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  1. GhostofJohnnyU

    Le'Veon Bell Lurking

    I don't buy it. The Colts have a storied history of NOT bringing in players with "baggage." Bell has had contract issues seemingly every year. How many times has he been suspended? I just don't see the Colts going after a guy like that, no matter how talented. The Colts have enough off field problems that have nothing to do with the players.
  2. GhostofJohnnyU

    Top Ten McAfee Moments

    The film session must have been priceless.
  3. GhostofJohnnyU

    Top Ten McAfee Moments

    Great find. I love me some Pat McAfee. When they had the Holliday hit at #2, I couldn't believe it. Then I saw #1.
  4. Yea, I don't disagree with a lot of what you say. My thought process is that if he is a good leader, he would be able to hire the right guys, delegate, and pay attention to what they're saying.
  5. I don't know. That seems like the FIRST qualification I'd look for with this team at this time. I don't think that was Chuck's strength at all. I think he was well liked, but that's different.
  6. GhostofJohnnyU

    Pagano has to go?

    Why did you put a question mark in your thread title? Would have worked just fine with an exclamation mark.
  7. GhostofJohnnyU

    Pat McAfee

    Pat has been working on his "next life" since he was at West Virginia. Glad (and hope) it's working out for him. I'll always remember the hit he put on the Denver return man the night of Peyton's return to LOS. Classic.
  8. GhostofJohnnyU

    Will You Be Renewing Your Tickets?

    I am going through that same discussion with myself in my head right now. In fact, I have been since last season, and I renewed this season on the off chance things would improve back to being competitive this year. That's a disappointment (strong understatement implied). I've been a Colts fan for a very long time. My first games were in Baltimore. So, I've seen a LOT of ups and downs, including two Superbowl wins and two Superbowl losses (the worst was to that loudmouth Joe Namath, without question). I watched on local Baltimore news as the trucks pulled out on a snowy night en route to I-70 and the drive to Indianapolis. This year is definitely a down. Coming off the "suck for Luck" year, I at least had all the Manning suspense along with the prospects of this hot young QB coming in to take over. And that was good for a couple of years. But just as sure as Andrew threw that horrible pass that Reggie tried to turn on and ended up tearing his ACL, the team declined every year into what we have today...a team that can play fairly well, but can't figure out how to win a close game even when holding the advantage. I enjoy being at games, and I love the dome, but getting there (I live 2 hours away), paying a fortune to park, still walking a long way (especially in lousy weather) every home game just to see the Colts blow two-score second half leads or barely beat winless teams is growing old. Then there's the interminable traffic getting away from the stadium. Someone mentioned selling tickets on the secondary market. Well, I have season tickets because I want to go to games. I have tried in past years, but NOBODY wants those late season tix when the Colts are out of reasonable contention, even to give away! The most likely game to sell tickets would have been yesterday vs. the Steelers. But after being there yesterday with 50% obnoxious freaking Steeler fans (they have truly earned their reputation), I would have been embarrassed if one of them had bought my seats. Almost as embarrssed as I was sitting through yet another blown 2 score lead only to lose in the final seconds with all those black and gold bozos sitting around me. It's not the money. It's not that I don't love the Colts. But it's getting harder and harder to justify my time and aggravation, along with the money, to keep this up. I seriously don't know what I'll do next year.
  9. GhostofJohnnyU

    Yet Another Classic Colts Play Of The Week

    I was also at the game. On the punt return, apparently somebody forgot to tell Brey to not throw the ball if there's a guy within 5 yards of Hogan. There was. I thought the 49ers guy might actually catch the ball in the air. The play was way more poorly executed than it was designed.
  10. GhostofJohnnyU

    Friendly Reminder from TigerTown: We are still alive

    Princeton is right. The Colts are still very much in the division race. They're also not a very good football team for a lot of reasons, as Superman said. I don't know that the Colts will get much better, even when/if Andrew comes back. But in the AFC South, being bad does not disqualify you from the playoffs.
  11. GhostofJohnnyU

    Yet Another Classic Colts Play Of The Week

    LOL. I agree with you. It's as if we expect to overpower a defensive front. Haven't seen that happen for a long time.
  12. GhostofJohnnyU

    Timeout, again.

    I broke every rule of fan decorum watching the colts urinate away a chance to win this game in regulation. With 1:50 or so remaining, the 49ers have a first and goal situation trying to tie the game. They are only going to get 4 plays. They have 2 or 3 (can't remember exactly) time-outs remaining. The 49ers have plenty of time to score. It's virtually impossible to get the 49ers to run out the clock on themselves. So, Chuck has 2 TOs himself. What does a smart, confident head coach do? He uses his 2 TOs as needed to ensure his team has over a minute to mount a game winning drive IF the 49ers score. Would it have worked? Who knows. But you own the best FG kicker who ever lived (maybe an exaggeration, but not by much...he did have two 52 yard FG's today). Be agressive and TRY TO WIN THE GAME instead of trying not to lose it. Why leave it up to the a coin flip and a defense who just had all the momentum sucked out of it? Yes, things worked out and the Colts won today (on a 52 yard FG) in OT, but this lack of agression will lose more games than it will win. End of rant.
  13. GhostofJohnnyU

    Chuck - Where is the line?

    The strip sack fumble return for a TD was the proverbial giant rock rolling down hill, and it rolled right over the Colts. What's surprising is that the first half pick 6 didn't start it.
  14. GhostofJohnnyU

    Keep chopping wood....

    It will all depend on contracts and money. As long as he's fairly cheap, he should have a home in Indy. After that, it will depend a lot on Luck's health.
  15. Brisett played better because he has more physical talent. Simple as that. He throws the ball better than Tolzien, and he's more of a threat to run. The WRs didn't help him much today. He also looked lost running the 2-minute offense, but he can win football games. Not so sure about Tolzien.