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Panic in Indy: Columnist calls for Brett Favre

Cleveland's Schaefering strips the ball from the Colts' Collins during an NFL football game in Indianapolis Reuters

The Colts didn’t look that bad for much of Sunday’s loss.  They ran the ball well; they stopped the run.  You could argue the Colts looked like the better team against Cleveland for most of the day.

They slowed down the Browns offense, but Indy struggled on special teams as always. The biggest difference was that the Colts couldn’t convert in the red zone and Colt McCoy outplayed Kerry Collins by a lot.

Indianapolis is staring at 0-3 unless they can upset the Steelers this week.  That has led to some wacky reaction in Indy.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, one of my favorite columnists in the country, asks the Colts to call  Brett Favre to see what he’s up to. Failing that, Kravitz wants Curtis Painter to play.

Seriously, why bother?  Will that lead to a playoff spot? There’s no reason to think Favre would do any better with a leaky offensive line in front of him.  Painter’s total inability to move the ball when given the chance is why the Colts gave Collins $4 million in the first place.

Collins played very poorly, but there’s no reason to think Painter (or Favre) would be any better.  It may be hard to accept, but there is no gray-haired bullet out there that can save the Colts.

The Colts’ only chance, and it’s a longshot, is that Collins steadily improves while the team around him plays much better.

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91 Responses to “Panic in Indy: Columnist calls for Brett Favre”
  1. Little Earthquake says: Sep 19, 2011 10:55 AM

    Bring back Jeff George!

  2. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 19, 2011 10:59 AM

    Favre sucked in Minnesota last year. You be the judge of whether the 2010 Vikings or the 2011 Colts have a better supporting cast.

  3. ravensfan4life52 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:00 AM

    someone is getting desperate!

  4. wawa33 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:02 AM

    I’d sign David Garrard before Burt “The Masher” Favre.

  5. joetoronto says: Sep 19, 2011 11:02 AM

    At least Favre can move, Collins can’t.

  6. p01ntman says: Sep 19, 2011 11:02 AM

    How about Carson Palmer you dummies!

  7. wawa33 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:02 AM

    Bring back Bert Jones, Tedd Marchibroda, and Roger Carr too.

  8. doowix says: Sep 19, 2011 11:03 AM

    Seems like a poor investment giving Peyton all that money in the offseason when clearly Andrew Luck is the future of the franchise.

  9. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Sep 19, 2011 11:05 AM

    This team has sucked for a long time, but Manning has covered it up for years. Run game, Run D, Pass D, special teams, and coaching have always been among the worst in the NFL. Only difference is now you can add Pass Offense to the long list of flaws.

    Caldwell MUST GO!

  10. alewatcher says: Sep 19, 2011 11:05 AM

    Why don’t the Colts have a legitimate backup QB? Painter is a joke.

  11. rufhausen says: Sep 19, 2011 11:10 AM

    How about bringing in a defense and an offensive line? This is probably a 9-7 team with Manning and that says alot about how good he really is. He’s been winning with smoke and mirrors for years while Polian/Irsay have done little to build a complete team around him.

    P.S. The nepotistic (Caldwell/Chris Polian) hiring practices of the Colts are catching up to them quickly.

  12. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:10 AM

    So sick of Favre…. O.D.’ed on him long ago. Am I the only person who thinks Curtis Painter aint that bad?

  13. jasonculhane says: Sep 19, 2011 11:10 AM

    Have Chris or Bill Polian play quarterback…They seems to think the line is great and there are no problems:)

  14. cantarguefacts says: Sep 19, 2011 11:11 AM

    Dear god please no.

  15. bucsfan5000 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:11 AM

    How about JaMarcus Russell?

  16. akulabug says: Sep 19, 2011 11:12 AM

    Please, please, please sign Favre. This team can’t suck enough for my likings.

  17. spillertime21 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:13 AM

    Palmer is under contract w cincinnati and the bengals refuse to trade him, you dummy

  18. luciano26 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:13 AM

    Guy complains about Collins being 38 but he wants Favre?

    Painter or go get Garrard, or try to pry Carson Palmer from Mikey’s cold dead hands.

    I’m not aware of their cap situation, Painter might be the only reasonable option…..or suck for Luck.

