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  1. It's too bad that NFL G-league busted out last year because the Jags would be a solid .500 team if they played in it. What an absolute joke. Urban Meyer will 'retire' in two years because of 'health concerns' and in four years he'll be the head coach at LSU or some crap. 

  2. Just now, The Peytonator said:

    I’m glad we didn’t go the trade up route because the only guy I’d have wanted is Wilson and that would have cost a stupid amount. Free agency would have most likely played out a lot different and I think we’d have seen a serious offer at Trent Williams and some receiving threats. Defense would have been an even more band aid unit than it’s looking as it is. 
     

    Also I don’t think @stitches should be so lambasted for seeing a step back next year. That’s the nature of the game. Our already weak edge game has gone down to non existent. Obviously we’ll bring some guys in but they’ll be off the scrap heap and day two or later rookies. 

  3. I’m glad we didn’t go the trade up route because the only guy I’d have wanted is Wilson and that would have cost a stupid amount. Free agency would have most likely played out a lot different and I think we’d have seen a serious offer at Trent Williams and some receiving threats. Defense would have been an even more band aid unit than it’s looking as it is. 

  4. First of all, I'd like to give a thousand props to @stitches and @Caleb3502 for their excellent mocks that I would love to see play out in the coming weeks. I usually do mine a few weeks earlier and a hell of a lot more college scouting than I did this year, but life has prevented that. Like stitches, I am using thedraftnetwork, spotrac, and overthecap, as well as the pff big board as a guide for cap projectinos/contract projections and to see where others have guys rated. 

     

    CAP SPACE - $48.9M

     

    RESTRUCTURE

    Ryan Kelly - saves $7M

    Grover Stewart - saves $3M

     

    CUT

    Jack Doyle - saves 4.4M - I love Jack Doyle but this is a business, and I can't justify keeping him on the roster and taking reps away from MAC who has proven to be everything that everyone thought Doyle was. If there was a trade offer on the table I'd jump at that for sure but I don't think there's a market.

     

    CAP SPACE - $63.3M

     

    RE-SIGN

    Mo Alie-Cox - 2Y/8M - The guy was studly in the first half of the year and then kinda disappeared with the snaps being so divvied up between him, Doyle, and Burton. I want to see Mo Cox.

    Zach Pascal - 1Y/3.5M - Second round tender

    TJ Carrie - 1Y/2M - He performed admirably when called upon last year so he gets a salary bump and chance to compete for an expanded role.

    George Odum - 1Y/1M - Special teams ace, just don't ask him to play safety.

    Ashton Dulin - 1Y/540K ERFA

    Taylor Stallworth 1Y/750K ERFA

     

    I'd like to keep Rhodes and Hilton but I think they find more money elsewhere. Rhodes also scares me because last time he got paid he played like a practice squad player. I'd love for TY to be a Colt lifer but I don't think it's happening and I've accepted that now. I'd like Houston to stay another year but I'll get over it if he doesn't. Autry is a total JAG to me and I'd like to see Tyquan slide into his role. 

     

    CAP SPACE - $51.5M

     

    FREE AGENTS

    Trey Hendrickson DE - 3Y/30M - Fits the Ballard size requirement and has some nice sack production. I am honestly pretty lukewarm about the EDGE players in free agency despite what everyone else says but I think we have to bring one in and he represents my favorite option there. 

     

    Jonnu Smith TE - 4Y/36M - Homie will fit the Reich offense perfectly in the Ebron/Burton type role, he'll just be better at it. Plus we get the added bonus of sticking it to the Titans.

     

    Rashard Higgins WR - 4Y/24M - Not the sexy signing everyone wants but I think he'd be a solid, under the radar signing. Once ODB went down and he got some opportunities he put up some good numbers. Great YPC so I think he could stretch the field and open things up for Pittman in the intermediate and Campbell underneath. 

     

    Quinton Dunbar CB - 2Y/12M - I don't see him getting a huge contract after his off field shenanigans last year. His play went from elite to utter trash in Seattle but I'm gonna put some blame on the culture they seem to be cultivating out there. I think he could have a Rhodes-esque resurgence here with Eberflus. Nice, long corner too.

     

    Ahkello Witherspoon CB - 1Y/3M - Graded out very well with PFF just didn't have much playing time. Has all the measurables Ballard likes and I'd love to have him here playing some press D. Giving him the same contract Rhodes got and let's see how it plays out.

     

    Tashaun Gipson S - 1Y/1M - Need depth with Wilson walking.

     

    Tanoh Kpassognon DT - 1Y/1.5M - Impressive length. Not much more to say about him but he fits the Ballard mold and I'd like to see if a change in scheme is what he needs. Kind of fits the Autry/Margus Hunt role.

