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Bacchus
08-05-2012, 02:55 AM
Broncos get jolt of confidence from Manning
QB appears as talented as ever after injured year off

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Dan Pompei

On the NFL

5:07 p.m. CDT, August 4, 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos' team logo still shows a horse's face, not Peyton Manning's.

He is not playing defensive end, kicker and punt returner in addition to quarterback.

He has taken over vice-president John Elway's old position on the field, but not his spot in the front office.

Yet, to the world outside of the Broncos' Dove Valley training facility, this has become the Denver Mannings.

The former Colts quarterback and future Hall of Fame quarterback is expected to do for the Broncos what he has done previously: Win a Super Bowl. Play like a four-time most valuable player. Set records.

That is all.

Never mind those four neck surgeries, 19 months off, a new offense and new teammates to get acquainted with and the fact he is 36.

He still is Peyton Manning. And his impact on this team is palpable in many ways.

Wide receiver Brandon Stokley, who was Manning's teammate with the Colts for four years and has joined forces with him again here, says Manning's presence gives the Broncos a chance to be great.

Broncos coach John Fox refers to Manning as a player who "raises all boats."

His leadership is rare.

The great thing is when you have a veteran like that, he knows what it takes," Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said. "When things don't go the way you want them to go, he's not afraid to speak up. It's great for the young guys to see how it should be done every day. He works harder than (anybody)."

He even has affected the defense.

"With a guy like that moving at the pace he moves, it forces everyone to move at his pace," defensive end Elvis Dumervil said.

This is what the Broncos hoped for in the offseason when they gave Manning a five-year, $96 million contract after he rejected the Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets, Redskins Seahawks, Titans and 49ers for them.

But Manning still is going to need some help. Maybe more than he ever has.

He will need young, promising receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to learn what he wants from them and to play consistently.

Manning also will need familiar faces Stokley and Jacob Tamme to help him bridge the gap between offensive systems and provide reliability as well as stability. Both former Colts have stood out in camp.

"It helps certainly to have familiar faces," said Manning, who is expected to make his Broncos debut Thursday night against the Bears at Soldier Field. "It makes me comfortable when I line up in certain formations and see Stokley and Tamme in each slot. Any time you make a big transition, and this is big, any signs of familiarity do make you feel comfortable."


Much more in the article
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Denver Broncos: Opinion and Reaction to Today's Team Scrimmage


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It's official, Manning Mania is in full swing in the Mile High City.

A crowd of over 41,000 turned out to view the Broncos scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High today, making this the highest attended Broncos practice in franchise history.

Manning entered the field to a thunderous ovation and he did not disappoint.

Though the scrimmage was relatively short, fans got a peek at what to expect from the first-team offense.

The starting offensive line looked shaky to start as Manning was under pressure the first few plays against the second-team defense.

I was a bit surprised to see that the offensive line was having trouble containing the second string defensive lineman, but after a few plays this all important unit settled down into a nice rhythm.

The hurry-up offense was not utilized as the emphasis was on slower and more deliberate execution.

Manning quickly took control and got into a groove, dissecting the defense at the line of scrimmage, hitting Brandon Stokley and Demaryius Thomas in succession over the middle.

Once inside the red zone, Manning threw a 15-yard back shoulder pass to Eric Decker at the front pylon for a TD that couldn't have been placed any better than if he had walked it over to him and placed it into his hands. It was vintage Manning to Marvin Harrison, and the record crowd erupted as if Manning had just led the team the length of the field to win a playoff game.


Willis McGahee broke off one nice run in the series.



More good stuff
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Denver Broncos: How Jim Leonhard's Signing Shakes Up the 53-Man Roster

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The Denver Broncos made news on Saturday when they signed veteran safety Jim Leonhard, who has spent the last three seasons with the New York Jets.

While this news doesn't exactly define "blockbuster," Leonhard is a significant and talented enough player that his arrival means bad news for some other young players in the Denver safety rotation.

The 53-man roster doesn't look the same now that Leonhard is on the squad; here are some repercussions of the signing.

