Re: Colts Still A Good Test For Our Offensive Line
posted at 12/2/2011 6:20 PM EST
In Response to Re: Colts Still A Good Test For Our Offensive Line
[QUOTE]bubba - rethink your first paragraph, how is Detroit's HISTORY and the colts history at all similar. Yes, the colts are in the midst of the Detroit debacle, but Detroit's history had been one of sustained awfulness while the colts in the last decade have been to 2 superbowls winning one. As for the tanking, no, I don't believe it. I don't believe people who's job depends on their performance choose not to play for the benefit of a potential high draft pick. I don't care how good Luck is, if he's drafted and Manning is not around, the colts will be bad again next year. rookie QB success, Matt Ryan or Andy Dalton, is an aberration. Ultimately, this year's performance should get Polian and Caldwell canned, but I am concerned it won't. If it doesn't, I think the owner will have used up every bit of good will built over the last decade.
Posted by UD6[/QUOTE]
no, the history is NOT the same. I was just saying that if a team is having a horrible season - for whatever reason, I think it would be human nature to consider the option of tanking games to get a #1 pick for the upcoming season. I guess I'd be one of those unethical owners who think like that
The other thing is....it is possible that Peyton's career is over. I'm sure the most recent surgery is a clear signal to ownership that one of the Colt's core players may indeed be on it's way out....and that maybe, just maybe...they can find another franchise QB in the upcoming draft.
Seriously, If I were a colt fan....I'm thinkin' ....dayum...who the hell is gonna replace Peyton? Big shoes to fill. It's not like QBs of that caliber grows on trees.
Maybe a sense of desparation from the realization that the organization is going to (eventually) lose a future HOF QB is making them make irrational decisions this year.
Do I think the colts are tanking it on purpose? Prolly not....but I am yanking your chain a little bit...lol
and, no, I don't think having a #1 pick guarantees success. ......unless you hit the jackpot on a franchise type player...lol