Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Maniac and AC both ruled OUT for the Browns game


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 140
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Analytics has zero to do with being a fan.   You either are,  or you aren't.     You should have seen the 80s and early 90s teams we fielded.    This team is miles better than any of those teams.   

Most of the media and some in here are picking the Browns so if we win please don't say we beat a weak team lol. If you do you are a hypocrite.    I think going to 2 or 3 games a year of you

I used to let losses bother me. We traveled to both Colts losses to the Pats in the playoffs back in 03 and 04. I thought about the 03 loss in particular for several weeks after the game.    Th

Sadly I was actually right with my early report regarding Leonard. Even had I not heard it on ESPN I had feeling he wouldn't play because a groin injury is nothing to mess around with. He should rest so he doesn't aggravate it, it is like a hamstring as in you have to be careful. Losing AC has me more concerned because protecting Philip's blind side is very important.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, CurBeatElite said:

Wonder if this means that Smith will move over to LT or if Le'Raven Clark or Chaz Green steps into the LT spot... while Maniac is a star of the D, they played pretty well when he went down last week.  I'm a bit more worriedwith the loss of AC.

Reich said Clark will start at LT.

 

Also: 

 

  • Like 2
  • Sad 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, CurBeatElite said:

Wonder if this means that Smith will move over to LT or if Le'Raven Clark or Chaz Green steps into the LT spot... while Maniac is a star of the D, they played pretty well when he went down last week.  I'm a bit more worried with the loss of AC.

 

I do agree, they probably move Smith to LT and let Clark man the RT spot or Chaz Green man it. 

 

Just means that Jack Doyle or JT will be chipping the DE more instead of catching more passes in the flat but I am OK with that as long as Rivers is upright.

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, CurBeatElite said:

Wonder if this means that Smith will move over to LT or if Le'Raven Clark or Chaz Green steps into the LT spot... while Maniac is a star of the D, they played pretty well when he went down last week.  I'm a bit more worriedwith the loss of AC.

Garrett likes to play on the right side though. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, superrep1967 said:

Garrett likes to play on the right side though. 

 

Regardless, wherever he lines up, ask your TE or RB to chip constantly to slow him down. If he stunts, the OG and tackle need to be ready to double team and the RB/TE can go up the flat quicker.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, chad72 said:

 

I do agree, they probably move Smith to LT and let Clark man the RT spot or Chaz Green man it. 

 

Just means that Jack Doyle or JT will be chipping Myles Garrett more instead of catching more passes in the flat but I am OK with that as long as Rivers is upright.

I’m fine with Doyle staying in and chipping because they’ll probably use Burton more in the passing game anyway. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, stitches said:

That's not great news. I expect us to try running a lot on them and engaging quick passing game in an attempt to mitigate the mismatch that will be Garrett vs either of our OTs in pass rush situations.

 

It may not be such a bad thing because their weakness in coverage is underneath, in the middle. So, the quick passing offense like Minshew did against us can still yield results. Denzel Ward will be harder to throw against while they play 1-on-1 on the outside and we have to pick on the safeties and LBs, IMO. If their weakness was their outside CBs, then we would need more time for routes to form, which might work against us in this situation. 

 

I am confident Reich and Siranni will game plan accordingly. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Mr.Debonair said:

They will play him wherever the advantage is. Him vs. Clark is recipe for disaster. Not to mention having the slowest QB in the NFL 

Yeah. we will need TE help and maybe Nelson can help in a double team. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I blame the announcers talking about how we’ve started the same Oline 20+ weeks straight. It’s like with a kicker. “So and so has made 49 kicks in a row” and then they miss the next one. 
 

I know it’s a superstition, but still. I’m not looking forward to AC being out. Probably have to run a lot of TE schemes for extra blocking. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Indyfan4life said:

I blame the announcers talking about how we’ve started the same Oline 20+ weeks straight. It’s like with a kicker. “So and so has made 49 kicks in a row” and then they miss the next one. 
 

I know it’s a superstition, but still. I’m not looking forward to AC being out. Probably have to run a lot of TE schemes for extra blocking. 

 

They have been saying that for a while now, and eventually, at some point, the best of O-lines will have an injury. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not good, not good.

 

I figured DL would be out

 

A little surprised AC is out though with a rib injury?

 

Next man up

 

 

With the Browns rushing attack and our most likely uptick in ball control plays, this might be the quickest game of the year(time wise).

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Dogg63 said:

Reich said Clark will start at LT.

 

Also: 

 

 

Thanks.. I kinda figured that as Clark came in the 4-5 snaps that AC missed last week, but on the depth chart they've got Green as the backup LT and Clark backing up RT.

