Indianapolis Colts Fans Are Wishing There Was A Lockout
The only football fans on planet earth who wish that the lockout remained intact must be from Indianapolis.
If there was no season, the Colts star quarterback Peyton Manning would have more time to heal and wouldn’t have to spend a great deal of the 2011 campaign watching his team get demolished from his home. It’s a sad sight to see, but more importantly, it is evident just how important Manning is to this Colts franchise. Ever since he arrived from the University of Tennessee in 1998, Manning has been the tie that binds the Colts. With Manning at the helm, the Colts have gone 141-67 with eight division titles, two conference championships and one Super Bowl appearance. Meanwhile, Manning has been selected to 11 Pro Bowls, won four MVP awards and is the Colts all-time leader in passing yards, completions, touchdowns and attempts.
He’s meant that much to them.
But with neck surgeries keeping Manning off the field indefinitely, it’s going to be a long, long season for Colts fans that started with a 34-7 throttling at the hands of division rival Houston Texans. It was ugly, it was pathetic and it was most definitely a sign of things to come with their signal caller sidelined. Not only did they get beat, they were embarrassed by a Texans team that was missing it’s star running back Arian Foster. But the score didn’t really showcase just how bad the Colts were on Sunday. With 38-year-old Kerry Collins calling the shots, the Colts coughed up the ball on consecutive opening snaps and quickly found themselves down 34-0 at halftime. If the Texans didn’t decide to ease off the gas, things could have been worse. The Colts offense sputtered and looked downright pathetic.
Sadly, this is only a sign of things to come.
With a shortened preseason of activities due to the work stoppage, Collins didn’t have much time to get in sync with his offense. With the Browns on schedule next week, we’ll get to see if the Colts can muster up the strength to not get starched for a second consecutive week.
Sorry Colts fans, if your team ends up at 3-7, chances are Peyton will be shut down all season.
Might as well been a lockout for you guys.