     

    Roderick Johnson OT- 1Y/2M - Has had playing time and hasn't looked terrible. My idea is to bring in vets to compete on that left side and see which one sticks because Green and Clark ain't it.

     

    Julie'n Davenport OT - 1Y/1M - The other vet.

     

    CAP SPACE - $13M

     

    DRAFT

    Trade our first for Buffalo's 1st and 3rd (30 and 93)

     

    1/30 - Dillon Radunz LT - I think with an NFL weight training regimen he will be a stud and a great replacement for Castonzo.

    2/54 - Dyami Brown WR - Field stretcher with solid route running abilities.

    3/93 - Payton Turner DE - Another size and length prospect that Ballard would love, and hey, at least this edge rusher isn't in the second round. :)

    4/128 - Benjamin Cleveland OG - Let's just maul people in the run game with this big boy.

    5/166 - Alim McNeil DT - PFF loves the guy but all the boards seem to have him dropping pretty far. Big time run stuffer.

    6/206 - Cameron Sample DE - Improved by leaps and bounds for his senior year and I like his size.

    7/249 - Sam Ehlinger QB - Stash him on the PS and see if he develops.

     

    QB - Wentz, Eason, Ehlinger (maybe)

    RB - Taylor, Hines, Wilkins

    WR - Pittman, Campbell, Higgins, Brown, Pascal, Dulin

    TE - Smith, Alie-Cox, Togiai

    LT - Radunz, Davenport

    LG - Nelson, Pinter

    C - Kelly

    RG - Glowinski, Cleveland

    RT - Smith, Johnson

     

    DE - Hendrickson, Turay, Lewis, Turner, Sample

    DT - Buckner, Stewart, McNeil, Kpassognon, Stallworth

    LB - Leonard, Okereke, Adams, Franklin, Speed, Glasgow

    CB - Moore, Ya-Sin, Dunbar, Witherspoon, Carrie, Rogers

    S - Blackmon, Willis, Gipson, Odum

     

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  5. McGlinchey would PROBABLY be a decent left tackle.....notice two key words; “probably” and “decent”. He has not played LT in several years, since college, and on the right side he has been decent. I would say not quite to the level that our own, less heralded right tackle has played but fairly close. Trading for Buckner, an absolute stud at what Ballard seems to consider the most important position on the defense was far more prudent than taking a gamble on an above average right tackle that we’d be asking to move to the other side. 
     

    I would much rather bring in some cheap camp competition and draft and develop our own. There are other options than going all in on one spot when we’ve got a number of key holes to fill. 

  6. I look at McGlinchey the same way I do Orlando Brown. Neither would be cheap in draft capital, very soon after they arrive we would have to pay them a lot of money, and neither has played LT at the pro level. I think McGlinchey could do it but is that a worthy gamble based on how much it’s going to cost? 
     

    I’d much rather bring in a cheapish vet, work to develop Holden, and draft one on day one or two. 

  7. I am not offended. Watson is elite, Lawrence is the best QB prospect in a generation, and Tannehill has finally lived up to his draft status as a first rounder with Tennessee. Our guy was just traded away because he played like hot garbage last year.
     

    Still, that’s where we are now but the offseason hasn’t even begun yet. Let’s see where we are this time next year when Watson appears to be completely tapped out in Houston and Lawrence has yet to be drafted let alone show up to a mini camp for perennial punching bag Jacksonville. 

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  8. 2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I think he meant Hopkins haha . I almost called this out earlier :thmup:


    If he meant Hopkins then he didn’t get the first OR last name right. haha

     

    But I think it’s more likely he meant Desean Jackson. Hopkins could not be described as ‘just a speed WR whereas Jackson probably could. 

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  9. 1. Cut Doyle and restructure Kelly to lower his cap this year. I’m not a cap guy but I would imagine there’s a way to give some more guaranteed money in exchange for some cap relief in ‘21. 
     

    2. Re-sign TY, MAC, Carrie, AQM, and Pascal. As much as I liked Rhodes last year he scares the hell out of me if we sign him for anything more than one year. I worry if he gets paid again he reverts back to 18/19 Rhodes. Plus the position is more volatile than others and he’s on the wrong side of 30. 


    3. Sign Carl Lawson, Ahkello Witherspoon, Hunter Henry, and Curtis Samuel. Henry and Carson would mesh well and Carson loves the TE. The other three have played well during their young careers and are deserving of larger roles than their respective teams have given them so far. 
     

    4. Trade back a little bit in the first and draft Dillon Radunz. Later draft targets for me; Paulson Adebo, Ronnie Perkins, Tommy Tremble, and Alim McNeill. 

