Re: Colts Badly Need a Back-up Plan
posted at 8/15/2011 1:55 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Colts Badly Need a Back-up Plan
[QUOTE]Interesting statement. So you think they are so poor in the preseason predominantly because of their back up QB? Really nothing else? As for hypothesizing, Painter really could be that bad, but as Kravitz notes and the locals know, his opportunities have come with essentially only back ups in the game (2nd half vs. Jets 09, Snowstorm at Buffalo 09).
I am not defending Painter as capable, but I am suggeting that no one really knows at this time. The same could have been said of Sorgi. We shall see. Orlovsky didn't look any better, nor did Nate Davis, although he did show some escapability. The colts look like they may have real issues with their Oline. Hughes, looks like a bust (which is a concern) as a first rounder and some are gnashing their teeth at taking Hughes over former IU Hoosier and current Ram, Roger Saffold.
Posted by UD6[/QUOTE]
Doesn't this mean that he could only be EVEN WORSE against opposing STARTERS? Yes, the Jets are a tough defense to face, but Buffalo? I feel like any competent NFL starter should be able to perform decently against Buffalo under any circumstances... especially Buffalo's BACKUPS
I don't think this will even be an issue. I think Manning has his sights on Favre's consecutive games record and I don't think he's willing to give that one up. Furthermore, league rules (which the Colts also quietly supported along with Kraft) protect quarterbacks much more nowadays and Manning is too smart and alert to take too many unecessary hits, especially at full force (you see people drag him down, but you don't see him get rocked or blindsided that often).
I think there could come a game or two where Manning stays down and possibly leaves, but I think he's starting every game this year.
Just a hunch. Plus, beating the Colts with Painter would be a cheapened victory. Win or lose, I want Manning. The best must beat
the best competition.