For me, that was the most disappointing game certainly of this season, and arguably last season, as well. The Chuck Pagano era has brought its fair share of delight, but I was sat there at 5am UK time, wondering what on earth I'd just watched. An offense stifling its quarterback, every offensive weapon dropping passes, a defence that couldn't stop anything, all wrapped up in the nightmare that was terrible coaching decisions from not only Pagano but also Pep Hamilton. I apologise in advance because my frustration is about to show.
Anyway, on to the rookies, where we have more bad news.no comments
Below is AAA’s Suggested Pre-Drive Checklist, to be completed before every drive, every
- Have your keys in hand before approaching your car or entering a parking area. If you have a keyless-entry remote with a panic alarm button, keep it in your hand, with your finger above the activation button.
- If your vehicle is parked at the curb, face traffic as you approach the driver’s door.
- Check the driveway, parking area or street for children or other pedestrians.
- Inspect the headlights, windshield, side and rear windows, turn signals, brake lights and taillights. If necessary, clean and replace items that are broken or not working properly.
- Visually inspect your tires for obvious signs of a problem and notice which direction the front wheels are pointed. Check tire pressures, because visual inspection alone may not reveal an improperly inflated tire.
- Check under the vehicle for fluid leaks.
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To be sure, only insane elderly people who do not actually exist perform a pre-drive checklist — and even then they only do it in awful driving school films that stupid 15-year-olds are not paying attention to. Sane people who exist in the physical realm of this world haven’t the time for such nonsense, nor do we much care whether buckets of fluid are leaking under the car — that merely lets us know our car is ALIVE!! Or so we tell ourselves. It’s easier that way. One less thing to worry about, really.
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I have this thing with relationships. Whenever one ends - intimate, friendly, or otherwise - there's no going back. I don't want to keep in touch, I don't want to catch up every few months, I don't want to run into you at the mall.
It doesn't matter if things ended mutually, amicably. I don't care if it was for the best. I don't care if it's what I wanted. How and why things ended have no bearing on the situation.
And no, I don't care how either of us is doing. Are we miserable? Don't care. Are we happy? Trust me, I don't care. Have we both moved on to bigger and better things? Seriously, I don't care.
Once it's over, it's over, and I don't care to go back.
On tonight's show, Kyle and Greg break down the Colts... embarrassing showing on Monday night football. What went wrong? What can they do better. AND WHO IS TO BLAME?
At 8:20pm, we'll be joined by Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star to discuss the most important points from the game.
Monday Night Football! Prime time! After a great win against the Seattle Seahawks, the Colts were facing another difficult challenge. This time on the road against one the most hated teams for the Colts fan base: the San Diego Chargers.
For the past 3 weeks I've tried to find fun, inventive ways to keep this going. After all, the Colts were winning, and while there were issues there, sometimes we do just need to enjoy a win. But after scoring only 9 points against one of the worst defenses in the league, after displaying a complete and total lack of situational awareness, after once again putting the need to push an outdated philosophy over the best interests of the team, I feel like letting loose with a self-serving, juvenile temper tantrum.
Let's get this out of the way first: the Colts played bad. 5 drops, one each from Hilton, Heyward-Bey, Wayne, Fleener and Richardson. Poor tackling from... well... everyone on defense. No sustained pass rush (yes there were a few key uncalled holds). And the offensive line continued to make poor pass rushing teams look like the '84 Chicago Bears. They couldn't get a big play from the special teams when they needed it. Nothing about the performance from the Colts players screamed Super Bowl contender, division winner, or even a playoff team.
While these aren't little mistakes that should just be dismissed without another thought, they should take a back seat to bigger concerns: the Colts' coaching staff continues to fail to put their players in the best position to succeed.no comments
Well, that one’s in the book, folks. The Colts move to 4-2 after another San Diego heartbreak. The final score of 19-9 seemed closer than the actual game. The Chargers outgained the Colts 374-267, converted 7/14 third downs versus Indy’s 2/10, and held the ball for 38:31. They appeared to be a step ahead of everything the Colts tried to do.
Much like last week’s thrilling victory over the Seahawks, it didn’t start out that way. The game began with Andrew Luck drawing the defense offside with a hard count – in an away game – then throwing a 35-yard flea flicker pass to Reggie Wayne.
The drive fizzled out, ending in a field goal and a 3-0 lead, but things looked good for Indianapolis. The defense then came out and forced a three and out. On third down, ILB Jerrell Freeman, who grew up watching Chargers QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates, grounded the veteran duo with some tight, physical one-on-one coverage against Gates.
This is the end of the good part. Indianapolis followed up the defense’s performance with a quick three and out. The defense, still playing well at this point, trotted back out after a bad punt by Pat McAfee (he did not get the good bounce that Scifres enjoyed), gave up one first down, and forced another punt.
Last week saw an amazing win over the Seahawks for the Colts, who are now proving they are a contender. The rookie class is still yet to really take off, even though Hugh Thornton has become an important player on the offensive line. Here;s your weekly breakdown of the Colts rookies and their performances.
The first round pick remains sidelined through injury, though head coach Chuck Pagano said his situation is improving. Pagano expects Ricky Jean Francois and Laron Landry to be back for the Broncos game in a week, but with no expected return date for Werner announced yet, it seems he's still a few weeks away from aciton.no comments