Friday, September 28, 2007

I understand you're having a difficult time killing these things, Sheriff



Horse fight! I'm sure this guy has a coronary every time these two squads face off.

This is going to be a tough one. The toughest of one's in fact. I'm not sure if we can pull it off. They're the best team in the league until New England says otherwise. They've got the best offense in the league and their defense is light years ahead of last year's team...you know, the team that won the Super Bowl.

Peyton Manning is head and shoulders better than every other QB in this league. You can have the Dreamboat, I'll take the laser-rocket arm. When it's all said and done, he's going to be the greatest QB ever to lace 'em up. Hell, he might be that already. He's the only QB in the league that can make Champ Bailey look like Willie Middlebrooks, and he does so consistently and thoroughly.

Indy owns us. They do. I'll admit it. Playoff ass-whippings for two consecutive years, a shootout comeback win on us last year in D-City. As much as the Patriots are our bitch, we are Indy's. We've beaten them twice in the regular season over the last few years. Both wins were critical to us getting in the playoffs, but both times our season ended on the turf in Indy, where fat little kids enjoy giant tubs of popcorn.

We can move the ball and put some points up on these guys (I'm not sold on their D yet), but we need to not be down three TD's before we finally get in gear (it's happened before).

So the struggling D's got their work cut out for them, and I do mean work. It is crucial that we get pressure on Manning. Against this team, it's even more important than stopping the run. If you give him any time to complete the throw, he's going to complete the throw. You cant stop the motherfucker. He will flat out destroy you. He's a machine in the Tiger Woods-Roger Federer mold. No one's better, and it will take our absolute best to win.

/reverse jinx

1 comment:

Commish CH said...

I think you might of hit it on the head Herc: a 0-0 game at half would be key. I dont know if that means switching up the d, trying to grind out the run game, or taping Manning up with duct tape.