Originally posted by ImaMod:
Honestly the colts screwed up by not surrounding Manning with the talent that other teams like the Packers or Patriots with Rodgers and Brady. Packers are stacked, they rest their QB and he throws for 500 yards and 6 Tds. Brady went down a few years ago and they make Cassell look like a pro bowler and they go 11-5.
Manning goes down and the Colts go 2-14.
They wasted Mannings career they could have surrounded him with better talent. Manning made Clark and Wayne look great. They had freakin dominic rhodes and anthony gonalez starting for them for a couple of years. Pierre Garcon? Austin collie? LOL
Packers surrounded Rodgers with Jordy Nelson Greg Jenings Finley James Jones etc. Pats went after Moss and tried going after big names like Ochocinco. They draft Gronk who was a steal. And both QBs win a superbowl within 3 years of starting, took Manning 10 years.
And jim caldwell? Really they couldn't do better than Caldwell?
Huge screw up by the Colts, players like Manning come once in a decade.
Indy drafted more skilled position players than anyone else. That was never their problem. Harrison, Wayne, Clark, Addai, Brown, Gonzalez. 1st round picks.
Indy was complete finesse offensively and defensively. It works in the regular season, but will eventually get your *ss pounded in the post season. Let's see what Green Bay does in the post season now that their defense is sh*t.
If anything Indy overcommitted to their offense. I think what separates Green Bay and New England from Indy was Dungy and Caldwell being completely reliant on Peyton Manning. The offense was so complex and so unique to Peyton's abilities that there's no Matt Cassel or Flynn coming.