Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Nickname for Defense


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 101
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

The Inconsistent Eleven? Blue Charmin? Everyone's already forgetting we made Minshew look like a surgeon. We've played 3 bottom ten OLs, and today one without two starting tackles, and

How about the "It's to early to name our defense" defense?  Just a suggestion.  We played the Jags, the Vikings, and the Jets.  Hardly the top of the heap when it comes to offensive powerhouses.  I lo

I asked the Washington Football Team and they suggested "Indianapolis Defensive Unit".

Posted Images

Until they play a decent OL and decent offense (next week vs Browns), they don't deserve a nickname.

 

If they don't look good next week, I'm going to laugh at all the people going "what happened".... 

 

Not that I think we'll do bad, I just think folks aren't paying enough attention. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I was perusing Youtube last night for post-game commentary, and I came across the NBCSports Chicago post-game.  It was 5 guys, some former players, that sit around and talk about the game.  They were blown away and mentioned like 3 times just how many guys the Colts seemed to have around the ball.  They even felt that Chicago got out-Chicago'd on defense.  I guess I hadn't really payed much attention to the swarming aspect of the defense but they certainly noticed and were impressed by it.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, AZColt11 said:

I was perusing Youtube last night for post-game commentary, and I came across the NBCSports Chicago post-game.  It was 5 guys, some former players, that sit around and talk about the game.  They were blown away and mentioned like 3 times just how many guys the Colts seemed to have around the ball.  They even felt that Chicago got out-Chicago'd on defense.  I guess I hadn't really payed much attention to the swarming aspect of the defense but they certainly noticed and were impressed by it.


Well, it stands out because the Colts’ brand for many years has been associated more with offense than defense.  If we were the Ravens or Steelers, it would just be business as usual.

 

I don’t want to get out over our skis, though.  I also don’t want to take anything away from our D.

 

They’ve played really well for 3.5 of our 4 games and have definitely, at times, looked like an elite NFL defense.  But, as many have said, we haven’t yet played a top offense yet.

 

Since a Week 1 debacle where they only put up 6, the Browns have scored 35, 34, and 49.  Rank 3rd in scoring offense, 8th in total offense.

 

So we’ll be getting a much stiffer test this week.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, jmac_48 said:

Perfect but way outdated...

the youngsters won't understand.

 

:lol: we be getting old

 


Yeah, good point.  To be good, a cultural-reference nickname has to be at least somewhat timely — like the Purple People Eaters, the Bruise Brothers, and the Legion of Boom.

 

Only old farts remember who the wrestler “The Blue Meanie” was....and only really old farts remember who the original Blue Meanies were.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, luv_pony_express said:


Yeah, good point.  To be good, a cultural-reference nickname has to be at least somewhat timely — like the Purple People Eaters, the Bruise Brothers, and the Legion of Boom.

 

Only old farts remember who the wrestler “The Blue Meanie” was....and only really old farts remember who the original Blue Meanies were.

I resemble that remark. :lecture:

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, EastStreet said:

Until they play a decent OL and decent offense (next week vs Browns), they don't deserve a nickname.

 

If they don't look good next week, I'm going to laugh at all the people going "what happened".... 

 

Not that I think we'll do bad, I just think folks aren't paying enough attention. 

Putting the cart before the "Blue Beasts" .......oh wait we said it's too early for nicknames. I agree with you 100%. Outside the Bengals and Texans will really show if the defense has turned the corner!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly, I think I agree with those who said that it's early to be talking about a nickname.  We've played 4 offenses that range anywhere from average to bad.  And one of the better offenses we played just changed jockeys.

 

But it's still kind of a fun exercise....especially since it's not a common thing for people to be taking notice of our defense.

 

I'm going to try to think of some more....

 

Blu-Tang Clan - still dated, but certainly not as much as a Beatles reference

Tangled Up In Blue - 70s Dylan.  OK, I'm officially showing my age here.

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades - Maybe politically incorrect?

Cobalt Chaos - Alliteration is always good.  Maybe a bit generic...trying to find a different word for blue

Teal Curtain - Too bad teal has green in it and is an official Jags color...plus it would be ripping off the 70s Steelers.

Circle City Swarm - More alliteration.  But I wish Circle and City started with S.

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Mr.Debonair said:

Putting the cart before the "Blue Beasts" .......oh wait we said it's too early for nicknames. I agree with you 100%. Outside the Bengals and Texans will really show if the defense has turned the corner!!

Really hoping we stone cold shut the Browns down. Doubt we do, but I guy can hope. Much bigger task for our entire D.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, EastStreet said:

Really hoping we stone cold shut the Browns down. Doubt we do, but I guy can hope. Much bigger task for our entire D.

