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Well, there goes my credibility. i don't know what I was remembering, but I had it in my mind that after the struggle the season opener against the Raiders, that the Dolphins came in and chalked us.
Oh well, you guys are right. So does that inadvertantly help my original thought that I would rather the Colts face the Dolphins in the playoffs than the Steelers?
3 months ago on Who to Root For: Week 14
True, not only did Miami win in Indy, they made it look frightenly easy.
Still, in the postseason, give me the Ryan "playing his first playoff game" Tannehill led Dolphins, over the storied Steelers. (Even if their story this season reads like a paparazzi's account of a night on the town with Lindsay Lohan.)
That toss sweep play to Brown would have been the absolute PERFECT example of how NOT to run a play, except for one little thing... Brown made a great move to turn what should have been an eight yard loss into only a five yard loss.
Alas, the achievement of total negative perfection ruined.
3 months ago on GIFtastic: Colts sweep Titans
Pittsburgh over Miami... on paper maybe. But while the Steeler mystic may just be a myth at this point, I'd still much rather face Tannehill than Big Ben in a playoff game.
Don't you have to at least put Adongo on some special teams and see what "unparalleled savagery" he can unleash?
3 months ago on Colts Elevate Daniel Adongo & Xavier Nixon, Send Two Players to IR
So... if the Colts clinch everything they can with two games left, do they start resting players or play to win the last couple of games?
(Stop it Doug! Don't go there, this is a Good News post.)
3 months ago on Good News Tuesday Infographic: Colts take care of the Titans
The Game That Never Stops Haunting Me...
Personally, the reason I was worried about Mathis without Freeney is the Super Bowl against the Saints. With a hobbled #93, we really needed #98 to make some plays and he never did.
Now with the way Robert is playing, it is surprising that he was so quiet against the Saints. Don't know who it was, but New Orleans right tackle must have played a helluva game.
3 months, 1 week ago on Colts Notebook: Defense to the Rescue
Adam V. is beginning to earn my trust...
My thinking has been that since he is on the team, I'm rooting hard for Richardson to perform. But for several weeks, my "lyin' eyes" have told me he is not playing very well. Many of my fellow Colts commentors seem to be afflicted with the same myopic condtion. Yet, excuses have been made for Richardson. Bad play calling, bad blocking, still learning the offense... even Pagano himself publicly joined the Richardson excuse making choir.
Donald Brown is not Jim Brown, but he is better than Richardson. And this has been clearly evident for some time. So what changed before yesterday's game? I'm not buying that the Coaches just "wised" up. I'm rambling on about this because if it was just the "politics" of this situation that kept this move from being made earlier... that does not speak well for the environment that is created. And is this on Irsay or Grigson?
3 months, 1 week ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Titans, Crowd Sourcing
Are the box sets of "WTF was Samson Satele thinking" going to be available in time for Christmas?
3 months, 1 week ago on CA Charting Project: Charting the Colts' Offensive Line, Week 12
Don't know how the Colts had him rated. Don't know how hard they went after him or what they offered him. Maybe he just wanted to play with Denver.
But IF Grigson did not have him targeted as his #1 free agent, then I am very concerned about his judgement. Vasquez would have immediately become the Colts second most important offensive player (and that is with a healthy Wayne). And this is not 20/20 hindsight. He was a known NFL commodity. Plus, he is everything the Colts say they want... he's tough and a great run blocker. (The fact he is also a great pass blocker I know doesn't interest them, but it is just a little added bonus to those of us who cherish Luck's health.)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts fans need some perspective for their perspective
The use of Brown is mystifying.
I wrote in a previous post, that in wouldn't have mattered if Donald Brown was Jim Brown, the Colts weren't winning against the Cardinals. But to virtually not use him at all after the last game he had, it reeks of something much more... troubling? Like they don't want Brown to upstage Richardson. This would be exceedingly troubling because it would be putting saving face over the good of the team.
The Colts have over achieved for going on two seasons now. (Is that really possible, in my mind it is.)
Part of the reason is that they are an emotional team. It is why they have been able to produce incredible highs and mind numbing lows. But you can't survive on emotian alone and with all the injuries... the Colts are at a breaking point.
That being said, the Colts want to play a certain way. But IMO, they don''t have the players to do it on a consistent basis. There is too much film on the Colts and the coaches don't seem willing or able to make adjustments. Opponents are now going into games against Indy, knowing exactly what they need to take away. There is only so much im porv magic Luck can create on the fly.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Cardinals
I know football is an emotional game, but Jean-Francois sack dance... wow. (Especially compared to the great Robert Mathis.)
Not to jump to conclusions, but I admit I was really questioning what kind of culture have the coaches cultivated that one of their players would do that in that situation.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Desert Debacle: Colts Fall to Cardinals 40-11
I obviously do not watch practice. I am also under no delusions that Donald Brown is the modern equivalent of Jim Brown.
But I do know that in the pivotal game of the 2010 regular season against Jacksonville (yes, the Jags) Brown had his best game ever and was a big reason the Colts made the playoffs. Then mysteriously, he virtually never played again that season.
Then last Thursday, he was brilliant. And yesterday, he is MIA. Even if he was Jim Brown, the Colts were not going to win yesterday. But to not use him at all is just mind boggling to me.
I was channel surfing and on the NFL network I came across Jerry Rice mid-interview talking about Marvin Harrison. Granted I didn't hear it from the beginning, but it sure did seem like the interviewer was having a difficult time getting Rice to comment on #88. The interviewer finally says words to the effect of, "we know Harrison is a Hall of Famer, but is he a first ballot hall of famer?"
To which Rice responds, "well, er, well, I dunno if I can say that or not."
Hey, Jerry, no one is disputing that you are the greatest receiver ever. So take a slice of humble pie and acknowledge the greatness of the worthy that came after you.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Cardinals
#3 I see what you did there.
Even though I now live in Central Florida, I grew up in Memphis, TN, and to this day I still go with the generic coke. So, I think this must be southern thing. (My sister had a friend who moved away to Ohio and came back to visit and was saying "soda pop" and my sister was mortified.)
In fact, here is how I fear some of my southern bretheren would order in a restaurant:
True Southener: ...and, I'll have a coke with that.
Waitress: Would Pepsi be O.K.?
TS: It most certainly would not. In fact, cancel my food order as well, Yankee Scum.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook: The Cardinals’ Defense, BA, Tom Moore, and Unusual Accents
All last year, I kept wondering why Arians had never had a head coaching opportunity before. Now, I know. That deep south, New Jersey accent was off putting during the interview process.
Oh gosh, it's going to happen isn't it? It's unavoidable, like Wormtongue Kravitz taking a haughty attitude with his writing tone.
The Colts are going to play the Broncos in the playoffs... But I guess there are worse things, like they could be turning over the keys to the "Star Wars" franchise to JJ Abrams... wait, what?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Who to Root For: Week 12
This is awesome!!! This can only mean more POWER running formations!!!!!!!!!!
(Hopefully, I was only kidding about the above and the Colts actually see something in Rogers or Reed or Brazil.)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Cut Griff Whalen, Elevate Justice Cunningham from the Practice Squad