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Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'

Posted on: September 4, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2011 9:48 am
 
 
If, as reported, Manning is out indefinitely, the Colts are in serious trouble. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)  
Posted by Ryan Wilson

UPDATE #2: 11:15 p.m. EST, via CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman: "After speaking to a source on the Colts, the team didn't believe Manning would get another surgery. There was, however, a serious concern that Manning was not only going to miss the season opener but the potential was for Manning to miss four or five games. Or more."

UPDATE: 10:25 p.m. EST, via Adam Schefter's Twitter feed:
"Peyton Manning is being revaluated by several doctors bc of slow progress. No other procedure planned now."


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Eleven days ago, the Colts signed quarterback Kerry Collins, who had been retired for less than two months, as insurance against Peyton Manning not being ready for the regular season after offseason neck surgery.

Last Monday, Manning was activated from the PUP list, but the team qualified the move by saying that it was "a continuation of the rehab process from offseason neck surgery that Manning underwent. He will participate in practice on a limited basis. All of his practice work will be scripted and on a controlled basis. The participation in limited football activity is a standard procedure in the club's rehab protocol."

And now there are reports from John Michael Vincent of ESPN 1070 Indianapolis that Manning might need to undergo another procedure on his neck. "Been told by multi(ple) sources that Manning needs a 2nd neck procedure. Will remain out indefinitely. Called Colts and waiting on response," Vincent tweeted Sunday night.

Later, Sports Illustrated's Peter King spoke to Colts president Bill Polian who told him, "I don't know anything about that. I honestly don't."

Follow-up tweets from King were as follows:

"Don't go thinking Manning's fine+will play in 7 days at Houston. I'm starting to believe he won't. KCollins could be a pretty smart $4m buy."

And then:

"Talked to an authority on Peyton surgery this weekend. Learned it's all about nerve regeneration. You can't rush Mother Nature."

If true, this could be devastating news for the Colts, who, without Manning would go from perennial AFC South favorite and playoff contender to an unmitigated disaster. Four wins might be too optimistic a prediction.

For now, all we have is a report of which Indy's team president knows nothing about.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'



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Since: Jul 14, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'

First off the "I don't know anything" comment is to keep teams guessing as to how long Peyton will be out(I doubt he misses full season BTW) and knowing Manning watching a regular season game from sdelines will make him only want to work harder than he already has to get back sooner.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 3:15 am
 

Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'

When the model franchise the Colts don't know a thing about the best player on their team you know there is trouble! Being ignorant is OK, but to publicly admit to it is something that should never be done. The Colts do not want to appear clueless or hiding something. Unfortunately, they appear to be doing just that. Could you imagine if the Colts had not pressed the other teams to call for a lockout? The Manning Watch would have begun alot sooner...

Best of luck to Kerry Collins and the Panthers, the Raiders...the Colts. Manning is out for the season.


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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 1:48 am
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Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:34 am
 

Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'


You had to know when Irsay ponied up $4 million to bring Collins in, he already knew Manning was going to miss substantial time,
or at least that it was "highly probable".   I believe they were hoping beyond hope that the situation would turn around, but realized
the odds were heavily against it.  Collins is the starting QB in Indy TFN & TBD.  Huge blow for the Colt faithful.  



Since: Aug 5, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'

B/C instead of Addai touching the ball 12 times per game, he'll touch it 25. And with a stellar offensive line, more touches equals more production for Addai. Eight in the box hurts, but I dare NFL teams to try and throw eight in the box all day. JP Losman would be able to shine in Indy if that's the only look they get.
 



Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Polian on Manning rumors: 'I don't know anything'

how does that help addai ?? they will have 8 in the box and force Collins too throw...!! and he cant throw of course like Manning !!!
colts player value's go way down ...alll of them !!


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