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  1. Tough look for AV. Wish he had made one more...
  2. I am convinced Luck will never play again. I'm disappointed, but I've made my peace with that. I assume he retired for good reason, and while he technically "quit," I think it's harsh to call him a quitter, as if he's less of a person. I also don't think I'd ever be able to trust him or commit to him again, if it were up to me.
  3. Just speaking for myself, I liked my post, and I didn't like your post, so it's not hard for me to understand. Here's what happened in this thread. OP posted a stat. You derided stats on the basis of "you guys keep using stats to talk about things JB doesn't do well, which means you can't form an opinion for yourself," which is just another way of you trying to show your superior depth or whatever. No one has ever offered any singular stat as definitive proof that JB "isn't the answer." If they have, that's ridiculous. You say you agree with the first point. The stat in the OP quantifies it. So what's the problem?
  4. Same. I'm not crowning him, but the kick he missed in the Seattle game was a 47 yarder, not exactly a gimme. And he made a 47 yarder to send the game into OT, so he's shown the ability to make a pressure kick. Just have to let him show what he can do.
  5. He hit three other kicks in that game. You guys know kickers sometimes miss kicks, right??
  6. I'm being pedantic, but my point is that the complaint is we have one kicker more than we need. By saying "three kickers," it becomes an exaggeration. But on a topic like this, that should not be surprising.
  7. Of all the things to be concerned with, this doesn't make the list. Not even close. First, plenty of teams carry three QBs. I went through and posted a list a few weeks ago. More than half. Second, we have two active kickers, not three.
  8. It's actually really simple. JB isn't good at throwing the ball down the field, and he and the staff know it. You keep presenting this argument that throwing downfield isn't valuable, and that's just dead wrong. But that's a discussion for another day. You and others also keep presenting this argument that, because the receivers aren't the guys the team expected to have at the beginning of the year, it's not possible to be productive throwing down the field. But there's a reason players wear the same color uniform in games, and we have ocular proof of receivers open in various spots on the field, including down the field, but not being targeted. The first prerequisite for downfield production is receivers getting open; the second is the QB throwing the ball. The first is happening, the second is not. We don't need to muddy the waters on this, even though that's your MO. It's clear cut, plain and obvious. JB has bad downfield numbers because he's not good at that part of the game.
  9. He was signed off the street by the Niners. But he was a "non-vested" player, which means he doesn't have enough years of service to reach unrestricted free agency. So whatever team he's on would have his exclusive rights for 2020 and 2021, whether he was claimed on waivers or signed as a free agent. Then he can be a restricted free agent in 2022. His contract technically expires at the end of the 2019 league year, but the Colts can tender him and effectively extend his rookie contract, one year at a time, until 2023. (And at that point, they could franchise tag him, assuming that provision still exists in the new CBA.) As a UDFA, the CBA allows him to be signed to a veteran extension after two years of service; for drafted players, it's three years. Until then, his contract is based on the rookie wage scale, which was determined by the CBA. A recent case study for this is Kenny Moore. He signed with the Patriots as a UDFA in 2017, then was waived at cut down, and the Colts claimed him. After 2018, he had two years of service, so he was eligible to sign a veteran extension, which is what he did in the 2019 offseason. If he had not agreed to an extension, the Colts could have tendered him as an ERFA for 2019, and then as an RFA for 2020.
  10. My point is that this has been going on all year. It's not like the TN game was some red flag out of nowhere. However, today's news makes it seem like AV is actually hurt. So this move might be more prompted by his status than I originally thought. Still, interesting coincidence that McLaughlin is available now...
  11. I thought about that also. But it's not like they couldn't have signed another kicker at any point this year. I'm having a hard time believing that they like McLaughlin so much that his availability is prompting them to shut down AV, if they weren't already leaning in that direction.
  12. There will be hysteria around here no matter what. Book it.
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