29 Burst results for "Chris Ballard"

Wentz benched for Hurts; no verdict on starter

First Things First

02:36 min | 10 months ago

Wentz benched for Hurts; no verdict on starter

"Green bay now carson wentz was benched for jalen hurts midway through the third quarter. Yesterday hurts play. The eagles back into the game hurts so good with jalen in there. I've been waiting to say probably should have waited a little longer brandon. Getting benched for hurts blank you had to answer is much needed Put myself in his shoes. A lot of people don't understand how toxic of in oven environment it is when you're losing and you walk into. Nfl locker room organization. This is a billion dollar industry with multimillion dollar athletes. They accountability the type of pressure. That you face every single day to perform at a high level is out of this world so for carson wentz. This is the best thing that could potentially happen when you don't have to deal with that anymore walking into the organization and basing your teammates base in the media that's hard when you're playing this bet your teams playing this bed. There's nowhere to high so when you get bitch. Now it's time for him to take a deep breath and focus on the future now. I think i'm one that will stay on the table to think that you know just a little bit of time. Time could potentially fix these issues with the right type of pieces around him. I don't think it's time to move on. I just think they need to regroup. So i think it's intriguing for frank right frank reich. The head coach of indianapolis colts is the offensive coordinator in philadelphia. And twenty seventeen the only year carson wentz has looked like a franchise quarterback as soon as frank reich left seemingly soda carson winston ability to lead a team deep into the playoffs or einstein. He got hurt that year but the double digit wins. The colts got a thirty eight year. Old bolo tie wearing interception machine at quarterback who can't wait to get down to i think it's florida's offense coordinated bryce school next year. They know they're going to be in the markets on quarterback they also know their too good to draft one. And they don't trust your koby perset. Free agent marketplace isn't going to be right with starting quarterbacks and philly is going to have to trade carson if they want to move on from they can't cut it so i think frank reich is watching carson wentz struggles and saying to chris ballard and folks in indy guys. I think we can get him for a conditional seventh round pick. They just want to get off the contractor replays. Well so i think frank reich is watching this and saying you know what that could be starting quarterback next year.

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Could Colts have their QB of the future?

Tony Katz and the Morning News

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Could Colts have their QB of the future?

"Good the colts have their quarterback of the future in the selected university of Washington gunslinger Jacob Eason in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday but GM Chris Ballard pleaded that expectations be tempered you know let's slow our roll a little bit in terms of the protagonist guys the next messiah walking into town he was a fourth round pick we didn't move up to the first pick in the draft the six foot six Easton no doubt has a cannon for an arm and ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that he had the talent to go higher but slid due to character flaws Easton said he can't wait to compete and prove himself as a workhorse a

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Jalen Ramsey Active, Will Start for Jaguars vs. Titans After Requesting Trade

First Things First

04:45 min | 2 years ago

Jalen Ramsey Active, Will Start for Jaguars vs. Titans After Requesting Trade

"Moving onto jalen Ramsey he wants out of Jacksonville unfortunately for him he will be playing against the dines tonight for Jacksonville in Jacksonville the Jags all pro cornerback has requested a trade but we'll be active again with the trade seemingly coming sometime after the game so C. C. which contender should try to acquire Jalen Ramsey. I don't mean I it doesn't have to be a contender tender for me right now. We only played two games. Everyone's a contender the giants I think we make a quarterback's which we right back into this but I think there are certain places that would be better perform. I think the raiders Jon Gruden got the CAP space. They got a really young teen. They could use the corner play. They could also use a star going to Las Vegas the Tennessee Titans. I do believe coach coons. He was a legendary highschool coach coach at Ohio State. He only coastal hieaux until last year we took the job in Tennessee variable who has experienced at Ohio state went there and got him. He is a great defensive back coach in his hometown there with the Titan the raiders are the titans feel are the smoothest transitions for him for a guy that has that type of skill set big corner wants to play a lot of man to man and as we said before he's from Tennessee and wants to go back there and anytime if you can get a big time star like that in a smaller market like Tennessee yeah I think that they should look into that particularly when he's listed the titans previously before the season as a place he'd like to play sometimes you worry big-time star. Would he be happy going to a small market the size of the market in Jacksonville's not why he's unhappy and because of his roots in Tennessee he has already said Nashville would be a place. He wants to thirty proven that he can get national attention no no matter no matter what I mean he's he's one of the star players in the league and one of the faces of the League that we have on the defensive side of the ball one team you mentioned yesterday for I give a couple of others that that I thought really interesting was Philly Philly. Obviously is a contender philly that is the place where they need. I would argue help the most on the back end of their defense particularly the corners because is I liked now. Come Jenkins. I understand we're talking about phillies injuries those they deal with spate of season ending injuries for Philadelphia with how active Howie Roseman has been and how great he's been at almost manipulating the cap to free up space when they need it you would mention philly yesterday that to me is a really interesting fit. It would be something that if you're the Dallas cowboys and you see wait eagles got who the Eagles got jalen Ramsey at the not even at the deadline a month into the season that could be a game changer. I'M GONNA mention a team no one's attaching them to but I think they have the space the picks they have the need. What about the Los Angeles Angeles chargers now maybe they don't WanNa pay Jalen Ramsey they all they're going to have to pay Joey Bosa two guys but they have the cap space to do it? They they are right now. They know that last year they were this close to being the number one seed in the AFC Derwin James is going to come back at some point at the end of the season they already have an extraordinary corner in Casey Hayward but they're starting a guy who was an undrafted free agent couple years ago at the other corner spot if you added few had Casey Hayward Jalen Ramsey Ramsey winter when James comes back that immediately becomes far and away the best secondary in the NFL well for one next year to pay Joey Bosa Casey's already already making a bunch of money Derwin James you already know you're going to have to pay him now. Both of those guys being from Florida state sometime. You think that oh well. Maybe that would work well. Maybe that might Mike not work so I don't know they haven't been the most contract friendly to their player. Philip rivers doesn't have a contract so to me. That's a lot of money that a team that is not customary to pay a lot of money. I don't think they would have that kind of money tied up in their secondary. Just two more teams quickly obviously yesterday. We talked a lot about the chiefs. It's for the cheap since the best player available at the biggest position of need but I do think the chiefs would have real cap issues with that Patrick mahomes going to become the highest paid player forever a year from now. They paid tyreek Hill. They went they paid frank. Clark may be above market. Sammy Watkins they can get off him next year. If they want to play really well race you're adding the highest paid corner in. NFL history was what Jalen is going to become would be tough to keep an eye on the colts though called I mean the colts have enormous cap space the draft capital. They're obviously going to try to win without being a super explosive offense the culture. If I'm Chris Ballard with Andy I am calling Jacksonville and bill and trying to take their temperature on that but he plays his last game tonight for the Jaguars most likely absolutely that would be my guess about eight players to borough road

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Andrew Luck's retirement shocks football fans

WIBC Programming

03:07 min | 2 years ago

Andrew Luck's retirement shocks football fans

"I don't know if there was a final straw purse or the lack of progress I think just builds up in run into one okay turn the corner okay what's you know kind of another some of our turn a corner turn the corner and I I can or if there's one thing that the to pinpoint a final straw but yeah I I I again I feel ma'am with so much clarity and I'm so grateful for for for for the for the experiences and are in the the positive terms I have sat here that was and you lock talking about his retirement me Tony cats ninety three W. I. B. C. let me bring in Kevin balance from one oh seven five the band ninety three point five one seven five the family sometime the fan dot com literally every article on that site right now is you you and Kevin's corner and talking about the retirement of Andrew luck so here's here's the the the question what the hell yeah right shock stunning disbelief answer all those adjectives right there basically Angela came to the realization that the sacrifices it takes to be an NFL football player and the amount of pain threshold that you have to play through the amount of rehab that a lot of guys have to go through to play at that level he was no longer willing to make those sacrifices and I think the Andrew luck we saw maybe the first for five years and his NFL career war was very willing to do all of that but ever since the labor issue began four years ago and he wants the Netherlands for two months for that twenty seventeen season to try and get away and nearly new husband and new father later this year all those things wait into this pretty heavily now there's no doubt and I am I'm from the beginning I was saying this to the people that I was around he looked in his life he looked at the money in the bank he felt the pain that these and you look at the future of his family said I don't need this right and and I don't actually have a problem with that I'm not one of those people who's who's angry with him for retiring certainly I think that he's wrong to say mentally worn down you don't get to discuss mentally worn down there's a guy who's been going to the plant for twenty five years and he's mentally worn down and physically worn down but is a hundred million dollars in the bank you don't actually get to say that to people as as far as I'm concerned and he has two X. I think except that when people were brewing as they were coming up the field it's not just all it was about that but it was also about him leaving it's also about this team that's what I want to get into with you this seems like the second time in three years that the Indianapolis Colts lied to the fans about what was going on it was a calf strain it was a magical thing it was bone thing now it's retirement how or GM Ballard Chris Ballard and the coach Frank Reich discussing this and are they aware of the fact that for the failing side never will get to the team a second for the fans side there is all lot of mistrust of

