Colts put Dallas Clark on injured reserve

The news on Dallas Clark’s injured wrist is about as bad as it could possibly be.

The Colts announced today that Clark, their Pro Bowl tight end, needs season-ending wrist surgery. He will go on injured reserve.

“It’s unfortunate, but it’s been confirmed that surgery is necessary to repair the injury to my wrist,” Clark said in a statement released by the team. “I have met with three great surgeons, Dr. [Arthur] Rettig of the Colts, Dr. [Thomas] Wiedrich in Chicago and Dr. [Thomas] Graham in Cleveland. All three have helped me and my family out tremendously during this process. I look forward to supporting my teammates the rest of this season and rehabilitating my wrist back to full strength for next season.”

Clark has been the Colts’ starting tight end since they drafted him in 2003. This season he’s third on the team with 37 catches for 347 yards, and second on the team with three touchdowns.

100 responses to “Colts put Dallas Clark on injured reserve

  1. It sucks but Dallas Clark has not been a big contributor this season… still, it doesn’t feel right not having him in the line-up. Austin Collie is also out for a few weeks. Next man up…. Blair White anybody???

  2. It sucks but Dallas Clark has not been a big contributor this season… still, it doesn’t feel right not having him in the line-up. Austin Collie is also out for a few weeks. Next man up…. Blair White anybody???

  3. One can only hope they dont make the playoffs and that Manning never sees the playoffs again. Now that would be awesome.

  4. One can only hope they dont make the playoffs and that Manning never sees the playoffs again. Now that would be awesome.

  5. Mike_in_Texas says:
    October 22, 2010 11:57 AM
    and so begins the colts demise… slowly but surely
    —————————————-
    HAHA! – Manning will make any tight end look like a hall of famer.

  6. Mike_in_Texas says:
    October 22, 2010 11:57 AM
    and so begins the colts demise… slowly but surely
    —————————————-
    HAHA! – Manning will make any tight end look like a hall of famer.

  7. Sucks. Seems like the NFL has been riddled with a lot more injuries to its star players far more than an average year.

  8. Sucks. Seems like the NFL has been riddled with a lot more injuries to its star players far more than an average year.

  9. @joe6pack
    Doesn’t matter. Brady was already in position to be MVP. Now that he has no star receivers (like in the SB years), it’s going to be a done deal.

  10. @joe6pack
    Doesn’t matter. Brady was already in position to be MVP. Now that he has no star receivers (like in the SB years), it’s going to be a done deal.

  11. Has anyone noticed how many players the Redskins have knocked out this year? It’s becoming uncanny. Did Haslett tell them not to worry about giving up yards as long as you maim someone?

  12. Has anyone noticed how many players the Redskins have knocked out this year? It’s becoming uncanny. Did Haslett tell them not to worry about giving up yards as long as you maim someone?

  13. funny because this would seem the best opportunity for the texans to take their 2nd straight and third ever against the colts with clark and collie both injured…. except they still cannot defend the pass

  14. funny because this would seem the best opportunity for the texans to take their 2nd straight and third ever against the colts with clark and collie both injured…. except they still cannot defend the pass

  15. Don’t worry everyone, I already traded for Tony Gonzalez as an insurance policy. MY FANTASY TEAM WILL BE OKAY.
    whew

  16. Don’t worry everyone, I already traded for Tony Gonzalez as an insurance policy. MY FANTASY TEAM WILL BE OKAY.
    whew

  17. As a long time Patriots fan, I hate to see this news. I hate the Colts, but I’d prefer all teams to be at full strength.
    That said, seeing Ty Warren, Leigh Bodden and Kevin Faulk on IR here makes me feel less bad about Clark. Gotta play through it.

  18. As a long time Patriots fan, I hate to see this news. I hate the Colts, but I’d prefer all teams to be at full strength.
    That said, seeing Ty Warren, Leigh Bodden and Kevin Faulk on IR here makes me feel less bad about Clark. Gotta play through it.

  19. Wow…Clark is a quality player for the Colts and Manning…to lose him is gonna hurt (I think that he was lost to the Colts for 4 weeks a few years ago, and the team went 1-3 during that time).

  20. Wow…Clark is a quality player for the Colts and Manning…to lose him is gonna hurt (I think that he was lost to the Colts for 4 weeks a few years ago, and the team went 1-3 during that time).

