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Irsay says Manning “revolutionized” football

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Apparently, Colts owner Jim Irsay appreciates those Star Wars numbers, after all.

“Few have left their marks on a sport as Peyton Manning has,” Irsay said in a statement issued Sunday afternoon. “Simply put, he revolutionized NFL football. Peyton energized it as had no one before him, he made it more fun for our fans, and made the game better.

“Off the field, Peyton has been a tremendous ambassador for the game and the epitome of someone who gives back to the community. He is the most recognizable face in the history of the NFL, and perhaps its most popular.

“I will miss seeing #18 on the field on Sundays and I am proud and thankful for all he’s done for the Colts, our community, and the NFL. On behalf of Colts and NFL fans worldwide, I thank Peyton and congratulate him on an incredible career.”

Irsay may not be thrilled about the last four years of Manning’s career, especially since it was clear four years ago that Irsay hoped Manning would do then what Manning is doing now. Since being cut by the Colts, Manning’s Broncos have accomplished considerably more than Irsay’s Colts. Now that Manning is finally retiring, Irsay no longer will have to worry about his current team being compared to Manning’s.

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99 Responses to “Irsay says Manning “revolutionized” football”
  1. golforepar says: Mar 6, 2016 2:28 PM

    The most recognizable? I would say Brett Favre.

  2. Ferdinand says: Mar 6, 2016 2:29 PM

    The overblown, occasionally delusional, ‘tributes’ sound like they are trying to rewrite the history of someone who has died.

  3. mcjon22 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:29 PM

    Yep,

    The Colts should have kept Peyton and traded that number one pick and got a Ricky Williams type deal for Luck and won more Super Bowls with Manning.

  4. heybackatyou says: Mar 6, 2016 2:31 PM

    If 8 yard passes are your thing, then I guess Manning revolutionized the game.

  5. ejmat3 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:31 PM

    Irsay revolutionized prescription pills and alcohol. I have such sympathy for billionaire depressed drug addicts.

    The Colts are a fluke one hit wonder team. One of Peyton’s rings is defeating Rex Grossman, LooL. Rex Grossman!

    The other ring was because of a defense that carried him in the SB.

    What a joke.

  6. staffordsyear says: Mar 6, 2016 2:32 PM

    Did he make his sponsor write that statement?

  7. bigearl61 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:32 PM

    If he revolutionized football why did he only win 2 superbowls? He’s not even the best of his generation!

  8. montrealraider says: Mar 6, 2016 2:34 PM

    They did the right thing back then letting him go and drafting Andrew Luck. What both teams have done since is irrelevant.

    The Colts struggles and the Broncos success in 2015 go beyond the QB position. Its too easy to take it back to one guy.

  9. trainwrecksryan says: Mar 6, 2016 2:35 PM

    “He revolutionized the way to illicitly acquire prescription drugs. I wish I had thought of it.” – Jim Irsay

  10. mattstaffordsays says: Mar 6, 2016 2:36 PM

    staffordsyear says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:32 PM

    Did he make his sponsor write that statement?

    ________________________________

    Did I miss something? When the hell was my year?

    Since I’ve been on the Lions I have two playoff losses and probably one of the most inconsistent career’s of all time.

  11. rhamrhoddy says: Mar 6, 2016 2:37 PM

    Probsblt just cuz Irsay wants him to retire as a Colt.

  12. greenbaychicksarefat says: Mar 6, 2016 2:37 PM

    Brady > Manning

  13. sbdt says: Mar 6, 2016 2:38 PM

    18 years, guys. He’s been awful for 2 of those. But he’s been remarkable for the rest of it. He played on some crappy teams with some crappy defenses.

    Now, don’t get me wrong – Irsay is an idiot. But Manning still was bad ass.

  14. TB12RALLYCRY says: Mar 6, 2016 2:42 PM

    Its a miracle Irsay remembers anything about Mannings time in Indianapolis…………..

