Peyton Manning Leaving Colts?

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    [QUOTE]     One has to wonder why Peyton Manning has passed on signing what would be a lucrative extension with the Indianapolis Colts? Despite assurances from Indy owner Jim Irsay to make him the league's highest paid player, Peyton refused to get involved in extension discussions during Indy's week 7 bye week. Instead, he preferred to table the matter until the end of this season. With potentially a blank check on the table for his services, why would Manning take a pass?: http://www.dbtechno.com/curiosity/2010/11/02/could-peyton-manning-be-considering-leaving-indianapolis/ .      Could it be that he is still seething over managements' cowardly decision to pull the plug on Indy's chance at a perfect season last year? Could it be that he sees the Colts as an aging, fading team? Could it be that Peyton doesn't like or respect Indy's head coach, Jim Caldwell? Could it be that he sees opportunities to make millions off the field in NY, Dallas, or Miami?       Franchising Manning won't save the Colts. Don't you think that the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, or New York Jets (if they falter this year in their SB quest) would be more than willing to part with two #1 draft choices, and open up their vaults, to land Peyton?       Thoughts? 
    Could it be that you're an idiot and have no idea what you're talking about?  Yes, I think so.
     
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    Wow, that's pretty impressive that you actually know what Manning is thinking.  Seriously...give me a break.
     
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    Wow, dude you're pretty angry.  Maybe you need to relax a little bit.  Funny, you call the Colts a derogatory name, right after you say they have no class.  Typical pats fan.
     
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    I brought this up a few weeks ago too.

    I think it's certainly possible but you never know. Manning sees Brady setup for another decade of dominance while he's hanging on barely.
     
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         One has to wonder why Peyton Manning has passed on signing what would be a lucrative extension with the Indianapolis Colts? Despite assurances from Indy owner Jim Irsay to make him the league's highest paid player, Peyton refused to get involved in extension discussions during Indy's week 7 bye week. Instead, he preferred to table the matter until the end of this season. With potentially a blank check on the table for his services, why would Manning take a pass?: http://www.dbtechno.com/curiosity/2010/11/02/could-peyton-manning-be-considering-leaving-indianapolis/ .      Could it be that he is still seething over managements' cowardly decision to pull the plug on Indy's chance at a perfect season last year? Could it be that he sees the Colts as an aging, fading team? Could it be that Peyton doesn't like or respect Indy's head coach, Jim Caldwell? Could it be that he sees opportunities to make millions off the field in NY, Dallas, or Miami?       Franchising Manning won't save the Colts. Don't you think that the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, or New York Jets (if they falter this year in their SB quest) would be more than willing to part with two #1 draft choices, and open up their vaults, to land Peyton?       Thoughts? 
    Posted by TexasPat3


    Leaving Indy? I don't think so.  He knows they can, and will, franchise him.  He wants the smoke to clear on the CBA so he can go forward with the contract.  He knows he isn't leaving Indy, and I don't think he cares that much about the perfect season.  He wanted to win another Superbowl.  The Colts give him a good shot, and he does NOT want to Farve up his legacy.  It's about compensation, plain and simple.  The man is trying to amass a fortune.  He's doing a great job of it, too.  The commercials alone are netting him huge dollars.   I kind of admire the way he has gone about it.  You would think Tom would be in a better position for the sponsor money (not looking like Gomer Pyle), but his wooden acting is killing him.  
     
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    the spin is interesting, but I am betting Florio has not made that call to you yet.  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.     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?  Isn't that the same for the pats?  Does this issue really even matter anywhere but jealous NE?  I mean its not like its spygate, right?   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.  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.  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.  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.  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 thoughts - a little bored, eh, tp?
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    When has Brady complained publicly. And the Colts aren't even close to being younger than the Pat's what are you talking about?
     
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    the spin is interesting, but I am betting Florio has not made that call to you yet.  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.     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?  Isn't that the same for the pats?  Does this issue really even matter anywhere but jealous NE?  I mean its not like its spygate, right?   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.  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.  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.  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.  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 thoughts - a little bored, eh, tp?
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    Doggggggg:  I've seen where you've noted that TB "complained in a public way" or words to that effect.  I'm a local and read/listen to alot of media.  Not once did I hear (or was it reported) that he "complained" in any way, shape, or fashion.  He discussed the situation, and per an interview on WEEI, he said (paraphrasing):  I'm under contract and I'm going to honor it.  If we work out a deal great, but for now I'm under contact for this year.  In addition, he mentioned that he'd honor his contract because he wouldn't want to embarrass his Father who raised him to honor his commitments (again, paraphrasing).  So pray tell, please show me (provide a link) anything that could be construed as "complaining."
     
