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Peyton Manning looking forward to winning a Super Bowl in Denver

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At Peyton Manning’s introductory press conference as the new starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, one clear message was repeated several times: The Broncos are in this to win the Super Bowl, and will settle for nothing less.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and doing everything I can to help this franchise win another Super Bowl,” Manning said. “I could tell that Denver is committed to winning and I’m glad they wanted me to be a part of it.”

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen offered similar sentiments in speaking before Manning.

“Our goal has always been to win Super Bowls, and Peyton gives us a chance to win another world championship,” Bowlen said. “I’m thrilled that he has decided to become a Denver Bronco.”

John Elway, who runs the Broncos’ front office, said he hopes to help Manning get even better than he was with the Colts.

“I believe that he’s got a lot of great football left in him,” Elway said. “My goal is to make Peyton Manning the best quarterback ever to play the game, and he’s got the ability.”

Manning said he was excited to see how committed Bowlen and Elway are to winning the Super Bowl.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my playing career with the Denver Broncos,” Manning said. “This organization is committed to winning.”

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  1. damnyoulinelliot says: Mar 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    Gotta get to the playoffs first, buddy!

  2. nflfollower says: Mar 20, 2012 3:35 PM

    If manning goes down as the best ever (he would need to win the next 3 super bowls in a row) it certainly wouldn’t be because john elway “made” him the best ever. Sheeesh john, ego much?

  3. schmitty2 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:36 PM

    “I believe that he’s got a lot of great football left in him,” Elway said. “My goal is to make Peyton Manning the best quarterback ever to play the game, and he’s got the ability.”

    I’m going to go out on a limb John and say he pretty much has established both

  4. alldayvikings says: Mar 20, 2012 3:36 PM

    Just a good guy for any team. Denver is lucky to have Manning!! Good luck this season. I’ll be watching here in Minnesota.

  5. momotaroskp says: Mar 20, 2012 3:36 PM

    Peyton,your confusing SF for Denver! SF would go to the superbowl before Demver does.

  6. radrntn says: Mar 20, 2012 3:36 PM

    keep dreaming old man

  7. weepingjebus says: Mar 20, 2012 3:37 PM

    That jersey looks pretty good considering it has to zip up from the side since they can’t risk pulling it down over his head.

  8. chadmurdigan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:37 PM

    These guys are living in a dream world. Elway apparently thinks he can help old, used up, and hugely injured Peyton Manning learn how to win play off games. Manning’s delusional ego that he can win another SuperBowl at his advanced age reveals perhaps that one of those neck procedures may have drained some brains. Who knows what goes on in Bowlen’s head at this point.

  9. bigbrad184 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:37 PM

    Then why didn’t he join the 49ers? Better defense, better special teams, better supporting cast on offense, better chance to win a Super Bowl. Manning is all about the $$$, that’s why.

  10. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:37 PM

    Over under 8-8 this year

  11. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    That orange is going to painful to see all year. I hate that they made that switch to these being the permanent home jerseys.

  12. cali49er707 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    with all those weapons,that top 5 defense, the good coaching,why even play the season its a done deal manning and the 9ers are superbowl bound …………..oh what he signed with denver???? CANCEL THAT!!!!!!!!

  13. darthvader89 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    How frenzied has this Manning thing been? I only just now realized he picked another “horse team” in the NFL.

  14. yelix says: Mar 20, 2012 3:39 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure that’ll happen.

  15. dasmol says: Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    Too bad he will never get them there. Should’ve went to the 49ers. AFC West is going to come down hard on Peyton this season.

  16. goldenmane says: Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    Isn’t Payton a little long in the tooth? I say superbowl, schlupebole….Let’s wait until the end of the season

  17. touchdownbroncos says: Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    Oh hell’s jyah!

  18. Clay says: Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    Superbowl… ? throwing the ball to Eric Decker as your #1 receiver? dream on.

  19. handsofglue says: Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    I bet Rivers regrets daring Manning to come to his division…

  20. 12thmanhawks says: Mar 20, 2012 3:41 PM

    Yeah right…. It ain’t gonna happen Peyton , your a walking time bomb one wrong hit on ur arse….u gonna be on wheel chair for the rest of ur life.

