Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Colts working out Johnathan Cyprien today


Recommended Posts

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001032528/article/safety-johnathan-cyprien-working-out-for-colts

 

Makes sense to look at depth at box safety with Geathers sitting out until training camp and Farley being dinged up again already... don't think Cyprien would be asking for much that deep into free agency and the race at those safety spots is wide open next to Hooker.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember really liking him in that draft. 

 

I agree...if the knee is good...sign him. He was a starting S until he missed last season. Certainly would be competitive with the guys they have right now at SS.

 

Plus, it sounds like he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder after getting hurt and then released...so you know what you are getting from that standpont. And he should have some useful information on two division rivals.

 

I say sign him and let it play out.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I said it in the other thread...but if the knee checks out...sign him and let him compete for snaps. Sounds like he is extra motivated...and depth is always good to have. Plus the guy knows both JAC and TEN.

 

Seems similar to the Ware signing as a player who has been a starter but has had injury issues. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd be surprised it the Colts signed him now. This is the time of year that they work out guys to see how they are physically and then they keep tabs on them in case there is an injury in camp or early in the season. Much like Inman last year.

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

The Gaethers injury concern is there and always will be until proven otherwise.  If his knee checks out this should be a nice veteran signing that will certainly improve the depth and experience at the position. 

 

I don't think this is entirely about Geathers.  I think it's a combination of Geathers and Farley both sitting out.  Who do we have starting at SS in practices with both of them out?

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, That Guy said:

 

I don't think this is entirely about Geathers.  I think it's a combination of Geathers and Farley both sitting out.  Who do we have starting at SS in practices with both of them out?

 

Odum and Hooker are taking the majority of snaps at S

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, CR91 said:

 

Odum and Hooker are taking the majority of snaps at S

Thanks!  So we're practicing against two free safeties.  That might actually be good practice if there's no tackling going on, but I think we're going to want more of a traditional SS by the time the pads are being put on.

Link to post
Share on other sites

They might sign him.  Almost anytime I hear somebody got a slight "Clean Up" of their knee they miss significant time.  That same language was used with Eric Swoope and he missed an entire season and really wasn't even able to participate in OTAs the next season and it lingered on him for all of 2019.  Hopefully this won't happen with Geathers but I haven't seen anything that is slight that these doctors do to your knee.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Here in Jax I watched him every week. The Jags had no safeties, yet they let him walk, for a reason. He was HORRIBLE in pass defense. As a tackler he was good, but a huge liability in pass defense.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Popular Now

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Even if Brady was a first rounder,   the bucs didn't spend a first on him.   He was a free agent.   Manning went to 2 super bowls in denver.
    • Wentz is the first real dart throw...but it's still somewhat of a half-measure. And this has really been the theme since Luck got retired.   First, they tried to turn the backup QB into a franchise QB by giving him money and trying to speak it into existence.   Second, they signed a very old vet QB with a very good track record that had experience with Reich to a low-risk one-year deal to make a push.   Third, they finally traded some real draft capital for a younger post-hype QB (already under contract) who had fallen out of favor with his former team. But they even hedged this move by making one of those picks conditional...because even they know this move is a risky move that they aren't 100% confident in.   But it's not surprising...because these moves sort of follow a theme or a philosophical approach to the QB position. And maybe it's just coincidental...but there are a lot of parallels between the moves made by Ballard's previous org.'s and the moves made by the Colts.    CHI (2001-2012) Drafted (1) QB in the 1st round and that was Rex Grossman at #22 in 2003. CHI had the #4 pick that year and traded back for #13 and #22. Not only did they trade back to #13, they didn't even take a QB with that pick. (That seems like a very Ballard type of move if you ask me.) The only other QB drafted in the top 4 rounds during his entire tenure was Kyle Orton, in the 4th round of 2005 draft.  After the initial options don't work, and because CHI is stuck in QB purgatory by being no worse than 7-9, CHI makes a big trade and sends Orton and picks to DEN for Jay Cutler, a former 1st round pick QB thought to have huge upside.  But Cutler also came with some potential locker room issues and had requested a trade after his relationship with their HC became irreconcilable. (Sounds very familiar). Cutler has some success in CHI, but only wins (1) playoff game in 8 years at QB.  KC (2013 - 2017) Ballard arrives in KC after the 2013 draft. In March, KC had traded (2) 2nd round picks for Alex Smith, with one of those picks being conditional upon playing time. (This is very similar to the type of offer that Ballard gave to PHI.) Smith was a former #1 overall pick QB who had ups and down...and had just been replaced by a backup QB...coincidentally also a 2nd round pick. He had reportedly been working back channels to get out of SF. (Sounds familiar again.) Through Reid's coaching, Smith is actually a pretty damn good QB, but KC only wins (1) playoff game in five seasons (the same number as Cutler in CHI). During this time, KC doesn't draft a QB before the 5th round until 2017 when Ballard is already in Indy. At that point, they make an aggressive trade up in the NFL draft for Mahomes and let Smith mentor him for a season before trading Smith to WAS. So based on this timeline, the Colts are currently several years away from actually drafting a legit QB and thus competing for SBs. I am kidding of course. But there are a lot of parallels here.
    • No point beating a dead horse. You can marginalize the conversation by leaning on the greatest outlier in all of sporting history and ignore all the other data but I'll not stick around for that. 
    • 100 % of the teams that won the Super Bowl last year didn't
  • Members

    • stitches

      stitches 8,066

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Shive

      Shive 1,990

      Moderators
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jvan1973

      jvan1973 5,357

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Superman

      Superman 9,229

      Moderators
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Flash7

      Flash7 1,107

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Hoose

      Hoose 1,090

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Four2itus

      Four2itus 4,903

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • joecolts

      joecolts 124

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Colts_Fan12

      Colts_Fan12 1,825

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • cjrulli

      cjrulli 135

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
×
×
  • Create New...