Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Is Peyton Manning Fool's Gold?

The Peyton Manning sweepstakes goes to the Denver Broncos.  John Elway once again did his magical fourth quarter comeback by landing the biggest free agent ever in the NFL.  Its a wrap folks! Fold up your tents, the Super Bowl will reside in the Mile High City for the next 5 years.  Peyton Manning will go down in NFL history as the best quarterback to ever play the game.  He will win an additional 5 MVP's to go along with the four he already has.  Giselle's husband, Brett Favre's protege, the quarterback in New Orleans that knew about the bounties, and number eighteen's little brother will all be  afterthoughts as they will bow down to the G.O.A.T., Peyton Manning!

Well Denver Bronco fans,  Dr. Seuss stop writing feel good stories years ago.  I hope the Bronconation enjoyed their pep rally, because this is the closest to a Lombardi trophy your new quarterback will take you to.  Peyton Manning is a heck of a regular season quarterback that can get you twelve regular season victories each year. He has a Super Bowl win over the Chicago Bears although it was Rex Grossman as the opposing quarterback. Bottom line, his post-season is a frustrating 9-10 record.  Bronco fans, keep in mind Peyton Manning threw PICK6 which cost Indianapolis Colts a Super Bowl win.

The dog and pony show happen this past week in Denver. The Broncos have introduce their new quarterback Peyton Manning, who is now public enemy #1 this fall in the National Football League. I don't think the NFL will have to worry about bounties anymore!(snickering!).  Manning has been the prey of defensive players since he has entered the league so the usual bulls eye on him (neck) won't phase him.  

I wonder if John Elway knows how much pressure he has placed on Manning to deliver a championship to Denver.  Peyton, I thought you wanted to win a Super Bowl. Isn't that the sole reason for leaving Indianapolis is to play for a contender? Of all the teams you could have gone to, you chose DENVER.  What is Denver, besides Elway? Denver is irrelevant. Denver is no Dallas, Pittsburgh,San Francisco, Green Bay, or New York.  No tradition, no one cares about Denver.  Is Denver going to really give you the best chance to win a championship?  The infamous John Elway, Terrell Davis, Shannon Sharp or even Rod Smith are not walking through that door. Believe it or not, the AFC West is one of the toughest, competitive divisions there is. The rivalry with Kansas City, Oakland, and San Diego will be more fierce than what you have experienced in the AFC South. 

I thought you had a sense of urgency, due to you being 36 years old this season.  Knowing it is important to be on a team that gives you the best chance to win, maybe the 49ers would have given you the best opportunity to hold that Lombardi trophy multiple times.  I am sure you will go out there and prove us wrong.  Although it would be good to see you on the field again, it is unfortunately doubtful that the 96 million dollar investment will show a good Super Bowl return.




  1. Good pointz made...49erz would have definitely been a better fit...with vernan davis (the best tight end in football last year...he would have elevated the,play of the underachieving tedd ginn jr..who is a speed demon..and a underrated crabtree..along with the wild card moss..they had a more seasoned recieving core...i believe this situation will be alot like joe montana...remember he actually ended his career with the chiefs?....lot of smoke..not much fire!

    1. Don't forget Joe Montana took that Chiefs team to the AFC championship game before losing to Buffalo, which makes him the best qb of all time. You couldn't name one reciever on that team and his rb was a broken down Marcus Allen. If you are the missing piece to the puzzle as Manning was to SF then you fit yourself in that spot. You are 36 years old and its time to win. I believe he is healthy SF needed him as much as he needed SF. I agree with you that he should have gone their for the reason he had a shot to win mutiple championships. Hopefully for he get the last laugh and show all of us that he knew what he was doing the whole time.