I'm expecting 9-7 at best...but 8-8 or even 7-9 wouldn't surprise me either. No playoffs for us as I think the team's defensive deficiencies and our offense's propensity for shooting itself in the foot with stupid penalties will be enough to neutralize any perceived advantages we have on the offensive side of the ball. I don't see this Colts team faring any better against Pittsburgh or any elite offensive team. Defense still will be suspect and vulnerable to well balanced offensive attacks led by competent to good QB's and a solid running game. Those type of offenses will name their score against us...some weeks Luck will keep pace other weeks such as Steelers' week...it will just be way too much to overcome.
Butler was anything but solid when he came to us. He was a player the Patriots dropped despite having no depth and issues at cb. He then went to Carolina where he was similarly dropped a year later.That doesn't exactly say world class to me. He had a few good years for us, but only in the slot. He has been a liability his whole tenure here when asked to play on the outside.
I like Butler and everything he has done for us. But he is what he is.
I actually haven't been to a game since late 2013 when we played the Texans. So it's been a while for me. Anymore I just like watching from home as we get all the games televised anyway here in Indy. Welcome to the Site!