Also, I call jinx on Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. The Colts have been blown out in both games they've called this season.
I'm not getting riled up about this one. Did you guys really expect us to win or even go down to the wire with NE?
Our record is great and the nice thing is we see some legitimate building blocks and some true effort and enthusiasm from the team. But, despite the win streak, I hold no illusions that this team can compete with an experienced, well - coached, legit contender on the road.
We've benefitted from a friendly schedule, no doubt. Doesn't take anything away from the positives, but they have to be realistic. I hope we squeeze out the playoffs just for the experience, but if we don't it's not a surprise, and it doesn't cancel out some of the positives that have been established. There's just a lot more work to be done.
Glad we aren't playing this team again for a few years. Good riddance.
On the bright side of things, Andrew Luck downs another record with most 300 yard games in a season for a rookie.
Belichick is a douche. Now there's something we can all agree on!
I went to the Colts' Facebook page to discuss the game and of course it's getting slammed by Pats trolls. I hate that stupid team and their ******** fans. I can't wait to see them lose in the playoffs.
Rob Gronkowski getting X-rays on forearm
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 18, 2012, 8:36 PM EST
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is being checked for a possible injury to his forearm.
PFT has learned that Gronkowski is getting X-rays on his forearm this evening, following Sunday’s blowout win over the Colts in which he had seven catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
Gronkowski was not made available to the media in the locker room after the game.
we all know the Colts lost because Vontae Davis wasn't there to pick off Brady the fourth time in four games ;)
From a Patriots perspective, a loss would have been far preferable to a Gronkowski broken arm.
out 4-6 weeks, confirmed broken
Hate to sound like a dick, but it serves them right for keeping the starters in there that late in the game. **** you, New England.
To be fair, Gronkowski wasn't in at all on that final drive. He only came in because he's part of the extra point team and his arm was broken on a freak play there is my understanding.
Our running game was great in the first half, but Arians went away from it for some reason
Gronkowski had already been removed for the game on offense. You really only have one extra point unit so he was going to be on it if the score was 7-7, 59-24, or 24-59. This is the NFL and you have a 42 man active game day roster besides the kicker, punter, and long snapper. You can't rest everybody. The sure-fire way to INCREASE the odds of people getting hurt is to run out guys who have not practiced with that special teams unit.
You can of course make the argument that starters should not be part of special teams units, but that is not the Belichick philosophy. Special teams is 1/3 of the game, and the wide receivers, tight ends, safeties, defensive backs, running backs and essentially all of the best athletes play on the special teams. Welker, Woodhead, Edelman, Gronkowski, Ridley, Vareen, and other key offensive players fill special teams roles every game.
Is a halfback dive not good enough to kill the clock?
If you score on that play (a HB or FB dive), fine. You should never "stop" playing. But why the need for "style" points? Is the NFL using a BCS system that I was unaware of?
Sources: Brady out with ACL tear
If you scroll through the pages, it's clear that the overwhelming majority of fans were sad to see the injury. Colts fans never wanted Brady hurt. Why would we want that? The rivalry was infinitely better when Brady and Manning were healthy. I wanted to beat a Patriots team with Brady on it. Notice how the 08 victory against the Pats was not brought up in the thread about most memorable Pats-Colts games. It was boring compared to the previous matchups because of the Brady injury.
From that thread I linked to:
I hope the speculation is wrong. Best wishes to Tom on a speedy recovery.
Indeed. It's horrible to see a great player go out like that. Best of luck to him.
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Agreed. I detest BB and "some" Pats fans, but I have no problem with Brady. I hope he's OK.
Wow hate to see it even to a team that I despise. Brady I have no problem with.. he has succeeded in perhaps the hardest market to make do so.
well if it had to happen, then it's best to happen early in the season so that he'll be ready for the start of next year. hopefully he has a speedy recovery.
This sucks... I have a great amount of disdain and good-natured sports hatred for the Pats, but to have the MVP go down in the first game is something I wouldnt wish on anyone....
Really hate to see any player get hurt, but especially someone that has been such a great player for years. I hope that Brady can come back next year without any problem.
I feel bad for Tom Brady as a player. You hate to see a guys career sidetracked or even ended like that.
A couple of Pats fans noticed how classy the Colts fans were being:
Wow, you guys over here are real classy! Thank you for all the kind words and support.
I just wanted to congratulate you all on staying classy. We've seen many fans on other team boards gloating over Brady's injury. It really made me feel good reading all your posts saying what happened to Tom is sad and all your best wishes comments.
After reading through that thread again, it's clear that the overwhelming majority of Colts fans on the most popular Colts message board were extremely sympathetic about the Brady injury. The Colts fans were so classy about it that a couple of Pats fans stopped by the thread to thank them. This whole notion you have that Colts message boards were exploding with glee about the Brady injury is just false. Which ones did that? Where is the link to it? I went into the archives of the most popular message board and have shown that the fans did not behave that way. Most message boards have archives that go back for many many years, so the evidence should not be too hard to find.
What gadget play are you talking about, the Edelman end-around? At that point the score was 45-24 and there was 11 or 12 minutes left in the game. Is Luck capable of leading the Colts to three touchdowns in 11 minutes? Of course he is. Dan Orlovsky did it last year.
After that TD, what did the Patriots do? 1 dump-off pass to Vareen, 8 rushes by Vareen, 1 rush by Ridley, and 1 pass to Welker on 3rd-and-long. That's it.
Well it's not a Colts board per se, but I remember the IU/Peegs boards just reveling in Brady's injury. Several Colts fans had "the hit" as their avatar.
LuckSwagger saying "I would have rather seen Brady get smashed" certainly reminded me of that reaction.
To be honest though it was the Pittsburgh and NY Jets fans who actually made and sold versions of the Bernard Pollard T-shirts such as this one: http://justamemo.com/wp/wp-content/u...rd-graphic.jpg
It was also the Jets boards that erupted with joy last night at the Gronkowski news.
OK, so a few idiots on an IU board changed their avatar, probably for attention. And they didn't go near as far as you say Pitt and Jets fans did. A peegs board doesn't reflect mainstream Colts fans, IMHO. Coltfreaks is the mainstream Colts board as that is the board that most NFL fans will visit if they want to talk to the Colts fans. And the reaction there was overwhelmingly classy. It was so classy that some Pats fans stopped by to thank the Colts fans.
It wouldn't make sense for Colts fans to celebrate the Brady injury because the Colts also had a HOF QB back then who they relied on. Manning is just as human as Brady, so why celebrate a Brady injury when it's just as likely that something could happen to Manning? It was always possible that Manning himself would have a bad injury someday, and we all know that's exactly what happened three years later.