Kravitz: Colts count on Manning

Bob has made his assault on the Colts and Manning pretty strongly over the last two weeks.  Over at CNN he acknowledges though just how much this team needs Manning.  He stops short of saying the Colts should keep him and instead resorts to the usual, “Manning’s done” argument:

The bottom line is this: The Colts were built around Manning. For more than a decade, that was an understandable approach. The Colts were beacons of enduring excellence, one of the best franchises in the NFL and all of sports.

But when the foundation is removed, the entire structure crumbles. All the Colts’ best players are reliant on Manning. The receivers, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie and Wayne. The tight end, Clark. The two pass rushers, Freeney and Mathis, do their best work when their team has a lead, and the Colts aren’t doing that.

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.