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  1. 5 minutes ago, DougDew said:

    I was simply adhering to the premise of the thread.  Jeez.

    No you were complaining about people talking about Ballard again.  That was the first line of your post which will only help derail the thread further.


    If you are just talking about the premise of the thread do that.  You don’t have to complain about what others are talking about.  

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  2. 42 minutes ago, ManningGM said:

    His character WAS in question even before the hire. This is the same guy who burned down Denver's walls.

    Again it was believed around the league he had grown up from that and it was no longer in question when the Colts hired him.

  3. 11 hours ago, Finball said:


    He did feud with with lot of players and even his own staff in Denver and of course got caught (well assistant got caught) in videotaping practices of his teams opponent.

    And the thought around the league was he had grown up and matured from that.  Clearly he hadn’t but those were not thought to be an issue anymore.  

  4. 10 minutes ago, Gramz said:

    I said the  respect, not the right.


    And I'm not getting into the Peyton discussion.


    And, of course it's a business. 


    Bottom line, I hope he can return, or retire on his own terms.   


    Notbing but the utmost respect for him.


    I hope he can too.  I like Adam and want him to finish his career as a Colt as long as he’s productive.  

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  5. 1 hour ago, Gramz said:

    Figure of speech.  


    What I really mean is he certainly has earned the respect to decide when his time is up.   I trust that he would walk away if he thought he could no longer help the team.


    If he still wants to play and Colts sign him for another year I'm all for it.

    It’s a business, no one has that right.  If he wants to play and the Colts no longer feel he can produce at a high enough level they will let him or not re-sign him.  I am NOT saying Adam is at that point now.  However, that day could get here.  Remember this is the same franchise who cut Peyton Manning because it was best for the team, yes I know Peyton could still play, but if Peyton didn’t earn that right no one will.  

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  6. 11 hours ago, Superman said:

    Everyone wants the big monster at WR, but I just watched Julian Edelman and James White destroy the Chargers yesterday. And that's not the first time that formula has worked against a good defense in the playoffs. Edelman might be the toughest receiver in the league, and White set a record for catches in a playoff game (two years after setting a record for catches in a Super Bowl).


    I want receivers that get separation quickly, make tough catches, have reliable hands, and get yards after the catch. I don't care if they're 5'9" or 6'4". Producing playmakers is what we need.

    Give me a guy like Reggie Wayne who can run great routes and get open on just about every play and be the security blanket Luck so desperately needs when he gets rattled.  

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  7. 12 hours ago, Superman said:


    To the bolded: Huh? "So called"??? 


    Knock it off.


    Also, how are you sick of it, when this is the first time it's happened? When else has AV missed a playoff kick for us? When's the last time he even attempted a meaningful playoff kick?


    Last thing, I believe the missed FG was tipped.


    AV is the least of our concerns. If he wants to come back, he should come back.

    I don’t know if he’s the least of their concerns but I would agree there are more pressing ones.  


    Also, I don’t know about the last time he missed a playoff kick for the Colts or attempted a meaningful playoff kick for the Colts but I do know they don’t win the Super Bowl in 06 without him.  Yes I know that was over a decade ago and has no baring on keeping him next year or not but I am not going to talk smack about Adam’s post season greatness because of it (and a few other kicks he’s made in the post season).  

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  8. 5 hours ago, ricker182 said:

    I really don't want to hear "character matters most" from the guy who drafted Tyreek Hill and tried to hire Joshls Mcdaniels either.  


    I like Ballard, but he's full of crap when he says that.

    There weren’t questions about McDaniels character until he backed out on the Colts.  


    He didnt draft Hill he wasn’t the General Manger.

    2 hours ago, ManningGM said:

    Okay, but what about McDaniels?

    What about him?  His character wasn’t in question until he backed out on the Colts.

  9. 40 minutes ago, rockywoj said:

    Well remember, his first Colts draft was with Grigson’s draft crew and picking for Pagano’s scheme.  This past year, he had his own draft crew in place.  He gets a pass for his first draft. 

    He doesn’t need a pass no it wasn’t the homerun this class was but it was still a good class.  He got three starters out of it and two role players out of it.  That’s not a bad draft.

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  10. 2 hours ago, NewEra said:

    Yeah who the heck knows what happened last year but that draft sucked. Especially in comparison to this year. Hopefully he's trending up and nails it this year too! I think our scouts are bringing it!!

    Both of Ballard’s draft classes have been good, yes this years was a homerun but his first class was good too.

