You can tell we haven’t missed a beat under coach Caldwell,” Colts safety Melvin Bullitt said.
Manning said he is still getting a feel for Caldwell as a head coach rather than just his quarterbacks coach since 2002. Manning, though, is encouraged by what has transpired so far.
“We’re getting to know him as each situation comes up whether it’s a fourth-and-one, a two-minute drill or something in the course of practice,” Manning said. “I know him well as a quarterbacks coach but I don’t know him as a head coach. It’s like any relationship — it takes time and you learn on the run. It’s been fun so far because we’ve been learning as we’ve been winning. But we know it’s a long season and we’ve got to keep fighting together.
“I will say this: I always thought one of coach Dungy’s greatest strengths is that the players here played extremely hard for him. So far, coach Caldwell is getting that out of us. That’s a credit to him.”
Some days it just doesn’t pay to stroll around the internet.
Today, our good friends at Cold Hard Football Facts rated Peyton Manning the fourth best quarterback…
Not of all time.
Playing right now.
CHFF places him behind Brady, Roethlisberger and Warner.
Pardon me while I count to ten to lower my blood pressure.
There…that’s better. They do their typical job of running fast and loose with the truth such as when they fail to note that Ben Roethlisberger posted one of the worst passer ratings in Super Bowls in history. But in their book he’s a “clutch playmaker”…
It’s all the same old arguments we’ve seen dozens of times from them. They blame Manning for playoff losses in 2007 and 2008. They talk about how badly he played in the playoffs. We’ve tried to use facts and stats to show them the folly of their ways, but they refuse to see the light. I’m sure New England and Pittsburgh fans are happy with their guys, and they should be. They should also be happy with their defenses in the years they won it all.
I have only two responses to this new (old) bit of nonsense:
1. I would refer you to the two articles that were linked above that systematically eviscerate the CHFF lunacy surrounding 18.
2. I will bang my head on the wall repeatedly until I find sweet concussed release from the madness inflicted on me by CHFF.