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Peyton Manning says he isn’t thinking about next season

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Get used to Peyton Manning being asked questions this week about playing next season. And get used to him not providing an answer to the question.

In a taped interview with ESPN’s Chris Berman that played at halftime of the Pro Bowl, with Berman in Hawaii and Manning still (at the time of the taping) in Denver, Peyton avoided the question of whether he’ll play in 2016.

“I’ve stayed in the moment, focused on the task at hand,” Manning said, explaining that he took the season a week at a time, and that he enjoys wearing a uniform at games far more than wearing jeans and a pullover.

That was the only topic of consequence, with no questions from Berman about the Al Jazeera HGH allegation that Manning has called “garbage,” even as he has vowed to cooperate with the league’s investigation. It’s possible Manning agreed to the interview with the express understanding the topic wouldn’t come up. It’s possible that Berman opted to exercise discretion. It’s possible that a question was asked but that the question and answer didn’t make their way to the final product.

Regardless, Manning surely will be asked about it at some point this week, when he’s subject to multiple mandatory media obligations including reporters with no direct or indirect interest in treading lightly. Unless, he decides to pull a Marshawn and say, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined,” at some point there will be a fresh sound bite regarding the situation.

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29 Responses to “Peyton Manning says he isn’t thinking about next season”
  1. Bizzareslantpass says: Feb 1, 2016 12:01 AM

    Cue the haters in 3,2,1….

  2. dtroxallday says: Feb 1, 2016 12:19 AM

    NO WAY!!! Can you media types im”media”tely get to the bottom of this!?!? He must be bummed ‘cuz he missed the Pro Bowl this year. I mean, what else could it possibly be? What could he possibly be dwelling on at this point in his career?

    Oh, yeah…THE SUPER BOWL!!!

  3. seriously423 says: Feb 1, 2016 12:20 AM

    “Nor should he……………..5 plus million $$ investigation (not)…suspension(not)…appeal (won’t need it)..testimony under oath (please, not a chance)…foreverer called a cheater (never)

    the GOAT…nope

    Tom Brady is Clapton 4eva

  4. patslovecheating says: Feb 1, 2016 12:32 AM

    he must be thinking of that whooping the panthers are going to give them next sunday

  5. BIG RED says: Feb 1, 2016 12:37 AM

    Sweet!

  6. 1trojan33usc says: Feb 1, 2016 12:39 AM

    Don’t really care if it ever turns out that he used HGH or not. If he used it to repair his body or to extend his career is all good in my book. It’s “OBVIOUS” that Peyton couldn’t have taken any HGH if it was to increase his “Arm Strength” lol !!! Good luck in the SB Peyton.

  7. mzew233 says: Feb 1, 2016 1:06 AM

    Just hurry up and retire. Your fanbase is the worst in the NFL. New England will be back in the reigns for the next 5 years after this.

  8. noteamforlosangeles says: Feb 1, 2016 2:18 AM

    Is he thinking about his next Nationwide commercial?

  9. purpleandgoldforever says: Feb 1, 2016 2:27 AM

    Manning has been a class act since day 1. I find it hard to believe he would take a chance on tarnishing his legacy by doing something as stupid as taking HGH.

    That level of stupidity is left to Fabio and other Packers!

  10. stevenwilliams2013 says: Feb 1, 2016 4:30 AM

    This should be his last rodeo. It’s has been a great career.

  11. eljefedelmundo says: Feb 1, 2016 4:59 AM

    Go Bronkeys! Send five head out on a high note!

  12. thetruthstings says: Feb 1, 2016 5:56 AM

    After he wins Super Bowl 50 with 599 Yards Passing and 8 TD’s and 0 Picks, in a 56-0 Crushing of Fig Newton, He will go on to win Two More Superbowls for a Threepeat before retiring. Then he will make a Comback after a One Year Retirement to win Two More Super Bowls and then a Third after a Second Retirement for 7 Total Super Bowl Wins!

  13. cranespy says: Feb 1, 2016 5:59 AM

    Hmmm can’t help but wonder….if Tom Brady was being interviewed by ESPN would Berman have avoided deflate gate?

  14. buckeyeguy5 says: Feb 1, 2016 6:46 AM

    Should he and the Broncos win the Super Bowl, I don’t think there’s any chance we see him play again. Retire, go out on top, as he should

  15. SilentMajority says: Feb 1, 2016 7:00 AM

    He’s not thinking about next season because he’s going to retire.

    Nothing against Peyton, but this game will be the pinnacle of the rest of his career if he continues playing. It’ll all be downhill from here.

    I’d like to see him go out on top… That defense will need to be on top of their game to get him there though.

  16. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Feb 1, 2016 7:25 AM

    Manning gets a pass again. Double standard. Not hating , just disgusted!!!

  17. Bonerz'NPudz says: Feb 1, 2016 7:53 AM

    Because there isn’t one.

  18. margoadams says: Feb 1, 2016 8:02 AM

    You don’t get a forehead like that and not be on HGH

  19. infectorman says: Feb 1, 2016 8:11 AM

    Panthers players taking a page from the Patriots playbook, heaping praise on a once formidable foe, knowing they will jump several routes and the Carolina D will carry the day, sending Manning off to retirement with a 25% Superbowl victory percentage.

  20. cinzano08 says: Feb 1, 2016 8:23 AM

    He won’t be back because they test for hgh.

  21. bobsnygiants says: Feb 1, 2016 8:26 AM

    why his wife hit all those HGH to the house.

  22. bondlake says: Feb 1, 2016 9:23 AM

    Chris Berman needs to lose a lot of weight, or he’ll be having a heart attack soon.

    You should see his pot belly at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am!

    Maybe he’s one of Eddie Lacy’s pals!

  23. boltbacker619 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:23 AM

    When your helmet has a latch to let your head in and comes in two parts , there may be a problem. Now I remember watching Bonds with a small head and with a bighead. Same thing.

  24. jag1959 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:40 AM

    “It’s possible Manning agreed to the interview with the express understanding the topic wouldn’t come up. It’s possible that Berman opted to exercise discretion. It’s possible that a question was asked but that the question and answer didn’t make their way to the final product.”

    All of those things are possible but isn’t it more likely Berman had the official bspn Peyton knee pads on?

  25. surfinbird1 says: Feb 1, 2016 9:57 AM

    He’s thinking about that lawsuit he’s gonna file. He he he.
    Cheater in the NFL. Pervert in college.

  26. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 1, 2016 11:13 AM

    The NFL will see to it that Peyton goes out with a ring.

  27. iamkillerfin says: Feb 1, 2016 12:16 PM

    After the Super Bowl loss Payton will not be back in Denver!!! Elway will not pay him the big money & will have to play else where if Payton wants to still play!!!

  28. spin5150bc says: Feb 1, 2016 1:16 PM

    Peyton is not thinking about next season because Archie hasn’t told him to start thinking about next season.

  29. jgedgar70 says: Feb 1, 2016 1:27 PM

    thetruthstings says:
    Feb 1, 2016 5:56 AM
    After he wins Super Bowl 50 with 599 Yards Passing and 8 TD’s and 0 Picks, in a 56-0 Crushing of Fig Newton, He will go on to win Two More Superbowls for a Threepeat before retiring. Then he will make a Comback after a One Year Retirement to win Two More Super Bowls and then a Third after a Second Retirement for 7 Total Super Bowl Wins!
    ______
    I’m assuming this was in jest. If not, I’ll pray for your healing.

    Props for the Fig Newton line; I haven’t heard that one. “Fig” is going to win, but that’s pretty funny.

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