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John Hammonds

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  1. I think the answer is a resounding YES. This is a must-win game.
  2. When is the trade deadline? CB knows that teams can get Mack for free after the season is over. And if he wants to get anything in return, he has to do it by the trade deadline.
  3. In the mid-1990's, I had a college friend who lived in Miami. So we would meet for both games every year. Home and Away. I still have the Colts do-rag that I bought at Joe Robbie Stadium. I still have people come up to me asking, "Where did you get that?!?!?" Answer: Miami. I was at the infamous 1995 49'ers game, where classic screw-up referee Phil Luckett awarded the 49'ers a FIFTH down to end the first half. We stuffed them, and S Jason Belser ran the length of the field in celebration. I was in a 3-way partnership of 4 season tickets for the 2005 season, and went to most of the home games. Where we SHOULD HAVE gone undefeated. And also SHOULD HAVE beaten the Steelers in that first playoff game. (grrrr) In 2013, I was in the top row of a freezing stadium in Cincinnati, where Darrius Heyward-Bey had completely stone hands, and couldn't catch a pass from Andrew Luck, even if his life depended on it. In 2019, I was in Tampa visiting my brother, and watched Jameis Winston drop 456 yards, 4 TD's, and 3 INT's on us in a loss on the road. This year, I was at opening day vs the Seahawks. Ugh. I've been to many other home games as well, but cannot recall them individually.
  4. If they are restructuring his contract I'm gonna bet it's going something like this: "Ok, T.Y. We all know that Irsay pulled the trigger over my objections, and gave you 8 mill to play this season, and try to get your 10,000 yards. So far, it ain't going so hot. So, we have a choice. You can either play this season out, play maybe 3 games, get your 8 mill, and walk away forever. Or, we could restructure the deal, pay you 3 mill this year, 5 mill next year, and give you an opportunity to come back next year to complete your quest for 10,000 yards. Waddaya want to do?"
  5. I'm sure that's where he wanted to be. He gets to go home. Glad for ya, Jacob.
  6. Just because a guy is healthy enough to play doesn't mean he's ready to play. In 1314, before the Battle of Bannockburn, there were many volunteers who showed up late to fight. Robert the Bruce wouldn't allow them to join the battle because they hadn't taken part in the precision training required to make the schiltron formations effective. Dayo needs to practice. A lot. You can't just throw him in there because he's healthy.
  7. Howdy, Mr. Street. What do our PFF stats look like for week 6?
  8. My jerseys: #32 Edgerrin James - bought in 2000 after his rookie year #21 Bob Sanders - bought 2006 after Edge signed with the Cardinals #51 Pat Angerer - bought 2011 after Colts released Sanders #56 Quenton Nelson - bought 2018 right after he was drafted #14 Bilbo Baggins - gift from a friend
  9. Yes, we all saw this coming. When Eason was a healthy scratch in favor of a QB that was brought in from the practice squad, even though Eason took the primary starting snaps in training camp, anybody with eyes could see it. This was not a shocker.
  10. I think the management team spoke up loud and clear: they're interested in mobile QB's, not pocket QB's. Period. So.... Was this principle in effect when they drafted him? I'd like to feel sorry for him, but I'm gonna bet that he's relieved. He can go to a team that wants to play him.
  11. Oh, for crying out loud. If we ground and pound Taylor for Time of Possession, they complain we don't do chunk plays. If we throw three times for over 50 yards each, they complain we don't use Taylor enough. If Hines gets 11 carries last week and 9 carries this week, they complain he's getting so few carries less than last week. If we choose to do this, they complain we didn't do that. If we choose to do that, they complain we didn't do this. No matter what we do, they find something to complain about. Guess what? We won 31-3. Our offense looked GREAT! Let's not nit pick every little thing.
  12. ...sell the team, the stadium, the merchandising for bitcoin straight up. (Please note -- this is a joke. You may laugh now.)
  13. I think I'll add something that will fit right in with the level of this conversation: Parris Campbell should never have changed his jersey number. It's bad luck to change your jersey number.
  14. I'm going to say Edgerrin James -- for now. Since he's in the HOF, and Taylor isn't (yet). But I will say with confidence that Taylor is better than Joseph Addai.
  15. *raises hand* That was me. I kept calling him Harold Carmichael 2.0. I still hope he achieves that. But, yeah, I was premature.
  16. Exactly right. And I couldn't agree more. He's waaaaaay back on the WR depth chart. Behind TY, behind Pittman, behind Pascal, behind Campbell, behind Dulin... And he doesn't play on special teams. And being in that situation, you run the risk of not dressing for the game, depending on other team needs. So, what does the guy do? He practices. Hard. Beat the guy in front of you. Have a better practice than Dulin. And take advantage of your opportunities. If Campbell goes down, then you may get a chance. Play well when you get that chance. You've got a max 4 years on your rookie contract to make that impression. Keep working.
  17. You're not going to hear me disparage the Colts this week. Not after a 31-3 win over a team we were supposed to beat big. Not after Taylor runs for 145 yards and 2 TD's. Not after TY gets 80 receiving yards. Not after three chunk plays over 50 yards each. Not after a defensive performance with 2 sacks, 3 turnovers (and should have been more) and holding them to only 3 points. Nope. I'm gonna feel good about what did well. "I love winning, man. I @#$% love winning. You know, it's like better than losing!" -- Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, Bull Durham.
  18. I really want to get in on this conversation. Already had opinions about these players coming into this year. And I wanted to review and analyze both the 2018 and 2019 drafts, and whether each player was a strike or a whiff. However, I swore that I wouldn't do it until this season was over, and the players in those drafts had enough playing time for me to make those judgements better. So, I'm gonna hold my cards until the offseason. (But I don't disagree with the OP. Shhhhhhh!)
  19. Gotta be honest. I'm sitting here pretty amused. Hot Rod needs to be replaced because he's "not a long term solution" at kicker? How many kickers have there ever been that were "long term solutions"? Certainly not Dean Biasucci. Nor Martin Grammatica. Nor Mike Vanderjagt. Not Kevin Butler. What about Olindo Mare? Or Sebastian Janikowski? Cary Blanchard? Raul Allegre? There have only been 4 hall of fame kickers. Not everyone is a a Morten Anderson. Or a Jan Stenerud. Or an Adam Vinatieri. I like Hot Rod. He's reliable enough to make the kicks. He's quirky. He's good enough. For now. I don't need him to be All World. I just want him to make kickoffs into the endzone and most of his FG attempts. And he's only in his second year. Besides, I like his attitude. I loved his t-shirt when he came to camp this offseason. "Walk On Mentality" Yeah. I can get behind that. I hope he retains his job when his injury is done. But if he doesn't, well, that's the life of a kicker in the NFL.
  20. If you take a look at my recent posts, most of them are pretty positive and hopeful. Perhaps you've gotten me mixed up with someone else. Anyway, it was a joke. You're supposed to laugh at the end of it.
  21. Great! Can T.Y. play corner?
  22. That's a bold statement for any team to make. Even the 2000's Patriots. Bold to the point of silly.
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