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  1. John Hammonds

    Interesting Read About The Receivers

    CB should make a simple announcement to the team. When TY comes back, we'll be cutting a WR from the roster to make room for the inevitable replacement backup for the next injured player. We will be solely basing our choice on the WR with the most drops. And that player will not be going to the practice squad. That'll motivate them.
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    What do we have on the spacecraft that's good?

    Two more things: Colts are tied for 3rd in sacks with 19. When was the last time we could say that? 2009? Colts offensive line allowed zero sacks vs the Jets. I'm ok with that.
  3. It's easy to rehash all of the problems that are on this team, especially after a terrible performance like we had vs the Jets. We have waaaay too many injuries We can't seem to stop dropping passes that land directly in our hands We can't force the opponent to punt Did I mention the injuries? So, I'd like to turn from our issues and quote Ed Harris from Apollo 13: "What do we have on the spacecraft that's good?" Remember back in May how we were all concerned whether or not Andrew Luck would be able to play again at all? Luck is back. All the way back. Yes, he's made some bad interceptions. But let's see how you do when all of your star playmakers are gone, and you have to make do with a bunch of characters that cannot get open on their own, and have considerable problems dropping perfect passes. Eric Ebron has more touchdown catches (6) than he has had in ANY of his individual seasons with Detroit. He's on schedule to make 900+ yards (if he doesn't get injured). Good free agent pickup, and a definite shining star on this team that lacks so many of them. Darius Leonard is the Real Deal. I remember questioning drafting him in the 2nd round this year. But what did I know? He made Defensive Rookie of the Month for September, and he could well be Rookie of the Year when it's all said and done. In the midst of all this injurious misery, I'll celebrate what we can celebrate.
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    Colts sign FA Safety Mike Mitchell

    Ballard makes more moves with his fantasy team than I do!
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    Colts place Matt Slauson on IR

    I don't have any starting players left! Now you're Chuck Pagano....
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    Malik has a very good point. How many of our sacks have been coverage sacks? The QB had plenty of time, but nobody was open, and the rush eventually got to him. This doesn't show up in the stat line for every player involved. It doesn't say, "Player A did his job in coverage so Player B could get the sack." It just records Player B's sack. But there are 11 guys out there, all playing together.
  7. Here's my preseason W/L prediction post from Sept 7. I expected to lose to the Redskins on the road and win vs Houston at home. But otherwise, I'm right on schedule with a 1-4 record. Sept. 9 vs Bengals loss 28-17 (actual game loss 34-23) Sept. 16 at Redskins loss 24-21 (actual game win 21-9) Sept. 23 at Eagles loss 27-16 (actual game loss 20-16) Sept. 30 vs Texans win 24-23 (actual game 37-34 loss OT) Oct. 4 at Patriots loss 38-12 (actual game loss 38-24) Oct. 14 at Jets win 23-20 Oct. 21 vs Bills win 24-13 Oct. 28 at Raiders loss 21-18 Nov. 4 BYE WEEK Nov. 11 vs Jaguars loss 18-17 Nov. 18 vs Titans win 28-20 Nov. 25 vs Dolphins win 23-20 Dec. 2 at Jaguars loss 27-10 Dec. 9 at Texans loss 33-20 Dec. 16 vs Cowboys loss 27-21 Dec. 23 vs Giants win 27-13 Dec. 30 at Titans loss 17-16 2018 Record 6-10 Potential wins vs Redskins, Jags, Cowboys, Titans could raise us as high as 10-6, but I think it's too much to hope for this team this year.
  8. John Hammonds

    Colts @ Patriots Thursday Night Football Game Thread

    Yup. Eric Ebron sucks alright.
  9. John Hammonds

    Colts @ Patriots Thursday Night Football Game Thread

    Coulda been 1-3-1....
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    Colts @ Patriots Thursday Night Football Game Thread

    That was everything wrong with our team all bundled up in 60 seconds. No pass blocking by the tackles. Easy drops. Ugh.
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    Colts Final Injury Report @ Patriots

    Good grief! We gonna start cardboard cutouts and traffic cones this week?
  12. John Hammonds

    John Simon signed by Patriots

    Dwayne Allen, Phillip Dorsett, and now John Simon. If this keeps up, they might as well start calling themselves the New England Colts. (ow. that was hard to say)
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    Please these other post is like Mob mentality

    We just went toe to toe, punch for punch, with the defending Superbowl champions. And we did it without either of our starting tackles, our backup tackle (who is really a guard) for half the game, our starting tight end, a starting corner, starting running back, and without a true answer for a bookend receiver opposite Hilton. And we let them have it. Hard. We held them to 20 points, got five sacks, and two turnovers. Philadelphia may have won, but they went home bloody. I am not ashamed nor disappointed in our performance today.
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    Unrest in Steel City?

    This is Tomlin's fault. And it started last year, when he allowed Le'Veon Bell to name his own time and place to come to camp. Just because he was 'so valuable to the team'. Uh-uh. Nope. They tried to curb it this year by fining Bell, and taking a hard stand. But the damage is done. Now Antonio Brown believes he can do the same thing, and for the same reason. He's 'so valuable to the team'. It's time for Tomlin to lay down the law. If you don't want to be here, then Get Out. I would rather go to war with the worst players in the league, as long as they want to be here. "Rather proclaim it, Westmorland, through my host, That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made, And crowns for convoy put into his purse; We would not die in that man's company That fears his fellowship to die with us." -- William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3
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    Upcoming Philly thoughts and concerns

    Remember, no team is as good as or as bad as their last game.