the Colts Win, I mean lose ....I mean win!!!!.....( the first pick)

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The Colts should-

Poll closed Mar 1, 2012.
  1. Keep Peyton

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  2. Tell him to pound sand...

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  3. Take Luck, keep Peyton too...

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  1. Trajan
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    Well, its Luck, gotta be.

    Now, the big question.

    Peyton is due a $28 million bonus on March 9th.

    Do they pay him or trade him or keep both? :eusa_shifty:
     
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    And Luck decides to come back to Stanford for another year.
     
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    If I'm the Colts I take Luck. I don't pay Manning his 28 million, not unless I'm damn sure he's able to play a full season of football at the high level he's be able to so far. If I'm Manning I walk away from football while I still can.
     
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    It's not out of the question that they trade the pick to someone else who wants Luck. Will the Jags stick with Gabbert? Will Seattle continue with TJax? Who is the Skins qb? If Indy is confident that Manning will be healthy and can play a few more years, who knows?

    If Manning is healthy, I think they should either draft Luck and trade Manning (not necessarily starting Luck right away), especially when you look at what the Raiders paid for Palmer, or trade the pick. Yes, keeping Manning and drafting Luck sounds great, but between cap issues and the fact the team was so horrid without Manning in there, they look like they need a lot of upgrades to me. Add in some important free agents and a some aging veterans and this is a team that may need to consider a serious rebuild.
     
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    I live in Indy and suffered through this season and there's an option i've not heard anyone bring up. Trade them both. Trade manning for a three or four players and a couple picks.

    Trade the the number one overall for a couple picks and a player or two.

    The Colts need help on both lines, the corners, running backs and linebackers.

    With all of the extra picks and the traded players, this is the chance to build the franchise and a dynasty.

    Dallas did it with the Walker Trade to Minnesota and Minnesota did it with the Tarkington trade to New York. This could put Indy in the Super Bowl for years to come. It doesn't take the greatest QB to stand there like a statue behind 5 all pros and pick out one of a group of elite receivers.

    Just another option.
     
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    What's the sense there in Indy, do they think Manning has that many years left? His kind of injury seems pretty risky and dangerous to me, I'd really hate to see him finish his career on a stretcher paralyzed for life.
     
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    I hear you. all that glitters is not gold. Agreed, I thought of that as well, Johnson did build the cowboys on the hershel walker trade, maybe they should just trade manning for the value he has now and , well, is Luck that good? that is really the question.

    the colts need that $28 million to fill other spots, yet they need a QB too, if their scouts are good they can trade manning keep luck and maybe come out ahead, but trading Luck? I don't know. Is there a good number 3-4 QB how has tools?

    Q's- can manning if he wishes defer the 28 mill? would he? has he been asked?

    Oh and one thing for sure, Caldwell has got to go. period.
     
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    I don;t live and breathe this stuff, but the only thing i get from the "atmosphere"about this because there are no real clear statements being made is that nobody knows.

    Manning seems to be interested in coming back, but the way the cap works, the Colts can't really afford a solid line to protect him. Trading the remainder of his life in a wheel chair for one more bite of the Apple doesn't seem like a good trade to me.

    Maybe the nFL Network can finally scrap the Favre Watch and institute the Manning Watch.
     
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    Brady was drafted in the sixth round. Leaf was drafted #2. The draft is a crap shoot in the surest of picks. Luck is not undefeated this year and if you're going to bet the future of the franchise on him, he better be the real deal.

    He seems like a good guy and a fine fellow and all that, but i guess I'd feel better about a suffocating defense and an unstoppable ground game.
     
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    Keep Manning and find a running game.

    You can't build a team around one player and expect to win.
     

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