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Colts radio voice trashes Peyton off the air

Peyton Manning, Blair White

So just how uncomfortable are Colts fans becoming over the recent performances of quarterback Peyton Manning?  The team’s in-house radio announcer — by definition an overt homer for the organization — trashed Manning during Sunday’s four-pick performance against the Cowboys while off the air but behind a microphone that was sufficiently hot to pick up his words.

Our friends at StampedeBlue.com explain the comments of Bob Lamey, who reportedly said that NFL defenses had “figured Manning out,” that he should be benched for Curtis Painter, and that the Colts should draft Manning’s replacement in 2011.

The comments surfaced via JMV of 1070 the Fan in Indy.  According to the Indianapolis Star, Lamey apologized personally to Peyton on Tuesday, and Manning “appeared to accept.”  (In other words, Peyton didn’t openly berate Lamey.)  Per the Star, the Colts plan no disciplinary action.

Fine, but don’t be shocked if, after the season, the Colts decide to “go in a different direction.”  Manning has leverage and a long memory.  We think he won’t tolerate knowing that such comments were made by a team employee, and we believe he’ll insist that Lamey be relieved of his duties if the Colts truly want to sign Manning to a new deal.

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  1. poundtherock says: Dec 8, 2010 9:56 PM

    Florio, if you think there’s a chance that the Colts “go in a different direction” then you are either really gullible or you’re out of your skull.

  2. pastabelly says: Dec 8, 2010 9:56 PM

    Inside, Polian must be doing carwheels over Manning’s miserable play. He may have to pay him more than Brady gets. But now he want have to pay him much more.

  3. blakebuchanan87 says: Dec 8, 2010 9:57 PM

    I seriously doubt a radio announcer would be the breaking point for Manning.

    On him going elsewhere, though. It may not be a horrible choice. That team doesn’t have a whole lot around him. I’m not a fan of the team (I’m a Bucs fan), but could you imagine if he was on the 49ers? A good D, and weapons at every skill position on the offense but a QB. Putting him on that team could be nasty.

  4. raiderapologist says: Dec 8, 2010 10:01 PM

    “Manning, we’re going to need more production out of you…”

  5. rockieschef says: Dec 8, 2010 10:02 PM

    Good,,,,maybe this is the beginning of the end’
    All this BS about injuries and Manning doing it all himself

    Look at Green Bay,, A Rodg is’nt throwing 4 picks a game,,,and they have no running game either

    BOO f**kin’ HOO Manning

  6. benh999 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:03 PM

    Now the Oreo Master can add Lamey to the list of people he throws under the bus when excusing another disappointing season.

  7. blarch says: Dec 8, 2010 10:05 PM

    One must not speak ill of the Peyton.

  8. righthereisay says: Dec 8, 2010 10:06 PM

    There are 25+ teams that will glady sign him to whatever he wants.

  9. bobulated says: Dec 8, 2010 10:07 PM

    Lamey deserves to fired because he obviously doesn’t know jack spit about football if he thinks Curtis Painter is the answer to the Colts’ ills.

  10. sportsdrenched says: Dec 8, 2010 10:08 PM

    Will he be refered to as the “Idiot Announcer”?

  11. scorpiodsu says: Dec 8, 2010 10:08 PM

    Are people serious? I don’t even like manning bu he was just was the mvp and super bowl last year. he’s having a bad year. so stop it.

  12. to2653 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:08 PM

    I come to this site daily. After reading this redick article! I had to sign up for an account. He should call fans of some of the teams in this league. This guy is a moran and he should be fired right now. The colts have 14 players questionable or out this week. They can barley prastice with a full team. He dosent have his starting TE, WR or RB out there with him. Oh by the way I think a High School Football D-Line could go through the sorry O-Line the Colts have put out this season.

    He is an IDIOT!

  13. goldsteel says: Dec 8, 2010 10:09 PM

    I don’t agree with your conclusions, Mr. Florio. I don’t believe that Peyton is that petty as to have someone fired. I think there are issues on and off the field that are contributing to Peyton’s play.

    Part of it started last year with Caldwell and Polian, the genius. We all know the story. And with the injuries and starting rookies, it has been a difficult season for Peyton. He even said as mush earlier in the season when he mentioned there wouldn’t be any blow outs by the Colts this year.

  14. hairpie says: Dec 8, 2010 10:12 PM

    The colts should keep Lamey and “go in a different direction” at quarterback. Lamey will certainly be looking for a big payoff for keeping quiet about the pumped in crowd noise.

  15. xtb3 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:13 PM

    yeah right – manning was lucky, just a flash in the can. just got beat in overtime with 3/4 of his team out and this goof says colts should use painter. painter the worst qb in nfl history? remember the jets game. how does some hick like this announcer get such a job in the first place? how does matt millen get 3 of them at the same time? id rather watch a tv broadcast with the sound muted. but if i was listened to this radio announcer on the radio i’d mute the radio too and just guess what’s happening.

  16. footballisfun says: Dec 8, 2010 10:15 PM

    Good. We’d love to have you in Minnesota, Peyton. Those guys down there just don’t appreciate you.

    Please sign with us!!

  17. giablommi says: Dec 8, 2010 10:15 PM

    The wheels are falling off in Indy. Super Bowl hangover strikes again.

    Lamey is the most obnoxious homer I’ve ever had the displeasure to listening to. He’s not going anywhere though, let’s be serious.

  18. 4sacroc says: Dec 8, 2010 10:25 PM

    Peyton might not insist he be canned, but Archie will.

  19. bigmitchraider says: Dec 8, 2010 10:25 PM

    Dude didn’t apologize, he got right up in Peytons grill and said, “That’s right, I said it, it had to be said, and what you gonna do bout it batch?”

  20. nothimagain says: Dec 8, 2010 10:26 PM

    Manning’s in what, his 13th season? So defenses have now figured him out after chasing their tails for the past 12 years? Riiiiiiigggggghhhhhhttttttt.

  21. PanchoHerreraFanClub says: Dec 8, 2010 10:29 PM

    Maybe the Cowboys would take Manning in a trade for Romo.

  22. frankvzappa says: Dec 8, 2010 10:31 PM

    with peyton decline, the colts would be foolish to pay him outlandishly after the season…leave that to the Bengals or something and begin rebuilding…

  23. richm2256 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:33 PM

    I’ve poked fun at Manning’s off-the-charts, Delhommesque interception ratio the past few weeks, but let’s be serious…… Peyton Manning has few equals in this league, and he’s obviously having a tough year transitioning to less experienced and less talented receivers, as well as a more porous offensive line than he’s used to.

    To even remotely suggest that he needs to be benched and a replacement drafted, that’s just stupid, especially for the “house” announcer.

  24. knowerofallthings says: Dec 8, 2010 10:36 PM

    and only one superbowl.. it was nice knowing you

  25. mean13 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:42 PM

    Manning is definitely on the down slide.

