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Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 4:00 pm
 
This will be Peyton Manning's last contract, his last stint, his last deal before he heads into Canton. Manning already had more money than Trump and this only makes him wealthier. The question for Manning now is simple: what legacy will he leave?

Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed that Manning signed a contract extension which a league official confirmed was 5-years and $90 million.So the cash is in place. Again. The legacy? More difficult to predict. The end of his career will mirror that of Tom Brady's. Both are around the same age and considered the best of their generation. Manning and Brady are in an arm's race. Brady has the lead with more Super Bowls but it wouldn't be stunning if Manning caught up.

It's true Manning will have to also compete with a number of young, outstanding throwers in his conference like Ben Roethlisberger and outside of his conference like Aaron Rodgers. This one of the great eras for quarterbacks in football.

But for Manning his biggest competition is Brady. That is whom Manning sees as his greatest competition and indeed the two quarterbacks have had some legendary battles.

Brady has the lead but is Manning far behind?
Category: NFL
Tags: Colts
 
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Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

I think Brady is going to do much better than Manning from here on out. Manning never lifts weights, his arm strength is dwindling. Brady has actually seemed to have increased his arm strength in recent years. You can't do it all with your brain Peyton, you got to put the time in in the gym as well as the film room.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

If I had to decide which QB won win another SB ring before they retire,I would have to say that it would be Brady instead of Manning because of the team that Brady has around him. The offensive side for both teams are explosive,but when it comes to the defense the Patriots are much better than the Colts.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

As much as I can't stand Peyton manning, he's worth the money.  Even though I don't think the Colts will win another superbowl with him without a few more pieces, he's the best fit for the Colts and the organization.  Tom Brady is better I think, but not by much.  He seems to have a better vibe with his teammates, and is a bit more focused when playing a big game.




Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

 Brady has the lead with more Super Bowls but it wouldn't be stunning if Manning caught up.


I hate to say this but it doesn't look like Manning will catch up with Brady as far as Superbowls go because the Colts are doing NOTHING to put the pieces around him like the Patriots are with Brady. I for one am tired of Polian sitting around while all the good free agents are snapped up by other teams. Also this undersized but fast defense crap is real old. What did the the two teams in the superbowl last year have in common? Awesome defenses. Do the Colts have an awesome defense? No the bend and break. The phrase around here for a long time regarding the defense was "bend but don't break". Well we Colts fans are getting tired of it.
      Then this...a huge cap number for Manning (not that he doesn't deserve it)  Earlier this week on local tv they were all saying that Peyton would take a discount and a low cap number so the Colts could get the other pieces they need. Well it doesn't look like it does it? I see more playoff one and dones. The Polians have to go!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Which quarterback would I rather have?  Can I have Peyton Manning as the qb of the Pats?  I hope Peyton has a better defense behind him next year to help get the opposing team off the field somewhat more than occasionally.



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

Michael Vick has played in 6 playoff games and has 1 touchdown.  LOL!   1 touchdown would be a 1st quarter for Manning or Brady.  I can't wait until certain people in my league take Vick way too high banking on a repeat year from last year HOPING. lol!  Meanwhile Brady and Manning have put up numbers higher than Vick's BEST year & they have done it for 10 years straight!  haha!  So So laughable it is insane. I wonder how much they would blow Vick out of proportion if he ever had a year like Mannings had when he scored 49 TD's or Brady's when he scored 52 TD's.  Vick has come NOWHERE near those numbers.  And at no time has Vick shown he could do it for more than 1 year. Like I said, I can't wait until they draft Vick #1 in many of my leagues.  I'd rather have Manning, or Brady, or Breeze, or Rogers, or Rivers, I'd take Big Ben over Vick, Matt Ryan, Schaub, Freeman, and Eli.  I'd even take Romo before Vick, and i hate the Cowboys!



Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

After three-time Super Bowl winnery inked a four-year, $72 million contract last September, you knew it was only a matter of time for .

Payday has arrived.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that the with four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning on a five-year contract worth a screw-Sandals-I-can-buy-my-own-isla

nd $90 million.

So lets break out our calculators and do some math. Based on the deal Brady signed last fall, the Patriots top gun will be making an average of $18 million per year. Based on the deal Manning agreed to Saturday, the Colts best player will be making…$18 million per year.

Beautiful.

So for any of you out there who thought the “which quarterback would you rather have, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?” debate would be solved when Manning signed his new deal, it looks like we won’t be able to use “richest contract” as a tiebreaker.

Speaking of rich, I can think of a certain quarterback down in Louisiana who must be smiling ear to ear right now knowing he’s next in line for a bank-vault-blasting contract..

Any chance the  go over the $18 million per year number that seems to be the going rate for elite NFL signal-callers?




Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

OK so we all knew he was going to resign with Indy, and that it would be for either 4 or 5 years, and that his money would be similar to Tom's in NE., so where's the news?  How aobut Indy do their fans (me too) a favor and sometime in his last five years draft a running back that can actually run, chew up the yards, get the 1200 to 1300 so he won't have to throw 40 times a game and 4200 per year.  If the D had more to think about than his arm, his arm would be more effective.  This isn't rocket science you know.  He'll have all the records but if he's to retire with two or three rings they'll need a bit more, and let's throw in some D too.  Good luck Peyton.
The Colts O-line has sucked ass for the last 3 years. Injuries have killed them, and draft picks haven't gone as planned. Thats why they went out and drafted to very good OT's in this draft. With those two being drafted hopefull they can get Charlie Johnson resigned and move him next to Saturday at his natural position. A good OG FA would be great as well.

Peyton has no choice but to throw 40 times a game because his interior line can't get a push. Thats the sacrifice that is made though when you want smaller athletic OL who can handle the hurry-up offense at any given time. Addai is a good back, and you can't name a better pass blocking RB than Addai while also having the receiving skills he has. Its not the RB's fault that when they are just getting the hand-off they are already looking at a defender or 2. Hopefully after this year the O-line will be much improved and they can run the ball how they want and start keeping defenses honest.



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

I just hope his neck doesn't turn out to be an issue. TWO neck surgeries ain't funny. You start getting into some serious stuff when you mess with the spine. I want to see Manning go out on his terms, not because he became a quadraplegic.

He's a major pain in the azz, but he's been amazing for the game...deserves to retire due to old age.





Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady still battling

OK so we all knew he was going to resign with Indy, and that it would be for either 4 or 5 years, and that his money would be similar to Tom's in NE., so where's the news?  How aobut Indy do their fans (me too) a favor and sometime in his last five years draft a running back that can actually run, chew up the yards, get the 1200 to 1300 so he won't have to throw 40 times a game and 4200 per year.  If the D had more to think about than his arm, his arm would be more effective.  This isn't rocket science you know.  He'll have all the records but if he's to retire with two or three rings they'll need a bit more, and let's throw in some D too.  Good luck Peyton.


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