Wilson: Means nothing for Manning

Phillip B. Wilson thinks, among other things, that yesterday’s decision to fire Jim Caldwell will have little impact on the Manning decision:

That brings us to what to do with Manning. Some fear the worst because Grigson has yet to speak to the NFL’s only four-time MVP. I’m not reading into that as much, though. Again, to be fair, Grigson has been on the job for a few minutes, so to speak, and as he said it’s a piece-by-piece situation. Manning isn’t healthy yet, and we might not know for sure if he can be by the March 8 deadline for that $28 million team option. This much we do know, the decisions made on the front office and Caldwell didn’t require Manning’s input, not the way Irsay and Grigson made it sound. No disrespect to Manning, but they are looking at rebuilding a team for the long term, for life after Manning. They’re looking to build a more complete team, with or without Manning.

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.