Re: Colts haven't played anyone this year
posted at 11/16/2009 10:51 AM EST
In Response to Re: Colts haven't played anyone this year
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Colts haven't played anyone this year : Personally, I think Indy was outplayed all night and they simply took advantage of a Patriots mistake in the end, as would any team if given the chance. Sometimes it works out, some times it doesn't. In this instance it worked out in the Colts favor. That does not make them the better team overall. There is always going to be an element of human error in football, and last night we saw that play out to the opposing team's advantage. Simple as that. In being as objective as I possibly can, I was not overly impressed with Indy's ability stand toe to toe with the Patriots overall. I did not see a 'dominant' team in the Colts, not by a long shot. And believe me, I would admit it if that were what I witnessed because it would be very, very obvious. But again, that is not what I saw. Would it have been great to see the Patriots walk out of there with a win last night? No question...yes! However, I will bide my time and wait to see what happens in the playoffs. Ultimately the playoff wins mean more, for obvious reasons. Just my two cents.
Posted by CTLadyluvsPats[/QUOTE]
CTLady - you are absolutely right on most of this, and I am here to admit it.
The Pats blew out the colts in the first half. The pats problem, they did not finish.
And I get where you can see that the pats are a better team, but from my own homer perspective, I ask these questions: Take away Moss' 2 huge plays and Welker's return, and what do the pats have in the game. Not much.
Further, think about the young receivers' drops in the game without significant pressure from the pats. Those need to be caught and I expect they will be in the future. Case in point - Garcon dropped 3 (i think) yet manning went to him in the 4th and with every ounce of outstretched, but still on his feet, body, he pulled in that pass for a TD.
If he makes those catches in the first half, I think we have a different game at half time.
Here's my point. The pats were killing the colts, but they did not kill the colts and the colts took advantage. I love that about my team.
The colts did not play their best game and left a lot of plays on the field.
Jerraud Powers had a heck of a game, but missed 2 sure ints. Lacey was picked apart last night, but he will be replaced by probowl quality Kelvin Hayden when he recovers from injury.
The colts can be better. Can the pats?