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  1. On 10/11/2019 at 1:11 AM, braveheartcolt said:

    My fantasy is very similar although instead of Luck making a comeback, I am sitting alone at home watching X-Factor, when the doorbell goes, and it's Beyoncé, Katie Perry, Heidi Klum and a few of their friends, asking if they can come in for a game of 'Celebrity Cludeo'. You know, "Natalie Portman, in the Library with a Candlestick.........

     

    'Wake up BHC, your pizza is here........'

    Wait a minute...I'm a little slow tonight...So, your happy dream is to have famous fetching females come over to your flat & play a board game? Maybe you play a more adventuresome game in Scotland then we do in North America BHC. That must be it. Wink; Wink.

     

    Something got lost in translation here. Only kidding! :thmup:

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  2. On 10/10/2019 at 3:04 PM, CR91 said:

     

    Looked like someone who's been to hell and back to me

    While I agree that Luck went thru a ton of ups & downs since 2012, let's not put Chewbacca on the same plane as the late, great Johnny Cash my friend. I love ya bro, but I can't quite go out on that branch buddy. No harm done. :D

    On 10/10/2019 at 2:59 PM, OffensivelyPC said:

      

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    Yeah, but the question is are we talking bout the Rebels vs the Empire kind of Hope or "So, you're telling me there's a chance" Jim Carrey Dumb & Dumber kind of hope? One's realistic/plausible-The other...No chance in hades ice, cold shower. Just Joking! 

    On 10/11/2019 at 4:50 AM, WoolMagnet said:

     Andrew is realizing a life of honey-do lists, antique shopping, and trips to the grocery store are actually MORE work than rehabbing an injury.

      The wife and kid are wearing the guy out!

    Andrew be like " Uh Chris, I think i made a HUGE mistake."

    Hands down best reply on this page. Bah! Ha! Ha! Jesus, that is hilarious. Take a bow WM. You earned it. :hat:

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  3. 2 hours ago, HectorRoberts said:

    pennywise the clown halloween movie GIF

    Im going to go with no...

    Not football related in any way. Clowns just freak me out. Not an indictment against your post at all @HectorRoberts. I must have been traumatized at a birthday party as a little kid or something. You know, like a repressed memory. At any rate, another story for another day. Carry on. 

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  4. 14 hours ago, lollygagger8 said:

    I hope they double him and that leaves the middle open for Doyle to have a huge day. He's due. 

     

    10 hours ago, krunk said:

    I just wish Ebron would get his head out of his butt for this game.  He's been mediocre the whole season so far. 

    You guys read my mind man. I expect Doyle to play a pivotal role this weekend & yes, what in the world has happened to Ebron? I expected him to plunge forward this season not regress or slide backward. Odd. I hope whatever demons are plaguing him are put at bay in short order. A real head scratcher man. I want Eric to play with confidence & purpose again. 

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  5. 1 hour ago, Chloe6124 said:

    Yep it was game two. He said he believes it happened in the 1st quarter on a collision with Henry. It was 94 degrees that day so he thought it was from the heat so never said anything.

    I figured as much. Plus, even now, LBs don't wanna report being dinged up because they are so afraid of losing their spot in the lineup to the next man up.

     

    I laugh every time some on air commentator boats about player safety & the blue concussion tent. The Commissioner & the owners don't care about player safety period--They just wanna avoid another billion dollar settlement. It's all about the bottom line: Their pocket book not player wellbeing. This is the same league that mandates all former players get a lawyer in order to receive the medical benefits & surgeries after football they are entitled to. This always ticks me off. 

     

    Instead, create a NFL database where you call a toll free number, they ask you for a pin # from a packet you get when you exit the league, & the player in question gets routed to the medical personnel who can alleviate their aches, pains, & suffering...Both psychological & physical. End Rant. The league can afford this easily. 


  6. 1 hour ago, New Zealands #1 Colts Fan said:

    This makes me nervous. But I do remember Luke Kuechley having a horrible run with concussion, and after a long time out returning to his old self the last 2 years.

    Yeah, I remember when Luke went through that stretch as well NZ1; especially that 1 game where he was literally crying on the field. LBs work their tails off to reach the league & play at an elite level & just because their brain bounced off their skull one too many times, they begin to wonder: Is this the beginning of the end? It sucks & I feel horrible for any defensive guying going thru this ordeal.

     

    I'm still amazed that safety John Lynch claims he's never had a concussion either. I loved watching him collide with a ball carrier on the field. 1 of my favorites, who needs to go into the HOF like yesterday already, but I digress...


