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Peyton tells teammates about last time Colts missed playoffs

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It’s been so long since the Colts missed the playoffs that most players on this year’s team probably only know about that 2001 season from hearing clips of coach Jim Mora’s “Playoffs!?!” rant.

But Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who was a rookie in 2001, says that Peyton Manning has warned his teammates that this year’s squad is in danger of suffering the same fate as that 2001 team.

“Peyton stood up in the offensive meeting and he spoke about the last time this team didn’t make the playoffs,” Wayne said, per John Oehser of FanHouse.com.  “It was my rookie year, 2001.  He just spoke about having more of a sense of urgency — just refuse to lose — not being that guy or that player who’s at home watching the playoffs on the couch.  That’s a bad feeling.”

At 6-5, the Colts are absolutely in danger of being guys who are at home watching the playoffs on the couch. Wayne knows that — and he says the rest of the league wants the Colts to be home for the playoffs as well.

“I don’t care who you are or what you think of us, you don’t want to see us in the playoffs,” Wayne said Friday.  “I don’t care what our record is, you know what you’re up against.”

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  1. cincinnasti says: Dec 3, 2010 9:07 PM

    “he says the rest of the team wants the Colts to be home for the playoffs as well”

    Sounds Like Reggie is calling out his teammates because of this typo.. Might want to fix that..

  2. rectumnearlykilledem says: Dec 3, 2010 9:23 PM

    Peyton “.500 Record In The Postseason” Manning is giving advice on the playoffs? That’s quite ironic.

  3. kelvinmchale says: Dec 3, 2010 9:36 PM

    “At 6-5, the Colts are absolutely in danger of being guys who are at home watching the playoffs on the couch. Wayne knows that — and he says the rest of the team wants the Colts to be home for the playoffs as well.”

    This makes absolutely no sense. Is it me?

  4. profootballwalk says: Dec 3, 2010 9:47 PM

    “I don’t care what our record is, you know what you’re up against.”

    “You are what the scoreboard says you are.”

    (Bill Parcells)

  5. commandercornpone says: Dec 3, 2010 9:58 PM

    the rest of the team wants to be home for the playoffs as well?

  6. stanklepoot says: Dec 3, 2010 10:16 PM

    “I don’t care what our record is, you know what you’re up against.”
    ________________________
    Yeah, a defense that lives and dies on it’s pass rush. They can’t stop the run very well and they’re an average pass defense. It’s get pressure on the Qb or get torn up. They’re also a team with a poor run game, and a passing attack that is more dink and dunk than its typical vertical attack. Peyton is a great QB, but people went overboard saying he can make any receiver great. He and his receivers aren’t on the same page right now, and that’s causing Peyton to force more passes and throw more interceptions.

    Having said that, they could still very well win their division. Unless Collins can get things back on track, the Titans seem to be imploding. The Jags win-loss record is bolstered by playing some bad teams. The Texans are being the typical Texans team. While they’re not playing horribly, they’re not playing well enough to win a lot of games.

  7. formerlyknownaseg says: Dec 3, 2010 10:16 PM

    what I think he’s trying to say is the Colts want to be playing in a playoff home game????

  8. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 3, 2010 10:27 PM

    Someone bring me some kleenex.

  9. thesarcasm says: Dec 3, 2010 10:36 PM

    The Colts offense issue right now is consistency. The OL is very inconsistent, their running backs aren’t near the blocker that Addai is. The key on the vast majority of Manning’s recent int’s has been the OL not giving him time to throw the ball, or making him alter his throwing motion. Many ignorant people just look at a stat line and fail to watch the blames and put the blame on Manning, which is pretty stupid but also fun for the haters.

    As the newer guys become more consistent, the offense will become more efficient. Tammee isn’t Dallas, but Manning is making him look like Houston or Fort Worth. Blair White isn’t as good as Collie, but he’s coming along. Now if Garcon could get his head out of his rear, and catch the simple passes, and not just the hard ones they will be fine. I promise you NE/NY BLT/PIT, would much rather face Cassel and the Chiefs on the road in the playoffs as opposed to coming to Indy.

    Yes that means Rivers and Norv, will be sitting at home watching the playoffs.

  10. freedomispopular says: Dec 3, 2010 10:58 PM

    And it may not be the last time they miss the playoffs unless Peyton is willing to give up a chunk of his fat paycheck so the team can actually sign some respectable players.

  11. mean13 says: Dec 3, 2010 11:23 PM

    The only reason these over-rated turds are tied for first place is because their division is complete crap. The NFC South has THREE teams with better records.

