NewColtsFan

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  1. Here's what we don't know about Ballrad's 3-year plan..... Does it end after the Free Agency period and draft of 2019 and so we should start seeing good results for the 2019 season? Or...... Does it end after the actual 2019 season, and we won't start seeing results until the 2020 season. I hope some member of the media asks Ballard that very question. When does the 3-year plan ende and when should the fan base reasonably expect to see the results Ballard wants on the field?
  2. NewColtsFan

    Le'Veon Bell Lurking

    Bell has already turned down 33 mill guaranteed. Why would he accept less money from a lesser team? Pittsburgh has Super Biwl hopes for this year and next. We don’t. I don’t see this happening in the next year...
  3. You think we’re getting a 1 or a 2 for Brissett? Really? Because of Irsay’s recent comments? They mostly worthless. Put it this way, Washington paid a 3 and a starting CB for Alex Smith. You think Brissett is almost as valuable as Smith? Not me. I think if we get a 3 for Brissett the front office would be happy. Anything more they’d be thrilled as that’s highway robbery. And remember, I like Brissett. I’m not down on him. I just want to be realistic.
  4. NewColtsFan

    Antonio Callaway Cited for marijuana possession

    Sorry, my bad! I meant to include this story so you could see Jackson's own words as I did. Dumbfounding works for me too.... here's your link.... http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24359794/cleveland-browns-kept-antonio-callaway-game-punishment
  5. NewColtsFan

    Antonio Callaway Cited for marijuana possession

    I hope people will forgive me for getting back ON TOPIC and away from bongs, which I have personally never used. But I thought this was a topic that would merit some discussion.... How Hue Jackson "punished" Antonio Galloway. What did he do? Did he hold him out of the game? Make him watch from the sidelines? Nope. He made Galloway play most of the game. Even when the kid was tired and asked out, the staff told him to stay out and play even when he was exhausted. In 50 years of being a fan and in roughly 30 years of covering the NFL professionally, this is one of the most lame * excuses for punishment I've ever heard. Cleveland gets to benefit by seeing how the kid performs, especially under pressure. And the Browns claim the punishment is that the kid had to play when he was tired. Poor baby. Sorry, but Hue Jackson just dropped a few notches in my book. Total nonsense. And I'm not impressed with John Dorsey who let him do it and get away with it. Pure crap. The Brown no longer stands for the family name. It stands for the stain Jackson was allowed to put on the once proud franchise. So disappointing.
  6. NewColtsFan

    So... Uh...

    Huh? No joke. Between fed taxes... state taxes... agent fees... a professional athlete typically pays roughly 50 percent in taxes...
  7. NewColtsFan

    [Lombardi] Deon Cain's injury might be season-ending

    Thanks, you’re too kind! Negative Nick is a very close cousin to Debbie Downer! And when I say “cousin” I don’t mean Kirk!
  8. NewColtsFan

    So... Uh...

    Hey.... don’t forget Andrew pays heavy taxes... so 140 million quickly becomes 70 million like THAT! Then, Andrew is notoriously thrifty... so out of 70 mill, Luck will likely end up with 69 million 900 Thousand. Luck can stretch a dollar! Just sayin.....
  9. NewColtsFan

    So... Uh...

    Yikes.... it’s a porn stash... And a BAD porn stash at that. Yuk! Well... I guess the only opinion that matters is Luck’s girlfriend...
  10. NewColtsFan

    [Lombardi] Deon Cain's injury might be season-ending

    Again..... It’s the preseason. The sample size is tiny. Things aren’t supposed to be great in the preseason. Especially for a young team like ours learning a new system. We might look like crap for the first month of the regular season. That doesn’t mean we won’t be better in October. And even better in November and December. Young teams get better. What we are at any given moment in time doesn’t mean we will always be that way. You’re making big picture observations based on a very small sample size. Odds are high you’ll be wrong when all is said and done. It’s way too early to be a Negative Nick. Just some food for thought.
  11. NewColtsFan

    Bengals Week 1

    First..... The NFL makes the regular season schedule. They do not get involved with the preseason schedule. The teams themselves create their own preseason schedules... So both the Colts and Bengals knew they were playing each other week one... and both are ok playing each other the last game of the preseason. I don’t pretend to know why? But if they’re ok with it, then I’m ok with it.
  12. NewColtsFan

    [Lombardi] Deon Cain's injury might be season-ending

    Not sure you realize the starting defense played all of 20-30 snaps. That’s it. It’s only the first game of the PRE-SEASON!! Please try a little harder before announcing like Henny Penny that the sky is falling! Please stop with the “we’re not aren’t guaranteed any wins with the way our defense played.” I’ve got news for you... we wouldn’t be guaranteed anything even if we had shutout Russell Wilson. Please try not to read too much into so little. Just take a deep breath and try not to over react. Things are never as bad as they seem nor are they as good as you think. Enjoy the pre-season. See what we do. Give the Colts a chance before you predict how good or bad we’re going to be. Please?!?
  13. NewColtsFan

