupter in the interior. Jones can be that guy. Incredibly athletic, with loads of room to grow, if the team can develop him properly, he can be a building block for the defense. He is a bit raw, but that's what you have coaching for. His ability to push the pocket and force QBs to make quick decisions will help our playmakers like Leonard and Hooker do what they do best, make plays on the ball. Round 2, Pick 34: Brian Burns DE Florida State I'm doubling down on the Dline, once again, with a player who is an athletic freak, but needs lots of coaching. He's fast and had a great combine, plus he's got all the tools to become a stud pass rusher. I'd like to see him get a bit heavier, cause the bigger OTs will bully him. Round 2, Pick 59: Taylor Rapp S Washington Aggressive on the ball and the point of attack. He has the range to be a centre fielder, a la Hooker, but doesn't have Malik's ball skills. He can match up against TEs downfield though, which is a huge weakness for our defense. Good athlete who tackles well, he can form a great duo with Hooker on the split zones. Side note: I don't believe in having a safety solely for run support. The safeties job is to be your last line of defense and protect the second level. If a teams run defense is that bad, it's probably cause your front seven sucks Round 3, Pick 90: Tytus Howard OT Alabama State Got the size and athleticism to be an NFL tackle. From what I can gauge, he needs some technical refinement, especially with his hand placement. His ability to move around freely tells me that at his best, he could handle the top speed rushers in the NFL. He needs a year to sit and learn, and depending on how AC and Smith look next season, he could slot in to either T spot in 2020. Round 4, Pick 123: Josh Oliver TE San Jose State A mismatch due to his strong frame and big hands, giving him the ability to make contested catches. The Colts love their TEs and he can be used in a variety of looks even in year one, plus with Doyle and Ebrons contracts expiring, it's nice to have a player like Oliver to develop. Round 4, Comp Pick: Kendall Joseph LB Clemson Joseph was touted for having a great football IQ and instincts. He's got a nose for the ball, and is a capable tackler. Plays hard and tackles well. He's got physical limitations, but in the right role, he can shoot gaps and make plays. Round 5, Pick 154: Hunter WR Renfrow Clemson Ok Renfrow is weird because he's not big, he's not fast, he's not a highlight reel like Hollywood Brown or DK or N'Keal. But he gets open, and he catches the ball. That's the most important part of a wide reciever. He can play slot and with the right coaching, can perhaps become a Julian Edelman clone. I like Isabella a lot too, but he's all but gonna be gone by round 3. Renfrow is more than a nice consolation. Round 6, Pick 187: Montre Hartage CB Washington Good ball skills, excelled in zones. Not great in run support, which probably hurts his chances at playing nickel in our defense, but has some traits that could be developed. Round 7: Some dude that none of us have heard of probably I'll be honest I haven't done much for this years draft, and because of school, I don't plan to, but I wanted to do a mock and those are some guys I liked (which probably means they all gonna bust). Let me know what you think
  15. It might not be a position of priority, but if TJ Hockensen is the pick at 26, I will not complain. He's an amazing prospect. But I will say, I like the value of the mid to late tier TEs better than that of the Dline. So if it's close between a Dline prospect, and Hockensen (or anyone else for that matter), I would go with the Dline guy.
  16. I'm glad he did nothing all season only to make a bunch of huge catches against KC and then the clincher against the Rams Hey good for him. 3 time champ. He's a funny guy too. Woulda liked him more if he played for anyone but them but whatever. And I can also guarantee you that this won't slow down NE one bit, because at this point, nothing really does
  17. The Colts defense is greater than the sum of its parts. I feel like we've all heard that term used to describe them. It's true though. If you look at each position group on its own, not a single group can truly be called elite. The D-line still needs that dominating 3Tech to truly be special. We could use another Linebacker for depth (and even as an upgrade, depending on how you view Walker). The safeties need depth since our starters can't stay healthy. Our corners are good not great (as a group). So I agree that the Colts should not hesitate to go BPA when addressing the defense, but not because we don't have any holes, it's because we don't have any positions you could truly call a 'strength'. I think Matt Eberflus did an amazing job with the group last season, and if he does it again, he'll likely get scooped up for a HC gig in 2020. Offensively, I like where they are at, especially with our QB and play calling being what it is. Just got to tinker with a few things, like complimentary running backs, and making sure we find that true 2 behind TY (plus securing the future at LT). The Colts roster is solid. Andrew Luck and the coaching staff may get them to compete with the leagues elite, but in order for them to truly be a SB contender, we just need to keep adding the best talent we can. The rest will work itself out.
  18. I knew before clicking on this that it would be the Kellerman one It's not Luck's fault that he came into this league as the successor to Peyton Manning, to go along with being a generational talent at QB, and that all the media expected him to be the second coming of football jesus. They lost a playoff game. To a really, really good team. On the road. I find it so stupid that the barometer to how good a player is, is how his TEAM does in the playoffs. BTW, in all four of Andrew Luck's playoff eliminations, they were on the road to a team that was straight up better. 2012 at Baltimore. 2013 at New England, 2014 at New England, 2018 at KC. He was the heavy underdog in all of those games.
  19. You know the signs of a solid organization is one that can keep things quiet and go about their business without many leaks. Houston is gonna be great for the Colts. Plus, Turay, Lewis, and any other edge rusher they decide to draft will learn a lot playing behind him.
  20. I like how the other guy looks at him, then looks back to see if anyone else saw
  21. Lets not act like Basketball is suddenly European Soccer where in a 20 team league only like 4-6 teams are any good. The Warriors are dominant. They were straight trash 10 years ago. They developed a culture and a system that's far and away better than any other NBA team has, maybe ever. Yes, KD signing there suddenly made them a dynasty, but they still had a championship before hand. And while it's true that going over the luxury tax helped them secure KD, it's not like he couldn't get mad money from a New York or LA at the time. And what about Cousins? Literally signed for 5 million because the culture is perfect for him to succeed in. The Knicks, Heat, Lakers all have mad money. How are they doing right now? Poorly run, bad cultures, stars don't wanna play there, they don't develop talent = bad (well maybe not Miami, but it's true for the other two). The Spurs are the third biggest market in their state. San Antonio isn't some juggernaut market. Yet they have an amazing coach and develop young players nobody has heard of into gems. They built their culture. Money is a huge advantage in the NBA. But stars doesn't equal titles. You need the right coach, culture, system, organization, everything. Just ask the Timberwolves.
  22. Heck the colts got veterans Mike Adams and Dwight Lowery and they came in and did fine for a few years
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