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Gutless Indianapolis Coach Jim Caldwell Blows Colts’ Perfect Season

Published by on December 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Sports are more than just playing a game. That's a part of it, but it's also about history when the circumstances dictate.

The 1972 Miami Dophins are the only team in NFL history to go undefeated and win the Super Bowl. You can still hear them tooting their own horn and cracking champagne each season when the final undefeated team loses.

New England almost became the only team to go 16-0 and win the big game a couple of years ago, but they blew their place in history against the New York Giants.

Indianapolis was on the cusp of a chance to do the unthinkable and knock the Dophins off of their pedastal until fate stepped in, or should I say a gutless coach.

Now there are no guarantees that Indy wins this game or wins the Super Bowl, but the opportunity was there.

You don't get to 14-0 and then decide to play scared, but that's exactly what Colts coach Jim Caldwell did. With his team leading 15-10 in the 3rd quarter, he pulled Peyton Manning along wi...

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