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ETL
12-27-2009, 06:19 PM
With only a 5 point lead in the middle of the 3rd quarter! We need the jets to lose and putting in a rookie QB that has no NFL experience will not help.

If they find themselves losing - i hope they put manning back in to at least try for the perfect season.

casteeler
12-27-2009, 06:25 PM
Noone including the colts wanna see the steelers in the postseason

devilsdancefloor
12-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Painter might surprise some folks (ok that might be the boilermaker in me talking)

jasonhightower
12-27-2009, 06:27 PM
unfortunately I've never seen a starter get put back in... especially in situations like this. Come on Colts Defense!!

ETL
12-27-2009, 06:27 PM
Doh! Painter loses fumble and Jets recover in end zone. This Colts head coach is a dumb as a door knob. His only skill was being in position to take a job with Peyton Manning as his QB. Besides that - a first class knob.

(Now he just wasted a challenge on the play - which is obvious that he will lose it and lose a timeout as well - a first class knob)

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 06:29 PM
Dang!! Jets got the 2 point conversion! :mad::banging:

Mags87
12-27-2009, 06:31 PM
this pisses me (and apparently lucas oil field) right off

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 06:35 PM
Polian and Caldwell are playing like bitches.. throw away the chance of a perfect season to protect Manning who has only been sacked 10 times all season.. are you kidding me?

jasonhightower
12-27-2009, 06:36 PM
What pussies... I like the Saints position where they would let the players decide their fate on a perfect season by their play. As a player who gave up on a perfect season I would be pissed... irregardless of any risk.

Pentheon
12-27-2009, 06:37 PM
This pisses me off...of course something gotta go wrong for us besides the miami game.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 06:37 PM
I don't believe this! :doh:

Godfather
12-27-2009, 06:39 PM
Stupid Colts. They're screwing us...and my fantasy team.

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 06:39 PM
that team has been playing like pussies for years. not surprising they pull this.

jasonhightower
12-27-2009, 06:41 PM
Their fans have got to be pissed! I wonder why the Colts have been labeled "soft" in tha past. How about "manning" up and showing the league you can dominate! Nothing but pussies...

fansince'76
12-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Stupid Colts. They're screwing us...

Nope. Losing to the likes of the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns screwed us.

CantStop85
12-27-2009, 06:42 PM
This thread is amusing. :chuckle:

Preacher
12-27-2009, 06:43 PM
Nope. Losing to the likes of the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns screwed us.

Yep.

Though it is a bit hard to take right now.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 06:44 PM
Nope. Losing to the likes of the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns screwed us.

True. We shouldn't have to depend on other teams to help us into the post-season.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:44 PM
well at least the Jets are still playing Sanchez so we got a chance!

Carolina Steelers
12-27-2009, 06:45 PM
Nope. Losing to the likes of the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns screwed us.

I agree with you. it sucks that now we are regulated to watching the scoreboard and rooting for teams. If the Jets win we got to root for the Bungles to beat the Jets We should of handled are business earlier in the season now we got to beat the Dolphins and get alot of help:sweating:

steelbad@50
12-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Nope. Losing to the likes of the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns screwed us.YES IT DID! Its never good to let other teams determine your fate to getting in the playoffs.

X-Terminator
12-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Nope. Losing to the likes of the Chiefs, Raiders and Browns screwed us.

This.

fansince'76
12-27-2009, 06:46 PM
i think it's more about they want one of the "non-scary" 8-7 teams to get in..they would much rather have the jets/texans in it than us for sure.

The way our secondary has been playing? If I'm Manning, I'd be licking my chops to get at our secondary.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 06:47 PM
stupid dolphins and colts....:banging:

Rick5895
12-27-2009, 06:47 PM
Stupid Colts. They're screwing us...and my fantasy team.

The only team that screwed the Steelers is the Steelers. Losing to the Browns, Raiders and Chiefs put us in this situation, not the Colts playing Painter and not the Dolphins losing to the Texans.
I however still feel the magic and we will be in the playoffs, why you ask
because the Pats will beat Houston next week, the Bengals , still fighting for 3rd seed will beat the Jets
WE WILL BEAT THE DOLPHINS and another bit of magic,......the Raiders will beat the Ratbirds!!!!!!!!!

