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penalties killed us 3rd and long and geathers gets a PI on eifert after a big sack by hunt defense would makes plays but couldnt get off the field im almost 100% positive we wouldve won if doyle got that 1st down its week one gotta know where we are as a team in a legit game to see where the work needs to be put in 

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Really do not know what happened at halftime, but the Bengals made some good adjustments. And the colts made way to many mistakes.

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I think the lack of a running hurt the Colts more than anything. The defense played well in the 1st half and ran out of gas in the 2nd. The Bengals made smart adjustments, especially defensively in the 2nd half to win the game. 

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1 minute ago, Boiler_Colt said:

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Specifically the run game. To think we could have had Mixon last year. 

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Can’t lose like we did at home. No excuses for that. However I like what I seen from Luck. Minus the INT of course. We lost as a team. Way too many mistakes. We still need a running game.

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4 minutes ago, Archangel said:

Really do not know what happened at halftime, but the Bengals made some good adjustments. And the colts made way to many mistakes.

Sounds familiar. 

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It's a young and inexperienced defense. 

 

Expect a low of highs and lows throughout the season.

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There were a bunch of bad mistakes by both sides of the team. That horsecollar tackle and DPI were both terrible mistakes and bad timing on both players part, though. If those two are avoided we very likely come out with the win, but don't forget that Green caught a long TD and Luck did throw a pick.

 

The team just has to continue to grow, I feel like this was a very promising game aside from the ending. 

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4 minutes ago, Blueblood23 said:

Offensive line was pathetic most of the game. Smith was so bad they had to put Haeg back in quickly.

Yeah Smith is a guard not a tackle. Draft a guy and put him in a place to succeed. 

 

Or Colts reasoning, let’s take a really good college guard and put him at tackle...

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Despte everything, if Doyel holds on to the ball, good chance they win.  Killer turnover.  

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Just now, JColts72 said:

New coach..new d cord. Same bad d. Put that more on Ballard for not getting good players.

has nothing to do with the players per say ..there young and young make mistakes

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1 minute ago, Aluckiswolverine said:

Yeah Smith is a guard not a tackle. Draft a guy and put him in a place to succeed. 

 

Or Colts reasoning, let’s take a really good college guard and put him at tackle...

That's true however, Smith is unable to beat out Slaussen so for a very high second round pick not good.

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2 minutes ago, Shadow_Creek said:

has nothing to do with the players per say ..there young and young make mistakes

Excuses.

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7 minutes ago, Blueblood23 said:

Offensive line was pathetic most of the game. Smith was so bad they had to put Haeg back in quickly.

On that particular play Smith was the extra 6th lineman, we where in our jumbo package. Haeg was right beside him. They should've never expected Smith to block Dunlap 1 on 1 like that. For being a patch work Oline they held their own pretty well. The Oline did NOT lose us the game today. The defensive penalties and Doyle fumble lost us the game. 

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The lack of a run game was a glaring issue to me. The Bengals and Dalton had the luxury of handing the ball off to Mixon.

 

Leading up the start of the 4th quarter, Mixon was averaging 7.9 ypc. They were patient and kept handing him the ball, knowing we couldn't stop it. They passed with efficiency (75% completion %) because we could not make them one dimensional. Run defense will be an issue all year.

 

Run game on offense will be an issue all year.

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4 minutes ago, JColts72 said:

New coach..new d cord. Same bad d. Put that more on Ballard for not getting good players.

It's one game.  Plenty to like about our young guys.   Leonard and hunt played great today.   The offense can't run the ball yet.  That was the single biggest issue. 

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17 minutes ago, Hi-Tek said:

Does Andrew Luck have to bail out the defense every game?

 

Because that was pathetic.

It's really not unacceptable.    We have no choice but to accept it

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Bad penalties at the wrong time, some poor red zone execution twice in the first half. The Doyel turnover and sporadic run defense. Main issues.

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1 minute ago, jchandler7 said:

On that particular play Smith was the extra 6th lineman, we where in our jumbo package. Haeg was right beside him. They should've never expected Smith to block Dunlap 1 on 1 like that. For being a patch work Oline they held their own pretty well. The Oline did NOT lose us the game today. The defensive penalties and Doyle fumble lost us the game. 

Smith has to be better than that. Dunlap ran around him like he was sitting on the couch.

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1 minute ago, jchandler7 said:

On that particular play Smith was the extra 6th lineman, we where in our jumbo package. Haeg was right beside him. They should've never expected Smith to block Dunlap 1 on 1 like that. For being a patch work Oline they held their own pretty well. The Oline did NOT lose us the game today. The defensive penalties and Doyle fumble lost us the game. 

Exactly, that Smith play was a bad play call.

