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Manning might not be available after all ... maybe

Throughout the ever expanding Peyton Manning saga, there's been one bothersome thought that has continued to hound my mind ... and my mind hasn't appreciated the overtime work.

ESPN reported a couple of weeks ago that Manning will be open to an incentive-laden contract in which he would be paid little or no guaranteed money up front with his new team and that he would have to earn every cent he makes strictly through performance.

That got me wondering if Manning would do that for his expected new team why wouldn't he do it for his old team -- you know, the Colts, the team for which he's played 14 seasons and is the face and heart and soul of the franchise?

Well, that's exactly what Manning might have the opportunity to do if you can believe Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay. Irsay spoke with the Indianapolis Star on Tuesday and made the point he wants Manning to return to the Colts as long as Manning restructures his contract.

"We can make it work if he wants to be here," Irsay told the Star. "We'd be excited to have him back and finish his career with us.

"I want him to be able to make the choice. We would love to have him back if he can get healthy and we can look at doing a contract that reflects the uncertainty of the ... healing process with the rengeneration of the nerve."

Suddenly, every team that fancies Manning has to feel a bit disappointed that the almost-certain divorce that seemed destined to happen by March 8th might not actually happen. Manning, as you probably have heard ad nauseum, is due a $28 million bonus on March 8 and if he's not paid that amount, he becomes a free agent.

The Colts have no intention of paying that bonus. But now they have put the ball in Manning's court, basically asking the quarterback to restructure his deal.

The proverbial ball is now in Manning's court. He can still refuse to restructure his contract and get out of Indy. But that would make him a villian in his own town. He can accept the restructure, but then he'll find himself on a team that is diminished by age and is no longer considered a Super Bowl contender -- even with Manning.

So that certain chase of Peyton Manning that everyone in Miami, Washington, and other NFL outposts that value the veteran may not happen. Assuming the worst for the Dolphins -- because that's what I've learned to do after the past decade of team history -- where does it leave them if their priority QB addition is no longer available?

It is funny to me that suddenly the talk of Manning's uncertain health situation has taken a back seat to where Manning is actually headed. Manning has undergone three neck surgeries in the past 20 months. He is waiting for the latest surgery to help nerves connecting to his triceps, which has suffered atrophy and was often numb as a result of the deadened nerves that the surgery was supposed to regenerate.

In rehabilitating from his cervical surgery, Manning has talked often to former FSU quarterback Chris Weinke who had a similar surgery in 1998 and sat out the end of the season before returning in 1999 to lead the Seminoles to the national title.

Weinke will be on Armando and Perk this morning at 8:30ish. You can watch the show here during the interview or anytime between 6-10 a.m.



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8 cortesone shots in my neck and upper spine today. MRI's as well.

The Doctor is hoping the shots and physical theraphy can stave off the surgeries. Hopefully the nerves running through my shoulder/rotator cuff will regenerate themselves.

In other news:

Jeff Ireland sent me a "Get Well Soon" card, with a contract offer written on the back of a match pack from The Moonlite Bunny Ranch.

MASS RANKED NO...........1 DUMBO ...
Posted by: ALoco | February 15, 2012 at 08:58 PM

The point wasn't really the Mass School system now was it Dumbo?

You ducked that one like you used to duck classes flunkie.

Isn't it time for you to turn off the PC and dig out those GED practice exams Mister?


You have to admit, Principal Penobscott is pretty funny and original.

Whats says Youse?

ALoco has Burger King taken you off of fries and let you try burgers yet?

ALoco time for new Tom Brady poster for your bedroom?

Don't cry on your pillow too much.

Gisele is tough competition.





I'm going to stay out of this. But seriously, you've been being pretty harsh on the Bloggers Lately.

Whatsa Matter? Maria done gone off a visiting Momma Again?

Be nice ALoco and apologize to the good students of Southern Florida!

Odin, Principal, ALOCO, no worries, Goldie Hawn is in So. Fla. to fix the public schools! ALOCO will have to repeat all 12 grades!

I needed humor today, I found it reading this blog! You guys are great, hilarious!!! LOL

are you kidding me?? an aigin qb in his last contract, injured, and you´re saying he will refuse a 28 mill bonus??? ja!
Just in wonderland...

Oh wait, that should have read....

aLOCO tIMe foR A nEW TOm BrAdY poSTER fOR yOUR bedROom#

dO;nt cRY on YoUr PiLlOW tOO MUch*

gISELE Is toUGH COMPetion%

I think Monday Night Football just made ANOTHER(banning Hank)big mistake.

Jaws was aggravating, but he does know football and kept it somewhat intereasting.

Tirico and Gruden? Are you kidding me?


ALoco have you been looking at other women?

Why do Massastupid women look like hairy donkey?

Dear Mr. ALoco.

"MASS RANKED NO...........1 DUMBO ..."

Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated here.

Your most recent post does create a certain amount of confusion, in and of itself.

Are we to intepret this as meaning Mass ranked YOU as the No. 1 Dumbo?

Or simply Mass as a WHOLE ranks No. 1 in Dumbo's?

Anxiously awaiting your response.

Soiled's Mom :)

ALoco where did you go?

I know you're not going to sit back and take this abuse.

Apologize to the good posters and make PEACE!



PS: Tube of Glue, if he just overdosed on his PC in puddle of puke, you can be expecting some homicide charges!

Odin, ALOCO will come back from a little good natured ribbing! He's a good guy....

Dear Mom

Get out of my favorite chatroom...your embarrassing me in front of the other posters.

I don't go to your AA meetings and embarress you in front of your drinking buddies.

You keep this behavior up and I'm moving out of the basement for good this time.

Soiled :(

Steve Ross move your garbage team to L.A. and stop embarrassing S Fla.

Do you realize we could've had Ryan Mallet, Andy Dalton, and Roy Helu Jr instead of D Thomas?

Salguero, you never get bored of talking about Manning, n'est-ce pas ?
Because we dolphans really do get bored of reading about that fellow.

DC Dolfan said:

"This is a game of poker, and I'm hoping Ireland is using every trick in the book to win in the end."

Hahahahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!! DC, Ireland's trick will be to trade down in the 1st, take an O-Lineman with that pick and then he will pick up "acorns" in the 2nd - 7th rounds. Hahahahahahahahahahaahah!!!!

If you can't tell, I am not and never have been sold on "Is your mother a prostitute?" dumb-ass Ireland!!!!

but he already has a condo in miami! http://exmiami.org

Quite frankly, at this point, it’s shameful and Jim Irsay is acting like a spoiled brat. Yes, Manning certainly responded in kind during Super Bowl week, but the heavier guns have been consistently coming from the Colts....

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