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Old 03-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #2726
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I think we'll find out what Peyton is really all about today. If it's just about the money he'll go play in Tennessee for a crazy old man who meddles with real football people and flips off fans from his owners box.
Call me petty, childish and vindictive but if he chooses Tennesse I'm going to hate the guy and root against him with a white hot passion.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #2727
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I think we'll find out what Peyton is really all about today. If it's just about the money he'll go play in Tennessee for a crazy old man who meddles with real football people and flips off fans from his owners box.

If it's about a good fit for his career and family, he'll play in Denver for an organization with strong leadership top to bottom and a good young talent nucleus and money to spend on key free agents.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #2728
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Are there any "key" free agents left?
As of this morning only 12 of the PFT "top 100" have signed.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #2729
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Call me petty, childish and vindictive but if he chooses Tennesse I'm going to hate the guy and root against him with a white hot passion.
Well, if he does sign with the Titans at least Bowlen will have a convenient excuse why the Broncos did nothing in FA. Look on the bright side.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #2730
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As of this morning only 12 of the PFT "top 100" have signed.
Let's set up some visits! Why don't we just call some of their agents and say, "Yeah. We're from the Broncos. We'd like to see you at Dove Valley. Could you come by today?"
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #2731
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Peyton Manning to Denver is best bet, Las Vegas oddsmakers say

Las Vegas oddsmakers have weighed in -- and they give the Denver Broncos the best chance of landing the NFL's only four-time most valuable player.

According to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com, the Manning team chances based on odds are as follows:

Denver: 24%
Miami: 14%
Arizona: 11%
Tennessee: 10%
Retire: 3.5%
Seattle: 3.2%
Washington: 3.2%
Houston: 2.8%
Kansas City: 2.6%
San Francisco: 2.6%
Cleveland: 2.6%
Minnesota: 2.6%
21 other teams: 18%

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...tory?track=rss
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:16 AM   #2732
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9:59 AM The recently updated version Mike Klis's story says the Dolphins are the Broncos' main competition for Manning, who could make a decision as soon as today.
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...op-two-choices
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:17 AM   #2733
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"But Peyton just wants to compeeeeeeeete"

Yeah, right. He does want to compete but he wants his retirement payday more. Which is fine but to think otherwise is delusional. My call was that Peyton costs about 3 FA impact players, 2 if one is Mario Williams. I stand by that. Dammit.
Peyton's impact is a lot more than those 3 though.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #2734
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Peyton's impact is a lot more than those 3 though.
So you say go get Mario Williams then.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #2735
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9:59 AM The recently updated version Mike Klis's story says the Dolphins are the Broncos' main competition for Manning, who could make a decision as soon as today.
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...op-two-choices
I would think he is coming here if that was the case. I thought they were working on Matt flynn and contract numbers.
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So you say go get Mario Williams then.
No because he will cost almost as much as Manning and wouldn't have near the impact.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #2737
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9:59 AM The recently updated version Mike Klis's story says the Dolphins are the Broncos' main competition for Manning, who could make a decision as soon as today.
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...op-two-choices
It really seems like Denver is where he wants to go. I think he is just trying to drive up the price and test the mettle of the organization a little. IMO, you might as well pay the price. If you go with him, you are going all-in anyway. I don't see how Tebow remains a viable option (though he may remain on the roster). And if the Peyton things blows up, then you are back at square one. Had it not been for an against-all-odds run we made this season, that's where we were anyway.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #2738
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9:59 AM The recently updated version Mike Klis's story says the Dolphins are the Broncos' main competition for Manning, who could make a decision as soon as today.
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...op-two-choices
Reading the article, he said one source said Broncos and Titans were top 2, the other said add the Dolphins and make it a top 3. I dont think anyone knows at this point, including Peyton, lol.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:46 AM   #2739
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Reading the article, he said one source said Broncos and Titans were top 2, the other said add the Dolphins and make it a top 3. I dont think anyone knows at this point, including Peyton, lol.
That's the truth! It is a mosaic and people are trying to predict the outcome with 1 or 2 bits of information. Very tough to tell where this thing might be going. And Peyton is a smart guy. So I wouldn't put it past him to playing the media and all this "sources" crap. And I don't really buy and of this crap about Peyton comes with Clark, Wayne and Tom Moore. I think Peyton is smarter than that. He wants to win and he wants control of the offense. However, he doesn't own those other guys and cannot force them to take below market deals to be a package with him. And secondly, I think Peyton is looking out for #18 first. Some of them may wind up with his future team, but I doubt that stuff is being talked about now.

