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  1. 1)  Will staff unleash Rivers and this Off or continue to be so predictable and see 8 man boxes as a disrespect?

    2)  Will the D continue to rush only 4 & be exposed to the good qbs in this league?  Minshew/Brees/Baker for an example.  No pressure whatsoever unlike the top teams in the league.

    3)  Will the coaching staff continue to be outclassed & make horrible 4th down choices that cost our team victories?  

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  2. I'm not sure this Colts Nation even watches FB beyond our Colts but to even suggest that we trade for a guy soon to be out of the league is mind boggling!  Another USC qb bust is a couple games of stray, please stay away!  That Notion is DENIED, insert gavel being pounded multiple times w/ ORDER IN THE COURT, ORDER IN THE COURT or be arrested on attempt of a dumb thought!

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  3. 45 minutes ago, Boondoggle said:

    My opinion of Jax changed a lot after that game.  I think they're going to be a good team this season.


    Minshew is scrappy and resourceful.  He's got two nice wideouts this year too.  That RB they found is something too, #30.  His power style gives them a nice look with him and Minshew.  Line looks solid.


    The roster is loaded with young and talented kids.  And the Jags have one of the better offensive staffs around (Marrone was already good and they added Gruden who I have a ton of respect for).  I think this opinion of them being a trash team is beginning to look like groupthink.

    Many die hard colt fans are sugar coating this loss as they want to believe so hard that this was a fluke or lol actually believing the Jags are a good team!  After the Jags just unloaded ALL their probowl talent, you think the roster is loaded?  If their loaded, what do you call this colts roster?  I think the Colts overlooked their opponent even know they haven't won there since a grip.

  4. 2 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    It was a bad loss and unexpected but too early to panic. Things can change come Sunday.

    I get that, really do but this team has had horrible starts even with Luck as qb over the last couple yrs.  This yr was all about starting off 1-0, 2-0 and getting off to a strong start but again so many of the same disappointments.  Best Oline, improved wr corps, formidable rushing attack, 2 All Pro on D, etc...  Same result and no matter how bad it was it came down to a 101 coaching miscue in not taking the points and a miss chip shot from a rookie kicker who got beat out in TC!  When does the madness end 06?

  5. 6 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    People overreacting over one 1 game = school bus train GIF

    I'm on the side that hopes your right, just an overreaction but until we see that play I can play Devils Advocate and say the wheels are coming off this bus.  We won't know until end of season so hope im wrong.

  6. 3 minutes ago, crazycolt1 said:

    So you can tell Buckner is a bust signing by one game?  

    Sorry to inform you but no you cant. 

    No Crazy, my impression is from one game and my outlook is from the same performance for a 16 game schedule.  This one game is all we have on tape and if doesn't improve will be for the season.  Yes, things can change but I can only report from what I see in present tense not future 

  7. On 9/15/2020 at 9:22 AM, BeanDiasucci said:

    I agree with you. On the first drive, Mack had runs of 18 and 8 yards. After that, his next two runs were 3 yards and -3 yards, and then he was done. I think if the coaching staff thought the line was doing a good job of run blocking throughout the game, the Colts would have run the ball more. 

    I think Jags D made great adjustments to our line call and the holes just weren't there when JT ran up the middle 3 times in a row on that one drive?  You think with JT in the game, they wouldn't?  This explains his 2.2 yds per carry as there was nowhere to run.  With Mack in the game, they couldn't commit to run or pass and that made them off balance.  Now that JT is the starter we must continue to mix up the run/pass ratio and show diff formations with different results to keep the D guessing.  Key to our running game success because no matter how good our line is, if your predictable it doesn't matter.

  8. 57 minutes ago, rock8591 said:

    Buckner did not have a bad game at all


    6 tackles, 1 TFL

    That is basically like 96 tackles on the season, which is high for a DL.


    That number means nothing for a LB or DB, but for a DL, it indicates that he is stopping plays near the line of scrimmage and is making plays in the run-game, despite not having any obvious sacks.

