Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Some really good games this weekend that will affect the standings


Recommended Posts

This is going to be a great weekend for college football..We have a lot of top 25 matchups, that should be great games to watch..

 

22 Florida vs 14 Missouri

9 UCLA vs 13 Stanford

24 Auburn vs 7 Texas A&M

5 Florida State vs 3 Clemson in Death Valley

 

A couple other games to watch..

 

Iowa vs #4 Ohio State..Iowa usually gives them a good game.

6 LSU vs Ol Miss//Ol Miss is a really good team that is unranked, but might give the Bayou Bengals a run for their money.

Washington State vs #2 Oregon. Can Sean Mannion keep his awesome season stats going against the Ducks, or will Marcus Mariota and DeAnthony Thomas continue to steamroll their opposition.

 

We'll also see who has the better game between Manziel and Mariota in the Heisman race...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Manziel hands down.

 

You think A&M can beat Oregon if they played in a Bowl game? I'll admit..that would be a classic. But, I want to see an Oregon / Alabama Championship game. I think that they are the only team with a legitimate chance to beat Bama, save for maybe LSU. But I'd definitely enjoy a true Manziel / Mariota match up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Manziel is my favorite college player of all-time...First time I've ever looked forward to college games over the NFL...The people who think he won't succeed in the NFL are gonna eat their words soon..He is Fran Tarkington-Russell Wilson hybrid...Really hope the Texans or Jaguars aren't smart enough to draft him....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • And the Rams with their QB - Roman Gabriel were the Colts' biggest rival in 1967 and 68.  
    • I'm willing to give anything a try at this point.  
    • And Dulin was receiver #1 against a stout Jags defense.     Matt has some stuff to look in the mirror about no doubt.   Fumbles have to be cleaned up.   Not too worried about the INTs, 3 came in that Jags game where we didn't have enough weapons and was trying to come back. Sometimes you have to make throws you otherwise wouldn't of.     Only thing that really matters is we are 1-1-1 and that could easily be 0-3 with how we have played.     Focus moves on to Henry and the Titans. Hopefully Shaq is back as well.
    • Move Pryor to RG and start Raimann at LT
    • After three games, a few things jump out at me:   O-Line is atrocious which is causing Ryan to throw some suicide balls, speed up his progressions, pretty much makes everything look hurried on O.     The playcalling of early runs so often allow opposing D's to stack the box early.  So our gains are minimal.  This allows them to tee up on our suspect o-line because they know the pass is coming.    Our defense is built to play well against second reaction play quarterbacks.  Mahomes, Rodgers are guys we usually play well against.  They don't tend to pull the trigger immediately and like to extend plays in the pocket before throwing.  Generally, our D feasts on these type of QB's.  I can't believe Andy Reid didn't scheme up a quit hitting passing gameplan for us.  If he watched Mills and Lawrence, they had free completions every single snap if they got the ball out on a 2 step drop or under 2 seconds.    This is why we struggle so much against pedestrian QB's and often make them look like pro-bowlers.  Our D' and the cushion that our corners play on a consistent basis is designed to gift the easy 5-7 yards and tighten up as the field gets shorter.  Problem is, most QB's are not greedy or talented enough to NOT take those yards- ala Mills and Lawrence- it's realistically the only thing they can accomplish.  Mahomes is so confident in his abilities to extend plays that it oddly masks a lot of our deficiencies on D.    I will wait and see if we can adapt our D to a passer more along the lines of a Tannehill next week. I want to see if we can jam up the short and intermediate passing game and still get to the QB while doing it before I believe we are worth anything from a D scheme standpoint.   Overall a good team win, albeit one that came with a bit of luck.  I don't think Ryan will bring us a Superbowl (in fact we would be lucky to win a playoff game with him as our QB), but I think he will be a good bridge to develop our young receivers and potentially a young signal caller when we draft one (and we absolutely need to) in the spring.     
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...