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Andrew Luck retires: Colts' personnel moves forward with Jacoby Brissett

After Hours With Amy Lawrence

05:13 min | 2 years ago

Andrew Luck retires: Colts' personnel moves forward with Jacoby Brissett

"The Indianapolis Colts in thirteen days face the LA Chargers went out Andrew luck and with your cover percept the guy for whom they traded Labor Day weekend at twenty seventeen he started fifteen games that year after being thrust into the mix with no opportunity to learn the offense no opportunity to learn the personnel no opportunity to learn the coaches everything's on the fly for Jacoby per set it was for an eleven which obviously is not an ideal record but he played well under the circumstances and remember twenty seventeen GM Chris Ballard was still trying to dig out from the mess that Ryan Grigson had made from two thousand twelve for two thousand sixteen in Indianapolis so I think there's reason for optimism as they move forward with your cover per set they have resisted all options and opportunities to trade burset elsewhere and now they have him and now he's the guy now Chris Ballard the guy who has compiled this culture Austin made the playoffs last year made the final weight has to cover percent he understands that the office will be different without interlocutors Ballard from Saturday night we're not gonna ask you go we were said to be Angela Angela was a unique unique player but you go we were set is is a winning football player initially and he is an apple I think your would you what Andrew said Cody said is a rare rare leaders he is he's a rare human being man I know look in that moment Chris Ballard needs to say something to inspire confidence in the locker room and beyond that the colts will rebound from this but look at what they rebounded from just in the past couple of years Josh McDaniels fails on a verbal agreement to take over as coach of the team following fifth Super Bowl fifty two bad stunner on a Tuesday night and we had a hard the rumblings that you know what McDaniels may not take that job after all and they didn't and they were covered and they pivoted to Frankreich and Frank Reich has ended up being the guy who maybe should have been at the top of the list from the get go and right there was a thing or two about moving on from disappointment about changing circumstances and adjusting on the fly right was the quarterback of that game in buffalo the comeback for the ages when the Orleans wrote thirty five to three it wasn't Jim Kelly he was injured it was Frank right it was Frank Reich who was the offense of coordinator the Philadelphia Eagles in two thousand seventeen when Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL in the middle of December the kind of injury that would derail a team's playoff run they pivoted to Nick Foles the cobble together an offense that would work in light of his skills and they won the freaking Super Bowl with Nick Foles that was the final active Frank breaks career in Philadelphia's offense of coordinator he's not going to panic he's not gonna give in he's not going to give up it was three years ago that teddy Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL at a no contact practice it's always no contact quarterbacks just a week or so before the start of the regular season and Mike Zimmer said nobody's gonna shut down the season nobody's gonna cry force we just have to go forward it was not long ago we heard Frankreich explaining that he learned from watching Tony Dungy how to stay even keel in that setting how to be the call in the middle of the storm and the importance of that message sends to the rest of people the organization now since how possible Frank break knew what was coming so already was working himself into that state of call so he could be the beacon of hope and stability for the franchise because he knows that they're going to go into the season without interlock but regardless between Ballard who has put together a top flight roster couple of all pros not just pro bowlers but all pros that were rookies last year and continuing to build continuing to finesse continuing to make that team better and yes it makes that team worse not having interlock but there's a quiet confidence between Ballard and right and also what we've seen from the cover set I'm not gonna write the colts off at look people will write them off they will have no expectations the fall off the radar screen and and and now well one hand the division to the Jaguars with the Jaguars in the Texans act the colts I think we'll still be

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announces retirement at age 29

SportsCenter AllNight

04:11 min | 2 years ago

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announces retirement at age 29

"Let's bring in Jeff record program director and hosted a one oh seven five ten seventy the fan in Indianapolis Jeff characterize the reaction to this sudden news in indie rock more than anything I don't think most fans know quite what to think I know some stadium or a little shocked and upset Andrew luck was walking off the field tonight in street clothes the promos for the reaction I'm seeing on social media what we're getting kind of over the phone people don't quite understand why it's so so they thought that maybe he was gonna be ready to play in week one but Anderson has crossed our because you guys have been talking about this just a long grind the last four and a half years that multiple rib injuries is double a lacerated kidney you had the shoulder problems with that really heartening for two and a half years in which he was in constant pain all the time now he's got this ankle issue that just is not getting better and they're not finding a way forward on that just mentally and physically tired he just reached a point where it's the it's worn on him apparently Jeff we you were a little surprised at the matter of fact way the luck made the announcement but only if you're lucky the very thoughtful guide my guess is that if he first started talking about this with he this past Monday which is what I'm hearing and that he made the decision and then told him Mercedes Hey my guess is that into what is been thinking about it for a long time and I will yes while he was going through that really long tough we have with the shoulder there he was probably thinking long and hard about Hey is this is all this discomfort that I'm going through all the time going to be worth it you know you talk about during those times you wondered if he'd ever play football again he wanted to come back but he he wondered if you wouldn't be able to do that and I just get the sense that this is a is a really smart thoughtful guy and he's wondering what the rest of his life is going to feel like it all he's been doing for the last five years is going through this never ending rehab cycle and I that's that's what I take out of what he told us that that pressed on thank you with Jeff record program director and hosted one oh seven oh five ten seventy the fan in Indianapolis they go from twelve to one to thirty to one with regard to the Superbowl how does this ultimately impact the team well hopefully it's no secret ninety nine times out of a hundred maybe a little bit less than that if you don't have the proverbial franchise quarterback you just don't end up usually winning conference championships were Super Bowl Andrew luck coming off the season that we had last year in which you showed again that he is and a lead quarterback that can make those those four five six plays the game it separate your team from other teens and now they're left to go with a guide to Kobe process who played admirably with Affleck was about two years ago but I don't think anybody can confuse him with Andrew luck anytime soon the team around him seems to be much better that office of line is completely rebuilt from a couple years ago we saw what they were capable of last year Chris Ballard has drafted wealth is a much better all round the quarterback but at the end of the day you know we could really is driven by quarterbacks the colts right now don't seem to have a franchise quarterback how should we remember Andrew luck's tenure as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts I hope people remember him as a guy who competed hard every time he was on the field that play through some poor rific injuries are you mention but lacerated kidney coming back from that the the regardless situations that you dealt with and all NFL players to some extent deal with injuries Andrews I think we're a little more difficult certainly the shoulder injury but I know we competed hard every time you play to give us some rolling playoff performances I think that come back when you get here the city is what the people remember for a long time but what was the guy that just at the end just the we have the grind of that and his body being in constant pain was apparently just too much for it he Jeff record program director and hosted one oh seven five ten seventy the fan in Indianapolis yeah we appreciate some insight

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Andrew Luck retirement: Here's hoping he finds peace and fulfillment in whatever is next to come

SportsCenter AllNight

03:24 min | 2 years ago

Andrew Luck retirement: Here's hoping he finds peace and fulfillment in whatever is next to come