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  11. If he wants to come back I don’t think that’s a bad idea.  I wouldn’t count on him to start but I think he has depth value and start a transition into coaching where his real value is.

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  12. 14 minutes ago, chad72 said:


    If a WR is going to boost your WR corps considerably over a DL for our rotation, it would be hard to sit in a vacuum and say "this DL is rated slightly higher than this WR, so you go with this DL" to me. It is not truly need based drafting but BPA close to need that does not drastically alter your board. 


    We will see how things play out in FA. I do not want to use a first round pick on a rotational DL that is not a 3-down guy and is just a specialist.



    I think they take the best non QB, tightend, kicker/punter, or center on the board.

  13. 21 minutes ago, jameszeigler834 said:

    Well this team showed a lot of improvement will more added talent this team can very well be a force next year steelers are overrated.

    Maybe they will.  I am just pointing out it’s a big step up in competition from this year.  However asking any team in the NFL to play a road scheudle like that is brutal.  Not just the Colts.  I do hope the Colts are a force next year.  However, I am not going to panic and over react if they take a step backwards.  I hope they don’t but if they go 8-8 or something next year I wouldn’t be overly shocked.  I also wouldnt be shocked if they pull off 11-5 or 10-6 and are back in the playoffs.

  14. 15 minutes ago, jameszeigler834 said:

    This colts team upset some pretty good teams this year if Ballard fixes what hurt us this year with better players this team will be fine.

    The Colts played five playoff teams all year counting playoffs, Texans, Eagles, Pats, Cowboys, and Chiefs.  They were 3-4 in those games.  Next year they will have four games on the road with playoff teams this year including having to go to the Saints and Chiefs each conferences number one seed.  Add in a road trip to the Steelers a place where they don’t historically play well and two division games the easiest game on the road will be the Bucs.  That’s a brutal scheudle and a big step up from what they faced this year on the road, at least on paper right now.


    I am not going to sit here and say the Colts can’t have success next year but they are going to have to take care of business at home.  That’s more manageable with the three division games, Miami, Raiders, Broncos, Falcons and, Panthers coming to town.  They can’t afford to go worse than 6-2 at home next year IMO to have any kind of shot at the playoffs.  


    I hope the Colts take a step forward but it’s not going to be easy.  

  15. 45 minutes ago, JimJaime said:

    AV isn’t a great kicker, he is the greatest of all time and the most clutch kicker I have ever seen.  It will be more interesting see which jersey he chooses to put into the hall when he retires..   



    That’s not how it works in the NFL.  They list all the teams you played for and the years.

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  16. 10 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

    I can explain. Reich went completely away from the running game for most of this game. He decided he wanted to play a shootout Vs Patrick Mahomes and it failed. What also went wrong is how well their front 7 matched up Vs our O-Line. We weren't ready for their speed LBers. Jones also gave Nelson some trouble. Once they got ahead, we abandoned the run game completely, and they prepared for the pass every down. Reich was outcoached.

    I think what makes this sting to some here is what KC did to the Colts today is what we were dying to see from Peyton’s Colts in the playoffs, get a lead make other team play from behind so they have to throw and then get after the QB and outside of a two or three games we never really got to see it from Peyton’s Colts in the playoffs.  So that makes it sting more.  


    There is no question Reid gave Reich a lesson on playoff gameplanning today.  If you watched the pre-game show Dungy hinted in his interview with Reich that his game plan wasn’t a good one when he said “if I were coaching I’d think we need to run the ball and chew the clock but you aren’t thinking that you are going to let it rip”  Frank then said we expect to score every time.  The problem is the Colts haven’t been that type of team.  When they have won this year they have done it with ball control and long drives. I think Frank got a little too caught up in the idea that they could keep pace with KC and that his defense would get a big turnover that would be the difference maker.


    The real key becomes does he learn from it.  Coaches don’t like to change things.  They have their principles and what they believe in and that’s what they do no matter what because it’s what works and if they execute it will work.  Honestly I think the hoody’s secrect is he’s one of the few that doesn’t fall into that trap.  If what they are doing isn’t working he stops and does something else and keeps trying until they figure out what does work.  I hope Reich learns from this and the next time we see KC he plays things differently.  Use the no huddle more.  That was the only time the offense was able to get going.  Stick with the run somemore, get Mack on the outside If you can.  Teach Luck to pump fake.  On defense don’t over worry about Hill at the expense of letting everyone else eat you alive.  

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