Re: Peyton Manning Leaving Colts?
posted at 11/27/2010 12:08 PM EST
In Response to Re: Peyton Manning Leaving Colts?
[QUOTE]the spin is interesting, but I am betting Florio has not made that call to you yet.RESPONSE: Getting indigestion, Dog(gggg)??
If I told you that I thought Manning was more of a team player in this instance than Brady, I am sure I'd catch a lot of flak, but from my perspective, its hard not to see it that way. Brady complained publicly, and continued to allow the issue to fester embarrassingly until (imo) he got his audience with Kraft and they were able to figure things out. Manning on the other hand, generally only said "I don't talk about contracts in the media". Ultimately, some of you who like to refer to Manning as payaton must be chafed that Manning looks much more like the team player here than the selfish Brady.RESPONSE: Rubbish...LOL!!! The "selfish" Brady could have pulled the same stunt that "team first" Peyton is pulling, now. Why didn't he? Surely, Tom would have commanded much more money, not to mention off-field opportunities, in Dallas, New York, and San Francisco.
Now, could Manning leave? Without a contract, anything is possible. Will Manning leave? I doubt it. Lets examine your thoughts - Still upset over last year's decision to rest players. He could be bothered by this, but wouldn't this have mattered only if they had won the SB?RESPONSE: You're missing the point. Peyton vehemently disagreed with Caldwell's, and management's decision to pull the plug of the perfect season. Peyton discovered that he was being treated as "an employee" of the organization...and had little or no say in that decision. Hasn't he earned a more prominent role in the Indy organization?
Isn't that the same for the pats? Does this issue really even matter anywhere but jealous NE?RESPONSE: Jealous?? Of what...LOL!!! No...it's not the same issue. Brady knows that he has some pull within the organization. But, he also understands and accepts that BB runs this team. He respects BB. Can the same be said for Peyton, with regards to Polian and Caldwell...after that foolish, cowardly decision to forego a shot at a perfect season?
I mean its not like its spygate, right?RESPONSE: Desperation...LOL!!!
Aging fading team - I don't think so. Especially given that the team is only a fraction older than its youngest team in the last 5 years. Also, if this is in any comparision to the pats, the colts are younger.RESPONSE: We've crossed this bridge before. Many of the Colts key players are 30 years old, or older...Jeff Saturday, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Dwight Freeney, Gary Brackett, and Robert Mathis (turns 30 in February of 2011).
Manning has worked with Caldwell for years. Manning has enough clout to make his feelings known about the coaching staff. If he doesn't like Caldwell, Polian will know.RESPONSE: Where did Manning's alleged "clout" get him, when he protested over the decision toi forego the perfect season?
Making millions elsewhere - Manning is the #1 endorser in the NFL as it is. AS AN INDY PLAYER, no less. I am sure as a 4 time MVP and an uncanny pitchman, he's got more offers than he can take. Besides - Minnesota is an endorsement capital? Forget about that, what about the culture of those teams. The only one that is attractive is the Jets, and I do not forsee Peyton going to NYC given that Eli's already there.RESPONSE: What about Dallas, New York, or Miami? Are you really trying to argue that he can make as much money staying in Indy, then if he went to those places? Besides, Peyton likely sees that the window of opportunity is closing in Indy, regarding winning another championship. As mentioned above, the key players on the Indy roster are 30 or older.
Further why really would he want to leave. He's more or less created and runs the offensive system. It would be a lot of work understanding a new one.RESPONSE: That's more of a reason why Indy must do everything possible to keep him...rather than a reason for him to stay. Don't you think that any new team that pays zillions to get him would transform their offensive system to something that best suits his talents?
Plus, Manning like most humans appears to be a creature of habit. Taking him out of his comfort zone would not be attractive to him imo. just my thoughtsRESPONSE: If that's true, than why is Manning risking a serious injury, that could gum up the works? Jim Irsay has already indicated that he's willing to give Peyton a blank check...so...why hasn't he inked his extension?
Cat got your tongue, Dog(gggg)???? LOL!!!
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