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The Colts Authority:
There will probably never be a 'closing of the book' on Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, but given that the Andrew Luck era will officially begin on Thursday night, now is as good a time as any for one more look at the decision to let Manning walk.
A reader recently requested that I go back and reexamine the predictions I made in the 'Old Manning' piece I wrote before the 2009 season. In that piece, I tried to predict the end of Manning's career by looking at the quarterbacks who scored highly on the 'similarity score' metric on Profootballreference.com.
With three full seasons of 'Old Manning' gone, here's what I got right, wrong, and what we still don't know.
What I Got Right
Manning appeared in another Super Bowl (2009). I said, "Should Manning's career continue to follow a similar path that of the 10 QBs he's most like, the odds are good that he will make at least one more Super Bowl appearance before he's d...
BEST OF MAXIM
Denver Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell has been very impressed with how quarterback Peyton Manning has been “leading everything” so far during OTA’s.
“He’s literally leading everything. He’s setting us up, putting us in the right positions. He’s not running the drills — definitely he and [Eric] Decker go hand-in-hand with that — but he’s pretty much the...
Five nationally televised games—including a home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football—and matchups with four of the seven other 2011 Division Champions—will highlight quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ 2012 regular-season schedule, which was released by the National Football League last Tuesday.
This year’s five contests featured...
Denver Broncos 2012 Schedule
Sept. 9 Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Atlanta Falcons (Mon.) 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 Houston Texans 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 30 Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m.
Oct. 7 at New England Patriots 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 15 at San Diego Chargers (Mon.) 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 BYE
Oct. 28 New Orleans Saints 8:20 p.m.
Nov. 4 at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
Nov. 11 at Carolina...
Hot News for QB Peyton Manning
The Patriots are in a good position to make another run at the division. They also have a rematch with Peyton Manning on the schedule.
Just two years ago the Indianapolis Colts were 14-0, making a run at a perfect season and on their way to Super Bowl XLIV.
Now, days away from the 2012 NFL draft, they are rebuilding, or as new coach Chuck Pagano says, “building the monster.”
The question many Colts fans are still pondering: Was such a massive rebuilding process really necessary? The answer—Yes.
It's no secret that play-action passing was a hallmark of both Peyton Manning's time in Indianapolis as well as Andrew Luck's time at Stanford. In both situations the key was to pull a guard in order to sell the run fake:
Just think about what kind of effect that has on the defense. While both players were impressive in their play-action fakes — and someone like Peyton...
This is Part 1 of a four part series titled “1998 Manning versus 2012 Luck.”
Never in the history of the National Football League have we ever seen a situation like the one the Indianapolis Colts have. Their captain, their leader, their heart and soul has voluntarily been sent away after 14 great and remembered years. All because of complications of a neck injury, age, and...
The NFL has released their 2012-2013 season schedule and it isn’t without the usual fanfare. It took me a couple of days to fully process what I was looking at and now I can say that there are some teams that will be thrown into it early (Cincinnati and Baltimore play week 1), some teams that may be looking at an early hole (Philadelphia Eagles) and some teams could benefit greatly...
According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, during Monday’s pre-draft press conference, Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway stated that quarterback Peyton Manning “is not involved in the draft process.”
Elway’s statement only tells me that Manning hasn’t been involved with the draft process that the guys in the front office go through...
Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb kept quiet when the team pursued
Peyton Manning in free agency, figuring the less he said about it,
Andy Benoit says that good quarterbacks aren't good enpugh:
The last game-managing quarterback to win a title was Brad Johnson in 2002 with Tampa Bay. Since Johnson, the list of quarterbacks who have hoisted a Lombardi Trophy reads like a roll call for future Hall of Fame inductees: Tom Brady (2), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Peyton Manning, Eli Manning (2), Drew Brees and Aaron...