I still don’t see the Colts’ chances of winning in any football game where they can’t start Peyton Manning improving. Though, Colts fans think they just got better. Collins retired July 7 as a free agent after spending 5 years with the Titans, despite the popular thought being that he would play one more year for the Titans as rookie QB Jake Locker became acclimated to the professional game. Collins previously played the ‘mentor’ role for former Titan (now Eagle) Vince Young.
Many Titan fans will take this as a slap in the face, some will see it for what it is. Collins gets a small shot to start in limited play, not the whole season. He will play with an elite group of receivers, then sit on the bench for a team that somehow will end their season with a playoff bid. Once those playoffs start, the Colts will somehow be a serious contender for the Super Bowl. That’s what Collins wants. Not to start for a year in Nashville, Buffalo or San Fran. He wants a ring.
Interesting to note that Colts HC Jim Caldwell coached Collins at Penn State and Bill Polian drafted Collins in Carolina. Polian has led the Colt’s front office for many years and now plays more of a ‘voice’ rather than the ‘hand’.