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# 18 Stream Of Consciousness Questions That I Cannot Erase From My Mind


southwest1

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Peyton Manning was drafted by this franchise in 1998. 14 years in the league. He made a multitude of players household names. Streets & hospitals are named after him. He single-handedly built Lucas Oil Stadium courtesy of his arm, his feet, & his intellect. Yet, his security within this organization remains in doubt. Will Yoda stay or will Yoda be released? Health, money, or blind loyalty which entity will ultimately win out?

Is it really as simple as the rate & speed of nerve re-generation? If Irsay knew tomorrow that the nerve generation was 75% complete, would that really put to rest restructuring contract or release rumors? Is it wrong to begin grooming Manning's eventual successor? If you were in Peyton's shoes, would you want to remain here when the vast majority of personnel you coached or trained with are now departed & gone for good?

Why wouldn't Andrew Luck or RG3 want to be tutored at the feet of the master? No one can run this offense better than the Yoda of NFL field generals can they? Is there a legitimate sales pitch being given to protect Manning with a stout defense, flawless special team's play, & a tight secondary? Or is it best to make a clean break from Yoda & move in a different direction?

If we are moving forward into a Peytonless Millennium as a franchise, why drag this tedious process out any longer? What possible purpose does delay serve? Is it fair to Peyton? To us? How do we plan on selling our loyal fan base of this drastic new direction? If I do see Peyton in a new uniform next year, how will my eyes comprehend this unthinkable nightmare anyway?

Will Andrew Luck or RG3 experience the same duplicate backlash reaction that Aaron Rodgers did when Brett Favre was let go in Green Bay? Or will our fan base rally around the new field general in Indianapolis? How will I cope with my torn allegiance to my beloved Colts & the profound respect I have for Manning when we face him as an opponent next year? If we had won the Superbowl in 2009 against the New Orleans Saints, would Manning's longevity within this organization still be in question?...My head hurts does anybody have a glass of water & an aspirin I can take now?

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Peyton will be wearing blue and white with a horseshoe on his helmet. I have to believe that, nothing else makes sense to me. I thinks it's funny that it's reported now that the Saints contract with Brees is complicated because of the Peyton situation! GOOD GRIEF! really?

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I hope MIColtsFan is correct. Tomorrow is March 1....so we are 8 full days from the March 8 deadline.

Drew Brees has been offered over $18 million according to John Clayton....and that is 10 million away from Peyton for a QB that had the best total yardage in the history in the NFL. His deal needs done by March 5....he will end up being 'franchised.' Then NO has major cap problems.

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Yes Brent, we are the brink of March similar to the Idles of March when Brutus stabbed General Julius Caesar in Ancient Rome. If Peyton is not signed with the Colts by the 5th, I shutter to think how this city will react to such disheartening news if Yoda is gone & the proverbial bottom has fallen out.

We will all feel like we have been stabbed or punched in the stomach...Disbelief, anger, bargaining, numbness, & finally acceptance...Let's hope these 5 stages of grief unfold peacefully without any visual signs of violence, harm, or property damage of any kind. People must be receptive to the tiny sliver of reality that #18 might be gone. I don't want Peyton released, but it could happen & we must all brace ourselves for this tragic reality. No new uniform please. Peyton was made for blue & white colors only.

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You have many questions grasshopper.

Here's some more for you that I've discovered as I've been cleaning out my house

Why was I trying to corner the market on

Duck Tape

Allen Wrenches

Pencils

Seriously.......you would not believe how many of these I have!

I think Peyton will be a Colt this season. I cannot imagine him going elsewhere.

We likely won't know how good his arm is until it's time for him to play

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I too am hoping that he remains a Colt. I just can't fathom him in a different uniform and I feel certain he is gonna play, so let's hope he's still in "our" Blue and White. GO Peyton, Go COLTS

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"You have many questions grasshopper." Yeah, my graduate thesis defense committee always used to tell me that too. Word for word as a matter of fact. How did you get all 7 their phone numbers anyway? All my former professors probably called you directly as pay back for all my incessant, inquisitive questions. Oh well, turnabout is fair play I suppose right? Just Kidding Maureen!!!

It is amazing how much duplicate junk a person accumulates over the years isn't it? I hope you are correct & Peyton stays firmly planted in INDY, but the little "Jiminy Cricket" voice in the back of my head says "Not so fast there Southwest. Nothing is a foregone conclusion yet." Like that verse from that old Rolling Stone song "You can't always get want you want..."But you get what you need."

