Peyton on Brady emails referencing him: No harm, no foul

AP

During Wednesday’s hearing in New York, Tom Brady’s lawyer Jeffrey Kessler pointed to the release of an email about pool covers that was part of the lawsuit filed by the NFLPA as an example of the privacy concerns that led Brady to not fully cooperate with Ted Wells’s investigation into Deflategate.

Among the other emails released in that filing were some referencing Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who has had many memorable clashes with Brady over the years. One of them had Brady responding to a friend last season when asked about the rate of decline of both players and Brady wrote that he thought Manning had two years left in the NFL. Another had a friend of Brady’s writing him about how the Broncos are “DUMB” and that “Manning needs things to be perfect to succeed, weather, his system, etc.” Brady responded by writing that the Patriots were “hard working grinders.”

Manning said Wednesday that he received an apologetic text from Brady about the emails, but said it was unnecessary and that it didn’t “make a lot of sense” that the emails were made public in the first place. He also said you’d have to try a little harder to get under his skin.

“No harm, no foul, I didn’t think a lot of it,” Manning said, via ESPN.com. “Somebody said I was roasted, I’ve been roasted before and that is not roasted. I haven’t been on a Comedy Central roast, but I’ve been to a couple private dinners and banquets where I didn’t know it was going to turn into a roast of me, but it did. I can promise you that e-mail was amateur night compared to some of the things that were said about me.”

We can think of plenty of other things said about Manning outside of private dinners and banquets that were far harsher than anything Brady wrote in those emails, which makes Manning’s response to getting his name dragged into someone else’s legal battle a pretty appropriate one.

33 responses to “Peyton on Brady emails referencing him: No harm, no foul

  1. Eh, he and Brady have a lot of respect for each other. And Brady may well be right anyway – the Broncos themselves are trying to pace Manning better this year.

  2. Anything the least bit uncomplimentary about any public figure gets taken out of context and posted by bloggers and pseudo-journalists under a headline saying they have been “ripped” or “slammed.” Like Peyton indicated, it’s really no big deal.

  3. Manning is not that thin skinned and he has said a few things about other players. No big deal. Manning and Brady will always be friends.

  4. Does anyone else not understand why Brady wanted to keep his personal info private? The NFL is looking more and more like the Titanic with all the leaks and it may sink thanks to iceberg Goodell.

  5. …and people still wonder why Brady did not want to give up his phone.

    The Brady – Manning rivalry has been one of the best things to come out of the NFL in the past decade or more and both have huge respect for each other, I for one will miss their head to head games. Wonderful stuff!

  6. 3menandablog said:
    Aug 12, 2015 3:44 PM
    Lots of respect for the one that doesn’t cheat

    Your thumbs down is more than twice thumbs up – I guess from folks who disagree with you – They are the Pats fans who have Lots of respect for the one that does cheat.

  7. Peyton taking the high road. Peyton respects TB, but TB doesn’t respect Peyton, and furthermore displays a total disrespect of the game he plays, for why else would you conspire with the “deflator”, and when caught go before camera’s and lie to the entire football world. TB should have received the entire year off for the conspiracy alone. I can’t wait for the season to start and some defensive lineman pays TB a visit. Karma takes no prisoners.

  8. my only complaint about Manning is that it was him and Brady who asked for the rule change that allowed the teams to prepare the balls prior to the game. He knows what his team does to the balls for him, and he was silent during all of this.

    He should have come out and explained his procedures and it would have made Brady not look the way that the third string former jet QB on TV has been portraying Brady.

  9. Friend of Tom Brady’s thinks Tom Brady is a better quarterback than Peyton Manning.

    Film at 11.

  10. skawh says:
    Aug 12, 2015 4:01 PM

    Peyton taking the high road. Peyton respects TB, but TB doesn’t respect Peyton, and furthermore displays a total disrespect of the game he plays, for why else would you conspire with the “deflator”, and when caught go before camera’s and lie to the entire football world. TB should have received the entire year off for the conspiracy alone. I can’t wait for the season to start and some defensive lineman pays TB a visit. Karma takes no prisoners.
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    If I were Rex…first I’d focus on Gronkowski. Then Edelman. Then I’d make sure the running backs were stuffed at the LOS. Then I’d send the house.

  11. Pure class. I for one would like to see Peyton retire this year, and move right into the Commissioner’s office. What a breath of fresh air that would be.

