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AustexColt

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  1. You put us on the map both on and off the field. People who don't really follow football have a great admiration of your leadership, humour (ads) and the way you were a role model. We had opposing team fans talk highly about us because of your dedication and being a model professional. As a Colt fan back in the days, I will say that you outdid Johnny U. Congrats.
  2. Colts are a better team today. People can envision this team making and winning the SB, provided they stay healthy. Key health players DeForest Buckner Darius Leonard Xavier Carson Wentz JT Nyheim TY Paris Doyle
  3. Smart Smart move on part of Ballard. Blakenship has not convinced me that he is RELIABLE under pressure situations and bad weather. Good competition and if they come out even I think Ballard is going with Eddie Pinheiros. He can kick in icy and windy conditions whereas Blakenship cannot.
  4. Eric Fisher solves our LT going forward. Yes, he needs to rehab his Achilles but considering what we are getting is a NO BRAINER. He seems to be a perfect fit for our OL, next to Q. He is a Pro Bowler having the tools to make this OL the best in the NFL. I have no angst if we lose early games this year because there are alot of adjustments and familiarization and timing that will be needed. Given we are a young team with a mobile QB. We have a deep bench on this young Defense/Offense/ST, which weathers better regarding injuries. It is a VERY LONG season. The stars are lining up....
  5. Is Doyel saying that to grab headlines???.... so he thinks Carson Wentz is worse than Phil Rivers and Jacoby Brissett? Kwitty Paye wouldn't make a difference?
  6. what happend with Hale Hentges. As a rookie he was supposedly Jack D replacement. He went on to play for Washington and we reclaimed him last year
  7. Ballard just put notice on Kemoko and Banagu to perform this year. I see Kwitty Paye taking snaps from them. I would resign Justin Houston to help Kwitty Paye and in case Kemoko does not recover. For LT, Ballard noted that the draft was deep but not left tackles. Ballard stayed true to his draft philosopy in NOT REACHING, even if you lack a starting LT. (What's the difference in drafting an average LT versus signing an average starting veteran LT?... I will take the later.. Why waste a draft picks.
  8. Great pick. I see a future Robert Mathis. Eberflus is going to have field day scheming Stunts and blitzes with Kwitty Paye. I could not believe he dropped to 21. He was suppose to be the first edge rusher.
  9. I don't understand why Ballard / Reich are bringing in these TE when he has Hedges sitting on the bench. In his rookie year he was noted as Doyle's replacement which Doyle agreed. He went onto Washington because we could not protect him. He became a starter and now we have him back. I understand us getting Zach Ertz but after that I can see Burton.
  10. Mack, Xavier.... both important resigning. Ballard is waiting for the FA signing to level off to access fair value. Meantime keeping close tap on offers to his resigning targets. If you know what your needs and fair value than the rest is being smart. He did that with his QB search and did very well with Carson Wentz. He targeted Matt Stafford but Carson will turn out to be a much better pick. My GUESS: Hilton, TJ Carrie, Justin Houston.
  11. I kinda knew this was going to happen because Ballard told us in his year end talk. My guess is that he came to that decision after sitting down with the coaches and his key evaluators. Ballard does not do things without a succession plan for that position.
  12. I realy am glad we resigned Marlon. It is a win win situation. Marlon can regain his confidence and we have a dynamite weapon. Marlon can help JT and JT can also help by extending Marlon's recovery and play. The NFL 17 games is a tear on anyone's body and so having these four RB, we are pretty much set.
  13. I am feeling positive ALREADY because we resolved the biggest FA question: Carson Wentz is going to be our QB, have a healthy salary cap and Ballard pulling the trigger.
  14. - I am glad that M.Pittman took a stand in wanting the 11 number - I am glad that Wentz was cool about it BUT IMO, the ultimate decision belongs with the Colts management, namely Ballard/Irsay BECAUSE: 1- The Team assigns the number. They can also change the assigned numbers like they recently did last year. 2- There maybe contractual obligations in the original Philadelphia contract with Carson that this number be permanently assigned to Carson Wentz. Contracts can be altered so it is not a show stopper. 3- Number 11 with Wentz is a marketing brand
  15. Pittman's decision illustrates the openess and comfort level within their locker room. You got be who you are, and for Wentz it is a reminder that no player is more important than the team. That is what Ballard and Reich preaches and the players are walking the talk.
  16. 8 it is a Lucky number .... previous HOF QB: Troy Aikman, Steve Young
  17. Who's Mike Tannebaum??? It is a no brainer... if a QB gets sacked 50 times in 12 games. His young WR are undercoached and you don't have a running game. Football is a team sport. It is more than about one player.
  18. The SB shows that when it comes to championship ... the game is won or loss starting at the trenches. Then the defense and finally the offense. That is what Ballard has been preaching from day 1. He is right and I think that we improve through the draft and occasionally sprinkled with proven and hard working veterans.
  19. Carson gets his number 11 jersey and Pittman gets his old college number 6 jersey... Everyone is happy.
  20. If Foles is available for a trade, he will be the one. If Carson chooses to move on even with Nick Sirianni then the Colts should make a deal to get him. They can always renegotiate his contract.
  21. Hope Nick does not poach any of our coaches. As for Reich he has some veteran coaches that could slide into that position. Bottomline, it has all to do with the QB position and the offensive strategy going forward. I can see Ballard/Dodd working it out with Reich and Irsay.
  22. In Ballard I trust. He is intuitive and a consensus builder. This is a great opportunity to use this decision to refine your offensive strategy. Remember, Reich loves the RPO and what he could do with a mobile QB.
  23. I just think Ballard has an inside track with the Jets organization.
  24. Fantastic in keeping Dodd and Eberflus for one more year. It is going to get tough to keep them although they are smart and know that they are in the best setup. They are under a system that is coach friendly with GM/scouting team that keeps churning talent for them to work with.
  25. Solve the REDZONE 2020 problem!!! The Colts will do Mack right. If there is a good deal for him they will let him go. Ballard is true to his word. Intuitively, I think people will be worried in giving Mack a big contract so he will stay a Colt. The Colts will go after a Veteran FA LT and RT for depth. He will draft more OL/DL for depth. He will resign Xavier and TY (?). Justin Houston and Denico Autry. High draft pick will be on defense: CB or Pass Rusher He will go after a veteran WR that will stretch the field. QB:
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