Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

ESPN Power Ranking (merge)


Recommended Posts

For what it’s worth....

 

This week, after we got spanked good, the Colts are now ranked.....   9th.   Last week we were ranked ....   8th.   Yes, we lost bad and yet we only fell one spot. 
 

Just posted this to show you what the outside world thinks of the Colts.   They still like us.

 

Ranked behind us are the Rams, who are 10th, the Ravens, who beat us, are 11th, and the Browns, who also beat us, are 12th.  
 

It would appear the people who cover the NFL for a living like the Colts more than many in this fan base. 
 

Just saying. 

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not directed at either above comment just a general thought about this...

 

Do you think Chris Berman, Tony Gonzalez, Jim Nanz, etc watch all 16 NFL games each week or do you think they watch 2 or 3 and someone (an intern) watches the games and provides them summary notes? I wonder if a personality, like Phil Simms, actually does know more about the Colts than a regular fan. Guys like Nate Burelson make me think they watch all or at least most of the games but others I'm not so sure.

 

Thoughts?

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think its any secret that the reason we looked bad is because of a relative anomaly, we were without two of our best players.  But one will contribute this week and hopefully AC will be back soon.

 

(And those two great players are probably at the 2nd and 3rd most important positions on the team, LT and 3T (for a 43 zone)...for those who don't appreciate the concept of positional value)

 

Its what happens when you lose your talented players and have to play with backups at important positions, you look bad but it doesn't necessarily mean you'll stink every week.

 

You know, when our best player at the most important position,  Luck, wasn't 100% we'd go 8-8, and when he, our best player at our most important position played, we made the playoffs.  Then when he was out for the year, you know like last year when we had JB at our most important position, we stunk again.

 

I assume when a team's best players are expected to be gone for a short time, it doesn't impact their power rankings that much. 

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, DougDew said:

Its what happens when you lose your talented players and have to play with backups, you look bad but it doesn't necessarily mean you'll stink every week.

Specifically, in a year when your best players can be out due to positive testing results and not injury. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:

For what it’s worth....

 

This week, after we got spanked good, the Colts are now ranked.....   9th.   Last week we were ranked ....   8th.   Yes, we lost bad and yet we only fell one spot. 
 

Just posted this to show you what the outside world thinks of the Colts.   They still like us.

 

Ranked behind us are the Rams, who are 10th, the Ravens, who beat us, are 11th, and the Browns, who also beat us, are 12th.  
 

It would appear the people who cover the NFL for a living like the Colts more than many in this fan base. 
 

Just saying. 

That’s quite a change for ESPN.
 

The lesser known “Jawbone of an A**” poll dropped us to 31st. :funny:

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Random thought, but just a couple weeks ago we were talked about as one of those “getting hot at just the right time” teams.

 

Then, at least last week, we became that “hurt at the wrong time” team key with guys like AC, Kelly, and Buck out.

 

With Buck coming back for sure, hopefully our D can step back up. As for our offense? I think we lose until AC comes back. When he does, I’ll have much more confidence in W’s.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you take into account we were missing Buckner, Autry, Okereke, JT, Kelly, and Castonzo, 6 of our starters, we really weren’t all that awful. We definitely shouldn’t be ranked number 9, but that loss was kinda to be expected imo

 

Also, if Rock doesn’t get that hands to the face penalty and doesn’t allow the AJ Brown touchdown, I think we at least keep that game close; those two mistakes opened the floodgates

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, GoColts8818 said:

Like I said in another thread it’s very unlikely the Colts and every team they are fighting with is going to win every game they should here on out so let’s just wait and see what happens.

I mentioned in another thread about there being 5 games left and plenty of time.

 

Let's go Colts!

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, danlhart87 said:

We actually don't have to but it helps

 

If we lose to the raiders, then we're behind them, the browns and the Ravens. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Nadine changed the title to ESPN Power Ranking (merge)
8 minutes ago, Valpo2004 said:

 

Still a 7th seed means an away game against the Chiefs.  We would need a significant amount of luck to beat the chiefs.  

A cold, windy January day at Arrowhead would negate some of their "track star" speed, and we could probably beat anyone just once in a relatively low scoring, run dominated game.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We’ve spent the last 15 years going on about not putting any stock in power rankings because they never rated the Colts high enough and they never gave us respect when we were winning, and now because they didn’t ding us for a loss it’s suddenly a barometer of where we are?
 

GIF by Giphy QA

 

Nah. Pass that garbage off on someone else. Power rankings are still for rubes. 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/2/2020 at 7:38 AM, Mitch Connors said:

Not directed at either above comment just a general thought about this...

 

Do you think Chris Berman, Tony Gonzalez, Jim Nanz, etc watch all 16 NFL games each week or do you think they watch 2 or 3 and someone (an intern) watches the games and provides them summary notes? I wonder if a personality, like Phil Simms, actually does know more about the Colts than a regular fan. Guys like Nate Burelson make me think they watch all or at least most of the games but others I'm not so sure.

 

Thoughts?

 

Phil Sims?

Football knowledge?

The Office Lol GIF

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • quick update, wife is doing much better and while some side effects still linger, she's up and moving and even voluntarily went back to work after her doctor approved it.
    • Charles / Christian whoever Mr C. Darrisaw ftw lol guess I need more coffee myself.  Then again I did leave my reading glasses elsewhere last night...   Bengals draft history of #1 picks and ending up on IR or out for long periods of time was the storyline here within 6 of the past years.  Odds don't look good for year #7 if you are superstitious. The Bengals already have a QB and LT they draft and the could really use a TE but really need a RT and upgraded guards.  Sewell projections never made sense to us here in Ohio.  Lesson learned in the NFL is to protect the QB.  Guess they could stay put and draft that TE then a center early in the 2nd would solve some of the Bengals issues.   To keep the masses happy and get that franchise LT and reduce that cost of overpaying 4 OL at least this mock would help take care of that and then some while also resetting our Edges plus backfilling players lost in FA for OL depth.
    • Turay has had 2 good games against bad OTs in his career.  All other games he's been avaerage.  No more "raw" DEs with upside please.  At least not before the 4th or 5th round.  Take players who can actually play in rounds 1 through 3.   All of the DEs and DTs Ballard has drafted should not have been taken before round 4, with Grover being the best, and who was taken in round 4 (Or 5).    And he did not draft Buckner, he traded for a known quantity.
    • you all need some coffee and try reading over the whole thread again.   Offer is to trade Kelly and our 2nd round pick...post was updated not giving away our 5th   Rest of you all need to go back a year or so and look over the Colts beat writer and value of trading away our top players and what it would command for each for Leonard, Kelly, and Nelson as the top 3 and he broke it down even farther per trades for rest of Colts top players. Again I have Darrisaw going before Sewell so really not a big shocker but yes one trade could lead to another if the Colts wanted to purse a QB.   At least this scenario allows the Colts, again in my opinion to draft the best LT available early, and again we took Nelson 6th overall so no a stretch of imagination.  Then trade back with the Packers and select the best center available who is a Kelly clone if not better younger version.   Sounds like the Colts hit two home runs if this is baseball in the first.  Remind who's on second of that's right we won't have a second round pick under this assumption.
    • I can understand that.   But going to a perennial loser can really have ill effects on your mind and love of the game.  
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...