Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Oct 2010

Dallas Clark Out for Year

The Colts have placed Dallas Clark on injured reserve with a wrist injury.

Wideout Austin Collie is also out several weeks with a hand injury.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 22 Oct 2010

30 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2010, 9:11am by Dean


by Marcumzilla :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 11:57am

...slowly reaches towards panic button, keeps it hovering...

by chemical burn :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 12:04pm

Don't worry, the defense will step up.

by Athelas :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 12:21pm

I had to wipe soda off the keyboard at that one!

by Marcumzilla :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 12:21pm

Really, they shouldn't have any problems on that side of the ball with number 18 under center - especially if (not a small if at this point) Anthony Gonzalez is pretty healthy and ready to go after the bye and Brown is able to return strongly (I'm assuming Addai being out for a bit is foregone).

I'm still more worried that we're now starting a fourth string strong safety, and that another key injury could tip the defense just enough.

by The Ninjalectual :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 5:42pm

Obviously you don't remember the days of Craphonso Thorpe: Starting NFL Receiver. Let's just say that they had problems on that side of the ball.

by Bobman :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 6:36pm

No Colts fan wants to see the return of the Craphonso (or you'll see the return of our lunches) but in the first game "starring" him they gave up two punt return TDs, Manning threw SIX INTs and they still managed to lose only when Vinatieri missed a last minute chip shot FG. So the Crapman wasn't necessarily the kiss of death. Sort of the kiss of chronic illness.

Of course the D was good that season..... until Freeney went on IR because of an injury sustained in that game.

by Purds :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 12:52pm

I know we never want Peyton to get hurt, but I am half hoping that he gets his one big injury for his career (assuming that every player inevitably gets one) in the next game or two, and we can put this puppy to bed for the season. That's already realistically happened, without Addai, Brown, Clark, Gonzo (and now Gonzo back but no Collie), Sanders, Bullet, yada yada yada

by tuluse :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 1:19pm

Peyton is a machine. He can't be bargained with. He can't be reasoned with. He doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.

by Bobman :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 1:40pm

Uncle Bob? He has extensive files on human anatomy.

by chemical burn :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 2:24pm

Yeah, Colts fans should be worried when Manning shows the slightest hint of being anything other than an unstoppable beast.

by tuluse :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 4:19am

*pocket collapsing*
*defense running some exotic zone blitz*

Mike Hart: Can you even see?
Peyton: I see everything.

by Bowl Game Anomaly :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 8:51pm

Colts fans know now why you cry. But it's something they can never do.

by Mr Shush :: Tue, 10/26/2010 - 8:44am

"Is Pollard crazy?"

"In technical terms . . . he's a loon."

by Dean :: Tue, 10/26/2010 - 9:11am

Does he get drunk in the afternoon?

by Cro-Mags (not verified) :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 5:03pm

Someone neglected to tell Ty Law that.

by yogi :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 5:13pm

I can't believe you said that - I just finished watching the movie and then logged on to FO...and I see this. Weird.

by Bobman :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 6:38pm

yogi, That IS eerie. If you see a naked body-builder in your back yard, don't ask questions. Just run. Fast. Unless he says, "Your clothes... give them to me."

by justanothersteve :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 4:12pm

At 5'6" and 200#, unless the naked body builder wants to look like Angus Young I should be OK. I'm more concerned he'll ask, "Give me your credit cards!"

by Theo :: Tue, 10/26/2010 - 8:36am

nah, then you're just getting robbed. Terminators don't need money.

by Rhys :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 5:15am

Well, you can cause a system reboot that lasts 120 seconds if you nail him with a strong enough taser.

by turbohappy (not verified) :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 1:26pm

Injuries really starting to mount. I don't think the bye week is going to be enough for most of them either. We'll have to see if third-stringers White, Eldridge, Francisco, et al can get the job done.

by Bobman :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 1:41pm

I blame James Harrison, Rodney Harrison, and the Trilateral Commission. Oh, and Mike Vanderjagt, just on principle.

by Dean :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 1:57pm

What I'm really dying to know is how it affects everyones fantasy teams!

by Jere :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 2:26pm

Just picked Gonzo up from free agency an hour ago!

by Dean :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 2:33pm

(slaps forehead) I deserve that.

by Big Johnson :: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 5:35pm

doesnt affect my fantasy team, i drafted gates ahead of clark in all 3 leagues! want to hear the rest of my starting lineup dean?

by drewski (not verified) :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 12:25am

Jermaine Gresham to the rescue!

by RickD :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 1:13pm

Well, my first-place team featuring Clark and Collie suddenly doesn't look so hot.

by MurphyZero :: Sun, 10/24/2010 - 12:37am

Ditto. Had em both, 5-1, but good chance of keeping first even without them.

by galactic_dev :: Sat, 10/23/2010 - 8:26pm

It's why my fantasy team is jinxed.