The Indianapolis Colts are built for Peyton Manny, not for Kerry Collins. Adding Kerry Collins is like a man on death row changing his last meal from fajitas to chalupas.
The Indianapolis Colts’ decision to pull journeyman quarterback Kerry Collins out of retirement is at best curious and at worst a sign of coming apocalypse for the team.
The fact is, with Peyton Manning nursing a neck injury and questionable for the season opener, no quarterback currently on the market can run the Colts offense. It is a custom-built machine, constructed specifically for Manning.
While simple in its principles, it is mind-bogglingly complex in its execution. It requires a Jeopardy! champion in hip pads – a quarterback who, in 30 seconds, can step to the line, distil the calculus of modern defenses, devise a counterstrategy, and then communicate instructions to the wide receivers, running backs, and offensive linemen.