It seems like everyone these days is talking about the Colts. And with each win that's just going to happen with more and more frequency. Let's see what they are saying around the web today.
Go for it
Put John Eisenberg of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette squarely in the "go for history" camp in regards to what the Colts should do if they earn the top seed in the AFC early. In his column he notes, "The Colts have a real shot at leaving the kind of mark that would last as long as football is played. If they go 16-0 and then go on to win the Super Bowl, they would almost surely be acclaimed as the greatest team ever. Talk about a goal worth striving for."
Read more about his thoughts on the topic in Dungy needs better grasp of history Colts could make.
Tsk, tsk, tsk
You'd think after the way he got schooled by the Colts earlier this year, rookie cornerback Pac Man Jones would have learned something. Yet here he is flapping his gums with a weak-sister version of a "guaranteed" win.
"I'm pretty sure we're going to pull it off, because don't nobody think we're going to do it," Jones said. "It would be a good win. We're pretty loose, and we don't have anything to lose, so we're just going to go out and put it on the line."
Young corners feel confident against Colts to see what else he and his fellow rookie cornerback, Reynaldo Hill have to say about taking on the Colts receivers.
Dungy's the one
Leonard Shapiro at the Washington Post has written a good piece on Colts head coach Tony Dungy.
"…if I were to pick one man mostly responsible for this year's 11-0 start, and possible 19-0 tour de force, at the very top of the list would be Tony Dungy, a head coach who ought to be the role model for any aspiring coach in the game, including his 31 colleagues in the NFL."
Find out why Shapiro sees Dungy as the most complete head coach in the NFL today in Dungy is Quiet Force Behind Formidable Colts.
Colts Poll at ESPN
ESPN.com is asking folks 12 questions about the Colts, including what should they do if they clinch the home field advantage early – go for the undefeated season or rest their starters to lower the chance of injury in an otherwise meaningless game? So far, 39% of the fans voting don't think the Colts will go 16-0, 51% think Dungy should rest some key starters and anyone not 100% healthy, and 47% think the Seahawks have the best shot at beating them in the regular season. Go cast your vote!
The Colts are projected as a 16-point favorite against the Titans. Jerry Greene at the Orlando Sentinel is making his weekly picks. Here's what he has to say about the game in Indianapolis.
"OK, here it is. And I'm not the only one who thinks the Colts could lose. Listen to their coach, Tony Dungy: ‘We can't have all the penalties and the dumb plays.' See? It could happen. But do I have the guts to predict it? Colts by just 12 because I'm chicken."
Read the rest of Jerry's picks here.
Saving the best for last
At least I think this one is the most significant article of the day for ColtPower fans. Paul Kuharsky of the Tennessean.com digs a bit deeper on how the two youngest teams in the NFL – the Colts and the Titans – have landed on opposite ends of the spectrum this season. Just one of his observations that was interesting to note is: "The biggest disparity…the playmaking Colts average 6.2 seasons of experience at wide receiver, while the often-anemic Titans' wide receivers average just 1.5."
Take a few minutes to read through Colts Experienced Where it Matters.
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