Don’t feed the trolls.
We have an ELITE Dt.
We have an ELITE Lb.
If the ends can generate a little pressure our D could be lights out.
Add in the fact our o-line should be great and produce a strong run game - keep the D fresh.
Bold Prediction - Colts finish with a top 5 D.
I'm sorry, I've said this before, but I see you added more material here and you've completed misunderstood this.
First, there are no writers for the on-air talent. None. The talent writes what they want to say. I even contacted a friend who works at ESPN for the last 30 years. He says all on-air talent writes what they say -- period. And thre is no company position on various issues. So, for example, on al the debate shows you talked about, the hosts say what they want. No writer writes what to say for them.
Here's what your article is talking about. The company is clearly on the liberal side. They've hired in the past a bunch of Conservatives who wanted to say whatever they wanted to say. Mostly about politics in the real world. The name Curt Schilling might be familiar. He had been warned repeatedly about talking about real world politics that have nothing to do with sports. He kept doing it and basically dared the company to do something. He thought they wouldn't. They did and eventually he was let go.
ESPN is trying to stay away as best as they can from real world politics. If oyu want to point to Conservative political views, fine, you'll get no argument from me.
SPOILER ALERT: That's going to take a huge hit on Wednesday, 5/27, in the aftermath of the dead black man in Minneapolis and the black man in New York who a white woman called the politce on and lied about what he was doing (caught lying on tape), as well as the jogger in Georgia who was shot and killed months ago and the video has now surfaced. Outraged professional athletes are now loudly speaking out. That means ESPN is going to talk about the real world even thought most of their viewers may not like it. But you have to cover what the athletes are doing and saying.
Many people here (most?) think ESPN doesn't like Jim Irsay and the Colts. Do certain anchors, hosts, reporters have issues with us? Maybe, possibly. But there is no corporate position on Irsay or the Colts. All on-air talent is free to say whatever they want to say. No one tells on-air talent what to say when it comes to day-to-day sports. To be clear, ESPN doesn't want anyone trashing the sports they cover or hurting the professinal relationships. If you're going to attack the commissiner of a sport, then you had better have more than just an opionion. You better have some substance to back it up. Former NBA Commish David Stern was legendary for calling up the head of ESPN and SCREAMING about things he heard said about the NBA on ESPN that he didn't like.
You wrote that there's plenty of things on the internet to support your view. Please feel free to take another crack at it, because the first article doesn't support your position. It's taking about something different, how ESPN doesn't want the real world of politics infringing on the day to day coverage of sports. Some things can't be stopped. More women in pro sports. Gays in sports. How athletes react to real world injustice. But if Curt Schilling wants to spew hate about Muslims, which he did, or talk about transgender bathroom laws, that's going to lead to the unemployment line, which it did.
What do those issues have to do with sports?
Last thought: I try as often as I can to explain the world of the media to people here. 30 years in the business so I should be able to to. Frankly, I take no pleasure in strongly opposing your views here. In fact, no one is more surprised than me. Because, quite honestly, I think you've had an incredibly long stretch of really top notch posts for many months here. I think you've seriously rasied your game and I find myself in agreement with many of your views. And if I haven't given you a ton of likes then shame on me. I try to reward good posting. I find your posts smart and well reasoned. I enjoy reading your views. And then we hit this thread. And I did a double-take when I saw who posted about the media. So please take this as the compliment that it is intended. I'm a fan of yours. Just not here on this particular subject.
If you have other comments, or questions, I'm happy to continue this discussion.... my apologies for the length of ths post. Just so much to respond to.
He is allowed his opinion just like the rest of us. Based on where we are, I think he will be way off the mark.
But this will be a very strange season if it happens, so who knows.
We have all been watching this stupid league for many years and we should know not to take anything for granted.
Other team improve as well, you know.
I'm hoping for top 10 though.
Silly nonsense. Very disappointing. USA Today used to be really good.
Even if you knew nothing about the Colts, you could know this. We spent 7 of 10 2019 draft picks on defense. It's not unreasaonble to expect most if not all of them to be better. The question is how much?
But Rock and Okereke and Willis are starters. Benagu, Tell, should be key reserves. Speed and Green to ST's. So, the defense SHOULD be better on that alone.
And I'm almost positive I read something this off-season about a trade for Buckner, and some free agent signing's including Rhodes. Plus the return of a healthy Turay. That's a lot of important faces on that side of the ball.
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be able to predict we should be a better defense. The only question is..... now much better?