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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: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:27 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

If Peyton is released and allowed to go anywhere then I think the best team for him would be the Texans.  Good O-Line, RB and DEF!  And he gets to play play Indy twice a year.  Now that would be fun to watch him carve up his old team.

I also heard today that he will play next year and offered to be paid on performance alone.  If that's the case then why not stay in Indy?

I guess Irsay has pissed him totally off.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:56 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

I agree, with the Super Bowl done and over, center stage now belongs to Peyton Manning and the Irsays.  So what are we going to have, a full months' worth of reports here, there, and everywhere?  Can we look forward to four-five weeks worth of "Report: (fill in the blank with any team needing a quarterback) interested in Peyton Manning"?  Another month of the twitter wars?  Well, we don't know what is occurring in back-channels, away from the media-twitter crowd, of course.  If even a grain of what has been reported thus far is true, then I would suppose that the Irsays have at least test-shopped Manning around a bit.  Other than that, this is just something that will have to wait, because it doesn't look like it's going anywhere fast, at least not until March 8th.  One thing I can't see is the Irsays paying out the bonus money and not keeping Manning.  Whatever they are, they are not Danny Snyder, if you will.

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:56 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

You need to do more homework before you post your opinions.  I like AZ, but they can't sniff the talent in Miami.  Heap can't stay on the field, Doucet is unproven, Jake Long isn't on the roster.  Maybe if you could teach stephens-howling how to run routes you would have something, but Miami is close.  They had both the teams you watched tonight beat, but piss poor leadership couldn't close it, and they beat Green Bay last year and lost to big ben on a ref blunder.  Give that team a QB and a leader and watch out.

Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:54 am
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Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:31 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Oh, boy! With the SB now out of the way, the Payton saga can get ALL the attention.

Here's what I don't get. Almost all the "experts" say Manning will be gone from Indy . . Yet, in two separate interviews with the NFL network,
Irsay has said he wants a healthy and productive Manning to remain a Colt.

Is that just being ignored or assumed to be a lie? Why is a release or trade being reported as a done deal? Maybe reporting statements and tweets
as "posturing" and engaging in endless speculation is the best our ridiculous media can do, because the fact is they don't KNOW.

Of course, this is the same 'responsible' media that reports Andrew Luck as saying he wants to play right away (as he SHOULD want to), but not mentioning that he also said that he's willing to sit if that's what the situation demands.

So, to all the columnists who were urging Manning & Irsay to shut up during SB week, why don't you do the same until something actually HAPPENS?

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:27 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

        Look pal, I know you have your heart set on Manning ending up in Miami, but it's not going to happen. Arizona offers a good coach, a pretty efficent O-Line, and LARRY FITZGERALD. Look at the Man's stats with Kolb and Skelton tossing the rock his way in Double and triple coverage. Pretty solid if you ask me. Also, the rushing game in ARZ is good. Look outside of their numerical rank. Beanie Wells is a bruiser back with some impressive speed. He hurt his knee this season and the bruise stuck with him most of the year. Plus it's a little difficult to run against teams that satck 8 in the box and dare you to beat them through the air. If Arizona had Manning, they would be a consistent 10-6 team at minimum, and with the drafting of a receiver to compliment Larry Fitz, Doucet, and Heap (YES, HEAP!!!!!), the offense would look pretty good. Bring in some depth as well and Arizona is back to where it was before Warner's retirement. 
  You also knock the NFC West too. I think the 49'ers proved they were a coach away from legitimacy and dominance and that Seattle is scary as well with Lynch playing at such a monster level. Not to mention the fact the Rams played on one leg all year. The NFC west is a pretty solid division in its own right. This isn't the AFC West remember. 

Would Miami work out? Yea, but it's not nearly as ready as Arizona is or other potential suitors.  

Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:05 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

pimpslapped----"the Cards because of the situation he would land in. The Cards have a running game in place, a stud WR and decent role receiver"---author pimpslapped

Im sorry but since when is a 24th ranked rushing offense consider good? that is absured, along with many of your other comments. ONE stud receiver isnt beneficial when he is double covered most of the time and the other receivers are not even above average. your defense was 21st against the rush and 17th against the pass AND THAT IS IN THE NFC WEST the same division that was represented by a 7-9 team in last years playoffs.. the cardinals are horrible sorry man, you bring them in the AFC east and those horrible stats they own get worse. Miamis Offense 3rd rushing 23rd passing and defense 11th against the rush 25th against the offense and that includes losing the first 7 games. peyton in Miami brings us to the top 3 offenses without a doubt. 

As for Peyton being signed by Miami we would definitely run the division. Miami already gives brady and the pats a hard time, we beat them without Peyton. plus like i said earlier his passing brings the dolphins to a top 3 offense.  Miami has one major whole to fill which could be done as simple as drafting/signing a right tackle and a right guard, offense complete. the Dolphins team as a whole right now (minus the QB) is pretty much better almost any Colts team Peyton has played on, again that is overall, including defense and special teams. Peyton will be able to have a great play action which he does extremely well plus he has Brandon Marshall and two receivers in Devon Bess and Brian Hartline who both have great hands and seem to catch just about every ball they touch. 2010 Hartline led the league with least amount of dropped passes. I know both of their Numbes dropped off in 2011 as opposed to 2010 but that faults lies in the hands of the O line and the QB, they cannot catch and run if they arent getting the ball.

Keep in mind the coaching situation would be an incredible improvement. I think Philbin might be the best head coach we have had since 1996 Donnie boy.  Plus we now have a HC and an OC who believe in high powered, light up the sky and the scoreboard offenses.  Sparano was a good coach but was to damn conservative. Joe Philbin with Peyton Manning wont be playing for the win they will be playing to rack up the points and the offensive power as they aim for championships. Our offense and team as a whole would be dominant if we were to have a healthy Peyton Manning. He doesnt want money he wants RINGS!!!   

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Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:32 am
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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:24 am
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Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:20 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

New year. Same story.... Talks of the worst owner in major sports history actually making moves... and then nothing will come of it. Yawn. Boringggg. Next story please.

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