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Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:12 am
Edited on: February 5, 2012 11:45 am
Peyton's next trip to Miami might look a little different. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The idea of Peyton Manning playing for a team other than the Colts in 2012 seems like a lock after all the back and forth between Manning's camp and Jim Irsay in Indianapolis this week. One team that's always mentioned as a possible landing spot for Manning is the Miami Dolphins, and over the past two days, the notion of Manning's gotten revved up a little bit.

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There's a report Sunday from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, where Jackson writes that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is "infatuated with the idea of signing" Manning.

Adding fuel to the fire is a report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the Dolphins are on the "short list" of teams that Manning has interest in, if/when he leaves the Colts.

The marriage makes sense: Manning owns a condo in South Beach so he's familiar with the area. The Dolphins have a decent set of weapons headlined by Brandon Marshall and Reggie Bush. Miami already has a good defense.

Much still has to unfold with Manning, and the pursuit of No. 18 could potentially blow up in the Dolphins face. Manning could be released as late as March 8; free agency begins on March 13. If Ross and Jeff Ireland chase Manning and fail to get him, Packers backup and would-be free-agency cash cow Matt Flynn could sign elsewhere.

That's not a situation that will make anyone's heart flutter in South Beach.

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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:51 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

ur an idiot

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 7:50 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

What makes you think that Flynn wants to sit in Miami and watch Manning start.  Sure Flynn has asperations of being a starting QB and not a backup once again.  If all he is going to be is a backup then he might as well stay in GB who has better receivers than Miami and an overall better team.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:53 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

I'm sitting her slightly hungover still wearing my aqua 13 Marino shirt from last nights party thinking that Manning would loook mighty fine wearing fish colours .

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:27 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Fins are a great fit for Manning. Warm weather for 8 games, and a stud WR for him to pitch too. I like it!

Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:15 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

I wonder if a trade is being worked on right now .....     Peyton with the 'fins ???   Sounds pretty good !!!!!

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:06 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

j21black78:  You have some good points; however, Irsay would be a fool to let Manning go when he could keep him and have him tutor Andrew Luck into becoming one of the greats like Manning.  At 36, Manning is a bit long in the tooth now for the NFL and I would hate seeing him end up like Brett Favre grasping onto past greatness or, even much worse, being carted off the field paralysed for life because he was hell bent on another Super Bowl run.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:58 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

After watching the Miami QBs this last season, and very painfully watching, anything would be an improvement and Manning would be a HUGE improvement!  I won't fault Ross for wanting the man!

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:48 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton


Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:36 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Peyton Manning is untradable.  People need to quit worrying about giving up draft picks, it won't happen.  The only way he moves is if he gets cut.

Colts cannot a afford to resign him at with the $28mm bonus and trade him away.  Teams would look for Indy to eat most of his salary and leave the Colts in as bad of shape salary cap wise as they would be with just keeping him on the roster.

If he gets cut, restructures his deal with and signs back with Indy, maybe then he becomes an option to trade.  Under his current contract, there is no way he will get traded.

Getting Cut is the only way he moves out of Indy.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:29 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

You canonly wish the best for Peyton Manning. The soon to be former Colts star would make a great additional to the Dolphons or the Redskins. Neither one has an established starter, except I would take Matt Moore over Rex Grossman any day. It would be a nice situation in Miami for Peyton, but as a previous poster mentioned, I would be a bit hesitant about his surgically reapired neck. Yes, he can play, but the layoff and the trauma to the body takes a while to heal.

I have seen the effects of back fusion, so I know it doesn't get better overnight, and what happens when he gets hammered by an opposing linebacker. The Colts really ought to keep Manning as a mentor to Andrew Luck, but I guess it's all about the money. As for former Packers free agent Matt Flynn, he might be a developing QB, but has a long way to go before he gets a fat free agent contract. Perhaps the Dolphins will remember A.J. Feeley, the former Eagles backup...yup, that didn't work out too well.

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