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Carr Bombed
07-21-2007, 01:51 AM
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070720/SPORTS03/707200535/1100

Hmm......"licks chops" :cool:

brakos82
07-21-2007, 02:06 AM
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070720/SPORTS03/707200535/1100

Hmm......"licks chops" :cool:

are we distant relatives or something? I said the same thing at Gridiron when I heard this.

real
07-21-2007, 04:00 AM
w-o-w

edo783
07-21-2007, 11:33 AM
If true....very good news. Set them up bartender....Koolaid all round!

Second Honeymoon
07-21-2007, 11:58 AM
this is indeed good news. everyone knows that peyton can't perform if he is pressured by a good pass rush.

this is good news. i wonder what this is tied to? sick of game? money grab?

whiskeyrbl
07-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Peyton meet Amobi Okoye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goldensilence
07-21-2007, 02:42 PM
The Tony Ugoh Draft pick makes a lot of sense now.

Honoring Earl 34
07-21-2007, 04:14 PM
I bet they pick up Victor Riley .

Second Honeymoon
07-21-2007, 04:39 PM
I bet they pick up Victor Riley .

I didn't know that Casserley was running things in Indy now. Polian wasnt worth a krap anyway. :sarcasm:

Carr Bombed
07-21-2007, 05:11 PM
I thought it he might of been mad about the Freeney deal and might just be clammering for extra cash, but it sounds serious

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2944430

From here on out the Colts are on the decline.

brakos82
07-21-2007, 08:31 PM
I didn't know that Casserley was running things in Indy now. Polian wasnt worth a krap anyway. :sarcasm:

He doesn't deserve to have his name spelled correctly.

the wonger need food
07-21-2007, 09:13 PM
And we thought the Steve Hutchinson deal had a major impact on player salaries....

nunusguy
07-22-2007, 10:44 AM
This is sweet. I love it !
People may appreciate more than ever why a competant LT is such an important ingredient to a successful NFL offense.
I've read very mixed reviews about the rook OLT Tony Ugoh, who happens to be a local native who went to Westfield HS before selecting Arkansas. If he is somehow who the Colts go with to protect Peyton's butt, Mario should really have an opportunity for a good day (actually 2 good days I guess).

PapaL
07-22-2007, 12:20 PM
While there obviously is going to be a drop off in talent, Tarik is easily a top 10 maybe even top 3 LT, I wouldnt expect a sack bonaza in Indy. They obviously have a system in place and have very successful with it. Peyton can perform with defenders around him, no one can hit an open WR with a defender hanging off of them.

But yeah - this is a good thing for the rest of the division. Seems like a pass rush is the way to win (as opposed to trying to out score).

Texan_Bill
07-22-2007, 12:26 PM
YUP.. Heard this, this morning. Great news for Texans "D" in theory, but we will have to see what the dolts do about it....

*remains cautiously optimistic that our "D" line crushes "meat boy"*

Hervoyel
07-22-2007, 12:43 PM
YUP.. Heard this, this morning. Great news for Texans "D" in theory, but we will have to see what the dolts do about it....

*remains cautiously optimistic that our "D" line crushes "meat boy"*


That's really it. What do the Colts do about it? We've seen over the past 5 years how hard it is to find a LT if you don't have one and it's not like the Colts will be drafting up in that "LT zone" of the draft where the elite prospects get taken. Even with a post Super Bowl collapse they'll be drafting in the middle at worst I think.

If he really is gone then they're going to have a hard time finding his replacement. They can get a player to play the position but replacing a guy like this is tough to do.

I bet he comes back before the end of training camp. I bet he just doesn't want to go to camp. They'll talk him out of retirement a couple of weeks before the start of the season and he's back in the starting lineup in week one.

Brando
07-22-2007, 02:39 PM
I'll be surprised if he actually does retire. Even if he doesn't I want to beat the Colts at their best. As the old saying goes "You've got to beat the best to be the best".

brakos82
07-22-2007, 02:44 PM
I'll be surprised if he actually does retire. Even if he doesn't I want to beat the Colts at their best. As the old saying goes "You've got to beat the best to be the best".

I thought we just did that Christmas Eve. :shades:

GoPats
07-23-2007, 11:17 AM
Personally I don't think your average fan will notice much of a difference. The Colts' coaches are smart enough to plan for extra protection on the blind side, and Manning is consistently the hardest QB to sack each year. Whether it's double teams or zone blocking or whatever, I don't think this is going to turn the Colts into an also-ran by any means.

real
07-23-2007, 11:32 AM
Personally I don't think your average fan will notice much of a difference. The Colts' coaches are smart enough to plan for extra protection on the blind side, and Manning is consistently the hardest QB to sack each year. Whether it's double teams or zone blocking or whatever, I don't think this is going to turn the Colts into an also-ran by any means.

I agree.

And really I think it stems back to who they have behind center. The colts weren't om the 'teens' last year in sacks allowed because of Glenn. Thats a product of the whole offense working in synch, and the guy who is supposed to provide the rythm and pulse of the offense is sill there taking snaps last time I checked....

Goldensilence
07-23-2007, 12:41 PM
I agree.

And really I think it stems back to who they have behind center. The colts weren't om the 'teens' last year in sacks allowed because of Glenn. Thats a product of the whole offense working in synch, and the guy who is supposed to provide the rythm and pulse of the offense is sill there taking snaps last time I checked....

