OK, that was a cheap attempt to get you to read this. I really just want to ramble about the apparent improved line play as of late. I employed a wholly(sorry for the bad pun) unscientific method. I watched the Tennessee game and used the eyeball test. Pretty small sample so my observations have little value. I'll try not to use stats as they tend to get in the way of opinions. Time to start rambling.
We won at the line of scrimmage on both O and D. If you just let your mind go numb and experience the movement you can feel the Colts pushing the Titans back all night on both sides of the ball. The D got push although not as much pressure from the ends as usual. The O held well in PP and opened holes for the backs.
I also watched Saffold against the Seahawks(thanks NFL replay) to give me something to compare CJ and because I wanted see who perhaps we should have drafted.
The main difference is Saffold just looks thicker. Charlie is a funny looking lineman. But he gets the job done. Not sure if Saf would be an upgrade but I must say, if he allowed CJ to slide anywhere else the line overall would have been better. The Hughes/Saffold debate won't be resolved for a couple years.
Kyle should be compared to last years Lilja. Not much of a drop, if any. Kyle is boring but boring in a good way.
Coming into the season I was worried about him getting up there in years but he looked good to me. But I'm a dumb Colts fan who loves Jeff Saturday.
There were times he and Pollak looked tied at the hip. They were a wall.
Great game. Mike continues to improve, several times took care of his first block and got out to engage another defender. Go watch the game, not once will you get mad at Mikey. Although when you get to the RT...
The human accessibility ramp is often happen to provide a clear and easy path to PM. Why take the stairs when its so much easier to just roll right up Ryan. How pissed was PM at him on that 3rd and 3 on at about the 8:30 mark in the 4th?
Doesn't he lead league in false starts/holding penalties?
At one point PM slides all the way outside CJ avoiding pressure from Diem's whiff.
Not his best game. The stunts are not working. But once, in the 4th Freeney and Mathis line up as tackles and Moala and Mookie took the ends. It actually worked Freeney got pressure up the middle. M n M moved the ends back enough to contain, forcing Collins to through it away.
Manhandled his guy all night long. He's in the backfield on most plays. In fact several times he's so far back he takes away the spin move from Freeney and/or Mathis. I expected him to wear down as the game progressed. He did a little but still produced.
Big Mo(Fili) gets penetration. Mookie sheds his block and makes the tackle. That's his job, right?
In standard Mathis procedure. He got pressures, made a couple tackles. Kicked butt.
I just don't think he's any good. Don't know if his "versatility" warrants a roster spot. I have no evidence to support my position. But when has that stopped anybody from babbling nonsense?
Super Smash Brother is one of my favorites. He didn't play a lot but he's a playmaker. One thing's for sure I'm glad he didn't hold down the B button and use his super leaping ability to attempt to block a field goal.
I've said this before. He looks badass. Nice backup right now, we'll see how he develops.
He got some snaps. He's slow off the line and seems hesitant and indecisive when approaching a blocker. Its a mental and technique thing. Luckily we haven't needed a third Freethis.
OK that's enough for now.
In an unrelated note. Bill Polian recently said he understands satire to be mildly entertaining. And referred specifically to Johnathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. This confirms what I've been hearing for some time now. Bill Polian wants to eat your baby.
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