09-08-2011, 06:38 PM
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Re: OT:When the Colts win 10-11 games will everyone stop saying
Originally Posted by TheTruth3402
If Indy is worse than .500, I think their offensive line is going to be more to blame than the loss of Manning. I seriously question their decision to let starting LT Charlie Johnson go.
That team is talented on offense and on defense. I believe if Collins can stay upright the Colts are still an 8-9 win team. Its not inconceivable that they could still win their division.. its not exactly the AFC East.
To me, all this talk about the Colts being soo lost without Manning is completely overblown.
The Colts are going to have to either completely retool their offense or hope to God that Collins suddenly learns how to do things he's never done before. Manning gets a couple of plays called into him, scans the defense without a huddle, and then calls out the play on the fly. Collins isn't going to know the playbook well enough to do that. Also, the Colts offense is deceptively simple. It's largely just your basic routes being run, but the high degree of precision achieved through all the practices with the QB and receivers makes it difficult to defend. Collins won't have that level of rapport with that group.
To make things worse, the bye week doesn't come until week 12 for the Colts. Starting games
It's possible that the Colts could be 0-5 heading into Cincinnati.
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