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Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:50 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2012 5:29 pm
 
Are the Cards a sleeper to make Peyton the next Warner? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The status of Peyton Manning with the Colts is absolutely up in the air, and a lot depends on the March 8 deadline for Indy to pick up his $28 million option.

While there's been some chatter that the Colts and Manning's camp discussed an extension of that deadline recently, CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on Sunday's The NFL Today that it's not the case. He also reported that the decision on Manning's option will be made by owner Jim Irsay (not the new general manager) and that there's a darkhorse possibility to land Manning if he doesn't end up back with the Colts: the Arizona Cardinals.

"Jim Irsay in interviewing general manager candidates has told them he will make the decision whether Peyton Manning is back," Casserly reported Sunday. "He will not put that on the new general manager. Right now there have been absolutely no discussions according to the Manning camp between Manning and Irsay about extending that deadline. In fact, it would make no sense to me for Manning to agree to that. Why give up the opportunity to talk to other teams?

"One team to watch? The Arizona Cardinals. They can get out of the Kevin Kolb contract and also Ken Whisenhunt's been down this road before. A veteran quarterback coming in at the end of his career? Kurt Warner."


The Cardinals would be a shock to land Manning, if only because they haven't been discussed as a landing spot. But a healthy Manning would be an instant upgrade for Arizona and probably let them leapfrog the 49ers as NFC West favorites in 2012.

As for the extension talks, there's some thought that language in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement wouldn't even allow an extension of the option deadline.

Beside that point, Casserly's spot on: there's really no benefit for Manning to give the Colts a deadline, especially if they're set on selecting Andrew Luck in April's draft anyway.

The long and short of it is this: Manning's situation isn't going to simply go away between now and the deadline for the Colts to make a decision on his future in Indianapolis and even with the playoffs going on, it's going to remain a dominant NFL storyline.

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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:32 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

I
F THE COLTS LET MANNING GO...AND CHANCES ARE THEY WILL...THE CARDS BETTER JUMP ON IT. THEY ARE IN THE WEAKEST DIVISION IN THE NFL AND ARE JUST ONE PLAYER FROM SERIOUS SUPER BOWL CONTENTION - A GOOD QB - AND #18 IS THE BEST AROUND. IF THE CARDS GET PEYTON I MAKE THEM A 6-1 BET NEXT YEAR TO GO THE BIG GAME...BEHIND GB/NE/NO.
I'm pretty sure the AFC west is the weekest division in Football.



Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

IF THE COLTS LET MANNING GO...AND CHANCES ARE THEY WILL...THE CARDS BETTER JUMP ON IT. THEY ARE IN THE WEAKEST DIVISION IN THE NFL AND ARE JUST ONE PLAYER FROM SERIOUS SUPER BOWL CONTENTION - A GOOD QB - AND #18 IS THE BEST AROUND. IF THE CARDS GET PEYTON I MAKE THEM A 6-1 BET NEXT YEAR TO GO THE BIG GAME...BEHIND GB/NE/NO.



Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:53 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Wow the Cards??? Why not the Dolphins, the Jets, the Bills, the Cowboys, the Redskins, the Chiefs, the Seahawks, etc.... Hey get a life and a better job cause you guys are getting old and boring with this...Any team would want manning idiots!!!!



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Remind me how Emmit Smith worked out for the Cardinals at the end of his career.



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:24 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Manning to Fitzgerld.... ooooooooh that sounds nice!  



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:17 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

So did the Vikings. The only difference is the Vikings were right on Culpepper while the Chargers were wrong on brees. All releases, and resigns of an injured player are risks/liabilities. Some pay off some don't.


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Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:03 pm
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Since: Jun 15, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:59 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

It is always amusing to read the posts from the loudmouths who show up to tell us what a horrible reporter Charlie Casserly, or any of the other writers, is.  Do you geniuses know that writers are hired based on their potential and/or ability to draw readers, and that every time you click on a column to tell the world how bad it or the writer is that you are also showing your support?  So keep on reading Charlie.  That'll show him.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:57 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Does anyone really care about Manning today?.....he's done,he is a wounded Old Man that is at the end of a great career...I hope he makes the right decision and leaves the game now so people remember all the good because the bad is going to come with a bad Colts team or someone else.He has nothing to prove except that he is too stupid to retire,hang em up Peyton.
First he may not have nothing to prove, but some player keep playing for the love of the sport beside the paycheck is also nice. I don't think that Peyton is done just yet, I could be wrong but in my opinion he got 2 or 3 years good years left.



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:52 pm
 

Casserly: Cards a darkhorse for Peyton Manning?

Does anyone really care about Manning today?.....he's done,he is a wounded Old Man that is at the end of a great career...I hope he makes the right decision and leaves the game now so people remember all the good because the bad is going to come with a bad Colts team or someone else.He has nothing to prove except that he is too stupid to retire,hang em up Peyton.

Really?  That's the stupidest thing I've heard all week.  The guy should be named MVP this year.  Look how the Colts are with him, and look how they are without him?  I don't think anyone is more valuable than Manning...


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