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Colts say Manning is doubtful for Sunday

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Before Sunday night, we had assumed that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning would have been listed on the league-mandated Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday injury report as being a limited participant in practice.  Then, he would have been listed as questionable for Sunday.  Then, we all would have learned at some point on Sunday morning whether Manning or Kerry Collins would get the start.

The Colts have taken a dramatically different course, announcing on Monday that Manning won’t practice this week, and that he likely will be listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game.

“During the last week, the rate of improvement in Peyton’s rehabilitation process slowed,” the Colts said in a statement release moments ago.  “Over the weekend Peyton experienced soreness in his back.  It was originally thought to be a normal reaction to his rehabilitation regimen.  When the soreness persisted, the Colts medical team decided to initiate diagnostic tests and to consult with a number of specialists around the country who have been involved in Peyton’s case from the outset.  That process continues.

“As a result of the most recent development the doctors have decided that Peyton will not practice. His participation therefore, in Sunday’s game versus Houston will likely be doubtful.  We will update his playing status as required by NFL policy as the week goes on.”

The Colts describe the situation as “a complicated neurological recovery, the end date of which is unpredictable,” and they commit to providing “concrete medical facts” when available and relevant.

The statement reflects a willingness by Manning, who has been throwing the federal HIPAA privacy law around, to allow the information to be disclosed publicly.  Few if any pro athletes have taken refuge in HIPAA; the fact that Manning has apparently reversed course suggests that the time has come for candor regarding his situation.

Then again, we apparently still haven’t gotten the full story.  ESPN’s Chris Mortensen correctly predicted on SportsCenter before the statement was released that the word “doubtful” would appear in the statement from the Colts.  Mort also predicted that the statement would indicate that the strength in Manning’s triceps muscle had plateaued.  The statement was silent on that point.  Presumably, such silence didn’t apply to whatever Mort had been told by the Colts or by Manning’s camp.

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100 Responses to “Colts say Manning is doubtful for Sunday”
  1. mkepackfan says: Sep 5, 2011 11:45 AM

    Oh my God, the quarterback IS TOAST!!!

  2. darthobama says: Sep 5, 2011 11:48 AM

    PUP LIST…PUP LIST….PUP LIST

  3. eaglesfootballfan says: Sep 5, 2011 11:49 AM

    Wow. Without Peyton, the Colts are in BIG TROUBLE

  4. thejuddstir says: Sep 5, 2011 11:50 AM

    I would be surprised if we see Manning by mid-season………if at all this year. Manning is just a little smarter than most NFL players and not the type of risk his health for the sake of football. Obviously the Colts want to keep their fanbase excited and hopeful but this is far more serious than the Colts have been letting on.

  5. jimmysee says: Sep 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    Sad news for us all — even for those of us not Colts fans.

  6. knowerofallthings says: Sep 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    Remember those great Buffalo Bills teams with Jim Kelly and then nothing? Yeah that’s similar to what the Indy fans will be thinking in 20 years…

  7. jpres2001ss says: Sep 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    It’s a good thing the 2012 season is right around the corner.

  8. Bubby Brister says: Sep 5, 2011 11:52 AM

    They can go ahead and start making the “Houston Texans 2011 AFC South Champions” gear now.

  9. jrfrom508 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:53 AM

    As a pats fan I wish him a speedy recovery. Good guy, good opponent, great rival. The game needs manning. Good luck.

  10. wicky888 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:53 AM

    6-10

  11. egls7 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:53 AM

    I told you all that his skull is too huge for his neck

  12. Slim Charles says: Sep 5, 2011 11:54 AM

    Hopefully Irsay isn’t stingy and gives Peyton some of his oxycontin.

  13. jw731 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:54 AM

    Awww Hell…..The bolts in his neck got loose

  14. kom2k10 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:54 AM

    Big blow for the Colts. This organization made a good move 14 years ago by drafting Manning, but they’ve simply relied on him to carry this team ever since then.

    The good news is that all the world will see how incompetent Jim Caldwell really is as a head coach, and how bad of a job Polian has done to put a good “team” around Manning over the years.

  15. waldoampere says: Sep 5, 2011 11:54 AM

    Without a healed neck, Peyton is doubtful for Sunday. Without a healed Peyton, the Colts are doubtful for six wins.

  16. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 5, 2011 11:55 AM

    Starting to think he’s going to retire, and that this monster contract was just a way for him to go out as the “highest paid” player of his time…

  17. americankris says: Sep 5, 2011 11:57 AM

    Colts will go too the playoffs

    write it down i said it

  18. dailyrev says: Sep 5, 2011 11:57 AM

    We can freely debate about whether and which laws of our land must be changed or abandoned. But if we just whine about why laws are followed then guess what kind of culture we have? Got it in one, kids: lawless.

