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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Uh huh. AB got his money & felt he was on easy street. More consumed with his bank account instead of earning the respect of his new teammates & coaching staff. Just to echo what @2006Coltsbestever said, yes, it's nice to see you back again CC1.
  11. Trust me Superman, those who know you or are familiar with your presence on the forum knew this immediately. No elaboration or clarification was necessary. Oh no, AB is a whole new level of the train has come off the tracks. Look, I get that Terrell Owens gets a bum rap due to how things ended in Philly & deciding not to give his HOF in Canton, Ohio with the rest of his NFL class. However, TO was a model citizen in Cincinnati & Buffalo near the end of his career. The guy always moved the chains on the field when it mattered & he always showed up in shape & ready to work. I vehemently disagree with your AB & TO comparison. Yes, both WRs had psychological issues, but I know I could rely on TO in the foxhole when your squad desperately needs a momentum swing ASAP. TO knew when it was time to grind it out & put points on the board man.
  12. Hey IWF, Your memes are priceless. I respect that you poke jabs at your rivals as well as your own organization as well. That Josh Gordon picture & caption is next level funny man. Welcome back & keep em coming dude. Is it me or does Aaron Rodgers stash remind several individuals of a 1970's boom chicka boom wham wham star if you catch my drift? Just sayin'... Keep slamming every franchise comedically IWF. I think you found your calling. Nice.
  13. Hey there Jared, Always nice to see a post from you. You always make a ton of sense & you're funnier than hades to me when the mood hits you just right. All my favorite posters share a common thread: Intelligence & free flowing sarcasm. Yeah, 7 wins sounds about right for Jacoby. Anything else is gravy. Absolutely right bro...Brissett has a sweet surrounding cast around him. I hope everything is cool with ya my man. I'm gradually working my way back on the forum. Peace out.
  14. You always excel at perspective CBE. It's why you're one of my favorite posters & a must read poster brother. Exactly man. Our only logical option without inciting massive fanbase panic this calendar yr. I always trust your judgement brother, even if right now it's more intuition than direct empirical evidence right now. Dak is a good comparison to Jacoby AKA game manager. Yep, all Brissett has to do is not turn the ball over, take your strategic end zone shots, & hand the ball off-- just to keep opposing defenses honest. Precisely Lollygagger8, I value Hoyer's experience & his ability to be a calm sounding board for Jacoby thru choppy waters this season.
  15. Doesn't really matter IMO since both Sanders & Luck retired early before their careers were far from over when they walked away. I understand what you are saying LL & your recollections are indeed accurate. I'm not disputing anything you said. Detroit will always be Detroit as a football franchise. They are only relevant during their traditional Thanksgiving game & not much else sorry to say. One could make the argument that the Lions suffered from inadequate front office management & a bare minimum--INDY should have never given Ryan Grigson a contract extension by our owner. I know; I know hindsight is always 20/20. Touche.
  16. I thought NE brought DT back after rookie WR N'Keal Harry hurt his ankle I think.
  17. Thanks man. It's nice to know I made a good impression & that the regulars like yourself want me back unlike certain relatives who always overstay their welcome around the holidays. LOL! I know brother. The Patriots love fest by the media is overkill on steroids man. Look, I get NE won again, but if I'm being honest, that SB is the most boring game I've seen in say a decade. Just being honest. Robert Kraft gets in trouble at an Asian "massage parlor," they win their 6th ring, & our Chewbacca calls it quits? Are you kidding me? What the hades man? If you tried to write that storyline as a script, Hollywood producers would throw that timeline in the trash because it's too outlandish & unrealistic in nature. Like Krunk said in another thread, we finally get a good team around Andrew & then Chewy says, no thanks. I'm good. Very bizarre. Yeah, we all need to get on the Jacoby train & see where we are at season's end I guess. I get fans being bewildered & angry. Trust me. Always love your humor & take on things Lolly. I'll send a forum email your direction soon bro.
