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Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:49 pm
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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: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:55 am
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

It doesn't matter if peyton comes or not, It's proof Sanchez isn't the answer. But who can doubt Peytons a better choice???



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 1:44 am
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Sorry forgot to post the story http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/

miami-dolphins/sfl-reggie-wayne-pey

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Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 1:39 am
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

"The Dolphins are going to win Peyton and put them on par with the Patriots. Peyton has too much class to play for the classless Mouth and his classless Jets.."


Having a 28 year old Peyton wouldn't put the Dolphins on par with the Pats. And if Manning has too much class to play for the Jets, what makes you think he'd play for the Dolphins??? 
 
Well the Colts did win the Super Bowl more recently than the Patriots has done so.  Also, Brady had the luxury of winning it last against my Eagles that 'choked' it away (in the huddle).  The Dolphins have a true #1 receiver with Marshall and Reggie Wayne would give up anything to play there.  Couple that with a not too shabby defense.  I'd say if Miami can afford Peyton he's a better fit than NYJ.  Sorry.  The question in that equation is can the Dolphins afford Manning and if they can - Manning and Wayne?  Wayne played at UM and said he'd 'die' to play with Peyton again, especially in Miami...


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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:48 pm
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Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:44 pm
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

"The Dolphins are going to win Peyton and put them on par with the Patriots. Peyton has too much class to play for the classless Mouth and his classless Jets.."


Having a 28 year old Peyton wouldn't put the Dolphins on par with the Pats. And if Manning has too much class to play for the Jets, what makes you think he'd play for the Dolphins???  



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Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:44 pm
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Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:40 pm
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Peyton will definitely be a Jet. Count on it!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 7:58 pm
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

LOL...Peyton will not even play in the NFC east against Eli, let alone the same city..Just stop the Jets talk. No way does he play against Eli and for a Jets organization in dissaray. Horrible offensive line, bad WR's, average defense and a blow hole for a coach..Hahahahaha..the idea is comical.



Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 7:21 pm
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

Mark Sanchez is another SoCal softy and the Jets are going nowhere fast with him under center.  Peyton doesn't want to face Belichick twice a year without a strong defense, so that would play in the Jets favor over Miami.  SF could make a serious play, maybe Peyton could go to church with Brother Jim and hash things out.  

But I see Jerry Jones pulling a jack-move on Romo, the man fired Tom f*cking Landry, after all, and has a spectacle of a stadium to fill.  Could you imagine in the midst of an energy boom here in Texas, the cost of Cowboys tickets with Peyton Manning as the starting qb?  These fools already have more money than they know what to do with and waste it on strippers, lottery tickets, huge gas guzzlers, and cowboy boots...



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:16 pm
 

Jets seem split over whether to go after Manning

The Dolphins are going to win Peyton and put them on par with the Patriots. Peyton has too much class to play for the classless Mouth and his classless Jets. If 15 teams chase after Peyton, and the Jets are one of them, they would be his last choice. He doesn't want to take any thunder away from his brother Eli in NY. Why would he risk his final few years playing for a team in turmoil. He is a winner and wants to play for a team that has a chance to win it in the next 2-3 years. He wont be a back up for any team....imagine a $25 million backup. Some people on this board are simply wackos. Peyton, Brees, Brady, Rogers and just a few others, would never be backups on any team.


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