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Dolphins make the cut for Peyton Manning

The Miami Dolphins have made the cut for Peyton Manning. He will visit with the Dolphins as one of three or four teams he'll talk to before he decides where he will continue his apparent Hall of Fame career.

It's unclear when specifically Manning will meet with the Dolphins. According to three NFL sources and a report from the Denver Post, Manning will be meeting with the Denver Broncos today or tonight, depending on whom one believes. The Post cited an unnamed source saying Manning would be in Denver this evening.

Within the last hour, I've been told by three people associated with the NFL that Manning could be meeting with the Broncos brass in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Broncos brass is in Stillwater today for the Oklahoma State Pro Day.

The Post said the Arizona Cardinals are also on Manning's list of upcoming visits. I have not confirmed this independently but have been told Manning has "one or two other teams" aside from Denver and Miami that interest him.

Arizona and Kansas City are possibilities as is Seattle. Washington has been eliminated from consideration, one source told me.

Earlier today, ESPN reported the Dolphins' chances of landing Manning had suffered a blow based on the quarterback's apparent distaste for media attention. According to Adam Schefter, Manning didn't like all the attention he received from local media -- including a multiple helicopter chase of his van from the airport to Miami Beach.

I have tons of respect for Schefter. He's the best in the business. But, as ESPN folks would say, c'mon man! Media attention is freaking out Peyton Manning?

The man has played in two Super Bowls. The man has done more commercials than General Motors. The man hosted Saturday Night Live in 2007. The Mannings are not a family of shrinking violets. Brother Eli works in New York, the media capital of the world, and even forged the trade that put him in Gotham.

And Manning is spooked by Miami's local media? Or he's spooked by Miami being a bigger town than Indianapolis? Um, Phoenix and Denver are both bigger than Miami. And, in fact, Indianapolis has a bigger population than the City of Miami.

And, I remind you, Manning lives here.

So he's spooked by cameras but isn't spooked by, you know, important things like Denver's freaky weather and altitude? He's worried about a few TV cameras but will be comfortable with the avalanche of snow that will drop on his passes playing for the Broncos in December?

Stop. Please stop.

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If we assume that Ireland has the same mentality as Parcells regarding Player's size, then Coples is the only one that would fit as a pass rusher.

They did, C-63? Either he's replaceable in their estimation or there is something else going on . Hmmmm....

I have a feeling this will be the Jeff Fisher/John Harbaugh shinanigans all over again, Manning will choose Arizona and we'll be the laughing stock of the NFL yet again.
Posted by: Clue


couldn't agree more!


the dolphins braintrust better have a plan "B"

So what if we don't get Manning? At least we have Moore and are not naked as we were with Henne.

Sorry, not a real big UA fan. I agree on Upshaw. Richardson should do well in the NFL and maybe a couole of others, but I don't think any of Saban's boys are going to be impact players. Historically, only about 2 or 3 Alabama players ever are. The same seems to be true for Auburn players. Sorry!

I graduated from Birmingham-Southern, who only recently brought back their football program after abandoning it in 1923! With only 1500 students, sports wasn't a real big priority I guess.

Guess we won't know what Manning decides until Monday. He's going to spend today with the Broncos, then tomorrow at Arizona, then probably Sunday in Miami. Expect a press conference somewhere Monday afternoon. Until then, no one knows. I just hope we don't blow this one. It's getting to where everybody talks about joining the Dolphins, but no one actually ever does! It makes us look inconsequential in the NFL, in my opinion.

Bro, this is a unique opportunity for the Dolphins. Due to strange circumstance, Peyton, if healthy, is the greatest FA in the history of the NFL and we are in the run for him. Absolutely, we can't let him go. Absolutely. GN.

its manning or bust now, redskins just got rg3

Well there you go....the story is that the Redskins traded THREE first round picks and a second for the Rams second overall pick. Reported by Jay Glazer.

No thanks....knock yourselves out!

And dusty it's not Manning or bust. You didn't want Manning anyways, so don't try and jumpm on the bandwagon now. There's still Flynn and possibly Kolb and then there's guys like Campbell and Orton. It's not Manning or bust, bud. The goal is to upgrade Moore but if we add someone better than Henne last year, then mission accomplished.

