Somebody, please, PLEASE … give me back my regular referees … these replacements suck more than anything that has ever sucked before
I mean seriously are you going to blame this loss on the refs?
Lets break this down.
Adam Vinatieri “Ices” himself with the delay of game penalty .. Then the one of the best kickers in the league missed a 36-yarder wide left with 4:40 to go, the defense forced a punt to put the ball back in Luck’s hands for what they expected to be a final time. A 39-yard pass play to Donald Brown moved the ball into field goal range and after three runs and three Jacksonville timeouts, Vinatieri made the 37-yarder that gave Indy the lead….Oh BTW a lead we could not hold on to
The Colts’ defense couldn’t protect their 17-16 lead for even one play. .when you cant defend a pass and prevent a 87 yrd TD pass, and you cant hit a field goal, and you cant control penalties, and you run of gas in the fourth…HMMMM yeah not buying the whole ref story…we suffer under the belief that just because we are the Colts we are entitled to a win…You still have to earn the Win….
Oh wait we are not done yet Luck gets the ball back at The Colt 37 with 35 seconds to go and after a 36-yard completion, the Colts were at the Jags’ 26.
Then Luck has his big chance to win the game.. but the the “O” couldn’t defend when Luck got hit just as he started to throw and the ball and oh yeah incomplete.
Then on the final play, Luck throws the ball to Reggie Wayne in the end zone but that was broken up by cornerback Aaron Ross,because the Jaguars can defend…such ending one of the more bizarre games I have ever seen played at Lucas Oil Stadium.
As I said on The Balance and “The Colts extra point”..The Colts had to stop Maurice Jones-Drew , and they could not do that.
So it wasnt the refs…It was the Colts and as much as it saddens me to say this…The Colts still have a long way to go and until they can win crucial games in the AFC South, they will never be more than a 2 win team.
So we go in to the bye week with plenty to ponder…but I promise you The Colts are not blaming the loss on replacment refs…The fans shouldn’t either.
I will catch you on The Balance Saturday morning at 9:00 EST!