With this recent skid of the Colts, a lot of people have their opinions on what the main concerns are for why the team has lost 3 of their last 4 games. There are a lot of perceptions out there and unfortunately many of them are misguided to say the least. One of the things that I see as an avid Colts fan is the lack of criticism aimed at number 18. All you have to do is read through the posts on this site and you will see that many of them have something negative to say about every player who's last name is not "Manning." Of all the players mentioned, none are more wrongly accused than Donald Brown. People on this site have been complaining that "he doesn't hit the hole like Hart does" and "he's too hesitant." FYI it doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice that in Brown's defense, there rarely is a hole there for him to hit. Also for all you Mike Hart fans out there, the reason for Hart's shine can be accredited to the fact that he played with a healthy Brody Eldridge or Dallas Clark on the line. Not so the case for Brown. Anyone who's been paying close attention to the Colts knows that Brody Eldridge is a very good blocker in both run and pass situations. Donald Brown is a back who can take it to the house if he's given a hole to run through. He is also a nice receiver out of the backfield. In spite of the lack of a running game, the Colts could compensate for that if they incorporated their RBs more in the passing game. In fact, we could have had a TD instead of an INT on Manning's 1st INT of the game if he had simply dumped off the ball to Brown on the 2nd series. Instead Peyton threw an ill advised pass into triple coverage trying to feed Reggie Wayne (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81c7ec40/Burnett-returns-pick-for-TD). Donald Brown was wide open on this play as the replay shows. Whether you like it or not, that 1st INT set the tone for the rest of the game. Now go back to the game we played against the Eagles. Philly's offense is a lot like ours in the fact that they are a pass oriented team. I love the way Reid uses Lashon McCoy in the passing game with screens and play-action pitch outs. The Colts are just not stout enough to run the type of running plays they've unsuccessfully been trying to run all year with their personal. Especially when they are missing key cogs like Eldrige and Clark. IMHO even with those guys healthy the Colts need to be more exotic with their running game. The O-line of the Eagles is not much better than ours. The difference? Their OC is exotic enough to disguise their deficiencies with cleverly designed plays. I've been saying this all year that the Colts need to be a balanced team if they intend to do any damage in the playoffs at all. Running the ball and stopping the run is what got them their 1st SB ring. That formula has been the dominant trend for championships for years. It won't change anytime soon (If you disagree, see Steelers, Ravens, Giants, Cowboys, Niners and a long list of others).. Lastly, for all you Manning lovers out there, please stop riding his jockstrap and start holding him accountable in your assessments of each game before you start bashing all the other Colts for what are truly his mistakes.