LET'S BE POSITIVE!!!!!!!!!!:tt04::tt02::helmet::tt03::tt:

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:48 PM
see now I wouldn't put it past the Colts to tank a game to avoid the Steelers in the playoffs

Bluedust
12-27-2009, 06:48 PM
And Denver's coming back as well.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 06:49 PM
now the iggles let the doncos back in the game...:doh: blew a 17 point lead....27-24

ETL
12-27-2009, 06:49 PM
Agree - we should be in a position to control our own destiny - however, its so much more fun to be pissed at other teams, don't you think?

Seriously, I think this is a mistake by the colts. The only time they won the SB is when they played every game with heart. How many times has the colts gone 9-0 or 10-0 this decade - and how many SBs have they won?

They should learn from their own history - resting guys to avoid injury does not help them in the playoffs. They lost to a weak Chargers team last year and lost to the 6 seeded team in the 2005-2006 playoffs.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 06:50 PM
Looks like the Iggles are effin up and letting Denver getting back in their game. :doh:

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:50 PM
nice to see the Eagles allowing the Broncos some hope

LukesDad88
12-27-2009, 06:53 PM
it's not about manning..i saw manning on the sideline wanting back in the game..it's upstairs/coaches..they remember 2005, you think they want to play us?

If they remembered 05, they would realize that they don't want Manning going basically a month seeing no or limited action. If they rest him next week, they'll likely be out in their first playoff game.

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 06:53 PM
i don't care what anybody says.. i'd be embarrassed if the Steelers pulled that. they are playing afraid.. afraid of the pressure to maintain a perfect season throughout the postseason and afraid of injuries to a QB that gets sack less than anyone in the league.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:54 PM
sigh....well we still have to do our job and beat the Dolphins, if we don't make the playoffs at 9-7 its our own fault. The Pats missed the playoffs last year at 11-5 so if anyone had a right to be upset, it was them last year, no one would have believed 9-7 was good enough to make the playoffs anyway at the begining of the season...not in the AFC anyway.

jasonhightower
12-27-2009, 06:54 PM
nice to see the Eagles allowing the Broncos some hope

Truly incredible with them having so much to play for... Denver must just want it more.

Preacher
12-27-2009, 06:54 PM
i don't care what anybody says.. i'd be embarrassed if the Steelers pulled that. they are playing afraid.. afraid of the pressure to maintain a perfect season throughout the postseason and afraid of injuries to a QB that gets sack less than anyone in the league.

We did the same thing in 2007. That is why we lost the last game against the Ravens. Ben sat.

LamarrWoodleysFade
12-27-2009, 06:55 PM
Ok so, if the Jets win, are we screwed? Is there nothing else that can go our way if the Jets win?

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:55 PM
no doubt they are tanking this game...ugly to see...ugly

ETL
12-27-2009, 06:56 PM
Well, the Colts don't deserve to go undefeated when they pull their starters like this. Even the lowly Pats didn't do that.

If the Jets win - the good thing coming out of this is that the Colts will have no place in history - something they never deserved in the first place as there is no way in history they are a 16-0 team - their defense is suspect at best.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:56 PM
Ok so, if the Jets win, are we screwed? Is there nothing else that can go our way if the Jets win?

no, we just have to be Bengals fans next week if the Jets win today.

zulater
12-27-2009, 06:56 PM
It might not matter anyway. The broncos are making a late run at the Eagles.

fansince'76
12-27-2009, 06:57 PM
it's not about manning..i saw manning on the sideline wanting back in the game..it's upstairs/coaches..they remember 2005, you think they want to play us?

Considering how horrid our secondary play has been all season, I don't think the Colts have much reason to fear us.

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 06:57 PM
We did the same thing in 2007. That is why we lost the last game against the Ravens. Ben sat.

we weren't undefeated and it wasn't week 16.

ETL
12-27-2009, 06:57 PM
if jets win - they need to beat Cincy next week - which is not an easy task but Cincy really has nothing to play for.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 06:59 PM
holy crap at that two point conversion...they gave the Jets that play without an effort at all...

LamarrWoodleysFade
12-27-2009, 06:59 PM
Oh well, it is what it is.

Should've beat those teams we were "supposed to beat"...

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:00 PM
Un-frikken-believable. I know Colts fans are pissed! (I know I'd be).

