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Everything posted by Sumo63

  1. There are always big "ifs". They're primarily the same for every team in the top half of their conference, and I think the colts are close to being a top 5-8 AFC squad. If we stay healthy, if we get hot at the right time, if we get home field advantage, if Rivers can hold his own (maybe steal a couple wins), if our young players make the leap...... If those things fall into place, I like the colts chances of winning the division (no cake walk), so naturally I believe they have a chance to compete for a superbowl. Ultimately it comes down to executing closer to the ceiling than the floor, it's why they play the games.
  2. Colts are already in a situation where they're going to have to cut one or two talented individuals that they seem to be "high" on. Bringing another talented QB in, presumably to make a political statement, only to ultimately have him ride the pine.........seems like the wrong move. Not sure Kap really wants to play either. After the 2019 workout shenanigans I'd (if I were colts front office) need to be convinced of that first. His actions dont exactly speak to a man desperate to get back in the league. We've already had a big name coach leave us at the altar, and our superbowl aspirations evaporate when the face of the franchise pulled the pin. Another high profile signing, who is probably (and rightly) more interested in his social justice work than colts football, to fill a third string position.......nah. doesnt add up. If he want to get back in the league his position should match his profile. Starter or in competition to be the starter. Not buried in an already crowded roster.
  3. Noone is Ebron. Even Ebron is only Ebron one out of every 5 years......
  4. Nope, looks bad imo. A black Jersey, maybe, that black jersey....nah.
  5. I live in Illinois and given our governors 5 phase plan, it's highly unlikely the state, especially Chicago, is "open" for the start of the regular season. Each phase (we're currently in phase two of five) have certain benchmarks that if unmet, extend that phase for 28 days. I think the best case scenario would involve the bears playing in Champaign (downstate) like they did during the soldier field rebuild ('02?). Or maybe even in another state. I just dont see Chicago Illinois playing ball by Sept.
  6. No doubt in my mind. Again in 2021 after acquiring Aaron Rodgers. Irsay will finally have his multiple championships! And colts fans can "relax" til 2023 and the start of the Eason era......
  7. Eason would gave to be absolutely terrible to get cut this year IMO. I just dont see why the colts would spend a 4th round pick on a developmental QB, knowing hes a project, only to cut him a few months later. I know 4th rounders arent guaranteed roster spots but given the position I feel drafting Eason there carries more weight. the real question of who gets cut is Kelly or Jacoby........
  8. I'll remain open minded about him. Obviously hoping for the best, and I'm not gonna kill anyone over the pick. If Ballard and Reich agree his shortcomings, including work ethic, are worth the shot, I'm up for watching it unfold.
  9. From the little I've read it seems like he has many of Jacobys shortcomings. Poor field vision, lack of anticipation, one read and run. After last year I'd rather have the guy with the mental aspects in place and work on the physical. I think I'd have gone with Fromm if I HAD to go qb this year. But obviously hope the best for the kid. Welcome to Indy.
  10. In between there being a "normal" season and no season at all is the contingency plan of the NFL, starting the regular season in November. If NFL owners/insiders think this scenario is possible, or even likely, the Blackmon pick/timeline makes a bit more sense. As he would likely be able to contribute in some meaningful capacity by then. I personally suspect (just an opinion) the season will be delayed due to an overabundance of caution, but will be played.
  11. At the "Corner Pocket" in DuQuoin Il. Population 6100. Drowning my first half sorrows with frosty mug after frosty mug before slowly transitioning to celebratory mugs and the best burgers anywhere (for real).
  12. It looks like the shoe rolled on its side and had a stroke.....it's pretty unappealing. Just my opinion but I dont think either alternate design is an improvement.
