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  1. 13 hours ago, throwing BBZ said:

    7 one and dones in the Playoffs. Were talking Playoffs. 
       He PROVED time and again HE couldn't get it done passing us to the SB.

    Look, I'm gonna be honest with you BBZ. Manning's early struggles post season did bother me for awhile. But, then I realized something. Playing in 4 SBs & winning 2 of them is a remarkable feat in & of itself.

     

    It takes incredible discipline to even get to the pinnacle of football more than once. Plus, Peyton has had multiple head coaches while Brady has had the luxury of Bill Belichick his whole NFL career. You can't dismiss or downplay that fact. Also, mistakes get magnified to epic proportions in SuperBowls. Not all turnovers or change of possessions are equal either. That onside kick by Sean Payton completely altered the trajectory of that SB vs the Saints. It messed with INDY's mojo & to this day, I can't even watch the rest of that game after that play. 

     

    That Seattle Seahawks SB vs the Broncos was a buzzsaw game I never saw coming either. I knew the Legion Of Boom was legit, but not that suffocating & sometimes, it just isn't your night. 

     

    I keep thinking of Jim Kelly & the Buffalo Bills losing 4 consecutive SBs in a row in the 90's. Does it tarnish Marv Levy's legacy. Of course not. Getting to the big dance multiple times means something enormous. Yeah, I know rings matter to me, but in hindsight, they aren't everything either. 

     

    Like most things, once you have distance & time to let history marinate properly, elite NFL resumes like Peyton's & Jim's always float to the top & receive the praise they truly deserve. 


  2. 30 minutes ago, NannyMcafee said:

     

    I get it. I'm not angry or anything. I think mainly for me it's a large amount of forum members doubting him on every level it would seem. Even when he is exceeding expectations. I think we as fans have become so spoiled by extreme elite level play that anything less than that is considered mediocre when it simply isnt. I'm sorry if I came off rude brother. 

    Excellent point MNFE. Yeah, sometimes standards of excellence get placed so high by our predecessors that it becomes a daunting task for those who follow in their footsteps. Those shadows can loom quite large indeed.  It's difficult for me sometimes to take a step back & say out loud: Now, wait a minute here. Each QB is their own man & I have to give the new guy under center a chance to get his feet wet & grow into the gravity of that position & all the perks & worts that come with it before I hold Jacoby to a plateau that isn't fair to him this early in his career as a starter. Point Taken. 

     

    Part of the problem is that he had success in NE as a QB so, I expected him to be dropped into INDY & hit the ground running. You know, Brissett gets the expectation bias from both sides: Filling the shoes of Manning & Luck in INDY & being mentored by Bill Belichick in Boston briefly. The kid gets squeezed on both ends from 2 franchises that are accustom to playing winning football late in the yr. Your job Jacoby is not to mess it up. Talk about pressure. LOL! 

     

    We're cool man. You didn't do anything wrong. No worries bro. It's all good. 


  3. 10 hours ago, NannyMcafee said:

     

    I believe we can win a SB under JB and I didnt hesitate. Oh the value of opinions. 

    That's the beauty of the forum & threads like this one NMFE. Everyone gets a chance to chime in & drop their 2 cents. Nobody really knows the future of Mr. Brissett beyond this yr & next season. He does seem to be well respected in the locker room & among the coaching staff. Also, to his credit, Jacoby does get rid of the ball quickly & once he decides where to throw the ball--It is gone & he doesn't hesitate. All admirable traits on the field. Even I must admit, he's a pretty good scrambler when he makes the decision to run & he knows when to get down avoiding unnecessary hits. 

     

    Other posters on here have stated Jacoby needs better offensive weapons. I don't know. Doyle, Ebron, Pascal, Rogers, & Funchess once he's healthy again seems more than adequate to me for judging how well Brissett moves the ball thru the air at this juncture in the season. 

     

    The question with any starting QB is what's their learning curve in terms of processing information & when a play breaks down or the wheels fall off say for a quarter or 2, how do they respond to adversity? I need to see more. Eluding Von Miller on Sunday & connecting with TY downfield showed me a flash of greatness..I just wanna see if Jacoby can expand on that as the season progresses. He's a smart field general who can utilize both his arm & his athleticism. There's no denying that. I just got spoiled with Peyton who was so superb at anticipating throws. I wanna see if Jacoby can start to do that. Maybe I'm expecting too much too fast. I'll own that. 