  21. dv5454 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:41 PM

    Unbiased observations:

    1.) The Manning deal shoots down anyone who has ever said Elway wasn’t fond of Tebow because he would “Overshadow Elway in Denver”.

    2.) Going off of what Elway said: I think an argument could be made that Manning is the best ever. I don’t necessarily think he is, but he’s in the argument.

  22. randomguy9999 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:42 PM

    first thing is finding a real backup

  23. stavreafavre says: Mar 20, 2012 3:42 PM

    Then you shouldn’t have messed with God’s Golden Boy, heretic!

  24. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 20, 2012 3:42 PM

    Commited to winning…but get used to losing!

    Like it’s a foregone conclusion that just because Peyton is there, they will automatically win the SuperBowl…give me a break.

    The Donkeys probably won’t even win their own division.

  25. hardpeaches says: Mar 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    They should just cheat like John Elway and Mike Shannahan did to win the franchises first two superbowls.

  26. duanethomas says: Mar 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    After his opening statement about wearing the #18, do you still feel he shouldn’t wear it? Classy opening statement by Peyton. You wasted 4 paragraphs on that question.

  27. beerbaron says: Mar 20, 2012 3:44 PM

    I’m looking forward to Julian Edelman picking him off in the playoffs.

  28. dannyocean83 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:44 PM

    I think Peyton has a thing for horses.

    You know, I once got canned from a job for watching a video with a few girls and a horse.

    Peyton better be careful.

  29. pats54 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM

    Once again, Manning lands in a soft division. The Chargers are hit or miss, the Chiefs can’t get out of their own way and the Raiders… are the Raiders. There’s a reason why Tebow made the playoffs last year. If he was in any other division they would have been shut down by week 14.

  30. aaroncurryisbust says: Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM

    Should have signed with Seattle. Peyton is a scaredy cat!

  31. charlesbrown2316 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:46 PM

    Duh! I thought he was going to say hes looking forward to stinking up Denver spending his 18 mil getting drf in the local strip club and bumming free playoff tickets from Eli all while taking classes a Denver school of the performing arts for his next career as a Frankenstein impersonater

  32. yelix says: Mar 20, 2012 3:46 PM

    Peyton Manning has been in the NFL for almost 15 years. Will people please stop spelling his first name as Payton?

  33. charger88 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:47 PM

    Somebody better get Billy Volek on the phone if he’s still available. Peyton’s gonna need a backup as of yesterday.

  34. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:47 PM

    Isn’t every team trying to win the Super Bowl – or am I missing something?

    If he came out and said….”our goal is to play really well and do the best we can”…..

    I’d be concerned and maybe it would be news.

  35. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Mar 20, 2012 3:47 PM

    Going to be hard for Manning to win 3 SB’s in his two year window. Sorry, he will not live to see the end of that contract. He’d be 41 his final year, and very unManninglike. Elway went all in, and if Manning doesn’t tie little brother in the next two years, it’s a wasted deal. Worse yet, if Peyton doesn’t hold up THIS year, Elway becomes a periah.

  36. tramonisland says: Mar 20, 2012 3:48 PM

    work on being able to get tackled first. i have no problems with him getting there and will root hard for him this season in his pursuit of winning the afc title. he’s not beating any nfc team if and when he gets to the SB though.

  37. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 20, 2012 3:48 PM

    Over/under on games played by Manning for his career? 10?? The AFC is soft as can be, but I am sure Seymour is going to try to break his neck. I hope this goes horribly wrong just so Bronco fans can look like complete idiots.

  38. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    BTW – D. Thomas is the #1 in Denver not Decker. Please go troll your team’s news…..since you don’t know very much about the Broncos.

    It’s nice to see you watch ESPN and get all your thoughts from them based upon highlights though….

  39. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    LOL at being the best QB to ever play. He won’t even be the best QB of his era.That’ll be Tom Brady. Manning going to Denver secured Brady’s legacy of being the best QB of this era.

