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07:54 AM ET 09.08 | Uncertainty is hovering over Anthony Gonzalez in Indy, and he isn't enjoying it. The issue is Gonzalez's role as a receiver in the Colts' offense, and how it was determined. "Until Sunday," he said of the Colts' season opener at AFC South rival Houston, "I don't think it's worth speculating. I have an idea what it's going to be." By all appearances and inferences, it won't be what Gonzalez anticipated after he completed his comeback from surgery to repair ligament damage in his right knee sustained in the first quarter of the '09 opener. "What I wanted and what I was promised was an opportunity to compete for a job," he said. Did that not occur? "I don't know," he said. "All I wanted was what was promised to me. I'm not sure either way that it did."

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September 8, 2010  07:57 AM ET

No way

September 8, 2010  08:04 AM ET

I'm sure this will sit well with Peyton. He likes complainers.

September 8, 2010  08:11 AM ET

Finally...a new complainer. And I just thought it was going to be east coast teams. Nice!

September 8, 2010  08:13 AM ET

But that's nice and all, but Indy wants to win.

September 8, 2010  08:26 AM ET
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Who?

You may be being sarcastic, but former OSU receiver. He was and, I think, still could be a great pick by the Colts. Unfortunately he's been hurt his first two seasons. Couple that with the emergence of Austin Collie last year, and it makes it tough to start him in the slot. With that being said, I do recall a T&R article not long ago talking about how it seemed very apparent that Manning still had more faith and trust in Gonzo than Collie. Score one for the Rumors side I guess.

September 8, 2010  08:28 AM ET

Sorry dude but that injury let two people in the door and you out the door. Maybe you can get traded and be a good number 2 wideout.

September 8, 2010  08:34 AM ET

Now Peyton can throw "the idiot receiver" under the bus next to "the idiot kicker."

September 8, 2010  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Now Peyton can throw "the idiot receiver" under the bus next to "the idiot kicker."

lol...you have to admit that sound bit was classic

September 8, 2010  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You may be being sarcastic, but former OSU receiver. He was and, I think, still could be a great pick by the Colts. Unfortunately he's been hurt his first two seasons. Couple that with the emergence of Austin Collie last year, and it makes it tough to start him in the slot. With that being said, I do recall a T&R article not long ago talking about how it seemed very apparent that Manning still had more faith and trust in Gonzo than Collie. Score one for the Rumors side I guess.

Almost all OSU WR's are wasted draft picks. He is a better slot receiver than wideout so he needs to compete with Collie but Garcon and Wayne.

September 8, 2010  08:53 AM ET

Oh hum. Gonzo's injury was unfortunate, but he is now so far down the Manning passing tree (behind: Wayne, Clark, Garcon, Ollie and even Donald Brown and Joseph Addai out of the backfield) that he may NEVER resurface. There are plenty of other teams that could use his talents, for the right draft pick of course...

September 8, 2010  08:56 AM ET

What is with the NFL players thie year, I think this has gotta set the record for most b#$*hing like little girls by grown men ever.

September 8, 2010  09:12 AM ET
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Collie was the slot receiver I had in mind there.... Preciate it, I hadn't heard of him.

No problemo. He could be a good one if he gets the shot. He was a stud for the Bucks - just a great route runner and had great hands. Orrrr, maybe I'm just a homer? A bit of both, I'll admit.

September 8, 2010  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Almost all OSU WR's are wasted draft picks. He is a better slot receiver than wideout so he needs to compete with Collie but Garcon and Wayne.

I was going to disagree with you and then I realized that I couldn't think of anyone other than Cris Carter, Joey Galloway, and Terry Glenn to go on and have solid (and/or great) NFL careers. I don't think Robiskie will do jack S for the Browns...stupid pick IMO. Ginn, yes is a bust. I actually think Brian Hartline w/ the Dolphins could make some noise this year playing the slot and having Henne throw to him - he could prove to be a valuable tool for a still improving Henne.

September 8, 2010  09:40 AM ET

"All I wanted was what was promised to me..." HAHAHAHAHAHA what a ****. This is the NFL son and your not Peyton Manning. Get your **** on the bench and wait your turn

September 8, 2010  09:49 AM ET

Yo Anthony you got hurt early last year Garcon and Collier were called upon to do a job and they got the job done far and beyond what was expected by the organization and the fans . The Colts went to the Super Bowl with two first time recievers who filled in for you and now you are complaining because you didn't compete well enough in pre-season to become the number two reciever . Right now you're no Marvin Harrison you're Tony who ? Quit complaining and wait you're turn . Be a team player or be gone .

September 8, 2010  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm sure this will sit well with Peyton. He likes complainers.

Peyton LOVES liquored up kickers more. Especially when they miss the game winning field goal in the AFC Championship game so badly that he couldn't have missed that bad if he was trying.

September 8, 2010  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You may be being sarcastic, but former OSU receiver. He was and, I think, still could be a great pick by the Colts. Unfortunately he's been hurt his first two seasons. Couple that with the emergence of Austin Collie last year, and it makes it tough to start him in the slot. With that being said, I do recall a T&R article not long ago talking about how it seemed very apparent that Manning still had more faith and trust in Gonzo than Collie. Score one for the Rumors side I guess.

Who?

September 8, 2010  10:20 AM ET

Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Collie....1,2,3....You better work hard to keep the spot you have.

September 8, 2010  10:25 AM ET

One thing about Peyton is he makes all his receivers better. He got a lot of credit for developing a group of young recievers last year - most people credit him as much as the coaches - so don't be surprised if he finds a way to work Gonzales back into a productive role in the offense.

 
September 8, 2010  10:27 AM ET

I'm not sure how complaining helps him out in the least. He lost his job due to a couple of injuries and could easily win it back when the same thing happens to someone else. Crying about it is the worst thing a player of his stature and accomplishment can do. If he's not careful, the Rams might end up getting a call from Indy offering them a badly needed WR...

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