Found December 29, 2011 on The Colts Authority:
Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star has a tough job without question.  From his criticism of both Polian and Caldwell to fan reactions to his work, it's not been a pleasant year as he clearly points out in his blog today. On Polian: The man didn’t answer one question from the local media this season until I caused a fuss last week. Yet on a weekly basis he didn’t have a problem going on national radio or talking to the national writers, providing rather intimate details of such noteworthy topics as Peyton Manning’s workout, while shutting us out. That’s wrong. If it matters to fans, it matters to me. If I was a prayerful soul, trust me, I would ask God to provide me with a world in which what Polian does on a daily basis ceases to matter to so many. On Caldwell: He didn’t make it better, but I can’t blame him for everything. That said, I’m on record as saying the Colts need a new coach, and it goes beyond the fact that this one rarely shares anything remotely importan...

Worth more: Manning or the #1 pick?

Jason LaCanfora has been speaking with several team executives about the hypothetical value Peyton Manning would have on the market: But let's start with Manning. The most any decision maker thought he was worth was a first- and a second-round pick. "I could see you making the case that he's worth what the Raiders gave up for Carson Palmer," one GM said, while...

Florio: Ryan had to lie about Manning

Mike Florio points out that Rex Ryan's comments about not pursuing Peyton Manning were driven not by reality but rather league tampering rules. These are all things that would encourage a team like the Jets or any team to not say anything about Peyton Manning. But there are some who think that Peyton Manning could be very interested in the Jets.

Colts’ New Gimmick; Yeah, it’s a Fullback

In the Colts’ unlikely two-game win streak, a couple of things have stood out – the rushing attack and pass protection. I can tell you why in one word: fullback. Yeah, believe it or not, the big difference in the offense has been the regular inclusion of a fullback, something the Colts had never done in the Peyton Manning era. That’s not to say the Colts have not used a fullback...

Clayton: NFC strength due to Manning

John Clayton of ESPN notes that the NFC took advantage of a weaker AFC this year due in part to Manning's absence: There is no need for the NFC to get cocky about this year's success because it could be fleeting. Peyton Manning's neck injury helped change the balance. Because Manning's no-huddle offense is a matchup nightmare for NFC teams that see Indianapolis...

What’s next for Peyton Manning?

Mike Florio takes emails, calls, and tweets on the most talked about topics in football, including Peyton Manning’s future, Steve Spagnuolo’s job status, Tom Coughlin’s reputation, the wide open NFC playoffs, and more.

NFL Draft Scouting Report: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Andrew Luck is as much of a "sure thing" as you will find in any professional sports draft.  This is because he is so much more than inflated numbers, physical tools, and consistent play.  Scouting the quarterback position is so difficult because it involves so much of a player's mental make up and that can be hard to assess.  Luck is so often compared to Peyton...

Top 10 NFL Stories of 2011

Another year has passed and in that year there has been no shortage of NFL story lines. Starting with a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Championship run and ending with Tim Tebow and “Tebow-mania” the NFL has been full of surprises in 2011. We thought it may have been a dream for the Philadelphia Eagles but instead the Detroit Lions could be the “Dream Team.” These are the stories...

Eyes in the Backfield-Jaguars

6 Things to Watch For in Sunday's Colts Jaguars Game I never get tired of watching this. Last week the Colts toppled the Texans and turned an otherwise forgettable week 17 game into one of the most important games in franchise history. Or something like that. Here's what to watch for this week: 1. Watch for hyperbole. Look, if Andrew Luck turns out to be Peyton Manning...

Buzz: Peyton Manning is NOT the answer for the Jets

That this headline was even necessary is truly disappointing. Gary Myers is trolling Jets fans with a Peyton Manning-to-the-Jets argument, like bloggers masquerading as NFL scouts do in the offseason, and we’re taking the bait. Peyton Manning to the Jets is an awful idea, and no convoluted logic can convince otherwise. It’s an asinine suggestion bred from the same womb of insanity...

Some Jags fans rooting for the Colts

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports lives in Jacksonville so he's got a pretty good pulse on the local crowd.  This week he's witnessing something that local talk radio shows are covering: They are now Indianapolis Colts fans. Yes, the team with the quarterback they hate. The team that has owned their division since they moved to it, the team that has been a counter-clash of cultures...

The Colts Can Not Fool Me

DERP! Over the past two months, it has seemed like it was all but certain that Andrew Luck would be taking his pot of whatever-goblins-eat to the City of Fat Humps. Luck is obviously going first overall, we all know this. But now his destination is much cloudier. Actually, it really isn’t. Once the Colts complete the most unlikely three game winning streak ever (because Blaine...

Peyton can cure Jets' & Sanchez ills

I t would be the Jets’ version of the Dream Team in 2012: Peyton Manning starting at quarterback for their win-now team and Mark Sanchez backing him up, absorbing every little piece of information he could from Eli’s big brother.

Today In Insane Sentences: Rex Ryan Tells Stephen A. Smith That Peyton Manning Won't Replace Mark Sanchez

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