"Colts quarterback Andrew luck retiring played six seasons in the NFL he missed all of the twenty seventeen season made one A. F. C. championship games the forty four time pro bowler with zero Super Bowl appearances and there are some people as expected Joe on social media and elsewhere that are calling into like a botched I think he's a disappointment I think that's fair to say but I don't think you can call a guy who was predominately injured and then played well when he was healthy Abbas injure looks kind of like a bill Walton to me now I guess bill Walton did win a couple of championships including one with the Celtics when he was coming off the bench but he had his career defined by injuries I think that's more lock then putting him in that Ryan leaf Johnny Manziel category which I just don't think it's fair at all no no no no no I. V. kebab that would they they got to an AFC championship game he made pro bowls as you mentioned and if you can't shake the injury bug well that's a completely separate topic if you want to call it a disappointment you want to call it one of the great what ifs in sports not just football but just sports you know sometimes I always wonder what would have looked like if Ken Griffey junior could have stayed healthy throughout his entire career in baseball those I think are fair conversations but this business that he is some sort of a bust com on people let's step away from the Twitter machine for a little bit let's get away for that to think this through a little bit before we start talking that noise you know that that were just pops like it's an evocative word it's you have an emotional reaction when you hear it but I I do think that it's disappointing I I think he's one of the most hyped quarterbacks to ever come into the league and to see him with zero Super Bowl appearances on his resume at least for now I keep reminding myself tonight Joe that Andrew luck story may not be quite done here mom because you know twenty nine years old whenever you retire like rob Gronkowski retires similar age you know not not that much older than and you lock in everyone says the same thing just wait until November in ground pool plug himself back into the New England Patriots in here we go so I would not be shocked to see a lot get healthy and come back but tonight certainly he signed it sounded pretty resigned to the S. and like he had given it some serious thought and I imagine I can only imagine how the colts organization feels you know after preparing for a season where they thought they were going to be Superbowl contenders with one of the top G. M. as in the league in Chris Ballard all of a sudden they have Jacoby per set as their starting quarterback after luck made the announcement colts owner Jim Irsay gave his reaction to Andrew luck's retirement right now we're just thankful about what Anders meant to this city I know a lot of a lot of range of emotions go through our fans and and that's a a natural thing that we can all relate to it was something obviously that we are hoping that might be something that that could have went a different direction but if he had a file is hard and and that's what he did and so again we have nothing but gratitude and thankfulness for for the blood sweat and tears you spill the as number twelve and part of our hearts broken and I

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Colts, Andrew Luck And Chris Ballard discussed on KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

00:11 sec | 2 years ago

Colts, Andrew Luck And Chris Ballard discussed on KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

"Colts quarterback Andrew luck used to sit out the entire preseason because of an ankle injury this comes is called CM Chris Ballard would not unveil what luck status will be for the week one opener against the

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"Amazing. Exact words, Michael Cole. Same thing. He and I are by the way, still good. There we go. I think a lot of people would wonder that Michael Cohen, I are still good. He found it entertaining. How that story took off on the internet, though, Jesus. A lot of steam there. That's my man. Tweet. Yeah. Hey that was that was right for we're getting on a plane. There was no internet on flight home. So we couldn't really keep up with anything. That was an inside. If you're running. But I had to get you down. Literally. No other. But before we took off as we're getting on a plane, a herbstreet was in the in the j w Marriott. We got him up. Everybody was just so nice and so complimentary, and then I'm scrolling through the tweets or whatever. And I see Scott impelled him. Like, hey, this guy is good like, I respect the hell out of him. And I that meant a lot. I mean, everybody's kind words it means so much it really does. Because it's not always like. My life is not always like people saying nice things to me. So I very much. Appreciate it. Obviously the internet enjoyed it. I enjoyed it. You guys the boys year had a great time with I appreciate you all so much for your love. Let's hear how the war room enjoyed a quick conversation with Chris Ballard earlier today. Ladies and gentlemen, joining us now fresh off a monster weekend where his war room was guided through the ups and downs of the NFL draft like he was fucking aria. Ladies and gentlemen, general manager of the Indianapolis Colts. Chris Ballard, Chris. How's it going, buddy? Thank you. All right. Quick question. When you sent me the text around pick eighty one when you were pick eighty nine telling me that you were trading out of the third round. Did that make you feel good? I just I just wanted to see if I could get a rise out of you before the pick. That is a true story where sitting backstage foxy, and I were with Shane TJ eights. Nick Mangold amongst other legends is what they're calling us. And we'd sat there for seven hours. I mean, it felt like that for a long time. I felt like Brady Quinn on draft night. It was a long time back there. And I get a text from Ballard says, hey, man were trading out of it. It might Zach response was you gotta do what you gotta do. How did you feel? How'd you feel about draft weekend? It was good. We got. I mean, look what is ever GM say we just had a great weekend. I mean, if I caught up here and said, hey, we just had a shitty weekend. That would give great confidence and everybody. So we think we did good. But like anything I mean now, they gotta go prove it. Now, they gotta go play improve. It is soon that there's a couple of guys that you have targeted in slotted in certain spots. Did you get the most of the guys that you're looking to get in was it one of those ones? The guys you expected to be available were available. Yeah. We, you know, we do a lot of work on one. We don't really care. You know, where everybody else has them slotted. We just kinda take them as we see fit. And as we think we can how they're going to help our football team. So, but every guy that on our board pad mean, I tell people all the time if they're up there, and they're still and they've gone through our filters. And if we take them then we liked him. So I think at the other day we had one hundred seventy six guys on our board and any guy we took. We were gonna feel pretty good about urban Meyer was on Dr show earlier today in called Paris Campbell. The next Percy Harvard is that something you're saying. He's pretty talented. He's you know, he's at lettuce. He's fast. He's dangerous with the ball in his hands. So we feel pretty fortunate to get him where we have you know, at fifty nine..

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Best of The Herd: Andrew Luck

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:23 min | 2 years ago

Best of The Herd: Andrew Luck

"Then you go to Andrew luck and the colts. I wanna talk about Andrew luck. I'm I luck is the best quarterback. I've seen out of college. Since like, John Elway that doesn't mean he's going to be end up. The best depends on the support system the coach and all that talk to my audience about because because obviously Andrew luck you one. Of the better players took a roster a rebuilt roster with a battle line and no running game to the AFC championship. What separates luck his humility. I think he's one of those guys when you look at him. He's Andrew luck. Like, he he should be put on a pedestal. But that's not that's so far from the truth with Andrew he does not want to be treated any better than the last guy on the Ross now thank that. Humility piece is what draws everyone to his attention. And aside from that. I mean, he's a heck of a talent as you mentioned. He he has all the twos cerebral ability. I think he's his likeability is just through the roof the one area that I think Andrew has taken a step for this past is being able to adapt his game. You know early on. It was less dropback five seven, oh I wanted to notable deep all the time. And you know, we saw where Gat him he didn't he weren't able to finish some season. So I think he's matured in that level. And I think as some point Andrews gotta take about a horse and star raising his voice. Thank you. I this is my knock on Andrew. He always takes the blame. He is. He is almost to a fault. It's almost false humility. Yes, it is. Okay. Sometimes to call a guy out. So I was there for three years, and I never seen him scream at anyone for given up a sack dropping a catch. I get it. But all it takes is one time. You're not to do it all the time because Chokwe Gado he he didn't want coach. He wanted coaches to coach not just scream and holler. And do all that stuff is because sometimes it doesn't work Andrew's case all it takes is one time by Brady barks about twice a year. Oh, I've played against Brady and Brady will give it to the refs the offensive tackle the running back. The deepest guy. He screaming at everyone when it calls for it. And I think Andrew when he can it's not who he is. You know? So if you understand if Chris Ballard understands that's not who he is you go you go out and get offense Allama who can be Andrews kind of alter ego, and you go solve the

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"chris ballard" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

