How The Star's writers see it

How The Star's writers see it

There are 20 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 20, 2007, titled How The Star's writers see it. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Texans' franchise-best four-game winning streak began with a 27-24 upset of the Colts last December.

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“My Job, "Being Pops"”

Since: Sep 07

New Albany, In.

#1 Sep 21, 2007
Have these writers been on MyColts.net looking at my prediction? I put my score out even before Johnson's injury!
I had it Colts 30 Titans 20 on Tuesday, check for yourself if you don't believe me!!!!LMAO
Matthew from Houston

Thompsons, TX

#2 Sep 21, 2007
I really hope the Texans beat the crap out of the Colts and shut you guys up.
Jay in Houston

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 21, 2007
Quote:

"They're protecting their quarterback. If they had done that the past five seasons, David Carr might still be around and Matt Schaub might still be a Falcon. Plus"

It's funny how you guys never like to admit when you're clueless. This is the same damn line from 06'. Of all people you should know how much of a difference a disciplined quarterback makes in the pocket.

The year before Indy drafted Peyton, you guys led the league in sacks given up, fast forward to the very next year. You gave up the least amount of sacks.

Here in Houston, we've been saying the same damn thing.[b]IT WASN'T THE O-LINE, IT WAS CARR[/b]. Now that we have a legitimate playmaker lining up under center things will start to change.

You guys may be eating some crow come Sunday, better go ask Carolina beat writers about underestimating their opponents.
Rob C

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Sep 21, 2007
NewAlbanyJEFF wrote:
Have these writers been on MyColts.net looking at my prediction? I put my score out even before Johnson's injury!
I had it Colts 30 Titans 20 on Tuesday, check for yourself if you don't believe me!!!!LMAO
That's been my call, too! I'll even give you one better: it'll be 23-20 at the 2-minute warning, and the Colts will seal it with a TD on their final possession...

...just like they should have done to Tennessee....
Rob C

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Sep 21, 2007
Jay in Houston wrote:
Here in Houston, we've been saying the same damn thing.[b]IT WASN'T THE O-LINE, IT WAS CARR[/b]. Now that we have a legitimate playmaker lining up under center things will start to change.
You guys may be eating some crow come Sunday, better go ask Carolina beat writers about underestimating their opponents.
Whether the O-line is protecting better, or Schaub is just easier to protect, the end result is the same...

And I don't think we're underestimating the Texans. I expect a hard-fought game. The AFC South is quickly becoming the toughest division in the league. Unlike the Patriots, the Colts will have to earn their playoff spot through blood, sweat, and tears.

But in the end, my Colts will prevail.
Go Bears

Knightstown, IN

#7 Sep 21, 2007
shocking that 4 out 4 homers go with the Colts...did you ever pick against them?
Go Bears

Knightstown, IN

#8 Sep 21, 2007
"But the Texans are still a couple of years away from being truly competitive with the Colts."

didn't they beat the Colts last time they played?
Larry

Humble, TX

#10 Sep 21, 2007
I have a lot or respect for the Colts. The Texans will have their hands full for sure, with or without Andre Johnson. The only thing I will guarantee is the Colts are getting ready to experience nothing they have ever experienced before in Reliant Stadium. That stadium will be shaking, that I will guarantee! We like our smash mouth Football in Texas! Get ready...
Blueblood

Bloomington, IN

#11 Sep 21, 2007
The Colts have played in very hostile road environments before, like last week for example, or at Baltimore in the playoffs.

I don't expect them to be fazed.

As for the writers predictions, how dare they pick their home team and defending World Champions (rolleyes).

Sure, the Texans beat the COlts last year, but they still finished 6 games behind IND in the standings.

And the Colts haven't lost a game since then. 7 straight and counting....
JudQ

New Albany, IN

#12 Sep 21, 2007
I agree with Jay in Houston. The writers don't show enough respect for Houston in their predictions. But you must understand, Jay, that when someone is clueless, they don't know they are clueless because they are clueless, so how can they admit it...true?? I don't blame you Jay for standing up for your team, but I think on this Sunday the Colts will prevail in a lower scoring game than any of the Star writers predict. Lower scoring because the Texans defense is very very good, but so is the Colts defense. The difference: Andre Johnson not playing will limit the effectiveness of Schaub's passing game. But no way am I underestimating the Texans at 2-0 and their fired up crowd now that they have a REAL team.
Jay in Houston

Houston, TX

#13 Sep 21, 2007
JudQ wrote:
I agree with Jay in Houston. The writers don't show enough respect for Houston in their predictions. But you must understand, Jay, that when someone is clueless, they don't know they are clueless because they are clueless, so how can they admit it...true?? I don't blame you Jay for standing up for your team, but I think on this Sunday the Colts will prevail in a lower scoring game than any of the Star writers predict. Lower scoring because the Texans defense is very very good, but so is the Colts defense. The difference: Andre Johnson not playing will limit the effectiveness of Schaub's passing game. But no way am I underestimating the Texans at 2-0 and their fired up crowd now that they have a REAL team.
Now this I don't see fault in. I would never be that much of a homer and say "yea we're gonna blow the Colts away" because I know that would be foolish.

