I think we should start the chant, "Bad for Barkley!"
I think we should start the chant, "Bad for Barkley!"
I think that's the worst idea I've heard so far.
Peyton Manning would be worth looking at. From every indication he is willing to sign an incentive laden deal with little up front money. He is going to want to go to a team that is close and where he may feel that what he offers can put them over the top. If anyone thinks he can't learn the offense, rethink that one, he is after all Peyton Manning. If you take a look at teams that are "close" to being in playoff contention Seattle has to be near the top. We have a young aggressive defense, we have a young offensive line that was getting better every week. Yes, the offensive line gave up sacks, but how many times were you yelling at your tv set last year for TJax to throw the ball because he held it so long. In the last year we have heard a lot of throwing to an open reciever and throwing open a receiver. Peyton can do both which is why he is one of the best ever. Bring him in, make his incentives worth the trip to Seattle, draft a young qb that has potential and can learn from him and see where it gets us. If you have any more questions about what he could do for Seattle, look at last years losses. See how many games were one or two judgement calls away from a win/loss at the qb position.
I read these quotes at this web address:
People who have seen Peyton Manning throw since the end of the regular season have told the Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz that he doesn't yet look like an NFL quarterback.
Kravitz actually used the phrase "noodle arm" at one point. "But that doesn't mean he never will [have the arm strength] ... or that he won't in a couple of months," Kravitz adds. "This thing is going to take time." It's an interesting report, but it doesn't add much to the narrative. We knew Manning's neck was structurally sound enough to take a hit, but that he still needs to build strength in his triceps. NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora suspects Manning won't gain enough arm strength to sign until after draft plans are made, leaving the Seahawks and Cardinals as favorites to land him. "I don't see [agent] Tom Condon putting Peyton Manning in Washington," added LaCanfora. "There's just not talent there."
Appearing on Bill Simmons' ** Report, NFL Network's Mike Lombardi said people who are catching Peyton Manning's (neck surgeries) passes as he rehabs say Manning not only lacks velocity, but can't throw to his left.
"He can't throw the ball," said Lombardi. "I've talked to people who've caught the ball for him. He can't throw the ball to his left. He can't throw the ball across his body, because he doesn't feel it. People that catch the ball for him say he doesn't really have velocity on the ball yet." Lombardi is skeptical of any franchise hinging its hopes on Manning. The hope, of course, is that Manning will regain feeling in his arm as the nerve regenerates.
----Your idea getting Manning and developing a young hopefull sounds great except--- will Manning beable to play. That is what it all boils down to. Go out and get Manning, then end up playing without him like the Colts did, with no improvement at all to the quarter back position. Also will Manning be a fit in Pete's system, or do we switch the whole offense over to Manning's system. Definitely a risk that can be positive, since Manning is 1 of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game, but can also go the exact opposite and hurt the team.
Will Peyton Manning eagerly pursue teams now, before free-agency and especially the draft so that he gets his first choice of teams now, rather than wait for the most lucrative contract from a desperate team?
I hope they pay attention to these things upstairs. Of course Peyton can learn a new offense. If we can grab Peyton, Reggie Wayne and Carl Nicks from the Saints then we are set for a playoff run. I know we can afford it, just gotta pull the trigger and get it done Pete. We could get a quarterback in the second round and any money that we pay to Manning will be worth it just by what he can teach the young QB.
C'MON PETE 12th man's countin on ya!
Oh please, oh please let it happen.
It hasn't even been a month since my last post, and this AM as I switched on ESPN, is talk of Peytons news conference announcing his release. With barely a breath, the next sentance is that Seattle and Miami are possible suiters. I don't think this is a good idea. Peyton should take his health and retire. He doesn't need the money, and ESPN or Fox Sports would probably match any offer. The down side is that he continues to play, and get seriously injured. We do have to play New Orleans don't we? Anyway, if he wants to come to Seattle for a season or two, and we can get him for a good price, why not? I don't think it will happen, he is going to want to go to a team that, he believes, could compete for a Superbowl right off the bat. Although he would obviously make the team better! We still have to many holes to be a top contender yet. The team making the big mistake is Indy. Lets look back at names like: Rick Myer, Ryan Leaf, Matt Lienart,
Joey Harrington, the kid that recently went to Cleveland. As well as many others. The list is long of College QB's that have been toutted as the next coming of somebody, who have all flopped. Is Andrew Luck the next coming? Possibly! But. . . There is a lot of history that says its a 50/50 bet. This is another reason why I think Peyton is hurt more then he and the Colts are letting on. If Peyton is healthy enough to play, why not leave him under contract as a backup, and bring Luck in and see what he can do first. Obviously money is the answer, but you get my point.
I'm pretty happy Seattle seems to be out of the mix with Manning. He may very well be back, but there's a better chance that he may be too fragile to last very long at all especially with a young developing O line protecting him. Multiple neck surgeries in a relatively short time span is a real, valid area of concern.
Originally Posted by Tezmaniac
I don't think signing Peyton and addressing the QB position long term are mutually exclusive.It looks as though I was spot on. If he cared only about winning a super bowl he would have gone to the team which presented him with the best opportunity, which was SF. He didn't go there because Jim Harbaugh would not simply hand over the keys to the offense and let him do everything his way. Manning went to the place where he could have the huge pay day and everything done his way. He believes he is above the team. He is the team.Originally posted by tahuyaman
I believe they are mutually exclusive. Manning is not going to come cheap. He is one of these guys who is not going to retire easily. I'm of the belief that he thinks he's the most valuable player in history and wants all things his way all the time. He is not going to play for a team without at least a four year contract loaded with millions and millions of guaranteed dollars. He's also not going to settle for mentoring a young future hot-shot. He will not stand for a back-up who's intention is to push him out the door. He's the ultimate prima-donna. He's a team player if the team is all about him.
I'm glad the Seahawks failed in their attempt to sign him.
Last edited by tahuyaman; Mar 20 at 10:59 AM.