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    He is going to Tennessee, it only makes sense.
     
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    Well, Tex, you have made some good points in reply to my opinions. While I can't imagine him being that ticked off about the last two games in 09, it certainly is possible. And if you add in the "control" factor that gives it a bit more weight. As far as being worried about injury, unlike other QBs he's never had one. It's probably less of a concern to him then it would be to others. Besides, he knows he has seven extra guys on the field who will "protect" him! I hadn't really considered Jerry Jones. I could see him dumping (or trading) Romo to aquire Manning. But while the Jests might be interesting to Manning (think of all the money-making possibility of a "Subway Super Bowl" featuring brother against brother), they'd probably have to build a dome for just the Jests to play in! And any team trying to sign him if he were tagged would certainly put in a "poison pill" like the Vikings did with Hutch. Still, it's hard for me to to conceive him leaving Indy. But truly, there may be underlying issues which have not leaked to the media. To be sure every "expert" will be jumping on this juicy news item as soon as their season ends! I don't know if that will be more or less nauseating than the annual "Favre-watch", but at least it will be something new to be fed up with!
     
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    In Response to Re: Peyton Manning Leaving Colts? :      The bottom line is that "The Dog(gggg) is very concerned about this Manning business...LOL!!  
    Posted by TexasPat3


    Apparently so, but  he doesn't have to dog (pun intended) and make up stuff about Brady.  I don't read alot of the Indy press coverage, but from a national perspective, I haven't heard Manning gribe in the least as well.  And I don't envision him leaving the Colts.  Heck, he's on a constant contending team, and and long as he remains there, they'll be a SB contender annually.  This whole topic is much ado about nothing.
     
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    Dogg Brady complained publicly???  Really??? I heard Manning is on his way back to MD to play for the "Baltimore Oreo's". LOL
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    That's what dog does: If he doesn't have facts to support his argument, he just makes them up. Welcome to Dog World. Where sanity, logic and reason have no place.
     
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    In Response to Re: Peyton Manning Leaving Colts? : That's what dog does: If he doesn't have facts to support his argument, he just makes them up. Welcome to Dog World. Where sanity, logic and reason have no place.
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    I see!  UD6


     
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    long as he remains there, they'll be a SB contender annually


    Could be a winner somewhere else.
     
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    In Response to Re: Peyton Manning Leaving Colts? : Of course, it is more than likely that Brady or his handlers (at his suggestion) gave Silver the story on (forgive me) his platter.  
    Posted by UD6


    Doggg:  you're really stretching on this one.  I asked you some questions while responding to another one of your rediculous posts, and you've not answered.  So, I'll ask again.  Can you provide, via any media source, something from Brady's mouth that said he was complaining about his contract situation.  If not, your statements are circumstantial, and that's being kind.  You're mirroring the state of the 4th estate presently - can't use facts, make something up and hope it sticks.
     
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    His best route back to the Super Bowl is Warm weather , NFC......say Arizona?

     
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    In Response to Re: Peyton Manning Leaving Colts? : Of course if team Bundeschen delivered the story to Mr. Silver then really it isn't the media attacking the pats and Kraft, but Brady using its power to do the work for him.  Granted, Rusty, I know you'd never think anything dirty happens within the patriot family, but outside of that bubble you live in people can see the possibility.
    Posted by UD6


    Blah, blah.  Blah, blah Patriots bad.  Blah, blah, blah, no proof, but Pats are evil.  Blah, blah, human rights violations in China - yup, Kraft's fault.  Blah, blah, blah, blah, world hunger, wars, sickness, shrinking ozone - yup, Kraft and his Pats did it.  Blah, blah, blah, blah - when proof is absent, make something up and believe it will all of your might.  Blah, blah, Underdoggturd with a life - nah.  Blah, blah, blah.  Yes, UD6, there is a Santa Clause, Easter Bunny, and your personal favorite, the Tooth Fairy. 
     
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