  26. kisstherings says: Dec 8, 2010 10:43 PM

    @to2653 says:Dec 8, 2010 10:08 PM I come to this site daily. After reading this redick article! I had to sign up for an account. He should call fans of some of the teams in this league. This guy is a moran and he should be fired right now. The colts have 14 players questionable or out this week. They can barley prastice with a full team. He dosent have his starting TE, WR or RB out there with him. Oh by the way I think a High School Football D-Line could go through the sorry O-Line the Colts have put out this season.
    He is an IDIOT!
    ———————————————————

    Dude, the Pats were decimated with injuries and started 41 different starters in 2004, including Troy Brown, one of their best receivers….at defensive nickel back. They went on to get a first round bye and won the Super Bowl.

    I agree with you that the dude who said that is a moron, but stop making excuses for Manning due to injuries. He is making awful decisions.

  27. daffy87 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:44 PM

    It’s all about the offensive line. Don’t let the stat sheet fool you, Peyton doesn’t eat a lot of sacks, but he is getting pressured quickly on almost every pass attempt he makes. When you’re having to throw the ball that fast you’re bound to have more interceptions. The alternative is hold the ball and get sacked 40+ times this season. The line there is pretty awful though, they can’t run at all and Peyton is having to throw the ball ridiculously fast.

  28. deiong says: Dec 8, 2010 10:50 PM

    people are so fickle. all the years theyve been winning, and some guy who probably cant even run a mile without stopping twenty times bad mouths a player who happens to have a bad year. id like to see him do better.. .. of course he cant…. one bad year. some people stick with there teams even afer 20 years of crudy play. fele sorry for his wife. she cooks one bad meal. and he gives her the boot.

  29. profootballwalk says: Dec 8, 2010 10:51 PM

    The rats are deserting the sinking ship. I hope you enjoyed your run, Indy Fan – it’s o-ver.

  30. blakebuchanan87 says: Dec 8, 2010 10:52 PM

    @kisstherings

    The Pats have always been a better all-around team than the Colts. W/o Manning they are perennially cellar-dwellers. So comparing the 2004 Pats to the Colts doesn’t line up. Manning has way less around him than Brady ever does.

  31. bbpats says: Dec 8, 2010 10:54 PM

    Ok as a Pats fan I HATE peyton. I respect him, but I hate him.
    The guy is having an off year but c’mon, curtis painter?
    Draft his replacement?
    Bad decisions, sure you bet.
    But he has no oline, no wr’s, no rb’s, no te’s and NO defense at all.

  32. bubbabart says: Dec 8, 2010 11:01 PM

    Lamey’s an idiot…he should be canned.

  33. philcommander says: Dec 8, 2010 11:04 PM

    He’s playing high risk high reward football. Manning WILLS the team down the field for TDs…but the other side of the coin is that sometimes he tries to hard and its an interception he comes away with.
    Think about the offence he has generated with an injured team.

  34. antalicus says: Dec 8, 2010 11:04 PM

    Peyton is not their problem when your team has the worst run game and all your guys are injured, but if they want to get rid of Peyton the Vikings will happily take him.

  35. cclaser says: Dec 8, 2010 11:07 PM

    Bash while you can everybody! No time to throw, musical chairs at skill positions and trying to make things happen. Not a good combination, and Peyton isn’t playing well at all the last few games – obviously. Still he is shouldering all of the blame. He is still leading the league in passing yards, nearly beat NE on the road, 3rd in touchdowns, and has Eli, Farve, Brees, etc. throwing more pics. I wouldn’t throw the last shovel of dirt on this cat yet. Justin Beiber is having a wonderful year though. He does have all kinds of time to blow dry his hair and feel his hair plugs before picking out a receiver to dink too.

  36. paintman34 says: Dec 8, 2010 11:07 PM

    u have no idea u r to have Peyton Manning as your QB im a miami fan and i think he is the best ever and we still havent overcome marino so watch while u can because u would be a 2-10 team without peyton manning

  37. hobartbaker says: Dec 8, 2010 11:07 PM

    His remarks about Peyton having to carry Painter’s pads for the balance of the season were viewed as extreme by some in the organization.

  38. viper21 says: Dec 8, 2010 11:10 PM

    Manning is a douche bag in my opinion. However, he IS one of the best to ever call signals & throw a pigskin.

    It will NOT happen but, I would love to see him go elsewhere just to ruffle some NFL feathers. Whatever team he were to go to, they’d instantly become better, possibly a contender. IMAGINE for a minute if he went “back” to Tennessee…?! Are you kidding me… they would be an instant contender. Never happen but, would be entertaining to say the least…..

  39. shiv1623 says: Dec 8, 2010 11:15 PM

    Damn, I burst out laughing at this guy’s genius idea of having Painter start.. haha

    So you would bench a certain Hall of Famer – the very guy every GM looks to as the prototype for lowly Painter.. mmk

    C’mon guys this is Pro ‘ball. This is the big boys. You can believe that Peyton doesn’t give a damn what some talking head thinks..

    By the way, teams will never figure ol Peyt out – he’ll figure em out and cut em up though..

  40. barneyrumble says: Dec 8, 2010 11:20 PM

    Bob Lamey was originally Hockey Bob Lamey and has been in and out of the Indy market for decades. He isn’t going anywhere and Peyton won’t make a deal out of this. No story here folks, move along.

  41. johnnyshore says: Dec 8, 2010 11:20 PM

    Dear @righthereisay,
    You stated that, “There are 25+ teams that will glady sign him to whatever he wants.”

    You are correct about there being 25 and up teams that would take Peyton. I would go as far as to say that there are 30 teams, (excluding the Colts and one other team), that would “glady” sign him. I think there is no way the Colts would ever give him up, but for the fun of hypothesizing, let’s pretend the Colts let him go. The “other” team in my statement would most likely still probably sign him, but they are the only team in the league I can think of that has the talent to pass on Pocket Peyton.

    Regards,
    J. Shore

  42. golonger says: Dec 8, 2010 11:22 PM

    Please……people have been making excuses for Manning for years…….we are finally seeing the truth, what Manning has to deal with when he has an AVERAGE team to work with. Big Ben took the Steelers to a SB with a below average offensive line. Just proves that Manning cannot take a team on his back….he cant…….sorry. Brady won his SBs with average receivers. Elway took worse teams to the big show………….Mannings quackers that he throws just arent good enough when he doesnt have a solid team around him!

  43. golonger says: Dec 8, 2010 11:24 PM

    Dont worry Indy fans…….at least you can still get the Direct TV package to see your beloved Colts when they are in LA.

  44. hooterdawg says: Dec 8, 2010 11:25 PM

    All this sets up Peyton’s contract negotiation perfectly for the Colts. If Peyton wants the team around him to improve, he has to accept less money. There is no way he can expect a max contract with all the help that is needed for the Colts. Peyton would look like a greedy aHole if he demands a kings ransom after this miserable 2010 campaign.

  45. Deb says: Dec 8, 2010 11:36 PM

    Personally, I’d vote Brady the top QB in the league and Manning right behind him–just as most rational fans would list them as the top two in some order. Manning is a sure Hall of Famer coming off a Super Bowl season. So he’s had a couple of bad games playing on a team decimated by injury. This is a reason to bench an MVP? For Curtis Painter? Seriously?

