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tk13
08-20-2011, 03:36 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6880238/peyton-manning-availability-indianapolis-colts-opener-doubt

Colts eye opener sans Peyton Manning

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says his team must be prepared to start the season without injured quarterback Peyton Manning, and the club might need to find a veteran backup.

Irsay posted his comments Saturday morning on his Twitter account, less than 12 hours after the Colts lost their eighth straight preseason game.

"We r evaluating the QB sitch, (hash)18 healing but we must 2 b prepared 4 early season possibility without him,defense has 2 pick it up,big time!," Irsay wrote.

During a conference call with reporters, coach Jim Caldwell was asked when he expected Manning to be back. Caldwell hasn't provided a timeline for Manning's return and says he hasn't been cleared to practice.

"Bottom line, we truly do not know when he will be ready," Colts president Bill Polian told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. "Once the nerves regenerate properly, he'll be ready. When that happens, he'll be ready to ramp up immediately. It's impossible to predict."

Curtis Painter, Manning's backup, has started both preseason games.

"Our whole focus is to be as good as we can be until he's back," Polian said of Manning. "That's all there is to that. We're going through the tape of (Friday night's) game right now. We've had a lot of problems the first two games that had almost northing to do with the quarterback. We've got to get some things straightened out with our O-line and our defense has been bad so far."

Polian gave no indication whether another veteran quarterback was under consideration.

As to Irsay's public tweets about suggestions about a veteran backup quarterback, Polian said, "Our owner is the owner. I can't speak to that."

Former Colts backup Jim Sorgi is a free agent should the team opt to sign another quarterback. Sorgi lives in Indianapolis but has not been contacted by the Colts.

Old Dog
08-20-2011, 03:37 PM
Couldn't possibly care less

Pablo
08-20-2011, 03:38 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6880238/peyton-manning-availability-indianapolis-colts-opener-doubt"We r evaluating the QB sitch, (hash)18 healing but we must 2 b prepared 4 early season possibility without him,defense has 2 pick it up,big time!," Irsay wrote.

I'm sure Irsay is a reasonably intelligent man, but twitter doesn't allow him to express that.

Count Zarth
08-20-2011, 03:39 PM
I hope his first game back is against the Chiefs so we can stomp a mudhole in that bitch.

MIAdragon
08-20-2011, 03:40 PM
Anyone have any snacks?

the Talking Can
08-20-2011, 03:40 PM
we are breaking that bitch this year

KCrockaholic
08-20-2011, 03:41 PM
Couldn't possibly care less

:clap: Yess. Bout time somebody gets this right.

KurtCobain
08-20-2011, 03:44 PM
:clap: Yess. Bout time somebody gets this right.

So you have no opinion what so ever about if you'd rather the Chiefs play Manning or Painter in week 5? I'm hoping this nerve problem keeps him out until after we drive through town.

KCrockaholic
08-20-2011, 03:45 PM
So you have no opinion what so ever about if you'd rather the Chiefs play Manning or Painter in week 5? I'm hoping this nerve problem keeps him out until after we drive through town.

I hope he fucking dies tomorrow. I hate that ass fuck. That's my opinion.

KurtCobain
08-20-2011, 03:47 PM
I hope he fucking dies tomorrow. I hate that ass fuck. That's my opinion.

So you do care.

KCrockaholic
08-20-2011, 03:48 PM
So you do care.

Of course I care. But I couldn't care less.

unlurking
08-20-2011, 03:48 PM
So you do care.
Not really. He wants him dead. Doesn't care if they trot out a corpse.

KurtCobain
08-20-2011, 03:51 PM
Of course I care. But I couldn't care less.

That's what I wanted to hear, bud.

Shaid
08-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Of course I care. But I couldn't care less.

LMAO

bowener
08-20-2011, 04:57 PM
I just pooped.

JD10367
08-20-2011, 06:02 PM
For Indy, the difference between "mediocrity" and "playoff team" is one thing: the Great Gazoo. They've looked awful and, without him, are in deep shit. They have one cupcake in the first five games (Cleveland). If The Forehead misses the opener, and then is rusty for the next few, that team could be 1-4 before the leaves even turn. Which would be awesome.

Count Zarth
08-20-2011, 06:03 PM
For Indy, the difference between "mediocrity" and "playoff team" is one thing: the Great Gazoo. They've looked awful and, without him, are in deep shit. They have one cupcake in the first five games (Cleveland). If The Forehead misses the opener, and then is rusty for the next few, that team could be 1-4 before the leaves even turn. Which would be awesome.

Any thoughts on Haynesworth?

RedThat
08-20-2011, 06:03 PM
For Indy, the difference between "mediocrity" and "playoff team" is one thing: the Great Gazoo. They've looked awful and, without him, are in deep shit. They have one cupcake in the first five games (Cleveland). If The Forehead misses the opener, and then is rusty for the next few, that team could be 1-4 before the leaves even turn. Which would be awesome.

Without Manning the Colts are nothing.

4-5 win team MAX

JD10367
08-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Any thoughts on Haynesworth?

I don't think he'd be a good quarterback for Indy.

Count Zarth
08-20-2011, 06:11 PM
I don't think he'd be a good quarterback for Indy.

Har. How is he fitting in in NE? I hear he's hurt?

milkman
08-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Personally, I want Manning to start the opener, so that when the Chiefs play Indy and Hali and Houston are ass raping Manning, he has no excuses.

boogblaster
08-20-2011, 07:57 PM
think my givashitter is broken ....

Rams Fan
08-20-2011, 08:06 PM
Colts are in some trouble if Painter has to start. He hasn't looked good. At all.

DTLB58
08-20-2011, 08:13 PM
Let me see, do the Chiefs play the Colts week 1? Nope, don't care.

Okie_Apparition
08-20-2011, 08:20 PM
He'll be redeye in the suite licking oreos

durtyrute
08-20-2011, 08:23 PM
This is the year we get that fucker. We would have had him last year if the fucking offense would have shown up.

ClevelandBronco
08-20-2011, 08:23 PM
Denver has three backups. Or maybe two and a tight end or something. We should talk.

KCChiefsFan88
08-20-2011, 10:34 PM
As bad as the Colts have looked this preseason without Manning they have scored the same # of points as the Chiefs have.

Messier
08-20-2011, 10:39 PM
As bad as the Colts have looked this preseason without Manning they have scored the same # of points as the Chiefs have.

I've noticed everything with you gets turned into a slam on the Chiefs.

Buck
08-21-2011, 02:24 PM
JimIrsay Jim Irsay
I'm in Mississippi,down at the crossroads....looking 4 that deal Mr. Johnson cut so many years ago....


JimIrsay Jim Irsay
Brad,I'm in Hattiesburg...is it right or left at the Firechief?

Buck
08-21-2011, 02:24 PM
You know who lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi?

KurtCobain
08-21-2011, 02:42 PM
OMG BUCK THE NFL TWITTER DETECTIVE

alpha_omega
08-21-2011, 03:45 PM
JimIrsay Jim Irsay
I'm in Mississippi,down at the crossroads....looking 4 that deal Mr. Johnson cut so many years ago....


JimIrsay Jim Irsay
Brad,I'm in Hattiesburg...is it right or left at the Firechief?

Legba, is that you?