Originally Posted by Nanners
lol at the notion that Mannings team "sucked d*ck". Yeah they were bad once everyone got old, but Manning had some decent team mates.
In Mannings superbowl year, he was throwing to scrubs like Marvin Harriston, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark.
Or are you referring to how terrible the Colts defense was back in the day? Freeney and Mathis made for such a weak azz defensive line, and lets not forget that scrub Bob Sanders was actually healthy during Mannings only superbowl run.
We've had defensive tackles that nobody can remember for basically all of Peyton's career. We were build on the Dline to play from ahead in siutations like up 7 with a couple minutes left, or at the end of halves.
So in other words, our DLine was flawed. Mathis & Freeney, as good as they are at rushing the passer, were not good defending the run, especially Mathis.
Our secondary.....can any non-colt fans ever remember our corners through Peyton's career? Yes, they can remember Bob Sanders, but look at his game log, he was always injured.
Our Oline after Glenn retired has been amongst the worst in the league.
Manning won more with less than anyone I've ever seen. He masked our problems. However, when you get to the playoffs and play against superior rosters week in and week out, that's why he has a 9-10 record in the playoffs.