I agree that this game will be a slug fest and if we hope to have any chances of winning, we will need to have pressure on Peyton all day. The one thing that scares me is after Dunta we have Faggins, and whether he's matched up on Harrison or Wayne, he's going to get beat pretty badly.

We are greatly relying on our front 4 to bring the "bull rush" and I noticed from the Titans game that if you get in Peyton's face, he's liable to make a few mistakes. This combined with controlling the clock and running for short down and distances greatly increases our chances.

I also think with Jerome Mathis, Jacoby Jones and Andre Davis we will be able to spread the defense. All 3 of those guys have blazing speed and from what we saw in preseason, anyone of them can step up in Dre's absence, of course not as effective but if we get a combined effort I can see us moving the ball in the air.

Also don't forget that we have 2 solid pass catching TE's in Owen Daniels and Jeb Putzier. Expect the Texans to come out in 2 TE sets rather frequently to penetrate that cover 2 defense. If all these guys can find those soft spots in the zone coverage, I think we'll fair okay.

I like the Colts defense and I think they fly to the ball very well. I expect Bob Sanders to be a big playmaker come Sunday but he will have to face Vonta Leach who blocks with reckless abandonment. Freddy Keaiho in my opinion is far better than Cato and is a complete LB. If he doesn't suit up, he'll be sorely missed.

I think this will be a lot closer than the average fan predicts and I can see this game coming down to the wire with either a Kris Brown or Vinatieri field goal being the decision maker.
Robby

Englewood, CO

#14 Sep 21, 2007
I'm a Texans season ticket holder and I am extremely excited about the start to the season. This team is much improved a will compete for a wildcard spot. The Colts are legit Super Bowl contenders year in and year out. I'm not sure if the Texans are ready to compete at that level. Colts 24 Texans 20.
JustAColtsFan

Carmel, IN

#15 Sep 21, 2007
NewAlbanyJEFF wrote:
Have these writers been on MyColts.net looking at my prediction? I put my score out even before Johnson's injury!
I had it Colts 30 Titans 20 on Tuesday, check for yourself if you don't believe me!!!!LMAO
Hi Jeff:
I saw your prediction so I can vouch for you. However, I am a little more cautious. I think that the Texans are going to be fighting for respect and this game may be more like the Tennessee game. Colts 21 Texans 17!(I sure hope your closer though!)
JudQ

New Albany, IN

#16 Sep 21, 2007
It is a really good thing that Houston fans are posting on this board. Jay told me more about the Texans than I knew. This will enable me to watch the game with more knowledge than I had, thus making it more enjoyable. Also, I think it is great that the Texans are 2-0. It is a good thing that the AFC South may be improving as a division. All 4 teams should benefit from the good division competition. It seems to me that our division may develop a rep for playing good defense. The Jags are tough as are the Titans and now the Texans and hopefully the Colts. This sort of hard nosed attitude toward the game is what football is all about. Can't wait for Sunday - I like for the Colts to be tested. I think it develops Team character.
IURon

AOL

#17 Sep 21, 2007
Finally good post from fans that show each other respect.This is the way we are suppose to react to each other as fans of our teams.May the best team win and may the respect continue. Go Colts
coltsfan

Warman, Canada

#18 Sep 21, 2007
I already know the colts have the best offence in the league. But what i want to see now is if the colts defence has improved to at least a top 10 defence in the league. And if they can't do it against a lower level team without it's star receiver. Ill have to say there is no improvement.
Texans are the best

Houston, TX

#19 Sep 21, 2007
You indy guys are retarted. We are good. You have seen 2 games under Kubiak. The first one didnt count because we were still new to the system, but when we ajusted to it we beat Y'ALL! Matt Schaub looks like Tom Brady, who owns you colts. We have Ahman Green and Ron Dayne (who ran for 150 against y'all). Final score Houston: 27 Indy: 20
Know what Im sayin?
COLTS FAN-A -TIC

AOL

#20 Sep 21, 2007
OH MYYYYY...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....SCH AUB LOOKS LIKE BRADY? YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND.KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN?,HAHAHAHAH I BELIVE ALSO THE COLTS HAVE WON THE LAST 3 AGAINST TOM BRADY SO READ UP ON YOUR FACTS "Y'ALL"
Hoosier Hacker

Redwood City, CA

#21 Sep 22, 2007
Go Bears wrote:
"But the Texans are still a couple of years away from being truly competitive with the Colts."
didn't they beat the Colts last time they played?
And we beat you guys handily the last time we played? Why are you even here? Don't you have much bigger things to worry about, like why you STILL don't have an answer at QB, why you let the wrong RB go, why your defense is not getting the stops it used to, why your special team is once again nearly outscoring your offense. The NFC still is significantly inferior to the AFC, but there are several teams that have improved. Good luck getting a free pass back to the Super Bowl this time around.
Lawsman

Montgomery, AL

#22 Sep 22, 2007
Texans are the best wrote:
You indy guys are retarted. We are good. You have seen 2 games under Kubiak. The first one didnt count because we were still new to the system, but when we ajusted to it we beat Y'ALL! Matt Schaub looks like Tom Brady, who owns you colts. We have Ahman Green and Ron Dayne (who ran for 150 against y'all). Final score Houston: 27 Indy: 20
Know what Im sayin?
So much for the grown up respectful posts...

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