It appears to me that it is time the Polians go. I appreciate what Bill has done through the years, he truly built a winning franchise. And now Chris seems to be of the same mold. The problem with this mold is its one that it does not win super bowls. The Polians are like boring gamblers who go to vegas and bet small so in case they lose they don't lose much. In order to win big you gotta be willing to risk big. And luckily in the NFL that doesn't always mean money. Lets take Albert Haynesworth for instance.
It cost the Patriots a 5th round draft pick....in 2013! They take the risk that Albert decides he doesn't want to give them his full effort and they have to cut him next year. If that happens whats the big deal they lose a 5th rounder 2 years from now. But the best that could happen is they get one of the most dominating DT's in the league and changes their defense from pretty mediocre into a defense that might once again be one of the league's best. Hell if he plays like he did 2-3 years ago they get the BEST DT in the league.
But thats just one example. The Rams are a team much like the Colts in regards to cap space. But they realize they are in position to win now and they've made signings and continue to inquire about other free agents and trades. These players may make the team much better and take them into the playoffs or the players could all be busts. But they take the risk because what they do know is if they did nothing their team is not good enough to either make the playoffs or win a game in the playoffs (due to crappy division they could trip into the playoffs).
The Jets are finding every way possible to get Namdi. Sure they're going to break the bank between him and Revis which is a risk in regards to their ability to sign or resign players in the future. But they are in the win now mindset and know Namdi makes the team better possibly even enough to get them past the AFC Championship hump. If they get the deal done I still bet they aren't done, they'll go after more and probably get it because they have the people running the organization that go all in.
The colts are very much in a win now phase. Peyton is getting older by the damn it seems now that we have this neck issue to deal with. Who knows how many more off seasons Peyton will want to get a pinched nerve operated on or a bursa sac. We all know without Peyton we stand no chance of winning anything let alone a Super Bowl. So why not do what it takes to win now. Why not go all in and take the risks it takes to get back into the big dance. Why not give Peyton what he deserves which is the chance to win more rings for his legacy since he's already done so much for us. We fell into a Super Bowl once, it will not happen again. Its not necessary to come in year after year with the same players except for the new undrafted free agents we sign. Lets for the love of god go ALL IN!
But my bet is a Polian will never go all in. Chris did better in the draft and it looked good. It made me believe he might not be of the same mold as his father. Thought maybe he'd be aggressive. But clearly I am wrong. As a die hard blue blooded Colts fan I have had enough.