    This is more than a legal matter; it’s ethical. The doctor-patient relationship is sacrosanct: the patient’s records are a private matter, I don’t GAS how much $$$ or fame is invested in the patient, for medical professionals, confidentiality rules, and it should.

    All that made clear now: there are few things as severe and threatening as cervical spine injury, and few that require more cautious post-surgical followup. I’d be astonished to see this guy on the field anytime this season, and if you’re a fan of this team, that needs to be your approach in following them.

  19. americankris says: Sep 5, 2011 11:58 AM

    sike colts are in super duper upheaval

  20. CKL says: Sep 5, 2011 11:58 AM

    If he is not practicing, he isn’t playing. Much as I hate the guy and his team, this sucks and I wish him a full recovery. I think they are wise not to try to rush him (or he trying to rush himself). Being “penny wise and pound foolish” is just that.

  21. wwwfella says: Sep 5, 2011 11:58 AM

    He should retire why even risk it?

  22. wryly1 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:59 AM

    Am I the only naive enough to have believed for the past month that Manning would be out for at least the first few games and doubtful after that?

  23. jasonculhane says: Sep 5, 2011 12:01 PM

    Horrible….He’s done for the year, book it. Lets here the all the Colts fans come out and support this one and their joke GM, coach and drunk owner. I’d like to here all the dopes from the last post justify their season tickets now and here how they weren’t misled when they bought their tickets in March and would have still bought those tickets in MAY when he had the surgery. I want to hear how I’m an idiot, when the Colts deserve to be destroyed for this whole embarassment. Here’s the truth…The Lions, Bucs, and Seahawks have surpassed you.

  24. djteknision1200 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:02 PM

    Peyton don’t mess around with your neck!! There is life after football.

  25. buckeye044 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:02 PM

    Can we officially check them off the list of hopeful AFC playoff teams?

  26. raider23mike says: Sep 5, 2011 12:03 PM

    The Colts will now pay for not having a backup plan at QB. They rely on Manning so much that have a bunch of nobody’s on depth. Same reason they had to go sign up a horrible old QB in Collins. Why not Favre ?

    Colts without Manning, are a 2-4 win team at best

  27. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 12:06 PM

    Sorry loser Colts fans…..Manning’s career is over!

  28. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 12:09 PM

    But…yes….they will make the playoffs with Collins….Manning’s impact to this team is greatly exaggerated….they have great offensive talents…..despite what all these Manning apologists say…he has always had great talent…and simply hasn’t made it count….Colts 11-5 this year without him!

  29. fatfreddystubbs says: Sep 5, 2011 12:10 PM

    Totally unrelated to the article, but looking at that picture, Kerry Collins really needs to either shave that beard, or look into getting some of that stuff that Clyde Frazier and Keith Hernandez advertise.

  30. democratsarestupid says: Sep 5, 2011 12:11 PM

    Get out the Mayflower trucks, the Colts are moving to LA. No way that city supports a team without Peyton. They barely survived before him

  31. philriverslovespenis says: Sep 5, 2011 12:12 PM

    To everyone saying “the Colts are screwed without Manning:” No kidding? Wouldn’t virtually every team be screwed without their starting QB? Pats would be screwed w/out Brady, the Pack screwed w/out Rodgers, Saints screwed w/out Brees, Steelers screwed w/out Ben, etc. Quit stating the obvious.

  32. mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:12 PM

    Hopefully he get’s through this it sucks not to get to end your career on your own tems. If his neck isn’t stable and he gets hit by a OLB coming full force we could see our first quadrapaligic incident on the field, some people don’t understand the severity of injuries and surgeries to the back, you get significantly weaker after each one and sometimes they don’t always work and make things worse. I see it everyday in my line of work and it seems to me that this is going to be a growing list of issues for Mr. Manning.

  33. patriotinvasion says: Sep 5, 2011 12:12 PM

    As one of the biggest Patriots fans on the planet, I say this really stinks. The Colts have been our worthy rival for a decade and the Brady/Manning Manning/Brady debate will forever be a part of our history together.

    Get well Peyton…hopefully we see you in the Playoffs.

  34. chadmurdigan says: Sep 5, 2011 12:13 PM

    I don’t know of anyone who’s recovered 100% from this kind of surgery, certainly there’s never been a QB on Manning’s level who has.

    Time to retire, Peyton. You’ve got a rewarding career in broadcasting and endorsement deals ahead of you. Fans would hate to see you end up in a wheelchair or worse with additional neck surgeries, which rarely go well from what I understand.