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Stupid play calls and ill-timed penalties and turnovers. Same old same old! :yuk:

 

1. Up 23-17 3rd and 14 at the 38. Get 5-8 yards for a Vinny FG to go up 9. 2 score lead.

- Colts proceed to have Luck sling the ball all the way to the left sideline... which goes into the turf. Even if it was caught... no gain because the defender had already closed the gap by the time Luck threw it. What in God's green earth kind of play call is that? STUPID. Vinny of course misses the long 55 yard FG. Can't expect him to bail you out everytime.

 

2. Bengals take the lead on a td drive full of bad Colts penalties. Worst of which is the 1st one. You have 3rd down and long and Dalton threw it to his TE... who they would have tackled far short of a first down 9/10 times and Geathers just jumps all over the guy instead of you know, playing the ball and the first down marker? STUPID

 

3. End of game down 4. Colts have moved the ball. Down to about a minute but still having 3 timeouts. First down they call a SCREEN that loses  5 yards? REALLY? crossing routes have been moving the chains and you pick that time to call a screen? Luck then shows his rust and doesn't run, tries to throw late... incomplete. 3rd and 15. We all know who messed up that play with mr old reliable as in... ill fumble at the most crucial of times.

 

road games coming up in Was, Philly and New England. :sigh:

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5 minutes ago, Blueblood23 said:

That's true however, Smith is unable to beat out Slaussen so for a very high second round pick not good.

I see the opposite. He was forced into the tackle position and Reich even said he was completing for the starting guard spot. 

 

I see him beating out the veteran guard by game 7

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I'd say buckle in for the next few weeks. We've got some tough, tough matchups and I honestly have us going into week 5 at 1-3, even 0-4 possibly.

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I might've set my expectations too high but I do understand the growing pains this season due to many young and inexperienced players. Well, I'm hoping they learned a thing or two from this game.  

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22 minutes ago, Hi-Tek said:

Does Andrew Luck have to bail out the defense every game?

 

Because that was pathetic.

Luck throwing that pick when we had a field goal was pathetic , a three there and we win on a field goal , we could have run the ball instead of throwing there and needing 7

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Defense was okay for most of the game up until the penalty on Wilson which put the Bengals in the red zone for the TD. Then also the long Green TD.

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32 minutes ago, Coltsman1788 said:

It was 24 unanswered but who is counting? Smh

 

 

That fumble doesn't count against the defense 

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17 minutes ago, XLiColts06 said:

Stupid play calls and ill-timed penalties and turnovers. Same old same old! :yuk:

 

1. Up 23-17 3rd and 14 at the 38. Get 5-8 yards for a Vinny FG to go up 9. 2 score lead.

- Colts proceed to have Luck sling the ball all the way to the left sideline... which goes into the turf. Even if it was caught... no gain because the defender had already closed the gap by the time Luck threw it. What in God's green earth kind of play call is that? STUPID. Vinny of course misses the long 55 yard FG. Can't expect him to bail you out everytime.

 

2. Bengals take the lead on a td drive full of bad Colts penalties. Worst of which is the 1st one. You have 3rd down and long and Dalton threw it to his TE... who they would have tackled far short of a first down 9/10 times and Geathers just jumps all over the guy instead of you know, playing the ball and the first down marker? STUPID

 

3. End of game down 4. Colts have moved the ball. Down to about a minute but still having 3 timeouts. First down they call a SCREEN that loses  5 yards? REALLY? crossing routes have been moving the chains and you pick that time to call a screen? Luck then shows his rust and doesn't run, tries to throw late... incomplete. 3rd and 15. We all know who messed up that play with mr old reliable as in... ill fumble at the most crucial of times.

 

road games coming up in Was, Philly and New England. :sigh:

Agree on the screen pass calls, not sure we had a successful one all day. For the most part I think the olime had a really good day, just not in the screen game. Other play calls were the amount of up the middle runs against a very stout front 7 with our oline and rookie backs. Not a recipe for success there. I think the youngins ran better outside 9f the tackles. The defensive penalties were huge and Hooker got roasted by one of the best wr in the game. Crucial mistakes by our veteran leaders, ALs pick in the red zone, TY dropped a straight dime, and of course the game ender by Doyle. Tough way to lose. There were a lot of positives and optimism has returned.

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we had a DB playing with a ball-cast, two offensive tackles out and several other key players out including our best running backs.  I'd say we did pretty darn good AND had a chance to win it.  We are who we thought we were and then some.

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We have a young inexperienced defense that is not good yet.

 

There are plenty of teams that give up big leads that have much more experience and chemistry than our defense does. Starting with the Steelers giving up a 14 point lead in the fourth quarter to the Browns today.

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That Kenny Moore pick should have been a TD. If not by him then Luck should have converted. No way you come out of that with zero points and a turnover.

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