The Indianapolis Colts know what they have under center for the next 10-15 years, so what will they have hanging from the rafters in that same amount of time?
All along the top of Lucas Oil Stadium there are banners that hang with pride. It is what you would expect from a franchise where so much success was achieved over an 11 year span except for the fact that most of the banners just read “AFC South Division Champions.”
Unfortunately, there are only two AFC Champions banners and just one Super Bowl banner.
It is safe to say that during the last 12 years the Colts have underachieved. Now with Andrew Luck behind the wheel that drives this franchise the thought has crossed my mind and the discussions have begun; how many titles can the Colts win with this new era of anticipated greatness?
My guess is four, but it is probably somewhere around two or three.
Of course, there may be shades of blue and white blocking my clear vision on the matter, but that is neither here nor there. The fact is Luck has the opportunity to make something happen and make it happen early much like Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers did.
Many have said that the Colts missed out on titles while they had arguably the best QB to ever play the game.
But it wasn’t because the teams were beat by better teams in the playoffs. The Colts couldn’t deliver on the defensive end and no matter how many people deny it Peyton Manning really did struggle to win big games. Don’t believe me? Want to debate it some more? Joe Flacco has a better postseason record than Manning and the same amount of Super Bowls.
Yes, Indianapolis, you were ripped off.
As for Luck, his story has yet to be written and his legacy is just beginning, but something tells me there will be plenty more Super Bowl banners hanging from the rafters by the time No. 12 gets retired right next to 18 in the ring of honor.