Yesterdays stunning NFL news came in the form of the Houston Texans’ division rival, Indianapolis Colts signing quarterback Kerry Collins.
Where as in the past two seasons the Colts were content with Curtis Painter being the back-up to Payton Manning. The Colts were not faced with the predicament of Manning not being ready to start the last two seasons either.
The Volts backs were against the wall and had to make a mive of some sort. Current back-up QB Curtis Painter had completed eight passes in the past two NFL seasons. While most Indianapolis fans are praising the move by Colts management, not everyone is as high on the Collins signing.
“We don’t even know him, we ain’t vanilla, man, we ain’t no simple offense,” receiver Reggie Wayne said. “So for him to come in here and be the starter, I don’t see it. I think that’s a step back.”
Now that the Colts are singing a different tune when it comes to their back-up QB position. And while Manning remains optimistic, the Colts do not believe the pro bowl QB will be ready for the NFL season opener against the Texans.
With Manning out with neck issues in Indy, Chris Johnson holding out in Tennessee, and David Garrard on a short leash in Jacksonville. It seems the AFC South is shaping up to be the Houston Texans division this season. Especially considering that the Texans seem to be making huge strides on the defensive side of the ball.
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