Greetings, loyal WeAreIndy.com reader(s)! Paddy O’ finally checking to post some late news, fill you in on our absence, and to tell you who you should be rooting for in the games today. We realize it has been some time since last we posted, and even longer since we have posted anything worthwhile, so here I sit at ten in the morning doing my best to rectify the situation. Please, bear with me.
So we are out of the playoffs. *sigh* I truly thought that we would have a longer post-season run than we did. But a lot of things went wrong and I think that not having Arians that day really took the wind out of our sails. Not only were our guys probably worried, but it had a dramatic impact upon the play calling. Because it left us with Clyde Christensen making the calls. The same
tool idiot OC who helped us to lose a Super Bowl. But thankfully, as I was scanning the news this morning, it seems as though we have a fix in the works. Pep Hamilton has been hired as our new offensive coordinator, coming to us from Stanford where he just happened to coach Luck. So not only will our boy Luck have another friendly face with which to work, but we also have some dude named Pep on our staff. And that’s gotta be worth something.
On the topic of play calling, I would be remiss if I did not comment upon what happened to a former QB of ours. And yes, I mean Peyton Manning. I am not sure who was responsible for the play calling in Denver, but man was it a stinker. Sure, the Broncos were well on their way to imploding and had all but given Baltimore a chance to win. But having the ball on their own 20, with 31 seconds left in regulation, and two time-outs…and they take a knee? Are you kidding me? A few dinks and dunks along the sidelines, maybe one or two throws down the middle of the field since you have time-outs in your pocket, and then *bam*. Field goal range. Peyton has done it a million times before I thought is very striking that they did not let him try it against the Ravens. I mean it wasn’t like it was the playoffs or anything. Oh, wait…
And yes, we have lost Bruce Arians. Not that I can blame the guy. He did a hell of a job for us this year and at the stage he is at in his career, he kinda had to go for it. It was probably his only shot at being a head coach and I think he certainly deserves that opportunity. Even though he may be coaching for Arizona now, he may have done us one last favor, namely, taking Harold Goodwin with him. We all know how laughable our offensive line played for most of the season, so perhaps this opens up the spot for someone who can put more polish on our O-line potato.
That leaves only one question left to answer: who to root for in the remaining games? Well, after much analysis and in-depth thought, both Rick O’ and myself have come to the conclusion that there is only one team worth rooting for to take the Super Bowl prize. And that team is: Not the Patriots. In addition to Indy, we have rooted for them for years now. They have a decent history against the Pats and we have our collective fingers crossed that they can come through again this year. Because FSM help us if Brady gets another ring. It will just suck.