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    Are we well positioned?

    CB will address Safety. Odum looked a little lost out there, but i think we should expect him to get better and compete. Checked his 40 time and it was around 4.57. Hmmm. CB has him on the roster for a reason. lol If they don't believe in Clark at LT, even using 34 for the right prospect makes sense. Clark and Haeg are under the spotlight.
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    Are we well positioned?

    Just how good Bosa or J Allen will be isn't a given. Some believe it comes down to grades and that by the time you get to pick 26 there will several with grades in a very tight range. Then at that point what separates the choice is need. What i found helpful was CB saying they saw special traits in Turay at the Senior Bowl that gave him great upside. Some thought he was drafted to early. We will see what kind of jump if any he makes in year 2. Based on how the quick passing game works, pass rush up the middle some think is more important. In the case of two guys with similar grades i would bet the house CB choses an inside guy with rush, push the pocket ability.
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    First draft pick?

    We could definitely use another safety that can cover in passing downs. A young one to develop that can work with or replace Hooker if he goes down. Safe to say they will look for that type of athlete in the draft. jmo
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    Jay Ajayi Visit

    Just kicking the tires.
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    Chris Ballard on the fan

    What he clearly did say was pass rush up the middle was important. So i will be counting on it using our pic 26 and whatever else is needed to satisfy his hunger.
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    Colts are signing Justin Houston [Merge]

    Dude, he was forced to play Rush DE where was out of place. But he did move well and quickly was playing good as an edge defender. At 269 lbs he is perfect for Sheards role, where we did move Sheard inside some to rush. Now i get Autry only weighs 270 and held up decently against the run. That is until the KC game. Maybe Lewis becomes more of a DT. He sure does have a thick lower body. We will see as the season goes on what % of snaps he gets where. I predict it will be more outside than inside, but it could be close depending on who we draft. If Jihad Ward becomes good, man we would be getting Deep on the line.
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    Colts are signing Justin Houston [Merge]

    Jones defintely abused us. I forgot Houston sacked Andrew twice in our playoff game. I'm sure i noticed, just forgot.
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    Colts are signing Justin Houston [Merge]

    We are in a great position now to move up to get him. Just a wild guess as to where Ballard will think he needs to get up to.
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    Colts are signing Justin Houston [Merge]

    Lewis is ticketed to replace Sheard, who does rush inside at times.
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    BPA Advocates

    Thanks for this. It fully exposes how limited his explained analysis is. Considering how lenghty his post are, it suggests it goes beyond, explained. Not that i don't LIKE and agree with a number of Doug's posts. Many here have solid insights and ways to consider things. And i enjoy being motivated to look at prospects, often rethinking about their value to us.
  11. Bizarre, strange.. Every GM picks players that have talent. Ballard is looking for character, toughness, leadership. His scouts and executives are serving them up to him with GRADES.
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    Turay working his butt off

    But, but, why would we want another guy with that kind of upside? Oh ya, because we love him.
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    Turay working his butt off

    Upper body power, fast power hands and a quick, powerful lengthy jab. Work it dude. 2019 can be BIG.
  14. We played better against KC in the second half. Any clue how many points they scored Abbott? Second half adjustments. Who replaced ILB Walker in a number of pass situations in the second half? Now why would the guy you are hating on go into the game in passing situations? I suggest his position coaches want him, Eberflus wants him, the scouts and draft personnel produced info that suggest we want him, so BALLARD wants him. And you keep commenting on this. All you need is a longer handled shovel kid. You keep lobbing them up, expect a few to get whacked. BTW our rookie linebackers were the biggest reason KC chewed us up in the ist half. We contained Mahomes in the pocket, they ran all over us, and they smoked Adams and N. Good in pass coverage. Odum was a problem too. What we need far worse than a safety that probably will have coverage issues OR takling-run stuffing issues, is toughness and rush skills up the middle. And absolutely another Turay like rush DE. They ALL have things to learn. Even the top 2 selected in this years draft. If you are not playing on a d-line that has 3-4 guys that can get after it, one or two can be schemed for. Read, Listen, LEARN because this stuff is basic. I will try to pass your more amusing posts whenever possible. And i have no doubt you love football and OUR Colts. Good luck.
  15. I recently decided to buy some cheap tires. They are ok against a dry road but suck in wet weather. Now i'm not knocking the buyer, just knocking the tires. Know what i mean? Or ?
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    BPA Advocates

