Originally Posted by Rulon Velvet Jones
I'll add this, though. No matter how good Manning and the Colts offense may be, I can't recall a Super Bowl winner that had a defense in the lower 1/3rd of the league.
And for that reason I don't expect them to win the Super Bowl. It will require Manning to be hitting on all cylinders for 3 or 4 straight games against playoff teams. That is extremely tough to do. If Manning just has an average game they will be beat with that defense. Especially playoff teams that tend to be able to run the ball well. They will have a field day moving the ball and killing the clock keeping Manning off the field.
It is about time Dungy gets held accountable for putting rotten defenses on the field. This is his fifth year and was brought in to build a good defense to go with that great offense and so far he has done nothing but ride the coattails of an offense that was already in place with Tom Moore and Manning.