Re: picks aren't players
posted at 9/5/2010 2:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: picks aren't players
[QUOTE]I will say this underpants...The Colts have been the best drafters this decade. And all that, plus one of the 2 best QBs in football and one of the best WRs all time has netted them 2 Super Bowl appearences and 1 ring compared to the 4 and 3 for the Pats. Frustrated much? Here's a sobering thought: If the Colts missed on their draft picks as much as the Pats, just how bad would they be? Conversely, if the Pats drafted as well as Indy, how many MORE rings would they have? So, yes, in the front office, I will concede I think the Colts have an advantage. On the field, however, it's not even a debate, over the course of the past 10 years, the Pats have repeatedly CRUSHED the Colts' hopes and dreams, leaving their fans to point out the failures of a 4th round pick. How sad for them. I think I'll go watch one of my 3 Patriot Champioship DVDs. Or maybe one of the books written about the championships. Or maybe I'll flip through one of the photo books the globe released about each one. Or maybe I'll discuss with myself WHICH of the THREE was the sweetest. Enough about the Pats, maybe I'll divulge into the 2 Red Sox rings...or the Cs...or the Bruins getting Seguin and looking to climb back towards the top... By the way, how's life in Indy? Thanks for coming out.
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
Dragon, i do hear you, and here is a tidbit about The Colts and the Pats. When the Pats played Patriot football, they beat everyone up in the trenches, Manning had the Stats, and Brady the big wins, clutch wins. Then in 06 for one season, Manning learned how to play like Brady, a not so great offense that played to the score, many close games and won them, and got his SB ring.
Then in 07 we get Moss and Welker and Brady learned to play like Peyton, breaking records, MVP etc.
In Mannings career he is, I believe 9-10 in the playoffs, and in those losses, the greatest offense ever, maybe could only muster an average of 12 points in each of those 10 losses, and they always blamed their defense.
In 07 and 09 Brady's team in those 2 losses, had become the now greatest offense ever, and stat wise, Brady's best years. In his 2 losses with this great offense, his offense scored 14 points for his team, and they blamed, Pats fans blamed the defense. If the offense was so great, why only 14 points?
In 06 with Reche Caldwell, we scored 34 points against a great Colt D that year, and our 2 greatest years ever offensively, we scored a total of 28 points, in the 2 games we lost.
So having the great drafts the Colts have had means little in the end when you can't win with your so called strength, and same with the Pats, getting a great offense,it screws up and the D is blamed.
Last year our D played very well, #5 in points against in the league, and a great stat offense that couldn't score and more important, couldn't sustain a drive from mid 3rd 1/4 till the end. The D remains on the field for most of the second half, especially the Colt game. How many times, and how quickly did the offense give the Colts the ball back in the 4th quarter?
It is hard to know what your strengths are, and as the late great Redhead and BB have said among others: Stats are for losers!!