  15. sonhoodoo says: Mar 6, 2016 2:42 PM

    “I actually thought of the “send the drugs to your wife” trick, but my wife left me before I could do it.” – Jim Irsay

  16. staffordsyear says: Mar 6, 2016 2:47 PM

    mattstaffordsays says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:36 PM
    staffordsyear says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:32 PM

    Did he make his sponsor write that statement?

    ________________________________

    Did I miss something? When the hell was my year?

    Since I’ve been on the Lions I have two playoff losses and probably one of the most inconsistent career’s of all time.
    ^
    Yea, I know. You suck and will never be a legitimate quarterback. I wish the Lion’s would just release you.

  17. rjpats says: Mar 6, 2016 2:48 PM

    Over under on how long into the press conference manning starts crying is 25 seconds

  18. jag1959 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:49 PM

    Better than when he said:
    “You make the playoffs 11 times, and you’re out in the first round seven out of 11 times.”

    Colts are the softest team in the league and he gets the lion’s share of the blame. Wonder if they will raise a Peyton Manning Career Participation Banner

  19. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 6, 2016 2:51 PM

    Sleezeball Polian changing the rules to benefit his boy Peyton is what revolutionized (and ruined defensive) football.

  20. channer81 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:51 PM

    And he gave you a new stadium.

    Pretty sure any owner, whose team sucked enough in 1997 and would have been fortunate enough to land this set it and forget it QB would be saying the same thing..

    I hate NE but what’s going to make Brady’s story that much better is the fact that everyone had multiple chances at getting him and it wasn’t expected from him..

  21. cross300 says: Mar 6, 2016 2:52 PM

    That goodness i don’t have to hear that stupid omaha call again next year.

  22. redrew says: Mar 6, 2016 2:52 PM

    Manning and Irsay shared a mutual love for pharmaceuticals.

  23. ampats says: Mar 6, 2016 2:59 PM

    ” Pillhead” Irsay threw Payme Manning to the curb.

    Considering the level he has played the position until this year with the Broncos how many opportunities could have Manning taken the Colts to the SB ?

  24. huh6016 says: Mar 6, 2016 3:00 PM

    “omaha omaha” good riddance poser………

  25. Patskrieg says: Mar 6, 2016 3:06 PM

    Manning > Luck

  26. thermanmerman99 says: Mar 6, 2016 3:11 PM

    Manning would have been creamated behind the Colts offensive line if Irsay brought him back and Luck is 3-1 all time vs Manning so how did they make the wrong move? I know florio aka papa johns guy lookalike is the biggest patriots homer imaginable and has to take shots at the Colts in every article to attract the no life patriot trolls who keep this website alive

  27. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 6, 2016 3:12 PM

    “On behalf of Colts and NFL fans worldwide, I thank Peyton and congratulate him on an incredible career.”

    This is code for “Please enter Canton as a Colt.”

  28. Seprix says: Mar 6, 2016 3:13 PM

    Good QB Syndrome is quite the curse. Every year, the elite QB takes the team to the playoffs, but never quite wins due to lack of talent. Since the QB can make it to the playoffs every year, there’s never a new influx of talent via the draft. It’s a vicious cycle. The most notable sufferer of the syndrome nowadays is Green Bay.

    Indianapolis back when they had Peyton Manning is an example of Good QB Syndrome. Who cares if the Colts got 14-2 every year, that only shafted their draft position, and no wins to show for it. When Peyton Manning left, it was quickly shown how much of the entire team Manning was.

  29. araidersfan says: Mar 6, 2016 3:13 PM

    Peyton Manning had a fine career but the best QB in Colts history remains Johhny Unitas.

  30. 52crabcakes says: Mar 6, 2016 3:20 PM

    Sorry stupid irsay, Johnny Unitas revolutinized it way before Manning.

  31. tgoat12 says: Mar 6, 2016 3:21 PM

    Irsay is an addict..

