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  1. Good point GB. It takes a lot of strength & intestinal fortitude to admit that a person has been violated against their will & do something about it legally. Courage many of us probably wouldn't have. Sometimes, people just want a huge settlement, but if a woman was raped in this case, generally it is a horrific experience that is rarely conjured up out of thin air. Yes, automatic victim shaming from jump street is indeed wrong & inexcusable in my estimation. It is possible that a rich athlete was targeted? Maybe. However, I was raised to believe that women bringing forth this allegation aren't lying. They don't want publicity & celebrity status. They just want their reputation, good name, & some sense of normalcy back even if it's only in small doses yrs later. They want to ensure that the alleged aggressor is prohibited from violating another woman or at least thinks twice about it anyway.
  2. We were fortune enough to land 2 elite QBs in Manning & Luck. The odds of INDY hitting the jackpot a 3rd time is darn near impossible stitches. More than likely, even if we cut Jacoby loose after his contract expires, INDY probably drafts a game manager next go round. Game manager isn't necessary a dirty word. Trent Dilfer, Phil Sims, Jeff Hostetler, Brad Johnson all won rings as game managers. All that label means is you don't turn the ball over, throw out of bounds to avoid sacks/bad field position, & let your D carry you when things get tight. Look at Carson Wentz He's elite, but injury prone & hurt a lot. Criticize Dak if you want as a lowly game manager, but the guy is always available every Sunday man. Besides, throwing long passes doesn't make a QB elite AKA Joe Flacco or Jeff George. Even Micheal Vick relied mostly on his feet & elusiveness before Andy Reid in Philly made him a true pocket passer in this league near the end of his NFL career. All I'm saying is this: Striking rich 3 times with an elite QB for INDY is like a billion to 1. Game manager is the best we can hope for now. Football Gods won't bless INDY thrice with a larger than life field general by 2020 & beyond IMO.
  3. I wrote my response before I read this from you Jared. Just to be clear. I do realize though that Adam can't play forever & we need to have another place kicker in the pipeline learning from Adam now. It's like a record executive. You gotta plan early for your next multi-platinum artist so you don't end up irrelevant as a label & not fiscally sound & vibrant anymore. I'm a big music buff so a lot of my examples about thriving & adapting come directly from that genre or realm etc. etc.
  4. I will readily admit this publicly: When I get attached to athletes I like [such as Adam V. or Peyton Manning] I have a difficult time letting go or accepting that they are aging & not what they once were. I do realize that some fans or posters want to be ahead of the curve & not a slave to a player's past or former invincibility status that they may no longer possess moving forward. I will own that flaw or weakness Jared. Maybe, that's all your doing...Planning for Adam's replacement so our special team's production doesn't collapse & we have no 2nd option available. Being ahead of the curve is harder than most people want to consider. I get it.
  5. Fantastic post Jared. My own disagreement with you is the line I bolded. Did Adam's misses hurt us on the scoreboard or make the hole to dig out of deeper than we would have preferred? Yes. However, we can't lay this loss entirely at V's feet. He's not the terminator or an unstoppable cyborg for crying out loud. He's been so clutch for so long that our expectations are out of whack. It's week 1; these misses don't give me pause at all. Hades, most teams misfire the first week since most of the veterans have not played a full game yet. Adam has earned a lot of cache in this league for the Pats & INDY. He'll be fine. Everybody's rusty even the refs. Yep, our defense was making Rivers slide up in the pocket & Hooker did take away 6 points from the powder blue LA Bolts late in the game to keep us alive, Mack looked solid on the ground, & TY has a nose for the end zone just like always, even Ebron was on fire until the refs screwed us over with a lame call. Jacoby played well better than I anticipated he would. Like you said so eloquently, he makes good decisions with the ball. Uh huh. INDY is definitely no dumpster fire indeed. I will give you a like anyway since I agree with 95% of what you wrote. I'm not really that upset with you Jared. I just can't condemn Adam. The dude is money. He just had a hiccup today that's all. He will work his tail off this week to redeem himself & get his mojo back buddy.
  6. I'm sorry when did a team sport like football suddenly become golf or tennis? No, this loss isn't entirely on Adam. SMH. You make it sound like Adam V. should be taken out to pasture & literally put down. Prisoner of the moment syndrome I'm afraid. "Vinny let everyone down," "He lost the game singlehandedly." "This loss is on him." What like nobody else dropped a pass today? Look, I get it. This wasn't the outcome any of us wanted, but to make it sound like Adam alone sabotaged the final result today is beyond absurd. Would making all his field goals today have come in handy? Sure, but the man isn't a machine, he's human. Adam V. has saved our caboose on so many occasions during games. Let's not crucify the man prematurely shall we... It's never as bad as it initially looks. There are a lot of positives to lean your hat on despite this loss--A crucial turnover in the 2nd half, sacking Rivers more than once, running the ball well, & JB throwing the ball with precision & authority all game long.
