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  1. I think there should be a third choice of both. I like that Rivers strengths and weakness are very dissimilar from those of JB. I would like to see a system where other teams might feel a need to prepare for 2 dissimilar QBs each week. If it is Rivers only, teams will prepare coverages and rush for a QB that is not threat out of the pocket if teams have to prepare for both it will be much harder. The idea of a relief QB has rarely been done but it absolutely can work Lamonica/Blanda.
  2. Me thinks the poll should really ask who should play the last three games judging from the answers, as opposed to "what should be done?"
  3. Each 11 players on the field for each snap/play of the final 3 regular season games should play hard/all out/100% effort, what will be will be....
  4. What's the theory why the Colts can't beat the Chargers? That's what I really want to know!!!
  5. You say tomato, I say tomahto. The Colts dominated the lines of scrimmage in the KC game yes, but the game no....it's not just about score, every team that has lost to the Colts thought they could/should win but I do think the Colts are about to dominate some teams soon, as in get a lead, continually beat the individuals in front of them as a group such that well before the end of the game the other team will know they are whipped.
  6. Game decided by less than a TD in final minutes....points for/against for the season are 143 to 138 Colts are a plus 5....there's no dominate win yet.
  7. We haven't had an easy or dominate win yet so thrashing a weak team is the next step in this Colts team proving itself. We'll get the chance to do that both at home and on the road. I like our chances to prove that this Colts team can be relied on to do just that.
  8. A "one off" is a one off, not a pattern. There's no discussion of concern to be had here.
  9. Easily. Why? The Colts play like a well coach team with low penalty calls and yardage. Flexible game planning week by week. No bad actors in the locker room....no temptations to acquire any.
  10. The defense is improving game by game and there are many young players that are off to very promising starts but to win 14 games you need a top 5 defense and they are not that. The Colts have not dominated a single opponent this season....yet.
  11. J.B. Made 4 or 5 obvious throw aways when he saw the play call wasn't there or coverage was too tight. I think that demonstrates his judgement and maturity that he understands you don't win or lose on 1 play, you win by making the plays you can and avoiding big mistakes at any cost. In the interview post game a reporter tried to give him an out for the fumbled snap and JB had none of it and owned the mistake of just not catching the ball. We are lucky to have him, it is one of the best trades we ever made up there with bubba smith for ray Chester.
  12. Does Grigson get any credit in your analysis for the positive personnel moves he has made? I'm thinking that many of the very small contract players acquired by Grigson are deserving of praise (Freeman, McNary, Rogers, Doyle, Whalen, Studebaker, Butler, Lynch, Overton, Hickman, Howell, Herron, Saunders). Role players all (except Freeman) but guys that have contributed significantly to our success the last 2 seasons. All these moves were for discarded players or players that never made a 53? There is a enormous churn for every teams bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of the roster and isn't that where a savvy GM makes a difference?. I get that you are obviously unable to give him credit for what you call no brainer picks like the sturdy and talented luck rather than the fragile and talented RG3, even though there were a chorus of voices prior to the pick and after exclaiming how much better RG3 was than Luck but hasn't that already been proven false?
  13. The lyrics of the Rolling Stones express the dilemma best, "I can't get no……satisfaction". Should we beat New England tonight, Robert Mathis reminds us that satisfaction remains at bay because the goal is (winning) in New York. In my teens, I learned the hard math of the Super Bowl equation there is only one with satisfaction and it happens only once a year. In my naive youth I believed that the 1967 Colts arriving at the last game of the season undefeated was destine for the Super Bowl (by god yes they were that good) but of course that dream died on the turn of the point differential tie breaker at the final gun of game 14. Where was justice in the equation? The Colts were better than all the other teams in the playoffs. No worries. 1968 brought a Colts team so overwhelmingly powerful, on both sides of the ball, there was no way they could lose the Super Bowl, but somehow they did, to the Jets(&*%#). Sill a youth but no longer naive, so it was that the most powerful Colt defense ever assembled arrived at the first ever AFC championship game and when John Unitas hit Ray Perkins out of the backfield our SuperBowl redemption opportunity had arrived. So when Jim O'Brien's kick sailed through the uprights as time expired in SuperBowl V Jim O'Brien wasn't the only one jumping. And the media of the day (Sports Illustrated) belittled the win and blared "Colts win the Blunder Bowl". Still I can't get no….. satisfaction? So for the next 36 years…..and I try, and I try, and I try, and I TRY…..I can't get no. How sublime was the satisfaction when Peyton Manning raised that Lombardi Trophy over his head some 36 years later? Well if you're like me then you know the answer to the depth of how that felt. Sweeter even because we did it as a team of destiny and belief not a "powerhouse" team. And…..just so I had the lesson of the goal reinforced, the 2009 Super Bowl once again taught me the agony of the only goal that mattered being unfulfilled (for the want of batting an onside kick out of bound for crying out loud)…..No no no no! Hey hey hey that's what I say. No matter what happens in New England tonight, Robert is right, and I'll take no satisfaction of the heart (maybe of the intellect)…..I'll still be waiting for Mick to be proven wrong. And if we lose tonight well……... 'Cause you see I'm on a losing streak I can't get no, oh no, no, no Hey hey hey, that's what I say Regardless of the outcome tonight, I'll still will have the appreciation of how hard these Colts have played all year, and that next year Mick might be wrong.
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