Peyton’s nemesis joins the Broncos

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As the saying goes, if you can beat them, join them.

Or something.

Cornerback Tracy Porter, whose interception return for a touchdown iced the Saints’ 31-17 victory over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, has agreed to terms with Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Though the blame for the interception largely has been placed on receiver Reggie Wayne, Porter attributed the play after the game ended to “great film study.”  Which is an indirect way of placing the blame on the persons responsible for ensuring that there are no obvious tendencies in the game films.  Which in the case of the Colts is a backhanded slap at their on-field offensive coordinator, Peyton Manning.

At least that won’t be the most awkward subject between Porter and Peyton, given that the Super Bowl also was played at a time when the Saints maintained a pool of money that rewarded players for, among other things, injuring quarterbacks.

112 responses to “Peyton’s nemesis joins the Broncos

  1. Can’t take the superbowl away from them. The bounties didn’t effect teams defensive schemes. Saints couldn’t be stoped anyway. But having bounties on players just to have an advantage is a sucker move and they deserve any penalties the NFL dish out.

  2. I love Peyton, and think he is fantastic (and I’m a 49er fan so that’s saying a lot right now), but that interception was clearly his fault. Wayne certainly could have done more to prevent it, but that is the case on a lot of interceptions. The burden of the interception is on the QB, and that was a throw that Peyton should have never made.

    All that said, they are pro athletes. I don’t think Peyton is going to care one way or another.

  3. Though the blame for the interception largely has been placed on receiver Reggie Wayne, Porter attributed the play after the game ended to “great film study.” 

    A defender will always claim they made a great play rather than say the offensive player made a mistake.

  4. Peyton’s brilliance on the field is only eclipsed by his mastery as his own ‘agent. ‘

    Peyton Manning is the best deal-maker I have ever seen. 96M? Yes. He pulled it off.

    Folks, he is the best.

    The Best.

  5. twodat says: Mar 22, 2012 9:35 PM

    We will miss Tracy Porter. Great player and great guy.
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    I concur. Its funny how we take these “nobodies” and make their name great when no one else wants them. Great team player. Good luck Porter.

  6. Im a colts fan, and it wasnt Reggie Wayne’s fault…That was on manning. So was only putting up 17 points against an average defense in the biggest game of the year. He will fail in Denver.

  7. Tracy and Peyton are two great kids.

    My former step-son’s claim to fame is he sacked Peyton in a high school game.

    I wish the two well.

  8. So Sick of Maanning, This guy has ruined his legacy by going to Denver.. He wont even last the season.
    Broncos fans will be yelling for Tebow by week 3..
    Horse face Elway will go down as a clown as always.
    Seymour will take out Manning the first time he see’s him…
    Make no mistake about it the WEST belongs to the Raiders this year
    1 Raiders 13-3
    2 Charger 10-6 (Norv Turner)
    3 Cheifs 8-8 (get rid of Cassell then they are 1st)
    4 Broncos 6-10 (Screws loose)

  9. Porter is right. Being a fan in the afc south ive seen my fair share of colts games and let me tell u they must hav run that quick in to reggie wayne 50+ times that season mostly in third n short situations. If I knew it was coming theres no doubt in my mind so did Tracy Porter. Thats not reggies fault the blame for that play rest solely on Peytons shoulders. Hell if a play by T.P.

  10. “Man I’m tired of Peyton. Reeel tired..”

    *REAL or Reaaaaaaal or Reeeeeeal or Reallllllll or even Reeeeeeaaaaallllll but never “reel”
    Real hard to take you serious.

  11. webehighrollin says:
    Man I’m tired of Peyton. Reeel tired..

    Let me get you a glass of Tebow. Do you feel better now?

  12. man I’m tired of Saints talk, real tired.. that shieet went all over town.. just like the Pats.. execution on the playing field is all that matters.. everything else is whine n cheese dieck.

  13. Nice. No more watching Goodman getting toasted every play. And he won’t get suspended he won’t even tackle much less hit someone.