12:35 min | 2 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Waddle and Silvy on ESPN Chicago. I think first of all when you when you meet somebody right away, you know, you feel it instantly every single day that we've been together. It's just confirmation that he is the perfect head coach for this franchise. This is going to get better. And better as we go forward we worked so well together, he's very natural in this role. And I think I've said this before we're very very fortunate to have. Mr. Just him. He I know he says it all the time. But just how comfortable is in his own skin. Just be yourself. Just be you. And I think he doesn't try to you. I know he has a blueprint from Andy Reid and he respects them, but just himself. I think the players feel that the staff feels and if you do that every day becomes off natural, and organic, and I think that's very attractive. I think he's right. And that's Ryan pace who in my opinion got robbed. We'll go over that here in just a minute. But the thing while Matt Nagy there are so many guys who come from a good tree. You know? I remember when he came off Jimmy Johnson tree. It was countless Jimmy Johnson. References back in Dallas redid this all and Jimmy did this and he tried to be Jimmy. Remember he was the most sought after right head coaching candidate out there. But what I think what makes MAC Nagy really good is what Ryan pace said. And that was the yes, he did learn from Andy Reid, but he's also his own man. He's also got his own ideas. And that's really really good in Matt Nagy awarded today by profile. American. Yeah. Pro pro football writers of America, the NFL coach of the year much deserved. Yes. And now. I'm not a Ryan pace guy. They gave the award Chris Ballard, and again truth be told is when Ryan pace was going up against Chris Ballard, I wanted the job to go to Chris Ballard Chris Ballard at work here. You wanted to get rid of Cutler and not try to make it work with another offensive coordinator, another new head coach on and on and on now Ryan pace. In my opinion. While Chris Ballard had a great year. And this is what I wrote on Twitter was no single move was bigger than trading for Khalil Mack. He then any hired Matt Nagy and remember Nagy was being considered by Chris Ballard for the Indianapolis job pace. Got Nagy ahead of the colts group pace drafted. Well, he got roquan Smith in the first round James Daniels in the second round. And Anthony Miller also in the second round trading for him. He signed lots of good players in the unrestricted free agent market including a number one receiver in Allen Robinson. He convinced Vic Fangio to stay. And I do know that Chris Ballard resume he drafted to rookie. All pros, not pro bowlers all pros in Nelson and Leonard and he did recover from getting spurned by. By his head coaching choice. Frank Reich was really good this year. But I believe the singular thing that made the colts is good as they were is a healthy, Andrew luck. I don't believe there was a bigger move in the NFL this year then being able to win the Khalil Mack sweepstakes. He had a huge impact. I think he was whether it was a. I mean was whether it was a draft pick or was a trade or free agent signing anything he make an argument that has greater a greater impact in any player that was acquired by team in two thousand eighteen that's my that's my argument that he hired the coach like powered did they both had good draft. Give the edge. Find the Ballard Quinton Nelson. And Leonard those guys were awesome. He also added other a Eric Brown. Really good agent signing a second round pick. I believe was another second or maybe third round pick was as right? Tackle starting. Right. Tackle. I think out of Auburn. Yeah. They had a really good offseason. There's no question about it. I I'm buying what you're selling about about Ryan pace. And I get it. Maybe he's doing a little bit. Because the Cody parkey and the vote was taken before even Cody Parke's double jointed in the eagles loss. But and I'm with you. And I think that Ballard was it was a year where there were two guys that really may be stood out above others. But I would have I would have favored Ryan pays for this word over Chris Ballard as well. Let's play game. We haven't played this game in a while. It's called just the junk we need ten callers right now. So let's go college five ten fifteen twenty twenty-five thirty all the way every five through fifty. So that way we get ten three one two three three two three seven seven six. We're going to ask you a question. If you get it, right? You're in the hopper. And if you get it wrong, you're not in the upper, then we'll draw the grand prize winner. And this is the stuff in our office. It's not. Literally junk there's actually some good fines here it's stuff like with spring cleaning that we don't want or need any more in the I think the I think what you just did is you took the word junk you dress it up a little bit. Okay. I mean, if you don't if at your house if you do spring cleaning, and you don't want to what do you do with it? You put it on the side of the you put a. They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. Don't mess with. So I'm not gonna generally say that this stuff is junk across the board. We don't need it anymore. You may think of it as a trash. Okay. So let's call it. Just the treasure. Okay. Just the treasure. What Adam I know you're screening costs. Can you tell everybody? What is in our junk? Okay. I can do that. We have. I mean, we got a lot of good stuff. I tweeted out a picture adamant dollar is a great picture of it took me while the setup. So we have a Carlton Fisk replica statue, it's a bobble. Hey, right. It is just a statute. Replica of the statue. That call it is a great white sock. He's in the hall of. Yeah. Yeah. That's a bottle end the prize pack there and say, this is not a junkie prize pack. We have a set of four Lakers glasses. They look like something you could put a fine bourbon in. There's. Those those are nice. Yeah. There's glasses. Lakers. Yeah. So these you drink your one these glasses now, it's trendy without the stamp, right? Saturday. You said of choosing one of the glasses wine glasses with the stem. You chose one that said his on it. And then it was like one of those little bowl clashes between hers and his I took the head. God bless you. We have a half rewound copy of the outlaw Josey Wales. Now, I'm with you. This is not a prize is a prize. I may take that we have a two thousand and four white socks yearbook, featuring the return of Ozzie Guillen think about this. This is he's first year and it sets up the World Series year. The following. We have a kung FU panda fun? Co pop figurine because we because we have one of those. I don't know what that is figure. Let it. Yeah. It's a thing. I don't know what that is your kids. Is there something in there for the kids a copy of smashmouth nineteen Ninety-seven debut album, Fushun Mang on CD disk, a White Sox winter hat. Yes. All that the two thousand eight cubs season in review that was well they won the division that year. Yeah. I believe who's on the cover that. Yeah. Doing a little jump in the outfield. The to the tin Cup on DVD. Great movie shooting that shot over and over. What are you doing stop it? I believe it's wide screen and full screen depending on which side, you put the disk in okay? A two thousand nine bears media guide, and let's see where we're we a two thousand nine. So we had a letdown year two thousand eight after the Super Bowl season two thousand nine another down year. They were probably something like seven and nine. There's nobody on the cover. So you know, it was a down year bears. Always do that. Then that means we're diminishing everybody put your star on the car won't Khalil Mack on the cover next year. And guys we're gonna play the the goats game. So it's going to be questions about goats. And if you want to you want to smell like a goat. I have an unopened bottle fully sealed bottle of Michael Jordan and flight Cologne. No swear to God. That's the worst couple of hundred dollars. That could be one of those things that collectors. And it's on hoping right sealed. Iran. By the way. I don't know why. But I just heard you say kids, I just wanna wish my daughter Georgia. Happy twenty sixth birthday. This is the first time today, you're doing. Yeah. That's terrible. That's why. I called her this morning. I wanna make sure. Took her to dinner last night. I asked you was this the first time that you've mentioned the no just on the happy birthday. Doc that was all I can you believe she's twenty six dome. She's actually now my wife is fifty two and she probably not real happy that I mentioned that. But I don't think she cares. But how funny is that? This is the point your life. Don't do the math. It makes them ahead hurt. How many times are you ever twice as old as your child? Fifty to my daughter just turned twenty seven. Well, it's gonna happen until I'm in my eighties. I think because I had I right. Am I doing the math? Right. The crack Mason when I was forty something. Yes. So yes, he's going to have to be forty seven. I'm going to be eighty whatever. Yeah. I don't know how that goes. Multiples work. But this is that time where my wife is twice as old as my oldest whatever age you had the MAC that's always going to be the. With it. Trying to figure it out. I'm just saying the next time. I know the first. Children's four every time you had a child. I appreciate you guys filling time until I got ten callers on the line. Let's do this. Michael John on EBay, a rare collection of Michael, Jordan Cologne. He's going for twelve nine. That's it. Well, I believe it it'll go for more. I do eventually what if it was signed by Michael it's not I don't say that. It's not young. Junk do we still have the Michael Jordan steak knife in the office or did you ever give that away? No, I stuck in literally. No, one is a wall. That's our office. What happens if something like something awful breaks out? What do you mean? Then all we have is a nice, I got one for you one. For me. We can actually defend the office. These ambi- apocalypse is to break out. Wattle is going to defend us with the Michael Jordan knife. Behind me. All right. So what is this here? What what game? Are we goats the goats game? It could be good goats are bad guts, the greatest of all time or goats. Okay. We're goats. So you have one question. We have the phone lines full three one two three three two three seven seven six. If you get your question, right? During the hopper. If you get it wrong, we hang up on you. You can use Waddle and Silvy as a lifeline if you choose to everything then turns into, hey. We don't have to look. No, lifeline lifeline. Flying. Flight easy, domain me. Go upstairs. Brad is in Joliet. High brat. What's going on John you tell us? All right here, we go. I need a lifeline here. All.