  32. pats are better than your team says: Mar 6, 2016 3:22 PM

    The real hero in all this is the transcriptionist who was able to piece that together despite Irsay’s slurred speech and blackouts.
    Bravo!

  33. billymutt says: Mar 6, 2016 3:23 PM

    Oh come on now.

    Peyton Manning had a great career, but he’s not the best quarterback that played the game, and he certainly did not “revolutionize” the game. And two Super Bowls in 18 years is good, not great.

    But let the overblown hype rage on for now. He certainly deserves recognition for his contributions to the game, but some of these “tributes” are comically over the top.

  34. tgoat12 says: Mar 6, 2016 3:26 PM

    Bottom 4 franchise!

  35. tgoat12 says: Mar 6, 2016 3:29 PM

    Taintgate is over! Now we head to the Ravens and Stupidterellstupidlicencegate!!

  36. rbell2123 says: Mar 6, 2016 3:30 PM

    If you look up overrated in the dictionary you will see a picture of Peyton Manning.

  37. fanboyarmy says: Mar 6, 2016 3:43 PM

    To the Haters. Not only did Manning own your team on the field, he still owns your head off the field. LOL!

  38. skoobyfl says: Mar 6, 2016 3:45 PM

    HgH / mooning females, what a dream ambassador.

  39. tattooit says: Mar 6, 2016 3:46 PM

    Great regular season player. But unfortunately, a coattail champion. Just like Elway.

  40. tonebones says: Mar 6, 2016 3:51 PM

    One of the best players of all time and one of the best owners. Thanks for all the winning seasons you two.

  41. unoduotres says: Mar 6, 2016 3:54 PM

    Irsay is right. Manning and the colts revolutionized football in several ways:

    (1) GM Polian, while serving as head of the NFL competition, pushed through several rule changes to benefit receivers.

    (2) When Peyton was on his downward spiral, Isray came up with the Suck for Luck Plan.

    (3) When Colts got handled in the AFC playoff name Isrsay had Griggerson cry to NFL HQS.

  42. theparadoxx82 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:00 PM

    Nah… the NFL has known how to do news dump stories for players that are currently facing bad PR for years.

  43. nnagi says: Mar 6, 2016 4:03 PM

    An NFLplayer does not go in as a member of a team like in baseball, it’s an individual honor…Manning is going in the halljin a yellow jacket, not a Bronco or Colt uniform

  44. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 6, 2016 4:21 PM

    I get that him and Brady will always be tied together but this article has nothing to do with Tom. Manning is one of the best all time, (Brady is too). Both intense studious people of football and quarterback position, both always making their teammates look great. i think Brady is better but this is Peytons day. He is the one retiring. And he is goes down as one of the all time greats.

  45. draculalambert says: Mar 6, 2016 4:21 PM

    Huh? No he didn’t.

  46. nightryder10 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:23 PM

    Irsay revolutionized ownership.

  47. tooz72 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:25 PM

    he made it acceptable for people with giant foreheads to succeed in this world

  48. dejc421 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:36 PM

    heybackatyou says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:31 PM

    If 8 yard passes are your thing, then I guess Manning revolutionized the game.
    _____________
    8 yd passes or 80 yd passes, what difference does it make. Only goal is to win. That’s like criticizing a 20 game winner in baseball because his fastball doesn’t reach 90mph.

  49. patsrule59 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:37 PM

    Manning didn’t revolutionize football, the league revolutionized it for him when they changed the rules for him after the Patriots’ defense embarrassed him in the 2003 AFC Championship game.

    That was when the league, at Peyton’s behest, changed the rules on defensive holding an illegal contact, so that teams couldn’t play defense anymore.

  50. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 6, 2016 4:39 PM

    He should get his release from Denver so he can sign a one day contract of 1 million to retire a Colt. Most sign this sort of 1 day contract for one dollar but we all know Peyton would insist on the 1 million contract to retire.

