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  1. Why don't you think we can evaluate a QB who doesn't have ideal circumstances?
  2. "Trash." "Bash." Come on. 'He had a bad situation.' 'Fans are spoiled because he's not Manning or Luck.' Stop it. JB is limited as a QB in a lot of ways. We've known it since before he was drafted. He played admirably in 2017, but his limitations were obvious then, and I said it then. This board, and the coaching staff, and certain media members, all pumped JB up in 2018 as if he were a more promising prospect than he actually is. And when he took over in 2019, I pointed out his limitations. As this season has gone on, I've continu
  3. I've noticed JB's dropback and his hitch have been different at times, especially since the injury. But let's not try to reduce this to a pre-injury vs post-injury evaluation, as if there were no issues with JB's play before he got hurt. He had issues before the injury that some people wouldn't acknowledge because the team was 5-2. Those issues still exist, and if anything, have just been emphasized further because he got hurt and his fundamentals deteriorated.
  4. That team fell off pretty quickly, then drafted a potential franchise QB in the 1998 draft. Contrast that with the strategy of the 2017 Chiefs, and their trajectory moving forward.
  5. I said earlier, this is advanced calculus, and we're still working on Algebra 1. But let's talk about it. 1) If he doesn't look to the right, the safety is over the top of Doyle. He's open, but he's not running unimpeded up the field, and there's a chance the safety breaks and contests the pass. 2) If he looks right and then comes back to Doyle, it's a huge play. That's more than we can reasonably expect at this point. 3) I don't know that the motion was meant to leave Doyle uncovered, it was meant to identify the coverage, and the Saints blew
  6. I agree wholeheartedly, I just think the one play everyone is using is a bad example.
  7. Two things. First, I think people saw a screenshot last night and ran with it, but that screenshot isn't a good representation of what happened on the play. Second, I've been asking JB to make the kind of throw that he made on that play, all season. You have to throw guys open in this league, and he did. I'm giving him credit for that. All told, I'm just saying that a) JB actually threw a receiver open, which I've been asking for, and b) if not for the throw to MJ, Doyle wasn't as open as the screenshot suggests.
  8. I know you didn't agree with the contract from the beginning. My point was and always has been that it was done to protect themselves from JB being a free agent, in the event he actually played well this year. Where the hindsight judgment comes into play is you presenting this as if there was never a chance of JB having a good year and being able to command a big, multi year contract. Again, look at what Tannehill is doing. It's very possible that, if everyone had stayed healthy, JB could be looking at a much better season, statistically speaking, and now you have a decision to mak
  9. This post is so sensational. Let's play this out. JB plays out the last year of his contract, has the year he's having now, and is a free agent. What happens next? You think the Colts just let him walk? I don't. I think they sign him to a marginal starter, bridge contract, and draft someone in 2020 who can compete to be the starter. The only difference is the money. And speaking of the money, you're operating with the benefit of hindsight, which is Fan 101 anymore. When they extended JB, the possibility existed that he would have a strong season, did it not? So now your
  10. There was nothing wrong with that decision. Doyle was open, but the safety was over the top and reacted to JB's eyes going to MJ. If you look at the replay from behind, you'll see that Doyle wouldn't have had a ton of room to run if JB had thrown to him, unless JB faked right then came back to Doyle across the middle. And that's a mastery of super advanced calculus, while we're trying to grasp Algebra 1. Also, I've been pointing out that sometimes the QB has to throw the receiver open. If it's third and 8 and the defense is in man, you have to make the kind of throw that JB made t
  11. To the bolded, I don't. I said when Luck retired that I thought JB was a bridge QB, and I still believe that. Having him under contract for another year allows us to get to the next guy without being in a rush to play a rookie who might not be ready on Day 1. As for the value of the contract, I didn't have a problem with it at the time because I thought JB would be ... different. Not necessarily better, I felt like he's an average QB (I've been saying "slightly above average" but I'm ready to drop the modifier at this point), and we could go .500 with him, and he's .500 this season
  12. If the Colts' staff thinks JB is better than I do, you might be right. We'll see. There's also an opportunity cost evaluation to consider, as in, how much are they willing to spend/give up to add another QB right now? So there's a lot to figure out. For the Jags and Titans, there are a couple of factors there. First, they used high firsts, and in the Titans case, they moved up, to get those guys. They were committed to playing those situations out over several years. They've also been looking for QBs for a decade, or longer. And both teams also had a measure of success with those g
  13. What I'm getting at, though, is that regardless of his circumstances, it's possible to evaluate a QB on the basis of his performance, abilities, traits, and perceived potential to improve. That's my viewpoint. Of course, the rougher the circumstances and the greater the number of variables, the more complicated the evaluation becomes. But while the receivers haven't been great, we can still look at JB and see what he does well and what he doesn't do well, we can reach reasonable conclusions about why he excels or struggles in certain areas, and we can project whether he can reasona
  14. Do you think it's possible to evaluate JB fairly based on the circumstances he's been in so far? Separate from that, if you evaluate your team's QB and believe he's slightly above average, but you understand that replacing him is not a guarantee of improvement, how do you proceed?
