3 stars could miss start of camp

The healing process continues for several key members of the Indianapolis Colts who have had offseason surgeries, and likely will spill into this summer's training camp. Full Story
Gary

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 15, 2008
I hope Booger can come back healthy.

Picture a four man front of Freeney, Ed Johnson, Booger and Mathis.

That would rock.
beeb

Richmond, VA

#2 Feb 15, 2008
I just shake my head when I see that Clark still isn't signed. He is a product of the system. If you caught any of the probowl, you saw the hookup of Manning to Gonzalez and it showed what things really would be with a premier tight end. Clark is "Polian serviceable". He's not a franchise tag TE other than intimately knowing the system. He doesn't block well,suffered alot of drops and isn't one of the faster TE's in football. True, he does provide the old "matchup problems".
Jim

United States

#3 Feb 15, 2008
Just to change the subject: This just came up today in the news
"MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl and ended the season with a perfect 19-0 record -- at least it looks that way in Nicaragua.
The NFL donated 290 Patriots hats and an equal number of team jerseys trumpeting the slogans "Super Bowl Champions, 19-0" to impoverished children from two small communities in southern Nicaragua."
Now, isn't that special.
Gary

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 15, 2008
Jim wrote:
Just to change the subject: This just came up today in the news
"MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl and ended the season with a perfect 19-0 record -- at least it looks that way in Nicaragua.
The NFL donated 290 Patriots hats and an equal number of team jerseys trumpeting the slogans "Super Bowl Champions, 19-0" to impoverished children from two small communities in southern Nicaragua."
Now, isn't that special.
HAHA!

That is a riot!
Go Blue

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 15, 2008
Jim wrote:
Just to change the subject: This just came up today in the news
"MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl and ended the season with a perfect 19-0 record -- at least it looks that way in Nicaragua.
The NFL donated 290 Patriots hats and an equal number of team jerseys trumpeting the slogans "Super Bowl Champions, 19-0" to impoverished children from two small communities in southern Nicaragua."
Now, isn't that special.
They do that every year. The Bears Super Bowl XLI champs shirts and hats are being worn in Africa right now.

Since: Oct 07

Camby

#6 Feb 15, 2008
Back to the subject, What in the Bleepity bleep bleep is wrong with Marvin? I would hope someone would have told us what was REALLY wrong with Harrison's knee. If a person has a 'bruised' knee and misses 11 games during a season, and then is not going to be ready to go at camp, i think it is safe to assume that it isn't a 'bruised' knee. Or it could be the worst bruised knee in the history of the world that will never fully heal? To call something a bruise is medically ridiculous, since a bruise is something that HEALS and it doesn't take 10 months to do so.

I just wish someone from the Colts would be honest about what is wrong with Harrison.
Reggie Wayne

AOL

#7 Feb 15, 2008
Go Blue wrote:
Back to the subject, What in the Bleepity bleep bleep is wrong with Marvin? I would hope someone would have told us what was REALLY wrong with Harrison's knee. If a person has a 'bruised' knee and misses 11 games during a season, and then is not going to be ready to go at camp, i think it is safe to assume that it isn't a 'bruised' knee. Or it could be the worst bruised knee in the history of the world that will never fully heal? To call something a bruise is medically ridiculous, since a bruise is something that HEALS and it doesn't take 10 months to do so.
I just wish someone from the Colts would be honest about what is wrong with Harrison.
I wonder what is wrong with his hands, his fumble killed us in the playoffs!
Jim

United States

#8 Feb 15, 2008
Read the story again. Here is what it says "Harrison, who missed 11 games this past season with an injury to his left knee, had an arthroscopic procedure to clean out a joint in his right knee."
So it is more than a bruise....evidently a tendon or something like that holding the knee cap in place.
Richard in CT

Hamden, CT

#9 Feb 16, 2008
Well--If Booger can come back then the Colts really have a nice D. We all saw how the D looed when Freeney went out--zero pass rush! With Booger--all can be fantastic
oh yea

Avon, IN

#10 Feb 17, 2008
Richard in CT wrote:
Well--If Booger can come back then the Colts really have a nice D. We all saw how the D looed when Freeney went out--zero pass rush! With Booger--all can be fantastic
Why is everybody hung up on Booger being the savior of the d-line? He's a run-stopper, not a pass rusher. The Colts' success on defense has always been the ability of Freeney and Mathis to get to the quarterback and create matchup and blocking problems for an offensive line.
A 100% Freeney is all the Colts' D needs.
Trojan

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Feb 18, 2008
Peyton needs the offensive line!! sign them - let Clark go -- we're flooded with receivers anyway. Besides Marvin is done - but personnel won't admit it.

Colts need to draft a QB - Let Sorgi go, too. The Colts could sign Kerry Collins - a free agent this season, and could be a great back up in the short term.

Colts don't have a 1st round pick this draft, and we need to explore free agency players.

Looking forward to the 2008 season -
Gary

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Feb 18, 2008
oh yea wrote:
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Why is everybody hung up on Booger being the savior of the d-line? He's a run-stopper, not a pass rusher. The Colts' success on defense has always been the ability of Freeney and Mathis to get to the quarterback and create matchup and blocking problems for an offensive line.
A 100% Freeney is all the Colts' D needs.
I don' think anybody said Booger is "The Savior" it would just be nice to have Freeney and Mathis rushing the QB off of the ends and Johnson and Booger stuffing the run in the middle.
Jim

Alexandria, PA

#13 Feb 18, 2008
Gary wrote:
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I don' think anybody said Booger is "The Savior" it would just be nice to have Freeney and Mathis rushing the QB off of the ends and Johnson and Booger stuffing the run in the middle.


In the USA Today a couple of weeks ago is this quote.
"There's a question as to whether the Colts will opt to bring back DT Anthony "Booger" McFarland for the 2008 season. McFarland missed the entire 2007 season with a knee injury, but has reportedly been progressing well during his rehab sessions.

His base salary is slated to be $6.85 million in 2008. What with the rise of three rookie defensive tackles this season - Ed Johnson, Keyunta Dawson and Quinn Pitcock - it might allow the team to part ways with McFarland."

To me, from an economic standpoint for the Colts to freeup that money for free-agent bidding or whatever, that looks like a reasonable idea. What if Booger does not last the season....even last the preseason like he did last year. Keeping him is a gamble, isn't it.
Gary

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 18, 2008
Jim wrote:
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In the USA Today a couple of weeks ago is this quote.
"There's a question as to whether the Colts will opt to bring back DT Anthony "Booger" McFarland for the 2008 season. McFarland missed the entire 2007 season with a knee injury, but has reportedly been progressing well during his rehab sessions.
His base salary is slated to be $6.85 million in 2008. What with the rise of three rookie defensive tackles this season - Ed Johnson, Keyunta Dawson and Quinn Pitcock - it might allow the team to part ways with McFarland."
To me, from an economic standpoint for the Colts to freeup that money for free-agent bidding or whatever, that looks like a reasonable idea. What if Booger does not last the season....even last the preseason like he did last year. Keeping him is a gamble, isn't it.
I agree.

While it would be nice to have a HEALTHY Booger in the lineup, it is a gamble. With that much money on that table I would rather it go to re-signing Scott & Lilja.
Colt Fan Dan

United States

#15 Feb 19, 2008
"As for Harrison's left knee, in which a capsule is still inflamed, the team is confident extended rest and therapy will heal it."
After all the lies that the colts told us about this knee during the season why should we even think about thinking this is true?

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