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  1. 10 hours ago, AwesomeAustin said:

    Man, I’m having a baby in 11 days and this entire summer I have told my friends I’m seriously considering selling my Harley bc I’m going to be a dad.  I almost got hit by a tractor a couple months ago and it scared the bageezus out of me.  The only reason why I haven’t is momma wants me to keep it bc she likes to ride with me.  Still doesn’t change that I’m scared half of the time to get on it...she told me that will change when little guy is crying a lot and I want out of the house lol

    My kids (and being around to watch them grow up) is the reason I quit riding.  The two rumbles I had with the concrete convinced me that the 3rd time was gonna be the charm.  Went from being a lifetime athlete to having a lis franc break in my foot in that 2nd crash. Now can’t walk for an hour without severe foot pain, let alone exercise or dance. I’d trade those few years of riding to be pain free this last decade...

    Get well Howard Mudd.

  2. On 6/24/2020 at 1:25 PM, AustexColt said:

    Due to COVID the overall time for Rivers to get his timing down would mean that the coaches have to prioritize the wideouts, TE and RBs to work with him. That's alot of players. 

    I think the priority should be:  TY, Doyle, Hines, Mack, Pittman, Burton (if he is healthy). 

    I realize he is a veteran QB and has thrown to many receivers, but given the limited time he has, this is going to be a huge challenge or maybe not?

    How can you make a list prioritizing our receivers that Rivers needs to get acquainted to & not name Campbell?  The best thing that can happen this season is that Campbell & Pittman both emerge as 2 of our top targets.  Allowing TY to fill more of a possession type role like Reggie was able to do when TY came on the scene. 

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  3. On 5/15/2020 at 11:16 AM, Shafty138 said:

    The Bears?  In the Superbowl?  Are you saying the Bears were so scared of Edge that when he was on his couch in AZ they were altering their defensive approach for the Colts in the SB? Or, and this is quite possible... was there some random game vs. Chicago where Edge destroyed the Tampa 2? Lol

    It was a regular season game where Edge had over 200 and I don’t think our starters played the 4th.  We used to get to see Sorgi in mop up time at least like once a year back i


  4. 9 hours ago, braveheartcolt said:

    I was one of the few on this Forum who rated Donald Brown. He certainly had the burners, and I don't think he ever lost a fumble either. I don't think he got a fair crack of the whip. But that was then.....

    Who was the kid from the northeast we brought in a few years ago?  He looked very impressive on the preseason but got a bad concussion and then allegedly, the Colts didn’t handle his treatment very well.  I thought he looked like he had some serious potential. 

  5. 8 hours ago, Smonroe said:


    He had 5 1000 yard seasons after the injury.  But I agree, he wasn't the same.  His yards were more a product of the offense.


    Still one of my favorite Colts.  I'm glad they gave him a ring.


    9 hours ago, NewEra said:

    You're right though Edge coming out of college led the league in rushing his first two years. And early on Manning was still throwing some pics coming into his own. I think later on once he became dangerous that improved the running game.

    Imagine Peyton, Edge, & Marv with this offensive line???  :lombardi::lombardi::lombardi::lombardi::lombardi::lombardi::lombardi:.  :colts:

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  6. 16 hours ago, NewEra said:

    No I agree with he didn't make Edge a better back then he already was. But what Manning did is open up the run game by not allowing defenses to stack the box. Our offense back then was just special. 

    It was the opposite.  Edge opened the passing game up & helped slow the game down for Manning.  Nobody feared Manning in his first few years.  They sure feared number 32 coming around the corner on that stretch or rolling downhill though.  Once Peyton settled in & figured out 88 just couldn’t be covered, you were at his mercy.  

    Edge wasn’t the same after the knee injury (still great though) but he didn’t have to be anymore because Peyton was in full control of the offense by then.  You really were screwed with future Hall of Famers in the backfield & out wide.  Later, I think it flipped to where teams were so scared of 18, 88, 87, & 44 that the running game probably never saw stacked boxes except for short yardage plays.  That was toward the end of Edge & during the Rhodes & Addai era.  Only fools gave Edge a light box (I think the Bears were such fools).

