Colts wanted to draft TJ Yates

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  1. texanfan2002114

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    "Polian would also like Colts fans to know that he almost came up with a better solution than Curtis Painter as his quarterback this season.

    “We were getting ready to draft [T.J. Yates] in the very same round,” Polian said via the Indianapolis Star. “Houston picked before us if I’m not mistaken. Should we have taken him a round earlier? Yes, without question.” "



    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...s-caldwells-job-is-safe-almost-drafted-yates/
     
  2. Rey

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    Pretty sure Yates is Breathing a big huge sigh of relief.
     
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    Awesome! I think Yates will ultimately be one of those players that a lot of teams are going to regret passing over for 4-5 rounds.

    They can have their Luck. I'm drinking Yaterade! :texflag:
     
  4. DX-TEX

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    Should have included the next line in the article:

    :mariopalm:
     
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    ^ Could have traded up.
     
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    The funny part about this entire story, Indy actually traded their 5th rounder to Washington to grab Ben Ijalana. Washington traded us that pick to move up and select Roy Helu. We actually used Indy's original 5th rounder to select Yates.
     
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    Or like it says in the article, "Should we have taken him a round earlier? Yes, without question."
     
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    Yaterade. Love it, but MSR.
     


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    So we basically used Indy's 5th rounder to get Yates? Perhaps Yates is the anti-curse!!!
     
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    Seriously??

    roflmao - Thanks Colts!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Corrosion

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    Now thats funny ..... :mail:
     
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    He was a steal in round 5.
     
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    But ultimately they will get Andre Luck. Oh well...TJ! TJ! TJ!
     
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    Amazing how many teams were going to get him.

    Seems a but revisionist history to me.
     
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    Also, TJ was the 9th out of 12 quarterbacks taken in the 2011 draft. He simply wasn't as sought after as these teams are implying. Revisionist is EXACTLY right. This is reeks of the career spinwagon running rampant. A whole bunch of pathetic job-saving coulda, woulda, or shoulda last ditch comments.

    Eff them all. He's 10000000000% Kubiak's work. I remember Kubiak saying something like... TJ was too good of a value to pass up so we took him despite not looking for a QB. Good going, Gary!
     
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    Agree with Nitro, we've got to give credit where it's due. And Kubiak and Smith deserve high praise for drafting Yates when QB was not a specific need.
     
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    Not only that, but drafting a project QB when his job was on the line. Balls.
     
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    I said it was a need in the last draft. People laughed and now we are all smiling.
     
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    Definetly the work of Kubiak, it seems whoever has been thrown out under center knows what there doing.



    Fairly new here, mostly a lurker, but I have always been a supporter of Kubiak's work on offense and his ability to have players(especially QB's) ready. Even Sage Rosenfels was prepared, its just that Kubiak wasn't prepared for the Rosencopter..:mariopalm:
     
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    Add to that actually having that guy prepared to play in the NFL ..... against some pretty damn good defenses in Jax , Atl and Cincy. Two of those have been top 6 units all year.
     

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