Found November 03, 2011 on
The Colts Authority:
There's lots of room for views in the Colts blogosphere (or whatever you'd like to call it). Matt Grecco takes issue with some of the methodology employed by Ajit Kirpekar in his guest spot here addressing the Colts recent draft efficiency.Needless to say there are as many ways to read the data as there are opinions about the drafts. Ajit's point regarding available talent late in the the rounds is well made. Grecco aptly points out that while recent drafts haven't been stellar, from 1998-2006 Bill Polian owned the NFL draft:
I appreciated Kirpekar's effort in trying to shed light on the matter, but I think he focused too much on what we already knew: Namely, that Polian and the Colts Front Office kicked serious ass from 1998-2006, enough so that they are still better than everyone else when you include 2007-2010.
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Bill Polian is a sound football guy who knows that with context, statistics are key to the game. That said, he doesn't appear to be quite as down on punting as we are. When asked about going for it on 4th and short he responded:
Well, I can see your point. I can see your point. You have to develop a personality in order to do that, and you have to have people that do...
If you were hoping that Jim Irsay was going to throw out the Polians and fire Caldwell then you haven't been listening to the Mad Hatter very closely. Irsay, while shying away from certainties or "votes of confidence", attempted to provide some perspective:
“I’m committed,” Irsay said. “In their defense, it’s pretty radical after the successes we’ve had...
During a 40-minute interview with The Indianapolis Star, Colts owner Jim Irsay was given an opportunity to publicly back his embattled coach, Jim Caldwell. Instead, he went to great lengths to avoid saying anything definitive, or even mildly-supportive, about his coach's future in Indy:
"One thing people can't evaluate with Jim is how hard he works, how he prepares...
Here’s what Colts QB Peyton Manning said today while standing in front of his locker while visiting the team's training facility...about Phil Simms saying Peyton wouldn't allow Indianapolis to select...
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The Jags play the Colts for the first time in week 10 Source: sports-odds.comAs the Jags head into the bye week, they look forward to two very winnable games. The Colts in week ten and the Browns in week eleven. If this were a normal year, the Colts would probably have 0-2 losses and would be a formidable foe requiring intense preparation and development in the off week. But...
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At 0-8, the Indianapolis Colts clearly have issues with talent, injuries and depth, but their most glaring problem is even more fundamental.