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Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:50 pm
We've seen this cartoon before: player smiles, signs for big bucks, then underperforms, hates life. ( illustration)

By Ryan Wilson

There were two primary storyline during Super Bowl week in Indianapolis: the Patriots-Giants matchup and the day-to-day (and sometimes hour-to-hour) Peyton Manning soap opera. The Giants won in dramatic fashion, which elicited all types of responses. Some people couldn't comprehend how the Pats receivers could drop so many passes. And others relished the fact that they played a part in beating the Giants during the regular season not once but twice.

The former, Tom Brady's super model wife Gisele Bundchen, and the latter, Redskins returner Brandon Banks, have both taken criticism for their observations. Banks went on the Mike Wise show to explain himself.

“I wasn’t bragging at all,” Banks said, according to the D.C. Sports Bog. “I was going for the Giants, I wanted a team from the NFC East to win. It made me feel better that a team that we were capable of going out there and competing with and beating, that they won a Super Bowl, something that I want to do in my career.”

Banks says he thinks the Redskins can win the Super Bowl too, but that's what he's supposed to say, even if he doesn't believe it. Whatever, the Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg unearths a staggering statistic:
With the Giants winning the Super Bowl, that means the past 12 NFL champs have a combined 52 regular-season losses. And, remarkably, a full 11.5 percent of those losses — six games in all — came at the hands of the Washington Redskins, one of the stinkiest NFL teams of the past 12 years.

No other team has as many wins over Super Bowl champs in that span. In fact, only two other teams have even four wins over Super Bowl champs in that span: Dallas and Miami.
All that's missing? Why, a quarterback, of course. And while the previous sentence can't be refuted, who should replace John Beck and Rex Grossman is still up for debate. The word on the street is that organization is "expected to pursue" Manning.

This certainly seems reasonable -- except that not everyone agrees. Take the 'Skins last franchise quarterback, Joe Theismann, for example.

“It’s not a good idea, it’s not a bad idea — It’s a horrific idea,” he said during an appearance on told 106.7 The Fan last week. “It would be one of the poorest things that we could do as a franchise. Are we gonna go find another guy for just a couple of years again? Haven’t we done this before? Haven’t we seen this act before? And by the way, if you get Peyton Manning, don’t you have a concern about protecting him? Don’t you have a concern about who he throws the football to?"

The man responsible for giving us "Norman Einstein" makes a lot of sense. Manning is a prototypical Dan Snyder free-agent acquisition: one-time great player clearly on the downside of a Hall of Fame career.

“We’re tired of looking for stop gaps,” Theismann continued. “It’s time to draft one of your own, or make a deal for a young one of your own, and nurture him, and then put the players around him. If we’re gonna be 5-11, if we’re gonna be 6-10, let’s do it with somebody who’s [learning as he goes], instead of guys that have been here, making mistakes.”

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Since: Feb 10, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:46 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Joe was the best quaerback we had in the past 30 years. We need to either trade up to ST louis to get RG3 or trade for Bradford. Receivers will fall into place in later rounds or in free agency. Here is were you are wrong about Mcnabb go back and look at the stats he was putting up 14 to 21 points a game, the defense was allowing almost 30 points a game. With the talent we have on defense we should not allow crap we need to go to a 4-3 or a 5-3 and get back to what works on defense. One thing is clear Rex has to go he just flat out sucks.

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:24 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Whichever team ends up getting Matty Flynn out of free agency is going to be the biggest winner of all.  He's got the skills, he's young but has several years of experience behind Rodgers, and he'd only cost a quarter of what Peyton will need.  I'm guessing Miami or Seattle take Flynn, but if the Redskins had any sense at all, they'd take a stab at him.

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:21 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Hes right...they don't need Peyton Manning...they need Jesus.

Since: Feb 8, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:44 am
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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 8:28 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

I hate to say it guys, but Joe is right. Peytons not the solution to the franchise's problems. You want to commit to a quarterback whose neck has had MAJOR surgery and is on the downslope of his career?? One poster said we need someone. Making impetuous decisions will only make things worse. You need to refocus on the draft or perhaps even take a chance on a player who is in or nearly in the prime of their career, if somebody that fits that description becomes available (such as Kolb a few years ago).

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:27 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Well? we need somebody! Anybody! Theismann was aided to the Super Bowl by Riggins and the Hogs so he really has no point on this one. I say stay put in the draft and pray a WR falls to us at 6 and Tannehill in the 2nd or get Moore later and see what happens. Maybe we can go gt Flynn or Manning but please cut Rex I can't take it anymore. Our QB play had been horrible for 20 years and there really has been no hope either. I knew McNabb would blow and that Campbell was a mistake too. I was praying for Mallett all during the draft last year and we passed and passed. I say draft a QB every year in the later rounds until you have a guy and a good back up. There is no reason to be without for all these years. I freaking hated Gus but he is the best we had for a long time.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:40 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning


Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:38 am

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Shut your mouth you idiot

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 11:18 pm

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

I'm surprised that Joe Theismann didn't suggest that Joe Theismann start. Only Joe Theismann can talk like Joe Theismann says Joe Theismann. Joe like's to speak in the third person. So I bet that yup...Joe Theismann, didn't particularly care for the last 20 years of QB play from the 'Skins. That's why Joe needs to unretire his bag of bones, drag that carcus off his lazy-boy, put some Icy-Hot on that leg he had destroyed, call up the Hogs, wheel their ass' out onto the field and show us how it's done. Listening to him is like...well, it's like watching Joe Namath being interviewed by Suzy Kolber. Just shut up Joe...Both of Ya's!

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 11:13 pm

Theismann doesn't think Redskins need Manning

Joe Theismann thinks his opinion matters? He was medicore at his best, and to say that signing Peyton is a horrific idea is just stupid. And then to say "havent we tried this before?", who are you talking about Joe, Donovan McNabb LOL!!!! Give me a break Joe, he was never even close to being at the level of a Peyton Manning and never will be. Peyton in 4 years will be as good as McNabb was in his prime, if not better, I am not a Redskins fan or a Peyton Manning fan, but you are a clown for acting like you know whats best, you know nothing.

Oh you want someone to nurture, didnt you have someone like that in Jason Campbell?  

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