Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Impressive write-up on M. Mack and what he did to solidify his role.


Narcosys

Recommended Posts

Good article, he’s a tough dude.  But I still think we need a power back.  Maybe that’s Williams, or at least someone with his size.  

 

As it stated in the article, Mack is very banged up.  He may not have much longer a career in the role he’s being used.  I want to keep him, but I wish he was alternating more with another RB who cold push the pile and break that first hit.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Smonroe said:

Good article, he’s a tough dude.  But I still think we need a power back.  Maybe that’s Williams, or at least someone with his size.  

 

As it stated in the article, Mack is very banged up.  He may not have much longer a career in the role he’s being used.  I want to keep him, but I wish he was alternating more with another RB who cold push the pile and break that first hit.  

This is post-season. Everyone is banged up really good.  Look at the injury report, as much as Mack is banged up, he's not on it, yet 12 others are.  I'll never say T.Y. nor Mack is soft.  Not with Mack playing through that shoulder injury the entire year last year, and T.Y. doing what he has the last month.

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Lawrence Owen said:

This is post-season. Everyone is banged up really good.  Look at the injury report, as much as Mack is banged up, he's not on it, yet 12 others are.  I'll never say T.Y. nor Mack is soft.  Not with Mack playing through that shoulder injury the entire year last year, and T.Y. doing what he has the last month.

 

Never said he was soft.  As I said in my post, I’d like to see a power back as a complement to his style.  I still don’t think he’ll have a very long career as  the primary RB.  But he’d be great in a RBBC system.  

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Smonroe said:

 

Never said he was soft.  As I said in my post, I’d like to see a power back as a complement to his style.  I still don’t think he’ll have a very long career as  the primary RB.  But he’d be great in a RBBC system.  

 

 

 

i agree.  bigger running backs are coming back in style around the league too.  i think its asking a lot of mack to be a 16 game starter with only hines and wilkins to back him up 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, aaron11 said:

 

i agree.  bigger running backs are coming back in style around the league too.  i think its asking a lot of mack to be a 16 game starter with only hines and wilkins to back him up 

 

And Williams may be the guy.  Apparently they think enough about him to put him on the roster, but don’t trust him enough to play.  

 

I know there are limited opportunities, and that Wilkins has made the most of his.  This is the playoffs so nothing is going to change.  I just hope they lighten Mack’s work next season.  I want to keep him healthy for a few more years.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

The first thing the Patriots do is to tweak the RB's ankle/knee when they play him.

 

2014 vs Colts - they sent Ahmad Bradshaw to IR (probably payback for SB 46). 2016 AFCCG vs Steelers - they put a hurt on LeVeon Bell and kept him on the sidelines early on in the game. 2016 SB - they got Tevin Coleman's ankle hurt in the SB in the 4th qtr. Don't be surprised if, early on in the game, they test Melvin Gordon's knee/ankle and keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the game. 

 

It goes unnoticed but I notice those things. :thinking:

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Smonroe said:

 

Never said he was soft.  As I said in my post, I’d like to see a power back as a complement to his style.  I still don’t think he’ll have a very long career as  the primary RB.  But he’d be great in a RBBC system.  

 

 

Which makes me wonder why we dropped one of the best short yardage RB's we've had in some time.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Smonroe said:

Good article, he’s a tough dude.  But I still think we need a power back.  Maybe that’s Williams, or at least someone with his size.  

 

As it stated in the article, Mack is very banged up.  He may not have much longer a career in the role he’s being used.  I want to keep him, but I wish he was alternating more with another RB who cold push the pile and break that first hit.  

 

The article mentions "a variety" of ailments that kept him out of 4 games early in the season.

 

But since then,  he has been healthy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Lawrence Owen said:

Which makes me wonder why we dropped one of the best short yardage RB's we've had in some time.

 

I don’t think he was the same when he came back.  Maybe it was the PEDs that gave him the edge.

 

No one picked him up, right?

