I'm going to chose to ignore the dark cloud that is hovering over tomorrow's game due to the fact that at the rate the injuries are mounting, #18 will also be gunning on the punt team. Given the Colts typically cryptic way of handling injuries, I'm going to continue hoping that Marvin and Addai play. And in lieu of that, I'll just hope that Peyton can be even more amazing than normal. All that being said, a non-conference loss before a bye week isn't the worst thing that could happen.
I had some connection problems yesterday, but here's some decent stuff. . .
Len Pasquarelli wonders if the Colts can afford to sign the oft injured Zombie Bob. We've been wondering aloud on this for some time. I can't tell if the Colts will ante up on Bob and Clark or not. I still think at least one of them goes.
CRAPHONSO THORPE IS BACK!!! All right! Now there is some good news. I took his release at the end of camp very hard.
A Tampa writer chimes in on #18.
Perhaps the most interesting thing that could happen if the Colts lose would be to see if Demond shows up for the 18 Plays podcast this week. Usually, when the team loses he sulks for about 6 days. And if we lose before a bye week, I might not hear from him for a fortnight. This could be a problem, since we are supposed to go to Jacksonville together. Draaaaama. . .
Demond Sanders: It's true there are worse losses, but you have to remember this is a home game. Road games in the non-conference (ala last year's loss at Dallas) are the least important games you can play. You have to hold serve at home because we know New England and Pittsburgh will win their home games.
I agree with you that you have to force yourself to be optimistic about who is going to play because on the surface this game looks like an impending disaster. I haven't been worried about this game all week, but it seems the Colts and Dungy are sticking to their "No one's playing except Peyton and possibly Jeff Saturday because someone has to snap the ball" stance. If either Addai or Harrison plays I'll take it. The other scary one is Freddy Keiaho with a concussion.