  14. T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve T.O. Bret Farve

    Phew OK, carry on with the next Peyton story…

  15. Which Tracy Porter moment do you remember the best?

    Thumbs up for: Super Bowl Pick 6

    Thumbs down for: Marshawn Lynch throwing him about five yards with a left-handed stiff arm.

  16. This is worth repeating (at least I think so) so here it is. Manning is good. One of the best I have seen. But Peyton Manning is NOT the Second coming. Ninety-nine percent of the football world went out of their ever-loving minds frothing at the bit over how potent Manning and my Niners would be. Yeah right. And my prayers were answered big time. I harbor no personal feeling toward the man – heck, I don’t even know him personally. But I repeat, he will not be the all-world savior every one thinks. With the Broncos or any one else. He’s just a man, folks. I wish him most of all good health. But set the world on fire – not hardly. Mark my word. Take a breath and think for a minute people. Four MVP’s – true. But 14, repeat 14 long years in a “custom-tailored” environment and you win One Super Bowl. One. Some “all-world” that is.

  17. manning will have many nemeses because he can’t throw. It will soon be evident. He lied and stole $24 million from the Colts and Irsay knows the Swamp Boy is done. He’s in it for the money, going with Denver because they guaranteed him the most. He’s a thief and he lied about his surgeries, tarnishing what he’s done during his career.

    Denver is hoping for the 2004 Manning but they’re getting the 2012 manning. Greedy Swamp Boy. Those who blindly sniff his jock can give me a thumbs down. You idiots know who you are.

  18. It’s a covert operation designed to get Porter close enough to Peyton to finally collect the bounty.

  19. webehighrollin says:
    Mar 22, 2012 9:32 PM
    Man I’m tired of Peyton. Reeel tired..
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    So what your saying is we need more Tebow talk?

  20. AFC West will be competitive this year! Peyton Manning will help the Broncos, but it’s a team game. AFC West has been improving every year, for those interested. It was not the weakest division last year, & Chargers/Raiders/Chiefs don’t receive enough respect. It will be a fight! Love it:)

  21. I knew DB’s do push-ups in practice when they dropped interceptions. After seeing this picture I guess QB’s prefer core exercises after throwing one.

  22. Now it all comes full-circle. Manning had hurt his neck when he jerked it around to watch Porter return that pick.

  23. this is the best thread yet. Did the NFL change the rules? Will Porter be lining up against Manning during games? That this is even a thread shows the football “iq” and general iq of the folks who debate this.

  24. Will not hurt the Saints. Porter is a decent player and fan favorite, but he hasn’t done anything, since the Superbowl year. In fact, our whole defense has sucked the past three years. That’s one of the worst parts about this whole Bounty mess – our DC and some players participated, and we still couldn’t stop anyone. I hope Spags can turn things around, but he certainly has his work cut out for him.

  25. Peyton was pushed down on that TD.

    Not particularly hard, either.

    Porter said every time the Colts ran that play, Wayne cut in, so he cut first and got the ball.

    Game over.

  26. Very overrated corner and with an old Chump Bailey, there’s gonna be some wild shootouts in the old AFC West.

    Don’t polish that SuperBowl trophy just yet, stupid Donkey fan.

  27. huejackson says:Mar 22, 2012 9:50 PM

    So Sick of Maanning, This guy has ruined his legacy by going to Denver.. He wont even last the season.
    Broncos fans will be yelling for Tebow by week 3..
    Horse face Elway will go down as a clown as always.
    Seymour will take out Manning the first time he see’s him…
    Make no mistake about it the WEST belongs to the Raiders this year
    1 Raiders 13-3
    2 Charger 10-6 (Norv Turner)
    3 Cheifs 8-8 (get rid of Cassell then they are 1st)
    4 Broncos 6-10 (Screws loose)

    duece5 says:

    Not an AFC West fan of ANY team, but huejackson—-YOU GOTTA GET OFF THE WACKY WEEDUS!!

