Why not? Keep that question in the back of your head as you read through this. I, like many, have followed Peyton Manning throughout his illustrious career. I can probably count on one hand the number of games I've missed watching since 1995. What a run! Yes, naysayers will look at the lone Super Bowl trophy we have and ask, "shouldn't there be more?" Perhaps.......but there is no doubting the franchise success we have had over the last 17 years beginning with the great run we had with Harbaugh in '95. Since that '95 season, we have only had 4 losing seasons! Unreal! 13 playoff appearances, 4 AFC Championships and 1 Super Bowl.....I'm very pleased if we replicate that performance in the next 17 years.
Peyton manning has been the instigator of most of this magic. He has led the team and undoubtedly saved a city from losing a football team. Others have surrounded him, but he clearly makes everyone on the team "better". Look at those who have left for greener pastures. Are they better? No.
If someone can have this much of an impact on the team, he should absolutely be considered for the staff of the next Indianapolis head coach (whether it be Caldwell or someone else) if he is not healthy enough to play. Is it even possible that Peyton could be THE next head coach of your Indianapolis Colts and that Irsay is just waiting for some medical reports before making a decision on Caldwell and Manning? I honestly don't think this is out of the question. When you have someone as special as Peyton, you do what you can to retain him in whatever capacity possible. If he makes everyone better, let's have him be the coach! Could he do it......yes. Would he want it.......I think he would. And so I ask......why not?