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Source: Dolphins chances with Manning would be good

INDIANAPOLIS -- So far the story of Peyton Manning has been one of whether he'll be healthy, whether he'll be cut by the Indianapolis Colts, and when all this will happen.

But amid the saga of stories and statements and interviews with counter-interviews, I must tell you this:

The Dolphins surely do have a confidence about their ability to land Manning if and when he's available. Why?

Well, here at the Super Site, I got the chance to talk to several NFL and Dolphins sources Thursday evening and everyone tells me the Dolphins definitely will be making the play for Manning. Secondly, I come to find out Manning is something of a South Florida fan.

A club source told me Thursday evening that Manning has indicated several times during his career an affinity for the region and has put his money where his mouth his in that he and his wife bought a condo on South Beach. The name of the condo is Continuum.

"His wife is also a big fan of the area," the source told me. "He likes the area. He likes the vibe of the area more than you might think. They own a condo down here. And no other team that could be trying to sign him will be able to say that."

Interesting.

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YES!!!!!!

Lets kick the tires (when he becomes available)...and take him for a spin...

Does Peyton have any hotties in South Florida?

The guy is in Indianapolis. I think HELL would be appealing to him.

NERVE DAMAGE !!!!

Manning will go to the team he feels he can get to the SuperBowl the quickest with. If the Jets or San Fran or even Denver come calling, I don't think we land him. I think Manning can take us to the Playoffs, doubt we're a SB-ready team though, yet. Need a few years and a couple of pieces still. But I may be wrong.

Peyton is quoted as saying...during his pre-draft interview....

He told Irsay and the FO...that if they picked Leaf over him...that he would kick their (Colts) butt for the next 10 years....

I imagine he will feel very similar should he be cut loose....

Where has Yeah! been?

DC...if a player LIKES the area....it does have to be taken into account....if the wife loves the area....then triple it.....

He'll be injured in no time with the existing o-line.

But I am glad to see your getting n board DC.....better late than never....

DC....glad your coming aboard...better late than never...

Manning would instanley make Marshall shut his mouth and catch the damn TD, prob make Hartline look like a pro bowler, if his nerves are good he has 3 good years at most left.

If we get Manning lets "load up the choppers like its Dec 31"

Best news of the week by far Armando.....

way to save your best work for the end of the week....

I'm sure Manning likes Miami. And I'm sure that's one consideration. But there are others as well. Like DC said, Super Bowl. Not just getting to the playoffs but going to the big one. Manning's no dummy, he knows he has only a few years left....maybe.

Another biggie is Manning will want to run the show on offense. How does the new HC and OC feel about that?

Point being Manning will take more than location into his choice. And make no mistake, he will be doing the choosing not the other way around.

Good article by Jeff Darlington on the evol ution of the TE. Reading that, I agree we need a big, fast safety back there to play those 2 monsters we have to face twice a year.

oscar, we need to give them a taste of their own medicene by signing Jermichael Finley

oscar, How's sesame street?

If the acquire a QB named Manning or flynn they need to make a move to draft Blackmon, if they don't get a QB they need to make the move and get RGIII, a healthy manning would be nice, I still prefer chasing a long term solution. Manning (healthy and atleast 80%) would make a good contender for 3yrs max with the D staying up to par with the past few years. RGIII/Flynn may have to wait a season or two but a chance to make a contender for a decade...

kris, his wife liking Miami is big. But what's bigger is if Eli wins a 2nd SB, and then has more rings. Peyton is very competitive with his brother. He'll want to try and match him before he retires. That's why I don't know if he'd come. Not only that we're mediocre. But also because we're in a tough division. He's used to DEFINITELY getting in the Playoffs in the soft AFC South. I think he'd look at the AFC or NFC West divisions first, strictly on strength of schedule.

Having to see Brady twice a year probably isn't Manning's idea of a good thing.

kris, also my man, if you ever go into battle, just know I'm behind you all the way!!! I got your back.

JD, I think Ireland drafted Clay with that hybrid TE purpose in mind. He didn't do half bad.

Get GRIFFIN.

1) Trade head case Marshall to the Rams along with our 1st and 2nd picks.

or

2)Bears and Cutler want Marshall. Trade him to the Bears for their 18th pick. Send this 18th and our 1st and 2nd to the Rams.

Griffin has olympic caliber speed (in the 4.22 range)and is taller and heavier than Vick.

The the west coast offense doesn't need a diva receiver to work well.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2012/02/source-dolphins-chances-with-manning-would-be-good-1.html#storylink=cpy

The Giants cannot stop Gronk or Hernandez from scoring points. They better rattle Brady.

Just say no.

Manning is injured AND old

Swamy must be swimming in teh Swamps because your trade offers are ludacris, adn RG3 is nowwhere near Vick fast

No better FA in History than a healthy Peyton Manning.

oscar canosa, hows sesame street?

I thought you and I had agreed on no impersonation, uh?

Seriously, I think guys are getting WAYYYY ahead of themselves here. This thing is going to work in stages.

First thing is he'll have to get released by Indy. I think we would all agree that this is pretty much a foregone conclusion.

