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2 hours ago, Superman said:

 

I get what you're saying, and the team will hopefully get to the point where we're letting good players go, which means the roster is stacked with good players.

 

But for this year, while a lot of rookies and young players have played major snaps, we actually only have four rookies that have played more than 40% of their unit's snaps this season. Leonard alone on defense (Turay is close, and Lewis and Adams are getting starter snaps lately), and Nelson, Smith and Hines on offense. 

 

Below that 40% mark, we still have a lot of replacement level players getting notable snaps. Those are presumably the players that will be getting pushed out of the door by successive draft classes.

 

And in theory, I'd want to bring rookies on deliberately, not out of necessity.

 

This alludes to the less glamorous, yet still vital, part of roster building. Churning the bottom end hoping you get lucky at the least slowly improve the overall level so when you do have to reach deep you don't drop off quite as far. 

 

You posted something a while back about the need for depth on both sides on the line and I think people got a glimpse of why that is so important when Kelly went down. 

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5 minutes ago, krunk said:

Playoffs are right around the corner. He's got to tighten that up like now.

I agree. They aren't a big deal in a 23-0 shutout. In a tight playoff/elimination game... huge

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27 minutes ago, SteelCityColt said:

 

Unrealistic expectations are the hallmark of preseason. Remember when Lewis was a bust for being injury prone and when Hines was going to be cut before WK 1 for his fumbling issues?

 

That said so far this class has been way above the curve, I mean I wasn't enthused with Nelson at #6 (I was all for trading back after missing on Chubb) but wow. As for Leonard.. 

 

If we hit on as half as many picks next year it will still be a good class.

 

Hines went from being "the next Darren Sproles!" to the worst, most useless player on the roster, in less than a month.

 

It's hard not to get whiplash trying to keep up with some of this stuff.

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4 hours ago, Mitch Connors said:

 

...but I learned 2 things. 

1. I know nothing about football

2. Ballard & Co clearly knows what theyre doing

 

Just like the rest of us.  

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26 minutes ago, SteelCityColt said:

 

This alludes to the less glamorous, yet still vital, part of roster building. Churning the bottom end hoping you get lucky at the least slowly improve the overall level so when you do have to reach deep you don't drop off quite as far. 

 

You posted something a while back about the need for depth on both sides on the line and I think people got a glimpse of why that is so important when Kelly went down. 

 

And now another starter is hurt on the line, and thankfully Haeg was able to come back from IR, otherwise we'd be in trouble at RG. And I haven't been all that high on Haeg either, but he played well yesterday.

 

I know to some it makes me sound like a malcontent, but the goal should be to be two deep across the OL. Really, across the roster. Doesn't mean it's going to always be that way, but just because we like our starting five doesn't mean we don't need depth.

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34 minutes ago, horseshoecrabs said:

To be a  True Fan is to believe in your current  system, and embrace it and not  constantly second guess it until proven wrong.

 

Why do people find it necessary to try to define what it means to be a "true fan"? Some people express their fandom in different ways. That doesn't make them any less of a fan, or make their fandom any less legitimate or genuine.

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By not investing our Money in Marquee players, That is what I want  in  depth. as a Fan! so there  is not a big drop off in production as players get hurt. 

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8 minutes ago, Superman said:

 

Why do people find it necessary to try to define what it means to be a "true fan"? Some people express their fandom in different ways. That doesn't make them any less of a fan, or make their fandom any less legitimate or genuine.

Only true fans define what a true fan is.  Not true fans challenge that definition.  

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3 minutes ago, Superman said:

 

Why do people find it necessary to try to define what it means to be a "true fan"? Some people express their fandom in different ways. That doesn't make them any less of a fan, or make their fandom any less legitimate or genuine.

Superman, You don't have to be Spock from Star Trek to be a fan, You can have all the data that   makes since to your world  to make you a Fan, Even in the series of Star trek . Kirk has to constantly remind Spock that the  human aspect  intervenes  in the  illogical concept  in his world.  So in laments terms " Give a little slack to us non less in formed Fans  of  loyalty based on faith" ok?

 

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45 minutes ago, Superman said:

 

And now another starter is hurt on the line, and thankfully Haeg was able to come back from IR, otherwise we'd be in trouble at RG. And I haven't been all that high on Haeg either, but he played well yesterday.

 

Haeg was definitely an unsung hero in that win. 

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29 minutes ago, horseshoecrabs said:

Superman, You don't have to be Spock from Star Trek to be a fan, You can have all the data that   makes since to your world  to make you a Fan, Even in the series of Star trek . Kirk has to constantly remind Spock that the  human aspect  intervenes  in the  illogical concept  in his world.  So in laments terms " Give a little slack to us non less in formed Fans  of  loyalty based on faith" ok?

 

 

Right on.

 

I'll admit, Constantly Complaining Fan gets on my nerves, as does Second Guess Fan. They're still fans, though.

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4 hours ago, horseshoecrabs said:

Regardless of what everyone's beliefs are, Moderators, Moderators, that are Fans, or just passionate Fans that are not just  X 's and 0's To be a  True Fan is to believe in your current  system, and embrace it and not  constantly second guess it until proven wrong. If you feel that your input is that valuable please I urge  you to send your resume to the current  management

to let them know how much you can improve our current situation. I'm Shure that our current  admin will welcome your input. I know as a NFL  watcher of almost 60 years  I for one will welcome your  input.

 

 

What are you even talking about?

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Random twitter guy complained about LOS not being as loud as the RCA dome. This was Irsay’s retort. 

 

This team deserves this last home game to get LOUD.

 

(yeah, not really the topic, but didn’t want to make a thread for this.)

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15 minutes ago, Shafty138 said:

 

 

What are you even talking about?

Ask superman  he get's my drift if you looked at his reply. should we break it down for you?

 

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16 minutes ago, CamMo said:

 

 

Random twitter guy complained about LOS not being as loud as the RCA dome. This was Irsay’s retort. 

 

This team deserves this last home game to get LOUD.

 

(yeah, not really the topic, but didn’t want to make a thread for this.)

IMO, LOS will never or really can't be as loud because the RCA Dome was so compact and smaller. I thought when we played there we had a Top 5 HFA. Now it's ok but not Top 5.

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1 minute ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

IMO, LOS will never or really can't be as loud because the RCA Dome was so compact and smaller. I thought when we played there we had a Top 5 HFA. Now it's ok but not Top 5.

 

I can’t really speak on the RCA dome because I went to a game when I was extremely young. I don’t remember anything other than it was against the Dolphins and we won.

 

I was at the playoff game against the Chiefs. LOS was rocking. :) 

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10 hours ago, CamMo said:

 

I can’t really speak on the RCA dome because I went to a game when I was extremely young. I don’t remember anything other than it was against the Dolphins and we won.

 

I was at the playoff game against the Chiefs. LOS was rocking. :) 

The RCA dome was insanely loud at times. So much so the NFL had this crazy idea of trying to control the crowd noise. They even threw yellow at the home team because of crowd noise. Colts got accused of piping in crowd noise when that never happened.

Lucas will never be as loud as the RCA dome just because of the size. You could sit the RCA dome inside Lucas and still have over 800 thousand square feet left over.

As best as I can remember the RCA dome had close to 900 thousands square feet while Lucas has 1.8 million square feet.

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RCA dome was louder but that 4th and 2 New England game was up there.  I swear the Luc was shaking that night.  I truly think Manning getting on a roll and the crowd noise scrambled Belichick's brain that night.  I know mine was.  I don't think the Luc has ever been as loud.  Probably only the AFC Championship game vs the Pats was louder.

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