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08:05 AM ET 10.24 | The Dolphins and Colts made strong cases for Andrew Luck Sunday. On a day when the winless Dolphins seemed to establish themselves as the worst team in the NFL, blowing a 15-point home lead to the Broncos in the final three minutes, the winless Colts outdid them, losing 62-7 to the New Orleans Saints while establishing themselves, unofficially, as the WTL (worst team in the league). ... It was so bad, it's hard to imagine that Jim Caldwell and most of his staff will somehow survive beyond the season. Caldwell didn't just lose a game Sunday night, he lost his team, and it was obvious whether Antoine Bethea was whiffing on Darren Sproles or Austin Collie, invisible again, was dropping a perfect pass over the middle.

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October 24, 2011  08:08 AM ET

No danger of the Colts blowing a late lead. They aren't gonna have one to blow.

October 24, 2011  08:09 AM ET

How does the GM survive this fiasco? He's had years to find a replacement to Peyton but they've done nothing.

October 24, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Is all this really happening because Manning is injured? Crazy.

October 24, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Caldwell's fate appears sealed

62-7 will do that...

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October 24, 2011  08:19 AM ET

They don't have a legit backup QB, and their system isn't backup friendly even if they did. They still don't have a consistent defense. Tom Moore is gone. Caldwell is the walking dead.

But other than that the Colts are fine.

October 24, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How does the GM survive this fiasco? He's had years to find a replacement to Peyton but they've done nothing.

The Colts are doing everything right to get Andrew Luck. What more do you want?

October 24, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Came home from a football-less, but fun, Sunday, turned on TV, saw score in 3rd quarter. Turned it off.

October 24, 2011  08:24 AM ET

Manning doesn't play defense. Enough said.

October 24, 2011  08:33 AM ET

As it should be.... But everyone pretty much knew he wasn't doing too much as the Head Coach before Payton went down.

October 24, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Came home from a football-less, but fun, Sunday, turned on TV, saw score in 3rd quarter. Turned it off.

Turned on the TV. Saw who was playing. Turned it off.

October 24, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Manning doesn't play defense. Enough said.

Neither does the defense, apparently.

October 24, 2011  08:36 AM ET

I was killing Prez in our Fantasy Team matchup, until Drew Brees and Sproles played last night..... Thanks a lot colts.

October 24, 2011  08:42 AM ET

perception is reality so many times in our society and the perception is that jim caldwell couldn't coach a JV team to a jamboree victory.

miami just got some competition on the suck for luck sweepstakes.

October 24, 2011  08:43 AM ET

can only hope this spells the end for caldwell, though i highly doubt that he's going anywhere. the colts have a history of forgiving failure over and over - just look at the fact that joseph addai is still our #1 running back. We've had the worst defense in the league for years, and because of that they sign gary brackett to a nice contract??? Manning has made the colts look a lot smarter the past 10 years than they really are.

October 24, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Neither does the defense, apparently.

Beer and fried chicken on the sideline?

October 24, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Turned on the TV. Saw who was playing. Turned it off.

I briefly forgot who was playing, I think I literally had it on for a minute then found the baseball game. hahaha

October 24, 2011  08:51 AM ET

The first tie-breaker for draft picks is strength-of-schedule. We can't know how that computes until the season is over, but looking at the schedules right now I would say that Indy has an easier schedule than Miami. I'd assume that means that Indy would get the first pick if both teams finish 0-16. And then there's the Rams.

October 24, 2011  08:53 AM ET

.... and Jim Tressell is lurking!

 
October 24, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

The first tie-breaker for draft picks is strength-of-schedule. We can't know how that computes until the season is over, but looking at the schedules right now I would say that Indy has an easier schedule than Miami. I'd assume that means that Indy would get the first pick if both teams finish 0-16. And then there's the Rams.

The Colts can't control their schedule; all they can do is lose to the opponents they get. Still, you have to admire the way they're stepping up to the plate and stinking out loud.

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