  7. Cute SDS cute. Okay, just for fun, I will play along. I often find that songs provide the perfect visual aids for situations just like this one... Picture Aaron Rodgers facial hair as you listen to these numbers: Or perhaps, the Janet Jackson song "Throb." Better not post that saucy single & violate PG protocols on the forum. This Muddy Waters classic should illustrate it more clearly for you & remove all ambiguity... Thanks for playing along & being a good sport about my shenanigans SDS. You're all right man.
  8. Slightly off topic: Um Melvin Gordon, go back to the Bolts pronto, beg for your job back, & gladly take whatever contract they offer you dude. Swallow your pride & suit up for a team bound to make a deep Playoffs run. Stop the foolish trade demands too. The Chargers look like a 12-4 squad to me. Locked & loaded.
  9. Hey there LKD, Don't take this to the bank since I wasn't about to watch every snap of this game, but from what I saw on You Tube highlights & watching NFL Red Zone every quarter on TV, it looked like Mack just put the afterburners on & had a couple of miraculous runs. The Chargers HC & coaching staff are no slouches; They are a well run & well coached organization from top to bottom, which makes our team tenacity from behind & OT performance even more remarkable to me personally.
  10. Good advice. I tend to go to worst case scenario more than I probably should. Uh huh. Until the Colts medical staff takes X-rays, anything is possible. Well said GC8818. I just get bummed out when our QB loses a tall target with experience that's all. I was hoping for big clutch end zone catches late in the yr though. I know; I know. Not his fault. INDY always seems to get snake bit with injuries more than most franchises. I wish we would could turn that around & stay healthy for once as a roster. LOL!
  11. I figured he was done for the yr unfortunately. Just like Nick Foles in Jacksonville too. I feel bad for guys whose season is over just as the NFL officially got underway. It blows. On the plus side, it makes the Jags weaker & more vulnerable for us to knock off now. I'll take whatever advantage INDY can get right now. Okay, I'll back off now & try not to dominate this thread anymore. My bad.
  12. Whew, that's a huge relief. I was really scared for Darius in the brief moment I saw on TV. Thanks for putting my mind at ease CG8818. Thank you for the update Stephen. Appreciate it. Yeah, it looked like Funches landed directly on his shoulder. I winched when I saw that. It looked like all his body weight right there. Sorry man.
  13. I was watching NFL Red Zone on Dish Network at home. Is LB Darius Leonard okay? God, I sincerely hope so. Scott Hanson, the host, cut away to another game & I never heard what Leonard's current condition is. He was down on the turf & it didn't look promising.
  14. Easy there Stephen. He had a bad day at the office. Let's not write his NFL eulogy yet. It's week 1. Just take a deep breath. Adam will be just fine.
  15. Exactly Krunk, I was so furious when the refs took Ebron's TD away. Everybody & their momma knew he secured the rock & didn't bobble the ball. Yes, you're right. Jacoby played well today. He exceeded my expectations against a worthy foe in the Chargers. Very impressive performance in the end.
  16. That Malik Hooker pick that swung momentum in our favor was a thing of beauty man. I was so pumped when that happened for us, especially when Phillip Rivers looked like he was about to score. I also loved seeing Al-Quadin Muhammad put pressure on Philip & knock the ball out of his hand. Our D was darn good. I feel very confident about how competitive INDY will be every single week. We won't give up or roll over & die for anybody. Nice.
  17. True, how things ended in Philadelphia weren't pretty or less than ideal. I will admit that TO left head coach Andy Reid with no other choice then to cut him loose. No argument there. But, let's not forget that TO played in Super Bowl XXXIX against the Pats after he more or less lived in a hyperbaric chamber to repair a fractured fibula to even play in that game shall we. So many NFL fans gloss over that fact or conveniently neglect to mention that fact. All they remember is a disagreement TO had with QB Donovan McNabb. A very distorted picture/incomplete recollection. As far as Dallas is concerned, owner Jerry Jones loves to make a splash & sign marquee stars like Charles Hailey, TO, & Deion Sanders. Jerry himself alone is the biggest liability to the franchise. The guy never shuts up going on & on about how relevant they are as an organization. What a joke & TO all by his lonesome was the cancer there? Now, that's funny...