  10. His point about there not being a middle when it comes to QB play leads me to believe JB is less ‘in the mix’ for being a starter than he’s saying. JB’s market has surely gone down from the $21M he made this year but he is the textbook definition of ‘middling’, and honestly I’d prefer to swing for the fences rather than drawing a walk with the QB position. Totally cool with him coming back in a backup role if the pay is closer to a Mariota/Dalton level salary. 
     

    Also please don’t trade for Wentz for the love of God. 

  11. Anyone think there’s a chance he leaves San Fran? They’ve got a lot of decisions to make and can’t franchise tag him, as well as a very limited amount of cap space. We could certainly outbid them. 
     

    Imagine a left side of him and Big Q with Jonathan Taylor running behind them. We would easily have the best line in the game. 

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  12. TY - 2Y/22M - he can still play but he’s not Tyreek Hill taking the top of defenses anymore, and with his disappearing act at the beginning of the year I’m afraid to sign him any longer or with too much guaranteed. Partly for sentimental reasons I want him to stay, but I do think he’s still got some juice. 
     

    Mack - 1Y/1M - Likable player but due to his position and injury, no way can I justify giving him much more than vet minimum. 
     

    Houston - 1Y/8M - Fell off a lot this year compared to his first year. Still our best edge player, basically by default and I’d be hoping we can get a more 2019 performance out of him at arguably our weakest position on the team. 
     

    Autry - Walk. He will price himself out with an inflated sense of value because he’s gotten decent sack numbers, but he is the definition of JAG and I’d only keep him if he agreed to a minimum contract. 
     

    Rhodes - 1Y/6M - He was a stud this year. If we could guarantee that he won’t revert back to his last two years in Minnesota I would be willing to go longer and higher. With how much he fell off after getting paid the first time, I’m not giving him a long term deal. 
     

    Walker - 1Y/2M - He was playing a very small percentage of downs at the end of the year so I’m keeping him less based on ability and more based on leadership and football savvy. 
     

    Hooker - Walk. Both sides need to just move on. I’d keep him at minimum too but I think both sides want a fresh start. Also a little miscast in the current defense so no reason to force a square peg into a round hole. 
     

    Brissett - 1Y/5M - Too big of a fan of Brissett as a man to want to see him leave. I don’t want him starting but he’s a very solid backup and compared to the 20M we gave him last year, I can live with his salary being at 1/4 of that this year. 
     

    Pascal and MAC both tendered at 2.24M. I want to bring in Kenny Golladay or Allen Robinson and Pascal is JAG so he’s not falling into my future plans much. I’m a big fan of MAC and I wouldn’t mind seeing him play the Jack Doyle role. He’s a better blocker, has better hands, and is more explosive. 
     

    I may be lowballing some guys but I’d hate to fall into the trap of overvaluing our guys and keeping them just because you want to keep your own. Unfortunately, I think the five most important positions on the team also coincide with our five weakest positions on the team; QB, WR, CB, DE, and LT. Fortunately we’ve got a good cap situation and this is the perfect year to be needing a QB. 

  13. I get not wanting to slow the game down too much and have coaches challenging penalties/non penalties all game, but the NFL is too big to not have some system in place to ensure the human element is mitigated from changing the results of games.
     

    By all rights this game was ours and the refs cost us. Sure, everyone can point to a bad second half game plan and Colts errors, but nothing killed us more than the abomination of one sided reffing. The Kenny Moore PI was one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen, and I watched the Saints/Rams playoff game a couple years ago. 

     

    I would like to see, in addition to the two regular challenges, teams be allowed two penalty challenges per game. Both calls and non calls should be up for review. I don’t see that it would slow the game down much. It would be a much faster review process than the regular challenge reviews. Usually you can tell upon one additional watch whether a foul occurred. 

  14. My God I know it’s only a couple of people but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such dire pessimism over a 10-4 team losing it’s right tackle for a game against a team who’s lost three straight, one of which was against a bottom three team in the game without its franchise QB. 

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  15. Nah TE is pretty solid. Each guy has their own role and they are cycled in and out constantly like a running back platoon. I feel pretty confident that MAC would be right there at about the Goedert tier if he played the same amount of snaps. Doyle won’t be winning any track or beauty contests but he plays his role as the checkdown security blanket very well. Burton is more of the gadget TE and to be perfectly honest is much better at that than Ebron was even in 2018 with Luck, he just doesn’t have the bulk numbers. 
     

    Sure, everyone would like to have Kelce or Kittle, but there are only two of them and our TE committee approach is doing very well. I believe future QB and Oline depth are more of a need for the offense going into next year. 

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