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Saw we worked out Mike Pennell and Earl Mitchell yesterday, both big NT types. For the supposed depth we have on the DL, I would say they aren't happy with the run defense last week. Should be interesting to hear Reich on Lewis today too.

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38 minutes ago, NorthernColt said:

Saw we worked out Mike Pennell and Earl Mitchell yesterday, both big NT types. For the supposed depth we have on the DL, I would say they aren't happy with the run defense last week. Should be interesting to hear Reich on Lewis today too.

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37 minutes ago, NorthernColt said:

Saw we worked out Mike Pennell and Earl Mitchell yesterday, both big NT types. For the supposed depth we have on the DL, I would say they aren't happy with the run defense last week. Should be interesting to hear Reich on Lewis today too.

 

I stated before the first game that the DL looked to light across the line. I think it showed in the Chargers game.  I don’t think it’s as bad as 2005, but Autry is like 270-275lbs. 

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4 minutes ago, MPStack said:

 

I stated before the first game that the DL looked to light across the line. I think it showed in the Chargers game.  I don’t think it’s as bad as 2005, but Autry is like 270-275lbs. 

Yeah I agree. I know they want more speed and pass rush ability. Our inside guys are all pretty good pass rushers in their own right, but like you said, it's a relatively light group. Missing that big NT, like we had with Al Woods.

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Hopefully, the 2020 drafts provides some opportunities for the Colts to add to the OL and DL.

 

I still think the Colts will have some very respectable performances throughout the season, just like last season.

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Sunday is going to be bad with Henry if they don’t step up and at least manage the run. Not sure if we are missing a big NT or we just miss Sheard.

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Y’know, just keeping Grover in there should help.

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2 minutes ago, Archer said:

Y’know, just keeping Grover in there should help.

Yeah with Henry it should. I think all the screen passes are what killed us the most. There were a lot of missed tackles also on some of those chunk run plays.

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8 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

Yeah with Henry it should. I think all the screen passes are what killed us the most. There were a lot of missed tackles also on some of those chunk run plays.

 

Colts haven't been able to defend a screen for years. It's maddening.

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1 minute ago, lollygagger8 said:

 

Colts haven't been able to defend a screen for years. It's maddening.

Yeah I know that. I don’t get it. 

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40 minutes ago, MPStack said:

 

I stated before the first game that the DL looked to light across the line. I think it showed in the Chargers game.  I don’t think it’s as bad as 2005, but Autry is like 270-275lbs. 

I'm surprised they don't have Stewart and Hunt starting.  Hunt demands double teams and Stewart is quick enough to plug the holes and help prevent the counters and cutbacks.

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40 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

Sunday is going to be bad with Henry if they don’t step up and at least manage the run. Not sure if we are missing a big NT or we just miss Sheard.

Both!!!!!!!!!!!.

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They need another Al Woods type to go along with Hunt and Stewart.  They don't really need Ward.  We've got enough penetrators on the inside between Autry and Lewis.  

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48 minutes ago, krunk said:

They need another Al Woods type to go along with Hunt and Stewart.  They don't really need Ward.  We've got enough penetrators on the inside between Autry and Lewis.  

 

 Ward had 13 snaps with a grade of 76. Autry was at 47.
 And i believe Ward now outweighs Lewis by close to 30lbs.
 If Lewis weighs in the 250's as i think i witnessed, he will have trouble getting out of the doghouse.

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1 hour ago, krunk said:

They need another Al Woods type to go along with Hunt and Stewart.  They don't really need Ward.  We've got enough penetrators on the inside between Autry and Lewis.  

Ward is heavier than Lewis and better at playing inside than Lewis, I'm pretty sure that's why Lewis was a scratch last weekend.

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19 minutes ago, throwing BBZ said:

 

 Ward had 13 snaps with a grade of 76. Autry was at 47.
 And i believe Ward now outweighs Lewis by close to 30lbs.
 If Lewis weighs in the 250's as i think i witnessed, he will have trouble getting out of the doghouse.

He doesn't weigh 250 so stop with the nonsense

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Yeah, the lack of beef up front was a pretty consistent topic of conversation over the offseason. Obviously we're missing Sheard but watching the Chargers game you could really tell we missed a guy like Al Woods.
 

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10 minutes ago, BleedBlu8792 said:

Ward is heavier than Lewis and better at playing inside than Lewis, I'm pretty sure that's why Lewis was a scratch last weekend.

He's had that knee injury as far as I know.  They say he's healthy now but who knows with a knee injury. 

