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Manning's immediate future in question

Posted on: September 5, 2011 11:35 am
 
The Colts did the expected: they said in a statement that Peyton Manning is doubtful to play on Sunday. Translation: he won't be on the field. No way in hell.

The bigger question is something I wrote about this weekend and that's the immediate future of Manning. A source within the Indianapolis organization said the team is concerned Manning could miss several games or even slightly more. I think that's where this is headed.

My guess is we won't see Manning until Week 3 at the earliest and I'm wondering if that is optimistic.

The Colts and Manning are both being careful as hell as they should be. This may be the one time we won't see a miraculous Manning recovery.
Category: NFL
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

@ chevy - Michael Irvin had the same injury as Sterling Sharpe and he retired guickly as well. I hope Manning will whats best for his health and not what the team would like.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

Nice comments @philthy....You took the words out of my mouth. Nothing else to be said here.



Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

I've completed my 4 fantasy drafts already. Last year I got Manning in 3 of my 4 leagues in the first round while those drafting ahead of me were taking RB's. This year I left Peyton OFF my pre-draft rankings and got 2 Rodgers and 2 Brees in my 4 leagues (all in 1st round picks). I NEVER draft a player that's not 100% ready for the season at the time of my drafts. PS: I live in South Bend and I'm as much a Colts fan as anyone in the State, I hope he returns soon or the Colts can kiss the season bye-bye.  Get better soon Peyton, we'll be ready for your return once you are healthy. 



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

Some great comments on here and some completely idiotic, which is unusual because they are usually all idiotic. Manning is a stud and every true football fan should appreciate him, even if you root against the Colts. He's what you hope your team gets in a QB - devoted to his career, a good guy for the organization who does not end up in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, a true team leader and a winner. They are rare. Manning and Brady are tomorrows legends, names you will recall from this era like you think of Montana, Elway, Unitas, Starr... LEGENDS. Enjoy watching him whether you love him or hate him - he's the real deal. 

And - for you too-young 'uns who couldn't know this - he was kind of like LeBron James back in the day. Because his father had been a somewhat beloved NFL QB, and he had amazing stats in high school, he was hyped to be the next coming of Jesus. He was held to ridiculous expectations even in college. One result of that is the biggest farce in Heisman history - giving the award to a defensive player because, great as Manning's season was, the public expected him to break every record ever set. When he didn't quite achieve that, he got railed on. Yet he has never been anything but positive and successful and determined. Never moaned about public perception, never held out for big money, never given a half-assed attempt to win.

The football fans probably already know this. The fantasy-only fans who have him on their team are probably the ones being stupid. And I'm not a Colts fan, you stinkin' haters looking for some thing dumb to say.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

If Manning doesn't play, the Colts don't win.  Period.  Stick a fork in 'em.  They're done.  Unless he plays.  And let's not forget how some of these coaches are by hiding "true" injury statuses (statii?  statum? lol).  He may play after all and it's not nearly as bad as some of these faux prognasticators think.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

I remember back when the doctors told Sterling Sharpe he had a neck problem, that was causing the tingling feelings in his hands. He retired right then. If I was told I had a neck issue, and had the money Manning has, I`d be done with playing.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

Neck surgery...football player...doctors said he can't even practice.  Sounds risky to count on him to play anytime soon.

Based on what I've read so far I'm going to guess Manning is out at least 3 or 4 games.  And if any problems come up along the way I wouldn't be surprised if they shut him down for the year in the near future.   The Colts depend on Manning way too much to take a chance on him and they just signed him to a big contract, they have to protect their investment.



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

Neck surgery...football player...doctors said he can't even practice.  Sounds risky to count on him to play anytime soon.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

He's 35 now, and he looks old. IMHO, Favre looked much younger than Manning at 35.

In their age 34 years Manning threw for 4700 yards and Favre threw for 3361. Yeah, Favre was MUCH younger looking on the field.



Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Manning's immediate future in question

Will probably be in the hall..... lol.... what.... a.... fag...  1 word for ya.... Duh???


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