    Radio guy is certifiable.

    It wouldn’t be vindictiveness to want Lamey fired. A man in his condition shouldn’t be operating the equipment in the control room. It’s a wonder the Colts are able to qualify for liability coverage employing someone that crazy.

  46. tiproast says: Dec 8, 2010 11:38 PM

    The Pats have always been a better all-around team than the Colts. W/o Manning they are perennially cellar-dwellers. So comparing the 2004 Pats to the Colts doesn’t line up. Manning has way less around him than Brady ever does.

    —————————–

    During the Manning/Brady era, the number of All Pros and Pro Bowl players from the Colts as compared to those kinds of players from the Patriots doesn’t support your claim.

  47. hairpie says: Dec 8, 2010 11:48 PM

    manning is no good without a bunch of hall of famers around him. bottom line.

  48. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Dec 9, 2010 12:06 AM

    Peyton made Dungy a ‘super bowl winning coach’ and will do it for the current clown coach also as soon as the rest of the guys are healthy. Caldwell blew it big time last year by ‘resting’ the troops and he has paid the price ever since. Actually, thats probably the only meaningful decision that Caldwell has made since he has been the coach, and he blew it big time….he usually leaves the ‘on field’ stuff to Manning, just as Dungy told him to do. As far as the radio announcer is concerned, …….

  49. sdffa13 says: Dec 9, 2010 12:11 AM

    no way the colts do not sign him to an extension.

  50. footballisfun says: Dec 9, 2010 12:25 AM

    After reading the above posts, I’ve got to say: that was some of the most remedial amateurish posts I’ve ever read on this site, and that’s saying a lot. Hey kids, quit trying to be the next “Rome is Burning”.

    You might be taken seriously, if you actually present your viewpoint like an adult.

  51. clintonrb says: Dec 9, 2010 12:35 AM

    I believe going elsewhere refers to the announcer leaving not manning..
    You dolts

  52. laxer37 says: Dec 9, 2010 12:41 AM

    Stop comparing Manning to Brady, they play in completely different systems.

    Brady is virtually a spread offense QB that only throws the ball over 10 yards a couple times a game. His passes are low risk and as a result completions come at a high percentage. He also has all day thanks to a rock solid o-line.

    Manning is always working the ball 20+ yards down the field with one experienced receiver and a struggling o-line.

  53. johnnyshore says: Dec 9, 2010 12:43 AM

    I find those who are comparing Tom Brady to Peyton Manning laughable. Peyton Manning is the best Quarterback of all time. Tom Brady is arguably the fifth best Qb of all time.

  54. leftysmoke says: Dec 9, 2010 12:50 AM

    Could you imagine if Manning was on the Vikes? Wow. Or the Raiders? Al Davis would sign over his soul and whole estate to get Manning. If Manning leaves the Colts, which will never happen, I leave with him. He means everything to that franchise and without him, I’m sorry to say, they would be nothing. Nada. Zilch. That would be the biggest smack in the face ever witnessed throughout NFL history.

  55. nothimagain says: Dec 9, 2010 12:53 AM

    Peyton having a bad year is even a stretch. He threw 12 touchdowns and 2 picks through the Colts first 7 games of the season. It was only a month and a half ago that the Peyton for MVP talk was very loud and very real.

    He’s definitely had a bad recent stretch, but saying his entire year has been relatively bad is absolutely false.

  56. stanjam says: Dec 9, 2010 1:00 AM

    I don’t buy the excuses with Manning. Sure, his team is full of injuries. His protection isn’t great right now. That shouldn’t have him falling apart to the degree he is though. Quick dump off passes should not mean interceptions. Manning calls his own plays, and is one of the best at reading defenses before the snap and making adjustments. Still, he is getting fooled on a regular basis, and he looks more like Sanchez did against the Pats than the Manning we are all used to.

    So what is up? Is his confidence gone right now? Is he hurt and just isn’t disclosing it? Or is he in a decline of his skill set?

    I guess we won’t know until next year, or until he turns it around and stops throwing INTs.

  57. hova87 says: Dec 9, 2010 1:01 AM

    Wow!!!!!!!! A couple bad games and everyone thinks this guy is losing it??????? No one is perfect this guy is the best qb in the game by far…….. Brady is good too but he has a way better coaching staff this guy manning has carried this football team since he was drafted….. I know he’s going to bounce back he’s too good of a player but it would be nice if he could get a little time to throw the ball!!!!!!

  58. binladenwasright says: Dec 9, 2010 1:06 AM

    First, does anyone really think Manning cares enough about a media personality saying something off the air against him to get the guy fired (especially when there is a seed of truth to it)? Like or dislike the guy, but I doubt he’d do that – if only because of the image issues such an act would clearly create.

    Second, to all of you people trying to make excuses for the guy that there just isn’t enough depth – what do you think the long term effect is of having the highest paid QB, WR, RB, DE and SS in the league are when there was a salary cap in place? Sure, the team get 5 pro-bowlers by default, and a few other guys benefit from that talent to get into the pro bowl while they are on the team. Who replaces those guys the 15-20 plays per game they are resting (and later in the career, the 3-5 games)? Scrubs that couldn’t make the roster of most other teams. So with 14 players on the injury report, including your top three WRs, your replacement TE, your top 2 RBs and a host of defensive players, the Colts are doing an amazing job of showing up to play the game.

    Still, you have to wonder how they’d be doing if Manning looked at the millions of dollars in endorsements he does every year and the salary he’s made the past decade and decided (like Brady) that he’d rather have the team pay an O-line to protect him, and a D to let him rest on occasion than make an extra million this year. I wonder how he feels next year when they try to make him the highest paid QB in the league again.

  59. monkeesfan says: Dec 9, 2010 1:13 AM

    Lamey had better have said those things – they’re true. Teams aren’t playing him scared anymore.

    tiproast – here’s what proves the point – when Curtis Painter took over the Colts they could not play; when Brady was lost the Patriots kept on winning.

  60. halftermguv says: Dec 9, 2010 1:37 AM

    So an announcer makes some stupid remarks and we’re supposed to pay attention to it? Who cares? I’m no Manning fan but give a future HOFer his due. This is his first season he has struggled since his rookie year.

    Enjoy the history being made because he’ll shatter every record that Brett Favre has set. Plus he was hands down the best sports figure to host SNL. The basketball sketch was an instant classic.

  61. nomesayin says: Dec 9, 2010 1:48 AM

    “Start Curtis Painter…”

    ??

    He may be the voice of the Colts, but he sure ain’t the brains. Defenses have caught on to Manning loooooong ago. So what? You can’t stop an accurate passer when he’s in sync with his receivers. He still puts it where it needs to be. The problem is that his numbskull, noooooob WRs are sooooo bad they’re making Manning look like a shmuck.

    …& I’m a Raider fan who is usually annoyed by Manning’s overacting.

