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Grassroots movement encourages Manning signing

There's a grassroots movement in town to bring Peyton Manning to Miami. No, I'm not talking about Dolphins owner Stephen Ross's intentions of having his team chase Manning.

I'm talking about the folks that put up a billboard close to the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 595 near the team's Davie, Florida practice facility.

Manningtomiami

The movement's website is manningtomiami.com and in trying to explain its mission statement it asks rhetorically, "How many wins is Manning worth? When's the last time we the fans have had an "impact" quarterback? What about the most cerebral quarterback of all time?

"Get behind this movement and let your vote be your voice and make a difference!"

The site also has sponsors so I suppose the mission statement is also to make money. And I applaud the entrepenurial spirit of the work. I also respect that folks with an opinion and a passion get off their duff and turn an idea into a tangible work.

But ...

It doesn't change my mind about the wisdom of Manning. (I'm not for it).I doubt it moves the Dolphins one way or another because they are not sending out ballots to fans to listen to their voice. I also doubt it will move Manning one way or another if he eventually reaches a moment where he has to decide where to play other than Indianapolis.

Still, good job by the website and billboard folks. I wonder if they'll debate the issue as we do here -- because it is not a slam dunk. I wonder if they will answer the serious questions about signing a 35-year-old (36 in March) quarterback with a great career to his credit, but also with a serious nerve damage history.

By the way, this is your chance to show your creativity. If you wanted to put up a billboard near the Dolphins facility, what would it read?

Go ...

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Manning isnt coming to the Miami trainwreck.

As the new OC said the really successful QB's are the ones with the same program and coaches and players for years. Manning in Miami will be none of those - this is a huge mistake thinking he can get us to the playoffs. What the hell are the fans thinking it is CRAZY!!!!

I'd rather get Ireland fired for long term success.

Matt Moore will be our starting QB this season.

We won't draft RG3, we won't sign Flynn, and we won't sign Manning.

Mark my words.

TFK

Speaking of Quarterback's, this bears re-posting:

Posted by Mike Florio on February 21, 2012, 9:07 PM EST
The last remaining second-round quarterback on the roster, Chad Henne, becomes a free agent on March 13. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (via NFL.com) reports that the team won’t make Henne an offer.
Note: I got this off of PFT and not the SS.
Posted by: Tim in Tampa | February 22, 2012 at 04:36 AM

Did Omar learn grammar yet?

Silent majority want Miami to be a long time good team, not a possible flash in the pan with a old, injured QB.

Manning and his three, four, or five surgeries?

Effective immediately, the Manning saga shall be referred to as "BrokeNeck Mountain."

hilarious, shows just how dumb the casual fan is. might as well sign marino back, he would be the same as manning is now

BrokeNeck Mountain starring Peyton Manning and Stephen Ross.
The Dolphins are in for one helluva ride!!

franchise will be the biggest joke ever, im talking lions, if they sign manning

the florida FANS ARE THE MOST UNEDUCATED FANS IN THE COUNTRY ....THE SPORT WRITER IN MIAMI AND IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE ALL DROPOUTS ....


AMAZING .

Colts permitted to sign Luck as soon as Friday!!!

So if the Rams are #2, cant they just go ahead and sign whoever they want? And can the #3, 4, etc all do the same?

The coin flip at #8 with the Fins is where the Stop sign is erected until Draft day.

And here I thought that the NFL had ALL of their loop holes double covered. Guess not as they are going to lose a ton of loot with the picks already done contractually wise that is.

Todays Draft order ESPN.

1. Andrew Luck*

2. Matt Kalil

3. Robert Griffin III*

4. Trent Richardson*

5. Morris Claiborne*

6. Quinton Coples

7. Melvin Ingram

8. Michael Brockers*

9. Luke Kuechly*

10. Justin Blackmon*

11. Courtney Upshaw

12. Riley Reiff*

13. Mark Barron

14. David DeCastro*

15. Janoris Jenkins

16. Dre Kirkpatrick*

17. Fletcher Cox*

18. Ryan Tannehill

19. Mike Adams

20. Cordy Glenn

21. Jonathan Martin*

22. Jerel Worthy*

23. Kendall Wright

24. Devon Still

25. Dontari Poe

26. Michael Floyd

27. Brock Osweiler*

28. Chandler Jones*

29. Andre Branch

30. Coby Fleener

31. Brandon Thompson

32. Nick Perry*

Got cut off, Flynn vs. Manning, it's 70 % Flynn over Manning! Manning should retire, one bad hit could put him in a wheelchair.

hey tim, Salguero reported during the season that the Dolphins were done with henne. I guess florio and omar just caught up. I guess I'm the only won who notices stuff like that.

Matt Moore will be our starting QB this season.
We won't draft RG3, we won't sign Flynn, and we won't sign Manning.
Mark my words.
TFK
Posted by: TFK | February 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM

And Chad Henne will be starting for the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

No to Peyton, I hope that sign disappears, and fast.

Someone should start a grassroots movement called
"more draftpicks needed".

hey tim, Salguero reported during the season that the Dolphins were done with henne. I guess florio and omar just caught up. I guess I'm the only won who notices stuff like that.

