The colts 9-4 with mirrors...

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by RollTide, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. SawdustMan

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    Not greatness. But that doesn't mean they still aren't a quality team. Again, you're reading too much into stats IMO. Good teams find ways to win games, whether it's flashy or not.
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  2. CheeseheadTitan

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    I think that the Colts have benefited from some luck (note this is not a play on words here) this season...but they have been in position to capitalize on this luck as well.

    Andrew Luck is a very good rookie QB...at this point he is slightly further along than Locker on his progression, but I would hesitate before saying that this difference is very big.

    For those talking about conspiracies, etc....get over it. There are good calls and bad calls in every game. In the first game between us and the Colts there were bad calls that went the Colts' way....they capitalized on those, and beat us . The last game there were bad calls that went our way...we were outplayed in the second half, lost a 13 point lead, and lost. One was no more important than the other....they won, then we lost. That is all on coaching and execution IMO.

    Also, over the past 15 years the Colts have consistently been in the second half of the first round draft-wise...yet they somehow manage to figure out ways to maintain team talent for the most part. We have not, despite being in an equivalent, if not slightly higher, draft position during the same time frame. That is not luck...that is effective FO management.

    All of that said, I agree with RT...the Colts will probably regress next year, with a tougher schedule and loss of the element of surprise. What we do next season is anyone's guess. We have talent, we just can't seem to elevate to an NFL level of play on a consistent enough basis. Hopefully that changes....soon.
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  3. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    Look all you want- it still comes off as sour grapes. Are you really suggesting that the Colts won't or can't benefit from this year's experience and be an improved team?
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  4. JCBRAVE

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    2011 Titans, Lions, and Bengals = 2012 Colts

    If you think we benefited any from 9-7 please explain. We're 4-9 one year later
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  5. CalgaryTitansFan

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    Bengals look pretty good this year....
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  6. RavensShallBurn

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    They're exactly the same team they were last year... they're good, not great. They are capable of beating anyone, but they're incredibly inconsistent.

    This year, they did destroy the Giants which was huge. But they're probably going to get swept by the Steelers and Ravens again.

    They still don't beat winning teams very often.
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  7. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    wins are wins bro
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    What I see in the Colts is a well run organization and good coaching. They drafted Luck #1 because they plain sucked last year (although they did beat the Titans late in the year).

    But in one year they drafted a franchise QB and Luck is going to be the real deal.
    They rebuilt almost their whole team and had as many holes as the Titans. They even had their HC leave because of cancer and they still have a better HC than us.

    That to me looks like a team that is going to get better. Sure they are benefitting in some ways from a weaker schedule, like we did last year, but when you watch them play they don't lay down like the Titans do so often. It pains me to say it but they will be the team to beat in our division in a few years.
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  9. GoT

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    ponies suck
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  10. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    Sad that this forum has come to this...You can't be remotely critical of the Titans or acknowledge any of their rivals without being told to jump ship by some ignorant idiot.
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