Colts Week One: a Little Case of History Repeating

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Nick South in NFL
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There's a well known expression about the importance of history. Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it. The Colts nearly lost their season opener to the Jacksonville Jaguars because they ignored history and allowed it to repeat. The bitter defeat to the San Diego Chargers in the playoffs last season boiled down to the Colts' inability to convert a third and short play because they couldn't run to get the first down. Fast forward to yesterday. Facing another third and short, the Colts went to the run and came up short. Trying again, the Colts inexplicably decided to run wide on fourth down. Great penetration (or was it poor blocking?) allowed the Jags to stuff the play and get the ball back. But a funny thing happened on the way to another Josh Scobee game winning field goal (he ...

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