Please stay healthy Luck.
Please stay healthy Luck.
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.
Olblu claims to respond to posts that are silly or with no merit......why do I get the feeling he talks to himself a lot? lmao
I am pretty stoked about this upcoming year in Colt football. I could care less about our record, but seeing this young man learn and blossom with experience reminds me of when Peyton first took the field. It is a new era of Colt football and I hope the city rallies around our team.
Can we please talk about the Colts and Luck?
I'm excited for the year, and I think we're going to be better than people think.
Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.
I haven't seen anyone that says we'll be good this year in the media but I also haven't seen anyone agree with you about the Colts being bad for 5 years. I haven't seen a single soul that agrees with you on the 5 year time frame. If you were only saying this year, then most people probably wouldn't think twice about it.
That combined with you feeling the need to constantly repeat your opinion numerous times and acting like it's a foregone conclusion is what gets you labeled as a troll. Not every overly-optimistic thread needs a dose of overly-pessimistic.
Olblu, stop it. You keep saying "every football expert in the country agrees with me..." well, I highly doubt you are right on luck. Most believe him to be the next coming of Peyton. But fake it till you make it right?
If that means you want to put 30 people on ignore because of it, then that's your right, but you're not going to stop other people from doing it.
Being told not to quote OlBlu makes me want to quote every post of his just for the heck of it.
1) I don't recall many QB's getting the hype that Luck has. You have to think there is a reason for that.
2) I seriously doubt that many of these "experts" picking us to do poorly watched all of the Colts games last year. They hear that we went 2-14 and cut Peyton Manning and automatically assume that we will be horrible. Hey, they may be right. But those of us who watched the games saw that the team was actually competing at the beginning of the season despite the fact that we had the worst QB's in the league in Collins and Painter. We could have won several more games at the beginning of the season had we had even mediocre QB play. Luck even as a rookie should be drastically better than either of those two bums and that alone will put us in a better position than last year. Also, we are playing a very easy home schedule.
Trying to get an entire forum of thousands of posters to not quote a guy is like trying to herd cats.
Good luck with that endeavor. I'm getting almost as annoyed with the "stop quoting the troll" posts, as I am with the fool himself.
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
Do I really have to not quote him when I respond to him simply because some posters are whining?
Your opinion that he is annoying is no more important than me thinking he isn't. I'm not asking you to talk to him, but I myself have every right to. I'm abiding by normal message board etiquette, which is to quote a poster when I feel like responding to him. Like Kid Minneapolis said, people demanding that people not quote OlBlu is actually more annoying than anything OlBlu himself has said. Just because a couple of people find him annoying doesn't mean that the entire board has to ignore him and feel like they are walking on eggshells every time they feel like responding to one of his posts.
Hicks and the moderators have run this board for 9 years, so I'm pretty sure they know what constitutes a troll. Yet OlBlu has not been banned, so clearly they don't think he has crossed into troll territory.
No you're not. You're demanding that everyone see things the way you do and threatening that anyone who doesn't abide by your rules will go on your ignore list. "Just doing what you can" to keep yourself from reading the posts would be to place him on your ignore list and leave it at that. But what you're doing is saying that everyone has to see things the way you do and that your feelings are most important. Seriously, how hard is to gloss over a post once you see that he has been quoted?
The big irony here is that you making such a fuss about OlBlu draws far more attention to him than me quoting some random quote of his.
OK I won't mention it again. I'm not telling anyone what to do, I'm asking. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way or the posts asking for the troll to not be quoted wouldn't all be thanked multiple times. Everyone is free to do what they want, within the posted rules, when it comes to their use of this forum. I never said anyone wasn't, so please stop acting like I'm ordering everyone around and strong arming them to hold my opinion. That's not the case and it's insulting. But as I said, this is it, you won't hear it from me again.
I can't wait to see Luck in action under center. I'm completely stoked for training camp. Definitly going to make the trip up there this season.
But back to Luck, which is what's most important: I can't wait either and I think we are actually going to surprise some people this year. I love everything I'm hearing from training camp.
I wonder how many Colts fans that root for Manning first over these next couple of years will come crawling back to the Colts when Manning is retiring and Luck is entering his prime?
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I find this post very offensive. One, I don't want or intend to to disrupt your happy forum. I just state my opinion when someone has made an absure post in my opinion.
Two, I am not here to cause trouble. I don't call people names or question their intelligence. I just speak up when I am in big disagreement with something they say.
Three, I certainly do not have an exaggerated sense of my own importance. I don't expect everyone to agree with me but I don't expect to be called names every time I post either.
Four, I have never suggested a persecution defense and my behavior is not antisocial. I am in a people business and I to be successful (and I am), I have to get people to like me every day.
Five, I don't think anyone has asked me nicely to do anything. Why am I not allowed to post a negative comment about someone elses pie in the sky predictions? What you are doing is a form of censorship. Call anyone names who disagrees with you and try to get others to put them on ignore too. What do you call that if not censorship.
Six, I have a viewpoint that the Colts will be the worst team in the NFL next year. I can find dozens of polls, experts and opinions who agree with me. So why is my view unpopular and why isn't your view unpopular since you can't find any expert support (that I have seen) to support the view that the Colts will win six games this year or be anything but the worst team in the NFL?
Your vile post made it necessary that I respond...... Put me on ignore if you like and then shut up........
The shame of things is the way the Manning era had to end in Indy. But the positive IMHO is that we finally have made an attempt to address weaknesses that went on too long- Coaching, over-reliance on one player, over-reliance on the offense, weak defensive system, weak special teams, money saddled to declining players, unwarranted FO arrogance, bad drafts... It is those things that were major hindrances to the Colts' post season hopes time and time again. With Manning at the end of his career those things had went on too long to address in the closing seasons of his competitive window without a major hail Mary (which would've had both short and long term franchise risks). And the injury and surgery put a big question mark up on what to reasonably expect for the end of Manning's career in length and ability to stay healthy and play at anything near 100%.
The question now is how will things fall and what kind of job will these new faces do. So far, IMHO, they've done the right things. Judging anything by this next season could be premature (especially just looking at the W-L record). But as for building a long term, viable base.... The vision appears to be there.
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."