Look at the bright side Maureen if any of your kids want to set up an office/hardware store, they will be all set HA! HA! LOL.

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Yes Brent, we are the brink of March similar to the Idles of March when Brutus stabbed General Julius Caesar in Ancient Rome. If Peyton is not signed with the Colts by the 5th, I shutter to think how this city will react to such disheartening news if Yoda is gone & the proverbial bottom has fallen out.We will all feel like we have been stabbed or punched in the stomach...Disbelief, anger, bargaining, numbness, & finally acceptance...Let's hope these 5 stages of grief unfold peacefully without any visual signs of violence, harm, or property damage of any kind. People must be receptive to the tiny sliver of reality that #18 might be gone. I don't want Peyton released, but it could happen & we must all brace ourselves for this tragic reality. No new uniform please. Peyton was made for blue & white colors only.

I will probably feel the same way I did the day Bob Knight was fired at Indiana. It was just a sickening feeling. To make matters worse the Colts had just suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Raiders. I hope he will be will us, but not feeling good about it.

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Money makes the world go round. Oh how easy things would be without the complication of money. I would love to see Peyton remain a colt, if they do not come to an agreement on the money, I just don't see it happening. They will not spend too much when they are not sure if he will be able to produce. I have no doubt in my mind Peyton is doing everything to come back and I believe he will play in the NFL this year. I hope it is for our team. I am already dealing with those 5 stages of grief. I started out in disbelief and then got angry. Did all the bargaining in my head and have felt the numbness. Time is slowly ticking down. If it is announced he is being released I will have to work on the acceptance. I will root for our team and whoever is our qb. It will just be a tough pill to swallow if it is not our beloved #18.

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"If we had won the Superbowl in 2009 against the New Orleans Saints, would Manning's longevity within this organization still be in question?"

If we had won the Super Bowl in 09, Peyton Manning would have been crowned as the indisputable GOAT. I think that is what bothers most Colts fans when they think of him in another uniform. It is all so silly and trivial to place his future with this team on a nerve regeneration time-frame.

Doctors have said that once the regeneration process begins, it will never stop, and the gains made will not be lost in regression. The regeneration HAS started! Thus, we can safely say that Peyton will be healthy at some point, and to not have him in the blue and white because it might take a month longer for that healing to complete than the Front Office wants---is absurd.

Had we won the 2009 Super Bowl, Peyton would be happily collecting his well-deserved $28 million bonus, and there would be no questions whatsoever. Sad, isn't it? Oh well, I guess I'll just go cry myself to sleep...

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I believe Peyton will be back for these reasons:

  • If he's healthy and his rehab is going a well as some reports contend
  • He will restructure his contract (he's done it before to help the franchise, so have other Colts)
  • Peyton is a decent person; he knows he got paid for doing nothing last year. Ergo: He will restructure his contract on moral and ethical grounds
  • He is an old school guy and a historian with respect to the game; he wants to remain a Colt; one career, one team
  • Any heir to the QB position will benefit greatly by learning from the best in NFL history. Wins = money = business, and Irsay knows this

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I believe Peyton will be back for these reasons:

  • If he's healthy and his rehab is going a well as some reports contend
  • He will restructure his contract (he's done it before to help the franchise, so have other Colts)
  • Peyton is a decent person; he knows he got paid for doing nothing last year. Ergo: He will restructure his contract on moral and ethical grounds
  • He is an old school guy and a historian with respect to the game; he wants to remain a Colt; one career, one team
  • Any heir to the QB position will benefit greatly by learning from the best in NFL history. Wins = money = business, and Irsay knows this

The vast majority of your points are sound & valid JSDiamond. However, I get livid & furious with rage when people say so causally "He got paid for doing nothing last year." Physical therapy & rehabilitation is literally H***. If you've never been through the excruciating pain of rehabilitation, not to mention the social isolation alone, you have no frame of reference to speak directly from. Also, Peyton was paid this past year for 2 AFC Championship titles, 2 Superbowl appearances, 1 Superbowl victory, & several division titles.

Never ever say "He got paid for doing nothing last year." Please. It is an insult to anyone whose ever had to endure the physical & psychological torture of physical therapy. I speak from experience on this one myself JSDiamond. Thank you. I 'm sure that was not your intent. Just please be careful about your diction & word selection choice next time. Have a nice day.

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By "nothing" I meant relative to Irsay (his liabilities as an owner). No disrespect intended.

Thank you for your clarification JSDiamond. I appreciate that. Everything is fine. I am also grateful that you read & hopefully enjoyed my blog as well. Have a pleasant weekend JSDiamond.

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