I agree. I don't know what some fans expect Jimmy to say? Jimmy is not going to call his team players losers and chastise them to the media.
I understand there are a lot of fans unhappy with the way things have gone down this season but Jimmy has pride and cares about this team.
For some to think he should talk about his team any other way than he did haven't followed Jimmy too long and should know he is not going to do it.
He didn't do it when we went 2-14 and he is not going to media blast his players this season either no matter what the finale game brings.
Fans making statements about what Jimmy should be saying and what he should be doing is fandom at most and has no effect on what he will be doing. Calling him stupid and every other name they can think of is narrow minded and childish IMO.
The only way to get better is to keep playing. If things don't turn around then there will be some changes at the time when changes can be made.
Most of this has been hashed out in the thread. Yes, some very good things were in place for PM as you have pointed out. Could more things have been put in place? When you look at the Patriots, what Elway has done, Seattle, then yes, PM would have more rings if he was in those sort of situations his entire career. I suppose the bigger takeaway for me is that Irsay wanted to correct the mistakes of the Manning era so that Luck could win multiple titles as Colts QB and that just hasn't happened.
I won't go through this whole thread to see who else comes up with some of the following names, but these are just some of the people that Peyton Manning had to deal with....
1. HC Tony Dungy
2. OC Tom Moore. One of the most respected OC's of all-time.
3. OL Howard Mudd One of the most respected OL coaches of all-time
RB Edgerin James, when the prevailing wisdom was that Ricky Williams would be better
WR Marvin Harrison HoF
WR Reggie Wayne Future HoF
TE Dallas Clark One of the best TE's of his generation
DE Dwight Freeney One of the best DE's of his generation
DE Robert Mathis One of the best DE's of his generation
The team won the 2nd most games in the NFL during Manning's career. It's disappointing that Peyton only won one Super Bowl. But he didn't play well in the New Orleans game, and didn't play well in the playoffs in his first eight years.
Peyton is a sure fire 1st ballot Hall of Famer and on the Mount Rushmore of the four greatest QB's ever to play the game. He couldn't do all that without good coaching and good players. The idea that he was held back by a poor franchise is just the latest example of how little you know and understand football.
Look at Carolina. The difference between 15-1 and 1-5 is thin. Irsay isn't out of control for thinking like that. If we lose to the Titans, especially if it's a blowout, maybe we can say he's crazy. The guys sees a winning team, that's good. If he thought they were garbage it would be pretty certain.