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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Looking for Insights Reply with quote

Working on a project, and could use some help from you guys. I'm going to include a questionaire below, if as many as possible could fill it out and share as much detail as possible, it'd be greatly appreciated.

  • Tell me about your Head Coach, his philosophies, and his style. What are his tendencies? What do most people not know about him?
  • Tell me bout your Offensive Coordinator, his philosophies, his style. What are his tendencies? What do most people not know about him?
  • What offensive scheme do you follow in the run, pass and blocking game? What is unique about it? What do most people not know about it?
  • Tell me about your Defensive Coordinator, his philosophies, his style. What do most people not know about him? What are his tendencies? etc.
  • What Defensive Scheme do you follow in the front 7 as wel as in coverage? What is unique about it? What do most people not know about it?
  • When drafting, how important is character?
  • During the draft, how active in the past have you been in trades?
  • Looking at your current roster, who are the up and comers? Who are future starters? Who is starting but shouldn't? Who is tradeable and their value? Who is a lifer?
  • During the offseason, how active in the past have you been at trading for veterans?
  • What has been the downfall of your team recently?
  • Where are your largest holes this offseason?
  • What are your biggest strengths this offseason?
  • What will it take for you to win a championship?


I appreciate each and every reply that I receive and promise that this information will be put to very good use in the very near future. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask - I'll be keeping an eye on this thread and try to reply ASAP.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell me about your Head Coach, his philosophies, and his style. What are his tendencies? What do most people not know about him?
Layed back guy, but more aggressive than Dungy was. Same even keeled attitude though.

Tell me bout your Offensive Coordinator, his philosophies, his style. What are his tendencies? What do most people not know about him?
PM or Moore? There are rumors about Moore retiring along with Howard Mudd, but since that isnt official...He loves to go for the throat. After a turnover, he will usually come out firing, trying to demoralize a team. Has ultimate trust in Manning's playcalling, but is still one of the best in-game adjusters with Manning in the league, if not the best.

What offensive scheme do you follow in the run, pass and blocking game? What is unique about it? What do most people not know about it?
In the run, its similar to a ZBS, but not quite as simplistic as that. We run a lot of outside stretches which require our TEs to block down and OTs to be athletic enough and smart enough to act as a lead blocker out in space. Passing, we run a lot of 3 WR sets(probably 1st or 2nd most in the league) that can include a slot receiver, a TE (clark) or even a RB at times. We only run 2 TE sets when we really want/need to run the ball (see jets first half in regular season). Our passing game is uptempo so the offensive skill players all have to be very versatile (Wrs need to be able to play slot and split, TEs need to be able to line up in line, in the backfield, and in the slot. Clark even lines our split out wide alot and RBs have to be great pass blockers and pass catchers to go along with a solid N/S running ability). Something many don't realize is that even though we don't run the ball too well between the twenties, in the redzone our running game is excellent. Addai has a nose for the endzone.

Tell me about your Defensive Coordinator, his philosophies, his style. What do most people not know about him? What are his tendencies? etc.
Larry Coyer brought a much needed aggressiveness to the Colts defense. He doesn't blitz much by league terms, but for us its a lot. Probalby 10-15% this year compared to maybe 5% with Meeks. Most don't know that he was Caldwell's head football coach when Caldwell played at Iowa.

What Defensive Scheme do you follow in the front 7 as wel as in coverage? What is unique about it? What do most people not know about it?
We still run a base 4-3, with a lot of Tampa-2 Coverage. We arent afraid to blitz, but still rely heavily on our front 4 to generate pressure by themselves. Outside blitzes are almost always a Db while our LBs blitz almost exclusively through the A or B gaps. Most don't realize how much more aggresive we are and that our LBs aren't the tiny, 220lbers anymore.

When drafting, how important is character?
Extremely when drafting. We are more willing to risk that on UDFA though (ed johnson, the kentucky LB last year)

During the draft, how active in the past have you been in trades?
Not heavily, but we move up when a guy we target is in range, such as giving up 08's first to move up into the middle of the 2nd in 07 to get Ugoh, and last year moving up in the 6th to get Pat McAfee

Looking at your current roster, who are the up and comers?
Up and comers are definitely our young outside players, CBs Powers and Lacey, as well as WRs Gonzo, Garcon and Collie. If we keep Clint Session, he could be a star LB for us for quite a while.