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36 minutes ago, krunk said:

He's had that knee injury as far as I know.  They say he's healthy now but who knows with a knee injury. 

 

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19 minutes ago, BlueStallion said:

Why did the Colts release Al Woods?

 

I think he’s more 3-4 suited, but age probably played a factor with younger players signed to the roster. 

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26 minutes ago, BlueStallion said:

Why did the Colts release Al Woods?

Age and the youth behind him. 

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38 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

 

 

Good find. That is kind of good news regarding Lewis.

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2 hours ago, throwing BBZ said:

 

 Ward had 13 snaps with a grade of 76. Autry was at 47.
 And i believe Ward now outweighs Lewis by close to 30lbs.
 If Lewis weighs in the 250's as i think i witnessed, he will have trouble getting out of the doghouse.

 

The 250-260s weight for Lewis is baseless.

 

Listed at NFL combine at 266, last year with the team at 269. Is only 24 years old, an age where the human body naturally builds muscle, even for a couch potato. Colts.com lists him at 277. Doubt he's lost any weight at that age, unless one's going through chemo.

 

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45 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

Wonder what’s going on with Ward.

 

 


If anything, possibly cut. We have a lot of D linemen and if we sign either of these guys we worked out, he could be the odd man out.

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2 hours ago, krunk said:

He's had that knee injury as far as I know.  They say he's healthy now but who knows with a knee injury. 

He should have been on the injury list last week and I didn't see him there that I remember.

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28 minutes ago, Fisticuffs111 said:


If anything, possibly cut. We have a lot of D linemen and if we sign either of these guys we worked out, he could be the odd man out.

That's what I was alluding to earlier.  We need an extra big body and they are probably going to sign one of the guys they just worked out.  I figured it would be Ward who they let go.   We have 2 good 3 Tech and Hunt can be used there also.  Lewis is probably ready to play now. 

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Mike Pennel or Zach Kerr would be a good add (not being funny with the latter).

He had a pretty good last season at 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks.

 

Would have liked to add EARLIER in the offseason Muhammed Wilkerson or Bennie Logan, but I think it's safe to say that both are horribly washed up and past their primes now, and likely horribly out of shape ala Robert Nkemdiche and unable to run 10 yards.

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Pennel looks like he'd be a pretty decent fit. 

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2 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

Wonder what’s going on with Ward.

 

 

I find it hard to believe that Ballard would just cut him at this point and receive nothing.   I can see a trade as the most likely option.  Maybe for a backup RB or OL.  Even a pick is something in return.  He did make our roster after all.  

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8 hours ago, MPStack said:

 

I stated before the first game that the DL looked to light across the line. I think it showed in the Chargers game.  I don’t think it’s as bad as 2005, but Autry is like 270-275lbs. 

Yeah back then during the dungy era we had a starting DT weighing at 250 lbs

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8 hours ago, MPStack said:

 

I stated before the first game that the DL looked to light across the line. I think it showed in the Chargers game.  I don’t think it’s as bad as 2005, but Autry is like 270-275lbs. 

 

Listed at 6'5'' 285, if anyone's undersized he would not be one to be concerned about. He looks about that weight too, up from 270 last year; currently has very similar build to Malik Jackson's 290 lbs.

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Looks like they really are looking for a DT. Anyone know anything about this guy.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Chloe6124 said:

Looks like they really are looking for a DT. Anyone know anything about this guy.

 

 

 

Bust.

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On 9/11/2019 at 8:42 AM, NorthernColt said:

Saw we worked out Mike Pennell and Earl Mitchell yesterday, both big NT types. For the supposed depth we have on the DL, I would say they aren't happy with the run defense last week. Should be interesting to hear Reich on Lewis today too.

Yeah...a few of us were saying the Colts needed a big NT type a long time ago but were told by others that Colts were fine.  Figured it would take a good butt kicking for Ballard and others to eventually see the light. Good luck actually finding some one good this late in the game. When we coulda moved...we didn’t. 

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9 minutes ago, Coltsman1788 said:

Yeah...a few of us were saying the Colts needed a big NT type a long time ago but were told by others that Colts were fine.  Figured it would take a good butt kicking for Ballard and others to eventually see the light. Good luck actually finding some one good this late in the game. When we coulda moved...we didn’t. 

I think safeties can be a big part in stopping the run game.  Look how bad the colts were in the run game when sanders didn’t play in 2006. I still think we need a hard hitting star SS. Collins would of been big as a FA.

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