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Colts, Redskins in Hall of Fame game

Anyone notice at the Pro Bowl, once Manning and Rothlisberger sat down, the AFC team went to heck very quickly. Scary. (sorry to change topics).  (Feb 11, 2008 | post #15)

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Baby brother Eli matches Peyton

Fitting end to a Pats season with a coach that's autistic and a team full of bullies (Harrison, etc.) and has no heart.  (Feb 4, 2008 | post #8)

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Struggling to understand Dungy's decision

And after having read some previous posts, I must add that I'm not suggesting that being a part-time parent cannot work - or that it is just as bad as not being around at all. I'm merely saying that being a full-time parent, with weeknights where you do nothing special (like watch tv, or read, or play board games) is much more important than being there only for football games and plays. I realize some people who previously posted have made this work for work or financial reasons. But I would dare say that Tony does not need the money. And honestly, who of us would have been mad at him had he said "I'm leaving to be with my family and pursue ministry"?  (Jan 22, 2008 | post #634)

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Struggling to understand Dungy's decision

Let me start by saying I'm a huge Colts fan, and was depressed for days after we lost to San Diego. With all of the talent on the team, the Colts should already have had 2 or 3 SB rings. But they don't. I'm happy for the one we have, but this year I truly thought we could have beaten the Pats in Foxborough (and how sweet that would have been). But like all years except for last year, we're one-and-done. Ironically this year Manning actually played well. It was the fanstastic D that for some odd reason couldn't stop San Diego. They had plenty of time to plan for it with the Bye week. I absolutely give credit to Tony for bringing us to the playoffs for so many years, but there's something at the very end that's keeping us from reaching the ultimate goal each year. Honestly, I don't know what it is. We get so close, and then the team collapses. Maybe Caldwell can bring all of Tony's good qualities, plus a little Zazzz that can kick the players in the butt when they're not performing. All of my fellow Colts fans had mixed feelings about Tony returning. First, two years in a row now we've gone thru the "I'm leaving" discussion and much like Brett Favre's annual question, it's getting old. Tell us how long you're staying and then leave, be it one year or five years. And Irsay, let him go when he's done. Don't setup crazy deals that are bad for Tony, his family, and the Colts. I wish Tony had said "I'm back for xxx years" instead of just "I'm back". Second, I am a father with young kids and you have to be in proximity to your family to be a good family. You can't just show up at games and plays and hope to provide any parenting. Look at divorced dads who don't have custody. Even seeing the kids every weekend slowly diminishes the role of the father. So I'm concerned that on the one hand, Dungy wants to be a good father, but on the other, he won't be around much for his kids. Many Colts fans are struggling with what to think of all of this. What Kravitz wrote is in line with many thoughts I'm hearing so it doesn't make sense to bash the guy relentlessly. I read Kravitz a lot and frankly, a lot of the time the articles present reasonable information. Believe me, you don't want Kravitz to be replaced by Jerry Greene or any other Orlando Sentinel sports writers from Florida. You don't know how good you have it until you get someone really bad. Let's hope Tony can a) be a good father to his kids (and husband) and b) bring the Colts to the SuperBowl again in 2008, in that order. Okay, so now I sit back and wait for people to bash me for not fawning over Tony's return - that's the drill, right?  (Jan 22, 2008 | post #631)

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Colts rookies not anxious about playoffs

Uh, sure. Rivers will be paddling up stream, without a paddle, whatever that means. Anyway - Colts on to the AFC Championship Round. And, go Jags (our Division buddies).  (Jan 12, 2008 | post #2)

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Colts miss 14th win, hit milestones

I just wanted to be the last person to post! :-) Go Colts! Let's hope: Jags beat Steelers, so that they can go ahead and beat the Pats - and - Bolts beat Titans so that we play the Bolts and not the Steelers - at least not at this point. One more SB, coming up!  (Jan 1, 2008 | post #459)

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Colts defenders spread sacks around this season

Looking forward to next year, Dallas Clark and Bob Sanders both go into free agency. Will we have the money to keep both?  (Dec 12, 2007 | post #20)

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"Magic feet"

Even as a Colts fan, I would agree with this post. Addai runs MOST of the running plays (Keith does well as well, but runs fewer plays at this point) and the Colts have a balanced air and ground attack. It's hard to compare those stats to a team that passes nearly every play. Look at the 1st quarter stats for Pats/Eagles. I think all but one play was a passing play. And it showed that you can't just pass pass pass. You need a balance against any reasonably good defense. I agree with what someone else posted: when it looks like Addai is about to be taken down, short of the 1st down, he suddenly spins around and gets another 5 yards. Crazy stuff. We just need Keith to pick up the pace a bit. He's small and seems to get tackled very easily. But when he does get out in the open, he's one quick little Leprechaun! Go Colts!  (Dec 1, 2007 | post #38)

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15 INTs are 1 key to Colts' success

And there are other things the Colts are behind the Pats in: - Cheating - Running up the score repeatedly - Having an autistic, bitter coach - Having a Wide Receiver who refused to play well for his past team in order to force a trade - Having a Quarterback who wears a beret - Having fans that are nearly all rabid about their team to the point of shamelessness (though we did have a couple of decent Pats fans who posted - much appreciated) Ah, so many things...  (Dec 1, 2007 | post #2)

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Will NFL behold the power of Zeus?

I wonder if Zeus has an option for "cheating on" - otherwise, how could the Patsies every use it?  (Dec 1, 2007 | post #7)

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Have a bite of perspective, and say thanks

Colts = cheaters? Now that's the funniest thing I've heard in a while - especially from a Pats fan!  (Nov 24, 2007 | post #60)

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No panic by Colts on slow starts

If the Colts can knock off the Jags 12/2, then it's a fairly easy schedule to close out the year - and then they can recuperate. Still unhappy about the loss of Freeney with no suitable repacement - but you have to take the bad with the good. Good to see Gonsalez out there again. He's got the makings of a star receiver.  (Nov 24, 2007 | post #3)

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Have a bite of perspective, and say thanks

Ya, that's pretty crappy. People get on this site and bash Bob over and over. His articles are pretty reasonable. We have Jerry Greene down here in Orlando. Be thankful you don't have him writing! Hang in there, Bob!  (Nov 22, 2007 | post #19)

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Have a bite of perspective, and say thanks

Rock on, Terry! It's good to hear from a reasonable Pats fan. The Fins are definitely squirrely. They're trying to bring Ricky Williams back. Of course, that doesn't mean much without a decent passing game (and QB). Have a good turkey day --  (Nov 22, 2007 | post #18)