A quote from an article on ESPN a few years ago...I believe one game was vs the Steelers :
"To poor Tony Dungy, who sent his punting team out twice this season in fourth-and-short situations only to have it waved off by an overwhelmed quarterback whose postseason record currently stands at 3-6." end quote.
It appeared to me the same scenario played out Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, Mr. Manning appeared to have signaled a command to the bench.
With about 7 seconds to go in the half just about every football fan I know was thinking " kick the filed goal" not Manning, he wanted another shot.
It may have been a misinterpretation on my part, but in my opinion he might of made that decision.
I say that because in both college and pro football you will usually see a QB looking at the bench waiting for a signal from the coach, in Manning's case the perception is he made the hand signals to tell the bench what he is going to do.
If this was the case it should not surprise anyone, this happened to Tony Dungy when Mr. Manning waved the punt team off the field.
I'll never forget the look on coach Dungys face as the television cameras focused on him, the expression on his face was clearly of embarrassment.
One sure thing about feelings, no matter how you spin them you only need to look at someone's face, that will tell you they whole story.
If you get a chance find the clip of that game, you'll understand what I'm talking about. Google it.
On a more positive note, the Colts are probably the best team in football and if I was a betting man I put my money on them winning it all.
I guess I just like the old days, when the coach was the coach and the players where the players, some how those roles have become blurred.
Well! maybe not.
As always this is just my opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank god for that.