Posted by Albert Breer December 31, 2009 01:18 PM
Turns out Tedy Bruschi's taking on the Colts the same way he did between those white lines.
Here's his take, from ESPN, on Indy yanking starters as 16-0 was coming closer on the horizon: “When you compare the ‘09 Colts to the ’07 Patriots, I am going to say something that a lot of people are thinking but aren’t saying: At least the ’07 Patriots had the guts to go for it. That’s what they did, that’s what the Indianapolis Colts didn’t do, and that’s their problem.”
So you don't agree with Bill Polian, Tedy?
“I know what it’s like to play when it feels like there’s a gorilla on your back of pressure, when you’re 15-0,” Bruschi said. “But it’s the most satisfying thing when you achieve that 16-0 mark. ... It is historic to go 16-0, because that means you have a chance to go 19-0. You only can go 19-0 if you go 16-0 first and 19-0 trumps every single team record ever.”
I, for one, would love to see Bruschi and Polian on one of those split-screen deals argue this point. I'd bet Tedy would, too. And probably Polian, as well. Can someone get this set up?