Well, that will fix everything.
I wish I knew - Dennis "Cutty" Wise
When its game time, it's pain time! - Terrible Terry Tate
Hopefully this is just the start of the house cleaning for the Colts organization. Although, I'm a bit worried that by firing Coyer during the season still means Caldwell could be the HC next year.
Next up, the STs coach, in the batter's box Jim Caldwell and in the dug out Chris Polian.
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
Coming in off tweeter from the pres conference.....
Dan Olovsky will start Sunday @ NE!! My god, talk about a great place to start him, why not @ home against Carolina.
Firing Coyer was an organizational decision, i.e., Mr. Polian made the decision.
Gotta say, I'm surprised they're making changes in midstream. I don't think they've done that since 1991. Of course, when they did it in 1986, they turned an 0-13 record into a 3-0 finish...
Colts picked up a fullback off waivers from Carolina. Maybe he's there to replace Mahaffey ,who looked good until he got his bell rung. I'd like to see the Colts play with a FB more often.
From CBS Sports:
Polians in on decision to dump Coyer
Jim Caldwell said the firing of defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was an "organizational decision." Caldwell was flanked at the podium during his press conference by vice chairman Bill Polian and vice president/general manager Chris Polian.
I mentioned earlier in the thread that I wasn't sold on Luck. Watched some of the Stanford-ND game last weekend, and still can't get on the bandwagon. I know he threw for four scores, but he misses easy throws, it may have been the weakest 4 TD effort I've seen in a while.
My first Indy 500 was 1973, haven't missed one since 1981. To date I have attended 35 Indy 500's, and probably 100 or so other IndyCar races (CART & IRL).
The other starters for the Lions that season were guys who experienced a fair amount of success at times in the NFL: Daunte Culpepper (0-5) and John Kitna (0-4). Orlovsky actually had the best QB rating of the three (FWIW). Statistically, the passing offense wasn't the major problem for the team that year (24th in yards and 19th in TDs). It was their rushing offense (30/25) and their defense (32nd in everything) that killed them that year.
Perhaps Orlovsky's best start: 23-34, 233 yards, 1 TD, and 0 INTs -- against the 9-4 Colts on 12/14/08. The Lions lost by eight points or less in his first four starts.
Appears encouraging news about #18 today. Fusion has done its job now time to ramp up rehab.
Maybe he'll play again, and maybe he won't, but all the armchair doctors who pronounced him done are probably pretty upset right now.
Denney's has picked a good year for their promotion of "Free Breakfast" after a Colt win
Witnessed Mario's "Miracle at Indy"...Watched 3 win their 4th Indy 500...Was there for Petty's 200th win...Saw the last Novi qualify
However, the tricker part with respect to him playing again will be the nerve issue.
SI.com injury writer Will Carroll was less enthusiastic. He tweeted, "New info on Manning tells us NOTHING about his ability to play. NOTHING. NO NEW INFO. I can't make it more clear than that."
"You make one **** of a caucasian Jackie." The Dude Lebowski
If Peyton can come back then there will be more leverage with the draft pick if no desperate need for Andrew Luck. Imagine if they can keep Manning around for another few years and find someone as desperate as San Diego was in ending up with Ryan Leaf by trading down. To quote Wikipedia...
The San Diego Chargers had the third pick of the draft, but traded two first round picks, a second round pick, and three time Pro Bowler Eric Metcalf to the Arizona Cardinals to move up one spot and guarantee that the team would get one of the two quarterbacks.
Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all) Real name: David Stovall, Tonka Bay, MN
Certified BPT Taster Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota
But the nerve regeneration issue is much more serious and it will be a minor miracle if anyone knows for certain that Peyton can play again before that bonus is due.
"It is not unusual for patients to undergo a lengthy, complex, peripheral nerve reconstruction procedure, only to see no evidence of recovery for a year or more. This can be immensely frustrating for the patient. Unfortunately, there is nothing in medical science currently that can make these axons grow any faster."
I'm not sure how that's a response to me. I fully understand that there's still a long road ahead, and that playing again might not be in the cards. But that's a far cry from saying this update contains "no new info."