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Manning, Colts parting ways after 14 seasons ( it Happened)
Fox News.com ^ | March 7, 2012

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:28 AM PST by Hojczyk

Peyton Manning spent his 14th season with the Indianapolis Colts as a spectator, the future Hall of Fame quarterback missing every game because of a lingering neck injury that required several surgeries.

He will spend his 15th NFL season on another team.

Manning and the Colts are parting ways, according to a report, bringing to an end the four-time MVP's career with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1998, then watched him start every game for 13 years.

ESPN, citing sources close to the team, said the announcement will be made at a press conference Wednesday.

The Colts passed on a $28 million bonus owed to Manning and opted not to pick up the remaining four years on a $90 million contract he signed last July when the NFL lockout ended.

Manning will become a free agent and wants to keep playing, according to ESPN, which said the Colts had concerns over the 35-year-old's readiness to play.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; chat; colts; manning; nfl; sports

1 posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:34 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Could see it coming, total rebuild mode.

He should retire, nothing to prove ,lots to lose like feeling in his limbs.

Be cool to see him playing for the Jets though since everyone realizes Sanchez has plateaued and is not getting any better.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:30 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Hojczyk

Sorry, but i give less than a damn about professional sports, in light of the mess our Nation is these days....


3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:52 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Hojczyk

He needs to hang up the cleats.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:22:17 AM PST by fso301
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To: Hojczyk

His speech was very well done. Classy guy


5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:23:24 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: Hojczyk

He should call it a career and move to the broadcast booth or something, QB coach on a team.

One wrong hit and he’s going to be eating his steak through a straw.

Too much to lose, little more to gain.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 9:23:49 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: clee1

Why open the thread and make a comment then? I bet you relly DO care. Admit it.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 9:26:58 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: clee1

Why open the thread and make a comment then? I bet you relly DO care. Admit it.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 9:27:21 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: clee1

You got that right. Haven’t paid attention to it in years.

“””The Colts passed on a $28 million bonus owed to Manning and opted not to pick up the remaining four years on a $90 million contract he signed last July when the NFL lockout ended.”””””


9 posted on 03/07/2012 9:28:06 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

He must really want to play the game, because he could be a tv commentator or coach pretty much anywhere he wanted.

Like Jim Harbaugh he’d progress to NFL head coach in a very few years.

Of course those jobs don’t pay the $20 mil plus he’s getting as a player. But they don’t have 250 lb guys crashing you at 18 mph.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 9:29:35 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Para-Ord.45
He should retire, nothing to prove ,lots to lose like feeling in his limbs.

Agreed. Peyton need look no further than his brother Cooper for an example of how to handle this.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 9:30:07 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: nascarnation

He will go to the booth when Daddy says so!


12 posted on 03/07/2012 9:34:47 AM 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: Hojczyk
Alright, the Dolphins will get him and go to the Super Bowl! mehopes...

Mike

13 posted on 03/07/2012 9:45:34 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Hojczyk
Alright, the Dolphins will get him and go to the Super Bowl! mehopes...

Mike

14 posted on 03/07/2012 9:46:54 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Hojczyk

Hope Seattle signs him.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 9:48:35 AM PST by Harlan1196
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To: Hojczyk
"He will spend his 15th NFL season on another team."

If he is healthy and able to play he would look splendid wearing Brown and Orange...

16 posted on 03/07/2012 9:51:08 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Hojczyk

For everybody hoping he’ll go to your team remember he’s old and spent his entire career in a dome. He’s probably not going to want to finish outdoors, especially in the snow belt. I predict AZ, they’ve proven they can do well with a good QB and not much else, nice and warm during the winter, play in a dome, in a division with another dome, and it’s in keeping with the Bidwill method (why build a good team when you can just get a big player people will pay to watch).


17 posted on 03/07/2012 9:57:56 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: nascarnation

He should run against Dick Lugar in the Indiana GOP Primary.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 10:00:15 AM PST by catman67
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To: Harlan1196

I think Seattle is a sleeper to get him. They could put a good team around him, and would probably sign Reggie Wayne as well.

Also look out for Arizona.

I think Manning wants to win a SB, and I don’t think Washington gives him a good opportunity to do that.

Miami is the favorite at this point.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: MichaelP
Alright, the Dolphins will get him and go to the Super Bowl! mehopes..

GO Raiders!!!

20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:14:28 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: Hojczyk
So they were not willing to throw away 28 million, and he is dumb not to have taken a lot less. A smart manager would not give him 1% of that. So all the nuts are no nuts, well he did graduate from UT.
21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:24:25 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Hojczyk

SF seems like a good fit for Peyton. Smith isn’t a franchise QB and JH knows this.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:43:29 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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To: don-o

I’ll bet you know squat about me or my motivations to open/comment on threads.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:44:04 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

Sorry, but i give less than a damn about professional sports, in light of the mess our Nation is these days....

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Hilarious. Thanks for caring enough to let us know you don’t care.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 10:49:04 AM PST by dmz
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To: clee1
Sorry, but i give less than a damn about professional sports, in light of the mess our Nation is these days....

Why did you click on the thread, then?

25 posted on 03/07/2012 10:49:24 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: nascarnation

I’m not seeing Peyton’s future including a head coaching job anywhere. Not a knock, just don’t see him that way.

It’s in the Harbaugh’s bloodlines to coach, much like it is in Peyton’s bloodline to QB.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 10:52:12 AM PST by dmz
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To: org.whodat
A smart manager would not give him 1% of that. So all the nuts are no nuts, well he did graduate from UT.

Granted I'm kinda groggy from not getting enough sleep last night, but I'm fuzzy on exactly what you meant. If Peyton had contacted Ryan Grigson (Colts general manager) and said "Instead of the $28 million bonus, I'll settle for $300,000", are you saying Grigson would have been smart to decline?

As for "the nuts are no nuts", I can't figure out what that means. When you get a minute, help me out. Thanks.

27 posted on 03/07/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: clee1

I’ll bet you know squat about me or my motivations to open/comment on threads.

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You are spot on. All I know is that it is kind of odd to click on, read, and comment on that which you profess to give less than a damn about.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 11:07:42 AM PST by dmz
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To: nascarnation

PM isnt going to waste his time coaching, etc. Look for him to go into ownership.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 11:11:31 AM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: InvisibleChurch

You may be right.

But he seems like such a workaholic about the game, kind of like Belichick.

GMs don’t usually have that approach.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 11:18:37 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
LOL, as Foghorn said one half of nothing plus one half of nothing still equals one whole nothing. And the one % is just a way of saying that something is better than nothing. He should have negotiated a lower amount. Instead of the one whole nothing, if he really like playing there.
31 posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:30 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: clee1

For a guy who isn’t interested......


32 posted on 03/07/2012 11:49:18 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: clee1

For a guy who isn’t interested......


33 posted on 03/07/2012 11:49:40 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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