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Report: Colts president points finger after loss

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian is pointing fingers after his team's 31-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl.
    The offensive line and special teams are to blame for the loss, Polian told the Colts' Web site on Wednesday.
    "Our offensive line, by our standards, did not have a good game," Polian told NFL.com. "They were outplayed by the Saints' defensive line. Our special teams, in terms of handing the ball -- both in the return game and on the onside kick -- were outplayed by the Saints. Therein lies the result. It had nothing to do with strategy or preparedness or toughness or effort."
    The Colts' offensive line has been criticized after a playoff loss in the past. Quarterback Peyton Manning said there were "problems in protection" after a loss to the Steelers in the 2005 AFC divisional round.
    Polian said the Super Bowl simply came down to execution.
    "There were certain situations throughout the game where we didn't execute -- most notably, the failure to get the first down and run the clock out at the end of the first half after a magnificent goal-line stand and then, of course, the failure to handle the onside kick," Polian told NFL.com. "We had four things we could have done positively on that play. We didn't do any of them. That absolutely changed the game. It went from our getting the ball on their 40-yard line to having them march down for a touchdown. Then, our inability to punch it in from first-and-goal on the 3. Those situations, we did not execute."
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Who called thre Whaaaambulance?
     
  3. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    "Our quarterback was outplayed by their quarterback"
    "Our coach was outcoached by their coach:
    "Our _____ was outplayed by their ______"
    etc...
     
  4. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Took the words right out of Payton's mouth.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Doesn't that just make you wanna go to Indy if your a defensive or special teams player knowing that no matter what your QB does you'll get the blame regardless?
     
  6. Kwak

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    I guess that pick 6 Peyton threw had nothing to do with the loss...

    Did anyone see the press conf? Were there traces of Peyton's goo on Polian's chin?
     
  7. ShockTheWorld

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    How can the Colts Pres not point out the lack of a running game left the Colts and Peyton one dimensional....

    Colts O line was fine, Saints just flat out beat them.
     
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Welcome to the forum...

    On a few plays in the SB Paidaton Manning had like 15 seconds to throw the ball. If that is bad protection, I want it!
     
  9. ShockTheWorld

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    I agree. It seems like the Colts organization is throwing their O line under the bus here even though I thought the O line for the Colts have been stellar pass blockers all year...its amazing that some people can't give credit to a team that beats you...typical Colts though, at least their fans still aren't over the last two playoff run-ins with the Chargers.
     
  10. ETicket

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    Watched the SB again today. Manning had decent time to throw, but the NO coverage was outstanding. Even on most of Payton's completions a DB was inches away. QB's without the consistent accuracy of a Payton Manning would have had a very tough time.
     
  11. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    Chargers would have beaten the Colts for sure !!! If they would have woken up and beat the F-Jets. No way the Colts would have beaten us in the AFC Championship.

    Colts will not be as good next year IMO. Winning record, yes, but not as good.
     
  12. Brundlefly

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    Ok.
     
  13. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    I agree. Chargers draft so well and we'll have rivers for another Decade so I think we WILL be the team to beat in the 2010's!:icon_toast:
     

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