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Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:29 pm
 
Irsay says he and Manning have met in the 'last week or so.' (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's been plenty of speculation and talk about Peyton Manning this week in Indy, but not much of it coming from Colts owner Jim Irsay. That's surprising given that Irsay couldn't stop talking about Manning during the Super Bowl.

He couldn't quite make it to the end of the 2012 NFL combine without discussing Peyton, tweeting (of course) on Saturday around lunch that he and Peyton have "communicated frequently" in the last week or so. To the [sic]-mobile:

"Not sure why some speculate that Peyton n I haven't met in person recently..we've met in person n communicated frequently n last week or so," Irsay tweeted. "As we have in the last month."

We're not sure where the "Peyton and Irsay aren't talking" speculation is coming from. The only real speculation surrounding Manning the past few days has involved teams other than the Colts, with Arizona's front office not denying their potential interest in Manning, and Rex Ryan doing the same thing.

Oh, and fans in Miami who really like Peyton; but still, other teams. It's not unusual, though, for Irsay to tweet about rumors that we haven't actually heard. And it's just further proof that this saga becomes more and more convoluted as March 8 gets nearer and nearer.

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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:40 am
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

Look at steelpit trying to stir the pot with Patriot fans! 



Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:20 am
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

uglylug ur the fool irsay offered manning 5 years 100mil befor the season. peyton turned it down because of the neck condition. thats why it was a 1 year contract with the bonus triggering the final 4 years. that all happened before the 3rd surgery in sept



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:09 pm
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

For Manning, who has made a lifetime of money off his NFL contracts and product endorsements, it's going to be all about ego.  Can he swallow his pride a bit and play for incentives, or will he take his act elsewhere because someone else will give him more money?  The worst part about it is that depending on how it all plays out, Peyton can wind up either looking like a great guy or a guy like Brett Favre.

Why should Peyton play for incentives when he's going to be guaranteed big money to play somewhere else?  And how can you even compare him with Brett Favre when in fact there is no comparison at all?  Peyton Manning doesn't owe anybody anything, that's for sure. He's the main reason for Indi's success the last 10 plus years, not the other way around.  And not only that, on top of the extra money he'll get somewhere else he'll also have a much better chance of winning.  Anybody that thinks Indi has a chance to contend for a superbowl this year with or without Manning is losing their mind big time !  They are now a rebuilding team, that's it. 

 



Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 3:14 am
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

I hate to see it going down this way for Peyton, but at the same time I have to remember that he has made a lot of money in Indy.  He won a Superbowl.  He won 10 games a year for the whole decade of the 2000s.  He got hurt and that was bad enough.  The injury was to his neck, and that made it even worse.  His contract is the final straw.  He's gone.  No way he gets $28M from Indy after making almost that much last year.  Irsay can draft Luck, start over, and save a lot of money.  It's business.

I don't think KC is in the mix to get him, though.  Honestly, Pioli has a lot riding on Cassel.  And I think Cassel could be OK with a better line and running game.  A healthy Jamaal Charles will help.

I predict KC will trade down a few spots, get an extra pick, and select on OT like Mike Adams around the middle of Rd 1.

Then KC will look at Weeden or someone like Case Keenum on the 2nd day.

KC is not going to break the bank for Manning, who could be incredible if healthy, but would be a cap-tastrophe if he plays 6 games before getting hurt again.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:27 am
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

A lot of you seem to forget that this is a Manning we are talking about.  The son of the guy who stated before his younger son was drafted that his son would not play for the Chargers.  Anyone remember that?

The biggest question to me is not whether or not Irsay wants to bring Manning back to the Colts, but whether or not Peyton's ego will get in the way.  He just got done collecting 18 million dollars for basically sitting on his butt all last season.  Yeah, he had surgeries and was healing and rehabbing, but that is an awful lot of money that did not do anything for the team on the field.  I have no doubt that Jim Irsay is trying to get Peyton to accept a restructured deal, one that will be backloaded with incentives and the like, so that if Peyton does walk, the fans will not be able to blame ownership.

For Manning, who has made a lifetime of money off his NFL contracts and product endorsements, it's going to be all about ego.  Can he swallow his pride a bit and play for incentives, or will he take his act elsewhere because someone else will give him more money?  The worst part about it is that depending on how it all plays out, Peyton can wind up either looking like a great guy or a guy like Brett Favre.

I am rooting for Manning to decline Irsay's offer and go to another team, but we shall see in the next two weeks.  




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:38 am
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

Manning and Isray already know what is going to happen. If you think different you are a fool. I think Irsay would have cut Manning before the season if he really thought the Colts would have had the 1st pick. Manning is getting "Farved" for sure. I don't think Chiefs are the ones. My gut say Miami.



Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:38 pm
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

Irsay minus Polian and Manning will be exactly what the Colts were in the 80's & most the 90's - losers.  They'll become the early draft pcik black hole.  Like the Bidwell's in Arizon, the Irsay family define BFL incompentence.




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:16 pm
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

Not sure that Brady was the reason they lost. Without Brady that team would have no chance at all. A lot of needs in NE, but a QB is not one of them.



Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 7:47 pm
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

Condon is already talking to Chiefs trying to get a contract in the works. So that when he is released Peyton wont have the hassle of haggling later. Condon seem sure Peyton will be in a Chiefs uniform when that happens.. Kansas City offering a lucrative deal... 




Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:10 pm
 

Irsay met with Peyton in the 'last week or so'

If Irsay keeps Manning after all of this including cleaning house, he is an idiot.


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