Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Colts Vs. N.Y. Giants Preseason Game Night Thread


LucasOilStadium

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 409
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Purifoy will likely get the nod because of what he brings to special teams.

I think we keep 6 Davis Toler Butler Gordy Burley and Purifoy. 4 safety's that is going to be where the big decision is made Colt Anderson has been playing well. Landry Howell then you have Adams Anderson and Brown.

 

Big decisions to be made.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we keep 6 Davis Toler Butler Gordy Burley and Purifoy. 4 safety's that is going to be where the big decision is made Colt Anderson has been playing well. Landry Howell then you have Adams Anderson and Brown.

 

Big decisions to be made.

Agreed but if it comes down to LP and MB Purifoy has the edge due to his return skills
Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know. DaRick might be coming for that spot before it's all said and done. He has been more impressive thus far.

 

I disagree. Griff is more reliable. Rogers has issues with routes, but he's great when he has to use his straight-line speed. And honestly, Luck has more chemistry with Griff at this point. But that could change.

 

Anyway, they both performed well tonight.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think both will be kept but Whalen losing return duties to Purifoy

We can't keep them all I would not be surprised if we keep only 5 WR's we are going to have to trade or cut some good players this year.

 

I am very impressed with the team today. We looked good and that was with 2 starters gone on the O Line.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We can't keep them all I would not be surprised if we keep only 5 WR's we are going to have to trade or cut some good players this year.

I am very impressed with the team today. We looked good and that was with 2 starters gone on the O Line.

And our two best receivers from last year

Link to post
Share on other sites

I disagree. Griff is more reliable. Rogers has issues with routes, but he's great when he has to use his straight-line speed. And honestly, Luck has more chemistry with Griff at this point. But that could change.

 

Anyway, they both performed well tonight.

I am with you and go ahead and throw Rogers brings nothing to any of the special team units. If we keep 6 then it is a mute point

Link to post
Share on other sites

We can't keep them all I would not be surprised if we keep only 5 WR's we are going to have to trade or cut some good players this year.

 

I am very impressed with the team today. We looked good and that was with 2 starters gone on the O Line.

I wouldn't want to go into the season with only 5 WRs
Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't see it as being a difficult decision. Special teams isn't an aspect coaches take lightly. 

That's true but if they have who they need in special teams, who would make the roster on cornerback ability. I'd be more comfortable with Burley playing (due to injury) at corner than Purifoy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Purifoy will likely get the nod because of what he brings to special teams.

 

Purifoy because of versatility

I can see that. But if the coaches have what they need at special teams I think Burley gets the nod because he covers better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

And our two best receivers from last year

I totally forgot 87 and TY weren't in there. This team has me pretty excited. The D looked good. That play Werner made was the kind of play a 1st round pick makes.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I disagree. Griff is more reliable. Rogers has issues with routes, but he's great when he has to use his straight-line speed. And honestly, Luck has more chemistry with Griff at this point. But that could change.

 

Anyway, they both performed well tonight.

Griff is more reliable but isn't a big play threat. DaRick is on any given play. Just depends on which way the coaching staff wants to augment the receiving corps. Luck has plenty of reliable types in Wayne, T.Y. and possibly Nicks. DaRick adds size and explosiveness to the mix that Griff can't match.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • FWIW I thought this from last weeks mail bag was funny because it seems to support what both you and I are saying.  If what I understand your point being is the dline including Buckner played similarly well both games and my belief that 3techs don’t need to record sacks and tfls to be dominant. : “I can understand why fans who watched last Sunday's opener against the Jaguars, and then checked out the box score afterwards, might come away with the conclusion that DeForest Buckner didn't have much of an impact on the game. After all, the Colts traded away their 13th-overall pick in this year's NFL Draft to acquire Buckner, and then immediately handed him a huge contract extension, so expectations are high. I get that. But looking back at the film, I think what's evident is Buckner deserves a little bit more credit beyond his stat-sheet line of six tackles (one for a loss). As the defensive line started to gel in the second half — that's when it limited Jacksonville to six combined rushing yards and had three of its four sacks — you began to feel Buckner much more consistently, and the attention placed on him allowed for others (I thought linebacker Bobby Okereke was fantastic in the second half) to make plays. Buckner also had the eighth-best week among all NFL interior defensive linemen in run stop win rate in Week 1, according to ESPN. Now, moving forward, of course you want to see more of those impact-type plays out of Buckner — sacks, big run stuffs, forced fumbles, defensive touchdowns, etc. But I think it's also important to to remember there are other ways for the three-tech to impact the game, and Buckner did a pretty good job of that last Sunday.”  
    • I’m a little surprised you don’t see a difference in dline play between  the two games.  I don’t have access to any of the services but I would suspect that The grades are significantly higher for the dline in Sunday compared to the Jax game.   but Sunday was even more dominant than i thought, and I thought it was dominant.  Between the opening drive during which MN gained 75 and scored a FG and their last meaningless drive for 75 yds and a TD, the Colts gave up a total of 25 other yds.    against Jax, we gave up around 60 yds rushing in the 1st half and the dline looked less than dominant then imo.  Jax had 5 of 8 drives during which they scored if you throw out the kneel downs at the end of each half.   Percentage of  tackles and sacks for linemen were very similar in both games.  You said that colts had more pressures during the mn game and I said probably a function of Jax short passing attack.   buckner had 6 tackles v Jax and 3 v mn.  He had no sacks v Jax but 1.5 tfl.  He had 1.5 sacks v mn but no other tfl.  Statistically counting sacks, tackles, and tfl he was “better” V Jax.  But you probably don’t think He was better Iwould suspect.   i would be shocked if the dline didn’t grade out higher v. Mn than Jax even though the tackles, tfl, and sacks were very similar over all.   im sure teams keep advanced stats that show a clearer pic of when a d lineman wins or loses on each Play that doesn’t necessarily match easier to see stats like tackles, etc.   do you have access to the grades?  I’d really be interested in the units grades in the two games.   i agree there can be other factors like obviously opponent strength and the play of LBs and dbs.  And mn looks like they might suck pretty bad surprisingly to me.  I think the main problem with lasts weeks game imo is the LBs are weak in coverage and Indy is as a result susceptible to short passing attacks.     that being said, rarely do dlines dominate the LOs like the colts did.   i maintain that a guy like Buckner and dts in general could have nit recorded a sack, had only a couple of tackles and be more dominant than In a game where he recorded a few tackles and a couple of sacks.    
    • Let's hire an exorcist!  
    • Didn't Nick Bosa get hurt this week too?
    • This might be helpful.
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...