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Jeff George says he could pick up Colts offense in a matter of days

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At a time when at least one columnist in Indianapolis hopes the Colts will break the glass and pull the Favre lever, another former NFL quarterback apparently is politicking for a shot at helping the team.

Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports via Twitter that Jeff George said he could pick up the Colts offense “in a matter of days.”

The Colts drafted George with the No. 1 selection, 21 years ago.  He’ll be 44 in December.

The team presumably isn’t interested.  The only question is whether coach Jim Caldwell will decline politely, or whether he’ll make some Chilly-style crack that George should sign up for a fantasy camp.

We’re guessing that it’ll be the former.

Either way, don’t count on a team that could earn the first overall pick in the 2012 draft during a season when it has lost the services of the first overall pick in the 1998 draft to give a job to the first overall pick in the 1990 draft.

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  1. egls7 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:14 PM

    now that would be interesting

  2. seneca1ss says: Sep 19, 2011 9:16 PM

    …….and throw bombs to DB’s

  3. mdd913 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:17 PM

    What about me? I’m a quick learner, my arm is at least as good as Curtis Painter’s, and I’ll do it for half the vet minimum.

  4. joshseks says: Sep 19, 2011 9:18 PM

    It would be interesting to see what he could do at 44.

  5. drmonkeyarmy says: Sep 19, 2011 9:18 PM

    What does Whitlock have to say about this? I’m surprised he hasn’t been beating that drum since the Manning news broke.

  6. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 19, 2011 9:19 PM

    I asked Jeff George if he wanted to play QB during a labor day BBQ.

    He told me he’d only do it if I gave him 4 extra spare ribs.

    I told him to stick it.

  7. sadskinsfan89 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:19 PM

    Please pft tell me im high and this isn’t a headline on ur site hahaha. JEFF GEORGE?

  8. smartbutlazy says: Sep 19, 2011 9:20 PM

    I thought he was starting for the Bears these days.

  9. baddegg says: Sep 19, 2011 9:20 PM

    Dude, I would love to see them put Jeff George back there. While you are at it, why not give Johnny Unitas and George Blanda a call…

  10. britishraven says: Sep 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    Akili Smith is available

  11. yostfender says: Sep 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    I thought it was Len Pasquarelli’s annual duty to write the Jeff George comeback piece.

  12. ctiggs says: Sep 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    he has to be kidding me just stay on the couch old man and join a fantasy football league with farve.

  13. screamingsheep69 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:21 PM

    Mike has quite the man crush on Jeff George.

  14. ProDolphinsTalk says: Sep 19, 2011 9:23 PM

    Panic much? A wheelchair bound Peyton Manning would be more effective than Jeff George. C’mon man.

  15. lacharger2112 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:23 PM

    DEPENDS..George.

  16. itsmammoth says: Sep 19, 2011 9:23 PM

    hahahhahahaha

  17. jaggedmark says: Sep 19, 2011 9:24 PM

    Hey Jeff George, you’re too late. Vinny Testaverde already asked.

  18. jmizzal says: Sep 19, 2011 9:24 PM

    Hey Jeff couldnt do no worse ;)

  19. trickbunny says: Sep 19, 2011 9:24 PM

    Oh please please please let this happen. I don’t want the NFL to be finished with the comedy stylings of Jeff George!

  20. trickbunny says: Sep 19, 2011 9:26 PM

    PS- Now I feel old. I was absolutely positive he was a few years older than me. Nope. A year younger. Damn.

  21. pantalonesaguas says: Sep 19, 2011 9:26 PM

    Colts are going to get Andrew Luck, aren’t they.

    Signed,

    Jealous Browns Fan

  22. dmitchell624 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:26 PM

    Of course he could……Take the snap and hit the first cornerback you see. Why change his legacy now?

  23. roxtar10 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    It’s just cruel someone would ask him…

  24. turk2875 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    Really, first it’s Favre now George. Whose next?? I heard Dan Marino thinks he still has something left. This has been the fastest decline of a team I’ve ever seen. So THIS IS the real Colts, oh I see.

  25. greenbowlpackers says: Sep 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    hahaha

  26. flboyindallas says: Sep 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    The Colts quarterback position is starting to look like a McDonald’s national hiring day. Next thing you know people will be capping each other in the Lucas Oil Stadium parking lot because someone cut in line.

