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  1. zippo59

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    I was scanning a Colts message board when I came across a posted highlight video of Addai. Colts fans were drooling over themselves saying this proves he is better than Maroney. I don't watch college football so I have seen neither Addai or Maroney in action. Is this video impressive? How does it compare to Maroney's and does that mean anything?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk8n2fUvNug
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    Big 10 run-D > SEC run-D

    ...that line ought to shut em up. If not, we'll take care of it in a few months.
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    he's a physical guy with good balance. He does not have Maroney's explosive acceleration...and all those stupid juke moves will get him run over in the NFL. Maroney has excellent vision but I have no idea how Addai rates in that area.

    instead of worrying about Maroney, they ought to worry how he compares to Edge. After all, we've still got Dillon...he's our bruiser and now we've got some burst to compliment it.

    don't get me wrong, addai is an NFL-caliber back...but he's no replacement for Edge...and they know it.

    CAN WE JUST GO AHEAD AND PLAY THIS GAME RIGHT NOW!
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    he simply doesnt have too much experience as a starter..look at successfull LSU stars..Kevin Faulk..Domanick Davis..LaBrandon Toefield..receivers out of backfield..Davis being best of them so far in NFL
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    There both very good RBs. Oddly enough, I think they'd be a better fit on the opposite teams. I see no need to rank them before they've played an NFL game.
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    For some reason, from that video alone, Addai very much resembles Antslow Smith. I realize Addai is faster, but there's just something about it.. It might be the footwork.

    Watch the vide of Maroney and watch only his feet. Then watch this video of Addai while watching only the feet. It's like Addai's in slow motion. Footwork is vital in the NFL. On every one of his little stutter step juke moves Addai's feet simply stop for a moment. That will get him killed in the NFL.
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    Of course any player will look good in these things but I agree that he doesn't seem to have near the explosiveness of Maroney.
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    You know, there were some great videos of JR Redmond in college, too. Dolts fans are reaching badly if they think Addai is better than Maroney. They are also reaching if they think Indy would have taken Addai over Maroney if both were on the board.
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    There's a reason every draft analyst and football mind in the free world had Maroney rated over Addai before the draft. He's better, that's it. Anyone who thinks otherwise (especially a Colts fan) is practicing revisionist history.

    Highlight videos are cool and they can tell you something about a guy, but you can't compare players with highlight videos. If you could, Maurice Drew would have been a 1st rounder.
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    They could have a video of Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies running and they'd say she was better than Maroney. When the team they hate the most takes the player they wanted most, this kind of stuff is bound to happen.
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    Of course every draft analyst said Ricky Williams would be better than Edge. That Keyshawn Johnson would be better than Harrison. I am sure that there was some quarterback that was suppose to be better than Brady. We won't know for a couple of years who is better. Hopefully they will both be great and the New England, Indy rivalry can continue for many years.
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    I agree that Colts fans are slanting the truth to make themselves believe they got the better back but I wanted to get other people's opinion because I am going to slant it somewhat because I'm a Pat's fans. You all will too but I think the more people's opinions we get on it the closer to the truth we will get. I personally think Addai looks like a nice player, but he is not going to be the All-Pro stud Indy fans are making him out to be. Most unColt reviews seem to think he is a jack of all trades, master of none type player. He does many things well but nothing exceptionally. I think the Kevin Faulk comparisons are pretty valid, only that Kevin had a better college career. People on the Colts board were comparing him to another Faulk who plays for the Rams.:bricks:
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    Screw that, I hope Addai is a total failure and Manning whithers on the vine with no stud RB. Wish the best for the Colts ? Not me. No way.
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    What rivalry? Don't they have to beat us in a meaningful game for there to be a rivalry? I guess a hammer and a nail is a good rivalry, too...
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    Well like it or not, it is a rivalry. If it wasn't there wouldn't be so many New England fans on the Colts message board. Which, by the way is where I come from. I am not on here to cause trouble, just talk football.
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    I understand, but I think most Pats fans look at the Dolphins and Jets as bigger rivals than the Colts. I think Colts fans look at the Pats the way us Red Sox fans look at the Yankees.
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    Your probably right, because the Jets and fish are in your division. I would like to ask which team out of your division do you dislike the most, or atleast want to beat the most. I have to think the Colts would be right up near the top. I think NE has become more of a rivalry with Colts fans, because Tenn. hasn't been very good and Jacksonville and Houston just aren't close enough. I myself love the week leading up to playing you guys and usually hate the week after. I was really hoping we both would have won our playoff game and got get you guys at home again.
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    Sorry, I should have said 'better prospect'. Obviously Addai could turn out to be better, we don't know the future.
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    I agree, Indy is near the top of the list but I think that is more because we are resentful of the undeserved media accolades and praise Manning and the rest of the team receives, as opposed to the hate that comes from being beaten by them, like the hate Red Sox fans feel towards the Yankees. I'm not trying to be a jerk Pats fan, but frankly, they just haven't beaten us enough to feel that way.
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    I like wathing the Pats beat the Colts, but it's not a rivalry.

