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Old 03-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #3876
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we're up against a front office position at the end of his playing career. when there are 45 secs left on the clock with no time outs and the game on the line you don't just send a ok plan. you bring out the fireworks, the big guns and throw everything including the kitchen sink at the mothers.
like i said there are several teams already in line for Peytons front office services at the end of his career...you think a guy like peyton would struggle to get a job in the NFL hes got several job positions he could jump right into...teams will be lining up to have him in their front office.....the colts first in line...
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #3877
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More non-arguments. Solid.

You've become a caricature.
Says the guy who says a 3rd hand account of revelry at a restaurant means something.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #3878
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That's assuming Peyton even wants a front office position after he retires. He may want to take a few years off to raise his twins. Or he may go into coaching, which I see as the more natural fit (he has already proven the ability to effectively call an offense).

I don't think that is really an issue though, because there is a lot of mutual respect between Elway and Manning. I'm sure Elway could find a place for Manning to work with the Broncos if that's truly what it takes to close the deal.
I don't think that if I were sitting on millions and millions of dollars, had a hot wife and two young daughters, that I'd take a thankless job in the front office of a team I didn't really care for wherein I would be taking orders from this guy:

But maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #3879
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Mike Mayock reports Denver will sign Mike Wallace (Steelers) if Manning signs !!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #3880
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Mayock just mentioned on ESPN that if the Broncos were to sign Manning, the first thing they shoukld do is offer Mike Wallace a ton of of money and give up that 1st round pick since he is a restricted free agent.
I was already supportive of a RFA tender to Wallace. The Broncos don't have a high draft pick this year, and you aren't going to find a better receiver out of the draft than Wallace.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #3881
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if Joe Montana wouldve wanted to go into a FO position after his career would he had problems finding a job? some HOFers dont even want FO positions...
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #3882
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Says the guy who says a 3rd hand account of revelry at a restaurant means something.
You're right it means nothing. Since right after the story came out, Elway and the crew boarded a plane to go meet and work out with Manning.

Christ, you are SO stupid. Wow.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #3883
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Mike Mayock reports Denver will sign Mike Wallace (Steelers) if Manning signs !!
No, he said they should, not that they will.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #3884
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Mayock just mentioned on ESPN that if the Broncos were to sign Manning, the first thing they shoukld do is offer Mike Wallace a ton of of money and give up that 1st round pick since he is a restricted free agent.
There goes my draft raffle idea. We're going to have to start signing UFAs to field a full roster I guess.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #3885
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why would the steelers let Wallace go?
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #3886
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You're right it means nothing. Since right after the story came out, Elway and the crew boarded a plane to go meet and work out with Manning.

Christ, you are SO stupid. Wow.
And sometimes the Groundhog is right about winter.

Doesn't mean you should plan your spring around him. Correlation is hard!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #3887
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There goes my draft raffle idea. We're going to have to start signing UFAs to field a full roster I guess.
I can't wait for the actual signing, just to read your meltdown posts
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #3888
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why would the steelers let Wallace go?
If the Broncos offered big money, more than what the Steelers were willing to match, then they would and probably draft a WR with the Bronco pick.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #3889
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why would the steelers let Wallace go?
cause they can't/won't match the offer denver gives wallace. assuming denver even goes for wallace.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #3890
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why would the steelers let Wallace go?
They don't have the cap space.

They currently only have about $2mil available for this season. They also have two other young receivers to sign next offseason. Sure, they can unload a few contracts if they really want to keep Wallace, but they'll lose a receiver next year then.

They let Santonio Holmes go for nothing.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #3891
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i think wallace could get better deals than desean jackson and garcon, but not as much as Vincent jacksons......i dont see the steelers letting this guy go...
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #3892
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You still are giving them 4-5 hours there, at the meeting, for them to get back at 7...
There is a two hour time difference so they will be moving through rush hour traffic at the meeting end.

Either they are picking him up ( No need for entire staff to go then but they might want to) , or its a workout , ( no need again) , Or its a push to try to get Manning to sign with us today. And that means that he hasn't made up his mind ( Surprise, Surprise!). Or he is leaning to Tenn, so they are bringing everyone but Defense and Bowlen to convince him. ALL IN.

