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Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:35 pm
Edited on: September 7, 2011 2:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Manning streak is dead. Long live the Manning streak. Well, Eli Manning's streak anyway. Because Peyton Manning's streak is officially over, as Bill Polian informed the public that the Colts have ruled their franchise quarterback out for Sunday's game against the Texans, ending his consecutive games started streak at 227.

"To say I am disappointed in not being able to play is an understatement," Manning said in a statement released by the team. "The best part about football is being out there on the field with my teammates.  It will be tough not to be out there playing for the organization and our fans.  I simply am not healthy enough to play, and I am doing everything I can to get my health back. 

"The team will do fine without me, and I know for sure that I will miss them much more than they will miss me.”

Peyton has been the talk of the NFL for more than a week now, as rumors of additional neck surgery swirled.

The chatter peaked when the Colts listed Manning as "doubtful" to play against the Texans on Sunday and now it's official that Manning's consecutive-start streak will end.

It seems improbable that Manning would miss the game because he hasn't missed a start since early in his college career, but it's also indicative of just how serious this injury is -- if Peyton isn't taking snaps from Jeff Saturday come Week 1, you best believe that he's dealing with a highly problematic injury.

Kerry Collins, who the Colts added in the offseason, will start for Indianapolis.

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Comments

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

If anyone was going to pass Favre, I thought it would be Manning.
I never really thought there was much chance of that happening anyway, to be honest.  Even without this neck thing, Manning would have had to play another 6 years (into his early 40's) just to get the requisite number of games in.  I couldn't see him playing that much longer, even before the injury.  I think we'll have Manning for about 3 more years (including this one), and that will be the end of it.  As much as I hate to see the run end, next draft is the time to pick a successor, and start him learning while Manning is still around to teach him the study habits.



Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Come on Mike, no one is saying Manning will never play again. The Irsay's or Peyton did not see this taking so long. Save this kind of talk until you see if he plays again this year. I'm hoping he will be back after a game or 2. Go Colts



Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

WHY DID THEY GIVE THIS GUY $50 MILLION GUARANTEED, KNOWING HE MAY NEVER PLAY AGAIN?  IS THE OWNER REALLY THAT STUPID?  AND WHY DID MANNING ASK FOR IT, KNOWING HE MAY NEVER PLAY (BESIDES BEING A CHEAT)?  AND IF HE NEVER DOES PLAY AGAIN, DOES HE GIVE THE MONEY BACK LIKE NHL GOALIE DOMINEK HASEK DID OR JUST ADD IT TO THE $300 MILLION HE ALREADY MADE?



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

his streak doesn't deserve to be in the same breath as Favre because, for one thing, he has the best saftey in the NFL to protect him.  Favre, on the other hand, always played with indecent players who weren't able to protect him as well as anybody should be.

I'm not sure what version of the NFL you watch, but as far as I'm aware, safeties don't protect the quarterback.

Favre didn't always have a great offensive line, but in some years, he did.  Moreover, his hits on the field were usually due more to his poor presence in the pocket, as well as his penchant for holding on to the ball too long.  

To make a blanket statement that all of Favre's offensive lines, on every team he played for, were "indecent", is just plain ignorant.  You write as though you weren't even alive when the guy first started playing.



Since: Jul 13, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

I'm a Pats diehard Pats fan but I wouldn't wish losing a franchise QB for a year on anyone but the Jets.  The Colts have become the "respected" rival ever since 2006 and especially since the Pats/Jets powderkeg was lit.  Peyton-Brady is the game of the year, we missed it in 08 and I don't want to miss another one because there aren't too many more.  Watching that team with Cassel became fun because they had the AFC and NFC west on the schedule.  They go 11-5.  Brady would have had that team at 14-2 or 15-1.  The Colts without Peyton are nothing, you guys need a new coach.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Good grief PAT's fans, the PATS barely missed a beat without Brady in 2009.  Hell, Cassell was just as effective because the PATs have an excellent defense and coaching.  The Colts have never had a defense or coaching.  Put Manning on the PATs and he would have 5-6 Super Bowls.  The Colts, meaning self-proclaimed genius Bill Pollian, have totally relied on Manning the past 5 years.  Their drafts have been horse-crap, i.e., Anthony Gonzalez, Donald Brown, Tony Ugoh, Jerry Harris.  This will be a reality check for a team that would be average at best all these years without Peyton.
LOL seriously? Their defense that has featured pro-bowlers like Dwight Freeney, Bob Sanders, Robert Mathis on defense, and an even more stacked team on offense every year? Manning, whose only SB win came on the back of his defense and not his average-at-best play? Who ruitinely costs his team playoff victories nearly every year? Honestly. I really don't get Manning lovers like you who think he's a god. Manning has done little but put up big numbers in a domed stadium with a stacked offense, then choke in the playoffs.




Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

I know people are going to hate this comment, but, just goes to how amazing what Brett Favre did for all those years.
Not me! I could not agree more. Anyone who isn't a fan of Brett and/or Peyton is not a football fan. That being said - GO LIONS



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

I know people are going to hate this comment, but, just goes to how amazing what Brett Favre did for all those years.  If anyone was going to pass Favre, I thought it would be Manning.  Favre will hold that record for MANY years. Not a Colts fan, but, wish Manning a quick return. 



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

This is a dark day in Colt's history.  A neck injury is very slow to heal because there are so many areas that can be affected, like the spinal cord, the throat and the spine itself.  Playing in a violent sport like professional football can only make the injury worse.  In the year 1999, Miami Dolphins great Dan Marino was never the same after missing five games with his neck injury.  He had to retire at the end of that year.

Before Peyton, the Colts made the playoffs in 1987, after a ten year absence.  Then they got to the AFC Championship game in 1995 and were a wild card team in 1996.
In the long run, it would probably be best for Peyton's career to have the Colts let him take the 2011 season off and let his neck heal.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Damn, I'm going to miss Brady v Manning.  Hope he comes back and still has a few more years left in him.
Me too Ninja! But hey allrepects for going 227 with a bullseye on your jersey. Good health Peyton.


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