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 07:00 PM
the Jets game was supposed to be a given loss. now we have to rely on second string Bengals at Jets and possible second string Pats at Houston and/or Ravens loss at Oakland. oh well.

LukesDad88
12-27-2009, 07:00 PM
I can't believe I'm going to be rooting for the Bengals and the Patriots next week.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 07:01 PM
The Bengals won't "lose" on purpose but they may not start all their starters or finish the game with them. Anyway...whatever, one int return for a td or a fumble on a punt can change a game even if one team has nothing to play for. We did it a few years ago with our 3rd Stringers playing in the final week against the Bills. All Buffalo had to do was beat our 3rd stingers and they made the playoffs, instead...they stayed home because they couldn't do it.

Hotrodder07
12-27-2009, 07:01 PM
Boo! I thought they might go for the perfect season.

Oh well. Go Pats and Bungles! I can't believe I just said that...

ETL
12-27-2009, 07:01 PM
Well, its good to see that Alan Faneca has a chance to win his second SB ring...


What? Did I just write that? I must have had a TIA.

xbroughneck
12-27-2009, 07:02 PM
So let me get this straight.


Because the Colts (who I hate) tanked today, we have hope that a division rival ( Bengals, who I hate) defeat a team and put the Steelers in the playoffs....IF another team that I hate (Patriots) defeat a young Houston team????

:banging::banging::banging::banging:

One fricken loss to a bad team too much. If we'd just taken the Browns, Raiders or Chiefs game.

oh well, good chance to nab a good cover corner in this years draft. :coffee:

If the Steelers falter I'm rooting for the Chargers the rest of the way. Might as well go with the Southern Cal team.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Oooooh...Peyton is maaaaad.

casteeler
12-27-2009, 07:03 PM
i hate the colts more than ever!!

Preacher
12-27-2009, 07:03 PM
we weren't undefeated and it wasn't week 16.

Nope, it was week 17.

I don't see the difference.

Perfect season or not. That doesn't play into it.

They are saying a SB win is more important than a reg. Season win.

I would agree.

Eztarget
12-27-2009, 07:03 PM
If Cincy wins next week against the Jets (assuming the Eagles win today) we are still in.

We need the Eagles to win today more than the Jets loss.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario

Plug in the games in that yahoo link.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:04 PM
Great! Jets just got an INT!! :doh::banging:

ETL
12-27-2009, 07:04 PM
Doh! another turnover by the rookie.

Seriously, if we were 14-0 - would our fans have tolerated a rookie backup coming in and losing it for us?

I think what would worry me is the mentality of the coaches. To basically give up on a game is what would concern me.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 07:06 PM
starters on D out as well? holy crap

eafratitpm3
12-27-2009, 07:07 PM
Another reason I hope the Colts get bounced after the first game. Wouldn't it be great if the Jets got in and were the ones that knocked them out?

43Hitman
12-27-2009, 07:07 PM
This is what we deserve, having to hope for other teams to get into the playoffs is crappy imo.

Mags87
12-27-2009, 07:07 PM
a 5 point lead and they pull him is stupid. make it at least a two score lead and not have 20+ mins left before you pull. and the fans are pissed. me too :banging:

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 07:08 PM
oh wait, are we going to need KC as well to beat Denver! LOL! This is so funny...sad...but funny....sigh...

steelreserve
12-27-2009, 07:09 PM
Well, I hope they get rusty and flame out in the first round of the playoffs, like the last time they did this. I really don't think you can blame the Colts for our own problems, but a team half-assing it to that extent is not something I have much respect for.

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 07:09 PM
Nope, it was week 17.

I don't see the difference.

Perfect season or not. That doesn't play into it.

They are saying a SB win is more important than a reg. Season win.

I would agree.

we rested Ben in week 17 w/o a first round bye.. the Colts are resting Manning and everyone else in week 16 w/ a first round bye. that is how they screwed up their season in 2005 when we beat them. they got too cute with resting everyone leading up to the playoffs and played like garbage until the 4th quarter of our game.

xbroughneck
12-27-2009, 07:09 PM
Great! Jets just got an INT!! :doh::banging:

Fuel in the fire. If the Steelers miss out on the post season this year...

