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Carlos Danger

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  1. you're right... and there could be factors at play with Kelly that i don't know or understand... im not any type of contract expert...
  2. I might be misunderstanding, but i don't see why it would be important. Of course the option disappears when the new contract is signed, but what advantage does the label of being in an option year have over an extension? If you are saying that it is unwise to give him the extension early because the option will be cheaper, then i guess i understand... but it is no guarantee that it will be cheaper because you may be able to get a better deal with an extension this offseason compared to next... also, failing to extend him could mean he tests the market and ends up on another team. I don't know how much his fifth year option is worth, but it is probably pretty pricey when you consider his position... maybe it is still cheaper than he's worth, but it isn't the same as having an option on a QB, who, if he plays well could save you 15 mil or more on an option for that fifth season.
  3. I can't vouch for the truth of the report, but i will say that players get extended right before or during that option year a lot. I am pretty sure Luck signed his deal right after we picked up his option... Grigson just adjusted the numbers so that he basically got paid more in that (technically) first year of the deal to compensate for the lower amount he was owed from the fifth year of the rookie deal.
  4. I'll be very surprised if Ballard drafts a WR in the 1st. I'm never disappointed in any picks until they've had a chance to fail, though. We all get our draft crushes, but it means very little when you consider how much better Ballard is at this than any of us are or will ever be. It's still fun to think about, anyway.
  5. i dunno if O or D is a bigger need, but I do know that the offense would run more smoothly with a legit #2 receiver. However, that is probably the only clear cut need on that side of the ball, depending on whether or not we re-sign Glowinski. On D, we need a stud DE, despite the fact that they are next to impossible to find at #26 and in FA. There could he other needs on Defense if we choose not to re-sign players like Desir or Woods. I'd like to see a rangy stud Will get signed and move Walker to SAM.... giving us a beastly rotation at LB and improving coverage on those dinks and dunks. I guess this post proves that I am leaning toward Defense as a bigger need. We could use depth all over, on both sides of the ball, though. Also, in general, I believe that a top 10 offense is more important than a top 10 defense w/ regard to winning in today's NFL.
  6. I'd rather give them N.S. than Eberflus, tbh... they probably hire their HC before we are done in the playoffs, imo... we will advance!
  7. In my mind, Indy are the favorites for that 6th spot. I realize that Baltimore has the tie breaker atm, but they still have to play the Falcons, Chargers, and Chiefs... If the Colts take care of business, they will make the playoffs.
  8. I'd be thrilled for Indy to sneak into the playoffs. It would be icing the cake in a really encouraging season. I'll keep rooting for the Jets to lose and give us a high 2nd rounder, but that's as far as my draft thoughts ever go when the Colts are still mathematically viable. I know its still early to make any real judgements, but all signs point to Reich being a perfect fit with #12. I still expect improvement this season, not to mention next year. Playoffs or no, it feels like the precipice of something truly special here. I don't mind saying it (despite the fact that I'm 100% sure that I said the exact same thing in year 1 of the Grigson/Pagano era). Irsay might get his "multiple Lombardi(s)" yet. Might as well work on #1 this year while its still a possibility.
  9. Sounds promising... If he has juice as a rookie, I think that he and Sheard can make a very dynamic 3rd down duo. Nobody (outside of the QB) will consistently affect game outcomes as often as a stud pass rusher. If Turay can become a consistent double-digit sack type of player, I can see how that can go a long way toward "making" Ballard as a GM. He would, obviously, have to have a couple more good bounces as well. I'd love to see Basham make a jump this season, too, despite his relatively poor rookie season and off-season.
  10. Probably not a bad prediction, but I can't help but to think about how disappointing Cincy is every season, especially on offense. Their roster has been looking stacked for seasons on end, but they seem to fall flat. Also, for as deep as they seem to be, our bottom roster guys dominated theirs in that last preseason game... I mean, just physically... had it not been for mistakes, that (admittedly meaningless) game would have been a a whistle to whistle blowout. That isn't to say that I'm super confident that Indy wins this one, just that i'll be surprised if the Bengals score 34, really.
  11. T.J. GREEN!.... If he doesn't really build upon the (modest) improvement he showed last season, he will fit perfectly on a list like this.
  12. I'm really happy about the (apparent) depth along the OL going into this season... We have so many young, talented guys, that it will be a bit of a let down (for me) if Slauson gets a starting spot. That being said, I am really impressed that Ballard has gotten us into a position where our fall back options are as good as Slauson and Howard. I would love to see Smith and Clark win the spots on the right side, but, of course, I want to see the best 5 out there every week.
  13. This isn't good news, but at least it's only 4 games... My guess is that Wilkins sees more PT as a result. Not that he does what Turbin does, just that he is a bit bigger than NH and MM...
  14. Yay! I'll let others bring the rational skepticism to the table... I'm in Irsay "multiple Lombardis" mode, right now.
