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  1. stitches

    How do we beat the titans

    Seems like the answer was: 1. Use Ebron as decoy and unleash TY 2. Blitz! Blitz! Blitz! It's refreshing having a coaching staff being able to dial up matchup specific plans that actually work.
  2. Oh sure, I don't think it's an either/or proposition especially for the Colts in our current position - a ton of capspace and multiple good picks. We can address both areas and in multiple ways.
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    I can't quite hear Jalen Ramsey...

    Credit to user JakesGotHerps from Colts' reddit
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    why so many CBs?

    The simplest answer is - we do not have solutions at the position on the roster now and we are trying out all kinds of different options to find good contributors - signing new players to the practice squad, working out players, etc. We are desperately seeking and trying to strike gold because the ones we have now are not cutting it or are injured.
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    How do we beat the titans

    The Titans had a TON of success while blitzing last week vs the Pats from different alignments and with different blitzers (a lot of ILB blitzes) and I expect them to try to shake our offensive line with some of those. They are one of the defenses that blitzes the most in the NFL. I'm not super worried about that since I trust Andrew to find the open man when he faces the blitz, but still worth pointing out. Also - Kevin Byard has been one of the best safeties in the league last two years and it's going to interesting to see if he's going to be able to take away some of our TEs and more specifically Ebron. What I'm most worried about is our defense. I'm not sure we can do enough to stop them and Mariota has been steadily getting better.
  6. Yeah.... I wouldn't be shocked if he went no. 1... depending on whether Herbert declares and whether a QB hungry team is drafting no. 1.
  7. Unrealistic, but ... oh well: 1: R1P13 DL QUINNEN WILLIAMS ALABAMA 2: R2P5 CB DEANDRE BAKER GEORGIA 3: R2P13 WR HAKEEM BUTLER IOWA STATE 4: R3P12 WR RILEY RIDLEY GEORGIA 5: R4P13 EDGE OSHANE XIMINES OLD DOMINION 6: R4P34 OT YODNY CAJUSTE WEST VIRGINIA 7: R5P13 CB ROCK YA-SIN TEMPLE 8: R6P13 RB DARRELL HENDERSON MEMPHIS 9: R7P13 TE ISAAC NAUTA GEORGIA
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    Looks like the defense has regressed back to normal

    The primary issues with our defense right now is indeed lack of high end pass-defense(including pass rush and cornerbacks) talent, rather than the scheme IMO. This still doesn't mean the scheme is ideal. IMO it allows you to be mediocre more easily(as opposed to absolutely horrendous) but it puts a serious cap to how good it can be. I don't think you can reasonably construct an elite defense while playing Tampa 2 nowadays. Just the best QBs and offensive coordinators absolutely abuse this type of soft zone schemes. I don't know if you guys have been following what's going on with the Dallas defense but they hired Seattle's ex-defensive coordinator Kris Richard to replace Eberflus as their pass-defense coordinator and they are in the process of transitioning their defense into a Seattle style press man cover 3 and it's beginning to show results. Ballard interviewed Richard for our HC job so IMO Ballard is not stuck on this specific defensive scheme, he will do what he thinks gives us the best chance to succeed. This along with drafting Hooker(traditional and prototypical single high safety in Seattle type D), drafting Wilson in round 2(IMO he's better in man coverage), getting Ed Dodds who is one of the masterminds behind procuring the talent for Seattle's cover 3 D to be his right hand man... Those are all reasons for me to keep hope that as we get better talent and more experienced talent we will do more cover 3/man coverage stuff... I'm not sure what that would mean for Eberflus and if he's got any background in that type of defense.
  9. ^this is why we need more playmakers for the offense. The lowest yards after catch in the league and we are still one of the best offenses in the league. Can you imagine what Luck can do with the newfound time his new O-line is affording him and some more help from his pass-catchers after the reception?! Hakeem Butler, here we come!
  10. That's my bad. I meant Minkah, not Hooker. lol Sorry.
  11. I love Renfrow. Ever since I watched him torch Hooker I've been a fan. I wonder how high you will have to draft him... what's Pats' first pick because they might draft him with a 4th rounder or something? He's the exact type of Amendola/Edelman type of receiver.
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    Top 5 PFF Colts grades vs Jags

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    Looks like the defense has regressed back to normal

    The moment our pass-rush stagnated is the moment when this defense became much more vulnerable to its main drawbacks - huge empty zones and especially with cornerbacks that are not very good this becomes a killer. When we were getting some modicum of pressure with Hunt earlier we were able to kind of hold on for dear life. Right now that's not happening. This scheme relies a ton on the 4 man front to create pressure and if it doesn't our pass-defense is screwed and the youth and lack of talent on the back end only exacerbates the problems. I really want us to start mixing in more press man and cover 3 looks. I really really really don't like how vulnerable this defensive scheme is to modern offenses and to even horrible QBs like Blake Bortles. If opponents just realize they can throw against us, we are cooked. We were lucky that the Jags yesterday gave Fournette the ball for over 20 carries that gave them 50 something yards, instead of just throwing against us.
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    Taking our playmakers off the fields..

    Ebron is losing snaps to Alie Cox(and Doyle) because of run blocking. Alie Cox has been surprisingly exceptional in run blocking and is willing run blocker unlike Ebron. This is the real reason Reich doesn't put Ebron on the field more. He practically puts him on the field on situations when we are throwing and avoids like the plague having him on the field in situations when running the ball is an option. Sooner or later opponents will start keying in on those tendencies. They are not really that hard to notice. Ebron is really a big WR for us not a TE... Notice - I'm not excusing Reich's choices. I'm explaining them. IMO he needs to start exploring more ways to put him on the field and Ebron needs to show better willingness to block in the run game and get his hands dirty. Right now he's having good production on limited snaps but I'm not sure this sustainable in the long run, especially when opponents gets the sniff on what we are doing and what situations Ebron is on the field for.
  15. Quenton got 70.2 Tyquan got 39.3