FO: Orlovsky’s nothing day

For years Colts fans have bemoaned the “game manger” quarterbacks.  This week Football Outsiders notes that Orlovsky didn’t have to do much to win other than not turn it over:

You’ve got to actually see Orlovsky’s play-by-play in its entirety to appreciate the pure nothingness of it all. It’s fantasy football in the mind of Sartre. In the first half he went 8-of-14 for 48 yards with no sacks, no interceptions, and no first downs. His last play of the half would have gone for a first down, but Pierre Garcon fumbled the ball away. (Failed dreams of completion, indeed.) In the third quarter, he had three plays: a 7-yard gain on third-and-6; a 9-yard gain on first-and-10; and an 18-yard touchdown to Reggie Wayne. And then, perhaps having achieved fulfillment, he would pass no more. Keep in mind, the Colts won.
Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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