  21. Shouldn’t the title read “Redskins put Dallas Clark on IR”?
    We may be mediocre right now, but at least our D is putting people in body bags. Clark, Addai, Collie, Rodgers, Finley (and Lee), Matthews, Vick, McCoy, SJax, Bryant… If you’re a QB, RB, or TE, you best be worried if you come around FedEx field.
    Next up – Hester, Olsen and/or Cutler.

  22. Shouldn’t the title read “Redskins put Dallas Clark on IR”?
    We may be mediocre right now, but at least our D is putting people in body bags. Clark, Addai, Collie, Rodgers, Finley (and Lee), Matthews, Vick, McCoy, SJax, Bryant… If you’re a QB, RB, or TE, you best be worried if you come around FedEx field.
    Next up – Hester, Olsen and/or Cutler.

  23. Anthony Gonzales should be back to fill in for Collie and Brody Eldridge has looked like the most athletic TE the Colts have left. They’ll be fine.

  24. Anthony Gonzales should be back to fill in for Collie and Brody Eldridge has looked like the most athletic TE the Colts have left. They’ll be fine.

  25. Nigel,
    Go download the Chiefs/Colts game and you will see why Clark hasn’t been as statistically effective.
    Crennell pulled out his NE playbook, where he was holding Clark and hitting him downfield ala the Pats defense which used to abuse the rules.
    A couple of teams have incorporated that tactic against him this year.
    The rookie Eldridge and Tamme combined will step in and attempt to replace him, and the offense won’t miss him as much as people expect.

  26. Nigel,
    Go download the Chiefs/Colts game and you will see why Clark hasn’t been as statistically effective.
    Crennell pulled out his NE playbook, where he was holding Clark and hitting him downfield ala the Pats defense which used to abuse the rules.
    A couple of teams have incorporated that tactic against him this year.
    The rookie Eldridge and Tamme combined will step in and attempt to replace him, and the offense won’t miss him as much as people expect.

  27. thats my skins baby!
    but really that sucks for them. hes a cool dude and really really good. big loss.

  28. thats my skins baby!
    but really that sucks for them. hes a cool dude and really really good. big loss.

  29. Someone upthread said that Dallas Clark has not been a big contributor?
    Are you kidding me? The first two games, he was on fire, and then when teams started double covering him, this opened up Austin Collie for big yards. Losing Dallas Clark is not good. But then again, Pierre Garcon is just now finding his stride so that will help.
    I drafted Jermichael Finley and Dallas Clark in every possible fantasy football league. This is awful.

  30. Someone upthread said that Dallas Clark has not been a big contributor?
    Are you kidding me? The first two games, he was on fire, and then when teams started double covering him, this opened up Austin Collie for big yards. Losing Dallas Clark is not good. But then again, Pierre Garcon is just now finding his stride so that will help.
    I drafted Jermichael Finley and Dallas Clark in every possible fantasy football league. This is awful.

  31. i guess we finally get to see if the face can win without a bunch of hall of fame receivers, you know, like that “other guy.”

  32. i guess we finally get to see if the face can win without a bunch of hall of fame receivers, you know, like that “other guy.”

  33. I watched the game but how exactly did he get hurt? Damn the Skins have been injuring so many players but they aren’t playing dirty or anything. Andre Johnson hurt himself landing by himself on a catch. Jermichael Finley screwed up his knee trying to tackle a guy who got an INT.

  34. I watched the game but how exactly did he get hurt? Damn the Skins have been injuring so many players but they aren’t playing dirty or anything. Andre Johnson hurt himself landing by himself on a catch. Jermichael Finley screwed up his knee trying to tackle a guy who got an INT.

  35. Facts Domino says: October 22, 2010 12:41 PM
    Nigel,
    Go download the Chiefs/Colts game and you will see why Clark hasn’t been as statistically effective.
    Crennell pulled out his NE playbook, where he was holding Clark and hitting him downfield ala the Pats defense which used to abuse the rules.
    ———————————
    this is hysterical…. you mean before polian changed the rules to help his team? LOL

  36. Facts Domino says: October 22, 2010 12:41 PM
    Nigel,
    Go download the Chiefs/Colts game and you will see why Clark hasn’t been as statistically effective.
    Crennell pulled out his NE playbook, where he was holding Clark and hitting him downfield ala the Pats defense which used to abuse the rules.
    ———————————
    this is hysterical…. you mean before polian changed the rules to help his team? LOL

  37. Um….Congo: more than half the players you list were already hurt by the time the Colts dismantled the Deadskins. I wouldn’t be giving that crapola team too much credit. After all, they are ranked near or at the bottom in defense. But if that makes you feel good, go for it. Here’s something else that should make you feel good: the Deadskins will finish LAST in their division.
    AGAIN.