  62. majikbullet says: Dec 9, 2010 1:51 AM

    golonger says:
    Dec 8, 2010 11:22 PM
    Please……people have been making excuses for Manning for years…….we are finally seeing the truth, what Manning has to deal with when he has an AVERAGE team to work with. Big Ben took the Steelers to a SB with a below average offensive line. Just proves that Manning cannot take a team on his back….he cant…….sorry. Brady won his SBs with average receivers. Elway took worse teams to the big show………….Mannings quackers that he throws just arent good enough when he doesnt have a solid team around him!
    =======================

    Idiot…..no other QB in the history of the league could have taken that team to the SB last year other than Manning. His team this year is pathetic, he has no time to throw the ball, if you can’t see that you are delusional or stupid.

    Brady has won Super Bowls behind a stellar Defense, and couldnt win it in ’07 when the offense was great. And this year he has an amazing offensive line that no name tailbacks are running behind and that he has hours to throw the ball, any NFL QB should be able to look good behind that line, he just happens to look great because he is a good QB….i.e. Matt Cassel….not to mention they have the best coach since Vince Lombardi!

    Elways took great teams to the Super Bowl. As a Packer fan I know first hand watching their excellent defense and ground game run on our good defense in the ’97 SB. Elway needed a good team to get him over the top, good for him, at least Peyton made it their last year with a team that any other QB would have led to maybe an 8-8 mark. For all you saying Peyton can’t carry a team on his back, that is EXACTLY what he has been doing for years!!! Best I’ve ever seen!!!

    There is a reason this guy was ranked as the second greatest QB of all time by NFL network, and a reason he is no where near the tail end of his career!

  63. patpatriotagain says: Dec 9, 2010 1:51 AM

    i think the going different direction statement has to do with Lam-o, not man-less

  64. florio4prez says: Dec 9, 2010 2:36 AM

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    Tick, tick, tick…

  65. jluttrell32 says: Dec 9, 2010 2:43 AM

    Yo POUNDTHEROCK, reading comprehension should be utilized if your going to post comments on stories! Don’t be surprised if the Colts go in a different direction after the season isn’t referring to Peyton! Its referring to the talking knucklehead who hurt Peyton’s feelings.

  66. thetooloftools says: Dec 9, 2010 4:11 AM

    Defenses have figured out you don’t have to make huge adjustments to his “Chinese fire drill” offense and Payton is already eating up so much cap space they can’t put a really good team around him.

  67. mnmaverick says: Dec 9, 2010 5:01 AM

    Keep stinking up the joint, Pey. Favre’s retiring, you’d be a perfect replacement.

  68. vahawker says: Dec 9, 2010 6:00 AM

    “going in a different direction” refers to the radio guy NOT manning. Really, you think the colts will dump Manning. Reading comprehension not always a strong point sometimes here.

  69. tommytd says: Dec 9, 2010 6:10 AM

    Hey Polian, time to sit ‘em all down and rest up for the playoffs! LOL

  70. rangenius says: Dec 9, 2010 6:22 AM

    If only Manning had the benefits that Brady enjoyed during Spygate…

  71. contract says: Dec 9, 2010 6:36 AM

    “that he should be benched for Curtis Painter”

    I’m the biggest Manning basher EVER … Peyton, Eli or Archie, I think they are all overrated … but benching Peyton for Curtis Painter is lol funny!

    Mike Florio is a better QB option than Curtis Painter!

  72. golonger says: Dec 9, 2010 7:42 AM

    makikbullet………you are the idiot.

    The only thing Manning has going for him is his gaudy stats.perpetrated by the new rules which favor the pass…..which is why Manning broke the TD record….and Brady did the following year. Which is also why Brees came close to breaking Marinos yards passing record…..and now Rivers is getting close.

    Manning is a choke artist of the highest order as the SB last year showed. The Colts have a solid team and every team has injuries. Never has a QB been given so much on offense only to come up short. The year he won the SB, the defense rose up and carried the team. How can a great QB be .500 in the playoffs…….he only beats lame Chiefs and Broncos teams.

    He has great stats but they will be dwarfed by many going forward……just as Fouts has.

    …and anyone that thinks he is the second greatest QB of all time is absolutely clueless……sorry

    Manning is a solid system QB….but he is far from the greatest….as time will prove out……

  73. ham1 says: Dec 9, 2010 7:42 AM

    IMHO Peyton will not win another Superbowl, at least not in Indy.

  74. section128drunk says: Dec 9, 2010 7:44 AM

    when Indy cut’s this washed up has been, I’ll pay for his flight to Miami..

  75. badfsh says: Dec 9, 2010 7:59 AM

    @poundtherock says:
    Dec 8, 2010 9:56 PM

    Florio, if you think there’s a chance that the Colts “go in a different direction” then you are either really gullible or you’re out of your skull.

    @poundtherock

    He meant with the announcer.
    Seriously though, way to read the article.

  76. all4patriots says: Dec 9, 2010 8:00 AM

    Manning fans point at career stats when they compare him to Brady, but the truth can be gleaned by digging deeper into those stats, which shows that it is an artifact of where he plays (indoors). Brady’s career QB rating is better indoors, outdoors, in wind, in rain, in cold, in hot, and in mild weather. Both Brady and Manning have better ratings indoors than outdoors, and Manning plays far more games indoors then overall their QB ratings are similar.

    Indoors:
    Brady- 103.1
    Manning- 98.6

    Outdoors:
    Brady- 93.8
    Manning- 90.7

    Cold (24-40 degrees):
    Brady- 94.5
    Manning- 85.0

    Mild (41-60 degrees):
    Brady- 95.7
    Manning- 85.7

    Rain
    Brady- 95.1
    Manning- 83.8

    Wind
    Brady- 95.1
    Manning- 82.6

    Overall Passer Rating
    Manning- 94.8 – (DUE TO INDOOR GAMES)
    Brady- 94.7

  77. justafanofitall says: Dec 9, 2010 8:02 AM

    Nice to see the fans haven’t put Peyton under the bus like viking fans are doing to Brett. Neither team has the receivers around their QB so they’re both forcing the issure. Result..INT.

  78. jimmy1smith says: Dec 9, 2010 8:10 AM

    And I thought the Viking fans were the dumbest in the NFL. To suggest that they should start Painter over Manning is among the stupidest statements I have heard ever. OK, the guy is not a GM or has any influence over personnel decisions but he is an employee of the Colts. Should he be fired for being belching stupidity over the airwaves? That’s up for the Colts to decide but how anyone could give this clown one ounce of serious consideration for his opinions is beyond me.

  79. tiproast says: Dec 9, 2010 8:27 AM

    #
    monkeesfan says: Dec 9, 2010 1:13 AM

    tiproast – here’s what proves the point – when Curtis Painter took over the Colts they could not play; when Brady was lost the Patriots kept on winning.

    That would be an excellent point, if Curtis Painter were as good a QB as is Matt Cassell.

    I don’t think there are many objective fans that think that’s true.

  80. vikesfansteve says: Dec 9, 2010 8:27 AM

    jimmy1smith says: Dec 9, 2010 8:10 AM

    Vikings please pay attention to me. I am gay for Brett. Please love me.

