Originally Posted by ColoradoDarin
And...? I still don't think he will be able to play out the year with the pounding he's going to take behind our awful pass blocking line. He won't take as many sacks as Tebow because he will audible and throw passes away instead of scrambling, but between Walton and Beadles, he's going to get trucked.
Dwayne Robertson was cleared to play with his bone-on-bone knee in addition to the Javon and TD examples previously in this thread.
there probably just as many examples of players who were cleared and were fine from them on out. citing 3, heck, even 10 players does not mean a thing if you don't have any clue about the size of the "study." It could be that 10% of players with manning's deal bounce back, or it could be 90%. but reaching into your memory and pulling out 3 name doesn't make it any more factual that manning is a risk. doctors know more than you or me. medical clearance is medical clearance.
edit: peyton manning has a similar effect to tom brady. both made their lines vastly better. why? you can't blitz them, or they'll gouge you with their intelligence and immediately hit the checkdown/guy who is open. you can't not blitz, though, or they will gouge you anyway. so you have to blitz. but they just get rid of the ball fast anyway.
manning made his team amazing. colts were tied for the best sack allowing team in 10. dropped to 17th without manning, without any vast changes in lineup. team also went from a contender to the worst.