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  1. He's been bad. Like, Bjoern Werner bad... And I liked him pre-draft.
  2. I don't want him to force throws either, but he can get rid of it. On the pick, it was third down so he's not gonna throw it away, but my issue is the placement of the throw, not the decision. He put the ball right where it needed to be on the TDs to Hilton and Campbell. But on the pick? It was too far to the inside, especially for a well-covered receiver. On the first sack (I think), Mack was open in the flat, and JB didn't see him. There were others. Thanks for the kind words.
  3. I don't think it's harsh, I think it's a difference of opinion. I'm glad he threw 3 TDs, but that's three plays out of 35 dropbacks. (And really, if we're talking about stats, how about the 146 yards, or the 4.2 yards/attempted, adjusted for sacks and scrambles?) The sneaks don't speak to good QBing. Several of the scrambles came after he held the ball too long, IMO. I also don't think getting the win is a factor; we lost Week 1, but JB played well, with some minor nitpicks. This was a win, but a far lesser performance by JB. My issues were he held the ball too long, too often, seemed gunshy in doing so. He had some really poorly placed throws, and a couple others that weren't good decisions or were too late. It wasn't a good job QBing on Sunday. The 3 TDs and a win are good, but I'm not gonna wallpaper those stats over what I thought was an ugly performance by the QB. In rewatching, though, I remembered how much I like JB's throwing motion. His approach, his balance, the wind-up, how the ball pops off his hand, etc. He's a really powerful thrower.
  4. That's fair. I'd say bad, disjointed, out of rhythm. I'd give him a D for Sunday's performance. Curtis Painter would be an F-. Not really bad, but dreadful, awful, terrible, atrocious, shouldn't be on a football field... I don't think I'm overlooking JB's good plays. I just don't think he had very many. Maybe four? Two really good throws on the TDs, really nice job on the third and long to TY, a couple other good throws? It's hard for me to give him credit for escaping pressure when it seemed like he was inviting the pressure by being slow to get rid of the ball. Take away the escapes and focus on his work as a passer and the initiator of the offense, and I think he had a bad game. The sneaks were good... he got four yards on third and 1. I don't think that game is necessarily the way he'll always play. I think he saw a dramatically different defense from the previous week, one that's difficult even for experienced QBs, and he wasn't quite able to get his bearings. He still did some good things, but I think he has to be much better moving forward. Especially if the run game is struggling, which it was, until Wilkins broke his big run.
  5. Set aside how stupid it is. It's being called inconsistently, and that's a huge problem. Sunday night, on the game-winning TD to Julio Jones, Matt Ryan did the same clap before the snap. On JB's first penalty, the Colts were late getting lined up. Mack subbed himself out kind of slowly, Reich didn't see it because he was calling the play, and then there was a little bit of confusion getting the new back in, and they might have changed the play as well. So now the play clock is running out and JB is begging for Kelly to snap the ball before they get hit with a delay of game. That's totally avoidable, but still, the penalty is petty. On the second, JB saw the Titans' defense misaligned, and was again begging for the snap. The broadcasters tried to say the play clock was expiring, but it wasn't; they had seven seconds left. It was simply JB trying to get Kelly to snap the ball so he could exploit a defensive mistake. Instead, they called him for a bogus false start, again. My understanding of the intent of the rule is so that QBs can't use the hand clap as a hard count. College QBs do that, and that's what they called Kyler Murray for in the preseason. What JB did is entirely different. Edit: I was wrong about the first penalty. All that junk did happen, but they called a timeout. Then they came out of the timeout and ran out of time again, leading to the penalty. Still avoidable, the offense has to be sharper than that, but the penalty was still petty, at best.
  6. They'll want at least what Miami got for Fitzpatrick, and maybe more.
  7. I'm so disinterested in comparing Brissett to Luck, I'm very over that whole angle. I'm just giving my sincere thoughts about Brissett as a QB. And of course, saying I think he was bad yesterday doesn't mean that I think yesterday is representative of his ceiling. And I think the kicker situation is simple. At some point, either AV is going to prove he can still play, or he's going to be replaced. The QB situation is a lot more opaque. Determining whether our QB is good enough to go to the SB isn't just about raw numbers.
  8. This place just gets more and more sensational every day...
  9. I think it would at least show up at other times, not just in games.
  10. I don't know about that. If the other 52 guys play well enough to put the team in position to win, and the kicker can't convert, it's not fair to the team to keep him out there. Even if he looks great at home, there are six more games on the road. Do you wait to see if he struggles on the road again? And I assume that's similar to his thought process. I'm not one of these in a hurry to get rid of him, but my level of concern went from 'I hope he gets it together' to 'it looks like he's done' in just seven days. He's 2/8, all from distances that shouldn't be a problem. He's dealt with no wind or weather. It's very problematic at this point. AV has had bad stretches before. This seems different.
