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    Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    Yea, they kinda sucked stopping the run in the regular season (21st overall, 32nd rushing, 2nd passing, 23rd overall).

    But they were OFF-THE-CHAIN good in the postseason (1st overall, 2nd rushing, 2nd passing, 2nd scoring).

    The D that won the Super Bowl wasn't the same D that got them through the regular season. For example, Dwight Freeney all-of-a-sudden looked like a run stopping animal once the January football started.

    I don't think we can hold up Indy as the model of a team that can show up without their D and win it all. Truth is, once the win-or-go-home season started, their D showed up big time.

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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I don't think we can hold up Indy as the model of a team that can show up without their D and win it all. Truth is, once the win-or-go-home season started, their D showed up big time.
    Yeah...and unfortunately I honestly doubt our D (this year's) had the talent and passion they had. I know its the post season and people get excited, but I just would've had my doubts with our D stepping up like the Colts' D did.


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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    They really came around after Bob Sanders returned from injury. The guy is a catalyst and obviously makes everybody around him better. We could seriously benefit from adding a hard hitting, playmaking, difference maker like him at SS.

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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    Jon Alston, perhaps?

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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

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    Jon Alston, perhaps?
    We can only hope.

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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    Quote Originally Posted by Varg6 View Post
    Yeah...and unfortunately I honestly doubt our D (this year's) had the talent and passion they had. I know its the post season and people get excited, but I just would've had my doubts with our D stepping up like the Colts' D did.
    We can speculate all we want. But you never know what will happen in the sudden death of the playoffs. Just wanted to muddy the water alittle.
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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    I would definitely like to see a hard hitting SS like we once had in Toby Wright.
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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    Not to discredit your point, HU...

    But last time I checked, Indy's playoff opponents included a KC team that never got a chance to utilize its bread-and-butter running game thanks to a terrible performance by Trent Green and his receivers, Baltimore, and Chicago.

    No doubt, the Indy D stepped it up: but I think it had more than a little to do with the offense of their competition.

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    Re: Let's be clear about the Colts and our D

    But last time I checked, Indy's playoff opponents included a KC team that never got a chance to utilize its bread-and-butter running game thanks to a terrible performance by Trent Green and his receivers, Baltimore, and Chicago.

    No doubt, the Indy D stepped it up: but I think it had more than a little to do with the offense of their competition.

    Good point. Also It's not like they stopped the Bears from running. Jones went over a 100 yards. Grossman just played so poorly that they didn't get to run the ball that often.

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