Nothing else to read unless you want to be the first to comment
Link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1285459-denver-broncos-how-jim-leonhards-signing-shakes-up-the-53-man-roster


One Advantage the Denver Broncos Have over Each Division Foe in 2012

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The Denver Broncos have begun their long-awaited training camp, and so far the results are positive. Peyton Manning is throwing the ball well, connecting with Eric Decker on a regular basis. Derek Wolfe has been receiving first team snaps, and Ronnie Hillman has been showing his world-class speed on a regular basis.

The Broncos enter 2012 as favorites to win the AFC West. There are a few naysayers here and there who differ from the pack and have chosen the San Diego Chargers or the Kansas City Chiefs to unseat the defending AFC West Champions.

The Broncos are seen as having the most complete roster of the four AFC West teams, assuming Peyton Manning is healthy, of course. That's not to say that the Broncos don't have weaknesses and holes on their roster.

However, it appears the other three teams in the West do have more glaring weaknesses than the Broncos do before the preseason starts. Here is one advantage the Denver Broncos have over each divisional foe in 2012.



Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are a sleeper pick to win the AFC West this season.

With Eric Berry, Tony Moeaki, Jamaal Charles and Matt Cassel all due to return in 2012 at full health, some people see the Chiefs just as strong of a contender as the Broncos themselves. All four of these players were key components of the 2010 Chiefs team that shocked the NFL and won the division en route to hosting the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round of the 2010 playoffs.

The Broncos have a few advantages over the Chiefs. The question is, what is the one most glaring advantage?

The answer is pretty obvious—quarterback.

Quite simply put, Peyton Manning is a Hall of Famer. Matt Cassel is a below-average quarterback, not even an average quarterback.

Is it true, that if you put the proper system in place that limits exposing Cassel's weaknesses as a quarterback, that he can lead a team to a division title and a playoff spot? Sure, he did it in 2010. He also led the 2008 New England Patriots to a very solid 11-5 record in his first season as a starter.

Having said that, everything has to be in the proper place for Cassel to succeed—an excellent running game, a stout defense and shortcomings from fellow divisional foes.

Are we forgetting that the 2010 Chiefs won the division in large part due to the Chargers stumbling at the beginning of the season, in part due to holdouts from (at the time) franchise left tackle Marcus McNeill and franchise wide receiver Vincent Jackson? Not to mention one of the worst seasons in Broncos history?

Cassel was coached and managed excellently by 2010 offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. By heavily leaning upon the running game, and having the game controlled by clock management, lack of turnovers, while also leaning upon the strengths of the defense and special teams, he hid Cassel's weaknesses as a passer.

Simply put, Cassel can't throw the ball downfield. He doesn't have the strength, nor the zip to complete passes for more than a dozen or so yards. He ranked No. 18 in completions, No. 19 in passing yards and yards per attempt and was No. 26 in completion percentage in his Pro Bowl season of 2010.

The Chiefs ranked No. 1 in rushing in 2010. Cassel's 27 touchdowns were in large part due to the running game setting up Cassel in the red zone.

Barring injury setbacks to Manning and another early season struggle by the Chargers, it would be laughable to think that the Chiefs will win the division in 2012. Mark those words.




To see advantages over Raiders and Chargers
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Bacchus
08-05-2012, 03:08 AM
Broncos get jolt of confidence from Manning
QB appears as talented as ever after injured year off
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Dan Pompei

On the NFL

5:07 p.m. CDT, August 4, 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos' team logo still shows a horse's face, not Peyton Manning's.

He is not playing defensive end, kicker and punt returner in addition to quarterback.

He has taken over vice-president John Elway's old position on the field, but not his spot in the front office.

Yet, to the world outside of the Broncos' Dove Valley training facility, this has become the Denver Mannings.

The former Colts quarterback and future Hall of Fame quarterback is expected to do for the Broncos what he has done previously: Win a Super Bowl. Play like a four-time most valuable player. Set records.

That is all.

Never mind those four neck surgeries, 19 months off, a new offense and new teammates to get acquainted with and the fact he is 36.

