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another article with many points on Sat Scrimmage, heres 2 take aways

Speaking of the starting O, the starting offensive line ended up being (from left to right) Jeff Linkenbach, Joe Reitz, Jamey Richard, Jaimie Thomas, and Ryan Diem. Jeff Saturday and Kyle DeVan were out with apparent injuries, but otherwise, that's your current starting lineup. As I'll mention below, this scares me to no end.

Austin Collie deserves special mention here. He dominated the entire scrimmage, catching everything that came anywhere near him and generally being the WR that Painter and Orlovsky leaned on for the entire scrimmage. Collie had big catch after big catch to eat up large chunks of yardage. As long as he keeps his head clear, Collie should set the league on fire this year.

The starting offensive lineup, however, was more revealing. First of all, Collie and Wayne were the starting WR's with Garcon only coming in when the offense switched to a 3 WR set. As opposed to last season, when Collie was working almost solely out of the slot with Garcon starting, it looks like the Colts love Collie enough to leapfrog him over Garcon in the starting lineup. It might be too early to say that, but the Rams game should shed more light on the situation at WR.

http://www.18to88.com/2011-archives/august/saturday-scrimmage-report.html

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The starting offensive lineup, however, was more revealing. First of all, Collie and Wayne were the starting WR's with Garcon only coming in when the offense switched to a 3 WR set. As opposed to last season, when Collie was working almost solely out of the slot with Garcon starting, it looks like the Colts love Collie enough to leapfrog him over Garcon in the starting lineup. It might be too early to say that, but the Rams game should shed more light on the situation at WR.

http://www.18to88.com/2011-archives/august/saturday-scrimmage-report.html

Wow. Interesting. We'll see where this goes.....

thanks, Barry

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another article with many points on Sat Scrimmage, heres 2 take aways

Speaking of the starting O, the starting offensive line ended up being (from left to right) Jeff Linkenbach, Joe Reitz, Jamey Richard, Jaimie Thomas, and Ryan Diem. Jeff Saturday and Kyle DeVan were out with apparent injuries, but otherwise, that's your current starting lineup. As I'll mention below, this scares me to no end.

Austin Collie deserves special mention here. He dominated the entire scrimmage, catching everything that came anywhere near him and generally being the WR that Painter and Orlovsky leaned on for the entire scrimmage. Collie had big catch after big catch to eat up large chunks of yardage. As long as he keeps his head clear, Collie should set the league on fire this year.

The starting offensive lineup, however, was more revealing. First of all, Collie and Wayne were the starting WR's with Garcon only coming in when the offense switched to a 3 WR set. As opposed to last season, when Collie was working almost solely out of the slot with Garcon starting, it looks like the Colts love Collie enough to leapfrog him over Garcon in the starting lineup. It might be too early to say that, but the Rams game should shed more light on the situation at WR.

http://www.18to88.com/2011-archives/august/saturday-scrimmage-report.html

Collie is a BEAST! I am a huge Collie fan, this dude is awesome! I'm really hoping he stays healthy this year. I do remember seeing in a thread on this forum a while ago that Collie played a few games on the outside and actually did well. If he does better than Garcon, I wouldn't mind seeing him as the #2 WR. Hopefully this lights a fire under Garcon to drop less balls.

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It's going to take a while for that line to gel. It's almost a blessing that Peyton will miss some time. We definitely don't want him in a game while we're tweaking the line and a rookie or two are learning their positions.

I'm guessing it will be Costanzo,... Saturday, ... Diem. And you can fill in those two blanks with a lot of different combinations.

They're even working Reitz out at guard. I think we all expect Ijalana to fill one spot, but that may not happen until later in the season. He's learning a new spot and playing against a lot better competition than the guys he faced in I-AA.

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It's going to take a while for that line to gel. It's almost a blessing that Peyton will miss some time. We definitely don't want him in a game while we're tweaking the line and a rookie or two are learning their positions.

I'm guessing it will be Costanzo,... Saturday, ... Diem. And you can fill in those two blanks with a lot of different combinations.

They're even working Reitz out at guard. I think we all expect Ijalana to fill one spot, but that may not happen until later in the season. He's learning a new spot and playing against a lot better competition than the guys he faced in I-AA.

I think Pollak will occupy the LG spot and Ijalana has a good shot at taking over at RG.

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For week 1? Is the probability of Manning not being under center week 1 growing larger and they want to let the new guys get used to the NFL while he's out, or are they just going to make Peyton deal with having a rookie as an LT for the first few weeks?

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For week 1? Is the probability of Manning not being under center week 1 growing larger and they want to let the new guys get used to the NFL while he's out, or are they just going to make Peyton deal with having a rookie as an LT for the first few weeks?

Please tell me where you heard about this growing probability of Manning not being ready by week # 1.

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Please tell me where you heard about this growing probability of Manning not being ready by week # 1.

That was a question I was asking (Seeing how the direct quote was "Is the probability of Manning being out week 1 growing") not something that I had heard rumor about. I know Manning has had to make due with new LT's on opening week before, sometimes with less than stellar results in terms of him getting his jersey dirty.

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