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08:03 AM ET 09.20 | In 2009, Jeff George was eyeing a return to the NFL, and he is apparently at it again. With some fans suggesting that the Colts use their 0-2 start as a reason to tank it and win the rights to draft Stanford's Andrew Luck, one memorable Indianapolis passer from yesteryear believes he could be the answer for the Peyton Manning-less squad. That would be 43-year-old Jeff George, the once-strong-armed (and still-cantankerous) passer whom the Colts chose with the first overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft following a blockbuster trade. [According to a tweet from a Los Angeles Times writer:] "Just talked to Jeff George, who lives in Indy and says he could pick up that Colts offense in a matter of days."

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September 20, 2011  08:14 AM ET

They might as well get Jeff Garcia. With that O-line they need somebody mobile.

September 20, 2011  08:17 AM ET

What, Bert Jones didn't want any of that?

September 20, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Wait a minute...

September 20, 2011  08:21 AM ET

From Brett Favre to Jeff George ... who's next? Jaworski? Might as well make Gruden the HC at the same time. Caldwell is a bigger problem than Collins.

September 20, 2011  08:26 AM ET

That may be the only idea worse that Favre coming back.

September 20, 2011  08:27 AM ET

*than

September 20, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Carson Palmer, anyone?

September 20, 2011  08:29 AM ET

It's not just Peyton Manning though. The colts have been on the decline since their SB win. With Manning they still may not have made the playoffs.

At least they'll have Luck next year.

September 20, 2011  08:30 AM ET

But bringing in George or Favre WOULD make good, funny television.

September 20, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

But bringing in George or Favre WOULD make good, funny television.

BINGO!

September 20, 2011  08:34 AM ET

He may be able to pick up the offensive scheme but can he pick up himself after he has been hit?

September 20, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Bill Polian: "We need to do something to make sure we get Andrew Luck."

Jeff George: "I can help with that!"

September 20, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

But bringing in George or Favre WOULD make good, funny television.

Bring back George, then go get Ocho and TO. Imagine the three of them fighting in the huddle over who gets thrown to. Getcha popcorn ready!

September 20, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bring back George, then go get Ocho and TO. Imagine the three of them fighting in the huddle over who gets thrown to. Getcha popcorn ready!

NFL could set an all time rating record if that were aired during prime time.

September 20, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

NFL could set an all time rating record if that were aired during prime time.

*was

September 20, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Has anyone seen Mannings X-rays? How coincidental that he have this mysterious neck ailment during a year in which some teams seem to be tanking their season in order to draft Andrew Luck.

September 20, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

*was

No, the verb tense is subjunctive. "Were" is correct.

September 20, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Has anyone seen Mannings X-rays? How coincidental that he have this mysterious neck ailment during a year in which some teams seem to be tanking their season in order to draft Andrew Luck.

Conspiracy? It couldn't be......

September 20, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

No, the verb tense is subjunctive. "Were" is correct.

Thanks. It's early.

 
September 20, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

No, the verb tense is subjunctive. "Were" is correct.

Really? My grammar is a bit rusty but isn't "were" third person plural? It was They were?

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