Alec Pierce

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PIerce like Watson on the Chiefs just doesn't get thrown the ball enough. He runs wind sprints like football dad says about Watson and
he could jump up and down and do cartwheels but is mostly ignorred. It's not that he doesn't get open. It's his lack of opportunities. He
needs to get in Minshews ears and mind. I've brought this up in the past. Julian Edelman talks about how he and Brady became very close
friends and only then did he really start to shine on game days. It's all about chemistry just like in a relationship with a woman.
 
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It was the same thing in the (very few) opportunities Isabella had. And Scotty Miller. And Jeff Janis several years back.

They get open but do not get thrown the ball. Color me conspiratorial, but I think too many white quarterbacks are cognizant of losing the locker room to the malcontent blacks if they target white receivers. A delicate balance but on the flip side, if teams start losing the blacks often trash talk their quarterbacks anyways.

A bit more courage like Tom Brady exhibited throughout his career would do the league wonders.
 

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It was the same thing in the (very few) opportunities Isabella had. And Scotty Miller. And Jeff Janis several years back.

They get open but do not get thrown the ball. Color me conspiratorial, but I think too many white quarterbacks are cognizant of losing the locker room to the malcontent blacks if they target white receivers. A delicate balance but on the flip side, if teams start losing the blacks often trash talk their quarterbacks anyways.

A bit more courage like Tom Brady exhibited throughout his career would do the league wonders.
The Colts' QB is the first round pick Richardson, who can't stay healthy. It has nothing to do at this point with Minshew. Let's see what happens tomorrow.
 

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I’d say it’s definitely a positive for Pierce’s prospects going forward having Minshew at QB.
 

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I’d say it’s definitely a positive for Pierce’s prospects going forward having Minshew at QB.
Unfortunately it didn't work out that way. Minshew rarely looked downfield to Pierce, apparently because he didn't want to throw deep or was ordered to be mostly the fabled "game manager." Not saying Pierce is great at getting open, but he was open enough not to have eight games last season with a single reception or no receptions at all.

Now Pierce has to rely on Richardson and his "cannon arm" if he is to have a role on Indy this season as the Colts drafted Adonai Mitchell in the second round, the same round they drafted Pierce in. In typical DWF/corporate media/hive mind fashion, Pierce has been all but written off while the same forces assume Mitchell will be great and will immediately replace Pierce.

Looking at Mitchell's stats in three seasons at Georgia and Texas, he accumulated a total of less than 1,300 receiving yards. But that athleticism! That upside!

In addition to his speed, Pierce is an excellent blocker, no surprise there as White receivers usually have to be able to block like tight ends to play in the NFL. Somehow I doubt Mitchell is a great blocker.

This is Pierce's third season, one where many wide receivers take a big step forward. But none is expected in Pierce's case. If the Colts push him to the background in '24, the logical conclusion is that any chance of him starting in the NFL no matter the team is pretty much gone.

This little squib is typical of the hive mind view of Pierce. I've yet to read anything positive about him since the drafting of the "great" Adonai Mitchell:

Alec Pierce is not a primary receiving weapon for the Colts

By FantasyPros Staff | Wed, May 22nd 2024, 8:47am EDT

Pierce might see limited usage as the 4th-ranked WR on the Colts. As the consensus #95 WR, he won't be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Pierce is projected for 319 yards and 1.9 TDs on 19.9 receptions, which is 8.8% of the workload for Colts WRs. The Colts have the 15th-best wide receiver schedule.
 

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Pierce caste aside for an upsider. Shocker. I remember you calling out the Mitchell draft pick as beginning of the end for Pierce.. Figures.

We'll see how long Richardson lasts this season.
 
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