Luke Links: 'Reg-gie! Reg-gie!' Edition

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The Mike Murphy-led Colts defense impresses... Jim Irsay believes in Peyton Manning... Robert Mathis is proud of his team... and Reggie Wayne got the royal treatment from fans on Thursday night...

FROM THE SADDLE (official team news)

GREEN APPLES AND ROAD APPLES (media analysis)

APPLE PIE (SB Nation goodies)

Whew... I am just so proud of this team.

I was at the Luke to witness this game (Best Christmas present. Ever.) and I think it's safe to add this game to my collection of most cherished memories as an Indianapolis Colts fanatic. No matter what was thrown in the way of their path, no matter what the odds said, week after week -- it didn't matter to these guys. They further proved tonight that they indeed have the heart of lions and a spirit that will not be broken.

Corny sounding? Sure. But oh-so-true.

Many of us may not like the job Jim Caldwell has done, but it's clear that he maintains an extremely high degree of respect from these players, specifically Peyton Manning, that is not easy to find in the NFL. That should be appreciated. He may not be the greatest coach, and may be lacking some serious judgement at times, but you have to give it to him for being able to weather the storm. These guys not only play hard for themselves, but they play hard for him.

And if anyone still believes this organization is 'tanking' it, or 'sucking for Luck', they're a certified idiot.

Yeah. I said it.

FYI: Peyton Manning looked like a man that was ready to take on the world last night, in my opinion. Here's what Ashley Adamson of WISH-TV had to say via Twitter, regarding Manning's upbeat 'tude:

I have never seen Peyton Manning look happier than he did in Colts locker room tonight. Didn't know God even made smiles that big.

Look out 2012, here come the Colts!
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