Having now seen how quickly Manning makes business decisions, do you think they can get out of there in 2-3 hours? I don't, unless he actually tells us its Tenn right up front, and doesn't listen to the pitch.

Manning keeps leaving the door open for others.....and that is why they are all going. If he doesn't sign today, it is not going to happen, and Elway, the car salesman, is going to try to CLOSE. Manning needs convincing!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #3893
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we're up against a front office position at the end of his playing career.
Sick of hearing about this, who is to say what Peyton wants to do after football? Has it been officially reported he will have part ownership with the Titans after football? Has Peyton ever said anything about it being something he is interested in? He would be a great broadcaster, he probably would be a great coach. I've heard he wants to coach college ball, probably at Tennessee. And Knoxville are Nashville are two different places although they are in the same state. Nashville is where people go to try to make a music career or listen to country music. Knoxville is all about Tennessee Volunteer football. Another thing, Peyton may hate the Titans despite his connections with their staff and Polian. They have been a dirty defense for a long time and Peyton has played against it his whole career.

Then again who knows, but I think we are all bout to find out.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #3894
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And sometimes the Groundhog is right about winter.

Doesn't mean you should plan your spring around him. Correlation is hard!
why are you trying to bum people out? let them have some optimism for christ sake...not all of us have tebows doinker stickin in our mouths.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #3895
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why are you trying to bum people out? let them have some optimism for christ sake...not all of us have tebows doinker stickin in our mouths.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #3896
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There is a two hour time difference so they will be moving through rush hour traffic at the meeting end.

Either they are picking him up ( No need for entire staff to go then but they might want to) , or its a workout , ( no need again) , Or its a push to try to get Manning to sign with us today. And that means that he hasn't made up his mind ( Surprise, Surprise!). Or he is leaning to Tenn, so they are bringing everyone but Defense and Bowlen to convince him. ALL IN.

Having now seen how quickly Manning makes business decisions, do you think they can get out of there in 2-3 hours? I don't, unless he actually tells us its Tenn right up front, and doesn't listen to the pitch.

Manning keeps leaving the door open for others.....and that is why they are all going. If he doesn't sign today, it is not going to happen, and Elway, the car salesman, is going to try to CLOSE. Manning needs convincing!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #3897
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Peyton Manning continues to narrow his choices and as expected the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans have emerged as the favorites to sign him but there is an interesting twist developing.

A person close to Manning confirms a story first reported by ESPN that a Denver contingent will watch Manning work out. Yet the source said the Titans are still heavily in the mix.

A Dolphins official confirmed that the team has been informed they have been eliminated from contention. Arizona is all but eliminated from the mix as well but it's unclear if Manning or his camp have informed the Cardinals they are no longer contenders.

Here's the twist. A source stated that there are at least two teams ready to jump into the fray and the Manning camp has spoken to them.

To repeat: there may indeed be other teams who could sneak into the fray at the last minute and throw this entire process for a loop.

How much of this is Manning camp posturing is unclear. I also don't know which teams are circling but I do believe this to be true.

In the end, the Broncos remain the favorite, because of John Elway's persuasive powers. But there very well could be other teams that might make a last minute play.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:51 AM   #3898
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i think wallace could get better deals than desean jackson and garcon, but not as much as Vincent jacksons......i dont see the steelers letting this guy go...
didnt the steelers place a 1st round tender on Wallace?...

from what i understand, the steelers are concerned about being able to sign both Wallace and Antonio Brown, so they have decided to be willing to let Wallace go for a 1st round... and then turn and sign Brown long term...
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:51 AM   #3899
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i think wallace could get better deals than desean jackson and garcon, but not as much as Vincent jacksons......i dont see the steelers letting this guy go...
I dont think they can pay him. If he gets a big contract, they'll get a 1st round pick in return. But he's already one of the best receivers in the NFL and only 25. Would be a good signing for anyone
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Lombardi and La Confora both stated that if the Broncos get Manning, they will trade Tebow. There is no way they can have both around, both constantly being asked about each other during camop and the Broncos not really showing much interest in Tebow long term and that not changing being Manning's backup. That is basically why I stated why Tebow is gone earlier in the week and that is even if they don't get Manning.
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