Colts/Freeney Going the Way of the Texans??

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    It's interesting to note that the Colts are seemingly going to try to emulate the last year's Texans transition. Freely is apparently going to be asked to take the challenge that was asked of Maria last year. Beyond that facet, I don't think that the Colts have the personnel on D to make their transition work as it did for the Texans.

    From THE INDY STAR:

    Bob Kravitz: Indianapolis Colts LB Dwight Freeney shows he can change

    6:21 AM, Jun. 15, 2012

     
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    At least they didn't ditch him!
     
  3. nero THE zero

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    Errr?
     
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    This is an example of why Arian Foster came in at #25 in the top 100 list.
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Interesting article re. their new DC.

    Colts Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky Is Probably More Than A Little Upset


     
  6. Doppelganger

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    I think its a different situation. In Htown, Kubes had a solid to above average offense ready to go but had a horrendous defense. Bringing in Wade allowed the Texans to focus exclusively on Defense in order to make the playoff push. As a result, the Texans didn't take an offensive player till the 5th: Yates and only took 2 altogether(Yates and Newton).

    Pagano, a defensive coach, walked into a situation where he needed to rebuild the offense desperately. The offense was nonexistent without Peyton last year. Since he is a Defensive coach, he should be able to make the Defensive side better, simply by coaching it. Freeney and Mathis are still great pass rushers. Corey Redding was brought in at DE and Josh Chapman was drafted at NT. With these players, Pagano and Manusky could make this D average. In contrast, the Offense was in deep, deep trouble and needed help pretty much everywhere. I get why they went offensive heavy in the draft.

    The other thing to keep in mind is expectations. Coming into last year, the Texans were expected to contend for the playoffs and then win the division when it was clear Peyton was out. The Colts have no such expectations. As long as they win around 5-6 games, they will have had a successful season.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

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    Looks like some high expectations in Horse Town. [FYI: The author of this piece, Brad Wells, for years was known only to the Internet world as "BigBlueShoe," the man behind Stampede Blue. Now, he not only writes about the Indianapolis Colts at the blog he helped found, but works as the editor of SB Nation Indiana, the sports regional site for SBNation.com.]

     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Nice writing bias in the last article. So you have a division rival who just made a similar transition and then you use a bunch of examples from teams who didn't perform as well.
     


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    Maybe it was a typo and they meant that the 49ers had a top 10 defense, not top 5? Though, I think there were some analysts that were ranking them close to, if not in, the top 5.
     
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    They were top 5 last year. They haven't been top 5 in any other year in the past 10 years.
     

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