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Colts To Release Manning?

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    he could go to the best team. or does he go for the most$ / longest contract? Posted by bredbru


    Peyton sure does love money.
     
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    Patseng, i can resist asking no longer, what's your avatar? Looks like some kind of mutated elephant thing that might have fought Godzilla.
    Posted by TheExaminer

    It's the Dramatic Prairie Dog.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHjFxJVeCQs
     
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    I bet this happens. I see the dolts doing a complete overhaul and start playing Tebow-ball next season.


    Manning ends up in Tennessee
     
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    In Response to Re: Colts To Release Manning? : It's the Dramatic Prairie Dog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHjFxJVeCQs
    Posted by digger0862


    Thanks. THAT is lterally one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Laughed til I bawled. LOL
     
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    In Response to Re: Colts To Release Manning? :      The only place that Manning is going to end up is on his couch. He's done. 
    Posted by TexasPat3


    You know that?
     
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    they would cut him. the chance to trade him and his 28 million dollar cap hit is just not feasable.
     
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    he'll go to the jets.
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    He should go to the Giants and fight it out with Eli for the top job....just imagine the media firestorm that would cause.
     
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    They have a 2 game lead for Luck right now. I would not be shocked for Manning to come back in week 17 to showcase that he still has something left in preparation for a trade. However, I don't think a single team will give up the picks and 28mil to get Manning. Not even the Jets are that stupid. He will get released or they will trade the #1 pick for a ton of picks. If they were smart they'd trade the #1 for a kings ransom and draft another QB to work under Manning for a couple of years. Then use all those extra picks they got to rebuild their team around the QB they decide to draft. There are a couple of really good looking QB's in the draft this year so dropping down a number of picks won't hurt them if they can get a ton of picks back. However, because the fan base has basically been promised Luck at this point they will release Manning, get nothing for him, and put Luck into a situation that's a no win on a team that's falling apart and losing talent
    Posted by PatsEng


    eng,
    the latter is my dream scenario
     
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    Hey Texas Pat, why don't you show us your degree in neurology, instead of running that steady flow of diarrhea out of your mouth. I'd worry much more about your defense that Chaz Bono could catch a pass on, instead of how we rebuild our team.
     
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    They have a 2 game lead for Luck right now. I would not be shocked for Manning to come back in week 17 to showcase that he still has something left in preparation for a trade. However, I don't think a single team will give up the picks and 28mil to get Manning. Not even the Jets are that stupid. He will get released or they will trade the #1 pick for a ton of picks. If they were smart they'd trade the #1 for a kings ransom and draft another QB to work under Manning for a couple of years. Then use all those extra picks they got to rebuild their team around the QB they decide to draft. There are a couple of really good looking QB's in the draft this year so dropping down a number of picks won't hurt them if they can get a ton of picks back. However, because the fan base has basically been promised Luck at this point they will release Manning, get nothing for him, and put Luck into a situation that's a no win on a team that's falling apart and losing talent
    Posted by PatsEng


    The Colts don't have an easy decision facing them. If you believe Luck is truly the next Elway (or Peyton for that matter), there is no way you do not choose him with the first pick. You can't pass and have that end up being something you rue for the next 10-15 years. The risk,  of course, is that he turns into a Ryan Leaf, and you forego a package that could solidify your team for the next decade.

    In either event, the smartest thing for them to do is cut Manning first and free up the cash commitment. That would give them the most flexibility up to the time of draft. Even if 36 year-old Peyton comes back from the fusion, how long can he possibly play at the level he needs to for $28M? 1 or 2 years maybe? Better to move onto the future of the franchise, Luck or package. The fanbase by now is already used to playing without him.
     
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    I don't see what's difficult about the decision if you're the Colts?  You have an old guy who may never be able to even play again or play effectively.  Whether you keep, release or trade Manning, you draft Luck. If you don't want to pay the $28 million, and Manning won't move the date back, you release him. What's complicated here?
     
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    Washington Redskins
     
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    I don't see what's difficult about the decision if you're the Colts?  You have an old guy who may never be able to even play again or play effectively.  Whether you keep, release or trade Manning, you draft Luck. If you don't want to pay the $28 million, and Manning won't move the date back, you release him. What's complicated here?
    Posted by Muzwell



    The complicated part, is that Bill Polianand Jim Irsay have shown this year just how inept they are at running an organization.If they plan to draft Luck, they should drop Manning and invest that 28 million he would be getting on talent to surround the rookie QB. However, I get the feeling they would rather have another year or two of a medicore Peyton, with a few 8-8 finishes, follwed by a decade of horrible football due to not building the team properly.
     
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    I don't see what's difficult about the decision if you're the Colts?  You have an old guy who may never be able to even play again or play effectively.  Whether you keep, release or trade Manning, you draft Luck. If you don't want to pay the $28 million, and Manning won't move the date back, you release him. What's complicated here?
    Posted by Muzwell


    What's complicated is public relations.

    I'm not inside the heads of the Indy fan base, but I do know that unless you're sure you've got Aaron Rodgers ready to step in, you don't spit in the face of the . . .   ummmmm . . .  face . . .  of your franchise.

    Oh . . .  sure, Colts apologist is waving his "Suck for Luck" banner now, but when Andrew Luck turns out to be David Klingler, they'll be the first ones to turn around and say, "How could you turn your back on  our beloved hero?"

     
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    if they did and he was able to play i think the ravens would be a team that could win it all with him. flacco is pretty bad.
     
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