    What makes Donald such a force in LA?  HINT, not his tackles on rb's but his dominant presence in collapsing the pocket!  Donald makes $100 Mil to do so which is close to what we paid Buckner.  Did you see this type presence on our Dline Sun?  I kept asking is Buckner even in this game?  I must have missed all 6 tackles because I swear he didn't play.  $100 mil is a game changer and with 2 All Pro gifts on the roster i hope we didn't set the team back with this bust signing.

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  9. On 9/15/2020 at 10:38 PM, danlhart87 said:

    I don't expect Eberflus to be back next season.

    I hope he proves me wrong. 

    2 of last 4 games his D are in the history books!  Both games gave up a 95+ completion percentage which is embarrassing.  This is a scheme failure not a pass rush failure as most are quick reads to the slant or open man in the zone coverage.  No D coordinator or play calling experience was puzzling at time of hire.

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  10. 8 hours ago, Shive said:

    It sounds like the issue is that you have some unrealistic expectations. I haven't seen anyone say that our DL was elite. We added what was viewed as an elite player in Buckner, but Stewart is average at best, Houston is very good still off the edge, but we don't have any standouts on the other side on the active roster at the moment. Temper your expectations and you might not be so disappointed.

    $100 Mil to the missing link to make this D Elite failed in wk 1 no matter how you slice it!  My biggest disappointment came from a lack of presence from that one player alone.  Never did I hear or see Buckner be anywhere close to a $100 mil prize on sun & that hurt the most.  19-20 for 3 tds w/ a 96% comp percentage to the 32nd ranked team!  Buckner + Leonard is top notch in this league but got abused again vs the 32nd ranked team.  


    Coaching:  We lost 6 pts by not kicking the field goal early and a rookie miss from point blank!  Why a rookie over a proven in Chase?  Fans don't want to hear this but if we kick a fg on that 4th down & don't miss the fg from point blank, Colts kick the game winner at the end of this game!  Of course that meant we kept Chase over Hotrod which I wanted.  How many more games we lose to kicking & coaching!

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  11. 22 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

    I'm actually OK with Banogu, but I just don't like the fact that we've taken like 4 2nd and 3rd round DEs in the past 3 years (prior to 2020) and still had to go sign Houston. That's a lot of draft capital. Hoping Turay works out. Banogu is a total project. 

    Nothing like throwing at the wall and seeing what sticks mentality!  I too question the many 2nd-3rd rd projects as I believe this far up in the draft should be more proven commodity than projects.  I'm not questioning Ballard and Staff but like you this isn't passing the eye test.  Let's hope these early rd picks squashes our eye test!

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  12. 14 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

    Same reason they said JB was "their guy" all the way up to signing Rivers (and drafting Eason).... 

    Coach speak. I think Ballard has a tendency to "project" as well. I think he overshot on all the SAM talk, and this draft, I think he's oversold Blackmon has a FS. Purely my opinion though.

    NONE of us ate the JB soup that was force fed to us by the staff but their actions of signing Rivers says they were wrong.  I cant argue with Ballards tendency to project as this is the most valuable trait known to a SCOUT but they will indeed overshoot more than hit.  Banugo looks like an airball and I think Ballard went for the homerun with Blackmon but only time will tell.

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  13. On 5/29/2020 at 2:32 PM, EastStreet said:

    IMO, Ledyard nailed his review on Willis. I've bolded some items, and red bolded the basic just of the review. There's a lot to like vs the run and shallow box coverage, but a lot not to like in coverage.... And I don't think explosive improvement is going to help a whole bunch in those areas. Lists his worst trait as "zone coverage" lol... 



    I agree with this assessment of Willis but why does the Staff continue to believe he is the future?  It's clear to me that his strength is at the LOS and anything else he doesn't have the athleticism to compete.  This analysis came after just a rookie season, lets see if this kid shows us all wrong!

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  14. 11 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    We have enough money to sign Clowney and keep Brissett. Brissett is even off the books after this season.

    Okay, lets sign Clowney, cut Brissett and trade for Adams?  Do we have enough money to keep Brissett and add these two playmakers?  

