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Colts to release Peyton Manning
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Posted on 03/06/2012 7:34:16 PM PST by Perdogg

Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts had both hoped he would play his entire NFL career with that franchise.

What was speculated about for months will become official Wednesday when the Colts officially part ways with their future Hall of Fame quarterback. FOXSports.com has confirmed that Manning will be released, ending his storied 14-year tenure with the club.

FOXSports.com NFL insider Jay Glazer reported that Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay will conduct a joint news conference Wednesday in Indianapolis. The tone is intended as a farewell tribute to Manning, whom Irsay has long championed as a close friend as well as Colts star

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


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KEYWORDS: colts; indiana; indianapolis; manning; nfl; peytonmanning
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1 posted on 03/06/2012 7:34:22 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Wish him all the best!


2 posted on 03/06/2012 7:39:37 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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3 posted on 03/06/2012 7:41:04 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: vpintheak

Best thing for Peyton to do is retire, then get ready to be hired for the Tennessee coaching job.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 7:41:31 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Perdogg

Bad move, IMO. Whoever they draft is going to need a senior leader to help him with the transition from college ball to the big leagues. Besides ... the team needs more than just a new QB ... that entire team sucked last season.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 7:44:11 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Perdogg

Best of luck to him.

He had a great career — but a neck injury is nothing to take lightly.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 7:45:19 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

Confirmed ?


7 posted on 03/06/2012 7:46:45 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

No, we need him at Ole Miss!


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:51:25 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Perdogg

I was hoping he would retire especially with a neck injury. It won’t feel right seeing him in another jersey.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 7:52:10 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yeah, he’s do e his time for sure. Get out while he’s still walking!


10 posted on 03/06/2012 7:54:39 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Perdogg

Belay my last post. I was replying to something else.

HOWEVER——

This is huge news.....


11 posted on 03/06/2012 7:56:46 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: Perdogg

$28 million gets freed up for the Colts to start rebuilding their team


12 posted on 03/06/2012 7:57:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Perdogg

Wishing him all things great, and praying his neck heals 100%. Gonna miss him.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 7:58:46 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: al_c

They have to let him go or they cannot afford to get more than just a new QB. $28 million is freed up.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 7:59:58 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Perdogg

Manning would almost have to be out of his mind to want to play any more professional football at this point.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:27 PM PST by varmintman
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To: al_c

Way too risky to commit $28 millon for someone who may not play again; especially when the Colts have no chance to go deep in the playoffs with or without a healthy Peyton Manning.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:32 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: MuttTheHoople

I’d love to see him as head coach at UT. Things haven’t been the same since Fulmer left. Manning is a UT legend. You would be surprised how many 13 year olds that are named Peyton living in the Volenteer state.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:16 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Perdogg
Not a surprise, but after last season, it is obvious he was carrying the whole team. Hard to believe he was that pivotal to them winning. No one needs that sort of expectation and burden.

Hope he does well finding a worthy team now he is rid of the useless Colts.

18 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:06 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Perdogg; Impy

I concur with several posters in this thread: With an injured neck? Why chance it?

Money? Another ring?

Is it worth the risk? Really?


19 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:48 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Perdogg
Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts had both hoped he would play his entire NFL career with that franchise.

Who says he hasn't. He may never play another down.

20 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:10 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Perdogg

Sorry to hear this, though it’s not unexpected, given the $28 million the Colts would have had to pay out to Manning.

I wish Peyton well with whatever he opts for - retirement, another team, coaching, what have you. I could care less about the Colts’ organization. Jim Irsay is as big a jerkwad as his daddy was.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 8:42:01 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Perdogg

We can use him in SF...and get a couple more Super Bowl victories out of it.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 8:43:34 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yeah, he’s do e his time for sure. Get out while he’s still walking!


23 posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:56 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Perdogg

No brainer there.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 10:26:45 PM PST by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

From what I have heard, his neck is fine. The nerves are something else, but it’s not a paralyzing type thing. I think it’s more about the money, which is going to be an issue for players to deal with in the future NFL. Like anything else, the money will dry up....


25 posted on 03/06/2012 10:32:06 PM PST by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: Perdogg

Peyton....if you still want to play, I have the perfect place for you.....

Seattle.

C’mon....you know you wanna try.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 10:47:51 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Perdogg

How ironic if he winds up with the Chargers, just like Johnny U.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 10:49:37 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: varmintman

The networks will be jumping over each other to hire Peyton as an analyst.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 10:51:41 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t think they’d part ways with Rivers. He’s not the reason they haven’t won.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 2:22:37 AM PST by Impy (!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; darkangel82; b4its2late; Dengar01

Well the Colts gave him like 100 million dollars (plus all his damn commercials) so he doesn’t need the money.

He wants the respect you only get from winning rings. Despite his great regular season numbers (best ever?) he has a mediocre postseason record and only 1 Superbowl that he only got cause top ten worst QB to play in a Superbowl Sexy Rexy had an int returned for six. If not for Rexy we’d be talking about Manning as the new Dan Marino. His rival Brady still has 3, almost had 2 more. Big Ben has 2.

