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Colts – Saints Superbowl

The New York Jets played the Colts about as tough as they could. They gave the proverbial 110%. But as teams have seen this year, Peyton Manning and company will figure out what you are doing, make the corrections and find a way to win. The young receivers have really learned to step up when the Colts “stars” are covered. Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark are the pair that were expected to do well this year, and Anthony Gonzalez was to pick up the slack for the departed Marvin Harrison. Gonzo went down in the first game (untouched) and never played again. Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie have been working with Manning one on one for weeks now. And it shows.

Garcon set an AFC Championship Game record with 11 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown. Collie caught seven passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Garcon is a second-year player who caught four passes last season. Collie is a rookie who had never had a 100-yard game until Sunday, when he had 105 in the first half.

You can double cover Wayne, you can take away Clark, but someone will be open. You can blitz and you will get burned. It may work for a little while, but Manning will have the adjustments down by the third quarter and whetever you are doing to get in his face may work for a while, but you leave yourself exposed.

The Jets had the league’s number one defense. Manning completed 26-of-39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He brought the Colts back from an 11-point deficit. The league’s only four-time Most Valuable Player is something to watch.

And the Colt’s Defense?

For years I have watched some of the leagues best and worst backs have a field day with the Colt’s secondary. Jacksonville’s Jones-Drew has been a hot knife through butter. Not this year. The Jets have one of the best sets of backs in the league. Running is their bread and butter. They were held to 86 yards (the Colts broke 100). No major changes from years past. Bob Sanders is gone. I have a personal connection with Antoine Bethea (full disclosure), but he has turned into a monster at Safety. They all have. Staying in lanes, swarming to the ball. Can you burn them on occasion? Sure. But not often.

I trace my unwavering Colt’s fanhood back to the early ’60’s. Johnny “U” – flat top haircut and high top shoes. I have never wavered in my support. The Jets and Joe Namath broke my heart. Not this time.

The Saints will be a tough opponent. But Manning will have a lower rated defense to pick apart. Should be a good game.

Oh, and as this is a political blog, I must add – Obama still doesn’t get it. More Socialism and his brand of elitism will be forces on the country. But for three and one half hours yesterday, I didn’t even think about it.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

5 Responses to “Colts – Saints Superbowl”

  1. Sandy Sanders

    Sorry Tom! Saints are gonna win this year! (And who says the Republicans don’t have a big tent!)

    Sandy Sanders

  2. Anonymous Colts fan says:

    I'm tired of the "Who Dat [Nation]" and feel-good story lines. Manning and Wayne hail from Nawlins, and therefore have just as much reason as do the Saints to come out on top in the big game. Also, this year's heartache followed Haiti, not the Big Easy, and thus Garcon has great incentive to keep focus on Gameday, as well…
    What Gregg Williams, former 'Skins defensive coordinator — now coach for the Saints, suggested'll be part of his strategy for a Super Bowl XLIV win verges on sleazy, if not downright reprehensible — that is to say, Williams indicated over a Tennessee radio station a couple of days ago that his defense has a "few forget-me-not" hits in store for Peyton. (Let's keep in mind that late hits have no place in level playing field, pro football, and that any coach who condones such behavior has no place on or off the gridiron.)

  3. Anonymous says:

    G-e-a-u-x Manning. G-e-a-u-x R. Wayne. G-e-a-u-x Addai (LSU connection). G-e-a-u-x Garcon (for Haiti's sake). G-E-A-U-X Indy!!!

  4. coty says:

    colts are going to win hands down

  5. Tom White says:

    Who Dat?

    We Dat!

    Go Colts. Fingers crossed for Freeney.

    Antoine Bethea is chomping at the bit to play. My son spoke to him this week (he is a client) and is really pumped.

    He nearly got an INT at the last Superbowl. I would love to see him get one – or several.


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