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  1. 2 minutes ago, chad72 said:

    1st rounder from this year plus this year’s 3rd rounder and next year’s 3rd rounder




    1st rounder from this year and next year’s 2nd rounder 


    I’m thinking it would be along those lines

    Yes that sounds right.  I think that's a win win for both sides. 

  2. 45 minutes ago, Twistedcolt said:

    I believe Stafford is the answer, but don’t see the Lions making a trade until they have confidence they can backfill with one of the highly rated draft QB’s.  Maybe a 3 team deal, with us getting Stafford, Lions trade up with the Jets using a combination of Colt and Lions draft picks.  Might cost us a 2021 first round or a multiple of other picks.

    I could see that with the whole trade going down at the start of FA.  That was the day we traded back with the Jets.  That gives all the teams involved a brand new fixed starting point for the new season.  

  3. 54 minutes ago, chad72 said:


    Giving up No.7 and their 2nd rounder (and our 3rd) should approximately allow the Lions to at least move from No. 7 to No. 3 with the Dolphins to get the QB they want knowing that they will have the Colts 1st (and still their own 3rd) for Stafford if it plays out that way. I know the values don't add up exactly but the NFL trade value chart is mainly a reference. I am sure the Dolphins, who already have a plethora of picks are not going to haggle over 100 points.

    Possibly but I believe the Lions only have 5 total picks in this years draft.  We know they have their 1st but I don't know which two they're missing on picks 2-7.  That's why I think they will want a couple of picks from this years draft not just a team's 1st. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Chloe6124 said:

    I am sure Stafford hears all the rumors that he would be a great fit for the colts. His best buddy Dan Overlosky is even tweeting that the colts should go get him. We will see if that makes him go to their GM and ask for a trade.  I don’t think they will trade him unless he asks for one. We might be seeing the same thing we did with Buckner last year. We might not have a first round pick. I do think we will have to wait for the draft though. They aren’t trading him unless they get their QB in the draft. 

    Sure he has and I bet this is already in motion.  My guess is he will approach Mrs. Ford and she will understand his reasons and will get the trade in motion with her new GM.  I think that is their plan anyway.  Rebuild.  She will help him go where he wants to go.  I don't think they will wait for the draft.  They will receive our 1st pick at least.  They are already at 7 and they won't be getting Lawrence so if they need to use our picks to move up they can.  Ballard will not want to wait until the draft to get a QB.  That is asking for a disaster IMO.  

  5. 1 hour ago, Chloe6124 said:

    It’s going to be hard to get any FA WR without a QB.  A Stanford deal would need to be done before FA and that can’t happen. 

    Yes it can.  Right at the start of FA.  Just like the two previous trades of our No 1's.  Agreed to before.  Consummated on the start of FA.  

  6. 37 minutes ago, Bolts2Colts said:

    Hopefully it doesn’t force Colts to sign someone like Marcus Mariota and over-reach in the draft while mortgaging the future. 

    Zach Hicks predicts the Colts will sign Andy Dalton and trade up for QB. 

    I think it really puts the Colts in a bind and reduces their leverage in negotiations. They will be perceived as desperate especially knowing Eason might not be ready to be a back-up.

    And if Eason isn’t the future QB1, Colts wasted that opportunity to learn behind Rivers on him rather than the future QB1. 

    I’m kind of in shock that Rivers retired. Around week 13 he seemed really confident that he would want to play again. Didn’t hesitate when asking the question. Then after the playoffs he said he would either retire or return to Colts and that it was in Gods hands.  Then he suddenly retired a week later.  

    I wonder what transpired. I wonder if it was the Colts being non-committal about re-signing him. Just as Ballard wanted Rivers to be 100% sure, maybe Rivers only wanted to go back if Colts were 100% sure they wanted him. 


