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Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 5 of the NFL rulebook states:
Simultaneous catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.
Last night this was the rule that came into play. Came into question. Came to be famous.
Today marked the day that what everyone thought was going to happen, but nobody wanted to happen, finally happened. Peyton Manning was finally released by the Colts, ending 14 years of brilliance and several months of drama in Indianapolis.
At today’s press conference the goodbyes were emotional, the admiration was sincere and a legendary era has come to an end.
“We all know that nothing lasts forever,” Manning said. “Times change, circumstances change, and that’s the reality of playing in the NFL.”
And what a cold. harsh reality it is.
The horrific collapse of the once proud football dynasty in Indianapolis now has another casualty.
In a move that has been rumored since the team first began to trend downward, the Colts have fired Coach Jim Caldwell after three seasons. Caldwell’s tenure in Indy included a 26-22 record, two division titles and one trip to the Super Bowl.
His exit (one of the first moves by new General Manager Ryan Grigson), plus the firings of Bill and Chris Polian, could also lead to the departure of the team’s iconic Quarterback Peyton Manning.