The retirement thing is stupid. It has nothing to do with Manning not liking Indy, he probably just didn't see the point. Remember his presser to announce he was leaving? He choked up, I believe he loves the Colts.
When has Irsay ever been a loose cannon when it comes to team matters? He's actually been. very calculated and reasonable usually.
You weren't supposed to notice ... I wonder, however, that it may not be the talent we have on the field (or lack thereof, tho' it may be) but the performance of the players on the field. Are the Colts both talented, unsure and confused? It's hard to tell.
After watching this weekend's playoff games, and seeing the quality of the players on the field - especially on defense, our Colts are not even close to having a roster of comparable caliber. We can probably say the same about the coaching and front office staffs.
This isn't the Cleveland Browns, but you can see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from here.