You Stay Classy, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts punter Hunter Smith took a weird shot at the Jacksonville Jaguars after their game Sunday:

Jacksonville is like a stand-up comic who can only use vulgarity and curse words because he lacks intelligence and lacks class. He really doesn't have anything to say. Our intangible is our class and our intelligence. A team that gets personal fouls the way they do, the roughing penalties, they just don't have any material.

That may be the most haughty insult I've ever heard from an NFL player. Even better, two of the Jags' personal fouls involved soccer-style fakery by the Colts. Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio called them "Bill Laimbeer flops" after the game.

On one play, Colts linebacker Cato June pretended to be kicked by receiver Reggie Williams, falling to the ground as if he were shot to draw the personal foul flag. On another, June pretended to lose his balance after a pileup and threw his body into offensive lineman Vince Manuwai, who pushed him off in a tame "get out of my face" gesture and drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.


What is it about Colt kickers that make them so verbose?

I remember people saying the Raiders were bigger cheaters than they actually were back when they were so good in the '70s, and they're still the most penalized team more often than not. But the Jags are keeping them on their toes in that area.

And Jacksonville not having any material? They've been dominating in both pre-Colts games and are just the kind of team that can take the perennially late-season-collapsing Colts down in the playoffs. Laimbeer flops are a bad idea when your team already has a wimpy rep.

I'll always love the Jags' coach for his brilliant motivational ideas.

Speaking of brilliant motivational ideas, no one's gonna "keep choppin' wood" if he tries to split an oak stump without wedges. Sounds like Del Rio didn't give the boys a full tool kit.

Prediction: The Colts will end up in the Super Bowl!

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