He still is Peyton Manning. And his impact on this team is palpable in many ways.

Wide receiver Brandon Stokley, who was Manning's teammate with the Colts for four years and has joined forces with him again here, says Manning's presence gives the Broncos a chance to be great.

Broncos coach John Fox refers to Manning as a player who "raises all boats."
His leadership is rare.

The great thing is when you have a veteran like that, he knows what it takes," Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said. "When things don't go the way you want them to go, he's not afraid to speak up. It's great for the young guys to see how it should be done every day. He works harder than (anybody)."

He even has affected the defense.

"With a guy like that moving at the pace he moves, it forces everyone to move at his pace," defensive end Elvis Dumervil said.

This is what the Broncos hoped for in the offseason when they gave Manning a five-year, $96 million contract after he rejected the Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets, Redskins Seahawks, Titans and 49ers for them.

But Manning still is going to need some help. Maybe more than he ever has.
He will need young, promising receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to learn what he wants from them and to play consistently.

Manning also will need familiar faces Stokley and Jacob Tamme to help him bridge the gap between offensive systems and provide reliability as well as stability. Both former Colts have stood out in camp.

"It helps certainly to have familiar faces," said Manning, who is expected to make his Broncos debut Thursday night against the Bears at Soldier Field. "It makes me comfortable when I line up in certain formations and see Stokley and Tamme in each slot. Any time you make a big transition, and this is big, any signs of familiarity do make you feel comfortable."

Much more in the article
For Page 2 of the article http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0805-pompei-broncos-nfl--20120805,0,1900353.column


Denver Broncos: Opinion and Reaction to Today's Team Scrimmage

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It's official, Manning Mania is in full swing in the Mile High City.
A crowd of over 41,000 turned out to view the Broncos scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High today, making this the highest attended Broncos practice in franchise history.

Manning entered the field to a thunderous ovation and he did not disappoint.
Though the scrimmage was relatively short, fans got a peek at what to expect from the first-team offense.

The starting offensive line looked shaky to start as Manning was under pressure the first few plays against the second-team defense.

I was a bit surprised to see that the offensive line was having trouble containing the second string defensive lineman, but after a few plays this all important unit settled down into a nice rhythm.

The hurry-up offense was not utilized as the emphasis was on slower and more deliberate execution.

Manning quickly took control and got into a groove, dissecting the defense at the line of scrimmage, hitting Brandon Stokley and Demaryius Thomas in succession over the middle.

Once inside the red zone, Manning threw a 15-yard back shoulder pass to Eric Decker at the front pylon for a TD that couldn't have been placed any better than if he had walked it over to him and placed it into his hands. It was vintage Manning to Marvin Harrison, and the record crowd erupted as if Manning had just led the team the length of the field to win a playoff game.

Willis McGahee broke off one nice run in the series.

More good stuff
Rest of article http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1285319-denver-broncos-opinion-and-reaction-to-todays-team-scrimmage


Denver Broncos: How Jim Leonhard's Signing Shakes Up the 53-Man Roster

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The Denver Broncos made news on Saturday when they signed veteran safety Jim Leonhard, who has spent the last three seasons with the New York Jets.

While this news doesn't exactly define "blockbuster," Leonhard is a significant and talented enough player that his arrival means bad news for some other young players in the Denver safety rotation.

The 53-man roster doesn't look the same now that Leonhard is on the squad; here are some repercussions of the signing.

Nothing else to read unless you want to be the first to comment
Link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1285459-denver-broncos-how-jim-leonhards-signing-shakes-up-the-53-man-roster


One Advantage the Denver Broncos Have over Each Division Foe in 2012

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The Denver Broncos have begun their long-awaited training camp, and so far the results are positive. Peyton Manning is throwing the ball well, connecting with Eric Decker on a regular basis. Derek Wolfe has been receiving first team snaps, and Ronnie Hillman has been showing his world-class speed on a regular basis.

The Broncos enter 2012 as favorites to win the AFC West. There are a few naysayers here and there who differ from the pack and have chosen the San Diego Chargers or the Kansas City Chiefs to unseat the defending AFC West Champions.