  51. smitty113 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:40 PM

    Shaun King and Stephen A Smith probably think this article is racist.

  52. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 6, 2016 4:43 PM

    Jim Brown revolutionized the game. Peyton? No.

  53. a1b24312 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:45 PM

    Thru Monday it’s Manning. Who’s the bigger cut story on Tuesday: Manziel or Griffin III?

  54. raoool says: Mar 6, 2016 4:45 PM

    wow. great audience, Mike

    congrats to Peyton on a great career.

  55. tedmurph says: Mar 6, 2016 4:46 PM

    Manning didn’t revolutionize anything. Big regular season stats and wins that rarely translated to the postseason. He wouldn’t have this year either, if not being another TDilfer with a championship defense. He basically duplicated what Marino did previously. Not to say that’s not impressive, but hardly revolutionary.

  56. truthfactory says: Mar 6, 2016 4:46 PM

    Irsay revolutionized prescription pills and alcohol. I have such sympathy for billionaire depressed drug addicts.

    The Colts are a fluke one hit wonder team. One of Peyton’s rings is defeating Rex Grossman, LooL. Rex Grossman!

    The other ring was because of a defense that carried him in the SB.

    What a joke.
    —–

    Yea, he should have to apologize for what team he plays against in the Super Bowl.

    You forgot to mention that he had to beat Bilichek and Brady to get to that SB (just like he did when he got to all 4 SB’s).

    And I’m sure you’re okay that Brady built his post season legacy while in his first 4 years as a pro where he’s had his most below average post season stats of his entire career?

  57. youngbloodsfibula says: Mar 6, 2016 4:50 PM

    Jim Irsay should seriously think about hiring Peyton as the Colts GM.

    If he’s as much of a football nerd as Polian claims when it comes to personnel and scouting, he may be able to do for the Colts what Elway has done for the Broncos.

  58. billmiller1991 says: Mar 6, 2016 4:59 PM

    Saying stuff that is over the top just makes people stop listening to you at all. Any anyway, to bad for the NFL because unfortunately ‘most recognizable’ is permanently claimed by OJ.

  59. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 6, 2016 4:59 PM

    His father certainly revolutionized the draft by acting like a spoiled and entitled brat in eventually dictating which marketplace Eli would go. I would have told him to pound sand and made Jr. sit out a year.

  60. fantasychamp7time says: Mar 6, 2016 5:05 PM

    Chicken Parm you taste so good,and with a side order of HGH😉

  61. mt10425 says: Mar 6, 2016 5:07 PM

    Good Ol’ Jimmy, drunk and stoned again.

  62. youdrivemenutseagles says: Mar 6, 2016 5:07 PM

    I’ve always felt that had the league left the Colts in the East, they’d have been a tougher team overall, and maybe have another trophy. The South was too easy.

  63. barrymichaels61 says: Mar 6, 2016 5:16 PM

    Most overrated quarterback in NFL history so many great QB’S far ahead of Mr 9 times one and done in the postseason.
    Good riddance. :)
    Brady far superior, rings do not lie, you also never saw Brady throw a pick six to lose a Superbowl.

  64. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 6, 2016 5:19 PM

    mcjon22 says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:29 PM

    Yep,

    The Colts should have kept Peyton and traded that number one pick and got a Ricky Williams type deal for Luck and won more Super Bowls with Manning
    _______________________

    How was Irsay to know that manning would illegally use banned HGH? And that it would be just enough to allow him to take the field with a great defense enabling his team to win the Super Bowl in spite of manning’s record-setting poor play?

  65. bullogne says: Mar 6, 2016 5:20 PM

    Irsay basically implying that the Colts should have won more than one Super Bowl and pinned that on Manning is something Manning doesn’t forget.
    The fact that Manning’s Broncos accomplished the same (2 Super Bowl trips, one win) in 4 years as Manning’s Colts did in 14 actually makes Irsay (and those he hired to run his team) look like the real issue for lack of more success.
    Irsay recently wanted Manning to retire a Colt but his comments blew that opportunity out the window.