  15. I think it's possible for JB to improve. We've seen enough players in the NFL go from average to outstanding to know that it can happen. But statistically speaking, it's pretty rare. NFL QBs are more likely to be stuck at mediocre than to make a significant jump up to really good, let alone great. For every Drew Brees, there are ten Blake Bortles. Shoot, for every Nick Foles, there are ten Brian Hoyers. The question isn't whether JB is as good as he ever can/will be. The question, at least for me, is whether you want to rely on continued development and improvement fr
  16. I don't call draft prospects elite, especially at QB. I see some guys who might become really good pro QBs, but there's no way to know for sure. If you forced me to choose one today, it would be Justin Herbert.
  17. Yeah, that's not lighting it up. Eli was decidedly average last night, just like he has been for the last seven years. Rivers might not be done, but he's 38 and not playing well overall. And it's interesting that anyone would call Tannehill a proven talent. He was considered yesterday's garbage this offseason. I'd actually take Tannehill over everyone we're talking about right now, and I said in the offseason that I thought he was better than he was getting credit for. But we didn't need him in the offseason, or so we thought. And there were will other QB
  18. First, I want to stress that Eli is not lighting it up, which was the statement that prompted my earlier post. Second, Rivers is better than Eli, but Rivers has been bad for most of this season. He played well Sunday, but I'm thinking Rivers is done. Third, if Rivers has another year or two left, I think he's better than JB, but I don't think it's reasonable to expect him to play for the Colts. Cam is a different story. He's also better than JB, but IMO, he's not the kind of QB that I would want. He's gotten by on his physical abilities his entire career,
  19. Define "lighting it up." Do you really want to pick between a couple of 38 year old QBs? And what makes you think either of them were/are available for the Colts? And aren't you Team Jacoby? You want to replace him with Eli, or Rivers? Or are you just being contrary?
  20. JB did a few things well yesterday. He threw the ball down the field, seemed more decisive, even made some plays. I literally applauded some of his throws, including the TD to Marcus Johnson (the same Marcus Johnson who everyone has claimed can't get open and doesn't have JB's trust). He was also erratic, inaccurate, late with throws, etc. We needed some routine plays that didn't get made. And that's not only on JB. There were some drops, which hurt. And the run game couldn't get going.
  21. Cain has 3 catches for 62 yards... in three games. He is most decidedly not "ballin out," and certainly isn't proving anything pertaining to Brissett or the Colts.
  22. Do you have zero regard for nuance? A passing attack that emphasizes quick hitters takes pressure off the line and the QB, and if you can get some YAC, it can still produce yardage and keep the chains moving. It's still a valuable part of a good offense, IMO. That doesn't mean we should never throw the ball down the field. And by the way, JB has gone from getting rid of it quickly in the opener (2.33 seconds) to now having the 5th longest time to throw in the league (2.91 seconds). So we're not even seeing a short, quick passing game, and certainly not one w
  23. I have zero problem with a snarky response to a Greg Doyle question, as he's a first class troll. Snark on, JB.
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