  38. Um….Congo: more than half the players you list were already hurt by the time the Colts dismantled the Deadskins. I wouldn’t be giving that crapola team too much credit. After all, they are ranked near or at the bottom in defense. But if that makes you feel good, go for it. Here’s something else that should make you feel good: the Deadskins will finish LAST in their division.
    AGAIN.

  39. Jacob Tamme….remember the name.
    Right, list Lesean Mccoy as players the Skins’ have put in “Body Bags” I dont think he missed one snap. But he’s in a body bag, I get it. No i dont.

  40. Jacob Tamme….remember the name.
    Right, list Lesean Mccoy as players the Skins’ have put in “Body Bags” I dont think he missed one snap. But he’s in a body bag, I get it. No i dont.

  41. Kind of figured this was coming. When a player is seeking the dreaded “2nd opinion” it almost almost means season over.

  42. Kind of figured this was coming. When a player is seeking the dreaded “2nd opinion” it almost almost means season over.

  43. Colts fan says….
    “Oh, look at the bright side”….”We still have Peyton”….”Someone will step up” “Angels still sing to us” “Next man up” “Everything will be ok as long as 18 is back there” “Marvin is still out there” “Jacob Tamme is good”
    These are the “band wagon” Colts fans folks. They watch the games with a beer in their hand around friends and have no clue what currently is happening to their football team. Here’s Jay16 translation….
    Peyton, Saturday and Dallas Clark are the most important peices to the Colts offense….Sorry Reggie, Joseph, we know the Colts “bandwagon” fans think you would be somewhere up there but your not…Think of it as you are just top brand tools for the companies top 3 great masons to work with.
    The truth is Reggie Wayne can’t beat teams anymore by himself and if you put a Revis or even a Cromartie on him he’s shut down single handedly. That leaves Garcon who can catch hard passes but can’t catch chest bullseyes in his hands…Gonzo? Colts fans say “don’t worry, we get Gonzo back, all things are good”…These people are stupid, Gonzo can’t play a complete game healthly to save his life. Chances are he’ll be hurt the day he comes back. The Colts can’t run the ball but………If you go on Stampede Blue, because their drink koolaid and eat sweet tarts all day, they will tell you because the Colts had two good games rushing that they can run the ball now….Wrong again. See Vikings, Texans, Titans, because those are consistant run games, this run game is fools gold. Finally Austin Collie…I actually love this kid, but in all seriousness teams will be “ok” to let this kid come across the middle and catch 10 balls and hit him as long as their not getting beat by the big play…Colts could win and get to 10-6 because……
    With all that being said, Manning could still find a way to make the playoffs but the division is out of the question…Which to me, a former Colt fan, is the reason I quit supporting the team. Its sad to see a guy such as Peyton turn into 90’s Dan Marino, without a great coach. Whats really troubling is how the Colts management let this get this far with the injuries. They have had a complete Bill Polian era disaster as far as injuries go to key players with “rare” injuries. It would go unnoticable though if he would have drafted players to fill those roles and he’s failed. In this reguard he’s failed to be like the Patriots…Why? Because the Patriots can win without Tom Brady, the roles players are that good. In 2008 the Colts were horrible in their first 6 games with Manning on one leg. It was clear then everyone from top to bottom on that Colts team were frauds including the fans not seeing this. The Colts management is and has been OVERRATED for some time. If you want to compare them to the Patriots or the Steelers you should stop there and stuff a sock in your mouth. The difference is their management is far superior then the Colts in terms of coaches, players, depth and drafts over the past 5 years and counting. They don’t rely on one player.
    All you Colts fans you say “oh we have 18” should be ashamed of yourself and really gut check yourselves on your fraud built team. They were never as good as you thought they were. Peyton Manning has never played on a “great” team surrounded with equal talent other then a PRIME Marshall Faulk and a Prime Marvin Harrison, who doesn’t even crack the nfl network’s top 100, know why…Peyton Manning. Everyone else who went on to either coach, or play for other teams have sucked….

