What a difference Peyton Manning makes. After winning 10+ games for 9 straight seasons (the longest active streak in the NFL at the time) and 12+ games in 7 of their last 8 seasons, the Colts won a mere 2 games last year and at one point sat at 0-13. Andrew Luck will undoubtedly help, but he’s just a rookie quarterback and quarterback was hardly their only problem last year.
This team has not drafted well for years and it shows. They haven’t drafted a Pro Bowler since 2006. I went through and made a list of the top 5 and top 10 players at each position in the league (to be published at a later date). The only team in the league without a single one: the Indianapolis Colts. This offseason they lost several mainstays, including Dallas Clark, Gary Brackett, Pierre Garcon, and Jeff Saturday (who makes the list, by the way, now with the Green Bay Packers.
Their best players (Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis) are all over 30. For what it’s worth, I think they drafted we...