It is starting to sink in now that I have seen the retirement story announced on SportsCenter. The article on ESPN.com refers to the fact that Tarik Glenn had only missed 6 games in his career due to injury (all in 2003) so I figured I take a look at those games.
The Colts went 3-3 in these games (they were 12-4 on the season), which included the classic 38-34 loss to New England at the Dome. The good news is they still averaged 27 points per game during this stretch. According to his Colts.com bio: Makoa Freitas replaced the injured Glenn vs. Carolina after 101 consecutive starts by Glenn and thus became the first Colts player other than Adam Meadows (1997) and Glenn to man that position in seven seasons.
Boy does that ever make a statement about Glenn's value. As far as I can tell Makoa is no longer in the league. . .
Deshawn Zombie's comments: I blame Manning. Why did he have to take Glenn to Cleveland? It obviously sucked out his will to live. Freaking Cleveland. You ruin everything.