Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New twist on the Peyton Manning situation

Irsay has fired the first shot. He has told people that he would like to have Manning back and he is welcome in Indy. However he is not going to pay him the bonus money and he will have to restructure his deal. Basically what I got from it was a half hearted effort to get Manning back, as it was more for positive publicity on himself so he won't be known as the owner that cut Manning, but rather as the owner who tried to keep Manning but the two sides couldn't agree.

I find it hard to believe that Manning will want to change his contract up to be incentive based (most likely). Plus there is always the whole Luck thing, where if Manning does start every incompletion he throws, the crowd would be chanting for Luck. Plus a whole new staff and a rebuilding team, I don't see Manning staying.
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I laughed when I saw several of the national medias mention that the ball is now in Manning's court. Obviously Manning thinks he can start for another few years and earn those incentives. Why would he sign such a contract with the Colts only to be on the bench by season's end at the latest. Then he'd be stuck in a contract. And, the Colts have got to move in another direction. They really do not have a choice.

Big Dave


yea to me its a no brainer that Manning is going to leave. Manning is a smart guy he knows they are rebuilding and don't really want him (unless he can be the backup which isn't likely