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  7. 12 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

    The more I see and learn about him the more I love the pick.  He should learn a lot from Reich and Rivers this year.  At first I was pretty skeptical on his selection but now I am starting to think he has a real shot to eventually be our QB going forward.  It looks like he has the physical talent needed to make the jump.  He just needs some serious coaching and desire to learn from the best.  

    Exactly. His throws look effortless. Not quite Luck effortless but the ball jumps off his hand much quicker though .  Kid can spin it with ease.  

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  8. For the first time, I was seriously scratching my head at a Ballard move with this one.  But as I read the comments and think on it more, it may be the best move.  If Hooker struggles, we let him walk & receive compensatory pick right?  Not bad. Better than nothing. 

    But let’s say he BALLS OUT.   Pro bowl or all pro worthy.  I’m talking like how he was looking as a rookie before injury.  In that case, we can franchise tag him & work on an extension to keep him or even work an extension & trade him while we hold him with the tag right?


    I know this ship has sailed but, with way this worked out, I really believe Hooker was gonna be moved to the Seahawks with a pick for their late first to take Love.  Packers jacked the plan up so Ballard went to Plan B. And I’m loving it so far.


    Anyway Hooker, the ball is in your court now. Let’s get it. 

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  9. 24 minutes ago, Smoke317 said:

    Arm talent is off the charts. Very electric.  He kinda falls off some throws in that video but still had the talent & accuracy to get it in there.  If Campbell develops into our slot (catch & run) receiver, I think he and Eason will have a good chemistry if/when they eventually share the field together.  Interesting that Eason & Blankenship were teammates as freshmen. Eason even held for the XP at the end.

    This time he gets to sit his freshman/rookie year, then he gets to Wally Pip Phillip Rivers like Brady did Bledsoe & Fromm did him...  How karmic would that be?  Eason needs to know that playbook front & back. And keep working on his mechanics until they’re second nature. Also learn some leadership from Rivers & Brissett. Kid’s got a shot. Couldn’t have found a better landing spot. 


  10. 1 hour ago, Myles said:

    I really like this guy.

    I am curious how the resident experts feel on his chance of being a bust.  Not trying to be a negative Nelly, just curious because he was ranked as the 10+ best WR in the draft by most sources.  Granted it was an extremely deep WR draft class.  I just haven't seen many of his games since he played at USC.   What are the chances he is a Dorsett?

    He was listed as just behind on Jeudy, Lamb, & Jefferson & similarly to Higgins as guys that will have an immediate impact.  He’s knows as having a higher floor but lower ceiling than most.  If I was him, I’d be watching Michael Thomas highlights. Their measurables are very similar. Plus he went in the 2nd too I believe.  

    As far as him & Dorsett, I think he’s much further along when both were drafted.  He ran a much more diverse route tree at USC & this past year caught over 100 passes.  That’s a huge number for a college season. Plus he was pretty much the only major outside target & was playing with a true freshman, though Slovis looked very talented.  

    Having a father who was a 10 year NFL veteran will be a great source of knowledge for him to tap into on being a professional & working hard.  I like his chances of being successful a lot.  Rivers gonna put him straight to work.

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  11. Arm talent is off the charts. Very electric.  He kinda falls off some throws in that video but still had the talent & accuracy to get it in there.  If Campbell develops into our slot (catch & run) receiver, I think he and Eason will have a good chemistry if/when they eventually share the field together.  Interesting that Eason & Blankenship were teammates as freshmen. Eason even held for the XP at the end.

    This time he gets to sit his freshman/rookie year, then he gets to Wally Pip Phillip Rivers like Brady did Bledsoe & Fromm did him...  How karmic would that be?  Eason needs to know that playbook front & back. And keep working on his mechanics until they’re second nature. Also learn some leadership from Rivers & Brissett. Kid’s got a shot. Couldn’t have picked a better landing spot. 

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  12. 19 hours ago, jmac_48 said:

    Two things...

    Seems a little dominated by GF.

    Brother should be worried about making his own money.


    Hope this kid has a good agent to protect him.

    I didn’t pick that up from this video. I don’t subscribe to their channel though. But it is “their” channel. It’s probably as close as she’s gonna get to famous with it.  But she said all the right things & let him do most of the talking in this video.  Perhaps she learned from the day 1 draftee’s girlfriends grabbing cell phones & decided to play it low key (very smart). 

