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Peyton Manning Arrives In Denver For Meeting With Broncos
CBSDenver ^ | March 9, 2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 3:40:17 PM PST by Vince Ferrer

A plane carrying Peyton Manning has arrived in the Denver area.

The legendary quarterback is meeting with executives with the Denver Broncos to discuss the potential of signing with the team.

CBS4 reporter Gary Miller says Manning has strong interest in the Broncos and the team could be among the Top 5 teams Manning is considering.

“Manning will visit other places, he’ll visit Arizona and he’ll visit Miami,” said Miller. “But at this point, the Broncos believe that they may well be the favorites to land Peyton Manning. And indeed, the first visit he’s making is here to Denver.”

Denver is reportedly the first team Manning will meet with in person since he was cut by the Indianapolis Colts earlier this week.

Manning missed the entire 2011 season with a damaged nerve that caused weakness in his right arm and required multiple neck surgeries, including a single-level fusion in September. He has brushed off questions about retirement, insisting that — after parting ways with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday — he still wants to play.

Copter4 captured this image of the plane carrying Peyton Manning after it landed at Centennial Airport Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

“This has to be exciting for the average Broncos fan. Certainly, this puts Tim Tebow’s future in doubt here in Denver and the reports that we have heard were if the Broncos were able to land Manning they would make an attempt to trade Tim Tebow. So there’s no question the Broncos are all in on Manning. They want to make him the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos,” said Miller.

“If things go the way they want, Manning will be playing for the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow will be playing elsewhere. The Broncos are determined that Peyton Manning is the man they want to be their quarterback.”


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I'm not sure if this is a good deal for Denver. How many more seasons is Manning going to be able to play? How much of a team can they build around an older, hurt quarterback?
1 posted on 03/09/2012 3:40:20 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Perhaps they would use Manning as a mentor for Tebow for a season or two.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 3:43:21 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

At least Manning is able to throw.

Tebow is a poor man’s Mark Brunell - a better Mike Norseth.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 3:45:02 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: dfwgator

Play him at tight end. Let him run a reverse, or a reverse pass now and then.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 3:48:04 PM PST by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: dfwgator

Reports are that the Broncos will trade Tebow if they sign Manning.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 3:49:41 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: sbMKE

Being a star quarterback, a highly successful one, isn’t always about one’s passing ability. There have plenty of rocket-armed young turks who got to the NFL and withered.

There are many traits that go into making a champion....leadership, field generalship, character, commitment, winning attitude, sportsmanship, team player, etc., etc.

Tebow has all those things in spades. It would be a horrific mistake to trade him and go with Manning. Manning is a Hall of Famer, no doubt, but his best days are long behind him. Tebow is the future. As someone above pointed out, make Manning Tebow’s mentor, asst. quarterback coach (in effect), and backup. That....is a winning strategy.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 3:50:23 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: saganite

It would be a smart move, Tebow’s value will never be higher, and Jacksonville needs to put butts in seats, so it would be a no-brainer for Jax and Denver to make a deal.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 3:51:04 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RightOnline

I’m starting to like the idea of Tebow and Maurice Jones-Drew in the same backfield.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I guess Peyton will play somewhere, although I think it is dangerous for his health.

But as long as he’s risking his health...Kansas City is always an option.

Please Peyton.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 4:07:27 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

They don’t have an NFL caliber QB so it is probably a good move.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 4:15:48 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: RightOnline

I agree that would be a winning strategy.... but a mighty expensive one.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 4:15:48 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: RightOnline

I couldn’t agree more. Tebow is Denver’s future.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 4:15:51 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Vince Ferrer

If Peyton doesn’t mind the prospect of drinking his steaks through a straw for the rest of his life, he should continue playing.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 4:19:09 PM PST by fso301
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To: dfwgator

The Vikings could use Tebow as well.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 4:19:27 PM PST by datura (R.I.P. GOP - Time For Some TEA!)
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To: datura

Yep, it would be nice to see the Tebow to Harvin combination again.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 4:22:43 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
We could use a new quarterback in Dallas.
16 posted on 03/09/2012 4:25:22 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It’s a good fit. With Denver’s defense and Manning’s leadership / field presence, the minute he puts on the uniform they’ll be Super Bowl contenders.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 4:27:05 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion

Good point. Peyton Manning is a great fit for a team that is set in most other areas and is just a solid QB away from being a legitimate Super Bowl contender.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 4:33:19 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Vince Ferrer

Take Manning and trade Tebow to Washington.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 4:40:46 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: sbMKE

Maybe someday Tebow will be as accomplished an NFL quarterback as you.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 4:42:27 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer

They’re hiring Manning as a backup?


21 posted on 03/09/2012 4:44:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: lacrew
But as long as he’s risking his health...Kansas City is always an option.

No offense, but why would anyone risk their health for Kansas City?

22 posted on 03/09/2012 4:44:12 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer; a fool in paradise
Who'll be manning Payton's Place where he's leaving?


23 posted on 03/09/2012 4:47:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RightOnline
"Manning is a Hall of Famer, no doubt, but his best days are long behind him."

I'd have to disagree a bit there. If Manning is healthy enough to play he is still one of the top three QBs league. So much of his game is inside his head that he doesn't have to rely on the physical, mobile part of the game. The only question is will he be able to play? Three neck operations in two years? Is he insane?

