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The San Francisco 49ers were the biggest surprise in the NFL in 2011. No one who follows football expected that first year head coach Jim Harbaugh could turn around such an abysmal team so quickly. The Niners were 6-10 in 2010 and went 13-3 under Harbaugh in 2011. Following the 2011 regular season, San Francisco went to the NFC Championship where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. Now the question has become, “what do the 49ers do for an encore?” Can they take the next step next season? Here are three free agents who could help the 49ers get to the Super Bowl in 2012. Peyton Manning: The 49ers are as sound as they come on defense. The fact of the matter is that the team lacks offensive firepower. What a better way to give the offense a boost than to bring in one of the NFL’s best all-time quarterbacks in Peyton Manning? Sure, Manning’s health and status as a Colt are still in question but if Manning can even return to 75 percent of what he once was he will still be better than 49ers returning quarterback Alex Smith. Smith has been the perennial [...]
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As the NFL once again invades the city of Indianapolis for this week’s NFL scouting combine, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News snapped a picture of Peyton Manning’s picture on the side of Lucas Oil Stadium.
Maybe this is a sign that owner Jim Irsay and the Colts are going to keep Manning. OK, maybe not, but don’t be surprised when Andrew Luck’s picture is in that...
Before anyone barges in here with pitchforks and gunpowder, please remember that I am a Miami Dolphins fan and I’m incredibly bitter about my favorite NFL team’s struggles. That said, I’m not exactly on the same page just yet as the people who are behind the new website, Manning To Miami.
In case you’ve been living under Chad Henne’s helmet, there’s a strong possibility...
According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Cardinals general manager Rod Graves and head coach Ken Wisenhunt indicated that they’re happy with what they have at the quarterback position, but they’re also open to getting better.
If the Cardinals still weren’t interested in Manning, they wouldn’t have left the door wide open by saying they’re open to getting better...
Will he or won't he? That is a question only Peyton Manning can answer.
Of course no personal decision from a public figure goes without scrutiny. So pundits continue to make passionate arguments for Peyton to stay and play one more year and to hang it up and call it a career.
On the one hand, he has a Super Bowl ring and a corner waiting for him in the Hall of Fame. He has...
In this edition of Warpaint Illustrated's Out of Bounds, we talk about the Chiefs interest in Quarterback, Peyton Manning and other potential free agents that might land in Kansas City.
Indianapolis General Manager Ryan Grigson issued more not-so-subtle signals that the Colts and star quarterback Peyton Manning are headed for a divorce Thursday, though it’s not likely to happen until at or near the March 8 deadline. Speaking to both local and national media at the NFL Scouting Combine, Grigson, who was hired to replace [...]
With the Combine in full swing, Thursday was a busy day on the NFL docket, as a multitude of coaches and general managers were made available to the media.
Among the bunch was Rex Ryan, who, as we all know by now, isn’t shy about letting his feelings be known.
The humbled Jets head man touched on the team’s forgettable 2011 campaign, their bevy of in-house issues, and, of course...
New general manager Ryan Grigson said the Colts have not decided whether to release the four-time league MVP, whether to renegotiate with him or whether to take Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft.
Along with Greg Davis, another name being thrown out there to possibly become the next offensive coordinator for Iowa is Tom Moore.
Moore played quarterback at Iowa from 1957-1960 and shortly after that he became a graduate assistant for his alma mater in 1961. After serving two years in the Army, Moore has coached ever since and his first job was at the University of Dayton as...