  35. clavette says: Sep 5, 2011 12:13 PM

    Remember those great Buffalo Bills teams with Jim Kelly and then nothing? Yeah that’s similar to what the Indy fans will be thinking in 20 years…

    the bills are garbage because they have one of three worst owners in football, not because jim kelly is gone

  36. raider23mike says: Sep 5, 2011 12:15 PM

    How did he need surgery on his chicken neck ? Wasn’t he the least sack QB last season ?

  37. flagstaffphotos says: Sep 5, 2011 12:16 PM

    Trade for Tebow.

  38. steelerfan999 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:18 PM

    TIKI BARBER SAID HE CAN REPLACE HIM.

  39. jasonculhane says: Sep 5, 2011 12:18 PM

    I wish Peyton well. I think he should take as long as needed. This is a 6 month injury tops to recover from. Its too bad that this organization couldn’t be a little straighter to their fans and prepared more wisely, but in this case they have fans who accept being told that their defense is ok and their GM is GOD, their current head coach is adequate, their owner is drunk and retarded. I think the feeling is the Colts organization feel as though their fans can beleive anything that they tell them and the preception is that they are stupid, absurdly unintelligent, beligerantly ignorant to reason, and stubbornly mindless primates who will follow this organization through a field of fire.

  40. hyperalgesia says: Sep 5, 2011 12:19 PM

    At least Peyton will get to groom Andrew Luck next year.

  41. insider7 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:19 PM

    Well, well, well…how physically fit did Manning feel when he signed that new $18 Million per year contract several weeks ago? That comes to more than a million dollars per game over the couse of the regular season. Looks like “Lee Harvey” Manning just ripped off the Colts in broad daylight. He knew he was damaged goods and he demanded top dollar anyway. And the Colts are suckers for giving it to him.

    Lee Harvey just couldn’t sit still and let Tom Brady be the highest paid player in the league again, could he?! What a team guy.

  42. raqaiw says: Sep 5, 2011 12:21 PM

    I am so sick of the “The game needs Manning” rhetoric. The GAME existed before his dad led the Saints,the GAME existed before he beat the weakest NFC Superbowl team of the last decade(sans the 2000 Giants), the GAME existed before his little brother tied him in Superbowl victories and the GAME will exist afterward. Does he sell tickets,sure. But the GAME is bigger than any one player,be it Brady, Manning, Brees, Rapelisberger, or whomever. Soapbox rant over.

  43. pioniere says: Sep 5, 2011 12:21 PM

    “The good news is that all the world will see how incompetent Jim Caldwell really is as a head coach”

    Now you know the *real* reason Jim Tressel was hired!

  44. cantarguefacts says: Sep 5, 2011 12:24 PM

    Get well soon peyton. Im still bleedin blue with or without you

  45. lowleadman says: Sep 5, 2011 12:26 PM

    Peyton needs to take care of Peyton. Worst case scenario is that he comes back and gets seriously injured.

    However, the bufoon owner and coach did nothing to protect the team against this kind of event. I am thinking that Ryan Mallet was available in the draft and the Colts aren’t going anywhere with Painter or Collins. Not having a legit backup in this game is tantamount to team suicide, even for the Colts.

    My prediction is that Manning goes on PUP and we will see after 6 weeks if there is any improvement and go from there. But the Colts could be 0-6 by the time that decision is made.
    Did I mention that the owner sucked all of the fans into buying tickets expecting to see Manning play? Low class scumball

  46. macker1283 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:26 PM

    I’ve always wondered why more teams don’t use HIPAA as an excuse not to release medical information. All employers are accountable under HIPAA not to release medical information on employees, why is that any different for sports franchises? It seems like the media, including the writer of this column, just want teams to ignore the law just because thats what they have always done and it makes their jobs as journalists easier.

  47. steelerfan999 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:28 PM

    AND ITS ALL GUARANTEED

  48. justentertainingthestupid says: Sep 5, 2011 12:29 PM

    I have a feeling that Peyton Manning might be out for a while. And by a while I mean at least half the season until he is himself. I hope that’s not the case because I really do like Peyton and love to watch him play. As a Dolphins fan it brings back the memory of when Marino got hurt although I know it’s different circumstances. It’s going to be very eerie not seeing Manning leading the team trust me. Let’s hope this isn’t a long term injury. The whole neck thing does not sound good at all.

  49. igotacousinweusetocallporky says: Sep 5, 2011 12:31 PM

    jasonculhane says:
    Sep 5, 2011 12:01 PM
    I want to hear how I’m an idiot

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    Give up a season ticket that you could never hope to get back based on speculation? Ok, your an idiot.

