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    Do the Jets still have a really good defense? If so, I'd kind of like to see him go there to see what he can do with that kind of support on D that he rarely had here.

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    Lots of good memories. This sucks. Yet, I don't think we would have gotten him another ring. I hope he chooses his next team wisely and wins another.
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    As a fan of another team, yet someone who always watched when he was on, thank you.

    I got to watch him live a few years ago. What a great joy that was.

    Not sure it could have ended any other way, but I can say he is definitely one of the most, if not the most, important player I have seen on a NFL team.

    Granted the previous GM screwed up big time, but I will just leave it at that.

    Sad for Indy fans, wish you all the best with Luck or whoever your next QB may be.

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    wherever he goes Im going to the game where we play his team..... We need to give Peyton one last standing ovation

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    I kept saying this would happen in the end and yet now that it has it still kind of surprises me.

    Sad day in Indianapolis I mean this was already a bad day for me anyways and then this happens.

    Regardless I can accept this because well we got used to not having him play an entire season already it sucks that his last game as a Colt was that playoff game versus the Jets though. Wish the circumstances were different.

    I'm just glad his career won't end in injury( at least I hope)

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    Can't blame the colts at all if Manning wasn't willing to renegotiate.

    Wish him luck but can't say I'll follow him much now. I'll continue to root for the Colts.

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    ...it sucks that his last game as a Colt was that playoff game versus the Jets though...
    Ugh....I hadn't even thought of that. I will never forget the "Are you effin SERIOUS?!?!?!?" look Peyton shot at Caldwell when he called that time out. His last game here ending like that is hard to stomach.
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    We waited so many years to cut Bob Sanders, yet cut Manning after one injured season....
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    Hope he wins another SB if he can continue to play. Sad if we're parting ways, but if it's true he wouldn't renegotiate the deal then that tells me he didn't really want to be here that bad. Again, IF that's what happened.
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    We waited so many years to cut Bob Sanders, yet cut Manning after one injured season....
    Well we could win without Bob Manning was another story....

    In the end we had to face reality no team should live and die by one player like we did.

    And to answer the other posters of course Manning didn't want to be here its a rebuilding project and he knows that as soon as he throws a pick or isn't playing up to par everyone will be calling for Luck to start. He wasn't going to give up his leverage to help the team push him out the door he knows how it works.

    People think that won't happen here but they're fooling themselves there were fans that had Luck jerseys by midseason.

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    If Manning refused to renegotiate it's probably because he doesn't care about the Colts in 2020, he cares about 2012-13. He probably feels they should trade the number 1 pick for whatever bounty they can get to shore up the team and then let him lead it. As long as the option of trading the pick wasn't on the table I bet Peyton refused to put renegotiation on table.

    That's all well and good except it's putting an awful lot of eggs in one basket... a 35 year old basket coming off of 4 neck surgeries and still not healed.

    Irsay can't take that gamble. Polian saw to it that the current team was nothing but smoke and mirrors and that without Manning the cupboard was bare. So Irsay is all but starting from scratch. As many of us said, and this year proved, "yes, the defense is that bad"

    I just hope the team manages the Luck era better than it did the Manning era. Build a well rounded team that can play a field position game and get a team off the field and take some pressure off the Colts QB.

    Manning was a special player who made chicken salad out of the chicken **** Polian refused to properly address the other side of the ball. Luck might be good but it's unlikely he'll be anywhere near that type of good.
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    Sad day to be a Colts fan right now, but now we have to look forward to a new era in Colt football. I was a fan long before Peyton and will be one long after. It is just too bad that it had to end this way.

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    This almost felt like Reggie's last game as a Pacers

    Feeling's a little different since he'll still be playing but with a different uni but definitely a sad day in Indy
    Except we had an entire year of him playing ball to say goodbye to him, Peytons last game he played for us no one could have possibly predicted this.

    If this is true they should be having the presser at Lucas Oil (The house that Peyton built) and fill up the stands to say good bye.

