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  • Peyton Manning to Broncos"makes a lot of sense,"says CBS' Jim Nance

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...m-nantz/12481/


    Posted March 12, 2012, 5:56 pm MT
    Peyton Manning to Broncos “makes a lot of sense,” says CBS’ Jim Nantz


    Jim Nantz has been covering the NFL for CBS Sports for more than 25 years. During an interview Monday for The Denver Post’s weekly “Fan Mail” feature, Nantz was asked how well Peyton Manning would fit in Denver.

    “I could see him in a Broncos uniform,” Nantz said in a phone interview. “The whole idea of seeing him in anything other than a Colts uniform takes a little adjustment. But he’s going to be in some other uniform. And once you get past that, you start to think the Denver thing makes a lot of sense.”

    With the AFC on CBS, Nantz called the Broncos’ last five games of the season — the final three regular-season games as well as the wild-card and divisional playoff games. Nantz and Manning have been friends since Manning’s days at Tennessee. They have done commercials together and play golf in the offseason. He said wherever Manning goes, he’ll be well versed on what he’s getting into.

    “There’s nothing that happens in Peyton’s life, be it preparing for a football game or preparing for a new team, that he’s not going to have this thing down cold,” Nantz said. “He is going to know everything from the teams’ salary cap space, to their schedule next year, to the divisions, to strengths and weaknesses of their whole two-deep roster. He knows it all. I guarantee it.”

    He said Manning’s meticulous nature means he’ll put together the best case for his next team.

    “When he’s been going on the barnstorming tour, he’s got to be saying: Is the team committed to winning? With Denver, check ‘yes.’

    “Does the team have a nucleus of players who if I come in I can help them win? Check ‘yes’ for Denver.

    “If I’m healthy, is this team capable of winning and going to win another Super Bowl? Check ‘yes.’

    “Do they have guys who I can work with on this offense? Do they have a line, do they have a receiver who could be a great weapon for me? Offensive line, check ‘yes.’ Demaryius Thomas, check ‘yes.’ I know the Eddie Royal thing is up in the air and Reggie Wayne may come over. I know the receiving corps would not be a question.

    “Do we have to win this game on offense or will the defense do its part? For Denver, check ‘yes.’ Healthy Von Miller, some of the other younger players who came in last year, some of the nucleus that’s still around, they could be outstanding.

    “And lastly, what is the road to the playoffs? Let me look at that division. Could we win in that division? Check, ‘yes.’

    “So, there’s a lot to like about Denver.”

    Nantz said if Manning lands in Denver he thinks Tim Tebow would be traded, likely to Jacksonville.

    “Could Peyton help Tim Tebow? Well, I would think anyone could learn a whole lot about football under Peyton Manning. Not only how to play the position but how to read defenses, how to be a complete quarterback,” Nantz said.

    “However, my hunch is if the Peyton Manning-Denver Bronco relationship becomes a marriage, I think Tim might be traded. There is a very strong possibility it would be Jacksonville that would look at Tim as a guy who could really come in and save the franchise. Bring him back home, and help build the team around him.”

  • #2
    I had the Masters music playing in my head while reading this in Nantz's Masters voice.
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    Hooray, beer!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
      I had the Masters music playing in my head while reading this in Nantz's Masters voice.
      Lol glad I'm not the only one.

      It reminds me of this->

      Last edited by InElwayWeTrust; 03-12-2012, 10:20 PM.

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      • #4
        Yes, it "makes sense" for Manning. It makes zero sense for Denver.

        1. DEN already has a young, athletic QB who led the team to the playoffs this past year

        2. DEN has specific needs which can be fixed via Free Agency, which will be hindered if Manning is signed

        3. DEN has reestablished itself as a rushing team. There is no need for Manning, nor his aged former teammates.

        4. DEN is building a youthful, strong, athletic team. Overpaying an old, damaged, statue-esque QB, does not fit.

        I hope Manning stays in the AFC though and I look forward to the Broncos whipping his butt.

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        • #5
          I disagree with your assessment badaxe.
          I feel Manning brings with him a vastly superior improvement in QB play, which should lead to the Defense not playing from behind all game long, and being fresher on the field.
          We are not paying out in draft picks so we have those still to address needs, and we have plenty of cap to go around and sign a few players of need. I think this is a huge plus for Denver, and I am a Tebow supporter. It would be nice to keep Tim, but alas he may need to take a back seat to the big kid on the block.

          This -if Manning does sign with Denver- is a huge boost to instant credibility and places us as a contender two to three years ahead of schedule. Meanwhile we can groom a young QB- maybe even Weber, maybe someone we draft and have them learn from the very best.
          Canadian Denver Bronco Fan Club #60

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          • #6
            Hows it going Holger Danske? Enjoying the offseason?

            Best way to develop a QB like Tebow, who now has 14 starts, is to have him play.

            What'll it take to get Old-Manning? 2 years @ 40-50 million? Think of the maneuvering room that money gives us to sign young studs.

            Any way you slice it, it is a damn interesting chapter in Bronco football history.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by badaxe View Post
              Hows it going Holger Danske? Enjoying the offseason?

              Best way to develop a QB like Tebow, who now has 14 starts, is to have him play.

              What'll it take to get Old-Manning? 2 years @ 40-50 million? Think of the maneuvering room that money gives us to sign young studs.

              Any way you slice it, it is a damn interesting chapter in Bronco football history.
              all's well thanks for asking. Love this offseason.
              Tim would do well learning how to read, how to prepare. these things would be invaluable to a developing QB.
              However you may get your wish if he goes elsewhere and we can then entertain getting them young studs. As long as it isn't too late...
              Canadian Denver Bronco Fan Club #60

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