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  1. NewColtsFan

    How about this trade. Brisett for Dorsett

    At the start of the season, ESPN had a list of the top back-up QB's in the NFL. Brissett was 7th. Even in losses last year, and in his play the year before with NE, Brissett showed talent.
  2. NewColtsFan

    Again I will say, Ballard is not impressing me

    Not sure I've ever seen a thread with such out and out complete nonsense in it. At best some of the nonsense in this post is ill-informed opinion. At worst, many of the posts are out and out lies. Or some ugly combination of both. Some people are completely disingenuous about their viewpoints. Opinions masquarading as genius insight. People massively in love with the sound of their internet voice. Hey, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Even when they don't match up with the well known facts. My thanks to the vast majority of posters in this thread who have attempted to patiently explain things to about a half-dozen posters. You can lead these horses to water, but you can't make them drink. They're not interested in learning anything. They know what they know and they're not changing for anyone or any reason. (Sigh.....)
  3. NewColtsFan

    You're the GM

    A good GM knows you can get a good WR without having to trade a first round draft pick to get him. Especially when the team is not built to win now. I sure hope you're being paid $1 for every post you make telling Ballard to trade for someone. If so, you'd be richer than if you win the lottery, which today is nearing ONE BILLION DOLLARS!! Just keep posting. Just keep posting. Just keep posting. Just keep posting.......
  4. NewColtsFan

    You're the GM

    Look.... you're entitled to your opinion, but I just don't understand why anyone would think that? The 3-day "legal tampering" period is for the express purposes of finding out how much the player wants, and how much the team is willing to offer. Are the two sides even close? Is there a gap that can be bridged or are the two sides so far apart that there's no reason to talk. That's what happened with the Dallas LB who we were reportedly the front-runner for because of his relationship with Eburflus. But on Day One, we all woke up to the news that the player signed with KC for more than we were willing to offer. NFL sources reported we were one of the three finalists. There's no reason to report that if there isn't some truth to it. We spent the 6th overall pick on a guard. We were the runner-up for Jensen, the 2nd best interior lineman in FA. Why wouldn't we at least make an offer to the best OL available? I don't see why you wouldn't believe that we made an offer and were out bid? It doesn't add up to me.....
  5. NewColtsFan

    You're the GM

    If you're in the final three, we made an offer. It's not like only three teams showed any interest. Norwell didn't visit either the Giants or the 49ers. His agent took offers from teams that showed interest. The only team he went to was the one whose offer he accepted. Since we made an offer to Jensen and he signed for nearly $11 Mill per year, there's no reason to think we didn't make an offer to Norwell. One last thought..... Jensen came to Indy for a visit... typically a signal we're going to sign the player. And yet, he left without a deal. He went to Tampa and eventually signed there. I don't "The Visit" is something that's written in stone in order for Ballard to sign a player... if Norwell agreed to terms, then he would've come to sign his deal as he did with Jacksonville... without a visit ahead of time.
  6. NewColtsFan

    Why we should destroy the Bills.

    I concede that if the Colts find a way to lose this game, I will be very, Very, VERY upset!! As a fan, all I try to ask of my favorite team is to play smart, and to play hard. Do those two things often enough and you'll do alright. If we lose this game, we weren't smart enough and didn't play hard enough and made way too many mistakes. That would be hugely disappointing. Looking forward to feeling good at the end of this one.... just don't want to take it for granted.
  7. NewColtsFan

    Why we should destroy the Bills.

    Fair point..... But I'm just not sure who we match-up with. Injuries have made that difficult. I just think if you go into any NFL game with an expectation of destroying your opponent, you set yourself up for dissappointment. So, if we win by 10, you're not happy? I guess you're looking for at least 14 and anything short of that is not enough? Remember, the average margin of victory in the NFL is..... 6 points. At this point, I'd like a solid win. But I'll take anything! I prefer to se the bar low and will be happy when we clear it!
  8. NewColtsFan

    Why we should destroy the Bills.

    Remember..... This same Bills defense went into Minnesota and shutout the Vikings for nearly 60 minutes. The Vikings scored a late TD to avoid being blanked. Buffalo beat them 27-6. The Bills are better than you think. Just be happy with a solid win.
  9. NewColtsFan

    You're the GM

    Sorry..... but according to all published reports, you're wrong. Norwell didn't go on a tour of teams. His agent talked terms on the phone. And by published reports, we were one of three finalists..... Colts, Giants, 49ers. The irony is the Jags came in late with the offer. But you're going to have to show how you came to believe that we never talked terms. I don't see how you came to that conclusion. There's a 3-day period where everyone talks terms with agents. Even if you decide a player is too expensive, the only way to know is to talk dollars with the agent. Your position doesn't make sense. Here's one link: https://www.stampedeblue.com/2018/3/12/17112462/the-colts-are-in-fact-making-a-run-at-andrew-norwell By the way, we were the runner-up for Jensen. It was down to the Bucs and the Colts. Jensen actually came to the facility. He left and went to Tampa and signed there. The common theme is both linemen signed with teams in Florida where there is no state tax. That gives Florida franchises a nice advantage in negotiations.
  10. NewColtsFan

    Top 5 draft Pick in 2019

    I believe Greedy is a man corner. Hard to see Ballard spending a first round pick on a position that Ballard says is not a premium position in his mostly zone defense.....
  11. NewColtsFan

    Stampede Blue on Ballard's lack of spending

    None of this is a surprise to Chris Ballard. The kids he has have to play. He's willing to lose games this year so he can win more games down the road. 2018 was never in the plans. But 19 and 20 and 21 and beyond very much are. Media writing these stories literally do not understand what he's doing. But just because they don't get it, doesn't mean we shouldn't get it. You don't have to like it, but at least understand it. Ballard has explained himself on multiple occasions. He's not keeping this a well guarded secret. No big spending until he's established the locker-room culture that he wants..... One more off-season, then things will change in 2020. If they change this coming year, then Irsay has changed his view and has ordered Ballard to speed up the timeline....
  12. NewColtsFan

    Bradley Chubb

    You can also add Turay to the haul. He turned out to be part of the deal as well. Nelson Smith Turay 2019 2nd round pick
  13. I hope everyone reading this notes two things... One, this story was from early September.... before the season even started. Two, in the lead-in, the writer says this is for ENTERTAINMENT purposes ONLY and NOT to be taken seriously. P.S. --- on a personal note, Colts.com poached Stampede's best writer, who now works for us. And frankly, I think SB's work this year has been exceedingly poor. Reasonable minds can disagree and your mileage may vary, but that's my view...
  14. NewColtsFan

    The Bills are not a cupcake team

    You call yourself a Bills fan and don't even mention that Buffalo went to Minnesota and built a 27-0 lead behind Josh Allen before winning 27-6? It's only one of the biggest upset's of the early season. The Bills may not be great, but they're better than many here realize.....
  15. NewColtsFan

    The Culture Of This Team

    I have no idea. But what’s your point? Ballard publicly said he had a three year plan. And Irsay has signed off on it. For the record, Philly had much more talent on their roster when Orderson was hired than the Colts did when Ballard was hired. There’s no comparison.