    Man, Peyton won’t even be known as the best Manning.

  40. yelix says: Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    Also, I still think the AFC West is up for grabs. Rivers might stop throwing interceptions, the Chiefs are building a team centered around great defense and power running, and the Raiders…well, I don’t see them being much better. Still, even with Manning in Denver, it’s a really competitive division.

  41. onlysane1intheroom says: Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    Payton said it goes against everything he stands for that he would wear a retired guy’s number, but that Mr. Tripucka “really wanted” him to wear it! Who initiated that phone call?

    What a phony.

  42. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    goldenmane says:Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    Isn’t Payton a little long in the tooth?
    ____________

    And Elway is a little long in the face. Your point?

  43. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:50 PM

    Elway is a great used car salesman though. Peyton is classic naive consumer.

  44. awarebrah says: Mar 20, 2012 3:51 PM

    But at the cost of what?

  45. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 20, 2012 3:51 PM

    sullijo1 says:Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    BTW – D. Thomas is the #1 in Denver not Decker. Please go troll your team’s news…..since you don’t know very much about the Broncos.
    ____________

    Not a Broncos fan but I know that Decker is a better receiver than Thomas. He’ll have 12 touchdowns this year.

  46. pharvinisback says: Mar 20, 2012 3:52 PM

    Never happen. 49ers were ripe for a title. Bad choice Manning!

  47. trollhammer20 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:52 PM

    He’s looking forward to winning a Super Bowl.

    And I’m looking forward to four articles a day on him and the Broncos….just as much as I looked forward to Favre articles…and Tebow articles…

  48. lilevil74 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:53 PM

    The broncos better be looking for timing receivers. I really hope it’s Denver at KC on opening day! If KC can stay healthy, they are still my favorites to win the West.

  49. johnnygsnake says: Mar 20, 2012 3:54 PM

    Takes more then 1 guy to win super bowl idiots !!!!

  50. jjackwagon says: Mar 20, 2012 3:57 PM

    Peyton…Buddy…Listen for a second, let me help you out here. You don’t have Garcon, Wayne, Clark or Addai, nor anyone even close. It’s going to take at least two years and probably three for Elway to build the weapons you are accustomed to. Your team only went 3-3 in your division last year and now you have to face a first place schedule that includes, Patriots, Ravens, Steelers, Texans, Saints, Falcons, & Bengals. Don’t get your hopes up. 2013 maybe, 2014 more likely…do you have that kind of time?

  51. kpow55 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:58 PM

    I cannot wait for the possible backlash in January.

    Tebow got them in the playoffs and produced a win in 2011. (fluke, talent, luck, call it whatever but it happened)

    What happens when Manning get his (x) handed to him by the “inferior” Palmer or Rivers in 2012 and the Broncos don’t even get a wildcard? Or if by some miracle Seymour or Phillips don’t squash his neck and they do get in and he loses to the same Steelers Tebow beat?

  52. briang123 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:59 PM

    Watching Manning and all the giddiness about his signing I couldn’t help of think about the scene from the movie Bloodsport after Frank Dux smashes the bottom brick doing the “dim mach.” Chong Li responds, “very good, but brick not hit back.” I am sure his practice videos will look great this summer. However, we’ll only see how Manning really is after he gets blasted in the pocket. Until then……

  53. heycarl23 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:01 PM

    why so bitter 49ers fans? lol good luck not having any qb this year. hey maybe Tebow can lead you! hahahahah

  54. xtrout says: Mar 20, 2012 4:01 PM

    You can look forward to it all you want. Unfortunately you picked the wrong team. SF was the only choice of the three that would have given you a shot at the SB. Like DeNiro said….”You got the chance AND YOU BLEW IT!”

  55. bigfootballfan says: Mar 20, 2012 4:02 PM

    How exciting. Couldn’t help but think of the Colt’s fans. They must be in pain watching this.

  56. jikkle49 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:05 PM

    Elway doesn’t even care if Manning wins the Super Bowl but it would be a perk if by some miracle they did.