    Celtics-Lakers was a rivalry. Pats-Raiders before the Raiders sucked so bad.

    Pats-Jets and Pats-Dolphins is a rivalry. Pats-Steelers getting to be a rivalry, especially now that they've won a SB.

    But it isn't a rivalry when one teams lays down for the other team.

    Anyway, I thing Addai-Maroney comparisons are stupid. The only questions that count are: Will Maroney be a good replacement for Dillon/Antowain who together helped win three SBs? and will Addai be a good replacement fo James who made play action work for the your Boy Wonder?
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    12 AFC teams not indivision (cross conference not really a rivalry unless the teams meet froquently in SB). Order of amount of teams would like to beat the most:

    1. Raiders
    2. Steelers
    3. Broncos
    4. Colts
    5. Ravens

    who cares (all Ii want is a win):
    Texas
    Titans
    Jaguars
    Browns
    Bengals
    CHiefs
    CHargers


    If the Colts get better and start to beat us, if they ever knock us out of the playoffs, then they may get past Denver. But right now I would LOVE to smash the crap out of Denver, much more that the Colt, who are not nearly as good as ESPN thinks they are.
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    Absolutely true, that is what happens when you pick late as we all know all too well. It makes the Pats' current dynasty all that much more impressive.

    There is good reason to believe that if we had picked ahead of the Colts last year we would have picked Marlin Jackson.
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    fairly good...

    I think the most apt comparison is to... Patrick Pass. A fair blocker, fair receiver, fair straitish-line runer, fair size, fair power, in general a fair player...
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    You really care that much about the Raiders? I think they are pretty irrelevant because they are so bad. I really don't consider them a rival, nor do I particularly dislike them. For me, the Broncos are our #1 rival, in division or out, who I would love to beat, simply because they are the only team that has been able to consistently beat us over the dynasty. After that it would be the Steelers, then the Colts. Pittsburgh hasn't been able to beat us in an important game any more than Indianappolis has, but at least they have one the Superbowl.
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    I have not gotten over 1976. I don't see them as rivals right now because they suck so back, but it wasn't that long ago that Raider trolls were all over this board. Well, I guess it was five years :)

    But I take more pleasure out of beating them than any other team.
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    LOL. How true. I'd still love to see him returning punts on the Pats.

    No regrets about Maroney, though. He's got all the potential. Just a matter of how much he wants it.
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    Personally, I think Addai is okay, but he stands up too high when he runs. He's going to get teed off on in the NFL if he continues to run like that. I think Maroney and DeAngelo Williams are the 2 best pure RB's in this year's draft.

    Of course I might be just a little partial to DeAngelo.:D He gave us 4 electrifying years at Memphis.
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    Yes YES. Finally someone said it.... He is gonna get killed in the NFL running like that.
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    This guy is going to be more of a

    "situational" back in the NFL I would imagine. He is a TOTALLY different back than Maroney........He does remind me of a slightly faster Antowain Smith....gets a few yards and goes down......Maroney is a bullet train......Addai doesn't have that 2nd or 3rd gear quick burst like Maroney.....Maroney is going to be a PRO bowl RB in the NFL.....Addai will be a average back......nothing special........Colts will be hurting at RB this year unless they make a trade for FA.....one man's opinion
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    They wanted Maroney, they didnt get him. This is what Colts fans do, compare everything to the Pats, and how each and every Colt is better than the Patriots. Maroney, from the videos I have seen is frigging incredible, I'd rather have him than Addai. Addai might be good but thats a huge de grade from Edge. Once the running game fails for them, Manning will have to go for 5000 yards passing, and get picked off 20 times in the process.

    Also, I would love to kick Denver's ass this year. Broncos fans wont shut up, about it. It was their most glorious moment since the Elway days to beat the Pats, but the Pats beat themselves. You could tell that our offense was exhausted for most of the game. The defense played great, but no blame layed on anyone. It was just ugly. And I hope at Foxboro this year it will be ugly for the Broncos.
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