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  1. 12 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:

    Technically, I don’t believe he was released.


    I believe his contract was up and we elected not to re-sign him to a new deal.   If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone will come along soon enough to correct me and set the record straight. 

    Nope you got it.

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  2. 7 hours ago, Dogg63 said:

    Howard's not doing well at this point. His wife provided an update here.


    First she said he has:

    A pulmonary blood clot making it hard on his heart

    Fatty emboli (due to multiple bone fractures) in lungs and brain

    These issues are serious and the next 48 hours are critical


    Then he suffered another setback:

    He is not consistently responding to commands. This is a dramatic change from Sunday. The doctors have ruled out any strokes or seizures as the cause. They presently believe the fatty emboli are causing blockages in his brain. He also is in a state of delirium, which comes and goes. 

    He remains on continuous dialysis for his kidneys, but they have had to step back their effort to pull fluid out of him because it is stressing his heart. At this point, he is not stable enough for surgery on his back or pelvis. 

    Thanks you for posting this.  Very sad but thank you.

  3. 1 hour ago, csmopar said:

    I have a feeling you're gonna see a LOT of fringe players do that. And its a smart move as well as a loop hole.

    I would think it would be the reverse because if you opt out it requires the team to replace you and if your a fringe player once your replaced you generally don’t get your job back.  

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  4. 2 hours ago, P'Son said:

    Good. That makes two of us.  I'm done with the divisive NFL.

    Yes because how dare someone put his well being ahead of your entertainment.  

    With that said the only thing I saw was that he thought about it did research and decided not too.

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  5. 25 minutes ago, Myles said:

    This seems to be no big deal.  

    I'm on board with the cut Brissett and go with Eason and Kelly in the backup roles.

    You might be but if you listen to the Colts they aren’t.  Jacoby is the backup and Eason and Kelly are fighting for the third spot.  I really doubt Kelly is going to beat out the new draft pick.  

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  6. 1 hour ago, NewColtsFan said:

    I think you meant his 2017 season starting for us turned into the 3rd overall pick which eventually turned into Quinton Nelson and a host of other players. 


    Theres no connection — none — between JB and Andrew Luck. 

    Yeah that was all Curtis painter’s doing.  

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  7. 10 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Had the 2009 team closed the deal than I would've had them 2nd regardless of talent because of winning the SB. Losing to New Orleans was just as bad as losing to Pitt in 05.

    I think the 2009 team gets a raw deal when people talk about the talent on that roster.  Honestly had it not been for throwing the Jets game and an onside kick in the Super Bowl that team could have been 19-0.  You don’t do that unless you have a crazy amount of talent.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Moosejawcolt said:

    Hmmmmmm.......lets c if u have that same enthusiasm when he is up for his 2nd contract.  He is going to want a huge payday and I am not sure I would pay a guard the kind of money he will b seeking.Plus he got owned by Simmons and Hayward last year

    30 games without a sack says otherwise.  

    Did he have bad plays?  Sure.  Show me a player in the NFL that doesn’t.  

    If you don’t think the Colts are going to re-sign Nelson you aren’t listening to Ballard.  He’s always talked about drafting and then keeping your own.  Nelson is exactly the type of player he’s talking about when he says bills come down.  

    We watched the Colts handed a franchise QB in Andrew Luck and saw his career destroyed by injuries because he never really had a line in front of him.  Why on earth would you want to give away your best lineman because he’s going to be expensive after seeing that?  News flash good players in the NFL are expensive and you can’t build a good team nickel and dimming everywhere.  

    On top of that the Colts can afford Nelson.  The Chiefs just gave how much to Mahomes?  Yet they can still afford to pay other players.  The Colts aren’t going to have any kind of contract like that for a long time thanks to not having a line to protect Luck.  They can afford Nelson because while he’s going to get a record payday for a guard he’s still not going to get QB type money.  

    On top of that a large part of these big deals is how are they setup.  Just about every deal Ballard has signed has been team friendly.  I highly doubt he’s going to change that for Nelson.  He will structure the contract so Nelson gets paid what he’s worth but also so it works for the Colts.  

    Yes the salary cap won’t let you keep everyone but unless you don’t know what you are doing with the cap it let’s you keep guys like Nelson.  