  7. I would have preferred to read the full article on Leonard, but I don't fall for that free trial nonsense because online outlets count on people forgetting about the trial period & then they rope you into a full membership. No thank you. No sports articles are worthy of membership fees to me or maybe I'm just frugal to a fault. 

     

    Anyway, I hope Darius is okay. Lingering symptoms over a prolonged period can indeed be very scary & quite mentally draining indeed, especially when one concussion usually increases the likelihood of others down the road. Hang in there man. 

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  8. On 10/10/2019 at 11:37 AM, lollygagger8 said:

     

    I agreed with everything up until this point. 

     

    Class is the one thing the pats do not have. 

    haha Even though I have never meet you face to face Lolly, I can just picture you saying that with such sarcastic contempt...You know, like when a telemarketer calls you, & you figure let's mess with this s-c-h-m-u-c-k for awhile. Besides, they deserve it & just like Carnegie Hall--Practice makes perfect right? LOL! 

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  9. On 10/10/2019 at 9:23 AM, Imgrandojji said:

    If Ballard brings Sanu to the team I'll be prepared to say we can hang with anyone except for maybe the patriots

    I've always been impressed with Sanu too IGjji. The guy just knows how to consistently get open & he's always had very good hands. I'd be thrilled if our GM landed him. When you're good in Cincy, you'll succeed anywhere man.

     

    He'd look pretty sweet with a :colts:on his helmet too. 

     

    Will it ever happen? Who knows, but it's a nice dream anyway. 


  10. On 10/9/2019 at 10:17 AM, ColtsBlueFL said:

     

    Some fascinating short snippets about our fantastic HC-

     

    Polian always knew Frank would be a great coach, even as Jim Kelly's backup. Told him to contact him for a coaching opportunity once his playing career ended.

     

    Frank learned to see the game in other perspectives preparing for both himself, and Jim Kelly. Hall of Famer Kelly once told HC Marv Levy “I never would have been the quarterback I was if not for Frank.”

     

    Marv Levy has said  “He prepared as if every game was the Super Bowl. I guess ‘genuine’ is one of the best words I can use. He didn’t put on false shows.”

     

    “He understands how exactly all the pieces fit together in order to build a winning team,” said Bill Polian, who was Buffalo’s general manager for part of Reich’s time there. “He subjugated his own desires to be a starting quarterback because he understood the value of his position, which in those days was the best backup quarterback in the NFL.”

     

    On his two greatest comebacks, his head coaches said-

     

    The Terrapins fell behind Miami 31-0 as the Hurricanes taunted them without mercy. At halftime, Coach Bobby Ross told players they would scrimmage that night, when they returned to Gossett Team House, if they didn’t play better. He approached Reich and said, “Frank, you’re the quarterback this half. We stood there for seven minutes looking at each other,” then-offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen said. “Then we went out and scored [six] straight touchdowns.”

     

    Versus the Oilers (Kelly out with knee), Houston took a 28-3 lead into halftime.  Marv Levy announces  “Frank, I understand you led the greatest comeback in college football history. Today, you’re going to lead the biggest comeback in pro history.” After first tossing a pick 6, Reich steered the Bills to a 41-38 overtime triumph.

     

    Reich mentored Nick Foles through a situation few others in NFL history could relate to: He took over at quarterback for a Super Bowl contender. “There was a really strong connection between he and I on multiple levels,” Reich said. “The whole world thought that, when Carson Wentz or Jim Kelly went down, there’s no way you can win another game.”

     

    When Josh McDaniels backed out of the Colts HC job and the football world mocked the Colts, Polian called team owner Jim Irsay. Having worked together for 15 years, the men converse in shorthand. “It’s a bad time, but there’s a happy ending,” Polian told Irsay. “Your guy is out there. He’s the Super Bowl-winning offensive coordinator.”

     

    Voila! Once more, as an overlooked second choice, Reich has risen to a leading role where the odds were stacked against him.  He is truly Sincere, and he Totally Believes.  It's shown throughout his career, and it was demonstrated that he can get the guys to believe as well when he steered the Colts to the playoffs last year after a terrible start.

     

    Really thankful for Ballard and Reich. I'll bet Jim Irsay rests easier these days.

    Phenomenal  reply CBFL. Beautiful job of reinforcing your point of why INDY is so fortunate to have Frank running things for us on the sidelines week in; week out. My favorite section of what you wrote is highlighted in red. Not every QB has the awareness or ability to put their dreams of leading a squad ahead of what is best for the overall team. Plus, I have a ton of respect for anything Marv Levy, Jim Kelly, or Bill Polian says. Good stuff. 

