I have been able to wrap my fandom around a few players over the years. I'm really more about the team in general, but some players have a little it factor that allow you to occasionally look the other way, when they F up. I'm not going to bore you with my list, but I'll bet you all have a few of those on your recall speed dial.
I can fall for a guy for a variety of reasons. Clutch, effort, intangibles, and attitude to name a few.
Here is what I have come to realize. I have never embraced a head coach? I mean going back to Mayflower, we have had some successful coaches, but I never really felt like they had much to do with our success. Some of that is that we've had a couple of QBs who would have made any coach look good.
We've had some great human beings on the sidelines. But, we've never had the "mastermind", "boy genius", "innovator", "king of adjustments" or even "master motivator". You might argue the master motivator, base on the fact that our players always "love" our coaches. I think it is different for a player to love his coach, than it is for him to run through a frickin wall for him.
Men of faith have been a in charge for a good chunk the "Indianapolis" version of the Colts. Not like I want God mad at me or anything, but I'm also not looking to him to win me football games. To be honest, I'd be happy to have a "Playoffs?, Playoffs?" rant about now. Hell, I mean heck, Mora may have been the closest thing to a fireball that we've seen. He might also be my favorite Colts coach. If our O-line woes can be traced to us getting rid of good O-line coach, because he was a potty mouth who yelled, that would piss me off.
If you haven't noticed, I'm inching closer to calling for a coaching change. Not quite there yet, but getting there. 28 - 22 is his mark. Pagano was 53 - 43 and we all wanted him gone, long before he actually left. Maybe we are the ones that get Bienienemy at season's end?