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Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:49 pm
If Manning were to replace Sanchez in New York, that would be somewhat awkward. (Getty Images)
By Josh Katzowitz

While some players have begun to tweet out their desires to play with Peyton Manning -- I’m looking at you Darnell Dockett of Arizona and Raheem Brock of Seattle, who asked current Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson not to take offense -- I’m not sure anybody has been as forceful as what one unnamed Jets player told the New York Daily News.

“I want him in New York,” that player told Manish Mehta. “He needs to be a Jet.”

Oh, and no offense to Mark Sanchez, right?

No matter what the Jets current quarterback thinks about it, the paper reports there have been “serious” internal discussions in the organization about whether it should try to entice Peyton to become the second Manning boy to quarterback a New York team.

“I think any team in the league without an elite quarterback has to be interested in a healthy Peyton Manning,” a team source told Mehta.

But that doesn’t mean everybody in the organization believes the Jets should get involved in the Manning sweepstakes. And that doesn’t mean Manning would want to involve himself with the Jets.

After all, the organization wasn’t exactly stable in 2011 -- with Rex Ryan’s guarantees and Santonio Holmes basically quitting and Bart Scott shooting reporters the finger and, well, just about everything that’s happened there in the past 12 months -- and Manning’s presence might add to the instability.

Leave aside for the moment about the Tony Sparano issue -- would the new offensive coordinator want to change his conservative offensive philosophy to acquiesce to whatever Manning wants? -- the Jets have to weigh the risks of trying to land Manning.

“Can you imagine if word gets out that we’re trying to get Peyton Manning and then we don’t get Peyton Manning?” a member of the organization asked the paper. “Then we have to play with Sanchez?”

But according to general manager Mike Tannenbaum, every option is open in the name of improving the team.

"You still have to do what’s in the best interest of the team," Tannenbaum said last month. "My philosophy is you’ve got to be aggressive, you have to know what’s going on out there, and you have to look for opportunities. Sometimes there will be consequences, some are intended, some are unintended, and with that, you kind of factor that into the equation, and then you go from there."

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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:54 pm
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Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:27 pm

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Dear rtsfantasy,

Before you go calling someone stupid, you should at least come upstairs from your mom’s basement and have her check your arithmetic for you.  I never said Brady was bad QB, just saying Peyton is better and it is not even close.  Here is how these guys actually compare in their last 10 seasons. (what you seem to be basing your opinion on)

  • Peyton has more wins (115 to 113)
  • Peyton has more 4,000yrd Passing Seaons (11 to 4)
  • Peyton has more Pro Bowls (10 to 7)
  • Peyton has more 30 TD pass seasons (6 to 3)
  • Peyton has more 1st Team All Pro Selections (5 to 2)
  • Peyton has more NFL MVP's (4 to2)

The only thing Brady has more than Petyon Manning is Super Bowl Rings, but here’s a news flash Jet’s fan.

It takes a team to win a Super Bowl not one player, or haven’t you guys in New York figured that out yet? 

In my previous post I was simply stating that when the Colt’s and Patriots lost their QB’s that those teams were exposed for who they really were.  The Colts won 2 games without Peyton, the Patriots won 10 without Brady and just missed the playoffs.

Now if you are one of those guys who thinks you evaluate a QB based his Super Bowls, you probably believe Eli Manning is better than Tom Brady now, since Eli is now 2-0 against Brady in Super Bowls.

And since we are talking about Super Bowl Winning QB’s, I have a quick question for you…

Who is better, Dan Marino (0-1 in Super Bowls) or these guys…

Brad Johnson

Trent Dilfer

Mark Rypien

Jeff Hostetler

Doug Williams

Phil Simms

Joe Theismann

Before you answer this rtsfantasy you should go tap mom on the shoulder and see she help pulling your head out of your arse.  I’m sure she can give a better opinion on NFL Quarterbacking than you can. 

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:09 am

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Green Fingers guys like you crack me up. The past 3 years under Ryan the Jets at times have had a number 1 rushing team a number 1 defense and made it to the AFC championship game twice. He has yet to have a losing season. Last year was tough after the previous success but it happens. Look how good the 49ers were years ago then they totally stunk for a while but now are back. Teams have cycles.
You bring up the Ravens and how with Manning they would have a ton of Superbowl wins? How the heck could they afford to pay that defense and pay Manning at the same time? You seem to be forgetting about a salary cap. All NFL teams are going to be weaker in some areas unfortunately for the Ravens it was the offense. I think this year proved that although I think thiere defense is "losing a step" but still VERY good thier offense is starting to click. I think Falco stepped up in the game against the Patriots and IMO would of won if it went to overtime.
Right now Rex has 2 appearances in the AFC Championship and an 8-8 season. Not bad for a rookie coach coming into the league.

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:53 am

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

If there is anyone out there with any common sense who can convince me why Peyton would/should want to be part of the Rex Ryan three ring circus that is the dysfunctional New York Jets, please, feel free to do so.  I can't see Peyton 'involving himself' w/ that....period.

Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:23 am

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Are you high? Played with less talent than Brady? He has 2 played with 2 pro-bowl receivers his whole career. Can you even name Brady's receivers when he won his super bowls? Smoke another one.

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:02 am

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

The QB isn't the problem here.  The owner is the problem.  A fish rots from the head.

Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:50 am

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Green Fingers : You forgot to mention that Brady is 3-0 during spy-gate and 0-2 since.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:21 am

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Sorry RTS you are in a fantasy.  Manning is better than Brady.  He understands the game better and does more with less than Brady.  The Colts would have won 5 SBs if Manning had a playoff defense, but he didnt.  His playoff win loss is around .500 but his stats are actually pretty good.  He has lost some tough playoff games when he scored with little time left in the 4th quarter and his defense still let the other team score the last, winning drive.  That's not Manning's fault.  Could you imagine how many Baltimore would have won if they had Manning?  But if you look at the overall consistency Manning is much better and more durable than Brady.  In my opinion he is the GOAT.  That's my opinion.  And while Brady has more rings than Manning he has also lost more SBs than Manning as well.  Despite Manning being the best he should still avoid the Jets like the plague.  Rex and Rob Ryan are just like their dad, great defensive coordiantors and crappy head coaches.  As a Bears fan, I remember the 1985 Bears winning the SB and the defense carrying Ryan on their shoulders.  Ryan's 46 defense got a bunch of credit for the win.  They were awesome and carried the Bears that year.  But after Ryan left the Bears he coached in Philly and I think someplace else and never won.  Rex is the same way and Rob will be the same if he ever gets the chance to be the head coach.  The Jets also have bad WRs and no running game.  Their defense is overrated and the drama in the locker room is more than a pro like Manning will tolerate.  

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