  13. I think Eason is an example where NFL guys see a kid that was the top rated QB in high school.  Goes to college and performs decently in the SEC as a true freshman.  Then gets hurt the next season.  Then sits the next after that in transfer. Then plays again after a 2 year hiatus.  

    If NFL coaches are supposed to be the best, Eason is the type of player they covet.  He’s got all the tools from a physicality stand point.  He’s also got the pedigree coming out of high school.  Maybe the thing he hasn’t had is “top flight coaching”???


    He’s about to get that now.  Great value pick in the 4th round.  I wasn’t an Eason fan going into the draft.  Now that I’ve learned more of his circumstances in college & the fact that he was the TOP guy has piqued my interest. I hope he can put it all together. 

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  14. 7 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Reggie was pretty special as well. If I was starting a franchise I still would take Peyton over anyone. Brady and Montana won more SB's so winning wise they accomplished more, Bradshaw did as well but Peyton won more MVP's than anyone in history. Peyton could carry teams almost by himself in a sport that is a true team sport.

    Reggie was very special. But in some ways I think Peyton & Marv both had great influence on his development & growth.  Now, I’m definitely not saying Reggie would have been common without those 2, but I think they played a much bigger role in his growth than vice versa. Whereas, Marv & Edge helped Peyton more early in his career. 

    I wasn’t the biggest college football fan back then but I swear Peyton & Tennessee were on tv every week.  So I started to watch him during his junior & senior seasons.  He quickly became my favorite college football player.  Hurt me when he kept losing to the Gators.  Probably why I have never liked them. Then to somehow have him drafted by my home team...  I honestly thought the football gods brought him here because I was his biggest fan.  

    There was never any competition between him & Leaf with me. I had already seen years worth of him playing at Tennessee.  Easy pick.  I knew he was gonna be great.  I didn’t know how great though.  We Colts fans were blessed to watch a master technician at work.  Imagine Peyton coming out now with even more wide open offenses than when he started?  I think he’d be pushing Mahomes as the best QB in the game.  55 TD’s after neck surgery.  I think he’d have tried for 60. 

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  15. On 4/15/2020 at 6:19 PM, NFLUp said:

    Yeah, none of this is remotely true.

    Show me NFL announcers calling Peyton the GOAT while he was still playing.

    its everywhere with Brady.  NFL players still today are talking about playing for the GOAT (Brady).

    You are making things up regarding Peyton.

    And your second argument?  Same for Brady, correct?  Deion Branch?  Givens?  Patten?  Even Welker and Amendola?  Hogan?


    Some of you Peyton lovers are ridiculous. I love Peyton too but for you to sit up here & suggest that Peyton made Edge great & without Peyton Edge would be common is foolish.  Go back & look at Peyton’s numbers his rookie year.  He was a turnover machine & led us to a 3-13 record. Not knocking him but those are facts. And that was with Faulk.  

    Now, go to his 2nd season.  He still wasn’t the MVP Peyton Manning that dominated the league yet.  But we went 13-3.  You wanna know why?  It wasn’t because Peyton made Edge better it was because Edge made the game easier for Peyton by leading the league in rushing.  

    Edge allowed the game to slow down for Peyton and he didn’t have to throw up as many prayer balls rather than get pounded into the dirt.  He had a new best friend in Edge.  And do I even have to mention Marv and how he helped Peyton’s development?  Peyton is a smart dude.  Why do you think he wanted to practice so much with Marvin?  

    Because he ALREADY knew he was the greatest receiver he had ever played with was a straight BEAST.  He was gonna attach his horse to that saddle and ride until he couldn’t anymore. 88 & 32 played big roles in helping Peyton become the GOAT or one of the GOATS.  I bet you’ll never hear him call 88 or 32 common. 

  16. On 4/3/2020 at 2:32 AM, ReMeDy said:

    If Tom Brady can play well with Tampa Bay, I'll eat crow and say the Patriots success was impacted by Brady more than I thought.


