Found February 15, 2012 on
Philly Sports Muse:
Yes, it’s the offseason, but there is still plenty to write about regarding the Eagles. But there are some huge stories happening around the league, so those will be highlighted in today’s edition of Morning Muse.
When talking major stories around the NFL, you have to start with the ongoing Peyton Manning/Jim Irsay saga in Indianapolis. When and how will it end? God only knows. But Manning and Irsay have shown that they have little interest in settling this out solely behind closed doors,despite their claims. Irsay made comments on Tuesday that puts the ball squarely back in Peyton’s court, saying that the Colts want Manning to return but the decision to do so is entirely up to Peyton. I’m holding my breath waiting for a response from the ever-competitive Manning, he will not be outdone in the court of public opinion. – Indianapolis Star
Bob Kravitz, Manning’s trusted media source (but probably not anymore, after saying that PM has a “noodle arm”) says keeping the door open to Man...
BEST OF MAXIM
Sam Farmer of the LA Times says the Colts should keep Peyton Manning but on the team's terms:
So what should Irsay do? He needs to make a smart decision taking the long view, of course, one that won't put his team in salary-cap prison for the next five years. Assuming Manning is cleared by Colts doctors, Irsay should look at every feasible option to keep him and draft...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay plans to meet with quarterback Peyton Manning within the next week and told ESPN on Tuesday that he's leaving the door open for Manning to stay with the Colts."We want this to be his decision...We want him back if he wants to come back. We can work out the contract if he wants to work it out. It's going to be Peyton's call,"...
The conventional wisdom in the never-ending Peyton Manning saga deems that the Indianapolis Colts will release the star quarterback by the March 8 deadline, thus avoiding paying Manning the 28 million bonus due him if he is on their roster on that date.
Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay no doubt will exchange hugs and shed a tear over the breakup that has to be (not really) and...
Possible Peyton Manning landing spots..
Peyton Manning in a Jets Jersey? Who would like to see that in the 2012 season? Who’d rather keep Mark Sanchez?
The Colts were 1-13 with two games to play this season, but that didn't stop Peyton Manning for pushing for a late-season return, according to a head-scratching report by SI.com.
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According to Colts owner Jim Irsay, Peyton Manning will decide whether he plays another game for Indianapolis.
Day by day the Peyton Manning in Indianapolis story gets crazier. There seems to be reports surfacing from both camps regarding where Manning will end up for the 2012 season. Once again, Irsay has released a statement saying that the ball is in Manning’s court in regards to where he will play.
You have to remember that the Colts hold the number 1 spot in the upcoming NFL Draft...
Just Do It!
Peyton Manning will have a meeting with Colts’ owner Jim Irsay next week and all the indications are that while Irsay would welcome the 4-time MVP back he is likely not willing to give him the $28 million roster bonus owed to Manning next month.
Still, there is a chance that Manning stays with the Colts, but if he becomes an unrestricted free agent should the Seahawks...