    I think teams realize we are in a bind.  That's because we are and everybody knows it.  But desperate No.  Houston is praying they can keep Watson happy and heaven forbid he decides to force a trade to us.  The same for Stafford.  He could force a trade as well.  Dalton, Winston, JB, are just a few QB's that will be out there if preferred choices fail to materialize.  I think we will be the preferred destination for all of the FA QB's and all of the veteran QB's under contract that have a chance of being traded from their current teams and those teams know it.  I expect our QB search will move along very quickly now.  If we are going to acquire a new veteran QB to be our starter, which I think we will, I think we will have him on board by the start of FA.  The quicker that position is finalized the quicker our attention can turn to other FA's and the draft.   Can't really do much of anything until we know who our QB is and how much cap space to allow for the position.  

  7. Ballard traded our 1st pick twice since his arrival.  To the Jets and to San Francisco last year.  Both trades were made at the start of FA.  March 16th and 17th of those years.  Not during the draft but well before.  Other picks were traded during the draft.  It certainly looks like this is done by design with the 1st pick.  So given his prior history I would think it's reasonable to expect he will do it again this year with the target being our new QB.  So the good news is I think there is a good chance we will know the plan for our future QB by the start of FA this year.  

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  8. 22 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

    Here is the entire quote. This sounds like he could be gone. We aren’t going to know much until the draft. Them picking 7th they might not get the guy they want.



    Holmes said the same thing in his presser about sitting down with Campbell.  To me this sounds like he is available.  He didn't come out and say he's our QB.  Now is the time for Stafford to start the ball rolling for a trade to the Colts.  And he has leverage.  

  9. 4 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

    The guy that does the locked on lions podcast thinks Stafford is going to ask for a trade. That is what he is hearing. But don’t rule out the saints for Stafford or Dallas.

    I think that Stafford will ask for a trade especially now that Phillip has retired earlier than expected.  Remember he also has a lot of say to where he goes.  The Lions just signed a rookie HC to a six year contract.  That smells REBUILD all over it.  Six years to get your new team in place.  I don't know how the Saints can afford Stafford and Jerry loves Dak and wants to show everybody how smart he was in drafting him.  Not to mention they are both in the same conference.  I think Stafford will now get the ball rolling with his agent to get him traded to the Colts.  We have the OL and the team that has the talent to win it all now.  This just makes too much sense just like Rivers coming here last year.  A win win for both teams.  You will never convince me that Ballard is going to turn this team over to a rookie QB.  I can't see it.  I think It's going to be another veteran and I think all roads lead to Detroit and Stafford.  

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  10. Thanks Phil.  I for one really enjoyed watching you play for us even if it was only for one year.  Watching you lead and direct our offense was priceless.  Your leadership, talent and experience showed Colt's fans that we have a great team now and all we were missing is a talented veteran QB like yourself to lead us to the SB.  Unfortunately it won't be you this year but fortunately you helped show all of us and Ballard that all we need is the right veteran to take your place.  Thanks again for trying one last time as a Colt.  

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  11. 1 hour ago, danlhart87 said:

    The QBs that will go before Lance are Lawrence Fields and Wilson.


    Right now I think there is a chance Fields could drop to 7 especially if the Jets decide to stick with Darnold I could see it like this


    Jaguars Lawrence 

    Lions Fields 

    Panthers or Football Team Wilson 

    (Possibly trading up)

    Colts take Lance at 21

    or trade down and take Jones 

    If Lions are really after Fields then a trade of Stafford to Colts is really looking promising. 

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  12. 21 minutes ago, RollerColt said:

    Agreed. I want a team that is stable and working to the future. Going all in is instant gratification. It's fun at the time, but afterwards you have to face the music. Especially with a pandemic year, and a lowered cap. Right now, we've barely got money. There's some there to play with, but it's still going to lead to hard decisions. Thanks to COVID-19, I could see us actually losing talent instead of gaining talent. 


    Trying to go all in right now would be counterproductive to Ballard's plan and ambitions. 