THE NECK

THE JETS ARE SMART , THEY R OUT OF THAT HUNT CRAP ................

THE DENTIST


THE CELLAR


THE GARAGE MANAGER///////


LET HIM GO .

lol sure craig, id never want kolb. and have no interest in flynn. i wanted rg3, ill settle for manning now. pissed off, we could of had rg3

DUSTY.............. WHAT MAKE YOU THINK A QB WITH NECK ISSUES WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR US ?

Manning Fox and Elway all cooking in.the same kitchen huh? Man thats alot of.ego in the same room. Maybe the chiefs offered the contract to light a fire under orton and cassell. Seemed like arizonas d.fell apart every.other week last year.denver d gets exposed by pats in playoffs.lot of.factors for peyton to consider.least in miami its good weather , good offensive players not to mention he never had a wr the size of marshall and a defense that.could be.even better if the offense did its job and gave them a chance to rest sometimes.

dusty,

The 'Skins did us a favour. THREE firsts and a second....no thanks. I think the guys going to be good but there's other ways to skin a cat. Crappy roster....best case scenario he takes the 'Skins to a 6-10 season, like Newton did with the Panthers. Let's see how he's doing by season 4.

aloco we are out of choices now, manning or garbage moore. no way on flynn. so now what, and they just said manning leaning towards zona. denver eliminated

maybe craig, but snyder is gonna throw a ton of cash at garcon and v. jackson to start and nicks according to espn

Espn reporting skins trade 3 first rounders for 2nd pick this year

sammo orton isnt on the chiefs. kc hates cassel. but offering a contract right off the bat just another awful move by hunt.

yes richard i had it up even before armando put it up just now

common don't piss him off with this talk he's afraid of the media. Leave the damn helicopter home. We need him!

THE DOLPHIN FAns like home show a lot of ignorance AND VERY LOW IQ THAT CAN ONLY HELP TO MAKE YOU STAY IN THE CELLAR FOR EVER .......


THE DENTIST
THE NECK
THE GARAGE MANAGER .......

Three firsts and a second? Expensive!!!

We'll see if RGIII is worth all that! Messes up your draft for three years! Ugh!

Manning's value just went up. Flynn's too!

It's the NFL. Anything can happen and probably will!

its getting crazy tracy and free agency hasnt even started

redskins just added an elite stud qb. it will def be worth it. now u build around your stud qb, hardest part to get. and we all know snyder will make up for draft in free agency

T HE RED SKINS DID WHAT THEY SHOLD DO ,,,,LOOK AT ,US .WE HAD PLAYERS WHO WERE DRAFTED HIGH AND MOUNTED TO NO THING ..LIKE;;;;;


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Good point dusty. just throwing out some thoughts. Now that.griffen is gone along with some big time picks is washington gonna go all supermarket sweep in free agency and grab anything that fits in the cart?

yes sammo, no doubt at all

RED SKINS DID WHAT ANY TEAM WOULD DO TO GET OUT OF THE CELLAR .........

3, 1st's a 2nd and a 6th for the 2nd pick in the draft. So now we know we won't be getting Luck or RGIII.

Manning, Flynn and the draft are left. If Flynn doesn't go to the Browns Tannehill could end up being the 4th pick in the draft.

Sorry, no 6th round pick in that deal. I misread it.

Redskins get the second pick...bye bye RG3...all in for Manning now...

Dude im thinkink az. Or mia. ....... no other teams and in the long run we got the best chance, we got the weather/not az. W/ indoor but we r good there....he's friends w/ dan the man marino, I just hope he speaks to him n gets him here, plus if wayne comes, im sorry I see reggie running well over a 1000 and peyton having one hell of a yr with wayne and marshall, 100percent aa playoff team and Im thinkinkin super bowl, but if not , flynn we gotta grab him, philbin knows him we seen him play 2 times n the boy did great both times, pick up wayne, or, lloyd, or even t.o lol to have another decent reciever n I see us in the playoffs again, fact.....

