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.