I'm not a numbers guy as some of you are so I'm not going to list cap numbers or contract years here as this is just a list
Re-Sign Anthony. I think he ultimately plays
Mack gets extension
Sign Brandon Schreff if they believe Braden should remain at Tackle
Sign Conklin if they believe Braden should move back to Guard
**Either way.. line is now solidified.
Anthony, Quinton, Ryan, Brandon, Braden or Anthony, Quinton, Ryan, Braden, Jack
Sign Yannick or Armstead, I would go Yannick here however a bidding war might not favor us in our approach. I only hope that we don't settle and throw money to like Robert Quinn once the smoke clears, as we sort of did for Justin Houston
Sign Hooper TE
Pick 13... Brown or Kinlaw, most likely Kinlaw
Pick 34 Ruggs.. "crossed fingers here in him still being on the board" SPEED WR position filled
Pick 44... Jefferson WR
I'm stopping here as the rest to me is fill in fodder
As you can see, it might be a pipedream, however I went with what I believe the true needs are for this team in key spots, this to me IF, BIG IF, the cards fell right is doable and would be the best possible scenario here for the Colts
O-Line Schreff or Conklin
D-Line Yannick or Armstead and Kinlaw.. I left out Jones as he is 3-4 fluent
WR Ruggs and Jefferson
I would hope most of you would agree this would be one heck of a scenario. I did leave off the QB as I believe with the additions of offensive weapons in this scenario Brissett(maybe)..Ha!! or hopefully Kelly could get the job done
Now I'm going to go put on a helmet so all the bashing I'm about to receive doesn't to badly dent my ugly mug any further...
I'm a Colts fan yes, not a glutton for punishment. Watching this team with Brissett as QB is the equivalent of being in an abusive relationship. I know what it is, I know he's bad, and I'm getting out as soon as possible. Just like an abuser isn't worth a women's time, Brissett isn't worth my time and money.
Whoever said ELITE QB? This team isn’t going to be built on just the QB position. But it’s obvious that we’ve got to have better play there. Irsay might love Ballard but Jim loves too win also. He does know football and I’m sure he sees the glaring need for an upgrade if we’re truly trying to win a SB.
There looks like better QB will be attainable for us this year, via trade, draft, FA. So yea if Ballard doesn’t address the elephant in the room, he deserves all the criticism thrown his way.
I've heard that too, and maybe even read some lawyer/football media types address it. Apparently, there are conflicting statements on that subject regarding timing of retirement and reinstatement rights at different parts of the CBA/NFL Operations rules. I'm sure without clarity, not many would want to 'test' it without having a good feeling the decision would go in their favor.