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Peyton Manning ready to stick it to Colts

The selection of Peyton Manning during the 1998 NFL Draft changed the path of the Indianapolis Colts organization.

No one ever thought Peyton would leave Indianapolis. It became his home, his life. It was all Manning knew. To be pushed out the door wasn’t the right way to treat one of the greatest, if not the greatest, player to ever play in the NFL.

We look at Peyton Manning as a role model, someone to look up to, a gracious and perfect gentlemen. But don’t get it twisted, Manning wants nothing more than to stick it to the Colts.

Now donning the orange of the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning and the NFL leading offense is set to return to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Just how important was Peyton Manning to the Colts?

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From 1998 to 2010 Manning led the Colts to seven AFC South and one AFC East division championships. He also led them to two AFC Championships and a Super Bowl championship.

The Colts all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, he was named the NFL player of the decade (2000′s).

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri expects the crowd to cheer for Manning in his return according to heraldbulletin.com.

“I think it’s probably a little bit different of an atmosphere,” Vinatieri said comparing Patriots fans to Colts fans in the locker room at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. “No disrespect to any fans out there, but our fans are much more welcoming. I think that Peyton will probably get a whole lot more cheers than I did when I went back to New England.”

The standard procedure when former great players have been welcomed back include a highlight video of the player’s Indianapolis career during a timeout.

“I’m sure he’ll get a standing ovation right when he comes out. I would almost guarantee it,” Vinatieri said, adding it likely will feel odd for Manning to dress in the visiting locker room. “But, hopefully, after that, I know the fans still love him, but hopefully when he goes out there, they’re loud and make it hard on him. I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun. That’ll be a pretty cool game for him and us and everybody involved.”

Manning demands perfection from his team and make no doubts about it, he’ll make sure the Broncos are ready to trounce the Colts come Sunday night.

4 thoughts on “Peyton Manning ready to stick it to Colts”

  1. Before you suggest he might be the greatest to ever play the game, you may want to look at Manning’s stats in the playoffs.Nfl football is a business. Manning was coming off the third of three neck surgeries and was a definite risk.,especiallyh given his age. The size of the contract he expected was such that it was doubtful the Colts could upgrade theur defense.Manning ended up in a place with a pretty good defense and a running game to boot.The Colts got a young qb who looks like he’ll be there for 10+ years.He also threw 10 fewer picks his rookie year than Manning did and went 11-5 as opposed to Manning’s first year 3-13. I doubt the Colts would have let Manning go had Luck not been available. I think it turned out win-win for both sides. No reason for Manning to whine, though I think Manning’s desire to get even may asall be in the author’s head.

  2. Calvin, Jeff and Kathy .. I agree with you! The author doesn’t really know what he is talking about ! Check the stats. And I hope Peyton is notreally wanting some type of vengance… Lol he wwon’t get it. The one place he has always felt at home though is the turf here, sliding just like he DoD in his last game. Be safe Peyton and your old turf welcomes you as you slide or fall and cover up lol !!!

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