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 Brandon Brooks and Sheldon Rankins suffer serious injuries

Ross Tucker Football Podcast

02:00 min | 2 years ago

Brandon Brooks and Sheldon Rankins suffer serious injuries

"Injury. But an achilles tendon tear is rough especially if you're a big dude like those guys are and get it in January. I mean that certainly puts their seasons next year at least being back for the start of next season. Certainly puts that in jeopardy as for the bears while man. It was pretty obvious from their head coach matinee that he feels like it's about we not me with the team. And he felt like Cody parkey going on good morning. America was today show, whatever he went on that that was sort of a selfish thing that made it about him. He didn't seem real real keen on that. And then the GM Ryan pace said that positions at priority. The hime four year twenty million dollar deal with nine million dollars fully guaranteed. That's amazing. That's unbelievable. That's just crazy. I might even ask have to ask Andrew about that one. And then colts GM Chris Ballard. I just think he would need to be blown away to give up perset. I think he's smart enough that to realize nobody's gonna give him enough. It's worth not having perset as a backup quarterback. Jim, even you know the injury history of Andrew luck. I think he just probably being realistic about it as much as

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Colts roll to their 4th straight victory, 38-10 over the Titans

The Adam Schefter Podcast

03:31 min | 3 years ago

Colts roll to their 4th straight victory, 38-10 over the Titans

"Is unbelievable to me because this team that was maligned and now the colts have gone five straight games. Yes, sir. Without allowing a sack, which is the longest sackless streak since Steve McNair when six straight games without a second two thousand six who would have thought this collection of Lyman this cults. Team would be the line that would go five straight games without surrendering sack. What is that line doing what does that offense doing? What is that team doing that? All of a sudden, Andrew luck cannot get touch during a game is unbelievable in Chris Ballard GM and Frank Reich. The head coach have done a phenomenal job at changing the culture in that locker room. And when I say that even in training camp, I went in and I watched them, and I talk to the offense of line Antarctica the team after practice, and I remember going in yesterday, and we walk in the locker room pre-game, and I told told Chris and Frank this feels like home this is the locker room that I'm used to when you walk in. There's an expectation. They're going to win games. There's an expectation that their offense and defensive lines are going to are going to run roughshod and give them a chance to win games. And I'm so proud of of the. Culture that has been created in such a short window. It's Ballard singing and Frank's first, but the culture that's being developed and the belief by these men that they're going to go somewhere. They may not be this year. You know, they may have some pieces they gotta fix, but I'm telling you there is a belief in this locker room amongst these guys did impact a football team not for just one season. But for a collection of seasons and not only did Andrew luck. Not get set. He didn't get touched yesterday against a line in a defense. Totally ret Tom Brady and the patriots the week before. I mean, they harass radio all over the field. They couldn't touch Andrew luck. And the throws it. He's making the timing that he's throwing on when his foot hits the ground. I could I could take cutouts of manning and that offense with Frank Reich years ago when we were playing and look yesterday when it's back foot is hitting the ground. He knows where the ball's going whether it's Hilton on a post whether it's a drag out whether it's a hitch on the silent what and the ball is. Coming out and the trust. He has between the receivers tied ends and backs of where they're supposed to be it looks like the offense that it should be and the timing, and the consistency that everybody's playing with it all starts with elephants of line. But everybody's bought into the philosophy of whoever's turn it is. They're going to get the play. And I'm telling you man, I told him yesterday. We've been texting this morning. I'm just so proud of the way that they're handling it and Q Nelson Quinton Nelson. They're they're pick their first round pick. He was six or eight. I can't remember whatever the number was this guy is ex. He is an animal. I mean, he is an absolute animal he lives like baby. Huey. And he's got this massive by little little biddy had beetle juice. You know, and he is a laying people out, but Smith from Auburn. Yeah. I think he was the second round pick in this kid is is playing ball, and they all are encouraging each other. You know, Ryan Kelly their center this is third year Li it's best football. He's playing and I was talking to him before the game. I'm healthy. I can binned can move. He got a little banged up yesterday. I'm good. Yeah. But but this kid is playing and everybody's game is being elevated because of q

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show

The Pat McAfee Show

03:48 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show

"Now, we'll start meeting in December. I you know every week. I take a day. I'm usually two days a week. I'm watching college or I'll go to gains. I didn't one day all week. I'll watch you know, potential free agents for next year. And you know, we'll always base it on, you know, and I've said this a bunch Pat that you know, people you don't win games in March. You just don't just just because you go. And sign a big ticket three agency. I think you've played on teams where you signed they kick is they were bad doesn't guarantee. It doesn't guarantee where when you get to when you get to September. So you have to find the right fit for the player. He's gotta be the right fit for the culture. You gotta be the right fit for the city. A lot of things have to fall in place. And I know people get excited, you know, when you sign a guy that you think all this is going to be the one missing teeth that gets us over the hump. I'm but I said this about injuries. Never it's not about one guy about about all sixty three of them. And we gotta make sure we're always getting the right sit for the player in look as we get to as he's young guys that you need to progress in their careers, and they become, you know, very good players in their contracts are up, you know, we're not below losing. And you're so that that money will evaporate faster than people think that cat stace will evaporate faster than people think whenever you start handing out contracts to your own people. I mean, you do you want your own players to know when? They do the right things when they're good pros when they're when they're working when they're adding value to that locker room, we're going to take care of them. We're gonna make them coach for a long time. And what I don't want to do is being a situation where we have spent money so literally on players that that have earned it somewhere else. And then we bring in that's a that's a slippery slope. And you've got to be very careful. I think that's probably the smart way to build a team if I had to guess right there. I feel like you sounded very intelligent net answer, Chris because I was hoping admired up in the only in and that doesn't happen very often, Pat. So you make sure replayed at a bunch. Chris Ballard sucks again. Okay. So Josh mcdaniels told you to go fornicated Kate yourself, they flew who was on a plane to Indianapolis. And he turned around back to New England. You got Frank Reich out of the deal and Frank Reich answered in the press conference. My question that the backup role is suited him. Well, he seems this is just from the outside in because I haven't seen them inside. But the videos I watch he seems like such a natural head coach. How is this first season McGill with Frank? You know, who are fine 'cause he's not a backup. That's for. Sure. Yeah. Amen. He's not at all. You know, what's fun and every head coach up in around in this league that that I think is I mean like wouldn't lovey Smith. Andy Reid was he's off the charts. Unbelievable. And I put Frank right there, and they're very comfortable in your own skin. They they don't worry. They they know what they believe in. They're going to work the plan, and they have a great deal of confidence in themselves to get it done. And I think it plays in the locker room. You know, when you are who you are. And you don't try to change who you are on a daily basis players players respect that. I mean, they they have great respect for Gaza to same guy. So I look I think it works out. It always works out the way it's supposed to feel very fortunate to be able to work with Frank is our head coach, and it's son to come to work every day the internet in the locker room are very similar to things is that you can. Sense any fake, if something isn't genuine internet can tell in the locker room sell. So I think that is Frank Reich every video I've seen it seems as if he's just so he knows what he wants to do..