  66. mmh2009 says: Mar 6, 2016 5:23 PM

    I wonder if he was drunk or stoned when he made his comments?

  67. boogerhut says: Mar 6, 2016 5:26 PM

    The utter lack of class displayed by most on here is a bad reflection on the censors and staff that run this site. You delete almost any comment critical of lord brady yet let the sewage flow when one of the greats retires. That shows a lack of class, maturity, and respect and I’m surprised that NBC allows their name associated with it.

  68. revren10 says: Mar 6, 2016 5:37 PM

    maybe Irsay was Manning’s HGH supplier since we know he enjoys him some prescription drugs.

  69. manderson4150 says: Mar 6, 2016 5:43 PM

    Don’t emit gas when the butt kissing continues Peyton

  70. 12444uggg says: Mar 6, 2016 5:49 PM

    “jag1959 says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:49 PM
    Better than when he said:
    “You make the playoffs 11 times, and you’re out in the first round seven out of 11 times.”

    Colts are the softest team in the league and he gets the lion’s share of the blame. Wonder if they will raise a Peyton Manning Career Participation Banner”

    Does this guy know he’s a Jag fan?

  71. selfpromotingqb says: Mar 6, 2016 6:04 PM

    Thanks for ruining football and pizza.

  72. JSpicoli says: Mar 6, 2016 6:06 PM

    Who revolutionized the rule book? That is the real hero.

  73. terry1824 says: Mar 6, 2016 6:06 PM

    ejmat3
    Mar 6, 2016, 2:31 PM EST
    Irsay revolutionized prescription pills and alcohol. I have such sympathy for billionaire depressed drug addicts.

    The Colts are a fluke one hit wonder team. One of Peyton’s rings is defeating Rex Grossman, LooL. Rex Grossman!

    The other ring was because of a defense that carried him in the SB.

    What a joke
    And your boy beat jake delhomme!, mcnabb throwing up all over the field! His kicker making clutch fgs and Malcolm butler saving the day. And yes his defence did win this sb for him. But u think ware, talib, ward, come to Denver if Peyton wasn’t the qb? Have some respect. And btw… Rex grossman won 13 games that year. He beat a lot of guys. Not Mannings fault that was his opponent.

  74. ikeclanton says: Mar 6, 2016 6:09 PM

    fanboyarmy says:
    Mar 6, 2016 3:43 PM
    To the Haters. Not only did Manning own your team on the field, he still owns your head off the field. LOL!

    —————–

    If he owns my head it’s only because he can store it so easily in his.

    Jokes about noggin growth aside, he was one of the best to ever play the position. Don’t let the pie-throwing imitation he did for the past year or so erase the vision of him tearing up defenses every week for the bulk of his career.

    I wonder if this means they’ll just drop the HGH “investigation”…

  75. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 6, 2016 6:22 PM

    boogerhut says:
    Mar 6, 2016 5:26 PM
    The utter lack of class displayed by most on here is a bad reflection on the censors and staff that run this site. You delete almost any comment critical of lord brady yet let the sewage flow when one of the greats retires. That shows a lack of class, maturity, and respect and I’m surprised that NBC allows their name associated with it.
    ———————
    Go cry somewhere else. We’ve all seen enough of your nonsense posted everywhere else. You’ve written the book on classless posts so deal with it.

  76. snake11s says: Mar 6, 2016 6:37 PM

    Indianapolis back when they had Peyton Manning is an example of Good QB Syndrome. Who cares if the Colts got 14-2 every year, that only shafted their draft position, and no wins to show for it. When Peyton Manning left, it was quickly shown how much of the entire team Manning was.

