I had origionally been promised by the "experts" at ESPN and NFL.COM that Peyton Manning
wanted to get a resolution of this entire selection process before the start of real free-agency. Cool, great, he had a week to get things done. He goes to x and y cities, visits y and z teams, and after every visit, all I hear about football is how the newest team is the team for which he is going to play. First, Denver hit it out of the box, and everything else was a formality. Then, he visits Arizona, and it looks like Denver becomes more of a question. At that point, it looks like a decision would be made quickly. Then he goes to Miami, and their Manning "stock" is going up. Once he gets to Miami, there is a weekend extension and everyone says "he'll make a decision by Monday. After Tennessee, everyone else drops out of the race except for Denver, who is insistent on getting their guy, and everything points to a decision by the end of the week. Now it's the 49ers
and nobody says a thing except for how perfeect this move would be, ect, ect, ect. Now they're saying he'll make a decision by Monday or Tuesday. What was supposed to be over more than a week ago has stretched out long enough where I am as sick of manning and his ability to hold onto the ball waiting for the reciever to get open, as I was sick of watching his untouched little brother do whatever he wanted against our defense.
Look, I get why some teams would love to have him on their team, and if our team was missing a great QB, I would probably want to jump in on this. But for fans of at least 5 teams, their hopes hinge on this slowtard hurrying up and making a damn decision. I got it, he wants to make sure that he goes to the best situation. But how long does it really take? Look at the teams, talk to the coaches, look at the division, and make a damn decision. You look at the teams that signed someone day 1 of free agency and you see exactly how long this sort of decision SHOULD take.
Whatever team he selects, they're gonna get a big boost of confidence, and possibly rightly so. I'm still not sold on his ability to take a hit, but that's another post for another day. However, a big group of people who were once casual fans of Manning are quickly going to turn on him for snubbing their team. He's also going to lose fans like me who are sick and tired of this whole thing. I want to hear about other teams and other things that they're doing. I think the trade in Chicago has more superbowl impact potentially than anywhere he goes. I hate to admit it but Chicago was health and a true #1 WR away from giving us a serious challenge.
So I want to know what the consensus is. IS everyone allright with this or are they sick and tired of the time extensions. Let me know what y'all think.
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