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@chip_bennett Dear Santa, I'd like some pressure on the other QB. Not sure the last time I saw it (Denver?) You can't give even a schmoe like Mark Sanchez all day to find an open guy. That's sort of a long-term gift. More immediately, I'd like a playoff win over the Chiefs--I just wish I knew more about Andy Reid's Philly failures to figure out exactly what that would take. I am afraid that our staff will throw Gameplan A at them next week in KC and when the playoffs come, creatively throw the exact same gameplan at them, somehow expecting a better outcome.
1 day, 7 hours ago on A Colts Authority Christmas Wishlist, Part 1
@thellamajockey How much more black can you get? The answer is none. None... more black. wait, is this a reference to our RB position being like Spinal Tap's drummer? A few years ago it was out DT spot, and our 3rd pick annually going down.
1 day, 8 hours ago on A Colts Authority Christmas Wishlist, Part 1
@hankster Clearly a good woman of excellent taste. A clear disappointment in my life is the fact that my three sons don't much care for Rudolph. Cretins. I did get my 11 year-old to sit through It's a Wonderful Life last week. He hated it, but took one for the team.
@zgs1288 What is up with the website--now I cannot make "original" comments, just replies.... whatever. I had no idea about Brown's broken hand; what a beast. My kids loved his downed punts on Sunday--wish I knew about his hand as one son was out 5 weeks with a broken thumb this fall. I haven't really been excited about our special teams since Brad Pyatt was returning kicks and punts about 7-8-9 years ago, and he only lasted about a half season.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Colts Notebook: A Special Teams Ace and Other Bright Spots
@chip_bennett They are pretty low on the overall penalty rankings... unless this was EXTREMELY low the first 5 weeks and then has taken a bit of a nosedive. Still and all, we're not the Raiders. (For which I give thanks in so many ways.)
2 days, 17 hours ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs. Bengals, Crowd Sourcing
@rogcohen Awesome! Trying to figure out how to phrase a "not his own" joke... "He fumbled the ball... not his own." Meh. Fumbling is not our problem. Much like the team, I have to work on this (to perfect insulting my own team) before the playoffs... As they say in Seattle, this stadium goes to eleven.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Colts Place RB/KR Chris Rainey on IR, Sign RB Tashard Choice
@hankster My comment above reads a little like James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake with the circular first sentence continuing from the last sentence. Only a whole lot shorter and fewer references to Dublin.
3 days, 19 hours ago on Too Little, Too Late: Colts Fall to Bengals 42-28
...Hah. not a new text box, just the head of the comment!... @hankster I've been having problems the past 2-3 days. Internet Explorer (and I think a few automatic updates were sent out over that span. May try in Chrome). Whatever happened sure sucks. I cannot hit "return" in my comments. I'll do so now to see what happens--I think it bounces the cursor up to the top in a new text box...
@MarcusDugan Well go be nice somewhere else, dammit! I'm busy making a voodoo doll, tearing off Tom Brady's head and sewing on a Jeff Triplette head. Apparently I started about ten minute too soon today, as the Brady doll could have used a couple more pins. D'oh!
@thellamajockey I agree about the development games. Not 100%, but I assume the 3rd seed is dead for us and certainly #2 is. We will face KC in the playoffs, which makes the KC reg season game a great chance to try shit out, show nothing, ... not lose, but not risk Luck getting killed by their DL. Certainly next week is like weeks 2/3 of preseason for us--get the damn win, but try new stuff, play new guys, actually take a 14 pt lead into the halftime locker room! Get Mathis his record, Keep Luck healthy.... sigh.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Too Little, Too Late: Colts Fall to Bengals 42-28
@7IHd @smonroe My impression is that the loss of Wayne, who isn't a super-dangerous deep threat, just moved the Defenses in closer to the line. Now they can double TY with a deep safety, and put nine other men closer to the LOS. There's nothing keeping them honest. Add in a weak OL, weak run game, and QB who has been hammered more time than Jerry Quarry (or Foster Brooks--jokes for old guys!) and is missing his safety blanket, well, things fall apart as WB Yeats once said. The plethora of 3-and-outs leads to a fatigued D, which is thin on talent and depth as well. If the O can get a few 8-10 play drives going, even without TDs, it can win. Start off with five 3-and-outs and you are just slitting your throat and diving into a shark tank. And that, folks, is how you mix metaphors with boxing and literary references like a bartender on speed.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Eyes in the Backfield: Bengals
@matt_has Yeah. #12 really, um, I just, can't think of anything that... you know, um, said it better. Sigh.
@hankster @mshah9008 You know, and I am just throwing this out there... but if Houston can fire a coach a few weeks after recovering from a stroke, I think the Colts can fire a guy a year after his cancer went into remission. Right? There's no statute of limitations on this sort of life-threatening illness, is there? And if there is, I think McNair just lowered the bar in Houston. Thanks. Bob!
@thejoshbaker Shake, how the hell did you work THAT out? Hankster, I'd say Santa, a giant bribe, some powerful hallucinogens, and a comet hitting the planet. Could happen....
1 week ago on Who to Root For: Week 14
@matt_has @Bobman1 I agree with that, but that was another Colts team, another regime. It was mainly Peyton vs Ray Lewis. Both are gone now. And hey, they won it all, so they deserve SOME respect. Even if some of their fans are bitter, backward-looking, Irsay-bashing hypocrites.
Nate, Could you enlighten us a bit on your rankings for potential playoff opponents? I see a little back and forth below (Tennehill/Ben) but that just opens up more questions. I know Balt/Pitt/SD have all been bad for us in the past in the playoffs, but that fuels my irrational fan's desire for revenge. Miami is revenge as well; isn't that the game we won but for an illegal shift by Reggie on a TD pass? Now that that illegal shifting loser is sidelined we're guaranteed to win!
Seriously, though, NYJ would be my top choice, then Tenn. Then... SD, Mia, Balt, Pitt. They're all beatable. Pitt's OL may have imploded, though that may be temporary. Flacco is Flacco--more likely to cough up a fur ball than throw a 97 yard bomb, last year being the exception. Pitt is sort of a one-man show, but that one man worried me a lot more than Brady for about a five year stretch.
Since NY and Tenn will not make it, I see the others as more or less equivalent--flawed, but with the potential to .ruin your day. Somewhat like the Colts.
@smonroe There's a game tonight? Rats! I just made an appointment to get a pedicure. And my hair done. And have my oil changed. Dang; guess I'll miss it.
@MarcusDugan "They have some good guys over there though." They really do (or did a few years back), so I am sorry to cut them off, too. But cut off they are! (until they leave for greener pastures)
1 week, 1 day ago on Colts Notebook: Defense to the Rescue
@smonroe Stavre the beast. My thoughts exactly. The world will be a better place without his words out there. Someday. (notice how I don't even type his name...?)
@glwilliams4 @MarcusDugan That's why I haven't given his SB site ANY hits in... must be four/five years.