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Irsay all but admits end to Manning's 2011 season

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08:00 AM ET 12.09 | Despite Eli Manning's suggestion not to count his brother out this season, Colts owner Jim Irsay isn't as optimistic. [Irsay] suggested today in television interviews what most have considered a foregone conclusion about injured quarterback Peyton Manning: Don't expect him to play this season. Irsay, appearing at a Downtown Super Bowl-related event, advised Fox-59 that he doesn't "envision Peyton playing this season." The Colts do not have a timetable for Manning's return, Irsay told WRTV (Channel 6). "These things take time. The best doctors can't predict. People often think someone knows for sure, and the answer is only time will tell," Irsay told WRTV. "He is doing everything he can to get back and is working as hard as he can."

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December 9, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Don't expect him to risk his career for that sorry team at this point. Hopefully he does have a career left.

December 9, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Thought he said this when the season started.

December 9, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Two of the same article.

December 9, 2011  08:07 AM ET

like no-one relizes this.....why comeback now and risk injury

December 9, 2011  08:09 AM ET

So, who ya gonna believe? Jim Irsay? Or Eli?

Wow, glad the future of the Euro doesn't depend on us getting that one right.

December 9, 2011  08:11 AM ET

heard last night on a talk show on ESPN radio that the Vikings would be interested in Manning if the Colts want to make a trade.......of coarse I know it could be some talkshow BS

December 9, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So, who ya gonna believe? Jim Irsay? Or Eli?Wow, glad the future of the Euro doesn't depend on us getting that one right.

Archie. HA!

December 9, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Archie. HA!

Oliver Luck.

December 9, 2011  08:23 AM ET

I guess all of those FF fools that kept him on their roster in the case he might play in Week 17 are pissed right now.






<sarcasm...>

December 9, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

heard last night on a talk show on ESPN radio that the Vikings would be interested in Manning if the Colts want to make a trade.......of coarse I know it could be some talkshow BS

That's because Favre won't return their calls. Sorry, I just thought I'd mention Brett's name, because you don't hear much about him on here!

December 9, 2011  08:40 AM ET

This is not news.

December 9, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Will he play, can he play? Will he go, or will he stay? Peyton threads go away!

December 9, 2011  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That's because Favre won't return their calls. Sorry, I just thought I'd mention Brett's name, because you don't hear much about him on here!

face's cringed all over the place reading his name

December 9, 2011  11:12 AM ET

Why would he risk playing this year, to win a couple of games and knock Indy out of the Andrew Luck sweepstakes?

hmmmm, Peyton looking at job security in Indy?

December 9, 2011  11:41 AM ET

Peyton Manning should retire while he can still walk and feed himself. He's done it all, won it all, has more $ than he can spend, and will make even more as a talking head on tv and in ads. Returning just makes no sense.

December 9, 2011  12:15 PM ET

Manning wants to play, and if he gets cleared and says so he will play. Nobody in that organization is going to say no to him.

December 9, 2011  12:29 PM ET
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I guess all of those FF fools that kept him on their roster in the case he might play in Week 17 are pissed right now. <sarcasm...>

It's not like we didn't know before FFB draft day that Manning was a huge risk this season. I had him listed as "only if he falls to the 14th freakin' round", but some idiot did draft him early, and he's still on the guy's roster. But then he drafted a kicker in the 5th round, too, so this isn't surprising.

December 9, 2011  01:28 PM ET
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Manning wants to play, and if he gets cleared and says so he will play. Nobody in that organization is going to say no to him.

Thats a really big IF right now. I think his playing days are over!

December 9, 2011  03:09 PM ET

They play Baltimore, Tennessee, Houston and Jacksonville, in that order. Would you want to put him in against a team that's playing well and really, really needs the win? Wouldn't that be a little risky? Or, would you start him in a meaningless game against Jacksonville at the end of the season? Maybe, but, like, why?

 
December 9, 2011  03:38 PM ET

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