Found November 04, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
  One of the great lines from American literature comes from The Great Gatsby. “The rich are different from you and me,” said the Great Gatsby. He was right and it applies to football just as it does everywhere else. How else can you explain that in July the Indianapolis Colts signed 35-year-old quarterback Peyton Manning to a five-year, $90 million contract without taking a physical? In the Colts’ defense, Manning did pass a physical at the beginning of September, but quickly re-injured his neck, forcing a third surgery. And now it comes out that Manning himself knew he was injured when he signed. He claims that he wanted the deal to include an escape clause in case his neck did not heal to the point at which he could resume playing. Speaking to reporters in Indy, Manning called the deal a “one-year deal with a four-year extension; and that was my recommendation because I wasn’t healthy when I signed the contract.” While that may sound like he’s doing the team a favor, he’s not. Essentially, under Manning’s scenario, if he does not heal, he gets out of the contract with a pile of money to cushion his fall and [...]

Manning controls the spin

Paul Kuharsky believes Peyton Manning's appearance in the locker room yesterday was an attempt to "reset the conversation:" I believe Manning makes an appearance like Thursday’s when he feels like he needs to reset the conversation, which has recently centered on whether he will be able to return for practice, his contract, whether the Colts would draft Andrew Luck...

Will Colts QB Peyton Manning ever play in the NFL again?

Will Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning ever play in the NFL ever again, let along for the Colts? That is the question that is on everyone’s mind these days, especially Indianapolis Colts fans. One beat writer cover the franchise seems to think that the possibility of Manning ever suiting up again are dwindling. Peyton Manning spoke with the media this afternoon...

The Reality of Manning’s Career

It’s a reality that has always been there.  A player’s career can end on a moment’s notice… an awkward hit, an unexpected release from the team, an off-the-field accident.  But for years it’s been pounded into us how durable Peyton Manning is, how the only meaningful snap he’s ever missed was in 2001 when Miami [...]

Miami Herald calls Peyton Manning to Dolphins “intriguing possibility”

This is how bad it is to be a Miami Dolphins fan today.Your team is 0-7, you have no hope this season, and your fans are rooting against you in the hopes that you can acquire Andrew Luck with the first draft pick.But what happens if you … [visit site to read more]Miami Herald calls Peyton Manning to Dolphins “intriguing possibility” - The Jet Press - The Jet Press - A New York...

Colts dogs against the Dirty Birds

Is Matty Ice the next Peyton Manning?  No, but he'd look awfully good with a horseshoe on his helmet.  Needless to say, the Accuscore forecast agrees that the Falcons QB improves their chances to win this weekend.

Colts QB Peyton Manning says healing process 'going slow'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning would like to play this season if he can get healthy enough.

Colts' Manning wants to play in '11 if feasible

Peyton Manning would like to play this season if he can.

QB Peyton Manning still hopes to play for Colts this season

Manning said Thursday he hopes to return to practice this year and still holds out hope of playing if doctors say he is finally healed from his Sept. 8 neck surgery.

Manning still playing waiting game for Colts

(Associated Press) Peyton Manning hopes to practice with his teammates in December and still wants to play this season.It's still up to the doctors.

Simms Backs off Manning / Luck Comments, Felates Peyton

Here's Phil Simms last week on Showtime's Inside the NFL: "There is no way if Peyton Manning is given a clean bill of health -- I'm going to go on that assumption -- that he's going to let them draft... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Week 9 – Falcons @ Colts Open Thread

INACTIVES CB Terrence Johnson – Hamstring QB Peyton Manning – Neck CB Prince Miller – Coach’s Decision DT Drake Nevis – Back OG Seth Olsen – Hand OT Joe Reitz – Knee WR Blair White – Knee *  According to Phil. B Wilson of Indy Star, Delone Carter will be starting over RB Joseph Addai.  [...]

Peyton Manning isn’t concerned with the opinion of Phil Simms

A week ago Wednesday, Phil Simms said that if the Indianapolis Colts had the first overall pick in the draft that Peyton Manning wouldn't let them draft consensus (well, near consensus, thanks again to Simms, but we'll get back to that) best-player-in-the-draft Andrew Luck. "There is no way if Peyton Manning is given a clean bill of health -- I'm going to go on that...

Manning breaks it to Simms: 'I don't watch your show'

We're not entirely sure what Peyton Manning's been doing with all the time off, but one hobby he's gone to work on? His smack-talking skills, with Phil Simms as his target.

Indianapolis Colts NOT READY To Let Peyton Manning, But Will Draft Andrew Luck If Possible

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says continuity will help his winless team the most, not wholesales changes.According to the AP, Irsay believes that Manning will return to play next season, and perform at a HIGHER LEVEL, which will last for the next SEVERAL seasons.Irsay didn't say if the Colts would, if they get the number one draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft, go after...

Colts game preview: 0-8 team awaits Falcons

Atlanta is coming to town, and chances are likely it's going to be another ugly Sunday. Colts reporter Phillip B. Wilson breaks down the matchup, and he chimes in on owner Jim Irsay's tweets about Peyton Manning's possible return to the game.
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