Re: Is Peyton Manning Done?
posted at 9/7/2011 7:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is Peyton Manning Done?
[QUOTE]In Response to Is Peyton Manning Done? : Thanks for taking the time to keep us informed. Gonna be a long season in Indy.
Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]
Check out some of these posts from Indy fans in response to the IndyStar article entitled "Nothing is Certain When Dealing With Nerve Injuries", which I cited in my initial post:
1.) The news keeps getting worse.
From personal experience, it was a full year after the surgery before I felt 'right' again. Even now, 2 years later, there are still twinges and other occasional symptoms. I can't imagine trying to play football with such a chronic condition.
The 'four tires on your car and one goes bad' analogy is disturbing;
2.)@Voice-of-truth - This is not a play through it type of injury. Dan Marino had a similar injury late in his career, and until he recovered he could not curl a 10 pound weight. How much weight was he used to curling? 60 pounds! In case this is not clear, the muscles do not respond no matter how much you will them or how much effort you expend. And it is likely there is not much or not pain associated with the weak arm.
Considering all of this, I am starting to have serious mis-givings about Irsay signing the 90 million dollar contract which even if they cut Manning today will have salary cap implications for years and conceivably prevent the Colts from fielding a competitive team. For those of you who don't know how this works it is a formula that the Colts are committed to with the rest of the league even if Manning agreed to cancel the contract forgo all monies (I am not advocating this btw).
The Colts would not be on the hook for all 90 million over 5 years, but there would be millions in cap impact for the next few years. This money would not be available for other necessary players. A disaster. I'm not saying Irsay didn't demand a thorough physical and full accounting from a battery of medical experts, or did he?
3.) Coming from a credible source I have heard that the most appropriate procedure was not performed on Manning and therefore he will have to go back under the knife and could possibly miss the entire season.
4.) As an old Baltimore Colt fan, I can remember what it was like to see Johnny U deteriorate and end up with the Chargers. Sad to see. At least Jim Irsay (the good Irsay not like his drunken father) paid to keep Payton a Colt forever. Now it will be interesting to see if the Indy fans stay with the Colts once Manning is gone for good (which could be now) or will they abandon them once they become an average team at best for years to come? Good luck with that.
5.) Lets face it folks, he's done for the year....That being said I think we need to get Garrard. If Collins goes down, and you know he will with the young line we have, we need someone other than Painter to step in. Plus, Garrard can escape the pocket, something Collins and/or Painter can NOT do.
6.) Payton has all the money he will ever need. If I were him I wouldn't risk a life of pain just for a few games or even one season. He'll either get better or he'll retire early but playing now with a bunch of rookie linemen makes no sense. We all know that the Colts have to go on after Manning at some point- he is not getting any younger- might as well get used to it now. Problem is that Polian never planned for the future and now has to take the responsibility for this season either way. I hope he comes back but not at the risk of his long term health. Now Mr. Bill, please go draft a quarterback in the next draft like you should have done years ago.
7.) This season will be a foreshadowing of the Post-Peyton era, or for those long-time Colts fans "Back to the Future" to the Pre-Peyton era. Finally the Colts Front Office will be exposed nationally, to what many Colts fans already know, How they have failed to address this team's many shortcomings. Deficiencies that had been covered up by Manning's MVP caliber play over the years. The fact that they didn't have an adequate backup lined up until late in the pre-season/training camp is just icing on the cake.