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  1. On 8/31/2019 at 6:00 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    If Brissett gets us to 10-6 and we win the South and a playoff game. IMO most people would want Brissett back as the starter in 2020. I actually would as well.

    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. 

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  2. 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...

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  3. 14 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    The move to trade for Brissett looks really great now. Brissett may not be Luck but he is a lot better than Walker, Osweiler, Cassell, or Weeden. We may have something good with Chad Kelly but not sure yet. If Brissett can just be a top 15 QB I will take it as long as our defense is as good as advertised and our O.line can dominate some games.

    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. 

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  4. 3 hours ago, ClaytonColt said:

    At the moment the Pats won. They got a guy that helped them win the Super Bowl which is surely the final reason any team undertakers any transaction. 


    We got a guy who performed the role of a mediocre back up when he was initially required but with some caveats about the team around him. 


    The next 12 months will show definitively. If Brissett turns out to be a top 15 quarterback then we've got the better end of the deal. If hes 'just' a back up or a starter that you're continually on the verge of replacing then until we win the SB the Pats have come off best from the swap.

    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! 

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  5. 3 hours ago, crazycolt1 said:

    Personally I don't care "won" or come out ahead. It seems the trade has worked out for both teams so who cares?

    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. 

  6. 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...

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  7. On 8/26/2019 at 6:40 PM, Tsarquise said:

    Jim Irsay ousted the Manning era for this. 


    And most were on board. I still remember the ridiculous "suck for luck" campaign. Blew my mind that people were ready to ditch Manning for Luck. 


    A lot of this is Jim Irsays fault. 


    It's interesting to see the conclusion of that early 2012 decision. 


    Simply put, if the Colts were not in position to get Luck, they would have never cut Manning. I'm sure they would have taken the risk and showed patience with the Manning injury. 


    The argument from many people was would you rather have a few more years with Manning or 10-15 with Luck. 


    Luck only ended up playing 2 more seasons than Manning. 


    Lucks decision was absolutely selfish. His decision absolutely affects other players and the entire Colts organization as a whole. His decision is great for him. But it's not good for the Colts, especially the timing. I'm sure if they knew he wasn't going to stick around, they would have made some different moves in the off season. 


    Good for Andrew. I'm sure Luck just doesn't love football like some of the greats do. 


    Bad for the Colts


    And bad decision making from Irsay. 


    I'm sure I would probably retire, too, though.


    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. 



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  8. On 8/26/2019 at 8:43 AM, pacolts56 said:


    Yep....those slopes can be dangerous....



    "Wow, the boys took a beating on that one." :lol:


    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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  9. On 8/26/2019 at 7:35 AM, lollygagger8 said:

    I was in shock until the next day. 


    Then I was angry. 


    Then I was depressed. 


    I thought I'd go to acceptance, but I think I'm back to mad, shock, depressed. I can't tell. 


    Yes, I realize that I have no control over what a team or player does. Yes it's just a game. but Colts football is literally all I watch. I don't even watch other NFL teams. 


    Still can't believe Luck did that.


    So many questions. 




    Hey there Lolly, 


    You were among say the first five friends I made on Colts Forum. I hate to see you in pain since I consider you my brother from another mother man. Yes, Luck's departure truly sucks indeed because it hit us all from left field & nobody I mean nobody saw this coming. Uh huh. We all feel like we are wandering through the wilderness in a fog because Luck would have won a SB with Ballard & Reich running our squad now. It just feels like Andrew's HOF pedigree wasn't reached & that's what makes this so hard to swallow. Things were really starting to click for Chewbacca man. He was releasing the ball faster, our OL was giving him time to throw & slice thru opposing secondaries, I wanted to see Devin Funchess take his career to new heights like Eric Ebron did in a new setting; our fan expectations for the team were so high & then the bottom fell out. It blows bro. 


    Yep, this season feels lost already man. Believe me, I get it. Darn it. I'm really gonna miss Luck. I just connected with him on a strong level. I get it if fans are furious with him. Not me. I just feel like his legacy never got fulfilled that's all. Not my place to demand that of him I know, but Andrew was destined for NFL & yellow jacket greatness & I have no idea where to put those potential validations right now. Sigh...


    Yeah, we all understand the beating Luck has taken under GM Ryan Grigson & the inability to protect Luck contributed to his decision to walk away from the game he loves. 


    I sympathize with your anger & frustration buddy. To go from the highest of highs to basement cellar lows really takes the wind out of loyal fans sails no doubt. It feels like the world kicked you in the family jewels & no amount of ice is gonna ease, subdue, or alleviate this level of agony & excruciating pain. Hang in there Lolly. 

