Archie: Peyton likes his Indy roots

AP

Eli Manning continues to win playoff games, which means Archie Manning will continue to attend them.

And that means we’ll get fresh Archie Manning quotes each week regarding Peyton Manning’s future. The latest: Peyton’s dad says his son prefers to stay in Indianapolis.

“Peyton kind of likes his roots in Indy,” Archie Manning told the New York Post. “We’ll see what happens there. If that doesn’t work and he can get healthy we’ll see. That’ll all work out. He’s just trying to get healthy.”

A lot is left unsaid here. First Peyton Manning has to get healthy. The other uncertainties in Indianapolis: Will Jim Caldwell remain as head coach? Will the Colts use the first pick on Andrew Luck or trade it?

All things being equal, it’s no surprise Peyton Manning would like to stay put. But that’s an oversimplification of a complex issue that has a lot of variables yet to play out.

51 responses to “Archie: Peyton likes his Indy roots

  1. I think the Giants should sign Peyton Manning. Let him play in the regular season because he’s useless in the playoffs, and play Eli in the playoffs because he’s useless in the regular season. hello dynasty!

  2. Peyton likes the power he has in Indy. Manning runs that team and is head Coach of that team.

    Manning picks who will stand on the sidelines and “act” like the coach.

    Manning finalizes the roster and strongly influences cuts.

    Manning decides who will be hired to “act” like a GM.

    Irasy owns the team, Manning runs it.

  3. Colts with Peyton Manning super bowl contender/deep playoff team.

    Remove Peyton Manning same personnel 1 win team.

    If his neck heals half the league will have meetings on whether they can get him in my opinion.

  4. Thumbs up if you wished that Archie would shut up. Thumbs down if you care what he has to say.

  5. Does Archie still decide Peyton’s bedtime? He’s always saying “we” when talking about Peyton’s future.

  6. A lot of players who end up getting moved probably liked where they were originally. It doesn’t count for much if the organization is ready to move on.

  7. Not sure how a QB that has been to 2 SB’s, winning one, is useless in the playoffs. But since when has facts gotten in the way of people commenting on here?

  8. They’re drafting Luck. No doubt about it. In doing so, Manning won’t be on the team. It’s a business and Luck is the future for this team. If Manning can get completely healthy, they would receive a ton of compensation in a trade, especially if Carson Palmer can get you a 1st and 2nd. Plenty of teams out there would release the farm for a healthy Manning.

  9. Yeah you all keep bashing the Mannings

    Yet all but three teams would kill to have either of them behind center for there team.

    There are two teams left in the playoffs that would trade the hacks they have at QB for either of the Manning boys

    Keep on hating while the Mannings keep winning
    Yeah Eli looks stupid look real dumb yesterday out playing the Great Rodgers

    I would rather see 100 tv adds with the mannings then one more discount double choke

  10. wethog66… most of these guys just do not like Peyton… they act like he never made it to a super bowl and won…

  11. One more article and one more identical realization:

    We just don’t know, and won’t know, until we know.

  12. Colts with Peyton Manning super bowl contender/deep playoff team.
    Remove Peyton Manning same personnel 1 win team
    ————————————————————–
    True, but what do you do??? keep Manning whose 35 and coming off an injury or let him go and get the future in Andrew Luck. i dont think Luck is better than Manning right now, but if what they say about him is true, he should be drafted and i think he’s ready to start right now, so i say try to trade Manning if you can.

  13. If anyone wonders why he’s “only” made it to 2 SBs and won 1, have you looked at the team he’s been working with??? They win 12 games 8 of the last 9 years and the one year that he misses they go 2-14 with essentially the same team.

    2 Superbowl appearances is pretty amazing if u ask me…

  14. Of course he wants to stay in Indy….a nice climate controlled environment. Ask Brees how the whole outdoor thing is working for fraud indoor QBs.
    Not too many indoor teams looking for QBs now, and Manning knows his legacy would suffer if he’s forced to compete with 3/4 of the QBs forced to air it out in any thing beyond a 72 degree windless environment. Check out Brady’s indoor stats then realize what a fraud Manning is.
    And why does Papa continue to be his voice….Aren’t the Manning brothers adult males?

