Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
You seem angry, not sure why.
Once again, the colts managed 11 wins last season. They addressed defensive needs for the most part, and their offense will have a second offseason to develop. The colts will suprise anyone that is expecting a drop off.
Manning is 9-11 in the post season, and 8 times he went one and done, an NFL record BTW. He is tied with Farve for most playoff loses by a QB in the history of the NFL Those numbers are not great. Hes horrible outdoors in the postseason and his last playoff win came in 2010 against the jets. Who threw the INT in the superbowl against the saints which was returned for 74 yards for a TD to seal the victory? He has thrown 21 interceptions in the post season. He has been less than solid in the playoffs, thats just facts.
I ain't mad at cha. You just don't know what your talking about here. He has been more than solid in the playoffs. You called possibly the greatest qb to play the game, the greatest choke artist of all time and I don't agree with that. You don't win multiple mvp's and get to 2 superbowls and win 1 being a choke artist. The teams that he has taken haven't been that good either. He has never had a great running game and has never has never had a great defense. Manning picks teams apart even though the colts offense was pretty 1 dimensional. You can say w/e you want about their regular season running game but their postseason running game has been terrible. Manning has had good weapons but he also makes them look better than they are.
Teams that have won multiple superbowls have had great defenses. The steelers back in the day had a great defense. No disputing that. The raiders and Packers had great defenses. The 49ers and Cowboys both had great defenses. I think the bronco's defenses were pretty darn good. I can't speak for the skins because I haven't watched enough of them. Lately the steelers ravens giants and patriots all had great defenses. Law, Harrison, Brusci, Vrabel, seau, aging but still had Wilfork and Seymour, or Woodley, Harrison/Porter, Troy, Foote/ Farrior, Hampton/Kiesel, or aging Reed, Suggs, aging Lewis, Ngata, and some pretty good others like pollard Johnson and Ellerbe. The giants D-line was ridiculous in their 2 superbowls so does that make tom brady a choke artist too?
Let's get to statistics in the playoffs
284 Y.P.G and 8 games with over 300 yards passing (postseason record)
35 total tds
86 passer rating
61% completion percentage
He has been more than solid in the playoffs. Let's keep in mind his competition. He played the pats (twice), pitt, the chargers (twice) when merriman was juicing and LT was beasting, the saints where he threw for 330 yards and a td to go with his pick 6, the ravens, the titans, the jets (twice), and the dolphins. 5 of those teams went on the win the superbowl. He has 8 1 and dones because he gets to the playoffs with teams that aren't that great. This past year it was his 1st year with the broncos so that might explain why they didn't look as crisp in the playoff game.
The jets game your referring to he had 2 picks but they were off passes that hit his receivers in the hands along with 1 other int in one of his playoff losses. He also had at least 30 dropped passes. Here's the source I got it from http://captaincomeback.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/peyton-mannings-eight-one-and-done-nfl-playoffs-learn-what-you-are-criticizing/
. He also led in the final :40 seconds of the 4th quarter 4 of those games, had 3 OT losses, and 2 games where his last possession ended on a missed field goal by his kicker.
I think he will have a solid running game because he calls the correct audible majority of the time to run the back through the correct gap and I believe he has the best defense he has ever had as well. I worry about the broncos.
Miller, aging champ, I like the DT they picked up Sylvestor Williams correct? Rogers cromartie could be good, Wolf is a young stud, Phillips is a good situational passrusher. John Fox and Jack Del Rio will have that defense firing on all cylinders.
Let me ask you this.. Do you think the 49ers would've won the superbowl with peyton? I sure do. He would have still had great weapons, had a great running game and the best defense in the NFL (IMO).