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  1. What do you guys think of Kelvin Hayden former Colts cornerback, to come in and secure the nickel position for us. Dont get me wrong I like Franks, but I feel like Hayden would be a severe upgrade, and Franks could still emerge as a dime corner. Hayden has both experience and youth on his side as a good pick-up as he is 28 but with 6 years of service. I dont know about his injury situation as of now, but he hasnt played all 16 games in his 2 last seasons.
  2. Haha! Don't know how many times I have done such things
  3. No, but pressure is very underrated. It can result in a bad pass(interception), and it theoretically prevents a big pass play. So it's not so much the loss of yards (typically 5 or so) but the fact that the offense can't work the ball downfield, so pressure is key and must be had to be succesful. If your front four can bring the pressure, you can have 7 guys dropping back in coverage which should be enough by a far margin to prevent a big pass play
  4. you are right he is not a typical LE. But he is very efficient in the Colts "undersized" 43 scheme, which has a lot in common to our scheme.
  5. Reggie Wayne or Robert Mathis? With both players entering the final year of their contracts, that's the question Colts president Bill Polian is facing as he attempts to decide which veteran will give Indianapolis the best opportunity to make a sustained run at another Super Bowl title. Unlock HQ Video HQ video delivered by Akamai Although conventional wisdom suggests that defense wins championships, the Colts have been a perennial contender due to their high-powered offense. Indianapolis has finished among the top-five offenses in six out of the last eight years, and the team has captured six division titles and went to the playoffs every season during that span. That's why retaining Wayne makes the most sense for the Colts' long-term future. While Peyton Manning is certainly the most valuable player on the roster, he needs a stellar supporting cast to maintain his high level of play. Wayne, a five-time Pro Bowler, has been a model of consistency, producing seven straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons with 80-plus receptions in six of those seasons. Those numbers are remarkable on their own merit, but he deserves credit for being the rare complementary receiver who blossomed into a No.1 target in the middle of his career. Since supplanting Marvin Harrison as Manning's top option in 2007, Wayne has ranked among the league leaders in receptions, tallying at least 100 in three of the past four seasons. Kirwan's offseason rankings Pat Kirwan ranks the 35 best quarterbacks in the NFL, including a top five that includes four passers who've led their respective teams to Super Bowl triumphs. More ... » NFL's best running backs » NFL's best receivers » NFL's best tight ends » NFL's best offensive linemen » NFL's best pass rushers » NFL's best defensive tackles » NFL's best linebackers » NFL's best cornerbacks » NFL's best safeties Granted, the Colts' wide-open, no-huddle offense provides Wayne with plenty of opportunities. However, he is much more than a system player. Wayne is a polished receiver with an all-around game. From his precise route running to his exceptional hand-eye coordination, he shows few flaws on film. He is versatile enough to do damage as a possession receiver, yet also able to make plays downfield. Now, a strong argument could be waged that Mathis is just as vital to the Colts. Their defensive system relies heavily on the defensive line to create pressure, and Mathis has been one of the game's most-productive pass rushers during his eight-year career, with 74 sacks and double-digit totals in two of the past three seasons. As an undersized speed rusher with explosive first-step quickness, Mathis overwhelms offensive tackles with his burst and acceleration. He complements his straight-line speed with athleticism and agility that allow win with a frenetic style off the edge. Throw in his non-stop motor and penchant for creating turnovers (36 career forced fumbles), and there is no denying his impact as a pass rusher. Even with all the production, the Colts should have some concerns about Mathis' game and long-term prospects. At 6-foot-2, 245 pounds, Mathis lacks the bulk and power to hold up against the run. He routinely gets knocked off the ball and his inability to hold the point allows opponents to run successfully on the edges. In the past, the Colts kept him off the field on early downs to compensate for his deficiencies, but he has been forced to play more in running situations due to their lack of depth at end. Given their consistent struggles to stop opposing ground games, keeping Mathis on the field more might not be a wise idea. Unlock HQ Video HQ video delivered by Akamai If that's the case, the Colts should think long and hard about investing significant dollars in a situational player who downplayed a recent report he'll holdout. To that point, the Colts have already found Mathis' eventual successor in 2010 first-round pick Jerry Hughes. Even though he didn't make a substantial impact as a rookie, Hughes is a young, athletic rusher with the potential to develop into a disruptive force. If Hughes develops according to plans, it will make it easier to part ways with Mathis at the end of his deal. The Colts' title window is closing quickly, but picking the right veteran could make another run at a ring a strong possibility. With Manning and the offense ultimately holding the key to those hopes, there is no doubt that the money should head in Wayne's direction.
  6. NFL.com article As this article states the Colts may not be in a position to resign Robert Mathis next year as he has only one year left on his contract. It's a longshot but Mathis is the perfect fit for our quick 43 defense, he brings pressure off the edge, just like we see Abraham do. He is not a long-term solution but having a defensive dou of those two extremely productive pass rushers would surely help right now. What would you say to signing him next year, where he is one year older, is he done? And how much would it take to trade for him hypothetically? (sure don't want to lose many more picks)
  7. Hey, hvor er du fra? Spiller du selv?

  8. I think it would be really important to bring back Snelling to benefit Turner. We need Turner for a few more years, and to hold that long we must lessen his load. Those carries between the tackles can be given to Snelling, and on the outside the carries could be given to Quizz. Surely would still be our primary back by far, but sharing the load should only be a positive for the Burner.
  9. I'm with you on Meier, and I believe Douglas as well. On D I think the obvious answer is Spoon, but I feel like Franks will contribute nicely as a nickel/dime back.
  10. Trent Richardson would certainly be a nice replacement for Turner, but I guess he will be long gone before the 3rd.
  11. Well Jacquizz is finishing school, so I guess that's why he hasn't shown up. I know it doesn't make him a better player, but I like when the lower draftpicks finish school.
  12. The thing is Jenkins has dissapointed if you set your excpectations from those numbers. I don't know but I would guess the average NFL production is better than Jenkins' if your starting point are those numbers and his potential coming out of college.
  13. I agree with you that Jenkins is somewhat underrated on these boards. But you can't possibly tell me you would start him at #2 and hurt Julio's development. I am sure JJ will start day 1. When you look at our other WRs, Jenkins is by far superior to all of them, so surely we will keep him. The staff has been happy with Jenkins for a long time, and I still think they are, but Julio is a rare talent.
  14. I bet you Julio will stand at the frontdoor at Flowery Branch just a second after the signing.
  15. Matt Ryan has yet to have a losing season! Matt Ryan has yet to have a losing season!
  16. I actually think Richard Marshall would be a very nice NB. He won't be an upgrade to Grimes but definitely to Owens and Franks. I like him in the slot blitzing and in run support also.
  17. How do you value of a free agent, contract size?
  18. glad we did trade up for JJ, then!
  19. Like Julio said in an interview a few days ago when asked about which jersey he wanted: I don't know. It is the player who create the number, not otherwise.
  20. Would like to add DeAndre McDaniel, safety, Clemson to that list. Vidal Hazelton could be nice too, but we really don't need WRs now - could bring him in for camp and dump him if he doesn't perform, nothing to lose really. There are also some nice running backs - Noel Devine, Derrick Locke - but again with us drafting 'Quizz Rodgers, not really any interest. Tim Barnes, Center, Missouri and D-line Ryan Winterswyk from Boise.
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