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Colts are done

Posted on: September 8, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 4:04 pm

Peyton Manning is done for two to three months after having more neck surgery Thursday.

The Indianapolis Colts are done for the season.

They can use all that "next-man-up" talk all they want, but there is no replacing this man.

The Colts are the most quarterback-centric team in the NFL. The snake dies when the head is cut off.

The head is off -- at least for a while.

There is no saying how long Manning will be out. Neck injuries are tricky. They are potentially life-changing injuries. If I were Manning, I'd sit this one out.

What's the point?

The Colts will be done by the time he gets back.

That isn't to disrespect the players still on the field, or call out the front office like other have. It's just that when you lose a player like Manning, one so valuable to the team, there is no way to overcome it.

Don't tell me about Matt Cassel replacing Tom Brady. That didn't work either. The Patriots didn't make the playoffs.

The Colts will be lucky to make it to six victories without Manning.

Kerry Collins can fill on for a game or two -- not 10-16.

But that's what happens when you have a great quarterback. He cures ills. He covers blemishes.

But when he's not around, those ills and blemishes are there for all to see.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:16 pm

Colts are done

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Since: Jun 9, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Colts are done

Last I checked the Colts are still playing .500 ball @ 0-0! This writing a team off is sheerly childish behavior despite the severity of losing a player of Peyton Manning's caliber. There's no mention of EOS this season for the Colts. There's utter failure to include the wide range of talent that Collins will have to check down to (Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai hell even Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie when completely healthy). Before a season even starts, there's one faux pas that you never commit. In this case, its dismissing a team before their season has even started. Not even Prisco and his glossy turd coating of a career in journalism should be taken serious if this is what he has to say. Please, disregard Prisco from this minute forward and hopefully he'll just go away

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 2:44 pm

Colts are done

Seriously Colts fans, your team if .500 or worse over last decade w/o Manning. Dont kid yourself that this team is still good without him. Dont care much for 18 but the fact is, he really should be mvp every year just because of how much he carries your team. And btw, when your team is tanking late in Dec, i promise you more blacked out home games as everyone, as expected, jumps off the bandwagon.

Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:44 pm

Colts are done

collin CAN man the ship, the colts have the D( which will not be on the field as long )the 3 play colt O scoring drives r over for the time being. so the D will stay fresher. collins can throw the ball...wayne, collie,clark, n garcon are huge upgrades from what he had in tenn. yes he had CJ but you need to throw in todays nfl. they wont go 14-2. but dont countem out

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:27 pm

Colts are done

Sorry, I might bear with them, but I am not going to "bare" with them.  Makes me ill even to think of it.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:09 pm

Colts are done

Yeah, Prisco, it's Matt Cassel's fault that 11-5 wasn't good enough to get into the playoffs. Don't be an idiot. Matt Cassel replacing Tom Brady DID work, and only a fool like you would claim otherwise.

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:05 pm

Colts are done

Gee, Prisco aren't you a genius.  No team is done.  Players have to pick up in Manning's absense.  If the team can play .500 ball with Collins in the line-up (more than possible as Collins can either be an all-pro or a bench warmer) than when Manning comes back they can make a run for the AFC South.  I'll refrain from even talking about playoffs as I can still hear ex-coach Jim Mora screaming, "playoffs! what the f@*$ are you talking about f#$%#@* playoffs!....... playoffs!  The Colts are an NFL team, not a college team with a all-world quarterback. 

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