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26 Nov 2008
After a few weeks off, we're back with Bill Simmons on the fake radio. Click above to access the downloadable link, or check the podcast out on ESPN.com.
Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 26 Nov 2008
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28 Nov 2008, 2:56pm by
Mr. Schatz... you really want the Giants to lose. I mean you really want the Giants to be the 97 Packers. Simmons was right though...they can be the 98 Broncos.
Simmons has done a 180 on the Colts versus his opinion in recent years, but he is overestimating them. This is a team that has scored 3 points more than they have given up this year. It took divine intervention and Dave Thomas to beat the Pats, divine intervention and Norv Turner (and Hands Thomlinson) to beat the Chargers, divine intervention and Sage to beat the Texans. They are a team that any small gains in offense (less than previous years) are swallowed up by losses by the defense - and the only thing saving them is an incredible red zone offense touchdown percentage countered by a better than average red zone defensive TD/FG percentage.
The only team that I feel confident playing in the post season is Denver. I do not like the prospect of going back to SD or (especially) PGH.
Yet, because he is inflating them, it will give him more ammunition when they "choke" to a better team on the road in the playoffs.
I am a Colts fan and anything short of a 2006 defensive metamporphasis spells doom for this team. I would love to be wrong but it is going to be an early post season for this team - if they do indeed get in.
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