Posted by: Fire Coach Spo | February 22, 2012 at 06:20 PM

You are correct sir.
Now it's time to watch this new movie coming out of Miami.
It's called BrokeNeck Mountain.
Peyton Manning and Stephen Ross are co-stars.

I believe if Washington goes after Manning and Cleveland gets Flynn then RG3 ic coming to Miami! It is very possible.

Hillarious post @ 607......

you dumb Miami fans probably don't don't even realize how hilarious that post was.....

Dusty...the fans wanting Manning are awful...just awful.....

DC....

I reserve the right to change my mind on your earlier post.....I never really agreed with it...I just laughed @ it......

I don't think its so funny any more......

The people that paid to put up that billboard must be totally eat up with the dumbass!

I think miami should just draft two qb's this year and let matt moore start. unless a rookie beats him out. Miami is gonna have enough pressure on them learning a new playbook and coaching style .adding manning will raise expectations thru the roof .

I was done with Henne when he took over for Pennington.

Morons....!!!!

Redsky,,,,

How do you get cut-off....

are you still using dial-up....

Chad Henne FTW

Why is Armando posting all those tweets on Phins.com? Hmm..

Kris, you'd think I was using dial up, but no, using iPhone through wi-fi!

You must buy a Linksys' router, redsky. A good one.

ALOCO HOW ARE THINGS IN MASSASTUPIDS?

((((BUFFET OF HYPOCRISY))))

AND...THE CAP SPACE?'?'? FIRE IRELAND !!!

Oh, I get it. How about, "Peyton Manning's asss is also Brown".

Manning does look "right" in our uni!

Report: Mannings nerve damage has now extended to his spine and he will have surgery within the next few days. Also SI reporting he had several other secret surgeries last summer now totaling 19.

Kris: I'm still in the Manning camp.

Armando: Mannings health and status for next year won't be fully known before Free Agency starts in a few weeks. (how long have we all realized that?)

Kris: Well that is an interesting point of view I will have to consider, good job Armando, but I remain in the Manning camp.

Heck, who would think about anybody else if he's healthy and available? You'd have to be nuts.

Manning does look "right" in our uni!

Posted by: ralph ortega | February 22, 2012 at 07:13 PM


Manning does look "right" in our uni while on a stretcher after the first big hit.
Neck surgery number 6 and 7 coming up.

Manning can NOT be worse than the other impostors masquerading as QB since the retirement of Dan Marino!!!

If Manning tries to play again it won't be long before he is eating baby food.

Manning can NOT be worse than the other impostors masquerading as QB since the retirement of Dan Marino!!!

Posted by: jaygunn | February 22, 2012 at 07:20 PM


After 5 neck surgeries - YES HE CAN!!

Really, everything is speculation on our part until Free agency starts. Then, perhaps, we will see what Ireland's plans are.

If Manning tries to play again it won't be long before he is eating baby food.

Posted by: Gerber | February 22, 2012 at 07:21 PM

Ditto!

Really, everything is speculation on our part until Free agency starts.

Posted by: oscar canosa | February 22, 2012 at 07:23 PM

Tell that to dusty bottoms.

If I were a betting man, I would bet that, for X reasons, the Dolphins are going to sign Matt Flynn as their QB of the Future.

Where's dusty? I would tell him right now but he's busy at the moment.

Flynn is 7th round weak armed qb that had a couple of fluke games. His players made him look good, not the other way around. Philbin knows it and he won't be bringing him to Miami.

Some people never learn.

AJ Feeley
Ray Lucas
Matt Cassel
Kevin Kolb
Kyle Orton

The media sure does influence many minds.

Looking at Peyton's psychological profile, he's a terrific competitor and it will be a very sad day for him when he realizes that His game is over.

DC, any thoughts about possibly upgrading the QB position?

DC, any thoughts about possibly upgrading the QB position?

Posted by: Dee Cee | February 22, 2012 at 07:37 PM

"F" DC and his boring speculation.

It's not that much what the Mainstream media says, it's more about what They doesn't say.

oscar, Peyton is a multi millionaire. He will live the high live for the rest of his days. Nice home, nice cars, nice clothes, gourmet restaurants, travel, cush ESPN gig. He is not going to be so sad, and while I admire him, I won't feel sad for him either.

Aldon, maybe Philbin looked good as OC in GB because of the great players he had? uh? But of course, we have to keep a + attitude(otherwise, we are fuked).

Could be oscar. We are going to find out.

I will say this, I think Fisher made a mistake, and I am glad he did.

Aldon, competitive People have nothing to do with $. They enjoy the Contest in itself. He will feel it(the loss.) (Ask Marino).

oscar those are some pretty high level problems to have. Us mere mortals could only wish we had such problems.

My billboard would read:


"Jeff Ireland is an awsome GM. Fans who don't like him are too dumb to realize that the only mistake he made is missing on Chad Henne. With a good QB (like M. Shaub), the Dolphins are a 12 win team. So if you hate J. Ireland (like most fans), you just don't really understand the NFL."

Yup, Aldon.

BTW, just in case People here didn't read it, Shula described Marino as "the most competitive Athlete he had ever been associated with". UFF...

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