1) have to blame themselves first. Two losses to the Bungles, losses to the Browns, Chiefs, Raiders AND Bears.

2) Colts. I never really despised the organization because I like Manning and Dungy. Well, I officially despise the franchise now. No redeeming quality from their management .

Steelers will have noone to blame but themselves, but a lot of hate will now go the way of the Colts.

I just hope the Chargers can man up and beat them in the playoffs.

Godfather
12-27-2009, 07:10 PM
So let me get this straight.


Because the Colts (who I hate) tanked today, we have hope that a division rival ( Bengals, who I hate) defeat a team and put the Steelers in the playoffs....IF another team that I hate (Patriots) defeat a young Houston team????

:banging::banging::banging::banging:

One fricken loss to a bad team too much. If we'd just taken the Browns, Raiders or Chiefs game.

oh well, good chance to nab a good cover corner in this years draft. :coffee:

If the Steelers falter I'm rooting for the Chargers the rest of the way. Might as well go with the Southern Cal team.

Well, the good news is the Bungholes and Cheatriots are jockeying for playoff position and both teams will try to win next week. Just need the Eagles to hang on.

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 07:12 PM
Well, the good news is the Bungholes and Cheatriots are jockeying for playoff position and both teams will try to win next week. Just need the Eagles to hang on.

starters or not, the Bengals have been playing like garbage lately anyhow.

Rick5895
12-27-2009, 07:12 PM
Fuel in the fire. If the Steelers miss out on the post season this year...

1) have to blame themselves first. Two losses to the Bungles, losses to the Browns, Chiefs, Raiders AND Bears.

2) Colts. I never really despised the organization because I like Manning and Dungy. Well, I officially despise the franchise now. No redeeming quality from their management .

Steelers will have noone to blame but themselves, but a lot of hate will now go the way of the Colts.

I just hope the Chargers can man up and beat them in the playoffs.

NO matter what happens for the Steelers, I will NEVER throw any support the way of the Chargers and the whiny little bit** they have for a QB, NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

eafratitpm3
12-27-2009, 07:13 PM
So it looks like we will have to depend on Cinci and NE next week. If I was a betting man I would think that neither of those two teams want the Steelers in the playoffs. I guess when you need help you don't deserve to make it anyway.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:14 PM
NO matter what happens for the Steelers, I will NEVER throw any support the way of the Chargers and the whiny little bit** they have for a QB, NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could not agree more.

smokin3000gt
12-27-2009, 07:14 PM
colts should have just forfeited

Preacher
12-27-2009, 07:15 PM
we rested Ben in week 17 w/o a first round bye.. the Colts are resting Manning and everyone else in week 16 w/ a first round bye. that is how they ****ed up their season in 2005 when we beat them. they got too cute with resting everyone leading up to the playoffs and played like garbage until the 4th quarter of our game.

Doesn't matter how or when. Either you sit a guy for preparation for the playoffs, or you don't.

The Colts did.

We have.

There is no difference. Am I happy about it? Not at all. But you better believe in Rooney and Tomlin thought it would help the Steelers to sit in a game like that, they would.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:17 PM
colts should have just forfeited

They did...once they pulled all their starters.

Eztarget
12-27-2009, 07:18 PM
Regardless of the games the next two weeks how many people think we won't get lit up by Brady or Palmer in the playoffs? Our secondary is horrible this year and we would be one and done anyhow.

At this point just get the better pick.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 07:19 PM
cowards...the Pats at least went for Perfection and were a miracle catch against the helmet away from it, the Colts just showed they were Scared of it and now I declare they will be a one and done again. Effing Cowards...

Still I think Rex and the Jets will find a way to lose next week, they still have a Rookie QB playing for a win and in situation and I don't trust Sanchez at all in that spot. Go Bengals...or should I say...Go Choke Jets!!!

cubanstogie
12-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Regardless of the games the next two weeks how many people think we won't get lit up by Brady or Palmer in the playoffs? Our secondary is horrible this year and we would be one and done anyhow.

At this point just get the better pick.

I would never root for a loss for a better pick when we have a playoff hope. We would have to put of 38 points to win, thats for sure. At least there is some excitement down to the end.

steelbad@50
12-27-2009, 07:21 PM
Caldwell is gutless, his first stringers wanted a perfect season and he just took that dream away, along with any momentum they had going into the playoffs.

