Why do the Colts run up the score on the "sisters of the poor"? I have a theory. I believe there is an organizational belief that they lack the "killer instinct". I believe they feel they have to nurture this "killer instinct" throughout the season, to develop a merciless streak in their players in preparation for the Big Game at the end of the year, likely against you know who you know where. So, this merciless streak is really the product of fear born of failure. They KNOW it's unsportsmanlike, and wrong, but they flaunt it, hoping to develop this single trait, thinking it the missing link to Super Bowl glory. So this desire to run up the score, this merciless destruction of a helpless foe, is really a window into a frightened mind, and possibly a deranged one in Polian. An example of this bizarre trait was going for 2 against the Pats last year up 40-21, while Polian loudly exhorted his team from the press box to "break Flutie's legs". What is ironic is that the "killer instinct" is not what they lack at all, they misjudge themselves. What they lack is grace under fire, also known as courage. And courage isn't fashioned by obliterating the helpless.