I don't know why people who supposedly watch the game couldn't get that Edge was never the same running back after his knee injury. And while I'm certain he would have been an ultra-productive back in almost any system (pre-injury), he also benefitted enormously by playing in the Colt's offense that so effectively forces the defense to cover the entire field and stay attacking with the no huddle to wear them down.The rest of it can be found here:
The Colts are donkeys because…
… they decided to pay No. 1 money for a No. 2 receiver rather than re-sign the most productive running back in the history of football and the most important and under-appreciated cog in Indy’s offensive machine.
Indy general manager Bill Polian (pictured here) made it clear at the end of the 2005 season that he was more committed to wideout Reggie Wayne than he was to James.
Polian was so committed to Wayne that he doled out No. 1 money for this No. 2 receiver when he signed him three weeks ago. Wayne will make $2.6 million in 2006 and reportedly received a $13.5 million signing bonus with his six-year deal. It is possible that Wayne will be the most highly paid No. 2 receiver in football this year.
This move is nothing less than brutal salary-cap mismanagement and symbolic of a GM that fails to understand the concept of value. (This is the same GM who drafted Wayne in the first round of the 2001 draft and tight end Dallas Clark in the first round of the 2003 draft when the Colts clearly had more pressing needs on defense.)
Wayne is certainly a fine player, but the Colts paid him like he’s irreplaceable. The truth is that there are plenty of guys around the league who can put up Wayne numbers (an average of 61 catches, 833 yards and 5.6 TDs per season), and they can do it for less money.
The Colts will soon find that James is much harder to replace. After all, as has been widely reported here and only here, James is the most productive offensive player in the history of the NFL.
He averages 125.7 yards from scrimmage per game, No. 1 all time. The No. 2 player on the list is a pretty fair ballcarrier named Jim Brown.