     

    All our opinions carry equal weight NMFE. No poster has cornered the market on a sure thing at QB. Heck, even HOFer John Elway can't seem to nail that position in Colorado & he knows the intricacies of that spot inside & out on a professional level. 

     

    Nice chatting with you. No harm done. :hat:


  4. 11 hours ago, throwing BBZ said:

     

     Chuckle. Manning had his struggles when he was a multiple MVP winner.
     7 one and dones in the Playoffs. Were talking Playoffs. 
       He PROVED time and again HE couldn't get it done passing us to the SB.
      The same in Denver. A Defense and running game won his SBowls. Haha!
     
      And WE haven't a Clue how good our offense (Brissett) can be IF we ever get the Weapons Reich was so pumped about having, and they have a season and a half to mature and work together. So why mindlessly Blather about a LIE detector?

    I was merely giving you my impressions about Jacoby right now. Funny, I didn't think I was "mindlessly blather[ing] about a lie detector" BZZ. You make it sound like my entire post was centered around that 1 sentence. It wasn't. I just meant that I'm not sold on Jacoby as a made man in INDY yet. That's all. 

     

    I've been wrong before. That doesn't bother me in the slightest. I have nothing against Jacoby personally. If he proves me wrong, great more power to him. I'm not calling into question his character or work ethic either just to be clear. Look, I could see us going up against the Texans for the AFC South title & perhaps even facing Houston for a Wildcard spot in the playoffs. I just wanna see if Jacoby can handle NE going up against Stephon Gilmore & not turn the ball over. 

     

    Regarding #18, yes Von Miller carried him in his final SB victory. I was fine with it since Peyton in INDY particularly during the 2009 season was such a precision thrower late in games that yr. I have no issues with DC Wade Phillips picking up the slack on D in Denver & providing Manning an assist in 2015. It doesn't diminish the Sheriff's HOF legacy one bit in my eyes. 


  5. 16 hours ago, Nickster said:

    I think the outcome bias is staggering.  WE have a good record, but as much as we could have beaten LAC, we could have easily lost every game we've played too.

     

    Lots of things have had to occur for us to be 5-2.  The QB was a signigicant asset in only one of our wins IMO.  That would be last weeks game.  Other than that I think he is more likely a net negative than a net positive.

     

    The Houston game is our only impressive win IMO.  But that was at home and Houston isn't great.  In KC JB was a negative in the 1st half and a non factor in the second.  

     

    The best win besides Houston would have been TENN and JB wasn't great in that one to say the least.  


    We have 5 wins and a net +7 total margin of victory.  We are winning more than would be predicted. 


    Hope it keeps up, but in the long run, it won't.

    I must admit that it took courage to write this post Nickster. An  interesting point about the outcome bias too since most people associate winning with being headed in the right direction. If we were 2-5, this forum would have a drastically different assessment of Jacoby, even if a hypothetical losing streak wasn't actually his fault.

     

    Midway thru the season where we are now across the league, teams start to ascend or free fall as we are starting to close in on week 10 of the regular season. Jacoby did surprise me eluding Von Miller this weekend & getting the ball to TY Hilton. Just when I think Jacoby is slightly above average, he surprises me. The question is was this a sign of clutch QB growth or just brief happenstance luck unlikely to be duplicated down the stretch? My head says no, but there's a voice that whimpers maybe not. 

     

    Anyway, I respect the moxy in saying what you said going against the grain of conventional consensus wisdom of the masses. I like rebellion by it's nature going against the grain. That takes guts. Thank you.  


  6. 18 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

    These guys love them some Jacoby.

     

     

    I do like seeing INDY get some positive buzz for once since so many NFL sports shows tend to ignore us or only mention our team in passing like a minor afterthought. It's the main reason why I routinely watch Colin Cowherd on FS1 because he praises our GM, HC, sound structure/professionalism as an organization. INDY knows how to ignore the noise--Go to work--& grind it out yr after yr. 

     

    Okay sure, there's the chance  that Jacoby improves next yr too. Then, we let him pursue other NFL opportunities & we get burned because we didn't lock him down with a multi-year starting QB deal. It's a possibility. However, you can't live in fear though. If the face of your franchise isn't in your building, keep kicking over every rock until you know. Yep, we finally landed our guy for the next decade or so. 

