Originally Posted by go_broncos
I have seen this many times..Manning will not be a bronco.
Thats why you don't let guys your trying to sign leave town. But for some reason, people were arguing that 'Manning is different,' really he promised those other teams so he has to go, but he will be back.
Shanny used to have guys on the plane and at the facilities at 12:01 so they could be signed once FA started. I can only think of one time where a player we coveted left without a contract that we still landed.
So much pressure is brought to bear when they are getting the pitch that you expect someone who is interested to take the offer. If they pass the offer wasnt good enough or they were not interested.
FA don't just show up out of curiosity. These dog and pony shows the team puts on are not done for goodwill purposes either.