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Source: Colts to release Peyton Manning (Please Bears, please!)
ESPN ^ | 3/7/2012

Posted on 03/07/2012 4:40:54 AM PST by jilliane

Peyton Manning's 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts is coming to an end after owner Jim Irsay informed the four-time NFL MVP on Monday night that the team will release him, according to team sources.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: bears; colts; manning; nfl; peyton
Please Bears....please get him.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 4:41:01 AM PST by jilliane
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To: jilliane

Washington or Miami.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 4:42:14 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: jilliane

Is he even cleared to play?


3 posted on 03/07/2012 4:46:00 AM PST by barmag25
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To: jilliane

Manning has been in Indy 14 years. His neck injuries may severely limit his playing future.

I think he should make Archie happy and end up in Archieland in some capacity.

Good luck to Peyton, a great guy and a great future in football.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 4:50:17 AM PST by dforest
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To: barmag25

according to reports, doctors cleared him but colts held out on clearing him officially...


5 posted on 03/07/2012 4:52:21 AM PST by jilliane
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To: dforest

Manning with a broken neck and no head would help the Bears.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 4:53:13 AM PST by jilliane
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To: jilliane

I’d like to see him end up with the Jets: A.) Playing in same city as bro Eli would be neat. B.) Brady v Manning two times per year would be epic.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 4:53:13 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: jilliane

He has had 4 surgeries. No thanks! One good hit and he is probably out.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 4:53:37 AM PST by sigzero
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To: jilliane

I would hope the Bears can find a way without the demise of a competitor:)


9 posted on 03/07/2012 4:58:23 AM PST by dforest
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To: jilliane

The smart play for Peyton would be retirement. If he makes the choice to continue to play the game, I hope we don’t see him seriously injured. I also don’t want to see him play on his name/history rather than his skills.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 5:08:15 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: jilliane

Have you discussed this with Roe “I Love Me Some Jay Cutler” Conn?

[snicker]


11 posted on 03/07/2012 5:19:31 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: jilliane

A quarterback with fused vertebrae, and no offensive line. What could possibly go wrong?


12 posted on 03/07/2012 5:23:31 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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"A quarterback with fused vertebrae, and no offensive line. What could possibly go wrong?"

heh..or more likely, What could possibly go right.

Put me in the camp that hopes he will retire.

13 posted on 03/07/2012 5:35:42 AM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: evad

14 posted on 03/07/2012 5:39:22 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: jilliane

The only reason he was cut is because if he remained on the roster through next Monday, he would have been entitled to a $28 million roster bonus. This was strictly a business decision and no one should be surprised or upset that Peyton was cut, especially given his health status.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 5:52:34 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: dforest

I think his neck is 100%, the only question is if the nerves and muscles in his arms and shoulders respond to get him back. Based on the videos last week, he is throwing just fine.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 5:53:17 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: jilliane

I don’t get it. Love Peyton, but like Favre, he just can’t move on. He’s made a zillion dollars, he could BUY the Colts, he’s already suffered for a year with an injury that hasn’t COME BACK yet (but will show up for real when he’s older); why doesn’t he settle back and cash in? Just a runaway obsession.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 5:58:16 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: jilliane

A sad day for Indianapolis. This guy’s not just a great QB but a class act. I’ll remain a Manning fan wherever he goes; hopefully he gets back to the Super Bowl before he retires.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 6:13:34 AM PST by opus86
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To: jilliane

Looks like Jim Irsay is, indeed, his father’s son: no loyalty, no decency, no grace. no soul. May he burn in hell along with his father and Walter O’Malley.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 6:17:58 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: sigzero

My father-in-law had this identical surgery 2 years ago, and he still has not rehabbed to the point of rejoining full daily activities. Granted he’s a lot older than Peyton, but I really can’t see how you go back to taking hits in the NFL after this.;


20 posted on 03/07/2012 6:21:11 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jilliane
There is absolutely nothing positive that could be gained from Manning attempting to play again. He's had a brilliant career. He doesn't need the money. He could have a lucrative career as a broadcaster, or stay connected with the game in some other non-playing capacity. If he plays again, it's a tragedy waiting to happen.
21 posted on 03/07/2012 6:41:02 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: sirchtruth

Arizona is my guess.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: jilliane

Bret Favre would be available for the Bears.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 6:56:15 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: jilliane

Best wishes to Peyton and his family. I loved watching him play.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 7:01:50 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: arrdon
I'm 44 years old. I currently have a sprained thumb. I will always have a 2nd degree shoulder separation (torn ligaments between the shoulder blade and collar bone). I hurt every day because of lower back issues.

And tomorrow night I will step onto the ice for my weekly mens-league hockey game. I don't get paid "zillions". But I still do it. Why? Because I love the game. I love my teammates. I love the competition. Someday, probably very soon, I will have to hang up my skates...and even on that day, I will be thinking that "maybe I can go just one more"

I completely understand why they don't just walk away.

25 posted on 03/07/2012 7:46:05 AM PST by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Imagine him going to a team with a sucky offense that can’t even protect him? *cough* Redskins *cough*


26 posted on 03/07/2012 8:05:18 AM PST by sigzero
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Lol


27 posted on 03/07/2012 6:01:42 PM PST by jilliane
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To: Axeslinger

You won’t hang up the skates, you’ll just slow down a bit, and you will find the right league where it will continue


28 posted on 03/07/2012 6:09:20 PM PST by jilliane
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To: jilliane

Thank you for that awesome comment.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 4:41:02 AM PST by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: Axeslinger

I’m a hockey mom, I truly get it.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 11:09:56 AM PDT by jilliane
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Rush just said it’s Denver.

Wouldn’t that be great. Manning and Tebow in the same backfield.
They could change Pro football with the possibilities of plays.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 9:17:53 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

Reports say Denver is gonna cut Tebow loose as soon as deal with Manning is done


32 posted on 03/19/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT by pnz1
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