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Peyton Manning to meet with Dolphins this week

The Dolphins will meet with Peyton Manning in the coming days, The Miami Herald has learned.

As I reported over the weekend, the meeting will be somewhat out of the box. It will not be at the team facility. It will possibly be at Sun Life Stadium, a source tells me.

[Update: ESPN is reporting this meeting will take place Monday night or Tuesday. ESPN, by the way, reported earlier today that the Dolphins were all but out of the chase for Manning and he would not be taking any more visits with any more teams. I credit them when they get things right or first. I'm going to tell you when they miss, too.]

The meeting will be led by Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. Philbin may include offensive coordinator Mike Sherman in the meeting, although that is not yet clear.

The meeting is expected to be almost 100 percent about football -- Xs and Os -- and Manning and the coach or coaches (if Sherman comes) getting to know each other. The extra-curricular stuff, such as a requisite pitch from the owner and promise of Super Bowl wins may not be part of this Miami pitch because, in part, Manning may be tired of hearing that he is the final piece that will take them to the Super Bowl.

I stress to you this isn't exactly how the Dolphins planned things originally. They planned a more elaborate set-up that would include owner Stephen Ross. It is now possible Ross will not be included in this meeting. This is Manning's preference, I'm told.

This much is also clear: This will be the Dolphins best hope of landing Manning. The team considers it a good opportunity, although I must say from the outside looking in, it doesn't seem as great an opportunity as the 6-plus hour meetings Manning took with the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos.

The Dolphins had planned an elaborate meeting with Manning that, as I reported earlier, was not going to happen at the team's Davie facility. So that is not an issue at play now. The Dolphins wanted to stay out of the limelight of media coverage, anyway.

But until we know details of the length and expanse of this pitch, we won't know exactly how serious the Dolphins are in the Manning scheme of teams vying for his services.

I will say this: At least they are in the game.


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..Huge Armando..Breaking News

If he is not going to THROW THE DAMN BALL, it might as well be a conference call.

PFT says he's visiting the Titans

Its so obvious Manning is not interested in the Dolphins.

So Peyton keeps us waiting til Wednesday, Flynn signs with Seattle Tuesday, Cleveland take Tannehill in the draft - and if all that goes down we may as well sign Henne back ...

But on the bright side Ireland wil say this is what we planned all along and go and sign a Left Tackle saying that Long needs a backup ...

..I understand Peyton Manning first..He drives the meter. Nothing else matters. Free agency does start tommorow at 4pm..Have the Phins been in contact with anyone? I know you said the team is giving you the silent treatment..but come on. Can you drop some knowledge on what the Phins plans are if Manning goes elsewhere, or who the free agents we are high on?

I would say that if we do not sign Manning..Mario Williams becomes priority number 1. Even over Matt Flynn, or Kevin Kolb(should he become available) Spend on a pass rusher to compliment Wake. Also re-do Wakes contract before he holds out. Make a commitment to these guys and show that we are serious about building a formidble front 7

My hope is Philbin tells him no, you are not going to dictate our entire offense. And btw - how about throwing a ball or two before we cut you a check for a gizillion dollars. Manning is old news, old player - enough already.

Manning is going to visit the Titans. Dolphins are clearly on the outside lookng in.

I still see our chances of landing Manning shrinking day by day like a shrinking violet.

Im 90% pessimistic and 20% optimistic Peyton become a Miami Dolphin. I juust hope Ross/Ireland are putting the shine on plan B. Hopefully plan B isnt Matt Flynn.

Good God Almighty this franchise is beginning to sicken me. LOL

Here's how I feel....

I think Manning should just tell Miami how he feels. If doesn't want to go to Miami, tell them now.

You might argue that he leaves all options open to raise the price, but he had 12 teams interested! It's not going to hurt his chances if he tells Miami they should just move on!! Multiple organizations are begging for him. I know he doesn't owe us anything, but I think it'd be kind of a D move to keep us thinking we have a chance until it's too late for us to go another direction.

You would think because Ireland is Baylor alum, he would make a play for RG3 nooo this a hole looking to sign a 36 tear old Qb with neck issues. Fukkin idiot

We need a QB.



