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Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:56 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 5:34 am
 
Manning says he feels 'real good' despite reports. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning's the name no one can stop talking about at Super Bowl XLVI. His silence during the early part of the week is part of the reason why everyone from Eli Manning to Tom Brady has been quizzed (or had their verbiage scrutinized) about the Colts quarterback.

On Tuesday, Manning emerged from hiding and told ESPN in an interview that, despite reports to the contrary, he "really feel[s] good," that he has no plans to retire, but that he also has "no set timetable" for how long he'll play in the NFL.

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"I really feel good. I continue to make progress every day," he said. "Everything that the doctors have told me has been on point, which is encouraging to me. I just had a great day today with rehab, just got back from the facility, and that's what we continue to do. Just keep trying to get better. So far I have. That's the plan from here on out."

Not surprisingly, Manning has no plans to retire. But he also has no idea how long he'll play in the NFL.

"[There's] no set timetable," Manning said when discussing how long he'd play in the NFL. "I really don't. I've played a long time. I'm grateful for the time that I've played so far, and I have nothing to complain about. How much longer, we'll see."

Manning also talked about his relationship with Jim Irsay and their upcoming decision. He said that he and Irsay's relationship has "always been great" and will "continue to be great," and that the two wouldn't be talking about the decision on whether Manning will remain a Colt until after the Super Bowl.

Interestingly, Manning believes Irsay will make that decision before the March 8 deadline in Peyton's contract.

"I think the sooner the better, I really do," Manning said. "Jim and I talk constantly, we really do. We're in constant communication, and after this week is over, we'll do it, and we'll make a good plan from there. Either way, it's going to be good. I'm at peace, and it'll be a positive thing, I can assure you."

Unfortunately for Manning, it's pretty unlikely that the rest of the football-watching world will be at peace until a decision is actually made. Which means the next six days are going to continue to center around his future with the Colts.

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Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:52 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

this is a very difficult  decision in indy. brett farve couldnt polishpeyton mannings shoes. im rooting for peyton to become healthy so he could play.he is no drama queen he is trying his best to get back to the field. very classy football player
Yup. Peyton is far better than bert as a QB, leader and generally as a person. I'd love to see him play. I just hope that if he's faced with the choice of playing with the risk of serious injury because of the neck surgery, or retiring and living in style. He picks retiring. Of course, if he gets cleared and the doctors say the neck surgery poses no future risks, then please come on back!



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:47 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

Four MVP's, two super bowl appearances, one win. You've pretty much done it all Peyton. Go home and enjoy your family. There is no reason to risk further traumatic injury. A neck is a very tricky thing, could be OK today but get hit the wrong way and who knows.  You are top 10 all-time and the battles with Brady are legendary.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:16 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

Is it super bowl week or peyton manning week,seriously who gives a ****. Report what happens when a decision is made and stick to the game game that is being played sunday night,the game deserves it.




Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:58 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

One way or another, the media is going to be able to drag this story out as long as possible, which means at least until March 8.  Until then, the Irsays and the Mannings will be at it, and it will be hard to say which way things are going to break.  Remember, in the pre-season buildup, both sides were optimistic that Manning was going to play sometime before the season was out.  Whom should we believe?  I don't think it's in the interests of either side to be particularly honest until they have to do so.  And the resilt is going to be a continuation of this story until then.




Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:56 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

I really think he should retire now.  He's had a great career, is a friggin' multimilliionaire, will continue to be with endorsements, and will make big bank on the appearance circuit forever.  He's got nothing to gain by staying on the field except a wheelchair if he rolls the dice and loses.

If he can't stay away from the game, than be a coach.  He should hang it up now.  



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:28 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

forget peyton and andrew luck, keep trotting out curtis painter pleaaaase
 


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Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:16 am
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Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:25 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

this is a very difficult  decision in indy. brett farve couldnt polishpeyton mannings shoes. im rooting for peyton to become healthy so he could play.he is no drama queen he is trying his best to get back to the field. very classy football player



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:14 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

It's a shame to see him end his career this way if this is in fact the end of Peyton Manning's NFL career. No matter what, he's done in Indianapolis and a gut feeling tells me his playing days are done as well. I also enjoyed the Soda Pop Curtis remark he made when talking about Rob Lowe's retirement tweet!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:12 am
 

Peyton Manning talks: 'I really feel good'

I don't know of any owners of any NFL team that are not a heckuva lot richer than Peyton....Irsay would have been quite rich w/o Peyton too dude.


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