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We are this close to a new NFL season.


  Take your thumb and first finger.  Then, put them as close together as you possibly can, without actually touching each other.  That is how close we are to having football this year.  It is also how close the owners and players were to losing a large percentage of their fan base.    I'm done with that now.  I wanna talk about the 2011-2012 Indianapolis Colts.  With a shortened training camp, no off-season workouts and free agency non existent too this point.  What kind of football will we see this season.  The Indianapolis Colts, lead by Peyton Manning have been known as a finely oiled offensive machine.  The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets have been feared for their defensive prowess.  The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots have the best 2 QB's not named Peyton Manning, they are able to put up points in bunches.    Without the benefit of a full training camp, off season workout program and mini camps; how do we expect to see grade A football?  Not to mention the disadvantage NFL rookies will be faced with.  The Colts drafted Anthony Castanzo a promising Left Tackle out of Boston College.  Draftniks pegged Castanzo as a day one starter and 10 year pro.  What will this season look like for Anthony now?  Had Castanzo had the full mini camp, training camp and off season workout programs of the past, he would be able to make an instant impact.  I don't know that is the case now.  The same can be said for unrestricted free agents.  I don't believe there is enough time to absorb a complicated offensive or defensive system and make a true impact.  I truly believe the Owners should reduce the price of tickets this season.  The on field product is going to be lesser than a season ago.  If not for the greedy owners and stubborn players we would have a grade A NFL season.  I don't think the fans should be held hostage. 

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