The Broncos are seen as having the most complete roster of the four AFC West teams, assuming Peyton Manning is healthy, of course. That's not to say that the Broncos don't have weaknesses and holes on their roster.
However, it appears the other three teams in the West do have more glaring weaknesses than the Broncos do before the preseason starts. Here is one advantage the Denver Broncos have over each divisional foe in 2012.

Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are a sleeper pick to win the AFC West this season.
With Eric Berry, Tony Moeaki, Jamaal Charles and Matt Cassel all due to return in 2012 at full health, some people see the Chiefs just as strong of a contender as the Broncos themselves. All four of these players were key components of the 2010 Chiefs team that shocked the NFL and won the division en route to hosting the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round of the 2010 playoffs.

The Broncos have a few advantages over the Chiefs. The question is, what is the one most glaring advantage?

The answer is pretty obvious—quarterback.

Quite simply put, Peyton Manning is a Hall of Famer. Matt Cassel is a below-average quarterback, not even an average quarterback.

Is it true, that if you put the proper system in place that limits exposing Cassel's weaknesses as a quarterback, that he can lead a team to a division title and a playoff spot? Sure, he did it in 2010. He also led the 2008 New England Patriots to a very solid 11-5 record in his first season as a starter.
Having said that, everything has to be in the proper place for Cassel to succeed—an excellent running game, a stout defense and shortcomings from fellow divisional foes.

Are we forgetting that the 2010 Chiefs won the division in large part due to the Chargers stumbling at the beginning of the season, in part due to holdouts from (at the time) franchise left tackle Marcus McNeill and franchise wide receiver Vincent Jackson? Not to mention one of the worst seasons in Broncos history?

Cassel was coached and managed excellently by 2010 offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. By heavily leaning upon the running game, and having the game controlled by clock management, lack of turnovers, while also leaning upon the strengths of the defense and special teams, he hid Cassel's weaknesses as a passer.

Simply put, Cassel can't throw the ball downfield. He doesn't have the strength, nor the zip to complete passes for more than a dozen or so yards. He ranked No. 18 in completions, No. 19 in passing yards and yards per attempt and was No. 26 in completion percentage in his Pro Bowl season of 2010.

The Chiefs ranked No. 1 in rushing in 2010. Cassel's 27 touchdowns were in large part due to the running game setting up Cassel in the red zone.
Barring injury setbacks to Manning and another early season struggle by the Chargers, it would be laughable to think that the Chiefs will win the division in 2012. Mark those words.


To see advantages over Raiders and Chargers
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NFL 2012: Denver Broncos Season Outlook

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Outlook for 2012

The Broncos will look much different in 2012. General Manager Brian Xanders is gone, and John Elway is making the decisions now.

Unless you have been totally out of contact with the modern world for the last six months, you know he traded Tim Tebow to the Jets and signed the biggest free agent on the market—Peyton Manning.

There is no questioning Manning's ability or knowledge of the game.

After missing all of the 2011 season, will his surgically repaired neck be able to stand up to hits and get him through an entire season?

Though he may look good in the controlled environment of training camp, how good will he be when the hits are real?

His receivers are also questionable. Can their wide receivers become an elite unit with Manning at quarterback?

With Manning running the offense, the defense should not be under so much pressure this year. The Broncos defense, though not among the league's leaders statistically last year, kept them in games. With new coordinator Jack Del Rio and young players like Von Miller, overall defensive statistics should improve.

Even so, the season will hinge on Manning's ability to stay healthy all year long. Signing him was a "win now" move, and how good and how much he plays will be the determining factor as to how far this team can go.

Prediction

Trying to predict how many games the Broncos will win is not easy.
There will be some experts who, because of Manning, will pick the Broncos to win the division, and maybe even the Super Bowl.

Have the Broncos surrounded Peyton Manning with the players he needs to reach those heights?

Because I am not 100 percent convinced of Manning's overall health, I will make two predictions.

If he's healthy and plays all year, they can finish 10-6, but I don't expect a Super Bowl win.

