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  1. The Pro Football Hall of Fame just announced 122 nominees from the modern era that will eventually be trimmed down to 5 for enshrinement in the 2022 class. Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis, and Andre Johnson, Dallas Clark, Jeff Saturday, and Bob Sanders are all former Colts players who are "on the ballot". Reggie was a finalist this last year. I think that this will be the year that Reggie joins Marvin, Edge, and Peyton from those great early 2000's teams in the hall. https://www.profootballhof.com/122-modern-era-nominees-announced-for-hall-of-fames-class-of-2022/
  2. Looks like they both will be around for awhile https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32002341/source-indianapolis-colts-coach-frank-reich-gm-chris-ballard-get-contract-extensions-2026
  3. Congrats on a great career Adam! Next stop the Colts Ring of Honor and after that a Gold Jacket in Canton! Thanks for always being a class act and for some great football memories!
  4. The Cubs are on a 3 game winning streak and only 2.5 games out in the Central, and the 3 wins were against the World Champion Dodgers so maybe the Cubbies are starting to turn things around.
  5. You can't make free agents sign here. Ballard makes smart, cap friendly deals that will allow us to keep proven vet elite talent like Buckner, Leonard, and Nelson.
  6. Personally, I want to have a GM who drinks his own Kool-Aid. You have to believe in your plan and can't second guess everything because Mel Kiper or USA Today or half the fans on this forum don't agree with it. I understand that there is a huge desire for NFL content online and on TV so guys like Kiper, and Jeremiah, and Prisco have to give out draft grades the second that Mr. Irrelevant finishes crossing the stage. But let's be honest, can you really judge what a draft class is going to do before they have even signed their rookie contracts much less step foot on the field? Let's not forget that with our 3rd round pick (and probable 1st next yr) we picked up our starting QB. I think if Wentz plays like he did previously for Reich that will cover some the perceived deficiencies on the OL. I'll admit I'm not high on the idea of Tevi starting at LT, but I think that if he is the starter that being beside Big Q is going to help make him better. I think we should at least let the guys hit the field for practice or two before we judge this class.
  7. I wish I knew enough about college football to be able to offer some insight but I very rarely watch college football. I may be a bit jaded but to me college football is basically 3 super programs (Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State) and then a bunch of wannabes trying to compete for 4th place. To me it just isn't as interesting as the NFL. I'm not trying to offend any college football fans or start any fights just explaining why I don't really watch college football.
  8. I really do not understand the idea of not paying Darius Leonard or Nelson because they don't play "premium positions". There are only so many elite talents at each position on the football field. I think most people would look at the Colts and say we have 3 or 4 elite talents (Big Q, Leonard, Bucker, and possibly Taylor). Would it be nice if we could fill each position on the football with an elite talent? Sure it would. Is it possible? NO. Elite talent covers for the deficiencies at other positions. Our offensive line was average at best before the addition of Big Q. Now the Colts OLine is looked at as one the top units in the NFL. Our defense isn't elite yet but it is much better than it would be without Leonard and Buckner. When you have proven elite talent you keep it because it makes everyone on the field better. I would love it if we could have all-pros at every position on the field but it isn't possible. When you do have all-pros you pay them.
  9. I could be wrong because I don't follow every team with the same fervor as I do the Colts, but I can't recall Bill Belichick making statements like "You want to raise your own" and "We want to have a sound structure in place where you're producing great talent for the Colts.". Perhaps he has, but he also has the benefit of winning more Super Bowls than any other Coach in NFL history on his side. Right now, Chris Ballard doesn't have the clout to be able to take such a hard line stance. To make statements about raising your own and producing great talent means that when guys that you draft go out and actually produce on the field you reward them for doing so. I don't even understand why re-signing Leonard or Q would even require a 2nd thought. I seriously think that there is no way Chris Ballard can please this forum. Every year when free agency rolls around the forum goes crazy because Ballard is too cheap or can't close the deal. When he is successful in the draft the positions that he drafted (WLB or OG for instance) aren't "the glamour or most important positions" Personally, I think what Chris Ballard has done is outstanding. He has positioned us to be a playoff caliber team without giving up a ton of draft capital or putting the team in a bad salary cap situation. As far as the free agents that the Patriots signed this offseason do you really think signing Jonnu Smith to 31 million guaranteed or Nelson Agholor to 15 million guaranteed were good deals? To me it looks the Patriots might have had to over pay free agents this year to come in and play for them. I think on this subject, we will just have to agree to disagree because like I said earlier unless the Maniac says he wants starting QB money I think the Colts have to and will re-sign him.
  10. The only way that Darius Leonard is not a Colt is if he demands something absurd like starting QB money and is unwilling to negotiate. Chris Ballard would lose all credibility with his locker room and across the league if he were to let Leonard walk or traded him because he didn't want to pay him. Ballard is now at the point where he is has to put Jim Irsay's money where his mouth is. Besides, our owner has never shied away from paying our best players top dollar when they deserve it. Leonard will be a Colt and a very rich man for years to come!
  11. It could just be karma. Karma for a poorly run franchise or karma for a star athlete who possibly did some vile things to multiple women.
  12. But you never want to minimize the value of your assets. You want to make each player look as valuable as possible just in case you do have to make a trade. They control his rights. If he wants to make $30+ million per year he has to do it with them. To try and make him look bad to keep him would be the ultimate in stupid moves.
  13. There is absolutely no way this came from the Texans organization. This does nothing but hurt the franchise. These accusations are either going to keep him off the field or lower his trade value so that the Texans get nothing in return for him. I think whether they like it or not both sides are stuck with each other for at least the upcoming season. The only way the Texans are cutting him is if they know he is on his way to jail or some sort of very lengthy suspension.
  14. Impossible for the Bengals to finish 9-7 this season! Don't forget the 17 game game schedule starts this season. Haha. Just joking around. I think if they protect Burrow this team could definitely finish around the 8-9 to 10-7 range.
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