  15. Why we dont talk about how a team that goes 14-0 two years ago can lose one (repeat ONE!) player and suddenly go 0-13. Why dont we talk about how a team can go more than two-thirds of the season with an incompetent backup QB before finally picking up another QB (who of note was on a team that actually went 0-16) who almost managed to win 3 consecutive games and screw up the “plan”. Why dont we talk about how a team that has had one of the best QB’s of all time for the past 14 years managed to pull off the greatest heist since the Brink’s robbery and will now have another great QB for the next 15 years?

    Or why doesnt Sheriff Roger initiate an investigation? I mean did the 0-16 Lions have players like Addai, Garcon, Wayne, Collie, Clark and Saturday on offense alone, not to mention Freeney on defense. I mean….please!!!

  16. bigbluefan1 says:
    Jan 16, 2012 12:38 PM
    Yeah you all keep bashing the Mannings

    Yet all but three teams would kill to have either of them behind center for there team.

    There are two teams left in the playoffs that would trade the hacks they have at QB for either of the Manning boys

    Keep on hating while the Mannings keep winning
    Yeah Eli looks stupid look real dumb yesterday out playing the Great Rodgers

    I would rather see 100 tv adds with the mannings then one more discount double choke

    ================================
    We now know that Archie Manning posts here under the name “bigbluefan1”.

  17. True, but what do you do??? keep Manning whose 35 and coming off an injury or let him go and get the future in Andrew Luck. i dont think Luck is better than Manning right now, but if what they say about him is true, he should be drafted and i think he’s ready to start right now, so i say try to trade Manning if you can.

    ——————————————-

    Your right its a difficult decision. One thing you better do though. Try and put him on a team that does not face the Colts in the regular season.. Peyton is a man amongst boys and will most likely dismantle Luck

  18. Get healthy Peyton you are still a better QB than 95% of them out there. He reminds me of the QB’s of the 60’s…..called their own plays. Peyton is give 2 plays each time and still has the option to audible. He knows defenses. Just get healthy and give him a health offense….he still has it. Go ahead and plan for the future and draft a QB but keep Peyton to teach him the ropes as Aaron learned from Brett.

  19. bigbluefan1 says:

    I would rather see 100 tv adds with the mannings then one more discount double choke
    ——————————————–

    “discount double choke”

    Hahahahaha

    Awesome

  20. The biggest problem with the Colts pick is that there is no best solution, because their isn’t any immediate benefit from benching Luck, and by not trading Peyton, the team doesn’t fill its holes and weaknesses. The Colts are an aging team and not just at QB. The Colts are completely screwed if Peyton goes down again and Luck doesn’t have a supporting cast, or they have the same team as they always had with no improvements. I don’t understand the philosophy in sitting Luck if he’s the best prospect since Elway. If that’s the case he should start day 1.

  21. The media is playing out every scenario except the one that will ACTUALLY happen: The Colts will draft Luck, Manning will come back and play for 3 or 4 more years. Luck will hold a clip board just like Aaron Rogers did and take over once Peyton retires.

  22. They fit together perfectly. A QB whose collar gets a tighter whenever he plays a big game and a loser city that is more interested in the Indy 500 than pro football.

    Before it is all over, Eli will be recognized as the greater of the 2 Manning QB’s. Peyton will have the stats, but Eli will have the Championships. And that is how the greatness of a QB is measured, right or wrong. Just ask Dan Mario. He should be in the discussion of the greatest QB’s of all time but he isn’t. And while Peyton has one, he was mediocre in his one win and the cause of his one loss.

    Let the flaming from the Indy faithless start in 4, 3, 2, 1……

  23. Indianapolis is a pretty miserable and bland place to live, but for 28 million, you can make it work.

    PS, is there another football dad who likes the camera as much as Archie?

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