  50. meglasdad says: Sep 5, 2011 12:31 PM

    I haven’t been following this story very closely, so I was wondering if someone could help. Has the Mannings or Polians blamed Peytons slow recovery on his offensive line yet? Just curious.

  51. whoknowsnothing says: Sep 5, 2011 12:31 PM

    By the end of week two with Manning still sidelined they are going to start calling Daunte Culpepper to be there next QB, its a better option than what they have for depth.

  52. myspaceyourface says: Sep 5, 2011 12:35 PM

    Wouldn’t that be a crazy thought. . .

    Manning sits this year and the colts win like 3 games.

    They get the #1 pick in the draft and take Luck.

  53. krashie21 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:36 PM

    Uh-oh…….

    I’m okay with him not breaking the consecutive games started streak.

    I just hope he comes back strong and healthy enough to break EVERY SINGLE record that Brett Favre (Favv-ruh?) owns.

    Favre can’t carry Manning’s jock and here’s hoping he can break all of those records.

    Get well soon Peyton!!!!!

  54. egetto says: Sep 5, 2011 12:39 PM

    Hate to see the injury is that serious, even as a Jag fan tormented by him the last decade. That being said, it does shine a little ray of hope down here if the Texans underachieve like every other year.

  55. kom2k10 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:41 PM

    philriverslovespenis says:
    Sep 5, 2011 12:12 PM

    To everyone saying “the Colts are screwed without Manning:” No kidding? Wouldn’t virtually every team be screwed without their starting QB? Pats would be screwed w/out Brady, the Pack screwed w/out Rodgers, Saints screwed w/out Brees, Steelers screwed w/out Ben, etc. Quit stating the obvious.
    —————

    Lets see…
    Patriots without Tom Brady: 11-5
    Steelers without Big Ben: 3-1
    Packers without Rodgers: 0-1 (but nearly beat a 14-2 Patriots team)

    So, “Mr. Obvious”, I’d say that you obviously have no idea of what you are talking about. A lot of those elite QB’s you mentioned have very good TEAMS behind them as proven by their win/loss records without them.

    The Colts will be the exception and will definately have a losing record without Manning because they have one of the worst run defenses, passing defense, run offenses, special teams, and coaching in the entire NFL. This has been the case for years.

    Unlike the other guys that you mentioned, they can miss some games and their teams can still be successfull… if/when Manning misses games, they will be one of the bottom 4 teams in the NFL.

  56. emil4423 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:43 PM

    Not good for my fantasy team why the hell did I draft reggie wayne & dallas clark dammit!!!

  57. thecoltsman says: Sep 5, 2011 12:45 PM

    I think if the colts offensive can get creative we may be able to survive until manning gets back. If they expect colin or painter to win with there arms then we will have problems. We need to do wildcat, flea flickers, and lots of trick plays. It would throw the league for a loop and at least have a chance at winning games. I say this is a great time to start man coverage and to try some new things since the year may be a waste.

  58. scoops1 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:45 PM

    Jeff George will answer the call

  59. adx321 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:45 PM

    jasonculhane

    Man you are an idiot

    First you already have several teams surpassing the Colts?

    Do you think anyone would have given up tickets due to one player missing games or a season?

    You are an idiot.

    Anyone with quality Colts tickets has had them since 1984 you stupid queef. There were plenty of down years but many including myself kept them then entire time.

    You are an idiot.

  60. thecoltsman says: Sep 5, 2011 12:50 PM

    Hey at least the O-line will get more practice before putting the general back in the warzone.

  61. masinick says: Sep 5, 2011 12:53 PM

    I sincerely wish Peyton Manning every possible bit of good health that he can have, and as one of the top quarterbacks of this decade, and indeed, one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game, it would be a shame to have his career cut short.

    I am an avid New England Patriots fan, having lived in New Hampshire from 1985 until just this past week, when I returned to my roots in Michigan. As one who competes with the Colts every year because of the high ranking of each team, of course I want to see the Patriots defeat the Colts. But when guys like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are not out there, the level of competition is just not the same.

    As much as any other fan, I want my favorite teams and my home team to win. My two homes have been in Michigan and New Hampshire, so my favorite teams are Detroit and Boston based. But as much as I want my favored teams to win, I never ever wish ill will or poor health on any player. At times in the past, I have felt that way toward the Pittsburgh Steelers because some of their defensive players appear to deliberately try to injure players on opposing teams, so that is less so in recent years, especially with all the new rules. But it was wrong for me to even think that way. I always learned that two wrongs never make a right.

