Colts Have To Do The Inevitable; Cut Marvin Harrison

Steven FinchCorrespondent IFebruary 24, 2009

A dark cloud has floated over the city of Indianapolis. As you already may know the Colts have released Marvin Harrison, effectively ending his 13 year career with them.

I see polls everywhere on-line asking: "Do you think Harrison will get into the Hall?" That is the stupidest question I have ever heard. So far in his career, he's not done by the way, Harrison has 1,102 receptions, 14,580 yards, and 128 TD's.

Those numbers are enough for me to vote him in first ballot.

Last year it was Brett Favre leaving the Packers, this year it's Harrison. Although these two cases are totally different, you might find some similarities. Brett Favre played his whole career up until this last season with the Packers, Harrison as well has played his whole career with the Colts.

This brings me to the hard decision that each general manager has in the offseason. Who do you keep, who do you release? Also who can you afford, and are they willing to work with the club?

Loyalty does not really exist in the NFL, they have the " What have you done for me lately," mentality. I can't blame them, given the amount of years a franchise player has for your team, think of how much he has made throughout those seasons.

Should the player be more loyal to the team, maybe in certain circumstances if you were an older player "cough...cough", and you knew you were on the way out, would you take a pay cut to play one more year?

What if you could have won a Superbowl?

Would that be worth giving up some of your money? I don't know because I am not a player, but I'm leaning towards taking a pay cut in hopes of going out on top.