Time for Manning to give up the reigns a little


For years the Indianapolis Colts have been winning on the arm of quarterback Peyton Manning, but that isn’t the case this year.

Simply, it is time for Manning to give up the reigns a little.

The Colts for years have not had a legitimate running game in years. This year it has been really bad as their leading rusher is running back Joesph Addai with 406 yards on 93 carries. The thing is Addai has not played since week six.

Running back Donald Brown has been filling in since and his highest game rushing was 69 yards in week two when Addai had 92 yards rushing on a win over the New York Giants.

Manning has 11 interceptions in his past three games. With the Colts running the same offense for years now it is not a surprise teams have caught up to them. Also, what happens is that an aging quarterback loses some speed on his passes, so cornerbacks can make interceptions on some routes they couldn’t have in the past.

ESPN”s Ron Jaworksi has stated that according to film Manning has lost some speed on his deep out passes.

“I’m not saying it is, but I’m seeing little signs now that the deep sideline throws are not as accurate as they used to be, there’s not the zip on the ball that there used to be,” Jaworski said. “Maybe father time might be catching up with Peyton Manning a little bit.”

If the Colts are going to stop their three game losing streak they are going to have to run the football more.  If they don’t they run the risk of wearing out Manning’s arm quicker than most quarterbacks would. The Colts would also run the risk of Manning suffering some kind of muscle or tendon injury in his throwing arm.

In the end, making Manning the highest paid quarterback in the National Football League may not be the smart thing to do.

Even the best have some stinkers


Growing up during the Buffalo Bills hay day there were so many great games the team had.

However, as great as they were the Bills still had some stinkers each year.

The most famous one came in 1991 on “Monday Night Football” as the Bills entered Arrowhead Stadium 5-0.  The Bill went on to get hammered that night as they lost 33-6 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bills for the past two months have been playing competitive football. However, they still find ways to lose as the defense is clearly not up to snuff. The reason being the run defense is the worst I have ever seen from this team.

The Bills lost four straight Superbowls, because they couldn’t stop the run in each game. That allowed the opposition to control the clock and limit the number of chances for the Bills offense to score.

In the end, they can have Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady quarterbacking this team and they still lose, because the Bills run defense stinks worst than a carton of milk that has been sitting in a locker for a month.

Don’t judge a book by its cover


Most National Football Ball League players are physical specimens, but there is one player that has a history that many probably never knew of.

Simply, just don’t judge a book by its cover.

This past Friday was a long day for me as my son had surgery to correct a cross-eyed problem.  Talking to the doctor just after surgery, Dr. Guervich passed a long something that I never knew of. That being Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart also had a cross-eyed problem when he was young.

Leinart was diagnosed with the problem at 10 months and at 18 months was fitted with glasses. At three years old Leinart had his first eye muscle surgery, but still had to wear glasses.  Then like most starbismus paitients Leinart had to have another surgery at 13 years old as his eyes started to cross out.

After the second surgery Leinart has been glasses free.

Now, being a quarterback in the National Football League Leinart has started his own foundation and has been a spokesman for various other foundations that help children with this problem.

In the end, not even a NFL player is perfect.