    So competition with the Steelers, the Chargers, Colts, and Jets – or anyone else, for that matter, should never lead us to seek harm on another human being, even if they play a violent sport. Peyton Manning is a worthy human being, and my prayers are for his complete recovery and for his continued success (except I still want my favored teams to defeat his team when we compete against them)! :-)

    Get well soon, Peyton. Football will not be the same without you, just as it wasn’t the same without Tom Brady or Ben Rothlesburger a few years ago.

  62. goawayeverybody says: Sep 5, 2011 12:53 PM

    Kerry Collins is a very capable quarterback. Colts’ fans need to chill.

  63. getweird4u says: Sep 5, 2011 12:57 PM

    So long indy……back to obscurity

  64. fran021 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:57 PM

    We learned with Favre that “out” doesn’t mean “out,” so “doubtful” means even less.

  65. nevermore81 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:01 PM

    “the bills are garbage because they have one of three worst owners in football, not because jim kelly is gone”

    Okay there is the Bills owner Jim Isray and who is the third?

  66. nevermore81 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:01 PM

    “the bills are garbage because they have one of three worst owners in football, not because jim kelly is gone”

    Okay there is the Bills owner and Jim Isray and who is the third?

  67. jetsfan1234 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:07 PM

    Collins as a late round backup fantasy QB?

  68. l8rndpickjerry says: Sep 5, 2011 1:15 PM

    As a Colts fan (living in Indy) this is HORRIBLE news! We built our entire team around #18 and without him taking snaps, our offense is a lot more vanilla then the typical phantom signals and hot routes.

    As a father, maybe I will be able to actually afford to take my family of four to a game this year!!

  69. stanklepoot says: Sep 5, 2011 1:17 PM

    “The statement reflects a willingness by Manning, who has been throwing the federal HIPAA privacy law around, to allow the information to be disclosed publicly. Few if any pro athletes have taken refuge in HIPAA; the fact that Manning has apparently reversed course suggests that the time has come for candor regarding his situation.”
    ________________________________
    Yes, the time for candor (which just happens to be after his huge new deal was signed, and when there is no longer any way to hide that he won’t be starting the first game of the season) has arrived. The Colts knew Peyton was recovering from surgery, but you really have to wonder how much they really knew about his current condition when they worked out that deal. You have to wonder: was Manning’s recovery slowed by not having access to the training staff he normally worked with, or did Manning know his recovery was not proceeding as planned so he avoided going to any facility that would generate medical records the team would have a right to see? I hope Peyton (like I hope for all injured players) has as speedy and full recovery as possible, but this whole situation leaves me with a whole lot of questions.

  70. camdenyard says: Sep 5, 2011 1:20 PM

    Get out the Mayflower trucks, the Colts are moving to LA

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    Poetic justice.

  71. stanklepoot says: Sep 5, 2011 1:26 PM

    jasonculhane says: Sep 5, 2011 12:01 PM

    Horrible….He’s done for the year, book it. Lets here the all the Colts fans come out and support this one and their joke GM, coach and drunk owner. I’d like to here all the dopes from the last post justify their season tickets now and here how they weren’t misled when they bought their tickets in March and would have still bought those tickets in MAY when he had the surgery. I want to hear how I’m an idiot, when the Colts deserve to be destroyed for this whole embarassment. Here’s the truth…The Lions, Bucs, and Seahawks have surpassed you.
    ____________________________
    hey Jason, no need to be a jerk to Colts fans man. I’m not one of them, but I do have some sympathy for them, and I hope Peyton is well as soon as possible. Even worse, your idea of what a fan is seems rather pathetic to me. The only reason to buy season tickets is if Peyton can play? So, what, we should only support our teams when they’re on top? That’s not being a fan, that’s hopping on the nearest band wagon. So, for both of those reasons, I’ll fulfill your request: YOU’RE AN IDIOT.

  72. nyfootballgiants says: Sep 5, 2011 1:26 PM

    What I want to know is – when are people going to start to mention that Peyton’s brother Cooper, didnt play College Football because of an issue with his neck. (Spinal Stenosis)

    Perhaps the two issues are related?

  73. nahcouldntbethat says: Sep 5, 2011 1:31 PM

    A third surgery on his neck so that his arm strength comes back to 80% of what it was during his prime and so he can throw without pain.

    Or

    Recognizing that he’s extremely wealthy and still a relatively young man and really likely to retire anyway in a few years.

    This seems like a no-brainer to me given that he’s already got his ring.

  74. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 1:31 PM

    Trying to keep track. What’s that make now, 6 teams that are moving to LA, around 8 that are tanking so they can get Andrew Luck, 15 neck bolt jokes, 1200 Rex Ryan foot fetish posts and 2000+ Belichick’s a cheater comments?

