I believe the Bengals have the better weapons. If the Colts try to adjust to stop the run, then the Bengals "trio" of receivers will have solid games.
If the game is allowed to be a shoot-out, then I'd be somewhat worried if I was a Bengal fan....
but not much.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
I'm sure Baltimore said the same thing about the Bengals a couple of weeks ago. When defenses are exposed THAT BADLY, it has the tendency to wake them up and to fix the problem. It's a mistake to think that because the D was so bad the last couple of weeks, it's going to continue to be that bad all the time.
ON a positive note, yesterday was a great day for the Bengals. The Jets, Chiefs, and Broncos all lost. Heck, had the Jags lost it would have been a perfect day.
Remember, the people saying Jacksonville wouldn't win were basing it on the fact that Indy would be all fired up after losing the previous week and 2 out of last 3.
All fired up doesn't mean crap if you can't stop the run. Indy has a serious problem.
The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.
Next Monday should be a very good game...unless you like defense. Having Deltha back in the secondary should be a big help if for no other reason than to push Tory to the nickel back spot.
Is Bob Sanders supposed to be back next week for Indy?
Watch: the score of Cincy/Indy will be like 10-3.
If Rudi carries the ball 35+ times, the Bengals will win. (Acually, they've never lost with him carrying 25+ times, but it will take more against the Colts.)
"I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute
I was going to start a new Colts thread, but I did a search just in case we had one in the past. This isn't technically a Colts thread, but it'll do. It's really funny to read some of the posts in this thread considering how the season in question ended up. Especially this moron:
That dude has no idea what he's talking about.I haven't wanted to buy into that but I am starting to. As much as I like Dungy I've got to say that this is on him. Even with Tampa Bay his teams started out hot then faultered at the end of the season. That's two completely lack luster performances in a row. I would have thought losing to a bad Titans team would have brought some life to this team. And I think you're right if they don't completely change their approach I wouldn't be surprised if the Colts don't win another game, maybe Houston, maybe.
Anyway, I know there are a few Colts fans on this board and I figured we could use this thread to discuss the season.
I've been really impressed with the offense all season. I'm not sure if they've ever been better, I think Manning having a full training camp and pre-season has a lot to do with that. And since the Miami game the defense has looked good also. I'm pretty pumped for how this season could turn out (hopefully we don't have to play the Chargers).
EDIT: Guess we didn't have a "Tavern" back then. I'm sure this can be moved.
Not sure if the Colts Offense is that unstoppable or the Titans D just looked that bad.Either way another good day for Peyton who just makes it look routine just another day putting up 300 + yards passing.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
FWIW -- until Dungy won that Super Bowl, that quote summed up his career: nice guy, good defensive mind, good coach, teams fold in the playoffs. It's what got him bounced from Tampa.
Dungy proved a lot of doubters wrong, but that doesn't mean the position being taken by the doubters was illogical.
24 Years and Counting...
I'm not so sure about that. In the NFL, samples are so small, that it's virtually impossible to draw conclusions on that kind of thing. It's damned hard to win "the big ones" in the NFL. Very few teams do it consistently that a coach coming up short in those games a few times does not necessarily mean they're incapable of coaching in them.
I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.