Thursday, August 25, 2011

Football News, by Casey Mitchell

With the NFL regular season approaching, all eyes are on Peyton Manning and his neck injury. As most of you know, this off season, Peyton had his second neck surgery in two years. This year it isn't recovering as well as 2010. He is yet to play in a preseason game so far while last year he played in 3 of the 4 games. Having uncertainty about who will be the Colts starter in Week 1, with the youngster Curtis Painter not being able to produce, Indianapolis picked up veteran quarterback Kerry Collins. Collins retired during the off season but came out of retirement to be a potential backup to one of the best QBs in the league. Other veteran quarterbacks who were being considered by the Colts were Jake Delhomme and Marc Bulger Manning's streak of 227 consecutive starts, which is the 2nd longest streak in history, is in serious jeopardy. In his 12 year career he has never missed a start. The two time Pro-Bowler, Collins, isn't expected to carry the team to the playoffs. He just needs to manage a couple of games and keep the Colts focused until Manning comes back who I personally think is going to be the starter in Week 1 against the Texans in Houston. As all football fans know, Peyton Manning is a great quarterback whether you like him or not, and it would be a big loss to the Colts if he has to sit out for a couple of weeks.
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is under serious investigation involving a bar fight that injured for people. The reason this is becoming such a big deal in Oregon is because the Ducks play the Tigers in just a little over a week for the season opener. I know Duck fans have mixed emotions about who they want to play against, whether it's their best team (with Jordan Jefferson at QB) so we can prove to the nation that we're back or if we want a weaker LSU offense for an easier win. All I know is that if they are missing their star offensive player or not, we are still missing Cliff Harris, and that is still a big deal any way you slice it. One of the biggest College Football games this season could be tainted by bad choices of student athletes making stupid decisions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Definitely would be a slow start to Indy's season should Manning have to sit.

I was talking with one of the guys over on about this very subject and they are slated to release a write-up of the same topic.

Is there any other player in football that is as crucial to their teams success?