It's all relative.  A defense doesn't have to shut down a really good offense in order to positively affect the outcome of the game.  Merely slowing them down is often enough to do the trick.

 

But that's why the offense is going to have to do its part in putting points on the board.  We're going to need more Red Zone TD conversions than we got against the Bears if we're going to win -- 19 pts. probably wouldn't get it done against a Top 5 offense.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Like the song by America   "Horse with no name"  " To much like no name defense" 

                                              "Biden our time"        " To Political"

                                             "Blue State Trump"     " Still to Political

                                             " Horse Feathers"        " Funny, but wouldn't be taken seriously"

                                             " Mr. ED        " Who ever heard of a talking horse' also could be misconstrued as  a male dysfunction

                                                                                   

           Maybe we should hold off on the name game. LOL 

 

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.


  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • In Ballard I trust. He is intuitive and a consensus builder. This is a great opportunity to use this decision to refine your offensive strategy. Remember, Reich loves the RPO and what he could do with a mobile QB.
    • Ballard didn't say it was definite.   He didn't rule it out.   He just said as of this minute.    I think he's hoping to find out in April and May.      He still might end up deciding Eason is OK as the back-up.   I was only trying to impress upon those in the "Throw Jacob Eason in and see what we have" crowd that Ballard has crushed that dream for 2021.    But I wouldn't rule out 2022....  at least not yet.  
    • TY - 2Y/22M - he can still play but he’s not Tyreek Hill taking the top of defenses anymore, and with his disappearing act at the beginning of the year I’m afraid to sign him any longer or with too much guaranteed. Partly for sentimental reasons I want him to stay, but I do think he’s still got some juice.    Mack - 1Y/1M - Likable player but due to his position and injury, no way can I justify giving him much more than vet minimum.    Houston - 1Y/8M - Fell off a lot this year compared to his first year. Still our best edge player, basically by default and I’d be hoping we can get a more 2019 performance out of him at arguably our weakest position on the team.    Autry - Walk. He will price himself out with an inflated sense of value because he’s gotten decent sack numbers, but he is the definition of JAG and I’d only keep him if he agreed to a minimum contract.    Rhodes - 1Y/6M - He was a stud this year. If we could guarantee that he won’t revert back to his last two years in Minnesota I would be willing to go longer and higher. With how much he fell off after getting paid the first time, I’m not giving him a long term deal.    Walker - 1Y/2M - He was playing a very small percentage of downs at the end of the year so I’m keeping him less based on ability and more based on leadership and football savvy.    Hooker - Walk. Both sides need to just move on. I’d keep him at minimum too but I think both sides want a fresh start. Also a little miscast in the current defense so no reason to force a square peg into a round hole.    Brissett - 1Y/5M - Too big of a fan of Brissett as a man to want to see him leave. I don’t want him starting but he’s a very solid backup and compared to the 20M we gave him last year, I can live with his salary being at 1/4 of that this year.    Pascal and MAC both tendered at 2.24M. I want to bring in Kenny Golladay or Allen Robinson and Pascal is JAG so he’s not falling into my future plans much. I’m a big fan of MAC and I wouldn’t mind seeing him play the Jack Doyle role. He’s a better blocker, has better hands, and is more explosive.    I may be lowballing some guys but I’d hate to fall into the trap of overvaluing our guys and keeping them just because you want to keep your own. Unfortunately, I think the five most important positions on the team also coincide with our five weakest positions on the team; QB, WR, CB, DE, and LT. Fortunately we’ve got a good cap situation and this is the perfect year to be needing a QB. 
    • If we let Walker Walk, (and I think it’s likely) it’s not because we want an upgrade.   It’s because we simply don’t play him enough.   I think East Street has the numbers in snaps, but I think Walker is roughly playing 25-30 percent of the snaps.   That’s it.    We can't pay him enough for that.   Some other team will PLAY him more so they will PAY him more.    When Walker is off the field, we are either playing a 4-2-5 or a 4-1-6.   Leonard plays basically 100 percent of the snaps and I think Oke is about 55-60 percent.     There is a method to our madness.  
    • I'm surprised some folks want to resign Walker. Imo we definitely need an upgrade.... I'd let him walk.
  • Members

    • MFT5

      MFT5 209

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Colt Overseas

      Colt Overseas 501

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Colts_Fan12

      Colts_Fan12 1,803

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Hoose

      Hoose 1,031

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • AustexColt

      AustexColt 110

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Mackrel829

      Mackrel829 9

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • smittywerb

      smittywerb 164

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