Re: Any Worries About Colts?
posted at 1/6/2014 11:24 AM EST
In response to agcsbill's comment:
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
To me the Colts will always be defined by their gutless decision not to go for the undefeated season when they had a chance at football immortality - a chance the Pats were gutsy enough to take even though it didn't work out. To Manning's eternal credit I believe he wanted to do it, but was overruled.
Guts (Patriots) over Cowardice (Colts) - that's how the franchises are defined.
i should give the Colts credit for having the awareness that Manning was not going to win them another Super Bowl given Rex Grossman's departure from the NFL. So, tanking the season and getting Andrew Luck was indeed a savvy move.
Though the Colts deserve some credit for unleashing Tony Dungy on the media pundit world, where he is now in the heat of competition for the most sanctimonious person on earth.
I thought stats didn't matter to pats fans, at least that's what I am always told when discussing Manning and Brady. The great and difficult irony is that undefeated season. When the pats selfishly attempted to go for it all and lost, you fans were left with maintaining this hypocritical stance - that that was important - while disdanining all other records. Then again we all knew you were hypocritical when you celebrated Brady's TD record until it was no longer his.
How much guts did it take to win those championships amidst a great cheating scandal. Gutsy stuff indeed.
Interesting response, UD, considering whenever discussions occur comparing Manning and Brady always come down to stats. So, when Pats fans use stats, to bolster their position, you scoff at them for it? As you celebrate Manning's statistical successes, to think Pats' fans can't for Brady is quite disengenuous.
Secondly, do you really understand what "spygate" was about? Amazing the conclusion many have come to regarding that "filming from an illegal location" mess as having an impact on the Pats successes over the years.
Yep - so when the team consciously decides that stats don't matter - whether or not individuals think otherwise- that's their path and it helped take the team to the superbowl by allowing players to get healthy.
I am sure that Manning and the players wanted to go for it. Fans did too, but we all wanted the colts to have an opportunity for a superbowl. The colts got to the superbowl. Mission accomplished at least as far as resting starters was concerned.