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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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Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:05 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.

Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:02 pm

Why the secrecy of his condition??

   Well, now, what looms in the Colts future?  Can Collins pick up the offense in such a short time?  Will the offense be as effective with another signal caller . . particularly with changing at the line (if that is still a possibility!)  And the fairly 'new' offensive line . . capable of holding back what is sure to be an onslaught from the first whistle?
   The Colts' stamina / backbone / heart . . will be tested straight away.  And if Peyton's absence continues, then there is very little hope of a playoff spot.  We all hope that the team remains competitive and Manning is back on the field to recover what could be a disastrous season.

Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:59 pm

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Yess!  Now there's not anybody who is a threat to my favorite football player, Brett Favre.  Long Live Drama King!  Even if he managed somehow to keep the streak alive and push past Favre, 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.

This year's NFL is no fun, not the same without Favre.  Well, what team am I going to root for, hmm.  Hey, you, stop poking me.  Can't you see I'm thinking really hard....

Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:50 pm

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Damn shame....Nerve injury in the neck is never a good thing and now Kerry Collins is gonna lead this team down the field? Manning is/was the driving force behind this offense for the past 12-13 years or so and before that they were nothing for 20 years....scary thoughts.

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:46 pm

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Brett Favre would be starting...

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:22 pm

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

Patriots fans don't give a damn, because even with Manning, the Caldwell Colts aren't a serious threat anymore. He had one good year with Dungy's team and they've pretty well demolished the franchise by now.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:13 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.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:58 pm

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday


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Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:54 pm
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Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:53 pm

Peyton Manning officially ruled out for Sunday

I just hope Collins can hold down the fort until Peyton can come back. I know the Texans look tough on paper, but games are won and lost on the field. The Texans have looked good on paper for the last couple of years. This may be their year if Manning is out for any length of time. Go Colts !

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