Sunday, October 12, 2008

Questions Answered

Can we finally get a W in the new stadium? Hell yeah we can. And with authority, over a good team. Your Indianapolis Colts dominated on both sides of the ball. Defensively we stopped the run, holding McGahee and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens running backs to 51 total rushing yards. Plus we created 4 turnovers, three picks and a fumble. Now that's more like it. Couple that with four sacks and it's little wonder the Ravens only managed a measly 3 points.
Offensively, we looked like the potent, high scoring team we thought we would see all season. Looks like the rust may finally be shaken off. Manning was sharp, with a 63 yard bomb to Marv to start things off. Add a 22 yarder to Reg, and a 67 yarder also to Reg that was called back because of a holding penalty and lookout AFC. We did lose Joe to a hamstring injury, but Dom filled in nicely with 78 yards. We needed this win, moreover this kind of win badly. Our confidence looks to be back, and in the nick of time, as Zoo pointed out, our schedule is brutal the next month.
Other thoughts:

-Welcome back Marv. I'll gladly eat a little crow. He absolutely blew by McAlister on that bomb for the TD.

-No turnovers. That's huge against the league's best D.

-Mathis is a freaking machine. Three more sacks and another fumble recovery. With teams keying on Dwight, he's able run wild and wreak havoc in pass situations. Hey Zoo, time to find a nickname for this guy.

-Finally, can we get a Colts game out here on the left coast? Hey CBS, specifically KOIN, the Raiders suck. We don't live anywhere near Oakland and no one cares about them. At least show a watchable game.

Badeep, Badeep, that's all folks. Go Horse.

the Dude

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2 more years with the Feisty One

The Pacers just made the best move of their off season by signing Mr. Feisty, Jeff Foster to a 2 year extension. They also traded the much maligned Shawne Williams to Rick Carlisles' Mavs for 15 year veteran Eddie Jones, cash and 2 second round picks. And, meanwhile, they continue to shop Tinsley around. I suppose once we get rid of him, we will finally have the 'character' team that we want....which is a sub .500 team. Now we just have to become a good basketball team. Unfortunately, some fans think that a good character team will bring the fans back, but let me tell you what brings fans in, and that would be W's. Just ask the Trailblazers. Because when they were the Jailblazers and they were winning, the fans still showed up, they just complained about character. When the Jailblazers began losing, THEN the fans stopped showing up. Now, I'm not saying that there isn't something to be said for good character players, but we can't construct a team without making basketball ability a top priority. Maybe once we rid ourselves of Mr. T (insley), we can get back to focusing on basketball and not morals. No one goes out every year to win the Sportsmanship Trophy. In fact, the Sportsmanship award usually goes to a bench player.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lucky Horseshoe

Wow, what a game! Talk about "snatching victory from the jaws of defeat". Thank you Sage Rosenfels. All he had to do was slide and the Texans probably win and we are off to a 1-3 start and lifting the cover off the panic button. Instead he goes helicopter, fumbles, and Bracket gets the TD. Then, Robert Mathis has the defensive play of the year, in my opinion, and lays out to strip Rosenfels, and recovers the fumble to boot. Top that you say. Well, let the chants of REG-GIE, REG-GIE rain down in Indy again, because I still don't know how Wayne hung onto that ball and got his feet in. We showed a lot of heart in a game we should have lost. I know these two Naptowners were ready to throw in the towel. Shoulda known better. This is what championship teams do; win games they have no business winning. Still there are a lot of questions that need to be answered:

-Will our defense ever stop the run?
-How good is Bob, that he changes our whole D by himself?
-Will Ugoh be back next week to shore up that O-Line?
-Can Peyton and Wayne or Marv hook up for that ever elusive deep ball?
-Will the overrated Titans lose this weekend?

We have a tough game this weekend against the stingy Baltimore defense. It's time to put together a complete game and put the hurt on a good team. LET'S GO HORSE!

the Dude

Sunday, October 5, 2008


That would be Forced Fumble, Fumble Recovery, Touchdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am SHOCKED! That last post was posted with 5 and a half minutes left in the game, and the Colts down 27-10. I'm sure you know what happened next. Oooooooooooooooooeee! This win could be a season changer but we still have some serious business to take care of. Besides that last 5 minutes, the D was invisible not to mention the invisible O as well. But hey, as they say, a W is a W is a W is a holy crap i can't believe we got that W! WooooooooooooooooooHoooooooo! Party is back on!
-one elated zoo

Houston, we have a problem

Houston, we lost to HOUSTON! The party might be cancelled...
-one pissed off zoo

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gallop poll

WOW, according to our poll, 60% of voters have the Colts winning 9 or less games, while the other 40% have the Colts at no better than 11 games. If we only win 9 games this year, that would mean we would have to win 8 of our 13 remaining games. And after looking at the schedule, it looks entirely possible that we could lose 8 of those 13. This year we play every team in the AFC North, so that includes Pittsburgh and Baltimore, both tough, and later in the season we have Cleveland and Cincinnati, both of whom could easily turn things around by the end of the season. Then throw in 3 tough division games, 2 vs Tennessee and another against Jacksonville. And then add San Diego, New England, Green Bay and 2 vs Houston and I guess we'll see how tough we really are. For the first time in years, I'm worried about whether or not we make the playoffs instead of worrying about how we're going to do when we get there. The power in the AFC is shifting, but, hey, I still have confidence in the Horse, we're not done yet. Besides, the party is at my house...