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  10. On 8/24/2019 at 9:51 PM, krunk said:

    I mean right when we finally get the kind of team around him we always wanted the whole plan goes left.  I can get over this and it's only a game but OOOOH Damn this Hurts!!!

    Hey there krunk, nice to see wisdom from you as always. Uh huh. Spot on my man. Keep it up! 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:52 PM, WoolMagnet said:

    I'd be ok with using our 1st and 2nd to move up for a QB.  Or even take one in 1st AND 2nd, or 2nd and 3rd.  I like Jacoby, but i wouldnt give him a big contract.  He hasnt showed me enuff.

      See how this year goes.  If he looks good, try to do a deal b4 season end.  If not, draft a couple and Kelly can possibly bridge gap.  

    On the bright side, this should free up ALOT of $.


    There is one thing i do feel good about.  That Ballard is working this problem as we speak.

      Ballard was cold-cocked by McDinglefart and came out smelling good.  He'll figure this out.

      Who knows, maybe this will end up being better than working with a beat-up year-after-year Luck.  It does change my view (rearview) of letting Manning go for Luck.


    Cute. I gotta remember that nickname for Josh McDaniels. Catchy WM. Catchy. Yeah, if we can survive that departure, this exit by Luck doesn't give me pause at all personally. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:54 PM, Smoke317 said:

    Irsay took too long to bring in CB & Reich.  Luck carried us for years saddled by Grison & Pagano.  The guy has taken some serious damage for the Horseshoe.  Finished a game with a lacerated kidney.  He’s a genuine dude.  I hate the timing but the guy has been a warrior for us.  He’s got nothing but love & respect from me.

    Exactly Smoke exactly. That's why fans questioning Luck's toughness, strength, & intestinal fortitude is crazy to me. That would cripple most athletes right there. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:56 PM, GoColts8818 said:

    But yet is still probably more dangerous than most people’s here.  Luck said it tonight he’s still in pain.  Now pretend you physically hurt to do your job and you didn’t have to do that job to earn a living and that pain had driven the love for your job away.  What would you do?  Just about everyone would walk away.  That’s what Luck did.


    I get it.  It stinks it hurts and the timing really stinks but I understand it.  

    Thank you for having the courage, honesty, & balls to say that out loud GC8818. Fans can still be furious sure, but I appreciate the unvarnished truth in that statement. Bold, gutsy, & accurate my friend. :hat:

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  11. On 8/24/2019 at 9:33 PM, i am yoda said:

    I respect him and I don't blame him.  Listening to the presser now.  He needed to break the cycle.  Sucks for the team, though.  You can't replace a talent like Luck.

    Bingo, Yoda nailed it. This is why so many fans are frustrated. Jacoby will do his best, but there is a significant drop-off there. Abso-Bloody Lootly Yoda. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:37 PM, indyagent17 said:

    Seeing him talk about who he appreciates so much sounds so hollow on who all he let down!  

    You pinpointed why this presser is so hard to accept as fans IA17. Love of the game vs the pound of flesh that it ultimately takes in the end. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:45 PM, oldunclemark said:

     He doesn't sound like a guy who does not want to play anymore..

    He just sounds tired

    Yes, Luck truly sounds drained emotionally. Really difficult to watch. Mind & body not in sync anymore. Feel for ya brother. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:46 PM, Coltsman1788 said:

    NFL 2020 Free Agent QB's


    1. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

    3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

    4. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

    Love me some Rivers man, but he's only got about 2-3 elite yrs left IMO. Drew's arm is beginning to weaken late in season now that's why the Saints rely on their RBs more now than ever before. Dak doesn't have the arm to win inside the pocket & I refuse to accept anything from the Cowboys franchise ever. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:46 PM, csmopar said:

    Awe, cry me a river. 

    What size are we talkin' bout here though? Tiny or gigantic CSPR?


    Johnny you wanna take this one? Thanks. 



    One can never go wrong with the "Man In Black" you know...

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  12. On 8/24/2019 at 9:03 PM, horseshoecrabs said:

    Before everyone chastises him, I'm sure this decision, did not come lightly, The injuries that he has had, plus his on going problem, I am sure he did not take lightly. It must have been hard to come to terms with his announcement., being the competitive  player he is.   Please  give the man the benefit of the doubt. He knows his body, and I know that if he could he would play, Now is not the time to throw stones at him, and call him a quitter . Show some compassion . Let him know how much you care. I know he's hurting, and feels bad about it, so show some sympathy , to the guy!  I wish Andrew Luck all well wishes in his endeavors outside of football. I want to thank him for his effort, he has shown, in the past,   We thank you Andrew for effort in trying to bring back the level of excellence we have had in the past. and wish you well in the future.    