  13. I think it ended in 2012. Imo it was as much (if not more) Manning vs Brady, as it was Colts vs pats.
  14. Arm pumping after the jags win!
  15. I was thinking Cam on a front loaded 3 year. I think he's gonna be available. Crazy tho right?
  16. This was a designed as a prove it game for Brissett. Been a couple weeks of "chunk play" talk. This game was schemed, called, and played with that in mind. They have internal metrics as to the success and failure parameters. Weve been told as much. I dont think W's or L's are that important organizationally anymore. Brissett is under heavy scrutiny though. That much I know. I think new Orleans is a big one for him to put it all together. After that I'm ready to see Kelly, then the big board. I expect its jacoby's job to lose this offseason, but (as an alternative) I dont think a huge fa acquisition and a high draft pick are outta the question either..... Such a weird year, I still think as a franchise were in good hands tho.
  17. Relax. It was tongue in cheek humor. Weve done it all year with vinny.........there are much bigger problems, clearly, than a replacement kicker in his first week.
  18. Ironically it was a missed fg that doomed us!
  19. I'm ready to see Kelly after the saints game. That's for sure.
  20. Sounds about right. I've been a big supporter of Brissett too, lately though it looks like hes regressing. I say "looks" because we really cant know whats going on with his game without being in the organization. Out here we're aways the last to know. All that is to say that right now, I dont know if we have a franchise or a place holder. I do know which one he has looked more like recently post, and I know right now he's not playing at an "elite" level.. Im a proponent of "the long game". I know new systems take time and development takes time, but I'd be really happy if he shows some signs of progress toward "franchise" in the last 5 weeks. Give us an updated glimpse of what Ballard and Reich claim to be seeing.
  21. I didnt say he wasnt "the guy", in fact I specifically said I'm not ruling that possibility out. I said he wasnt "that" guy, meaning he's not charged with carrying the whole offense like Luck or Manning was. The professed strategy of this regime concerning team building has been to build out from the trenches. Jacoby is the leader, a darn good one, but hes not the offensive centerpiece of the Ballard/Reich era colts. I believe the O line is intended to be. This is not a criticism, its merely echoing the team philosophy. "Its not about one guy". This is a net positive. The previous Colts incarnation went only as far as luck could take it. This current iteration (if the people running it are to be believed) will go as far as the FO talent evaluation, draft, player development, scheme, coaching, and execution will take it. This is a holistic approach and a net positive. It's not on one player, namely jacoby, to cover up the mistakes and shortcomings of the FO and coaches like Andrew was forced to. This is a net positive. I'm a huge supporter of Brissett in his new role. Colts are lucky to have him and I hope he does prove to be "the guy", but hes not a one man "world beater", nor is he a "rolling ball of butcher knives". According to his own head coach, as of the start of this season, hes a "top 20 NFL quarterback". I dont think hes even a fully developed player yet, its possible he'll get better. Jury is still out. Not every opinion short of yours is an attack on Jacoby personally. There is room to step back and look at the larger picture. I hope you can see that. And yes, I too am disappointed in vinny.
  22. QB worship is the national obsession with who is elite and who is not. I'm not caught up in that Jacoby. If hes allowed to continue to do what he does best colts are in pretty good shape. It's a team sport, as of now Jacoby isnt "elite" and I dont really mind. I dont think I said anything negative about jacoby or his performance. An average day with few errors is a good thing. Nor did I say we should have abandoned the run. And I definitely didnt say I wanted him replaced. All I was saying was I didnt see this one game as a statement game for brissett. For the running game as a whole yes, for the individual under center, not really. Again I like the guy, alot, always have. I just see him more in the mold of Alex Smith than Peyton Manning. I'm fine with that comparitive. Dont really care what Tom Brady did last night. I'm not trying to put jacoby toe to toe with tom. QB worship........ People are sensitive this morning.......
  23. The running game made the statement today. I like jacoby alot, but aside from the incredible 4th down td pass, obi-wan jacoby had an average afternoon. 15 of 24, 148 yrds. 76 rating......hes good, but if hes the answer in indy (and I'm not saying he isn't) the qb worship has to go. Hes just not that guy. With jacoby under center it's a team effort. Hes as good as the pieces around him. Hes charged with not making a mistake, he's not the showcase of this offense. If he's had a statement game this year it was our first tilt vs Houston. That being the case, I'm definitely looking forward to him making another statement this Thursday.
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