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Smonroe said:

 

I don’t think he was the same when he came back.  Maybe it was the PEDs that gave him the edge.

 

No one picked him up, right?

not sure. Haven't looked.  But I just saw Mack has more yards after contact than any RB in Indy since James. 3.04 yards after contact average.

 

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-marlon-mack-is-stabilizing-a-previously-inconsistent-colts-backfield

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Lawrence Owen said:

not sure. Haven't looked.  But I just saw Mack has more yards after contact than any RB in Indy since James. 3.04 yards after contact average.

 

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-marlon-mack-is-stabilizing-a-previously-inconsistent-colts-backfield

 

Actually his yac average was highest since Brown in 13.  Again, I’m not putting him down, but he’s not a power back. He’s a speed guy so when he does get by the contact he usually picks up a bunch.  Which inflates the yac.  

 

But is he a guy you can count on to get the tough fourth and one, or a guy to punish the D when they get tired?  I’m not too sure.  

 

All that said, best scenario is for him to light up the Chiefs tomorrow and for you to come back and say “Told Ya!”.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the 3 we have. Mack is a 3down back while Wilkins is a 2 down capable of 3 down, and Himes is a 3rd down back capable of slot receiver. Wilkins doesn't take negative plays either. If Mack goes down I think Wilkins and Himes can carry the load and Williams can help if Mack is out for a few weeks.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Smonroe said:

 

Actually his yac average was highest since Brown in 13.  Again, I’m not putting him down, but he’s not a power back. He’s a speed guy so when he does get by the contact he usually picks up a bunch.  Which inflates the yac.  

 

But is he a guy you can count on to get the tough fourth and one, or a guy to punish the D when they get tired?  I’m not too sure.  

 

All that said, best scenario is for him to light up the Chiefs tomorrow and for you to come back and say “Told Ya!”.

And I'm not by any means saying you are wrong that we need a fullback type RB.  Hewitt does alright, but he's not a RB.  I'd love for us to get a Rosy Pott's type RB that can lead block if needed, but also take the ball on 4th and 2 at the goal line, lower his shoulder and push the o-lineman in front of him over into the end zone.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

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

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • You don't know what Ballard did or didn't do. Just maybe Ngakoue wanted to be traded to the Ravens?  You act like every player wants to come to the Colts and when they don't, it's Ballards fault.  Your attitude aimed at Ballard is what is sad. 
    • What the hell is he throwing at? I remember going to Kings Island and throwing 3 straight balls through a small circle at 10 years old. I was only 10 so I gave the huge teddy Bear to my mom  . The people that seen that could not believe it, they were shaking my hand and calling me a mini Terry Bradshaw , yeah that was when Bradshaw was popular  .
    • I could hold so many numbers in reverence.  I don't want to see anyone else wearing 88 because Harrison is right up there with Manning for me.  I didn't like seeing Walden wearing 93.  I don't like seeing Hines wearing 21.   But logistically, we need all the numbers.  Even 18.  I wouldn't be mad to see some rookie WR wearing 18.  I wouldn't like it, but I wouldn't be mad about it.   And I'm not mad about Harris wearing 12.  It's still Lucks' number in my mind, so I don't like it, but I'm not mad about it.  
    • 1.Colts have a little over $9m cap space left this season. Would probably take most off the remaining space to trade for him. We definitely need to roll some over.   2. Who knows if it was league wide knowledge the Vikings were moving him. Maybe the Ravens just hit them up and struck a deal.     Everyone seems to think they have all the Intel on this.   Doesn't matter if JB $20m is dropping off next year, that doesn't give us more cap space than we already have. It's already figured in.   The cap is going to drop quite a bit next year as well and we will need every $ we have.   Yannick would be nice but hes not in the cards.    Turay has proven to be a good pass rusher when healthy.   Tyquan is playing very well in his limited action this year.   Jury still out on Banogu.   Ballard knew 100%? You don't know that, and even if he did everything I mentioned above plays into it why we didn't go after him.     Armchair GM game is strong in this thread.
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...