I forgot to post up one of these last week due to school and work, but its back this week. Come on, you know you all missed ti. Like the MSM, you guys all love to praise my work[/sarcasm]. Without further adou here is what I take from this week.
1.) While obvious, I think this team is very resilient. Not that they weren't under Dungy's tenior or prior years, but this team is showing us something special. They really all look focused on trying to accomplish the ultimate goal in the NFL and that's to win the Superbowl. Its for this reason why I was overreacting a bit the last few weeks. Because they are special, because they are so determined, its irritating to see this team struggle early or in the middle of games. We all know they are better than what they have displayed in the first half of that Texans game.
2.) I think Pierre Garcon is going to be a mainstay in this offense for a long time. He has really matured these last couple of weeks making big plays and most importantly, being consistent. He is looking the ball into his hands and not dropping them and his routes are looking more crisp. He still has a ways to go, but thats a good thing. If he looks this good now with a lot of room for improvement, just wait for the oncoming years.
3.) I think Ryan Diem is finished. Since the removal of Pollak, we have still seen the same problems the Colts have always had on the right side. The running lanes are still getting clogged on that side and the pressure is still coming from that side. No longer is Pollak the scapegoat and its not DeVan since he is improving the run game up the middle. The lone culprit is Diem. He was responsible for one INT and a few sacks yesterday. Its time to seek a replacement and release him, or shift him over to the inside.
4.) I think its time for the MBBD. Thats the "Melvin Bullitt Beatdown Defense". Its Titans week and Vince Young is back in the saddle at starting QB. They are running option plays and running Chris Johnson all over the place. Bullitt may not be Bob Sanders in coverage, but he sure looks like him when chasing down a running back and playing in the box. Also, with Coyer calling the plays, the defense will be coming after Young.
5.) I think the Colts will remain the lone undefeated team by tonight. Do I care? not really, but I dont see the Saints beating the Patriots tonight. Why? I believe the Saints defense is overrated and can be had. If the Rams could almost do it, the Patriots most certainly can. The only NFC team I could see standing up to the AFC's elite is the Vikings and only if they make it to the Superbowl, will they have the chance to showcase that.