March 30, 2012

Really, why all the fuss?

Manning got a call informing him that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had flown, unannounced, with Seattle G.M. John Schneider to the airport in Englewood. Carroll would do whatever Manning wanted -- talk for a while in Denver or on the plane to Arizona, his next visit, or fly him to Seattle for a lengthier discussion.  

Peyton Manning does not like surprises.  He said no thanks.  Carroll flew home.


Why all the fuss about Manning? Just because he never missed a start before last year and never had a passer rating below 100 after his rookie year?  His four MVP awards?  I guess that would be compelling, if his head were still properly attached to his body.

This isn't the NBA.  It's a team sport.  Brent Favre has shown, twice, how far a veteran star can take you, and how severely his diva behavior can damage your program.  With Peyton and Elway having a very special relationship, my only question is how John Fox will...oh there's your answer.

Glad the Seahawks missed this prima donna, looking forward to the games.


Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Our Broncos season-ticket-holding friend said that half the upside was "A graceful exit from the Tebow situation."

March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM  

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