The Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 30-27 on Thursday night in yet another come-from-behind effort. Despite taking a huge step toward cliniching the AFC South, we have a feeling Greg would have been able to find a topic or two to complain about after this game (although DONALD BROWN would not be on that list!).
We'd love to hear your thoughts on this game in the comments section below!
Tonight was a fun night. Here are some of my favorite Greg-inspired tweets just because.- KJR
Colts are undefeated when Trent Richardson has 300 yards rushing— Not Pep Hamilton (@PepHamilton) November 15, 2013
@ColtsAuth_Kyle Who cares about that when you have such a powerfull running game?— Bruno Vasconcellos (@chewie_33) November 15, 2013
Drops on third down. That's new.— Kyle J. Rodriguez (@ColtsAuth_Kyle) November 15, 2013
Can't drop a handoff— Not Pep Hamilton (@PepHamilton) November 15, 2013
Can't really blame this one on T-Rich. Nice blocking by Stanley Havili (#39): https://t.co/EnzsQV2EF8— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) November 15, 2013
People. Wideouts don't matter. You can sign them off the street. It's running backs that you have to invest draft picks in.— Nate Dunlevy (@NateDunlevy) November 15, 2013
@ColtsAuth_Kyle And it's on fire.— Luke Wood (@LukeAWood) November 15, 2013
Note, I got about 18 variations of the above response. I love you guys.
@NateDunlevy He didn't headbutt Fitzpatrick. So, progress.— David Wong-Faull (@Lvl9LightSpell) November 15, 2013
David Reed is on the field in three-WR packages but there's no room for Da'Rick on the active roster.— Kyle J. Rodriguez (@ColtsAuth_Kyle) November 15, 2013
"No Edge, no chance." Kind of describes the Colts' running game for much of the past decade.— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) November 15, 2013
@ColtsAuth_Kyle OMG... Reed doesn't let ANYBODY return past the 20!— Keith A. Childers (@KC6624) November 15, 2013
I posted this as a response to the article on SB by Brad where he "hates this Colts team" Great way (though cheesy) to get people to post and read his blog. I posted this reply (below) and thought it was okay so I'm re-posting here.
I appreciate the stable and intelligent discussions and articles on this site, guys. Also if you get chance, watch the video link I posted below. Good interview of Pagano two weeks ago. Like him a lot.
There are things that frustrate me about the Colts as well. And there are times when I wonder if we’re wandering away from the “win the right way” that Dungy brought us. No one wants to win dirty. Well, other than Rodney Harrison.
The Broncos game was one where it all came together and showed us a glimpse of what could be. What has changed since then? Well, the obvious is Wayne gone. But Chapman is hurt. Toler is hurt. Griff is playing more and dropping passes. This team has given us glimpses of what we could be, and we’re close to it. Banging on the back door. If we do manage to get back to that, this is one hell of a team.
Just think of all the folks who have improved recently: Fleener, wow man! Walden – amateur move this week, but really setting the edge. Brown – holy heck! What an improvement in running. He’s the go to guy now. Hilton – better and better. Griffy – getting there slowly. Luck – smarter with the ball. Freeman – getting better and better. Vontae Davis – sure some mistakes, but when he’s hot, he’s fantastic. I could go on – but it’s clear we’re getting better.
This year may not be a SB run, but we’re slowly getting the pieces in place. Look at all the other teams who have to continually start over – and still are years away from being competitive. Look at the poor (yes poor, for the fans) Texans. Will they ever put together a season of great play?
As for Pagano, man I don’t get Brad. Did you see the shots of how Pagano treated Luck during the game. Hugs – pats in the chest . They way he treats the team. How upset he gets when they are not doing well. He is a smart guy, who had a “life adjusting” experience. A good manager doesn’t also have to be the “fire” on the team. A good manager let’s the emotional leaders of the team take that lead and fire the team up. How selfish would it be for Pagano to see that Luck is the stand-up, fire-spouting emotional heart of this team and then force himself to take control from Luck just to take the limelight. That’s something maybe Brad envisions because of how Hollywood depicts it, I guess. But that’s not fair to say about Brad.
Two weeks ago it was. You can see it in his eyes. I like this guy. He’s grounded and intelligent and caring about his players. He wants to win and gets what it means to be a leader. He seems like a guy I’d want as a friend in life. We’re damned lucky to have that. He’s engaged (look at how he watches each play), he’s supportive (look how he thanks players when they get back to the sideline after a good play), he shows emotion (remember Caldwell’s stone face?), he challenges well. Could he improve? Yes!! His team loves their coach. You must have that. Fear can work (Bellichick) but it breeds no dedication.
But geez, talk about complaining that your new Lamborghini doesn’t get good gas mileage.
Brad’s articles are to evoke anger and get posts, not to win supporters. It’s editorial. It’s not the “report on the games” that we get on a regular basis. I don’t like his articles because they make me feel like a fish who keeps biting the hook&bait. But that’s okay. Heck I’m posting a response.
It feels like the Colts are getting it together. If not this year, then next. Big thing is to keep Luck healthy and make sure we play in a sportsmanlike way. Let’s all worry about the things that are not good, but let’s not forget to celebrate the positive!
Moving right along…
Overall a good game. Generally well called by Pep. One thing though, WHAT THE F#$% IS REED DOING STILL RETURNING KICKOFFS?!
It's bad enough the Colts refuse to give up on DHB despite yet another drop that hit him in the hands on third down, but the they actually have Reed on the field.
Rodgers should be on the field unless he headbutts people (no wait...) or he falls down after the catch (no wait...) or completely misses blocks (no wait...) or drops everything thrown his way (no wait...). Well I guess he must not be on the field because he doesn't do those things.
Oh and one other thing. How 'bout doing something about crossing routs. I know it's unlikely that any other team runs them against you, but hey just for fun why not practice defending them as couple of times?
Re: the Kenyon tweet about Havili's block...is he serious? Looks to me like Havili just fell through the line and blocked exactly no one.
One of my favorites:
@hankster Clearly Rodgers doesn't fit in with this team. Maybe we can use him for trade bait and get another RB.
@matt_has Havili laid the lumber on the... grass. I'll assume he tripped. Maybe acute, temporary narcolepsy compelled him to micro-nap mid-play.
@matt_has I have a feeling that was scarcasim.
@AJ_ Yeah, well maybe next week he puts smaller shovels so they dig smaller holes, and eventually tiny garden trowels, and finally playoff bonus checks. That or pink slips. That kind of motivation works at the US Post Office all the time.