I agree as well on this. The rest of the linewill still be there and they've worked together for quite some time. I'm not sure who will be the guy starting if indeed Glenn does retire but i gurantee you Ugoh will get solid reps there this TC. I'm sure the colts figured they had about a year or two left with Tarik that's why they made the move to get Ugoh.

I'm not going to be naive enough to say this is the demise of them because they've drafted well and this offense could very well be even more dangerous this coming year with Anthony Gonzales brought into the fold, a healthy Dallas Clark again, and last year the emergence of Ben Utecht.

I'll also add that if Glenn does indeed retire Manning won't allow the LT to drop off a lot. He'll have the guy ready and know what he needs to do and what to do.

GoPats
07-24-2007, 09:07 AM
BTW, don't get me wrong... I'd love to be able to say "The Colts are doomed!" They're the Pats' biggest AFC rival, obviously. But while I think this will hurt 'em a bit, "tis just a flesh wound," as the Black Knight would say.

:fight:

nunusguy
07-24-2007, 10:13 AM
INDIANAPOLIS Veteran offensive tackle Tarik Glenn, who has been rumored to be considering retiring from the NFL, is expected to meet with team Indianapolis Colts team president Bill Polian and head coach Tony Dungy sometime in the next few days.
http://www.tribstar.com/sports/local_story_205000151.html
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Lets hold everything here, because this is probably far from a done deal.
When the HC, especially a coach who is as beloved by his players as Tony Dungy is, and the top front office suit request a sit-down with you, a guy can be persuaded to change his mind. Then there's the thing about that big check-book they bring with them to the sit-down.
Dungy just needs one more year from his veteran LT to transition to an OLine without him, and I'm betting he'll get that worked out with Glenn ?

Goldensilence
07-24-2007, 12:23 PM
INDIANAPOLIS Veteran offensive tackle Tarik Glenn, who has been rumored to be considering retiring from the NFL, is expected to meet with team Indianapolis Colts team president Bill Polian and head coach Tony Dungy sometime in the next few days.
http://www.tribstar.com/sports/local_story_205000151.html
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Lets hold everything here, because this is probably far from a done deal.
When the HC, especially a coach who is as beloved by his players as Tony Dungy is, and the top front office suit request a sit-down with you, a guy can be persuaded to change his mind. Then there's the thing about that big check-book they bring with them to the sit-down.
Dungy just needs one more year from his veteran LT to transition to an OLine without him, and I'm betting he'll get that worked out with Glenn ?


Good point and how much ya want to bet Peyton will be in that room too? They have a legit shot at repeating as well that should get mentioned and they will havea killer O next year.

barberman
07-24-2007, 04:01 PM
Does the reported retirement of Tarik Glenn make Payton Manning more vunderable? It looks like his replacement will be rookie Tony Ugoh who the Colts drafted this year. I got to believe that Manning will bite the dirt more often than he has in the past. Would love to see him "rattled" on a regular basis this season.

YoungTexanFan
07-24-2007, 06:18 PM
Does the reported retirement of Tarik Glenn make Payton Manning more vunderable? It looks like his replacement will be rookie Tony Ugoh who the Colts drafted this year. I got to believe that Manning will bite the dirt more often than he has in the past. Would love to see him "rattled" on a regular basis this season.

Tony Ugoh is too raw to play right now unless he takes drastic steps towards his vast potential before the season gets under way. It's not so much the drop off in talent though that I feel will be the most significant loss to their line. Rather, I feel it will be the absense of a leader, a steadying force, a constant. Glenn has meshed with the line and team, and it will take time for someone else to duplicate this. It's good to see Glenn go, but I would rather see Saturday leave as well.

nunusguy
07-24-2007, 09:54 PM
Tarik Glenn confirmed this evening what had been reported since late last week, that he is retiring after 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
Glenn, 31, made the official announcement at a press conference at the team’s West 56th Street complex. Team president Bill Polian was at his side.
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The Colts selected Glenn with the 19th overall pick in the 1997 draft. After a prolonged holdout while his rookie contract was being finalized, Glenn started all 16 games in 1997 at right guard. He then moved to left tackle in ’98, which coincided with the arrival of quarterback Peyton Manning.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070724/SPORTS03/70724056
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Hey guys, don't look now but I think this is for real. Yipeee !
Looks like its official and everything as they had a big announcement and its the lead story in the Indy paper.
This is a big deal !

real
07-25-2007, 12:42 AM
.............

TexansLucky13
07-25-2007, 01:55 AM
I don't care who you are, you can't convince me that this retirement will not have a noticeable effect on the Colts. Peyton has had Glenn there on his blind side since he was fresh fish out of Tennessee.

No matter how small the effect that this has on Peyton's peace of mind (and ability to not get decked by defenders), it is only good news for us.

brakos82
07-25-2007, 02:01 AM
Peyton, meet Demeco and Mario. :fans:

(Peyton) huh?Um.. hello....

Goldensilence
07-25-2007, 01:37 PM
The depth chart per NFL.com isn't really stacked or at lest doesn't appear to be at T.

http://www.nfl.com/teams/depthcharts/IND


What i'm curious about is the cap effect Glenn's retirement will be. Will Glenn be off the books this year? If so that's an extra about 6 Million off the books. Even then i could see them bringing in someone a bit more experienced to at least look at in TC and Pre-season.