Up for Debate: Peyton Manning out of Indy

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12:38am

Now that it's official in Indianapolis, what do you think is the next move for Peyton Manning? Where would you like to see him play? Where do you think he'll play? 

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73 Comments on this post:

By: tomba1 on 3/8/12 at 2:19

Next ? He's going to Disney World !!

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 5:18

If Manning was "playable", Indy wouldn't of released him.
He's the #1 guy there, the entire franchise.
Last year he was a cheerleader, on the sidelines or in the owner's box.
He's had 3 neck surgeries and cannot play QB any longer.
Why they didn't give him the GM, VP job, President, like John Elway?
Gave him a $90. million 5 year deal 2 years ago knowing he's too broken to play...
At 37 his career taking snaps is over.
My childhood hero, Joe Namath, has two titanium knees, elbows, collar bones, 4 broken noses. But, he still looks damn good in a wheelchair.

By: Ummm... on 3/8/12 at 5:34

Now that it's official in Indianapolis, what do you think is the next move for Peyton Manning? -Get another team to pay him big bucks. Where would you like to see him play? -Nowhere Where do you think he'll play? -Don't care.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 6:17

I can tell you where he won't go: Washington. He doesn't want to play in Eli's division. My guess would be he would like to stay in the AFC. Which means Miami, KC, Jacksonville (yeah right), NY Jets. I"ve also heard Denver (oh god, what would ESPN do if Tebow wasn't the starter??), Houston and Tennessee.

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 6:32

Guy's 37 years old. 3 neck surgeries. Cannot move his head 180 degrees like an owl. Won't take another NFL snap.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 6:42

Sure he will. He plainly said he doesn't want to retire. He'll give it a go somewhere. Now, can he complete a full season?

By: Rasputin72 on 3/8/12 at 6:45

I think Peyton is through as a blue chip quarterback. He may linger like Montana,Unitas and Favre but he is through.

The owner at Indianapolis is doing the right thing in rebuilding. Having him get angry with Peyton for saying that the attitude in Indianapolis among the players and staff was one of foreboding tells me that he is a prick.

It would be my wish that Indianapolis suffer the same fate as the Oilers/Titans.They should never go to the Super Bowl but once every 50 years.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 6:49

Sounds like Rasputin envies the Colts...

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 7:00

The Colts should of given him a front office job.
At his age, and 320# linemen wanting to kill you (hear of the "bounty" the N Saints had on "killing, destroying," opposing players?).
Farve was an embassassment to the sport. "Retired 3x", cried each time.
Athletes at 37 are too old to play the game.
Get an endorsement/ commercial like Joe Montana..Joint Juice.
Go raise horses in Montana. Keep pushing it and he'll end up in a wheelchair thinking Barbara Bush is attractive.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 7:08

Favre was an embarrassment, but this is different. First, Manning has class. Second, this is due to an injury. The doctors have cleared him, they said that there is no more a risk of serious injury than a normal player would have. So why wouldn't he play or at least try? Is there anyone saying that he doesn't have anything left in the tank?

By: Rasputin72 on 3/8/12 at 7:09

Gdiafante.....Sounds like you failed "reading with comprehension"

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 7:17

Sounds like you failed sarcasm 101.

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 7:25

gD: If "the doctors cleared him", (which is political bullshit), he would of played last year.
Why would he stand on the sidelines if he could play?
He CANNOT play. That's why the Colts released him. Besides the salary cap,yada, yada, yada.
He'll get picked up by somebody who wants to increase their gate revenue 50%, which he'll do.
But, he'll get injured within 2 games.
The Jets traded Namath after his SB win, and he played 2 seasons, half mast, before retiring. A QB cannot play with broken knees, necks, shoulderblades, elbows. Has something to do with Nature.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/8/12 at 7:36

Good morning.

The Colts should offer him a coaching job. Also he would be great PR for UT to have on the payroll.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 7:45

His doctor only recently cleared him, Darge. But the Colts doctors hadn't.


The Colts released him because it's a business. First, he is coming off an injury, so there is the unknown. Second, they would have to pay him $35 million if he stayed, Luck will be much cheaper. Third, they're blowing the team up. Manning doesn't want to spend the next 2-3 years building a winner again and Luck doesn't want to sit ala Aaron Rodgers.

He may very well be done. Then again, he may not. The jury's still out. I think he's earned the right to find out.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/8/12 at 7:59

From yesterday

By: Loner on 3/7/12 at 6:36
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This is a good one oh lone one.

