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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: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:47 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

I am not a fan of Peyton Manning because he has never played for a team that I support, but a person who follows college and professional football is completely aware of what a great player he is and how much he has done for the teams for which he has played.

Because he is so good and has been so successful I find it hard to believe the bad luck that has come his way.  There is zero doubt in most people's minds that Peyton Manning should have been a Heisman Trophy winner.  When he didn't win the award I thought that it was a travesty.

It is also very bad luck that he was injured just before a truck load of money was to be deposited in his account at the club's discretion.  Who would have ever thought that the Colts would completely fall apart without Manning?

I think that it would be in the best interest of the Colt's to pay Manning his money and keep him around for a couple years to tutor the franchises next QB.

Manning going to Miami would be comparable to Emmit Smith going to the Cardinals; a disgraceful way to treat a player who carried your franchise for so many years and led them to their greatest success.

If the Colts waive Manning I hope that he makes the right decision and takes the Barry Sanders course and disappears.  He doesn't need the money and he is a lock for the HOF.

I say shame on the Colts if they treat such a great player in such a shabby manner.   


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Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:41 pm
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Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

Washington should be in the mix. He might like to play Eli twice a year.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:00 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

I think Harbaugh's ego is too big to have Peyton in San Fran



Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:11 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

If I was the 49ers I would grab Peyton in a heartbeat. If not the niners the Chiefs would be the next best option for him.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:11 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

In my opinion teams like the Dolphins, Cardinals and especially the Jets would in fact be a SB contender with a healthy Peyton Manning. The Colts were a contender with him, and they were way worse than any of those teams without him. Of course that all depends if he can still be the player we know, but you give him an average defense and a couple of weapons on offense he will always be a threat.



Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:56 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

If and when the time comes for Peyton to leave Indy, look for him to only go to a team that has immediate potential of making a Super Bowl,  IMO, the Jets, Cardinals and Dolphins do not fall into that category.
I agree, however with the Dolphins situation we've always had a pretty decent team the last few years.  However, our area of weakness has always been QB which happens to be the most important position in football.  Not saying that the Phins would be superbowl contenders if Manning comes over, but at the very least makes it more of a possibility that we make the playoffs.



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:36 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

How fun would it be to get Peyton vs. Brady TWICE a year? I hope this happens.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

You need to get your facts straight about Eli not going to Tennessee.  Peyton had every intention of going to Ole Miss for most of his early life, but due to a coaching change and a near death probation for the Rebels, Peyton selected the Vols over a host of other schools.  And, I might add, as an Ole Miss alum, Peyton did the right thing.  Eli always wanted to come to Ole Miss and play at the school where his father was an All American Quarterback and where his Mom was a Homecoming Queen.  When Peyton's OC at UT, David Cutcliffe, was hired as our new head coach, that sealed the deal for his becoming a Rebel.  Otherwise he was Virginia bound.  Tennessee was never in his final 3 choices of schools to attend which also included Texas.  And btw, big brother Cooper is also an Ole Miss grad.

If and when the time comes for Peyton to leave Indy, look for him to only go to a team that has immediate potential of making a Super Bowl,  IMO, the Jets, Cardinals and Dolphins do not fall into that category.




Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Report: Fins owner Ross 'infatuated' with Peyton

That doesn't make it in indoor stadium you dope. Is there anyone in here that isn't a teenager?

Are you are moron? Have you ever been there? It IS an indoor stadium. That is what having a roof means!


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