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  1. Brady_12

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    Good move or bad?
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    It's not a bad move, but I don't think he'll help them much. He's worse than Freeney at the point of attack, he's lost about two steps and his closing burst is gone.
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    Rice isnt really done..honestly. Bronco fans were saying he was their best DE but he wasnt getting a lot of playing time. His injury is playable he said and he was ticked about his playing time. Colts are lucky..missing Freeney and getting a guy like Rice is great..hes been in their system.
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    Might be a Freeney insurance policy.

    He's no Freeney.
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    Good move for the Colts.
    They still have way too many holes on the team though.
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    Dont see him being much of a factor. Kindof late in the season to start being a factor for a new team. Situational pass rusher without the same skills that once made him great. The Colts are in big trouble right now, and if Freeney is out for any period of time, they'll be lucky to win that division.
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    Great move for them. No real downside.

    Freeney injury is probably a bad one though, given how fast they moved.
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    It's a no risk move that could be a good move. I think a lot of us thought the Booger McFarland trade was a pretty weak trade, but they made it work. I'm never counting out the Colts after last season, injuries, whatever, they're still good.
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    Wow, they are hurting. Rice is toast, done, empty. If he is the best Indy can do, they are in deep doo doo.
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    its a good deal for the colts... more like an insurance policy... but if you look at the big picture, it seems that freeney will be out for a while... and simeon rice is a big, very big downgrade from freeney... claiming a veteran who is already cut by two teams looks like a desperate move... imo, rice doesnt command double-teams like freeney
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    I can't really speak to whether or not Rice is done as I haven't seen him play this year; however, I can say that the fact that he has such a friendly contract and was still able to clear 30 teams on waivers before he got to the Colts is not a ringing endorsement.
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    I think it could be a good move for them if the stars align, but it seems more like desperation to me given that most of the league passed on paying him the minimum. My bet is Freeney is done for the year.
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    If he'll play well for any team, it would be that team. I was expect him to either go there or to the Lions.
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    When the Pats make mince meat out of the Colts in the playoffs they can have a little Simeon Rice on the side. Mmmm mmmm mmm.
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    They should go after Jerry Rice too while they're at it
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    $3 million for half a season is a lot money. So you can rule out half of the teams, then you can rule out 3-4 defenses that is another 9 teams. So that leaves about 5 teams that he could possible play for. I think it will still do what they want, command a double team off the edge, which will all the LB to make the plays as they do now, and he will pick up a sack everynow and then.
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    Good deal for what they do.
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    Was he getting doubled in Denver?
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    He'll get doubled in Indy.. Good pick up, good match..
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    I doubt Peyton will be giving up Moorehead just to land Jerry Rice. :)
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    haha, this is sad but true. We may be able to use him if things get any worse.
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    Saint Tony will lay his hands upon Rice's head and turn back the clock 5 years. So it is written... So it shall be done.

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    He'll get doubled in Indy. His closest teamate will be holding him up. When I lived in Tampa a few years ago, there was talk that he was all washed up. But I'm sure a spiritual leader will raise him from the dead. The Colts should sign Bruce Smith and bookend them.
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    Maybe the Colts could sign zombie Reggie White.
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    Freeny is *really* hurt. The Colts are truly screwed now. Welcome to Patsland circa 2006...could happen to a nicer group of people.
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    $3 million for half a season surely is a lot...but Rice isn't getting that, is he? I thought that $3 million is the deal Rice signed with Denver at the start of the season -- mostly signing bonus plus a modest salary. So where are you getting that the Colts are paying $3 mil for the next 7 games? :confused:

    Seems like a sensible move by the Colts. Rice might not be all that, or even "half that," but he's still better than you'd expect available to find when you're in midseason emergency mode. Easy decision.
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    I guess he does fill a hole. On the other hand, this is exactly why the Indy fans are in such denial. "He'll get doubled", it was a moral victory, pride shines in defeat. I seriously hope this team gets healthy, or else we will have to hear all the "ifs" when they crown the Patriots.
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    Yeah, no sh-t.
    We'll never hear the end of it. Especially when Sanders dislocates hs shoulder and Rice can't get around the end or make a tackle.
    Colts are DONE! D....U....N....DONE!
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