    < serious? the colts played in the AFC south, expansion and relocation teams. what a joke, anyone could have piled on massive regular season numbers twice a year. They didn't get the easy teams in the playoffs and their record shows.
    Peyton was good but walking away with half as many SB's as Brady has to hurt. Brady is still playing and will get a 5th before he retires. First family is a joke, 3 QB's with 4 rings. LOL.

  77. bcgreg says: Mar 6, 2016 7:02 PM

    As a Patriots fan, I certainly appreciate Manning’s career, but what did he revolutionize exactly? The forward pass? Audibles? Calling his own plays? Omaha (first used by Brady in 2003–I believe it was a Charlie Weis call)? He was a great great player, but he didn’t revolutionize the game in any way. Top 3 all time QB (Brady, Montana, Manning in that order). Mad respect for what he did.

  78. tomtravis76 says: Mar 6, 2016 7:08 PM

    Manning gets a seat at the big boy table of QBs, he earned it.

  79. jag1959 says: Mar 6, 2016 7:13 PM

    12444uggg says:
    Mar 6, 2016 5:49 PM

    “jag1959 says:
    Mar 6, 2016 2:49 PM
    Better than when he said:
    “You make the playoffs 11 times, and you’re out in the first round seven out of 11 times.”

    Colts are the softest team in the league and he gets the lion’s share of the blame. Wonder if they will raise a Peyton Manning Career Participation Banner”

    Does this guy know he’s a Jag fan?
    __________________________

    Actually this guy is a Giants season ticket holder,
    jag in sports vernacular = Just Another Guy
    Also have never heard anyone called a Jag fan, I have only heard the twelve of them called Jags fans

  80. smitty113 says: Mar 6, 2016 7:28 PM

    I can tell you this – you don’t revolutionize the game by failing to go after a fumble in the biggest game of the year. Hello kitty.

  81. upyoursnfu says: Mar 6, 2016 7:30 PM

    A family of drunks and druggies

  82. jetsfan1973 says: Mar 6, 2016 7:48 PM

    HGH

  83. thebiffer says: Mar 6, 2016 7:49 PM

    Peyton did change the way a QB now plays. And he took some awful Colts teams to the playoffs. Without him they never would have sniffed the playoffs. And even when he was at his “so called” worst (post neck surgery) his numbers are comparison or better than Tom Brady

    Peyton Brady
    Season Wins 50 48
    Division Titles 4 4
    Post Season Wins 5 6
    AFC Titles 2 2
    Super Bowl Titles 1 1
    MVP Awards 1 0

  84. thebiffer says: Mar 6, 2016 7:56 PM

    Type lay out didn’t work, let me try again

    Brady – 48 seasonal wins, 4 division titles, 6 post season wins, 2 AFC titles, 1 Super Bowl title, and no MVP awards

    Peyton – 50 seasonal wins, 4 division titles, 5 post season wins, 2 AFC titles, 1 Super Bowl title, and 1 MVP award

    Manning compares easily to Golden Boy Tommy

  85. bart15np says: Mar 6, 2016 7:58 PM

    Jimmy just wants Peyton in the Indy front office. He needs a drinking buddy..

  86. whiteybulgersson says: Mar 6, 2016 7:58 PM

    He probably said this with the crack pipe beneath the podium

  87. billymutt says: Mar 6, 2016 8:33 PM

    thebiffer:

    Way to selectively look at the stats when comparing Manning with Tom Brady. That’s a ridiculous comparison, anyone can make their player look great that way.

    Nice try, didn’t work. Brady >> Manning.

  88. meltuckersfreerelease says: Mar 6, 2016 8:48 PM

    Ah, no.

  89. The Almighty Cabbage says: Mar 6, 2016 8:49 PM

    It amazes me how many fans of teams that haven’t won anything for 30 years, if ever, make comments about “only 2 Super Bowls,” as if the NFL just hands out Lombardi Trophies to whomever asks for one.

