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  1. Originally, I was gonna respectfully disagree with the use of the word "drama" as it pertains to INDY. However, if you perceive drama as a rollercoaster ride of uncertainty as in, not knowing what to expect with Adam's foot--there is something there whether we care to admit it or not at the moment. McWeasel... I like that.
  2. Simple, succinct, & accurate. We'd be in serious trouble without Coach Reich right now.
  3. So, you're saying we need to bake the cake in the oven before we attempt to eat the darn thing as a finished product? What a groundbreaking idea & novel concept. LOL! Just joking buddy. And yes, you are quite correct BHC--Fans want perfection now. Patience? What the hades is that? All kidding aside, Luck's retirement might be a blessings in disguise for us because we leaned on him too much to bail us out in a tight spot. Jacoby moves well, distributes the ball well, & he's not locked into just 1 WR. Okay, TY is his get outta jail free card sure, but he utilizes our TE's Ebron & Doyle effectively too. We run the ball well. Our o-line is solid...Leonard is only gonna get better. I'm with you on this one bro. Let's let the yeast expand baby & see what we're working with at season's end or at least wait until week 8 before we start drawing tentative conclusions for now. Well said.
  4. Boy, you sure said a mouthful there. Like many already stated eloquently in this topic, very few athletes click immediately at this professional level. It takes time for the game to slow down, feel confident in what you're doing, & trust your eyes, hands, & feet. Campbell will get there. Yes, we all need to be realistic in our expectations no doubt.
  5. Appreciate the visual. Thank you CR91. You know when people talk about a near death experience or a light that flashes before your eyes? I fully grasp what they mean now. Jesus...A one man wrecking crew.
  6. Amen to that. Come on Jerry. Time to derail that 3-0 winning train. Make Christmas come early this yr...At least for me anyway. All kidding aside, AB is seriously messed up. It's not CTE; it's fame & human arrogance on his part.
  7. Hey there @2006Coltsbestever, Feel free to scold me comedically for not backing you up when you said in another thread awhile back that our current GM is the defacto leader for our franchise until Jacoby takes the full reigns. The statement I bolded reinforces your primary thesis. I go back & forth on it. Oh what hades, I can admit when I'm wrong. LOL! Sorry brother. My stubbornness is usually my biggest flaw. Nuff said.
  8. I get it IA17. You're justified in your frustration. Once fans know Jacoby can hold down the fort & make strides forward, they'll move on. But, it's gonna take this season before that happens though. Beating Matt Ryan today was a step in the right direction. Fans gotta know we're in good hands before they turn the page. Like Jvan said, JB is growing on people. By 2020, fans will know who our leader is. It takes time to learn how to win consistently as "the man." JB is earning his NFL starter stripes as we speak.
  9. I know some fans objected to this thread & I understand why given we're in a new QB era now. Having said all that though, you've gotta reflect on it so, you're not a slave or beholden to it. Although, the Chiefs comeback was awesome in the playoffs, this one is my personal favorite: I hate the Cowboys with heat of a thousand suns & 23-0 was a thing on beauty baby. Suck on that Jerry Jones. God, I never get tired of watching this. I get the biggest diabolical grin ever across my face. Sweet. Shannon Sharpe said afterwards, "Did you hear about the new cologne called Dak Prescott? It's what you put on before you go out to the clubs & don't wanna score." Priceless.
  10. I like people who look at technology with all the latest bells & whistles on it & they decide screw it, let's go in reverse. Just for the hades of it. Well played LCF. I appreciate that level of candor & honesty brother. Thank you. I get the value in some new technology I guess. Mostly, I just hate going through the motions to get stuff just where I like it. Flip phones are nice because you can't easily get distracted by surfing the net or checking your likes. I swear that iPhones make people dumber & more susceptible to accidents etc. etc. It's like watching zombies walking around glued to their phones having no idea what's going on around them. LOL! Yeah, I know. I sound like the get off my lawn guy. I'll own that.
  11. Thanks for saying this Jvan. Not that you need my approval of course. I just like Jacoby's toughness. He doesn't get rattled, has selective amnesia when things go bad, plays solid football in the 4th Qtr, & like Philip Rivers said to JB on the sidelines--Considering how he got the starting job, he's performed very well.
  12. I like this post a lot. Probably because you address both sides of the coin: His physical beating & that if he had stuck it out--Luck would have won at least 2 SBs. Look, I loved everything about Chewbacca: His neck beard, his upbringing in Germany, his willingness to assume total blame on all losses, & his 'nice hit' vocal praises on all LBs with good sacks on him. I just wish he would have learned to release the ball faster & step outta bounds faster avoiding contact more frequently. He's a smart fella who will land on his feet though. Mostly, I blame Ryan Grigson for destroying Andrew. If we had Ballard from 2012 on, Chewy would still be playin'.
