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Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:37 pm
ManningPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Peyton Manning gave a surprise interview to the local press Thursday, and the conclusion to draw from the briefing is that the progress with his neck seems a little stagnated. Which obviously isn’t highly positive. And considering his neck still hasn’t fused, progress is going slowly for the Colts MVP (this year and every year, apparently).

"Not a whole lot to report,” he told reporters, including the Indianapolis Star. “Still waiting for the fusion to take place. That takes place, they thought, between two and three months. Still going slow with that.

“I still have some of the same issues I had before the fusion as far as the nerves and the regeneration. Still dealing with that, the idea being that this surgery gave me the most stability for the nerves to regenerate. That’s still a process there.”

Manning said there really isn’t a timeline to his recovery. Instead, it’s more like a series of checkpoints, the next of which occurs Dec. 1. That’s when he’ll be three months out of surgery, and doctors can determine his strength and conditioning. But for now, he can’t predict where he’ll be and when he’ll be there.

He does know this: he’d like to practice sometime this season.

“Well, the thing about it is the fact that I am on the active roster, if I were in a position, if I were cleared to practice and if I were at a strength level, conditioning level checkpoint that I were cleared, it’s the greatest venue to go out and see where you are on the practice field as opposed to having to grab a receiver off to the side and go out before walk-through or before practice,” he said. “If I was cleared and able to do that, it would be nice to be able to do that, to go out and participate in a team practice where everything is right there with you, even though you probably couldn’t do everything. So, that’s a hope and a wish.”

But as far as playing this year? You’ve got to think there’s absolutely no chance of it happening.

Manning’s sense of humor, though, is still there. You might recall that CBS/Showtime analyst Phil Simms said recently that Andrew Luck didn’t have an NFL arm. Naturally, reporters asked Manning about that, since the Colts, assuming they have the No. 1 draft pick next year, could take him as Manning’s eventual replacement.

“Yeah, I don’t talk to Phil. Phil doesn’t talk to me,” Manning said. “He did text me after that, saying ‘Hey, sorry to drag your name into this.’ I wrote back, ‘Phil I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ He said, ‘Well on my show, Inside the NFL, I made this statement.’ I said, ‘Phil, I hate to break it to you, but I don’t watch your show, along with a lot of other people that I don’t think watch that show.’ Giving himself a little more credit than probably was merited.”


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Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:32 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

To say Phil Simms was a "pathetic" QB shows your extreme igrnorance of NFL history. If you want to call him a "game manager" with a cast that did all the work then you need to say the same thing about Troy Aikman. And back in the 80s they didn't pamper the passing game the way they do now, flags on everything. Manning's track record speaks for itself, but that doesn't mean there's not times where he's not thin-skinned or catty. Though it's understandable that he might be distraught that his career may be coming to such a sudden and unceremonial end.

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:23 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

phil isnt worthy to carry peytons jock strap !

Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:02 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

BigBlue we know why you are Amateur status and mad.

You can have Simms and his moments of glory.  Peyton will be the greatest ever along with Montana, Brady when it is all said and done.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:00 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

sims first super bowl he was 22 for 25.  super bowl record for efficieny.  300 yards plus passing.  r u not too smart.

Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:54 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

Youre an idiot. Simms had one of the greatest Super Bowl performances of all times. Almost completed every pass. And it was a "dominant" defense and a very efficient offense. Is e better than Peyton? Hell no but dude STFU youre clueless.

Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:36 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

Phil Simms is as much a pathetic commentator as he was a pathetic quarterback. God he makes me sick. His ego is way beyond his talents. Peyton hit the nail on the head.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:33 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

Please explain any class the Patriots exude!! You cannot hide the fact that they have NOT won anything since Spygate. Next!! You are biased and an idiot. Great year Red Sox. New England has the most arrogant clueless fans in the sports arena. I like it when the gay boy Ben Affleck refers to the Red Sox as 'WE' New Englanders suck and always will. Cheat much, Bill? The proof? Yeah its in the pudding. Nice game against the Steelers over the weekend Tom.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:08 pm

Sir Arrogant Simms

That was sweet!  How about this, Phil... "You said it right, Peyton!"  Simms thinks he's the greatest QB, the greatest analyst and the best voice CBS has ever had, when in fact he's as dumb as a bag of hammers and is as arrogant as anyone can possibly be.  I still don't know what show of his he's talking about.  Maybe his kids watch it, I don't know.  But I'll bet you Jim Nantz doesn't watch it!

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:33 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

Steel Pit you're an ass.  So I guess Simms is better than Marino too.  And Trent Dilfer has a ring so he is better than Marino too.  Shove the ring talk up your can.  Simms does not even belong in the same breath as Peyton.   

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:30 pm

Manning's progress slow, manages to zing Simms

Are you kidding?  These guys are all related in some respect.  Phil Simms was a Giant.  Eli Manning is now a Giant.  Eli is Peyton's brother.  Peyton Manning was a Quarterback for Tennessee.  Phil Simms now has a son that plays Quarterback for Tennessee (on a lucky day).

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