  15. I'm a homer, admittedly, I always look for reasons to be optimistic about the Colts during the off-season, so you can take my opinions with a grain of salt. That being said, I'm not overly worried about the LB spots this season. Walker was on his way to being the exact dude that our DC has been talking about (fast, instinctual, able to affect the pass) before gaining weight and getting injured. I think it's clear that he realizes this and the team does as well. I expect good things for him. Leonard looks like that kind of player right out of the box. He was picked near the top of the 2nd round because he's the prototype LB that Eberflus wants to put on the field and Eberflus knows LBs. Both 7th rounders really had nice highlight reels (fwiw) and it would be a big boon to the rebuild if either developed into starter material. There are also a couple of intriguing UDFAs where the same principle applies, even decent depth level development would be a very good sign from one or more of these guys. The other thing (and I know that some here will strongly disagree) is that Morrison simply isn't as awful as many think. It is true that he has been noticeably slow to react at times and has been abused in coverage on occasion, but he can make a serviceable SAM, imo. He is slow, but made all the tackles that were in front of him, ftmp. I know that tackle totals are not an extremely telling stat, but he still made a ton of them. This, while playing in a scheme that gave a player like him too many responsibilities... Also, he was inexperienced and can still improve. Part of why he looked so slow had to do with indecision, an issue for many young players. His decision making should improve, given all we had previously heard about his football IQ (again fwiw)... add that to the character and leadership qualities that the coaches used to rave about and you have a guy who I will give the benefit of the doubt going into the season (if he makes the roster). I think it's an interesting group of LBs, at least. I wouldn't expect greatness from this group, but, it will excite me if we can pin down two of those starting spots and a couple backup jobs for the foreseeable future with the players we already have in the fold. Of course, it doesn't take much to excite me in late May, though.
  16. I wouldn't take him now, for sure. He has some serious issues.... I won't speculate over whether it might be mental illness, CTE, or drug abuse, but he definitely has an issue that will need to be addressed before a team will/should sign him. I've read the phrase "basket case" on this forum with regard to many players and potential FA signings. In most cases, I've agreed that the player isn't a good culture/locker room fit. Incognito is the absolute epitome of those sentiments, though. Regardless of what his actual issues are, no team has been able to help curb them and they have gotten progressively worse. Medical intervention is likely in order at this point. More hits to the head is not what he would appear to need at this stage of his life... not to mention the internal medical issues he has been facing with his liver and kidneys. I don't think any GM will touch this dude with a 10 ft. pole... Not this season, and probably not ever again.
  17. To clarify my position as has been stated in another thread... I like the kneeling. I'm a big Ali fan, if that helps... Despite that, I believe in an organization's right to restrict some behaviors of individuals while at work... I don't disagree with the NFL's new policy, although I'll be a fan of the first player that violates it. The NFL should have the authority to discipline whoever it is.
  18. Not a fan of that idea... I actually like it when athletes use their celebrity to draw attention to the important issues of our time. Now, If the NFL wants to take away a draft pick from Houston because of that ridiculous stunt with Mike Pence, I'd be all for it. That was a disgrace.
  19. Oh, I definitely wasn't personally offended... I was merely bringing it up conversationally. It has been pointed out that I was likely wrong in my assumption about the phrase. I was told at some point that it was a term used by the handlers of indentured railroad workers... After looking it up, it seems to be more like how you explained it in your reply. I've never been personally offended by anything I've read on this forum, although I have vehemently disagreed with some posters on occasion... I just have a passing interest in linguistics, really. Please don't feel like you'd have to censor yourself on my account... I wasn't trying to imply that you were being offensive in any way, only that it was strange to hear the coach say something that I had been (falsely, apparently) led to believe was racially insensitive...
  20. I'm down for B.B. in this scheme, assuming it's not another 1 year deal (doubt he would sign one, anyway). If I'm in Ballard's shoes, I wouldn't think twice before giving him 3 years at 8mil. per season... Assuming medical checks out on that foot... The kid can play... My guess is that Desir would be competing with Hairston for the 2018 nickel spot if we signed Breeland.
  21. Cirino looks/sounds like a good fit for the D if he can actually play at an NFL level. I get that he's a hybrid type, but we really shouldn't be surprised to see Ballard trying to add a capable FS in lieu of Hooker's injury. I don't think the staff knows whether he will miss games or not. He certainly isn't sure himself, judging by his tweet. I think that adding Boston or Reid might be the best insurance... No need to rush Malik and risk further injury. I won't fault Ballard, though, if he saves the cap space and goes with a young guy at that spot, especially if Hooker seems to be in line to get back into the lineup before week 4 or so.
  22. If Basham, Turay, or Simon can be that other guy on 3rd down, it'll be very fun to watch on Sundays.
  23. I thought (could be wrong) that particular phrase had racist connotations when used in the way you have explained... I only listened to the audio, but was imagining (could be wrong again) that Reich was using it to convey how the receivers should be using their hands, as opposed to the slang...
  24. He's probably finished, but there isn't any risk involved in a one year deal, really... It's not like Andre Johnson because we don't see this team as being a WR away from contention like many of thought about that Colts team. He'd probably be in his best behavior and doing everything possible to be productive in order to make some dough on that next (and maybe final) deal. I don't really see the point in bringing in older stop gap players to this team, though, unless it's for veteran leadership, which isn't Dez's strong suit at all. It would be a "no" from me, for that reason.
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