Originally Posted by redsfanmia
I agree about the 7 key starters being out and I actually agree with you about the practicing. I see you live in Texas do you get to watch the games? The Colts were not as sharp as they have been in the past when they were healthy. There were contracts disputes and malcontents speaking out in the media, I do not remember that happening under Dungy. The Colts make more mistakes now then they ever did when Tony Dungy was coach. The Colts are not close to being the same team they were under Dungy, Caldwell is not in the same class as Dungy and I do not think he gets the same respect as Dungy did. Just my opinion.
Injuries happen in the NFL. To use it as an excuse doesn't fly with me. And to be honest the Colts have been very lucky with injuries over the past handful of years. Guys like Manning, Wayne, or Harrison never were out injured. Its amazing to me the injury free streak that Manning has had. To me its almost more impressive that he really has never had a minor injury. Dude has been scratch free his entire career.
As for Dungy this may be unpopular with Colts fans but I think he held the team back. IMO they should have won at least 2 Super Bowls with him at the helm. I feel as if they always underachieved in the playoffs under Dungy. As for Caldwell the jury is out way too early. Heck they did just make it to the Super Bowl last season and if it weren't for some gutsy coaching (Sean Payton) and an awful INT (Payton Manning) the Colts may have been champs last season.