By: gdiafante on 3/7/12 at 6:52
Loner, Tennesseans will want a refund when they see Jesus isn't white or American.

This is true. LOL

By: Ummm... on 3/7/12 at 6:59
Yikes! The mayan gods are angry! They made my post into quadruplets!

It is not nice to make fun Mayan gods.

They are almost as squirrelly as yogi.
By: Loner on 3/7/12 at 7:36
Joe the Plumber expanded his 15 minutes of fame into a shot at a 2-year gig in the House...

Joe the Plumber is another example of how Coo Coo the GOP has become.

By: joe41 on 3/7/12 at 9:19
If Romney or Santorum are the GOP candidate and win, I suppose that we will have to plan for another war. That is what has happened every time the GOP gets into office lately.

I think the same.

By: gdiafante on 3/7/12 at 9:24
It's over, yogi, you can't prove your point.

He can too. It is on his haed.
By: bfra on 3/7/12 at 9:39
gdiafante - A brick wall serves some purpose, yogi serves none.

yogi's purpose;

Everyone in life has a purpose, even if its to serve as a BAD EXAMPLE

By: Captain Nemo on 3/8/12 at 8:02

I’ve got to go now people. Have fun today and remember the boob yogi deserves all you give him.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/8/12 at 8:05

I made a yogi. That haed SHB head.

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 8:14

gD: I understand the "salary cap" thing, but if he could play, he would of played.
My boy, Stafford of the Lions, played with a broken thumb and a separated shoulder.
My other boy, Rivers of the Charges, played with a broken thumb.
Romo played with 3 broken ribs and that ugly slut girlfriend sitting in the stands.
Big Ben played with a broken foot.
Slime-sucker Vick played with a broken thumb and 3 broken ribs.
If NFL QB's can walk upright, they'll play. Manning's is too intense.
A QB needs to rotate his neck, and Manning's is frozen to his verticle vertebre.
Remember, I was a Zoology major for 3 years. So, I'm an authority on these matters and practically a doctor.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 8:22

Well, you can't really equate a cervical spine injury to broken ribs. And the fact of the matter is that Peyton had multiple surgeries, which require recuperation and rehab time. Like I said, he may well be done, but no one know's for sure. But we'll find out and I don't blame him for trying.

And I don't blame Indy for releasing him. He'll find a home, he'll earn big bucks. He's a smart guy, he'll pick a team that is close to championship caliber. And if he's truly recovered and healthy, he just might win another one.

By: govskeptic on 3/8/12 at 8:35

Peyton would be a great mentor for a new or newly signed QB with a
few buts thrown in: It would have to be a person willing to spend a lot
more time watching film and listening than many would want to do.
His own doctors have cleared him to play, but I don't know if any team
doctors have done the same, even Indy's.

If was obvious last year a little past the half season mark that the Colts had
decided to start a new direction and offense without Peyton!

By: BenDover on 3/8/12 at 8:36

I think he'll go to Arizona.

By: BenDover on 3/8/12 at 8:36

He wants another ring before he retires.

By: BigPapa on 3/8/12 at 8:42

Athletes always say "it's not about the money" but they almost always sign with the team that offers them the most money. I'd guess he's sign with the team that offers up the most cash.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 8:44

Arizona wouldn't be a bad fit. Larry Fitzgerald's already there...speculation is that Reggie Wayne would want to go as a package deal...solid running game. But the defense is suspect...Manning should feel right at home.

By: yogiman on 3/8/12 at 8:49


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only thing you have seen to make you think you are right is Obama's birth certificate. Tell me, when did they start issuing birth certificates through a computer? I thought they used typewriters in 1961.

Where did you see the official seal on the official birth certificate he "presented"? Can you explain why the "M" noted as the time of his birth is such a different size than the "M" posted in his name and other uses of the letter M in the "birth certificate".

And can you explain why there is so many pencil marks on the piece of paper he showed as his official birth certificate?

Can you also explain why the letter "O" was at a different line level in Oahu as shown in box 6b and box 7b?

Interesting, I'd like to see that computer and printer understand why it was making so many print errors.

Just wondering. Just wondering.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 8:49

Really, if he wanted that ring, he'd go to SF. That team is loaded.

By: BenDover on 3/8/12 at 8:50

I think he'll go to where the shortest distance to the Superbowl is... plus they'll have to let him run the offense. I don't think it will be about the money in this case.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 8:51

Yogi, I've posted the evidence. I suggest you go back and read it. Like I said, I'm not posting it again.

