Friday, August 3, 2007

'Round and round

I hope you all listen to ESPN 950 reguarly anyway, but if you did yesterday, you would have caught some props to for our article on Tony Dungy's Hall of Fame Credentials.

I really wish I had waited a couple of days before posting on Vince Young. Punching a teammate with his throwing hand? Geeze, no wonder he flunked his damn IQ test.

Lots of stuff out there on the web today. Starting with honoring a great player who had a brief but quite effective stint with the Colts, Richard Dent:

Clark Judge weighs in with a couple of articles on Colts camp that are worth reading
In this first article, he basically addresses the same issues that we discussed earlier this week. Again, from all reports, things are going as well as can be expected. I'm sure people will panic after we go 0-4 in the preseason, but remember, those games don't matter for a reason. The Colts never play well in the preseason. Why show what you've got in games that don't count?
In his second article, he talks about Tony Ugoh's adjustment to life as the most important insurance agent in the NFL (ie Left Tackle for the #18's blindside). Again everything is rolling
The best part of both articles is the stats on wins for the Colts in the Dungy and Polian eras. Since Polian took over, the Colts are 6 games better than any other franchise in the same stretch. "Since Dungy took over in 2002, the Colts are 60-20, with four straight AFC South titles, two AFC Championship Game appearances and one Super Bowl". Yikes.
By the way, don't bother with either video (ESPECIALLY the fan one. Those guys are big fans I'm sure, but Judge clowned them. I couldn't even finish it, it was so painful).

Finally, I said it before and I'll say it again, there is NO better source for good training camp stuff than Phil Wilson's blog on the Star page. Listen, I love John Clayton (congrats on a much deserved HoF spot!), and I read Peter King and Judge reguarly, but don't get blinded by just reading those guys becuase they are 'national'. Read Wilson. He has the good on what's going down.

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