Found October 31, 2011 on
The Last Angry Fan:
Yes, the Indianapolis Colts are right in the thick of things in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes after getting beat 27-10 on Sunday by the Tennessee Titans. And yes, Jim Caldwell’s team has been putrid as of late, sitting at 0-8 and having been outscored 89-17 in their last two games.
But isn’t it a little premature to shell out $100 or so on Andrew Luck Colts jerseys? Aren’t they worried the football gods may smite their chances at garnering the No.1 pick in next year’s draft?
Call me superstitious, but this may not bode well for Indianapolis fans. These guys may have just jinxed their team’s chances at drafting Luck, the most highly prized quarterback prospect in recent memory.
Or not. Judging by how poorly the Colts have played in recent weeks, I doubt very much that Indy’s “Suck for Luck” campaign is in any kind of jeopardy, football gods be damned.
[H/T to Backyard Sports for the pic]
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
There is no position on the 2011 Indianapolis Colts that will undergo or require more immediate front office attention by way of future contract considerations than wide receiver. Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, and Anthony Gonzalez are all at the end of their contracts. Two of the three were first round draft picks. One of the [...]
The Indianapolis Colts will keep Peyton Manning on the active roster so he can practice later this season, though it remains unlikely Manning will play in a regular-season game.
The weekly DVOA has become a dark ritual for me each week. The Colts continue to slide in rankings: 32 in each category except offense where they weigh in at 24. It isn't even close.
During his weekly radio appearance Bill Polian told listeners that Manning was still on the active roster in case he could practice. He also noted that the team came close to putting Manning on the IR due to roster constraints and that it's unlikely Manning will play this year.Wow.
Curtis Painter and the Colts followed their historically bad Week 7 performance with a not-quite-as-bad-but-still-very-bad Week 8, losing to the Titans by 17 points. With the game flow being what it was — Indy trailed 20-0 at half — Painter finished his day with 49 pass attempts. Thus we find several Colts near the top of the target leader-board, although none were particularly...
As the NFL season progresses along, there are a handful of teams that are separating themselves from the pack as the worst in the league. Whether they entered the "Suck for Luck" sweepstakes, or their best efforts are just not good enough to win a single football game in this increasingly mediocre NFL, their poor results reflect heavily on the man in charge. Whether it...