There are players that it’s not all about money. AC is different. He has a personality like Luck. If it was about the money why didn’t he sign during the season when approached. He could of signed a 3 year deal and walked away after a year and they probably wouldn’t of asked for any of the bonus money back.
A good GM, which I believe Ballard is, is preparing for the retirement/injury/loss of every single player.... 365 days a year.
The turnover rate in the NFL is a fluid, continual thing. He has been preparing for this...while juggling ever other position, since he came here. Next man up is not coach speak, it is life in the NFL. The Colts will still be the Colts, and I will root for them, whether AC retires, or re-signs.
No he isn’t. The one thing about AC is you can leave him on a island with no help. There are a lot of ways you can help a LT if they are average but then that hurts the passing game because it takes away one available pass catcher.
Hooker is fine for Flus's scheme. The problem is, the scheme falls apart without a pass rush. And we don't have one of those. Add a pass rush, and let him roam like a FS should, and he'll look completely different.
Odum really only replaced him wholly for one game, and that was vs KC (his second game out) when Mahomes was hobbled and they were missing WRs Hill and Watkins. We had 3 CBs on the field almost the entire game too. Odum only had 12 total snaps the first game Hooker was out, and 28 snaps the third game he was out. Milligan played just as much as Odum in that third game.
I'd trade Leonard if I absolutely had to, but not Nelson.
I didn't see this too much, only on specific packages, and mostly on running downs or short yardage. The bigger problem was playing the DBs (especially the CBs) to deep, and not close enough to the LOS. That, combined with no pass rush is why we got ate up underneath time and time again.
I'm starting to see a broken record here.
We're gonna wait for Luck to tell us if he feels he's ready to go. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait some more. Go through 2017 offseason. Wait some more. Get into the season. Um... Flub the QB situation. Trade for a backup from somewhere else to play, because the guy we have is awful. Oh, by the way, we're still waiting. Go to Europe. Wait again. Aaaaaand.... Ok, now we put Luck on IR.
We're gonna wait for Luck to tell us if his injury is healed. Wait. Wait. Wait some more. Show up for some workouts. re-injure the leg. Wait. Wait some more. Oh! News broke during the final preseason game that he's retiring! Dang it!
We're gonna wait for a HOF kicker who has nothing left to prove and probably should retire to tell us how he's feeling. Wait. Wait. Wait some more. Start the season. Wow, that was pretty bad. Are you still hurt? Wait. Wait some more. Bring in other kickers. Wait. Re-injury. Finally goes on IR.
We're gonna wait for AC to tell us if he's gonna retire or not. Start the broken record. See above.
*raises hand* Um... Can we stop doing this?