  27. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    i love this guy

  28. humptyfratz says: Sep 19, 2011 9:27 PM

    Why not? Dunno if he could beat Kerry Collins, but he could tutor him.

    And I bet he could play better than Curtis Painter.

  29. vbe2 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:28 PM

    Why do you always bring this idiot up when there’s a team that needs a QB or has a QB issue? He was never that good a QB to begin with. Stop bringing him up. Geesh!

  30. beerbratscheese says: Sep 19, 2011 9:28 PM

    Proof positive that a player can continue to be affected by post-concussion syndrome ten years after retirement. Get help, Jeff.

  31. devrick says: Sep 19, 2011 9:29 PM

    Jeff George is the Chuck Norris of professional football.

  32. bradybbgoat says: Sep 19, 2011 9:30 PM

    Poor Jeff.

    I bet he wishes he didn’t drink away his prime.

    Can’t deny that he had all the gifts but C’mon Man! That ship has long since sailed.

  33. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 19, 2011 9:30 PM

    Jason Whitlock likes this.

  34. ronswansonsdinner says: Sep 19, 2011 9:32 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA this is a joke. You cannot be serious.

  35. MichaelEdits says: Sep 19, 2011 9:32 PM

    If they bring in Jeff George, he could challenge Manning for the starting job. No, seriously.

  36. favreforever says: Sep 19, 2011 9:32 PM

    Takes Jeff a matter of days to pick up his shoes when he gets out of bed on a rainy day.

  37. babyjebus says: Sep 19, 2011 9:32 PM

    coincidently, that is about how long it takes opposing defenses to pick up the Colts offense when manning isn’t running the show.

  38. beecee71 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:34 PM

    desperate

  39. goforthanddie says: Sep 19, 2011 9:35 PM

    Dude doesn’t get the hint apparently.

  40. cardsfann1 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:36 PM

    He would be whining in a matter of minutes tho.

  41. robigd says: Sep 19, 2011 9:36 PM

    Rock bottom….meet the Colts franchise.

  42. 1captain1 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:37 PM

    …And destroy it in one week!

    That’s what the headling left out.

  43. unbiased8383 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:37 PM

    I would actually like to see this happen. I also want to see what Todd Marinovich can bring to the raiders and how Dave Krieg would fair for the Seahawks.

  44. rectumnearlykilledem says: Sep 19, 2011 9:38 PM

    Hey don’t kill George. He only won one less Super Bowl than Manning.

  45. permiepoo says: Sep 19, 2011 9:38 PM

    Kravitz and George are both morons… let Peyton heal, have his last 3-4 good years in peace and move on.

    Collins is already proving he won’t be able to help this team win much, might as well put Painter in to see if we have a serviceable backup for the future, and plan from there.

  46. rkel10 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:39 PM

    I don’t think he could lift that much, those linemen weigh a lot!

  47. quadya says: Sep 19, 2011 9:41 PM

    That is probably one of the funniest PFT headlines I’ve ever read. My wife is sitting here looking at.me.like.I’m crazy. Jusr hilarious….

  48. phillydude24 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:42 PM

    not sure why everyone thinks the colts are going to tank the season. Why on earth would they want andrew luck over a healthy peyton manthing. Kerry collins will definitely get this team on the right track. If peyton is done for the year I predict they will go 7-9 at worse.

  49. skoobyfl says: Sep 19, 2011 9:42 PM

    Why not clone Peyton after that stem cell treatment ?? I could of sworn I watched that happen in a movie, Invasion of the Body snatch….

  50. ravenution says: Sep 19, 2011 9:46 PM

    The Colts as a franchise has had more number one overall QBs than any other I can remember.

    John Elway
    Art Schlicter
    Jeff George
    Petting Manning

    And soon to come

    Andrew Suck…I mean Luck.

  51. razwan65 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:46 PM

    Jeff George is delusional.
    Who’s next, Jim McMahon?

  52. johnnyshore says: Sep 19, 2011 9:47 PM

    If nothing else, it would be an intriguing move and may help sell tickets.

  53. conjecture101 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:48 PM

    Give him a chance

  54. myspaceyourface says: Sep 19, 2011 9:48 PM

    Anyone know where I can buy some Under Armour Heat Gear for a reasonable price?

  55. rukiddnme29 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:51 PM

    Come on! DO it! That would be awesome! I wish someone would have given him another chance. What an arm.

