richard pallo

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  1. richard pallo

    Any traction for Khalil Mack?

    Only if you hit on the draft picks. No guarantee there. And chances are it's not a high draft pick as you said. You can also use a few picks to get a young superstar at a position of need. That has a higher likelihood of success IMO. No one saw the Dorsett trade coming last year. So he's not afraid to make a trade if he thinks it's a good trade for both sides. Even at the start of the season. I think If Oakland doesn't sign Mack in the next three weeks they will move him and I think there is a high probability we will see a huge demand for Mack jerseys by Colts fans to welcome him to his new home.
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    Le'Veon Bell Lurking

    Way to coincidental. Message sent. He wants to be a Colt.
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    Le'Veon Bell Lurking

    I think he got a maybe.
  4. I'm not so sure. He can count on getting a 2nd. for Brissett maybe a 1st. And I'm not sure it would take two 1st's. I'm thinking more like a 1st. a 2nd. and a player. A team that trades for him also has to have a need and the cap space. Not a heck of a lot of teams can be serious suitors. If he turns out to be a headache or a distraction it might make sense to lower your asking price and move on as well.
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    Any traction for Khalil Mack?

    I agree and I just listened to Chris Ballard talking to Mike Florio tonight on his program and he mentioned that he or Dobbs is on the phone with all of the GM's all the time keeping tabs on every teams situations as the season begins to unfold. He mentioned the Brisett trade and that when you do a trade you want it to work for both teams. You don't want to get the reputation that you are trying to put something over on someone. Both sides have to feel they made a good and fair deal. And that trust and honesty is important. So I think it's safe to say he or Dobbs have had some conversations with MacKenzie.
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    Any traction for Khalil Mack?

    Actually I can see him giving up a 1st. That would be an easy choice for me. And they can have Turay or Basham too. Still a great trade for both teams.
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    Any traction for Khalil Mack?

    All I can say is a lot of teams miss on 1st. rounders. They are no sure things. Dorsett, Richardson, Werner come to mind. And there are many more. Mack is definitely worth a 1st at a minimum. Smart GM's know when to take advantage of an opportunity like this. You don't get a chance at a player like Mack every day or year for that matter.
  8. richard pallo

    Any traction for Khalil Mack?

    None of which are guaranteed to be anything close to Mack. A maybe for a sure thing. I'll take the sure thing.
  9. richard pallo

    Any traction for Khalil Mack?

    There was also a great article written yesterday by Rick Walz of Silver and Black Pride entitled "The long View on the Mack Standoff". I don't know how to post it but it's a great read from a Raider perspective. They think the Raiders should trade Mack now. They are shooting for two 1's and a player but who really knows. We do have the draft capital and even the possibility of additional capital with a Brissett trade sometime in the future. What an impact he would be to our defense. A leader that our young players could really follow. To me I would find it hard to pass on acquiring such a young premier talent at a huge position of need. I am starting to believe that they will try to move him. And I think we are one of the more obvious destinations. I can't believe Irsay wouldn't love this guy on our team. He also fits the mold of current Ballard FA additions when it comes to age and experience. I actually think this has a chance of happening just before the season starts. I sure hope so.
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    Khalil Mack trade possibility?

    I just read a very good article entitled " The long view on the Mack standoff " by Rick Walz of the SB Nation Silver and Black Pride. I don't know how to post it but if you can find it it's a great thoughtful analysis of the situation. This is a pro Raider group and they concluded the Raiders should trade him now in his prime. They think two 1st rounders and a young player with upside would get it done. Reggie MacKenzie loves acquiring picks too. What it would take is all speculation but the Colts do have the draft capital and a lot of young players to talk about in a trade scenario. They also have Brisett who could also be turned into draft capital when the time is right. A Brisett trade could eventually help temper the loss of any draft picks. Most people don't think Mack is going anywhere but after you read this article, from people who know the Raider organization pretty well, you start to realize there is a strong possibility that he definitely could be traded if there is no progress by the start of the season. We are one of a handful of teams that have the wherewithal to pull off a trade. Here's hoping we have already had some conversations.
  11. I think Ballard brought in Zeitler and Norwell because he saw them as filling a need not because they were just the best players on the market. They both could have been key players on our line. And we had the cap space. He stuck to his guns on the money though. Ballard's plan has a chance to work if he can stack 2 or 3 draft classes. That's hard to do and the jury is still out. Let's hope he hits on his current classes. We are all counting on it.
  12. Don't forget Banner was a complete whiff as well. Ballard's FA strategy is something to keep an eye on though. Reports were out there that we tried to sign Zeitler two years ago and Norwell this year. Both wound up elsewhere. We have had a good number of FA's visiting but they leave. Why? I have a feeling Ballard has a number in mind with very little flexibility. It's his way or the highway. I could be wrong but that's how I see it. For example Breeland is still out there after two visits. I am all about building through the draft but continuing to lose out on young FA's that we are definitely interested in and pursue has me a little concerned. You know he knows what these players are looking for when we bring them in. It's not like he's being surprised every time. It might not be a good idea to put all your eggs and effort into primarily one basket. For the most part that is what he's doing. But this is only his second year so we shall see. But a pattern seems to be emerging.
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    LT position

    Webb is getting a lot of looks at different positions due to the injuries. He hasn't played in a long time so they have to see what he's got. Good is not on the cut line. He's the best RT on the team.
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    Colts Training Camp 8/12/2018

    They are trying all kinds of combinations on the OL because they have to due to the injuries. When the line is healed it certainly is starting to look like Costanzo is obviously the LT and Good is the starting RT. IMO it's Good's job to lose and probably only by injury it appears. Wilkens continues to show well and I'm fully expecting him to be our starting RB. I'm looking forward to seeing him play with the ones next preseason game.
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    Big Bodied Receiver

    We definitely do.