     

    I know; I know. Don't let the pursuit of perfection paralyze you. Every QB has flaws & good is better than being miserable with nonstop loses. Touche. Gotta win in December & right now, if you hooked me up to a lie detector, I don't believe Jacoby can do that. Just being honest. Yeah. I know. Peyton Manning had his post season struggles too before he overcome his post season narrative & became a future HOFer as well. 


  7. Look, I will admit that Jacoby have succeeded my expectations. Luck retired & I thought our season was over & we were toast. However, Brissett gelled in the locker room & gradually got better week to week. He's also been mentored by Bill Parcels which carries a ton of gravity & weight because Jacoby is mentally strong & resilient. 

     

    Still...Where does that leave our franchise longterm? Translation: Can we win a Lombardi under his leadership? If you hesitate even for a moment in answering that question, you have your answer. Jacoby is like a woman you date for awhile, but not necessarily walk down the aisle with. He's okay for now, but the guy? Not ready to take the deep dive plunge on him as the face of our franchise even with Reich & Ballard guiding him. Sorry. Love the kid personally, but I want rings & that means keep searching in the draft. 

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  8. 17 hours ago, Mel Kiper's Hair said:

    We may not be winning 35-14 but we are winning games.This team is 5-2 and from everything I've seen and heard they love JB and believe in him. I really think he is our QB of the future. QB's with lesser talent than Jacoby have been Super Bowl winners. I love Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning but a QB like Brissett may actually allow the Colts to build a better all around team because he probably won't demand a contract on the same level that they would. A few extra million could be the difference in getting a player or 2 that puts us over the top.

    So, in your mind, Jacoby is the equivalent to Dak Prescott on the Cowboys then? Good, not great. Serviceable if you put enough talent around him--Reliable ground game, stellar o-line to allow him to go thru his progressions, & a D that can prevent 3rd down conversions consistently. I see where you're coming from. 

    14 hours ago, Colts_Fan12 said:

    the team is also winning because the AFC is extremely weak this year I'm not gonna sit here and sugarcoat it. teams people thought would be good are pretty bad and no one had stepped up to take their place either its basically just the Pats Ravens Chiefs and us. the Ravens imo arent that's great either tho and the chiefs without Pat are Terrible obviously we will be a top AFC team lol

    I agree with this. The Ravens don't scare me since Jackson is more of a runner than a pocket passer. Regarding KC, their offense runs primarily thru TE Travis Kielce. Hit him early & often disrupting his routes off the line of scrimmage & the Chiefs just aren't the same high octane team I'm sorry. They're just not. 

    12 hours ago, shastamasta said:

     

    That's why you draft the rookie this year and develop him for a year while JB is still under contract next year. 

     

    This is similar to what KC did. Smith was an above average QB for years, but they wanted more at QB. And those plans to replace Smith actually started when Ballard was still there.

     

    I actually think an Alex Smith type is the ceiling for JB...which isn't a bad thing...but likely not enough to win Super Bowls. 

    That's actually a good comparison. JB can do alright in the regular season--Win division titles, but playoff games when opponents shutdown the running game? I must admit I have considerable doubts here. I can't lie. Good post SMTA. I like Brissett, but can he deliver outside in the cold in Foxboro? No. Jamie Collins & that D is smothering man. 

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  9. On 10/28/2019 at 12:35 AM, braveheartcolt said:

    Yesterday morning I stubbed my toe on the bathroom door. Later on I dropped the milk bottle top, it hit my foot and just disappeared from sight (how does that happen?). I over-cooked my dinner and finally, as Vinatieri was lining up that final FG, I took a swig of beer and dribbled it all down my front. 


    Anyone can an have an off day. We won and I’m just fine. 

    Exactly BHC; exactly. Some fans are just never happy. I'll take the victory by the skin of our teeth any day of the week. Don't get greedy folks. Just take the W & move on. 


  10. 11 hours ago, HOZER said:

    I was given tickets to the game yesterday as a very nice Birthday gift. I went into Lucas feeling pretty confident that we would easily beat this this team, and that the Trap game stuff I read on here was just crazy talk.
     