  44. Colts fan says….
    “Oh, look at the bright side”….”We still have Peyton”….”Someone will step up” “Angels still sing to us” “Next man up” “Everything will be ok as long as 18 is back there” “Marvin is still out there” “Jacob Tamme is good”
    These are the “band wagon” Colts fans folks. They watch the games with a beer in their hand around friends and have no clue what currently is happening to their football team. Here’s Jay16 translation….
    Peyton, Saturday and Dallas Clark are the most important peices to the Colts offense….Sorry Reggie, Joseph, we know the Colts “bandwagon” fans think you would be somewhere up there but your not…Think of it as you are just top brand tools for the companies top 3 great masons to work with.
    The truth is Reggie Wayne can’t beat teams anymore by himself and if you put a Revis or even a Cromartie on him he’s shut down single handedly. That leaves Garcon who can catch hard passes but can’t catch chest bullseyes in his hands…Gonzo? Colts fans say “don’t worry, we get Gonzo back, all things are good”…These people are stupid, Gonzo can’t play a complete game healthly to save his life. Chances are he’ll be hurt the day he comes back. The Colts can’t run the ball but………If you go on Stampede Blue, because their drink koolaid and eat sweet tarts all day, they will tell you because the Colts had two good games rushing that they can run the ball now….Wrong again. See Vikings, Texans, Titans, because those are consistant run games, this run game is fools gold. Finally Austin Collie…I actually love this kid, but in all seriousness teams will be “ok” to let this kid come across the middle and catch 10 balls and hit him as long as their not getting beat by the big play…Colts could win and get to 10-6 because……
    With all that being said, Manning could still find a way to make the playoffs but the division is out of the question…Which to me, a former Colt fan, is the reason I quit supporting the team. Its sad to see a guy such as Peyton turn into 90’s Dan Marino, without a great coach. Whats really troubling is how the Colts management let this get this far with the injuries. They have had a complete Bill Polian era disaster as far as injuries go to key players with “rare” injuries. It would go unnoticable though if he would have drafted players to fill those roles and he’s failed. In this reguard he’s failed to be like the Patriots…Why? Because the Patriots can win without Tom Brady, the roles players are that good. In 2008 the Colts were horrible in their first 6 games with Manning on one leg. It was clear then everyone from top to bottom on that Colts team were frauds including the fans not seeing this. The Colts management is and has been OVERRATED for some time. If you want to compare them to the Patriots or the Steelers you should stop there and stuff a sock in your mouth. The difference is their management is far superior then the Colts in terms of coaches, players, depth and drafts over the past 5 years and counting. They don’t rely on one player.
    All you Colts fans you say “oh we have 18” should be ashamed of yourself and really gut check yourselves on your fraud built team. They were never as good as you thought they were. Peyton Manning has never played on a “great” team surrounded with equal talent other then a PRIME Marshall Faulk and a Prime Marvin Harrison, who doesn’t even crack the nfl network’s top 100, know why…Peyton Manning. Everyone else who went on to either coach, or play for other teams have sucked….

  45. Dubrow,
    Just like the hits to the head this week, there isn’t a rule change.
    There wasn’t a rule change in 03/04 or whenever, they just started enforcing a rule already in place. Just as they are going to start penalizing players for head to head hits/launching/etc.
    Same rules, they are just enforcing them more.
    Jay,
    You have a point. Manning never played for a great coach, if anything, Dungy/and Dungy lite have held him back.
    Manning does make players better, and as you pointed out the Pats without Brady were so close to making the playoffs. Without Manning the Colts don’t win a game with Curtis Painter at quarterback.
    With that said, Manning will guide this team to the playoffs, pick up his 5th MVP in the process, he will give Eldridge and Tamme opportunties to play and he will work with them to make sure they are each up to speed.
    That is the effort that he seems to put in more than other qb’s. Traveling to Ohio to work out with Gonzo. Private work outs with Collie/Garcon, one on one film sessions with each of the young guys. this is what seprates him from other quarterbacks.
    He’s the best the game has ever seen, but unfortunately he’s only been on the best team at the end of the year once.

