Like many others this week, Conrad Brunner, an excellent writer, examines the Colts' possibilities of greatly exceeding expectations, or even a run at the playoffs (Playoffs?) Indianapolis does have some potentially good matchups on the horizon that have us all, including Brunner, a little giddy. However, Brunner tempers these hopes with some realism to help prevent us from heaping unfair expectations upon this team:
It is important to remain grounded, however. In the NFL, things can come undone very quickly. Lose to the Jets and this bubble of optimism would burst.
Bruce Arians knows. The interim coach warned his team of just that. The Green Bay game showed the Colts how good they can be; it also illustrated how bad. This past Sunday was in no small part fueled by the emotional feelings for coach Chuck Pagano as he battles leukemia. Moving forward, beginning this week, it must be about nothing other than the business at hand.
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