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  1. It's obvious you don't know much about hunting, here, or in other parts of the world. Not all hunters, but most are conversationalist. And rarely is meat wasted. Even in safari hunts in Africa, rarely does anything go to waste. Meat is normally dressed and prepped immediately, and either eaten at the camp, on the reserve by locals, or sent to market. So it's not for no other reason. And while I'm sure that some hunts are "lazy", most are active "stalk". And even in lazy hunts, the meat is not wasted. It's hilarious how most folks will pearl clutch at hunting, yet order their fast food chicken sandwich or hamburger which is made from animals that never had a chance to run wild. I guess mass systemic killing is better than rifle or bow? And most don't have a clue that hunting is needed for population control in many areas. As long as the animal is not endangered, and as long as there is no waste, folks shouldn't have an issue. If they do, they need to go vegan or loosen up on their pearls.
  2. Rumor has it, we're going to hire him to lead our media relations department.
  3. So based on early lines, Colts go 10-6, with 4 of the losses with spreads of -1 or lower (basically coin flips). 5 of 6 losses on the road. Personally, I think we beat Chicago and Cleveland and are 7-0 going into our home game vs Baltimore. I wouldn't be shocked at all to beat Baltimore at home. Purely my opinion, but I think our toughest games in order are 1) at TN 2) at Pitt 3) Balt 4) at Raiders 5) at Detroit 6) at Chicago Week Date Time Opponent Opening spread Week 1 Sunday, Sept. 13 1:00 p.m. ET at Jacksonville Colts -6.5 Week 2 Sunday, Sept. 20 1:00 p.m. ET vs. Minnesota Colts -2.5 Week 3 Sunday, Sept. 27 4:05 p.m. ET vs. New York Jets Colts -6 Week 4 Sunday, Oct. 4 1:00 p.m. ET at Chicago Bears -1 Week 5 Sunday, Oct. 11 4:25 p.m. ET at Cleveland Browns -1 Week 6 Sunday, Oct. 18 1:00 p.m. ET vs. Cincinnati Colts -9.5 Week 7BYE Week 8 Sunday, Nov. 1 1:00 p.m. ET at Detroit Colts -3 Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 8 1:00 p.m. ET vs. Baltimore Ravens -5 Week 10 Thursday, Nov. 12 8:20 p.m. ET at Tennessee Titans -1 Week 11 Sunday, Nov. 22 1:00 p.m. ET vs. Green Bay Colts -1 Week 12 Sunday, Nov. 29 1:00 p.m. ET vs. Tennessee Colts -2.5 Week 13 Sunday, Dec. 6 1:00 p.m. ET at Houston Colts -5 Week 14 Sunday, Dec. 13 4:05 p.m. ET at Las Vegas Raiders -0.5 Week 15 Sunday, Dec. 20 TBD vs. Houston Colts -3.5 Week 16 Sunday, Dec. 27 1:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5 Week 17 Sunday, Jan. 3 1:00 p.m. vs. Jacksonville N/A (but you'd have to assume it's around -10)
  4. I think the Titans and Raiders are much lower than they should be. I could see Denver being a lot better as well.
  5. I would not be shocked to see any team in the top 10 win it all, except maybe the Eagles, who I think are to high.
  6. You think he wants to move to Indy and buy AV's house? Awesome!
  7. Here's the vegas odds on the league. I don't agree with all of it, but it's directionally correct. There are a few I would say are way out of synch (+ or - five spots). Kansas City Chiefs+600 6/1 7.0 Baltimore Ravens+650 13/2 7.5 San Francisco 49ers+1000 10/1 11.0 New Orleans Saints+1200 12/1 13.0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers+1400 14/1 15.0 Dallas Cowboys+1700 17/118.0 New England Patriots+1700 17/1 18.0 Philadelphia Eagles+2000 20/1 21.0 Seattle Seahawks+2200 22/1 23.0 Indianapolis Colts+2500 25/1 26.0 Minnesota Vikings+2500 25/1 26.0 Pittsburgh Steelers+2500 25/1 26.0 Buffalo Bills+2800 28/1 29.0 Green Bay Packers+2800 28/1 29.0 Tennessee Titans+3000 30/1 31.0 Los Angeles Rams+3300 33/1 34.0 Atlanta Falcons+4000 40/1 41.0 Chicago Bears+4000 40/1 41.0 Cleveland Browns+4000 40/1 41.0 Los Angeles Chargers+4500 45/1 46.0 Arizona Cardinals+5000 50/1 51.0 Denver Broncos+5000 50/1 51.0 Houston Texans+5000 50/1 51.0 Detroit Lions+6600 66/1 67.0 Las Vegas Raiders+6600 66/1 67.0 Miami Dolphins+7000 70/1 71.0 New York Giants+7000 70/1 71.0 New York Jets+7000 70/1 71.0 Carolina Panthers+10000 100/1 101.0 Cincinnati Bengals+10000 100/1 101.0 Washington Redskins+10000 100/1 101.0 Jacksonville Jaguars+15000 150/1 151.0
  8. I wouldn't use "genius" as the word, but NB isn't a position you want to pay a ton on D. Not saying go cheap, but it's not a position you typically want to set the market on. Depending on your scheme it could be more, or less important. We play a ton of 4-2-5 so it's a bit more important to us, but frankly teams are using more and DBs across the board these days anyway. Purely my opinion, but... In terms of pay, my top 5 positions to pay on D are 1. Edge 2A. CB1 (cover corner) 2B. DT (3T) 4A. Will 4B. FS
  9. I loved the late pick. I think Ballard made a conscious decision to never be without a possession X again lol. Pascal isn't one, and when Funch went out last year we were limited all year. Don't get me wrong, I love Pascal, but he's not going to make Ds scared, and his size is limited for a lot of what we want to do. Pascal IMO is most valuable running as a big slot on short yardage and RZ situations. Patmon could develop really nicely if we're patient. He could make a big jump if he just could add to, and crispen up his route tree. I'd love to see him work with whoever Fountain worked with two offseasons ago, as all reports said his route trees improved tremendously. It's hard to teach someone to play bigger, but not ruling gains out there either. A 1-2 punch at X WR of Pittman and Patmon would be extremely nice if Patmon could take a step up.
