Re: Colts To Release Manning?
posted at 11/23/2011 7:13 AM EST
In Response to Re: Colts To Release Manning?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Colts To Release Manning? : you don't tell them to tank but you of all people should realize the importance of coach decisions and game plans. The players can only run the plays they are given and will only play up to the coaching they receive. They have been out of position and couldn't tackle if you put a gun to their heads. That has a lot to do with coaching and preparing the players correctly. It's also having the right game plan which obviously they haven't had a good game plan going into a single game this season, yet alone make in game adjustments. Trust me, they can be tanking the season without ever letting the players know they are tanking. Heck after a 0-5 start the players will start to tank themselves
Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]
You really are making my point about Manning being possibly the GOAT.
The oline still stinks. The run game is actually better. The receivers are the same, they just don't get balls thrown to them. The defense is no worse, in fact, I could make an argument that they are playing better. That is not to suggest the defense is good, but while Polian and the rest of the defensive players scoff at the idea that the team was built with the offense in mind is not being honest with themselves.
The coaches are the same they've had for the past 3 years which include a superbowl appearance and an undefeated season before resting starters. The secret to beating the colts is to keep the ball out of Manning's hands. Look at the running games of the other teams in the south. MJD, Foster, Johnson. The problem those teams have had in the past, however, is that Manning could always strike quickly. He forced teams to be more aggressive and take chances they wouldn't otherwise take (4th and 2). Brady forces the same thing. So does Brees and Rodgers.
Now, I am not saying the colts coaching is good. I don't believe that. I believe the players may have won in the past in spite of the coaches, although I admit I could be wrong.
Unlike the Broncos, Painter can't go like 8 straight 3 & outs and then simply spread the offense and go read option for 95 yards. Very few QB's could do that. Further, the colts don't have Denver's defense who, it appears may be able to compete against most if not any offense.
No one's tanking, although anyone with a brain has to believe they've lost confidence in themselves.