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The Future Is Now for the Indianapolis Colts and Other AFC South Must-Reads
Posted By Nate Dunlevy On October 29, 2012 @ 6:20 am In Colts News | No Comments
So much for rebuilding.
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star  bangs out the article of day in which he says the Colts are much further along than anyone would have thought.
The irony of these Colts is that when you break down the component parts, there’s not much to see. The defense is right where everyone expected it to be, even a little worse.
The offensive weapons are just as suspect as previously thought.
There are just three areas the Colts are visibly better than analysts like me expected.
Reggie Wayne is leading the NFL in receiving. Raise your hand if you saw that coming.
Andrew Luck isn’t just “rookie good.” He’s verging on “actually good.”
Finally, this team has been galvanized by the tragedy surrounding their head coach. They play hard every play, spending themselves on behalf of their mentor.
I always expected the Colts to rebuild quickly. Any rebuilding project that takes more than two years in the NFL is one that wasn’t well executed. This was never going to be a slow process.
It’s now clear, however, that the Colts’ “reloaded” at a fortuitous time in the life cycle of the AFC. There are enough “down” teams that the Colts didn’t have to improve dramatically to find themselves in games, and ultimately, the playoff hunt.
The Football Outsiders  discuss the weekend’s games.
Judy Battista of the New York Times  writes that teams are pulling off big comebacks more than ever.
J.J. Cooper of the Football Outsiders  looks at the rush design on Connor Barwin’s safety.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says the Texans are focused on the Bills.
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com  says the Monster is ahead of schedule.
Conrad Brunner of 1070 the Fan  says Bruce Arians coached to win.
Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star  has a must-read article on Chuck Pagano.
Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star  details a stunning play to win the game.
Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star  says Reggie Wayne made a big speech at halftime.
Andrew Strickert of Total Titans  says Tennessee missed opportunities.
David Boclair of the City Paper  says Mike Munchak defended his strategy.
David Climer of the Tennessean  says the defense did in the Titans.
John Glennon of the Tennessean  says the Titans posted nice stats, but few points.
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union  says Blaine Gabbert took a step forward.
Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union  says Mike Mularkey takes the blame for a blocked punt.
Stellino says  improved play still led to a loss.
Read more Indianapolis Colts  news on BleacherReport.com
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URLs in this post:
 Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121028/SPORTS15/210280344/1058/SPORTS03
 The Football Outsiders: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/audibles/2012/audibles-line-week-8
 New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/sports/football/nfl-teams-are-beating-odds-this-season-in-mounting-improbable-comebacks.html?_r=1&ref=sports
 Football Outsiders: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/under-pressure/2012/under-pressure-blitz-design-clinic
 Houston Chronicle : http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/10/midseason-break-ends-with-bills-on-texans%E2%80%99-minds/
 ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/42844/colts-monster-building-ahead-of-schedule
 1070 the Fan: http://blogs.1070thefan.com/2012/10/28/ballards-spin-to-win-rewards-arians-aggressiveness/
 Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121026/SPORTS03/121026026/Colts-coach-Chuck-Pagano-keeping-touch-team-while-being-treated-leukemia?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CIndyStar.com&nclick_check=1
 Indianapolis Star: http://blogs.indystar.com/philb/2012/10/28/colts-titans-postgame-what-a-play-to-end-10-game-road-losing-skid/
 Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121028/SPORTS03/210280347/1058/SPORTS03
 Total Titans: http://www.totaltitans.com/2012-articles/october/titans-fall-to-colts-in-ot-19-13.html
 City Paper: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/sports/munchak-stands-his-call-challenges-refs-call-after-loss
 Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121028/SPORTS01/310280091/Climer-Titans-undone-by-defense?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans&nclick_check=1
 Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121028/SPORTS01/310280092/Titans-post-nice-stats-few-points?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans
 Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/400617/gene-frenette/2012-10-28/gene-frenette-blaine-gabbert-takes-big-step-forward
 Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-10-28/story/jaguars-notebook-blame-me-punt-block-says-mike-mularkey
 Stellino says: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-10-28/story/bottom-line-another-loss-jaguars-despite-improved-play
 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
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