Chappell: Colts won’t quit

Mike Chappell says in his mailbag the Colts simply won’t quit:

ANSWER: The only thing for the Colts to do is head to Jacksonville and try to finish the season with a three-game winning streak. Players who are healthy will play. Players who are dealing with injuries – Dallas Clark, Philip Wheeler, maybe Joe Retiz and A.J. Edds – sit. Winning will not be the best outcome for the long term. In all likelihood, the Colts would drop to the second or third slot in the draft. Having the No. 1 overall pick is immeasurably better. The Colts would control every round of the draft, and could start the entire process by selecting Peyton Manning’s eventual successor. But trust me, the players don’t care about that . . . Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis, Jeff Saturday and so many others. Some of those players probably won’t even be with the Colts in 2012. They’ll go to Jacksonville and try to win. That’s how they’re wired. 

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.