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    Last edited by MaxV; 01-24-2010, 09:33 PM.

  • #2
    Our rookies, the MVP, and our running game

    It is understated how well Manning has played well in this playoffs. 5 TDs 1 INT compared to his 3 TDs, 7 INT performance in our SB winning season, notched against two top 5 Ds in the Ravens and Jets back-to-back. I think this is the best back-to-back playoff performance in Manning's career, IMO. At no point in time did he ever put our defense in a difficult spot. He is playing like a regular season MVP for the first time in the postseason too.

    Garcon and Collie, boy have they exceeded expectations. I really felt Marvin Harrison could have really been detrimental to Manning's playoff career considering how many INTs were passes thrown Harrison's way, how little production Harrison had in his playoff career and most importantly how little Harrison took Wayne under his wing to teach him the nuances of the WR position like Wayne did with Garcon and Collie this year. I will take Wayne over Harrison in the postseason any day for that singular reason.

    If only Garcon went over 100 yards, it is purely Garcon but if you have 2 WRs go over 100 yards in a playoff game, it is your MVP QB. #1 pass D, yeah right, wait till you play Manning for one full game.:)

    Our running game, call it whatever you want but when we needed to run enough clock, were just effective enough. McAfee was spectacular as he has been throughout the season and this playoffs. Kudos to Polian for finding Garcon, Collie, and McAfee, we wouldn't be in the SB without those 3. Those guys are not only physical to fight jams at the line of scrimmage, they block for the run better than Gonzalez and Harrison too. I really wonder if Gonzo will be relegated to just a slot WR when he comes back. Man, the prospect is scary.

    I'd prefer the Vikings since the number of wideouts our CBs have to cover will be fewer unlike the Saints that have too many options. We don't have a D-line like the Vikings to deal with the Saints' weapons but we have Manning that can handle both the Vikings and Saints' secondaries. However, I do like our DE's chances against both the Vikings and Saints OTs. Plus, if it was Brees vs Manning, Manning would be a clear favorite but if it was Favre vs Manning, Favre may get the analysts' nod more than Manning thus providing more ammo for the Colts' motivation. I would prefer the Vikings for all the above reasons.
    Last edited by chad72; 01-24-2010, 07:45 PM.

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    • #3
      Our DBs got burned a bit vs. the Jets and we couldn't get off the field on several 3rd-and-longs. I hope we'll have Powers back for the SB.

      As far as who we match up better against.

      On offense, I would say we definitely prefer to play the Saints.
      On defense, I would say that Vikings might be a better matchup, but not by much.

      Vikings might not have as many WR options, but they do have more then enough and they have AD.


      It's close, but I would say that Saints might be a better matchup for us. It would probably be a shootout and we have a good track record with shootouts.

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      • #4
        Saints it is.

        Very tough Matchup for our Defense.

        Manning and Co. will need to put up a lot of crooked numbers on the board.

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        • #5
          Saints' D played dirty

          IMO, the Saints D had a lot of questionable hits on Favre. I hope the league fines them for it. I never thought I would say this about Saints' players but that D sure looked dirty.

          If not for Favre coughing it up at the end of regulation and the Vikings' case of fumbilities, the refs bailing them out with a PI call in OT, and an incompletion called a completion, the Saints would have no business to be here.

          Let the Saints franchise have its 2 weeks of glory, that will be their last win this season.

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          • #6
            When Favre got twisted up and had to be helped off the field, I thought it would be a better game for us to play the Vikings. But that old SOB just came back on the field and still made some plays. With weapons like Berrian, Shiancoe, Harvin, and Rice, I'd actually rather play the Saints. Either team would be a tough opponent so I guess it didn't really matter. Bring on the Saints!

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            • #7
              You guys can't play any of your New Orleans born players against us. discuss!

              NEvermind, to thank us for Peyton and Reggie, you can cough up some turnovers please, and bench Dwight Freeney.
              Originally posted by SNIPER26
              fwiw, i amz deunks ofs myt ass. ilo vez drinmoinz befotre i post. wha t a hreat ideas.z.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Saints-Tigers View Post
                You guys can't play any of your New Orleans born players against us. discuss!

                NEvermind, to thank us for Peyton and Reggie, you can cough up some turnovers please, and bench Dwight Freeney.
                Well, in that case you can't play a guy who played his college ball for Purdue in Indy (Drew Brees). :)

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                • #9
                  Dammit! That's not fair, because I let you keep Joe Addai.
                  Originally posted by SNIPER26
                  fwiw, i amz deunks ofs myt ass. ilo vez drinmoinz befotre i post. wha t a hreat ideas.z.

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                  • #10
                    I forgot about Porter and Roby. Both are standout Hoosier products.

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                    • #11
                      Got this off of Freddie's facebook.. Go Colts! (don't worry he's my cousin so.. I'm not weird like that hahaha)



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                      • #12
                        I always liked Freddie K. Met him once in person and he was a nice guy. He had a serious stand out game vs. the Pats when he was either a rookie or first year guy, 10+ tackles and he was just all over the field. He never quite got back to that level though.

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                        • #13
                          I'm just happy the only two Fijians in the league are related to me.. Freddie being one of them


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                          • #14
                            You guys probably heard of this

                            http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...njure-manning/

                            To me, if the Saints' fans come back whining about questionable 15 yard penalties, they can thank Gregg Williams for it.

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                            • #15
                              That's very classy on the part of Williams.

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