  11. Not really. I'm talking about this from AV's perspective because all reports indicate it's his choice right now. My post has nothing to do with how the Colts should handle it, because it looks like AV is going to handle it himself.
  12. A kicker is not a QB, with the team built around him. AV is 46, Luck wasn't 30 yet. AV can't perform right now, last time we saw Luck he was as good as ever. We could argue that AV would be hurting the team by staying. I don't think a player's decision to retire should be based on whether the team has options. It should be up to the player, and the team will have to adjust as necessary.
  13. A tad?? He was double-clutching for no reason. That led to the fumble, it led to Hines getting blown up, etc. He made some really good throws yesterday, but some of his decisions were really bad, and his feet were slow all day (as a passer; he was Houdini when escaping the pocket). I thought Brissett was really bad yesterday...
  14. I assume he'll look more like Week 1 against the Falcons, since they run a similar defense. Gus Bradley/Dan Quinn, same coaching tree. If they get back to that Week 1 gameplan, but find a way to take a few shots downfield, I'll be satisfied.
  15. During the broadcast they said AV told them that if he was the GM, he would have cut himself after last week's game. Probably tongue-in-cheek, but combine that with his previous comments that he doesn't want to be a liability, and the fact that he took some time to decide whether to come back after last season, I think he's decided he's done. At first I was thinking that he was just frustrated after yesterday when he told Holder that he'd speak with the media today, maybe emotional and had decided to hang it up, but could be talked out of it by this afternoon. But I would think he set certain criteria for himself, and he knows he's not hitting those criteria. I think he blames himself for the Week 1 loss (which is reasonable), and with clear eyes sees himself as a liability. I don't know if he thinks he can rebound, but I doubt he wants to let the team down again. I also think he's in his own head. He was kicking fine in warmups in Week 1, reportedly he was kicking fine during the week and in warmups yesterday. It's not like his leg is suddenly falling off, or he's struggling through an injury (that we know of, it's certainly not obvious watching him). So if I had to bet, I'd say he's going to hang it up today. I said last week, and several times before, eventually AV won't be able to keep kicking, and it will be said, but when that happens, it's time for him to step aside. If that day has come, I'm sad to see it, but everyone involved has to be fair to the team. And to AV.
  16. Week 1, Brissett's average time to throw was 2.33 seconds, third quickest in the NFL. Week 2, Brissett's average time to throw was 3.01 seconds, fifth slowest in the NFL (so far; two teams playing tonight). Two different defensive approaches in the first two games, but he's going to have to find a happy medium so that he can attack downfield but still get rid of the ball. He went from one extreme to the other in the first two weeks.
  17. I want him to throw the ball downfield and take advantage of some one on ones. Not complaining about JB, he played fine and we should have won, but I do think he could have done more on Sunday. I'm sure he'll open it up a little more moving forward.
  18. Oakland, but point taken. And as good as the pass catchers looked Sunday night, no doubt AB is better than all of them. He is what I hoped Dorsett could become a shade of, and our offense wasn't suited to his traits.
  19. Where have I heard that before??
  20. Three things I thought: 1) Poor gap integrity. This happens when you 1-gap all game, but I thought the DTs got sealed out way too much, leaving lanes open for RBs to get to the second level. The LBs didn't fill well enough either. 2) Inconsistent edge containment. Sometimes they made the back stretch the play out, but others they let the edge go pretty quickly. Even when they did stretch it out, we struggled to turn the play back to the inside. 3) Terrible tackling. A little too much going for the strip, not enough ending the play. First things first. All fixable, I don't think any of these are fatal flaws. This same defense, a little slower, was pretty good against the run last year. I think yesterday was just a sloppy outing.
  21. I assume they'll stick with the five they have. Already had one extra active.
  22. Coachspeak often is lying. Which is why it's pointless to pick it apart. Let's say the score was 23-24 instead of 22-24. Do you think Reich might have still gone for two? At the same end that AV missed all three times, by the way. I think there's a strong chance he would have gone for two on the road, and I think there are coaches who might make that decision even if their kicker has been perfect. If he had, would he have said 'yeah, I wasn't sure about sending AV out there again, that was part of why we went for the win'? I don't. I think he would have said 'we just wanted to go for the win.' And that would have been coachspeak. I don't think Reich is a liar, but he's lied before. And I don't think he's naive, either. He was on a team that lost a SB because a kicker blew it with the game on the line. He knows what a shaky kicker can do to a team and their goals. But he doesn't have to panic because AV had a shaky game. Even two, eight months apart. They'll give him a chance to regroup, and if he can't get it together right away, they'll make a change. I'm very confident of that.
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