  18. Amen to that. I get so sick & tired of Skip Bayless going on & on about how great Prescott is. Dak is a nice kid & all, but does he scare me down a TD with say 45 seconds in regulation left? Nope. Not one bit. Preach my brother; preach.
  19. Very kind of you to say CC1. Thank you. The check is in the mail. Oh wait, you wanted me to sign it too? Details; details... Oh well, it's the thought that counts right? Welcome back brother. You were missed man.
  20. You're probably right. Sept. will be a bumpy ride for us & yes, INDY will get better every week. I will never quite grasp why some posters go after you more than they should. I like reading your commentary & I always value what you have to say. Your intuitions, thought process, & lay of the land seems sound & accurate to me. Just remember this: Genius is never fully appreciated until a generation or so later unfortunately. All kidding aside NCF, I'm glad to see that you are making continuing to make your presence known & not letting anybody silence you mi amigo. I hope all is well too.
  21. I agree with your assessment that the Chargers are loaded or stacked at every position on their roster. Rivers never gets enough credit for being a tough, seasoned, & elite field general in my estimation. I like Jacoby & I believe he will perform better than most experts predict. Tackling always tends to be bad across the league the first few weeks too mostly because veterans haven't played full games yet & they need to built up their endurance & stamina in the 2nd half. I gave our D slightly above marks because I think our defense is gonna be a force to be reckoned with. Okay, more optimism than reality right now. I'll own that. The beauty of being left for dead this yr is this: Expectations are lowered thereby giving us the freedom to play loose & be a dark horse team. Under the radar is a great place to be. Being left for dead is a blessing because there's nothing to be afraid of. Just lineup & shock some squads. Why not?
  22. I had Direct TV/NFL Sunday Ticket a few yrs ago. It was nice because I could watch all the Colts & NY Giants games--my 2 favorite squads that I have watched for decades. However, the price just became too expensive/cost prohibitive for me longterm. Plus, I had a ton of weather related issues in Wisconsin where I live causing interference during INDY games so, I left DTV entirely. I had Sirus satellite radio for awhile, but listening to games & watching games is a whole different animal. I used to go to a local bar & watch blue horseshoe games, but it was burned down courtesy of a fire. Still not thrilled about that one, but whatcha gonna do right? Oh happy joy. As for this yr...My main TV died, my car needed work, so worst case scenario for now...You Tube highlights for games not televised nationally in the Badger State...I was thinking about NFL Game Pass but moneys tight right now so, I doubt it for awhile anyway.
  23. Hey there @Hozer, A very intriguing thread here buddy. Honestly, Davis quitting at halftime unless you are injured is much worse than calling it a career before the regular season starts to me. I say that because teammates in your locker room feel abandoned by a DB who could maybe pick off a pass late in the second half of a game that could change a team's prospects in the playoff hunt later in the yr scratching & clawing for a wildcard spot. Yes, I know that Luck walking off into the sunset squashed our SB aspirations this yr, but at least he didn't make this decision say mid or late November. Imagine the animosity fans would spew then? Ooh baby. Talk about ugly. Not a pretty picture at all folks. Still both gentlemen did play well for INDY when health allowed them to so, I really can't crucify either athlete really. Unlike politicians neither Davis or Luck said, they were stepping away primarily to spend more time with their families. That line is usually code for I was banging a woman I shouldn't have been & I need to save my marriage before my wife gets a lawyer, files for divorce, takes me to the cleaners, & saddles me with over the moon alimony payments etc. etc. It's a position thing mostly. Franchise QBs have way more wiggle room to be forgiven by the masses faster than cornerbacks do based solely on who handles the ball more every single down each week from September thru February meaning their importance to a franchise for 16 weeks. Thanks for posting this article Hozer. It makes you realize nothing is ever cut & dry & all breakups eventually get messy. To quote Patrick Swayze in the movie 'Road House': "It will get worse before it gets better." Why aren't there any easy life lessons to learn? It figures. LOL!
  24. I'm not gonna lie, I was very surprised to hear that Clowney got shipped to the Pacific Northwest. Clowney should have put up more QB sacks by now at this stage in his career. That's probably why the Texans decided to move on. I remember when he got drafted. Man, the expectations were high. When Clowney was on he was on. However, his motor lacked consistency at times. Still, that's the ultimate fear isn't it? You cut a guy loose, he goes to a new city, & just lights it up.
  25. Hey there @Qwiz, I liked the Laremy Tunsil move. It was a smart one because Houston has to prevent Deshaun Watson from getting sacked in the pocket & if your franchise QB has time to look downfield, he's deadly. Yeah, Bill O'Brian overpaid sure, but he had no choice. Good luck this yr my friend.
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