Join Laura Calaway and Greg Cowan as they discuss the latest news and notes from the Indianapolis Colts 2012 off-season. Topics tonight will include: Andrew Luck and RGIII's pro days, WR Donnie Avery signed, the Stanton trade, compensatory draft picks, and more.
The number to call in is (619) 996-1632
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The show will run from 10pm – 12am ET.
10:05pm – 10:30pm: Discussing the latest Colts news and notes from the past week, including: Donnie Avery signing, the Drew Stanton trade, Dwight Freeney to remain with the team, and compensatory picks awarded
10:30pm - 11:00pm: Andrew Luck and RGIII had their pro days, we'll discuss their performances, the Colts attendance at each, and the Colts plans moving forward
11:00pm - 11:15pm: Seven-in-Seven Coverage continues with Round 4 Draft Talk
11:15pm - 12:00am: Call in with your thoughts on Luck/RGIII, the Avery signing, Stanton trade, or whatever else is on your mind.
In a rather subdued edition of the soon-to-be-renamed Check it to Pancakes podcast, Greg and Laura explain dead air, discussed draft options, avoided saying the M-word and then went to bed early. Not together.
That's it folks.
@PacersCenter I just think it's important to have a name that can stand on its own. I used to write for ColtZilla, and the podcast was around back then. If a/the podcast is named after the website/blog, it becomes impossible to separate the two at any date
@PacersCenter Wait. Who's leaving CA?
wonder if grigson is still in contact with #44...maybe a cheap contract could be in play.....Lucks new Fleener if Clark can stay healthy
@BlueRidgeColt The union and league would frown on such endeavors. Any attempts to cut a player to avoid his contract only to resign him at a lower rate would significantly weaken protections offered by the contract.
The Colts will already have eaten the cap hit and then have to take an additional hit on the contract as well.
Oh....thought his contract was up....thanks ol great an knowledgeable 1!
I think we"ll b alright....eldridge has had some good moments....i believe that how much he's seen the field, he'll atleast be fine this year...don't know about the rest of the depth...Grigson I trust!!!!!!
@BlueRidgeColt If only...they cut him and ate the space. Given his injury history I'm not upset.
More upset they let Tamme walk. Better have a good plan at TE.
@BlueRidgeColt could be...
Not sure NT can wait. Not sure there's anything worth having out there past the second round. Everything else is just a warm body...
Guys like Poe are gone at 34. Might get a guy like Devon Still or Alameda Ta'amu. Ta'amu is an interesting prospect available in the 2nd-3rd. I'd love the Colts to move down in the second by 5-10 spots and grab Ta'amu.
Of course nose tackles seem to go quickly and Walter Football says Ta'amu is the best NT in the draft. Projected in the 2-3 round.
@coltsauth_todd Not ripping CA_Todd here, but: Yuk. I'm not a fan of Ta'amu. What video I've watched of him doesn't show an anchoring tackle who can command a double team from two NFL caliber linemen; what I saw instead was a college tackle who consistently got shoved backwards by just a single college caliber player.
Maybe I'm missing something, but what I've seen of him didn't impress.
Again, this isn't a shot at Todd; I respect all commenters around here. I'm just not high at all on Ta'amu. I'd actually rather wait for a later round prospect like Baptiste, or take a shot at an unconventional type of nose like Brandon Thompson (who *can* anchor, despite resembling a 4-3 single-gap interior guy much more than a 3-4 two-gapper).
OK...anyone else excited that this week marks the release date for the new Nike NFL jerseys? Anyone running out to buy new gear?
It's not about the money. It's about being recognized in front of your team for accomplishing a specific goal.
It's chopping off the enemies head and holding it up in front of your fellow warriors. It's about status.
I think you're right Laura. Many teams have rewards for big plays as the news has widely reported. TVs for an interception, boxing gloves for pancakes, etc. It's taboo to admit it, but I'm sure the Saints are not the only team paying out for injuries.
The important thing here is that ALL of those programs are against league policy and collective bargaining. That's why the Saints were warned before this. It's the cover up and depth with which the Saints did it that forced the suspensions.
@coltsauth_todd I'm fine with rewards for big plays. I'm not fine with putting money up in advance to injure someone.
I read something about the perception of Goodell over regulating the league, and in turn hurting it long term. I didn't agree though. Goodell was in the right. He had to send this message, not just to the NFL, but college and high school football programs as well. I think it helps the league long term.
If your suspended..your suspended! you shouldn"t have any football decisions period for the team or any football oriented activities!
@BlueRidgeColt He isn't suspended yet. The suspension begins Sunday.
gotcha...but still, him still having involvement in everything still bothers me.
Was the GM or owner suspended
cause thats his job!
@BlueRidgeColt Goodell works for the owners so he has to give the Saints some latitude here to continue operations. Allowing Payton a chance to appeal the ruling is necessary as well as allowing the Saints to get a plan in place for 2012.
I know it sucks because of the horrible nature of this offense.
Man.....just tuned in. Is anybody else excited about next years compensation picks? (knowing mannings release won"t count) should still be a lump sum