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Everything posted by Pilgrim

  1. Personally, I believe that given where we are as a team, Wentz is the best option. We are too good of a team to get in a position to get a Manning, Luck, Lawrence sure thing sort of deal. Even with mediocre to poor qb play, with the roster that Ballard built, we are at least a 4-6 win team. We wouldn’t be in a position draft a guy of the future without mortgaging said future. Wentz gives us the best chance to win now, and in the future, while still giving us a chance to build around him.
  2. I don't like our chances in this one with AC out. The Browns can put up points, and we don't finish drives. I hope Okereke and Walker are ready to roll.
  3. I think the issue is trust in both the qb, and playmakers. When you have Luck and an entirely healthy offense, some of those risks are calculated. You can go for a 4th and 5 (with a lead) with five minutes left, knowing that if you get it, you coast to a win. If you don't your offense still has a solid chance of scoring to win late. Reich doesn't have the players to justify those risks currently.
  4. That’s what good quarterbacks do. He put the team on his shoulders. I’m done doubting him.
  5. Not to mention, that was an interception by Okereke, and that PI on Hilton was garbage.
  6. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the last time I remember a Colts QB completing that many in a row was Peyton vs the Jags (in Jax) back in like 08. I think he went 17/17 before throwing an incompletion. That's very impressive.
  7. I didn’t get to see the game, but I definitely got what I wanted out of this one. That’s a good pass defense, from what I’ve heard. This bodes well going forward.
  8. Obviously I want a win, but I want to see Brissett be the reason for it. I want to see that he doesn't shrink in big moments. Yes, he's played well in both outings so far, but I would like to see if he can take over a game.
  9. I want to see us put up points. I want to see Reich open the playbook for Brissett. I'm all for having a top 5 rushing team, but at some point, you have to move the ball through the air.
  10. I think if we are 2-3 after going into the BYE we are in a good spot. This has been a hard schedule to open up, and like you said, when you 100m man retires, it takes time to figure it out. I was very impressed with Wilkins today. And I believe the sweeps were somewhat predictable
  11. This is the major point. Yes, Brissett was the qb for all the off-season, but he was running plays catered to Luck.
  12. First of all, some of this just is wow. That throw during the 49er's game is amazing. Now, I understand that as good as a highlight reel can be, there will be some lowlights. Some of these plays are pure skill. Some of them actually remind me of 12. I'm looking forward to seeing what Jacoby can do with a better offensive scheme, behind an improved offensive line, and with better play makers. This could be a really fun year. After watching this video, I'm definitely sipping the Kool-Aid.
  13. I get it, but who knows, (as far as FA's go) we just got 4 years younger at QB, with a QB that was arguably our best player in 2017. Of course, we went 4-12, but we were in a lot of games, with a QB who really didn't know the offense. Yes, our fans booed, but I think if any team found out that a star player in their prime was retiring during a game, near the start of the season, their fans would boo.
  14. I feel that anywhere between 6 & 10 wins are realistic. Stats wise, I say 25 tds 14 ints.
  15. I think the important thing to consider about the booing is the context. When is the last time that the face of a franchise retired (during a game) 2 weeks before the season, while telling fans that he anticipated playing, at a time when team expectations are extremely high? I can't think of an instance where that happened. Yes, players get traded during games in baseball, but even that doesn't compare. I'm sure the fans that booed regret it, but Philly still gets FA's and they boo for anything.
  16. This is the most sensible post I have seen tonight. I get all sides of it. Luck deserves to live life away from football. Fans should be allowed to be disappointed, knowing that a generational talent is walking away in his prime, especially when this is the most complete team he would have played with. At the end of the day, we invest in the team, financially and emotionally. It stinks when this crap happens, but now, we have to move on.
  17. I say Ballard, and that's not a knock on Luck. My thinking is comparative to Polian and Manning. In 2011, we sucked without Manning. I think Ballard is building a team that doesn't necessarily have to have a HOF QB to be competitive. I'm not saying we make the playoffs without Luck, but with a semi-competent back-up, I could still see us keeping it interesting. JMO
  18. If I recall, Brissett and Hines had some overlap at NC State together. I believe I saw a video of Brissett throwing him a TD. I'll try to find it
  19. I think a lot of issues on the defensive side would be fixed with a better, more consistent pass rush. When we have to blitz to get pressure, that can be an issue. If a qb has all day to throw against zone, it is going to be rough. I think Ballard will get it fixed. I believe the pass rush enhances every other position group in the defense that we run.
  20. I'm not savvy when it comes to the NCF, would the 18 number possibly include incentives? Or is the max the 16.2?
  21. Also, we were less talented. It was obvious on several plays. Still a year away. This season was a huge success, let’s see what Ballard can do with major cash and several draft picks
  22. If I’m not mistaken, that is the pay they get from the league.
  23. Another thing I’ve noticed, and I may be alone in this, but his foot work looks better. He’s always throwing from the best possible base. Of course, it helps that defenses aren’t all over him anymore. I just notice he’s quick to reset his feet and throw from good platforms. I’ve also noticed he’s dang good at throwing while rolling to his left. He had a few plays this past weekend that showcased that. Beautiful zip. That shoulder is great!
  24. Pilgrim


    To be honest, I completely forgot that there was legitimate concern over letting Rasheen Melvin walk this past offseason. We never really missed a beat.
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