Originally Posted by b0ng
You must've missed the Colts years after Tarrik Glenn retired. They had terrible LT's and it didn't matter because Manning has a ridiculously short release time.
Quick release and getting the ball out quickly are two different things.
If you throw underneath stuff to Welker all the time and you don't need the pass protection to hold for 4 sec, you can get the ball out in under 2. But if you have no deep ball threat (and you don't if your line can't protect long enough for the deep routes to develop), then the dink and dunk underneath stuff becomes more difficult as well because the secondaries don't pay much attention to the receivers going deep.