    Manning gave the Broncos the perfect out to get rid of Tebow and now Elway has the ideal type of QB that he wants to run the Bronco’s offense.

    So with Manning he can draft the heir apparent that’s in Elway’s mold and continue to build the team so in 3 years when Manning is done the QB of future can walk right in and be ready.

  57. psousa1 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:07 PM

    No more minimum of 9 games in a dome (at Houston). Let’s see. Still will be better than average QB out there though. Just not going to put up dome numbers.

  58. athoula707 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:07 PM

    Keep dreaming, one more good hit from defense and he be done for life

  59. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:09 PM

    I want you all to chew on this…

    Peyton Manning barely won a SuperBowl with Edgerin James, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, and Dallas Clark.

    He has to face Rex Grossman to win one. That was really won by Dominic Rhodes playing out of his mind.

    So now all of sudden he’s going to a Superbowl at old injured 36 years of age….WITH THE WEAK DONKIES…and that weak front office????

    GTFOH!!! What am I missing…how is this going to happen?

  60. ppc50 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:10 PM

    Manning is 9-10 in the playoffs, has approx equal INTs to TDs in the playoffs, is 1-1 in Super Bowls – he didn’t play very well in either one (threw the game winning INT vs. NO). At the U of Tenn he also lost a lot of big games. Manning is a 1st ballot HOFer, no doubt (great regular season QB), but in big games he has fell short. I don’t believe he will ever win another SB.

  61. ahostiletakeover says: Mar 20, 2012 4:16 PM

    How has Vegas and the media declared the Broncos essentially favorites to win it all? Did they even watch Denver last year or were they too busy with Tebow-mania to notice the 20-something ranked defense back into the playoffs last year? The only reason they even beat pittsburgh is because they were foolish enough to keep daring Tebow to beat them AFTER he had already shown he could. If Peyton is healthy, he helps that defense a bit, but the QB cannot fix a mediocre defense, even if its the football god himself Peyton Manning.

  62. brutus9448 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:20 PM

    denver has to get to the playoffs first. Did manning look at denvers schedule next year when he made the decision?
    I’m sure he didn’t because all he looked at was how much under the cap denver was and how much they could pay him and his buddies from the colts.

  63. jeff d. says: Mar 20, 2012 4:25 PM

    Peyton is looking forward to winning a SB in Denver.

    Until he gets hit from the blind side the first time and his career is over.

    He should have quit while he was ahead. This can only end up bad for him in Denver.

  64. metalhead65 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:26 PM

    he wants to win a superbowl? then he better start winning right away! none of this it takes time excuses and we have to get all the rights pieces nonsense. he is going to a team that made and won a game in the playoffs and after which all the experts said they needed a better qb to go farther. well now they have that so why should there be any excuses? the qb he replaced had no time and produced so why should expectations be any different for the 90 million dollar man? I lost all the respect I had for elway by the way he answered the tebow question instead of just admitting that he and fox did not think he was good enough and they never wanted him he played the it is always tough to make personal decsions like he and tebow were close or something.

  65. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:28 PM

    Right..this isn’t an example of a good QB going from a bad franchise to a good one.

    This is a good QB going from good franchise to a bad one, with a under qualified front office. This is a franchise that hired Josh McDaniels and gave him complete control for crying outloud.

    Peyton Manning is one of the weakest post season QBs in the history of the game. ..A Superbowl in Denver’s not happening, sorry. The media needs to cut that out.

  66. cali49er707 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:30 PM

    @raiderlyfe510 u know its crazy when a raider fan and niner fan agree with the same thing & im not hating or jealous anybody who thinks this team is a real contender is kidding themselves, the broncos need more then peyton!!!

  67. jgedgar70 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:32 PM

    We all know that you can win the Super Bowl with an incredibly average QB (see Johnson, Brad and Dilfer, Trent). But can you win the Super Bowl with elite players and a rotten coach? We’re about to find out.

