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Report: Peyton can't 'throw the ball to his left'

Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:24 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 3:16 pm
 
Manning reportedly can't throw the ball to his left. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

On Wednesday evening, Ryan Wilson passed along a report that Peyton Manning's arm "is a noodle." That description was not complimentary. And neither is the the description of Manning from NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.
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Lombardi, appearing with Bill Simmons on "The BS Report," said that Manning "can't throw the ball to his left." Ruh-roh.

"I've talked to people who have caught the ball for him," Lombardi said. "He can't throw the ball to his left. He can't throw the ball across his body because he doesn't feel it. People that catch the ball for him say that he doesn't really have the velocity on the ball yet."

Maybe Peyton's just not an ambi-thrower? Eh, that seems unlikely, since we have a reasonable sample size to back up Peyton's ability to throw all over the field. Instead maybe it's possible that the "noodle" report and the "can't throw the ball to his left" report are just really one and the same.

Right now, the strength of the nerves in Manning's arms simply aren't built up enough to throw the ball well. That's bad news for Manning's future, but the good news is that Manning has a month to continue rehabbing and prove that he's healthy enough to play in the NFL.

If he's shown improvement with the strength and velocity on his throws by March 8, it's possible Jim Irsay will keep him on the Colts. (It's possible. Just not likely.) And if Irsay doesn't keep Manning, then Peyton will have until March 13 to prove to teams he's improving enough to step in and produce in 2012.

Of course, if reports are still circulating about Manning's lack of arm strength at that time, it might not matter.

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Comments

Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Report: Peyton can't 'throw the ball to his left'

Terrell Owens just announced that he'd like to line up as the left-side wide out for the Colts next year. He'll get to be on tv again and won't have to worry about dropping any passes.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Report: Peyton can't 'throw the ball to his left'

on "The BS Report," said that Manning "can't throw the ball to his left."
Do we really need to read anything past this sentence? The author is getting his facts form a source called the BS Report. His own source is named the Bull Shit Report. Sadly, this will be reported on daily for the next 3 months.



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Report: Peyton can't 'throw the ball to his left'

He can't throw to the left?  There's a Zoolander joke in here somewhere...



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Report: Peyton can't 'throw the ball to his left'

Yawn............you guys are gonna hound this man to death aren't ya!  The media is turning him into the next Brett Favre.  Funny how all this crap is floating around yet you hear nothing from him.....Know why, it's called CLASS!


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