Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 4/5/12
Let's face it, anytime there is widespread turnover with an NFL franchise it typically spells doom for a team's success for a year or two, at least. It should come as no surprise  that most expert NFL analysts, bloggers, and the fan community in general are heading into the Colts transition with low short-term expectations. There are stark differences between the context surrounding the Colts transition and the changes made for a lot of NFL franchises though. Typically a perennial playoff team with the NFL record long-term regular season success who fields a team that is a front-runner for title contention for the better part of a decade does not drop weight and "start over." It just doesn't make any sense. When you throw fan loyalty to the players and coaches that helped make a run of success possible into the equation, the outlook can be outright ugly. How is it possible for the Indianapolis Colts to find success without players and coaches with the reputations like those nam...
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