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A Post-Season Magnificent Seven: A lot of non-change for Indianapolis Colts (2)


  • Profile picture of GoColts4Ever
    GoColts4Ever 5 years ago


    This whole article could be summed up in about three words: same as always.

    I think the ho-hum, business as usual approach the Colts have had has led to a lot of success over the past few years. It's also led to more post-season flops than any other team in the NFL. With Manning turning 35 next year, the time for MAJOR change is now. What do we have to lose? Making the playoffs every year is completely routine now. The media can spin all they want about the amazing accomplishment this year was, but making the playoffs is the bare minimum this club should be doing.

    Major change - such as free agent acquisitions and change at the GM and coaching levels - will bring in fresh ideas, fresh blood and a renewed chance of success. With #18 at the helm, and a new coach to do actual coaching, this team can win Super Bowls. (As an aside, I strongly agree with Whitlock:

    After seeing Manning's reaction to Caldwell's ridiculous timeout, I don't think its that far-fetched for him to use a coaching change as a bargaining chip. Keep in mind that absent a CBA, there's no such thing as a franchise tag. I think you're right, Manning would love to finish his career with Indy. But not with idiots at the helm, pissing away chances to win in the post season.

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    Bplantain 5 years ago

    Truth be told, Polian's drafts haven't been any good since he ran off all of his experienced scouts and hired a bunch of kids to be scouts so his boy Chrissy won't be too uncomfortable.

  • truth hurts 5 years ago

    That Jason Whitlock article is a real eye-opener. I recall the day Tony Dungy was named head coach, and telling all my friends the Colts would win a Super Bowl in 3 or 4 years. I wasn't off by much. Back then I felt it was the defense that was keeping us from competing, and believed Tony would get that situation resolved. In that Super Bowl run, the defense outplayed the offense in all their games. Then Tony retires, Caldwell takes over, and we can't score more than 1 TD in a loss to the Jets at home?? Think about this, when your defense holds the other team to 17 points, and your QB is Peyton Manning, you EXPECT to win that game! Coaches are paid to develop a winning game plan, players are paid to execute that game plan. I think if Peyton had an offensive coordinator and/or a head coach with more pedigree than the current regime he'd likely have played in more than just 2 Super Bowls, and he might well have more than just 1 ring...

  • ekiel 5 years ago

    I think that there is a point here that is missing. The point is with the talent of Manning, Freeny, Vinatieri, and others this team if coached right and with the right cast of players could be in the fight for the superbowl every year even with injuries. But, even with Dungy the team plays it safe and sometimes it looks like they are trying not to lose rather than trying to win. Before the half of both the previous playoff game and in the superbowl they had about a minute left and did nothing. That is crazy with that offense and as poor as their defense is they should take advantage of every chance they get. They seem to be scared to do trick plays and play a little dirty. I am sure Belichick, Sean Peyton, and even Rex Ryan would have no problem doing what it takes to win. I know if Manning had the chance to put the "pedal to the floor" he would. Not to mention that their choice of first rounders have been suspect over the past few years.

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