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Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:51 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2012 9:05 am
Shanahan and Peyton together: What could go wrong? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Between now and March 8, there will be plenty of speculation about what teams will be interested in Peyton Manning if and when he hits the open market. We've already talked about the possibility of Miami, and now we get to mention the other team that everyone expects to pursue Manning: the Redskins.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Washington is "expected to pursue" Manning if he becomes a free agent.

This shouldn't be a surprise. For starters, this is the Redskins. If someone with a big name is available, they'll be rumored as a potential team of interest. But that's exacerbated in this instance, because the Redskins rolled out Rex Grossman and John Beck as their starting quarterbacks in 2011.

The result was predictably disastrous, as the Redskins won just five games (oddly, two were over the NFC champion Giants) and finished dead last in the NFC East.

Is Manning the best fit in Washington, though? Mike and Kyle Shanahan like mobile quarterbacks who can roll out of the pocket. Manning is the opposite of that. Would the Shanahans change up their offense to fit Manning? If they're interested in landing him, they'd almost have to.

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Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:10 am

reply to a fellow skins fan

you are spot on brother,  Peyton would be mad to come to the mess that is DC

Plus what everyone is forgetting is that Peyton doesnt wanna be playing his brother twice a year.

All we need in DC is to be rid of the arrogance of the Shanahans, get a young coach, commit to the draft and have the patience to wait 3 years to be a contender.  Peyton will not waste the end of his career here when Miami is such a superior option,

Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:08 am

Take it from a Skins Fan, Peyton would be crazy

to come to Washington.

With the arrogant Shanahans in charge he would be stopped from all his audibling at the line of scrimmage.

Whereas in Miami he would have Jake Long protecting that surgically repaired neck, in DC he would have the constantly stoned T Williams, when it could have been the ultra profesional Okung if the Shanahans didnt have to, once again, prove how much smarter than everyone else they were at the time of the draft when they took the universally regarded as a character risk Williams over the equally talented and solidly respected Okung.

In Miami Peyton would have Brandon Marshall to throw the ball too, in DC he has a bunch of nobodys.

I would love Peyton to come here, we need him desperately as we are not high enough in the draft to get a good young guy, but Peyton take it from a Skins fan, you dont want to waste the last 3 years of your career in this cesspool.

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:59 pm

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

This would  be a good pick up for the Skins. Manning wouldn't cost any draft picks and they could concentrate on re-building through the draft more. Manning would carry the team at QB for two years. Draft a QB next year.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:14 pm

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

i would like forthe redskins to get him. other thanquarterback they seem to have a better team. they also have a real coach. manning seems to be looking forward to  being with his new team. i like his pay for performance clause. it shows some class. he has made a lot of moneyand can afford. ifhe is healthy. whoever getshim will go to the playoffs, and the attendance will improve, sow ill season ticket sales.. 

Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:51 pm

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

Peyton has no bearing on draft pics.He'll be a free agent. The redskins can have him and their picks.moving up in the draft to take RG3 will cost a fortune in draft pics, Matt Flynn might be a better option.

Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:32 pm

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

From all reports, Manning is at no greater risk of dibilitating injury than he was before and there are several players (linebackers) in the league that have had the same surgery.  The issue is his arm strength not the stability of his neck.  He should be more concerned with damaging his legacy by going to a terrible organization like Washington.  (I am a 'Skins fan, HTTR!)

Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:24 pm

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

I think for Manning to take the enormous risks that playing football for ANY team would create for him, is absolutely crazy. Even if I was making millions of dollars a year, if I knew that  continuing in my line of work could possibly result in my  becoming a paraplegic-or worse, I'd move on.

The NFL might be a huge business, but it's still just a game. There are a few things in Life that I'd be willing to risk my personal safety for-even my Life, but football isn't one of them, no matter how big the paycheck.

Retire Peyton, and live to enjoy the success, (and the quality of Life), you've earned.

Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:19 am

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

From a guy who lives in the D.C. area. I've seen quarterbacks come and go and the way how they came and went was sadden. You see what happened to Donovan McNabb. He came to D.C. and later was highly questioned about everything, was he in shape, can he still play at a high level, should he retire, I MEAN the fans here are not patient and they shouldn't be. The Redskins fans are the best of them all and their tied of the same ol same, losing every year, being in fourth of their division. What the Redskins need to do is draft a quaterback that can adapt to their playing style and stick with him. No team is healthy when your change quaterbacks every year. Example: The Giants just won the supper bowl cause Eli have been their quaterback for about 8 years without being sat on the bench. The Redskins need to have trust and draft a player who is capable, not who is short term. I don't agree with Peyton coming to D.C. WHY, because you don't want to be coached by Mike or Kyle Shanahan, both say the opposites and both ruin chemistry with great players, secondly, its D.C. PEOPLE HERE CRITICIZE Barack Obama sometimes and the fans are highly impatient so unless Peyton becomes a mobile, tough skin quarterback, then Washington shouldn't persue Peyton Manning

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:58 am

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

If I were Peyton I wouldn't even pick up the phone call from Shanahan and Snyder, the worst owner in the NFL.  Shanahan is a micro manager; Peyton has forgotten more than Shanahan has ever known.  Kyle Shanahan is a nepotism hire and nothing more.  

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:57 am

Report: Redskins 'expected to pursue' Peyton

If anyone in Washington were to "pursue" Peyton it would only be their clown of an owner Daniel Snyder.  It's taken Shanahan two years just to rid the "Skins of Snyder and Cerrato's signing of other over-priced, beyond their prime "stars".  Shanahan finally has a younger team, draft picks and a vision of the future.  As good as he was, and still might be, Peyton doesn't fit that vision.  I'd rather see the 'Skins save their draft picks and continue the rebuilding process.  Besides, Peyton and Irsay will work something out - he'll probably retire a Colt.

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