    I can’t wait for the first time Peyton thorws a pass on 3rd-and-long. Fox will turn to Mike McCoy and say “stop throwing the f**king ball.” (This happened in Carolina whenever our OC threw on 3rd-and-long instead of running a draw up the middle and punting.) McCoy will click the radio and say to Peyton, “Coach said to stop throwing the f**king ball.” Peyton will lead the team to a TD and proceed to the sideline and ask Fox how many Super Bowl rings he has. The team implosion will begin.

    And, please God, let this implosion happen during the Broncos-Panthers game this year….

  68. rc33 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:33 PM

    Pay Frank Tripucka for allowing you to use his retired jersey!!

  69. 1historian says: Mar 20, 2012 5:05 PM

    Re: Denver D

    What part of ‘6 Brady TD passes final score 45-10′ don’t people understand?

  70. jayniner says: Mar 20, 2012 5:15 PM

    Even if by some god given miracle(see Tebow) they make it to the playoffs, Peyton will have to contend with the likes of the Steelers, Ravens, Pats or Texans just for a glimpse at a superbowl appearance.

    And if that’s not enough….good luck staying on your feet against the 49ers in the superbowl!

    But it’s about winning a superbowl with the right team(because the Broncos give you the best opportunity this year)….and not the $96 million they’re paying you….right Peyton?

  71. briank1ne says: Mar 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    he could have been the best ever if he would have signed with the team that carries the best qb’s of all time. and that of course, is SF. All for da cash man.

  72. dumbestraiderfanuknow says: Mar 20, 2012 5:20 PM

    superbowls? really? if these guys said they werent worried about that neck, they are lying to you. i want to see him make it to the playoffs first. “come here peyton, give me some neck!”

  73. stew48 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:22 PM

    Hey Peyton, did they tell you the #18 is retired in Denver? Get another number, cause you are a winner. Tripucka earned it, so be quick to change.

  74. keeroc15 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:39 PM

    Elway has shown that he resembles even another part of a horse’s anatomy. I wish he would go to another team. A five year contract ? – that gets Peyton to 41 years old. Should have built a team around a real defense and see if Tebow could have progressed over the 2- 3 years that process will take. What has changed since the several games of 40 something drubbings the Broncos team suffered last year ? Maybe a little more ball control until Peyton gets banged up. Time will tell.

  75. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 20, 2012 5:43 PM

    no, san fran was the superbowl ready team.

  76. charliedamon says: Mar 20, 2012 5:43 PM

    “Frank Tripucka? This is Archie Manning. My son is going to cry if he doesn’t get to wear his number, just like my other son cried when he got drafted by San Diego, so just give him #18 for #@*# sake, ok?”

  77. phelbin says: Mar 20, 2012 5:53 PM

    The contract would have been the same in SF and Tennessee…so money isn’t the issue. He wanted to be the de facto offensive coordinator, and that wouldn’t have happened with the 49ers. Last year John Fox gave the offense to Tebow, so Peyton knew he’d have the same control.

    If he really wanted more super bowls he would be a 49er. But control was more important, so he’s a Bronco.

  78. cali49er707 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:03 PM

    @phelbin exactly….. and harbaugh is the one with the ego????done with 1 peyton!!!!

  79. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:14 PM

    goldenmane says:
    Mar 20, 2012 3:40 PM
    Isn’t Payton a little long in the tooth? I say superbowl, schlupebole….Let’s wait until the end of the season

    __
    Elway was the same age when he won his two SB rings.

  80. deathspiralx says: Mar 20, 2012 6:15 PM

    I like the fact that anything less than a superbowl is an EPIC FAIL for Denver.

    How many times do teams bring in that one player to put them over the top only to see it go thspppt? Granted that it is not always, but the odds are against it.

  81. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:16 PM

    ppc50 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 4:10 PM
    Manning is 9-10 in the playoffs, has approx equal INTs to TDs in the playoffs, is 1-1 in Super Bowls – he didn’t play very well in either one (threw the game winning INT vs. NO). At the U of Tenn he also lost a lot of big games. Manning is a 1st ballot HOFer, no doubt (great regular season QB), but in big games he has fell short. I don’t believe he will ever win another SB.

