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  1. MoLewisrocks

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    Didn't Addai play a great first half in the SB and they abandoned him?

    Big Head Idiot.
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    Maybe the team says nothing for fear Payaton will throw them under a Train instead of a Bus
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    That's how I remember it. :confused2: Guess I'll have to fire up the DVR and watch the 1st half again, instead of only the onside kick to pick six awesomeness of the 2nd like usual. :D
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    Once he gets his new deal they won't be able to afford a train or a bus. They'll be sharing a cab lashed to his LearJet...

    That OL is steamed. Unfortunately I don't think they have enough talent to use that as motivation...and with Manning's deal hanging over them it's not likely they can supplement the position. And this will be the real transition year in Indy as the consultants/coordinators have actually finally, fully retired. Will be interesting to watch Peyton navigate a season absent Moore and Mudd with the mere shadow of silent strength puppeting at the helm. If Schobel lands in Texas as anticipated, could be another tough blame gaming season for the Colts beleagured OL.
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    That's totally out of character for Peyton Manning to blame everybody but himself. Soon he'll blame Archie for not preparing him to perform in the post-season by teaching him incorrect mental technique when he was 6.
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    Although I would never see Brady throwing his teammates under the bus like this, I think Manning is right. The Colts have two first round draft picks as their RB tandem and I probably wouldn't take them over any of our RBs if our RBs could stay healthy. After a magnificent start his first year and a half, Addai has been awful since. People want to complain about Maroney, but I wouldn't trade the two straight up in a million years. All you have to do is look at both RBs' production since the Colts played the Pats in November of 2007 and you will see Maroney has clearly been the better RB. Donald Brown isn't any better.

    Everyone praises the Colts for their drafts and how they rarely miss, but it looks like they missed on two first rounders.
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    Moore and Mudd gone didn't know that, i think that will be a big blow to the team and Manning in particular.
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    I'm always amazed how Peytie manages to get away with this type of thing then walk away basically unscathed:cool:
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    Are you hinting that Manning should be criticizing Polian (whose recent OL drafting hasn't panned out much better)... I'd pay to see that. Nah, they will just take turns lobbing grenades at every else in the mix not named Peyton or Bill...or Jim.
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    You have a point there, Rob. As much as I complain about Maroney, I've posted on a Colts board before. Most of their fans say they'd take Maroney over Addai easily. Addai must really suck.

    Donald Brown was a stupid pick. Of course, since it was the Colts, ESPN said it was "vintage smart Colts pick" even though they didn't need to draft a RB, let alone the first round. Same with Jerry Hughes this year. Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis not enough?
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    That owes to the bandwagon culture in Indianapolis which includes the media there, and the team's image as white-hat good guys.
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    Gotta luve this fan response in the comments:

    "That's what makes Peyton Manning the great leader he is. He's always eager to give his teammates all the credit when the team fails."
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    I wish that idiot Colts fan (Cartwright) was still around so I can throw this at him. Manning definitely could have said that better. Polian, the ass that he is, even words it better and points out the O-Line's run blocking flaws. I guess Peyton feels that he's thrown the O-Line under the bus enough and needs to concentrate on another area of the Colts offense.
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    Colts first half plays:

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    And they say Pats fans are the KoolAid drinkers...:bricks:
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    That is classic.. wish I could think of things like that.
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    Not sure if you are joking, but Peyton kinda has a history of throwing everybody else under the bus, as does Polian...
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    It's funny how Peyton get's all the credit for calling his own plays and yet in the first half of the SB addai was averaging about 5 yards per carry yet Peyton went away from the run for some reason and yet he still has the audacity to call out the running game, someone is trying desperately to cover up the fact the he choked big time.
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    The first drive, and the second drive of the 2nd half, fall into the area that Manning is talking about. It doesn't apply for the rest of the game.

    Manning, as is his wont, is deflecting blame away from himself by throwing others under the bus, regardless of whether they deserve it there or not.
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    Yes, agreed. I said this in a post recently.

    Manning is always praised for being a play caller AND for doing what he does without a running game, and yet his team barely runs the ball. Maybe he should call more run plays to get his backs into the flow of the game instead of a carry here, a carry there, etc.
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    He's joking.

    Thing is while Addai has taken a lot of heat of late he and his jag running mate were more deserving of the MVP trophy after that one ring they did win. And what they did against NO doesn't look too shabby in context... I guess after one run for a loss you abandon the run and let your fate rest on Peyton's well compensated ass - which is exactly where it landed.

    It has always been someone elses's fault when Manning fails. First it was his swiss cheese defenses, then it was his drunk kicker, aging WR, incompetent OL... The one year they won it all he had kind of a quiet season while Dungy seemingly convinced the rest of them what they did actually mattered and Peyton wasn't always going to save you (let alone in the playoffs).
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    This is just typical of what I have heard from the Colts camp and the media. I have heard it since the game ended and the entire off season.

    Addai ran fine in the Reg and post season
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    Problem is the Colts have little Depth at any position including WR, need 2 or 3 good RB’s in the back field, and their play calling is pretty uninspiring.

    I don't know why anyone cannot see that the Colts are the team that has the “Super Bowl hangover” this year. The SB loss seams to have wrecked the Colts spirit. The Saints are having their best training camp ever, and are just fine. Our depth is just excellent this year.

    Even Mudd sees it.
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    Love that fact we cant win a game unless the other team makes mistakes, or that we are not believed to be a physical team.


    If the Colts want to waste their time laying blame thats fine, we’ll be spending our time building a better team than last year same as the Pats.
    Saints only care about having a better TC, and figuring out our 53 in the preseason right now. If they think our season was a fluke, well they will get a chance to prove that, but I seriously doubt they could beat us in their present state on mind.

    I expect to see a noticeable improvement on august 10 and 12 vs the Patriots, on both sides of the ball, from what I have been following in both TC’s.
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    Pherein, the Saints were obviously a better team than the colts.

    The Colts beat us by 1 point with a bad ball spot, a crucial PI call, and a 4th quarter collapse.

    The Saints just kicked our arse. :bricks:
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    While Manning and Polian are right, I'll never get what the point is in saying it publicly. hat do you stand to gain? I generally don't believe the negative stuff that gets floated about Manning around here, but this quote is a bit of a red flag. The offensive line has got to be pretty pissed right now.
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    Joking mate ;).
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    This is something you'd never hear Brady say. Whenever he's asked something like this he just talks about the team and how the team as a whole needs to be better. With Peyton, he thinks he's never in the wrong. It's always someone else's fault. So glad TFB is our QB.
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    You know what? Manning's right. It was absolutely the running game's fault that he always chose a passing play out of the two plays he was given in his head set and it was the running game's fault that he threw a pick six.
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    is it just me or is Polian, the only GM in NFL history to talk more then the HC does every year
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