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  1. I cant argue against any of that. I just grow weary of "tank talk". After Sunday I dont expect a post season this year either. "Despite their best efforts" is a great way to say it.
  2. Thank you. All this "pack it in for draft position" talk drives me crazy. It's so soft (in many cases from the same people complaining about player availability due to injury) . There are still 5 games left, play out the string with the guys you have, go all out, finish strong even if you lose. You leave with your head up and relish the pain. In the gym my last thought, no matter how pedestrian that days workout has been, is always "finish strong'. Past is past, but set a tone, present and future. You dont just tap out and hope next time a new dude shows up and makes it easier. When you're beat to s#*t you find a little more. Thats where the 1% better is, that's where the "character" is. Both things this franchise and fanbase claim to value, and most of what I've been seeing lately (after a 3 point loss on the road to the division leader) is "shut it down"? I cant agree. Once you tank, in the back of your mind, you're always looking for an out. You're always willing to take a dive. I dont want that for my Colts.
  3. Ballard has a list, if Jacoby finishes on top of it they move on to no one. (Granted Reich wasnt on his list and hes our HC, but im sure he has a list) Ballard isn't a man without a plan. Neither him nor Reich will hold to mediocre. Out here in fan land we have no choice but to watch it play out. Then we can debate the merits of said plan/move. They'll never publicly announce, or even say, anything to diminish Jacoby's confidence or value. I doubt, barring injury, he gets benched even if the playoffs are out of reach. Hes been pretty good at times this year and I'm sure his growth/evaluation wont be done til the offseason. The move on to who will become self evident if or when, they move on. My guess is that Jacoby is under center in 2020 (and I'm ok with that as I assume there will be a leap in performance his second year running this offense). If he falters there we'll se a #2/developmental QB get a shot. I do think Brisett gets a second year though. The week to week rollercoaster out here is not indicative of how it will be handled in the building. We're in pretty good hands.
  4. 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.
  5. Had plenty against Houston last time too. I just don't know what to expect anymore. Except: O line good, reich is better than hes looked this month, and defense not too shabby.
  6. I know we're all living in the now, seeing what we believe to be an average QB regressing week to week. But it is possible that Reich and company know what their doing and are breaking Jacoby's game down so the can build it back up into something that fits this scheme. That said Jacoby might just be out over his skis on this offense. Truth is we wont know til they make a move or dont. Ballard and Reich didnt come here to make this a mediocre club. If Jacobys not the guy they'll let us know sooner rather than later I think. I've been a big supporter of Brissett and I'd like to believe we'll see some improvement and maybe a little more risk now that the playoffs are unlikely. Imo he needs a 4 int game to get over some of the hesitation/fear he seems to be gripped by. A 4 td 0 int game would also be acceptable....... Come out throwing one more time this year, and let him sink or swim. Either way it'll be good for him.
  7. Thanks, it honestly does mean alot to me. I only mentioned it this time as a matter of perspective. We (myself included) get so caught up in this fantasy for a few months a year that we sometimes forget how little it actually changes anything in our own lives or the lives of those around us. We've all got something greater to contend with, I'm not unique in that. I'll be in a room tomorrow morning with 50 other people suffering, alot worse than I am, and a colts win doesnt erase that for them. We're lucky to live lives that can support the luxury of "fandom". I have to remind myself of that far too often for my own liking. Im getting better at it tho, perspective helps. Thanks again for the support hope you and yours have a great holiday season. My three favorites start this Thursday!
  8. Game was one blown coverage and one TY drop (and an ebron route?) away. It was disappointing but hardly shocking, or an embarrassment. Lost on the road, on a short week to the best (2nd best?) team in the division, which splits the series.......this team plays tight games, cant always win those. Sorry, it happens. I actually think they're overachieving rather than under.
  9. Thanks, that means the world to me, but the fix is in. Its gonna take me out sooner rather than later. I'll damn sure give it a black eye on the way down though. I'm determined to do that much at least! Here's the secret tho...... cancer cannot win. Either through medical means or through death of the host, those of us that have it WILL BE RID of it. Mine will kill me but the victory belongs to me. In few short years I'll be free. All I have to do is endure. Endurance has always been the cost of freedom, it's a heavy, painful, humiliating price, but it's one I'll gladly pay. Head up, eyes clear, and so grateful for what I've been given. (even when we lose by 3 on the road, on a short week to a division rival, lol).
