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Report: Indianapolis Colts to release Peyton Manning
AP via KnoxNews ^ | 3/6/12

Posted on 03/06/2012 4:22:57 PM PST by SmithL

INDIANAPOLIS — The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report.

Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday that the Colts plan to hold a news conference to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: indianapolisco; nfl; peytonmanning; ts

1 posted on 03/06/2012 4:23:04 PM PST by SmithL
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To: scott says

We saw this coming.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 4:25:49 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

And after all those Super Bowls and Division Championships he won for them.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 4:26:33 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: SmithL

This will add more fuel to the ongoing Redskins/Saints/bounty scandal. - tom


4 posted on 03/06/2012 4:28:24 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: SmithL

I know that you are having a great day putting your new voter ID.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SmithL

I know that you are having a great day putting your new voter ID to use.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 4:30:29 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SmithL

Interesting.

He’s such a presence here in Indy.

We have “Peyton Manning Childrens Hospital” and dozens of other similar things. Does commercials for EVERYTHING.

By my view, a good family, excellent role model, and wish him prosperity and good health.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 4:31:09 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

I will be a fan of whichever team hires him.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 4:40:42 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

I wish Jim Harbaugh was smart enough to go after him.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 4:42:34 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Coldwater Creek

Nobody wanted to see my voter card, but I did have to show my photo ID.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 4:46:14 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: nickcarraway

The 49ers were so close to the SB, I’d think tearing up the team to pay Manning’s huge salary under the cap might be a huge risk.

I’ve had the same back problem as Manning, I can’t imagine getting clobbered by 260 lb guys running 18 miles an hour.

But he’s a very smart guy, and free to do what he likes.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 4:47:04 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: SmithL
I will be a fan of whichever team hires him.

I will too.........

As a side note, what are the odds that two brothers could be two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL as well as their father when he played?

12 posted on 03/06/2012 4:56:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: SmithL
I love my Colts and love Peyton....I wish he would retire, not because he is no longer a Colt but after three neck surgeries I don't think it is worth the risk of potential paralysis or suffering a lifetime of pain and neurological degeneration.....I want him to be able to play with his kids and continue an active role from the sidelines in the game of football......

I wish him all the best and like another FReeper stated , I will be a fan of whatever team he plays on......unless it is the Cowboys......

13 posted on 03/06/2012 4:56:41 PM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: SmithL
I hope he comes to the Jets so he can continue to coach his brother.

ML/NJ

14 posted on 03/06/2012 4:59:44 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: nickcarraway

Before last season I would have agreed ... not now, though.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 5:00:57 PM PST by glennaro
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To: ml/nj

Manning would be a tremendous coach. He does have a very real physical problem that could limit his play. 28 million for another year on the sidelines would be costly.

We will always be nuts about him here and will always root for Peyton wherever he is.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 5:03:42 PM PST by dforest
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To: SmithL

Without players like Archie, Peyton & Eli most of us would not follow Pro Football.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 5:19:56 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: nascarnation
Manning has played this beautifully. Look, if he wanted to stay with Indy, he could have reworked his contract, to void the $28 mill bonus. Remember, last season he did get $22 mill while unable to play. No team he signs with now wil pay him anywheres that much..I suspect any contract he signs will have many performance bonuses attached to a low base rate.

Nope, Manning feels that he can play a few more years. I hoipe he can, and that he won't suffer an injury. But this way, he can sign with any team he wants, and he's looking for a GOOD team that needs a QB, and in a major media market ( Hello..JETS!!) Indy's rebuilding..won't be good for a few more years...after Manning retires..So now, it's all Irasay's fault..

18 posted on 03/06/2012 5:29:01 PM PST by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: ken5050

I’m not a Colts fan, and as an Indiana taxpayer, have contributed significantly to Little Jimmy Irsay’s billion dollar personal wealth.

Anywhere Manning wants to play is fine with me.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 5:38:19 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: SmithL
I wonder if there is any significance to the fact that Manning is expected to attend the press conference where the Colts are going to announce that they're cutting him. Could this be a retirement announcement?

This is one reason why I've never been a fan of the NFL salary cap and the league's non-guaranteed contracts. In years past, the team would have gone to great lengths to make sure a star like this could have spent the rest of his career there.

