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  1. All of my statements are in response to the "f-----t and fat a--" quote from the WTHR article. Yelling at a kid to motivate him is part of coaching. And I know that some kids respond best to a coach who yells at them and makes them angry. But using that kind of language is unnecessary, even if you're trying to motivate a kid. Be a better, more adaptable coach and find a way to get a kid going without calling him a f----t.
  2. And I agree that sports are a great vessel for developing the mental toughness, self-discipline, and perseverance necessary in adulthood. I don't have kids, so I can't take a parent's perspective. However, viewing this as a fellow coach, I don't want to work alongside someone who thinks it's acceptable to put hands on a kid, to verbally berate a kid, to use insults and coercion instead of more positive motivational tactics...
  3. That's apples and oranges, though. You have to be a legal adult to enlist, whereas high schoolers are still kids. Calling a soldier a "f-----t or a fat a--" from one adult to another is worlds different than an authority figure saying the same thing to a kid under his supervision. Again, IF these allegations are true, that's no way for a coach and teacher to behave.
  4. In today's sign of the apocalypse: I agree with DT. A quote from the WTHR story is a sign of more than just being a tough coach: '"I can't go to school and call a kid a f----t or a fat a-- and keep my job. I'd be fired on the spot,' a staff member told WTHR." If that's accurate, then he has no business being an educator and leader of young men. Toughening up has nothing to do with it. https://www.wthr.com/article/center-grove-hires-investigator-to-probe-allegations-against-head-football-coach
  5. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Last year was his first year playing all 16 games, and he's ended 3 of his 5 seasons on IR. He's a hell of a player, but I think injuries alone warrant no more than a prove-it deal. I'm sure he and his agent disagree, but the market will establish itself, and they may not like the look of it.
  6. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22761793/tyrann-mathieu-declines-pay-cut-cut-arizona-cardinals I'd take the Honey Badger on a cheap, "prove-it" deal. Preston Brown has caught my eye as a potential MLB too. Buffalo wants to keep him, but we shall see...
  7. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I'd take that. It's going to be a 2-3 year rebuild anyway, so why not take future first rounders?
  8. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    No deals can be inked just yet, so things may not be as dismal as they appear. Remember, Frank Gore was going to the Eagles during this period a few years ago before changing his mind for the Colts. However, losing out on those three (if it does happen that way) certainly hurts. They would have been plug-and-play starters from day one. Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler are still names I've seen floated out there. Paul Richardson too. If Buffalo sends the 12th and 22nd picks along with an extra 2nd or 3rd rounder, free agency whiffs may be offset a little as well. Re-sign Rashaan Melvin and Jack Mewhort, draft a DE or ILB at 12 (Marcus Davenport or Roquan Smith/Tremaine Edmonds) and another G at 22 (Will Hernandez), and things are looking up.
  9. I'd think a plateau is more likely than a reversal. Guys aren't going to get smaller, but yes, they are going to do less "straight ahead drive blocking" and much more angle blocking in space. RPOs, quick screens, and perimeter runs don't require the old school mentality. You will see more heavyweights playing basketball on grass and chasing down nickels and safeties instead of moving d-tackles into the linebackers' laps. And--thanks to sport science, nutrition, and year-round conditioning--you will see those 6'6" 330 pounders of the 2020s moving better in space than the 6'3" 230 guys from the Lombardi era ever did.
  10. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    Exactly right. He's a great leader in the locker room, but that's not enough to mitigate his diminished abilities on the field. Gotta put your best 53 together.
  11. Competitive Drills

    In the weight room, I've done competitions with mental toughness as well as physical endurance--who can hold a plank the longest, who can hold a chin-up the longest, etc. You can go team-wide or player vs. player. Love the idea of having kids critique football-specific drills. "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
  12. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I think Philly would be foolish to get rid of Foles until Wentz is all the way back. Tearing an ACL in week 14 isn't conducive to playing week 1... However, if the right offer comes along (a minimum of 2 first rounders, per Peter King), they would probably listen.
  13. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I think Gore is gone as well. The one I'm curious about is Vinatieri. He still plays at a high level and is relatively cheap (expensive for a kicker, but cost effective overall), and he's a good locker room presence. But do the Colts decide to move on and focus on youth? It's way down the list of priorities, obviously, but I wouldn't be shocked if they let him walk.
  14. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    With their salary cap money available and draft positioning, they need to sign 2-3 new starters in free agency and then draft another 2-3 more. I guess the silver lining is that--with a roster this bad--almost anybody you draft can be a starter!
  15. 2018 Indianapolis Colts

    I think that would be the ideal situation. Roquan Smith is a dude! Quenton Nelson, Minkah Fitzpatrick, or even Chubb (if he slides that far) would be huge upgrades if they were the picks there as well.