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Denver remains in the lead since of Manning's suitors, the Broncos have the most money to spend and thinks their roster as is is close to contending. The Titans? The Cards? Miami? These teams think they are just a QB away from the Super Bowl?
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Let's see, should I go where my wife's family lives, or should I go where my buddies live and I can spend most of the summer with my buds, hanging out at Coors Field when I'm not practicing?

Decisions, decisions.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #2742
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It really seems like Denver is where he wants to go. I think he is just trying to drive up the price and test the mettle of the organization a little. IMO, you might as well pay the price. If you go with him, you are going all-in anyway. I don't see how Tebow remains a viable option (though he may remain on the roster). And if the Peyton things blows up, then you are back at square one. Had it not been for an against-all-odds run we made this season, that's where we were anyway.
Sounds like a winner. Outbid the bat**** craziest owners in the league. Watch world-championship confetti fall from the sky.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:57 AM   #2743
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I would think he is coming here if that was the case. I thought they were working on Matt flynn and contract numbers.
See, that's what other teams might call a 'negotiating tactic'

Pulling an EFX and painting yourself into a corner where you give the impression that you can't pull back is not a good thing.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #2744
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Denver remains in the lead since of Manning's suitors, the Broncos have the most money to spend and thinks their roster as is is close to contending. The Titans? The Cards? Miami? These teams think they are just a QB away from the Super Bowl?
I'd take titans RBs Cards Wrs and Miamis defense. These teams are not bad. Titans had a better record than Denver. What's that say?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #2745
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I'd take titans RBs Cards Wrs and Miamis defense. These teams are not bad. Titans had a better record than Denver. What's that say?
Hasselback was healthy, that's what it says.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #2746
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OK I've read much of this thread and this is my take.

If the Bronco's dump Tebow because they have an old, injured HOA QB for a few years at best I will dump the Broncos as my favorite team of 41 years.

Tebow has earned his shot. If he doesn't get it F the Bronco organization. I don't want to be a fan of a classless organization. There is already too many classless persons playing the sport.
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Sounds like a winner. Outbid the bat**** craziest owners in the league. Watch world-championship confetti fall from the sky.
Nope he is right. Denver is where he wanted to go. To get a free steak, hang out with Elway, and drive up his price!
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Come to Tennessee, Peyton!



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Old 03-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #2749
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Sounds like a winner. Outbid the bat**** craziest owners in the league. Watch world-championship confetti fall from the sky.
I don't think you have to "out bid" him. I think you just have to pay a steeper price than you wanted. I don't think he really wants to play for TEN.

Every fan is different and you are all entitled to your opinion, but if I had to flip a coin between

a) Building a team around Tim Tebow and hoping he grows into the QB we all want him to be

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b) Pay Peyton and hope he's healthy and that the other pieces fall into place to make a Super Bowl run

I am taking B every day of the week. We cannot expect to win football games hoping for Marion Barber to run out bounds, Miami to botch an on-side kick, and Pittsburgh to give up three 50+ yard pass plays on a consistent basis. It was a fun ride, but it is NOT sustainable.

The Broncos have already told you what they think of Tebow. If it is not Peyton, they will be looking for another QB.
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OK I've read much of this thread and this is my take.

If the Bronco's dump Tebow because they have an old, injured HOA QB for a few years at best I will dump the Broncos as my favorite team of 41 years.

Tebow has earned his shot. If he doesn't get it F the Bronco organization. I don't want to be a fan of a classless organization. There is already too many classless persons playing the sport.
You would think that living in Baja would mellow somebody out?
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