Time might be near for Colts to draft a quarterback

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    The inevitable, although maybe not in the next year or so, is something that the Colts can't ignore nor fail to address early.

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    Isn't this the most difficult thing for a team to accomplish? Replacing a star quarterback that was the cornerstone of your franchise has set many teams backwards (e.g. 49ers).

    Might be good for the Texans! :thinking:
     
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    I'm betting Manning starts until he is at least 40. Smart QB's last longer than athletic ones. While I hope they spend a high pick on a replacement I think the Colts would be foolish to do it before he is 39.
     
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    Along with Elway I rate Manning the greatest QB ever, but hate that the Texans get stuck having to face him twice a year, every year.
    Surely he gets injured at some point and begins to miss some time, but it probably won't be from game-day contact because the refs are now almost to the point where they suspend a defender for half the seaon if he looks cross-ways at Peyton. Maybe he'll twist an ankle running to the sidelines ?
    It always interested me how the refs let another old guy QB icon, Brett Farve, get knocked around pretty good without many flags, but Manning gets max protection from them ?
     
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    I am not sure if Peyton really decline as much as I am sure that injuries kept the Colts out of the playoffs last season which happens to be the case with most teams in the league no doubt.
     
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    If you scramble you don't get calls. If you slide you do. It ain't fair but it is what it is.

    And Roger Staubach was the greatest QB in history - he just shortened his career by six years serving his country (and by several more years taking hits like a RB while being Rodger the Dodger much to Landry's chagrin - many of Landry's most animated moments were aimed at Staubach for not sliding). If for nothing else, the Cowboys should be lauded for their patience in waiting for him.
     
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    The Colts were in the playoffs last year. They lost in the first round to the Jets and might have gone further if they had been healthier, but they were there.
     


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    ...........and WE WEREN'T!:texflag:
     
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    Staubach ? Maybe the first time ever I've even heard/seen that name mentioned/appear in the same conversation with all-time greats Elway & Manning ? The altitude would surely give Staubach a headache.
     
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    If I were the Colts I would not spend a late first on a QB in this draft...

    I think Manning still has a good amount of time left...I think that he could probably play into his 40's if he wanted to...His playing style doesn't really require young legs.

    But besides that, If I were them I'd be more inclined to let Curtis Painter get his crack at it...
     
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    That is what I ment. My mistake.
     
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    I highly suggest the Colts get an experienced QB like David Carr. :)
     
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    I honestly would like to see Peyton receive another ring or two before he retires just because I enjoy seeing them do what they do best.
     
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    I've seen Staubach mentioned on many of the all time lists. Here is only one............published in 2008. Their description of Staubach's history pretty much makes the case.

    The definitive list: Top 10 NFL quarterbacks

    For those of you not familiar with the DEAD BALL ERA, you might find this link somewhat interesting. LINK
     
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    Say it ain't so, Gary. :toropalm:
     
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    You did indeed find a list with Staubachs name on it CND, but a top 10 QB list without the name of John Elway ? C'mon man, how real can that list be ?
     
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    Playoffs and SBs?........Staubach in 9 years of starting vs. Manning in 13 years of starting?............and Staubach didn't have the privilege of facing the pitifull Texans twice a year!:toropalm:
     
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