  12. paulnoga says: Dec 3, 2010 11:36 PM

    Baloney…..
    the Colts have done it (Win) with mirrors and Manning for a few years now. The team is shot. An old O Line, bad Defense up the middle (DT, MLB, and S), and a terrible coach who only got the job because of Dungy.
    QB Manning has always had trouble with teams that have a 3-4 Defense and now the Cowboys come in with a good 3-4.
    The Cowboys have a good 3-4 Defense and a solid Offense.
    Score:
    Cowboys — 31
    Colts — 20

  13. paulnoga says: Dec 3, 2010 11:43 PM

    For years the Colts have been bleeding talent to other teams. It started with RB Faulk, and continues thru this year. To lose talent, and have late draft picks, is a formula for a poor future team. That time is now.

  14. monkeesfan says: Dec 3, 2010 11:52 PM

    Manning has gotten away with the fundamental flaw in his game for so long people forget that he HAS a fundamental flaw in his game – inability to improve his accuracy and bravery against physical teams and come playoff time. Whenever he faces real teams come the playoffs he loses – and now his inability to escalate his game is hitting in the regular season as more teams stop playing him scared and keep mauling him, his receivers, and his line.

  15. raiderapologist says: Dec 4, 2010 12:11 AM

    “I don’t care who you are or what you think of us, you don’t want to see us in the playoffs,” Wayne said Friday. “I don’t care what our record is, you know what you’re up against.”
    ———
    Right now they’re up against a 6-5 team. If the Colts don’t win out, everyone will want to see them in the playoffs.

  16. dcpatfan says: Dec 4, 2010 12:16 AM

    it’s Belichick’s fault.

  17. lanjoith says: Dec 4, 2010 12:43 AM

    thesarcasm,

    Come back and post when you can put anything that resembles a well thought out sentence together.

  18. hobartbaker says: Dec 4, 2010 12:57 AM

    C’mon guys, lets start Manning up. Nothing worse than being a Couch Potato. Head.

  19. sourdough says: Dec 4, 2010 1:25 AM

    @thesarcasm: someone sounds a little bitter over the beating the Chargers put on the Colts last week…

  20. majikbullet says: Dec 4, 2010 4:26 AM

    thesarcasm says:
    Dec 3, 2010 10:36 PM
    The Colts offense issue right now is consistency. The OL is very inconsistent, their running backs aren’t near the blocker that Addai is. The key on the vast majority of Manning’s recent int’s has been the OL not giving him time to throw the ball, or making him alter his throwing motion. Many ignorant people just look at a stat line and fail to watch the blames and put the blame on Manning, which is pretty stupid but also fun for the haters.

    ====================
    Great Post!!! Watching him against the Chargers I actually felt bad for the guy, they showed a timer when he dropped back and it was pathetic, this team is not that talented away from Manning, and half of them are hurt anyways. Unfortunately the ignorant fan(Let’s hear it Pats fans) will partially lay blame on Manning for not quite doing everything, if only he had the Pats offensive line the pats 10 years!

  21. bava84 says: Dec 4, 2010 5:14 AM

    To “cincinnasti” and “kelvinmchale”:
    Did y’all not carefully read the rest of Reggie’s quote? Wayne adds that “the rest of the league wants the Colts to be home for the playoffs as well.”
    “paulnoga”, “freedomispopular”, “mean13″, “tiffpats4eva”, et al.: It’s so easy to beat someone up when he’s on the ground. Keep in mind that countless critics have mounted the “hatin’ Peyton” bandwagon as of late, so your attempts to further smear 18’s name come across as pedestrian and mighty unoriginal…
    “freedomispopular”: Do you recall that the Mannings’ agent, Tom Condon quashed discussion of Peyton’s contract, at his request — the primary reason being the TN alumnus’ wanted to focus on the season. As far as I know, Peyton has always been willing to take cuts for the team, unlike that sleazy thinks-he-is up North (incidentally where all values seem to go south)…
    Yea, whatever Peyton does, I hope he always acknowledges God’s part in it…
    The Indianapolis Colts –> Super Bowl 45 Champs for the glory of God!

  22. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Dec 4, 2010 5:40 AM

    I bet he was making an awesome “Manning Face” while telling that story.

  23. ampats says: Dec 4, 2010 7:20 AM

    Not to worry, since the Colts won’t make the playoffs this year Bill Polian has a new proposal for the CBA that the Colts will be in the playoffs every season like Detroit hosts a game every Thanksgiving.

  24. bluvayner says: Dec 4, 2010 7:38 AM

    “Don’t be that guy!!!!”

    Which guy? ……the one who throws the game ending interception???

  25. pastabelly says: Dec 4, 2010 8:00 AM

    Why won’t the Colts make the playoffs? It’s not as if the Titans, Texans, and Jaguars are making a run at the playoffs. The Colts have lived with the blessing of playing in this crappy division ever since leaving the AFC East. Other than two short little runs by the Titans and Jaguars, this division has been a joke.

