Collins to Colts: A good move for now?

Now that the Indianapolis Colts have signed Kerry Collins, this not only means Peyton Manning is unlikely to start. It also means the Texans’ chances in winning their season opener against the Colts (and the chances for other teams playing Indianapolis early in the season) may have gotten a little bit easier.

The Colts face Houston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Cincinnati in their first six weeks, and you know these teams are at least a little bit happy about facing Collins rather than Manning early in the season. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gary Kubiak smiled — just a bit — when he got the news that Indianapolis acquired Collins, and he immediately started thinking of a new game plan for the Texans’ opener.

But will having Collins start the season affect Indianapolis negatively in the long run? These first games for the Colts are crucial to their season overall, of course, and who knows how well Manning will play when — or if — he returns?

The Colts made a much-needed move. However, whether it’s the right one for the time being, along with Manning’s status for the season, remain to be seen.

Kerry Collins (New York Daily News)

Kerry Collins (New York Daily News)


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About LisaKCarter

I'm a graduate student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. I'm also a Texas State alumna and former reporter in Las Vegas. During my time at Texas State, I served at the University Star's sports editor all four years. I've covered football, volleyball, cross country, basketball and golf. One of my biggest accomplishments was breaking the story on Texas State's move to the Football Bowl Subdivision and its invitation to the Western Athletic Conference -- arguably the biggest news in Texas State Athletics history and a story I followed since my first semester on staff. I also worked for publications outside of the Star, covering high school sports for various local papers. Additionally, I was an intern on the metro desk at the San Antonio Express-News in Summer 2010 where I had several stories run on the Metro cover and front page. I interned on the business desk at the Austin American-Statesman and at NearSay, a website that focuses on hyperlocal news in New York City. After graduation, I was one of 22 students selected to attend the Poynter Fellowship for College Journalists, and it was the best experience of my life. When I'm not writing, you'll most likely find me reading, watching sports or working out. Follow me as I embark on my professional career in journalism.

One response to “Collins to Colts: A good move for now?”

  1. Joseph Garcia (@JGsportsguy) says :

    Just a reminder, the last time Manning missed all of the preseason games the Colts went 1-3 to start the season and finished with a division title. I see the same type of scenario here except maybe this time the Texans will not just roll over.

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