Eztarget
12-27-2009, 07:22 PM
I would never root for a loss for a better pick when we have a playoff hope. We would have to put of 38 points to win, thats for sure. At least there is some excitement down to the end.

I'm not rooting for us to lose at all, just won't be upset if we don't make the playoffs at 9-7.

HometownGal
12-27-2009, 07:23 PM
Denver just tied it all up with the Iggles. 27-27 with about 7 remaining.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:24 PM
Way to go, Philly! Denver gets 17 unanswered on you to tie it up! Nice! :banging:

steel striker
12-27-2009, 07:24 PM
Colts mailing it in and, on the flip said has Manning ever been hurt? I guess they don't remember the 2005 season do they? Well i sure do and, they are making a big mistake. So when the colts come out flat in the playoffs I will be laughing at them.

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Bengals and Pats will both be playing for #3 or #4 position. I don't think either will sacrifice a seed and risk losing the AFC Championship at home.

HometownGal
12-27-2009, 07:27 PM
I always get a kick out of the Filthadelphia fans booing their teams. :laughing:

steel striker
12-27-2009, 07:27 PM
Now the blasted eagles are going to blow this game! Unreal!

GodofGridiron
12-27-2009, 07:27 PM
Im not mad at any team except the Steelers..they controlled their own damn destiny weeks 1 thru 15 and took a big crap for an entire month. You should never ever wanna hope an opponent assists your future playoff hopes.

Our hopes are officially over now that the Jets won because u can bet your ass Cincy lays down vs the Jets so that locks us on the outside. Cincy wants no part of this Steelers team esp if Troy is back in the fold. So im in essence callin this season a wrap. Lets just go out on a winning note finishing with 3 straight victories wishing what couldve been..

Eztarget
12-27-2009, 07:45 PM
Just one win against those BAD teams and we would be in the drivers seat. Oh well.

HometownGal
12-27-2009, 07:47 PM
Philly just took the lead 30-27 with just a few secs left on the clock and the Broncs with 0 timeouts. :banana: :thumbsup:

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 07:50 PM
Final: Iggles 30, Donkeys 27! :applaudit:

Merchant
12-27-2009, 07:52 PM
I think Painter is the most horrific backup QB in the league from what he just demonstrated.

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 07:53 PM
That's it. Denver win would have made it virtually impossible.

PITT, NE and CIN next week - and we're in.

SH-Rock
12-27-2009, 07:57 PM
That's it. Denver win would have made it virtually impossible.

PITT, NE and CIN next week - and we're in.

Not exactly the Ravens vs Raiders and Broncos vs Chiefs so one em have to lose to create a solid spot for the Steelers. Right now we are still in the playoff hunt while the ravens and bronco's have the wildcard

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 08:01 PM
the colts coach should be fired !!! he screwed the steelers....:mad:

43Hitman
12-27-2009, 08:05 PM
the colts coach should be fired !!! he screwed the steelers....:mad:
Actually the Steelers screwed the Steelers.

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 08:07 PM
Not exactly the Ravens vs Raiders and Broncos vs Chiefs so one em have to lose to create a solid spot for the Steelers. Right now we are still in the playoff hunt while the ravens and bronco's have the wildcard

Nope.

Doesn't matter what the Ravens or Broncos do next week .

Nadroj 20
12-27-2009, 08:08 PM
Actually the Steelers screwed the Steelers.

Must agree here, if we beat the dolphins and dont get in sure we can all point at the teams that might win next week or the colts not winning this week....whatever...

but when it comes down to it WE lost to the browns raiders chiefs and other close games that if we would have won ONE of those games that would have probably been the difference.

just think one of those L's turns into a W were 9-6 and a W against the dolphins puts us in......sucks to think about

frankvctr
12-27-2009, 08:19 PM
cowards...the Pats at least went for Perfection and were a miracle catch against the helmet away from it, the Colts just showed they were Scared of it and now I declare they will be a one and done again. Effing Cowards...

Still I think Rex and the Jets will find a way to lose next week, they still have a Rookie QB playing for a win and in situation and I don't trust Sanchez at all in that spot. Go Bengals...or should I say...Go Choke Jets!!!

