Cowardly Colts' Organization Shows Its' True Colors

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    Can someone tell me why as Patriots fan we should care what the Colts do again?  More directly, could some of you STFU.  To characterize resting players as "coawardly" is just repeating back knee-jerk sports talk radio sensationalism.  Newsflash idiots, sports in general isn't ever important enough to warrant a "cowardly" label.  Worry about the Pats if you must and get a life if you will.

    P.S. So if the Colts beat the Pats in the playoffs are they still going to be a cowardly organization?

    P.P.S Don't complain about "Spygate" being sensationalized two years ago if you are going to do the same on this matter.
     
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    Ill quote Mike Ditka from Monday again for those who seem to be loosing their way with this story. - "When you are faced with a special opportunity to make history in this league you have an obligation to the fans and your team to go for it. The Colts had that opportunity and they chose to throw it away". end quote.

    History will always look to the Patriots as doing the right thing for the game and the Colts as missing an opportunity for selfish reasons. Mark my words - next year there will be rules in place to play starters in every game as front offices such as the Colts have can not be trusted to do the right thing for fans or players.

    Do all of you forget that Goodell was forced to air the final 2007 Patriots game to all viewers nationally because the game was so huge? The NFL itself looses ratings and equity because of the choice by the Colts owner and front office. They have fallen out of favor with league I'm sure. Hope the refs will now call a fair game in the play-offs. Itl be fun to see Manning and the Colts boo hoo-ing as they now will be called for molesting receivers on the opposing team while no flags gets thrown if the pass defense farts in the direction of Reggie Wayne or Dallas Clark. No more flags on the one yard line for dropped passes from 60 yards out Payton - Better get a new strategy!
     
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    A little off topic, but given that the Jets improbable playoff chances were given a big boost by wimpgate, and a matchup with the Pats in the first round is not unlikely, shouldn't Leon be coming around these parts soon?
     
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    From what I know about the Colts...  It seems that they're pretty thin due to injuries and players on IR.  A team can only go "next man up" so often before they run out of talent.  Unless were in the locker room and working with the teams medical personel, we have no idea how bang'd up these players are playing.  If the Colts want to make a legitimate SB run, they cannot afford to lose any of their cornerstone players.  Much like BB's 4th and 2 decision, we'll never know if it was the right thing to do.  If the Colts get healthy and play well, then Polian is right.  If they don't make it to the SB, then he's wrong.

    As a former college athlete, I know how long it can take to rehab injuries and aches/pains.  I wouldn't call the Colts organization cowards.  I think they're playing with fear.      
     
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    "If the Colts get healthy and play well, then Polian is right.  If they don't make it to the SB, then he's wrong."  

    Way too simplistic. The Colts could have easily played Peyton a couple of additional sets and seen if they could move the score up to a more comfortable margin. Resting him at 23-10 would have not caused the same outcry. It wasn't a matter of resting starters or not, it was a matter of the timing and how it was handled. Could have been handled better. Remember that Peyton has played very late into games that were a bit out of hand this year. Whether the Colts make it to the Super Bowl or not doesn't change that this situation could have been handled a lot better. If you don't believe me, go spend some time in a Colts football forum and hear what the fans have to say. I think you're also overlooking that going 19-0 would have been a special achievement that is well worth fighting for, even risking injury for, but that's another argument entirely. Finally, I'll simply point out the one year the Colts got no rest was the one year that they actually won the Super Bowl.

    " I wouldn't call the Colts organization cowards.  I think they're playing with fear."

    From the dictionary definition of coward: 

      lacking courage; very fearful or timid.
    3. proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity

    Notice that the definitions both include the word "fear" as you pointed out. I'm not sure if I'm willing to call the Colts cowards in general, that seems way too much, but it was surely a gutless move and those who played a part in that decision were, in my opinion, gutless in that moment. I've had gutless moments in my life, most of us have. Doesn't make us cowards if we try to do better. Let's see what the Colts do from here.


     
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    Let's go back to 2005

    Brilliant to lose to Miami.

    The Patriots should have beaten Denver, stupid penalties and turnvovers.  Referees screwed them.  Samuel phantom pass interference call, etc.

