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  1. Irsay and Goodell in cahoots... Irsay's in cahoots with the dude who just suspended him for 6 games and fined him 1/2 a mill. in 2014. That's worse than Brady got.
  2. Saw Billick on NFL Network. He seems to think that, at 38, Brady losing 4 games - 1/4 of the season of playing time - and a month or so(depending on how they prepare in preseason) of first team reps is a pretty big deal. If he serves it all, we might catch him at the right time. He was pretty rusty to start 2014.
  3. I don't understand this mentality at all - from the fans, media, anyone. We scored 7 points in the game. With their secondary losses and our offensive additions, in one offseason, they may have gone from being able to lock us down completely to having serious, serious problems trying to cover us. They have to stop us too.
  4. Outside of a clutch, 3rd down possession type WR, the offense looks to have it all. Hopefully, Johnson can take on that role. But you already had an elite passing game, which may have gotten better. With no Richardson and the addition of Gore, I'm confident they can run the ball, as they have for the past two years when they handed it to anyone not named Richardson. You have a good blocking back, and two good receiving RBs. Then, if it all breaks down, Luck can run the ball. Pass protection would be the only other issue, but a slightly shorter passing game and a few more dumpoffs to Gore
  5. Had it been the same draft with a speedy WR in the 3rd, no one would have cared. They still primarily drafted defense. Opinions on draft day... Jerry Hughes was the most popular Colts draft pick of the past 15 years or so - universally praised - while the Reggie Wayne pick was one of the more hated. The Werner pick was fairly popular as well, as was the Richardson trade. You see where I'm going with this. Who knows what will happen.
  6. Not to mention, they no longer have Revis, Talib or Browner. This is the way to beat the Patriots - to outscore them. The second we stop the run, they'll just dink and dunk us to death over the middle. Just because they ran all over us, doesn't mean they couldn't also pass on us at will, if they wanted. I have no faith whatsoever that we could do anything, defensively, within a few drafts to shut down their offense. They're too good, experienced and clever. Seattle has one of the best defenses in recent memory, and even though the Patriots turned the ball over twice, they scored 28 aga
  7. You may be joking, but that's exactly what has worked for us in the past. When did we ever slug out a win against the Patriots? For a variety of reasons, not many teams do.
  8. There is another way to stop them from running. Get a lead. Make them play catchup.
  9. Loading up on weapons is fine. That is IMO how you beat the Patriots. When we flipped the script and won 5 out of 6 against them, we did it by acquiring and developing more weapons than they could stop. We now have more weapons. They now have significantly less talent in their defensive backfield. That's a good thing. Gun it and see if they can keep up. That said, the guy is a 1st rounder. You would hope your first rounder would start out of the gate. He projects to be a part time player over the next few years.
  10. We tend to overrate and make excuses for our own players. If he were a Texan, it would take posters a fraction of a second to say, bust. Of course he's a bust. Dude didn't even dress for the biggest game of the season.
  11. Multiple things are wrong with your post. First you seemingly give Polian credit for that vision - bringing the Colts to two Super Bowls - then turn around and say it really wasn't his vision anyway. Which is it? Beyond that, the super small, slim lined version of the Indianapolis Tampa 2 differed from what you saw in Tampa or in Chicago with Lovie, and after following it for a decade, I would say, yes, Polian, not Dungy, was the driving force who brought the sleek Indianapolis version to a reality. There was the Tampa 2, then there was the Indianapolis version of it. Finally, I would s
  12. As long as it's not Polian's vision of the Tampa 2 with 250 pound DTs and undersized LBs, a 4-3 would be fine. A 4-3, 3-4 or this hybrid, it doesn't really matter. We just need to find some play makers. We haven't drafted one since Bob Sanders over a decade ago.
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    That's fine, but was everyone on earth still high on Richardson by the time he was traded to the Colts, or Werner by the time he was drafted? There's a reason Richardson was traded. There's a reason why Werner dropped in the draft. It couldn't possibly get much worse than Richardson. The #3 was spent on him; a first rounder was traded for him. Sure, you've had complete busts at the top of the draft, but no one turned around and spent a #1 for them following year. We'll see with Werner. The guy's a first rounder. To date, he's a pretty damn big bust for a first rounder.
  14. The 1999 playoff loss to the Titans needs to be mentioned. A few years later you were beginning to get somewhat used to the playoff losses, but at that point, the Manning era was fresh and new. Manning, James and Marv were the new triplets. The Colts were supposed to be the next great dynasty, and they got to that game and laid an egg. It was a frustrating game to watch. They could get nothing going whatsoever.
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