Manning lead those teams and the facts remain that they are a playoff team with him and one of the worst without him. Case and point this year without Manning compared to every other year they have had Manning. Like I have posted before, the 2009 Colts team almost went undefeated and played in the Super Bowl. What core players that were there in 2009 are not there in 2011?
How are you so certain that Matt Flynn is going to come in and take us to the promise land? As I have posted before from a failure stand point, if Flynn fails you are stuck with him and his money. If Manning fails you can cut him quickly and just move on.