SUPER BOWL REPORT CARD, Saints v. Colts

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    spot on
     
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    Good Job Pat. I'd also like to add an A+ to Refs for keeping the Flags in their pockets and Letting the teams decide the game.
     
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    " Perhaps the Colts would have been better served had they made more use of Addai and Brown."

    I was thinking the same thing.

    They forgot the lessons of 2006 when Addai and Rhodes ran them to a Championship. If they had just run the ball in the closing drive I feel they could have tied it up.
     
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    Under the coaching column.  Running 3 times and going 3 and out at end of 1st half was a priceless blunder.
     
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    One thing you didn't have mentioned in your analysis was whether or not the game was entertaining. I found it boring. Those were the two best offenses in the league just marching up and down the field. The game-breaking play was obviously the on-side kick. Without that kick the Colts have more offensive possessions and probably win the game. It wasn't like watching the Patriots defense but it was close.

    So its come to this; offense heavily tilted to win championships. Is this now the NBA? Will we start seeing scores of 100-96?

    I'm glad Peyton has cemented his legacy as one of the world's greatest choke artists but this SB really lacked anything I found exciting to watch. Is it impossible to get a holding call on an offensive lineman anymore?

    I'm not impressed with what I saw. If the league doesn't do something to address the rule changes/emphasis they've adopted then I'm going to lose interest in this game. That was probably the most forgettable SB ever or at least right behind Colts/Bears and Stealers/Seahawks.

    The "Golden Age of the SB" is over.
     
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    ONE LESS CRITIC TO HEAR FROM.
     
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    I was struck by the fact that I haven't seen a team this year who I would consider good or great at coverage.  I'm sure people will bring up Revis and the Jets top ranked defense but even Brady playing unbrady like threw for 216 yards the first game and 310 the second game vs the Jets.  I think NFL defenses have to adjust to focus on rushing the QB and jumping routes for INT's because putting coverage schemes does not work.  There is no such thing as a coverage sack, somebody is always open.
     
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    How can you be good or great at coverage?
    The way the rules are you have to be a CB with eyes in the back of his head.
    CB is now the most expensive franchise tag outside of QB; if you can find one named Sampson that can actually play well then he needs to get paid heftily.

    The rules have completely ruined the chance of a great defensive team winning the SB. The 2000 Ravens wouldn't have made the playoffs today the way the rules are.

    I guess if this is the product we're stuck with than so be it although this kills the Pats' formula for winning. It would seem the way to win is to have the number one offense and enough defense to get one three and out a game.
     
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    Tex, I agree those rules are what created the 2007 Pats.... and the Colts, and the Cardinals and the Saints.  Since 2004 the best way to win is to put the ball in the QB's hand, it is the easiest way to exploit a defense.  I just can't see a dominating defense coming in to the playoffs and keeping teams to less than 15 points to win a SB.  Nowaday the best defense may be a good offense.
     
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    I think the Colts 1st quarter domination was due as much to Brees/Saints big game jitters than anything else. As soon as they settled down we got the all Saints second quarter. Even though they only score 6 points it still felt like they were in control.
     
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    Tex,

    I'll have to go back and look at the tapes of the 2000 Ravens and 85 Bears but I bet there was a lot of contact between the DBs and the receivers; contact that would create a Peyton flag today.

    Those were "tough" teams. They liked to hit people in the mouth. That's good enough for a one and out playoff appearance now.

    This offseason everyone is going to go nuts drafting QBs, receivers, DEs and CBs. The first one to get a bunch of good receivers and a pass rusher wins. No other way of playing football can work. So there will be many more boring efforts like last night.
     
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    I thought it was HUGE coaching mistake on fourth and goal one minute left not to call a time out (they had two).
     
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    Play of the game= onside kick, turned the entire game.  The interception was the icing on the Saint's cake.
     
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    TexasPat,

    As a Colts fan I agree with most of your assessment with a couple of exceptions.  The O-line was the bright spot on the team.  They didn't let the Saints get to Manning and opened up some good holes for Addai to run through.  I'd bump your B to and A-.

    As for the COlts coaching grade, I'd give them a solid F.  Trying to run out the clock at the end of the first half after stuffing the Saints at the goalline was inexcusable.  They had just under 2 minutes to work with and should have been able to at least get into field goal range.  Unlike Sean Payton, Jim Caldwell was coaching not to lose instead of coaching to win.
     
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    Garcon's dropped pass in the 2nd qtr didnt just "zhort circuit" that drive for Indy, it changed the momentum in the game. Indy was totally in control at that point and looked like they were headed for another score

    The drop brought to mind KFaulk's mid-field fumble at the end of the 1st half in the Denver playoff game 4 years ago. Pats were up 3-zip at the time and looking solid against the favored Broncos, but the fumble changed everything, and the Pats never recovered

    They still had their shots in that game (Just like Indy did yesterday). Would have taken the lead if not for the Bailey interception

    But it's the fumble (and a few other gaffes), I remember most about that one

    Good job, Tex. Thorough

     
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