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Dungy Expects Peyton & Marvin Back Sooner Than Expected


On the “Waddle and Silvy Show” on ESPN Radio in Chicago, Coach Tony Dungy had a few comments (which you can hear here) that can make a Colts fan day.

“Marvin’s doing great and should be ready to go when training camp opens,” said coach Dungy, “He was running pretty well at our offseason workouts and really smiling and feeling good I think for the first time in a while.”

I was really surprised to here this about Marvin.  Of course, the Colts were the ones who said he would play in the Tennessee Titans game in Week 17, so you never know.  However, most people, like me, did think that Marvin would miss all of training camp and the preseason.  Marvin needs training camp and the preseason to get back into playing form.  This is great news.

But wait!  There’s more.

“Peyton’s [knee surgery] was really a minor procedure.  We kind of toyed with the idea of trying to make it through the whole season, and I think he probably could have.  But timing is going to be good for us.  Jim Sorgi will get a lot of work at the first part of training camp, and then I think Peyton will be ready by midway through then we will roll like we always have.”

Dungy goes onto say that even if Peyton would miss 5 weeks, he would still have 3 weeks of preseason to get ready.  The dried-out Marvin shooting incident was brought up, and Dungy reiterated that Marvin is not a suspect, and the Philly police has confirmed that with the organization.

If Peyton and Marvin can get even one preseason game in, it should be enough to blow by the Bears in Week 1 and be able to take care of the Vikings and Jags before the bye week.  Dungy makes all of the “experts” who said that Peyton could miss the first week look like the idiots they are.

They didn’t understand that 8 (the weeks left until the season starts) minus 6 (the maximum number of weeks Peyton would miss) equals 2, which is a positive number.  That means that he would not miss the first game.  Morons.

This coupled with the news that Freeney will definitely be 100% by Week 1, and the injury problems that were looming are all but gone.  Since the injuries are the only thing that the “experts” have said as a negative for the Colts, I think this report should make us the favorites in the AFC.  Of course Mike Florio and some of the idiots at ESPN will manipulate Dungy’s comments to make it seem like he said Peyton lost his left leg and Marvin was guilty of the shooting.  Ah well.  They can be surprised when the season comes.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Mike Vanderjagt says he is enjoying playing in the CFL.  He is 6 for 9 on field goal attempts, so he hasn’t been having the best of luck.  Hopefully he can turn this around so he can be an NFL team’s liquored-up idiot kicker again.

Not every seat at Lucas Oil Stadium is perfect.

The Colts have the most two-a-day practices in the AFC South.  Hopefully that will lead to better conditioning so we don’t lose so many players.

Tags: Lucas Oil Stadium Marvin Harrison Mike Vanderjagt Peyton-manning Surgery Tony-dungy