With homefield locked up, the discussion can now truly shift to what the Colts should do the next three games. Prior to last Sunday, it was premature. Now, it makes sense. It also makes sense that Jim Caldwell addressed the subject of this Thursday's game against the Jaguars, and ONLY this Thursday's game against the Jaguars. It keeps with the theme of "one game at a time," which is what Caldwell (and former head coach Tony Dungy) sells to this football team.
Here are the links:
- Clark Judge at CBS Sports writes a well-deserved "fluff" piece on Colts owner Irsay, calling him the "block that Colts' winning engine is built on.
- Why did Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels seem to stubbornly defend his rather silly decision to defer the ball to the Colts after winning the opening coin toss?
- ESPN's Paul Kuharsky seems to very much want Peyton Manning to clinch MVP Thursday against the Jaguars.
- John Oehser continues to do the yeoman's work, scripting the highlights from last night's Bill Polian show.
- I very often enjoy 18to88's Horse Sense.
- With the Colts coming to town, the Jaguars game will not be blacked out locally in the city of Jacksonville.
- NFL Network's Mike Martz and Warren Sapp "debate" the Colts and Saints and how they might rest starters down the stretch.
- When the 2009 season ends, Jim Irsay will probably make Peyton Manning the highest paid player in the NFL.
- Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner weighs in on the Colts playing starters this Thursday against the Jaguars.
- And finally, NFL.com's Vic Carucci breaks down the current AFC playoff picture.