    [Lombardi] Deon Cain's injury might be season-ending

    Wait! What?!? ”Likely never play much again”....??? Where did you pull that from? Why would you think this? If it helps, I heard Ballard on the radio today... said he’s confident Cain will be 100 percent fine next year. No worries at all.
  14. NewColtsFan

    Passing Offense - Stop Stressing

    Frank Gore had hands of stone?!? Oh, Dear God... here we go again... another figment of imagination. Gore didn’t have great hands... but they were certainly decent. I think some here are mixing up Gore’s few fumbles his first year here with dropped passes... For too many fans here, the only things they know how to say is either someone sucks at something or he was great at something. They struggle with concepts like average, or above average, or below average. Some of the conversations we have here are positively head scratching...
  15. My apologies for sounding like a broken record..... But we have 4 picks in the first 3 rounds..... and I hope the Colts use ALL OF THEM on defense. How about DT/DE/LB/CB..... I suspect my view will be in the minority, but that's what I'd like to see happen.....
  16. NewColtsFan

    Quincy Wilson = Bust

    Ballard drafted Wilson with an eye on the future. You don't have to take my word on it. Here is ESPN.com's player profile and you can see clearly in the writing, that Wilson has excelled in press coverage AND zone. http://insider.espn.com/nfl/draft/player/_/id/52097
  17. Ok..... fair enough.... Whenever you like. I’m always here....
  18. Well.... the discussion is over WHEN the 3-year plan started? 2017 or 2018? How can people have a good discussion about the success or lack of success if they can’t even agree what year the plan started? i don’t understand this new approach you’re taking on discussions on the message board. This isn’t the first time you’ve gone to the card that says “what good does it do to have this discussion, we’ll be good when we’re good.” Or... “what good does it do to talk about this? Our opinions mean nothing. The only opinion that matters is Ballard’s.” You used that one recently too. I don’t understand this approach? Discussing what’s going on is the primary function of this web page. It’s why we’re all here. To voice our views and opinions and have fun talking about our favorite team. And you seem to banging the drum of.... “what good does it do?” It’s fun for many of us. I thought it used to be fun for you? Not sure why you’ve made this change? We’re all here to have fun.... Isn't that a good thing?
  19. First... no one is arguing... we’re discussing. That happens on an internet fans message board. Second... seems like a good topic to discuss. Shouldn’t we all be on the same page? I don’t see a problem here. Third... saying the team won’t be good until the team is good seems to fall in the Capt. Obvious camp, doesn’t it? I don’t see a problem here... don’t know why you do? Nobody is knocking anyone or anything...
  20. Well.... I’d agree that the Irsay comment can be taken a number of different ways. Mine is that Year 1 was 2017. Weren’t we all writing about that during last years terrible season? I certainly thought so. I don’t recall Ballard announcing his 3-year plan THIS year? I don’t see how 2017 doesn’t count? He was building the team. Draft picks, free agents, guys off the street. Feels to me like clock has been running since he arrived.....
  21. Last year was a free year for Ballard. No one judged him the way we do now. He didn’t have his starting QB, and he didn’t have his own coaching staff operating with his philosophy. It didn’t put us further behind. This was mostly baked into the recipe. (Minus Luck). We’ll be far more competitive this year on a game by game basis. Next year I’d expect the Colts to be more competitive on a seasonal basis. Ballard’s plan SHOULD work. It’s hard to see it now. It's hard to see anything in August of Year 2. But it should be much more apparent by December and January....
  22. First off... why should ANYTHING be apparent one game into the preseason? Second... Ballard has a 3-year plan, so why us yours now 4-5? Third: Define fixed? Making the playoffs? Advancing to the playoffs? Reaching the SB? What? Fixed means different things to different people. I’d be reluctant to connect dots yet.
  23. No. I’m sorry. But this is not true. Ballard talked about a 3-year plan when he got hired. Ballard announced the 2018 free agency would not be like the 2017 free agency long before it even started. He said fans would likely be disappointed that he wouldn’t be going after the same number of FA’s this year as last. There was no spin. His story didn’t change. Not even a little. P. S. — He’s already announced he’s likley taking the same approach to FA next year as well. He did that in the interview he gave when he made his big trade with the Jets to move back and collect more picks.
  24. Why does your 3-year plan start this season? 2018? Ballard’s 3year plan started last year, 2017. So he’s expecting a much more competitive roster in 2019. Also... to expect your favorite team to be in the league championship game if not the Super Bowl is a recipe for heart break. As a fan of a contending team, the safest thing to expect is your team makes the post season. At that point anything can happen.
  25. NewColtsFan

    How did you like the play calling?

    One thing I liked about the play calling jumped out at me right away. Something I have been preaching since Luck’s rookie year. Three words: Roll Luck Out! We rolled Luck to the right on the second play of the game. I’d like to see that at least once a quarter — four times a game. At least. Plus, enough with mostly 7-step drops. Mix in 3-step and 5-step drops as well. Do ALL these things and you make it harder to sack or pressure Andrew. If all you do is 7-step drops then the defense knows where the QB will be. We made it easier to hurt Luck. Mixing it up is a good thing. We need more of that. And getting the ball out of Luck's hand much quicker is the ultimate goal. Looks like we’re finally doing what we should have been doing since Day One. Finally.