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Old 06-15-2018, 12:19 AM
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I know lots of people weren't high on taking nelson and smith 1-3, given some of the other players available, but I feel so much better about the line now, and Luck's chances to, well, have a chance
It was not my first choice and I do think better choices could have been made, but odds are very good we have 2 players that will be long-term contributors, I can live with that.
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It was not my first choice and I do think better choices could have been made, but odds are very good we have 2 players that will be long-term contributors, I can live with that.
The addition of Nelson, Smith and Howard as starter level talent along with the signing of Mewhort and Slauson just really brings a depth to the O-Line that we have not had in forever; certainly not during the Luck era.

Nine guys in the lineup that I trust to start an NFL game.....nine!

OT = Castonzo, Howard, Haeg, Good
OG = Nelson, Smith, Mewhort, Slauson
OC = Kelly

It has been a LONG time since I have felt this good about the O-Line and then by extension the offense as a whole.

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Mewhort is a UFA in 2019.
Slauson is a UFA in 2019.
Howard is a UFA in 2019.
Good is a UFA in 2019.

Castonzo is a UFA in 2020.
Haeg is an UFA in 2020.

Kelly with the 5th year option can be a UFA in 2021 (2020 if not exercised)
Smith will be a UFA in 2022.
Nelson with a 5th year option can be a UFA in 2023 (2022 if not exercised)

You CANNOT sit on a deep position group. You have to keep feeding it .

The Colts need to us a 1st round - 4th round pick on O-Line in 3 out of every 4 draft classes if it is going to keep being superior. It cannot be a one year fix and forget.

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Old 06-15-2018, 07:37 AM
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The addition of Nelson, Smith and Howard as starter level talent along with the signing of Mewhort and Slauson just really brings a depth to the O-Line that we have not had in forever; certainly not during the Luck era.

Nine guys in the lineup that I trust to start an NFL game.....nine!

OT = Castonzo, Howard, Haeg, Good
OG = Nelson, Smith, Mewhort, Slauson
OC = Kelly

It has been a LONG time since I have felt this good about the O-Line and then by extension the offense as a whole.

HOWEVER...

Mewhort is a UFA in 2019.
Slauson is a UFA in 2019.
Howard is a UFA in 2019.
Good is a UFA in 2019.

Castonzo is a UFA in 2020.
Haeg is an UFA in 2020.

Kelly with the 5th year option can be a UFA in 2021 (2020 if not exercised)
Smith will be a UFA in 2022.
Nelson with a 5th year option can be a UFA in 2023 (2022 if not exercised)

You CANNOT sit on a deep position group. You have to keep feeding it .

The Colts need to us a 1st round - 4th round pick on O-Line in 3 out of every 4 draft classes if it is going to keep being superior. It cannot be a one year fix and forget.

Walk Worthy,
Every year we should be getting an Oline and dline player in the first four rounds. I agree with that. Have to keep the lines stacked
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Every year we should be getting an Oline and dline player in the first four rounds. I agree with that. Have to keep the lines stacked
Agree with both you guys. Seems like opportunities in FA for DL/ OL talent are rare unless you can find a team with cap issues, in which case we would probably end up over paying.
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Every year we should be getting an Oline and dline player in the first four rounds. I agree with that. Have to keep the lines stacked
i 'm down with that
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Every year we should be getting an Oline and dline player in the first four rounds. I agree with that. Have to keep the lines stacked
You cannot win big time without good lines. Agree completely
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You cannot win big time without good lines. Agree completely
If you look at the AFC south, that's where the other teams have spent a lot of money. How do you stop a good qb? Get to him on the rush and RUN the ball.
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