If Luck were to get hurt badly, I actually have all the faith in the world that the team would find a way to rebuild. The NFL is so much bigger than any one player and the Colts have proven that they have the ability to build pretty good teams. This isn't the NBA where losing Lebron puts you into basketball Siberia. The Colts could lose Luck but still be playoff caliber team in 3 years. Not that I want that to happen but in the NFL it is possible. Which is why the NBA will never rival the NFL.
And anyone who says Mannings INTs were as good as punts is missing the point. The whole team was built for him to put up points, and when Manning played that poorly, we lost probably 8-9 out of 10 games. My point was the SB win was a complete team effort.
Here's hoping Donnie Avery has put in some extra time with Andrew this week. Patriots are not going to let Reggie Wayne beat them this week and they'll have something planned to take him out of the equation. Dink and dunk baby, dink and dunk with some run thrown in to help our defense stay off the field and keep Brady on the sidelines too.
At least we're going to have these two guys:
That's a nice looking dog.
here is all I am gonna say about the situation, Colts with Manning right now 7-2, not a lot of cap space and selling out all home games, future uncertain, Colts without Manning, but with Luck, 6-3 A TON of cap space for next year (most in NFL) and can sign many good players still selling out all home games, also team has a VERY bright future...... which do you prefer......
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I dont get why pats get so much credit There beatable and once Brady retires they will suck again. lol and there going to be one and done in the playoffs again.
There are things lining up in this game that really have me intrigued. One of the main reasons Indy has had success is their 3rd-down success rate. And NE is 31st in the league, defensively, in that category.
Luck is also going against their 29th-ranked pass defense.
Most the experts are predicting a NE win, even a blowout. I just don't know that's going to happen. I think it'll be closer than most think, and I actually think Indy has a chance to win this thing. They've had a week and a half to prepare, we're getting a few guys back... If our D can put pressure on Brady, which I think they can with Mathis and Freeney both back, and if we can control Ridley.... I really really like our chances.
What I want to see the most is how Luck will respond to his first national under the spotlight game. He did in college and now the big test with the nation watching in the NFL. Even our former HOF QB wilted a few times in this weekend's anticipated atmosphere. Of course personally I think he'll do fine, but we'll see how the TY Hilton's on our team react.
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Which have improved quite a bit lately. He looked much better on the road at Tennessee and Jacksonville than he did Chicago and New York. Of course, the Pats are obviously a lot better than Tennessee or Jacksonville. But I do think that the two recent road victories have been HUGE mentally for this young team.
I don't think this kind of atmosphere will be too big for him. I do think the Pats will get out to a good sized lead by halftime like they normally do, then the Colts will counter and the Pats will flounder in the 2nd half like they normally do against the Colts. It might take Luck a couple quarters to figure things out, but we'll get it going. I still think the Pats will win by 14+, but it will be entertaining.
Of course, nothing would please me more than to see the Colts beat the crap out of the Pats and have Luck tackle Belicheat.
Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.