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    Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal



    This might become a big story. Manning certainly doesn't sound too happy about it:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/74...unned-decision

    Polian was the GM who drafted Manning. Is this a move by Irsay to prepare the ground to get rid of Manning? If so, this is a horrible move. If Luck is a bust, I will be the first to say that the Colts will not be in Indianapolis within 10 years. Another Irsay, the same story.




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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    He is stunned because he can see they are blowing it up, and he probably isn't going to be part of it after they draft Luck.




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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    I think the writing has been on the wall for some time. Peyton Manning will not be a Colt next season....book it.




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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Manning's uncertain health status and probability of a full recovery, combined with Indy's Golden Draft Ticket and the outstanding play of a slew of rookie QBs lately certainly doesn't bode well for Eli's big brother remaining in the land of Hicks & Incest.

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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    When I read a bunch of people on this board saying Peyton could be a Jet next year I didn't think it was possible.

    Seems kind of likely now.




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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    I think it's a big roll of the dice. You are jettisoning Polian and Manning at one swipe, the two reasons why Indianapolis was relevant for the last 10 years. It was one of the worst franchises before them, and I see nothing that tells me it won't go back to being what it always was before the two (see this year). I think Manning has three more of years in him. They could make this a smooth transition and passing of the torch. Luck is an unproven commodity in the NFL. There are no guarantees, despite what the histrionics of the jour in the media may be.

    With all that said, I cannot care less what happens to the Indianapolis Colts. I just foresee more heartbreak caused by an Irsay in a few years when the Mayflower trucks come, which is sad.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    I'm pretty sure this is a signal that the Manning era is pretty much done. Seems like everyone who really contributed to that run is either gone or probably on the way out the door:

    Polian - gone
    Harrison - gone
    Wayne - free agent, likely gone
    Mathis - also a free agent, correct?
    Sanders - gone
    Edge - been gone
    Brackett - injured. wonder if he'll be gone
    Freeney - getting older
    Clark - wasn't he injured?
    Manning - certainly was injured and might now be gone

    When Manning got there, they pretty much had nothing and I guess the Luck era will start the same way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uli2001 View Post
    With all that said, I cannot care less what happens to the Indianapolis Colts. I just foresee more heartbreak caused by an Irsay in a few years when the Mayflower trucks come, which is sad.
    I hope so.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Yes, maybe it was about Manning and Polian's loyalty got him fired.....either way, there are going to be some players over there to look at in the offseason.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Polian had checked out already. He was already in semi-retirement and somehow got son to do most of the GM job instead. Newsflash Bill, your son isn't that good at it. As much as I love Ozzie no way would I want him to be able to do that type of thing and I doubt Ozzie would ever even consider it.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Polian had checked out already. He was already in semi-retirement and somehow got son to do most of the GM job instead. Newsflash Bill, your son isn't that good at it. As much as I love Ozzie no way would I want him to be able to do that type of thing and I doubt Ozzie would ever even consider it.
    The level of nepotism in the NFL is incredible. In a league that's so competitive you'd think there'd be more pressure on guys to make the best hire and not do crap like this. Hilarious that it happened to the Colts though!




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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Cactus View Post
    The level of nepotism in the NFL is incredible. In a league that's so competitive you'd think there'd be more pressure on guys to make the best hire and not do crap like this. Hilarious that it happened to the Colts though!
    I just can't believe that owners go for it. You're seeing something similar in Washington. Shanahan thinks he's setting this up so his son can take over. What has his son ever done to be a head coach? The Texans have been a lot better without him and the Redskins offense is disfunctional. As an owner I wouldn't allow it.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    If Manning is healthy, Irsay will likely pay him the money this spring; but the payment is due before the draft and they may not know by then. If it's unclear whether he is going to be able to play, I can't see them shelling out another 28 or so million without some kind of clause. Wouldn't be a good business decision regardless of the team.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    If Peyton Manning is not in Indianapolis, I am not sure where I see him succeeding. Peyton Manning has not looked like the same quarterback, in December and January, outdoors, during his entire career. If you combine that with the neck injury that he is not likely to fully recover from, I think this is a damaged goods situation.
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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Why is he surprised? Polian is not a good GM anymore. Colts lost 1 player and became the laughing stock of the NFL. Pats went 11-5 when Lady Brady went down. Ravens won all their games when Ray got hurt. Even if we lose someone like Ray Rice or Flacco or Suggs we would still have a winning record.

    Packers pulled half their offensive starters and their backup QB broke all the team's passing records.

    I don't understand why people are shocked. The Polians rode Manning's success and took all the credit people threw at their way. In reality the Colts success has to do completely with the player Peyton Manning is and nothing to do with the Polians.




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    Re: Manning "stunned" at Polian's dismissal

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    If Peyton Manning is not in Indianapolis, I am not sure where I see him succeeding. Peyton Manning has not looked like the same quarterback, in December and January, outdoors, during his entire career. If you combine that with the neck injury that he is not likely to fully recover from, I think this is a damaged goods situation.
    Peyton will head to NY and play for ole Rexy...in the same stadium as Eli, as Sanchize sits and learns...


    That way Peyton and Brady can ride off into the sunset in the same division...




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