20 posted on 03/06/2012 5:44:52 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Most “experts” would say the cap has done wonders keeping the NFL from looking like MLB where you have NY and Boston paying 6 times the low end teams.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 5:48:39 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

So what if the Yankees and Red Sox pay more? It doesnt translate into more titles. Baseball has more parity than the NFL, and it does it without a cap.

Granted, the MLB draft and farm system is what levels the field, but this notion that a salary cap ensures competitive teams is nonsense.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 5:53:31 PM PST by Publius Valerius
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To: Publius Valerius

Haven’t NY & Bos won 9 of the last 15 in the AL ?


23 posted on 03/06/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation
Is it the salary cap that does that, or the national TV and merchandise contracts that get spread among all of the NFL teams?

Historically (and by this I mean the Super Bowl era) I never had a sense that the success of NFL teams was largely based on the size of their markets and their ability to outbid other teams for top free agents. In fact, one of the complaints the NFL Players Association before the salary cap was that free agency was so restrictive that it didn't give players any leverage in negotiating contracts. Basically, an NFL team's success was tied strongly to its ability to draft well, and occasionally make a trade to fill an important hole.

The Giants and Jets, for example, play in the largest population center and TV market in North America. Between them they have five Super Bowl wins and seven Super Bowl appearances. The Giants have won as many Super Bowls in the last five years (2) as they did in the entire era before the salary cap. And Pittsbirgh Steelers, who play in one of the smallest markets in major professional sports, have a record six Super Bowl championships (four of them in the pre-cap era) and eight Super Bowl appearances.

Is there any correlation between Super Bowls and the salary cap? I don't think so. What you DO see now is almost a complete elimination of anything remotely resembling a long-term winning franchise. The Patriots have managed to maintain a winning tradition year after year, but that is a rarity these days. The primary purpose of the salary cap is to eliminate the long-term success of teams by forcing a constant "churning" of NFL rosters.

24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:02:09 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Kimmers
I will be a fan of whatever team he plays on......unless it is the Cowboys......

You know, they Cowboys have almost exactly $28 million in money under the salary cap that they aren't spending on players in 2012!

Oh wait, not really. They have $28 million they won't be spending, but Jerry Jones, and the rest of brain trust at Valley Ranch, have already wasted in on Roy Williams, Leonard Davis, Marc Colombo, Marion Barber, Andre Gurode and Igor Olshansky who were cut in 2011, but whose inflated salaries count $28 million towards the 2012 salary cap.

25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:09:53 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: nascarnation
Having the ability to pay high salaries in MLB doesn't really guarantee anything. What it does do is give large-market teams the ability to recover from stupid mistakes by eating chunks of salaries for non-performing players who they trade away. The Yankees are paying $20M out of the remaining $33M of A.J. Burnett's contract after trading him to the Pirates, and he's going to spend almost half of his first season with Pittsburgh on the disabled list after bunting a ball into his face during one of his first days of spring training.

The irony is that the Yankees were a far better team in the 1990s -- when most of their top players were either home-grown (Jeter, Williams, Rivera, Posada), or were castoffs from other teams who didn't command high salaries anyway (Boggs, Strawberry, Raines). They haven't had nearly as much success since they entered their "sign big-name free agents" mode (which officially began with the signing of Jason Giambi before the 2002 season, in my mind).

26 posted on 03/06/2012 6:17:40 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: nascarnation

The past 15 years takes you back to the mid-90s Yankees teams that had payrolls that were high, but not markedly higher than other teams. That also includes a stretch by the Yankees in which they won four out of five world series—A feat not too different than the Patriots winning three out of four.

But even in the past 15 years, baseball has had 4 multiple WS winners; football had 5 multiple SB winners. Since 2001, baseball has had 9 different WS champions; football had 8. What exactly does the salary cap get you?