    After the first Field goal miss and as our offense began to struggle against a very good Broncos Defense, I started to get nervous.  When they scored after halftime I really started to get a bad feeling.

     

    The last 3-4 games I’ve been to, they’ve lost, really was starting to get a complex, lol. By the middle of the fourth, some fans were starting to lose faith and shuffle out to beat traffic. The thought never crossed my mind to leave early, but I was having a hard time staying positive and cheering for the team and making noise while the Broncos offense was on the field.
     

    Then I looked over at my 9 yr old son. He never lost faith, was screaming off the top of his lungs and saying, “WIN FOR DADDY, WIN FOR DADDY,” lol! That was awesome and got me fired up, then Brissett shrugs off Miller and makes the amazing throw to TY!!! Not going to lie, I shut my eyes when Vinny was kicking the eventual game winner, so glad he redeemed himself with that kick!!!! What a emotional roller coaster of a birthday gift, but thanks Colts!!!!!! 

     

    Moral of my rant, NEVER LOSE FAITH, at least during a close game!!!!!

     

    GO COLTS!!!!:rock::colts:

    Happy belated birthday Hozer! You're not a jinx buddy trust me. I like it when regulars on here give us a first hand account of their LOS experiences or personal experiences really. I say that because it give readers your genuine emotions & recollections of what you remember--The sights, the sounds, the smells, the trepidation, & the euphoria of the final victory. Kudos to your son for never giving up on INDY & let's be honest saying "win for daddy" does pull at a person's heart strings whether a fan is a parent or not man. Very cool my man. 

     

    I enjoyed reading your thread Hozer & I respect you even more for being so honest about your INDY game day memories. I'm glad your birthday went so well for you & your son. Nice. 

     

    I was even able to watch this game on my local CBS affiliate TV station too from start to finish. In Wisconsin, I rarely get to watch the Colts play on Sundays since I live in the Green Bay Packers market for the most part. I was so pumped to see the Colts play. Sweet! I could order NFL Game Pass I suppose, but suffice to say, It wasn't in the cards for me this yr. 

     

    At any rate, this isn't about me; it's about you & your son. Happy to hear that you & your boy have this fond memory of INDY winning on your birthday buddy. It couldn't happen to a nicer dude! :thmup:

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  11. On 10/26/2019 at 10:32 PM, ColtsBlueFL said:

    None of those Vinatieri's would have won anything, especially Adam for the Pats or Colts, if it wasn't for General Custer sending his 'band { lead by Felix Vinatieri } "home" and taking their horses from them and on into battle-

     

    http://lbha.org/?tag=felix-vinatieri

     

    All those at Little Big Horn ambush were lost... but the band was not there...  this time. And Adam's great-great grandfather, the band leader, was spared.

     

    Yes, I love NFL trivia like this { if folks haven't figured this out by now }

     

    My music aficionado poster, @southwest1 , this is for you-

     

    https://www.allmusic.com/album/custers-last-band-the-original-music-of-felix-vinatieri-mw0001823801

    History, music, war, & Automatic Adam family bloodlines all rolled into one. Very impressive CBFL. You always have a fresh, multi-layered perspective on topics my friend. Your links were very informative & illuminating too, especially the ability to listen to Custer band tracks. Nice. 

     

    I appreciate the complement by the way. Thank you. 

     

    Since I consider Adam V. clutch when the situation warrants it just like he did vs the Broncos on Sunday, this tribute seemed fitting to me...

     

     

    I have a soft spot for acoustic guitar & Adam's ability to always deliver feels like the 'Last of the Mohicans' to me. When the chips are down, Adam will always carry you home & drag you across the finish line if necessary. 

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  12. On 10/22/2019 at 10:59 AM, Four2itus said:

    I could give a *.

    haha So, why don't tell me how you really feel? Just joking! Well placed bluntness is very effective. 

     

    You know as a little kid when the teacher is upset & says "Care to share with the rest of the class F2us?" I almost wish I was there to hear your reply. LOL! 

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  13. One final point on Matt Ryan & my belief that he should force his way out of Atlanta: 

     

    I think he'd fit nicely in Buffalo too. Yeah, I know. Traditionally, dome QBs don't play well in snow & the Bills play in very frigid & windy conditions. Point taken. However, the Bills D is legit & because Matt Ryan has nice touch/ball placement on his throws, this addition could work. 