  13. Anytime, INDY can take down a division rival I'm happy. 2 points or 20 points. It doesn't really matter. Let me ask you directly @Kangaroo: If the Titans had Russel Wilson under center right now, would you still think Tennessee was ordinary? The right QB makes a world of difference as well as playoff potential. If Tennessee had a better field general, they would be formidable & much more dangerous/harder to dismiss or blow off. Welcome to the Forum by the way. My response was not meant as an intimidation tactic. Just to clear the air.
  14. You are right on the money with this post Smoke. But then, I think about Aaron Rodgers in GB. His main criticism is that he throws a ton of balls away on purpose to keep his interception numbers down even with a much improved defense now. With Mariota though, what's worse? Giving up too quickly on a play/live to fight another down? Or pull a Big Ben & never quit on a play? I do agree though Mariota's body language would drive me nuts if I played on the Titans O-line. I can't lie. He just doesn't make me feel like winning matters. It's a demeanor thing from a distance that bothers me I guess.
  15. That seems reasonable. Is there room for growth or has JB reached his ceiling? Impossible to tell after 2 weeks yet, but I understand what your driving at Jared. My pet peeve right now is this: Jacoby isn't polished at the podium or in the locker room when he speaks. I guess I'm just used to Manning & Luck who always knew just what to say to make fans feel confident about the direction we were heading as a squad & they always knew how to put out fires before they become fodder for journalist headlines. Both Peyton & Andrew knew how to calm fan fears, complement teammates, & make fans feel re-assured after losses. Jacoby hasn't mastered that skill yet. Maybe I'm expecting too much too quickly from JB. Peyton had Archie & Luck had his father Oliver. Yeah, I'm probably spoiled. I'll own that. JB needs to get better behind the microphone though. I know; I know. Be patient SW1--Touche.
  16. I enjoy responses like this one tucked neatly into a serious topic. Just to see if people are awake & paying attention. Nice. Great minds think alike M-432. Or is that twisted minds? Same difference...LOL!
  17. I never wanna call any NFL athlete trash per se. However, I will acknowledge that Mariota won't be starting much longer or be in the league long even as a backup prospect. He doesn't strike me as a motivator who can inspire guys to go into a foxhole & pull out a comeback game for the ages. I agree 100% with what you said Chad, just not your tone or how you said it my friend.
  18. Thanks for this post Krunk. Jared is very honest in how he critiques players & he likes to project forward as opposed to what they might have done in the past. You always know where he stands on athletes & I respect that. Jared isn't trying to win a popularity contest. The guy stands by what he thinks & he never runs away from heat or criticism. That takes balls. I like that.
  19. That's just it though. You put your thumb right on it brother. Ryan is very inconsistent. Sometimes, he's precise & deadly accurate & other times...not so much. I still can't believe Atlanta lost that SB against the Pats. And who watches that tape 4 times? Just burn the darn tape & move on Mat, but I digress...Man, I wanted the Falcons to win that game bad. Took yrs off my life CBE.
  20. Yep, that's pretty much me too. I only care what Jeff Saturday says anyway. I like Mark Slereth too AKA "Stink" who moved over too Fox Sports1. Mark never gives INDY much love, which bothers me, but I normally agree with most of what he says outside of the Colts anyway.
  21. Exactly PT, the only time I wanna hear from "Talking Heads" is when I'm watching the movie "WallStreet" or "Revenge Of The Nerds" man. Otherwise, forget about it. [Band reference not sports pundits.] You know me man. I always got slide in music & humor whenever & wherever I can.
  22. I get that part of this remark is intended as dark humor & I will admit that misses twice against Tennessee was a head scratcher, but Adam will figure it out. The man is a top notch professional. He knows he's not playing at his best. He's got the right mindset Myles. If he's still struggling by say week 6, then I'll be worried. Not now though. Does this sound like a dude cracking under pressure to you? Not me. V will overcome this minor slump. Hang in there.
  23. Actually, I'm more worried about WR Mohamed Sanu. I remember him in Cincinnati. That guy knows how to get open & sit down in zones on the field.
  24. Bingo! If we can get to OT with Phillip, Matty Ice doesn't scare me at all. Well said bro.
  25. 1 last post in this thread, then I promise to shut up & let someone else talk.... @LockeDown & @2006Coltsbestever, I have a tremendous amount of respect & admiration for both of you gentlemen as regulars on the forum, please don't take my Chris Ballard difference of opinion on Chris Ballard as harsh criticism because that's not how I intended it. I get why both of you think that because our GM is as cool as a cucumber no matter what happens & he always has a calming demeanor or plan for moving forward. Makes perfect sense given everything we've gone thru since he was first hired in INDY. I just can't give a face of the franchise to a front office guy even if that dude is a bleeping stud. Please feel free to disagree with me openly too whenever I say something you can't subscribe too either. I can take it. LOL! It won't affect my admiration for you guys either. Finally SW1 went silent. There was much rejoicing.
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