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Manning may miss half the season

Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:12 am
Edited on: September 8, 2011 9:55 am
 
After seeing Colts owner Jim Irsay's tweet that his star quarterback Peyton Manning may be "out for awhile" a source on the team explained to me the organization is preparing for Manning to miss a large swath of the season, if not all of it.

Now, to be clear: that doesn't mean Manning will miss the season but the Colts' coaches have been told to prepare the players for life without their star.

What's becoming clear is that the Colts know far more than they're saying publicly. This is not a shock considering the extreme anti-media, anti-information release mindset of Bill Polian, the team's general manager. My guess is the upper levels of the team know exactly what's going on and have decided to release information at a trickle. It seems only Irsay and his Twitter machine are willing to share information. I'm guessing Polian would like to snatch Irsay's computer out of his hands.

The source indicated that Manning has not had an additional surgery. The problem is that Manning's neck continues to heal slowly. The nerve regeneration is proceeding at a far slower pace than expected.

So the Colts are simply being cautious. They want to protect Manning's health.

But the Colts source emphasized caution in saying Manning would be gone for the year. It's been explained to the staff that Manning's neck could suddenly start healing normally and he could play.

For now, however, the Colts are preparing for the immediate future without Manning.


 
Category: NFL
Tags: Colts
 
Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 11:11 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

I love internet doctors and "medical bloggers" like Freeman
Maybe he stayed at a Holiday Inn last night?



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2011 11:04 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Anyone can just hand the ball off to Addai if they have enough practice doing it. They would keep him in there for his arm and game-control abilities. 



Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 11:04 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Looks good on Reggie not liking Collins and now being stuck with him for MANY weeks. Addai will need to step up his game as will Collins to keep defences honest! From the looks of it, the only "Luck" they will have is the one they take with the first pick overall next year named Andrew...



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 11:01 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Now maybe the NFL will get off its knees to Manning & the Colts.  The NFL is rediculous with how it just goes on & on w/ its Manning love fest.  Hopefully this is the end of Manning's career.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:54 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

R . Wayne  was just upset that an over the hill nobody was coming in and starting B 4 the 2nd string QB. collins wasnt a star during his prime, I doubt he is any better at almost 40 yrs old. but hey thats why u play the games. but keep typing and showing yr ignorance. and remember B 4 REAL >>>>>fool



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:53 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Without Peyton Manning the Colts look to be in the running for Andrew Luck next year.  I've never seen someone so vital to a football teams' sucess.  



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:51 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Mike Freeman accumulates everything else that has been posted about Manning and comes to his "own" groundbreaking conclusion. Get a life dude, there are NO insiders in the NFL that confide one iota of worthwhile information to you.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:44 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

he will be out at least 10 weeks.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:43 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

spoken like a true derp



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:26 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

With the quarterback protection that's in place now. You telling me that Manning can't just hand the ball off, be protected by the QPP. He's the best at the 3 step drop back & pass, QPP. What more does he need to do? That's why the QPP was put in place years ago. It can be upgraded to protect him. C'on man. It's the streak that's at stake. 


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