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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: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:07 am

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

This might be the dumbest post I've ever read. 

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:58 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

What stupid comments
Peyton - 2 Superbowls appearances and 1 SB win better than most QB who ever played in the NFL, and how many division championships
What do college games have to do with the NFL, nothing
Many big time college players are a bust in the NFL and even more college players taken in later rounds end up with good even great NFL careeers
The college game and NFL are vastly different, you cannot compare the two


Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:57 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Hello RSZ - fellow RU grad - I assume.
Manning to Miami would not be like Smith to the Cards. Smith was winding down a HOF career. Manning "IF" healthy has at least 3-4 very good years ahead of him. If he is not healthy - he should retire and protect himself.
If healthy and the Colts still write him off to go with Luck then he makes a great addition to any club and Miami makes complete sense - and the Colts would be stupid to do it.
As a Dolphins fan I would have been heart broken if Marino had ended his career with the Steelers as was originally expected but Manning is still young enough and good enough to play for another team so it's not like he is playing out the last years just to break a record or 2.
Miami is a a good team hiding behind a defense that did not realize the season started until Nov and an offense in need of a a really good QB, not just another Marino fill-in until they get the next BIG ONE. Manning would fit very well and could probably restore Miami to AFC East leadership (and we would get to see Manning/Brady twice a year)
I say Peyton to Miami makes perfect sense 

Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:51 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Oh S**t did I just miss the Giants winning the super bowl?

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:35 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

No offense, but your comments have no basis in reality. The perenially-overrated Peyton Manning has been holding the Colts franchise hostage for over a year now. Is it really being treated so shabbily when the club that's given you 2 seperate 100 million dollar contracts is less than ecstatic over forking over another 28 mill to a guy who will probably never play again? How much more does this team owe the man?
Sure, he helped to bring them lots of regular season victories; and even 1 super bowl, despite his own typically poor playoff performance (2 TD's, 6 INT's-they would have been, as usual, a surefire first round loser if not for the return of S Bob Sanders and the play of their running backs). Even if you wanna give Manning all the credit for that lone title, it's far from inconceivable that the team may well have accomplished as much WITHOUT Peyton over the last 14 years.
As for Manning's college career-the fact that he never did win the Heisman restored much of my faith in that particular system. Awards shouldn't be given for ability alone, or potential; execution and delivery are what counts.
Peyton Manning: 4 years, 0 conference titles or chamionship game appearances. 4 straight humiliating losses to rival Florida.
Tee Martin: Immediately after Manning leaves, the unheralded Martin is named starter. With basically the same team and system as Manning had, Martin beats the Gators, leads the Volunteers to an SEC title, and wins the National Championship. In his first year.

Peyton, admittedly, will go down in history as one of, if not the greatest, signal-caller in regular season history. But in a game of importance, is there a QB you WOULDNT want more than him? I mean, even the most knowlegable football fan on the planet would certainly select Ryan Leaf over Peyton if they needed a guy for the Super Bowl. Right? I mean, give me an unknown, a brat who flamed out before he even got started, over someone who's proved time and again to be a choker of the highest order!

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:16 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

What a coincidence! I'm 'infatuated' with the idea of my favorite team selling to an owner with some brains! Stephen Ross has shown time and again that he's noting but an overfed celebrity worshipper; remember his beyond-embarassing shilling and publicity for Denver's then-flavor of the month Tim Tebow when the Broncos came to Miami to play HIS OWN TEAM?
Now he's all atremble because Peyton Manning gave him an autograph...Oooohhh, he was on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!! And now, so Ross can continue playing his role as the world's richest 11 year old boy, he's gonna try to sign the lesser of the 2 Mannings, despite his catastrophic neck injury, and the fact that you have to change every single detail of your franchise in order to fit with Peyton's goofy, bobble-headed signal calling.
Please, Ross, sell the Dolphins and go buy a minor league baseball team, where your kind is actually welcomed.

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:00 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

I don’ think Manning would go to the Niners’s and the reason is not Harbaugh’s ego. Alex Smith is their quarterback for now and the future. I cannot see them putting Smith on the shelf for any reason, even if they could acquire Manning.

I also do not think he would go to the NY Jets. They have a young quarterback they think would be their quarterback for now and the future. I do not think his status is as solid as Alex Smith is but he is the man they drafted #1. He has been in the playoffs last year. With a few more players, they might be constant playoff contender.

Miami might be a good fit for Manning. I know they might be a playoff contender with him. They do have a few weapons that would be enhanced with Manning as the quarterback. Bush is one that would be coming out of the backfield.

I still think the Colt’s owner is a fool for not resigning him as a Colt. He would lose a lot of the fan base with the method in how he is treating Manning, who is idolized in Indy.

He could sign Manning, who would at least get them to the playoffs. Keep Luck on the sidelines holding the clipboard for 1-2 years learning as much as he can slowly introducing him to the city and team?

The alternative is to have a rookie quarterback and a mediocre team for a couple of year’s further deteriorating the fan base.    

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:55 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

The Colts are doing what every team would do. I love Peyton Manning, but give 28 million to a guy who can't throw??? Andrew Luck is sitting at #1, and the Colts have too many holes to waste 28 mill!!!

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:39 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Peyton a Colt for life.  Irsay needs to stay off Twitter

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:08 pm

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

honestly THIS team makes the best sense for Peyton Manning.

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