Yet another one of those,"The Colts are greaaat, BUT!!!" articles. As I'm sure many of you have seen BBS going off on these, it's just gotten rather idiotic.
Sure, lets remind everyone that the Colts have failed to do this and that in the playoffs, yet are always great in the regular season. Let's bring up the comparisons to the Atlanta Braves, only to forget that the Braves always at least made it to the World Series before losing ala Buffalo Bills.
Here's what I don't get. The press acts like the Colts have had it easy. The Colts have played in the toughest conference in the NFL for the last decade. They have lost in the playoffs to the AFC representative in the SB 4 of their last 9 playoff appearances, only the loss in 2004 to the Patriots being any kind of blowout game.
Of the Colts losses in the playoffs, they've had 2 decided in OT (which is crap) and 1 blow out.
It's like it's okay to bash on the Colts for their losses, while teams like the Cowboys, Chargers, and the Eagles (who've been closer far more than the Colts) all get passes. All of those teams have had better overall teams (defense, special teams, and offense to some extent) yet have failed far more than us. At least we get there, at least we win a game here or there.....and at least we won a SB when we got there...
Other than the Patriots and Steelers (both established winning franchises), only the Eagles have shown any ability to be consistently in the playoffs once they've lost in the SB. The rest of the teams that have lost in the SB have for the most part fallen apart and are licking the bottom of the barrel.
I guess I'm just getting tired of these guys playing the woulda coulda shoulda but didnt card after every game where they pick the Colts to lose and they don't. For once, I'd just like to see a respectful article without the BUT being written all over it by the way it's written.
For the record, I do agree with some of what he says, it's just I'm tired of the media reporting like this....