  19. cantarguefacts says: Sep 19, 2011 11:14 AM

    This team isnt playoff caliber without manning. Its sad to say but its true. He apparently brought them to a completely different level when he played. Maybe if the FO knew wtf they were doing they would’ve built a defense for him and an oline. Seems to work well for brady and the pats…oh plus they have a real coach. The colts fo is a joke. Clean house, Irsay. Please.

  20. gabbertisthefuture11 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:15 AM

    Carson was never that good, Favre is definitely past his prime, and Garrard was .500 in Jax. There’s no solution to Indy’s problems unless Manning miraculously returns this season.

  21. homelanddefense says: Sep 19, 2011 11:16 AM

    they werent going anywhere anyway. Why not sit Peyton and let him get healthy for the whole season. Take your lumps this year and get a GREAT draft pick, and hopefully a healthy Peyton for next year.

    The worst case scenario would be going 7-9, not making the playoffs, and getting a mid to low pick in the draft.

  22. baddegg says: Sep 19, 2011 11:17 AM

    The good news for Colts fans is that this team has a real chance now to get Andrew Luck, and if not luck, one of the other top guys like Jones or Barkley. In a way, it stinks for all the perenially struggling teams who have stunk for years while the Colts have been a playoff fixture — in one year, the year with the richest and deepest QB class in a long time — Indy will leapfrog them and get Manning’s replacement for the future.

  23. golonger says: Sep 19, 2011 11:19 AM

    The problem with the Colts is the fact that Manning screwed them by waiting until the last minute. If they had had a decent back-up waiting in the wings and getting reps and being prepared for manning potentially NOT playing….the Colts would be fine. They would be 2-0 right now…..

  24. wcdunkenfield says: Sep 19, 2011 11:19 AM

    Hey Indy, Donovan McNabb might be available!

  25. golonger says: Sep 19, 2011 11:19 AM

    p01ntman – u cant sign a player already under a contract with another team dummy

  26. shawon0meter says: Sep 19, 2011 11:24 AM

    The season is dead, accept it. Even if Favre played decent, which he can’t any more, what would be so great about going 4-12 instead of 2-14?

  27. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:25 AM

    Does anyone else agree that Maybe Caldwell is REALLY as LOST as he looks , Manning’s been the coach for years now even when Skelator Dungy was coaching ..If they would have ever got a real coach in there Indy would have 4 or 5 rings instead of one?

  28. bengalsnation11 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:30 AM

    How about Carson Palmer you dummies!
    ——————–
    @p01ntman, didnt you see or get the memo? Palmer is NOT for sale according to the Bengals owner. Get with the program….

  29. occamssabre says: Sep 19, 2011 11:32 AM

    Two words: Andrew Luck

    You can bank on it!

  30. voiceofrealism says: Sep 19, 2011 11:33 AM

    who gives a crap what Kravitz wants? He’s just a columnist for crying out loud.

  31. upperdecker19 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:35 AM

    Not gonna happen. Favre would have to pay roaming rates on text messaging in the Indy area.

  32. bobbinski1229 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:37 AM

    Really, what’s the big deal here? The Colts have been in the postseason, what the last 9 years? There star QB goes down and now they’re not going to make it. It happens, just playout your back-ups and your young guys, see what they can do. Anyone that thought a Peyton Manning-less Colts could make the post season is an idiot anyway….

    I still don’t understand how Tom Brady was voted the number one player in that top 100 of 2011…. Nobody in the NFL matters more for their team then Manning… Didn’t the Pat’s go 11-5 when Brady was out for the season?

  33. achap39 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:40 AM

    What’s the point in going out and getting Favre/Garrard? This team isn’t going anywhere this year anyway. Play out the string, see where you end up in the draft order, and pick accordingly.

    If Polian and Irsay are going to continue caving into Peyton’s every demand, they’re NOT drafting Andrew Luck. If they refused to develop a backup under the guise of hurting Peyton’s ego, why would they take a kid who WILL be better than Peyton for the next 4-5 years?

    Even if they do end up with the #1 pick, they can get a huge bounty for it in a trade with some team (Kansas City, Washington) who needs a franchise QB.

  34. sb36champsfan says: Sep 19, 2011 11:41 AM

    Time to lure Harbaugh out of retirement

  35. packfaninchitown says: Sep 19, 2011 11:42 AM

    Yeah cuz when things get desperate what you want on your team is a prima donna with a Messiah complex who fell in love with the sound of his own name…

  36. deadmanwalking47 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:44 AM

    does’nt matter who they put back there,the only pilot to the colts ship is peyton manning.

