Re: Flags for Colts!
posted at 1/23/2010 11:17 PM EST
RESPONSE: As many commentators picked the Giants as are picking the Jets. Why? Because some commentators figure that they have nothing to lose by picking an underdog, and everything to gain, should the dog come through.
So now you are on this board telling everyone that you know that what the commentators said is not actually what they believed. Ok. Would you mind providing a link where these commentators actually said their picks were really NOT what they believed? That way you won't have anyone questioning your VERACITY.
RESPONSE: The 2007 Pats failed miserably?? How...by losing in the last minute to a very good Giants' team by three points in the dying minutes...after being pearl-harbored by the media/Specter conspiracy on the eve of the big game? Want an example of "failing miserably"? The Colts getting crushed by the Patriots in 2003-2004...losing at home to the Steelers in 2005, and allowing themselves to lose to inferior Charger teams in 2007-2008, are examples of "failing miserably".
You keep bringing up the Spygate BS. These are grown men with a task, they don't respond to this. Besides, I thought the team used Spygate as bulletin board material to help push them to their 16-0 record and to prove to the world that they could win without video? So why would it bother them before the Superbowl? Is there actually some truth to taping of walkthroughs? Is that why the team lost focus? If not, your point makes no sense. It never bothered them during the season. Maybe the team just lacked heart (sound familiar)?
RESPONSE: Yes, we all know that "originality isn't your bag". Neither is veracity...LOL!!
RESPONSE: What a joke!! Crushing teams on the road?? Who did they crush...the "powerful" Cincinnati Bengals?? LOL!! Are you calling a 3 point win in San Diego a "crushing"? If thats' so, I guess that it can be argued that the Chargers "crushed" your Colts in 2007, and 2008...LOL!!!
Are you suggesting theJets run isn't similar? The Chargers were the hottest team in the NFL on an 11 game win streak and the favorite to win the Superbowl. The Jets traveled across the country and stuck it to them. Ohhh, that's right, you are a pats fan so the Giants must have been great and pats fans hate the Jets so regardless of what they do you cannot show them respect. Got it.
RESPONSE: I'm stating facts. You're espousing speculation.
Sure I am speculating. You have to do that when something hasn't happened yet. It doesn't change my point. Why don't you go on record and say the Jets will be worse next year? And don't act like the commentators that you know who said one thing but believed something entirely different. Be honest.
RESPONSE: From the point of view of a troll, yes. But, objective folks would see things differently.
A troll? You spend so much time attempting to disprove or discredit me, but then you throw it all away with the "troll" comment as if no one will notice. Objectivity is the Vegas line which had the Giants as a significantly greater underdog on a neutral field than they have the Jets on the Colts field. Conventional wisdom says that homefield advantage is worth 3 points. That would make the Jets a 4 pt neutral field underdog to the colts while the Giants were at a minimum 12 pt neutral field underdogs. Objective folks call that a significant difference.
RESPONSE: I agree that the Jets will not be able to run on the Colts. Why? Because Indy has a very underrated defense. It is by far the fastest "D" in the league. Though they rank something like 24th overall against the run, within the redzone, the Colts rank 6th. Furthermore, if I'm not mistaken, The Colts are #1 in scoring defense. Once the Jets are unable to run, and fall behind, they'll have to depend more on Mark Sanchez. Then, the "reign of turnovers", along with the obligatory favorable flags, will begin.
I also agree that the Chargers did a good job of stopping the Jets running game. They lost because of dumb penalties, and, in my view, their under-use of RB Darren Sproles. Sproles only had 10 touches on offense, yet averaged over 9 yards per touch.
But, what does that have to do with Peyton's tepid performance in last years' playoff loss in San Diego? The Colts' offense lost that game...not their defense. Why is it that you and the media are so reluctant to criticize ol' horseface?
Why, now, are you listening to the commentators who (as you say) say one thing but believe something entirely different, because about the only thing they are saying about the colts this week is that the D has speed. You can't use these commentators one time and then trash them when you don't agree or want to make up something different.
As for the Chargers doing a good job of stopping the Jets running game, I disagree. Giving up a 53 yard TD run is not good run D. And no, you can't take that out of the equation to make your point just as you can't take Manning's TD pass against the Chargers out of the equation. That's called manipulation of facts. (real facts are different than your facts. your facts are actually called opinion) When you manipulate real facts in order to prove or support your point, you've failed. I would normally say it also damages your credibility, but you did that long ago. In my opinion (see the difference there), the reason the colts lost has less to do with Manning and substantially more to do with the Defense giving up 170 yards on the ground and Scifres putting 5 punts at the 10, 9, 5, 3, & 1 yard lines.
I'm sorry if the truth is offensive to you, Dogg(g). But, theres' a reason why the Colts have "failed miserably" in the play-offs over the years. Your boys have lacked the heart to get it done. They were very, very lucky in 2006, when Peyton won his sole SB. They were gift-wrapped a ticket to the SB by the referees, when they edged the Patriots (Oh...I'm sorry. The Colts beat the Pats by more than three points...so that was a "crushing"...LOL!). Then, they were lucky again, as they drew an overmatched QB named Rex Grossman (never was a player more aptly named), in the SB.
It pains me to say that, once again, the Colts are lucking out. They've drawn a seven loss team, led by a rookie QB, in the AFC title game. What an easy ride to a SB!!
The truth doesn't offend me. You, attempting to pass off opinion as truth (as is your m.o.) is what is offensive. Nothing makes me happier than to read your squirming posts about the Colts being gifted wins. It demonstrates that the success of a team you hate grinds at your very soul. If you were a more honest person, I'd sympathize with you.
But I don't.