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  1. If it's strictly about the $, the Colts are unlikely to sign Collins, as most observant folks seem to get by now, this GM isn't overpaying anyone to come play for his team. The wildcard though is Collins may want to play for the Colts for less than other teams offer. Remember Ballard said that last year, some players wouldn't come to Indy because of multiple reasons that had nothing to do with money (no certainty surrounding #12, poor team, lack of direction, etc) and this year Indy has all those things locked down and more so there may yet be some players who sign here for less than they get offered elsewhere if they believe there's something special brewing here...we all believe that to be the case.
  2. Colt.45

    Zak Keefer - Quenton Nelson Mindset

    Do you think the coaches and GM like the fact that Q does that to teammates? I suspect they like the 'attitude' change he brings.
  3. Colt.45

    JJ Arcega-Whiteside

    I've seen games where he was flat-out dominant and unplayable but he also seems slow, almost like a TE playing wideout sometimes. And many times it did seem like the corners just didn't have any idea how to play him in college where the NFL isn't going to lie down like that.
  4. I've seen mock drafts (inc. PFF) that have Risner going in the 1st round. Somehow I doubt he's there in round 3.
  5. You're trotting out so much old tripe, it's unreal. Holds onto the ball too long? What were his numbers there this year? When the offenses a QB plays in demand that he holds onto the ball, guess what happens? What are P.Mahomes release numbers? Force bad throws? He does that, I'll give you that. He has the habit of thinking everything is on him and forcing things to happen. Guess who used to be saddled with that label? Yup, Peyton Manning. For years, the talk was that he needed to learn to take what the defense gave him. You don't remember that now naturally. Forces throws to Hilton? Yeah, have you seen who the Colts trot out at wideout? Seen the All-22? Oh, and this is old tripe, how much was Hilton FEATURED this year? Luck's football iQ, yeah that's mainly a fiction of your imagination. I don't see anyone questioning Drew Brees' IQ and he was pretty poor the last quarter of the year inc. playoffs. Even Tom Brady had more than his fair share of errors v KC, he also had a TEAM that covered them up. Luck went to NE this season with a banged up team and still put up points on that defense. You speak of Pittsburgh, are you talking of the game the Colts let up over 50 points? My point is: when you speak of football IQ and all that stuff that has little metric or verifiable fact with it, the narratives are usually wrong and not well thought out. Those are individual 'feelings'. Simply not really fair and easily blown apart.
  6. Colt.45

    Let's talk 2019 offseason

    I think if that was the Pats, they would 100% have put 40 up.
  7. Colt.45

    Some Day After Thoughts to Share.....

    Yeah, locked them up isn't something I saw either. KC pretty much marched down the field when they needed to. The one genuine time the Colts defense did anything was that Leonard fumble. Outside of that, I think the Chiefs knew that game was wrapped and bagged up. They could score at will.
  8. Colt.45

    Some Day After Thoughts to Share.....

    Nailed it. The Colts had to play the perfect game on offense i.e. mistake-free, taking points from as many drives as possible, dominating possession, etc. They had to be perfect just to keep it close. Anything else and it was always going to be a really ugly outcome. That 1st drive was killer, once that Ebron drop happened, you could see shoulders drop, you could see the disappointment. My biggest surprise was the Chiefs didn't get to 40, second biggest was that QB not throwing a TD.
  9. Your fears about the defense are creditable I think but first Houston awaits and we've seen that as long as the Colts don't make stupid mistakes, they can play with that Houston offense. A more dangerous passer like Mahomes or Rivers may present another set of problems but it's one game at a time and this defense should 'travel' well in Houston.
  10. Weird story, hard to tell what's what but a few things are known. - the Colts backed him big time after his brother's death - Bereavement is no joke, everyone handles it differently, best of luck to the young man - No need to knock his play, that shouldn't be brought up, like the other linemen, he had ups and downs. Heck, even Castonzo would be off the team if you listened to some know-it-alls - Not sure what Coach Gugs said to him but he's FAR from a failure, a 7th rounder sticking around this long is a success - There's definitely something lost in 'translation'. He left the team on good terms.
  11. Colt.45

    Rick Venturi on the OL yesterday.

    He far.
  12. Colt.45

    Great game by Ebron

    Yeah, you don't know many Detroit fans do you? They describe him as all of that and more (More = he actively had a hate-hate relationship with that city). Fleener sucked in New Orleans, Ebron sucked in Detroit. Graham has sucked everywhere since he left he terrible too? Fleener was not as bad as you make out. Ebron CAN be better for Indy, I say that because I know he has it in him. He's not shown his best yet!
  13. Colt.45

    Great game by Ebron

    Yeah, he had almost a thousand yards in two seasons IIRC. He had a season with over 700yds and 8 TDs. That's decent production for a TE in a TWO TE system. I don't love Fleener but this narrative that 'he sucked' is false.
  14. Colt.45

    Great game by Ebron

    I think the positives outweigh the negatives too. I didn't think Fleener was a bust, I thought he produced for the Colts when asked to so comparing Ebron to him isn't a negative comment on my part. I rated Fleener, I thought he did his job while also being a bit annoying. Ebron has been that too.
  15. Colt.45

    Great game by Ebron

    Not dropping so many balls he didn't. There was a beast across the field on the opposing team who is clearly a better TE. Kelce is also a better player. He did good, on a shaky receiving day by the Colts ball catchers, he did fine (probably the best of the shaky lot) and put up numbers. The Pats couldn't handle the mismatches he created. Ebron is basically Fleener 2.0.... Lots of big play potential, subpar blocking, infuriating drops, spectacular catches. He's the BIG NAME on the team right now, he's going to get held to a higher standard than guys like Chester and Pascal and even Swoope (who's amazingly doing everything you want from him and hasn't shown himself to be inferior to Ebron).