  75. adx321 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:32 PM

    camdenyard says: Sep 5, 2011 1:20 PM

    Get out the Mayflower trucks, the Colts are moving to LA

    —————————————-

    Poetic justice.

    Still bitter huh?

    I would be too if I were a Ravens fan which I am sure you are.

    The Colts have OWNED the team you stole from Cleveland.

    Hypocrisy on line 1… it’s for you

  76. wicky888 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:32 PM

    @phillipriverslovespenis

    First of all, love the name.

    Second, the Pats, Saints, Steelers and Patriots are actual teams that would not be as good without their Qbs (obvious) but would not be “screwed”. The Colts have no run game, no defense (aside from Freeney and Mathis) and no coaching staff. No Manning = No wins

  77. doe22us says: Sep 5, 2011 1:34 PM

    Oh k lets just hand the AFC South or whatever division it is to to the Texans, lets not play game over. Goodness me if talking heads prevailed every one will be paper champions, and that is why you play the game. All these guys saying Colts are done, Peyton should retire blah blah do yourself a favor.

  78. stanklepoot says: Sep 5, 2011 1:50 PM

    krashie21 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:36 PM

    Uh-oh…….

    I’m okay with him not breaking the consecutive games started streak.

    I just hope he comes back strong and healthy enough to break EVERY SINGLE record that Brett Favre (Favv-ruh?) owns.

    Favre can’t carry Manning’s jock and here’s hoping he can break all of those records.

    Get well soon Peyton!!!!!
    ____________________________
    I’m not even particularly a Favre fan and I know it’s time for you Favre-obsessed idiots to crawl out of your parents’ basements and enter the real world. This has nothing to do with Favre, and everything to do with Peyton having a serious injury. Favre is retired, just let it go.

    But, since you felt the need to attack the guy for no reason, how about you deal with the facts. Favre doesn’t need to carry Manning’s jock, he has his own hall of fame career…which is a whole lot more than you can say. Favre and Manning have the same number of SB championships and have played in the same number of SBs. Additionally, Favre has a better playoff winning percentage, has gone deeper into the playoffs more often, still has all kinds of records like consecutive starts, TD passes, and total yards. Here’s where you’ll want to throw out the fact that Favre also has the record for most INTs thrown in a career. Granted, but Manning still holds the record for most INTs thrown in a season I believe. So, please, stop ranting about retired players for no apparent reason, especially when it’s an argument you simply can’t win. You can now feel free to go back to your fantasies about carrying other men’s jock straps.

  79. jaydog76 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:52 PM

    I’m gonna go out and say I’m ashamed to even be ready the same post as most of you are. I mean come on, the guy has taken alot of jabs over being hurt. I don’t care if you’re a colts fan or not, Manning has made the game exciting for all of us for years now. Now he is hurt after 200+ game and it’s toss him under the bus.

    As far as Polian goes, most of you idiots speak based off of jealousy. Name another team other than maybe NE that has been as solid and successful over the past 13 years.

    People, grow up, put the beer or pipe down and show the organization and it’s staff a little respect.

    Peyton, do your thing man. Us true Colts and NFL fans know what you are to the game. Ignore these fair weathered poor excuse for fans, they are either not in Indy, don’t know what they are talking about or just plain idiots….. maybe all combined.

  80. Exiled1 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:59 PM

    nevermore81 says:
    Sep 5, 2011 1:01 PM
    “the bills are garbage because they have one of three worst owners in football, not because jim kelly is gone”

    Okay there is the Bills owner and Jim Isray and who is the third?

    ————————————————–
    That’s a tough call. Undead Al of the Raiders or Mike Brown of the Bengals?

  81. indyff955 says: Sep 5, 2011 2:00 PM

    The idiots are the ones jumping at the opportunity to bash Manning and the colts because of an injury. It must be terrible to be fan of a team that sucks so bad (I.e. Houston) that you salivate at a chance to win something because of an injury to your daddy (Indianapolis). Hey Houston… You’ve been crowning yourselves for 4 years now. You ran around after game one last year celebrating like you won the super bowl, then went 5-10 after that. Texans fans are a complete and utter joke. Almost as much of a joke as all of these other people from other cities who claim to know everything about the Colts franchise. Maybe you should spend as much effort supporting your own sad franchises as you do hating on others. Notice all of the classy comments wishing Peyton well are coming from fans of winning franchises (I.e. New England) because they don’t want or need injuries to other teams stars to help them win.

