Why Your Team Is Overrated: The Indianapolis Colts


Trust me folks, I’m not writing this because the Colts have beaten the Chiefs way too many times for me to count. Actually the last time KC bounced Indy from the playoffs, and that was when the Colts still had Andrew Luck. No this is aimed at a franchise that despite having had multiple good and or great QBs and one Hall of Fame QB force his way to another team come draft time, they don’t have much in the way of rings to show for it. It’s quite pathetic, actually, even though I’ll admit my favorite team the Chiefs have the same number of Super Bowl wins.

That may or not may last, considering the Colts decided to sign…*checks notes* Matt Ryan, a QB present for the worst collapse in Super Bowl history. I’m not sure you can blame him for that one, yet I know he didn’t help. The Colts have given up on drafting or developing QBs and will probably continue to drunkenly swap in old QBs for the foreseeable future. This makes sense when you look at who the owner is: Jim Irsay, who has a history of both drug and alcohol abuse. In the NFL though that doesn’t matter when it comes to owners, and so Irsay will keep on running the team until he finally shuffles off his mortal coil on some acid trip while playing his guitar. To be replaced by his daughter, probably.

He looks so glad he escaped Atlanta. That’s how bad the Falcons were that someone would be happy to end up in Indiana.

Can Indy actually win the division? Eh, probably since it’s a joke and only the Titans offer up any possible resistance. The AFC South and NFC South are the two worst divisions in football imo, although I still give the edge to the AFC one just because at least the NFC one has one more total ring. It’s beyond pathetic and a reminder that for some parts of the NFL, division realignment would be equal parts necessary and a blessing.

What’s Not Overrated: Michael Pittman Jr. is very talented, as is the offensive line. Give that man the ball and watch him fly.

Enjoy It While It Lasts: Jonathan Taylor is a beast and yet as everyone knows running backs have a tragically short shelf life these days. Also Ryan isn’t exactly a spring chicken. Did I mention I drafted Ryan as a backup in my Yahoo league? Thank God that league is free.

Oddly for reasons I can’t explain I could see this team making a Super Bowl run just because the defense is solid enough and they could simply copy the Rams and the Bucs Super Bowl blueprints. Most likely this season ends in a depressing divisional round loss that wastes another year of Taylor. Still, you could root for a worse team in the Midwest. I’m looking at you, Browns….

Vince Young, Green Bay, and Awful Predictions


For the record, I actually like Vince Young. Thanks to him USC did not win another national championship. Bully for him. However his pro career has been a disappointment, to say the least, and its sad because Young had the talent to at least be a good pro QB. Maybe even an annual Pro Bowler. His tale is one to heed, for his immaturity and lack of leadership skills have resulted in him going from being a starting quarterback for the Titans to being a backup with the Packers. Let this be a lesson to young players who think that it all it takes to be successful in the pros is talent. Some things go beyond talent, and there are simply other intangibles that make people great at what they do. Particularly in a violent sport such as football. Anyways I do think that Vince Young is not a bad pickup by the Packers, as the rest of the QBs on their roster are awful. If Aaron Rodgers goes down, Young could probably step in and play right away. So welcome to the Packers, Young, and get used to an organization that’s all about winning championships. It might be your last stop if you are not careful, but I do wish you the best of luck.

Oh and now for my awful NFL 2013-2014 predictions:

AFC North-

1. Bengals: 10-6
2. Ravens: 9-7
3. Steelers-7-9
4. Browns-6-10

AFC South-

1. Texans: 11-5
2. Colts: 10-6
3. Titans: 7-9
4. Jaguars: 3-13

AFC West-

1. Broncos: 12-4
2. Chiefs: 9-7
3. Chargers: 8-8
4. Raiders: 5-11

AFC East-

1. Patriots: 10-6
2. Dolphins: 9-7
3. Bills: 7-9
4. Jets: 6-10

 

NFC North-

1. Packers: 11-5
2. Vikings: 10-6
3. Bears: 9-7
4. Lions: 8-8

NFC South-

1. Falcons: 12-4
2. Saints: 10-6
3. Panthers: 9-7
4. Buccaneers: 8-8

NFC West-

1. Seahawks: 12-4
2. 49ers: 11-5
3. Rams: 9-7
4. Cardinals: 7-9

NFC East-

1. Redskins: 10-6
2. Giants: 9-7
3. Eagles: 7-9
4. Cowboys: 5-11

Wild Card Teams for AFC: Colts, Chiefs
Wild Card Teams for NFC: 49ers, Vikings

Super Bowl Prediction: Broncos over Seahawks in OT.

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