Re: Manning bonus count down.
posted at 2/10/2012 2:59 PM EST
Stirring the pot, eh JRI?
So as long as a writer says something with conviction that means its true in your book? So, I guess you are taking Eric Wilbur's article on Brady as gospel then, because I am not sure one can show much more conviction with words than he did, right? And he didn't retract his words.
as for Manning's arm, I believe I am correct that Kravitz was simply reporting what he had heard, and that he has not actually seen Manning throw. On the other hand, Bill Polian watched Manning throw over a month ago and these were his words this week on Sirius/XM:
"It’s marked [improvement] from where he was back in September," Polian said regarding Peyton’s arm strength in December, when Polian last observed Manning. "He threw it accurately, he threw it with a good, tight spiral, and he threw it with velocity.
Generally, he looked like a pretty confident quarterback out there."http://www.stampedeblue.com/2012/2/9/2788336/bill-polian-peyton-will-return-at-a-high-level-adam-vinatieri-says
So, I guess there are contrary reports out there. One is first hand and the other is not.
Now I am not naive enough to take either one of these comments as gospel like you. They both have biased reasons for saying what they have said, but if I've got to believe one over the other, I'll take the one with first hand knowledge.
That isn't to say that Manning's arm is ready at this time, but then again it doesn't have to be. He's got at least another 4-5 months before he needs to be ready to play which is why I think, if he is willing, he and the colts will figure out an arrangement that will allow him to stay with the colts.
I am speculating, of course, but so is everyone else.