Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bye Week Blahs

It's Thursday, and instead of trying to keep my eyes in the backfield, I relegated to pounding out another edition of the Vince Young Files. Siiiiigh. Here's stuff I'm finding around the web today...

Mike Sando throws out a couple of lists about who are the toughest players to game plan around. Dwight Freeney, Harrison and Wayne show up on the list, but the unquestioned #1 is #18. I agree with one footballoutsider reader who thinks that Manning and Brady shouldn't be on this list. You can't keep the ball out of their hands. If you force the Colts to run, have you really controlled Manning? I think that Randy Moss is the toughest guy to game plan against, because of the whole freakish height thing. I don't think you can really do anything about a QB, unless you station a linebacker between him and the center. Although that would conceivably lead to a lot of offside calls.

There's a nice article in the Dallas Morning News about spiraling QB ratings. It also has some cool Colts related stuff in it, along with kind words for AG.

CHFF says the Colts are the number one offense because of a janky point differential system. Didn't FO just say this two days ago using complex stats that analyze every play? Oh well, it's good to be first, I guess.

I wondered if this might not happen: Whitlock is banging the drum for local legend Jeff George. I go back and forth on Whitlock, but his undying devotion to his boy Jeff George is endearing to me.

Clark Judge loves Dallas Clark. Geeze who doesn't? The man is a beast.

ESPN 950s Greg Rakestraw was on Jeremy Green's podcast today. Greg is good. JG is not. Ever.

Reader Stan also threw us this terrific interview of Tony Dungy in the Minnesota paper.


Anonymous said...

Check this one


Anonymous said...

re: Souhan interview with Dungy

The line I liked best --

"We used to hear that Peyton Manning was doing too much at the line of scrimmage. I haven't heard that one in a while."

I seem to recall Steve Young making an ass of himself on that subject.