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  1. threeflight

    Ballard's Draft Brilliance

    This is exactly how I feel. Third grade of a C or lower I have seen. From MSN. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS | C This might be the strangest class of them all. Quenton Nelson may be the best player in the whole draft, which made him a steal at No. 6 overall. After that, things got weird in a hurry. A small-school linebacker and another guard at the top of the second round, then a pair of trade-ups for edge defenders that went much earlier than expected. The highlights of Day 3 were explosive offensive weapons in Nyheim Hines and Deon Cain (what a steal in the sixth), but other than those two, it was projects galore. Daurice Fountain is intriguing, though. Overall, considering how many premium picks they had to work with, the Colts could have done so much more for a roster than needs so many impact players on both sides of the ball. Ballard keeps going for depth. Hello? You just had how many top picks? Why are you going for depth? We need STARTERS. With that many picks, to get a grade of anything but a B or higher is terrible. He talks a big game, but in reality he is very VERY conservative. Same goes with the FA signings.
  2. threeflight

    Ballard's Draft Brilliance

    Sorry meant USA Today.
  3. threeflight

    PFF Colts Draft Grades

    Both Sports Illustrated and USA Today gave the Colts a C-, saying they reached on most picks and did not get the quality they should have with so many picks. That was the lowest of any grade I saw. I can't argue.
  4. threeflight

    Ballard's Draft Brilliance

    It almost seems as if he is trying to tank. I know that to not be the case. But wow. I just cannot wrap my head around the fact how much he reached, when he didn't need to. He has so many picks this year and so many holes to fill that he could afford to go BPA every time. And to me, it felt like he was trying to prove....again...just how much smarter he is than everyone else with his choices. Old saying in horse racing, of which I trained for many years. You can't beat class and pedigree. 2 horses going the same speed every race, but one who is a $10 K claimer and the other an open horse? The open horse will win every time if matched together. And in this case, if felt like he was going for the unknown claimer instead of going for the known class. And I just don't get it.
  5. threeflight

    Ballard's Draft Brilliance

    USA Today gave the same grade. C- When you have this many picks and get so few sure fire starters? Indianapolis Colts: C- GM Chris Ballard picked up three second rounders from the Jets (two in this draft) to move down three spots. He still got the player, Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson, who might have been pick had Indy stayed put. Perfect choice. However, those Round 2 picks ... OLB Darius Leonard, G Braden Smith, pass rusher Kemoko Turay and DE Tyquan Lewis all felt like possible reaches for a roster that can't afford more misses.
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    Ballard's Draft Brilliance

    Sports Illustrated gave the Colts an overall grade of a c-. Lowest I saw of any team. Considering the amount of draft picks the team had? To me it is inexcusable to be getting a grade that low. And yes I know that it is subjective and in the eye of the beholder. But they are among many who think Ballard way over reached with many of his picks. And then to trade Anderson? On top of a middling draft last year and a 2 free agent classes of....I don't know....just guys? Ballard imo has been a disappointment so far. A big one.
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    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    Sports Illustrated gave the Colts an overall grade of a c-. Lowest I saw of any team. Considering the amount of draft picks the team had? To me it is inexcusable to be getting a grade that low. And yes I know that it is subjective and in the eye of the beholder. But they are among many who think Ballard way over reached with many of his picks. And then to trade Anderson? On top of a middling draft last year and a 2 free agent classes of....I don't know....just guys? Ballard imo has been disappointment so far. A big one.
  8. threeflight

    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    Trying to fit less talented players into a '"scheme" is a sure fire way to disaster. And 2-14 records.
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    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    See I find that just ridiculous. A fun stuffer is a run stuffer. Whether in a 3-4 or a 4-3. Compare teams that play those styles. The interior lineman are all basically the same The point is, even knowing that, Anderson lost weight and was going to do his best to fit into the new scheme. They didn't even give him a chance.
  10. threeflight

    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    I love the Colts. I am not a blind homer. So far Ballard talks a cocky game. I don't see anything to say he is a managing savant however. In fact if I had to rate his performance so far? D. At best.
  11. threeflight

    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    So 2 months ago, if someone told you to dump Hankins and Anderson for a 7th rounder? You would have been ok with that? I seriously doubt it. But because some on here feel the need to protect Ballard NO MATTER what, all of a sudden they are great moves. Righttttttt.
  12. threeflight

    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    Exactly. You can't teach talent. And we just got rid of arguably our 2 best DL. I really have a hard time understand coaches that are so hell bent on getting players to fit their "scheme", instead of using the best players to play good football. Just pure arrogance. Boggles my mind.
  13. threeflight

    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    You nailed it. So far I have seen 2 drafts and 2 FA signing periods from Ballard. There is literally not one thing he has done where I said, "wow, that was a great move". I don't know, maybe the trade of 3rd pick for all of the 2nd rounders? But even then, the players he got in the second round were all 3rd rounders to me. Maybe not the LB. Anderson just 2 years ago was listed by Irsay as one of the "untouchables". Now he is traded for a 7th rounder??? It just seems as if he really has no idea what he is doing...despite the apologists here on the board that believe he can do no wrong. Just some real head scratching moves.
  14. threeflight

    IND has traded back with OAK from 140

    The odds of any 5th, 6th, or 7th round pick playing any significant role, let alone even making the team, are pretty low. To get an extra pick when a proven first round player with health issues in Hurst is on the board? I don't get it. If he gets well? It's a huge steal. If he doesn't? Then he is just like most other picks taken where he was. Barely playing or cut. Once again, Ballard goes conservative and goes for depth instead of actual starters. How many sure fire starters can we say came from this draft? 2? Nelson and the LB? With THIS MANY selections in the early rounds. Sorry, but imo he has totally blown this draft.
  15. threeflight

    I have seen 1.5 Ballard Drafts..color me not impressed

    The odds of any 5th, 6th, or 7th round pick playing any significant role, let alone even making the team, are pretty low. To get an extra pick when a proven first round player with health issues in Hurst is on the board? I don't get it. If he gets well? It's a huge steal. If he doesn't? Then he is just like most other picks taken where he was. Barely playing or cut. Once again, Ballard goes conservative and goes for depth instead of actual starters. How many sure fire starters can we say came from this draft? 2? Nelson and the LB? With THIS MANY selections in the early rounds. Sorry, but imo he has totally blown this draft.