So what’d I miss?
Well, I guess it’s nothing yet. Not official. But the only thing that could knock the Saints and Bountygate off the tips of everyone’s tongues was the news Peyton Manning — barring a crazy twist — will be released Wednesday morning. It’s not a surprise and it’s been something that most expected as far back as the Super Bowl, yet it was amazing that the news he was about to be cut (not even that he was actually cut) created a firestorm of comments. Then again, that was pretty predictable too. Back at the combine a couple of weeks ago were these words from Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel.
“I’m not supposed to talk about anyone else’s players and he’s still a player with Indianapolis,” Crennel said. “But with a talent like that I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available.”
It’s pretty clear the line of teams interested in Manning — or at least wanting to check him out — will be deep. So many assume the Cards will be on that list. Twitter was filled will media-types and others speculating about Manning landing spots and, as it’s been for weeks, the Cards almost always were mentioned. They were certainly mentioned by Darnell Dockett, who tweeted “Peyton to AZ!” and then followed up with another tweet: “Look yall, I like all our QB’s, I don’t care who the QB is we are gonna win the west either way! but damn who wouldn’t wanna play w/ peyton!”
Later, Dockett explained further on the NFL Network. “I feel confident in the quarterbacks we have now and next year is going to be our year,” Dockett said, “but who wouldn’t want to play with Peyton Manning? Let’s be honest. The man’s a legend. … I just feel we have the perfect fit for him in Arizona.”
The next few days will be interesting. The Manning stories had finally died down and now return ten-fold as reports pop up about the teams who want him, because he will be cut, can finally talk about it. Analyzing where he will end up will be constant, but in the end, Manning is going to have a wide range of choices.
And I’m sure everyone will continue talking about it.
Tags: Darnell Dockett, Peyton Manning
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