  81. audient says: Dec 9, 2010 8:28 AM

    I wouldn’t put much weight on a few blowhard comments made a little too close to a hot mic. Still, the guy that said them watches the Colts as much as anyone — maybe he’s onto something. Or maybe he just thinks that Peyton, like everyone else, ought to be subject to being pulled or sat down if he’s not performing. McNabb, anyone?

    It remains the case that every elite NFL player will eventually lose what he’s got. It seems soon for Manning, but I don’t watch him every week.

  82. all4patriots says: Dec 9, 2010 8:31 AM

    “But Peyton never has a defense…”

    Here’s how the Patriots and Colts have stacked up since the rivalry really began in 2001. I’m putting which team had the better defense based on points allowed, the defensive stat that matters most.

    ’10- Colts
    ’09- Patriots
    ’08- Colts
    ’07- Colts (led NFL in fewest points allowed)
    ’06- Patriots (2nd in NFL)
    ’05- Colts (2nd in NFL)
    ’04- Patriots (2nd in NFL)
    ’03- Patriots (1st in NFL)
    ’02- Colts
    ’01- Patriots

    Final Result- In ten seasons, the Colts defense has allowed fewer points five times. The Colts have had a top-2 scoring defense twice, while the Patriots have three times.

    Myth destroyed.

    Add up probowl teammates at skill positions:

    Brady’s – Randy Moss* (2), Wes Welker (2), Troy Brown, Corey Dillon, total of 6.

    Manning’s – Marvin Harrison* (8), Edgerrin James* (4), Reggie Wayne* (4), Marshall Faulk*, Dallas Clark*, Joseph Addai*, total of 19.

    One guy does more with less, regular season and postseason, indoors and outdoors, without turning it over and without throwing teammates under the bus.

    Brady

  83. heyguru1969 says: Dec 9, 2010 8:52 AM

    He should have said “They’ve figured Manning out. All teams have to do is get Reggie Wayne to keep dropping balls in critical situations, and remove his All-Pro tight end, and injure virtually every other receiver on the team, so he has only fill-ins and practice squad guys to throw to. Like I say, they’ve figured him out….”

    By the way, I looked up Curtis Painter in the dictionary. It says “One who paints curtises.”

  84. oranjellojones says: Dec 9, 2010 8:54 AM

    to2653 says:

    “This guy is a MORAN and he should be fired right now.”

    While I tend to agree with the sentiment that anyone calling out Manning is on a fool’s mission, the above quote is just FUNNY!

    Here’s a tip, if you’re going to question someone’s intelligence, it’s a good idea to correctly spell the actual words calling them out. Just sayin’.

    This announcer can’t be any worse than Larry Michael the Redskins play by play guy, too bad he can’t out himself in the same fashion…him and the Michael Buffer wannabe they have as a PA announcer.

  85. macbull says: Dec 9, 2010 9:01 AM

    Bob Lamey’s comments completely ignore the major reason for Peyton’s recent uptic in Ints…

    …the Colts offensive line is horrible. Their pass protection is the worst I have seen since Peyton Manning was drafted by the Colts.

    …not only that but the Oline can’t run block and now that defenses no longer honor the play action pass…they are simply pinning their ears back and going after Manning.

    I have always believed the most important position on offense is not the QB…it is the offensive line. Peyton has been reduced to an Int. machine not because his skills have declined…but because the play of his offensive line has declined.

    If I were the Colts, I would send Mr Lamey packing after the season…

  86. masteel says: Dec 9, 2010 9:06 AM

    I’m not a fan or Manning or the Colts. But you’ve got to give Manning some leeway here – since he is really attempting to carry the team with his arm.

    However, the Colts receiving corp. is decimated with injuries. The Offensive Line isn’t giving him enough time to go thru his progressions. And their RB talent is also deplete with Addai out, and his backup banged up?!

    Manning is a dangerous and terrific competitor but even he isn’t a magician. Give the guy a break.

  87. jerrycolatrella says: Dec 9, 2010 9:10 AM

    I know Manning runs the team, but why should an announcer be fired for voicing his opinion, no matter how stupid it is? Painter is not the answer, but Manning is playing like garbage now.

  88. krow101 says: Dec 9, 2010 9:11 AM

    Brady put up better numbers than Peyton. But for much of his career he knew what the opposing defense was going to do. That had to have had an effect.

  89. redrew says: Dec 9, 2010 9:20 AM

    Rumors are swirling that Manning will get franchised this off season and then orchestrate a trade to the Vikings, a team built for his skill set/SB readiness

  90. 1historian says: Dec 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    I am not now, never have been nor ever will be – a fan of Peyton Manning.

    But he is doing his best with a non-existent O-line, an equally non-existent run game, and what must be 3rd stringers and off the street signups for receivers. I don’t think there is ANY other QB in the league who could have kept it going as long as Peyton Manning. If the colts should lose him in free agency next year (FAT CHANCE) you can look forward to empty seats in your dome for a 3-13 team for the foreseeable future.

    Give him a TEAM around him and I think things would be different.

    Which brings me to this – the reason he doesn’t have good players around him is because of 1) multiple injuries and 2) BAD DRAFTING.

    WARNING – I am going to say some good stuff about the coach and GM for the patriots whose name – out of respect for you – I will not mention.

    Last year the Pats had 10 1st year players on their 53 man roster. They went 11-5 and got a good butt-kicking AT HOME in the playoffs, which I’m sure you ALL enjoyed.

    This year they have 22 1st and 2nd year players on their 53 man roster. They are presently 10-2 and coming off a thoroughly enjoyable beatdown of the jets. They beat the Steelers and the Chargers on the road, they beat the Ravens in New England after being down by 10 in the 4th quarter.

    (BTW#1 – they have beaten the Ravens something like 9 out of the last 10 times)

    They have 3 new tight ends – 2 of them rookies, they have rookies in the rotation at linebacker, they have rookies on special teams. They have 7 choices in the 1st 4 rounds of next year’s draft.

    (BTW#2 – Brady missed the 2008 season and the Pats STILL had an 11-5 record, although they did miss the playoffs. Does anyone out there think the Colts could have done that without Manning?)

    They have been consistently excellent for 10 years now and counting, and with the aforementioned 7 choices in the 1st 4 rounds of next year’s draft – things look good.

    BTW#3 – They were caught stealing defensive signals in the 1st half of the 1st game of the 2007 season. They were told to stop, they did. It would follow that the league would keep an extra sharp eye on them for the rest of the season. Any complaints? None.

    The rumors that they had been doing it for years, some going back as far as 7 years – any proof? None.

    Keep in mind also that the reason they were caught in 2007 was because the jets coach – who had worked for (he-whose-name-I-promised-not-to-mention) – turned them in.

    BTW#4 – there is really nothing wrong with stealing defensive signals. Solution? CHANGE YOUR SIGNALS.

  91. all4patriots says: Dec 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    Manning would be a perfect fit in Minnesota: indoors, running game, good O-line, out from under Brady’s shadow, an owner who overpays washed-up QBs, coaches used to coddling them.

  92. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    The real question is did the radio host played a clip of Lamey’s off air comments? He burned the poor guy homer or not. That’s cowardly.

