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Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

Posted on: September 29, 2011 4:28 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We still don’t know who will start Monday for the Colts -- Kerry Collins is still recovering from concussion symptoms, which might open the gate for Curtis Painter to make his first NFL start -- but we know somebody else who will be there watching. That’s Peyton Manning, who told ESPN (via USA Today) that he’d be on the sidelines and cheering on his team.

Manning's Pain in the Neck
As far as his future playing career is concerned, Manning was a little less forthcoming.

"I haven't thought about all that," he said

Which, you know, is a bit hard to believe, considering he’s made a trip to Europe in an effort to use stem cell treatment to heal his neck.

As he waits, he’s been relegated to being a sideline cheerleader, and he told ESPN he misses his old life.

“Being there with the guys, the huddles, the conversation,” Manning said. “You just don't feel as much a part of it, a contributor."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:55 am
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:52 am
 

Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

Nothing but respect for Manning! I am not a Colt's fan and would probably go so far as to say I hate the Colt's. That being said, I hope Manning recovers and can at least have the option to continue playing if thats what he wants to do. I really enjoy watching the way he run's his offense and given his ability to change a game he deserves respect. I agree that from a front office perspective you need to address future needs and I don't think Painter is the answer but don't write Manning off just yet.


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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 8:24 am
 

Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

All this talk about drafting a QB & it's only September.Probably Manning's been told he risk's permanent injury if he ever plays again.After all, it is his neck & he's only got the one.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2011 11:49 pm
 

Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

That "idiots" team has won more Superbowls than yours.....



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

I think the colts should pass on Luck as well.  If they know 18 is not coming back, then sure, draft him.  Otherwise, someone is going to go all Mike Ditka and trade the farm to move up and get luck (probably Al Davis, he's an idiot).  Heck, Atlanta gave Cleveland two firsts, a second, and a fourth round pick to move up and take Julio Jones.  If a team comes calling offering 3 firsts, 2 seconds, and 2 third round picks, I might answer the phone.  When you're going into rebuilding mode (where we ARE without 18), then you need more than just one player to fix it all.




Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

Why wouldn`t the Colts draft Luck, if they have the chance? Even if Goober is able to continue his career, how much longer could he play? Teams have to consider their future, and players NEVER play FOREVER. And with the new rookie salary cap, they`re not getting the mega dollars as in the past. It might even benefit Luck to learn behind a future HOFer, just like Rodgers did with Favre.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Manning hasn't thought about NFL future

The Colts would not draft Andrew Luck unless Peyton Manning retires, or is not healty enough for the 2012 season.  I've said this on another post that they would not give someone a big contract to sit behind Peyton for 4 yrs and have his contract expire before he even sees the field.  If Peyton retires, then I'm all for it.  They also have other options too.  Another post I read said they could trade down and pick up Michael Floyd and then pick Kellen Moore with the 2nd round pick.  If they get that 1st pick, they can get extra 1st round picks for the 2013 and 2014 draft.  Moore might be off the board by then.  It won't take much to be an upgrade over Curtis Painter.  They could pick up an undrafted FA Dayne Crist.


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