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September 08, 2011

Peyton Manning underwent surgery today: and there's no timetable for his return. The surgery was the third on Manning's neck in a little more than a year and a half and his recovery could take months, the Indianapolis Star reports.

posted by yerfatma to football at 04:12 PM - 14 comments

It sucks because he is such a great players to watch. Still, I'm curious to see what the Colts look like without him. A rare opportunity for the rest of the AFC South.

posted by bperk at 04:15 PM on September 08

Howie Long thinks it might be a career ender.

posted by rcade at 04:30 PM on September 08

Now I feel bad about naming my fantasy team "Peyton's Stiff Neck".

Not really. Go Patriots.

posted by Rock Steady at 04:50 PM on September 08

Howie Long thinks it might be a career ender.

That would be terrible. I think the NFL would rather institute a no-one-can-touch-Peyton rule than have him retire.

posted by bperk at 05:00 PM on September 08

On the bright side he wouldn't be able to pull any Brett Favre nonsense.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:15 AM on September 09

On the bright side he wouldn't be able to pull any Brett Favre nonsense.

He can still text people pictures of his junk...oh, you meant the other nonsense...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:55 AM on September 09

Because of just one player's absence, the entire landscape of the AFC has changed.

Okay, we're not just talking about any ol' player, but still.....

posted by NerfballPro at 11:19 AM on September 09

You mean Kerry Collins isn't sufficient to lead them to a Super Bowl? He did okay with Tennessee and has a better squad in Indy.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on September 09

Collins can still throw it around. I wouldnt count him out. He is no Manning, but he will be respectable.

posted by Debo270 at 01:22 PM on September 09

the entire landscape of the AFC has changed.

As far as I know, the 2 teams that have represented the AFC in the Superbowl 7 of the last 10 years still have their QBs..so I wouldn't say the ENTIRE landscape has changed.

posted by bdaddy at 03:02 PM on September 09

The entire landscape of the AFC South? Only the Texans have their starting QB from last year starting.

posted by bperk at 04:11 PM on September 09

Only the Texans have their starting QB from last year starting.

I'd rather first year Matt Hasselback to what the Titans had going on last year. They're a better team now.

posted by dfleming at 04:14 PM on September 09

Maybe so, but with the shortened offseason, it is going to be hard for an offensive line to get used to a new QB. Then, you have to worry about developing a rhythm between QB and WRs. Add in the extended holdout of Johnson, and I think it might take a while to see progress. Luckily, most of the other teams in their division are going through the same things.

posted by bperk at 05:07 PM on September 09

Howie Long thinks it might be a career ender.

I'm sorry, did you say "Howie Long thinks"? Because I'm pretty sure that didn't happen.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:34 PM on September 09

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