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    Some early pick lists from the 'experts'

    Qadry Ismail - colts - off/def/coaching all better than pats . Cots D will step up and make plays.
    Eric Allen - Colts- Bob sanders and freeny and co will make enough plays to win this game
    Deion Sanders - Veteran Team -pats
    Mariucci - Veteran Team -pats

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    schelreth-pats -welker is the key diff
    merriill hoge-colts
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    How the heck do the colts have better coaching? or a Better anything? I'm sorry kids, but if you actually watch the colts play a game, they sleep almost the entire first half. You can sleep against teams like carolina or N.O. but if you do it with the Patriots, you're gonna be in for a rude awakaning when you wake up and the score is like 38-0.
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    I really don't understand how these supposed experts are picking the Dolts. Especially with the idea the coaching staff is better. Really? The same coaching staff that's only won 1 ring... that got run out of Tampa for not being able to finish? That coaching staff?

    Silly. It's silly. I don't even think the Colts will be all that competative. I think it'll be over by the middle of the 3rd quarter.
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    Bet the freakin over.:rocker:
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    No...you are kidding me? Merril Hoge picked the Colts over the Pats??? Who would have guessed that...<sarcasm>...he is such a freaking tool...I am really surprised that Schlereth picked the Pats...he usually picks against them too.
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    Ditka - colts.
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    That jerk Schelreth has no right to be on the Pat's bandwagon. How dare he pick us? :mad:
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    you call those dummies experts??
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    It's not a personal affront to all things patriots when someone has the "crazy" notion that they might not win this game
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    Laurence Malroney will be the X factor, IMHO. The Colts play Cover 2, and they can't stop the run.

    If I were JM, I would start off running the ball, and then start throwing once the safeties cheat to the LOS.
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    One thing which is irritating me is the disparity between black and white pundits in their picks, or bias, just because of Tony Dungy.
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    maybe the "experts" are picking with the spread. Last I heard the pats were favored. lol
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    And you're basing this accusation on what, exactly?
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    Umm, Mike Ditka and Merrill Hoge are Black?

    And Deion Sanders is white?
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    they wont run the ball much. iam very sure of it. BB doesnt go with that logic of ball control like other teams play indy.He plays to score points whether it by passing or running. His philosophy is to throw the ball to score pts .It has hurt us in the past but i dont see it changing because the rhythm of the offense is via the passing game.
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    They will run out of the spread offense. The whole key will be to get Sanders out of position. Part of this plan is running the ball out of the spread. I would expect to see a lot of Faulk - all in all I would expect a plan like we saw against the Skins.
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    Gosh! What a surprise. Who would have guessed that Hoge would pick against the Pats.
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    Gimme a break. It's so weak basing this on race. The sixties are over, man.
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    Agree. Keep the Colts in nickel/dime packages and spread the rock around. Really hope Watson is back for this game since the Pats can do so much with him...chip Freeney/Mathis, block Sanders (novel idea), attack the seam, sit in the holes in the cover 2, TE screens, etc.

    I look for a lot of RB/TE screens and fake reverses/screens to try and counter the speed of the Colts D. With 1 or 2 LBs off the field to protect against the deep ball, the Colts should be relatively vulnerable in that 5-10 yard range in the 2nd level. If the Pats can get people with the ball in space, they should be able to chew up some solid yards...especially if the downfield receiver blocking is any good.
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    Why is it so shocking that people are picking the 7-0, defending champion, Indianapolis Colts? AT the RCA Dome?
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    Yeah, the Dungy/Lovie media effect is a bit much...but it is almost always positive and not restricted to black media members. I don't like media gushing in general (some of the Pats coverage is a bit hard to take), but I have a hard time seeing any negative racial overtones with Dungy. If someone does, maybe they are looking a little to hard to find them.
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    I agree. I would expect at at least half would. This is no give me game. It isn't even that important in the grand scheme of things (HFA or not).
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    because the colts are overrated. This isnt going to be a close game, the colts will lose by more than 21 points just like everyone else.
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    It isn't. The Colts have been quietly putting together just as strong a run as the Patriots, and they ARE the defending champs. While the Pats "strength of victory" is greater, the Colts opposition has a better w-l record. I think the Pats will win in a close one, but to think the Colts are overmatched is ridiculous, IMHO.
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    The sports media are just like referees who get caught up in the swell of
    emotion of a hometown crowd and make calls for the home team. Right now the groundswell story is that the Pats have been running up the score on innocent teams. These analysts most of whom do not watch complete Pats' games (but see only clips) are caught up in the running up the score vibe and are rooting for Dungy's Colts. Truth is, anyone who has watched the Pats over the years knows the Pats have always throttled down late as opposed to running it up.
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    Great point. This bias does factor in.
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    overrated?
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    not sure how they are overrated. Won 13 in a row at home.Beat us 3 times. are 7-0 this yr.defending champs. if they are overated then this game shouldnt be even broadcast.
    As long as they have manning they will be always a well deserved good team. All the talk about the colts defense and stuff is just superficial. Manning makes that team just like brady does ours.
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    yep, ripe for the picking!
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    To his credit though, he (Hoge) was appalled by whining about running up the score....
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