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3 minutes ago, BluesGirl said:

I left those stadiums (plural).  So sad many a yr.   Young girl.   Pom Pons.  Blue eye paint under my eyes.  87 drawn on my cheeks matching my Reggie jersey   Screaming like the world depended on me 

 

I have a lot more hope in Carson than maybe many of you.   I see more Andrew in him than maybe many of you

 

I think the Colts contend THIS yr and for yrs to come as Ballard build this thing

 

I have no reason not to hope. Otherwise I'll go play golf and guitar, sing and rock some stages drink some beers and not worry about it

Yeah it is still hard to believe we lost to Pitt in 2005. Dwight Freeney being out in 2007 hurt us as well. I still take losses really hard but as I have got older not as bad. With Peyton, Marvin, Reggie, Freeney, Mathis, Bob, Saturday, and those teams we have seen super elite play at its best. So I take the good with the bad. It is easier knowing we at least won a SB, had we not that would've been a waste of perhaps the greatest QB ever. The SB win justified the teams greatness during that era. 

 

Regarding Wentz, it is a wait and see game with me. I am not sure what we will get. With Andrew, I felt pretty good he would be special from the beginning. I even thought Rivers at 39 would have a good year.

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Probably 2005, that  team was loaded and then played a tragically bad game to the sixth seeded Steelers in the playoffs.    

The 2006 team was the greatest and it is not even a debate. They went 10-0 at home including the playoffs, 16-4 overall, and most importantly won the SB = they finished. The 2005 team during the regul

1 minute ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Yeah it is still hard to believe we lost to Pitt in 2005. Dwight Freeney being out in 2007 hurt us as well. I still take losses really hard but as I have got older not as bad. With Peyton, Marvin, Reggie, Freeney, Mathis, Bob, Saturday, and those teams we have seen super elite play at its best. So I take the good with the bad. It is easier knowing we at least won a SB, had we not that would've been a waste of perhaps the greatest QB ever. The SB win justified the teams greatness during that era. 

 

Regarding Wentz, it is a wait and see game with me. I am not sure what we will get. With Andrew, I felt pretty good he would be special from the beginning. I even thought Rivers at 39 would have a good year.

As far as Carson.    I remember (not agreeing)   That Carson was better than Luck when he had his break out season.    I know he was MVP caliber     I see the "With the next pick" videos of how glowing Frank is for him.    I see how down to earth Carson is and how I feel he is going to fit into the Indy community.   I see Pitman and Patmon talking about him.  I see Frank telling TY   you're gonna see someone "like" Andrew at QB.   I see TY turning down MORE money from Baltimore to stay here.  I hear TY taking about excitement.  You can see it in his face!!!

 

If not this yr.  My prediction is the Colts WITH Carson Wentz WILL hold the Lombardi trophy multiple times in the next couple of yrs   

 

 

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29 minutes ago, BluesGirl said:

As far as Carson.    I remember (not agreeing)   That Carson was better than Luck when he had his break out season.    I know he was MVP caliber     I see the "With the next pick" videos of how glowing Frank is for him.    I see how down to earth Carson is and how I feel he is going to fit into the Indy community.   I see Pitman and Patmon talking about him.  I see Frank telling TY   you're gonna see someone "like" Andrew at QB.   I see TY turning down MORE money from Baltimore to stay here.  I hear TY taking about excitement.  You can see it in his face!!!

 

If not this yr.  My prediction is the Colts WITH Carson Wentz WILL hold the Lombardi trophy multiple times in the next couple of yrs   

 

 

If Wentz can just have the kind of year that Rivers had last year we will be fine IMO regarding making the playoffs. Wentz is also more mobile so he adds that to the equation. If we get 2017 Wentz than we have something great in the making.

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Instead of starting a new thread, I figured I would just post this here. It is a good thread to do so. After analyzing every team we have had since the 2000 season, looking at statistics of each of those years, talent we had on those teams, and by my memory's eye sight I ranked them from worst to best, here they are:

21. 2011 (2-14) - worst team

20. 2017 (4-12)

19. 2019 (7-9)

18. 2001 (6-10)

17. 2015 (8-8)

16. 2016 (8-8)

15. 2010 (10-6) 0-1 playoffs

14. 2000 (10-6) 0-1 playoffs

13. 2002 (10-6) 0-1 playoffs

12. 2012 (11-5) 0-1 playoffs

11. 2013 (11-5) 1-1 playoffs

10. 2018 (10-6) 1-1 playoffs

9. 2008 (12-4) 0-1 playoffs

8. 2020 (11-5) 0-1 playoffs

7. 2014 (11-5) 2-1 playoffs/AFC Title Game app.

6. 2007 (13-3) 0-1 playoffs

5. 2004 (12-4) 1-1 playoffs/Manning 49 TD's that season

4. 2003 (12-4) 2-1 playoffs/AFC Title Game app.

