Originally Posted by Nastradamus
Teams that build around QBs tend to make sure they constantly have the right pieces around him. You aren't far from not having very good weapons for Luck to work with. I think ALlen is a tremendous value and a good investment. Same way Fleener was though the D needed help more. The Colts also have a lot of cash to spend in free agency and I think they'll find a G and an OLB there. Probalby Anthony Spencer at OLB IMO. My bad on the LT comment though, should have just said OL.
edit - also Hilton drops a ton of passes. He and Avery accounted for 22, the top duo on one team in the league IIRC. He's an explosive player, but a #3 in the end IMHO.
I think you are right about building around a QB, but if they choose to neglect the defense again it will be with OL. TY Hilton turned it on later in the year and had some of our greatest output. We can invest later rounds on a WR, but OL needs to be fixed.
Right now for OL we have
Castonzo-Joe Reitz-Samson Satele-Mike McGlynn-Winston Justice(pending FA)
Castonzo is fine. Joe Reitz is average and nothing to be excited about. He gets injured frequently and isn't reliable. At Center we have Satele who is just awful. He gets pushed around constantly and can't stay on the field. Thankfully AQ Shipley is decent and should be starting in Satele's place. Mike McGlynn is a waste of roster space and doesn't deserve to be on the team IMO. He can't handle any studder and rarely gets his hands on the rusher. Winston Justice Could be gone, but if he stays he is decent enough as a starter.
So in essence I see Castonzo-Reitz-Shipley-?-?
We have a lot of cap space and I guess it is just speculation on where they go with it, but I'm not sure we can find at worst 2-3 starters in one offseason. Nor do I think that is preferable. It would be good to get some youth on the line as well.
Luck managed fine with the receivers he had. No they aren't the best, but the team as a whole can't afford to burn a first rounder on a WR. Not with more glaring needs. Also, with Arians gone we will run a more West Coast style offense with higher percentage passes. This will cater to the WRs.
I think this is a matter of preference, and I totally understand your reasoning here. I have even worried about this happening on draft day. Regardless, if you ask any Colts fan on this board that has watched the majority of games they will outline WR as a 2nd tier need. No Colts fan would be excited about this pick.
Anyway, you have a right to your opinion. It isn't a stupid thing at all to suggest the Colts go WR, but it would be at the expense of the team.