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Uh, oh, look out below

Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:48 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2011 3:32 pm
 
Jim  Irsay's message that Peyton Manning might not be ready for the season opener only confirms what I already believed: That this is the year to get the Indianapolis Colts.

I've said for months that this should be the year that Houston makes the playoffs, and, more than that, this should be the year the Texans make a push for the top of the divison. Now, more than ever, I believe that.

Look, the last time Manning missed the entire preseason was 2008, and what happened? Yep, the season served as his training camp, and the Colts suffered -- losing four of their first seven starts and, eventually, losing the AFC South to Tennessee.

It didn't hurt Manning. He won another MVP award. But the Colts went nowhere, losing in the first round of the playoffs to San Diego.

Well, now look where we are: Manning not only will miss the preseason again; he could miss the start of the regular season, with Irsay asking readers on Twitter whom to sign as a veteran backup.

That's not a good sign. It not only means Manning record of consecutive starts is in jeopardy, it means the Colts' dominance of their division is, too.

But that was going to happen sooner or later. Looks like it could be sooner.






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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:25 am
 

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Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Uh, oh, look out below

For the record, Indy was 13th in yards given up in defense, and 22nd in points per game given up.  

  5465  341.6  3433  214.6  2032  127.0  388  24.3 

Click the link for a surprise, although this data is available on CBSSports.com as well....oh, dangit!  There goes the surprise! 



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:09 am
 

Uh, oh, look out below

Talon. you are a moron. The Steelers and PAckers defense gave up the fewest points in the league last year. The Colts were not even in the top 10.



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Uh, oh, look out below

so... somebody should have looked at which defense surrendered the fewest points in the nfl last year... yeah, it was the colts, and they are brininging back 9 of 11 starters, with an upgrade at starting CB and Ernie sims coming in to fill the vacant linebacker spot... no reason to believe the colts D can't carry them through enough of the season for peyton to get healthy. also tommie harris, jamaal anderson, added to the already fantastic D-Line rotation will be tough to beat. try doing some research before you comment. also, as a redskins fan you have all the crappy defense you can manage on your own, not to mention starting quarterbacks that make curtis painter look like an all pro. have a good year dude!



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Uh, oh, look out below

The major question may not be how Manning or Schaub do, but how bad the defenses of the Colts and Texans are this year.


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