 

I actually have faith in Clark.  I won't be shocked if we see Pinter as an in-line TE more than normal against CLE... I definitely expect MAC or Doyle to be lined up on the left side a lot as well, as Burton doesn't really seem to be much of a blocker but Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox are both very good blockers.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

That is what will make this win good if we pull it off. I still have it at 50/50 but losing 2 key players like we are isn't good.

 

Rivers is 5-2 vs the Browns including the 2018 game they played. Their secondary in the middle is banged up, so we should get enough production in the passing game. Their run defense is real good, so our key to winning this game is our passing game.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Sadly I was actually right with my early report regarding Leonard. Even had I not heard it on ESPN I had feeling he wouldn't play because a groin injury is nothing to mess around with. He should rest so he doesn't aggravate it, it is like a hamstring as in you have to be careful. Losing AC has me more concerned because protecting Philip's blind side is very important.

 

Interesting how people see film differently.  Darius Butler sees coverages. Dr. Chao sees how Darius Leonard injures his groin (2nd Clip, of Colts, both views).

 

 

1 hour ago, pgt_rob said:

Uh oh, without Castonzo might be a little scary.

 Next man up, no excuses.

 

 

  • Like 2
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

    • Watson started this recent public trade thing by stating that the organization has flawed hiring practices.  And I think he never debunked the idea that the current owner was a lot like his father, simply because he is his son.   Its not really about the next season or even the team's won loss record over the next three years.  Its bigger than that.  I think it would be smarter to not accommodate whiners, and in a legal manner, not set the precedent of accommodating someone who conducts detrimental actions that undermines the new coach and the authority structure of the organization.   If you accommodate Watson, you set the precedent that all whiners need to be accommodated or else you end up singling some out for disparate treatment.  This shows what a cancer players like Watson are to an entire organization.    And, I would think a player like that has limited trade value, despite the rumors.  I would  simply move on from him....forget he even exists...would be the less time consuming and smarter move.  If he wants to sit out, fine, but I'm drafting this spring with the idea that he's going to try to put me at a disadvantage and wait until after FA and the draft before he tells me he wont play next year.   There is some root of the problem that has yet to be revealed.   If its about making bad personnel decisions, resulting in a losing record, I get that....but the HC, OBrien who was responsible for those moves was fired months ago.  Seems like Watson and Watt are still holding some kind of grudge over something, or simply launching their marketing brand by grandstanding.   If I were the GM, I'd just ignore Watson until he apologized for those statements instead of honoring his wishes, and then if the team struggles, show to the whole world what people like that can do to a team, blame the teams failure's over a whiner sitting out the season too arrogant and stubborn to apologize for something he should not have said in the first place.       
    • The 2006 team was the greatest and it is not even a debate. They went 10-0 at home including the playoffs, 16-4 overall, and most importantly won the SB = they finished. The 2005 team during the regular season beat teams by a wider margin but lost in the divisional round. That team did not have Adam Vinatieri either, the 2006 team did. In 2006 we seen the best of Bob Sanders in the playoffs and we went through Ray Lewis/Ed Reed/Steve McNair at Baltimore, and beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in the AFC Title Game. Also in respect to the 2009 team, that team didn't have Vinatieri either, nor did it have Marvin Harrison or Bob Sanders, Dungy wasn't the Coach as well. It is 2006 hands down.
    • Probably 2005, that  team was loaded and then played a tragically bad game to the sixth seeded Steelers in the playoffs.    
    • In addition to some of the examples from @stitches:   - Was your offense restricted last season by having a less mobile QB? If so, in what ways? - Your offense was bottom third in play action attempts last season. Can you talk about how play action fits in your offense, and how it might be affected by the physical ability of the QB? - Your defense had some really good stretches, but was less effective against good QBing. (Example, short clock but long TD drives against the Bills/Packers, etc.) What will it take for the defense to take another step forward this season? - What will be Press Taylor's role on the staff? Will that differ from his role in Philly? - You went from a RB coach with decades of experience, to one who hasn't played or directly coached RBs so far. What went into that decision and what kind of impact might it have on the RB group? - At what positions do you think you most need improved playmaking? - How do you think the limited college season, no Combine, and restricted travel might impact prospect evaluation? - To what extent, if any, do you think being the primary play caller impacts your game management and decision making? - Do you still have weekly protection meetings like you did in 2018? How might those be impacted by the changes on the coaching staff?   Just saying, there's a lot of meat out there. Don't have to keep gnawing at the same bone.   Imagine this group trying to cover Gregg Popovich...
    • In your opinion what team was the best Colts team ever?
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...