  46. Dubrow,
    Just like the hits to the head this week, there isn’t a rule change.
    There wasn’t a rule change in 03/04 or whenever, they just started enforcing a rule already in place. Just as they are going to start penalizing players for head to head hits/launching/etc.
    Same rules, they are just enforcing them more.
    Jay,
    You have a point. Manning never played for a great coach, if anything, Dungy/and Dungy lite have held him back.
    Manning does make players better, and as you pointed out the Pats without Brady were so close to making the playoffs. Without Manning the Colts don’t win a game with Curtis Painter at quarterback.
    With that said, Manning will guide this team to the playoffs, pick up his 5th MVP in the process, he will give Eldridge and Tamme opportunties to play and he will work with them to make sure they are each up to speed.
    That is the effort that he seems to put in more than other qb’s. Traveling to Ohio to work out with Gonzo. Private work outs with Collie/Garcon, one on one film sessions with each of the young guys. this is what seprates him from other quarterbacks.
    He’s the best the game has ever seen, but unfortunately he’s only been on the best team at the end of the year once.

  47. Holy crap @ Jay 16.
    I was just coming here to say, from a Pats fan, “Wow, that sucks. Good luck and can’t wait to play you on November 21st.” Then I saw that diatribe and wondered what Colts fans would say in response. None yet. Damn.

  48. Holy crap @ Jay 16.
    I was just coming here to say, from a Pats fan, “Wow, that sucks. Good luck and can’t wait to play you on November 21st.” Then I saw that diatribe and wondered what Colts fans would say in response. None yet. Damn.

  49. Congo:
    You and the other Skins fans that keep harping on your 32nd ranked defense hurting people…. My god, it’s pathetic.
    YOU LOST TO THE RAMS! YOU LOST TO THE RAMS! YOU LOST TO THE RAMS!!!!!!!!!!
    What on earth does a few injured players mean when you lose the THE RAMS!

  50. Congo:
    You and the other Skins fans that keep harping on your 32nd ranked defense hurting people…. My god, it’s pathetic.
    YOU LOST TO THE RAMS! YOU LOST TO THE RAMS! YOU LOST TO THE RAMS!!!!!!!!!!
    What on earth does a few injured players mean when you lose the THE RAMS!

  51. jay16 is pissed, but kinda agree, dallas clark must not be as good as you all say if you will be just fine without him. by the way i think clark is very good and you will struggle without him.

  52. jay16 is pissed, but kinda agree, dallas clark must not be as good as you all say if you will be just fine without him. by the way i think clark is very good and you will struggle without him.

  53. “Crennell pulled out his NE playbook, where he was holding Clark and hitting him downfield ala the Pats defense which used to abuse the rules.”
    You mean defenders are holding Colts receivers and getting away with it… call Bill Polian this is just not right.
    I did not relaize the Patriots were the only team in the league that played aggressive defense in those long last days. So does this make it official that Polian changed the rules to get back at the Patriots… shocking!!!!!!

  54. “Crennell pulled out his NE playbook, where he was holding Clark and hitting him downfield ala the Pats defense which used to abuse the rules.”
    You mean defenders are holding Colts receivers and getting away with it… call Bill Polian this is just not right.
    I did not relaize the Patriots were the only team in the league that played aggressive defense in those long last days. So does this make it official that Polian changed the rules to get back at the Patriots… shocking!!!!!!

  55. @Jay16…
    A few good points about the depth of the Colts… especially regarding the lack of a backup QB.
    However, consider this: Bob Sanders goes down a couple years ago, and Bethea emerges as a top 5 safety. Sanders goes down (yes, again) last year, and Melvin Bullitt proves to be a top 10-15 safety.
    Everyone knows how many white dudes Peyton has made look spectacular at WR/TE. Now all of them seem to be hurt. I say if we make it back to the playoffs with Jacob Tamme and Eldrige at TE, Anthony “Bob Sanders” Gonzalez at WR, and Donald Brown/Mike Hart carrying the ball more than 10 times a game, how does Peyton NOT get the MVP award? At QB, yes, we have no depth. At basically every other position, we do…and now we’ll have to see if the 2nd/3rd string is any good.
    P.S.-I hate Jim Caldwell. And I didn’t like Dungy much either. Polian is a douche, but the man knows talent.

