Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Most Important Wins Article is up...Contest Still Open

I have posted our Most Important Wins in Indianapolis Colts' History article. We have two winners in the contest already. Congrats to Josh and Justin who will both be receiving an XLI Program in the mail soon. You can see that the list is complete, but not all the games have full write-ups yet. If you want to win a program, just choose one of those games and do a little research. I would suggest starting with pro-football-reference.com for game box scores. We can still have up to 5 more winners.

If you don't like the games we chose and want to pick another, feel free, but be sure to include why the game you chose is more worthy than one already on the list. Again, submit all entries to 18to88@gmail.com along with your address.

Links:
Here's a great FO article that (among other things) explains the problems the Colts line had with the Steelers in the 2006 debacle in the dome. I do take exception with the fact that claim is made that the Colts struggled with the Chargers 3-4 in the playoff loss this year. The offense dominated the Chargers D, put up enough points to win on a normal day, and should have had many more except for three tough turnovers which weren't really 'caused' by the Chargers D (unless they are somehow responsible for Kenton Keith's horrible hands). Still, the article is great.

11 comments:

Shake'n'bake said...

news that's not news:
Rodney Harrison voted dirtiest player in the NFL by a panel of 18 NFL head coaches. link
Harrison gets 11 of 18 votes, no other player got more than two.

John said...

No mention of Sapp? Hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

Sapp's retired now, plus Roidney has HGH hanging over his head.

BD said...

Anybody remember our guards pulling outside to block the outside rushers while Saturday and the tackles stayed inside? I'm surprised they didn't mention that. It was a weird blocking scheme. Too bad it didn't work.

Bob M. said...

bd, Sorry, don't recall. Then again... I am...trying... desperately... to forget!

Bob M. said...

DZ, "BIG WIN #7" has the wrong year--2005 instead of 1995.
Happy 4th!

BD said...

And number 8 has the wrong score in the title: 15-6, not 12-9.

Deshawn Zombie said...

thanks...I just cut and pasted those and forgot to proof the most obvious part

funtime42 said...

Enjoying the rundowns, particularly the Captain Comeback games, but unless we're all suffering from a mass hallucination, you have a date wrong for #7...

Deshawn Zombie said...

Thanks for the corrections. They've been made. I tend to just get stuff up and proof as I go, so I always appriciate the help.

Anonymous said...

Here's what I wrote at FO re: Steeler game.

Re: Colts-Steelers

Joey Porter called out the Colts (before the reg season game) as soft. For some reason, a lot of idiots thought he was talking about the receivers. Offenses are "soft" when the O-line cannot line up and play power football. Anyone looking at the Colts' power ranking on the FO stat site knows that those Colts were really pathetic at power running (and had been for years).

The Steelers had such disdain for the Colt running game that in the 2d half, they played a lot with only 2 DL, 3LBs, and 6 DBs -- not just in pass situations, but every down (they couldn't expect to situation sub vs. the Colt no huddle). Colts still couldn't run the ball.

Steelers used the dime to play a lot of people in coverage the first game. In the playoffs, they decided to use their strength upfront to overwhelm the soft Colt O-line. They did. They physically just kicked ass.

The SD game at Indy was the same thing. Anyone with a tape of it need only watch the Colts' first play, an E. James outside stretch run to the right. The Colt right tackle got slammed straight back about four yards off the ball. Not good. Later in the game, notice how a blitzing SD LB bullrushes the Colt LG and drives him out of the picture on a drop back pass (about 10 yds back) before reaching over and pulling Manning down. Total physical domination.

Schemes, audibles, draws, screens, and hots can relieve some of the pressure, but it is really tough to win when the offensive line is getting completely dominated by a physical defense.


Stan