  10. No worries, and I'll definitely take the prayers. Thanks, but I have about 3 seasons left. Just offering it as an example of how our lives dont change because dudes wearing our favorite laundry dont score more points than dudes wearing hated laundry. Single parents still gotta go to work, autistic kids still struggle at school, I know a bunch of people who have chemo monday....... Pick any one, hell pick three, mix and match if you like. This football S#*% isnt real. We should try (and I'm admittedly terrible at it too) to keep it in petspective. Lost on the road by three NBD.
  11. Refs dont matter. Officiating this year is terrible across the board. Any further replay rules, or reviews, just makes them more defiant. Just the way it is folks.....sometimes itll go our way others it wont.
  12. Lost by 3 on the road to a division rival, split the series, pretty normal in the NFL. It happens, not like the sun exploded. If it costs the playoffs, well we shoulda beat the raiders, fins, and Steelers. Still have tenn next week and one more tilt with the jags. I expected much more tonight outta the passing game. ty must have borrowed Ebron's gloves or something. That drop on 3rd was abyssmal. The blown coverage on their BEST player was the difference tonight. One play, it happens........ I'm upset, but whatever. I still wake up with stage 4 cancer.......perspective people.
  13. I think it's still to early to give up on him. This is his second year in the system and his first actually orchestrating it. He been pretty solid. Room to grow, but solid.
  14. I hear you, it's a coin flip. I'm feeling ok about it though. I've been wrong in the past (so often) but despite "playing down to our competition" we've been solid in our divisional games this year, undefeated in fact. Seems like they get up for these. Frank will have them ready. Wish it was at LOS, but we've performed well in Houston in the past and I think TY will play, you just put him in a uni and we're already in their head. Both teams are beat up so that's a wash. Both on a short week so that's a wash. From a colts perspective, I think this is Jacobys coming out party. We want national attention for obi-wan jacoby, this is his chance. They're gonna try to make him beat them thru the air and I know he can. Unlike last time most of the country is gonna be watching. Say what you want about Brissett but he doesnt shrink under the big lights. Plus our d has been sneaky solid for awhile now......gonna be close but I like our chances..........
  15. It was the biggest "I'm obviously joking" sign I could find on short notice. Yet, here you are again, quoting only a portion of the post. Once again leaving out the portion where I'm very positive about Jacoby, and his role in the upcoming Thursday night tilt vs the Texans. I'm not sure if it's to support some odd agenda (?) Or to create some sort of artificial controversy (?) Either way I guess it's fine. You seem to be having a good time and I'm all for that. I just wanted to find out if what I thought I was seeing was accurate. I'm not sure "why" you do what you do but it's helpful, for future reference, to understand "what" it is that you do. Fingers crossed for a big win on Thursday, I know we can agree on that!
  16. I'd probably rate it a 4.4. Jacoby's pocket awareness and elite footwork is what really made that block! Remember, Quentin's blocks will only block as far as Jacoby's block will block them...... Sorry been reading way too much of the hyper aggressive, and mostly asinine, "Jacoby performace merge thread." Obviously, that was dope! OFF TOPIC: This team is on the right path, and just in case the humorless "admit hes elite" crowd is watching, I think Brisett is a huge part of it. That first Texans game was Obi-wan's signature win. Im looking forward to a repeat performance on their turf Thurs. Houston is gonna make us win thru the air again. And although our pass pro has been suspect lately I believe Jacoby is up to the task. +/- 300 passing yrds, 3 TDs. (0 int, 1 forced fumble). Very excited, possibly to the point of homer-ism, for TNF! This is the biggest (pre playoff) GOTY.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.......
  19. 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.
  20. This year is the definition of "next man up". From starting QB on down. We've had a couple bad losses recently, but most games have been competitive (to put it lightly) and yet today we were dominant. Speaks to a strong foundation. I love what we're building. The more adversity the more we see what our staff is made of. Thursday will be an interesting contest.
  21. Sumo63

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    Hes just better off blocking. That's what we drafted him for. Creative play calling is one thing, cutesy playcalling is another.
  22. Question is how do we get this production consistently? I know it's the jags but today was a dominant performance. Coincedentally we need another one in like 4 days.... Today was nice tho, felt like a reset, I get right game after the disappointments of recent weeks.
  23. You're not wrong, last time I was there it was a pretty lively crowd. It was a couple years ago tho. I think alot of the air went out of the balloon this year.......When luck retired I mean. That said, if your legs work you should be standing on third down, lol.
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