Saturday, February 18, 2012

Could the Dolphins be used again to drive up the price for Manning?

The Dolphins have been used recently by Fisher and Harbaugh to drive up the price of other organizations and at the end the Dolphins always end up looking bad because it looks like had to settle for their back up plan. I just have the feeling that neither of those coaches were seriously considering Miami and were just letting reports leak that they might be interested to just rise the price because they knew that Ross has a bunch of money he is willing to spend. Now I don't know if Manning is going to do this to us but it could be a real possibility. He could just leak information that the Dolphins are in hist top 3 teams he wants to go to, but in reality the Dolphins are his backup plans in case a certain list of teams don't want him.

I just don't want to see us looking like we got our 2nd choices at head coach and QB. It might be in their best interest to just pursue Flynn, who probably has the Dolphins as his top option, than Manning who could have the Cardinals as his top option. However this is just my speculation, for all we know Manning could have the Dolphins as his top option. This is why the Dolphins are in a risky position with Manning, if they try to get him he could just use us to drive up the price for another team, we could lose out on Flynn if we get caught up too much with Manning, and even if we do get him we might not see him play a down this season because of his injury.

Which do you guys think is less of a risk Manning with all the things I just mentioned plus his age, or Flynn because of his lack of playing time?

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.