     

    It's easy to see now why Reich is so successful once all the pieces meaning backstory falls into focus. Nicely done CBFL! I enjoyed reading it. You should write motivational speeches or folklore of NFL legends AKA diamonds in the rough that need more shine on a global scale anyway. 

     

    You are among the best posters this forum has & that's not an exaggeration either. 

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  11. On 10/3/2019 at 10:42 AM, WoolMagnet said:

    Well, i did date a yoga instructor for a while but thats an ENTIRELY different story.

    Breaking a sweat for all the right reasons eh? Oh yeah. Well played WM; Well played. :banana:


  12. Off topic: My local minister AKA Pastor Jim is a H-U-G-E Chiefs fan. We always tease either other about our favorite squads. Indy either knocks them out of the playoffs or vice versa usually. I'll bet he was animated last night. LOL! He's a darn nice guy & part of me did feel bad for him last night, but I'm glad the Colts stunned the league last night. 

     

    We always smack talk in a friendly way which team has the upper hand. We both get a kick out of it anyway. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, Smoke317 said:

    It felt good to finally  get some recognition from somebody from ESPN. 

    haha Yes, that is pretty rare on that cable channel isn't it? I'd be curious with what Rex Ryan thought INDY did to the Chefs I mean Chiefs last night. Love that Snickers commercial. Always made me chuckle. 

     

    I respect Rex's defensive prowess/mind & I'd be interested to hear his thoughts on how INDY kept KC's QB in check at home. Just thinking out loud. 

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  14. 8 minutes ago, PrincetonTiger said:

    Trent Green feels the same way

    Nice. I always liked Trent as both a QB & booth announcer guy. He knows winning football begins with a stellar offensive line & a solid ground game with excellent blitz pickup capabilities. 

     

    Green is always fair with his criticism too. He's not striving to be malicious either. Just honest. 


  15. 15 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

    see Adam Shine’s recap of the weekend.   The Colt’s win is the number one story.   And Shine can’t say enough good things about us! 

    Just read it as you suggested NCF. It was a solid breakdown of our victory over the Chiefs. Not long, but well written. I like this line:

     

    "Frank Reich is just an amazing, smart, aggressive, tone-setter of a coach." 

     

    Always liked the term tone setter probably because it's on a similar level with trail blazer meaning we're gonna surprise a lot of people & underestimate us at your own peril folks. I'll take it. 

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  16. 2 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:

     

    Even on a night where we pull a big upset,  we have the negative posters showing up.....

     

    I don't pretend to know how good Jacoby can eventually be,  but I do know this,  what we are currently seeing right now --- whatever level you think that is --- Brissett is not done improving.   There's no reason to think that.   QB's improve.   He's played 5 games in this offense.   He played 15 games in a completely different offense two years ago.    He played 4 games for New England and played well.

     

    Whatever he is,  he should get better.   How much better,  I don't know.

     

    But I do know this...    no one else here knows either.   If he levels off at a game manager level,  the people calling him that now will scream "I told you so!"...     Sorry,  but you don't know squat.   You simply guessed and came up right.    If you guess the correct lottery numbers,  you didn't know anything.   You just got a lucky guess.

     

    None of us have seen enough of JB to know how good he is.    Making an argument one way or the other on such a small sample size is silly.   Brissett will get better this year.    And, assumig all goes well,  he should be better next year too. 

     

    Some here are just too invested in being right.   Just sit back and enjoy the season.   We're still playing with House Money.    Maybe tonight starts a magical run like we had last year.   Maybe not.   But I intend to enjoy it the rest of the way.    Hope you do too.

     

    Hey there NCF, 

     

    A well balanced response on JB my friend. I like that about you. You weigh the pros & cons equally & remind us all to just enjoy the ride & not over analyze the situation to death. Good advice as always. 

     

    "If you guess the correct lottery numbers, you didn't know anything.  You just got a lucky guess." 

     

    Ah man, you mean that doesn't make me a mathematical genius? Just joking. True, nobody has any idea what Jacoby will turn into yet. I like your approach though. Be patient & don't expect greatness pronto. Let him develop & see what his learning curve is as our starting QB. Just let this season be this season & not become preoccupied with grand expectations of eliteness. Just focus on being consistently good week in; week out.  Well said brother. :hat:

     

    I hope all is well with you as well. 

     

    Off topic: You wrote a movie review several yrs ago about "25th Hour" starring actor Edward Norton that was top notch by the way. I should retrieve that critique & go into greater detail about that column/write up. I need to do that more often. Highlight great writers & critics on here. I don't do that enough. I tend to dominate that movie thread more than I should. I need to remedy that. Anyway, nice work NCF. You are a talented writer IMO. 

