Does anyone remember how the Jets beat the Chargers in the playoffs? They rushed up the gut three times to seal the game.
How many times has a 3rd or 4th &1 been converted by the Colts in critical game closing situations? I don't remember. I've seen every game in the Peyton Manning era and can't remember converting one time.
I do remember the Colts not being able to convert a 3rd & 1 in the Superbowl.
I can remember the Colts not converting a 3rd and 2 against the Chargers in 2008.
I can remember the Colts not converting a 4th & 1 at home against Jacksonville in the season opener.
I can remember Willie Mcguinness faking an injury then celebrating after the Colts couldn't convert a 4th & 1 on the goal line in 2003.
Polian needs to take off his skirt and man up! Has the Corey Simon debockle scared him for life from signing free agents or making a trade? I don't want Baltimore's backups. I don't want the potential of Mike Pollak and Jamey Richard. I want Allan Faneca and I want to Convert 3rd & 1.
As for Haynesworth. Sure his contract is ridiculous. Daniel Miur and Anthony Johnson are adequate. Moala has potential. But, we all know what's needed. A stud DT. Can you imagine Robert Mathis, Dwight Freeney, Jerry Hughes (it feels good to say his name) and Albert freaking Hayneswoth closing the pocket? My god, its got Superbowl Victory all over it. The time to trade for Hayseworth has passed. All they wanted was a second round pick. All we had to do was give up Mike Pollak or Tim Jennings or Tony Ugoh. Or Gary Brackets backup Angerer. This pick confuses me greatly. Didn't Bracket just sign a five year deal? Wasn't Charles Brown gift wrapped? Is Charlie Johnson a stud left tackle? Its time to get some studs on the O & D lines and not adequate players.
I say all this because losing the Superbowl was like losing a child and the draft just brings football memories back. 4 months of baseball here we come. Peyton only has 4-6 years left. I want him to play forever but we are blessed to be a part of something special. Go Horse...