Three big-time, big-money quarterbacks are being hurried back onto the field as fast as possible, and why? Because NFL teams are greedy business ventures. Not a shock, really, but it would be nice if one team -- just one -- of the following three offenders bucked the desire to milk every last play out of their bell-cow QB's by saying, "You know what? You've had enough. Sit this one out."
The three offenders: Cowboys. Eagles. Colts.
The three quarterbacks: Tony Romo (lung, rib). Michael Vick (head, hand). Peyton Manning (neck).
The Cowboys are expected to let Romo play tonight, just as they let him play last week, with some combination of broken rib/collapsed lung. The Eagles are hopeful Vick can play Sunday, one week after he suffered a broken bruised hand and two weeks after a concussion. The Colts made it clear Monday, through owner Jim Irsay, that they remain hopeful of Manning's return in December despite his advanced age, the location and severity of his injury, and the fact that the Colts have no shot, none, at playing meaningful games in December.
Funny how the NFL is trying to protect its quarterbacks from headhunting linebackers and knee-shotting defensive tackles, instead of worrying about the meanest SOB's in the league -- the owners.