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Stokley says Peyton could play tomorrow at a high level

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Former NFL receiver Brandon Stokley has been saying plenty lately about one of his former teammates, Peyton Manning.  And they’re all incredibly positive.

“Just seeing him work out, seeing him make all of the throws like I said, to me he’ll step right in,” Stokley told NFL Network on Wednesday.  “I believe he could play in a football game tomorrow and play at a high level.

Stokley has seen Manning throw during rehab sessions at Duke.  Also, while Manning was in Denver last weekend, Stokley caught passes from Peyton at a park near Stokley’s home.

“He could make all of the throws – on the run, in the pocket, deep throws, comeback,” Stokley said.  “Any throw out there he was making.  And then when he came out to Denver we had a little throwing session on Saturday morning and he looked even better.  I think he had had three or four days off dealing with all of the free agency stuff and all of the things that were going on, so he looked even better to me then than he did at Duke.  So, to me I don’t see any questions with him throwing or making any throws on the football field.”

It all sounds great.  But it makes the fact that Manning has yet to throw for any interested teams even more confusing.

And while Stokley has plenty of insight about Manning’s current physical abilities, Stokley has no knowledge about Peyton’s plans.

“I know he’s had some good visits and I think he’s just waiting,” Stokley said.

Waiting for wait, exactly?  Some think he’s waiting for the right financial offer, which simply hasn’t come yet.

So while Peyton supposedly could play at a high level tomorrow, it would still be an upset if he has a new team by tomorrow.

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45 Responses to “Stokley says Peyton could play tomorrow at a high level”
  1. edusregis says: Mar 14, 2012 9:32 PM

    He won’t throw for anyone? I don’t think that’s the issue here. It seems to me that 1/4 of the NFL is begging to meet with him.

  2. 69finfan says: Mar 14, 2012 9:33 PM

    Does Rob Lowe approve of this message?

  3. sirdrinksalot says: Mar 14, 2012 9:34 PM

    When did Brandon Stokley become a doctor?

  4. caseyanthonymunoz says: Mar 14, 2012 9:34 PM

    “High Level” for Peyton means putting up big numbers in a dome during the regular season then getting knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Sorry Peyton fans, get back to me when he manages a winning record in the playoffs. I’d rather have Eli in a big game.

  5. thetooloftools says: Mar 14, 2012 9:36 PM

    A “high level” doesn’t cut it. The next team wants to hire the “old” Payton and right now the tires aren’t the only thing needing kicked.

  6. Mary Jane says: Mar 14, 2012 9:37 PM

    Entering the Titans facility today Manning was carrying a large gym bag. Perhaps his travel bag… perhaps workout clothes?

  7. scottdragosnai says: Mar 14, 2012 9:38 PM

    What are best friends for!

    Scott Dragos NAI

  8. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 14, 2012 9:38 PM

    Nobody cares what Brandon Stokley says. Talk about irrelevant. Once he stopped catching passes from Manning he went back to being a nobody. Other than that flukey catch and run TD a while back that made half the idiots in my fantasy leagues fight over him for a week or so…

  9. brianjoates says: Mar 14, 2012 9:39 PM

    Maybe Irsay and Peyton are second guessing the breakup, could there be a return to Indy?

  10. nflfollower says: Mar 14, 2012 9:39 PM

    Stokley has forgotten what it takes to play at a high level. The backyard toss is a different ballgame.

  11. thepatriotsaregay says: Mar 14, 2012 9:40 PM

    Stokely also thinks Peyton craps rainbows too

  12. johanneschimpo says: Mar 14, 2012 9:42 PM

    Brandon Stokely must be getting his info from Archie.

  13. akhter02 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:44 PM

    Good to know. Hope he doesn’t get hurt or anything.

  14. kxlllxst says: Mar 14, 2012 9:45 PM

    Stokley is the best PR rep that Manning could have ever asked for

  15. brenenostler says: Mar 14, 2012 9:45 PM

    Miami may as well take themselves out of the race and offer their money to Matt Flynn now.

    It would suck to not land either of them.

  16. barneyrumble says: Mar 14, 2012 9:46 PM

    So no one else in line? Titans, Broncos, Cards, Miami. I say that’s the order at the moment. Back to the condo, get the yellow legal pad out, do the Franklin method of preparation for a major decision, and they come out in the order listed above.
    As a Colts fan, would have rather seen him in Texans colors until finding what an ass their owner is, but just something about the Titans that I’ve never liked. Still, feel like that will be the spot.
    Also a Bears fan and if Brandon Marshall stays out of prison, and Forte is back, that will make up for a super suck couple of years for the Colts.

