- 09/25/2011, 09:10AM ET
The Chosen Few said 09/25, 09:10 AM
The Indianapolis Colts are in trouble of not making the playoffs this season for the first time in 9 years .
The fans are getting restless and there is talk already about them being taken off primetime television games with an old , slow , unproductive Kerry Collins as their leader and not Peyton Manning .
Will the fans continue to support an inferior product ?
Will the fans jump ship until much needed changes are made ?
Is it too early to panic ?
Is it time to make some much needed changes ?
I say " IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE IN INDY ".
What do you say ?
Bear likes this DEFENSE said 09/25, 11:32 AM
Indy should thank GOD that they got Manning.
He gave them a decade of being a contender and got them a ring. It would have been nice if they had 2...but hey, most people never get the 1.
NOW they are going thru what the 49ers went thru and what miami went thru when Young and Marino left....they are going to suffer a bit. But its ok
It isnt the end of the world! Teams rebound, teams rebuild
the time for change was FIVE YEARS AGO!!!
They should have been looking for and grooming Manning's replacment.
Instead their backups were exposed as clipboard holders
And they had to go out and get papa smurf's stunt double to start QB
Matt Cassell, Ryan Fitzpatrick....both taken late rounds
or how about using an earlier pick on an Andy Dalton/Ryan Mallet/Kolb?
any would be better than sorgi/painter/old man river
***how many times did manning stay in a blowout game? THAT WAS TIME TO WORK AND EVALUATE YOUR BACKUPS!***
they might end up with the worst record and get to draft LUCK
The Chosen Few said 09/26, 08:12 AM
The Colts should thank God they got Tony Dungy that's when their 9 playoff appearences started.
Manning is a good QB but he has not alway been good in the clutch.
Had it not been for Hayden's interception against the Patriots in the AFC championship game and Bob Sanders causing fumbles and creating havoc against the Bears in the 2007 Super Bowl.
If Bill Polian had drafted solid O line players, recievers, and running backs and sign a QB better than old Kerry Collins at the last minute knowing Peyton was hurt and would be out. Polian's best days are behind him he should be fired.
Look at his draft picks Addai, Gonzalez, Painter, Brown, on offense, Hughes, Morris Moala just to name a few on defense.
Outside of 1 good year what has Addai done and what impact has the rest of them had in the NFL their a BUST.
You say and I qoute " It's not the end of the world , teams rebound and rebuild " That's my argument it's time for a change it starts from the top down .
Jim Caldwell was given a SB caliber team when Tony Dungy left Indy like he left Gruden when he left Tampa Bay , Gruden won his , Caldwell lost his . Caldwell and his staff should be fired they are clueless .
Bear likes this DEFENSE said 09/26, 06:07 PM
The Saints were destined to win that game. Think about it , in the post katrina era...the "aints" went from being a horrible team with Aaron Brooks as qb...to getting Brees. They went from that idiot haslitt to the mad hatter of the nfl, sean payton.
And you cant say "the colts should have drafted this or that... nobody can predict the 1st rd busts of ryan leafa nd the 7th rd gems like tom brady. hindsight is 20/20
and they cant go back and redraft...so worrying about the past is pointless
and the colts had their share of the injury bug. look how the loss of bob sanders, a PLAYMAKER, affected them. you think pitt would be pitt w/o the hair in center field? how about the ravens w/o Ray Lewis. The loss of Sanders all those games hurt
now...you call for a "change now"
there isnt much they can do now. the biggest change they can make is let one of the backup QBs start. but that sends a CLEAR message that the 2011 season is DONE
collins gives them the best shot to win...even if its 2-3 games
rebuilding is a process
ask the lions!
i say run the course...maybe draft LUCK in 2012
The Chosen Few said 09/27, 12:35 AM
Destiny my ass that on side kick to start the 2nd half recovered by the Saints was key because Caldwell did not prepare his team.
You said the Saints went from Haslett to Payton and won a SB.
You think the Colts could use a new coach, you think?
The Colts can go from Caldwell to Cowher a proven winner with the Steelers.
It's not about just past draft picks it's about being able to judge college talent to fill your teams needs and Polian is not a good judge of talent.
He scouted Hakim Nicks WR, Ziggy Hood DE,and Maurice PounceyC/G Colts fans hopes were high but he went into another direction.
These guys are impact players in the NFL.
You say the Colts have had their share of injuries all NFL teams do, that's no excuse look at the Green Bay Packers they were desimated with injuries last year and won the SB.
I say let Painter finish the season get one of the top picks in the draft at QB lure Cowher back as coach and hire a GM that can evaluate college talent.
Manning may not recover from nerve damage he is 35 and may have only a few good years left if he does recover.
You're right rebuilding is a process that must begin asap for the Colts. It's time for a change in Indy!
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