posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 10:07 PM
I saw a trio of former NFL players on a football talk show--on ESPN, I believe--the other day. They talked about the Colts' defense, its numerous
strong points, but also some holes it leaves open and how it can be beaten. One needs the right personnel, obviously, but as they explained it, it's
not so much a case of an epic defensive unit (a la the Steelers in the 1970's, or the 1985 Bears--the ultimate defense), as it is a case of a very
good system which nobody has yet exploited the flaws of. If that's so, we'll probably see it exploited, but good, before the season's over.
If I knew football the way I know baseball, I could be much more specific than that, and I could give you examples or details, but alas, I cannot.
Did anyone else see that show, preferably someone who knows football real well? Does anyone else remember the specifics those guys cited as
weaknesses in the Colts' defensive system?
It bears remembering, I think, that when the Panthers were in the Super Bowl previously, they scored a hell of a lot more points than anyone dreamed
possible against the Pats' fierce defense.