Many people are upset with the idea that players are let go. There’s a simple reason for it – when we are children growing up watching these guys it’s like their careers will never end. However, in actuality they do. We never want to see anything end, nor as fans want to accept it. However, feel free to be upset about this situation; it is a sad realization of what the 2012 Indianapolis Colts will look like.
Whatever happened to the days of finishing a career where you started?
Well, Peyton Manning’s playing days aren’t done; they’re just merely taking a side turn. When Manning’s career is over, we will all look back and realize how lucky we were to see a player like him. So instead of hating someone, let’s show the man some respect. After all, he is a future first ballet Hall of Famer.
What does this mean for the Colts?
Let the rebuilding process start, beginning in March with free agency. Then follow up with the NFL Draft, where the Colts will draft their new franchise quarterback. Don’t expect receivers Pierre Garcon and Reggie Wayne to be back and this may even stop negotiations with defensive lineman Robert Mathis. The bottom line is: everyone wants to win and Manning gives you the best chance to do that. However, that doesn’t matter anymore; remember, this team went 10-6 and made the playoffs in 2010.
The recent update on Manning’s arm is good news, reported earlier today: Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star Wrote on Twitter, citing multiple sources, that Manning is currently working out in Florida and “throwing much, much better.”
It seems to be a bit early to start the rebuilding process after only one bad year, but the deed is done, and it will be interesting to see how the Indianapolis Colts attack this off-season; aggressive or passive?
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