  37. p01ntman says: Sep 19, 2011 11:46 AM

    It would be a good idea to at least make them an offer before you throw your towel in the ring.

    If the right offer is presented they will go for it.

    Football is a business not a personal play thing ….unless your name is Dan Snyder.

  38. ar1888 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:47 AM

    Bob Kravitz has always been doom and gloom. He is most negative “local” team writer I have ever seen. I agree the Colts are not going anywhere this season, I dont believe bring yet another old QB out of retirement to start learning the offense is the answer.

  39. turk2875 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:53 AM

    Bet they wished they drafted Mallett now, instead New England has him and now they will be good long after Brady hangs em up.

  40. halfie6 says: Sep 19, 2011 11:58 AM

    October 9th

    Chiefs vs. Colts

    “The Luck Bowl”

  41. MCxShow says: Sep 19, 2011 12:06 PM

    Kurt Warner is only 40…

  42. robcypher says: Sep 19, 2011 12:10 PM

    Indy may as well wait until week 4 to sign themselves Favre or Garrard – because in Week 3 the STEELERS will destroy whoever’s behind center.

    -BLACK AND GOLD FOREVER!!!

  43. goawayeverybody says: Sep 19, 2011 12:10 PM

    This is insane. If Kerry Collins can’t learn the Colts’ system, what makes anyone think that braindead Brett Fart can learn it?

    Or maybe the idea is to lose ALL 16 games to pick up Andrew Luck?

  44. kbritt18 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:14 PM

    Welcome to the “suck for luck” sweepstakes. Currently our leading contenders are the colts and chiefs, with the bengals looking in from the outside.

  45. mpbonaco says: Sep 19, 2011 12:14 PM

    Maybe pick up Garrard? Or somehow talk Bledsoe out of retirement?

  46. bluepike says: Sep 19, 2011 12:16 PM

    This is Bill Polian’s karma coming back to smack him right in the face! Two years ago he “pulled the plug” on an undefeated season, when by all accounts (especially the look on Peyton Manning’s face), the players wanted to go for it and make history. His response was – “It’s already been done before” ( but not in a 16 game season).

    While the Jets coach, “Mr. Bluster”, was bemoaning the fact that the Jets had been mathematically eliminated ( he wasn’t smart enough to know that they hadn’t been) – Bill Polian decided to “tank” the second-half of their Jets game – thus allowing the Jets to enter the playoffs through the back door. Ironically, the Jets made it to the AFC title game while the Colts stayed home! I would say that the “Polian Curse”
    started then for the Colts as well as a good amount of justice being served upon Bill Polian.

    Good going Mr. Polian – you and the Colts are FINISHED – with or without Peyton Manning. Here’s hoping that your smug little-self enjoys the ride.

  47. jgo304 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:16 PM

    Peyton will never play another down and the colts know this and are throwing the season in order to get a shot at luck.

  48. calihawk says: Sep 19, 2011 12:16 PM

    If the Colts want to win games this year they should sign Jeff Garcia. It is hard to believe that Collins is better option than Garcia.

  49. mnajb says: Sep 19, 2011 12:17 PM

    I’d love for Andrew Luck to be a complete bust, just for the chance to laugh at all the armchair analysts.

  50. colts82 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:22 PM

    Without a doubt, give Painter a try, looked decent against the Pack in the 3rd pre season game and he has to move better then Collins. Lets see what the kid can do

  51. kellystatas says: Sep 19, 2011 12:25 PM

    HaHaHaHaHa! Pats lose Brady for a year and go 11-5, should have made the playoffs, Colts lose 5-head and will be lucky to go 1-15, who’s organization is put together better?

  52. ragujar says: Sep 19, 2011 12:28 PM

    Can Peyton Manning win the MVP without taking a snap?

    Wow this team looks atrocious without him. A team that wins 12 games every year loses to the Browns at home because 1 guy is out?

  53. pfii63 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:36 PM

    If your organization is so dependent on one player that it is this pathetic without him, I think that says someone really bad about the entire organization.

    The Colts have been a time bomb waiting to go off. All we can say now is “boom.”

  54. Exiled1 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:37 PM

    captainwisdom8888 says:Sep 19, 2011 11:10 AM

    So sick of Favre…. O.D.’ed on him long ago. Am I the only person who thinks Curtis Painter aint that bad?

    Well,theres you and Curtis Painter’s mom.

    Actually, I say play painter and flush the season down the crapper.

  55. philyeagles5 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:37 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 19, 2011 11:02 AM
    At least Favre can move, Collins can’t.
    ===============================
    Favre couldnt even finish last season. what are you talking about?

  56. barneyknows says: Sep 19, 2011 12:38 PM

    What did Farve do that Bobby hates him so much? remember the last contender he played for- he just about got killed

  57. mertonhanks36chickendance says: Sep 19, 2011 12:46 PM

    Should’ve signed Harbaugh as a player/coach

  58. packfaninpackland says: Sep 19, 2011 12:50 PM

    To: colts82 at 12:22 PM

    “Without a doubt, give Painter a try, looked decent against the Pack in the 3rd pre season game and he has to move better then Collins. Lets see what the kid can do.”
    ——————————-
    Yep, he looked pretty good against our 2nd and 3rd stringers. Of course the 3rd stringers are out of football, and the 2nd teamers only play on special teams.

    Guys like Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, B. J. Raji, etc., etc., (guys who didn’t play in that pre-season game) make a BIG difference !

  59. imtryingtowatchthegame says: Sep 19, 2011 12:51 PM

    The Front Office has whiffed on drafts for the past 7 or 8 years. The last decent ones they had were 2003 or 2004. While I’m sure Caldwell is a good guy, that doesn’t make him a good or great coach. Just take your lumps this season, fire Caldwell and hire Gruden or even Marty Freaking Shottenheimer. Marty may lose in the playoffs but at least he knows how to coach. I see 2-3 wins for the Colts this season (Jags twice, Chiefs). Get your top 5 draft pick and start to reload for Peyton’s swan song…hopefully.

  60. suhnum1fan says: Sep 19, 2011 12:53 PM

    Andrew Luck sweepstakes?

  61. roxtar10 says: Sep 19, 2011 12:55 PM

    As an already desparate Colts fan, please make the Brett Favre or Carson Palmer thing happen….

  62. turtlehut says: Sep 19, 2011 1:06 PM

    As a season ticket holder since 1984, I feel I have seen this movie before: Colts down 14 – 12, 1st down pass to Garcon where the stadium replay showed there should have been pass interference called. 2 plays later, 3rd down pass to Wayne where the stadium replay again showed there should have been pass interference called.

    The Colt’s coaches and players decide the officials are against them, so they quit.

  63. bprussell says: Sep 19, 2011 1:08 PM

    Hey bluepike,
    The year the Colts tanked to the jets in week 16, they beat the Jets in the AFC championship game and went to the Super Bowl.

    Yeah, it sucks that they tanked the perfect season, but I wouldn’t have wanted the starters on the field the next week in the driving snow in Buffalo anyway. And they made it to the Super Bowl, so you can’t say the move backfired.

  64. bloomingtonindy says: Sep 19, 2011 1:09 PM

    Manning is but one piece (a very important one) of the Colts. No excuse for his absence to have such negative impact and cause the other parts to crash and burn. This season is proving that Manning is worth every penny of his contract. I am surprised it is just his neck that needs repair after carrying the entire org. Time for changes starting at the top this offseason.

  65. chowface86 says: Sep 19, 2011 1:23 PM

    Finally a little revenge for all the clowns that give me thumbs down about Favre. He WILL sign, wayne WILL have 115 catches, and Favre WILL win a SB. Favre, Wayne, Clark, and Addai? Dream Team.

  66. blaz0037 says: Sep 19, 2011 1:31 PM

    Those spoiled Colt fans will finally know what its like to miss the playoffs, or worse.

  67. riverhorsey says: Sep 19, 2011 1:31 PM

    Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, one of my favorite columnists…

    That’s the problem, he’s a “columnist”. Never played or coached a down in the NFL. He’s a fan who works for the paper.

  68. Slackmo says: Sep 19, 2011 1:44 PM

    Jeff George already knows the Colts’ offense…of 1993.

  69. carnboys says: Sep 19, 2011 1:48 PM

    Here is a plan.

    Go -0 -16.
    Fire all the coaches
    Draft Andrew Luck.
    Built a team around Andrew Luck.
    Not Peyton Manning .

  70. jimmysee says: Sep 19, 2011 1:59 PM

    WOW! So not only did Brett figure out a way to avoid the off-season program and training camp — he’s even managed to avoid the first TWO GAMES!

