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Pro Football Zone:
According to Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post, prior to the Broncos signing Peyton Manning, executive vice president John Elway asked him if he’d be able to return to the level that enabled him to win four league MVP’s.
“There is no doubt in my mind,” Manning replied, per the Post.
After Manning gave Elway the answer he was looking for, he was convinced that he needed to sign him.
Manning does admit though that he’s not where he needs to be, in order to perform at an MVP level.
“It’s been awful. It’s been real scary. Where I am now compared to where I’ve been, it’s just a long, long way. It’s been hard,” said Manning. “I think I handled it really good. I’ve got a sense of peace about it and prayed about it a lot. When you’ve only known one way for 20 years, the more it comes back to what it feels like it’s supposed to feel, the better I feel.”
Manning’s determination is obvious and I wouldn’t doubt one bit that he won’t once again play at a high level.
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I’ve wanted to write something on this all week but haven’t gotten around to it. Luckily for you, I’m still going to talk about it. If you’re already sick of hearing about it, then feel free to move on.
If you’re not already aware, there was a report from Sam Farmer of the LA Times this week with some interesting tidbits on Andy Reid.
Here’s what the article said:
Tight end Jacob Tamme has agreed to a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos worth $9M, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.
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According to yesterday’s story in the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia HC Andy Reid was ready to quit unless he got more control over personnel matters. He was also very interested in signing Peyton Manning but those talks never got real.
Today, the Eagles e-mailed a press statement to Players View with Reid’s take on the story.
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