I picked this up from 18to88. My post is sort of a response to the other fan post that talks about the possible negative outcomes for Manning based on the comments of a doctor who does not seem to know the details of Manning's procedures. If you searched around other than 18to88, you would have found this link as well. I apologize if it's already been posted.
Bottom line is that it's a good overall detailed analysis of what Manning has been thru and what he's likely going thru right now. Based on this article, it's time to let Manning heal at his own rate, and concentrate on discussing game plans. I'm happy to see others feeling the same way as I do. This is not a time to give up on the Colts. In fact, other than the sad truth that we probably won't play the SB on our home field (Doh!, football gods!) - this takes a lot of pressure off the team. We can analyze what's going on without worrying weather Manning is covering up for a bad O-Line / Defense / Special Teams, etc. In fact, this could be a good year for Manning to heal, and for the O-line to provide average protection for a pretty good QB.
A lot of us medium-old-timers (I know of Johnny U, but can't name the players on that team, but I was there in the 80's and 90's when the Colts were not so good) know that we've been riding high for a while on the back of Manning. Well, it's pretty sore now, so if he's going to play out his career here, we need someone who can step in for him in a pinch. We lucked out with old-man Collins. Had it not been for he, we'd be in a world of hurt. But thankfully we have a reasonable seasoned QB who we've seen can do pretty well with average receivers.
Anyway, take a read, feel a little better, and let's move on, people! So sayeth the Monkey, and so it is so. Long live Jambi.