Originally Posted by Robert's Turban
well once again, you just cited one person and you're assuming that this one person makes your argument. you can cite as many people as you want, but there are certianly people who DO return to form. you have no statistic for the percentages, so you can't argue that manning is more likely to decline. We're talking about one of the greatest ever, even a sharp decline would make him one of the better quarterbacks in the league. This is why you need to trust physicals, doctors, and the workouts that show he has been throwing well.
I'm not saying anything about being medically cleared to play, other than it's not meant to be a gauge of the quality of recovery. Only whether it's comparatively "safe" (if there is such a thing) to keep playing. You're the ones that keep touting it as if it means Peyton will be the same QB he was.
It has nothing to do with that. He could have his right arm amputated and be medically cleared to play.