Lost in Wednesday’s report regarding a previously unknown fourth “procedure” on the neck of Peyton Manning and the possibility that he’ll need yet another “procedure” to clean out bone spurs is the timing of the news.
The item from Don Banks of SI.com came only a day after Colts owner Jim Irsay backed Peyton into a corner on the simple question of whether Peyton wants to remain with the team. Since it’s unlikely that Peyton’s camp would be putting out information regarding the true nature of his overall health condition, Peyton easily will suspect that the Colts leaked the details to Banks in the hopes of demonstrating the basis for not wanting to pay him another $28 million on March 8.
That was the subject of one of the items discussed during today’s PFT Live, which included a fairly simple yet obvious example of how an owner who actively uses Twitter to respond to reports with which he disagrees can be a problem when the owner opts for silence in response to a fairly significant nugget of news.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!