On top of that his little brother now has 2 (at Brady’s expense) much celebrated since he plays in NY. I don’t think he can live with that. Top athletes are super competitive. Some don’t even let their little kids beat them at board games.

And in many minds the day you retire is the day you feel like an old man.

I think he’ll be fine, I’m not worried about his health. Indy would have kept him if they could have possibly afforded to pay him and Luck (with the salary cap not really an option) and if Luck was willing to sit for 3 years which he apparently isn’t (seemed to work for Aaron Rodgers even though Favre didn’t give him the time of day vis-a-vis helping him develop).

If Rex Ryan is smart he’ll offer up his wife. The Mayor of Miami, his daughter.

If Peyton is smart he’ll not take his talent to South Beach nor join the mediocre Jets where his chances of winning aren’t any better then they were with an Indy team that would never have gone better than 8-8 without him and pay a call to San Fran.

I bet he ends up with his brother in NY, while the Sanchize begins his new life as some other teams’ backup.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 2:36:50 AM PST by Impy (!)
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To: dandiegirl

No, he doesn’t. As a Mississippi State fan, I prefer him be as far away from Oxford as possible.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 4:50:46 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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Eagles bump


32 posted on 03/07/2012 5:00:30 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: GeronL

>>$28 million gets freed up for the Colts to start rebuilding their team<<

I’ll play for 1/28th of that per year...


33 posted on 03/07/2012 5:47:27 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: MuttTheHoople; dandiegirl

I think Penn State is still looking...


34 posted on 03/07/2012 5:49:06 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Let’s hope that Peyton was smart with his money. That will allow him to retire and purse other endeavors. He’s got a lot of years ahead of him and he should live them in good health. Best of luck, fella. You were a terrific QB.

I have seen too many college football players (i.e., those not good enough to play extra years in the pros) with significant physical injuries, artificial kness and the like. At some point, you have to say “enough is enough”.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 5:59:24 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: freedumb2003

The NFL needs to do something about these huge salaries offered to rookies. Maybe the first year of being pro should be a “probation” period where the contract can be canceled by the team if the player doesn’t perform.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 6:17:23 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
They have to let him go or they cannot afford to get more than just a new QB. $28 million is freed up.

Good point.

37 posted on 03/07/2012 6:34:08 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

With his salary representing about 1/5 of the salary cap there’s no room to keep him around to train a first round rookie, that would tie up over 1/4 of their cap for 2 guys that can’t be on the field at the same time. You can’t fix the rest of the team that way.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 7:23:42 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: GeronL

They did do that in the new CBA or this situation would be even worse.


39 posted on 03/07/2012 7:26:21 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

That is good to hear


40 posted on 03/07/2012 7:27:40 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: discostu

A lot of teams need a lot of work. The Colts need work on both sides of the ball, of course so do the Cowboys- which is the team I like.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 7:29:17 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

They fixed it in the new CBA, they now basically have a step system for rookies like the NBA. First rounders still get fairly big contracts, the big thing they were really looking for was no more negotiations and holdouts.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:39 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, the salary cap makes it a lot harder to be a GM, and a great QB makes it a lot easier to not notice the GM’s screw ups.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 7:34:58 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Perdogg

As a football fan in general, I am sad to see this turn of events. Great athlete, ferocious competitor and general class act.

I am a Pats fan, and I am disappointed to see this in that it completely takes the air out of this important, fun and interesting rivalry that had developed.

But if he does play, I want him to be as far away as is humanly possible, out of the AFC, and preferably on the other side of the world.

He takes too many years off of my life when he plays the Patriots.

Fair winds and following seas to wherever his fortune takes him. He is a good man and a Hall of Famer,

Just as long as my team only sees him once every few years...:)

NOTE: Nearly every Patriots fan in my circle that I know would echo this sentiment. Nothing but respect in these circles.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 8:59:45 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel

He must really want to play ball badly.

Because he could make a ton of money as a tv analyst or football coach.

I suspect he’d progress to NFL head coach in just a few years, just like Jim Harbaugh.


45 posted on 03/07/2012 9:02:12 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

He is still a young guy with the competitive juices still flowing. Tough to let it go.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 9:36:25 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: nascarnation

Top shelf athletes usually don’t make good coaches. They’re too motivated and don’t relate well to the more average players. Larry Bird is pretty much the only A list player to do well as a coach.


47 posted on 03/07/2012 9:39:55 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: GeronL

There are two free agent linemen in Houston that Dallas should go after.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 9:51:07 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: discostu

You may well be correct, but I’d bet my next Social Security deposit that many colleges and pro teams would be happy to find out if he could do it.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 10:04:17 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Perdogg

I will miss this guy. I was so wanting them to keep him anyway, but they were thinking long term, I guess.

28 million bucks is a lot when you may be injured again. I would have felt bad too if he would have had another awful injury while playing here.

Sad day for Indy. I will be for whoever he plays for though. Right thing to do.


50 posted on 03/07/2012 10:08:37 AM PST by dforest
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