Will Four Time M.V.P. Peyton Manning Mask Colts’ Deficiencies During Playoffs?

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Peyton Manning winning his record-setting fourth MVP in a season where it seemed like he or the Colts set a record in every game they played, it’s becoming harder and harder to argue that Manning isn't one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
The arguments against Manning’s greatness are coming down to, “Well, he threw 16 interceptions this season.”
That’s not a joke; it’s a comment I received from one of my readers this week. 
Manning’s play in the ’09 season covered up a lot of the Colts' weaknesses. Granted, the problems with the Colts haven’t been because of a lack of talent or bad coaching.
They boiled down to two issues: injuries, and figuring out the right guys to play on the offensive line.
With Charlie Johnson firmly ensconced at left tackle and Kyle Devan replacing Mike Pollack at right guard (who, much like Tony Ugoh, turned out to be a bust), problem No. 2 has been resolved to a great extent.
As the team heads into ...

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