Originally posted on 18 To 88  |  Last updated 12/12/11

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts under center during the first half against the New York Jets during the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Jets 30-17. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Like a cannon ball through your suburban window, it's time to shatter some myths. I mean, you can't honestly expect me to talk about yesterday's game, can you? There's a popular refrain in some quarters these days that the Colts 0-13 start proves that Peyton Manning was the only good thing about the Colts for the last decade. Many have argued that the Colts have secretly been a terrible team and that Manning was winning 12 games on his own every year. It's nonsense. I doubt there is anyone in the world more convinced of the greatness of Peyton F. Manning than I am, but even I have my limits. There have been moments and seasons when, yes, Peyton carried the Colts. Notably, in the 2002 season, Manning and Harrison more or less tagged teamed the Colts to the playoffs.  In 2008, he got a lot of help from Mathis and Freeney, but essentially strong-armed his way into the playoffs. There's no denying that the Colts have been intentionally top-heavy by design. The argument that the tea...
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