Found January 03, 2012 on Projo Pats Blog:
By Jim Donaldson Peyton Manning will be 36 on March 24th. Tom Brady will turn 35 in August. So it's not as if Manning is over the hill. But, having sat out this season following what was a third operation in two years to repair disk problems in his neck, Manning's Hall of Fame-worthy career in Indianapolis should now be over. Prior to this season, Manning never had missed a start for the Colts since they drafted him with the first pick overall in 1998. The man who made that pick, Bill Polian, was fired Monday afternoon as Indy's Vice Chairman. Jimmy Irsay, the team owner, also fired Polian's son, Chris, who just finished his first season as general manager. Considering that, without Manning, the Colts stumbled through a disastrous, 2-14 season, those moves shouldn't be shocking. The plus side to an otherwise dismal year is that Indy now holds the first pick in the draft, which they could -- and sh...

Transcript: Manning's postgame comments

Here are some of Peyton Manning's comments from after Sunday's game.

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During Monday’s press conference that formally announced the dismissal of both vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian, Colts owner Jim Irsay indicated that he doesn’t know if quarterback Peyton Manning will be able to ever play again. Irsay strongly suggested that the Colts will draft a quarterback in April,  by saying that [...]

Vote: What Should Colts Do With Peyton Manning, No. 1 Pick?

One of the best to ever play his position, or a "surefire" youngster that could keep your franchise contending for the next decade -- which do you choose? That's the decision facing the Indianapolis Colts right now, as they have to choose between keeping Peyton Manning or drafting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. They could keep Manning and draft Luck, of course, but...

Peyton Manning has Emotional Meeting with Polian

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For Peyton Manning, time to say goodbye to NFL is now

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Manning 'surprised and shocked' at firings

Peyton Manning said he was "surprised, shocked [and] disappointed" at the firing of Colts vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian. The father and son were let go by owner Jim Irsay on Monday afternoon, a day after the Colts closed out an abysmal 2-14 season -- without their franchise quarterback -- with a 19-13 loss at Jacksonville. Manning, sidelined...

Razzball’s NFL Playoffs League

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Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay Cleans House – What to Make of it

The Indianapolis Colts have fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts’ general manager — a decision that left franchise quarterback Peyton Manning “stunned.” Owner Jim Irsay announced the moves Monday, one day after the team finished the year 2-14 without Manning. Coach Jim Caldwell was retained, but Irsay said that evaluation was still ongoing...

When the Saints Go Marching . . . Watch Out San Francisco

  It is hard to deny how well the New Orleans Saints’ are playing right now. The dark horse with the fleur-de-lis might not have landed that 2nd place NFC slot but should have no trouble reaching the divisional playoffs. This is a team that hasn’t lost a game since October (currently an eight game winning streak) and has won all games since their Week 11 bye, helmed by the record...

My best new year story

var addthis_product = 'wpp-252'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Every new year I am required to tell a story of hope and dreams and love and belief. The story of my most memorable new year’s eve ever. Back in the winter of 1995 I was living in Nashville, but visiting New York for the holidays. My friend Dan, who resided in Manhattan and worked...
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