What should I say that hasn’t already been said about the Colts? As I called their 42-6 victory over the Rams in Week 7, I couldn’t help but think to myself that I could be watching the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.
I could offer exhibits A to Z as evidence as to why I believe that when Peyton Manning is finished playing the game, history will clearly show that he’s the best ever at his position. However, I will wait until another time to convince those who disagree.
Here, I just wanted to serve as your eyewitness to a Colts team that could be on a collision course with Archie Manning’s former team. That’s right — after watching the Colts roll to their 15th consecutive regular-season victory, it dawned on me that a Colts-Saints Super Bowl would serve as an epic battle under the February lights in Miami.
Manning and Drew Brees wouldn’t disappoint the masses.
I also noticed that coach Jim Caldwell has quietly made the Colts his team. In some ways, he’s very much like Tony Dungy. He’s confident, intelligent and highly organized. Conversely, Caldwell is a more vocal coach and was willing to physically challenge his team by scripting the starting offense to compete against the starting defense in a lengthy practice during the team’s bye week. With a spanking of the Rams, Caldwell has become just the fifth rookie coach to begin his career with a 6-0 record.
I like what I see in Indy. However, with dates looming against stiffer competition, we’ll find out if this version of the Colts will have a championship kick in November and December.