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  1. Like most have mentioned , it starts with the QB. Andrew with his talent hid many deficiencies and literally carried this team on his back most of the time he was here and made up for what the Colts were lacking. The only reason the Colts had the record they did for his first 3 season was because of him, plain and simple. I was not expecting JB to be(AL) that by any means, but maybe a little more productive and consistent. Did his injury hamper him, TY being out, other factors....who knows. That's up to the folks at 56th street to figure out I think most of us have been spoiled for about 20 yrs with PM and AL, and expectations on this forum seem to be high as far as having another "elite" QB. I can understand that, but reality needs to set in. There have been franchises for decade(s) who struggle in having and finding " that" QB to lead the franchise for multiple seasons. Some muddle in mediocrity or just above, in that position too. As long as the Colts been here in Indy, from my recollection, they stumbled around looking for a long term answer, until 1998. I can think of very few teams that had an upper echelon QB and went right into another. Colts, Packers, 49ers, maybe a few others I could be missing, but those come to mind. Do we need a top 10 qb? Sure, a lot of teams do. Would we be happy with a middle of the pack, efficient , Jim Harbaugh type QB with a very good supporting cast? Maybe there is to much emphasis here in Indy/this site on having that "elite" one. There is nothing wrong to having that expectations, but like I mentioned there is a reality out there and we have to deal with it no matter what it is, good or bad. We have been spoiled for a long time...… and it was great.!
  2. Whenever there is any doubt about the starting qb on any team, the backup is always the fan favorite.
  3. Not gonna happen. The Colts have enough of a hard time getting the ball down the field to TY ,so it does not make sense to have him here. He is a cancer.
  4. I know its still early but the most thing I am impressed with from the 17 season till now is how the defense has been turned around and the o line being rebuilt in 2yrs for both to be very good. Hats of to Ballard and Frank and hist staff. Job well done.
  5. I thought he did real well. Lets just take it day by day and not get to high or to low. Lotsa ball to be played yet. I was not to worried to begin with . It was just more of the unknown. That 17 season was an anomaly that he had on a team with an awful o line, being a 2nd yr with little experience,and being thrown into a different system. Totally unfair to judge him from that. It will be interesting to see how he fairs and the rest of the team against the upper brass teams and defenses in the league. Jacksonville has a good D.
  6. Folks need to be patient. Some really good objective posts assessing JB, others(arm chair GM's)are to quick to pass judgement on where he is at and ready to toss him aside and draft someone else. Unreal. Not every franchise is blessed with a top tier QB....this team had one in PM and AL....some fans get spoiled and expect to much at this point in his young career. Chris Ballard and Frank have their jobs for certain reasons. They no more than any of us ever would. Relax for now, no reason to panic at this point.
  7. Well put. Not sure why there are still doubters.
  8. He did great.....Dont forget the O Line,,they made a good portion of that possible.
  9. I highly doubt they are going to cut him after this game, beyond what all the GM's on this site think.
  10. He looked good today. You cant base anything on the 2017 season...totally different team and he took his beating for Luck that year.
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Vinatieri#Career_NFL_statistics
  12. Wow...not sure I can read 14 pages of this! Got the gist of it from the first couple of pages and random post here and there. Sounds like a win win for both sides. I feel positive for him. Had limited play in NE, but seem to be solid and was productive. Came here,and a few days later was starting and playing with a dreadful O line. We all know how that went. I am not to worried . He has had plenty of time during this off season during training camp , practices and etc to get into a rhythm and gel with the starters. He has gotten all the reps. Not sitting behind anyone. I am sure the staff has been preparing for a scenario going into the season with him. They have they're jobs for a reason, and they know a heck of a lot more than me and all of the other arm chair qb's,coaches GM's and etc... Will there be bumps in the road? You bethcha. Give it time. This is a real good team surrounding him and this coaching staff proved last year they know what they are doing. I liked what he said during his locker room interview. "I don’t want someone bull*******g on my behalf," Lets go Jacoby!!!
  13. https://nypost.com/2019/09/08/why-jacoby-brissett-has-a-big-backer-in-bill-parcells/ Two years ago, when the Colts acquired quarterback Jacoby Brissett from the Patriots in a trade, I spoke to Bill Parcells about it, and he gushed about Brissett. He compared the QB to Curtis Martin, Troy Brown and Willie McGinest — three of Belichick’s former players whose character he embraced as much if not more than their production on the field. Parcells, 78 now, has known Brissett since he was 15 and playing high school ball in South Florida — not far from where the former Giants, Patriots and Jets coach spends his winters, in Jupiter. Parcells used to watch him play, then followed his college games at N.C. State and eventually became an unofficial adviser of his. Parcells doesn’t toss figurative bouquets of flowers around on a whim, so his high praise of Brissett always was good enough for me, based on the respect I have for Parcells and his evaluation of people. So now, with Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement on Aug. 24, Brissett is in a position to prove Parcells’ assessment true. The Colts are his team now. “You never really know for sure until you see a player under the gun,’’ Parcells said at the time. “But I have a very high regard for this young man. He’s an awesome kid. He’s very bright. He has zero personal issues. He’s a very dedicated, committed guy.’’ Parcells, who says Brissett is like a son to him, is so emotionally invested in him that he’s preferred not to speak about him now, opting to let the kid play and grow. The Colts, unlike so many NFL teams that are seemingly in constant search for a franchise quarterback, have been spoiled for more than 20 years. They had two quarterbacks who were No. 1-overall picks in their respective drafts — Peyton Manning in 1998 and Luck in 2012. But with the surprise Luck retirement, the Colts now tread in unchartered waters as they open the season Sunday against the Chargers in Los Angeles. “I know this about Jacoby: He will not flinch,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters this week. It’s no accident that’s the Colts staved off trade offers for Brissett in the past two years. He just signed to a two-year, $30 million contract to stay with the Colts, which will seem like a bargain if he performs the way Parcells believes he will. When Colts coach Frank Reich, a backup for most of his 13-year NFL career, sat down Brissett for a long talk after Luck’s retirement, he implored Brissett to be himself, not to try and be like Luck. The Colts were 4-11 with Brissett as the starter in 2017 with Luck was out with a shoulder injury. But the Colts had a bad team around him then. Brissett was 276-of-469 for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions and he was sacked an NFL-high 52 times. The Colts’ rebuilt offensive line allowed an NFL-low 18 sacks last season. There are better skill position players around him and a better defense. “Jacoby is going to be Jacoby,” tight end Eric Ebron told reporters this week. “He’s business on the field, in our meetings. He’s not changing his personality [as the starter], and that’s what you want. You don’t want somebody trying to be somebody they’re truly not.”
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