Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, Hark said:

Strangely enough, I ran into Marlon Mack at the Indy airport Saturday morning. He said his rehab is going well, and when I asked him about returning to Indy he said, "I don't want to play anywhere else." Probably meaningless in the big picture, but I thought it was a promising response. I also thanked him for sticking around this season to help coach the other backs.

That is great. This is why if he doesn’t get any big offers I think he will be back. Ballard would be on board bringing him back for a year at a couple million. That isn’t going to hurt us at all.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a lot of FA RBs this year ... and Mack is coming off a major injury.  Thus, I am pretty sure he will be very affordable. I think the question may be, though, will Mack be happy signing back on with the Colts where he’ll have to play 3rd, maybe 2nd fiddle at best?  I think that wherever he signs, it will be on the cheap.  Would love it to be with the Colts, though.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't mind it at all. I mean at worst, we still have Hines and Wilkins as our top backups. At best, Mack is the 1-1 punch with Taylor we wanted, and Hines plays a similar role with less running carriers. 
 

However, I think Frank and Ballard wants Hines even more involved as the 2nd back. Plus, I think he ends up in NE or MIA.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Nate! said:

I wouldn’t invest any money towards Mack.  Just not a need for the team.

Getting him back on an affordable deal would be great.   It would keep Taylors legs fresh and leave the Colts with a solid RB if Taylor misses some time.  

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

There are some RB needy teams out there, but Mack's injury is a major question mark.

 

It is hard to say what the market for him will be like without having all the information about his injury and recovery.  

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like a team is going to outbid the colts or have a more appealing "prove it" opportunity for MM. Would love to have him at the right price. I have serious doubts that he can stay healthy over a full season. Love the guy as a player when healthy.

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

There are some RB needy teams out there, but Mack's injury is a major question mark.

 

It is hard to say what the market for him will be like without having all the information about his injury and recovery.  

Yeah, I don't think he'll end up with the Colts.   This injury cost Mack millions of $$.   So unfortunate.  Probably a conservative estimate would be $15-$20 million.  His contract would have set his family up for life.  He'll still be fine, but won't be at the level he could have been at.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/1/2021 at 7:24 AM, Archer said:

I know that everyone assumes he’s gone, but I’m starting to wonder if he might be re-signed to a one-year contract.  After all, I’m not sure anyone’s going to give him a big multi year contract coming off this kind of injury.  And if he’s gonna have to settle for a one -year prove-it deal...well , Ballard’s not necessarily opposed to giving someone like that $10 million for a year, if it doesn’t extend out past that.  Mack probably won’t be ready to start the year, but that could give us the best one-two punch in football as we approach the playoffs.  And we know that CB thinks Mack is one of the best teammates ever...

10 million is out of the question imo. I thought that’s what he would get if he tested the market. I’m sure some team would be willing to pay a back of his caliber that type of money. That’s being said, if mack wants to stay on the colts he’d have to take a pay cut. It’d be 1 year 4-5 million. Sadly, for mack, this isn’t 2018. He doesn’t have leverage since the colts now have confidence they have the next big thing in Taylor. I think even offering mack 1 year 5 million would be out of courtesy for what he’s done for the team. He’s a fan favorite but I’m sure Ballard would prefer to spend that money somewhere else. I’m a colts fan and I’m really hoping mack makes him money with some team outside the division. He deserves a contract, he’s a very good back, I just say let him test the market and go from there. That being said, if mack comes back, that will be easily the best backfield in the league with Taylor, mack, and Hines. I only fear that Taylor won’t get his 20-25 touches a game that he needs to get. Nothing against mack or Hines but Taylor is a different breed. It takes 2 people to tackle him and now that he’s figured it out, I’m sure he’ll be a 2k rusher at some point in his career. He was third in rushing in the whole nfl last year and he didn’t even start to figure things out until week 10-11. Taylor is going to be a top back in the league. As long as he gets his 25 touches a game I’m all for mack coming back on a cheaper contract. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kdeming1230 said:

10 million is out of the question imo. I thought that’s what he would get if he tested the market. I’m sure some team would be willing to pay a back of his caliber that type of money. That’s being said, if mack wants to stay on the colts he’d have to take a pay cut. It’d be 1 year 4-5 million. Sadly, for mack, this isn’t 2018. He doesn’t have leverage since the colts now have confidence they have the next big thing in Taylor. I think even offering mack 1 year 5 million would be out of courtesy for what he’s done for the team. He’s a fan favorite but I’m sure Ballard would prefer to spend that money somewhere else. I’m a colts fan and I’m really hoping mack makes him money with some team outside the division. He deserves a contract, he’s a very good back, I just say let him test the market and go from there. That being said, if mack comes back, that will be easily the best backfield in the league with Taylor, mack, and Hines. I only fear that Taylor won’t get his 20-25 touches a game that he needs to get. Nothing against mack or Hines but Taylor is a different breed. It takes 2 people to tackle him and now that he’s figured it out, I’m sure he’ll be a 2k rusher at some point in his career. He was third in rushing in the whole nfl last year and he didn’t even start to figure things out until week 10-11. Taylor is going to be a top back in the league. As long as he gets his 25 touches a game I’m all for mack coming back on a cheaper contract. 

I'm not sure I want the wear that 25 carries a game would put on Taylor.  

Last season was an odd one I think.   Only 8 RB's broke 1000 yards where in 2019 16 RB's broke 1000 yards.

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

    • No one knows. The writer isn't necessarily wrong, the last time anyone saw Wentz, he was shaky mentally and a mess football-wise. Hurts wasn't any great shakes yet he was better than Wentz. We know the potential Carson has but if the national media isn't lapping it up, that's not a bad thing.    We all hope Frank Reich can unleash a beast who performs at levels even better than 2017 but fact is, we don't know. Even Chris Ballard said same, just as he did about Eason, we won't know what we have until the bullets start flying.
    • Good lord. I simply posted an article from rotoworld. If you don’t like it then let them know you disagree with the people who are usually correct with the info they receive. I wasn’t aware I would be told I was wrong for posting an article from a highly reputable site. You seriously need to relax. 
    • Eh maybe but I think it was more of let’s see how the draft shakes out and who is cut yet to make room to sign the rookies they picked. There’s still teams that have to cut some players just to get under the cap once the rookies sign. 
    • Dude I agree, but our base kinda concept is T2 with their personnel I think.  They play a variety of zones and trade off a lot.  They get lost in the secondary.  It’s actually complex as hell.   It’s possible Rock and Blackmon are gonna click as they learn the system, but it’s also possible IMO they continue to play replacement level foot ball.  Rock has issues but on many of his plays he gets NO help from the safeties. they want these guys to play downhill like T2, but they have to show they can cover first.  It might work and be exciting as hell.                       I am in lockstep with the Walker thing.  That’s why you never seem to know wth this team is trying to do well with SCHEME AND PERSONNEL.   sorry for yelling.  I don’t think our ideas about this team are really very different.     Franks a pretty good coach man.
    • Wentz wasn't my favourite option when we got him but watching some of his games from his rookie and 2nd year the guy has magic, can't wait. 
  • Members

    • Dingus McGirt

      Dingus McGirt 1,663

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Misty_B

      Misty_B 0

      Rookie
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • cdgacoltsfan

      cdgacoltsfan 699

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Shive

      Shive 2,593

      Moderators
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Myles

      Myles 4,357

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • UKColt13

      UKColt13 181

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • superrep1967

      superrep1967 587

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Blindside

      Blindside 23

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • TheUnshuffler

      TheUnshuffler 29

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Colt.45

      Colt.45 437

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