Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Uncle Bill offers some hope

There have been a couple of unintended consequences of doing a Colts blog and sharing our experiences as fans with you all. One is that I feel a sense of richness about wins and losses that I missed. I've been living overseas for a long time, so other than calls to Demond and my dad, I felt disconnected from other fans. I've enjoyed that aspect of things much more than I would have guessed. The other consequence is that it's forced me to stay engaged and 'in touch' with my Colts related pain. In years past when the Horse would lose, I'd be a bit depressed, and would basically not touch the computer for a week. I wouldn't read articles (other than the safe haven of the Star), or watch the game again until very late the next week. Now with 18to88, I feel like I have to keep up on things way more than I used. So after two losses and an ugly win, and with half the team looking like the revolutionary war fife and drum corp (I went looking for the classic picture of them all bandaged up and couldn't find one-anyone out there have my back?), I still have to be engaged emotionally with football when normally, I'd do everything possible to avoid thinking about the team until after a win. I take it too hard to say engaged. I don't know how Demond can do it, because he's even more depressive about things than I am.

That being said, Polian's comments in the Star this morning give us some hope on Marvin. He offered up the first detailed description of his injury to date, and it doesn't look like he's d-o-n-e. Tony also said AG and Ugoh could well be back Thursday, thus giving the O a game to try and get some rhythm back before Jacksonville.

Also, one more note of encouragement about the AFC South situation. Jacksonville has two division losses already. For them to win the division, they would have to go undefeated AND hope that Indy loses a second game (other than the Jhole game), or they could lose a game if Indy loses two games within the division. They still have to play at Indy, Pitt and Houston. I don't like their chances.

I think we mentioned this, but 18 Plays will come out Friday or Saturday and will encompass 9 plays from Sunday's game and 9 from Thursday's.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ask Vic in Jax has always hated the Colts in general and Peyton in particular. Check out his latest:


"Mike from Milton, FL: Peyton Manning was in his prime years? Are we now in the decline of Peyton Manning?

Vic: How else could I say it? We’re 10 games into this season and he has 16 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions and an 87.2 passer rating. What would you call that? One of his prime years? I’m not saying Manning is over the hill. I’m not saying Manning can’t go right back to where he was a few years ago, but 2007 is clearly not one of his prime years.

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Demond Sanders said...

It'll be interesting to see what Vic has to say when the Colts humiliate the Jags and improve to 10-2.

DZ said...

I've stopped reading Vic. I used to read him everyday, but he's ridiculous. He doesn't know crap about football and generally serves to keep Jags fans ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember a time when Vic was saying that Peyton's stats didn't mean anything. Mere numbers. Of course, that's when the numbers were leading the league.

Ian said...

http://www.lib.unb.ca/
Texts/Theatre/voaden/Spirit-of-76.jpg

DZ said...

Spirit of 76! ARRRGH of course. I'm an idiot

Bob M. said...

This just in: Moorehead on IR replaced by Klecko. Well, Klecko DOES have more career TD receptions.... and he's a load for a small cornerback to cover, but it might take a while for plays to develop as he rumbles downfield.

I take it as good news (in terms of behind the scenes knowledge and confidence in other stuff) that they put Aaron M on IR. Clearly they know something I don't and either Marvin is looking considerably better or Craphonso has been raiding Barry Bonds's medicine cabinet. Maybe all TE's are 100% and Clark can be split out wide full-time until Marvin returns. Based on the last game, though, that's not exactly thrilling....

Bob M. said...

Oh, and my interpretation of Vic's comment is that it has not been a "prime" (as in excellent) year for PM. I don't think he's implying he's past his prime (meaning the sweet spot of his career); he says flat-out that PM is not over the hill. However, Jax's illiterate masses who actually believe his drivel may well accept the first part at face value and not even get to the later sentence.

We all have better things to do with our time than read his output.