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Colts learning, winning on the fly

A. Collie.jpgWe take the Colts for granted by now.

They win two straight games after an embarrassing opener, and we shrug.  It’s the Colts.

They call up The Blair White Project from the practice squad to be the team’s third receiver against the Broncos, and the undrafted rookie comes up huge. Second-year wideout Austin Collie — taken in the fourth round — now lines up as a starter. He leads the NFL in receiving yards through three weeks. 

At left tackle, the Colts turned to another undrafted rookie: Jeff Linkenbach.  Big deal.

“He hung in there,” coach Jim Caldwell via the Indianapolis Star about Linkenbach’s first start. “He played tough, he’s a scrappy guy.”

The Colts are a work in progress, but we’re amazed at the team’s ability to win while figuring things out along the way.

“I don’t know if we’ve played enough football to determine what our
strength is quite yet
,” Peyton Manning said Wednesday via ESPN’s AFC South blog.   “We’re still kind of finding our
identity a little bit with the personnel and what we’re going to hang
our hat on every single week.”

Um, we’d recommend hanging it on Manning.  Just make sure it’s an extra extra large.
   

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22 Responses to “Colts learning, winning on the fly”
  1. pat in philly says: Sep 29, 2010 7:02 PM

    hands down, the dumbest article EVER posted on this site.
    “The Colts are a work in progress”
    yeh, that SB appearance last year really tore them apart.
    You should do a find and replace and use the “Chiefs” and their players names.

  2. citizenmatt says: Sep 29, 2010 7:09 PM

    GET IT PEYTON MANNING HAS A HUGE HEAD HA HA

  3. 4ever19 says: Sep 29, 2010 7:17 PM

    My beloved Colts are indeed a work in progress. The team that went to the SB last year has been chewed up by injuries to O line, WRs, LBs and DBs. I don’t have my hopes real high but they are showing themselves to be a scrappy bunch. GO HORSE

  4. toolman94 says: Sep 29, 2010 7:30 PM

    funny work in progress. how many 12 plus win seasons in a row ?

  5. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 29, 2010 7:50 PM

    It doesn’t matter how bad the team is, all that matters is Peyton is playing.

  6. Great Falconi says: Sep 29, 2010 7:54 PM

    The Colts have one of the best head coaches in football: Peyton Manning.

  7. Meat Tuperello says: Sep 29, 2010 8:08 PM

    Peyton, you are far too humble. You are the Indianapolis Colts main strength and without you they would be lucky to win 3 games.
    Best player this game has ever seen.

  8. FlorioFanClubMember says: Sep 29, 2010 8:20 PM

    Meat Tuperello says:
    September 29, 2010 8:08 PM
    Peyton, you are far too humble. You are the Indianapolis Colts main strength and without you they would be lucky to win 3 games.
    Best player this game has ever seen
    I think you hit the nail right on the head. This guy is a stead as anyone. He takes young guys and shows confidence in them thus giving them the confidence they need to be successful. What a great player/coach/role model. The league needs more guys like Peyton but unfortunately there is only one.

  9. DanRooney says: Sep 29, 2010 9:02 PM

    Peyton will choke in the playoffs once again. Nothing to see here.

  10. Ufanforreal says: Sep 29, 2010 9:42 PM

    # DanRooney says: September 29, 2010 9:02 PM
    Peyton will choke in the playoffs once again. Nothing to see here.
    ——————————————————At least they get to the playoffs

  11. PirateFreedom says: Sep 29, 2010 10:19 PM

    A goddamn good defense can slow down Manning , Brady or anyone else and then without a decent D of your own even the best can lose.
    I used to heap scorn on Manning over playoff losses.
    Now I’m a little less stupid.
    I’m perfectly happy with Brady but I no longer deny Mannings greatness.

  12. LowVoltage says: Sep 29, 2010 10:20 PM

    “Peyton will choke in the playoffs once again”
    Better than the way Big Ben chokes his ladies in the restroom.

  13. ADX says: Sep 29, 2010 10:30 PM

    # DanRooney says: September 29, 2010 9:02 PM
    Peyton will choke in the playoffs once again. Nothing to see here.
    Yeah he only won 2 out of the 3 playoff games he played in last season that guy is horrible

  14. BCGreg says: Sep 29, 2010 10:32 PM

    They “learn and win on the fly” because Polian changes the rules to benefit his team.

  15. Colts18 says: Sep 29, 2010 10:34 PM

    Peyton wins a superbowl and people say he is a choke artist. I guess even the best are not allowed to lose, EVER.

  16. ADX says: Sep 29, 2010 11:12 PM

    # BCGreg says: September 29, 2010 10:32 PM
    They “learn and win on the fly” because Polian changes the rules to benefit his team.
    Congrats on being the second stupid moron in this thread

  17. IndyColt45 says: Sep 29, 2010 11:37 PM

    Manning is well on his way to a 5th MVP.

  18. DanRooney says: Sep 30, 2010 2:06 AM

    LowVoltage says:
    September 29, 2010 10:20 PM
    “Peyton will choke in the playoffs once again”
    Better than the way Big Ben chokes his ladies in the restroom.
    ———————————————————–
    Oh are you forgetting your boy toy had a little sexual misconduct of his own? Forcing a girl the pinkeye? lol. He had to settle too. Poor Ms. Naughright. Ben wasn’t charged with anything :)
    And Peyton’s SB ‘he won’ was because of his D and run game. Everyone who watched it knew that Dominic Rhodes and Rex Grossman were co-SB MVP winners. Manning really goes from an unbeatable QB in the regular season to Joe Flacco in the playoffs. It’s embarrassing. The alleged ‘greatest QB to play’ still has the same amount of rings as Dilfer and his autistic brother.
    Tired of owning everyone on here. try harder guys ;)

  19. shaunypoo says: Sep 30, 2010 7:35 AM

    Nice to see a kid from my alma mater doing well. Go Linkenbach.

  20. Halasfan says: Sep 30, 2010 8:26 AM

    They lost that first game on purpose. They didn’t want to hear the media talk yet again if they can go undefeated, how many games can they win, should they be sitting players at the end. etc. Now they can play until they secure the bye week, then set whoever they want the last couple weeks of the year, and let the Jets make it to the playoffs again.

  21. footballfan says: Sep 30, 2010 8:45 AM

    I hate to say this but I agree with some of what DanRooney says. Peyton did not with that superbowl. Rhodes and Addai carried the offense.

  22. Meat Tuperello says: Sep 30, 2010 9:10 AM

    Fake Dan Rooney,
    You are an embarrassment to name.
    Clueless, ignorant and stupid. What a way to go through life.

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