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  1. I was very high on James Williams in the draft. I think I had him as a... 4th rounder or something on my board. Very versatile back. Great catcher of the ball. Slippery runner. I have no idea why he's not on a team right now. It appears like he got cut by the Chiefs in June and have not had a team since then. There must be something that's stopping teams from signing him. I read an article that says he's got ADHD and has trouble learning complicated offensive concepts. Maybe that's why he's had trouble sticking on a team.
  2. There are all those bold prediction threads for cuts on the forums and this is mine. I won't make a thread about it but IMO there is a very real chance Wilson gets cut.
  3. The calls were wildly incompetent/horrible. And Eberflus was one of the better coordinators in the whole league last year. This should tell you enough. They just didn't want to show ANYTHING new or anything interesting from the things they've been working on. I wouldn't take anything away from those pre-season games schematics-wise. Just look at individual performances for the roles and schemes the players are given, don't look at schemes and playcalls themselves.
  4. I can't see them trading him unless someone blows us away with a wild offer. He has good enough value for us as a backup that we would probably just try to get the 3d round compensatory pick for him the following off-season...
  5. Might be a sign of what's to come, just like Ballard has hinted before and what we guessed here when he was talking about playing more man and then drafted a man corner in Rock Ya-Sin.
  6. There is a significant difference in the tone of the reporting by Colts media between this joint practice session and some of the previous years' sessions(Detroit for example). In previous years it seemed to me like that team was not ready and was getting bullied on all levels by the opponents. This time around we are getting news about our lines holding their own at the very least and some even suggest the Colts are clearly winning the D-Line vs O-Line drills for example and Jacoby is torching the Browns secondary. I can't wait to see this team in action at full strength. Hopefully with Luck week 1. I'm having high expectations for this year. Higher than any year with Luck I think. This is the best team we've had in a while...
  7. Yeah, they have a filthy defensive line too... and some talent at CB too... This is a very good Browns team and those joint practices IMO will be a good litmus test about where we are in our roster development at some key spots.
  8. This will be a nice test for the defense which according to multiple reports has had its way with our own offense so far in camp. Lets see if they can be this disruptive against some high caliber offensive talent on the Browns.
  9. Maybe I'm naive, but I think it will help overall with the fanbase and not just with me. I think it will alleviate the anxiety and frustration by the fans in multiple of ways. Also, it would be trivial for Reich to just say - 'our doctor gave you the latest update, we don't have new information". Now because he's the main person who gives updates for injuries he feels obliged to say stuff about an injury he almost certainly doesn't understand to the level required to give the type of pronouncements he's been giving all off-season(he's the author of both "if he the game was tomorrow he will play" and "he will be ready for week 1" or something to that affect).
  10. @SupermanI guess we have to agree to disagree about just how much Irsay misled the fans in 2017. I know about a week before game 1 he was projecting confidence he will play, which in retrospect was ridiculous since Luck didn't even try to return until more than a month after game 1. Ultimately whatever we say here the results would be the same. This is not a forum to change the course of history for the team and noone has those illusions. We are here to discuss stuff around the team. I personally don't expect Luck to play in preseason at all. And I don't expect us to know whether he will be ready to play week 1 until the injury report comes the week of the game. There isn't much to discuss about that injury since none of us are doctors and none of us have any information about what the injury actually is. This is part of the reason I want a Colts doctor to give that information rather than having diagnoses of 'minor calf strain' and 'ankle pain' and 'little bone issue' by a football player, a football coach and a businessman with a degree in broadcast journalism...
  11. For about 5th time in this thread - I don't think they are actively trying to hide or mislead. I do think they have a deeply flawed system and relationship to reporting important injuries, which leads to misleading/incomplete/contradictory information being pushed by different levels of the team and the result even if not something they were trying to do is to have a situation where the fans don't feel like they are getting good information by the team. Huh? Stop supporting the team because their PR process is screwed up? Yeah... there are about a dozen more serious reasons I can think of for not supporting the team and they haven't made me not support it... so yeah... how about I just point out what I see wrong with it and hope at some point they will learn their lesson and correct the way they deal with those situations?
  12. So... it wasn't actually "flat out wrong. It's inaccurate, incorrect, false." Was it? Did our team's owner say Luck will be ready for game 1 or not? Do you count that as misleading the fanbase? Come on. Lets stop playing that nonsense game. It's OK to point out the few things the owner and new management are doing wrong. Here's what I want from the team in order to avoid future embarrassments(because the Luck situation was embarrassing for the team on national level in 2017)... Stop saying things like "if the game was tomorrow he would play"... stop saying "he will be ready for game 1". Let the doctors talk about the major(be it severity or major as in QB or probowlers getting injured) injuries at every stage of recovery(that would include when the player gets injured, when he gets cleared to play, when there is a setback or new/changing information about the development of those injuries, etc). You don't have to have them there every day or even every week. Luck gets injured in April - let the doctor say his 2 cents. Luck develops this current condition, get the doctor in front of the media to give update with what the expected change of course is. Luck gets cleared for practice - let the doctor announce it and answer questions about it. Again... you are missing the point here. This is not about Luck's injury. Nothing here is about Luck's injury. It will be whatever it is whether the media and fans are informed about it or not and he will play or not whether the fans are informed about it or not. This is not about THIS! This is about the trust you are losing by not having a clear and consistent message about your franchise QB's injury only one year after he missed a full season with another injury you failed to be clear and consistent about. And yes - EVERYONE IS SPECULATING. Can you guess WHY? The media and forums are filled with couch doctors and twitter doctors because THE COLTS DOCTORS are nowhere to be found and noone FROM THE COLTS is giving you good information you can trust. This is why everyone is speculating. I am shocked how this is surprising to anyone - when there is no good information from the team that's supposed to have the good information, there will be plenty of speculation from people who have no or bad information. The problem is the Colts seem content with that situation.
  13. You are missing the point. I'm not laying blame at at the PR person's feet. I'm laying the blame at whoever has built that structure of communication with multiple different people at different levels of the team conveying seemingly conflicting and incomplete information. The whole PR process(starting with Irsay and finishing with whoever the foot soldiers are) regarding injuries with the Colts has been very flawed for a while now.
  14. It's shocking how much our LB core has changed in just 2 years. Big props to Ballard. I love what he's done with that unit. Speed, size, length! No plodders.
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