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Old 03-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Peyton Manning Is Not a Good Fit for the Denver Broncos...or Tim Tebow

I don't agree with the whole article. But I do agree that banking on a 36 year old QB on the downside of his career...after just taking a year off due to a neck injury...scares the sh*t out of me. I think Denver will regret this signing if it happens.

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I have, over the course of his career, come to begrudgingly admit that Peyton Manning is among the few that I would concede have the chance to surpass John Elway as The Greatest QB of All Time.

As of now, I don’t consider Peyton to be the greatest ever because he has neither the rings nor the playoff wins to surpass the guys ahead of him (Elway, Brady, Montana, Favre… and maybe even Eli Manning).

With one more title though, it would be hard to keep anybody but Montana above Manning.

However, I don’t think that Peyton Manning should be a Denver Bronco. Here are the reasons why.

1: Age is nothing but a number…18.

We would not be getting a young Peyton Manning. People, in their excitement about getting an NFL icon, seem to be forgetting that Manning turns 36 years old this year. In the NFL, 35 is the age when the tires fall off for QBs.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Err...Elway won his two Super Bowls and was playing his best ball after the age 36. Though he didn't have Manning's health concerns admittedly...
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Err...Elway won his two Super Bowls and was playing his best ball after the age 36. Though he didn't have Manning's health concerns admittedly...
I would actually say that Elway played his best football after turning 36. But your right, the health issue and time off is what scares me the most.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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I would actually say that Elway played his best football after turning 36. But your right, the health issue and time off is what scares me the most.
Don't think it was the age so much as the running game that helped Elway.
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Don't think it was the age so much as the running game that helped Elway.
Actually having a real offensive mind running the offense is what helped Elway, though that actually started a few years earlier with Fassel. Reeves was the primary reason Elway's stats were never that great.
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Don't think it was the age so much as the running game that helped Elway.
The running game helped Elway win Super Bowls. But I still think he played his best football when he got a bit older and didn't rely (as much) on his rocket laser arm fitting into tight windows all the time. I also think he got more touch on the ball.
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I would actually say that Elway played his best football after turning 36. But your right, the health issue and time off is what scares me the most.
I'd argue that Elway finally had a team around him when he turned 36. We were stacked.

I'm fine with taking the chance should it work out. Tebow isn't a biatch like Cutler but I also could see the stretcher coming out for Melon head. Yeah he's not a Bronco yet so you aren't going to see any love from me towards the bastard who punked us so many times over the years.
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Hmm yeah back to back SBs from Elway.....

this is a dumb ass article. its BR too someone delete this thread or something.
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It's certainly a huge risk with the potential to set the franchise back, but in the end if Manning wants to come here, it's a difficult option to pass on.
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I dont think age or time off is a issue, or even health he has been cleared by his surgeons.. I believe them more than any team doctor. The issue is the team behind him, do the broncos really have a running game if Tebow doesn't play. What about the passing.. I can only imagine it gets better if Manning plays.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #12
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sigh...

Why do people post bleacher report articles on this site?

Better question, why do people even read bleacher report?
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I'd argue that Elway finally had a team around him when he turned 36. We were stacked.

I'm fine with taking the chance should it work out. Tebow isn't a biatch like Cutler but I also could see the stretcher coming out for Melon head. Yeah he's not a Bronco yet so you aren't going to see any love from me towards the bastard who punked us so many times over the years.
If I believed this, I'd be happy. But I'm coming to the conclusion that Elway is going to deal him, at which point Elway's place as a disingenuous prick will be cemented.
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All the points are valid concerns, but who cares? It's Peyton Manning!

The only question left is will he enter the Hall as a Colt or Bronco?
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All the points are valid concerns, but who cares? It's Peyton Manning!

The only question left is will he enter the Hall as a Colt or Bronco?

Dude, since we both are from NY we should carpool to the induction.
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People forget Manning was on pace to break Brett Favre's record for consecutive starts before this past season.

He knows how to take care of himself both on and off the field.
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People forget Manning was on pace to break Brett Favre's record for consecutive starts before this past season.

He knows how to take care of himself both on and off the field.
That matters a great deal until you have neck surgery...twice.
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sigh...

Why do people post bleacher report articles on this site?

Better question, why do people even read bleacher report?
Does it make the points invalid?

Come on, you're usually not a whiny b****. Yes, that's a compliment.
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Err...Elway won his two Super Bowls and was playing his best ball after the age 36. Though he didn't have Manning's health concerns admittedly...
Didn't he have a pretty bad biceps injury on his throwing arm in 97? Granted not a neck injury but a bad injury for a QB
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That matters a great deal until you have neck surgery...twice.
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Didn't he have a pretty bad biceps injury on his throwing arm in 97? Granted not a neck injury but a bad injury for a QB
QB's don't need that muscle to throw was the excuse I remember reading in the press back then.
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QB's don't need that muscle to throw was the excuse I remember reading in the press back then.
Yep.
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I'd argue that Elway finally had a team around him when he turned 36. We were stacked.

I'm fine with taking the chance should it work out. Tebow isn't a biatch like Cutler but I also could see the stretcher coming out for Melon head. Yeah he's not a Bronco yet so you aren't going to see any love from me towards the bastard who punked us so many times over the years.
Spoken like a true BRONCOS fan.

If EFX wants a QB not named Tebow I'm down with that but, Manning?
Have some fn' pride already. How long before Manning throws our O-line under the bus the next time he chokes it away in a big game. 1 Superbowl with talent like was on that team for the last 10 hrs c'mon.
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QB's don't need that muscle to throw was the excuse I remember reading in the press back then.
Apparently it was the truth because Elway never seemed to have any issues.
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The issue is the team behind him, do the broncos really have a running game if Tebow doesn't play. What about the passing.. I can only imagine it gets better if Manning plays.
No running game without Tebow . And a very suspect pass blocking o-line.
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