  26. adx321 says: Dec 4, 2010 8:20 AM

    #
    ampats says: Dec 4, 2010 7:20 AM

    Not to worry, since the Colts won’t make the playoffs this year Bill Polian has a new proposal for the CBA that the Colts will be in the playoffs every season like Detroit hosts a game every Thanksgiving.

    You aren’t too bright are you.

    The Colts DO make the playoffs every year that’s the entire point of the article. And yes the difference between QB’s is the Pats still won a ton of games with a backup (cassel) the Colts wouldn’t win a single game without Manning.

    Anyone can dink and dunk like Brady if they have a Welker who isn’t afraid of growing across the middle.

    How was that Raven playoff game last year?

  27. richm2256 says: Dec 4, 2010 9:29 AM

    At 6-5, the Colts are absolutely in danger of being guys who are at home watching the playoffs on the couch. Wayne knows that — and he says the rest of the league wants the Colts to be home for the playoffs as well.

    “I don’t care who you are or what you think of us, you don’t want to see us in the playoffs,” Wayne said Friday. “I don’t care what our record is, you know what you’re up against.”
    ————————————————–

    Yeah, we need to see them year after year ALMOST make it to the Super Bowl before choking in the playoffs.

    This year, the great Peyton Manning – superstar of all quarterbacks ever- is finding out what it was like for Tom Brady playing with no-name wideouts year after year, while Manning always had at least TWO all-world receivers. Yet the far-inferior Brady managed to win three Super Bowls while Manning won one.

    Winners find ways to win, Mr. Manning.

  28. CKL says: Dec 4, 2010 10:11 AM

    bluvayner says: Dec 4, 2010 7:38 AM

    “Don’t be that guy!!!!”

    Which guy? ……the one who throws the game ending interception???
    _____________________________________
    Heh…nice! :D

    RE: thesarcasm-Only a Colts fan could sound so haughty and douchey about another team not making the playoffs after that other team who has your team’s# just bitchslapped your team. Most of you are like your QB…like to blame everyone else but him when things go wrong. It’s a sign of insecurity. PM actually DOES have crap games sometimes where it’s mostly his fault. It’s ok to be realistic.

  29. monkeesfan says: Dec 4, 2010 11:38 AM

    adx321 – “anyone can dink and dunk like Brady.” Brady doesn’t “dink and dunk” he plays SMART football.

    As for the AFC South, it hasn’t been as consistently deep as the AFC East was the last five or more years the Colts were in that division, but it has evolved recently into a deep division.

  30. monkeesfan says: Dec 4, 2010 11:40 AM

    thesarcasm – the Colts indeed have been built to where Manning is almost the 1-man team, and that’s an indictment of Manning because of his serial weaknesses against good teams. A better O-line, though, would not make Manning make better decisions or get braver.

  31. shaggeez says: Dec 4, 2010 12:24 PM

    The Colts DO make the playoffs every year that’s the entire point of the article. And yes the difference between QB’s is the Pats still won a ton of games with a backup (cassel) the Colts wouldn’t win a single game without Manning.

    Anyone can dink and dunk like Brady if they have a Welker who isn’t afraid of growing across the middle.
    _____________________________________

    As for the first part, it’s hard to know how many games the colts would win with whoever that backup is right now (curtis painter?). Because it hasn’t happened, it’s easy to say that tom brady is a system qb because look how great cassel was able to step in and act like nothing had happened. what i love about brady is his ability to take a bunch of nobody receivers and turn them into a solid offense. does he have an explosive offense right now? no, but it’s still very hard to stop. does peyton have an explosive offense? no, and lately it hasn’t been all that difficult to stop. as much as people were willing to crown peyton as mvp for playing well with guys like blair white and tamme and compan, he doesn’t get much flack for playing like crap not only against the patriots, but also against the chargers. and you can say, well he doesn’t have timing with his receivers, but tom brady is throwing to danny woodhead and a couple other new guys (rookies), both at wr and at te, so it’s not as though he magically had more reps with them. besides, peyton llooks like frankenstein.

  32. ampats says: Dec 4, 2010 1:23 PM

    adx321 asks,

    how was that Raven playoff game last year ? I don’t even think about it because we knew that was not a Super Bowl team.

    Are still in your fetal position after the game 2 weeks ago in Foxborough when your Colts lost or maybe you still have not gotten over the spanking and being thoroughly outcoached in the Super Bowl last February ?

    Think about this Colts fans what happens if there is no franchise tag available in the new CBA ?

    Could Peyton become a Redskin or a Cowboy ?

  33. bava84 says: Dec 5, 2010 1:47 AM

    PEYTON & CO.: Super Bowl XLV, XLVI & XLVII Champs, if by the will and grace of God!!!

    Indy fans: Keep the faith.

  34. bava84 says: Dec 5, 2010 1:55 AM

    Colts’ll have to take it one step at a time, but they’ll do it!

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