    Raiders at 13-3……are you on crack?

    Carson Palmer your QB? He’s average, AT BEST, these days. The Broncos and Chargers will fight it out, and your raiduz, like usual, won’t even make the playoffs……your prediction would be much more accurate if you flipped the prediction totally over…..the raiduz will be 6-10, and denver has a shot at 13-3…….my guess is 11-5 though for denver and s.diego.

  28. Enjoy the party now AFC west. But don’t start getting ring sizes until you get past the Chiefs. Not a fan, but they look real good on paper and the Draft is still to come. It should be a very tough division this season.

    How bout dem Saints??? Yeah!

  29. @huejackson… Delusional my friend. Just delusional. This is that time if year when the faider fans show up to proclaim AFC west victory again… Who’s your qb again?

  30. I think Peyton’s nemesis for that game was Pierre Garçon. The game would have been out of reach at the half had he not dropped a wide open sure touchdown. Basket’s failure on the onside kick and the Porter pick wouldn’t have mattered. Great play and game clincher by TP.

  31. Manning is 9-10 in the playoffs, equal INT to TD ratio in the playoffs, played below average in both SBs, threw the pick 6 to lose to the Saints, did not play well in big games at U of Tenn. 1st ballot HOFer, but to assume he will win another SB is a reach.

  32. Now the broncos have two injured necks on their team. Tracy porter was never the same after he was carted off the field this past year with the neck injury. It always appeared that he was scared to tackle after that. Love ya Tracy , hope you get your confidence back and good luck with your new team. Thanks for the great ’09 memories. You’ll always be a Saint though.

  33. No, this article’s/post’s Headline is incorrect, his nemesis has always and will always be Tom Brady.

    – brown-bag wearing Dolphins fan.

  34. For all the people hating on Peyton your hating on a guy who NEVER missed a game before last year! I know its his neck and he’s had 4 surgeries on it…but the man is a fierce competitor! Also he’s very intelligent so I don’t think he would come back and play if he didn’t feel he could compete at a high level!! Now I’m NOT a Broncos fan or a Manning fan for that matter. All I’m saying is don’t count him out on the 1st hit he takes!!! I hope the Broncos win the AFC west just to shut all the jealous Raider and Chiefs fans up!!!

  35. nola4eva says:
    Mar 22, 2012 9:46 PM

    I concur. Its funny how we take these “nobodies” and make their name great when no one else wants them. Great team player. Good luck Porter.
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    Saint fans are too funny. You guys stunk up the joint for 40 years. You have had a 4 year run but you talk about it like it is this 40 year history of turning nobodies into somebodies. Who did you guys really root for prior to 2009? Tell the truth. Who Dat is a joke.

  36. nola4eva says:
    Mar 22, 2012 9:46 PM
    twodat says: Mar 22, 2012 9:35 PM

    We will miss Tracy Porter. Great player and great guy.
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    I concur. Its funny how we take these “nobodies” and make their name great when no one else wants them. Great team player. Good luck Porter.

    =======================
    Second round picks are not “nobodies”. Get over yourself and learn something about your own team.

  37. Oooooooooooo “stupid donkey fan” hurts so bad! Whatever. You’re called the Jokeland Faders for good reason there fella! When’s the last time your team won a Lombardi trophy? It’s been a while! A quitter for a starting quarterback and a corpse for an owner (best decision Al made in a grip!)

    And, the Chief’s look good on paper? Huh? Matt Cassell looks good? Oh and Brady Quinn? That team is made up primarily of the Bronco’s rejects! They are in no danger of winning the AFC West…

  38. “Though the blame for the interception largely has been placed on receiver Reggie Wayne…”

    God forbid anyone blame Manning for that int…he is the one who threw it! That guy bitches his WRs after int’s more than anyone. I don’t see aaron rogers throwing his receivers under the bus.

  39. Denver ‘must have’ vetted him about ‘bounty gate” before signing him to a contract. If not, maybe some clause in the contract covers them. Read the fine print, boys.

