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I generally agree w/ what you write on here, and enjoy your articles, but I have to disagree on this one. Yesterday's loss, in a vacuum, doesn't mean anything. I agree with you on that. The narrative isn't completely unfounded though. Yesterday's loss was indicative of what would have happened to the Colts in every game over the past month and a half had they been playing any capable team. The Colts have been their own worst enemy for several weeks, and it started right off the bat w/ the taunting penalty.
I don't think I am over reacting to the game. The sad truth is that I didn't think the Colts had a chance to win to begin with, and it was still worse than I thought. The issues this team has seem to be unaddressed from week to week. Having seen 16 weeks of it, I don't have any confidence they are going to suddenly disappear going into the playoffs. Yes, I realize that when we won in 2006 that we had a sudden defensive turn around that came out of nowhere. The only way that happens this year is if Mathis pulls a Bob Sanders and suits up in time for the playoffs.
Also, regardless of who you play, the #3 seed is the better spot. When we won in 2006, the 3 and the 4 both beat the 1 and the 2, so yes I can see your point that the teams can all beat each other on any given Sunday.... but the AFC championship game was then hosted by the 3. Home field in that game was huge.
Anyway, I enjoyed your article. I agree w/ you 100% on point #4.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-cowboys-42-colts-7.html
Colts got snubbed. Mathis should have been the DPOY and Harrison should have been a first ballot HOFer.
1 year, 2 months ago on Debating Reed and Harrison's Hall of Fame Credentials
I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Great QB play generates great WR play. When healthy, I don't think here is any reason the weapons Luck already has can't do everything needed.
1 year, 3 months ago on Franchise Building: It's All About Efficiency
I feel like I've read this article about 5000 times this year. Throwing offensive and defensive ranks since 2004 in there is a bit skewed, and probably to your point, since it seemed the Colts were in the 30's in both categories and made the playoffs every year. I watched the teams set all sorts of records, and get beat in the playoffs by more well rounded teams that could game plan specifically for what the Colts were doing. The focus now, in my opinion, on making a team that can run and stop the run, doesn't limit what the Colts can do best, it protects it. You mention the Colts are different than the 49ers or Seahawks because they have a franchise QB (Seattle does), what would happen if Luck were on either of those teams? They would be the favorite to win every game. What is the problem with that? Maybe the best strategy is to build a team as if you don't have a franchise qb, so that the qb has the team around them to win a team game?
I'm pretty disappointed. Last year we had all 8 home games at 1 o'clock, this year we have 7. The Colts/Broncos will obviously be a blast, and will be the first home primetime game since the 2011 season.
2 years ago on Colts 2013 Schedule Released