Originally Posted by jerseyguy4
It was no secret the Colts would blow without Manning. Irsay knew it, Polian knew it, the coaches knew it, and the fans knew it. The team was built around Manning, and it was a calculated risk EVERY SINGLE YEAR of Peyton's tenure. Prior to 2011, Peyton hadn't missed 1 game in his career. His O-Line was built to protect him, and they did that well.
The surprise wasn't that the 2011 Colts went 2-14. The surprise was how quickly they bounced back in 2012.
That is the point of the GM, to build a TEAM
He failed to do that, failed in an epic fashion
And btw the Colts Oline was not good, it sucked as well
Peyton just got rid on the ball so quickly to negate their crappiness