24 posted on 03/09/2012 4:55:52 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Vince Ferrer

Peyton doesn’t have many years left...but wouldn’t it be a miracle if he led the Chiefs to their first playoff win in 12 years? It could be his last hurrah. And there’s always money.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 5:01:42 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: circlecity

I agree. Doesn’t he have a wife and children? He has a ring and plenty of money. Like you said, Hall of Famer for sure. I don’t think it’s worth the risk, but that’s up to him.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 5:03:34 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator
its show he is going to Miami.

Denver lost 3 starters for illegal substance use for 6 games today.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 5:17:34 PM PST by scooby321
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To: circlecity
"The only question is will he be able to play? Three neck operations in two years? Is he insane?"

You may disagree a bit, but then you ended up completely agreeing with me. His body has had it.

28 posted on 03/09/2012 5:22:20 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: lacrew

Peyton doesn’t have many years left...but wouldn’t it be a miracle if he led the Chiefs to their first playoff win in 12 years? It could be his last hurrah. And there’s always money.


I sure would like to see one more Chief’s playoff win before I go to the big tailgate in the sky!


29 posted on 03/09/2012 5:26:40 PM PST by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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If Peyton displaces Tebow, he will become hated by the Denver fans and football fans around the country. He has a pristine reputation right now. He will ruin that.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 5:32:31 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: scooby321

More impulse control from athletes.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 5:35:39 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Liberty Valance
Manning could never play for Jones. He has higher standards than that.
Dallas needs a new owner.
32 posted on 03/09/2012 5:38:32 PM PST by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: dfwgator
It would be a smart move, Tebow’s value will never be higher, and Jacksonville needs to put butts in seats, so it would be a no-brainer for Jax and Denver to make a deal.

But would the Jags new Muslim owner be cool with Tim's religiosity for long?

33 posted on 03/09/2012 5:49:09 PM PST by montag813
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To: Vince Ferrer

The problem with Manning is that it would only take one “tackle” from the Saint’s “bounty” defense to put him back in the hospital for 3 months.


34 posted on 03/09/2012 5:50:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: NittanyLion

almost automatic.
Plus - it gives them reason to trade Tebow.
My feeling is that - they feel like his success has made them stuck with him - they want a way out, without pissing off the fans.

I think the Pat’s need Tebow.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 6:18:56 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: TexasSecede79366

lol - we agree!


36 posted on 03/09/2012 6:20:53 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: montag813
But would the Jags new Muslim owner be cool with Tim's religiosity for long?

My guess is that if TT put games in the W column, butts in the seats, and $$ in his pockets, the Muzzie would be thanking Allah for such a fine kafir.

37 posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:04 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: montag813
Wow! All the way to 34 before someone brought up this crap.
All for a smokescreen to cover Irzay (or what ever his name is) for being a piece of garbage,but then we knew this already.

I hope Luck has enough sense to steer clear of this scumbag.

38 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:55 PM PST by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: NittanyLion

It’s a good fit. With Denver’s defense and Manning’s leadership / field presence, the minute he puts on the uniform they’ll be Super Bowl contenders.

Manning does not play as well outside of a dome especially in cold weather.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:59 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: Vince Ferrer

This makes no sense at all.

Manning is not likely to be able to play more than one more season; he should be looking for a coaching job if he wants to stay in the game.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: fso301

>> “If Peyton doesn’t mind the prospect of drinking his steaks through a straw for the rest of his life... “ <<

.
That’s the reality of it. - He’s pretty much been through the thrasher, like Montana was when he moved to KC.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 8:02:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: AlmaKing

Don’t worry. The fact that the very hurting colts cut him means that he failed the physical exam, and it is unlikely that he will pass it with any other team.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 8:08:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Manning has 2-3 seasons in him. Tops. It would be nuts for a team to go ape over him.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 8:49:32 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: circlecity
Three neck operations in two years? Is he insane?

He'll be on the Saints' hit list.

44 posted on 03/09/2012 9:18:19 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: logitech
"I agree that would be a winning strategy.... but a mighty expensive one."

Elway made it clear that Tebow is their guy; they're sticking with him all the way.....and that was in January. He'd look awfully bad if he up and traded Tebow away for a banged up old warhorse like Manning (who I happen to admire greatly, I hasten to add).

This reminds me of Montana's latter days in the league. No one will remember him as a KC Chief; he will always be a '49er. Same with Manning; he will always be a Colt.

All that said, makes one wonder just how expensive Manning will be for a team that will take him on and let him finish his career with some dignity. I'm betting....not THAT expensive.

45 posted on 03/10/2012 12:17:56 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Ty Detmer had all the qualities you discuss, plus he had an accurate arm.

In college you can get by with scattershot tendencies and being 3 yards off the mark from time to time. In the NFL that turns into interceptions and 3 and outs.

Tebow is a more popular Matt Leinert or Akili Smith at this point. Popularity doesn’t make a guy a good quarterback, and other than a molasses slow delivery and close your eyes and pray accuracy, Tebow doesn’t have much more than that and the running skills of an average running back.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 4:50:51 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: sbMKE

I’ve watched the boy play. You definitely short-sell him and his abilities. The Broncos didn’t get as far as they did last season by accident or luck.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 12:25:54 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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