  40. I love me some Saint hatas… Lol… Seriously, people still trying to rip cred from Porter on that pic. I saw a show shortly after SB 44, where they split screen that game, with an earlier Colts game that year. Exact same presnap motion, same formation, etc. Even that show pointed out that this really was a case of simple film study.

    This play has nothing to do with the bounty scandal. But even before that, nobody would give the Saints credit. We just “got lucky” or it was “Wayne’s fault” or “Manning’s fault”. Even if you hate the Saints, why is it so hard for people to fathom a player watching game film and making a great play on the ball. If I remember correctly, Porter baited Manning by “sitting” flat footed, so it would look like he didn’t know what was coming.

    I don’t care what anyone says, that INT was ALL PORTER.

    But the truth is, Porter hasn’t held that standard of play since. One of my personal faves, but the Broncos aren’t getting Night Train Lane.

  41. lol how is tracey porter mannings nemesis??? i thought tracy porters nemesis was marshawn lynch lmao if a guy threw me ten yards on a game winning td run i would consider him my nemesis

  42. You got a great player Denver he is going to be missed in NOLA. He does have some injury issues but when he is in there he is a real good CB. He is a little eccentric with his custom hair cuts/art for every game but a really good person. He fell off the depth chart here a bit but that was only because of injury and other guys stepping up. He is a solid starting corner with good instincts. Great pick up Denver.

  43. This clown can’t takle (Think Seahawks Marshawyn Lynch run)

    No wonder he was a FA so long.. nobody wants to pay $4 mill per year for a middling CB.

  44. dang, what’s with all the peyton playoff hate?
    Dude’s Defense was what it was, dude had to carry them… Same story this last year with Rodgers/Brees/Stafford … Elite QBs that had to carry crappy defenses never win superbowls.

    Elite QBs with above average defenses = Dynasty

  45. This is a good signing! Only under this condition, that he wasn’t apart of bounty-gate. If he was and gets suspended because of it, that would just suck!

    What’s the word on Saturday and Tamme?

  46. I thought “Peytons” nemesis would be more like “Brady”, or “Rothlesberger” (no, I will not try to spell that name.. for as long as I live I will NOT try to spell that name). Someone more worthy than one play really.

  47. Broncos aren’t doin the Redskin thing, or the Dallas thing. They’re (crap, used punctuation…loosing them)
    They are not buying anything. They didn’t use it yet because there was no reason to. Would you give Mc D carte blanche. (No weird foreign term outside of frenchie controlled La)? No. Had room under the cap. Have assurances for further injury. Have a lot of tools for him. On the minus side, lots of tools, angry tools that didn’t get him. Lots of angry tools that wish him harm. Lots of angry tools that claim to be God Fearing Bible Thumpers that just want the world to end on a good note for Tim. NEWS FLASH!!!! URGENT:::
    Wait until next season, until then… kiss your wife, play ball with your kids, and wish you even had the money that this writer gets for getting you so stoked up! DERRRR!

  48. The Saints held little reward ceremonies during the week for the bounties…That’s very unsportsmanlike..

    The sad story is that for only a few thousand dollars more a game, NFL players will play the game with reckless abandonment, passion and intensity. You know…….the way players show naturally play the game!

  49. “Jealous Raider Fans”

    The Donkies are GARBAGE!!! That defense gave up close to 50 points in like 4 different games that year. Dennis Allen coached his ass off to put a competitive defense on the field…he’s not there anymore.

    Denver is no threat. Elway is just a good used car salesman. Sold Peyton a dream. I’m personally glad he went to denver, because now this gives me a chance to win all those debates I’ve had about Peyton being overrated. The bulk of his success came from being surrounded by players like Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne.Great QBs don’t go 9-10 in the playoffs. He’ll be exposed now.

  50. webehighrollin says:Mar 22, 2012 9:32 PM

    Man I’m tired of Peyton. Reeel tired..
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    Here’s a suggestion. Take a little time off from reading all the reports, and spend it learning to spell correctly.