3. 2009 (14-2) 2-1 playoffs/AFC Champions

2. 2005 (14-2) 0-1 playoffs, more talent than the 2009 team.

1. 2006 (12-4) 4-0 playoffs/SuperBowl Champions, best because they closed.

 

-Interesting since the 2000 season, our regular season record is 208-128. Playoff record is 13-15. The 208 regular season wins rank 4th most out of 32 franchises, the 13 playoff wins rank 7th most out of 32 franchises. The franchises that are ahead of us in those categories are:

Regular Season wins

1. New England Patriots = 244 regular season wins

 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers = 217 regular season wins

 

3. Green Bay Packers = 210 regular season wins 

 

4. Indianapolis Colts = 208 regular season wins

 

Playoff wins

1. New England Patriots = 30

 

2. Baltimore Ravens = 16

 

3. Pittsburgh Steelers = 15

 

4. Green Bay Packers = 14, Philadelphia Eagles = 14, Seattle Seahawks = 14

 

7. Indianapolis Colts = 13 

 

SB wins since the 2000 season

1. New England Patriots = 6

 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers = 2, Baltimore Ravens = 2, NY Giants = 2, Tampa Bay Buccaneers = 2 

 

6. Indianapolis Colts have 1, tied with the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs.

 

I guess our franchise over the last 21 seasons (2000-2020) going by these categories would be considered great. Something some should think about before criticizing our franchise or Mr Irsay. 

 

 

My long historic post for the morning :thmup:

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On 2/26/2021 at 3:26 PM, joecolts said:

I have to look at this as two different franchises:  The Baltimore Colts and the Indianapolis Colts.

 

For me, the Johnny Unitas years were an incredible period for the Baltimore Colts.  I have a hard time picking between what's been said above - 1959 or 1968 but, the tie breaker for me goes to the year of my birth:  1968.  

 

The Peyton Manning era of the Indianapolis Colts was also extremely special but, 2006 for me was the year in the Indianapolis era. 

There has only been 1 franchise in 2 cities .

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2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Instead of starting a new thread, I figured I would just post this here. It is a good thread to do so. After analyzing every team we have had since the 2000 season, looking at statistics of each of those years, talent we had on those teams, and by my memory's eye sight I ranked them from worst to best, here they are:

21. 2011 (2-14) - worst team

20. 2017 (4-12)

19. 2019 (7-9)

18. 2001 (6-10)

17. 2015 (8-8)

16. 2016 (8-8)

15. 2010 (10-6) 0-1 playoffs

14. 2000 (10-6) 0-1 playoffs

13. 2002 (10-6) 0-1 playoffs

12. 2012 (11-5) 0-1 playoffs

11. 2013 (11-5) 1-1 playoffs

10. 2018 (10-6) 1-1 playoffs

9. 2008 (12-4) 0-1 playoffs

8. 2020 (11-5) 0-1 playoffs

7. 2014 (11-5) 2-1 playoffs/AFC Title Game app.

6. 2007 (13-3) 0-1 playoffs

5. 2004 (12-4) 1-1 playoffs/Manning 49 TD's that season

4. 2003 (12-4) 2-1 playoffs/AFC Title Game app.

3. 2009 (14-2) 2-1 playoffs/AFC Champions

2. 2005 (14-2) 0-1 playoffs, more talent than the 2009 team.

1. 2006 (12-4) 4-0 playoffs/SuperBowl Champions, best because they closed.

 

-Interesting since the 2000 season, our regular season record is 208-128. Playoff record is 13-15. The 208 regular season wins rank 4th most out of 32 franchises, the 13 playoff wins rank 7th most out of 32 franchises. The franchises that are ahead of us in those categories are:

Regular Season wins

1. New England Patriots = 244 regular season wins

 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers = 217 regular season wins

 

3. Green Bay Packers = 210 regular season wins 

 

4. Indianapolis Colts = 208 regular season wins

 

Playoff wins

1. New England Patriots = 30

 

2. Baltimore Ravens = 16

 

3. Pittsburgh Steelers = 15

 

4. Green Bay Packers = 14, Philadelphia Eagles = 14, Seattle Seahawks = 14

 

7. Indianapolis Colts = 13 

 

SB wins since the 2000 season

1. New England Patriots = 6

 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers = 2, Baltimore Ravens = 2, NY Giants = 2, Tampa Bay Buccaneers = 2 

 

6. Indianapolis Colts have 1, tied with the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs.

 

I guess our franchise over the last 21 seasons (2000-2020) going by these categories would be considered great. Something some should think about before criticizing our franchise or Mr Irsay. 

 

 

My long historic post for the morning :thmup:

Colts were actually 13-14 in the playoffs during this time frame, not 13-15, but still 13 wins.

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2 hours ago, ÅÐØNϧ 1 said:

There has only been 1 franchise in 2 cities .

I believe we’d all agree with that.  My point was looking at the era of the tenure in each city.  

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