    __
    Peyton’s career postseason QB rating is 88.6, higher than Tom Brady’s 86.0. W-L records are a TEAM stat.

  82. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:19 PM

    raiderlyfe510 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 3:49 PM
    LOL at being the best QB to ever play. He won’t even be the best QB of his era.That’ll be Tom Brady. Manning going to Denver secured Brady’s legacy of being the best QB of this era.

    ___
    It won’t be Brady except in the delusional minds of idiot Pats fans…and idiot Raider fans such as yourself.

  83. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:20 PM

    psousa1 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 4:07 PM
    No more minimum of 9 games in a dome (at Houston). Let’s see. Still will be better than average QB out there though. Just not going to put up dome numbers.

    _
    Houston hasn’t ever played any of their home games in a “dome”. That was the Oilers. The Texans play in a retractable roof stadium. So do the Colts for that matter.

  84. r8rsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 6:21 PM

    This just looks like a train wreck waiting to happen. That neck injury required a number of surgical procedures, and he plays one of the most violent sports in the world. AFC West games are basically a controlled street fight and guys don’t stop until the whistle blows or a little after. I just don’t see this ending well. Tebow could deliver the blow, Peyton will just wince and receive it.
    Elway made plays on the move, as did Plummer, Tebow, etc. Manning’s 40 time can be measured with a sun dial. Clady led the league in offensive holding calls with Tebow, what will he do with a stationary QB?

  85. tjjohnson98 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:22 PM

    Broncos won’t win the division, let alone the Super Bowl this year. John Elway is a great used car salesman!

  86. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:22 PM

    1historian says:
    Mar 20, 2012 5:05 PM
    Re: Denver D

    What part of ’6 Brady TD passes final score 45-10′ don’t people understand?

    __
    The part where the Denver O couldn’t move the ball with Tebow under center, thereby giving the Pats better field position and more time to score, not to mention a much more exhaused Denver D to go up against.

    Then again, no one expects idiot Pats fans to really understand the nuances of the game.

  87. shadeforourbattle says: Mar 20, 2012 6:24 PM

    Who do the Broncos have that can stop and cover the top team in the AFC, the New England Patriots, and their prolific offense? Who do they now have that can answer the Brady, Gronkowski, Hernandez and Welker monster that put up 85 points in two games against this 20th ranked defense that only produced less than a handful of interceptions? Is Manning going to play defense and be able to cover one of these three? ZSuper Bowl is a pipe dream. BTW, I hate the Patriots, but I have great respect for talent.

  88. kurb21 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:24 PM

    John Elway saying “My goal is to make Peyton Manning the best quarterback ever to play the game, and he’s got the ability” is him saying that he will get the talent around him and Peyton’s got the ability.

    Ultimately, QB’s are judged on championships and to be considered the best, Peyton needs two or three more. Impossible, but everyone has goals..

  89. edavidberg says: Mar 20, 2012 6:25 PM

    Who’s gonna be rooting against the Broncos this year? I am.

  90. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:28 PM

    jjackwagon says:
    Mar 20, 2012 3:57 PM
    Peyton…Buddy…Listen for a second, let me help you out here. You don’t have Garcon, Wayne, Clark or Addai, nor anyone even close. It’s going to take at least two years and probably three for Elway to build the weapons you are accustomed to. Your team only went 3-3 in your division last year and now you have to face a first place schedule that includes, Patriots, Ravens, Steelers, Texans, Saints, Falcons, & Bengals. Don’t get your hopes up. 2013 maybe, 2014 more likely…do you have that kind of time?

    __
    The real difference between a “first place” and a “last place” schedule within any one division? TWO GAMES. Playing New England and Houston instead of Buffalo and Indy. Even if the Broncos lose both of those games, that only gives them two more losses than if they were playing the “last place” schedule that Kansas City will play next season. Once again, the idiocy of the typical PFT poster shines through.

