Originally posted by mrgneissguy:
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by Envy:
Originally posted by danimal:
So we lost 2 records today.
1. The winningest(sp?) decade was of course our 90's 49ers, now it is the 00's Colts
2. Brandon Marshall took T.O.s record of receptions in a game with 21. This one pisses me off because Marshall "predicted" he would have a historical game....I think they game planned for him to hit this record, even at the cost of a win. And the Colts really could have put more defenders on him near the end because it was obvious Orton was ignoring other open receivers.
Well my thoughts are
1. The Colts deserve to have that record because they approach football in the way it should be played.
2. Marshall was going against a 5ft 8in corner. Why wouldn't you throw him the ball? Makes perfect sense considering his aerial ability and YAC.
No, I don't question the Broncos, I question the Colts. You are suppose to try to stop records from being broken as long as it does not jeopardize a win. Near the end of the game the Colts had the game well in hand and it was obvious the Broncos had given up on winning but were intent on Marshall getting the record. I think the Colts should have bracketed Marshall in his last few catches. They more or less let him get some easy ones at the end. It was kind of like Favre bending over for Strahan a few years back.
You're kidding right? The Colts don't care one iota about their own records, why should they give a crap about TO's record one way or another. They have a chance to go undefeated, but both Jim Caldwell and Bill Polian have said that they are not worried about that, but are only concerned with being ready for the playoffs. History has shown that they will sit players that are dinged up, even minor dings, without any concern over that undefeated thing if they think it will help them get ready for the playoffs. And with that attitude regarding their own records, you think they worried about letting Marshall break a record...or preventing it? They weren't worried about it one way or another. They had a game plan, and they played within that game plan. No more, no less.
I don't think many of you get the actual point nor watched any part of the game besides highlights. I will admit I did not watch most of the game but I did catch the end the last few minutes. I have been watching the NFL for a long time, and it ain't f**king easy to blow a 12 pt lead in under 2 mins. The liklelihood of doubling, bracketing and or bumping Marshall on the line resulting in a Broncos upset is almost nill.
I am only talking about the end of the game. You guys should really READ a post before responding to it.
Its too bad the NFL now has teams who are OK with ending up being the team to give up a record, players use to have more pride than that. The difference between 2 score lead and a 1 score lead is great and very relevant.
But I am not going to be a hypocrite, I fully understand that TO only holds that record in this era as well...so be it.
"Records are meant to be broken" Well sure, when the NFL goes out of it's way to ensure that is true