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2006 Colts are the first team in NFL history to go 9-0 in consecutive seasons. Their back-to-back wins at Denver and at New England made NFL history. The team was 2 last-second game-winning FGs away, one of which was 60 yards at Tennessee, from having the best record in all of football - yes, better than everyone's darling San Diego Chargers. Their defense was dominant in the playoffs, when it mattered.
Hate is strong. It's not his fault that the media is more concerned with personalities rather than excellent players. I'm more just annoyed that so many people remember him but nobody knows who Wilbur Marshell or Otis Wilson were, outside of Chicago of course.
njx: name any team that loses its top 3 DTs from the previous season, two of which were the best run-defenders on the team (Corey Simon all season, Montae Reagor after Week 5), and doesn't struggle - especially in run defense. Bob Sanders played as many regular season games as he did post-season games.
Besides, judging by how the defense played in the playoffs, no one should or will eat crow from your argument.
Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.
Thats true. Im starting to think that the salary cap era should maybe be viewed in a different context relative to the rest of the NFL teams.
I think when we talk about the best team of the salary cap era, its between the 2000 Ravens and 2004 NE Patriots. Both had very good defenses. The only thing is, because of the salary cap era, they had very very average offenses that forces you to take them lightly compared to other teams pre FA era.
But I think when we look back at that 2004 NE team, I don't think people realize how good that defense was.
You had a HOF NT in Ted Washington. Richard Seymour is probably on his way to a HOF career.
McGinnest is a HOFer. Tedy might get in eventually, maybe not. Vrabel will get snubbed. Ty Law should be a HOFer. Harrison will get snubbed but he's damn good too.
That was a damn good defense. It wasn't flashy, but it was damn good. Overlooked almost. Id compare that defense with some of the greats. Compare the overall team? No. But I definately think the defense can hang with some of the historic defenses out there. Not saying its better, but it can hang with them.
The '04 Patriots were better, but only because of the addition of Corey Dillon. The '03 team had no real rushing attack, hence why they were a middle of the road offense. That said; the defense on the '03 unit, was much, much, better. Across the board. By the way; Ty Law was technically on the '04 team, but he was hurt for most of the year, including the post-season.
my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
<TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
<+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
<+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
Originally posted by Hermstheman83
What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.