    I think Ballard's plan was to go all in this year and he made it to the playoffs and the team actually outplayed the Bills.  Mistakes cost them.  That's why he signed a 39 yr old QB for one year and traded for Buckner to fill the 3T hole.  If he wanted to continue building last year he could have found a way to get a QB at 13 or even move up to get one.  I think he thought he had a chance to win it with the moves he made.  If anything this years success reinforces the thought that we can win it with this team.  That's why I think he brings Rivers back again or acquires another veteran QB to be the starter and gives Eason his opportunity to show him what he has on the field.   

  13. 36 minutes ago, chad72 said:

    Sheriff brought us back in several games. Luck had a comeback in Cleveland too, if I remember. With all the young gun QBs in the AFC, Rivers' pattern of starting slow in most years (even in his prime) will catch up and the Colts will never get a top seed in the AFC, I am afraid.


    Rivers fell short vs good playoff teams - Cleveland, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and eventually the Bills. I was looking for that 1, just 1 comeback against those good teams and it did not happen. INT vs Browns trying to come back, INT vs Ravens to Peters (throwing into double coverage) trying to come back, INT throwing it with 6 minutes to go (even if Frank called the play, Philip shouldn't have thrown it into double/triple coverage) vs Steelers trying to come back. Only signature win was against the Titans on the road on a short week.


    With Philip, I am afraid it will always be a case of yeah but...


    Yeah, I didn't throw an INT or win the game but I kept it close enough...


    Yeah, I did finish 11-5 but I did not do enough to win the division...


    I don't know what the best answer is. I think with Rivers, our ceiling is limited but without many other options, his ceiling might be the best we can hope for right now and double down on all the supporting cast needs for one last run, I guess. It is not like our D was filled with world beaters. You can count on one hand, the number of play makers on offense and defense we truly have. 


    Luck is NOT walking through that door, let us be realistic.

    I totally agree here.  More potential downside than upside. Just look at Brees.  I think he set some kind of completion record against us a few years ago.  And look at him yesterday. This is the risk we would be taking.  I'm just hoping Ballard finds us a new QB.  But if he can't and Rivers wants to give it another go so be it.  Another year of limbo. 

  14. On 1/12/2021 at 8:31 PM, csmopar said:

    In normal times, I would say this would never happen. But in the current times of Covid, and other historical events unfolding around us, combined with the fact that Watsons contract has a no trade clause that can only be voided by Watson if he wanted to go to a certain team, I’d say the odds are higher than never , still unlikely but I ain’t ruling anything out. 

    watson, behind this line, with our running backs, would be instant contender. This is the LONE trade for a QB I’d be okay with. 3, number 1s, get it down Ballard

    I read where he also has a clause where he doesn't have to report to the team therefore no threat of fines etc.  That along with his no trade clause gives him a tremendous amount of leverage on where he goes.  I guess he likes Flus which doesn't hurt either.  I also just read where teams are starting to call.  If he wants to use his leverage it might not that be far fetched if he wants to come here.  He could force them actually or he won't play.  This could get interesting.

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  15. 4 minutes ago, TimetobringDfence! said:

    Would Watson be worth four 1st rounders. I would be willing to give Houston our 2021, 22, 23, and 24 1st round pick to land a young franchise QB. Ballard does good enough with draft picks to still keep the team solid. 

    Four 1st rounders looks impressive but Houston doesn't have a 1st or 2nd this year.  If I'm Houston I want more picks from this class to help replenish the roster.  If I remember correctly Ditka gave up an entire draft class to move up and draft Ricky Williams.  If a team wanted to get their attention that kind of offer would do it (all seven picks from this years class). You still might have to give up a player or future pick but who knows.  A team like the Colts could afford that for one year.  No draft class to pay would free up a little more money.  We could fill any holes on the team through FA and non drafted college players.  We already know there will be a lot of players getting released and we have the cap space.  So this is another bold way to get the prize.  

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