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  1. FloridaPatsFan

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    I know what my eyes tell me. But I still had to check it out for myself.

    Every Monday morning when I read the paper, it seems like the box scores show the Colts getting called for far fewer penalties than thier opponent.

    What I do know about the Colts is that they are a fast defensive/offensive team, but they are well-documented as to having given up size for speed.

    Common sense tells me that speed is helpful in skill positions but in the trenches, there is no substituting strength and brute force. Yet somehow, the Colts manage to be rarely called for holding. But as we have all witnessed, the Colts game plan every game is to hold as much as possible. It is truly shocking what they can get away with.

    So, I dug up the last 10 games the Patriots played this year and what the penalties were and the last 10 games the Colts played and thier penalties.

    Here is what I found:

    Patriot Penalties 54 for 516 yards

    Patriot Opponents 60 for 466 yards


    Colt Penalties 36 for 235 yards

    Colt Opponents 57 for 505 yards

    This is a massive difference. It speaks for itself. I have not had the time to look into what the each NFL team has been penalized to this point but this is clearly favoratism. I would be willing to bet that a statatician would say that things balance out over the course of a season but this can only be explained as an anomoly. Or, statistical proof that the Colts are being helped by the refs.
     
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    That doesn't prove anything, or maybe that the Colts are well coached and don't commit a lot of penalties.
     
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    That can be true to an extent, but HALF the penalty yardage? That's a little hard to believe...
     
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    Too bad they fail the eye test as well. They hold all the time, they're just not called for it.
     
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    Maybe its just possible that the Colts don't commit that many penalties, where does it say in the rule book that the refs have to call the same amount of penalties on each team?
     
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    This just confirms what I've always believed and that is that Bill Polian has intimidated these officials to the point of fear. You see it every game the Colts play, the officials fear the wrath of Polian the following Monday, it's corruption to the nth degree.............
     
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    It helps me understand that what I see on the field (the Colts getting away with murder) can be backed up by stats.

    You believe what you want.
     
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    of being more disciplined.
     
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    Would you say the Colts are better coached than the Patriots?

    If your answer is no, then why a huge difference in penalties called?
     
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    TWO WORDS MY FRIEND

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    Especially considering what we've seen with our own eyes.
     
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    As practically everyone who watches, calls or has played the game notes, there's holding on just about every play and the only question is whether or not it's called. Therefore, if the Colts have a major edge in this particular penalty, you can be sure it's not because they aren't holding.
     
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    Are you getting a Colts jersey for Christmas? I bet it's on your list.
     
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    Well, because we've watched them play and it's very obvious the zebras show up for them every week. I don't know why they do. But, they do.
     
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    We need to see multiple years, and more teams..... Then a pattern may really emerge. Right now the sample size is too small.
     
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    Once again what we're seeing on our TVs doesn't support that argument at all.
     
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    Indycolts, question for you:

    Who are you guys taking with the 2008 1st round draft pick ?

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS SORRY, I FORGOT, YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, THAT'S MY BAD.

    Should we taken McFadden with our #2 overall pick, just wondering what you think the superbowl champs should do going into the draft?
     
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    Agreed, but it's sunday night and I have a 5 am wake up call....haven't had time to really dig into this but I know your point could probably be validated.
     
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    Yeah but none of us that watch tv are trained to make the right calls, its not like were all down on the field to see what the refs see. If the shoe was on the other foot you would feel the same way im sure. I have heard people say that you could call holding on almost every play.
     
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