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Next step for Peyton: Showing teams he can throw

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So Peyton Manning is a free agent, perhaps the biggest name to hit the open market in league history.  So what’s next, apart from the perfunctory speculation on the teams that may be interested?  (It’s on my to-do list to do just that.)

Before anyone will sign Peyton Manning, he’ll need to show that he can throw.  And if he hopes to find a new team before the game of musical chairs known as free agency commences, he’ll need to get some workouts scheduled.

Manning’s camp knew that he’d most likely be cut this week.  Thus, like a free agent who somehow has a plane ticket in his hand the moment the market opens, why hasn’t Manning already lined up his first visit?

The fact that no visits have been reported or announced is prompting speculation among some league insiders that, notwithstanding last week’s Zapruder film, he doesn’t yet have the ability to throw the way he needs to throw in order to get teams to throw money at him.

If this process doesn’t move quickly, that speculation could have some merit.

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44 Responses to “Next step for Peyton: Showing teams he can throw”
  1. clawledge says: Mar 7, 2012 10:17 PM

    Reggie White.

  2. ballergac says: Mar 7, 2012 10:17 PM

    Want to impress Manning. Offer him a contract despite not watching him throw.. he will offer to throw.. say no, we.believe in u, here’s a contract… Might make an big enough effect to have him sign

  3. phuckosu says: Mar 7, 2012 10:17 PM

    I hope he doesn’t go to the jets. I hate sanchez, but I want to see him fail and continue to show everybody that he sucks balls. It would be nice to see him cut because of manning, but not as nice as seeing him fail due to his inability to be a nfl starting QB

  4. irishking says: Mar 7, 2012 10:18 PM

    Peyton may retire and go into coaching.

  5. packerman1968 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:18 PM

    Duh

  6. rascalmanny says: Mar 7, 2012 10:20 PM

    Nothing would please me more than to see him win another SB with another team.

  7. peed1 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:22 PM

    You can’t play forever. If he is ok the colts would have kept him. He needs to move on to The MNF booth as Jaws replacement.

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 7, 2012 10:27 PM

    In the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, there is one thing that is absolutely a given…..

    Some team is going to have to custom order a helmet for him.

  9. soforizo says: Mar 7, 2012 10:33 PM

    Aren’t there more chairs than participants in this game of musical chairs?

    Only real rush would be if Manning where interested in Arizona, most other suitors won’t be rush til near draft day.

  10. pastcoaches says: Mar 7, 2012 10:33 PM

    Wasn’t there an earlier post that had Manning in Miami?

  11. miamike says: Mar 7, 2012 10:34 PM

    C’mon Ross, lets write that check!

  12. mrslay1 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:35 PM

    Now he has to do this process the way the media thinks he should? Got news for you reporters, he will do it his way and not while answering to a bunch of nobody reporters he can buy and sell as a tax write off. I expect he will have a workout day when HE chooses and invite who ever is interested and they can come and see him. Not the other way around. Teams need him, not the other way around and he will set the terms.

  13. wfbbogota1975 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:36 PM

    There you go Mike. Always stirring up cow chips. The guy just landed in sunny Miami Beach. Let him get in a round of golf and take it easy. He will hopefully be a Dolphin by next week. It would be perfect just to watch Manning pick apart the Jets twice a year – the Jets offense will be so deflated and uninspired when they have to line up with Sanchez behind center.

  14. mjkelly77 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:36 PM

    Next step for Peyton: Showing teams he can throw
    ____________________

    Well, the dream had to end sometime. Manning is done and he and Irsay appear to be the only ones that know it.

  15. delaney37 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:36 PM

    Quietly working on a deal with the chiefs. Funny how the odds for him to go there were 40/1 then 20/1 and now 4/1. Also funny is that they were accused of tampering and now no headlines????

  16. greenbleeder says: Mar 7, 2012 10:37 PM

    Did anyone notice… Peyton cried the word “Quarterback” the same exact way TO did?

  17. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 7, 2012 10:38 PM

    Didn’t Miami put Brees through a rigorous throwing workout before choosing Culpepper instead? I don’t see them making the same mistake twice. I bet they would sign him tomorrow if they could.

  18. 513guy says: Mar 7, 2012 10:41 PM

    He is going to retire

  19. keepyerstickontheice says: Mar 7, 2012 10:54 PM

    Oh pleeese, let the stupid dolphins take him.

