All's fair in NFL player contracts, but is it fair game to wonder if Peyton saw this coming (or knew something was off/wrong) at the time he signed his contract extension in late July? I'm not crucifying him...just wondering.
The Colts knew about his May surgery before they signed that contract too.
I just wonder if he could have had the surgery earlier in the offseason. I'm not a Colts fan, so I haven't watched this closely, but in hindsight, could he possibly have done this sooner? Did the lockout and the inability of management to talk with players affect how/when it was scheduled at all?
Could this in the end turn well for the Colts? Lets assume that Manning is out for the season but returns to form next year. The Colts are looking at a 6ish win season. That would result in a higher draft pick and a chance to select a difference maker in the 1st round. It may be like when the Steelers had a poor season and were able to select Big Ben earlier than they usually drafted.
2013 Record at games attended: 0-1
With the Bengals looking at another crappy year, and now this, I guess I'll jump back on the Packers bandwagon this year.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou