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Alleged video of Peyton Manning Friday workout

The video below of Peyton Manning throwing the football in a workout has hit the web and ESPN. It is sold as a video of Manning on Friday throwing at Duke University.

1. Manning has indeed been confirmed to be at Duke these past few days.

2. There is zero confirmation this is the Duke field or that the video is from yesterday, although ESPN ran with it as if it is legitimate.

3. The video was obviously taken without Manning's permission thus the poor and apparent undercover nature of it. It is only 27 seconds long. Can you say surreptitious?

4. If the video is legit, it shows Manning does have the ability to move fairly well.

5. If the video is legit, it shows Manning does have the ability to throw deeper patterns as one of his passes goes a good 50 yards.

6. Manning looks good but not great in the video. His drop is not quick. His spirals are all not tight.

7. The velocity on Manning's out throw is very good.

So that's a glimpse of what Manning is doing, assuming the video taken in secret is legitimate. That is a big assumption. I believe the grain of salt approach is best here.

Props to reader Michael Heck for passing the video along.


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reilly thats what has killed this franchise for more than a decade. maybe ireland will finally wake up


Keep telling yourself that...I'm sure if you say it often enough you probably start to believe it more and more. Has nothing to do with not moving up, it has to do with wasted and inept draft picks.

Have a good one guys..

but craig all i have to say then is what about elway,marino,manning,kelly, list goes on and on. course u can go both ways on this. but u dont draft thinking it will fail

exactly mik, keep overthinking yourself like always

Posted by: dusty bottoms | March 04, 2012 at 02:01 PM

See what I mean.
Note the immature nature of the response.
Notice the choice of simple words.

wow is craig awake? lol

yes mik get mad at me and get personal because we cant agree on what qb to get. unreal

wow is craig awake? lol

Posted by: dusty bottoms | March 04, 2012 at 02:09 PM

Behold the poster child for all simpletons.

appears plenty of fans would trade up to get RG3......why not offer that much more and trade for the #1 from Indy? Colts re-sign Peyton for a few years, get a ton of picks, could use some of them to trade up for Barkley next year.....and Fins get Luck.

and if this is what manning looks like in early march, looking not great but pretty good, wouldn't it be reasonable to think he'd look a good bit better by sept 1, 6 months from now?--even better by Oct 1.....Nov 1....

RG3 throws the ball like Tim Tebow. There is no way he could beat out Matt Moore without a couple years experience. Many thought he was not coming out of college until he won the Heisman. If they trade up it better be for Luck.

bb good point, if the colts end up keeping manning watch some offeres start coming in for luck. but no way irsay budges

ok jay so u just admitted u have never seen griffin play. griffin has a great arm and motion

just saying that the Colts, if Manning is throwing pretty well, might also want to avoid a potentially huge PR backlash (think Marino/Miami) by re-signing him, and could get a crazy price for the #1 pick.....unlikely I guess, and not even sure I'd want Miami to give up that much for the #1....but if they're possibly in for RG3, then I say go all in for Luck

Manning to Miami is a forgone conclusion. All those that are opposed to the idea will jump on the bandwagon before the ink dries on his new contract.

Season Ticket sales will skyrocket and the Miami Dolphins will be relevant again both in the National and Local media.

Drafting Ryan Tannenhill in the first round at No.8 and letting him tutor behind Manning will secure the QB future for the Dolphins after Manning leaves.

So the Fins now have their own big 3 to compete with the heat. Manning, Bush & Marshall!

Bring it on!

I've seen him play many times dusty.

bb if we had any shot at luck id throw the stadium in with the deal

slippery u forgot one thing, manning has to sign the contract to come here. and all reports are his first choice is colts and next is kansas city

slippery--wouldn't mind that at all, and while I don't necessarily think that signing manning is a great idea, I also see less of a risk doing that vs the other options.....bec not sure about Flynn or Tannehill, and not sure I'd want to trade the house for Griffin, and Manning would be a short term option/contract by definition--if he gets injured or doesn't work out, then you move on....but its not like you've passed on can't miss prospects-those other QBs might be ok, but who knows.

u have jay then u either have never seen tebow play or just hate griffin. they arent anything alike. griffins arm is so much better and he has a great motion unlike tebow

dusty....i agree--luck would be the only option where i'd trade whatever is necessary.....all these other options?--not so much

BB = dusty bottoms the simple one.

mik = clown who has nothing better to post? join in or go away

lol that wasnt me mik so dont come blasting me again and getting personal. mik for some reason cant stand it if u disagree with anything he says. just makes for better debates in here, all fin fans

I don't necessarily think.......bec not sure.......and not sure....... who knows.