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  17. 2 hours ago, Stephen said:

    The refs did everything to hand the chiefs  that game.

    Normally, I try to give refs the benefit of the doubt, but even I have my limits. LOL! Not their finest hour to be sure. 

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  18. 3 hours ago, Four2itus said:

    The chiefs player put his heal on the out of bounds line. Never reviewed. The TY call was stupid. How that wasn't reversed, is beyond my understanding. 

     

    The INT did hit the ground. We got the ball anyway. 

    I couldn't agree more F2us. Excellent points. Uh huh. That TY penalty was so horrible. It looked even worse on replay. What were the refs even looking at? Send that entire officiating crew to the optometrist immediately. 

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  19. 2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Vinny is now talking, this is great stuff haha. He said they knocked us out of the playoffs last year so this was a great win.

    Yeah, what's that famous Mark Twain quote again? Oh yes, "“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” You proved that tonight Adam with your accurate foot. Darn right! :thmup:

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  20. 3 hours ago, Jared Cisneros said:

    Very happy. Tremendous heart by this team all-around. Proud of these guys, and lets enjoy the bye week! I'll eat my crow :)

    You have nothing to apologize for Jared. You stand by your assertions & take your lumps when you have no other choice. ArrowHead is a tough stadium to win in. INDY surprised a lot of us tonight. 

    3 hours ago, King Colt said:

    That game threw most everyone off. Them I watched them beat the Bears today. 

    I'm glad you brought up that game. That roughing the passer call on QB Chase Daniel in the 2nd half  with 11:24 left in the 4th quarter was such nonsense today. I think the roughing the passer call was on Trent Brown. I couldn't believe it. Worst penalty I have seen in recent weeks. I could see why Jon Gruden was so upset over that ridiculous 15 yard infraction. Let the defense play refs come on man...

     

    Correction: The flag was on Maurice Hurst #73 against QB  Chase Daniels not Trent Brown. Sorry about that. 

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  21. 1 hour ago, NewColtsFan said:

    Happy to chime in here.    I don’t think I made any negative comments about this game other than giving us an L when the schedule came out in April.

     

    Today,  I told my wife the Colts were the nationally televised game and I thought we might lose...   bad....

     

    Mahomes was scary good until he got hurt.

     

    But we were really inspired.   We won the game at the Line Of Scrimmage.   We dominated.   Really proud of everyone.    Sorry to lose Turay,  but we will have to find a way... 

     

    Really enjoyable game....

     

    Congrats to everyone. 

    Now, that you mention it. It was quite a change of pace to see Cris Collinsworth praising our QB, our franchise, & our D tonight. When every football fan is watching SNF, it's nice to see INDY dominate for all eyes to see & not collapse. I get so sick & tired of Cris blowing smoke up New England's or Dallas's derriere 24/7. I find it hilarious when the establishment must go off script & give INDY some props. It kills them & that's why I love it. 

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  22. 1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    This win is unreal but that is Colts football. That stop by Houston on 4th down was just priceless. Our O.Line is the best. TY is a top 5 WR in the league, Jacoby is just poised and just proved to me he can lead this team. Mack is a workhorse. Vinny was perfect and sealed the game too. 

     

    Darius will be back after the BYE as well. 

    You pretty much nailed it with this response CBE. Covered all the bases & said exactly what I was thinking. 

    1 hour ago, bestQBever said:

    I did not have any faith in winning this game but WHO could've guessed our defense would do THAT to the MVP.

    This is why I can't criticize any INDY fan who thought the Chiefs would get a W tonight. I had no idea our D was even capable of that. When the honey badger picked off Jacoby, I was worried. I can't lie. Pleasantly surprised. 

    1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Locally it is on every news channel. This city loves the Colts haha 

    You have a great read on this team man & Championship Football in general...What's required to achieve it. I don't live in the Hoosier State, but I respect your pulse on the Horseshoe. You know of what you speak man. 

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  23. On 9/30/2019 at 8:45 AM, coltsva said:

    There’s no need to insult losers. 

    I spit up Vanilla Coke when I read this...Thank you for that CVA. I like your style. You're just as messed up as I am, but in a good way. LOL! 

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  24. 48 minutes ago, WoolMagnet said:

    The body isnt designed to be on its knees and bent backward.

    Uh huh. Jack isn't meant to be a human pretzel broken in half. I was furious when I saw that hit WM. Unbelievable man. 

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