  17. eessppnn says: Mar 14, 2012 9:47 PM

    Who cares what Brandon Stokley says, bc he sucks ass now and probably will be cut!
    Shut the F$&@ up

  18. naptownwarrior says: Mar 14, 2012 9:47 PM

    who is stokley, mannings agent? how much is mannings daddy paying stokley to say all of this garbage? manning is the definition of a sellout. everything i said about this guy in previous comments on here is coming true. he will end up signing in tennessee as part of his pathetic revenge factor scenario , and they will pay him the most money, i thought it wasnt about the money peyton? you don’t have enough yet? want to stick it to the colts fans after crying on national tv how great the colts fans have been to you? what a joke this guy is, colts fans are already losing respect in droves.

  19. usmutts says: Mar 14, 2012 9:48 PM

    I like Nelson Stokley’s boy, but I’m not buying this. If Manning could make all the throws when he was in Denver seeking a multi-million dollar contract he would have had Broncos coaches watching him do it, not spending his valuable time tossing passes in secret to his pal.

    And Peyton would be stating publicly that he can do everything he has done in the past, because this would drive his contract value up. He would be showing videos of him throwing deep outs and go routes.

    He’s not doing these things because he can’t. He just wants some billionaire’s certified check for nine figures. Not that there’ anything wrong with that, but please stop pretending that Peyton is about anything but the money.

  20. b3astm0de says: Mar 14, 2012 9:49 PM

    I believe can throw. I want to know if he can take a hit.

  21. billsfan27 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:52 PM

    At a Mile High level?

  22. fafaflunky says: Mar 14, 2012 9:52 PM

    i guess peyton is trying to get all the money he can before he gets paralyzed and screws a team at the same time..

  23. tboneandamiller says: Mar 14, 2012 9:54 PM

    the broncos are missing out on all the FAs waitin on peyton… they should be using that money to upgrade the defense… if they dont sign peyton, were gonna be the same team

  24. cscfriarbob says: Mar 14, 2012 9:55 PM

    Anybody else notice that Peyton Manning and Drew Brees both have the same agent (Tom Condon) and both are being greedy SOBs? Maybe the problem isn’t the QBs, maybe the problem is Condon.

  25. neko02011980 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:57 PM

    He’s greedy, wants a boat load of $$$$. That s why he idnt in Indy.

  26. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:59 PM

    What happened to Tom Condon as Peyton agent??? Is stokley trying to get signed by the same team that Peyton does? He’s doing some serious pole jockin!!!

  27. firemarshal1 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:02 PM

    Jeff Ireland, you may want to sign Matt Flynn now, before you get egg in your face. Then, sign Manningham and Eric Winston. Now you have a team thats not flashy, but very good.

  28. 49ersgiants4life says: Mar 14, 2012 10:02 PM

    Wow some people just sound like ignorant idiots on here. It’s not Peyton’s fault everyone around him sucked he plays they go to the playoffs he doesn’t they get the 1st overall pick add 2 and 2 people

  29. mcjon22 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:03 PM

    Didn’t we hear this story 4 days ago? Yo Brandon, get a job!

  30. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 14, 2012 10:05 PM

    Thanks for the update grandpa.

    Now remind us that grandma has the body of a fifty year old.

  31. kdub79 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:08 PM

    And my mom says I’m the best looking boy in class. Shocker.

  32. hooterdawg says: Mar 14, 2012 10:08 PM

    Stop withthis Stokely crap. He is a FA who is trying to piggyback on any deal Peyton gets. Otherwise, he will be unemployed.

  33. truthfactory says: Mar 14, 2012 10:13 PM

    caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Mar 14, 2012 9:34 PM
    “High Level” for Peyton means putting up big numbers in a dome during the regular season then getting knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Sorry Peyton fans, get back to me when he manages a winning record in the playoffs. I’d rather have Eli in a big game.
    ———-

    It’s a lot easier for Eli to win playoff games when his defense is holding elite offenses to less than 20 points in every single one of his playoff wins.