People talk crazy and dumb on this site......MANNING IS ARE BEST CHANCE BOTTOM LINE, AND AS FOR LONG TERM MOORE CAN REPLACE HIM EASY AND F**k long term I waited 26yrs to c a superbowl, I WANT TO C ONE NOW, SO IF WE GOTTA TRY THIS RATHER THAN A DRAFT PICK IM GOOD WITH IT, MOORE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER AFTER HE LEARNS FROM MANNING THE GUY IS DECENT ALREADY.......MARINO NEVER HAD A DFENCE, MANNING WILL.....LET S START THIS DAMN SEASON.....IM GOING TO PLAY MADDEN WHERE FOOTBALL SEASON NEVER ENDS LOL

Behind you 100% this time Mando! Let's not forget also that the jets extended Sanchez!!!! Christmas comes early!! Rex Ryan would jump off the deck of the Titanic to try to save the anchor. Now, if only the Browns would panic and take Tannehill ahead of us....

Some of you are forgetting he has a young family. Do you think he's the kind of guy who will disregard his wife's and kid's feeling about moving away? Miami is their home. It's been their home for a long time.

Any team that he meets with last, is in an excellant bargaining position.

Hope this insanity ends soon. This is getting to be as bad as favre watch

LOL

He is upping his negotiating by going to Denver and Arizona first. Nothing is 100% but I see Denver as waay to cold for him. Arizona not enough pieces but MIAMI, Ross will give him what he wants, including Reggie Wayne. I think he is coming here

With the dolphins luck, they will win the Manning bid, we will pay him a ton of money, he will get injured in game 3 and we will still be the same team as last year. RG3 was not worth 3 1sts a 2nd and a 6th pick, that is ridiculous to get a rookie unproven nfl qb. Plus the money that the 2nd overall pic gets. Do you guys think that a team would give up those kinds of picks for a Brees or Ray Rice without people thinking they're crazy?

Seems the Redskins are much smarter than the Dolphins. They apparently know it takes a top notch QB to win games and they will select RG3 with that second round pick.
Once again the silly Dolphins have ruined the possibility of winning.
I have been a fan since Don Shula was hired and I now will cancel the NFL Sunday ticket and suggest to all my family and friends in Miami to let Ross know how disappointed we are. To not renew their season tickets.

Denver is bigger than Miami? If you do so...

M2M !

Like Home said 2 months ago,before all the hoopla and struggling sportswriters talking to hear themselves talk,

MVP QB Peyton Manning WILL be a Miami Dolphin in 2012

have a HAARPy day

peyton already knows where he wants to play he is making
all of the visits to be able to get a higher offer from
that team.

John Valdez,

no point pressuring your family and friends. They have nothing to do with the Redskins' trade or with Ross, for that matter. Leave them alone for the love of God.

Help, anyone know if Ireland is even in town with him "family emergency", was that the reason we didn't get the first visit? Is this guy the worst GM in any league, the biggest FA in recent history and he is missing or out of town?

Please dont has about his mon, jeff

I'm having a hard time with the whole Peyton Manning thing. Even if he's healthy, it doesn't guarantee anything. Sure we'll be better offensivly, but only for a short time. Maybe 2-3 years at the most if he doesn't get re-injured. Lets say a couple of years of playoff appearances and Manning retires. Than what? We'll have a high draft pick, and we'll never land a good QB.. Now we're in good position to get 1 with the #8 pick. We could get Ryan Tannehill with that pick. He would be a great future QB.. Keep Matt Moore, he did a pretty good job last year. Tannehill can learn in a year & start next year. Get a pass rusher & a receiver in free agency, draft a safety, an offensive tackle and a tight end. We'll be a contender for years to come...

Wait a minute Armando, for the past few weeks you have been writing about how bad of an idea signing Manning would be!! (which is one of the most idiotic things ever written) but thats your opinion, and NOW YOU ARE CHANGING YOUR TUNE????? NO WONDER THE MIAMI HERALD LIKES YOU SO MUCH, YOU FIT RIGHT ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE CLOWNS ......

Starting QB for the Miami Dolphins next year Season
Matt Moore
Jeff Ireland lives with his head in a paper bag till end of season


To all Dolphin Fans,

it really comes down to Can Miami"s people get the deal done. Its time to stop playing and bring the winners and people we need to ge the job done. Period!!! if you want to win a superbowl, put the ducks on the table and make it happen. Peyton, could really be Miami's answer to be a contender to win. MAKE IT HAPPEN, if they really want to be back in the show!!!!! COME ON DOLPHINS!!!!!!!

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