  90. phootballphorever says: Mar 6, 2016 9:28 PM

    Morons weighing 400 pounds and eating potato chips are hating on Manning. Get lost .

  91. bigal5654 says: Mar 6, 2016 9:51 PM

    So Irsay haters – question for ya? If Irsay had never done any drugs, would you embrace the Colts’ success? Of course not. So, why is your best response talking about a rather serious issue – drug addiction? Pretty sad.

  92. The Almighty Cabbage says: Mar 6, 2016 10:33 PM

    Well said, Big Al.

    (not a Colts fan)

  93. boogerhut says: Mar 6, 2016 10:57 PM

    youknowiknowitall says:
    Mar 6, 2016 6:22 PM
    boogerhut says:
    Mar 6, 2016 5:26 PM
    The utter lack of class displayed by most on here is a bad reflection on the censors and staff that run this site. You delete almost any comment critical of lord brady yet let the sewage flow when one of the greats retires. That shows a lack of class, maturity, and respect and I’m surprised that NBC allows their name associated with it.
    ———————
    Go cry somewhere else. We’ve all seen enough of your nonsense posted everywhere else. You’ve written the book on classless posts so deal with it

    Now we have the 14 yr olds side. Now, tell us where “everywhere else” is. We’ll wait until you get home from school tomorrow.

  94. bartpkelly says: Mar 7, 2016 12:58 AM

    No QB in recent time has revolutionized the game.
    Not Brady, Not Newton, Not Favre, No Manning.

  95. homer3692 says: Mar 7, 2016 1:11 AM

    One thing that always impressed me about Peyton was the way he went through his reads…the guy was not a mobile quarterback and it never seemed like he had a pro bowl o-line, but he did not get sacked much to kill drives.

    I looked into it at pro-football-reference and he has a 3.1% sack rate and no other recent quarterback comes close to that.(Dan Marino has the same rate)..Who knows how many super bowls he could’ve won if the colts could play a lick of defense…Go Pack!!

  96. truthinesshurts says: Mar 7, 2016 1:51 AM

    Most recognizable face in the history of the NFL…? I’d vote for O.J. …..or maybe Howard Cosell.

  97. sidepull says: Mar 7, 2016 6:52 AM

    All the while Irsay was high as a kite, blathering on twitter and selling drugs.

  98. ravenbiker says: Mar 7, 2016 11:05 AM

    nnagi says:
    Mar 6, 2016 4:03 PM

    An NFLplayer does not go in as a member of a team like in baseball, it’s an individual honor…Manning is going in the halljin a yellow jacket, not a Bronco or Colt uniform
    ————————————————
    Actually, they do. One of Unitas’ pet peeves was that Canton had him as an ‘Indianapolis’ Colt. He said I didn’t play in Indy, never have and never would have. I want nothing to do with the organization that exists in Indianapolis. I was a BALTIMORE Colt.
    ————————————————————
    homer3692 says:
    Mar 7, 2016 1:11 AM

    One thing that always impressed me about Peyton was the way he went through his reads…the guy was not a mobile quarterback and it never seemed like he had a pro bowl o-line, but he did not get sacked much to kill drives.

    I looked into it at pro-football-reference and he has a 3.1% sack rate and no other recent quarterback comes close to that.(Dan Marino has the same rate)..Who knows how many super bowls he could’ve won if the colts could play a lick of defense…Go Pack!!
    ——————————————-
    To this day and my father, before he died also wondered, I wonder why he didn’t get flagged for false starts every time he set under center for long enough for it to count, then got up and started yelling and signalling again.
    I guess you could say he singlehandedly revolutionized how false start penalties were applied. No one else could have gotten away with it and now they all do, because otherwise they would have flagged him.

  99. sonhoodoo says: Mar 7, 2016 6:30 PM

    Orsay means Manning is the most recognizable face to him. He is pretty much one of the few faces Orsay can remember.

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