Posted by: BB | March 04, 2012 at 02:49 PM

Join in on this?

i have no idea who mik is, so whatever--i thought we were talking about QBs, but what do i know?

we are bb, good football convo. griffin easily my first choice.

ok mik, that obviously wasn't my post at 2:49, but boy, you are hilarious.....I'll try it again, but slower for you.....join.....in....or....go....away

love Griffin, just not sure i want to handcuff a new coach by trading away a couple of years worth of high picks

not handcuffing anyone, ur giving him a franchise qb and job security with it by knowing it will take a couple years for griffin to really hit his stride

fair--just depends on exactly what picks you're giving up to get him, considering that you're gonna have to outbid both the browns and skins.....and possibly others--price could get crazy--best case is if these teams go after manning and/or flynn, taking them out of the mix--then, yes, i'd go hard after griffin


Glad you saw the post for what it was....

Glad to see your Vaginosis cleared up this morning as well....


It seems like your argument is never take a chance on anybody because they could be busts. That gets you nowhere. Is your solution to keep drafting second and third tier QB's and hope one day they become better than an acorn?

If you believe you have to take a chance at some point, RG3 seems like a good point to take a chance on.

Manning to Miami....

what a nice ring that has to it........

I think whoever reaches for RG3 will be dissapointed. He would've been a 3rder in last years draft. The dropoff from Andrew Luck is huge.

One thing is for sure. Mando is sexually attracted to RG3.


Once again you are twisting what I've said. I never said don't take a chance on RGIII. I like the kid a lot. But what price are you going to pay for him? Sounds like you're prepared to give St. Louis whatever they want for him and I'm not sure that's the way to go. Now you're going to tell me, 'you can't win without a top QB' and that's a fair argument but I also tell you, you can't win unless you've got some other players to play with him too. Disagree? See Cam Newton last year. Tremedous rookie season but the Panthers have so many holes he couldn't do it by himself. Rivers in San Diego can only get the team to 8-8. Falcons never won anything with Vick. We can go on and on. My point is, the draft isn't for another 7 weeks. What you are talking of doing is skipping the chance to add Manning or Flynn in FA and putting all your eggs in one basket to get RGIII. Just one question.....what happens if you don't get him? My plan is to add Manning and draft a kid in the draft and let him develop. I'd take a chance on Tannehill. My plan I keep all my draft picks. Your plan you're trying to replace those draft picks for the next few years.


For arguments sake, why don't you rythme me off all the times a team has traded up for a player and it's worked out. I'll rythme off the number of times a traded up for a player and it didn't work out. I'll go first off the top of my head and then I'll dig a little different:

1) Saints trading up for Ricky Williams. Didn't work out.

2) Jets trading up for Sanchez. Didn't work out.

3) Falcons trading up Vick. Didn't work out.

4) Chargers trading up for Leaf. Didn't work out.

Those are just off the top of my head. Your turn.

I got a question for ALL of those that wanted Fisher so bad....

Fisher is already staking his reputation on the stance that RG3 will NOT be the player that Sam Bradford is....

If Fisher doesn't believe he is worth it....why do you guys...

Kris--I'd say that's a pretty bad analogy regarding Fisher and Griffin.

He may well think the kid is great but when you ALREADY have a young QB on your roster who most feel has a very bright future and ALREADY have a ton of cap space tied up in that player, you aren't going to take Griffin and tie up that kind of money at one position. It would totally hamstring you in making moves elsewhere on the roster.

Sure, if he believed Griffin was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of talent you might investigate trading Bradford but I don't think anyone (sane) views Griffin that way.

Bottom line is that Fisher is satisfied with what the Rams already have at QB and as such smartly wants to unload that pick for the best price.

5) Dolphins trading up for Daniel Thomas. Didnt work out.

To draft RGIII will probably cost 2 firsts, a second, a fifth, and probably a seventh. That's a lot of picks!!! And, we may not be able to afford it this (or next) year.

If we take a QB in free-agency, drafting another QB with our #8 overall doesn't make sense! We're $16-20 million under the cap. And, that's without restructuring some veteran contracts. Quarterbacks sign big contracts, even under the new CBA. More than likely, we'll sign a pass-rusher (our second biggest need at a skilled position); although some draftniks think we'll take a RT or RG to shore up that side. However, that's too high a pick to get value at that high of a pick for those positions. Pass-rusher makes more sense as far as value at #8 that won't break the bank in salary cap.

Everything we're hearing may just be smoke, mirrors, and re-direction from what they'll actually do. It's that time of year folks, so get yer panties out of a wad!!!

It's been noted elsewhere that the vid shows a hop in the footwork. Supossibly only manning does this.

Just throwing mud against the wall but would/could it be possible for the Fins to make an all out blitzkrieg to have the best QB sitch they can just as the new coach is arriving?

The Manning deal will simply be Ross's money and convincing Manning that this is his best landing spot. I am not saying that it is easy or a forgone conclusion but I think Miami can offer some great things to Manning i.e. grass field, good weather, some decent weapons, an owner that adores him, no state taxes, decent running game, etc.