  56. ironhawk says: Sep 19, 2011 9:51 PM

    I feel kind of bad for him. He wants to play again so badly. I wish someone would give him a shot.

  57. jodave5 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:51 PM

    If there is divine intervention in football, please let the fates shine on Kansas City and deliver the 1st pick of the 2012 draft to the Chiefs. IND has had Peyton since ’98. KC has gone thru QB purgatory since Len Dawson retired. Mike Livingston, Tony Adams, Steve Fuller, Bill Kenney, Todd Blackledge, Steve DeBerg, Dave Krieg, one brief ray of hope with an aging Joe Montana, Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green, Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, and now Matt Cassel. How much can one fan base stomach????

  58. citizenstrange says: Sep 19, 2011 9:53 PM

    I know that Jeff George has been reduced to a punchline but – for reals – he had one of the best arms that I have EVER seen in the NFL.

    Right up there with Bradshaw where a flick of the wrist could send a 45 yard pinpoint laser.

  59. fthrvic says: Sep 19, 2011 9:54 PM

    For the love of God Indy, pull the trigger on this deal!!!

  60. wwwfella says: Sep 19, 2011 9:55 PM

    i have to agree with him. i think he could effectively run the 2 minute drill on the all geezer team.

  61. moronhater16 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:56 PM

    someone wants a shot at some cash!

  62. paul197343 says: Sep 19, 2011 9:57 PM

    GO AWAY…PLEASE JUST GO AWAY

  63. darocnessmonsta says: Sep 19, 2011 9:58 PM

    Geez Jeff give it up all ready no one was knocking at your door when you was young so highly doubt they will be now no matter how desparate, only former player i think may still be able to play that is 40 ish is hershel walker but even thats a stretch!!!

  64. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 19, 2011 9:59 PM

    Personality and leadership aside(big asides for pro QB’s) I’d bet George could out-throw lalf the league right now. I’m just sayin’…

  65. obamasballsack says: Sep 19, 2011 9:59 PM

    After I read he will be 44 in December, I laughed and didn’t even bother to read anymore.

  66. chowface86 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:00 PM

    This made me laugh real hard. Would be unreal.

  67. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Sep 19, 2011 10:02 PM

    and if my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.

  68. armchairqb says: Sep 19, 2011 10:03 PM

    Yes. Just what the Colts want to do — re-live the miserable days of the pre-Manning era, with the same miserable pre-Manning QB.

    Go back to selling used cars, Jeff.

  69. dietrich43 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:03 PM

    If he had picked it up the first time he was there, he might not now be the butt of so many jokes.

  70. transam7816 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:03 PM

    Here we go again…

  71. atlien698 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:04 PM

    Why?….Just why?

  72. packers291 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:04 PM

    Did anyone else see Boley smash that guys face with the football after his return TD a few minutes ago???

  73. yallbetuckfards says: Sep 19, 2011 10:04 PM

    “The only question is whether coach Jim Caldwell will decline politely, or whether he’ll make some Chilly-style crack that George should sign up for a fantasy camp.”

    —————————————————-

    That is the only question? Really? LMAO!!

  74. cowboydipl0macy says: Sep 19, 2011 10:06 PM

    Is some joke that Whitlock is pulling?

  75. mrplow3 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:07 PM

    DO IT!

    The league needs more Jeff George.

    Sign him now!

  76. mikeopp says: Sep 19, 2011 10:08 PM

    So could my Grandma

  77. Deb says: Sep 19, 2011 10:08 PM

    Jeff George? He hasn’t played in a decade, has he? Wonder what June Jones would say :)

  78. stubbyjones says: Sep 19, 2011 10:09 PM

    Good lord….

  79. purplefaithful says: Sep 19, 2011 10:10 PM

    Maybe George can coach. That would have to be an upgrade.

  80. starfan79 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:10 PM

    I can throw this football over that mountain, we would have won state if coach put me in.

  81. rocketdogsports says: Sep 19, 2011 10:13 PM

    Why is anything this loser says worth passing on.

  82. democratsarestupid says: Sep 19, 2011 10:14 PM

    oh please God let this happen

  83. thridandlong says: Sep 19, 2011 10:15 PM

    Along with his adult undergarment too.