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  9. 22 minutes ago, jlid said:


    I was waiting for the first overreaction, particularly to the 2nd coming of Christ part...like I said, I love him, I'm glad we have him, but just look to the best player in football thread for the "nanny nanny boo boo, everyone except me said it was wrong to take an OG 6th" posts.  Me personally I'll admit it, not knowing we would get Leonard in the 2nd, I probably would have taken Roquan Smith, with Nelson as option B, and I would have been wrong.  I just like to poke fun

    It’s not overaction.  Nelson has turned out to be every bit of the player the Colts thought they were getting at number six.  Also add in all the other players the trade with the Jets to get Nelson brought the Colts beyond nailed that pick.  


    Also before you dig in on the forum said it wasn’t right to take a guard that high this is the same forum that ripped Ballard a new one for taking Leonard in the second and declared him a bust before he ever played a game.  

    This is also the same fan base that had 50% of their people who wanted RG3 and Leaf over Luck and Manning.  They are also the same people who blew a gasket for taking Edge over Rickey Williams.  Fans opinions are very often wrong when it comes to judging a players value in the draft.  

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  10. 1 hour ago, jlid said:

    To be very clear about this, I love Nelson, I'm not gonna say I threw a parade over the pick, but I was fine with it, he's obviously been great, and I now have a dog named Quenton but...


    It's gonna be kind of fun to see all of those who think he's the second coming of Christ react to the comment about Cam Heyward whooping up on him

    No player is perfect.  Nelson has more than held his own over the course of his career.  Also it’s not like Heyward is some bum.  He’s very good at what he does too.  Singling out Nelson’s worst play seems to be the mark of someone who is trying to poke holes in him (and for the record I know you didn’t say it.) Is he the second coming or Christ?  No but until people start saying he’s walking on water and curing the sick I am not going to say people are saying he is.  He is one of the best linemen in football though.  The fact he’s going over 30 straight games without giving up a sack and that the Colts have become very good at running the football speaks to that.  

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  11. 10 hours ago, Dogg63 said:

    I think the :goat: considers himself done in Indy.

    He’s moving to Zionsville.  The fact his house is for sale doesn’t mean he’s done in Indy.  With that said I hope the Colts don’t re-sign him.

    8 hours ago, twfish said:

    I guess I really did expect him to stay in Indy afterwards. Seems like a lot of prior players stay here afterwards.


    7 hours ago, Myles said:

    I'm happy that this is the end of him as the Colts kicker, but a little bummed if he doesn't stay in the area.   He'd be a great radio host, frequent guest or even front office guy.

    He’s moving to Zionsville.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Myles said:

    So we should remove all RB's and TE's.   That's fair.

    I'm still not sure the Colts would be tops, but Marvin and Reggie put them in the discussion.



    Maybe but as others have pointed out the Colts have a history of great WRs beyond Marvin and Reggie.  Berry being the most noticeable.  I am not sure if another franchise can say they had two of the top 10 all-time like the Colts had with Berry and Marvin.  Still the Steelers make a very strong argument.  

  13. 5 hours ago, crazycolt1 said:

    When you take into consideration what Faulk did along with Bruce and Holt those may have been the best three headed combo in history. 

    The one receiver that was as good as Rice was Tim Brown. He just didn't play his career with QBs Montana and Young. He was just as talented. 

    Faulk wasn’t a WR and if we are talking about WRs he doesn’t factor into that.

  14. 8 minutes ago, crazycolt1 said:

    Where did I say they were? 

    Harrison and Wayne were 9th and 10th in career yards while Bruce was 5th.

    Harrison was 5th in TDs while Wayne was 24th. Bruce was 12th. 

    So it's debatable. 


    I didn’t say you did.  I said they were.

    Marvin is fifth in career catches and Wayne is 10th.  Bruce is 13th and Holt doesn’t make the top 13.  

    Holt is 16th in career yards and 36th in TDs.  

    So Harrison tops Bruce in catches and TDs while Bruce has the edge in yards.  I think TDs and catches are much more important than yards. Wayne tops Holt in everything and tops Bruce in catches.  

    As a duo give me Harrison and Wayne.


    Moss and Carter is another good duo although it was short lived and the Steelers had Stallworth and Swann.  Those are the best sets I can come up with.  

    The Steelers have been good at producing stud WRs as a franchise but I am not sure I would take them over Harrison and Berry who are probably two of the top 10 WRs to ever play the game and Wayne who is also probably going to end up a Hall of Famer.  

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