by ThomM
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Yep moments ago the Colts cut Payton Manning and made him a free agent.
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Someone needs to tell Peyton that I hear Denver's a great place to play QB.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    As a lifelong Colts fan I'm sorry to see him go.

    I thank him for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors - unless he plays the Colts.

    Looks like we'll be rebuilding and I know what that means.

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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      As a lifelong Colts fan I'm sorry to see him go.

      I thank him for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors - unless he plays the Colts.

      Looks like we'll be rebuilding and I know what that means.

      TL
      They showed his press conference just now. He was very emotional about it all.
      Good luck to you guys.
      We're rebuilding again this year also, starting with an entirely new coaching staff
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I think Peyton is the best player of this generation. And the Colts record last without him year kind of proved it.

    While Andrew Luck is a great prospect, he's still a prospect. There's no way I would have let Peyton go. Peyton pretty much built the new stadium in Indy.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      From what I gathered it is a money and injury issue.
      He's do for a big bonus this year and it's still questionable as to weather he can play.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    This move makes economic sense and we have to remember this is Professional football so it is all or mostly about the money. I feel bad for Colts fan as they lost a great one. As a lifelong Patriots fan I would not mind seeing him land in Miami or even with the Jets. While it would be tough to play against him of course, it would be fun to see him twice a year ----- of course the Pats will kill' em!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    If he's healthy enough to play he'll land somewhere else, unless he chooses to retire.

    TL, it looks like you're in for some lean years while they coach up a new QB. Following Manning won't be an easy job either. Indy fans will need patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jagged
    My money is he will play in Phoenix...

    He will want to play in a dome stadium......a cold weather city, open air stadium will be hard on his aging, healing body....leaves NY Jets, Redskins, Dolphins, KC out.

    Phoenix has the fanbase...sold out stadium week after week...

    He wants to play for a possible contender....leaves rebuilding teams like Redskins, Dolphins, KC out...

    With tools like Larry Fitzgerald.....add the willingness to also sign Reggie Wayne (his favorite receiving target in Indy) ...it's got to be real tempting...

    One of the best defenses is a major plus...

    Only issue will be if Phoenix will throw enough money at his.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doran Peck
    Personally I think he was a fool to sign a new contract with the Colts in the first place. Maybe its just me but if I were the best QB in the history of the planet...and my team owners poo poo'd the idea of trying to go undefeated...I simply wouldnt want to play for them anymore.

    Going undefeated is the single greatest accomplishment you can achieve....its not winning a Superbowl...that happens every year (yawn)...and I got money says you can't remember who won the thing 6 years ogo, 4 years ago, 11 years ago.

    ..But they talk about the undefeated Dolphins every single year without fail.

    The ability of a human being to dig down deep and raise his level of performance is a marvelous thing...and when MORE is on the line...it happens more often.

    Manning's WR's dropped 3 TD passes in that superbowl against the Saints...they failed him....I guess that extra two game rest didnt do much afterall. It certainly eliminated the opportunity to go undefeated...the very thing that might have sparked some great play, when they needed it most. The Colts owners removed a very good (possibly the best imaginable) internal motivating mechanism...and to me that was just blithering stupidity.

    Manning should have signed with a team that is willing to set no limits to anything he wants to try to achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Reports are that Payton has informed the Skins that he's not interested in playing in the nation's capitol.

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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      Reports are that Payton has informed the Skins that he's not interested in playing in the nation's capitol.

      TL
      You know TL my biggest concern now with Manning is him going out like Farve did. I'm not saying he should just retire now. But I hope if it turns out he can't play up to his standards that he realises it.
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      • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        You know TL my biggest concern now with Manning is him going out like Farve did. I'm not saying he should just retire now. But I hope if it turns out he can't play up to his standards that he realises it.

        I hear you Thom.


        At 80% he's still better than at least 20 starting NFL QBs.

        If his health is OK, he should be fine for the next 2-3 years.

        QBs can play much longer than the average football player.

        George Blanda of the Raiders played until he was at least 45.

        Hopefully he won't start panicking and throw that game losing interception like Fave was apt to do in his last 2 seasons.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    From what I understand, my Broncos were the first to contact him...But I think the best fit for Peyton is with Miami or Houston. If he goes to Houston, they'd have to be the favorites to win the Superbowl next year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Actually, Peyton's in town talking to John Elway as I'm typing this. I'd love for him to be a Bronco. Local news is reporting that Manning's been in meetings for more than 4 hours and hasn't left the Bronco comples yet. Local news is also reporting it's between Denver, Arizona and Miami, with Miami being the favorite.

    The best thing Tebow could do is sit and watch Manning for a couple of years, like Steve Young did behind Montana.

    Like I've posted before, Peyton is my favorite non-Bronco player...And I'd give anything to see him be a Bronco.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Actually, Peyton's in town talking to John Elway as I'm typing this. I'd love for him to be a Bronco. Local news is reporting that Manning's been in meetings for more than 4 hours and hasn't left the Bronco comples yet. Local news is also reporting it's between Denver, Arizona and Miami, with Miami being the favorite.

      The best thing Tebow could do is sit and watch Manning for a couple of years, like Steve Young did behind Montana.

      Like I've posted before, Peyton is my favorite non-Bronco player...And I'd give anything to see him be a Bronco.
      Don't you have an outdoor stadium Kurt?
      If so that's the only drawback I can think of to getting Manning.
      Heck the best thing a lot of NFL quaterbacks could do would be to sit and watch Manning for a couple of years
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