    Considering there are typically 20 or fewer 1st rd grade pics available each draft it Would mean there are 12 or so second rounders drafted in rd 1, so people are drafting them for need. And Leonard had a mediocre 40 and played against 2nd level competition. He was drafted into the perfect system, which allowed him to pile up big stats last year. When those numbers drop significantly next season people will talk of a sophomore slump. I doubt it will be, he will just have better players around him. I could see our opponents continuing to target his zone for those easy 5-6 yards. He got a huge number of stat stuffing tackles that way. And i see what you are saying, Ballard won't trust his board. MUCH more likely he would trade out to a clamoring team in love with Hockenson. And REGGIE was drafted because of his hands and to make MANNING look good. It took him some time to hone his craft, and the KING of One and Dones WON his MVP'S.
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    BPA Advocates

    Someone here was nice enough to post a video explaining how draft boards are set up. It showed a sample of a grading system and how you separate the different layers of grades. Hockenson likely has a first round grade along with about 18 others. He won't be there for us, but if he were, and he was the only first round graded player left on Ballards board, i trust that he would take him. There of course will be a larger group that have similar second round grades so from there you may draft with the idea of picking someone at a position of scarcity 1st. Smith fell into that category last draft. So the question is, who will be left on our board that has a first rd grade come pick 26? Remember Ballard said Hooker was the highest graded player on his entire board. My guess today is Wilkins and Tillery will get 1st rd grades with a chance at being there. And Tillery having some special traits, like Turay showed, he would get the nod. CB likes to FIX things, so getting both i believe would work for him.
  18. He would be in the way of our cheap young players we would be trying to develop for our future SB runs. A 25 year old ascending player works. Not a 29 year old descending player. Of course if the injury bug were to be bad, CB would be looking for help. JMO lol
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    Current Salary Cap Status

    And you are wrong again about the KC defense. They changed some of the starters with younger players and improved a great deal by later in the season. That putrid D gave up 17 pts a game at home. Try knowing more of which you speak. I have watched Ballard's methods work so many times that i find your whining about it pretentious and arrogant. I think you must be fairly young. And you don't know if he has been conservative or not. I do believe he and his staff know how to grade players and establish a worth. And i am sure the science of building a 63 man team is so far over our heads that to think you have ANY idea is a Joke. I was not liking the Funchess add at all. I gave it one argh post and let it be. Show me. And i enjoy being proven wrong, it happens occasionally.
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    Current Salary Cap Status

    You make the point quite well. When our GM perceives we are on the cusp of being SB contenders, he should/will add what difference makers he thinks he needs to. That could be next year. Or after. One thing is certain, he and his staff have a CLUE.
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    Justin Houston: Good Fit?

    If we can get 14 from them we should have a better pass rush than last year. Whoosh, over your head.
  22. Fred was a fine player, but so was Booger McFarland in our SB run. A really good man to man corner would be more valuable in todays NFL. And Ballard is going to build a solid 4-5 guys that can rush the passer. That is more important.
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    Ballard's Team Building Vision

    Agree. And IF Andrew doesn't play better than he did against KC we are doomed. We have to keep what's his name as our backup just in case.
  24. I watched Preston Smith's tape and Ferguson's and see pretty much the same guy. He would be very useful playing on either side and running stunts. Similar to Lewis. Love his arm length and powerful punch. Add him and Lawrence and we are going to see a LOT of 2nd and 9's.