  93. 1historian says: Dec 9, 2010 9:30 AM

    Masteel – you put it much better than I did. Thanks.

    Personally the thought of Manning playing for Minnesota or Dallas scares me. IMO he has been carrying that team for the last few years – without him they are up the creek.

  94. mikebrownmakesmefrown says: Dec 9, 2010 9:35 AM

    Haha the end is near Colts fans. What will the 85% of you that just started watching football 5 years ago going to do? LA Colts baby! Who Dey!

  95. xli2006 says: Dec 9, 2010 9:35 AM

    Ironically…

    Peyton, despite the Turnovers in the past few games, is on pace to possibly top the following records this season:

    -Marino’s Yards Record
    -Completions Record
    -Attempts Record

    The Colts are just beyond banged up. Almost Half their Starters are either out, IR’d, or have missed time recently. If this team was Healthy, it’d be a whole different story, but it’s not. With few RBs left even on the roster, Peyton is forced to air it out.

    Even over these last 3 games (Ls) he’s averaging 350 Yards, 2.5 TDs, and a 70%+ Completion Rate. It’s just the INTs thrown into Defensive Coverage that knows the Pass is coming.

  96. nesuperfan says: Dec 9, 2010 9:36 AM

    binladenwasright says:
    Dec 9, 2010 1:06 AM
    First, does anyone really think Manning cares enough about a media personality saying something off the air against him to get the guy fired (especially when there is a seed of truth to it)?

    _______________________________

    I could not agree more. I am a Pats fan, think Brady is better, blah, blah, blah, but I still have a great deal of respect for Manning’s abilities, and not other QB scares me more when the Pats are facing them.

    That said, I would have a lot less respect for Manning as a man if he got some poor schmuck fired for saying something in a moment of weakness and frustration. The announcer almost certainly LOVES Manning, and probably wears onesie PJs with Manning’s picture on them.

  97. twblackb says: Dec 9, 2010 9:37 AM

    Lamey is a huge fan favorite and a long-time tradition in Indianapolis. He is a very emotional announcer and big fan of the Colts. What he said was wrong, but he is just as much a fan as the one’s in the seats and that has been one of the reasons the fans have loved him so long. The Colts will not be moving in another direction with him. He is truly the voice of the Colts.

  98. cclaser says: Dec 9, 2010 9:42 AM

    Spygate was definitely a huge factor in all of Brady’s stats & Super Bowl runs. Anyone with common sense and two good eyes knows the Pats defense has been significantly better and has better schemes (+better espionage). Incidently, everyone knows that passer rating is perhaps the most worthless statistic for quarterback evaluation. Pats look good again but lets not forget the cheating of the past…

  99. majmalphunktion says: Dec 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    How’s this for an NFL marketing idea?

    Exclusive, boxed set DVD:
    The Downfall and Demise of Peyton Manning
    PLUS
    The Tragic End To Tom Brady’s Career

    blah blah…
    ———————————————–

    I never understand the hatred for greatness.
    Both Payton and Brady are the best of our generation, and there is an argument to be made they are the best of all time.Between both of them they will hold almost all of the QB records by the end of their careers. If you are a fan of the game, and not just your homer team, you should enjoy watching them. This doesn’t happen every decade.
    I’m not from Chicago and I enjoyed the 85 bears, even while they destroyed my Patriots.
    Michael Jordan…singular talent, even if he wasn’t in the Green. Same with Magic.
    Joe Montana? Not a 49ers fan, but I watched every game I could growing up.

    Excellence should be celebrated, not vilified. We do this a ton now,is it a product of the 24 hour news cycle? ESPN deciding they wish to change the narrative instead of letting the narrative happen? (This year is the Jets YEAR!) Or is it ingrained in us as Americans to always root for the lovable looser and that guy on top must be evil? We used to love the star(Jordan,Magic,Bird) but now you are only allowed the spotlight of greatness for a short time…Tom Brady got his underdog superbowl-and you all know you rooted for the pats vs the Rams that year, but by the third one he is hated? Why?

  100. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 9, 2010 9:50 AM

    Colts are in a tough spot. Peyton IS the Colts but Peyton is all about the money, first and foremost. He wont settle for anything less than the biggest contract every signed in the NFL. It’s not about the team, it’s about HIM. And that is his right, he is one of the best QB’s to ever play the game.

    Manning does not care as much about how good the team is as long as he’s extracted as much money as possible from the Colts – that is his main objective.

    This time around, it will be a real gamble for the Colts to give him want he wants.

  101. fan555 says: Dec 9, 2010 9:56 AM

    Dead man walking…

  102. ryansdirtytrailer says: Dec 9, 2010 10:02 AM

    What a moron. Anyone with half a brain can see that Manning’s trying to force it because he’s working with third stringers that suck ass.

  103. dukemarc says: Dec 9, 2010 10:08 AM

    Soon to be Former Colts radio voice trashes Peyton off the air

    _______________
    Fixed

  104. tatum064 says: Dec 9, 2010 10:10 AM

    We have no running game whatsoever, therefore it is easy for opponents to throw 5 and 6 DB looks and wait for the pass. We clearly dont appreciate the greatest QB of this generation, and we will trash him on the radio off air so he will go to the Cowboys or Broncos and put them back in the playoffs while we languish back to expansion status.

  105. BC says: Dec 9, 2010 10:15 AM

    I can’t stand Manning, but I’m sorry, that radio announcer must have been drunker than a skunk. Manning has 3 or 4 bad games with 3/4 of his receivers hurt and an offsensive line that couldn’t block ME, and suddenly he’s done??!?
    Total joke.
    They let him walk and they’ll be irrelevant for a decade.

  106. all4patriots says: Dec 9, 2010 10:23 AM

    “Peyton has 3rd stringers and off the street signups for receivers”

    1st round pick multi-pro bowler Reggie Wayne
    6th round pick Garcon
    4th round pick TE #1 Tamme
    5th round pick TE#2: Eldridge
    1st round pick el-busto RB Donald Brown
    UDFA Blair White (would have been replaced by now by 4th round pick Collie but for the stupid decsion to play him concussed vs. the Pats)

    Except for White hey have guys they drafted fairly highly, and most teams have players of similar draft status or less playing for them.

    It’s a lame excuse that even lame Lamey doesn’t make.

  107. bleedgreen says: Dec 9, 2010 10:29 AM

    You don’t all of a sudden ‘Figure a guy out’ after 11 years in the league, with 10 of those 11 years, being a potential MVP candidate and winning the MVP 4 times. You don’t win 11 games a season with little defense, for 10 years in a row and goto the playoffs the same 10 years only to get ‘figured out’ overnight. It could be that the guy is throwing to practice squad goons, has no running game, and no o-line. Even Reggie Wayne has been dropping some mighty catchable balls. Guys are running the wrong route. Its not Manning, you don’t go from MVP last year and 1 throw away from winning the super bowl to ‘just a guy’ in a few games. Has anyone taken notice that his production drop is almost directly proportional to the amount of injuries to other starters around him?