  91. thejackalofnight1 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:28 PM

    SuperBowl for Peyton and Denver?
    Will never happend.
    No QB has ever won 2 SB with 2 different teams, welcome to the harsh reality Denver, better luck next time…

  92. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 20, 2012 6:30 PM

    Niner fans still salty

  93. lilb360 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:31 PM

    Any one of you fools barking that SF was the best chance Manning had of a Super Bowl realize that the 9ers play in the weakest division in all of football? Just a matter of time before the others in that division catch up. For real it’s not like SF has been pounding the division for years or anything.
    I’m a huge Bronco fan who realizes that even with Manning, Denver has some major work to do before we can start talking Super Bowl.
    I just hope folks keep things in perspective when they start talking about who has the best chance to win it all.

  94. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 6:45 PM

    jayniner says:
    Mar 20, 2012 5:15 PM
    Even if by some god given miracle(see Tebow) they make it to the playoffs, Peyton will have to contend with the likes of the Steelers, Ravens, Pats or Texans just for a glimpse at a superbowl appearance.

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    NFC is the tougher division right now (Giants, Packers, Saints…even the Lions and Falcons…with the Cowboys, Seahawks and Eagles threatening as well). The AFC is basically those four teams that you listed, with the Steelers facing some rebuilding that may drop them down a notch. The NFC has won the last three Super Bowls, therefore the AFC is the path of least resistance for Manning to make it back to a Super Bowl. He made the smart choice, especialy if the Broncos spend more of that cap space that they have available to them this year (they had the highest amount to spend before the Manning contract and still have around 20 million or so left after he signed).

  95. starderup says: Mar 20, 2012 6:59 PM

    Make a 4 time MVP better than ever? How about a 64 time MVP!!!!!!
    BAM!!!!!
    Denver has been of no consequence for 10 years. Peyton at least gives them press coverage. They should bow down and shut up.

  96. jikkle49 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:03 PM

    @bozoforall

    The AFC is an easier path to the Super Bowl I agree but if he plans on winning it he’s still going to have to face one of those NFC teams.

    The whole problem is he’s only really has about a 3 year window to do this and by the time Denver gets enough talent to be considered a strong SB contender that window will be just about closed.

    If the ring was the most important thing to him he would’ve went with SF because with him on board they instantly would’ve been a strong contender to win this season even if the NFC is a tougher road.

  97. starderup says: Mar 20, 2012 7:05 PM

    lilb360 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:31 PM

    Any one of you fools barking that SF was the best chance Manning had of a Super Bowl realize that the 9ers play in the weakest division in all of football?
    I think that was the same team that spanked Green Bay at home. SF was a legitimate contender this year, and don’t pay attention to the weak division. When you get to the NFC Championship and lose to the eventual Super Bowl winners, you don’t hang your head too low.

  98. tominma says: Mar 20, 2012 7:35 PM

    I think Peyton Manning has just pulled off the biggest heist in the history of professional sports. Denver is going to live to regret this.

  99. dubblelznhell says: Mar 20, 2012 7:39 PM

    Lol @ John elegy making Peyton a better quarterback. If he wanted to make someone better, he should have stuck with Tebow. Manning, IMO, is a far better quarterback than Elway was.

  100. marzxyz says: Mar 20, 2012 7:42 PM

    Nobody disputes the fact that the Broncos’ fans adored Tim Tebow. As such, I can’t remember a time when such a popular athlete was so unceremoniously dumped by his team in any sport. Prediction: The Broncos will pay a price for this (above and beyond Manning’s $40M guaranteed salary). The Fates will not be kind Wait and see, sportsfans!

  101. riccismiles says: Mar 20, 2012 7:57 PM

    EXACTLY.. Manning has just committed ROBBERY in full view of the public and DENVER should get ZERO love for what they are doing. They will be setting Manning up for failure -there is NO WAY he works in Denver’s RUN-FOR-Your-LIFE system, and KARMA will abuse the Broncos for YEARS for what they are doing to Tebow. I WASNT a Tebow fan until yesterday morning. NOW I hope Tebow wins a bowl game while Manning is still STANDING!