    Giants D held Pats to 14 points, Pats again to 17 points, Falcons to 0 points, Packers to 17 points and so on… Eli’s D in the playoffs holds teams to an average of 14 points, while Peytons D holds teams to 22 points in the playoffs.

    Colts D would have gotten mopped up and given up 30+ points against any decent offense. When Manning plays the Pats, he’s gotta throw up 35+ points to get a win while Eli has to have 1 “clutch” drive to get to 20 points and he’s a hero? What a joke…

  34. dlw492 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:15 PM

    Didn’t Jim Harbaugh play for the Colts? Now Peyton will play for him (you think Moss signed for no reason?)

  35. mrslay1 says: Mar 14, 2012 10:15 PM

    I guess all you losers on here think your more of a man and of coarse know more than Stokley.

  36. beeronthefridge says: Mar 14, 2012 10:33 PM

    I like Nelson Stokley’s boy, but I’m not buying this. If Manning could make all the throws when he was in Denver seeking a multi-million dollar contract he would have had Broncos coaches watching him do it, not spending his valuable time tossing passes in secret to his pal.

    And Peyton would be stating publicly that he can do everything he has done in the past, because this would drive his contract value up. He would be showing videos of him throwing deep outs and go routes.

    He’s not doing these things because he can’t. He just wants some billionaire’s certified check for nine figures. Not that there’ anything wrong with that, but please stop pretending that Peyton is about anything but the money

    ____________________________________

    pm has become the big swindler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. tweeter75 says: Mar 14, 2012 11:05 PM

    Does Mike Vanderjagt think Peyton’s ready? I thought maybe he’d get liquored up and go on Canadian TV again and give us his opinion.

  38. yahmule says: Mar 15, 2012 1:44 AM

    Peyton Manning stayed at Brandon Stokley’s house when he visited Denver. During his 13 year NFL career, Stokley played for the Ravens, Colts, Broncos, Seahawks and Giants. He chose to make his home and raise his family in Denver.

  39. maxvain says: Mar 15, 2012 2:05 AM

    Peyton and his camp really think we are falling for his Blair Witch Throwing video and Stokley’s high praise. They are feeding Stokley those comments. Bunch of BS, until he throws in front of GMs and Coaches. Media should quit licking Manning’s ass and call him out, isn’t it oblivious he’s reluctant to throw!

  40. electionconfidential says: Mar 15, 2012 4:00 AM

    I think he’s smart not to throw until he has at least a conditional agreement with someone. He doesn’t need a bunch of rumors flying around that may have ulterior motives behind them. That’s why he moved his rehab out of Indy, because Irsay had a vested interest in downplaying his recovery…

  41. warhog21 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:14 AM

    Haha Brandon Stokley aka Has been, Never was.

    I still think Peyton’s gonna be fine for a 5 year 50 mill contract, esp in AZ. That’s 20 Million less than what they paid for the bust Kolb

  42. enviroman08 says: Mar 15, 2012 6:09 AM

    Pick a team Already enough of the waiting sh*t..teams need to move on!

  43. jasonculhane says: Mar 15, 2012 6:59 AM

    Not sure why an opinion from a former player is a big deal or why people are still concerned about his “arm”. The Colts were the ones who leaked all that bad press about his “health” and they have a history of not telling the truth about their injuries. So why beleive them now?

    I would rather predict and put money on the guy who’s one 4 Mvp’s a SuperBowl and obviously a guy who’s carried a franchise on his back for years. If he says he’s “ready” and he’s putting his name on the line, I’ll go with him.

  44. bozosforall says: Mar 15, 2012 8:32 PM

    caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Mar 14, 2012 9:34 PM
    “High Level” for Peyton means putting up big numbers in a dome during the regular season then getting knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Sorry Peyton fans, get back to me when he manages a winning record in the playoffs. I’d rather have Eli in a big game.

    ___

    Career Postseason QB Rating:

    Peyton Manning – 88.6
    Eli Manning – 88.0
    Tom Brady – 86.0

    Postseason wins are a TEAM stat. Only idiots such as caseyanthonymoron think otherwise.

  45. mrslay1 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:44 PM

    Only BOZOBRAINS would take Eli over Peyton or Brady. Eli’s defence has won the Giants post season games. Only BOZOBRAINS think any QB wins the post season. Teams win and DF plays the biggest part of that in playoffs. Do ya really think Eli held the Pats who averaged 34 points a game to 17 points in the Super Bowl?

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