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On Wednesday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the 50th-best player in the league by NFL Network. It’s a big drop for Manning, who was ranked 2nd overall in 2011.
The network’s reason for Manning’s low ranking is simple: He didn’t play a down last season. With that reasoning, wouldn’t it more logical to not put him on the list at all?
“If we’re talking about the impact that a certain player had,” Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark stated, “on the success or failure of his team, then Peyton Manning may need to be number one.”
We agree. Either Manning’s absence in 2011 — which resulted in the Indianapolis Colts, a perennial playoff team with Manning, going 2-14 – is reason to proclaim him the best player in the NFL, or reason to exclude him from a 2012 list. Dropping his rank by forty-eight positions isn’t even logical.
“I think we should keep the Top 100 (list) to players that actually played (last season
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“But a four-time MVP made you some QB that we used to know!”, laments the heartbroken Tim Tebow fan, body painted in Denver Broncos colors, singing to a framed picture of John Elway. Well done, Internets. Well done. Gotye’s got nothing on this.
The first episode of Hard Knocks will air Tuesday, August 7 at 10 pm ET
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 29, 2012
So Peyton Manning says no to Dolphins, Broncos and Manning say no to Hard Knocks, and, like love-scorned phoenixes rising from the flames of heartbreak, the two find each other.
Don’t worry, HBO can’t be too sad. They will get to feature a first-time head...
After taking his job as Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning
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It’s confirmed: Jim Harbaugh could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves. Or at least he’d try to if it was in the best interest of his football team.
The 49ers coach spoke to the media on Wednesday and attempted to spin the reports that said the team pursued Peyton Manning in March.
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On Wednesday, two Denver Bronco players — one offensive and one defensive — will be ranked between 41-and-50 on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2012, the network has confirmed.
The two players will represent the fourth and fifth Broncos to make the list (joining No. 98 Willis McGahee, No. 68 Elvis Dumervil and No. 52 Von Miller). That’s a big improvement from 2011, when...
There was a spate of articles in the Star recently about what Peyton is up to.
I didn't read them.
It felt strange and foreign to overtly ignore news about someone that I cared so much about, a player whose every move was of daily interest to me for more than a decade.
At some point, I stopped in and tried to scan one of them, but that felt even more strange.
San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh claimed Wednesday afternoon that the 49ers never considered pursuing future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning when he was a free agent this winter. Prior to signing a five-year contract worth $96 million with … Continue reading →
In a recent interview with the 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, Harbaugh had some interesting comments when the subject of the niners’ pursuing former free agent Peyton Manning came up.
“It’s an erroneous perception that we were flirting with Peyton Manning,” Harbaugh said. “I keep hearing that over and over again. It’s silly, and it’s untrue. It’s phony. Even the...
Cam Newton had a record breaking rookie season, breaking Peyton Manning’s rookie passing yards record and shattering the all-time single season quarterback rushing touchdown record. He also brought the Panthers back from irrelevance, helping them to a 6-10 record despite awful defense, and giving them a lot of hope for the future. Possibly most importantly, he silenced all the...