There have been ton of posts both defending Caldwell/Polian and bashing them for the timeout decision and roster management in 2010. Actions speak louder than words is what I firmly beleive and this debate will be put to rest and so will the fate of the Indianapolis colts for the next decade depending on 3 players.
1.If Ryan diem is back in a colts uniform ,consider the 2011 season dead as well.No need of any excuses defending Polian's genius ,the results will be very self evident.
2.Aaron the hard hitting Francisco is also one of the stud safety's the colts have at the position and Bill the genius Polian defended him handily in his radio show. If he still shows up in a colts uniform you can again plan to book your tickets for SB.
3.We also have the absolutely rocking performances of the ST coach and Clyde's amazing play calling skills to look foward to . I am sure Gijon the suck Robinson also will play a major role in kick starting the sputtering offense.
The injuries excuse is humbug.The packers have also been hit hard with injuries yet they seem to be in a much better position. The patriots also have been perennially in the playoffs yet seem stacked at many positions.Luck is a lame excuse and tanking playoff games over the past decade due to pathetic special teams play or porous defense just means we do not deserve to go the SB.
Let Bill Polian take the first step towards fixing this team by drafting Nate Solder or any other good OT in 2011 draft, get rid of Ryan Diem, Aaron Francisco ,save some salary cap and get couple of good CB's in the next round and then we can talk about another SB run. With the way the patriots , ravens, steelers, falcons,saints ,packers have rebuilt it would be foolish to imagine we can continue to draft injury prone smaller players who give 30 yard cushions and still expect Manning to bail us out each time.