Peyton Manning to help Colts from booth

I am still saddened by the fact that Peyton is not playing right now, probably this whole season. I think the Colts need to get their minds and hearts into the games. They have to be able to get past Peyton not being there on the field.

Peyton Manning will return to the Colts in the press box Sunday when they face the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to help them to their their first win of the season.

Manning, speaking to The Indianapolis Star, said he will sit next to quarterbacks coach Ron Turner at Lucas Oil Field and be involved in the locker-room routine before the game and at halftime.

It will serve as a welcome change for Manning, more than two weeks after neck surgery that has sidelined him for at least two months and kept him away from the Colts' first two games.

"I walked around for a while angry, in a bad mood. ... 'Woe is me,' " Manning told the newspaper Friday. "I've gotten over that. It doesn't do any good."

Manning wouldn't speculate on when and if he could return to the field after undergoing his third surgery in 19 months. The Colts have kept him on the active roster despite the latest procedure on Sept. 9.

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