Great QB, I hated him as a player but respected him as a competitor. IMO, he and Peyton had the best football rivalry of all-time. People always bring up Eli beating Tom Brady twice in the SB but Peyton was 3-1 vs Brady in AFC Title Games which were the real SB's in those years, 2006 was the SB. To me Tom Brady and Peyton are the best QB's I have ever seen other than Joe Montana by the eye test. I was at the 4th and 2 game in 2009, thanks for the memories Tom.
Your view is the prevailing view here. But it’s not really supported by the full facts.
The PFF rankings for the Colts OL:
2018: 3rd. DD
2019: 3rd. CS
2020: 7th. CS
2021: 10th: CS
2022: 17th. CS. This is the year the line falls off and frankly I don’t understand how the line is ranked this high?
To be clear:
The line play was fine for Strausser’s first three years. And unacceptable this year.
Im not arguing that Strausser should keep his job. I’m only saying he’s only had one bad year.
The line has got worse every year under Strausser. Doesn’t mean DD was a great coach but Strausser has been a fail. The line has got worse and U have to believe he had a voice in Ballard believing Pryor and Pinter were ready to handle LT and RG.