Re: Message to Colts fans
posted at 9/9/2011 1:53 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Message to Colts fans
[QUOTE]I will freely admit that it pains me to see Manning go down this way. He was the only guy with a legitimate shot to make Brett Favre disappear forever (outside of discussions of history's most prolific interception machines, of course) and I'm not ashamed to say that I was fervently rooting for him to do it. As for those pointing out that the Colts have painted (hee hee) themselves into a corner -- and no, dogg(gggg), Collins isn't any good -- it's all well and good to misremember what we all thought of Matt Cassell in 2008 . . . and further, to credit him for things he didn't do that season. Although Cassell progressed to an acceptable degree, he was a train wreck early and the Pats won more in spite of him than because of him. I'm perfectly happy that Matt Cassell took advantage of his rare opportunity and turned his blind good fortune into a ton of money, but he's not a very good quarterback. The good news in Indy is that they play in a patty-cake division and, despite what I like to call Arizona Cardinals Syndrome . . . that is, clever pundits continually pretending you are much better than you really are . . . I'll believe the Texans can make the playoffs when the last gun sounds and they're not mathematically eliminated. It's tough to watch your quarterback -- and one of the games top guns -- disappear before your very eyes, but if nothing else, we're going to find out what kind of fans they have in Indy this year.
Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]
pmike - I am asking the question not completely on a rhetorical basis. I am curious what people think of Collins. He's nobody special, true, but what back up is? What he is, is capable or capable enough to manage the team.
Your comments basically fit my point. What would you have the colts do? Sure they could hope to draft and develop the best back up ever, but didn't they at least try that? I am not sure Polian told Irsay "we need a back up - lets find the worst piece of sht we can find". To which Irsay responded - "great thinking bill".
Now, as for the patty cake division comment - I have demonstrated that these feelings are not entirely correct where the past is concerned although they are entirely correct this year and made moreso after Del Rio let Garrard go. That said with 8 games vs. the AFC North and NFC South - I don't see an easy schedule for them this year (should beat the bengals).
Indy fans will be fine, but if we seem a little frazzled, think back a couple of years and how pats fans were then.