It’s the most wonderful time of year for many reasons, football among them.

And if you’re a Colts fan, there’s a lot to be thankful for.

Colts' press conferences are in desperate need of a little Jim Mora fire.

But there’s nothing wrong with being a little greedy. With that in mind, here are my five Christmas wishes for the Colts.

1.) A coaching tirade

Don’t get me wrong, Tony Dungy did some great things in Indianapolis and Jim Caldwell has picked up where he left off. But something is missing.

For me, it doesn’t get any better than a Jim Mora meltdown. I miss Mora; the guy wore his heart on his sleeve and always told you what was on his mind. It made for great sound bytes and riveting press conferences.

Admit it, Dungy and Caldwell act like they’re watching paint dry on the sideline and will bore you to tears at the microphone.

2.) Magic healing potion

Can the Colts send a scout or assistant coach to comb the continent for an ancient healing potion?

Once they find it, they need to bring Bob Sanders into the training room immediately and douse him with it.

Melvin Bullitt has done a great job filling in, but he’s no Bob Sanders.

Sanders’ return from injury fueled the defense’s resurgence during the Super Bowl run and is a missing ingredient to the Colts’ formula for success.

Oh, and if there’s any potion left after Sanders, go ahead and give Marlin Jackson some of it.

3.) A running game

Imagine if on a crucial third or fourth and one situation, the Colts blasted their opponent off the line of scrimmage and Joseph Addai powered for three yards.

Imagine if the Colts needed just two first downs to close out a game and were able to run right down the opponent’s throat to seal the deal.

Alright, alright it was just a dream. But a nice thought.

4.) Peyton being Peyton in the playoffs

Peyton Manning will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. We all know this.

But we also know that Manning has had his share of forgettable performances in the postseason.

Manning has been better in the playoffs later in his career, but imagine if he was at his best through an entire postseason run?

5.) Another Super Bowl ring

Let’s face it; fans of many teams would kill for the Colts’ recent string of success.

However, Colts fans would be lying if they told you there wouldn’t be a bit of an empty feeling if the team wasn’t able to cash in on one more championship during the Manning Era.

Plenty of Hall of Fame quarterbacks never even got one Super Bowl ring – Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, and Jim Kelly are among them. But with the level of sustained and unprecedented regular-season success Manning’s teams have had over the years, getting another ring only seems right.

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