Colts reach agreement on long term deal with Mathis

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  1. The Cush

    The Cush All Pro

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    This is surprising to me, I was convinced they would clean house and they are switching to a 3-4.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...reement-on-long-term-deal-with-robert-mathis/

    Cliff Avril got tagged, so now the pass rushing market is basically Mario.
     
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    Draft Luck and they just might a faster turn around than first thought.
     
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    They really only had one bad year. People are over selling thier suckitude even though the Texans are clearly better than anyone in the division.
     
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    with Luck i could see them at 7-9 or so but that team still has a large amount of holes.
     
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    They have holes but with a few good drafts they should be good to go again soon.
     
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    Interested to see the numbers re:Mario.
     
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    To bad. I was kind of hopping he MIGHT be a replacement for Mario. Not real concerned about the OLB position, but we do need a high level performer to add to the rotation. Mathis is reasonably young, pretty dang quick and has a very good motor. In fact because of his motor and not taking plays off, his over all competence MIGHT be even better than Mario's was when switched to the 34 OLB spot.
     
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    They need more than luck. They need an o line to protect him and receivers to catch the ball. Wayne & garçon are both fa and probably won't return.
     
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    He is, and I can see him making that transition but if they run a traditional 3-4 unlike ours which is more of a 5-2 with the OLB's coming on almost every play, he or Dwight is going to have to drop back more but I bet they will play a similar system to ours. I wonder how that's going to play out. There's already rumblings that Freeney doesn't want to stand up.
     
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    Texans running game tends to have a harder time with an odd front and it looks like we are the team to beat in the division now. Weird how it looks like teams are building themselves to deal with us, instead of the other way around.
     
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    Yup, it's weird to see, but nice.
     

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