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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Colts Lost 62-7, but at Least Jim Caldwell says the Effort Was Good

The Indianapolis Colts suffered perhaps their most embarrassing loss in franchise history Sunday, a 62-7 defeat to the Saints. New Orleans scored on nine of their 10 possessions, including seven touchdowns and two field goals. Drew Brees went 31-35 for 325 yards and five touchdowns. He had more touchdowns than incompletions. The Saints gained 557 yards, made 36 first downs, and they held the ball for 38 minutes. It was an all around dominating performance, and you get the feeling the Saints could have put up 80 points if they wanted to.

Even though Jim Caldwell admitted that his team got whooped, the Colts coach did find one positive quality about the team’s performance.

“I think the guys fought. We didn’t execute well, but I think the effort was good,” Caldwell said after the game.

Well that should be comforting to Colts fans. Imagine if the team’s effort wasn’t good. What would the Saints have done, score 100 points?

Not only does Jim Caldwell have his team unprepared to play, but he can’t even properly diagnose what went wrong. From what I saw, the effort from the Colts was not good. The only way this could not reflect poorly on Caldwell would be if the blowout loss was all part of the master plan to beat out the Dolphins for Andrew Luck. If that’s the case, then Jim Caldwell may really be a genius.

via Kevin Lark



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