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5 minutes ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Colts are hoarding the cash for 2020 right lol. Maybe Indy isn’t a top destination lol idk. Maybe Ballard likes bargains 

 

100 million = Funchess, just like everyone predicted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It sounds like another year of Ballard reaching out alot but free agents dont want the colts or are asking to much. Not much you can do except over spend, which Ballard wont do. It really stink that we didnt get the big names we wanted but we didnt last year and turned out just fine.

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Be ready to take heat from all angles if this is pretty much all the Colts get for FA's.....  Funchess and a random handful of cheap guys on 3 year deals....  Ballard is doing just enough to keep us competitive and trying to  get guys in here via the draft and always have enough money to sign them.

 

He said something the other day that I can't overlook "We expect we'll never have salary cap issues"  That's all he's ever going to do folks.....  save space, resign guys.....  stay competitive.  

 

I wonder how long he can convince Irsay that he doesn't need to get SB wins with Luck?  Because this plan is going to take a long while....  I know Irsay said we were in a total rebuild..... but this is going to frustrate a lot of people...  Jim must have grown in terms of having patience.... we'll see.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, csmopar said:

 

Both Smiths now gone too.   Maybe a trade for Clark or Ford actually materializes.  

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Still early in the game. We will probably make more splashes later in the week when all of the big names are snatched up. We have enough to re-sign our own guys and maybe even extend Ebron right now if we wanted to.

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2 minutes ago, Shafty138 said:

Be ready to take heat from all angles if this is pretty much all the Colts get for FA's.....  Funchess and a random handful of cheap guys on 3 year deals....  Ballard is doing just enough to keep us competitive and trying to  get guys in here via the draft and always have enough money to sign them.

 

He said something the other day that I can't overlook "We expect we'll never have salary cap issues"  That's all he's ever going to do folks.....  save space, resign guys.....  stay competitive.  

 

..... and not go to or win a Super Bowl.

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I said it yesterday and I will say it again, Ballard gonna Ballard. No one should be surprised by any of this. We went from crap to highly competitive last year, and while I contribute a ton of that to #12 being healthy, a lot of it also had to do with Ballard's draft and free agent strategy. I am prepared to chill until it all shakes out and see how we look. It is fun to watch all the madness, though.

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2 minutes ago, Shafty138 said:

Be ready to take heat from all angles if this is pretty much all the Colts get for FA's.....  Funchess and a random handful of cheap guys on 3 year deals....  Ballard is doing just enough to keep us competitive and trying to  get guys in here via the draft and always have enough money to sign them.

 

He said something the other day that I can't overlook "We expect we'll never have salary cap issues"  That's all he's ever going to do folks.....  save space, resign guys.....  stay competitive.  

 

I’m a fan of Ballard’s philosophy.

 

Pay close attention to the Raiders and Redskins and see how things workout for them.

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It’s pretty sad guys still don’t want to come here.  Ballard seems to be opening the check book but they would rather play somewhere else.

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I said it yesterday and I'll say it again today.

 

We're doing this the right way

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8 minutes ago, Shafty138 said:

Be ready to take heat from all angles if this is pretty much all the Colts get for FA's.....  Funchess and a random handful of cheap guys on 3 year deals....  Ballard is doing just enough to keep us competitive and trying to  get guys in here via the draft and always have enough money to sign them.

 

He said something the other day that I can't overlook "We expect we'll never have salary cap issues"  That's all he's ever going to do folks.....  save space, resign guys.....  stay competitive.  

 

If you actually want to compete for a title, you have to try a few things.  Odds of you drafting two more All Pro rookies are slim-to-none, and if the 2019 draft is closer to 2017's, you're probably still in the 9-7 or 10-6 range.

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Just now, Chloe6124 said:

It’s pretty sad guys still don’t want to come here.  Ballard seems to be opening the check book but they would rather play somewhere else.

 

That is all your speculation. It's likely we're getting outbid

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2 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

It’s pretty sad guys still don’t want to come here.  Ballard seems to be opening the check book but they would rather play somewhere else.

They would if we overpaid for them. Which some colts fans want. Which thank god Ballard doesn't 

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Just now, Chloe6124 said:

We need some more playmakers on defense.

That’s an understatement. Leonard is it

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1 minute ago, NewEra said:

They would if we overpaid for them. Which some colts fans want. Which thank god Ballard doesn't 

Do you know what we offered players that signed elsewhere?

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5 minutes ago, MPStack said:

 

I’m a fan of Ballard’s philosophy.

 

Pay close attention to the Raiders and Redskins and see how things workout for them.

Oh I am ok with it, which is exactly what they are aiming for.  OK.  I have just been burned out on the philosophy by our pro basketball team....  