    IF they beat the Broncos, then the Patriots get the home field advantage against the Steelers.

    Nobody wanted to play the Steelers in the first 2 rounds that year.

    BB was brilliant in losing to Miami. Brilliant.  It almost worked.
     
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    Just like it was incredibly dumb to lose to the Jets.

    Manning was crying because he wanted to win.  He wanted to play. Like Clark, Saturday, and Wayne,  they are  players.
     
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    I do think BB tanked the Dolphins game to a certain degree.  Not as bad as the Colts tanked the Jets game or not quite as obvious.  I did watch  the entire 2005 game.
     
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    Benarkis, the Steelers and a few other teams were playing for thier spot in the playoffs at the same time.  The fear of the Steelers is something new to me.  I recall that the Steelers had a rookie QB and nobody thought they would go far.  The Colts were the favorite that year.  I don't think any team has ever tanked (Including Colts) to face or not face an opponnent in the playoffs.  You have to beat every team.  If the Pats thought the Steelers were the best team than they would have figured on seeing them in the AFC championship.  They pulled most of thier starters after the first because they didn't care whether they got the 3rd or 4th seed.  But there is proof that they tried to win the game and they almost did.
     
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    This thread keeps rolling on....kinda like a truck in the middle of the night. The Baltanapolis Geldings are use to this...no?




     
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    I'm gonna say this again . . .

    In three weeks, every single one of those deuschebags will have forgotten all about Polian and all this brouhaha, and will be in the stands or in front of their TVs bellowing like morons every time Johnny Zebra leads the Colts down the field.
     
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    No doubt pmike - colts fans sound like this message board the day after a pats loss.  And yet all those pats fans are back here the following week saying something completely different. 

    Maybe "fans" (from fanatic) should be changed to "fics" from fickle.
     
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    At least you would think Irsay would have some sense of history since he came to Indianapolis on a Mayflower.
     
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    hey, caraway.. yeah...it is a fun string... especially the tete-a-tete between dogg and TP.  Starting to see regurgitation of the same points now.... either way...  the Colts organization chickened out.  They didn't go down fighting!!  Don't lose your last game until you actually "lose" it, not give it away!!
     
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    A Colts fan comments:

    It is not about the Super Bowl, a perfect season, which players get to play or rest, or management prerogative.

    It is about a professional competition with paying customers. Members of both teams have a contractual responsibility to every customer to play to win. The ticket was purchased to see a game – an honest and earnest competition in which both teams do whatever it takes to win. Customers did not pay to see a practice or an exhibition or to observe an opportunity for 2nd and 3rd string players to gain experience.

    In every professional sport, it is always about playing to win in every competition. It is not about the win/loss record to date or what might happen in the next game or what might happen in the playoffs. It is about winning the competition in which you are currently engaged. Losing is never an option.

    In my opinion, not playing to win is to perpetuate a fraud upon paying customers who had a more than reasonable expectation to see a true full-out competition.
     
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    Good posts.

    What more can be written?

    Oh yeah! GO PATRIOTS!
     
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    Yapple - That was good.

    Dogg
    While Polian's reasonings for not going for it were versed well in advance, he shouldn't have had those reasonings.  Not going for it was an organizational decision.  What about a team decision?  Who cares about most wins in a decade?  That is an organizational goal which the players could care less about.  Most of them weren't on the team 10 years ago and played only a small part in the record.  Or longest regular season streak?  How long did it take the Colts to break the Pats record?  2 years? Who cares?  17-0 is going on 40 YEARS and still no one has broken it.  Polian needs a clue.  A team goal should have been 19-0.  Who cares about a SB ring if you can be a member of a team that accomplished 19-0?  19-0 is better than a SB ring because it includes a ring by definition. 
    I also don't agree with your reasonings about the rest only counts for the first game.  A week off to rest up from accumulated weariness can help with more than just one game.  But an adrenaline rush from going for 19-0 would compensate.
     
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    TP, the Colts organization will never be able to escape the fact they stared history straight in the face and "blinked"!  The Colts will go down as the greatest franchise ever to be so good in the "regular" season to only give it up time and time again when it REALLY counts!
     
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