Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
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

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

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I'm glad I'm not the only one favoring Fromm to be a  Colt, I guess you might say if someone else sees what I see, then there has to be a substance of truth to there post.  Again, I'm all for Fromm and a way upgrade to JB, no doubt.
    • IMO, if we draft a QB high, he cuts him. If we don't, he keeps him. 
    • I'm trying to be optimistic on the Cardinals chance of making the post season in 2020.  It's tough though.  Losing Ozuna stinks.   They haven't really added much.  The Cardinals have been resilient in the past, so I have hope for 2020.   I expect the division to be even tougher than 2019.   My guess at this point: Cubs - 91-71 Reds - 86-76 Cardinals - 85-77 Brewers - 80-82 Pirates - 71-91
    • D'Brickashaw Ferguson   iadlianna nsmonitnlo
    • Actually what happens is, someone derails a thread by taking a tangential point and making an argument out of it.    Luck was relevant to our w/l record, and I said we would have had more wins with him than without.  But assuming he would have led us to winning the division, and advancing in the playoffs is an alternative reality, considering how many positions regressed in play from last year, many due to injury.    And compared to how SF used their picks on players that had an impact, Luck was irrelevant in the Colts (including Grigson) picking a C, FS, a G, and another G and ILB (five of the lowest valued positions in the NFL) with the high picks we had.  And the other high seconds being Quincy and Rock.    To say that the appearance of Luck would have righted that ship and put us in the playoffs is wishful thinking, IMO.
  • Members

    • Dokken

      Dokken 3,634

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • 07dleigh

      07dleigh 11

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Cynjin

      Cynjin 2,907

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Dogg63

      Dogg63 179

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • stitches

      stitches 6,871

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Gramz

      Gramz 10,069

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Flash7

      Flash7 2,563

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • DiogoZ

      DiogoZ 24

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Myles

      Myles 2,940

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Virtuoso80

      Virtuoso80 495

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