  84. dondada10 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:15 PM

    I thought that was Jeff George playing QB for the Colts

  85. duncanthecat says: Sep 19, 2011 10:16 PM

    Are you referring to the same Jeff George who completely lost his composure as the Redskin’s QB and was waived the next day following the game.

    Great arm and lousy brain.

  86. carson9 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:17 PM

    Jeff George was an ass. But has a better arm then Collins. At this rate Akili Smith would be an upgrade. LOL

  87. hey804 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:17 PM

    This reads like an article from The Onion.

  88. flavordave says: Sep 19, 2011 10:17 PM

    Jeff George was the oldest looking 20 something I had ever seen. He was half bald and had the face of a creepy uncle. And that was 15 years ago. I doubt seeing that in a huddle would inspire much more then what theyre doing now.

  89. rangersleadtheway says: Sep 19, 2011 10:18 PM

    Of course he can…

  90. balzosteel says: Sep 19, 2011 10:19 PM

    ….and when he went to the University of Illinois, he remembers walking 5 miles each way through 3 feet of snow to get to class.

  91. trudger164 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:19 PM

    Jeff George couldn’t pick up a case of the crabs, much less the Colts offense, in a “matter of days.”

  92. kcbraves816 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:22 PM

    Somewhere Jason Whitlock’s pants are getting a little tighter

  93. skinsrock says: Sep 19, 2011 10:23 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. oxycode30 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:25 PM

    I suspect Jeff George COULD pick up the offense quickly. He’s a smart guy and quite capable. Just seeing his name reminds me of some of the talented kids who played QB at Illinois is the 80s… like Dave Wilson, Tony Eason and Jack Trudeau in addition to George. These guys may not be as athletic as a Michael Vick or Cam Newton but they knew their offenses and were able to pick up on the finer points that are lost on today’s new breed.

  95. kremis says: Sep 19, 2011 10:27 PM

    The he coukd drop it in a matter of a few plays!!!

  96. j0esixpack says: Sep 19, 2011 10:28 PM

    Johnny Unitas is rolling in his grave.

    (Of course that could just be him itching for his shot as well. Heck, he couldn’t do worse than Collins.)

  97. rangersleadtheway says: Sep 19, 2011 10:30 PM

    How much you want to bet he can throw a football over those mountains there?

  98. bitchassjosh says: Sep 19, 2011 10:31 PM

    Presumably, Scott Bakula is also available….

  99. brintfatre says: Sep 19, 2011 10:33 PM

    This would be PERFECT! The only person on Earth who could out-ahole Manning would be Jeff George!

  100. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 19, 2011 10:39 PM

    I hear Jeff George’s tears can cure cancer, it’s too bad he never cries.

    When Jeff George jumps into a pool he doesn’t get wet, the pool gets Jeff George.

  101. trickbunny says: Sep 19, 2011 10:41 PM

    Wow- a lot of comparisons of a 43 year old guy here to people way older than him! Yeah, “bring back Johnny Unitas”- that’s a great comparison! (for me to poop on.)

    Blanda, DeBerg, Dave Kreig, Testaverde, Favre… a lot of guys have played QB in their early to mid 40s and not totally sucked. Just sayin’.

    Oh never mind. I’m sure he’d get killed.

  102. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 19, 2011 10:41 PM

    @packers291….
    Yep. Saw it. Looked like it hurt a bit.
    Drilled him.
    I feel bad that I laughed a little…

  103. richm2256 says: Sep 19, 2011 10:45 PM

    I am honestly embarrassed for this guy.

  104. pitch87mph says: Sep 19, 2011 10:47 PM

    I never understood why Jeff George has been so shunned in his twilight. Yeah. The guy’s a franchise killer–if you’re asking him to be the franchise. But as a stop gap? He’s ideal. Has unique physical skills (that cannon arm), and by all accounts, can effectively run a wide-open offense with weapons at WR.

    At 44–it’s probably a reach–I concede that. But it’s not like this team is going anywhere. Collins couldn’t be a worse fit. Elongated delivery, little pocket presence. But what’s the harm in giving George a look? Kerry Collins LOOKS at LEAST 44… and plays like it too. George had an arm (and the arm generally doesn’t go away–remember the legendary story of Sandy Koufax at age 64 hitting the gun at 94MPH in Dodgers camp many years ago). Quick release is probably there, too. I mean why not kick the tires? Put him on the chalkboard.

