Just some brief observations, no more comments on that 4th down. We no longer have 3rd/4th WR problems: Isiah Stanback is the real thing. On the 40 reps he took in the game, not once was he out of place, and not once did the other players have to motion him. This tells me that not only does he have the plays down cold, but he also has the slotting and positions down, as well. He was in step with everyone else. And of course we have Edelman back. Colts scoring 14 points on us in 4th quarter was from inexperience: My eyes were exclusively on the defense during the last 5 minutes, and it did not seem like they were gassed. As you all know, Manning was in no huddle, but the no huddle he ran was pretty fast, even for no-huddle standard. He did not even allow our D to motion, align, or set. As a result our D was stuck in the same formation on consecutive downs (McGowan kept motioning to the same spot to pick up Clark). There were some confusion- you could see helmets turning.. a lot of what, who, where's. Since this is basically a raw defense unit, it is fairly safe to say that this is the first time they've faced an elite quarterback in complete control of the game, dictating tempo, dictating pace, and calling the shots. A great experience for them. In this regard, I am actually glad we lost, because players remember lessons from losses far more than wins, so you can bet that if we face them in the AFCC, they will be ready for that. Burning timeouts was a huge factor: Watching the game in the context of the timeouts and looking at them from the point of view that we lost all of our timeouts before the critical 2 minute warning, it became a huge factor, in my eyes. Like it or not, this was simply bad game management, period. The offense just slipped out of their groove on that dumb timeout when the play didn't match up with the personnel. You can see Faulk lose it, when Brady calls timeout. Phantom PI call on Butler was a gamechanger: I realized that in context of that first drive, the PI call was a huge factor. Not only do the Colts offense move 30 yards, but it was a huge break that allowed the Colts offense to regroup. It also broke the rhythm and concentration of our D which was in a great rhythm up to that point, and really clicking.. they were tuning into Manning's tempo, and I am fairly confident that he would have had turned the ball over had that PI call not occured. I am sure that our D corp from the last few years would have maintained concentration without losing a beat, but again this is a young corp, and they will learn from this. In short, I have to conclude that this was a great learning experience for the D. They went up against an elite QB, top-notch game-planning, very hostile crowd and environment, playoff atmosphere and buzz. They can only learn from this and get better, with experience.