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Old 02-10-2013   #29
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Default Re: WR in the 1st round?

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
I was ready to give up on him for the same reasons you mentioned, but then someone reminded me that Demaryius Thomas suffered the same injury in February, but was running routes in OTAs. He had a fairly decent 2011, but exploded in 2012. Right now, I'm putting Posey on that track. I think Posey is first round talent that we got a deal on. I'm projecting him as our #2WR, #3 at worst.


{Qoute///} Hope you are right


I'm hoping Crick can eventually be Antonio's replacement. I don't know if you think Antonio is a difference maker, but I think he's a very important cog in our wheel. I don't expect Crick to ever play to Watt's level, but he'll have to command attention opposite the big guy.

{Quote///} Smith bring vet leadership that the DL needed, Crick can be a starter/rotational guy. IMHO


The future for the Colts is bright, I do not disagree. But I'm going to wait till next year to see how they repeat. There's more to winning than gathering talent. We know this more than most.

You kept saying "young" in your response. That's their greatest strength, it's also the biggest issue they will have to overcome.

(Quote///} I would rather have a good talented young team. Talent is the most important thing, I actually expect the Colts to take a step back to the 6-10, 7-9 range next yr. But the yr after that watch out.



You make solid points. I don't want to take anything away from them & I'm definitely not trying to change your mind about anything. I was generally curious to your reasoning. However, this sounds too much like, "everybody else does everything right, the Texans do everything wrong." thinking to me. & that's fine.

But there are a hundred ways to skin a cat. The Texans aren't following my game plan & neither are the Colts. There were 10 NFL headcoaching changes in 2006. Today, only three of those coaches haven't been fired. They are also the most successful of those 10 franchises. Two of the 3 have won Super Bowls since then & the third was considered the favorite for much of the 2012 season (I know, not a big accomplishment, but it's what we've got). The other teams are still trying to build a foundation.

{Quote///} The Texans dont do everything wrong, but their unwillingness to change/adapt is going to shorten their window of opportunity. The fact that a 12-4 team has so many holes in it should make you ask questions of whether they were built correctly in the first place.

As far as Coach Joe goes, I do not necessarily believe firing a guy is the only way to hold him accountable. 6 years ago we thought Coach Joe was among the best STs coaches in the league. What's changed? Has the game passed him by? Has he lost interest? Were there extenuating circumstances that we didn't know about in these people's lives? Was he dealing with a divorce? Got a troubled kid? Was there a death in the family? Did he fall off the Wagon?

I don't know why they didn't fire Coach Joe. I'm not going to judge the decision until I see next season's product.
{Quote////} What changed is God'ell changed the rules from a 3 man wedge to a 2 man wedge on KO's and coach Joe hasn't been able to adjust. I mean JJ and Holliday had success on other teams speaks volumes about coach Joe.

As far as the family thingy, if that's what was getting in the way and coach Joe was incapable of doing his job, he should've retired. The NFL is a bottom line business on most teams. (The Texans not so much)
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