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Everything posted by sreeb2deeni

  1. Is he a player worth trading up for? How far up would it take?
  2. Thanks for summarizing NCF! A lot of interesting possibilities... This year's draft is very intriguing as a Colts fan. Your summary spurs creative thinking and a challenge beyond who might or might not be available at 26. My thoughts... IF CB decides to move up, he will target a player who is mean and nasty like QN. Personally I'm not biased toward offense or defense - just add another player who has that inner toughness to be the best. The more players the Colts have like that, the tougher "out" they will be in the playoffs.
  3. When a room full of reporters ask question after question for what felt like hours, I think it is unfair to pick apart every comment made by the players. I thought they had a lot of answers that showed that TEAM matters to them as well. I'm not a Browns fan at all, but come on... these guys are football players who want to play football, not spend time trying to carefully construct answers to questions that all start to sound the same after awhile. Just saying...
  4. Hang a picture of Brady over the hole and continue the cannonball assault.
  5. You're missing the point. "Why all the talk of the window closing because Luck is 30" was what I was saying. I referred to Brady just to give an example of a successful 30+ QB. The other part... nevermind. You clearly have no trust or belief.
  6. Why do people harp on Luck's age? Why is it that the window is so quickly closing? Brady has gone to 6 Super Bowls since age 30. The Colts are handling things the right way. They have trust in what they are doing and they believe in the guys they have wearing their colors. Additionally, it appears they will only sign guys they are convinced will add to that trust and belief. It is conceivable that Super Bowl appearances could become a regular occurrence around here. Trust and belief with a sprinkle of patience, is it too much to ask?
  7. It sounds as though most here believe he could help and that he could had for a reasonable price. I agree, but isn't the problem going to be that all other 31 teams are making the same evaluations and they may be willing to outspend the Colts.
  8. I'm thinking differently. If Funchess has a great year and meets his incentives and earns his full $13M, wouldn't he want to begin negotiating at that number? To pay him more than TY seems unlikely. Then again I am not an agent or a GM.
  9. If Funchess has a great year and wants to be paid huge money, he mostly likely will have to leave for greener pastures. At that point, Ballard scours free agency once again and choose another popular or unpopular (with the forum) WR to come in and make big plays with Luck. Or if a current guy or draft pick is ready, even better. All of these scenarios point to Ballard having impressive abilities as a GM. I don't see Funchess being a flop in this system, not with this QB.
  10. What a ridiculous thing to say.
  11. The guy was an all-american in high school and college and has been an all-pro and to the pro bowl three times. I would have to think the Colt coaches would be thrilled to add him as piece of their puzzle.
  12. I don't post much, but I really enjoyed reading your post. Your comments were interesting and on point. The cheat stuff doesn't do much for me. Thank you!
  13. If signing Bell is possible, I think you have to really think about it. If he wants a long term deal with huge money, then no. If he wants huge money and will take less term, I would go for it. Winning the Super Bowl is all that matters. If we significantly improve our offense with Bell, why not go for it on a short term deal? He could be the answer to our pass blocking issues from the RB position and the answer to our screen pass success. Plus he can flat out frustrate opponents with his patient running style. Short term - Yes. Long term - No.
  14. I feel you Bro. The winds of change are coming...
  15. Beats an all caps message though eh? I like Hines for the job personally.
  16. I'd say they are just getting down and dirty trying to impress the coaches that will determine their fate. Conrad Dobler. Wow that's a un-blast from the past. Very accurate too. Nice work Smonroe!
  17. Appreciate the thorough analysis CR. Hope you a dictation app. Or you're headed for carpal tunnel syndrome. I joke because I still type at a rate of about 13 words per minute.
  18. I feel what you saying but don't fully agree as he has been to the Pro Bowl 4 times. Now I do believe our post-Grig/Pag team is being underrated.
  19. Uh... no thanks with Luck. Maybe let Brissett run it behind our potentially powerful interior line. Then have Luck run the Naked-Bootleg a play later.
  20. Soft is not the word I would use for a guy like JM. A degenerative knee condition is a crippling injury. Before my micro-fracture surgery it felt like a lightning bolt of pain when contact was made and my leg was pushing forward. Post surgery it became very obvious that full power was never going to happen again. You rehab and try again and you repeat the cycle. Ultimately you can't play any sports that require leg strength and power. Jack powered through as long as he could. If you want an example of the pain. Find your power drill. Put a 1/2" bit in it. Then drill it into your knee. God bless you Jack, you gave all you had for us. Your efforts are much appreciated by many in Colts Nation. Now go have a few beers and soften up the belly for awhile.
  21. Different viewpoint on hype and I would love NCF to comment since he was there. In 1983, was the media hype machine anything like it is now? I remember Elway being touted as a football/baseball guy who had the option of either sport. I believe we had one pre-game show and one post-game show. Most, if not all, pre-draft analysis was presented in a pre-draft magazine (that was always over priced). The highlights of the magazine were quotes from highly respected former players, coaches and GMs. Now compare that hype to what Andrew Luck has had to navigate himself through since 2012. Pre-draft analysts hyped Andrew like he was boy wonder and the certain #1 pick. Then the media and fans started criticizing the Colts for sucking to get Luck. The pre-draft analysts consisted of people from life-long NFLers to people like un-NFLers Mel Kiper. Add to the fact that naysaying fans now had the internet to voice their opinions and pushed the hype even further from reality. Now we have say, 15 pre-game and 15 post-game shows filled with many players who have very little original thoughts and rely on the script to not look stupid. The script is very obvious with the selected good guys talking the positive and bad guys counterpointing with the negative. It feels like a middle school debate that is hard to watch. Add in the football-only network(s) analysts who have to talk football 24/7. These guys have a very tough job, yet have proven they will say anything about anybody. The internet world is a very tough place to meet expectations and I just don't see how we can compare players from two different eras in terms of hype. Just another viewpoint to ponder.
  22. So let me get this right. Cain is Abel and Hines runs as slow as ketchup out of a new bottle.
  23. He will focus on reducing interceptions early so the TDs will be coming slowly but surely during this period. Then things will start to click and his production will go up to a TD every 3 of 4 quarters. I'd guess 38 TDs and 7 INTs.
  24. Nothing good ever comes from domestic violence and too many of these football players just don't get it. If not for the NFLPA finding ways to keep accused players eligible to play, these violently-trained men would be out of football, and taking out their aggression on society. I very much love the violence of football, but the ultra-aggression the game teaches needs to happen between the lines only, and never in family or public life. Wake up millionaires. There is no union to protect you in the real world.
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