 

It's why you hear them talk about how "hard" it is to win games and how much "Luck" is involved in the "anything can happen" post-season....  

 

Same recipe.   In this part of the country, to make enough $$ and stick around..... you need 1 star, and fill in with enough solid role players to make the playoffs every year, then sell the fans on the "anything can happen once you're in" concept as the only way to win Championships....

 

I don't think it is wrong, it may, in part, be brilliant...  placate the fans, they continue to buy into the "belief" that their team which is, indeed, above average, will surely get in, and have a chance to win it all.

 

You can't go for broke in this area trying to win it all..... because if you fall short, or have to rebuild the team after you DO win it all....  the fans turn on you and bail very quickly....

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2 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

It’s pretty sad guys still don’t want to come here.  Ballard seems to be opening the check book but they would rather play somewhere else.

 

Apparently Bell has been wanting to come here for a long time, but Ballard is not going to over pay for him.  I'm just glad this Bell thing is nearly over.

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We won’t be able to take that next step without some defensive play playmakers. I hope some of the young guys step up and improve next year. I am really concerned about the safety and CB situation. 

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2 minutes ago, Barry Sears said:

 

Apparently Bell has been wanting to come here for a long time, but Ballard is not going to over pay for him.  I'm just glad this Bell thing is nearly over.

 

Ballard will never pay market value to bring in more stars while he already has the only one necessary for the recipe here.

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4 minutes ago, IndyD4U said:

I said it yesterday and I'll say it again today.

 

We're doing this the right way

Look at the teams spending tons of money in the first few days and making big splashes and that'll tell you all you need to know.  Teams like Washington, the Jets, Oakland, Detroit make big splashes in the offseason and it rarely leads to regular season success.  Not only that, but Ballard's track record has earned him the benefit of the doubt.

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Considering both Smiths seem to be gone now, Justin Houston is the only remaining Edge Prospect we have been linked with. Shaquil Barrett is another option I'd like us to take a closer look at

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11 minutes ago, MPStack said:

 

I’m a fan of Ballard’s philosophy.

 

Pay close attention to the Raiders and Redskins and see how things workout for them.

You need to re-read my post.  I'm not saying you build a team the way the Skins do...  I'm giving my beliefs as to why Fans should never expect big time signings.  The Grigson method pretty much proved what I am saying.... you can't afford to take shots in this state.

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Just now, csmopar said:
 

same source that is also reporting the Colts are not pursuing him... lol

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1 minute ago, Shafty138 said:

You need to re-read my post.  I'm not saying you build a team the way the Skins do...  I'm giving my belief as to why Fans should never expect big time signings.  The Grigson method pretty much proved what I am saying.... you can't afford to take shots in this state.

out of likes but yep

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That's the first deal of this free agency that seems fairly reasonable to me... I would have taken Amos for that price tag...

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Just now, Shafty138 said:

same source that is also reporting the Colts are not pursuing him... lol

i know right?!

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4 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

So now PFT is saying six teams are in the mix?  Give me a break.

In other words, nobody knows squat at this point

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32 minutes ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Colts are hoarding the cash for 2020 right lol. Maybe Indy isn’t a top destination lol idk. Maybe Ballard likes bargains 

That’s what I believe as well. The 2020 class is pretty stacked. I expected a lot of 1 year deals in order to free up the space for next year as well. 

 

Would rather have Golden Tate than Devin Funchess however. 

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9 minutes ago, Southside Hoosier Fan said:

Give me Tevin Coleman. Roger Saffold with Big Q. Resign Desir. Trade for Ford or Clark. get some depth signings and call it a day.

We're not signing Saffold.   We re-signed Glowinski to be the RG.  

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12 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

So now PFT is saying six teams are in the mix?  Give me a break.

 

That post appears to be 4 hours old.  I’d trust the newer information saying the Colts have not been in on Bell much more.

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Seeing the amount of these contacts we are going to need the cash to sign our own stars. It’s gounf to be mind boggling what we will have pay to resign some of our players for.

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You don’t have to win free agency but you need to make your team better by signing players who are good fits

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I'm still aww struck the love that Bell gets here. He didn't even play last year. 

 

It's never good when a guy isn't around football for an entire year. Totally different then a guy on IR who is around the facility getting treatment/learning/studying.

 

This guy has been flat out away from the most physical sport at the most physical position no less for over a year.

 

I'm really curious to see the money he gets.

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24 minutes ago, 21isSuperman said:

Look at the teams spending tons of money in the first few days and making big splashes and that'll tell you all you need to know.  Teams like Washington, the Jets, Oakland, Detroit make big splashes in the offseason and it rarely leads to regular season success.  Not only that, but Ballard's track record has earned him the benefit of the doubt.

Packers. Chiefs. 

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