  15. 3 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

    Sorry...   but not sure you even realize Al Woods is NOT a 3-tech.   Never has been.   Woods is a Nose Tackle.  That’s not a 3-tech.    It’s a 1-Tech or a 0-Tech. 

    Buckner is a 3-Tech.   Our Nose Tackle last year was George Stewart.  I believe he graded out OK.  Played mostly running downs.  


    Hopefully this is some food for thought. 

    I don't care what you call it but I call it a FORCE in the middle that was clearly lacking w/o Woods in the lineup!  Did you not wonder what's wrong with Leonard for the first 4 games of the season as his presence was not noticed as much?  Is it a coincidence, Leonard suffered a concussion that had him thinking retirement due to a 3 wk headache?  Why did our D in 2018 grade so high and became respectable but in 2019 they struggled so much?  It's because we didn't have that force in the middle to eat up blockers to allow our LB's to do what they do best!  Why did Tony Dungy come out and say the most important position is the DT and immediately we traded for Buckner?  Maybe Tony reached out to Ballard to give him his thoughts who knows but the moral to the story is a dominant Defense has a Dominant force at the DT position regardless of 1-2-3 tech terminology! 

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  16. 40 minutes ago, Moosejawcolt said:

    Could...should.....hopefully......!!! Hmmmm, so u tell me to stop talking bout last year?? However,u r basing this teams future performance on players previous play. Interesting

    Moose, this is not rocket science to believe this D should be much improved.  Let's just say we didn't add Buckner, the experience the rookies gained last yr and their projected jump in 2020 alone is enough for an improved season.  Bobby O is projected to be a Star, Leonard All Pro, Turay has sack leader potential which is All Pro, Rhodes in this system could be back to All Pro, Rock Ya-Sin ready to break out, Houston already is a force, Hooker with improved pass rush could be Pro Bowl talent, ETC...  It all start upfront with our 13th pick, Deforest Buckner, a former ALL PRO!  Yes, Could, Should, Hopefully but its not an Einstein formula to see we should not only be good but have the potential to be GREAT!

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  17. On 5/23/2020 at 8:43 AM, crazycolt1 said:

    Sorry, if Rivers does miss time due to injury I want to see Brissett over Eason or Kelly on the field. 

    At this point that is what Ballard thinks too. 

    Some keep bringing up the money like it's coming out of your pocket. At  this point we are not in bad cap space so what difference does it make? None. Next season we will be in great shape cap wise. Quit whining about money, Ballard has control of the situation. 



    Hello Crazy, let me remind you that Rivers hasn't missed a start since 2006 and currently is on a 224 game start streak!  With the Colts possessing arguably a top 5 line, where does it make sense to spend 9 MIL that will never see the field?  Why spend 9 MIL that NEVER delivers the THRILL?  Lets cut Brissett and sign Clowney!

  18. 1 hour ago, Krause9566 said:

    Khari Willis 


    Turn on some of the game film from the second half of the year and he pops out along with Bobby O.  Khari’s instincts are on another level that make up for him not being an elite athlete like hooker.  Players like Troy polomalu have become HOFers without being elite athletes.  Khari has been training on pure explosion all offseason so I expect big things from him this year.  And obviously not saying he’ll be Troy

    Khari definitely looks the part to be a key piece to a Championship Team but will never reach Polomalu's level as football instincts made him superior!  The staff agrees with your thinking about Bobby O and recently listed him as a breakout star potential player for 2020! All we need to be successful is for both these players to just hold their own and become solid contributors but if either becomes a Star is a bonus that just may earn a trip to Tampa.

  19. 20 hours ago, TheNextGM said:

    They’ve added Buckner and will hopefully get a full season from Turay.

    Rock was coming on at the end.

    Rhodes could do well in the system.


    Should be at least 4 or 5 new starters.. stop talking about last year.