    The guy’s a genius!

    Brett Favre — tanned, fit, and ready for action!

  71. stixzidinia says: Sep 19, 2011 1:59 PM

    Sorry Colts fans, Collins and the Colts aren’t going to finish bad enough to get at Luck. He’ll be off the board well before the Colts can get at him. It’s hilarious watching you guys jump off the bandwagon at the first sign of adversity.

  72. bluepike says: Sep 19, 2011 2:02 PM

    Hey bprussell –

    The Steelers beat the Jets that year to advance to the Super Bowl – the Colts never made it that far that year – sorry. Please look it up.

  73. thefoodrapist says: Sep 19, 2011 2:05 PM

    The Colts should have signed free agent QB Paul Crewe this past offseason. They are kicking themselves now, guaranteed. Crewe would light up that AFC South like their prison guards.

  74. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Sep 19, 2011 2:09 PM

    It’s disasterous because the Indy D is built to play from the front, with a lead. They are light and fast, made to constantly rush the passer. Without getting out in front teams can be comfortable pounding the rock for four quarters.

  75. whoknowsnothing says: Sep 19, 2011 2:11 PM

    Two options better than Kerry Collins:

    A) David Garrad

    B) Daunte Culpepper

  76. sullijo1 says: Sep 19, 2011 2:18 PM

    Jeff George is already playing QB for the Bears – so, that’s not an option.

    Good thing Indy plays the Chiefs this year – they won’t be the worst in the league.

  77. kevpft says: Sep 19, 2011 2:23 PM

    I came here to make a point that’s already been well-made by many people above: the trouble the team is having simply reveals the trouble that’s been there all along.

    The Colts have a serviceable, ho-hum level of ability in most aspects of the game (including coaching). Every aspect of their team is taken to another level by a transcendant QB like Manning. Looking back at the Colts in about 10 years will reveal that they were basically the same team all along, with one shining stretch of life created by one exceptional player.

    These Colts should have 3 SB rings by now. It’s inexcusable that the franchise hasn’t been able to surround Manning with better talent. There are ways around having a low draft position every season; look at the likes of New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans. You can make it work, but the Colts management has either simply been inadequate before the task, or have been trying to get by on the cheap.

    Either way, the bill is coming due for the team, and they can’t make up for years of failing to supplement Manning with any acquisitions now. Favre can’t solve it. Collins can’t solve it. Only the best QB in the NFL can make this team elite, and he’s on the sideline.

  78. granadafan says: Sep 19, 2011 2:24 PM

    This just goes to show that you shouldn’t let one player dictate the future of the franchise. Peyton refused to come out of games, even in blowouts, to give the backups some valuable game snaps. He tried to break Farve’s consecutive game streak to the detriment of the team. Now Indy will be saddled with guaranteed money from this huge contract signed during which Peyton KNEW he was hurt.

    Bill Walsh had a philosophy that it was better to trade players a year or two early than to try to trade players a year too late. Jerry Rice and Joe Montana found that out. No player should be bigger than the team as Indy is finding out the hard way. Polian should have done what’s best for the Colts, not Peyton Manning.

  79. ravensfan4life52 says: Sep 19, 2011 2:35 PM

    What you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  80. richm2256 says: Sep 19, 2011 2:36 PM

    riverhorsey says:
    Sep 19, 2011 1:31 PM
    Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, one of my favorite columnists…

    That’s the problem, he’s a “columnist”. Never played or coached a down in the NFL. He’s a fan who works for the paper.

    ——————————————————–
    You just descibred 99% of the sportswriters/casters in America, moron.

    By the way,with all the ridiculous signings being thrown around in Indy these days (can you believe Polian never planned for THIS????), here’s one that I haven’t heard mentioned yet ……

    Jim Sorgi.

    Dude carried Manning’s clipboard for what, six years? Learned the offense well over that time, even played some “live”downs with it…. and he’s a FREE AGENT!!!!

    Yeah, he dinged up a shoulder, but would you rather have a guy with a tweaked shoulder who knows this offense, or a cement-footed 82 year old Kerry Collins who won’t catch up until November, if ever?

    Gotta be a better “bridge” than Painter, no?

  81. kevpft says: Sep 19, 2011 2:39 PM

    bluepike says:
    Sep 19, 2011 2:02 PM
    Hey bprussell –

    The Steelers beat the Jets that year to advance to the Super Bowl – the Colts never made it that far that year – sorry. Please look it up.