    Well said HSC. Why anybody would condemn Andrew right now baffles me. It's not like he sat around waiting for the perfect time to sabotage our season. He's a smart guy who will land on his feet. As comedian Bob Hope said, "thanks for the memories." 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:09 PM, ThatOneColtFan said:

    Some of you should be embarrassed by your responses.


    There is more to life than Football and Luck owes you nothing.


    He gave this franchise his best every chance he could and put this organization in positions it had no right to be in. I wish him the best, a happy life, and good health.


    Thanks, Andrew.

    Agree with everything you said except your first sentence. When people are ticked off because they love the Colts as a football team & they see our SB aspirations evaporating rapidly this season, they often say things they don't really mean & you have to give them the necessary space to explode & channel that rage, fear, & disappointment. When I'm p***ed, I refuse to listen to reason until I come down, cool off, & accept reality. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:14 PM, Gramz said:

    I'm guessing he won't get a statue.



    Beautiful comic relief Gramz & very necessary too. I desperately needed a good laugh tonight. You Rock! 

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  13. On 8/24/2019 at 8:50 PM, GoColts8818 said:

    I think he’s tired of being hurt.  He’s admitted he had to dig deep to come back after the shoulder injury Irsay has talked about injury’s being in Luck’s head before.  They have also been talking about pain threshold with this injury so I am guessing the doctors said you can play it’s just going to hurt we can’t do anything and he just decided he didn’t want to do that.

    Nicely written post GC8818. That's my assessment too [what I bolded]. The pain & nagging injuries just became too much to bear moving forward. 

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:01 PM, Coltsman1788 said:

    That schtick isn't going to work tonight buddy. I believe with Ballard the Colts will eventually be fine but it's totally understandable for Colts fans to be frustrated tonight.  

    Come on now. @PrincetonTiger is probably the most even keel, low key guys I know. I admire that quality about him. PT plays the long game; the dude never panics. It's not a gimmick at all.

    On 8/24/2019 at 9:04 PM, jvan1973 said:

    No. He is a quitter.    If he didn't want to play,   he could have let the team know months ago.  

    No, he couldn't. This is a huge decision Jvan. You can't put a timetable on it. His body was breaking down & yet he was conflicted about the joy being with his teammates on field gave him. It's not as simple as you're making it out to be & you know it. 

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  14. I do agree with Jimmy our owner too. Andrew isn't really being selfish when you remember all the millions of dollars he leaving on the table.


    If you're heart's not in the game anymore because your body keeps betraying you, I could see why turning the page to something else seems appealing to Luck. You watch his press conference & can't help but feel for the guy & what he's endured since he first got here in 2012. He raves about Mathis, Wayne, Hilton, Adam V. The guy doesn't have a malicious bone in his body man. He loves INDY & her diehard fans. The guy is genuinely broken up emotionally over this decision man. He didn't reach it lightly at all. 


    The funny thing about rage & anger is this: It's only a burden to those who carry it & refuse to release it & let it go over time. Fans have a right to be upset just remember that no one was hoodwinked, swindled, or lied to here. The situation was abrupt, unexpected, even awkward perhaps, but I honestly don't think this news was withheld on purpose by anybody inside the Colts organization. Life teaches us to adapt all the time. The only constant is change & our organization will handle this change with professionalism, dignity, & a sense of renewed purpose like we always do. 

  15. Whoa...My TV literally died last night so, it wasn't until I went on You Tube & became dumbfounded at the news that Luck is walking away from football...I watched both press conferences in disbelief. Am what I am watching really happening or am I in some sort of twisted nightmare? 


    Look, I get it man. Injures took a heavy toll on Luck psychologically--the shoulder, the lacerated kidney, the high ankle sprain. And then there's the pressure of pushing yourself too hard & too fast to get back on the field not letting down your teammates on the field. Rehab is a enormous burden on an elite athlete especially when it lingers on & new stuff keeps popping up on the radar. 


    I will never blame Luck. I love the dude man. I'm really gonna miss his nerdiness, his neckbeard, not calling him Chewbacca anymore, his hilarious Direct TV ads, & yelling 'nice hit' after Suggs & other pass rushers sack him anymore. I don't feel let down by him at all. He gave us INDY fans tremendous moments & memories. Sometimes, life changing decisions take awhile to process from every angle. Luck is a good man & he has to do what's best for him & his family. 


    For the people who are angry or disillusioned, it's fine by me too. We all process shock, grief, & disbelief in different stages. Fans have a right to be ticked off too because this late in the yr with the season right around the corner means it's Jacoby's team now with no alternative under center. 


    This feels like a death in the horseshoe family, but it's really not. Ballard knows what he's doing & if we can survive the Josh McDaniels fiasco; we can overcome this development too. I'm confident under the leadership of Irsay, Reich, & Ballard our franchise will continue to thrive & prosper. Just take a deep breath. This is nothing. 


