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  1. WE ALL IN ON MIMS YALL! OR PITTMAN, I GUESS... BUT WE ALL IN! Good to see you 449, you've been missed, and I mean that with all sincerity. I think Mims and Pittman are likely targets for the Colts also. Can't wait for this thing to get going tonight.
  2. That's a meaningless platitude. 1) QBs don't win, teams do. 2) Lots of QBs were "winners" in college, then bombed in the NFL. Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart, Vince Young, Joey Harrington, Tim Tebow... that's just a quick draw from memory. 3) NFL QBs need to have specific traits to be successful. (One trait all four of the players you mentioned have, that Hurts doesn't: accuracy.) 4) What exactly did Patrick Mahomes win in college? He had a losing record as a starter.
  3. I like Burton, but I agree, I don't think he has any real bearing on what they want to do in the draft. And since he doesn't have prototypical TE size or traits, I don't see the Colts going from 'we really like Kmet' to 'ehh, we don't need a TE, we signed Trey.'
  4. My least favorite thing about draft season (and the immediate reactions) is people acting like they know what these players are going to become. Then out of the other side of their mouths, they say things like 'the draft is a total crap shoot.' This Kinlaw analysis assumes that he'll turn out to be even a good player, let alone an All Pro level player like Buckner has been. Statistically, there's like a 40/60 chance that Kinlaw even winds up being good, let alone worthy of the 13th pick.
  5. I'd almost be willing to bet that we trade back. Ballard doesn't seem interested in masking his intentions. He said he wants more picks, best way to do that is to move from #34. He could still sneak back up for Pittman or Mims if he wanted. I'm not all that well versed in this year's draft class, but it seems like WR and safety are the strongest positions remaining. Maybe OL? Some second tier edge players that I'm not crazy about (Epenesa is a well known name, and I don't really like him). And the lower tier QBs are still there. Let's say they love one of them, maybe h
  6. You're not the only one, I know others here like him. I'm not interested, he's not my kind of QB.
  7. If we're going to find somewhere to send JB, and could get Rosen for a future 5th/6th, I'd consider it. But at a certain point you have to throw out two year old evaluations and wonder what the problem is with Rosen. Even bad teams aren't eagerly getting rid of cheap, promising young QBs. He's not had ideal situations, for sure, but he's also not doing anything to make his teams think he can be a starting caliber QB. Ten years ago, a guy like Rosen would be given a serious chance to start. Right now, there's an excess of QBs that teams feel like they can win with.
  8. I'd rather have one of the other guys in the second than use #44 on Shenault. Even if we move back a handful of picks, I assume Pittman or Mims will still be available at #39-ish. I probably have Higgins and Shenault on the same level.
  9. I haven't watched Edwards. I think the thing with Shenault is that he did a little bit of everything for Colorado, and I think his hype really blew up with that huge game against USC where he looked unstoppable. I remember noticing him in 2018 in a big game against UCLA, so I was already somewhat familiar with his ability to put up big numbers, and you don't forget a name like Laviska Shenault... He doesn't have the refinement that I like to see, but he does seem to have an innate understanding of space, good body control and hands, and some off the charts ability to t
  10. Do you have a really strong preference for Pittman, over say Mims? (I actually prefer Mims, but would take Pittman.) I don't think we have to stay at #34 to get a good WR. I'm thinking we trade back.
  11. Yup. The Niner's tolerance for risk can be higher at that position because they have a strong DL group. Let's say Kinlaw takes a year or two to really start making a difference for them, that's fine because they already have a pipeline. The Colts wanted -- and really, needed -- an immediate contributor, which is why Buckner makes so much sense for them. Ballard called it a no-brainer, and I pretty much agree. It lined up really well with our needs and the resources we had. And I say that as a guy who would have liked to have Love. But I never wanted Love at #13, and if
  12. I think cap space won't be an issue. There will be a big jump in the cap at some point over the next two years (maybe 2021, but the pandemic might have a drastic effect on revenue). Assume they get Leonard and Nelson done after 2020, which will allow them to spread out some bonuses and cap hits. I think it's less than 50/50 that they re-sign Mack. Not sure about Kelly (mostly because of his injuries), too early to talk about Smith, and it looks like there's a chance they'll decide not to pay Hooker. I'm also still wondering whether they move Brissett, which will add a few million t
  13. Buckner's tape coming out was dramatically better than Kinlaw's, IMO. And Buckner has realized his potential as a proven NFL player. With a bunch of cap space, it was a good swing for the Colts. The Niners got good value out of the trade, but any assumption that Kinlaw will be an adequate replacement for Buckner is dangerous, at best. Not to mention the fact that Kinlaw is a medical red flag. It's possible he wouldn't even have been on the Colts board. The Niners have a strong, deep DL, and can better afford the risk.
  14. I would not. We already have #34, and if we wanted another pick in the 30s we could come up from #44. We can probably get the staff's two favorite players still on the board. And I wouldn't base a trade for our future first on the projection that we'll be picking toward the end of the first round. You never know what the future might hold. We could wind up picking in the teens again, and now we've given up a very valuable asset for a second round pick we didn't really need to acquire. As a matter of fact, I think there's a strong possibility of a trade down from #34, g
  15. It was a live interview. I'm sure he says a lot of stuff in interviews that he doesn't think is tweet-worthy, which is understandable. He was asked which teams might move up, and he said 'the Colts have made some calls about moving up. I don't think ultimately they'll wind up doing that.' So there's that.
  16. Having read comments from some teams and GMs, some of them start these conversations in advance. Sometimes they have their deals basically in place, and then pull the trigger at the last minute if their guy is still on the board. John Lynch gave some good info on the trade with the Bears a couple years ago, and how they had been having conversations about that move well before the draft started. I doubt someone like Belichick operates that same way. So I figure there's a range of approaches, depending on the team, and depending on the objective. If you're the Lions sitting at #3 an
  17. All good! When I saw that I was thinking "Wait, Chad Pennington won an MVP??"
  18. Which league? He came in second to Peyton Manning in 2008 (he received four votes; Manning got 32). He never actually won MVP. He was the MAC MVP in 1999. He also won Comeback Player of the Year, twice. I agree with your point, though. Pennington was a good QB, and his career was undermined by multiple injuries. He never had a particularly strong arm, and then he had serious injuries to his throwing shoulder, and several operations. Colt McCoy was nowhere near Chad Pennington as a QB, ever.
  19. This is a busy offseason.
  20. Who's JMV talking to? I learned a new term from watching JT O'Sullivan -- "Rubik's cube." When the QB takes the snap from shotgun, and flips the ball in his hands to find the laces, and some QBs will flip it more than once. It's like flipping a Rubik's cube back and forth while you're trying to solve it. Fromm does this a lot. That might be what they're talking about. I don't see any issues with Fromm's actual grip, but he would do well to secure his hands on the ball without doing the ball flip. It's one less motion, can help him keep his eyes, hands and feet in sync,
  21. That was Hugh Thornton. Not quite what happened, but yeah he never worked out either.
  22. Jeff Linkenbach, Kyle DeVan, Mike McGlynn, Winston Justice, Johnathan Harrison, the ghost of Gosder Cherilus, a misadventure with Mewhort at RT, etc., etc. And we had Bruce Arians and Pep Hamilton calling plays for some of these people...
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