Over the last few days there's been a lot of chatter about what the Colts will or won't do regarding the 2012 draft. Much of that talk has centered around the prospect of drafting Andrew Luck. In response the nonsense of those saying "Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning won't co exist on this team because he's too good to sit a year or two behind Manning" I want to shed light on a fact that many of the nay sayers seem to be missing: Manning is not going to play forever. Second, has anyone paid attention to the last oh say 15 years of Colts football since the arrival of Manning? How about the 15 years before Manning got here? You can say what you want about BP and the "We depend on Manning too much" argument. The truth is Manning transformed this organization and brought it from obscurity to relevance. Yes, the QB position is that vital to this organization. Yeah I hear all of the "Pittsburgh only lost one game when Big Ben was out for 4 games" and "The Pats won 11 games the year Brady was out for the season." FYI we are not the Pats and we are not the Steelers. The Colts are constructed completely different from those two organizations and have been one of the winningest franchises because of it to say the least. We don't need to overhaul the entire system of doing things here. We only need to tweak it a little in order to maximize our efficiency.
Take a look at the Colts current squad. Excluding Painter, the offense is still a Porsche. I would go as far as saying it has the potential to be better than it ever has because of the new found running game. Castonzo is a stud and the recent shuffling of the line has been the reason the Colts have been able to run the ball very well this season. The only thing that's been missing at this point is the lack of consistent production at the QB position. The defense on the other hand needs the real work. Especially the secondary. We need 2 corners, and a strong safety. I actually like our front seven since the addition of Nevis and the emergence of Conner and Angerer. We could use another stud DT but the real needs lie in the secondary. The only thing I would add to the offense is another WR. I say this because I believe Wayne is gone at the end of this season and could see him landing in New Orleans. The comments he made early in the season about Collins coming here don't leave much confidence in him wanting to stick around for any rebuilding projects here. The only other team I can see him going to would be Carolina. Where ever Wayne goes, you can best believe he wants to play on team that has a top tier QB. I want to get back to Luck and Manning though. Why people seem to think that the possibility of these two playing on the same team won't happen is humorous logic to say the least. A lot of opinions are floating around out there on this and that but in essence that's all they are: just opinions/speculation. Andrew Luck is on his way to the Colts and you can take that to the bank as long as the Polians are still here. You might as well start getting used to the idea by going out and purchasing Luck jerseys.