  82. jasoncnz says: Sep 5, 2011 2:05 PM

    I’ve been sitting at this damn computer reading all this about Peyton and now MY NECK HURTS!

  83. pecosbob says: Sep 5, 2011 2:08 PM

    Don’t worry Colts fans – it’s all an elaborate plan to go 2-14 and as the worst team in football get the number one draft pick next year Andrew Luck as Peyton’s successor.

  84. jasonculhane says: Sep 5, 2011 2:08 PM

    @adx321

    I feel sorry for you that buy Colts tickets since 1984 and you have to use that to justify your reasoning for getting suckered into re-newing, re-upping or continuing buying tickets for a Manningless team THIS year. How am I the idiot again?

    @stanklepoot

    Why do you care for Colts fans if your not one, whats your angle? They get what they ask for every year don’t they? So to call them out now after putting up with this nonsense year after year and then have a situation like this TRUMP everything fraudulant this organization has ever done, makes me the idiot? I don’t think so.

    I think this team with this owner, this GM, this coach and the Lucas Oil inhabitants who put up with this team are a complete waste of NFL revenue and accepting of this dysfunctional mess that we see here. If this were the Steelers, Patriots, or anyother organization that claims to be “class acts” their fans would have censored their asses out of jobs from the first Jim Beam induced Tweet from Jim Irsay’s mouth, lack of Geritol induced busted past drafts from Polian, and their non diploma, witch doctor of malpractice medical staff, their asses would be all out of jobs if this was anyother state, team, city or chess club near you.

    This team is a mess, they suck without Peyton, you guys never addressed the situation, if he would have never gotten HIT last year and if that line was addressed like it should have been years ago when Tarik Glen retired, this would have never happen. You guys are all to blame in Indianapolis. You allow this, its on you.

  85. jasonculhane says: Sep 5, 2011 2:17 PM

    @igotacousinweusetocallporky

    If you really have a cousin called “porky” then my guess is, is that Jim Irsay is your drunken uncle and thats why your easily offended:)

  86. stanklepoot says: Sep 5, 2011 2:25 PM

    @stanklepoot

    Why do you care for Colts fans if your not one, whats your angle? They get what they ask for every year don’t they? So to call them out now after putting up with this nonsense year after year and then have a situation like this TRUMP everything fraudulant this organization has ever done, makes me the idiot? I don’t think so.
    ____________________________
    My “angle” is that I’m an actual football fan. My other “angle” is that I believe being a fan means you stick with your team in good times and in bad. As an Eagles fan from central Pa, I remember the bad years before Andy Reid took over as HC…the dreaded Ray Rhodes and Rich Kotite years. I also remember seeing those sad band wagon jumpers all of a sudden wearing Cowboys hats and jerseys after having talked trash about them once Jimmy Johnson brought in the triplets and had them winning. I support all fans (even the ones of teams I despise) as long as they’re true fans and not band wagon losers.

    As for the accusations of fraud, the irony is that team owner Irsay is probably the one person you can’t paint with that brush. Irsay’s tweets have been giving some real clues as to the situation for a while now. It’s the front office that simply refused to comment on the issue, and all those talking heads on tv going on and on about how tough Peyton is that had people convinced Peyton would be starting from the first snap. Maybe if some of these “analysts” had studied up on the issue and learned that with this injury it’s not a matter of toughness a little sooner, this wouldn’t have come as a shock to so many now. Besides, like an earlier poster said, season tickets aren’t something that you can simply choose to buy from year to year for most teams. If the team has a strong fan base, then giving them up one year means that you’ll most likely end up at the bottom of a rather long waiting list before you get another crack at them. So, even if Manning is forced to sit out the entire year, how many fans would have given up their season tickets, knowing they’d most likely not be able to get them back next year? If they want, they’re free to resell those tickets on stub hub or a similar site and recoup a large part of their investment for this year, and still keep their right to buy them next year.

  87. deadeye says: Sep 5, 2011 2:26 PM

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Colts just end up sucking massively going 3-13, and then the result is that they get to draft Luck at #1 overall?

  88. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 2:31 PM

    stanklepoot – u r clueless….Favre will be 80 and will OWN Manning……..get them out to a high school field and see who owns who….Manning = over-rated!

  89. jaydog76 says: Sep 5, 2011 2:34 PM

    @jasonculhane

    Dude are u seriously going to compare our franchise to NE and Pitts?

    Hmm, 1 is lead by a cheater and the other by a rapist. Kinda shows what kind mold u came from doesn’t it.

  90. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 2:35 PM

    Manning = loser……..just like his Dad!

