Originally Posted by TommyBrady12
I was thinking that. They may have also thought that the Jets would have to play us in the first round and that they would give us a hard time. Revis owns Moss at this point. But Indy would have to play the winner of Cincy/Denver. If Denver wins that, then Indy plays them and taht would be a cakewalk as you said,. However, i don't think the bengals would be easy. Not with Carson palmer. no way. The colts struggle against teams with good QBs.
I agree with both you and Bos 33333, there is PO implicaitons for the colts lost, that if things stay as they are, might heklp the colts . ..
as for the colts not playing the full game, i have to simply tip my cap to the colts coaches and management. i think it was great that they look to the ultimate goal of the SB victory as opposed to a 16-0. if there backups come thru and win, so be it . . .
but for me, after 2007, i don't want ANY distractions on my team. i sincerely believe we beat GB in SB 42 had we played them even with all those distractions, but given the the giants where there and they were closer to us, those ditractions I think closed the gap on the margin of error
moving forward, till TB has 5 rings, tying Bart Starr, i don't want to see another 19-0 attempt, i do want one, and hope we are in position for one, but i don't want to to be thinking in December, what is going to happen in Feb and who are we going to meet and are the distractions too much to overcome what ever gap is between us and the NFC representative. If we know in December we will play a team that we match up well against, well maybe go for it, but we might not . . . in 07 we ran into a team that we beat in week 17 (and who was "responsible" for letting us go 16-0 even tho other teams could of stopped us, but they were the last and perhaps given some blame, so they had extra revenge on their hands in sb 42), had a team that matched uo well against us, spygate resurfaced, [thank you mr. tomase], and the perfect season stuff, a lot of stuff going on pregame, perhaps not all of that perfect storm will be there in another run of the mill 19-0 season, but why have it . . .
i do want a 19-0 before tb retires, but i don't want the perfect storm of 2007. it sad don't really want to blame the refs, but we were close enough even with all the stuf spinnning aorun to win if a few calls went our way. . . . i remember P burress pushed on the first NYG possession, that if they call the hit to the face on first down, they go 3 and out instead of a 9 min fg drive to open the game, the delay to give the ball to Pwoods on the fumble recovery, and the holding on the tyree catch. i can see how all three were call, let the teams play, so not as bad as some in which we were hosed on in prior years, but if any of those three go our way we win . . . i really wanted a 19-0
I am glad that we went for it once in 2007 and would want us to make the first try, but for tries 2 and 3, i rather want till we get two more 2bs