Found November 22, 2011 on The Colts Authority:
Clark Judge thinks the Colts are losing beautifully but will be laughing in the end: 1. Indianapolis -- People talk about what a great year the Packers are having, but my admiration is for the Colts. They almost always win division championships, except when they don't -- and then they win the best quarterback to come along since ... well, since Peyton Manning. Talk about continuity. People tell me situations like what happened in Green Bay with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers can't happen anymore ... that they're aberrations ... but you're looking at one, folks. Manning deserves more than just MVP consideration this fall; he should be Executive of the Year, too. Because his loss put the Colts in the position they're in now, and the position they're in now goes something like this: You trade one season of hardship for 10-15 of prosperity. Don't tell me Bill Polian isn't a genius. 

Jacksonville writer: Colts a debacle

Jacksonville has mired in medicrity (at best) since 1999 with few glimpses of "above average."  That doesn't stop Tania Ganguli of the Jacksonville Times-Union from accurately declaring the Colts' season a "debacle."  I guess it's better than reading about the Jaguars... Maybe they were too good, had too much success, won far too often. Maybe fate...

New Orleans Saints awarded a fifth prime time game by NBC

NBC Sunday Night Football Logo (Source: the Indianapolis Colts were slated to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football December 4th, but without Peyton Manning Indianapolis has struggled mightily to an 0-10 record. … [visit site to read more]New Orleans Saints awarded a fifth prime time game by NBC - Who Dat Dish - Who Dat Dish ...

The Two Year Rebuild

The 1997 Colts were the worst team in football. They lost the first 10 games of the year. The 1999 Colts were one of the best teams in football, winning 11 games in a row. What changed between 1997 and 1999? How did the Colts manage to turn over the whole roster to go from also-ran to contender in just two seasons? Surely, there must have been a major influx of talent that made...

Brandt: Take Luck

Andrew Brandt makes a great point regarding Andrew Luck:  if you'd spend any money on Kerry Collins then Andrew Luck is definitely worth the rookie dough he'll make regardless of the Colts' plans. Peyton Manning has a $28 million option bonus due in February and a $7 million salary in 2012. Whether the Colts exercise, renegotiate, or delay payments of that option...

Andrew Luck Might Not Love Idea of Sitting Behind Peyton Manning, Could Force Pre-Draft Trade

Now that the Colts are in a one-team race for the services of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, it's worth wondering if Indianapolis is even an appealing destination for the certain No. 1 draft pick. Earlier this season, NFL Network reported there's some fear in the league that Luck could demand a trade to avoid playing for a particular team at the top of the draft board...

Game Preview - Colts underdogs vs Panthers at Indianapolis

Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts Odds 2-8TEAM RECORD0-10 Indianapolis is 0-10 and this week may be their best (only) chance to avoid a winless season, just three seasons after their flirted with a perfect season. The Colts are small underdogs to the visiting Carolina Panthers who won't be taking any pity. At least the...

Eli catches the Romo disease

PFT's 10-pack: Two weeks ago, many were singing the praises of Peyton Manning’s kid brother. Since then, Eli has been playing like the evil twin of Tony Romo.
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