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Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:11 am
Edited on: February 3, 2012 9:57 am
 
OPENING HIT-- I've always said that Peyton Manning is the most cutthroat player in the NFL. Many times that's a good thing. You want that aspect on the field. You want a quarterback to go for the kill. Manning does that, but off the field he's the same way. The jovial Manning you see in commercials isn't really that guy. He's thrown teammates under the bus publicly, and now in an attempt to win the PR battle with fans is overshadowing his little brother during Super Bowl week.

These leaks about Manning being cleared to play are carefully plotted, well designed and unquestionably coming from Manning's camp. They're manipulative and designed as a preemptive PR strike to head off Jim Irsay likely saying sometime soon they have to release Manning because of his health. This is a Brett Favre-like ploy to put pressure on Irsay and the Colts. No question about it.

Peyton Favre.

Which is why Irsay reacted so strongly on Twitter to the Manning news early this morning. Irsay knows what Manning is doing and Irsay isn't going to let him get away with it. Good for Irsay. It's one thing for Manning to use the media to push his agenda; it's another for Irsay to sit back and let Manning do it without a fight.

I respect Irsay for this. He's putting his name to his side of the fight, which is more than Manning and his agent are doing.

I've been saying for some time the probable departure of Manning from the Colts is going to get ugly and it's starting now. Both sides want to blame the other for Manning's likely exit from Indy when there is actually no one to blame. It's just the circumstances. It's football. And it's Manning being Manning.




Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:58 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

This whole article is a joke!  Whether Jim Irsay wants to admit it or not, he knows his plan when it comes to Manning.  Just like he knew his plans when it came to Jim Caldwell.  Irsay gets a rise out of being in control of the situation, he likes to string people along, as if he is this great guy, all the while making jabs at people via his twitter feed.  It amuses me that this article faults Manning, after all it  was Peyton Manning that put Indianapolis on the football map.  Without him there would be no Super Bowl, no Lucas Oil Stadium and the Colts would have been a perennial cellar dweller.  Irsay should just come clean, tell the world that he is going to release Manning, but instead he is a coward.



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:56 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

This article is retarded, Freeman posted a link to a website where the writer states "He threw his players under the bus."  So that's the backup we get, some blogger saying so?  When you post links as backup, they should ACTUALLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED, not be hearsay through some other web writer that Freeman is probably good buddies with.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:31 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

'I've always said that is the most cutthroat player in the NFL.'

'The jovial Manning you see in commercials isn't really that guy. , and now in an attempt to win the PR battle with fans is overshadowing his little brother during Super Bowl week.'


Freeman has always had these feelings since at least a week and a half a ago. Just another reporter jumping on the bandwagon and saying that it was his opinion first. Wonder why he didn't bash Peyton years ago when he 'first knew' instead of praise him constantly because he was winning?



Since: May 18, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:27 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

I'm not to sure about Peyton being a cutthroat guy. What I'm sure about is Irsay is not going to pay a guy 28 million who might be a hit away from eating 3 meals a day through a straw.



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:24 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Is this a joke? Manning is the most manipulative player in the NFL? You've always said that? I bet.

Poor Jim Irsay you say. I guess if things don't go his way he can just move the franchise again in the middle of the night. After all that Manning has done for this team, why can't you just be honest with him, either drop him or pay him, and move on! 




Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:22 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Said it before, and saying it again...you're a fucking moronic hack Freeman.  I can stick a pencil up my ass and squirm and write better shit than this.



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:20 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

I hate when some off the wall reporter writes about something that hehas no info about. Who is Mike Freeman anyway!



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:02 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

ha....this needs to be posted on The Onion



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:01 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

How the hell did you get a job as a writer?  For a semi-respected sports website nonetheless. 




Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:55 am
 

You best 'take cover', Mr. Freeman!

  If Mr. Freeman is now walking the streets of Indy, he might want to keep checking over his shoulder.  I am positive the local fans would love to share a piece of their mind (I know I would if not for being here in Europe).
   "Good for Irsay", you say?  "Peyton Favre"?  Wow, them are fightin' words in HoosierLand's capital city.
   What is the purpose of you being there, Mr. Freeman . . I am guessing you would not be anywhere close to Indy this time of year if not for the Super Bowl!  So, why not do your J-O-B and save the ranting for another time . . and, preferably, another locale.  You may not be fortunate enough to even witness the actual event this Sunday if you and others of your kind don't stick to the subject at hand, namely, 2 great football teams attempting to gain a little nitch in history . . and Super Bowl football lore.
   If the press would focus on the event, this matter would not "get ugly" . . your throwing fuel on the fire makes it uglier with each passing article.
   So, be forewarned . . you, Mr. Freeman, have "ripped the knickers" of Manning Loyalists, for sure.  You might want to travel in a crowd . . most likely the beloved Irsay crowd!


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