    Looks like he did look it up already – you’re wrong. The Colts made it to the SB in their almost-undefeated year, after losing to the Jets in week 16 and beating them in the AFC champsionship game.

    It was just last season that the Steelers beat the Jets to get into the SB, and the Colts were 10-6.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Indianapolis_Colts_season

  82. radrntn says: Sep 19, 2011 2:45 PM

    watch the colts suck this year , get the first pick, and get andrew luck, and be set for the next 15 years.

  83. rodgerthat says: Sep 19, 2011 2:50 PM

    Im am not a Manning (family) fan at all. I lost all respect for them when they manipulated the NFL to get Ellie to the Giants. Now Peyton somehow gets a huge amount of money with his “known” cant play injury that is going to hog strap this franchise for years. I sure hope that Indy gets a shot at Luck, and I hope Luck pans out as a baller. Normally i dont feel bad for any franchise, because they make there own destiny…..but I feel bad. And take it from a packer fan that will respect Brett Favre for what he did for our franchise forever. He isnt the answer.

  84. dexterismyhero says: Sep 19, 2011 2:58 PM

    My money is on Art Schlichter…..ahem…..

  85. localoutlaw says: Sep 19, 2011 3:02 PM

    How about the Packers trade you Matt Flynn for Robert Mathis or Dwight Freeney?

  86. bluepike says: Sep 19, 2011 3:20 PM

    @kevpft-

    You’re both right. I stand corrected. That’s what I get for going off memory. The Colts are still cursed though – thanks to Polian.

    Thanks for correcting me – we all need a little humility on occasion.

  87. alewatcher says: Sep 19, 2011 3:30 PM

    granadafan says: Sep 19, 2011 2:24 PM

    This just goes to show that you shouldn’t let one player dictate the future of the franchise. Peyton refused to come out of games, even in blowouts, to give the backups some valuable game snaps. He tried to break Farve’s consecutive game streak to the detriment of the team. Now Indy will be saddled with guaranteed money from this huge contract signed during which Peyton KNEW he was hurt.

    ———
    It’s only fitting that Manning tried to break Favre’s streak to the detriment of his team – Favre set the record the same way.

  88. tpdsdomer says: Sep 19, 2011 4:28 PM

    How is one columnist suggesting that the Colts bring in Favre news?

  89. usmutts says: Sep 19, 2011 5:04 PM

    Colts should call Denver and trade them out of “The Halo.” Give him a week to study the playbook, put in some spread stuff, turn him loose to do his QB-Fullback thing. Colts aren’t going anywhere anyway. Might as well have a few laughs.

  90. wet4football says: Sep 19, 2011 5:26 PM

    homelanddefense says:
    Sep 19, 2011 11:16 AM
    they werent going anywhere anyway. Why not sit Peyton and let him get healthy for the whole season. Take your lumps this year and get a GREAT draft pick, and hopefully a healthy Peyton for next year.

    The worst case scenario would be going 7-9, not making the playoffs, and getting a mid to low pick in the draft.

    ——————-
    Finally someone else who sees it my way! it’s one thing if they didn’t have a rookie wage scale but now that they to a really bad season will be what’s best long term for the colts!

  91. richm2256 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:33 AM

    kevpft says:
    It’s inexcusable that the franchise hasn’t been able to surround Manning with better talent.
    ——————————————————–
    You’re kidding, right?

    Have you even watched a football game in the past ten years?

    Manning was surrounded by Pro Bowl talent and had a defense that was pretty damn good.

    ragujar says:
    Wow this team looks atrocious without him. A team that wins 12 games every year loses to the Browns at home because 1 guy is out?
    ——————————————————–
    They were 10-6 last year, genius.

    WITH Manning.

    bobbinski1229 says:
    I still don’t understand how Tom Brady was voted the number one player in that top 100 of 2011…. Nobody in the NFL matters more for their team then Manning… Didn’t the Pat’s go 11-5 when Brady was out for the season?
    ——————————————————–
    So Manning is more important than Brady because his GM is too stupid to have a decent back-up on the bench?

    Really?

    Brady was voted #1 in 2011 because he makes every other QB look ridiculous. His performances in ’07, ’10, and ’11 are, in hindsight, going to make Peyton Manning, great as he was, look like Trent Dilfer.

    AND he has more than one ring.

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