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"My job to protect you. So not only with Quinton Nelson. But that offensive line is on a historic right right now for giving up sacks. They're not giving up any of them. Did you see the clip of him yelling like Bobby Boucher like a lunatic turning the corner and killing berry berry church, and how is it offensive line come together? So well, and so beautifully. Well, I give a look I'll give a lot of credit to our staffs number one. You know, Frank and angered both had done in. Bobby Johnson have all done a tremendous job of of an instilling a system, and and putting a system that I think is quarterback friendly and help. Him get the ball out of his hands. But number two, I the one thing Girgis done a great job with Acura, making them understand that it's it's all size of them. How they compare to get the most town the world, but all five of half to play together, and you know, between Costanzo and Nelson and mine telly linski and Brayden Smith those five coming together in plain as I mean, one of them can be off a little bit. And it screws up the whole unit, and it's one of the great things I really like about Nelson. I mean, I know what the tweet and the individual place, but I don't, but I think I think the world needs understanding our fans need understand is this kid is good at teammate. He's all about teams all about the old lines. He doesn't want the spotlight on him. Because other guys I ain't grind Kelly's planet at extremely high level. I think Joe's playing at a very high level coming back from the injury Kalinski. It's been a very pleasant surprise. I mean, we ended up keeping ten linemen. We kept Lewinsky because we thought he'd. Play and help we got into the season. And then Brayden Smith I wish I could have I wish I could've told you. I thought he was a right tackle coming out. He was going to be a guard by going to be a really good guard. But he's ended up playing really good at right tackle. And I give credit to Morocco Brown was one of the scouts doubted him and and good both thought he'd be a right tackle. But watching those five come together and play together. That's that's winning football. And then we said it from the solar tad. I mean, it starts to build from inside out. We're gonna that's how this team's going to be built. And I think when you get your Dacian set in their stroll on that's an you. Get good quarterback. Fly you build in the round the rest of it. As you go along that's winning. That's going to win football games over the long haul. You win every game in the trenches. Whether you like it or not it's either on the offense of defensive line. It's awake. Goes. It. Doesn't matter. How much football changes? The trenches are big deal. So you're going to just act in not say anything about the guy. You drafted in the first round pulling and screaming like a madman. And then bearing a guy into the guy actually lets out a fuck Cy at the end of the play. Did you see that? You had watched it. To be honest with you have heard. I'd be interested to know if it was exactly accurate the screaming parts from it. All block was. I know the block was accurate without question. I know the block was very accurate is this. I stay off Twitter. It'd be quite honest with you. You're missing it. We love it over there. Quinton Nelson is a legend right now across all NFL locker rooms and on the internet for that you Chit, and I I don't know if you took any heat for drafting him in the first round because it was a Notre Dame guy. So it's Indiana. But I think your vision is really coming together right now it has to feel pretty good fro Chris Ballard. Well, look, you're only only takes one bad Sunday and Chris Ballard stinks again. So I kind of get this. Kit down so. I've tried it. Roll with day to day fat. God damnit. Chris Ballard sucks. Ten. We won three in a row. His fucking. Layers. It'd be so funny man, do you. Do you talk to like neighbors in India net lake do you just live in your own little bubble with your family?.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show

The Pat McAfee Show

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show

"My job to protect you. So not only with Quinton Nelson. But that offensive line is on a historic right right now for giving up sacks. They're not giving up any of them. Did you see the clip of him yelling like Bobby Boucher like a lunatic turning the corner and killing berry berry church, and how is it offensive line come together? So well, and so beautifully. Well, I give a look I'll give a lot of credit to our staffs number one. You know, Frank and angered both had done in. Bobby Johnson have all done a tremendous job of of an instilling a system, and and putting a system that I think is quarterback friendly and help. Him get the ball out of his hands. But number two, I the one thing Girgis done a great job with Acura, making them understand that it's it's all size of them. How they compare to get the most town the world, but all five of half to play together, and you know, between Costanzo and Nelson and mine telly linski and Brayden Smith those five coming together in plain as I mean, one of them can be off a little bit. And it screws up the whole unit, and it's one of the great things I really like about Nelson. I mean, I know what the tweet and the individual place, but I don't, but I think I think the world needs understanding our fans need understand is this kid is good at teammate. He's all about teams all about the old lines. He doesn't want the spotlight on him. Because other guys I ain't grind Kelly's planet at extremely high level. I think Joe's playing at a very high level coming back from the injury Kalinski. It's been a very pleasant surprise. I mean, we ended up keeping ten linemen. We kept Lewinsky because we thought he'd. Play and help we got into the season. And then Brayden Smith I wish I could have I wish I could've told you. I thought he was a right tackle coming out. He was going to be a guard by going to be a really good guard. But he's ended up playing really good at right tackle. And I give credit to Morocco Brown was one of the scouts doubted him and and good both thought he'd be a right tackle. But watching those five come together and play together. That's that's winning football. And then we said it from the solar tad. I mean, it starts to build from inside out. We're gonna that's how this team's going to be built. And I think when you get your Dacian set in their stroll on that's an you. Get good quarterback. Fly you build in the round the rest of it. As you go along that's winning. That's going to win football games over the long haul. You win every game in the trenches. Whether you like it or not it's either on the offense of defensive line. It's awake. Goes. It. Doesn't matter. How much football changes? The trenches are big deal. So you're going to just act in not say anything about the guy. You drafted in the first round pulling and screaming like a madman. And then bearing a guy into the guy actually lets out a fuck Cy at the end of the play. Did you see that? You had watched it. To be honest with you have heard. I'd be interested to know if it was exactly accurate the screaming parts from it. All block was. I know the block was accurate without question. I know the block was very accurate is this. I stay off Twitter. It'd be quite honest with you. You're missing it. We love it over there. Quinton Nelson is a legend right now across all NFL locker rooms and on the internet for that you Chit, and I I don't know if you took any heat for drafting him in the first round because it was a Notre Dame guy. So it's Indiana. But I think your vision is really coming together right now it has to feel pretty good fro Chris Ballard. Well, look, you're only only takes one bad Sunday and Chris Ballard stinks again. So I kind of get this. Kit down so. I've tried it. Roll with day to day fat. God damnit. Chris Ballard sucks. Ten. We won three in a row. His fucking. Layers. It'd be so funny man, do you. Do you talk to like neighbors in India net lake do you just live in your own little bubble with your family?.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

04:09 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"Go ahead and tell somebody to go enjoy life a little bit escape from everything you've got going on, and it's can be for anything. Broadway theater. Sports. Absolutely anything and everything seek. He has the best tickets at the. The best prices because they scan all the other ticket apps and give you the best bang for your buck with that being said dole head and strap in and get front row seat to a conversation with a coach GM and NFL GM that you'll never hear anything like again. Ladies and gentlemen, joining me now is a man who has a job that only thirty two people on the planet half. It's the top of the top when it comes to football IQ's. He's got a nice outhern draw. He's been around the NFL. He's a friend of the show in right now. His Indianapolis coats look out -solutely majestic on Sundays. The general manager of your Indianapolis Colts. Chris ballard. After. But more than I deserve. That's for sure. Thanks for having me on. It's not right now. Your team is hot right now you one in five at the beginning of the season, then you rattle off three straight victories. Things have to be feeling pretty good at the Indianapolis Colts facility. Mr ballard. You know, it's it's funny because we Al Franken I talk about this. And I know Frank talks with the team, and we talk with the staff is that just I mean, you know, from being initially it is such a week to week league. And people react either negatively or positively over the top either way, no matter what happens on Sunday, and you know, Frank, and those of us have a mindset just we reset every week. You reset, you know, at every point never even a one in five. I didn't I didn't feel like we were warning time chain, but we just talked about every week was just reset. Nobody will have it all Sunday. And let's keep getting better. She's keep working to get better as keep working the plan that we have in place keep helping our players do the best. They can do is best players. They can be the best. And then they can be in every area and keep working s that's kind of the mindset we have now while I think that's a very good mindset. Because I which I'm assuming a lot of guys are happiness. We're slaves literally two wins and losses in the NFL every single week winning cures all winning his happiness whenever you get on that losing stride there. One in five at the beginning. Now, you're on a winning streak. It's incredible. That you're able to keep that positive spin on with Frank. Do you feel like Jim mercy has some patients in what you and franker building? Do you think he he sees the vision of what you have in place in what's cooking? There's so there's no doubt that he. I mean, all the great success displaces had, you know, even even you know through Bill Polian. When Ryan was here those thirsty years where were Mr. say is an an I agreed. Remember interview when I interviewed for the job, I said, I don't wanna take a band-aid approach. I want guys to that are colts that we've drafted that. We brought in that we've developed that are tied to this organization that are tied to this community much like how you came in. Yes, sir. Are you at original cold? And you're you're you're in this community in in into this community. And I want our players to be that and I want, and I think when guys come in together, they grow together, you know, they go through the horrid shifts that goes through the hard times that just creates a strong bond, and and and brotherhood that you know, that locker room needs. And I think he's all he is absolutely all in on on that aspect in preseason. I got a chance to talk to you and Frank anti y at training camp. And I asked you because at that point lev bell was liking every Instagram posts Khalil Mack was on the market. I said you have fifty million dollars spend, Chris will you go after any big names, you said that you would like to build the culture, I want the young guys. I wanna get the cultures established in the wind guys come in. They can fit in with derrius Leonard the way he's been playing the way luck is Quinton Nelson..