     

    Plus, to be honest, I feel bad for Buffalo fans who deserve hope as a franchise & I wanna see that historic club cheer for something beyond Frank Gore & Jim Kelly. If any team deserves a break & a boatload of goodwill to come their way, Buffalo is it. 


  14. On 10/22/2019 at 2:41 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    If I was Matt Ryan I would want out of Atlanta.

    Well said CBE. Well said. After HC Dan Quinn gets fired/let go, why would a 2nd tier QB like Ryan wanna stick around for the rebuild? Okay, I understand he's handsomely compensated & Atlanta is a great city to live & raise a family in, but Matt's never gonna win a ring there & he's not getting any younger. 

     

    Yeah, I'm with ya man. I'd wanna go to a contender team or a decent one anyway say Chicago with it's solid defense maybe. 

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  15. 47 minutes ago, Dark_Superman said:

    Every year there's an NFL team that is willing to give up one of their best talents to the Patriots. I guess the other 30 teams in the NFL love seeing them win.

    That's an excellent point. Why would the Dirty Birds basically come to the conclusion, what the hades, our season is over, let's make NE who kicked our caboose in the SB awhile back even better with 1 of our best WR weapons. Come again? Arthur Blank. Why did you green light this move? A misguided, early Christmas gift? SMH. 

     

    You slay the dragon; You never strengthen an adversary man. A really strange roster move indeed DS. 


  16. On 10/22/2019 at 6:54 AM, MPStack said:

    Help the old guy out for that 7th Lombardi. 

    When I heard that Emperor Palpatine [Bill Belichick] acquired Sanu, I sighed, shook my head, & said out loud: Come on, must NE win every Super Bowl? This is getting absurd now. Enough is enough. Everybody tells me when this dynasty is gone, I will miss it. No, not really. haha

     

    Funny, sarcastic line though MPS. I have to give you props for making me chuckle pretty darn good. Bravo. 


  17. On 10/20/2019 at 3:28 PM, King Colt said:

    Ebron actually caught passes today.:cheer:

    Yes, it was nice to see Eric shake off the cobwebs vs the Texans. That's the Ebron we've all been waiting for. 

    On 10/20/2019 at 4:20 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Colts are the Colts. We win most of the time, today is no different. Celebrate Indianapolis Colts GIF by SportsManias

    Love that Jacoby graphic man! It's like a lava lamp. I can't stop starring at it. Cool. 

    On 10/20/2019 at 6:40 PM, krunk said:

    Ebron finally got his head out of his behind.  Very good game from him today and I said we would need him in this one.  I also said we would need Brissett to do more through the air and he did just that.

    Exactly Krunk. The fog finally cleared brother. I was starting to get concerned. I feel so much better now. 

    On 10/21/2019 at 1:10 PM, lollygagger8 said:

    I think Brissett is finally learning not to throw the rockets at Ebron.

    Thank God. 

    (Even TY had an issue with a laser throw coming in hot) 

     

    Maybe that was Ebron's issue in Detroit? Stafford has a grenade launcher too. 

    Very perceptive post Lolly. More of a problem with his former Motor City QB than him. Stafford usually throws beautiful missiles that go incomplete. Next level smart. 

    22 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

    I am tired of hearing about other teams injuries. With as bad  as our secondary is beat up Mahomes and Watson still couldn’t beat us. It’s getting old everyone is putting that asterisk on our wins. We still one with a lot of players injured or out.

    Thank you C6124 for putting a finger on why sports pundits tick me off. Even when we win, they always find some ridiculous disclaimer to cheapen or minimize our victory. 

    19 hours ago, jmac_48 said:

    Sometimes I wonder how people can't just enjoy a win and need to pick apart the failures...

    a win is a win is a win.

    This team has its warts, but is playing very well considering the circumstances, this team is over achieving. enjoy it!

    (ps. ignore me, I'm loaded)

    Precisely, just take the W & don't overthink it. Uh huh. Some folks are never happy. Like somebody who wins $10 million in the lottery & they complain because it should have been $20 million. Well said J48. Just soak up the euphoria & don't get preoccupied with what went wrong. Loaded or not, your reasoning is sound, accurate, & needed to be said. Thank you.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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. 


  23. 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...


  24. 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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