  12. sueb45 says:
    Aug 12, 2015 3:48 PM

    Peyton has always been a class act.
    ——————————–
    she was examining Manning to see why Manning was having pain in one of his feet and was crouched behind him when “entirely unprovoked, Peyton Manning decided to pull down his shorts and sit on Dr. Naughright’s head and face.”
    As Naughright described it in a deposition entered into the court record: “It was the gluteus maximus, the rectum, the testicles and the area in between the testicles. And all that was on my face when I pushed him up. … To get leverage, I took my head out to push him up and off.”
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    Well, maybe not always.

  13. This single statement from Peyton Manning has me think warm fuzzies towards the Manning Brady GOAT conversation. Frankly, leave Brady alone. I’m “this” far from joing the “free Brady” fan club. “this” = not very. Deflated balls don’t matter. Patriots won the Superbowl, fair and square. No Seahawks fan would or should say otherwise. Brady had a great 4th quarter comeback and Butler beat his man to the ball. That simple.

    Well done, champs.

  14. So why exactly did the NFL want to release this information?

    How is this relevant to the issue of football deflation?

    Looks like Brady was right to not hand over his cellphone… who knows what else would have been released

    Of course Roger should know. He’s basing his “proof” of Brady’s guilt on his refusal to hand over his personal cellphone.

    The hypocrisy is that Goodell HIMSELF refused to hand over his cellphone when HE was under investigation by Mueller

    The Patriots Haters don’t see a problem with this of course. Which tells you all you need to know about them.

  15. If I were Rex…first I’d focus on Gronkowski. Then Edelman. Then I’d make sure the running backs were stuffed at the LOS. Then I’d send the house.
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    Uh huh. You’re going to do all that at once? Are the Bills going to play with 13 players on the field?

    You can’t double cover everybody AND have a heavy enough box to credibly stop the run. That’s how it works.

  16. So let me understand it. All Brady said was he thought Manning was only good for 2 more years in the NFL, while Brady thought he was good for 7.

    HOW is that being spun as being a slam against Manning. I bet if you ask all the so called “experts” and mediots how many more years they expect Manning to play, most would reply that 2 years is optimistic. So how is what Brady said negative, except to those with an agenda

    BTW- as to Brady’s hope that he has 7 years left, I would call THAT optimistic as well. I’d settle for 3.

  17. bigbluefan1 says:
    Aug 12, 2015 4:18 PM
    There is only one Brady Manning Rivalry and Eli is winning it 2-0

    Wouldn’t that be 2-1?

  18. lmao people just read what they want an skim past the truth…the NFL didnt wanted the transcripts sealed.brady camp wanted transcripts public so these emails are team brady fault

  19. -“yourejustbutthurt says: Aug 12, 2015 3:37 PM

    Does anyone else not understand why Brady wanted to keep his personal info private? The NFL is looking more and more like the Titanic with all the leaks and it may sink thanks to iceberg Goodell.”-
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    I think ANYONE would understand keeping any personal info private. But that IS NOT the issue here. This is a smoke screen. How many times has it been relayed and pointed out that Brady WAS NEVER ASKED FOR 1. whole physical phone and/or 2. 100% of all data/info personal or private that was on said phone.

    The investigation and Wells has pointed out multiple times that the only thing Brady was asked for, was any emails and/or text messages “specifically relating to and/or having connection to anything with “DEFLATEGATE” and ONLY that. Including the option being given for Brady AND his lawyer/counsel to personally hand pick and choose the emails/texts themselves to give to Wells in order to completely avoid any “personal/private” info being read/released. The ONLY person who would’ve ever even touched his phone would have been himself. Wells also stated multiple times that he told Brady that he didnt need to touch or even see the physical phone. lol

    which makes all of this now dang near irrelevant. Since none of this addresses nor stands on the very simple fact that Brady still refused even THAT……AND lol, for whatever reason (however, im sure we all KNOW the reason, guaranteed there are history convos with Belichick, etc. discussing a plethora of schemes,lol) Brady also felt that none of that was enough, he just needed to outright DESTROY the phone. lol

    i mean, C’MON!! i understand being a fan, sticking with your team, homer loyalty and plainly and simply just feeling and believing something isnt true with a Idol Player (remember how many millions of people stuck by Lance Armstrong for YEARS! lol)

    but eventually, and it happens fast, loyalty and sometimes Naivete quickly turn into googly eyed obnoxious idiocy.

    I am not a fan of Goodell by any means. and yes there are MANY holes and dents in this that the NFL definitely should have handled way better. but just because the NFL and Goodell flubbed their case doesnt make Brady and the Pats any less guilty.

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