  56. @Jay16…
    A few good points about the depth of the Colts… especially regarding the lack of a backup QB.
    However, consider this: Bob Sanders goes down a couple years ago, and Bethea emerges as a top 5 safety. Sanders goes down (yes, again) last year, and Melvin Bullitt proves to be a top 10-15 safety.
    Everyone knows how many white dudes Peyton has made look spectacular at WR/TE. Now all of them seem to be hurt. I say if we make it back to the playoffs with Jacob Tamme and Eldrige at TE, Anthony “Bob Sanders” Gonzalez at WR, and Donald Brown/Mike Hart carrying the ball more than 10 times a game, how does Peyton NOT get the MVP award? At QB, yes, we have no depth. At basically every other position, we do…and now we’ll have to see if the 2nd/3rd string is any good.
    P.S.-I hate Jim Caldwell. And I didn’t like Dungy much either. Polian is a douche, but the man knows talent.

  57. @ Katmanduu and Romo – Can’t tell if you guys are Giants, Eagles, or ‘Girls fans, so I’ll cover my bases…
    Giants – That colts team that ‘dismantled’ the skins by 3 points? What did they do to you again earlier this year?
    Cowgirls – 1-4. I really hope you’re not a cowgirls fan talking smack right now.
    Eagles – Pretty sure we beat you already this year. Remember? You should, because it was in your own house.
    You think our Defense sucks? Go say that to Laron Landry’s face. See what happens. I’ll wait.

  58. @ Katmanduu and Romo – Can’t tell if you guys are Giants, Eagles, or ‘Girls fans, so I’ll cover my bases…
    Giants – That colts team that ‘dismantled’ the skins by 3 points? What did they do to you again earlier this year?
    Cowgirls – 1-4. I really hope you’re not a cowgirls fan talking smack right now.
    Eagles – Pretty sure we beat you already this year. Remember? You should, because it was in your own house.
    You think our Defense sucks? Go say that to Laron Landry’s face. See what happens. I’ll wait.

  59. Redskins fans bragging? Really? Your team sucks! YOU LOST TO THE RAMS, LOLOLOLOLOL!
    Manning for MVP? Um no. This team is going downhill fast. Favre and the Vikings are on the rise, and after they destroy the Packers this week we’ll be hearing a lot more Favre MVP talks.

  60. Redskins fans bragging? Really? Your team sucks! YOU LOST TO THE RAMS, LOLOLOLOLOL!
    Manning for MVP? Um no. This team is going downhill fast. Favre and the Vikings are on the rise, and after they destroy the Packers this week we’ll be hearing a lot more Favre MVP talks.

  61. Congo- You certainly fit the profile of a delusional fanboy.
    “You think our Defense sucks? Go say that to Laron Landry’s face. See what happens. I’ll wait.”
    Do you really think that a fan has any opportunity to go and talk to a player? What kind of fantasy world do you live in? You, my friend, are bat shi# crazy sir.
    The stats don’t lie, the Skins defense is 32nd out of 32 teams. And you lost to the rams. Really, you did. Who cares about the near-wins, THEY ARE STILL LOSSES. And you lost to the rams.

  62. Congo- You certainly fit the profile of a delusional fanboy.
    “You think our Defense sucks? Go say that to Laron Landry’s face. See what happens. I’ll wait.”
    Do you really think that a fan has any opportunity to go and talk to a player? What kind of fantasy world do you live in? You, my friend, are bat shi# crazy sir.
    The stats don’t lie, the Skins defense is 32nd out of 32 teams. And you lost to the rams. Really, you did. Who cares about the near-wins, THEY ARE STILL LOSSES. And you lost to the rams.

  63. @wrekOgnize says:
    October 22, 2010 12:06 PM
    Mike_in_Texas says:
    October 22, 2010 11:57 AM
    and so begins the colts demise… slowly but surely
    —————– ——————– —
    HAHA! – Manning will make any tight end look like a hall of famer.
    ————————————————–
    Really?? So Marcus Pollard is going into the Hall sometime soon aye??
    You are a moron dude. Manning is pretty good – Second best QB in the league. But their entire offense is built off timing and recievers getting open. Dallas Clark was a master at it. He was good because any time a blitz came…he was always in exactly the right spot. There is no other TE on the roster that can replicate that….and/or have the hands Clark had.
    The Colts will be mediocre at best the rest of the year. They are mediocre up to this point WITH Clark and Collie.
    Best of luck in ’11 Colts fans

