The Zippy and The Chippy – Colts at Texans (Game 1)


Honestly, there wasn’t much at all “Zippy” about the Colts in Houston on September 11.  In fact, this game looked a lot like the preseason messes that we watched for a month, and I’m holding out hope that Kerry Collins and the rest of the starters just needed to get that out of their systems.  Things can only get better, right?  Right?

The Zippy

  • Pat Angerer scored 13 tackles, with nine of them being solo jobs.
  • Joseph Addai only carried the ball eight times, but he picked up 39 yards.
  • Reggie Wayne is a Hall-of-Famer, no matter who’s throwing the ball.
  • Melvin Bullitt got an interception to stop the Texans’ first drive.
  • Gary Brackett grabbed a rare pick of his own.

The Chippy

  • Kerry Collins fumbled three times and lost two of them.
  • Dallas Clark got manhandled by Mario Williams, but why was Clark in that particular line of fire in the first place?
  • The offensive line, in general, looked like a folding chair for much of the first half.
  • The secondary, in general, bent and bent and bent some more in the first half.  Any of this sounding familiar?
  • Adam Vinatieri missed a 37-yard field goal attempt.

I could go on, but I won’t.