NFL Week 13: My Three Wishes

Richard O'Hagan@@theskiverCorrespondent IIDecember 3, 2009

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 29: Defensive tackles Antonio Johnson #99 and Daniel Muir #90 chat with linebacker Ramon Humber #59 of the Indianapolis Colts chat during a time out against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Bob Levey/Getty Images

1. I wish the Colts would change the script

Does anyone else feel like Colts' games are getting to be like a bad movie plot? There's only so many times a side can allow themselves to go in well behind at half-time, only to come out and steal the match in the second half, surely?

Apart from being the storyline to every sports film ever made, it is also starting to look a bit like they stole the idea from Ali's "Rope a Dope" strategy, allowing their opponent to burn themselves out and then hitting them when they are beat.

Whether they put together an unbeaten season or not is a matter of supreme indifference to me. All I care about is that they find a different way to win matches, as I'm now bored of this one.

2. I wish Jerry Jones had thought to put some turf in that stadium

Did you see the state of that pitch on Thanksgiving? I know that every modern stadium suffers from the same malaise, whatever the sport—it is hard to get grass to grow where there is so little natural light—but that surface looked shockingly bad.

The fact was only emphasized when Tashard Choice took a snap in the Wildcat formation, ran left, then slipped and fell behind the line of scrimmage with no opponent near him. If your own players can't make the plays they need to, it's time to do something about the playing conditions, otherwise what is the point of playing on your home field?

3. I wish that Play60 film was more realistic

Are they seriously expecting me to believe that Drew Brees was allowed to take a snap and then dink a little screen pass to Barack Obama, whilst DeMarcus Ware just stands in the backfield and watches? If you want to get kids playing sport, you have to do it properly and there's just no way that, if you do that, Ware doesn't come in and flatten the President before he's taken a step. What kid wouldn't want to have the chance to do that?


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