    Is it a sign of desperation? ABSOLUTELY!!! But that’s the Colts. They HAVE to be desperate. In a best case scenario, Manning is likely a week 12 play (after Colts bye week). If they’re any worse than 5-7, it’s probably over. And that may not be good enough either, if the Texans are for real. You’re hosting the SB. You have an aging team (at least the stars). All hands on deck!

  105. stealthscorpio says: Sep 19, 2011 10:50 PM

    I’m 47 but I still can catch and I design offenses for pop warner teams, the Giants and Cowboys are down receivers, please let them know im available. Seriously. And im n football shape despite the lockout. I watched every game yesterday at a sportsbar. I am on a strict chicken diet too. Hooters wings.

  106. broncfanor says: Sep 19, 2011 10:51 PM

    They should give Jamarcus Russell a call.

  107. arsement says: Sep 19, 2011 10:56 PM

    I don’t see how a 44 year old man would be able to keep up with the speed of the game today.

  108. Melissa says: Sep 19, 2011 10:58 PM

    I’m pretty sure Ryan Leaf is available! :P

  109. ar1888 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:04 PM

    He must have alzheimers.

  110. zultimatefan says: Sep 19, 2011 11:08 PM

    Isnt Jeff George really just Uncle Rico?

  111. crazysandude says: Sep 19, 2011 11:09 PM

    Colts might as well call Jamarcus and get him off his Mom’s couch.

  112. thefiesty1 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:16 PM

    They’ve got to do something or go 0-16. But George, give me a break.

  113. mecos47 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:20 PM

    Jeff Garcia is also available.

  114. sullijo1 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:22 PM

    Two words:

    Jake Plummer

  115. mrvikingsfan11 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:24 PM

    Go get Montana, you know (Joe) ;)

  116. gooboy6 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:28 PM

    How about “cryin ” Leaf ?

  117. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 19, 2011 11:36 PM

    Problem is, he’s also going to have his 63rd birthday in a matter of days.

  118. orthodoxdj says: Sep 19, 2011 11:42 PM

    How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?

  119. NFC_OK says: Sep 19, 2011 11:50 PM

    Can Peyton fill in as General Manager also? Kerry Collins? Really??

  120. cured76 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:53 PM

    jeez Jeff George, you gotta let it go, man

  121. Deb says: Sep 19, 2011 11:59 PM

    pitch87mph says:

    I never understood why Jeff George has been so shunned in his twilight.
    ————————————————-
    Besides a bad attitude, the guy did have a cannon arm, and he was on the rosters of various teams until about five years ago. But he hasn’t actually thrown a pass in an NFL game in 10 years. I don’t see how he could walk on and take over any 2011 offense with a week’s notice if he were 33, let alone 43.

  122. nfl4ever says: Sep 20, 2011 12:00 AM

    The guy was a flawed QB but to watch him drop back and throw the ball was something to behold.

    What the heck, I’d like to see this happen, it would be a great story.

  123. rajbais says: Sep 20, 2011 12:02 AM

    Jeff, you can’t say that if you haven’t been on a NFL roster since 2004 (yes, this is true)!!!!

    But I’m sure it’s okay for you to say this because your childhood buddy Jason Whitlock said so!!!

  124. commonsensedude says: Sep 20, 2011 12:03 AM

    Maybe some team can sign both Jeff George and Tiki Barber at the same time. One of those guys might win the “Depend Underwear for Men Player of the Game” award.

  125. diablito0402 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:04 AM

    Call ryan leaf i bet he’ll sign

  126. cured76 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:07 AM

    I’m just curious, does Jeff George have a mullet now?

  127. diablito0402 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:08 AM

    What about quincy carter

  128. shoekid1113 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:09 AM

    In other news today….. Brian Bosworth also thinks he sould get a shot, cuz he’s got untapped potential and he knows he can be a leader for that historic group on D. He said he’s the “manning” of a defense.

  129. south1park1cows says: Sep 20, 2011 12:28 AM

    And I don’t care who you are, that’s pretty funny right there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You may be able to pick up the offense but you couldn’t read a vanilla defense twenty years ago let alone today.

  130. threedeep1998 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:44 AM

    Mint in 1999 w/ Moss, Carter, and Reed. Probably won’t be so mint without those guys

  131. downsouth49er says: Sep 20, 2011 12:45 AM

    If he’s talking about on Madden I agree with him!! It usually takes me a couple of days to learn a new playbook on madden also.