  64. @wrekOgnize says:
    October 22, 2010 12:06 PM
    Mike_in_Texas says:
    October 22, 2010 11:57 AM
    and so begins the colts demise… slowly but surely
    —————– ——————– —
    HAHA! – Manning will make any tight end look like a hall of famer.
    ————————————————–
    Really?? So Marcus Pollard is going into the Hall sometime soon aye??
    You are a moron dude. Manning is pretty good – Second best QB in the league. But their entire offense is built off timing and recievers getting open. Dallas Clark was a master at it. He was good because any time a blitz came…he was always in exactly the right spot. There is no other TE on the roster that can replicate that….and/or have the hands Clark had.
    The Colts will be mediocre at best the rest of the year. They are mediocre up to this point WITH Clark and Collie.
    Best of luck in ’11 Colts fans

  65. You’re right, the ‘Skins did lose to the Rams. But hey, they’re looking decent this year. Bradford looks like the real deal so far.
    I’m not saying the ‘Skins are by any means the cream of the NFC right now. But at least we’re showing progress and playing close games against good teams. We are what our record says – A middle of the pack team that is showing signs of improving as our offense and defense continues to gel.
    And Brett Favre MVP talks right now? Really? Pretty sure that sounds a lot crazier than saying the Skins defense is hitting people hard right now…

  66. You’re right, the ‘Skins did lose to the Rams. But hey, they’re looking decent this year. Bradford looks like the real deal so far.
    I’m not saying the ‘Skins are by any means the cream of the NFC right now. But at least we’re showing progress and playing close games against good teams. We are what our record says – A middle of the pack team that is showing signs of improving as our offense and defense continues to gel.
    And Brett Favre MVP talks right now? Really? Pretty sure that sounds a lot crazier than saying the Skins defense is hitting people hard right now…

  67. I agree with Colts fans who say that they should rename the MVP award for Peyton Manning if he manages to take this injured team into the playoffs
    besides Wayne, I think all of the Colts’ skilled players in offense have had or have injuries ?

  68. I agree with Colts fans who say that they should rename the MVP award for Peyton Manning if he manages to take this injured team into the playoffs
    besides Wayne, I think all of the Colts’ skilled players in offense have had or have injuries ?

  69. kisstherings… Marcus Pollard I believe had 10 TD’s in one season! He left and you’ve never heard his name mentioned again. The quote wasn’t “He makes any TE a hall of famer”, but he makes them LOOK like a hall of famer… and I agree, a 10 td season by Marcus Pollard is a great example of that… Thanks for bringing that up…

  70. kisstherings… Marcus Pollard I believe had 10 TD’s in one season! He left and you’ve never heard his name mentioned again. The quote wasn’t “He makes any TE a hall of famer”, but he makes them LOOK like a hall of famer… and I agree, a 10 td season by Marcus Pollard is a great example of that… Thanks for bringing that up…

  71. Kissmyasterisks,
    Pollard isn’t a hall of famer, but he had a pretty good career for a player that didn’t play a down of college football, and he had a better career in Indy than he would have had anywhere else, because of Manning. The same can be said for Wayne, Harrison, Collie, Clark, etc.
    Tamme and Eldridge will have a solid 10 games, and while the Colts will have some growing pains will be led into the playoffs by Manning, not only the best quarterback in the game, the best to play the game.

  72. Kissmyasterisks,
    Pollard isn’t a hall of famer, but he had a pretty good career for a player that didn’t play a down of college football, and he had a better career in Indy than he would have had anywhere else, because of Manning. The same can be said for Wayne, Harrison, Collie, Clark, etc.
    Tamme and Eldridge will have a solid 10 games, and while the Colts will have some growing pains will be led into the playoffs by Manning, not only the best quarterback in the game, the best to play the game.

