ClaytonColt

Member
  • Content count

    425
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

255 Starter

Uncategorized

  • Gender
    Male

Recent Profile Visitors

3,365 profile views
  1. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    It's not even argumentative. It's just a poor example. I'm sure there's other teams that could have been used who had drafted more than 2 offensive linemen in the first round since the turn of the millennium. And I do understand it's about team needs. I just don't really understand why out need seems to be greater than anybody else's. That's an old point though and there seems little value going over it again.
  2. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Probably not the best example since it goes back to the millennium! Are you saying that drafting an offensive lineman in the first two rounds once every 4/5 years is the sort of commitment you want to see?
  3. ClaytonColt

    Darius Leonard & Skai Moore

    Get him to lose 10 lbs rather than put it on and he can probably be our #1 CB
  4. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Yep. Like I said good character guys and athletes. I'm fine with that and it's very positive. It doesn't contradict the point I was making though does it? Both sit alongside each other very comfortably. If we're not measuring the team by wins and losses then I guess that's why we're on different pages. They're simply the only meaningful measuring stick to me. If we don't care about winning then I suppose we can pretty much just draft anybody.
  5. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Yes I did. They all have athleticism and (in the most part) character in common. Why do you ask?
  6. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    All fine with me. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating though I suppose. To some extent I'm not that fussed about increasing the yards per carry or sack numbers in isolation though (although I agree they help) I'm just solely concerned with wins and losses and team success. If we get more wins than we did the last time Luck played a full season then I'll be happy. If we suffer less sacks but still lose 9 games then I won't really have seen a benefit.
  7. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Fair enough. I can accept their are other points of view. You are incorrect that it was insinuated at all though as my point is not, and has never been, about individual GMs but simply about the make up of the roster as a whole. I'm also pleased that Luck can play without getting killed but simply point out that there are other ways to do this and reference how other teams achieve the same outcome (i.e. protecting the QB) without focusing such resources on the O-Line. If I was criticizing I would be saying that this method doomed us to failure, we're going to have a losing season, etc, etc however I have said none of this. I'm simply interested to see whether our focus on the O-Line produces better overall results than a team who use low round picks to partially fill their line and compliment their more talented linemen and are therefore free to build the other areas of the team with high end talent. Just an observation and as I said before then we'll definitely see how it plays out.
  8. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Easy with the insults big fella! Evaluating the roster and building around the good pieces is exactly the what I mean by building on the platform the other GM left. It's why I'm not discounting the fact that Ballard has been left players like Kelly and Castanzo on the line (and Mewhort if fit). I've paid plenty of attention to Ballards approach but that doesn't mean I have to just nod my head to every decision without ever questioning anything.
  9. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Why? Should we just wipe the slate clean and forget what platform we're building on just because there's a new guy in the GMs office? That's a particularly easy way to set yourself backwards rather than adding to what you already have. The squad is a whole not just "Ballard guys" and "Grigson guys" It is an observation rather than a complaint. I'm hardly stomping my feet about it but just intrigued that we seem to be going down a path in terms of resource allocation that I've never seen work before.
  10. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    It's not particularly a complaint. Purely an observation and a different opinion. It's not particularly stupid. I just wasn't talking about an individual person, it was simply about the way the squad is structured and balanced as a whole. They could have a different GM every year and the observation about the construction would be the same.
  11. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    Can you show me where I mentioned them please as I wasn't particularly focused on either one of them?
  12. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    I think you're mistaken. I haven't mentioned Ballard or Grigson at all.
  13. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    In the last 2 years you're correct. In the years before that how were we built in term of a split between offense and defense with premier picks?
  14. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    I'd certainly have applied the same logic about positional value if we'd drafted a running back!
  15. ClaytonColt

    Guards drafted

    I don't know if I'm wrong as such, it's very much in the region of "we'll see" at the moment in terms of how it affects us. Across the league you could definitely surmise that certain positions have more impact on the results than others. The use of drafts picks and how the salaries are distributed would probably give a pointer to which ones these are.