  132. edgarpoe2 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:49 AM

    Archie Manning is available.

  133. diablito0402 says: Sep 20, 2011 12:58 AM

    Quincy carter????

  134. scytherius says: Sep 20, 2011 1:15 AM

    Jedd the Joke? Are you serious??????

  135. brianbowman16 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:18 AM

    zultimatefan says:Sep 19, 2011 11:08 PM

    Isnt Jeff George really just Uncle Rico?

    omfg thats a PERFECT compasrison

    “we woulda took state…..”
    Uncle Rico’s the sh*t

  136. isphet71 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:21 AM

    “If they bring in Jeff George, he could challenge Manning for the starting job. No, seriously.”

    I would believe that if you put the name Eli in that statement.

  137. truthserum4u says: Sep 20, 2011 2:35 AM

    “…don’t count on a team that could earn the first overall pick in the 2012… ”

    Mike! You yourself even stated in your 10 pack last week that it’s too early to start detecting trends and assuming seasonal outcomes. I understand the topic gets hits for you, but why must you keep going after this Luck to the Colts angle?

    Several other teams, having far less talent, seem to be more likely candidates (KC, Seattle, Miami) as well as a few other teams that are struggling out of the gate (Vikings, Rams, Denver). Plus another handful of teams that don’t project to be very successful this season.

    I’ll be surprised if Indy ends up with the first overall pick.

  138. bvaljalo says: Sep 20, 2011 3:01 AM

    Seriously?

    Jeff George?

    Please.

    However, another retired Jeff that WOULD be worth a look at this point (if we was interested) is Jeff Garcia. Jeff (who I know personally) IS in fact a damn smart cat, isn’t THAT old, was never seriously injured in his career, and heck he was in training camp with the Raiders only 2 years ago, after leading an Eagles team to a bunch of late season wins at the end of the 2008 season when Donovan went down hurt.

    I seriously think he’d give ‘em a lot better chance to win than Collins at this point.

    The guy I really thought they’d take a shot with though is Trent Edwards after the Raiders cut him. Guy didn’t look bad in preseason for the Raiders, and heck he’s young, reasonably mobile, has a decent arm, and has a lot of starting experience.

  139. bvaljalo says: Sep 20, 2011 3:23 AM

    Sorry I meant to say ‘if He’, not ‘We’.

    Also had my years confused … the late-season success w/the Eagles was 2007 season. In 2008 he led the Bucs to the playoffs. I remembered he’d still been good right before the Raiders picked him up, and was bummed we cut him and kept Jafatass PurpleDrank instead.

    Anyways, Jeff played in the UFL in 2010 season and did quite well, and based on what I know of him, I’m positive he’s still ‘in shape’ … If I was the Colts right now … I’d call the man.

  140. tatum064 says: Sep 20, 2011 4:14 AM

    And they’d be picking him up off the turf in a matter minutes. He would be a pinata behind that line.

  141. musicman495 says: Sep 20, 2011 7:24 AM

    Would love to see Jeff “Leadership is Overrated” George.

    Also, too bad Art Schlichter just went to prison again.

  142. robcypher says: Sep 20, 2011 7:36 AM

    As a Steelers fan, I welcome this development.

    -6 RINGS…SOON TO BE 7

  143. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 says: Sep 20, 2011 7:43 AM

    Seriously what “F” is Curtis Painter also the Janitor or something, this guys been in there for 4 seasons as the back up ,is he that damn bad,if so the Colts dont deserve to win a game this season …

  144. Rockets GM says: Sep 20, 2011 7:44 AM

    Jeff had the release of Marino, the arm strength of Favre but the heart of the Tin Man prior to meeting Oz.

  145. Rockets GM says: Sep 20, 2011 7:47 AM

    The Colts are not as bad as the Seahawks or Chiefs, so stopp the Luck talk.

  146. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 20, 2011 8:04 AM

    This ain’t no vanilla offense.

  147. ladymacesq says: Sep 20, 2011 8:04 AM

    Jeff George throws the best bounce pass since Magic Johnson retired.

    Maybe he’s just thinking the wrong sport.

    Concussions will do that.

  148. vikesfan says: Sep 20, 2011 8:17 AM

    The only thing more entertaining than signing Jeff George would be to sign BOTH Jeff George and Brett Favre and watch them compete with each other. Throw in Ryan Leaf as well and it would be priceless.

