Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts

Archived

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

1959Colts

Colts work out LB Marcus Smith

Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, Imgrandojji said:

 

On that note -- you guys know my opinion on the subject but I'll still throw this out there for discussion -- do we have any interest in acquiring Ryan himself?

I feel  like ryan folds under pressure alot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Stephen said:

I feel  like ryan folds under pressure alot.

I think that's the exact feeling the fans have in ATL.  Its why I'm not ruling out that ATL finds a way to eat his cap space and move to a GA native, Fromm, especially since they've played second fiddle to Brees all of these years.  Fromm is supposed to compare to Brees.  

 

We'll see how bad it gets down there.  I'm sure the HC and staff is gone at some point if they don't find success this season, maybe even the GM?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, DougDew said:

I think that's the exact feeling the fans have in ATL.  Its why I'm not ruling out that ATL finds a way to eat his cap space and move to a GA native, Fromm, especially since they've played second fiddle to Brees all of these years.  Fromm is supposed to compare to Brees.  

 

We'll see how bad it gets down there.  I'm sure the HC and staff is gone at some point if they don't find success this season, maybe even the GM?

Do you understand what a 60 million dollar cap hit is?  Matt Ryan isn't going anywhere.  They may draft Fromn,   but they ate not cutting or trading Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, jvan1973 said:

Do you understand what a 60 million dollar cap hit is?  Matt Ryan isn't going anywhere.  They may draft Fromn,   but they ate not cutting or trading Ryan

They could let Ryan linger like NYG does with Eli.  I think a post June 1st cut would be less than $60mil.  They're screwed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, DougDew said:

They could let Ryan linger like NYG does with Eli.  I think a post June 1st cut would be less than $60mil.  They're screwed.

I don't think you understand the salary cap.   Matt Ryan is going to be a falcon for a long time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, jvan1973 said:

I don't think you understand the salary cap.   Matt Ryan is going to be a falcon for a long time. 

I understand it.  They would have about what, $70 mil to spend on the actual team?  Is Alex Mack, Devonte Freeman, or Mohamed Sanu getting any younger?  Is Vic Beasley that good? I think there is a low percentage they do it, but the time to do it is when you fire the HC and the GM, which might very well happen if they go anywhere from 1-15 to 4-12. 

 

The new guys blame any residual constraints on the poor decisions of past management.  It happens all of the time with CEOs in business.  Upon your arrival, make the organization take more hits than what makes sense, but take them now just so you can blame all of the problems you encounter in the first few years on previous management.  Having a salary cap constraint for a few years is a great excuse for losing early in the regime.

 

Edit:  It looks like the 2020 salary cap will be $200 mil.  Mack, Sanu, and Marcus Trufant would count $20 mil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, ColtsBlueFL said:

 

Hmmm, interesting take...

 

I do know that if the team is serious about getting a player back down the road after waiving or releasing them, they tell the player if he isn't signed, or claimed after waive period, to stay in shape and keep their phone charged and nearby. That usually keeps a guy 'clean'.

 

As far as working a guy like that out, there is an unwritten rule for some teams. If a guy was a 1st round pick fairly recently, and is FA, at least bring him in and look at him up close (drills that are necessary for your system). The player was once a first round selection because someone saw something special in him. The idea is bring them in, work them out, and see if anything special appears. If not, move on.

You are most certainly right about a team telling a guy they may want to bring back later if there is an injury or something doesn’t work out like they planned. However, that doesn’t always mean that after a few weeks of working out and preparing as though the phone rings for him, and it doesn’t, he doesn’t have a weak moment when his buddies call up and say hey, let’s go hits some clubs and hang out and he thinks sure, they ain’t calling me so why do all the extra work and stay clean when I can go have fun with my buds. It just takes the one weak moment. Of course he may have never tried the stuff and is a clean guy regardless of being an NFL or not. I was just pointing out one possible scenario as to maybe why we aren’t bringing him back in to take the reps. Maybe CB was working on a trade deal somewhere for a bit better player that’s longer term. Idk 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite a broken ankle, Turay is probably still considered to be CBs long term answer at pass rusher at this point.  If he makes a trade for a long term addition, he's thinking about Houston's or Sheard's roster spot next year, IMO.  That complicates any trade for a player that's more than a stop gap for this season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • With 100-plus players, coaches and support staff in a locker room in July and August, I don’t see how the NFL survives the season.  And I hope I’m wrong.   But I AGREE with you that the NBA and MLB are completely different.  But since both have dramatically fewer players and coaches, etc,  I think the NFL has a much more difficult  hurdle to clear.   I think the odds for football have to be much more difficult than those for MLB and the NBA.   Please let me be wrong.  Nothing would make me happier. 
    • It'll be interesting to watch, but IMO, the NBA and MLB are different animals. NBA will be playing in a bubble, and MLB is a lot less contact. Heck, you could actually play baseball with a face mask lol. I could see both fairing pretty well, which may or may not be indicative of what we'll see with the NFL.    All I know is all the players (NFL, MLB, and NBA) should be bubble wrapping themselves given the money they stand to make/loose. I know most of the players are itching to play, so just hope they're disciplined enough to make good choices.
    • The value is pretty incredible. Would anyone really be shocked if Cam started and did well? Nope.   I think Bill Belichick got tired of hearing all the Brady/TB chatter, and said.... "OK guys, watch this" lol.    I'll be hoping that both TB and NE have horrible seasons lol   Strange times.
    • Looks like they are now undergoing a review of the Redskins name.  A change seems likely due to the pressure from Fedex, NFL and public at large. They were the Boston Braves before they came to D.C.  So maybe just call them the Washington Braves or Washington Warriors if “Braves” is still deemed to be too insensitive.  FWIW, the Cleveland Indians are also considering a name change.  
    • I wouldn’t bet too much.   Our regular season starts in September, by that time MLB will have - in theory - been playing for about 5 weeks.   Roughly the same as basketball.   If those two leagues are forced to shutdown, the NFL won’t wait for trouble to happen.  The NFL will quickly join them and shutdown as well.     We will all know more in August. 
  • Members

    • Legend_Coslosky

      Legend_Coslosky 3,754

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • WoolMagnet

      WoolMagnet 4,710

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • rockywoj

      rockywoj 2,014

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Solon

      Solon 573

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • KB

      KB 504

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