More Proof That Peyton Is Overrated
posted at 1/28/2009 4:07 PM EST
[Quote]I said long ago and stand by my assertion that
Manning is not to be blamed for the last 2
I suppose in the 07 playoffs Manning did not
bear the total blame, though he did throw 2 INTs.
The Chargers (led by backup Billy Volek)
torched the Colts defense, and Peyton did have
a decent game. But how can you not blame this
last loss on him? With a lead and under three
minutes left in the game, he failed to make two
yards for a first down which would have iced
the game. Though he wasn't statistically as
bad as he's been historically in the playoffs,
he failed to come through in the clutch. Also,
he only managed to put up 17 points against
a Chargers defense which was awful against
the pass. And even in 06 he only really played
one half of good football in the playoffs...against
the backups of the Patriots in the AFCCG.
His games against both the Chiefs and Ravens
were terrible. If you want to believe the Colts
defense let them down so much in the past,
you'd have to give them the credit for the one
Lombardi they did win! But the facts are there.
Nine trips to the playoffs, six "one-and-done's",
two second round exits, and one SB win. And
though Peyton gor the MVP for that game, Rex
Grossman did more for the colts in Miami than
Manning did. Addai and Rhodes should have
split that MVP, IMO.[/Quote]
Good points bub and I will be happy to answer them. You may not agree with my perspective, and I understand that but this is how I see it.
07 - Manning's first pick was at the end of the first half less than 30 seconds to go. Manning threw deep - 20+ yds. The pass was high but catchable and off of both of wayne's hands. It was intercepted on the SD 10. Half over.
2nd int was at the SD 5. colts about to score. Screen pass to Kenton keith right at his face mask. Ball off both hands and falls into the SD player's hands.
If an NFL receiver can put both hands on a ball, it should be caught. The keith INT was inexcusable.
In this year's game, the 3rd and 2 was both a missed block and a coverage sack. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinopmNh5uk
Watch at 2:18 of the video. Manning's receiver is covered, the block is missed and the blitzer gets to manning unabated. Seriously, this is one game where I actually believe the colts were beaten. The colts field position was ridiculous.
Just the way I see it.