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    I thought it was piss-poor. If he called a TO at the end of the game, it would've forced the Titans to at least run 1 more play - obviously the odds of a turnover happening would've been astronomical, but at least act like you give a s*&$ about the game. I have no problem with sitting starters in a meaningless game, but I couldn't believe he did that, especially when another team's playoff hopes were at stake. I know the Colts don't owe the Browns anything, but I think it would've been a respectful gesture to call the TO. Even Michaels and Madden kind of got on them for not doing so.
    (My apologies if a repost - didn't see a related thread)
     
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    If the Colts had already decided they didn't care about the game, why bother? It just wastes everyone's time. For example, Coughlin annoyed me for calling a meaningless timeout against the Pats on Saturday.
     
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    You're right, that was BS. Just goes to show what a hypocritical POS Dungheap is.
     
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    It was, of course, the Colts prerogative to treat the game however they wanted. As far as I'm concerned Manning, Wayne, Addai, Clark etc didn't even have to play a snap.

    But, the not calling a TO didn't sit well with me. If you're playing to win the game, then you play to win the game. Don't play for 58 mins, and then essentially tell your backups their performances were irrelevant.

    I'm sure Polian and Fisher will have a good laugh about it at the competition committee.
     
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    When Belichick treats a game however he wants, he gets bashed for running up the score. When Dungy does it, it's his own perogative.

    Ironic, the guy who goes all out and plays honest is the bad guy. I'm sure the Redskins' feelings aren't hurt as badly as the Browns' are right now.

    F Dungy. I hope we embarrass him into retirement.
     
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    It's hard to imagine it wasn't the right thing to do if Tony Dungy did it...:rolleyes:

    I think he was exposed a bit on national television. As was his lone backup QB who just got signed to the 3 year pricey extension on what has to be the Friends of Peyton plan. Tony actually looked a little nauseaus watching Sorgi flail around and get the snot beat outa him. While the usually ultra competitive Manning just looked oddly and somewhat disingenuously empathetic. I think he likes having a thoroughly uncompetitive backup he can openly play OC too every now and then lest the good folks in Indy lose sight of the fact that he is the entire franchise, Sanders and Freeney and Harrison and Wayne et al notwithstanding.
     
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    IMO Dungy guaranteed the Colts season will end outside of the state of AZ. What a bummer to end on - nationally televised game at home against a division rival trying to get into the playoffs....and Dungy let them have it. Belichick would have made a statement and beaten Tennessee because he knows he can. Dungy didn't go full strength because he was afraid of losing a legit matchup and blowing his team's confidence for the playoffs. Well, he did the next worst thing.
     
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    Dungy screwed the fans, his own second-stringers and the NFL. He could learn a lesson from Coughlin and BB. Colts = no integrity. I will relish seeing them lose early in the playoffs.
     
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    1- whenever you post an answer , i have to see that annoying face on your signature .

    2- Dungy hasn't shown no class toward the game "american football" last night , and Browns will remember that for a long time , it was very unfair to the public/fans and tv networks .
     
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    How much time was left, what down was it? Was there a chance to get the ball back and score. I really don't know, I went to bed after all the starters went out?

    Sorry for the questions, there is just quite the big deal about the entire integrity of the head coach and the entire team and I don't know the circumstances.
     
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    Of course, there wouldn't be a thread if this weren't about the colts.
     
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    Actually I was going to post this if it wasnt up all ready. I was disappointed to see the Colts, Jags, and Cowboys mail it in. It is still a game go play the game
     
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    But it was the Colts.
     
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    It was 1st and 10 and the Colts had one TO left with 1:54 to go. They chose to not use the TO and not force the Titans to run a play on 4th down.

    It just seemed out of odds with playing hard for 58 mins.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I guess if I'm in Cleveland, I'm ticked that the Colts didn't make them punt and try to run it back, if I'm reading that right. Would a Timeout had forced a punt?
     
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    Yes it would have forced them to punt or try a run an play to kill the clock
     
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    Assuming 5 seconds for a play to run and that they snap the ball with 1 second on the 40 second clock:

    1:54 1st Down Play
    1:49 Play ends, Call Timeout
    1:49 2nd Down Play
    1:44 Play ends, 40 Second Clock
    1:05 3rd Down Play
    1:00 Play ends, 40 Second Clock
    0:21 4th Down Punt
     
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    Yep. It would have been 4th down on the Colt 20-something, so they would have either tried a decent length FG (chance of block), a punt (chance of bad snap), or a play to run off some more time.

    I'd estimate there was a 0.00001% chance of the Colts making a comeback, but it just felt odd that they didn't want to try.

    I wasn't bothered for Cleveland (they blew their own chances), but I sat and watched a game for 3 hours only to essentially be told "ah that'll do for tonight". I expect many Colt fans in attendance felt the same.
     
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    I think that I will suggest a new ANTI-COLT forum so that these threads have even better participation.

     
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