  108. nesuperfan says: Dec 9, 2010 10:39 AM

    cclaser says:
    Dec 9, 2010 9:42 AM
    Spygate was definitely a huge factor in all of Brady’s stats & Super Bowl runs.

    _______________________________

    You are an utter moron. Get over it you little baby.

  109. sweetjethropugh says: Dec 9, 2010 10:45 AM

    Yes he’s fired. I’ll bet that there is already a campaign mounted against Lamey in Tennessee. There exists an odd cult-like, beyond reproach and above suspicion Manning-fandom there.

    When Manning falls short in any way, or when he makes the rare mistake and does something he should be criticized for (and anyone else would be likewise criticized for), there is always a few things going on as to why: 1) He has no help, he cannot do it all himself, ya know. 2) There is a well-orchestrated conspiracy against him involving the national media as a whole, because a) he’s white, b) he’s Southern, c) he’s Christian, d) he’s a good guy, and they just hate that, e) simple jealousy.

  110. southbeachtalent says: Dec 9, 2010 10:49 AM

    Yea sometimes I wonder if some of you guys actually watch the games? Or maybe you are just commenting on here to kill time.

    Peyton is one of the best to ever play, if you are willing to argue that point then you know nothing. You can dislike the guy but don’t say he’s done.

    I dislike the Pats but clearly recognize that Brady and Belicheck are the best at what they do. Manning is a freakin beast and any team outside of the Pats, Packers, Steelers and Saints would take him.

    you guys are rediculous….

  111. pdxbolt says: Dec 9, 2010 10:50 AM

    sportsdrenched says:
    Dec 8, 2010 10:08 PM
    Will he be refered to as the “Idiot Announcer”?

    *******************************

    Well done!!!!! I spit coffee all over my screen though. Thanks for that!!

  112. scra22 says: Dec 9, 2010 11:03 AM

    This sounds like two moronic fans that sat in front of me at the Browns/Saints game this year, who wanted to sit Brees and start Chase Daniel. It’s just dumb, and I expect it from dumb emotional fans. Hearing some of his calls for the Super Bowl, he refers to all of the players by their first names and you can tell he is a big fan of the team, so I guess his irrational fanhood came out. It’s fine — Peyton Manning is not perfect and should be criticized sometimes. But come on – Curtis Painter? That kid is terrible!

  113. jerrycolatrella says: Dec 9, 2010 11:06 AM

    Manning really misses Dallas Clark in that offense.

  114. macbull says: Dec 9, 2010 11:08 AM

    What is it they say about “rumors”?

    …and everybody has “one”..

    …Manning to Mini…that is a “big one”..lol

  115. maddog111 says: Dec 9, 2010 11:15 AM

    all4patriots says:
    Dec 9, 2010 8:00 AM
    Manning fans point at career stats when they compare him to Brady, but the truth can be gleaned by digging deeper into those stats, which shows that it is an artifact of where he plays (indoors). Brady’s career QB rating is better indoors, outdoors, in wind, in rain, in cold, in hot, and in mild weather. Both Brady and Manning have better ratings indoors than outdoors, and Manning plays far more games indoors then overall their QB ratings are similar.

    Indoors:
    Brady- 103.1
    Manning- 98.6

    Outdoors:
    Brady- 93.8
    Manning- 90.7

    Cold (24-40 degrees):
    Brady- 94.5
    Manning- 85.0

    Mild (41-60 degrees):
    Brady- 95.7
    Manning- 85.7

    Rain
    Brady- 95.1
    Manning- 83.8

    Wind
    Brady- 95.1
    Manning- 82.6

    Overall Passer Rating
    Manning- 94.8 – (DUE TO INDOOR GAMES)
    Brady- 94.7
    ————————————————
    Wow, someone has wayyyyy too much time on their hands. And a serious man crush on Brady. Must be the hair.

  116. drbob117 says: Dec 9, 2010 11:16 AM

    Let’s face it, Manning gladly accepted all of the compliments when he was having all of those great years, but in 2010 , he’s been awful, even considering the talent around him, now he’ll just have top act like a man and accept the richly deserved criticism. Who knows, if he plays half decently down the stretch, they still may win that division. Lamey did nothing wrong though, even if it had been on the air, he did nothing wrong; his first obligation is to the listeners.

  117. all4patriots says: Dec 9, 2010 11:18 AM

    Lamey has an awful voice, is a terrible announcer, yet he seems to be on the trail of truth-seeking.

    It takes courage to report on the emperor’s lack of clothes.

  118. habsman says: Dec 9, 2010 11:24 AM

    I guess thats one vote for Brady in the great debate?

  119. sweetjethropugh says: Dec 9, 2010 11:38 AM

    “We’ve thrown four interceptions that have been returned for a touchdown this year. That might be a record.” Said Jim Mora once, in a typical postgame meltdown, while critizing his entire team up & down. All but one of the players accepted the criticism in stride. But the QB didn’t think that he should be called out and pulled no punches in saying it to the press.

    Of course Manning is one of the greats, and of course he’s a classy guy, but there does exist a type of beyond reproach attitude with the entire otherwise-classy family. Prior to his last two years, Elway was critized unmercifully. Favre was lambasted just a few years ago when he was stinking it up. John Brodie, Tobin Rote, Bobby Layne, ditto.

    The Manning fandom is truly bizarre. Given that the old adage about how QBs get too much credit and too much blame – depending on wins & losses – is true, maybe we should have given the teammates more credit all along. That is, if Manning’s struggles are because the O-line is suddenly no good and he’s without a few top skill position players.

    I know one thing, and it really has nothing to do with Manning other than happenstance, if a team wins the Super Bowl this year entirely and completely because of dominating defensive line play ( NY Giants, XLII), and they cannot find anyone other than a QB to give the MVP award to, the NFL, and inparticular NFL media, will have officially jumped the shark.

  120. nomesayin says: Dec 9, 2010 11:57 AM

    “Grampa, did you really play in the NFL?”
    “Yes. I played for the Colts back in ’10 when they had all those injuries”
    “Was it exciting?”
    “Well, me & a few other guys had to sub-in because of the injuries to the WRs. I was a WR. I was sooooooooooooooo awful as a replacement that I made (even) the great Peyton Manning look awful. It was terrible. All the fans calling for his head. Wanting to start some slug named ‘Painter’…I can’t remember his first name, he was such a freeloader.”

    NFL films. Where football lives forever.

    FOREVER is a long time.

  121. bgoochy says: Dec 9, 2010 11:57 AM

    Good God, give Manning a break – practically his entire team is injured and he has no running game. Of course they’re going to pick him off more. He has no choice but to throw the ball.

  122. cshearing says: Dec 9, 2010 12:00 PM

    Not everyone is as petty as you appear to be, Florio. Maybe Manning is enough of a human being to not ruin a guy’s career because the dude said some bad things about him?

  123. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 9, 2010 12:06 PM

    Lamey is the biggest homer and yet he can read the writing on the wall.

    The debate is over. Brady is the best QB in the league.

    Deal with it, Cults fans.