Who are future starters?
Ramon Humber looks to have a good amount of potential as an OLB for us. Could challenge for the SLB position next year. Stocky but fast and strong LB, similar to Session.

Who is starting but shouldn't? Who is tradeable and their value? Who is a lifer? [/b]

OLB Phillip Wheeler shouldn't be starting, but was due to injuries (he lost the starting job in camp this year). Kyle DeVann, as nice of a story as it is, is more of a solid backup interior O-lineman than a full time starter. Good locker room and core backup player. Wheeler could be traded. Gonzo's injury, unfortunately, could have made him tradeable. Not many others really

Who is a lifer?
Manning, Clark, Wayne, Brackett (i hope), Freeney, and Mathis.

During the offseason, how active in the past have you been at trading for veterans?
Invisible.

What has been the downfall of your team recently?
Being too conservative in big moments.

Where are your largest holes this offseason?
LT, RG (could be filled with LT and moving Charlie Johnson to RG), KR, and SLB are the main ones.

What are your biggest strengths this offseason?
Restricted Free Agency will give us an even better chance to keep our best young players (Bethea, Bullitt, Jackson). And another full offseason for Manning to develop a better rapport with Gonzo, Garcon and Collie should be a huge plus.

What will it take for you to win a championship?
Sticking with our gameplan then entire season. Keep the foot on the gas, especially in big games. Don't get conservative. We obviously have the team to win. It simply comes down to the mentality and execution.[/b]
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Colton - anyone else?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

head coach:
strict, tough, robotic, 'business as usual'

o. coordinator:
timing, timing, timing and execution. he is mostly a funneler to Manning, who is then given the ability to alter the plays as he so sees fit. aggressive after turnovers - "get 'em" attitude.

o. scheme:
lots of tight end split wide 3 receiver sets that basically act as a 4 receiver set. short screens to Wayne and Garcon and checkdowns to Addai add versatility to the offense that helps out with the lack of a solid running game. lots of stretch runs, that worked better when we had more talent on the offensive line. Addai is shifty but not a breakaway threat, but is a great red-zone prowler.

d. coordinator:
Coyer doesn't blitz much, and doesn't drop the front four into coverage to often. he's more aggressive than what we once had.

d. scheme:
Dungy cover-two type coverage. drop the LB and DB into zone. downhill pursuit by the front four, constantly. attack the QB first, cover the run second. quick and constant pursuit of the ball. LB need to be able to roam well, particularly the MLB needs to be able to run the field. DB have to be above average tacklers, and each S generally just covers half the field.

character in drafting:
I cannot think of a time when we've drafted a low character person. we gave Ed Johnson a second chance, but he was let go again, possibly for undisclosed off-the-field reasons.

trades in drafting:
we only move around when we know we can get who we want when we want them. i.e. trading down and getting Sanders in the second, trading down and getting Reggie 31st, and trading up to grab our future LT in Ugoh, who seems to have lost the interest in football as he could possibly get injured[suckksss...].

up and comers:
Jacob Lacey, Jerraud Powers, Eric Foster, Clint Session, Austin Collie, and the big one: Pierre Garcon.

future starters:
Powers will start opposite Hayden if we let Jackson go/move him to Safety.
Pierre Garcon may start opposite Reg, pending what's going on with Gonzalez.
Humber/Hagler will start at OLB, I assume.

shouldn't start, trade bait, keeper:
Phillip Wheeler, Mike Pollak, Kyle DeVann, and probably Melvin Bullitt shouldn't be starting, but are.
Gonzalez may or may be traded; who really knows?
P. Manning, D. Clark, D. Freeney, J. Saturday, R. Mathis, R. Wayne, and A. Bethea are people we have to keep. they are integral pieces to the offensive and defensive puzzles to our team.

offseason acquisitions:
LT! DT! OLB[strong, so Session can move to weak and be even more great].

strengths:
Manning will be able to improve his rapport with Garcon, Brown, and Collie. time will heal the many, many injuries that ravaged us this season. another solid draft may allow us to pick up a big ol' NT, allowing more freedom to roam about the backfield for Freeney, Mathis, and Eric Foster[who is actually a very good pressuring DT].

how to win a championship:
consistent play, better run stopping, "pedal to the floor" mentality at all times, less injuries.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anti404
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