    I wish Andrew good fortune in his future probably as an architect since he has a Master's Degree in that field. It will be okay for everyone folks. Hang in there. 

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  16. 10 hours ago, Shafty138 said:

    I don't mean he should rush through rehab or healing processes, but if I'm not wrong, this is the second time in his career he's had an entire off-season to fix an issue that was "rumored" to have been caused early in the off-season, in non football related activity, and he's just seemingly waited around until late in the off-season to address the health issue... It's like he always opts to just rest it and hope it gets better, which is fine.... Surgery or other measures are always a last resort... And then it gets worse, or is reinjured.... I guess he just seems way less proactive when dealing with injuries.

    I always wonder what the strength & condition staff is doing or neglecting to do. No, I don't have a degree in sports medicine, but I do wonder why vital starters continue to be snake bitten I guess. I know; I know sometimes the NFL gods just pile on a player for no good reason. 


    Luck knows his body & I firmly believe INDY will be alright when the games matter. As @PrincetonTiger always says: "Everything will be okay." 


    Nice writeup though Shafty. The whole thing not just the paragraph I quoted. :hat:

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  17. Off topic: When my Colts pulverized the Cowboys past season I was elated man. God, it was exhilarating! 


    I roared with laughter when Shannon Sharpe said on "Undisputed" Did you hear about the new cologne called Dak Prescott? It's what you put on to go out to the clubs & don't wanna score? Bah! Ha! Ha! 


    I loved it because Skip Bayless detested it & he always undermines Luck's accomplishments/victories on the field in game action. 

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  18. I guess what bothers me the most is how much glee some sports personalities seem to get about pointing out Luck's injury history. That's the impression I get anyway. Like they forget he was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year last season. SMH. 


    And yet, somehow the Dallas Cowboys-- who haven't won a SB since 1995 are propped up like they are the defending Lombardi Trophy Champions by the majority of the media. It makes me sick & always makes my blood boil man. 


    And another thing...Stop treating the Patriots like they invented football or something. Like nobody won any hardware since 2001 okay. New England this, Tom Brady that, enough already...

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  19. Since the backdrop of that commercial used "More than a feelin' by Boston, I always wondered how much money band's make off of their songs royalty wise? Of course, that song was released off their 1976 album which is probably public domain territory by now though. 


    I wish somebody would do a documentary on artists royalty checks. How long can bands get money off of popular singles? I've always been fascinated by stuff like that. 


    Plus, it would be so cool to earn money yrs after your group was filling stadiums by just sitting on your duff doing nothing. We should all be so lucky right?

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  20. As far as the ad itself goes, I get a kick out of Andrew's nerdy persona. He's a natural at it. I just like goofy, unorthodox people I guess. I've always had an affinity for them mostly because I'm cut from that same cloth myself. LOL! 


    For the life of me, I don't why Mr. Irsay said that bone bruise comment. Sigh. Love ya Jimmy, but why on earth did you say that? Sometimes, silence is the best approach. Just saying.

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  21. 21 hours ago, CR91 said:

    Ill say it before the trolls do, "he can do a commercial, but he can't practice!!!!!!! Bust!!!! Get rid of him!!!!! Tank for Tua.


    Hows that?

    You read my mind CR91 with just the perfect pinch of in your face sarcasm too. I knew there was a reason I liked you man. :rock:


    Seriously, all these sports commentators slamming Chewbacca's injuries like he's on his deathbed are beginning to royally tick me the bleep off. Even dudes I listen to a lot like Colin Cowherd & Jason Whitlock on FS1.


    I was ready to smack Joy Reid on TV a few days ago buddy. It's getting ridiculous bro. Truly unreal. 

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  22. 21 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Same here. My mom and step-dad love Facebook and are always on it, not me.

    Exactly, I had to help my mom re do her FB password last night. It was trial & error at first, but eventually the problem got resolved. Those bot things are for real unfortunately. Enough said.


    Back to baseball now. Thanks again Jay for my temporary diversion...

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  23. 14 hours ago, NFLfan said:


    Thank you. I wish I could take credit for "securing Diggs". I'm very pleased. I believe in drafting well and re-signing homegrown players. We have done just that. We have secured many of our top guys through 2020.  I could not be more pumped up. :yahoo: :headspin: :rock: :dance:


    I would say more but this is the baseball thread. 

    Minnesota is gonna do some serious damage in the NFC North this year. Zimmer always gives Aaron Rodgers fits too.


    The Vikings are stacked talent wise across the board. Your team will be good for a longtime as you say NFLfan.  Go ahead & do your happy dance in your chair. You're allowed.

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