  124. kscogg says: Dec 9, 2010 3:02 PM

    you think Manning gives a rip about the PA announcer’s opinions?

    you seriously think he’ll demand Lamey be let go otherwise what? Manning won’t sign? thats retarded. he’s the freakin PA announcer…..who cares? I’m almost certain when Peyton goes home he isn’t dwelling over the thought of someone else’s comments.

    what is this, 3rd grade?

  125. majikbullet says: Dec 9, 2010 3:07 PM

    @golonger…..you are literally too stupid to insult or debate with!!!

    @all4patriots…acting like Manning has had a defense shows you are delusional…..do you think the fact the Colts have given up fewer points in the past might have something to do with Peyton taking up whole quarters on drives and not allowing the other team to get numerous cracks at scoring?

  126. golonger says: Dec 9, 2010 8:36 PM

    majikbullet – you are too ignorant to look at the facts………..9-9 in the playoffs, he has ONE SB because of his defense (if you dont believe me, go look at the stats, best defense in the playoffs that year), he is a total choke artist (as the SB proved and his playoff appearances have proven)……comparing him to Brady is a joke. Manning gets to play 80% of his games either in a dome OR warm weather…….does Brady or Big Ben? NO.

    Manning has always had one of the best O lines in the league and the Colts spend 75% of their cap on offense and he STILL cannot get the job done. and all this crap about….oh, he doesnt have a team around him……baloney.

    Sorry……….OVER-RATED!

  127. golonger says: Dec 10, 2010 1:11 AM

    Yeah……it is amazing that all the talent he has around him becomes crap when they can’t win games. AS another poster pointed out, all this “no-talent” he has on offense right now are drafted talent………they didnt just put an add in the newspaper to get bartenders and school teachers to play……….then again, that destroys his excuses………..

  128. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 10, 2010 11:57 PM

    Curtis Painter? Seriously?

    Wow Manning has one bad year and you want to throw him under the bus? Amazing.

  129. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 11, 2010 12:00 AM

    all4patriots says:
    Dec 9, 2010 8:00 AM
    Manning fans point at career stats when they compare him to Brady, but the truth can be gleaned by digging deeper into those stats, which shows that it is an artifact of where he plays (indoors). Brady’s career QB rating is better indoors, outdoors, in wind, in rain, in cold, in hot, and in mild weather. Both Brady and Manning have better ratings indoors than outdoors, and Manning plays far more games indoors then overall their QB ratings are similar.

    Indoors:
    Brady- 103.1
    Manning- 98.6

    Outdoors:
    Brady- 93.8
    Manning- 90.7

    Cold (24-40 degrees):
    Brady- 94.5
    Manning- 85.0

    Mild (41-60 degrees):
    Brady- 95.7
    Manning- 85.7

    Rain
    Brady- 95.1
    Manning- 83.8

    Wind
    Brady- 95.1
    Manning- 82.6

    Overall Passer Rating
    Manning- 94.8 – (DUE TO INDOOR GAMES)
    Brady- 94.7
    ——————————————————————

    You forgot this one:

    Spygate-Camera-Aided Games
    Brady — 120.5
    Manning — ???

  130. natelan says: Dec 11, 2010 1:45 AM

    Idiot posters… When the author of this piece said the Colts might “go in a different direction,” he was joking that they would replace their RADIO ANNOUNCER, not Peyton.

    Grow a damn brain.

  131. bikerhal says: Dec 11, 2010 10:25 AM

    Some interesting food for thought in this article. Here are some things to consider:

    1. Peyton’s career statistics are astounding, but it is curious that he only has one SB win
    2. Manning’s salary might be blocking the team from getting more talent around him
    3. Brady/Manning is the best duo in the history of the league? What happened to Steve Young, Montana, Aikman, Favre, Bradshaw, etc?

    I am from New Orleans, and many of us (I daresay the greater majority) do not totally embrace the Mannings. We adored Archie, but we never felt the love being returned. It started when Payton chose Tennessee over LSU. Even if he went to Ole Miss, like Eli did, we might have understood. The Mannings made their wealth from the city, yet they chose not to give much back. They played their high school ball there, yet neither Peyton nor Eli ever give you the impression they are New Orleanians. They distance themselves from the city. Even Brett Favre has more loyalty to the city. Drew Brees has done more for the city in 5 years than the entire Manning family has ever done cumulatively. I personally think Peyton is a talented QB but lacks that something that guys like Staubach, Bradshaw, Brady, Brees, Favre and some others have. Dan Fouts was a great QB stats wise, as was Marino, but neither ever won a SB.

  132. blue58set says: Dec 12, 2010 11:11 AM

    I’m not a Colts fan, I’ve listened to the Colts home broadcast on Sirius when heading to work during big games……absolutely brutal. You can usually tell how the Colts are doing based on the emotion of the announcers, especially Lame-y. Any changes for whatever reason would definately be a much needed upgrade.

  133. tomlovestroy says: Dec 13, 2010 8:29 AM

    Indianapolis…The City of What have you Done for me Lately. No surprise, that city has nothing else going but Peyton, so lets get rid of him.

  134. easyeddie says: Dec 13, 2010 3:33 PM

    bobulated says:
    Dec 8, 2010 10:07 PM
    Lamey deserves to fired because he obviously doesn’t know jack spit about football if he thinks Curtis Painter is the answer to the Colts’ ills.

    I don’t think you know jack spit about sarcasm.

  135. sethgordon11 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:12 PM

    @Mike E… it’s just like you said, I guess your penny auction craze can work if you put in some effort. I’m not sure how the heck it actually works though…Anyways I kept bidding like 60 cents a time. Got a (new) sony laptop dirt cheap! Actually I Really wanted an iPad, but I’m waiting for the white one that comes out in January. Oh I tried bidrivalz.com , but I found this site that’s better. Go to SwipeBay.com

  136. juancorsair says: Dec 14, 2010 12:29 AM

    redrew says:

    Rumors are swirling that Manning will get franchised this off season and then orchestrate a trade to the Vikings, a team built for his skill set/SB readiness…

    …and headed for L.A.!

  137. roddy84 says: Dec 14, 2010 1:48 PM

    Clearly this idiot Dolts announcer is suffering the effects of a concussion. Is he out of his mind? I can’t stand Peyton Manning and wish he would just go away, but the man is an incredible QB….

  138. ballsdeep24 says: Dec 14, 2010 2:04 PM

    Cut that Meat.
    Cut that Meat.
    Cut that Meat.

  139. pga33 says: Dec 14, 2010 8:18 PM

    “Manning is a douche bag in my opinion. However, he IS one of the best to ever call signals & throw a pigskin.”

    ==================
    ^^
    This.

    Manning is a d-bag, but he’s in the discussion of greatest QB of all time. As for Painter, one of my work colleagues correctly identified him as the worst backup in pro football. The only good result for Indianapolis if Painter started would be their entry into the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
    Polian deserves a lot of credit for not building an adequate team around Manning. A few stars and some good cheap players. Thank goodness for Indianapolis’ cheapness or else we’d be seeing a lot more of Manning than we already do.

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