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Everything posted by DaveA1102

  1. A perfect set up for him this week, closed roof, a lot of very makeable kicks with not a huge amount of pressure on him based on the score. Obviously still has to make them all and I believe they were mostly dead centre and so should really help settle any rookie nerves. He will have had a skip in his step on his way home to play with his lego last night.
  2. I think the logic is that allowing such a small amount of people in tests the ability to manage and then you can scale up from there. Agreed it is a risk but it is probably step 1 to getting back to having a decent number of people in stadiums. Also, in theory, even with one person being positive, the attendees should be distanced enough that it will not be passed to many (if any) others. It is a fair question that you ask though.
  3. Didn't Aaron Rodgers have one of the worst training camps in history in his rookie year?
  4. Yeah I potentially could have worded better, but struggled to fit my sentiment in there without making it an opening paragraph! As @shasta519 states, it comes down to whether the improvements of the roster match up against having one of the best QBs in the league and the same roster just earlier in development. It was also partly another letter of love to Mr Ballard to mention how impressive a feat that is.
  5. Sad, but entirely probable. Only one Superbowl from it too.
  6. I doubt we get better at the QB position for a number of years but I think Rivers seemed like the best fit for what the 2020 Colts will be and Reich and Sirianni seemed all in on Rivers from the moment the season ended last year, so I will trust their judgement that Rivers can still do it when he has a good line in front of him.
  7. Seeing a lot of twitter posts about the fact that Luck retired one year ago today. Is it just me or does it feel like that was 5 years ago!?! Anyway, not wanting to revisit any of the old Luck retirement "takes" on here but I wanted to mention that, in my opinion, even without Luck I think we are in a better position today than we were at this point last year. A solid, if uninspiring, outing last year for the team was understandable with the bombshell aftershocks still reverberating throughout LOS and now add in Rivers (TBC on impact), Buckner (stud), two electric off
  8. "Nobody does more in this business right now". High praise, but well deserved. I can't wait to see how he links up at the line with DeForest Buckner making spaces for him to hit!
  9. "Leonard ranked just behind the Seattle Seahawks Bobby Wagner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lavonte David, and Minnesota Vikings Eric Kendricks respectively." Rather decent company.
  10. I think all 7 of them would be pretty happy for him.
  11. There was a great tweet (I forget who it was) that said Jameis is going from 30/30 to 20/20!
  12. I am Scottish mate, it is just my nature!
  13. I hate to be a buzzkill, but Leonard was not snubbed for DPOY. He said himself that he had a poor start to the season (by his, admittedly, high standards) and then he missed a few games. He ended the year in DPOY form, no doubt about it, but he was not in the conversation for the award, based on the overall year, in my opinion. Nick Bosa would have been my choice, but Gilmore is not a terrible choice.
  14. Leonard himself admitted he had a slow start to the year, even relatively poor by his admittedly high standards. Just off the top of my head I am sure he was out with an injury and then came back and played like, well, a maniac from that point on. Would be interesting to see his ranking from that point. The bolded part above stood out for me here...
  15. To be fair, I can understand that. To lose two games is a bit of a kick in the teeth for them and it certainly looks (from a neutral perspective) that this is the first steps in an attempt to move. However, as I (and other UK fans have stated) I do not think this is the way to go.
  16. Who said the Colts will lose a home game? As the comment you quoted says, the Jags are playing two home games in London and of those 2 games we know it will be from one of 5 opponents, one of which is the Colts. As of this year, there have 28 games played in London and every single one has been sold out. How many NFL teams have sold out their last 28 games, bearing in mind Wembley stadium seats around 84,000? To describe this as some kind of nuisance downplays the level interest and money generated by those teams who see it as an opportunity. Plenty NFL fans in E
  17. All for opinions, but this is incorrect. The level of backup QB's in the league is pretty rotten (Bortles, Geno Smith, Glennon, Siemian all from 2019) and there is enough evidence to show that having a capable backup for 2/3 games can be invaluable for a team with playoff aspirations. Brissett showed enough in the first half of the year to show he can play well, but the second half of the year showed he does not seem able to do it consistently at a starter level. I agree we need to move on but to say he is "useless even as a backup QB" is just not true when you look a
  18. I am not sure how hard you tried there my friend! Jacoby Brissett will remain in this league for a long time as, although he has his flaws, a good backup quarterback is an extremely valuable asset. Based on this season, I think it is fair to say he is not the future as our starter but he would easily be one of the best backups in the league on any team, and so he will make a small fortune off the abilities he has, which includes his stellar reputation in the locker room.
  19. I would say you could put the same tagline against all of them: "Promising start, but jury is still out". I think they all had flashes of what they could be, but didn't see it consistently from any of them. As with all rookies, the 2nd year will be big for them, but especially Parris after a hellish year full of injuries. Certainly no write-offs as of yet.
  20. While I can understand a Jags' fan based in Florida being frustrated by this news, the team obviously feels this is the way they need to go in order to build their fanbase to allow the team to grow. This has proven successful up until now and so, although 2 games does seem a step away from their US fanbase, they are obviously looking to try and monopolise the European (especially UK) fans to create the growth. Hopefully people on here can see the level of interest from Europe in the Colts and can appreciate how much a visit to London will mean to people like me. It continues to a
  21. Good luck in your recovery! Absolutely agree it will not be the main reason for what he did, there has to be more to it than that, but I just feel there is enough science behind it to consider that it could be a factor amongst others. I do not believe a "normal" person who ended up with CTE would become a murderer, but if there are already underlying Demons then how much could a heavily damaged brain impact on their state of mind? An unanswerable question I suppose. PS Don't F With Cats is another great Netflix documentary if you are looking for something
  22. I am part way through the Documentary but I had already listened to the Wondery Podcast, which I thought did a great job of reviewing the case too: https://wondery.com/shows/gladiator/ Much like @New Zealands #1 Colts Fan it wasn't as big news in the UK as it was Stateside and so there was a lot I didn't know about it and so, coming in cold, it really was shocking in terms of the actions of someone who, from the outside, looked to have it all. I don't think you can discount the CTE side of it, as there does seem to be a graduation from a happy high schooler
  23. Thanks for the invite but I have a new job that is presently monopolising my time! Not only would I struggle for time in making selections but would want to be able to do a bit of research as well. Good luck to the rest of you though!
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