DaveA1102

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  1. Really interesting write up from KB in relation to how training camp is changing the perspective on a number of players as we progress. Who's stock is rising, and who's is falling quicker than Vujnovich's foot on another lineman's ankle? See below for link: http://www.1070thefan.com/blogs/kevins-corner/colts-coverage/stock-stock-down-colts-training-camp?utm_content=buffer073b3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Great to see John Simon on the rise, while Austin Howard is plummeting.
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    Jalen Ramsey Comments...

    I actually have a lot of time for Ramsey, big mouth but backs it up with ability, but these comments are just ridiculous. Anyone with half a football brain can see the quality Luck possesses. That team would kill for someone like Luck based on the QB play they have had to put up with.
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    Stock Up, Stock Down - Kevin Bowen

    Braden Smith is an interesting one as even Ballard specifically said they never even considered him as a RT until necessity has put them in that position. You would hope that the quality of the central 3 players in our O-line mean that Andrew has space to step up into the pocket on quick throws and so the onus is less on the tackles and they can focus on just pushing rushers past the pocket.
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    Colts Training Camp 8/14/2018

    Yeah I am sure I saw Holder quote tweet with "Chappell's got jokes" or something along those lines. Just a bit of banter.
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    Stephen Holder leaving the IndyStar

    Holder is a very good beat reporter and I also enjoyed the Chopping Wood podcast he did with Zak Keefer. Often gave more insight than many podcasts and so was always a good listen. Wish him all the best and, unfortunately, seems to follow the trend of local news staff numbers dwindling.
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    Predict the 2018 NFL MVP

    Agreed, my shout of Jones may be a tough one to pull off as, if he has a good year, its likely due to Matty Ice playing well too and the QB usually gets the props. Falcons are a sneaky dark horse for the Superbowl, their only issue is the strength of the NFC. Constant quality opposition.
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    So... Uh...

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    Colts Training Camp 8/13/2018

    Couldn't be much worse than Hines was vs Seattle!
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    Predict the 2018 NFL MVP

    A few obvious contenders, but I fancy Julio Jones to have a big year this year so that is my prediction.
  10. It may be due to me not being from the States, but that is the first time I have heard this expression, and it does not conjour up nice mental images for a Monday morning!
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    My Colts Tattoo

    That is great @ThorstenDenmark, really smart design and obviously means a lot to you, as well as a good conversation piece to open tough conversations with others who may have been/are going through the same. Great stuff my friend.
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    Frank Reich Conference Call

    I watched the game but don't remember seeing him get injured so assume it was non contact and he was OK enough at the time to get to sideline, unless I missed it.
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    Frank Reich Conference Call

    I do question the role of artificial turf on this one. Although I would also say the extreme cuts and jukes these guys do will be a significant strain on the knee joints.
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    Frank Reich Conference Call

    That's a hard one to take on Cain but let's put it in perspective. Was he in line for a decent role in the offense this year? Yes. Would he make the top 15 of players we wouldn't want to be injured? I don't think so. Injuries are, and will always be, a part of the sport. It could be a lot worse for us (we could be the Chargers or even the 2017 Colts) so let's not overreact to what is disappointing news. Next man up.
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    Hard core coaching

    I don't know if I would term that as "hardcore" coaching. Would be surprised if it wasn't the same under Pagano, as well as probably 99% of high school coaches across the country. The difference in coaching won't be from discipline and "tough love", will be from looking to coach players up (something Pagano's group struggled with) as well as a heavy emphasis on using the schemes implemented by the coaches to optimise what our players can do.
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    Colts Training Camp 8/2/2018

    Or just go out and sign up Breeland.
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    Breaking News: Jack Mewhort set to Retire

    In response to some of the "soft" references on here, I will let the man himself answer.....
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    Colts sign Free Agent G Nick Callender

    I would be interested to see if we snag any linemen that fall off the Eagles roster come cut-day. As I understand it, we are 3rd on the waiver wire and Reich obviously knows the Eagles offense inside out. Not saying we will get an Pro-Bowler, but one of the key strengths in their recent success has been their O-line play and someone just the wrong side of the roster bubble could be an excellent pickup for us.
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    Fear of new O-line getting mislabeled

    If them being dirty keeps Andrew Luck clean then I am all for it.
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    Breaking News: Jack Mewhort set to Retire

    At least he goes out on his own terms. All the best Jack.
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    Colts Training Camp 8/1/2018

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    Oddsmakers giving us a gift.

    As mentioned above, you can gamble in Scotland online and so I have £20 on Colts to win the Superbowl at 50/1 (took that a while ago and now up to 66/1 ) and £20 on Andrew Luck for comeback player of the year at 9/2 (would win £110). I know the SB one is a mega long shot but still fun. Luck for comeback player could be a good one though, even with strong competition from Rodgers, OBJ and Wentz. I knew I shouldn't have had paella, Jon Rahm owes me £20!
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    Oddsmakers giving us a gift.

    I have a lot of time for you Jared, and enjoy your postings, but this is just crazy stuff. I am a huge advocate for the fact that correlation does not equal causation. Just because something happened doesn't mean it was destined to happen, it just means it happened. I am also a gambler (in Scotland its legal online) and can advocate that the "advocated" teams don't always win. Leicester winning the EPL being a prime example. Sports is sports, and life is life, sometimes things work out the way they are supposed to, and sometimes they don't. It is like one of my favourite jokes about being an atheist, but it applies in this scenario equally well....... Believer to an Atheist: "You are like a blind man, wearing a blindfold, in a dark room, searching for a black cat that is not there" Atheist to Believer: "You are also like a blind man, wearing a blindfold, in a dark room, searching for a black cat that is not there.......but you have found it!"
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    Culture Change

    I also really like the fact that, even when Nelson got stiffed by Autry (although Matt Danely intimated it was a "penalty" type move), that he didn't react at all, just went onto the next play and beat the D-line up all over again. That's the kind of culture you want, strong mean streak and have each other's backs, but not hot-heads who will give away retaliatory penalties and the like. Hopefully the new O-line sets the tone for the rest as well.