Good post. That is why I like Coughlin who played all their starters at the final game with the Patriots, and they went on to defeat the almighty Patriots in the Super bowl. That was the sweetest Super bowl ever.

The Colts will lose by playing soft, and timid.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 08:21 PM
Nope.

Doesn't matter what the Ravens or Broncos do next week .
the ratbirds have the tie breaker over the steelers ...division record.

Preacher
12-27-2009, 08:25 PM
the ratbirds have the tie breaker over the steelers ...division record.

Yes, but the Ravens and Broncos could both win, and we can still get in.

Its the games with the Jets and Texans that are big for us.

Cinci and pats. Both are playing for seeding, So they both will be bringing it all.

If the Pats lose, we are out. If they win, and Cinci loses, we need Oakland to beat the Ravens, then we are in.

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 08:30 PM
the ratbirds have the tie breaker over the steelers ...division record.


Who cares? There's two Wild Card spots available.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Yes, but the Ravens and Broncos could both win, and we can still get in.

Its the games with the Jets and Texans that are big for us.

Cinci and pats. Both are playing for seeding, So they both will be bringing it all.

If the Pats lose, we are out. If they win, and Cinci loses, we need Oakland to beat the Ravens, then we are in.
what tiebreaker do the texans have over us ? both are 2-5 div and both are 5-6 con ...so its either strength of schedule or common opponents...:noidea:

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 08:32 PM
nevermind...they beat oakland and cincy....:doh:

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 08:33 PM
what tiebreaker do the texans have over us ? both are 2-5 div and both are 5-6 con ...so its either strength of schedule or common opponents...:noidea:

Common games:

TEN, OAK, CIN

Houston is 3-1
Pittsburgh is 1-3

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 08:36 PM
Who cares? There's two Wild Card spots available.
well i thnk that makes "what they do next week" pretty relevant ...

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 08:37 PM
well i thnk that makes "what they do next week" pretty relevant ...

Not at all. What Denver and Baltimore do doesn't matter if PIT NE and CIN win.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 09:04 PM
Not at all. What Denver and Baltimore do doesn't matter if PIT NE and CIN win.
no but if only 1 of those 2 win, then it certainly DOES matter what bmore does.

mikegrimey
12-27-2009, 09:14 PM
I was upset by this too.

I didn't get to see the game, but I can only imagine the look on the Indy players faces when they got pulled. Wow, if this one comes back to bite them you know the press will have a field day with Caldwell's decision to play not to get safe.

Man, it's one thing to rest your guys when you've got the game in the bag but to basically hand the game away with a 5 point lead in the third quarter, that's not very common.

I'm personally a fan of playing to win, whenver and wherever you play. Injuries can happen at anytime, you can't play in fear. Resting starters for multiple games hasn't worked out too well for some teams in the past. I don't think it's going to be good for indy this year either.

Wow, you know Peyton and those guys really wanted to take a shot at the perfect season too.

Preacher
12-27-2009, 09:22 PM
no but if only 1 of those 2 win, then it certainly DOES matter what bmore does.

Nope, if NE loses, we are out, period.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 09:26 PM
Nope, if NE loses, we are out, period.

if bmore , denver and the jets lose ? :huh: that leaves only us and houston at 9-7, so how are we out ?

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Cowards I say...Freaking Cowards!!!

jjpro11
12-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Doesn't matter how or when. Either you sit a guy for preparation for the playoffs, or you don't.

The Colts did.

We have.

There is no difference. Am I happy about it? Not at all. But you better believe in Rooney and Tomlin thought it would help the Steelers to sit in a game like that, they would.

i am sorry.. but i have to respectfully disagree with your opinion.

the Steelers rested Ben in week 17 knowing they will be playing the very next week in the playoffs. i am sure Ben was banged up in addition to the amount of hits he takes each week and the opponent (Ravens).. the defense and other offensive starters all played unless someone was hurt. that was a smart approach imo, although i wouldn't have had a problem if they decided to rest everyone in addition to Ben.

the Colts took Manning and everyone other starter out halfway through the game in week 16 knowing they will have a first round bye. assuming they do the same thing next week or don't play the starters at all, they would be resting players a full 3 weeks before their first playoff game. this is a team that is built on timing and chemistry.. and given what happened to them in 2005 when they rested their players early and in 2006 when they played the season out (they had to), i don't know how they can be reverting back to 2005 form again. clearly Manning and i am sure most players were upset by the decision. after all, they were playing for history. these are guys that live on pride.. there is no way any of those players could have wanted to give away a once in a lifetime chance like that and have their names in the record books forever. no ****ing way. whether they win the Super Bowl or not now, the players and coaches will be second-guessing the decision for the rest of their lives. it also makes them look like they are playing in fear. the fear of carrying the burden of an undefeated season throughout the postseason and the fear of injury. that all just creates friction between management and players.

