Re: Poilan(s) gets the boot
posted at 1/3/2012 12:13 PM EST
In Response to Re: Poilan(s) gets the boot
[QUOTE]Q - I actually believe getting teams to 6 superbowls and another to the NFCCG in the second year of the franchise's existence is pretty stellar. I am not sure you can ask much more of a GM. At some point you've got to have the coaches coach and the players play. As for leaving teams in far worse shape, isn't that usually when a person gets fired? Was he fired in Carolina? No one is laughing in Indy. Anyone who's a fan (Kravitz is not - he's a columnist), is not laughing. It was a bad season with a number of bad decisions. Polian deserved to go for that. I'll expect that the colts will continue to be relevant for many years to come. If I were Robert Irsay, I'd be dead. If I were Jim Irsay, I do everything possible to give Manning the opportunity to prove he will be healthy enough to play for the next 3 years. Manning deserves the opportunity. Also, Irsay deserves the opportunity from Manning to either restructure or delay the March payment. The "team killing bonus" is not team killing if Manning can play again. This year has proven how great Manning has been. With a little better front office effort and coaching we may be superbowl worthy again very very quickly. Remember, Manning's contract is no different than Brady's in overall cost. If Manning is healthy, then there's no reason to assume he can't play out his contract. If he's not, he'll be gone. As for what you think the pats would or wouldn't do with Brady, you are only speculating. Here's what I saw. During Brady's contract dealings he went around the team structure and straight to Kraft. Further he went to the press, to put pressure on an organization that he didn't think was taking him seriously. So, you can specuate about what the Pats may or may not do with Brady, but I've seen enough to speculate differently.
Posted by UD6[/QUOTE]
So UD - will your idol Peyton Manning restructure his salary for the good of the team? - will you still be a fan of the Colts if he does not and goes to another team?
You can try to tar Brady with the Manning brush if you want UD - but it is a fallicious arguement - Brady's contract does not, has not, and will not prevent the Pats from signing any current player they choose to keep, any draft pick they make, nor any free agent they choose to sign - now - UD - please try to explain how a 28 mil cap charge again the 2012 Colts team will not affect their ability to sign current players and fill the many needs they clearly have after an abysmal 2-14 season........
Also - you try to smear Brady by saying he played hardball with Robert Kraft - at least he wasn't dealing with the team in bad faith - unlike Manning - who knew head needed neck surgery that could very possibly keep him from playing some part of the season anyway - pretty laughable - I don't think there are too many people in the world buying Tom Brady being more selfish the the shameless self promotor Peyton Manning and family
UD - if I was a fan of the Colts - after watching Andrew Luck play last night I would absolutely, without reservation, let Manning go and start over with him - and use the money saved to rebuild
As a fan of the Pats I hope the Colts keep Manning - You keep telling us UD that Manning is the difference between 2-14 and 10-6 last year - Let's see the Colts keep Manning, lose many players they could re sign and be unable to fill the holes they have in the roster already - and have Manning lead that ragged bunch to 10-6 next year
That prospect is ludicrous - but if you want to try to sell it go ahead - I like comics as much as the next guy:)