    Last yr was a complete mess from the moment this Staff let Al Woods go, to AL retiring, to all the injuries at key positions.  The BIGGEST setback to this Defense was a lack of a presence on the interior line and SECOND was losing our best pass rusher in Turay.  This game is won in the trenches and in 2019 we lost 2 HUGE key pieces to the position, which trickled down to the LB's and DB's.  Living in Northern Indiana, I literally saw the Chicago Bears D go from Elite to Poor overnight once they lost Hicks for the season.  One player but at THE most important position that this Staff failed to realize in 2019 by not resigning Woods.  Tony Dungy even came out & said the key to a great D is a dominant 3 tech and poof we trade our 13th pick for that dominant 3 tech in Buckner!  Buckner brings that type of presence that WILL make the entire D jump to the next level.  


    Pro Bowl Potential:


    DeForest Buckner - Pro Bowl force at a the DT position with our 1st rd pick

    Justin Houston - Pro Bowl veteran presence that could be on the brink of All Pro

    Kemoko Turay - #1 pass rusher in QB hurries before season ending injury & a Star in the making

    Bobby Okereke - A Star in the making and paired with All Pro Leonard

    Darius Leonard - An All Pro who now has an All Pro DT in front of him

    Xavier Rhodes - Former All Pro who will thrive in this D and with this pass rush

    Kenny Moore II - A Star in the making with improved pass rush (see above)

    Malik Hooker - A Star in the making with improved pass rush (see above)

    Rock Ya-Sin - A Star in the making with more experience and improved pass rush (see above)

    Denico Autry - Had 9 sacks in 2018 and could thrive with the new talent


    Solid Contribution:


    Khari Willis - A breakout player candidate that will be a solid player but lacks Star potential

    Anthony Walker Jr. - Another solid key player but will never reach Star potential

    Tyquan Lewis - Could be a key player if used at DE but lacks Star potential











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  20. 17 minutes ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:


    I have my own stuff.


    Not the issue.


    It's the way his "documentary" makes him look good while attacking any-and-everyone around him at the time.  Just look at the backlash to "The Last Dance"...

    To be honest Lucky, as an MJ supporter my entire life even I didn't like how this doc portrayed the GOAT player that I grew up to worship!  I understand his actions were to get the best out of said player but his strategy was not for everyone!  I simply could not watch the nonstop criticism of Scott Burrell and it pained me to hear the GOAT talk this way to one of his teammates.  Even know he was just trying to get the best out of Burrell, I think with Burell's personality it derailed any type of success he was destined to have as he did not have that type of mentality.  Shame on Jordan for that.

  21. 8 minutes ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:


    I have my own stuff.


    Not the issue.


    It's the way his "documentary" makes him look good while attacking any-and-everyone around him at the time.  Just look at the backlash to "The Last Dance"...

    I sighed at this doc but there is two sides to every story!  I get it he was the biggest * but look at it in a different light.  He would've never, I'm sorry the Bulls would've never got over the Bad Boy Pistons if Jordan didn't take the Ulysses S Grant General mindset and create their legacy!!!  He literally pushed the entire ORG to overcome the hurdle that was right in front of him and that is a LEADER just like GRANT!  Great Leaders dont always get the recognition they deserve even after it smacked them in the face!

  22. 3 minutes ago, Lucky Colts Fan said:




    Not a great human, but a GREAT basketball player.  In the pantheon of best ever NBA player...  For now...  :D


    Gotta love his auto-biographical "documentary" ...



    Not a great Human but lets hold off judgement until each of us walked in this legends shoes.  His gambling addiction is no difference than any other addiction.  If you say you have no addictions, let me add the GOAT to your title.  

  23. On 5/26/2020 at 2:24 PM, twfish said:

    I'm not, it echos what I've been saying. QB's don't throw his way and if they do they usually pay the price, just ask Rivers. But hey everyone wants him to be a strong safety.....

    How many times do we need to see a TD pass with Hooker in the picture to realize he is not what he is made out to be.  Playoffs vs the Chiefs whee he did not suit up due to a leg injury or the glove tackle on Henry on our home turf?  Either this D is completely confused on coverage or Hooker's value is completely overvalued is yet to be seen but 2020 should be a tell all.

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