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PostSubject: Colts need to play with a Lead   Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:49 pm

Its that simple. With the loss of 2 defensive tackles, kelvin Hayden, and Bob Sanders, the Colts need to play with a lead to win games.

I think its time to get a little more agressive and let Manning go for it on 4th and shorts from certain spots. Today, the Colts were put in a spot where they could have went for it on 4th and 1 but elected to punt down by 3.

On the insuing drive, the Packers went for it on 4th and 1 on their own side of the field. That gave them the momentum that started their run up.

After the onside kick at the beginning of the game, the Colts shoulda taken into account that the Packers werent gonna play conservative. Weve seen in the past where teams play too conservative against the Colts and let 'em right back in it. Today, the Packers didnt let that happen.

I think the Colts need to gamble a little more on offense at the begginning of games to make sure we play with a lead. Put the opposing QB in a spot where he tries to make too much happen and good things will come for the Colts.

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PostSubject: Re: Colts need to play with a Lead   Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:47 pm

The ball was on the COlts 42 I believe when peyton manning signaled to go for it. It was at about the same spot on GB side on their play. Two huge differences, the Packers were playing at home, and with a lead. It was an over aggressive risk-reward type play, great it you get it, stupid if you don't. I smirked when I saw manning throwing a tantrum to go for it, shaking his head in disgust when he was told no. I didn't like M. Mccarthy decision either. Marvin should have run past the first down line and peyton shouldnt throw to a cover guy short of the line
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PostSubject: Re: Colts need to play with a Lead   Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:33 pm

Well ,this is the first game I've missed in years . But I guess if there were one to miss this one was as good as any. I can't really give any thoughts (not that they'd be worth a damn anyway) till after I see the replay.

I've never agreed w/the playing w/the lead argument until here recently. And I heard about Peytons hissy fit but I was told it was directed at a ref for a blatant PI no-call.

More stupid comments and posts you may ignore to come later after Iv'e seen the replay.
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PostSubject: Re: Colts need to play with a Lead   Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:11 pm

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Well ,this is the first game I've missed in years . But I guess if there were one to miss this one was as good as any. I can't really give any thoughts (not that they'd be worth a damn anyway) till after I see the replay.

I've never agreed w/the playing w/the lead argument until here recently.

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I think the Colts defense when healthy is strong(Emphasis on Bob Sanders).

I imagine most teams want to play with a lead, but the Colts are one of the few teams that build around a high powered offense.

Playing with a lead I think helps fill some holes we have on D. We're a little thin at DT thanks to Johnson and Pitcock...and without Sanders and Hayden the defense is lacking some of the better talent.

IMO, With the Colts, a good a offense is the defense's best friend. Playing ahead often leads to the opposing QB throwing more and taking more chances, instead of playing clock ball(man, thats annoying). When the defense doesnt have to worry about the run as much and key in on defending the pass, thats when the Colts D plays its best football.

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PostSubject: Re: Colts need to play with a Lead   Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:54 pm

Makes a lot of sense. GSMACK wrote a pretty good article that "kind of" alludes to that over at CD. Check it out if you haven't already. The whole philosophy is seriously in question now.
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PostSubject: Re: Colts need to play with a Lead   Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:04 am

gmccane wrote:
Makes a lot of sense. GSMACK wrote a pretty good article that "kind of" alludes to that over at CD. Check it out if you haven't already. The whole philosophy is seriously in question now.

Gsmack is a smart dood. Cool I wouldn't say the philosohy is in question exactly, our defensive players would be almost worthless if we went away from T2. (Our defensive line is too small, corners dont play man coverage well)

I do think a few tweaks like rushing a LB or an outside cornerback blitz would help every once in awhile...maybe drop a lineman back in coverage sometimes in zone blitzing... but switching primarily to another defensive strategy with the Colts personel would propably make the Colts defense worse... like Tony Dungy says all the time, the players just need to execute better...with the way the defense has been built its kinda the only option.

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