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 10:10 PM
if bmore , denver and the jets lose ? :huh: that leaves only us and houston at 9-7, so how are we out ?

If we need to root for KC to beat Denver and Oakland to beat Baltimore, we're screwed.

We may as well root for a NE/HOU tie.

CPanther95
12-27-2009, 10:15 PM
no but if only 1 of those 2 win, then it certainly DOES matter what bmore does.

If you read back, you'll see that the conversation was that if PIT, NE and CIN win, it doesn't matter what Bal and DEN do.

memphissteelergirl
12-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Just went over to the Indianapolis Star's website to see the folks' reaction. Needless to say, they're just a tad bit upset. See for yourself.

www.indystar.com

The Patriot
12-27-2009, 10:56 PM
Nope, if NE loses, we are out, period.

Oh, how the fates conspire. :chuckle:


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Never have I felt so bad for Peyton Manning. What a lousy rookie coaching decision.

MasterOfPuppets
12-27-2009, 11:16 PM
If we need to root for KC to beat Denver and Oakland to beat Baltimore, we're screwed.

We may as well root for a NE/HOU tie.

its not completely out of the realm of possabilty...if oak can beat philly ,cincy , den, and pitt, then they could beat balt. and the game is in oak.
kc just took cincy to the wire. :noidea:
we already have the tie breaker over denver so thats irrelevant.

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 11:23 PM
Oh, how the fates conspire. :chuckle:


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Never have I felt so bad for Peyton Manning. What a lousy rookie coaching decision.

Well thanks anyway for beating the Jags today...and I do hope you beat the Texans as well...

as for the Colts...Fcking Cowards....that is all I can say about it. They had the opportunity to go for history and it proved too much for them to handle and they crapped the bed and pulled their starters and allowed a rookie QB and the stinking Jets to beat them on their home field.

I'm surprised the Fans didn't riot. What a pathetic excuse for a coaching decision at this point in the season. Imagine if BB had pulled his starters during the Pats run...think that would have earned the "respect" of the fans?

Sure in hindsight, maybe the pressure had something to do with them losing, but I don't know...I think the D Line of the Giants had more to do with it, plus a miracle catch and a sure INT on the last drive going right through a guys hands...but oh well, at least they manned up and went for the freaking record.

Colts are Cowards. Bottom Line.

They actually make me respect what the Patriots tried to do even more now. At least they went for it, and tried to be "perfect" Colts just gave up and FAILED on PURPOSE!

Dino 6 Rings
12-27-2009, 11:26 PM
HELLO! YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!

Unless you're the Colts going for perfection...then you pull your starters and give up in the face of destiny because you're scared and can't handle the pressure.

jjpro11
12-28-2009, 02:11 AM
if the Steelers don't make it.. at least i found a team to root hard against.in the playoffs.

memphissteelergirl
12-28-2009, 09:50 AM
I think this statement from a Colts' fan to Caldwell and Polian sums it up perfectly:

"You may have dumped the perfect-season monkey off your backs, but King Kong just took his place. Without a Lombardi this year, you will truly have thrown the baby out with the bathwater."

fansince'76
12-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Don't see the logic of pulling a QB to spare him from possible injury when he only gets hit about 3 times a year.

That being said, if Manning ever goes down for an extended period of time, the Colts are ROYALLY effed. Manning should get MVP, because without him, the Colts are probably a sub-.500 team.

MasterOfPuppets
12-28-2009, 05:34 PM
Don't see the logic of pulling a QB to spare him from possible injury when he only gets hit about 3 times a year.

That being said, if Manning ever goes down for an extended period of time, the Colts are ROYALLY effed. Manning should get MVP, because without him, the Colts are probably a sub-.500 team. wouldn't that logic apply to a lot of teams and qb's ? :noidea: