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Everything posted by FishDuck

  1. Good trade for the Colts. There’s a good chance Chubb will fall to 6, if not there’s more room to trade back. Or they can afford to reach a little on a linebacker or receiver like Calvin Ridley. My pick would be Nelson at 6, but can’t really go long if there’s someone you really like. Need to get 3 quality starters in the first 3 rounds this year
  2. Bears 2016/2017 and Now 2018

    Really like what they're doing to build around Trubisky. Big target in Robinson (might be overpaid), solid speed guy in Gabriel, and a very athletic tight end in Burton. Plus they most likely keep their secondary together? And still have a number 8 overall draft pick? Solid offseason so far in Chicago.
  3. 1A Football

  4. I get not overspending on Norwell, Solder, Malcolm Butler, and some of the top level WR's that are getting overpaid. However; guys like Anthony Hitchens, Carlos Hyde, Isaiah Crowell got contracts that were more than fair for the team signing them and are guys the Colts could use to fill some really big holes. And with the current state of the franchise and the Andrew Luck situation weighing heavily on the fans minds it might not be a terrible idea to overspend a little on a guy who can come in and be a difference maker on the field and in the locker room. I'm all for primarily building through the draft, but when you don't want to sign your own players back and you don't want to spend $ in free agency you are taking the long road to a rebuild. If you roll your cap space over to next year you will only end up overpaying then instead of saving anything in the long run. Too many holes for this team to only build through the draft. Still time to make some decent signings this FA period, but if they continue to just sit on what they have they will need to wake the fans up in 3 years when they are competitive again with Ten and Jax who are getting better now.
  5. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Don't see HB taking any kind of cheap deal. He and his agent have both said they feel he could get more $ if he were to be cut by AZ and he wants to be paid like a top DB in the league. P Brown would be a solid signing though.
  6. So long and happy retirement to Joe Thomas. A true ironman. Never started a season 1-0. Had 20 different starting QBs in his career. Never on a winning team. Never missed a rep until his last season. What a player.
  7. 1A Football

    What's his speed like? I've seen him in the state finals the last 2 years and he seems to have plenty, but just curious what his numbers are
  8. Well at least 1 of those moves, if not 2 appears to be out of possibility. Sad to see Solder go, but understand not paying up the way the Giants appear to be. Nelson is a guy I'd really like to see them go after, but it looks like he has 3 other visits already set up. In Bill We Trust
  9. Nelson would be a great fit in New England, but they need to make sure Solder is coming back before they go after anyone else. Have also heard that Amendola was asked to take less money to clear some room for Suh to sign with the Pats. If they are able to resign Solder, get Nelson and Suh, and potentially resign Rex Burkhead I will call it a successful offseason. Still don't understand what the Colts are doing...
  10. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I agree, the Giants will take Barkley at 2. However, Chubb running a 4.66 with a very impressive 10 yard split only solidified him as the pick for the Colts if you ask me. Almost identical time to Myles Garrett last year and a much better motor
  11. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Ballard said yesterday that the team's first priority this season is to sure up the offensive and defensive lines. This makes me think they are leaning towards Chubb with the 3 pick. Smart Move. I would expect them to go after a running back in free agency to pair with Mack. Isaiah Crowell, Rex Burkhead, Legarrette Blount, and Jeremy Hill would be names to watch IMO.
  12. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Gore averaged 3.6 a carry and only scored 3 TD's last season. He's a good pass blocker that helps make up for your terrible O Line. Great. You can get that from Marlon Mack and a 3rd round draft pick this upcoming year if you have position coaches that are worth a rip. Greggy needs to get over his feelings and realize it's the NFL; a cut throat business where winning is what matters. Gore isn't going to win you any games at 35 years old playing behind a crappy O Line on a crappy team. Let him have a chance to go be a back up for a winning team somewhere.
  13. Bill Belichick

