15 years? That seems like a bit of a stretch. The line during the mid 2000's was pretty solid. Manning was rarely hit and Edge ran wild. Peyton had Tarik Glenn protecting his blindside for the first 9 seasons of his career, and Saturday was the center for virtually all of his Indy tenure. Players like Ryan Diem, Jake Scott, and Ryan Lilja were all certainly serviceable. The line was good enough in 2006 when Edge left that Rhodes and Addai were able to combine to form a very good running back duo.
It started to decline starting with the retirement of Tarik Glenn.
And I never said we would never get a good line. I said it's stupid to wait for a line to acquire talent. Massive difference.
And yea, Trent will be just fine. I got a feeling Grigson ain't happy about the line.
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Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 11-06-2013 at 12:23 AM.
There was a few years our line was middle of the pack. But I'm talking about a true top flight, two-way line. That's something most of us have never seen in Indy. Right now they aren't pass protecting nor run blocking.
The best it was was probably early 2000s.
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Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 11-06-2013 at 12:20 AM.
MJD, Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, CJ Spiller, the list goes on ... talented HBs that have flourished despite not a lot around them, especially on the OL. Trent Richardson has shown nothing. Not even a sliver of hope, so far. His TD totals were cute his rookie season, but -- he leaves a lot to be desired as a HB.
The trade was stupid from day one and I've never been a Richardson fan, if he wasn't an Alabama HB that helped them win a national title and taken 3rd overall, everyone would look at his numbers and just assume he lacks talent. His physical prowess, name recognition, and draft status are the only reason he's talked about. He hasn't ranked in the top 40 in terms of YPC from runningbacks who get meaningful touches. Beyond just bad, it's pathetic.
The line is a problem that needs fixed. TRich isn't a bad RB, but he isn't good either, he is average. He has good power and a nice cut, but he isn't quick and has questionable vision. He can be part of a good tandem, but not as the main back. He won't make his OL look better than they are cause he doesn't maximize what he is given, even if what he is given is very little.
KM we all know the line sucks, but good RBs find a way to get yards even behind a subpar OL. In the first three games, in which Thomas was injured in the second game, Ballard/Bradshaw were able to find yardage even when the line was getting push back. The reason being they had a quick burst of speed and hit the tiny hole hard. TRich on the other hand doesn't hit anything hard, he waits and waits or tiptoes in, and while he has the strength and power to not go down easy he doesn't have the burst of speed to get the extra yard or two that Ballard/Bradshaw got.
So yes the OL sucks, but TRich isnt making the most of what he is given either.
Brown is a great change of pace back. He is super quick, and has track star speed. What he doesn't have is power. In plays were TRich might get 2 yards Brown would get stuffed at the line. If he doesn't have a big hole to run through he does nothing, but if he has that huge hole he might as we'll be Adrian Peterson because he has elite burst of speed.
P.S. I do not understand why you think he is getting hit as soon as he gets the ball TM as that has never happened. He might get hit behind the line some, but it is happening well after he gets the ball and has had a chance to move towards the line. This OL might get pushed back, but they don't get outright beaten off the line like the OL did under Caldwell.
Off topic but wouldn't start a new thread about it
Those on twitter I would seriously suggest you give a following to Not Pep Hamilton@PepHamilton
I know Andrew Luck wants to build a legacy similar to Peyton, which is why I'm trying to get him to open the Andrew Luck Handing Off Academy— Not Pep Hamilton (@PepHamilton) November 8, 2013
@cmccollo He's coached to hit the hole slow. The fewer yards each run gains=more chances to run the ball=more chances to impose our will— Not Pep Hamilton (@PepHamilton) November 8, 2013
It was nice seeing TRich be more involved in the passing game.
So apparently there is a Trent Richardson sex tape http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/12/trent-...napolis-colts/
It is described as an "orgy" which presumably means there are more women in this tape than his YPC.
If this happened with the Pacers, would be a PR nightmare.
Don't care about Richardson's sex life, but this reveals a disturbing lack of maturity for a public figure.
Last edited by idioteque; 11-12-2013 at 09:21 PM.
Hm, not sure how I feel about that. Does show a lack of maturity... sorta funny at the same time. I dunno. This is a grey area for me, I mean, if dude lands 3 hotties at once, as a father I'd lecture him, as a bro I'd high-five him, lol.... too bad he let it get recorded.
Will people in Indy get pissed about this?
Eh, I can't imagine much uproar... unless there's more to the video. People in Indiana have sex, believe it or not. In fact, that's about all there is to do.
lol, this orgy tape thing is hysterical. I think this is a terrible trade but if people give Richardson crap about this I'll defend him to the death. eat your heart out Gronkowski.
Oh the jokes are already in line with his performance on the field and I have heard about 4 of them as of now. All funny.
Although this would be funnier if T-Rich was a QB:
When one of the women got pregnant, T-Rich blamed the O-Line for not giving him any protection.
If I were with 3 women at once, I'd want to record it too.
"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
Lance had that weird sort of sex tape too remember. Maybe Trent will blow up in a year or so.
Looks like my prayers for Trent to finally produce some highlights have been answered...