Tag:Peyton Manning
Posted on: September 8, 2011 4:10 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 4:48 pm

Kerry Collins can win

Sure, it looks bad for the Colts. And sure, my man Pete Prisco thinks they're done. They just might be. But there are two things that can save the Colts.

One, the division is atrocious. Absolutely horrible. Until the Houston Texans can prove they're not soft -- and that's what they are, soft -- they're beatable. The Jacksonville Jaguars destroyed their chances of winning by kicking David Garrard to the curb. They're toast too.

The Titans aren't quite ready yet, either.

Second, Kerry Collins is not horrible. That's not the greatest of compliments but it's accurate. The Colts will strip down that offense to its basics and Collins will be efficient. That's all he'll need to be is efficient, and the Colts can be a factor in that division.

Because it's awful.

So don't kill the Colts just yet.
Category: NFL
Posted on: September 4, 2011 11:11 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2011 11:39 pm

Colts worried but no extra surgery for Manning

The NFL was set on fire when an Indianapolis radio station reported quarterback Peyton Manning will need an additional surgery on his neck. Well, that isn't true. Yet.

Emphasis on yet. ESPN reported Manning is seeing additional specialists due to the slow healing of his neck. That is accurate.

After speaking to a source on the Colts the team didn't believe Manning would get another surgery. There was, however, a serious concern that Manning was not only going to miss the season opener but the potential was for Manning to miss four or five games. Or more.

Just to be clear: I'm not saying this will happen but there is a great deal of concern about the progress of Manning's healing. It appears to be going far more slowly than the Colts or Manning are saying publicly.

The Colts have been preparing for the worst, I'm told, beginning this week. When Kerry Collins was signed some on the coaching staff always thought Collins would replace Manning for a game or two. Now, that mindset is changing within the team. I can tell you the coaches are preparing for a longer period of life without Manning. They are hoping for the best but now fearing the worst.

So, for now, no additional surgery for Manning. But this is starting to look extremely dicey.

This is starting to look very bad for Manning.
Category: NFL
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