Each week, Coltzilla will scour the net for team rankings from football experts covering the previous week, and discuss them from the fan’s perspective.
Average Ranking: 32.00 (previously 32.00) At least they didn’t drop this week.
CBS Sports – Pete Prisco – 32nd (no change): Give the MVP to Peyton Manning. I bet he does get some votes. That’s how valuable he is to this team. [Nah. Save it for next year when he leads them to 19-0.]
ESPN – 32nd (no change): Three division opponents whom the Colts have made suffer for years are all looking forward to doing their part for 0-16. (Kuharsky) [True. But it ends this weekend when the Colts beat Tennessee.]
Fox Sports – 32nd (no change): The Andrew Luck/Peyton Manning decision is one week closer. [Yes. Yes it is. As is New Years, when this fiasco of a season will be officially over in Indy.]
WEEI in Boston – 32nd (no change): It actually looked like the Colts were trying to win the game Sunday against the Ravens. Jim Caldwell elected to go for it on fourth down four times in Sunday’s loss. The Colts coach still has a lot to lose. His job and his pride are at the top of the list. [Personally, I loved it! I wish Coach was more aggressive, but it’s not in his makeup. Which makes this a pretty drastic departure for him. I really wish it had paid off.]
Pro Football Talk – 32nd (no change): Andrew Luck has no problem coexisting with Peyton Manning. The problem is the other 52 members of the team. [Luck and Manning on the same team would be a disaster. If Peyton is healthy (yes, that’s big if at this point), you’ve got to play him. He could easily play four more years. That means, the drafting of 18’s replacement is two or three years away.]
Sports Illustrated – Don Banks – 32nd (no change): Colts president Bill Polian this week on the status of head coach Jim Caldwell: “My fervent hope is that Jim’s job is not in jeopardy.” Uh-oh, Jim. That’s not even your usual full-blown but worthless vote of confidence. That’s just Polian saying I hope Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn’t decide to fire Caldwell, if he hasn’t already. [I really have mixed emotions about this. On one hand, Caldwell is too conservative for my taste. On the other, it seems counter-productive to fire the coach of a team that lost Peyton Manning but, at 0-13, still has his team playing hard.]
Walter Football – 32nd (no change): [Whatever… not worth discussing.]
Yahoo Sports – ?: [Four weeks in a row, Yahoo fails to link to page 2.]