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    Default Re: Bill Polian compliments work Caldwell has done with winless Colts

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    First off you'd need to explain a few things that would allow someone to be this type of 'crazy like a fox' manager that could pull this off.

    How would Polian know when Luck was going to declare for the draft? He'd need inside knowledge, and even then there's no guarantee a kid would do what he says he would. Plus, he'd need to have projected Luck early on is who he wants to plot out a tanking course for the season that will be Luck's last college season. And he'd need to be prepared to throw Manning under the bus because it's hard to see Polian knowing Manning would be unavailable the season he needs to tank.

    Why would Polian want to tank the very year the SB is to be held at home? I'd think that would be the year he's pulling out all the stops to give Peyton and the team at a real sporting coup.

    How could Polian have known that Peyton was going to miss all or a majority of the season back when he would've needed to fast track his evil genius plan? Would Polian have really made his preparations to tank this season even with Manning expected to play and the SB at the Luke?

    If the Colts are tanking why is it happening with the same unaddressed problems as in the past... A too small defense playing a scheme that is tailor made to funnel teams into the perfect offense to compete with the Colts (ball control and keep Manning on the bench)? ST's that are weak. Weakness at the backup QB spot. Weak coaching. Those things don't sound like a plan that culminates in a tanked season... they sound like inept management. Or management that is too arrogant to admit to a changing landscape that pundits and fans see but would question the manager's perceived greatness if he appeared moved by the fans and media.
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    You're correct, I misread you. I thought you meant Polian circled 2011-2012 on his calendar to make sure he had one of his worst Indy teams in place to vault them to the top of the "Suck for Luck" campaign.

    So if you're saying once Manning was out and the team already lost 4 or 5 games then he decided the tank was on then that is different. But it also means he absolutely did a horrible job setting this team up for this season... and when the SB was in Indy. tsk tsk tsk...
    That would be 100% correct.

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    What would be the record of this team, right now, had Jim Harbaugh been made head coach last offseason? 5-5? 4-6? 6-4?

    Personally I think the attitude and execution would be totally different. Face it, with this staff, the moment Peyton was for sure out for game 1, it was like Bob Marley's song "No woman no cry" was being piped through the locker room with new lyrics "No Peyton, no chance".

    They would have never gotten into the pity party, fold-like-a-cheap-suit mode they are in now, under Harbaugh.

    Leadership matters.

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    What would be the record of this team, right now, had Jim Harbaugh been made head coach last offseason? 5-5? 4-6? 6-4?

    Personally I think the attitude and execution would be totally different. Face it, with this staff, the moment Peyton was for sure out for game 1, it was like Bob Marley's song "No woman no cry" was being piped through the locker room with new lyrics "No Peyton, no chance".

    They would have never gotten into the pity party, fold-like-a-cheap-suit mode they are in now, under Harbaugh.

    Leadership matters.
    Well given what we have at QB maybe 3-7 at best. Sure there may be a psychological factor involved. But it doesn't change the fact that this defense is small.

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    Default Re: Bill Polian compliments work Caldwell has done with winless Colts

    This year's team is essentially the same as last years', minus Peyton. So, we would have likely been a 9-11 win team this year.

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    Well given what we have at QB maybe 3-7 at best. Sure there may be a psychological factor involved. But it doesn't change the fact that this defense is small.
    The defense has been small Peyton's entire tenure. Nothing's changed there.

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    The defense has been small Peyton's entire tenure. Nothing's changed there.
    I know but given what we have as a backup QB who can't make up the difference that's where good coaching would come in.

    And at best we'd be 3-7 that's what I meant though.

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