  102. sagatti says: Mar 20, 2012 8:51 PM

    LOL @ ALL the Niner fans and AFC WEST fans… Niners acting like the GIRL who didnt get asked to the prom… AFC West fans deep down SCARED to DEATH about whats gonna happen to them this season… We WON THE WEST and BEAT PITT with TIM TEBOW….your lying to yourselves or RETARDED if you think Manning is NOT an UPGRADE…… hahahahahahaha…..haters!!!!

  103. thejackalofnight1 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:51 PM

    Funny how Bronco fans keep bringing up the Steelers win, when it’s the Patriot beat down (twice) that should tell you that this defence isn’t good enough to win the AFC, Manning has yet to take the field, let’s see Manning even complete a pass.
    Denver WON the West? more like the best of a bad lot. 8-8 one year = SuperBowl the next?
    Please…. Reality check coming September 2012!

  104. riccismiles says: Mar 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    For anyone considering MANNING an upgrade, all I can say is “WOW” you really REALLY didnt have any respect at all for Denver. Because adding MANNING is just adding another butt to ride the pine after about 3-4 games (though I think he’ll have his head removed in 1-2) allowing TEBOW another chance to own the media (if he’s still in Denver). Manning is a SIDE STEP.. and its gonna HAUNT Denver. Our GRANDkids will ask about Denver’s TEBOW CURSE..

  105. dubblelznhell says: Mar 20, 2012 11:03 PM

    Elway….not elegy. Damn auto-correct…

  106. animalkindness says: Mar 21, 2012 8:45 AM

    Okay everyone has a right to comment on Peyton Manning becoming a Bronco….let me just say from living in Indy and a Colt fan…Denver is not only getting a great quarterback, neck injury or not, they are getting a quality person. This man does so much for the community and put Indy on the sports map for the first time since Reggie Miller. He makes every team better so yes go on an make snide comments about his neck and his head and on and on with those jokes but Denver is lucky to have him.

  107. shadeforourbattle says: Mar 21, 2012 10:24 AM

    @bozosforall
    You stated “The part where the Denver O couldn’t move the ball with Tebow under center, thereby giving the Pats better field position and more time to score, not to mention a much more exhaused Denver D to go up against.

    Then again, no one expects idiot Pats fans to really understand the nuances of the game.”

    Time of Possession
    Denver 33:23 vs. New England 26:37

    New England’s 1st TD Drive: Received the Game Opening Kickoff and started at the 20. 80 yard TD Drive
    NE 2nd TD: 62 Yard Drive
    NE 3rd TD: 52 Yard Drive
    NE 4th TD: 72 Yard Drive
    NE 5th TD: 58 Yard Drive
    NE 6th TD: 56 Yard Drive

    Seems to me Bozo, that the facts state that the Patriots did not have a short field to drive (less than 1/2 is a short field) on any of their TD Drives.

    How is Denver’s defense the tired one Bozo? The facts from the game reveal that it was the New England Defense that was more stressed and tired than the much better rested Denver Broncos. You need facts, not spin. I am not a fan of the Patriots, but the statistical facts of record show that the Denver Defense was the better rested unit in the ball game and gave up long touchdown drive to the Patriots who were forced to drive more than 1/2 of a football field on ALL of their TD drives.

    Do you understand the nuances of football BOZO, because the facts reveal that you have been measured and found wanting.

  108. riccismiles says: Mar 21, 2012 11:01 AM

    Denver is LUCKY to have Manning. An Indy fan posted that line. I’d say Manning is LUCKY to have an idiot like ELWAY in such a man crush. Obviously Manning is no longer LUCKY to have Indy! Bottom line, MANNING is lucky to live in a country where history is literally treated like fiction. Without a LINE, a TIGHT END, and at least one REALLY nice reciever, do you remember how GREAT Manning was in Indy? Is it THAT long ago? A lot of important things fall in place to help great players leap to HOFmers. None of those things are falling in Denver. Lucky to have him. LOL. Manning is the ONLY lucky person here and when he gets hurt early next season.. the LUCK is over.

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