  18. Good post as always CBE. Jacoby definitely deserves a shot at starting & I like what Frank & Chris did giving Brissett a contract extension. A very smart move by our organization to calm fans down & establish QB continuity temporarily for now. Stability is essential right now & giving Jacoby more money lets him know how much INDY values his contributions past & present.
  19. I often wonder about this scenario: Say Brissett is instrumental in winning us the AFC South Division Title, he secures a playoff win, Frank & Chris see strides in his game by season's end...And then, Luck calls up Jimmy--Claims his body feels refreshed & immediately wants to return home back into the horseshoe fold. What then? How would he be received? How would this land to those devoted fans who were furious & devastated? Is all forgiven & is he embraced with open arms or not? I would welcome Andrew back gladly, but I don't speak for everybody either. How would this controversy ultimately get settled? Just asking...
  20. Brock...Now, talk about a QB that fell off the NFL map. He plays a vital role in helping the Broncos win another ring, refuses to follow in Manning's shadow, goes to Houston; & the wheels literally fall off. Not every starting QB can handle the glare of the spotlight that's for sure. Jacoby, on the other hand, can take the heat & handle the pressure as our starter. I can see why Bill Parcels took a shine to this kid. He's tough & knows how to adapt. Not guaranteeing anything obviously; I just like his mental makeup overall.
  21. Shiny hardware is indeed the easiest measuring stick to ascertain success. I really can't dispute that. I put more clout on rings then I probably should. I'll own that. I know how hard they are to attain & I still hold Jim Kelly & Dan Marino in the highest plateaus without them as well. There is the remote possibly Jacoby turns into something special. A la Kurt Warner. That's what I love about this league man: Diamonds in the rough no one ever saw coming. Keep in mind I said "remote possibly" before anybody thinks SW1 has gone off the deep end. LOL!
  22. Hey there CC1, Nice to read a post from you again. You have a way of distilling down the noise & highlighting what really matters in the end. So true, both squads filled a glaring void on their roster. I'll be honest. I loved Jacoby as a backup, but as a full fledged starter, I'm a tad bit gun shy/apprehensive. Who knows, Jacoby might shock the hades out of me & surprise in an unforeseen good way like finding $20 in your pocket you forgot was even there as you begin to sort laundry. Jacoby does work his tail off & I'll take a determined grinder every day of the week.
  23. All I know is this: Ballard looks like a genius for trading for Jacoby, dumping Dorsett who apart from sheer speed never did anything noteworthy for INDY, & think of how screwed our team would be without an experienced QB under center right now... Rings aren't everything & besides--in clutch situations--Brady rarely looks to Phillip to bail the Patriots out of a 3rd & long must have conversion now is he? Hmmm... Frank will speed up Jacoby's reads & release times just like he did for Luck. INDY won this trade hands down. Tom will be looking at WR Demaryius Thomas to lift the top off a defense not Dorsett. I still remember Demaryius in Denver man. The dude is a bonafide beast. Dorsett? Child please...
  24. Look, fans are fully within their rights to be ticked off that Luck will probably never play professional football again. Fans are permitted to believe whatever they want regarding our franchise QB's departure. I, for one, don't subscribe to this notion that #12 was selfish. It's not like he was sitting on this retirement information waiting for the worst possible time to mess with Irsay & tank our season on purpose @Tsarquise. Sometimes, it takes awhile to reach the conclusion I can't give anymore to this job. It's not a question of abandonment; it's a question of pain tolerance & never ending rehab with no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. He didn't know he was gonna walk away months ago. He was still trying to rationalize that recovery was still possible. Really? So, because Luck walked away from the NFL you can adequately measure his Championship heart & lust to win a ring? Is RB Barry Sanders inadequate too since he left the NFL early too? You have absolutely every right to believe whatever you want; But, I would be leery trying to justify an athlete's heart & love of the game based on how many yrs they played & when they decided to walk off into the sunset.
  25. "Wow, the boys took a beating on that one." You ever notice that slow motion frame by frame replays add a whole new level of humiliation on TV? My, my, my...Stay off skis ladies & gentlemen.
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