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Andrew Luck throws football for first time since last October at Indianapolis Colts minicamp

NFL Live

02:18 min | 3 years ago

Andrew Luck throws football for first time since last October at Indianapolis Colts minicamp

"Bloggers has been my guiding light and just made progress it's all done if i wasn't making progress it would freak me out of not up the duke started yet i'm trusting the process that i'm in right now very very much still a bit of the journey left and i'm not going to skip any steps need to stay this course that was of course andrew luck over the last few months as he prepared to get ready to give back out on the field in there he is we've been talking about how happy he looks to actually have a football the colts have said he's close they said it just as early as last week and there he is guys your reaction to seeing this first thing he said was it's not the duke so he's not throwing an official nfl ball and that's the way it look because nfl doesn't have stripes on it secondly he's he's on scheduled he's telling resides scheduled the colts people are telling us he's on schedule everything is is working well so just stay with the process let's head out to indy where we find our mike wells who closely covers the team for us mike out so what have you been able to observe from angelo out on the field well good afternoon diana basically it's finally after eight months and you look the football field about ten minutes after the team started practicing jogged out from the indoor facility grabbed a smaller ball bill polian just a to as started throwing the ball and some drills with somebody quit managers he was doing a wall with former coach receiver reggie wayne but the biggest news is angela it's finally back he hasn't played in a game since week seventeen at a two thousand sixteen season obviously didn't play last year shut down in october because it continued soreness in that right shoulder but general manager chris ballard owner jim ursa and angela continue to say that they expect angela to be their starting quarterback in week one of the two thousand and eighteen season luck said a couple of weeks ago that his goal was to be out here the started training camp at the end of july and not have any kind of restrictions on his shoulder yes to ball smaller it looks like a college football coach frank right angie luck will address the media after the team.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show

The Bill Barnwell Show

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show

"Autry and the obvious zayn ryan grant after his deal that went awry with the baltimore ravens and eric brown eric hebron probably probably israel their hallmark free agency edition but still like all these players that like are on fairly low risk moves basically shooed free agency when they had all the money to spend their set in themselves out for twenty nineteen and beyond now maybe that's because they understand that like even if andrew luck is healthy this year the team is not going to be good enough it to pete for the playoffs i just happen to like the idea of how they've approached this off season the process has been very sound by gm chris ballard that extent of the draft as well i love the move to acquire those three extra second round picks they made in the deal with the new york jets and then on top of that the guy they drafted at six quinton nelson who might have been the guy they would've taken it three yeah it's interesting you want what have gone may have gone third or at least you could make the case for him now i understand some people if you're going to the guy third or sixty guard like there's some people the nfl to feel like that player has to become larry allen for to do sort of justify the pick in larry allen like they don't they don't just like not a dime right one of my favorite like not that i can tell you that i just spent like hours and hours and hours studying every single off guard but one of those guards it was fun to watch because he would be like that's a man amongst boyce right yes from that being said nelson probably could have been a picket three for them and they end up getting nelson plus two extra second round picks this year one of which they traded plus a second round pick next year so i liked the approach by indie all across the board yeah and i.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"I will say anybody has surfed it they've tried to redo that thing like six times and each time it's it's equally terrible but lee you're not gonna find a better five funny to better writers anywhere than chris ballard and lee jenkins writing a basketball you know where they still have a mazing writing amazing writing and can you explain to people too because i you know we see this a lot with media and even stepping away from sports illustrated i can talk about how this impacts my career you can talk about how it impacts your career and what's available to us and how you make a living and all that kind of stuff what do sports fans lose out on when you know sports illustrated print journalists all these other things as as the the media world shifts in the way that it has i think number one is you actually learn you lose out on the sort of healthy intelligence and the inciteful nece that really good sportswriting and sports analysis brings you you know like i remember growing up like you guys probably do get us i even watch the super bowl three days later you would read doctors ease breakdown of the super bowl and he would explain the play where vince ferragamo dropped back and he missed throwing the ball to wendell tyler in the flat and this is what happened because z and action by the la and the analysis was so good and we've now become largely a culture of that guy sucked that guy's great he's stupid this coach needs to get fired you know simple quick short character bursts when i think s i is still the best place it detailed and deep analysis of sports which i personally love and always have one.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

"They could use a little more i think at the wide receiver position and some of the skill position positions on offense so that the kid has chance two more about this about this draft dan i'm curious you surprised at number six chris ballard with so many defensive holes i thought that was if they were gonna stay i thought they'd take roquan smith but give me your view on on the indianapolis colts taking quinton nelson at number six yeah i thought they would take real quant smith to just because of the defensive needs or i thought they would move down you know there was a lot of talk about that but you know in hindsight i think nelson does make sense i i always hesitate with a guard that high just because guards aren't usually the types of players who you build around who decide games but this guy is so special and when you look at at the colts and where they're at and the situation with andrew luck and his health i guess you understand why they want to really reinforce that offensive line i know chris met with some of the indianapolis reporters brought him up to his office and had a nice session talked about all the players in the draft and i think they're watching tapes and he his his enthusiasm for nelson is just off the charts so you know when you really on board with a player like that and if it's organism wide everyone feels that same way there's no decision that's the guy for you and i think they packed up it's going to be a great player so it's hard to argue against quinn nelson dan pump pay the fine nfl writer we're gonna finish up and ask him a couple of things about his book coming out dan tell me how did you get connected with doug peterson and why are you writing doug peterson's memoir after a second year in the nfl.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"With defensive player and second round defensive players their defense a players an andrew luck gets hurt again chris ballard the gm is sending out his resume and you now have to start over at quarterback the colts that exactly what you do in this league and you do it in this order draft a quarterback and then protect him he's your insurance to the house defense first couple years you may lose some shootouts but what you can't lose is your quarterback this is not a difficult league to figure out by the way new england what did they draft did they get to get tom brady's replacement to ono they made a trade for an offensive lineman and they drafted another offense of lyman by the way the patriots could use the corner with their first pick they really need a new corner they could've need they needed linebackers we watch new england last year right they're not very athletic linebacker what'd ballot check do in the deepest offense of line class i can ever remember seriously how many offensive lineman one of the first round john was at six multiple centers it was the deepest offensive line class ever in indianapolis did what new england did can we got our quarterback let's make sure we protect our quarterback not hard to figure out you can talk about defense all you want but andrew luck didn't play last year and you can have seven straight defensive picks and keep the score down but if he's hurt chris ballard has about a year left and he's at work six offense of linemen thank you john went in the first round it was a wildly deep class at a position that is now outside a quarterback if you look at what gm's or doing is the most valuable unit on the field the league is become so quarterback centric the it used to be get a quarterback get defensive lines but now the quarterback is so valuable offense of line is more important than defensive line because it's protecting at your insurance on.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"With defensive player and second round defensive players their defense a players an andrew luck gets hurt again chris ballard the gm is sending out his resume and you now have to start over at quarterback the colts that exactly what you do in this league and you do it in this order draft a quarterback and then protect him he's your insurance to the house defense first couple years you may lose some shootouts but what you can't lose is your quarterback this is not a difficult league to figure out by the way new england what did they draft did they get to get tom brady's replacement to ono they made a trade for an offensive lineman and they drafted another offense of lyman by the way the patriots could use the corner with their first pick they really need a new corner they could've need they needed linebackers we watch new england last year right they're not very athletic linebacker what'd ballot check do in the deepest offense of line class i can ever remember seriously how many offensive lineman one of the first round john was at six multiple centers it was the deepest offensive line class ever in indianapolis did what new england did can we got our quarterback let's make sure we protect our quarterback not hard to figure out you can talk about defense all you want but andrew luck didn't play last year and you can have seven straight defensive picks and keep the score down but if he's hurt chris ballard has about a year left and he's at work six offense of linemen thank you john went in the first round it was a wildly deep class at a position that is now outside a quarterback if you look at what gm's or doing is the most valuable unit on the field the league is become so quarterback centric the it used to be get a quarterback get defensive lines but now the quarterback is so valuable offense of line is more important than defensive line because it's protecting at your insurance on.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on Stick to Football