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    Exactly, no colt fan could ever root against him.

    I hope Grigson has learned one thing that no matter how great your QB may be his backup must be lots better than the Sorgi/Painter types we've had for so long. What was Polian thinking?
    That is harsh, Sorgi actually won a game basically being a starter.

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    We waited so many years to cut Bob Sanders, yet cut Manning after one injured season....
    Lesson learned I guess..

    I bet luck is licking his chops at the thought of starting day one.

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    Exactly, no colt fan could ever root against him.

    I hope Grigson has learned one thing that no matter how great your QB may be his backup must be lots better than the Sorgi/Painter types we've had for so long. What was Polian thinking?
    Meh. If we play against him then I am rooting against him. Actually I think it would be fun to see Manning getting saced by freeney.

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    Sad day

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    Sad day

    Agreed. This is not fun.


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    I hope he goes to a good team and wins two superbowls so he can show Irsay that keeping Polian and the stupid defense was a huge mistake, probably the best QB to ever play the game and they were inept to put a good defense around him.

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    BTW... Capologists... Are there absolutely no realistic trade scenarios so the Colts don't let Manning walk for nothing? Obviously, there's a major cap hit in re-signing him but is it just not feasible to find a trade package that would negate/mitigate that cap hit while helping the Colts with the rebuild?
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    Yeah letting him go for nothing is also stupid.

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    I hope he goes to a good team and wins two superbowls so he can show Irsay that keeping Polian and the stupid defense was a huge mistake.
    Several people wondered about the speed in which Irsay fired the Polians... Well, considering the Colts never should've been in this position in the first place except for the Polians' (mis)handling of the team. And considering everybody and his brother had been saying the defense and ST's were a problem (yet Ol' Bill ignored and shrugged off those complaints from "non football people" season after season), I don't blame Irsay for showing them the door when he did. It seems the 'non football people' were more right than Polian.

    I'm sure if Irsay had his druthers he'd rather this team at least been able to tread water without Peyton, hover around .500, and look like they would've been a contender with him. Instead, they challenged for an 0-16 record and painted Irsay into a corner that I doubt he ever could've imagined he'd be in. Truth be known he'd probably rather not be in this position because economic realities and the state of the team pretty much tie his hands.

    With a middling first round pick and a decent, competitive team he'd probably re-sign Peyton and hope for the best. But since Polian never saw fit to surround Peyton with a balanced, solid squad or a reliable B/U there's just no practical option if Peyton doesn't want to renegotiate. When you really think about it, how could there have been any question the Polians would be fired? The only question should've been if they'd be fired before or after the last game.
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    Do the Jets still have a really good defense? If so, I'd kind of like to see him go there to see what he can do with that kind of support on D that he rarely had here.
    OMG! Two Mannings in NY??? The press wars would be hilarious!! PLEASE, if he's to leave here, make this happen!!!



    (BTW....the worst would be if he went elsewhere and won multiple SBs.)
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    Default Re: Mort says we are parting ways with Peyton

    I have a lot of faith in Luck being a great quarterback, but I do think Manning will haunt us for the next few seasons.

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    (BTW....the worst would be if he went elsewhere and won multiple SBs.)
    I would think that the worst would be if Andrew Luck were the next
    Ryan Leaf,
    Tim Couch,
    Akili Smith,
    Joey Harrington,
    Jack Thompson,
    David Carr,
    Rick Mirer,
    Heath Shuler,
    Vince Young,
    Jeff George,
    Jamarcus Russell.

    The list of top 5 picks at QB that did nothing to speak of for the team that drafted them, expecting a 15 year fix at QB, is quite long.

    If you go down to top 10 picks, you can add
    Matt Leinart,
    Byron Leftwich,
    Richard Todd,
    Rich Campbell,
    Kelly Stouffer,
    David Klingler,
    Todd Blackledge,
    Andre Ware.

    I don't expect Luck to be on a list like that, but an awful lot of people expected each one of those listed above would never be on a list like that.
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