Join Greg, Laura, and special guest Kyle Rodriguez as they discuss the Colts season ticket situation and their recent stance on blackouts.
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The show will run from 10pm – 12amISH ET.
10:00pm – 11:00pm: Season ticket/blackout discussion, as well as random Colts news and notes.
11:00pm - ??:??pm: Listener Calls
This week Greg continued to tease us all with some kind of announcement--most likely that he's going to post his photo on the website finally disproving he is a "vampire squid" as speculated. Kyle joined the discussion about the confusing path the Colts PR staff have taken through the recent blackout policy announcement. Marty called and no fights ensued. Laura and Marty dissed about their high school days...pfff, as if! We had a serious discussion about wideouts including potential supplemental draft picks. We also covered other non-Autumn topics such as the status of our defensive backs, Vinny's future and the Colts training habits under this new regime.
No...it wasn't that funny but it was a very good off-season show even if Greg is a vampire squid.
Everyone claims the Colts had injury issues (they did) and immediately blames the training staff. I know I'm not qualified to make that call but wonder if there's any credibility in that statement. I don't know what causes injuries as most of my sports related injuries are related to either being an idiot or having a freak accident.
@coltsauth_todd Not sure either. I don't know what it is, but it's been so crazy, it seems like there HAS to be some factor.
@Kyle Rodriguez I think depth is a huge issue as is youth. As older guys continue to play massive numbers of snaps (especially in practice) they're going to break on occasion. Another possibility could be the kind of player the Colts liked under Polian: small and fast.
I don't know the answer. Someone with a medical background could help but there must be a reason. I struggle to believe the Colts training program was so poor it inevitably lead to more injuries.
Come to Milwaukee. I'll treat you to a buffet of cheese curds and deep fried snicker bars for lunch!
Greg had lunch with an NFL janitor somewhere across the border this week and is now traveling to Boston. Jetsetting...
Improving special teams isn't a dark art. I'd bet there's a strong direct correlation between the average experience a team possesses and their special teams rank--haven't run the numbers. I know there isn't a strong correlation between most special teams statistics and wins. The stats are also highly volatile--that is they vary wildly in their influence on wins each year.
But there is a gem in there: the three special teams stats that most strongly positively influence wins over the last few seasons are average kickoff distance, average yards gained per kickoff return and net punting average. In plain speak: it's all about field position when it comes to special teams.
@coltsauth_todd Put another way, it's how many yards you gain/lose for a kicking/punting event.
@LovinBlue Exactly. Seems simple but I'd bet those stats are influenced heavily by the amount of experience on the roster. Lots of young teams appear to be bad on special teams. Top-heavy teams (like the Colts) also seem to be bad, usually because they tend to be the youngest.
@chewie_33 Can we see Greg? Have we confirmed he's not an automaton? As far as I know there are no actual photos of Greg. Vampire?
@chewie_33 Ohh shoot.
@flores_salicis whatever, I'm a creepy moron.
@GregC You're really talking yourself up for the man date with Seefee.
@flores_salicis Not only am I a creepy moron, I'm relatively easy.
I mean, I'm from Wisconsin, so grease and fat is kind of our MO. But, honestly, Laura's spot on about Five Guys being mediocre. There's much better food around to eat and feel bad about.