    No dome, no weak-ass division, trying to throw passes at the Ralph (and for that matter, the “razor” and MetLife) with his noodle arm. Brady/Belichick twice a year.

    9-10 in the playoffs IN HIS PRIME.

    He’ll set that franchise back a decade.

    pleeesepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasseplease.

    Hey Philbin, call Tom Moore, ’cause that’s the offense yer runnin’ now. Ha-ha!

    Sabres 3, Hurricanes 2 OT

  20. mcjon22 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:55 PM

    Or, maybe he is hurt/upset like everyone associated with the Colts and Manning have said for the past 2 days and he just wants to clear his mind and collect his thoughts tonight, and take the next step tomorrow? I know, the truth isn’t as sexy as rumors and speculation…sorry

  21. emaimo80 says: Mar 7, 2012 10:56 PM

    Undoubtably Peyton is one of the best quarterbacks to play the game. With that said as a dolphin fan I wouldn’t be upset if we signed Peyton manning, however I think Flynn is the safer choice as he has most of his career ahead of him and Matt more is an incredible insurance policy. No matter who is our qb I think we are playoff bound 2012! Go phins! Philbin will make the right choice!!! It’s our time, finally!

  22. mikehockhurtz says: Mar 7, 2012 11:02 PM

    Once Dan Snyder writes that check Peyton can finally get that nose job….

  23. myopinionmattersandyoursblows says: Mar 7, 2012 11:08 PM

    I gotta.believe that thr Dolphins will be looking to M.Flynn as their starter. He is already familiar w/ running the.system coach philbin will be installing.
    Manning to Seattle makes more.sense. Seattle is a littke weak at WR, but that could be remidied via FA/Draft. Plus, word is R.Wayne is supposedly following Manning wherever.
    The Sea. def. is top 10, the OL is better than avg. and the team plays in a dome.
    Its Seattle, people. Its Seattle.

  24. mikehockhurtz says: Mar 7, 2012 11:09 PM

    Next step for Peyton: Never steps foot in Indy again unless it’s for a game….

  25. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 7, 2012 11:10 PM

    sterilizecromartie says: Mar 7, 2012 10:38 PM

    Didn’t Miami put Brees through a rigorous throwing workout before choosing Culpepper instead? I don’t see them making the same mistake twice. I bet they would sign him tomorrow if they could.

    —————————————

    You know this is the Dolphins you’re talking about, right?

    If anyone makes the same mistake twice, ESPECIALLY at QB (where they haven’t had one in over a DECADE)….it is them.

    My guess? They sign Duante Culpepper.

    And PFT rejoices.

  26. gmsalpha says: Mar 7, 2012 11:27 PM

    Maybe Peyton doesn’t have any flights lined up because he’s already in Miami. He can take care of all of his football business from his house. Throw footballs at boaters’ heads in Biscayne Bay while Stephen Ross fetches him margaritas. Why go anywhere else when he’s already at his destination?

  27. charger88 says: Mar 7, 2012 11:35 PM

    Peyton’s arm strength is the least of his problems. A certain medical professional who happens to hold a scalpel for a living and was involved in said players procedure explained to me that no less than a month ago he could not FEEL the football in his hand.

  28. 1phd says: Mar 7, 2012 11:36 PM

    I have to admit to finding myself really starting to marvel at the pundit’s prediliction to pontificate over Peyton. The NFL Network is unable to cover another story. It’s the Peyton network now, with five hundred talking heads blabbing from every conceivable direction regarding how great he was, is, and where he will end up. NOTE: Next up, his third cousin from another bloodline will discuss his proclivity for pop tarts and popsicles. Gotta run to go watch it! Cue up the Tivo! History is in the making!

  29. duanethomas says: Mar 7, 2012 11:38 PM

    Peyton Manning is not going to throw for multiple teams or have multiple workouts. He will have his “pro day” put together by CAA and all interested parties can come. Going to hurt a lot of feelings (Sanchez, Kolb) but this is the way it will be done.

  30. jshawaii22 says: Mar 7, 2012 11:45 PM

    …”The Sea. def. is top 10, the OL is better than avg. and the team plays in a dome.
    Its Seattle, people. Its Seattle.”

    OK… whatever you say, but they Hawks don’t have a top 1o defense (maybe this year) — don’t have a better than average OLine (but it was getting better) and the Dome… ah, that was demolished about a decade or so again.

    Wanna try again why he’ll sign with my Hawks?

