Let’s be honest here, we all know the Colts are a 4-12 team without Peyton Manning. The last time Manning missed preseason snaps was in 2008 and he and the Colts got off to a rocky start that season. The 2011 season looks eerily similar to that 2008 season as Manning isn’t expected to make an appearance during the preseason. The Colts can’t afford to get off to another slow start, especially opening up against the Texans, everyone’s sexy pick to win the division including mine. I’m not crazy enough to totally bet against Peyton Manning, but his supporting cast makes it hard for me to put my faith in them once again.
Key Arrivals – Tommie Harris, Ernie Sims, Jamaal Anderson, Dan Orlovsky
Key Departures – Bob Sanders, Kelvin Hayden, Clint Session, Mike Hart, Ken Hamlin, Aaron Francisco
Prediction – 10-6/Second in AFC South Read more…