  91. macker1283 says: Sep 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    Lets see…
    Patriots without Tom Brady: 11-5
    Steelers without Big Ben: 3-1
    Packers without Rodgers: 0-1 (but nearly beat a 14-2 Patriots team)

    So, “Mr. Obvious”, I’d say that you obviously have no idea of what you are talking about. A lot of those elite QB’s you mentioned have very good TEAMS behind them as proven by their win/loss records without them.

    The Colts will be the exception and will definately have a losing record without Manning because they have one of the worst run defenses, passing defense, run offenses, special teams, and coaching in the entire NFL. This has been the case for years.

    Unlike the other guys that you mentioned, they can miss some games and their teams can still be successfull… if/when Manning misses games, they will be one of the bottom 4 teams in the NFL.
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    I can’t believe this ignorant post got 17 likes and only 3 dislikes(including mine). Shows you how dumb some fans are. The Colts DONT have a good team behind Manning. They never have. Thats why they have lost almost every game near the end of the season where Manning was resting. The Patriots have a good team other than Brady, and that year they also had a very good QB named Matt Cassel who was the starting QB for a playoff team last year. The Steelers always have a terrific defense which is why when they lose Ben for a few games they are fine. Although I’d like to see how they would do if they lost Ben for an entire season. The Colts are a crappy defense with a superb offense because of Manning. Everything revolves around Manning, unlike those other teams. Their receivers are great because of Manning. Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, and Dallas Clark would be crap for almost any other QB in the league. They have no running game. Their running game has been decent in past years because defenses play Manning and hope to God the Colts actually run the ball, because that would mean Manning isn’t throwing it.

    5-11 at the most, only because they get to play the Titans and Jaguars twice a year.

  92. 5f6a says: Sep 5, 2011 2:53 PM

    igotacousinweusetocallporky said: your an idiot

    Hey Porky, before you go calling anyone an idiot, you might want to learn the difference between “your” as in your mama is ugly” and you’re as in “you’re ugly.”

    Dumb is ugly no matter the context.

  93. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 3:00 PM

    Gee…i suggest you check the Pro Bowl and the recent list of the best players in the league…..never has a QB been given more talent on that side of the ball……Harrison, Wayne, Clark…the list goes on and on…….if YOU want to be ignorant and think he has nobody around him….go ahead………but it is phoney baloney…..as anyone in the league will attest to..sorry

  94. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 3:06 PM

    …and their defense is some years less so…..mainly because they stock the offense……the only SB the Colts could win with Manning was when their defense (which was the worst in the league) rose up and was the best in the playoffs……..otherwise….it would have been the same old story with the Colts.

    If you believe that Manning is the ONLY talent on the team than you must agree that the Colts organization is incompetent, right?…..who would pay one guy at the expense of the rest of the team…….especially when it hasn’t worked!

  95. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 3:07 PM

    ..even the Colts Center made the list of top 50 players………give me an Fing break!

  96. bajeha says: Sep 5, 2011 3:11 PM

    I am surprised that no one has mentioned that in Peyton’s 2001 autobiography, he said that he had a slight stenosis in his neck. That caught my eye even back then. I’ve wondered ever since when, not how, that congenital condition might affect his ability to play in time. Now, we all know.

    I ‘ve watched Peyton play from his Tennessee days through last season. It’s been a great ride for him, the Colts, the NFL and for football fans of all ages and genders; moreoever, he has been a class act on and off the field throughout. But now that his stenosis has worsened — and he recently became a father for the first time at age 36 — it may be time for him to leave the game with his grace, reputation and body intact.

    I don’t like to see any player get hurt, but to watch Peyton Manning become a paraplegic on the field would be a tragedy of epic proportions, and with repercussions felt throughout amateur, varsity and professional football. Is his breaking more records worth that risk? I think not.

  97. crookedstick says: Sep 5, 2011 3:28 PM

    @pecosbob says: Sep 5, 2011 2:08 PM

    Don’t worry Colts fans – it’s all an elaborate plan to go 2-14 and as the worst team in football get the number one draft pick next year Andrew Luck as Peyton’s successor.
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    2-14 won’t get the #1 overall pick. There’s NO way the Bengals win 2 games this year.

  98. getweird4u says: Sep 5, 2011 6:49 PM

    @crookedstick
    not only will the bengals win two games they will be 3-0 take a look at the schedule ill get back to u in three weeks chromagnum man!

  99. golonger says: Sep 5, 2011 8:20 PM

    getweird4u – right…wake up!

  100. gguffey says: Sep 5, 2011 8:40 PM

    Well my gut tells me the Colts will be lucky to win 5 games w/o Manning, but the fan in me says Delone Carter will rush for 1000 yards & they win 8 or 9.

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