Stick to Football

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on Stick to Football

"I think chris ballard realizing how awful his roster is and already has three picks around two would be okay moving back six pots to pick up an extra i in an extra third and just owning this year's draft with like ten premium pigs and and if radley chub and saquon barkley are gone i could easily see the cold talking themselves into that i agree and it's really interesting when the jets made the trade with the colts ballard went you know did something with the colts team media right away and said hey we didn't want to move back too far because we wanna premium player on the flipside i read that as hey we might still get bradley chubb as six if not you never know they could make the jump back because there's a lot of players that would make sense for them at twelve and twenty two because like you said mad they have a roster to fill out at so many different spots and the way to do that is really just accumulate as many as you can so the colts it's no secret they're praying they're praying that bradley chubb or a guy like quinn nelson some kind of talent like that falls into their lap it doesn't work out that way it's going to be very interesting to see what they do the next thing is tampa bay buccaneers a team that has made the trade for j p p i think they've been very active improving their pass rush i'm very curious to see how the offense performs this year under dirk cutter because it doesn't seem like it's been clicking with him and jameis winston and this is the are you have to turn it around on the flip side here i in a perfect world saquon barkley falls to the bucks a seven i can't see it happening what wouldn't surprise me as a backup plan is they get one of these means safeties whether it's derwin james or make fitzpatrick i think that's something that would really aid their secondary and just give them so much energy on the back end.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"And keep your eye on the number three pick indianapolis colts who need multiple players have seven picks have their quarterback and buffalo wants to get web or idling buffalo now i'm gonna bring peter king on he'll think i'm crazy via the coward global satellite network in new york okay peter i made a ridiculous prediction a couple of weeks ago and it looks like it's happening i said i believe buffalo i mean they they wanted to get out from under tyrod taylor's contract and they're not going to build their franchise i like this coaching staff in this front office now and i think they wanna move up big in the draft and i look at indianapolis at three peter and they need players and chris ballard's been a willing negotiator and a willing wheelerdealer what do you make about buffalo moving up yesterday is my theory hold any water that they have a quarterback in mind and they want to get to the three spot well in my opinion you've picked the perfect spot colin because you know right now chris ballard knows that he has i'd say ten to twelve significant holes on his team significant and having the third pick in the draft and taken let's say bradley chubb would be great but having the twelve twenty second and sixty fifth picks in the draft my belief is far more desirable for chris ballard than having one pick of potential edge pass rusher at three.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Via the coward global satellite network in new york okay peter i made a ridiculous prediction a couple of weeks ago and it looks like it's happening i said i believe buffalo they wanted to get out from under tyrod taylor's contract and they're not going to build a franchise i like this coaching staff in this front office now and i think they wanna move up big in the draft and i look at indianapolis at three peter and they need players and chris ballard's been a willing negotiator and a willing wheelerdealer what do you make about buffalo moving up yesterday is my theory hold any water that they have a quarterback in mind and they want to get to the three spot well in my opinion pick the perfect spot colin because you know right now chris ballard knows that he has i'd say ten to twelve significant holes on his team significant and having the third pick in the draft and taken let's say bradley chubb would be great but having the twelve twenty second and sixty fifth picks in the draft my belief is far more desirable for chris ballard than having one pick of a potential edge pass rusher at three okay let's move to kirk cousins to the vikings okay we were saying to start the show today peter there certain things in life you overpay for central air in arizona a winter coat in the northeast and quarterbacks it's a lot of money for minnesota to lay out to kirk cousins but it doesn't seem egregious to me because it's it i think he's an upgrade over case keenum.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"But here's chris ballard held a press conference today not in the best mood ever we were disappointed unquestionably we were disappointed and surprised we'd agreed to contract terms we had an agreement in place we followed all the rules did everything right very confident monday evening and tuesday morning i got a call tuesday evening saying he had decided to each changed his mind him was going in a different direction and at that point i informed our owner we informed y'all of where we were going and we'll keep moving forward thank you the rivalry is back on i know chris ballard i trust her i think he's really smart and like what he's doing and i'm bummed out i shouldn't be right i'm a patriot guy no i'm bummed out because it was gonna work and it was going to be awesome and it was gonna be like all those partnerships in the nfl that i love watching young quarterback talent jimmy garoppolo and smart young intellectual football coach kyle shanahan gough mcveigh trubisky met nagee bill o'brien to shawn watson doug peterson carson wentz i love football and more than anything i love the quarterback position and a half since i was a kid and what i'm seeing in the nfl right now is awesome i mean how much fun was it to watch even philadelphia's backup nick falls in the super bowl trick plays goal fort now fourth down out of the box thinking all sorts of sats.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"They have andrew lock chris ballard their gm smartly got two cobra set and if they keep losing they could be in the josh rosen sam donald sweepstakes indianapolis is in an incredible spot in the giants aren't because the giants haven't drafted a quarterback like new england every year or two at a three years there are times in your life that things beyond money or currency and in the nfl quarterback for currency this is why i say you watch i'll tell you who's in a great spot in the nfl next year this year i predicted the rams and carolina with double their wins you know who's going to double their wins next year or triple them indianapolis has as a great situation quarterback in san francisco of course they won't triple their winds but i think they have a borderline playoff chance why because they got garoppolo and they may end up with a first or second pick you got a draft quarterbacks every year man it's like being the only friend in college that 21 you have so much leverage if you ever to bieber set and their six teams in this nfl and here's the other thing albert brir came out with a mock draft and i trust albert but his mark draft has darnell going to cleveland sake one barkley running back san francisco and josh rosen ucla here's why it's flawed i strongly believe and it's now been reported that sam donald will consider whose drafting number one i believe sam darnell i do not have this sourced yet i'm not gonna bother sam during the season.

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"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"chris ballard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"If you've not ever seen this show or if you don't listen regularly i made a prediction way way before the season and i predicted this would be andrew locks lost season everybody else in the media he'll be back and i said no i won't i have a theory on what happen andrew luck got his surgery in january a week later they hired their new gm chris ballard ballard noodles this was a surgery that requires nine months to a year and ballard at that point made a decision i hate this roster this is not my coaching staff this is an object mass i'm gonna keep andrew look out for the year and i believe at some point before the season he sat down with andrew look in his father and said you're not getting on this field you're going to come back from this next year i'm going to reshape the roster and you're going to get to the playoffs but i will not put your some through this i'm going to get you an offensive coach luck i was told about a year ago was privately getting frustrated with his coaching staff and begun and i believe chris ballard made a decision to change the roster a he changed twenty six of the five spots before the season b he then thought i'm gonna call andy reid see if he'll call bella check get me to bruce set the patriots gave them jacoby bruce sat for a wide receiver philip dorsett that was largely a bust that gave him door set that allows chris powdered to show off teams this kid can play a little bit.

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