  10. I'll happily take all the Ws, and all the awards, etc.. Some awards just matter less than others. I know you're messin'. Just messin' back :-)
  11. Vegas gives them 9/1 to win the AFCC and 17/1 to win the SB ( behind only KC and Balt). Gives the Colts 12/1 and 25/1. If you use the Vegas odds as ranking, NE would be tied for 6th in the NFL, and Indy 10th (4th in the AFC). I honestly don't know if NE would have that much different odds or rank had TB stayed. TB is 14/1 to win the SB, and 3rd in the NFC.
  12. Hope we have a few of those this year vs TN!
  13. I'd actually put Pittman ahead of Taylor due to the situations they are both coming into.
  14. Probably has a higher GDP than a couple small countries lol
  15. I did look things up. Thank you sir. I think he was a little quick to pounce and didn't read my post fully.
  16. While I agree Fountain has to work for it, I'd say he's probably in the driver seat assuming he's 100% healthy. Patmon - raw guy who doesn't play to his size, and needs to add to, and improve his route tree. I doubt we keep 3 X WRs, and I don't see him jumping Pittman and Pascal for the top 2 spots. IMO, they'd have to move Pascal to run mostly out of the slot (which is possible) for him to take the #2 X spot. IMO, he ends up on the practice squad for a year unless we have an injury in the X area. Johnson - the digs on him have always been his hands and his toughness. Unless he's become a lot more physical, his position flexibility is likely limited to Z. He's not going to be an X given the comp there, and unless he's tough enough to run across the middle as slot and catch, his chances are low IMO. I do like Dulin, and he looked great when given a chance to return. He's a tough kid and could literally line up everywhere (although I prefer more size at X). I'd absolutely love to have him and Hines as our two primary return guys. Pascal could fill in as backup. I'd keep Campbell safely away from STs. As far as Fountain is concerned, the biggest dig on him was his route tree. From everything I read, he worked his rear end off and improved dramatically in that area last off season. IMO, he plays bigger than he is, and could also line up just about everywhere like Dulin.
  17. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29418825/sources-chiefs-patrick-mahomes-agree-10-year-extension Wowzers. Blank check.
  18. He was good in 2018, so it hasn't been that long. He was #6 in deep ball completion %, and was #4 in overall accuracy if you're looking at advanced stats.
  19. Both Franklin and Adams played a bunch of STs, which is what most see Glasgow as being limited to. I think what Glasgow has over Franklin, is that he could possibly slot as Mike, where Adams and Franklin don't. Assuming their happy with the Walker and Oke (passing downs) rotation at Mike, with Oke starting at SAM, it might come down to the fact we don't need 2 Sams behind Oke. Ideally though, we never want to really see Adams, Franklin, or Glasgow starting at any of the LB spots. I'm actually hoping Speed emerges this year as a quality backup. He certainly has the measurables.
  20. I posted some other stats last week. Rivers hasn't had an OL ranking outside of the bottom 3rd in pass protection since 2014 IIRC. Can't remember the exact numbers, but it's clear Rivers has had an uphill battle for half a decade. The upgrade in OL, and the chip on his shoulder, IMO, will be enough for him to easily land in the top 1/2 of the league, if not top 10
  21. I like our chances at home vs Balt. We're pretty decent vs the run on D, and they don't pass much in a traditional sense. Our O should be balanced. And I absolutely think we'll be able to run on them. I like the match up for us. Tough game, but not scared of them.
  22. We'll likely start with all the LBs, but guessing only 2 of 3 (Glasgow, Franklin, Adams) will survive. I'm guessing it might look like Will - Leonard, (Walker), Speed Mike - Walker, (Oke), Glasgow Sam - Oke, Adams with Franklin being the odd man out if Glasgow makes the cut.
  23. Here's to hoping they crash and burn!
  24. Not really. As far as the running game goes, the Bucs in the past have simply chose to be a pass first team. Their OL is ranked top 10, and they even added one of the best OLs in the draft (Wirfs) with the 13th pick. And Jones is a pretty decent young RB who can also catch. They also added a 3rd round draft pick (Vaughn) who put up nice #s in the SEC while having a lousy OL. He'll be a good one cut #2 RB to Jones. Anyway, I think they easily have what it takes to be a better running team if that's what they want to do. On D, they were #1 run D. Like I said earlier, the big thing they need to work on is pass D. They drafted an early S in the 2nd, so that should help. Their new DC will be in his second year, and he has a DB background. Their front seven also has some pass rush potential. In short, assuming TB will be more ball control with Brady, instead of wild west Winston, that will take a lot of pressure off the D alone. But overall, they don't have to be "Arians" O. They can run more, pass quicker/shorter, etc..
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