    Maybe they offer him more $$$$$$$$$$$.

    js

  31. bullpuppy552 says: Mar 7, 2012 11:47 PM

    Is Manning the only guy to wear an oblong helmet?

  32. schmitty2 says: Mar 7, 2012 11:59 PM

    myopinionmattersandyoursblows says:
    Mar 7, 2012 11:08 PM
    I gotta.believe that thr Dolphins will be looking to M.Flynn as their starter. He is already familiar w/ running the.system coach philbin will be installing.
    Manning to Seattle makes more.sense. Seattle is a littke weak at WR, but that could be remidied via FA/Draft. Plus, word is R.Wayne is supposedly following Manning wherever.
    The Sea. def. is top 10, the OL is better than avg. and the team plays in a dome.
    Its Seattle, people. Its Seattle

    Dude, you have been preaching this all day. The Hawks don’t play in a dome and their O-line was near the top in sacks allowed. Try doing some homework on this

  33. wfbbogota1975 says: Mar 8, 2012 12:15 AM

    Margaritas? Actually in SOFLO the drink of choice is the Miami Vice (half rum runner – half pina colada)

  34. xpensivewinos says: Mar 8, 2012 12:27 AM

    There is no bigger fan of Peyton Manning than me, but this is not Peyton Manning from 2004……or 2010 for that matter. It’s a gamble and if I’m the Dolphins, I’m gonna gamble on Flynn (assuming Philbin thinks Flynn can be “The Guy”). If Philbin doesn’t think Flynn is the guy, then the Dolphins are hosed for yet another season.

    What rhymes with Barkley??????

  35. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 8, 2012 12:50 AM

    Now is when all these fans of teams that want peyton on their teams dreams fail. He isn’t going to be the same peyton. And he has to pass a teams physical b4 signing. Good luck with that! He will get paid big money to play as a shell of himself

  36. dogluverssuck says: Mar 8, 2012 12:50 AM

    HA HA HA

    And you idiots were so quick to dump Vick for a guy fresh from neck surgery and can’t throw.

    Just stick to sitting on mom’s couch and hating on Vick’s 100 million.

    Sure Andy Reid would dump the best qb in the league for a washed up broken neck with a now noodle arm.

    You guys have once again shown your hatred makes you sound even more dumber……….

    HA HA HA :)

  37. jrcoop says: Mar 8, 2012 12:52 AM

    Mrs. Manning likes living in Miami which is why it’s their second home. Which is also why it will be his second football home. If you’re a married man the logic is obvious and undeniable. I bet he doesn’t leave Miami. Just ask Mrs. Manning.

  38. glinksta says: Mar 8, 2012 1:04 AM

    The jime rome wannabes on here make me laugh…note to guys who think your funny….YOU ARE NOT!!

  39. mjkelly77 says: Mar 8, 2012 1:16 AM

    ballergac says:Mar 7, 2012 10:17 PM

    Want to impress Manning. Offer him a contract despite not watching him throw.. he will offer to throw.. say no, we.believe in u, here’s a contract… Might make an big enough effect to have him sign
    _________________

    That’s what the Colts did last year. For $24 million. How’d that work out?

  40. thraiderskin says: Mar 8, 2012 2:40 AM

    It was my understanding that a poster on here, who apparently is not only a quarterback coach, but also an expert in athletic medicine, said Peyton can not throw and is done at the position. To that I say, good luck 18…(I’m sure once the poster is proven wrong, he will quickly change his name to Lucksneck12)

  41. icanspeel says: Mar 8, 2012 2:57 AM

    What’s the rush? He doesn’t have to get signed right this instance.. can get a little more rehab time in before scheduling visits

  42. purplefaithful says: Mar 8, 2012 4:27 AM

    Why wouldn’t Seattle simply pick up Manning on waivers? What’s the risk? They have the room under the cap & enough team in place. Their owner is crazy-rich & it’s not like they will spend to the cap w/o Manning. Pick him up, maybe Wayne, & draft a pass rusher or 3

  43. edgarcaetano says: Mar 8, 2012 6:28 AM

    if he ends up in the Broncos, that’s not an issue with them over there…

  44. gmen1987 says: Mar 8, 2012 6:56 AM

    Jeff Saturday said it would be an insult to Peyton if he had a pro day workout.

    Any team would be stupid to sign him without a workout, but then again there is a few stupid owners.

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