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Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:16 am
Edited on: March 8, 2012 2:45 pm
Peyton Manning insists he's made no decision on his possible NFL destination. Sure, Peyton. Sure.

No one in the league believes that. They think Manning has a short list but doesn't want to publicly admit it so he can maximize the inevitable bidding war.

One team official that contacted Manning's agent, Tom Condon, says he got the definite impression that Manning indeed has already decided where he wants to go, or, at least, the handful of teams truly in the mix. The official, who did not want to be identified, believes that Miami, Washington and Denver are the front-runners. One report states Manning has already informed the Redskins he doesn't want to play for them.

But the official conceded the front-runner will be the team that, in the end, offers the most guaranteed money.

The official believes that contrary to some reports, Manning is indeed open to playing in the NFC, even in the NFC East where his brother Eli, is obviously king of the division.

It's still early in the process but one thing is clear: the Manning derby is fully under way and, despite his public protestations, Manning likely already has a good idea of where he wants to go.

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Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:44 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Yeah but the Redskin's defense is ready to explode this year. They are gonna be a force to be reconed with and you can write that down! If they get Manning they are a Super Bowl contender immediatly.

Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:43 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Here's a History lesson on peyton manning. you dont need an all pro O-Line he gets rid of the ball so fast. which is why he doesn't get hit. its all timing. the colts O-line has been a mess for the last 3 years and he plays with no running game. ouside of saturday and diem it was a merry go round. and in 09 they went to the SB.

in 2010 they were a special teams tackle away from the afc championship. that season they struggeled to ave. 2.0yds per carry running the ball with injuries to donald brown and addai. javaris james led the team in rushing TD's. the last 6 weeks of the season and playoffs the starters around manning were rb- javaris james, te- jacob tamme, slot reciever - blair white my point being he makes every one better. he makes a practice squad player and nfl er, hemakes a good player great a great player a HOFer.

it doesnt matter how skilled you are if you dont practice with the same intensity manning has and learn the tendencys and reads he has you dont get the ball. this is the time he would be in florida with the wr's and rb's working out to be on the same page. would santonio holmes. and brandon marshall do that.  that will have a big influence on where he winds up.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:37 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Wow.  Stokomo called out Victor Cruz and Wes Welker among six top receivers.  That's awesome.  Good stuff there.  That's a whole lot of props for a slot guy and a possession guy.  Personally, I'll take a wideout who can line up outside, take on the defense's best corner and safety help, and still make the play.  Cruz and Welker have never, and will never, be that kind of player. 

Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:36 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Masteragain....The Miami Oline gave up 52 sacks in part because Jake Long (the best LT in the game) was plagued with minor injuries and sat out a majority of a lost season to regain his health. Also, it is apparent you do not follow the dolphins because a lot of those sacks were when Chad Henne wa sbehind center because he refuses to get rid of the ball unless his first read is open. Jake Long is a premier LT and Mike Pouncey is a future Pro Bowler. In addition, with the 8th overall pick it is very likely they will use that pick to sure up either their Oline or Dline. I think they'll lean taking G DeCastro out of Stanford or RT Reiff of of Iowa.

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:36 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Duh? You watch ESPN to get that info or listen to Colin Cowherd> You're a hack Freeman.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:32 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

He is coming to Seattle.  We got the defense, the running game and Rice, Baldwin, Miller, Tate, Lockette, and Big Mike Williams will shine.

As a Seahawks fan, this post makes me cringe.  The defense is young and has potential but isn't complete at this point.  The running game is not good, despite Marshawn Lynch's running.  The line opens few holes and he's hit way to often behind the line.  It's an average running game overall.  That receiving corps you mentioned is lousy by NFL standards.  Rice was overrated in Minnesota and overpaid in Seattle.  Baldwin is a 3rd or 4th receiver on a team with a good passing game.  Tate might come on, but he's entering his 3rd year and has underperformed to date.  Zach Miller is ok, but not special by any means.  Lockette?  Please.  Reminds me of when Seahawks fans kept touting Jordan Kent and the like with absolutely no basis.  And disappointing Big Mike Williams?  The guy who carried the receiving corps when Carroll gave him a chance in 2010, then disappeared last year?

The Seahawks offense needs a LOT of improvement.  Manning can make mediocre receivers look better, but he can't block for himself or the running game, and despite all the high draft picks (many questionable at the time) the Seahawks have invested in their line recently, they're still not good there.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:29 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Marshall had Cutler in Denver. Wasn't Cutler a Pro Bowl selection in Denver? Manning's obvious choice would be Kansas City. Better weapons, improving defense, weaker division. Cassel isn't the answer there.

Since: Mar 5, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:29 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

You mean the Redskins are foolish! They've done dumb (and dumber) things before (McNabb, Haynesworth, Beck, Grossman)...Manning doesn't need the Redskins...the Redskins need him, so yes they will agressively pursue but I think it's the wrong move.  Miami, and AZ would be better for Manning then working under the Shannys and the totally clueless Dan Snyder. Unless they surrender control, allow Peyton to be the play caller (Kyle would have to take a back seat), pay him the money he'll ask for as well as bring in a work buddy (Wayne, Garcon, Saturday), pay THEM what they'll ask for...etc etc...I just don't see how Peyton would benefit coming to Washington.  Redskins has too many holes especially in the offense.  If history hasn't taught us anything, it should at least have taught us that Snyder has the money to pull this off...he doesn't have the smarts to make it work.

My name is _________ and I'm a die hard Redskin fan (sad, but true)

Since: Mar 8, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:25 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

I would take Brandon Marshall over Victor Cruz anyday.  Cruz had one great year.  Marshall has been doing it for years with crappy QB's.  Put Cruz with Kyle Orton and Mike Moore/Chad Henne and we'll see if he puts up numbers anywhere near what Marshall has done.

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 12:20 pm

Has Manning already narrowed his choices?

Brandon MArshall a top five WR? Far stretch there. Let's see... Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Victor Cruz, Larry Fitzgerald, a healthy Andre Johnson, and even Steve Smith (Panthers) are better than he is...

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