Found December 09, 2011 on
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Is it just me, or do the Indianapolis Colts have an incredibly hard time keeping defensive backs healthy? This week, the team announced that the seasons are over for No. 1 corner Jerraud Powers and slot corner/occasional starter Terrence Johnson. That follows earlier season-ending injuries to starting strong safety Melvin Bullitt and one of the guys signed to replace him, Stevie Brown. Though not nearly as bad as last year’s disaster in the secondary, the Colts find themselves, once again, running out a ragtag set of pass defenders and crossing their fingers for good luck.
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While he didn't preclude a return to the field this year for Peyton Manning, Jim Irsay cannot see it happening:
Irsay, appearing at a Downtown Super Bowl-related event, advised Fox-59 that he doesn't "envision Peyton playing this season."
The delicate relationship between a quarterback and his offensive line takes time to cultivate. The Colts offensive line has battled injury and the adjustment to three different quarterbacks, none of whom have been great at escaping the pass rush or dealing with turnovers. Despite standing upon changing sands they manage to come in at #19 in the Pro Football Focus rankings:
I had some fun last month when Adam Schefter mentioned “Peyton Manning” and “Redskins” in the same paragraph, leading to a Yahoo! video segment that suggested the Redskins might try to trade for Manning.
Seemed to me that people were saying Schefter had reported something he hadn’t.
But there was no parsing needed when NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi was asked this...
Baltimore is on pace for the number one seed in the AFC, and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, coming out victorious in their last three games and sitting atop of the AFC North with a record of 9-3. Indianapolis on the other hand is on pace for the first pick in the NFL draft as they have acquired a record of 0-12 throughout the NFL season. Around this time of the year...
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Yeah, this season is only 75 percent completed, but the Peyton Manning stories keep rolling in.
Here’s another one, from Chris Mortensen’s appearance Thursday morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike. Mort began by arguing that the overwhelming likelihood is that Manning would be available as a free agent, and not via trade.
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Colts owner Jim Irsay has maintained all along that he hoped Peyton Manning would return to the field this season, but with his star QB still unable to practice, he's beginning to change his tune.
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