Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/3/14
There's something about these feel good, come-from-behind, last-second wins that make you want to forget the 50 minutes of warning signs and red flags, and instead dance around your house like Tom Cruise in "Risky Business." (writer's note: Hello, Ladies) Well, I love to dance, so there will be no mentions of a porous offensive line, a weak secondary, or an invisible pass rush. There will also be no mention of a coaching staff who continues to make questionable personnel and game-management decisions. No, after the Colts 19-13 OT victory over the Tennessee Titans which moved the Colts to 4-3 - the first time the team has been over .500 since January of 2011 - it's time to dance. So crank up "The Lounge Singer"'s greatest hits and do the Charleston (and a Ballard Roll)as we talk about a "rebuilding" team who, with a little luck, has put themselves AFC playoff picture. This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Indianapolis Colts. How could it not be, after losing their MVP quarterback along with a handful of key veterans? Colts owner Jim Irsay preached patience in the off-season, as he compared this year's team to the 1998 squad. Even WR Reggie Wayne noted in his opening remarks at training camp that the team would have to stick together through this rebuilding period. And the experts? Most of them predicted a 2nd-consecutive 1st overall draft pick for Indianapolis. So how did the Colts get from there to a game-winning Vick Ballard barrel roll and a 4-3 record? The truth is, we goofed up. Journalists, experts and bloggers continually push the theory that quarterback is the most important position in football. Each week experts make their picks based on which team has the better quarterback. Often (and mistakenly), wins and losses are attributed entirely to the quarterback. And try to find me a Super Bowl prediction that doesn't include two teams with "elite" quarterbacks. And the thing is, we aren't wrong: quarterback is not only the most important position in football, it may be the singular most important position in all of sports. Which makes our inability to foresee the Colts quick turnaround all the more embarrassing. (Writer's note: It's even more embarrassing for me, personally, as I wrote about this a full year ago. Please pardon the poor formatting) You see, the 2011 Indianapolis Colts, in the wake of the unexpected loss of Peyton Manning, were "blessed" with the worst quarterbacking in the league - although Blaine Gabbert really wanted that title. The combined stats for the Painter/Orlovsky/Collins triumvirate? 302/534 (56.6%) 3223yards (6.0ypa), 187.2 yards-per-game, 14 TDs, 14 INTs, 3 fumbles, 35 sacks. Yes, those are their stats for the entire 2011 season. The moment Roger Goodell said Andrew Luck's name at the 2012 NFL Draft, journalists, experts, bloggers, and fans should have known: even with the expected growing pains and bumps in the road, the best quarterbacking prospect in more than a decade would be a major improvement over last year's misfits. And he has been a major improvement, already eclipsing the individual numbers for each of last season's quarterbacks, and showing consistent stretches of high-level play that prove the pre-draft talk about his "skill ceiling" wasn't hype, it was reality. So as you're in the middle of your 52nd view of Ballard's game-winning TD against the Titans, remember, it's not a fluke, it's just a good quarterback and a little luck.   Week 7 Quick Thoughts: - It's nice to see the Colts feature an effective running game for the second week in a row, but I wish Arians would find a little balanc