By: yogiman on 3/8/12 at 8:58

Manning is like all men, he doesn't want to be known as being fired from a team even though it's presented as justifiable for the new way the team was going to play.

He, like all other men, wants to resign as his own choice.

So why are the Colts changing their game plan?

By: yogiman on 3/8/12 at 9:01

Sorry, gdiafante,

You haven't posted any evidence because there isn't any. If there was, Obama (if that's his official name) would have posted it when the question was first asked.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 9:05

Are you retarded? Never mind, rhetorical.

Read the following carefully: I....posted....links....that....disprove....your...."forged".....birth.....certificate.....BS.

Get it?

By: bfra on 3/8/12 at 9:15

yogi - Proof has been posted many times, gd's being the most explicit! Either you are too dumb to read or totally loco.

By: bfra on 3/8/12 at 9:26

The board's stupid troll is so dumb, he doesn't realize. this is Election Time. If there was 1 iota of proof that Obama was illegal, it would be plastered all over every media available.

By: pswindle on 3/8/12 at 9:27

Whatever Peyton does, he will be a gentleman.

By: bfra on 3/8/12 at 9:39

I'll probably catch a lot of flak from this, but anywhere he lands, Peyton, if he errs, fumbles or misthrows a pass, he will still snarl his lip and act like it was not his fault

By: yogiman on 3/8/12 at 9:45

No, bfra,

Proof has not been posted, only false papers. Can you explain why the Kenyan minister of lands, who is also a member of the Kenyan parliament, made the statement about Kenyan born Obama winning the American presidency and wasn't even a native American and got no remarks from his fellow members?

Barry's got a bunch of suckers in you guys, doesn't he?

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 9:46

No, you're right, bfra. He and his brother whine a little when they don't get that completion. It annoyed me at first, now just makes me laugh. Honestly, I wish Romo (I'm a Cowboys fan) would show a little annoyance when he doesn't get the pass completed. Sometimes I think he's botoxed.

By: bfra on 3/8/12 at 9:51

gdiafante - I started to include Eli, because he does the same thing. But then so did Daddy Archie,so guess they got it in the genes. Archie was always so jealous that he wasn't as good as Joe Namath.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 9:51

Ignore the troll, just like he ignores the facts.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 9:52

In Archie's defense, the Saints sucked. I remember him getting killed every Sunday. But, when the hype started with Peyton at UT, I always wondered why everyone thought Archie was so great...

By: bfra on 3/8/12 at 9:53

Ignore 9:45, ignore 9:45m ignore 9:45. Jibberish and should not be allowed on a forum. If someone continues to post lies, that should be ignored.

By: bfra on 3/8/12 at 10:06

Peyton couldn't win the State championship, it was T Martin. There are people today that will still argue that fact. Peyton is over hyped, in my opinion.

By: gdiafante on 3/8/12 at 10:22

1998 was an off year. They played a very mediocre Florida State team. If I remember correctly, Mississippi State should've beaten them in the SEC championship...

By: govskeptic on 3/8/12 at 11:01

Don't know where the Ms State should have won BS comes from. As
one who was there I can certainly say that was not the case in that game!

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 11:10

"..when they don't get that completion.."
My 1st wife won a huge settlement in our divorce. Her lawyers always came up with, "he couldn't complete that completion".
They always sent it upstairs for an evaluation.
Then the chains came out...missed it by an inch, every time.

By: dargent7 on 3/8/12 at 11:12

Romo is screwing Jessica Simpson. I'd had worse.

By: yogiman on 3/8/12 at 12:31

I haven't looked into this yet but I've just read about gun companies selling out and the question arose as to who was buying them out. It will be interesting as it stated Bushmaster, Marlin, Remington, DPMS, Dakota Arms and H & R have been bought out by a company called The Freedom Group.

It stated The Freedom Group began buying gun companies out several years ago. So, who is The Freedom Group? It is owned by a company called Cerberus Capital Management.

And guess who owns Cerberus Capital> Yep, George Soros, Barack Obama's strongest supporter.

And who is working with the UN to get the USA under UN gun control? Yep, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

But don't worry, folks, they don't want to take us under government control.

By: brrrrk on 3/8/12 at 12:37

Yogi's at the ecstasy again....

By: brrrrk on 3/8/12 at 12:43

So, did you ever wonder why it is that Rush is such a big Romney supporter? Or why Romney gave Rush a big pass over the most recent kerfuffle?

Clear Channel’s Directors Give Big to Romney, Who Won’t Criticize Limbaugh