Second, he'd have to decide he wants to keep playing and play somewhere other than Indy. He's also have to decide it's worth the risk. He's got lot of money in the bank, won a Super Bowl ring and MVPs and all kinds of records....there's not a lot he probably feels he still has to do. He's 36 years old....the game doesn't owe him anything. He's also got a young family...does he really want to pick up and move them at this point in his life. It's fine for us to say yet to that but as of right now, none of us know the answers to any of that.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, can he play at a high level any more. I hope so but I still think he's got a long way to go. There's also the question of whether Miami will be his first choice. I could totally see a team like Washington throwing big money at him. Synder has never been shy about throwing money around. Will Ross?


So, while I'm excited about the prospects on Manning in a Dolphin uniform, and this is good news, this thing has a LONG way to go before I'll get too excited about it.

Get your #18 Dolphin jerseys now, before the price increase.

Seems to me there was an awful lot of stories out there about Marino at the end of his career and the prospect of moving to Oakland or Minnesota. There was even a story that the deal to Minny was done. At the end of the day Marino, for whatever reason, chose to ride into the sunset. Could happen with Manning also....

Who the hell is Swamy?

oscar,

True. But I'm not going to get my hopes up at this point. Got a LONGGGGG way to go. Too many questions to answer at this point.

Get your hopes up too much, you'll only end up disappointed. I'd love to see a healthy Manning quarterbacking this team for the next 4-5 years. I'd go buy my shirt tomorrow.

Is it going to happen?......no idea!

Well, my impostor is talking sense.....go on, son.

oscar, no impersonation brother. nothing personal just business

How many quarterbacks play until they are 40?

DC...Great point about the wife. Married guys. You can understand this.

Craig M..Whats up? I agree. Although I think the odds are low. Manning may decide to just wrap it up..Just because he has been cleared to play doesn't automatically equate to Manning being ready..Tons of scenarios could play out(related to his injury)..He may not ever get to 100 percent as far as throwing, or feel. I have a hunch that Manning is the type of guy that will not settle for anything less then 100 percent..He knows his body. It may not respond the way he wants..

Yes the thought of a Dolphin team with Peyton Manning is exciting. It is fun to debate. But lets see what happens the next few weeks before getting too excited.

Professor, Brett Favre

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Warren Moon Professor

Why are all you excited?? This has Daunte Culpepper writen all over it.

Did Moon have surgery on his neck?

Lou-SER, You asked who played at 40.

DD,

Great post at 11:16am. You said it much better than me.

I'd love to see it happen but so many unanswered questions right now. Your point about Manning just walking away if he doesn't think he's good enough is an excellent one.

Aloco u drunk again?

^^^^Imposter

Yeah, bro Clue, I know it's business, but not my business.

never understood why miami isn't more of a draw than it appears to be. working in frigid pittsburg or tropical miami is a no brainer, IMO, all other things being equal.

why do we have so many imposters today

If were able to get Peyton Manning. It would reinvigorate the whole city! And if he is healthy we are certain super bowl contenders!

Canosa and Clue,

The trade scenarios came from another site (yes, canosa).

For some reason it only posted when I left out the source. Don't know why.

But I still agree with what it said.

Griffin is the answer. Manning won't last long.

Manning with Marshal and Reggie on offense.......that would be like an all-star game on Madden

oscar, your my friend im sherlock holmes your watson. im the brain your pinky. get it.

Woohoo,

Let's go Peyton! Maybe he can bring Reggie Wayne too! Manning, Marshall, Wayne and Bush sounds great!

Ok now take a breath and relax! I'm not hating on your optimism of Manning but just because he and his Dr's say he is medically ok to play doesn't mean he can play. That doesn't mean the nerve is where it was and should be. All it means is that he is physically able to go out on the field. Until I hear Manning say I can play this year and at a high level then it's a non-story to me.

I'd be more on board with this Manning talk if I thought we were JUST a QB away from the superbowl. We're not. And even IF Peyton manages to revive his arm strength enough to play big-time QB again, he's got a couple of years max to do it. Seems a waste to me. 28 million dollar waste.
But, honestly, the damage done to his arm may be unrecoverable, and sounds more and more like it.
Sorry, but I think I'd rather look towards another target, and let teams like the Raiders, Cards and Redskins try to play Frankentsein and revive a near dead career.
Sorry Peyton. You were great. But injuries and time happen.

Swamy,
As you may have gathered, I'm engaged in Internet activism against Fidel Castro and maybe, a big maybe but not out of the question, that trade scenario is coming from his people, the site being either here or in Cuba.
Thanks.

BTW, I do see value in having Peyton AND a hot-shot rookie together, and let the rookie learn from the master for the 2 years Peyton will last. That might be worthwhile.
All you Tannehill fans, I think that's one of the few circumstances that would benefit that pick - he comes behind a stud veteran and learns how to play NFL QB for a couple of years. Tannehill will need a serious crash course in big-time QBing, and I think only a big-time QB could teach him enough.
IMO.

Okar, don't care about Ross's 28 mill, but do care about the cap, and what we can build for the future. Peyton is a rental at best.
Anyway, my opinion only. Don't get bent.

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