27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:21:48 PM PST by Publius Valerius
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To: The KG9 Kid

They are worried that he won’t come back after missing the entire season.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:23:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: nascarnation

Sort of beyond that, too, I think that a higher percentage of MLB teams are in the running for the WS than football. In MLB, I figure that about half the teams have a reasonable chance to go to the WS:

Yankees
Tampa
Boston
Detroit
Texas
LA
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Washington
Miami
Milwaukee
St. Louis
Cincinnati
Arizona
SF
LA

That’s 16 of 30. Maybe some are a stretch, say Miami or Cincy, but I don’t think too much of one. In the NFL, though, who can do it?

New England
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Houston
Denver
San Diego
Chicago
Green bay
New Orleans
Atlanta
New York
San Francisco

That’s 12 of 32. I just don’t think that the salary cap promotes parity like the nfl likes to claim. Also, what is the point of having a cap where the league negotiates TV rights, unlike baseball, where tv rights are negotiated by the clubs?


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:48 PM PST by Publius Valerius
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To: nascarnation

Whomever gets Peyton will not have to pick up his salary as it is now. They will start one from scratch that is sure to have plenty of protections for the team if he cannot play and be effective.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:56 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: ken5050

Just we Jets fans need

Blow a few more million on washed up QB.....


31 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:40 PM PST by njslim (St)
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To: dforest

How ‘bout defensive coordinator for the Saints? Archie would be proud,


32 posted on 03/06/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: dforest

How ‘bout defensive coordinator for the Saints? Archie would be proud.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:24 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

OK, Rob...pop another top offa dat BEER!


34 posted on 03/06/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: glennaro

They need him even more now. They have 21 great players + great special teams. They could be a great team with a QB. Why bother having a great team, when they will be held back by a sub-NFL level QB. There aren’t that many good QBs on the market. With Manning, they would have an amazing shot at the Super Bowl.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 7:07:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nascarnation

Who said anything about tearing up the team. They need to have a QB to be a real contender next season. After Manning, who else is there?


36 posted on 03/06/2012 7:11:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SgtBob

That would be nice, wouldn’t it!


37 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:37 PM PST by dforest
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To: glennaro

If the 49ers go into next season with Alex Smith, they seriously risk going back to be a sub .500 team. They can’t expect that the defense, special teams, and running game can overcome a terrible QB that many times ago. Look at the Detroit game last year. Smith was terrible, and the rest of the team had to make up the difference. He had a good game against the Saints, but that doesn’t even make him a mediocre QB. If the 49ers bring Smith back for an 8th season, it’s an unparalleled statement of stupidity and contempt for the fans.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 7:15:15 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SmithL

He’ll be a Seahawk next season. You heard it here first.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:36 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Publius Valerius; nascarnation
So what if the Yankees and Red Sox pay more? It doesnt translate into more titles.

Huh? The Yankees and Red Sox have won 7 titles since 1996, and I think the Yankees played in 2 additional World Series.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: dforest

;-)>


41 posted on 03/06/2012 7:23:49 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SmithL

Ten years ago, I lived in Philadelphia. I was walking by 12th and Market and a bus pulled up to the Loew’s (sp?) hotel. It was the Colts’ team bus and the players all came out with their bags. Peyton was there. There were 2 fellows standing about 10 yards away. They called out to Manning and waved. He was carrying a bag and seemed to by in a hurry, but he smiled, walked up to them, said hello, and signed autographs. He was very pleasant. There were no cameras or media around, and he could have easily ignored them, but he signed their autographs and didn’t do it begrudgingly.

I’ve always been a huge Peyton fan and always will be. It’s hard to hold this against the Colts and their owner, football is a business, but I wish both parties well.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 8:35:27 PM PST by jacob k
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To: nickcarraway

I’m not a salary cap expert, but I assumed taking on Manning’s gigantic salary would require the 49ers to have to get rid of other highly paid players.

If they have cap room, then it’s all good.

There’s a lot of talk here in Indy about Miami, but who knows.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 8:27:38 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

Well, depending on his health, I don’t think Manning is going to make as much. And he’d probably take a little less to go to team he has a good chance to get to the Super Bowl on. I think the 49ers do have cap room.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 10:28:57 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’d guess that Manning and Harbaugh would be a good combo.
Harbaugh’s been seen hanging around Indiana several times this winter, at the SB and the NFL Combine. His BIL Tom Crean is the head bball coach at Indiana Univ.


45 posted on 03/07/2012 10:50:59 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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