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Twitter: Miles Austin may be shut down in order to get healthy

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    wow. you broke my sarcasm meter...
  2. rat2k8

    rat2k8 Active Member

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    The Colts are looking for a receiver now that they lost Reggie Wayne for the year. TRADE HIM.
  3. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I think it is pretty obvious at this point that Austin is not going to be on this team next year, considering how little production we are getting for his huge salary.

    Unless he pulls a Doug Free and takes a huge paycut, the dude is gone. He probably realizes this and that maybe why he is acting like he is hurt more than he really is like some posters have said in this thread.
  4. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Good. If hes not healthy shut him down.
    When healthy he can be a great help for the offense. He missed a good bit of time last year and still put up good numbers.
  5. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    He needs to heal. I would let him rest another month or so and bring him back for our Dec 9 game.
  6. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    On ability. He is great in short spaces, which is why he is a good punt returner, but his route tree is limited and he is neither tall nor fast. He just has no upside as a WR. I don't see why we always try to force guys into bigger roles than they can handle, his current role is great for him, if he wants a bigger role let him go to another team and try it out there.

    I like Harris in his current role, and someone with more upside given the opportunity at WR. I won't mention the QB rating for throwing to Harris, cause it should be given that it isn't anywhere near TWill. Again don't force a guy into a role when he has limited ability, keep Beasley and Harris in their current roles and we are gravy. Force more, like we did with Crayton for instance, and your asking for problems.
  7. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Heck.. we should let him heal for a year or two just like Ratliff right? Because lord knows everyone should get paid millions of dollars to sit at home. I've got 4 blown discs in my back and have to prove that I can't work in order to receive my workers comp check why shouldn't he have to prove he can't work for MILLIONS of dollars?
  8. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    The one million dollar question! :)
  9. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    With the emergence of Terrence Williams I think this is the beginning of the end for Austin as a Cowboy.
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Correct, they still do. However, the point that I was originally trying to make is that Richardson would fit our Zone scheme. They ran a Zone scheme at Bama and that is why we had so much interest in him. The point of why he is not seeing the kind of success many thought he would have in Indy might be because they use a man power scheme. It's a completely different offense and it speaks to your earlier point that he has not been in that offense long. Would have been much easier for him, had Indy used a Zone scheme IMO.
  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I don't really agree with any of this. To your point of trying to force anybody into any situation is a reach IMO. The discussion here was that Harris could fill in at WR in either position if somebody went down. Backups are backups for a reason and that is mostly because nobody is trying to force them to be starters.

    I don't agree with your post.
  12. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I'm good with this, Austin has become expendable. Though I will miss hearing "I can see for Miles and Miles" any time he catches the ball at home games.
  13. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Well we are talking about 2 different things then. I'm talking about if we get rid of Miles, then we are forcing Beasley or Harris up a spot in the pecking order unless we get another guy. I took your post to mean you thought that either of them could step up into that #3 role without us getting another guy, and that is where I disagreed.
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    He looks horribly slow this year. If he looked like this in college he'd have never been drafted.

    Buyer beware of Alabama RBs. That last time one who was drafted actually produced was 2000 in Shaun Alexander.

    I didn't think so at the time but the Browns had a prayer answered by getting a 1st for him.
  15. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I feel like Lacey has a chance to break that streak.
  16. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It's come full circle for Miles. He started as a young guy with little experience who was limited in his playing time by an overpaid and underproducing WR. It took an injury for him to get his big break and he ran with it. Had a good couple of years but still could have done more if he weren't constantly recovering. This year even when he was healthy he didn't look like the same guy from 2009 or 2010.

    It is what is is. He is now in Roy Williams shoes and there are a number of young and hungry players who want to get their shot at being Miles Austin. Shut him down. If he can get healthy enough let him come back and work his way back into things. If not, it was good while it lasted.
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  17. romothesavior

    romothesavior Active Member

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    I highly doubt they want him here in Indy.
  18. romothesavior

    romothesavior Active Member

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    Very well said.
  19. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    One down with Ratliff, a couple more to go. Guys busting their butts on the field dont want to hear anymore about his tender little hammies.
  20. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    We may need healthy Austin later on. TWill may hit the rookie wall by game 12 or so.

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