    I think he's going to be in for a rude awakening in Tampa, eat several vicious hits, and wonder to himself how Manning managed to win the Colts a Superbowl with our old crappy o-line. Our Colts o-line rarely gave Manning time to throw, and our run game was abysmal, yet Manning still found ways to win games.

    How can you say that and call yourself a Colts fan?  Run game abysmal?  Edge led the league in rushing twice.  And it was the running game & defense that helped Peyton win the big one here in Indy.  Not Peyton putting up Star Wars numbers and ripping through the playoffs like we all hoped & figured he would.  

  17. 11 hours ago, Indeee said:

    That is the million dollar question in regards to the last two games. All signs point to something methodical towards Brissett though. Even now, they are still giving the world the impression they believe in this guy where clearly everybody could see his abilities on the field were not elite. It's not a knock on Brissett, it's just not what everybody involved with this organization thought was going to take place, but instead of just being honest about what everyone already knows, this little game keeps being played. Kelly should have started those last two games because short of an extra couple possible wins on the final record, those two games meant nothing to last year's outcome and yet they still kept Brissett in and the most disturbing thing was Reich saying they were going to try some new wrinkles to help Brissett, in WEEK 15? It's almost as if they can't believe how wrong they were about Brissett and kind of are refusing to just cut bait and admit the mistake. The Jags went back to Foles and Foles stunk, then they went back to Minshew. Minshew, even though had some growing pains, gave a fire to the jags foles and bortles did not and I think Kelly would've done the same for the Colts. Colts just can't give up on Brissett for whatever reason that is.

    And you sir can’t give up on Kelly for whatever reason that is...

  18. 5 hours ago, Mr.NotSoCreative said:

    I got what you re saying. Training was a bad way of putting it. I have always been curious if we had kept Manning, drafted.Luck, if he would have accepted that role of being mentor. 

    I wonder if Peyton would have had TY watching tape of Marv?

  19. 3 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

    Well...  over time Ballard has talked about his trading up and down.


    For example, he was asked about his 5th round pick, Pinter, the guard from Ball State.   He volunteered that he spent 30 minutes trying to move up to draft him.   For a GM, Ballard is pretty forthcoming.  

    That's with a guy we picked.  Has he ever said he wanted a guy and someone else took him?  I don't think he would because then you make the guys you did take feel like they were your 2nd choices...  Ballard is the real deal at GM.  Once GB took him it was dead and done.  No need to speak on would of's and could of's and should of's...  He's all in with the guys he took as he should be...  We get to play these arm chair games.  

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  20. This man looks fast on tape.  Check that.  Super fast on tape.  His ACCELERATION is amazing.  On that kick off return towards the end of the video he turned on the jets and destroyed the angle so quickly...  Wow.  His speed is real.  He has potential to flash in camp and make the squad.

  21. 12 minutes ago, CheezyColt said:

    I really was expecting 32 for Taylor. I like the 20s better though I think. I'm probably going to order this jersey asap so hopefully he doesn't change numbers.


    Does anyone know if Colts.com or Fanatics or anyone do jersey exchanges in these situations? I wouldn't think so, but I guess I could see it.

    I was kind of wanting 32 as well but I'd probably always be seeing Edge.  His running style seems more like Faulk, so I'm fine with the 28.  Feels like a "faster" number.  Lol.

  22. 1 minute ago, NewColtsFan said:

    While not impossible, it would’ve been very hard and very expensive to trade up to get Love AND take Pittman at 34.


    Because we likely would have used pick 34 in a package to trade up for Love.   So we could do one or the other — but not both.   

    With the way receivers went after Higgins and Pittman, we might have still gotten Pittman at 44.  Claypool  & Mims were still available too.  But we would have missed out on Taylor, who I think is gonna help us win NOW.  And I'm just throwing things out there.  But I honestly wouldn't have hated moving up for Love at then end of the 1st but is there that big of a gap between him and Eason in the 4th??  Value wise probably Eason is the better value unless Love becomes the next great Packers QB. 


    We and the Packers have a recent history of following legendary QB's with a top flight replacement.  I hope they didn't out-maneuver us and it's gonna be Favre to Rodgers to Love when it could have been Manning to Luck to Love.  Hopefully Eason realizes his potential.  The id sure can spin it like Favre, Rodgers, and Luck.

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