  149. selldannysell says: Sep 20, 2011 8:20 AM

    You mean Mr. “Leadership is overrated?” His hook slides two yards behind the line of scrimmage with the Skins were a real thing of beauty.

  150. packattack1967 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:37 AM

    That last paragraph was a beauty Mike.

  151. southpaw2k says: Sep 20, 2011 8:40 AM

    Am I the only one who’s slightly concerned that a guy who’s been out of the league for TEN YEARS claims he can understand a team’s offense in a matter of days? What does that say about the team’s offensive system?

  152. txhc says: Sep 20, 2011 9:09 AM

    If the Colts get Luck I’m going to be pissed. They got Peyton freaking Manning for the last 12 years, he gets hurt and misses some time and they end up sucking so bad without him that they get the number one pick. They then take a really good young QB prospect. Peyton comes back healthy next season, finishes out his contract and retires, and they make a smooth transition into Andrew Luck once he’s had plenty of time to learn under one of the best QBs of all time.

  153. vols84 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:19 AM

    Did Jason Whitlock hack this site to write this suggestion?

  154. paintan8 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:20 AM

    He couldn’t pick up the Colts offense 20 years ago when it resembled a high school offense.

  155. gregjennings85 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:24 AM

    Yeah, and I could learn Mandarin Chinese in 25 minutes.

  156. expatpatfan says: Sep 20, 2011 9:26 AM

    But it will only take him one day to destroy the chemistry of the locker room.

  157. joetoronto says: Sep 20, 2011 10:23 AM

    Actually, Jeff George really could pick up the offense very quickly, he’s an extremely bright guy and I’m sure his arm is still stronger than most QB’s playing today.

    That’s where the positives end though. His complete lack of character is the reason he’s been trying to get a job in the NFL forever, and can’t.

  158. ice90 says: Sep 20, 2011 11:16 AM

    Jeff George wants to be the next Ric Flair?

  159. MichaelEdits says: Sep 20, 2011 11:25 AM

    I could pick up the Colts offense in a matter of days. A matter of a few hundred days.

  160. mmmpierogi says: Sep 20, 2011 12:44 PM

    aggedmark says: Sep 19, 2011 9:24 PM

    Hey Jeff George, you’re too late. Vinny Testaverde already asked.

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    Damn it – you beat me to the Testaverde comment.

  161. RaiderMight says: Sep 20, 2011 2:47 PM

    I wish someone would take this clown up on his offer so he could shut up already.

  162. laeaglefan says: Sep 20, 2011 8:00 PM

    Brett Favre isn’t coming out of retirement for a team that is already 0-2 and could be 0 for forever before he’s even ready to play. If he plays again, it will have to be for a team that still has a chance and can make a hero out of him.

  163. jimmysee says: Sep 21, 2011 11:17 AM

    This whole thing with Jeff George is pretty humorous.

    The guy couldn’t learn the offense when he was in the league!

    That’s why he’s no longer in the league.

  164. vipod4ever says: Sep 21, 2011 11:58 AM

    Pin this article in the Colts locker room…and the look on Saturday’s face.

  165. txraiderfan says: Sep 21, 2011 10:05 PM

    At one point in time, the career passing numbers for Jeff George and Steve McNair were almost identical!
    Neither of them (in their primes) could save the Colts now though!

  166. skippynj says: Sep 23, 2011 11:48 AM

    And so could Akili Smith and Ryan Leaf and Billy Joe Toliver and Jim Everett and…

  167. stairwayto7 says: Sep 23, 2011 8:05 PM

    Art Schliester says bet on him to make the team!

  168. MCxShow says: Sep 24, 2011 5:06 PM

    I heard they’re gonna call Doug Flutie next

  169. kisstherings says: Sep 25, 2011 9:32 AM

    It would take the old fart a week to pick up his shoes. Who cares what this guy has to say?

  170. thetooloftools says: Sep 26, 2011 1:54 PM

    i would pull trent dilfer out first.

  171. granadafan says: Sep 26, 2011 2:15 PM

    Jeff George even at 44 >> JaMarcus Russell

  172. stockdogdca says: Sep 26, 2011 4:37 PM

    trent dilfer, the “other” hasselback, joe namath, red grange…….

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