  73. Facts Domino
    Exactly. People were dropping Dallas C. from their fantasy teams before the injury because of this kind of coverage. Unfortunately the attention focused on Dallas Clark will now be focused elsewhere and “the next man up” philosophy for the Colts might be in trouble. Gonna be a lot harder for guys like Blair White get catches without an all star like Clark in the lineup

  74. Facts Domino
    Exactly. People were dropping Dallas C. from their fantasy teams before the injury because of this kind of coverage. Unfortunately the attention focused on Dallas Clark will now be focused elsewhere and “the next man up” philosophy for the Colts might be in trouble. Gonna be a lot harder for guys like Blair White get catches without an all star like Clark in the lineup

  75. how many times are people going to write off the colts?
    remember it was over for them when…
    they lost harrison?
    they lost sanders (multiple times)?
    they lost james?
    they lost gonzalez last year?
    write them off at your peril….

  76. how many times are people going to write off the colts?
    remember it was over for them when…
    they lost harrison?
    they lost sanders (multiple times)?
    they lost james?
    they lost gonzalez last year?
    write them off at your peril….

  77. I am a huge Colt’s fan, and this is devastating. I always give them a shot at the playoffs and Super Bowl, but this year they have appeared mediocre from week 1 (with basically all of their starters). I really can’t understand how so many of you are still saying that they are legitimate contenders this year. Sure Peyton has made several stars out of mediocracy, but he has had the pre-season and training camp to focus on it…it hasn’t magically happened in the middle of a season. I hope that we are able to overcome the injuries, but Clark and Collie have been more than half of our offense, and the other injured players (or milkers) such as Gonzales, Brown, Sanders, etc. are not reliable in any way, shape, or form to help energize this team.
    The more I watch the seasons go by and watch the stupid decisions that our front office makes, the more I question if we will ever be legitimate contenders again unless things change. For example, our running game has stunk since we let Edgy go, and this season there were tons of free agents who would have sparked this offense in the running game and finally eliminated the overrated Addai (Tomlinson, Jones Taylor, should I go on?), but we never take advantage of free agency. Also, are we ever going to develop a threatening defense? This is the main reason that I do not see the Colts threatening this year. I know that we are built to play with a lead, but if you can’t get a lead because your entire offense is soft or injured, how can you maintain one? Our defense would give up 100 yards rushing to Peyton himself if he were on a different team!
    Wake up and face reality Colts fans…this is not our year. Better luck next year!!

  78. I am a huge Colt’s fan, and this is devastating. I always give them a shot at the playoffs and Super Bowl, but this year they have appeared mediocre from week 1 (with basically all of their starters). I really can’t understand how so many of you are still saying that they are legitimate contenders this year. Sure Peyton has made several stars out of mediocracy, but he has had the pre-season and training camp to focus on it…it hasn’t magically happened in the middle of a season. I hope that we are able to overcome the injuries, but Clark and Collie have been more than half of our offense, and the other injured players (or milkers) such as Gonzales, Brown, Sanders, etc. are not reliable in any way, shape, or form to help energize this team.
    The more I watch the seasons go by and watch the stupid decisions that our front office makes, the more I question if we will ever be legitimate contenders again unless things change. For example, our running game has stunk since we let Edgy go, and this season there were tons of free agents who would have sparked this offense in the running game and finally eliminated the overrated Addai (Tomlinson, Jones Taylor, should I go on?), but we never take advantage of free agency. Also, are we ever going to develop a threatening defense? This is the main reason that I do not see the Colts threatening this year. I know that we are built to play with a lead, but if you can’t get a lead because your entire offense is soft or injured, how can you maintain one? Our defense would give up 100 yards rushing to Peyton himself if he were on a different team!
    Wake up and face reality Colts fans…this is not our year. Better luck next year!!

  79. Guys I am pissed…
    I’m pissed because when you have a commodity such as a Peyton Manning you friggin step on the gas hold it down and don’t let up. When he retires will all you “Colts fans” wonder how much his coaches and GM allowed him to leave out in the field? Didn’t allow him to atleast match a 16-0 season like his counterpart Brady? How many 4 touchdown games in the first half did he have only to shut it down the second half? His 49 td year could have easily have been 55 or 56 unquestioned

  80. Guys I am pissed…
    I’m pissed because when you have a commodity such as a Peyton Manning you friggin step on the gas hold it down and don’t let up. When he retires will all you “Colts fans” wonder how much his coaches and GM allowed him to leave out in the field? Didn’t allow him to atleast match a 16-0 season like his counterpart Brady? How many 4 touchdown games in the first half did he have only to shut it down the second half? His 49 td year could have easily have been 55 or 56 unquestioned

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