Manning has made huge dollars plus crazy endorsement deals for eons now, he ain't hurting for cash. I think Manning would be willing to NOT break an owner's wallet if the team was right. Of course the usual injury protections can be put into his contract protecting the team if Manning's neck becomes a problem quickly.

The team could then take whatever picks and players package to move up and land RGIII (Within reason of course). The picks are very valuable but are a series of 50/50 pass fail choices just like every draft choice.

Two stud QBs Rivers and Brees were on the same team quite a while with fat salaries. The Fin's cap specialist would have to get creative but could make it happen with a willing Manning and the CBA rules stifling the top 10 pick $$$ for RGIII.

Moore could still be given a raise and be impressive insurance should a rash of injuries hit.

This would seem to solve the short term AND long term answers at QB for the Fins for quite a while. Being without a couple of firsts and a 2nd and 5th lets say over the next two years would be a bummer but you should have a complete arsenal at QB for a long time. Maybe even allowing tradebait offers if one QB is very stellar you have two QB's to get your own QB ransom for.

"IF" Manning comes back healthy and plays well...Miami wins.

"IF" He doesn't and RGIII plays well we use the out clauses in Manning contract to cut ties...Miami wins.

"IF" Manning can't play well or is hurt AND RGIII is not ready or is not as advertised you fall back on Moore who led the Fins to a 6-3 record down the stretch and was up 17-0 on NE at their house at the half.

Clever use of FA and making the picks we have left the next two years count is what rounds out the team.

This covers the gamut of QB hungry Fins fans that love Manning, RGIII, also like Moore and should give Philibin and his coaching staff a killer bunch of talent and options.

The naysayers will say you can't have two QBs of that caliber but I really don't believe that $$ is Manning's #1 agenda.

Solai being let go starts the salary cap relief off in a huge way to make room for such bold moves.

Just food for thought. The subject has been hashed ad nausea and will be till FA and draft day comes and goes.


I think the unfortunate truth is that Miami simply won't be able to match what someone else (likely the Browns) can offer the Rams. Not unless they give up so much as to be ludicrous, which they won't (and neither would anyone else).

Just can't see it happening. Manning will be the primary target, Flynn the backup plan. I'm confident they will get one or the other---and possibly still draft a guy, regardless.

Griffin will likely be wearing brown and orange.

There are a bunch of very big, very good G's in the Draft that could easily transition into RT. Check'em out.

If Manning comes to Miami at a discount price, it'll be with the agreement that Miami will sign another FA from the Colts; one or both of the wide receivers he likes or Jeff Saturday, his favorite center. His agent would have a fit otherwise! Yes, there's money involved. He isn't going to play anywhere for free!

Sometimes, I wonder if some of the people on this blog really listen to themselves???

well according to nfl network no team after miami really wants flynn. wash and mia will both chase griffin hard. and manning will be a colt or kc chief. mannings first choice now is kansas city. which makes sense

Sometimes, I wonder if some of the people on this blog really listen to themselves???

Posted by: Tracy474 | March 04, 2012 at 05:17 PM

BB this applies to you.
Oh wait let me say that in a way that you can understand...

Not sure but I think THIS APPLIES but then you might or might not and sometimes this TO YOU and sometimes that but not sure BB then again possibly and maybe or maybe not.

There, it's been dumbed down for you.

Bro, do I hate the off-season.

I guess it's like a 30 y/o marriage when their children leave and they face a 1-1, exposed.

Heck oscar, the offseasons are a lot better then the last 3 seasons!

The Dolphins should move into the new Marlins stadium. That place is beautiful.

Like I was reading today, is Man really monogamous, or has this Society turned him into being so? I mean, throughout most of the World there are 6 females for every male. That's huge. Even with the restrictions to 1 child per couple in China, I can bet there are more girls than boys being born. It seems genetically induced to achieve parity. We, have a lot to learn.

Didnt Ross say his stadium was too big? LOL

You have a point there, MJ.

Manning = Low risk, high reward. In the NFL, wasted money hurts less than wasted draft picks.

There was a study done, by a great social Anthropologist, somewhere in the South Pacific Islands, where society at that time had not intervened, where Males would stay in bond to the Family only after his first child was 7 y/o. After that, he departed.

For anyone that thinks that manning is a good choice, my only comment is 2 words, Daunte Culpepper. And let's be clear here, Daunte was more healthy. I can't imagine why ANYone would think he's a good choice. But then, I'm very naive, I also don't understand how it's possible that there's enough stupid people in the US to have elected Obamski.

I scared.
If Henne gets franchised we have to swallow PriceMaster's load.
I not big American man like Price, I small Vietnamese man like my father.
If Price's wang is too thick I choke.
If Price hold my ears I start cry.
If Price get mad because I cry he turn me over.
I grease up now in case Price turn me over.
No have vaseline.
Good thing I save bacon grease in can under sink, I use that.

Totally crazy

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