If he's not healthy, and doesn't play every game, 5-11 is a more likely result.


Really in-depth article plus you need to vote!!
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Novato's McCoy relishing the chance to work with Peyton in Denver
By Adrian Dater
Special to the IJmarinij.com
Posted: 08/04/2012 04:40:19 PM PDT


MIKE MCCOY'S dreams of playing quarterback in the NFL never materialized. Now, his job is to coach the surefire Hall of Fame QB, Peyton Manning — known for always wanting to be in control. Awkward?

Not at all.

"I've been very fortunate to be around some very good players before," said McCoy, the former star QB at San Marin High, now the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. "But, yes — I'm sure when I look back, I'll say that the chance to be around a player like this was special, that it doesn't happen very often."

Manning needs no introduction. He is the four-time NFL most valuable player, the MVP of Super Bowl XLI, an 11-time Pro Bowler with 54,828 career yards passing — with 399 touchdowns.

McCoy, only 4 years older than Manning's 36, never got a chance in the NFL after a college career at Cal State Long Beach and Utah. His pro dreams fizzled after one year in the Canadian Football League with Calgary in 1999.

But McCoy does have 11 years' experience as an NFL assistant, starting with Carolina in 2000. He has been an offensive coordinator and/or quarterbacks coach every year since 2004, so his résumé is such that Manning had no reservations in signing with Denver as a free agent this spring after 13 highly decorated seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.

"My attitude is: 'I want to learn new things' and coach McCoy
has been great for me to work with, and I anticipate a strong working relationship with him," Manning said recently. "We're on the same page with what we want to try to do, which first and foremost is to have the kind of offensive system that can help us win games." McCoy, a native of Novato who graduated San Marin in 1990, quickly established himself as an NFL coach with Carolina after retiring as a player with Calgary. He was credited with being instrumental in the career ascent of Panthers QB Jake Delhomme, who guided Carolina to the Super Bowl in 2003.

Great local article on McCoy with plenty more to read.
rest of article http://www.marinij.com/sports/ci_21237486/novatos-mccoy-relishing-chance-work-peyton-denver?source=most_viewed

Bacchus
08-05-2012, 03:30 AM
Broncos Country Sets the Tone

By Sam Davis

Fans were out in full force during Saturday's scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, shattering the previous training camp attendance record.
DENVER -- Safety Mike Adams has spent nine seasons in the NFL, but the scene at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday was unlike anything he’s ever been a part of.
“I promise you when I stepped foot in this stadium I had the chills,” said the first-year Bronco. “I never experienced this many people in a stadium for a fan fest or a spring game. It was live and it was fun. I wanted to continue playing, because the fans had the juice going."

The crowd of 41,304 at the Broncos’ annual scrimmage shattered the previous training camp attendance record of 20,782 . The turnout was just 130 fans away from doubling the old record, set in 2010.

The atmosphere in the stadium brought the intensity on the field to another level.

"It gets us going,” Adams said. “It gets the juices going, just because there are so many people. It feels like a game atmosphere.”

Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein agreed, but added that it’s important not to let nerves get in the way of execution.

“Your blood starts pumping, and it just changes up the practice,” Unrein said. “It feels great to come in here and get used to playing at (Sports Authority Field at) Mile High, but still, you’ve got to calm yourself down, just like a game, and you’ve got to focus on your technique. You can’t try to make every play. You’ve just got to make the plays that come to you.”

Although large numbers were anticipated, Broncos Country far exceeded those expectations.

“They’re always telling us that we’re going to have a lot of people but you never (expect) the support that we get from this town,” running back Jeremiah Johnson said. “It’s such a blessing that they support where we’re going and we’re trying to get. That’s what it’s about.”

Defensive end Elvis Dumervil hopes the fans’ passion on Saturday was a preview of the eight regular season home games.

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Broncos S Moore showing improvement.

