2009 NFL Power Rankings: Week 15
Is the Colts Ryan Lilja Smoking Something On The Sideline?
The Indianapolis Colts had their chance at a perfect season, and foolishly let it slip away. With only two games remaining, it seemed as though 16-0 was a forgone conclusion, but with Indy up 16-10 in the third quarter Sunday afternoon at home against the New York Jets, coach Jim Caldwell decided to sacrifice perfection for the health of his team.
It was enough to make you ask yourself, “what exactly were they smoking on the Indianapolis sidelines.”
For the answer to that question, we need not look any further than this still frame of Colts guard Ryan Lilja watching the action from the bench. Maybe he was saving that joint for the post-game celebration. After all, he wouldn’t have been the first athlete to celebrate perfection by getting a little high.
Unfortunately for him, and the rest of the Colts players and fans, they would eventually surrender the lead and fall to the Jets by a score of 29-15. With the loss, their first of the season, you can expect the debate to begin on whether Caldwell had pulled his stars from the game too early, thus jeopardizing their shot at a place in the history books.
And Caldwell will not be the only one having to answer questions. Lilja may find himself doing the same over the next few days. Hopefully he took the time during the post-game handshakes to ask Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez for a few pointers on how to answer questions regarding sideline mischief.
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