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  1. 7 minutes ago, Nickster said:

    I’ve heard that before.  28 mill could have gotten us a couple of really talented players last season.


    I was against it from the start.


    I like BAllard.  I think Wentz will good.  Don’t think Ballard is infalliable.  Brisett deal was silly.  The dude ain’t no good.  

    If there were more free agents Ballard felt were worth it he would have signed them.    They had the money to do so.  JBs contract didn't stop anything

  2. 2 minutes ago, Myles said:

    I wonder if Ballard Roseman have an agreement that the Colts won't try to get under the 75% of plays.   For instance, if the Colts are up 34-7 in week one, will the Colts pull Wentz for the 4th quarter.   Same with a game where the Colts are being crushed will they pull Wentz. Pull him from the last couple minutes of the game if it is out of reach?   Just to build some plays against the 75% so that if Wentz get hurt in week 14 we could still have a shot to keep our 1st round pick.  We would need him not to play in 4 full games worth of plays to keep the 1st round pick.   

    Maybe.  But Ballard wouldn't have to honor it

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  3. 17 hours ago, Thebrashandthebold said:

    I would tell him that in a heart beat and I would tell him why I believe that. I do know how much preparation Peyton made, it was legendary. I also know Luck did nothing like that. Peyton would not have done anything different if he had been a runner. He knew his importance to the team. Luck didn't care and didn't protect himself. The outcome was inevitable. Yes, he got the ECV Championship game. How did he do there? Peyton ran smack into the Patriot dynasty and he never had the defenses that Brady enjoyed. You can also add me to the list that believe if Peyton had stayed he would not have taken all of the punishment that Luck did behind that offensive line. The decision making and throwing speed was just to great for that. Luck wouldn't get rid of the ball and he never did learn to go to a "check down receiver". He just stood there and he got hammered. Too bad, he might have been something special but he didn't want it bad enough.


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  4. 1 minute ago, Boondoggle said:

    Re: the 25% of snaps don't worry Wentz gets dinged up.  That may take care of itself.


    If he doesn't play well Reich knows he's going to bench him.  That's not the worst thing either.  In fact I believe it to be a good thing.


    I am curious to hear whether the job will be open competition.  Have to think it will be.  If Wentz cannot beat out Eason in a competition then he certainly doesn't need to cost that first round pick.

    No , the job will obviously not be an open competition.   Good lord

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  5. 1 minute ago, John Waylon said:

    Oh yeah. I’ll never understand how he still has a job. I just can’t pin this one on him, though. The only alternative was way worse. And I mean even the Wentz contract had to get approval from Laurie, so he can’t even take the fall based on that. Laurie seemed to really covet Wentz. Firing Pederson was his way of trying to make good with Wentz. I’ll never believe anything otherwise. I just can’t fault Roseman at all in this one. He played the hand he was dealt. 

    Roseman drew up the contract.   Owners have gms for that very purpose.   The owner isn't going to take the blame and let the GM off the hook.   

  6. 6 minutes ago, John Waylon said:

    I mean I’m sure Roseman has some clemency here. He didn’t turn down better offers to send him here. In fact, we were the only offer. I’m sure he had a sit down with Laurie and they both acknowledged that this was it. It was this, or keep him on the roster. That wasn’t an option, and the only thing worse than their compensation for this deal would have been eating the cap numbers to just cut him. They literally got all they were going to get in return for him, and I don’t think Roseman is going to take the heat for that. At least he shouldn’t. I don’t want to defend Roseman, but his options here were severely limited. 

    The demise of Roseman goes beyond this trade.   It may be his final straw though

  7. 5 minutes ago, DougDew said:

    Not judging Fosh.  Never heard of him before this Wentz situation.


    But he was right this morning.  And that tweet was the significant tweet because he actually made a commitment that the deal was done and by which two teams.  


    The other stuff was just educated speculation.  He never committed to being "right", until this morning.

    He deletes his wrong posts.  Not like it matters if he was wrong or right.   Who cares?

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  8. 8 minutes ago, Introspect said:

    You might be right but it's not unlikely. Teams help each other out in order to build a good relationship. Business works this way all the time. It's not just about trying to screw someone over. Reich gave the good word as did Ballard concerning Nick. Why wouldn't he put his 2 cents in to his new bosses about the issue? Philly and Indy are developing a good respect and understanding. Will hopefully pay dividends for future trades between the two teams.

    I doubt nick ever met Carson.   From the sounds of it Roseman was pretty ticked that Ballard wouldn't up his offer.  If Wentz balls out and the Eagles struggle he will probably be fired.    

  9. 4 minutes ago, Restored said:


    This is the annoying part about these online-journo types in today's social media world. They just make up stuff or go "all-in" on certain stories when they have no sources whatsoever. If they are right, people think they are some sort of insider. If they are wrong, they say their "source" was wrong and no one holds them accountable.

    " YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST"  when they are wrong the tweet gets deleted 

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  10. 12 minutes ago, DougDew said:

    Yeah, he does seem to throw a lot of darts when there was just a lot of talking.


    But this morning, he was the first to actually commit to saying that the Philly/Colts deal was a done deal before anybody else broke it.  I'd have to give him credit for that one.

    He is wrong far more than he is right.    But whatever.    

    12 minutes ago, coming on strong said:

    vin fosh is money .......  

    No he is not.   

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  11. 1 minute ago, Stephen said:

    Honestly  my biggest  concern  maybe wr. Pittman  and pl ascal are there. Will ty come back, can Campbell  stay healthy 

    Let Ballard worry about that.   Free agency hasn't even started yet.  

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  12. 11 minutes ago, Pelt said:

    I'll have to Google that, but :lol:

    It's true.   Super hot

    2 minutes ago, DougDew said:

    So, when are y'all going to admit that Vin Fosh was right.....:peek:


    He also wasn't too far off on the compensation.  I believe he was the first to state, about 10 days ago in the heat of the moments, that the Colts were shorting Philly what Philly wanted, by offering only two second rounders.

    Which time?   He said the Broncos and eagles were close to a deal 4 days ago

  13. Eagles qbs (who are all more mobile than Phillip Rivers) were sacked 65 times last season. Worst in the league


    Old man Rivers (and Jb) 21 times.   Second in the league. 


    Say what you want.   Our o line, running game and Frank at the helm, I see big things for Big Red this year.    

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