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Associate editor
By Kevin Fishbain
Broncos 2011 second-rounder Rahim Moore has looked good in training camp in the battle to start at safety with Mike Adams, we hear. His competition, Quinton Carter, has been out with hamstring and knee injuries, also helping Moore’s cause.
The first safety taken in the 2011 draft, Moore didn’t live up to expectations, and one source believes that he wasn’t the same after a preseason hit on Bills WR Donald Jones that cost the rookie $20,000. Coming out of college, Moore showed strong ball skills but there were questions about his tackling and physicality, and that seemed to show in 2011.
Moore told reporters on Monday what he learned from watching tape. “When you’re a rookie, you’re trying to make some plays. You want to get respect,” he said. “Sometimes you’re just so fast for your own good and that’s when disciplinary issues come in. Missed tackles come in, missed opportunities, missed picks.”
Reports indicate that Moore’s improvement in his first full offseason has given him an edge for the starting job.

Nothing else to read here
Rest of article http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/08/03/broncos-s-moore-showing-improvement

Bacchus
08-05-2012, 03:52 AM
Johnson leaves Raiders after sister fatally shot, mom wounded

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson departed from the team after a shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, left his sister dead and his mother wounded, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported Wednesday.

Raiders CB Chris Johnson, who's playing in his eighth NFL season, has eight interceptions in his career. (Greg Trott/Associated Press)

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that a 46-year-old man fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and wounded her mother Monday in the parking lot of an east Fort Worth apartment complex, according to police.

Johnson wasn't with the team Wednesday, according to CSN Bay Area, but Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he expected the cornerback to be back with the team Sunday. The Raiders play the Packers in Green Bay.

"This is a game of football. The thing he's dealing with is a game of life," Jackson said Wednesday. "We'll get him back here pretty soon. Very, very tough situation that he's dealing with. But the organization supports him, I support him, he'll get back here and be ready to go."

According to the Star-Telegram, the man -- Eugene Esters -- had been told to move out of the apartment he had shared with Jennifer Johnson, 33. Homicide detectives believe Esters had slept in his car Sunday night because he wanted to see his 2˝-year-old daughter Monday.

But Esters had an argument with Jennifer Johnson and shot the woman several times, according to police. Johnson's mother, 53-year-old Della Johnson, also was shot by Esters but is expected to survive her injuries, police said.

Nothing else here
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Laron Landry....wtf


Report: Bud Adams was willing to pay Peyton $25 million a year

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 10, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT

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When he signed with the Broncos, Peyton Manning got a contract that will pay him a little more than $19 million a season. But Manning could have made significantly more than that.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, if Manning had decided to make it all about the money, he could have gotten $25 million a year from the Titans. Owner Bud Adams never made any secret that he desperately wanted Manning to return to Tennessee, where he had been a college star in the 1990s.

Mortensen didn’t say who his source was for that nugget, but it sounds like something Tom Condon, the agent for both Manning and Drew Brees, would want to put out there as the ongoing negotiations between Brees and the Saints approach the critical July 16 deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts. With the Saints and Brees not seeing eye-to-eye on the parameters of a long-term deal, it’s good public relations for the Brees camp to get the word out that at least one other quarterback has been offered much more money than the Saints are offering Brees.

What the Saints are offering is reportedly a contract that would pay Brees $19.25 million a year, just barely more than the Broncos are paying Manning and the highest average salary for any contract in NFL history. But Brees reportedly wants more than $20 million a year.

Or about 80 percent of what Adams was willing to pay Manning.


Lots of good stuff in the comments section
rest of article http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/10/report-bud-adams-was-willing-to-pay-peyton-25-million-a-year/




Jerry Jones wants to get back to "The Glory Hole"....wth...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VmilSWqh3I

Rulon Velvet Jones
08-05-2012, 08:51 AM
Does it count as a news-worthy item if it's from Bleacher Report?

baja
08-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks for taking the time for this thread Bacchus. Real nice way to lay it out too.

rep.

Bacchus
08-05-2012, 02:46 PM
Does it count as a news-worthy item if it's from Bleacher Report?

I like The Bleacher Report. They always have tons of stuff and I do not find them really any less credible then the slop on the Denverpost.