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/sports/college-coaches-reveal-bill-belichick-grinds-like-no-nfl-coach-draft-season-235044163.html good article touching on the subject of Belichick’s success as a GM
  14. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Agreed. No way Philly should even think about trading Foles until Wentz is fully back and shows he is at least very close to his former self in a game. Wentz got hurt in December, so Foles will probably end up starting a game or 2 next season so his value should stay pretty high.
  15. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I don't see Gore coming back to Indy. I would imagine he will sign with a competitor to try to make a Super Bowl run in his last season or 2. New England is always in play for running backs they can get on the cheap, but I would also look for him to be interested in places like Seattle, Tennessee, or Green Bay. He wouldn't/shouldn't start for any of those teams but could contribute and have a good shot at making the playoffs. As for the Colts making a trade in the draft I think it will rely on which QBs are on the board at 3. I don't see anybody trading much to move up for Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen. Denver and the Jets would be ideal trade partners for Indy IMO because they don't need to move too far back in the first round i.e. Arizona at 15 or Buffalo at 21/22 to name a couple other teams who are in the QB market. Would be very interesting to see Darnold or Rosen on the board at 3 and see what kind of moves Denver/NYJ would be willing to make. Free Agency will determine a lot as well since there are a few decent options available this year that might back teams out of trading up in the draft.
  16. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Sirianni has spent the large majority of his career with the Chargers and was the QB coach in San Diego when Reich was the OC there in '14-'15. Those teams were in the top 10 of passing offense in the NFL both of those years, but only won a combined 13 games. I'm sure Reich will be the brain trust and point man for the offense, so it's probably a good hire to get someone he is familiar with.
  17. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I'm not sure you can count Okafor as a proven guy. He was really struggling before last season and is now coming off a torn Achilles, so very possible that he might have lost a touch of speed, if you can get him on a lower end deal it might be alright but I wouldn't break the bank for a guy with 18 sacks in 5 seasons. I do agree though, if you can pitch a deal to Ansah go for it. Let me throw another wrench in here...what if the Browns take Barkley with number 1? The Colts are suddenly in position to make pretty good loot on a trade with a team wanting a QB and wanting to jump ahead of Cleveland's 4th pick. I wouldn't be angry with them if they slid back to the 6-10 range and drafted Roquan Smith from Georgia and added some extra 2nd-3rd round picks if I were a fan. Will be very curious to see how Basham does in this new scheme. I know a lot of what I heard last year was that he couldn't pick up the mental aspect of the game. That might be alleviated in the 4-3 with his only job being "go get the QB". Otherwise you are looking at another potential bust
  18. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I agree with a lot you say about Barkley, I think he’s great, but Chubb fills a bigger need. He can be that guy you are talking about; I believe he had 20 sacks and over 40 TFL’s the last 2 seasons. And he’s a true 4-3 end, which the Colts don’t have a ton of to fill Eberflus’ defensive scheme. There are good running backs that will go on day 2 if the draft that the Colts can get and there are several available in Free Agency. If they draft Barkley at 3 I don’t think it is a terrible pick, just not the best IMO. And I doubt they would have him returning kicks if they drafted him there too lol
  19. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I think you gotta take Chubb at 3. Peppers is only staying around for 1 more year in the league, so that seems like a waste of a signing (Anybody remember Trent Cole?). I don't see Ansah getting out of Detroit and even if he does you still need at least 1 more guys who can rush the passer. Plus Chubb is a very good run stopper; I don't see him ever leading the league in sacks but his motor and effort is at a very high level at all times. Should be a start for 8-10 years, which is what the Colts need right now, they are still 2 years away from competing at the highest level. I really like Barkley and think he will be very good, but I would never draft a RB that high. If it were me I would focus the draft on defense and use the free agency money on the offensive side. The offensive line obviously needs to be addressed, maybe draft one in the 2nd-3rd round if there is a steal available. There are some quality running backs and wide receivers that are going to hit the market. My free agent money would be used going after guys like Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead, Kenjon Barner, Isaiah Crowell, Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, Sammy Watkins, Terrelle Pryor, Cameron Fleming, LaAdrian Waddle, DJ Fluker, and resigning Mewhort and Moncrief on short-term "prove it" type of deals if possible. I'm sure there will be a QB drafted late or signed as a 2nd backup option in case Luck doesn't come back, but I don't see Irsay allowing any type of move that might hurt his boy Andrew's feelings. If Luck comes back healthy by week 4 of the season and you can bring in a couple of those free agent weapons for the offense I think the Colts will compete for a wild card spot in the playoffs.
  20. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    No kidding. Colts have lost 7 straight, but the rivalry is warming back up! lol In all fairness, it was the kind of thing that Colts fans wanted to hear and I'm sure it got them pumped up and made even more fans of Ballard through this situation. You could tell it was a staged thing for him to say it and he was debating whether to go thru with it or not. If the Colts back it up and win at Gillette next season he will look like a God; if they get drummed by 20 tho...
  21. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    Again, Doyel is a clown. That guy writes like a 15 year old girl who just got dumped after a high school football game... As for the assistants that McDaniels hired: Eberflus was already coming to Indy, so no effect there. Dave Deguglielmo was release from the Dolphins, so McDaniels got him a job when he didn't have one. Mike Phair was coaching in college at Illinois and got promoted to the big leagues. I wouldn't necessarily say he screwed any of those guys over
  22. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    Dear Colts, deflate this. -Josh McDaniels
  23. Bill Belichick

    Definitely would have helped. I’ve never been a big fan of Rowe, I know he has great size to match up with Jeffery but there is a definite difference in speed and reaction time between he and Butler. The Eagles run game was too good early and their guys made too many 50-50 catches for me to say he would have for sure changed the outcome
  24. Bill Belichick

    Report I have heard this evening is that he was caught out late for curfew the night before the game and had narcotics on him...ridiculous if true
  25. Bill Belichick

    The Eagles certainly had all the answers and we’re unstoppable. I really think a big part of it was just better personnel, the Patriots really struggled at times this season trying to mask a lack of good athletes on defense. No pass rush, an injury riddled LB corps, and a weakened secondary with Butler out was too easy it looked like for Pederson and Foles. On the same note, the Patriots offense was unstoppable as well and had receivers open all night—more reason why Colts fans should be excited about McDaniels. I will say, I give a lot of credit to Pederson for never taking his foot off the gas and having the guts to make some of the calls he did—a lot of times opposing coaches fall into a spell of stupidity when facing Belichick. He didn’t, and deserves all the credit of being the best coach on the field last night. Great game