Stew Blake over at Stampeded Blue tackles the tough question of Dallas Clark's future in Indianapolis. While he knows that players are evaluated essentially on value alone he also believes Clark has earned the right to retire a Colt:
But did he make up for his missed time with stellar production? Not exactly. Clark’s 2011 numbers totaled 34 receptions, 352 yards, and 2 touchdowns. And for the sake of comparison, his 2010 numbers were almost identical even though he missed five more games.
Clark is not only a valuable asset to this team, on and off the field, but I think we'd all like to give #44 the opportunity to get fully healthy and retire a Colt.
He's earned, as much.
So let me ask you guys: should the Colts retain Jacob Tamme, Dallas Clark or do something entirely different?free polls
If 18's staying, we need to surround him with as much quality talent as possible. I love 44 but he's not quality anymore, same can be said for 87. Its the cold harsh reality, I'd rather have Tamme and Blackmon or whoever the young stud receiver could be paired with Garcon.
I don't give SB page views, so I don't know if my question here is answered in the article.
How can you compare this year and last on receiver stats? Not fair at all when 2010 had a very good Peyton and 2011 had Painter throwing the ball. Wayne was practically ignored by Painter all year.
I understand any unwise sentiment to a legend like Peyton and the idea of keeping him no matter what, but he is the GOAT. However, we can't do that with every player we ever like on this team. I don't think Dallas has enough tread left on those tires to be worth the money, so the only other reason would be sentiment. Again, unless you're Peyton Manning, that shouldn't be nearly enough. It may not even be for #18 himself...