  51. Have no fear Bronco Fans, Porter will be suspended for at least 6-8 games, so get another gameplan in place.

    Peyton wouldn’t of came to the Broncos if Tim Tebow and fans weren’t who they were.

    Elway couldn’t stand it, so he kicked the kid out of town. Even the big Peyton Manning wouldn’t lower himself to use Tim Tebow during a game, so that’s why he out of town, it’s has to always be Peyton.

    Shame on you Peyton for taking the #18 number, and and saying it wasn’t about the money, when it was; shame on you Mr Elway for treating the one person who helped you team turnaround. I’m no longer a fan of this team.

    Hope the Jets win the superbowl and Tim calls you both and says “Thank You, for looking after my interest.”

  52. So the guy intercepts a pass and he’s Peyton’s Nemesis? I was expecting to read that the entire Patriots defense (players and coaches) had joined the Broncos. Because if anyone has been Peyton’s Nemesis, it’s the Pats.

  53. Other than the two picks in the playoffs during the SB run, against Favre and Manning, Porter was mostly average. In fact, that is why Williams blitzed so much, to cover up weaknesses in our secondary. Flash forward to the game against the 9’ers. Minute 30 left and we hold the lead, only to let Alex Smith of all people, run and drive the field for a TD. Even a FG would have given us the chance in OT. Reminds me of when we acquired a CB from Indy after they won their SB, Jason David? He was horrible.

  54. wow by the headline I though we just picked up Tom Brady or Asante Samuel…

    I wouldn’t call Porter his nemesis just for picking him off once in a super bowl…over-exaggeration much?

  55. In NY/Nj you’d think the Pope came to town…but, wait a minute, it’s just Tim Tebow.

    For a guy who professes to be such a Christian he sure nuff sucks up all the attention.

    I would prefer having Peyton getting this much hoopla than a QB who is more being praised for being a good guy than his playing skills.

  56. Good signing for the Broncos. Porter was always a good professional and good teammate. He has had issues with injuries but hopefully that is behind him. Solid #2 CB but tends to only like playing one side of the field. Not sure Denver has done this type of CB mix or has guys line up with certain players. Will be interesting to see how he adjusts, if he has to. He has good ball skills and anticipation.

    I don’t think the Saints ever really had intent to resign him however. 2 of their last 4 high picks have been CBs. Patrick Robinson (1st) and Johnny Patrick (3rd). Both have played very well when Porter has been out.

    One of those salary cap losses, you can’t keep everyone. Broncos get better from this as long as Porter can stay healthy.

    He also sports some awesome haircuts before big games. =) Prepare for that Broncos fans!!

  57. neko02011980 says:
    Mar 22, 2012 9:47 PM
    Im a colts fan, and it wasnt Reggie Wayne’s fault…That was on manning. So was only putting up 17 points against an average defense in the biggest game of the year. He will fail in Denver.

    _________________________________

    So, according to this logic, the Bears should have rolled over your Colts back in SB XLI (a below average defense). But they didn’t because your team was on a roll – much like the Saints in 2010.

  58. billsfanstuckntx says: Mar 22, 2012 11:10 PM

    I hope the Broncos win the AFC west just to shut all the jealous Raider and Chiefs fans up!!!

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    Wait a minute there ye who pulls for a team that hasn’t won a damn thing ever. How are Raiders fans “jealous”? We weren’t even in the Manning hunt, so there’s nothing to be jealous of. A lot of us have been in this position before when Joe Montana went to the Chiefs and we heard all the same Super Bowl nonsense. I could care less who Denver has under center. I’m glad Manning is in Denver. If he can play up to his potential, he’ll make the entire division better. Thing is, the Broncos have some holes to fill before they go announcing themselves as next seasons champions, and pointing that out doesn’t make anyone “jealous”.

    Maybe you should just go back to worrying about your Bills and leave the AFC West bickering between the actual fans of the teams in the division.

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