We've been needing a qb for almost 15yrs now. LOL

no on flynn!!

Enough with Manning, and let's concentrate on Flynn, before were left with nothing to build on.

We need "PLEASE SELL THE TEAM MR. ROSS" erected all over Broward and Dade counties.


Free Agency starts tommorrow. It's time to move on from Payton place.

So ESPN reported hours ago that Peyton would not be meeting with any other teams...


How is Flynn the answer ? Like Kolb was or Cassel ?


YG, Your logic states that you have 110 percent of whatever it is, plan B will be Flynn, YG what else QB can we possibly get? Were screwed again.. Sigh


Also there is no need for a dog and pony show. Manning needs to see who he'll be working for. Philbin is the HC and will see him everyday. Ross is meaningless, he'll only see him on sundays if at all. Ireland is a GM hermit, only comes out to see if it's spring or fall.

Manning going to Houstin also... I like Schaub!!

We brought this coach in to run his offense - let this guy build his team with Flynn or whoever and forget about Manning - all he does is delay the coaches offense for two or three years.
This will end badly. Let Manning go and start thinking about who our new, YOUNG QB is going to be. The Dolphins need to sign/draft a minimum of 2 young QBs every year until they get it right. Give this coach a chance to do what he does - don't hamstring him right off the bat.

Matt Moore is good. He will lead us to the promise land.

Poizen can be the "CURE" just sayin... :)


Why should we pay $40-$50 millions for Matt Flynn when we already have a qb on the roster that may be better?

We only have $13.8 million in cap space. That would be a great misuse of it. If Moore beats Flynn out for the starting job we're screwed man.

Manning already knows that Denver have the most salary cap money, and in any case he prefers to have his agent deal with those matters.

Apart from being one of the best paid QBs, Manning also appears quite needy for coddling and comfort i.e. he seems to have become used to being a little bit of a pampered baby.

I'd Pass!

So when Manning signs with Arizona and Flynn signs with Cleveland, Ross and Ireland will be 0 for 4, will some of you still be supporting him?

The Dolphins are so pathetic. If Peyton were a chick, the Dolphins would clearly be in the 'friend' zone which means we got no shot.

Redskins lose 36 MILLION in cap space!!!

Wow!!! Good luck signing any free agents! And with them trading all those picks, good luck drafting any young studs!!

If I was RGIII I would now tell the Redskins that I won't play for them and force them to trade the pick!! NOW THAT WOULD BE FUNNY!!

still see our chances of landing Manning shrinking day by day like a shrinking violet.
Im 90% pessimistic and 20% optimistic Peyton become a Miami Dolphin. I juust hope Ross/Ireland are putting the shine on plan B. Hopefully plan B isnt Matt Flynn.
Good God Almighty this franchise is beginning to sicken me. LOL
Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | March 12, 2012 at 03:16 PM








Smart move by the Manning camp. They obviously aren't interested in the Dolphins -- the guy lives 30 minutes from the team's facilities and hasn't met with them yet? There's a red flag if there ever was one.

Wisely, the Manning camp is going to massage interest to drive up the price. Wouldn't you? I think the only positive of this is that Ross and Ireland aren't involved, because I had no confidence at all that they could pull off a successful, opinion-altering pitch anyway.


Youre correct. Thats how I meant it. Your mathmatics are spectacular. I believe in being 110% into anything I do. It always makes up for falling 10% short.


from the last blog....

Whats the answer...

Manning will be going to Houston and Kc this week also, Niners will grab him!!

You people are nuts.

Manning would tell Miami is he wasn't interested. I cannot imgagine he has any interest in wasting his or Miami's time.

Manning also does not need the razzle dazzle, he knows what he wants, he knows what the area offers, and he wants to talk to the football people to see if they are jiving with what he is looking for.

I see this as no different than any other meeting, and if anything, Miami has a MASSIVE opportunity to change whatever perception he has about the other opportunities if they really want him.

Manning is not stupid, he is taking in all the information and it means nothing that Miami couldn't give him a Miami Sound Machine concert.

Poizen STFU you lame-o-

Somehow, I don't think Flynn is in the plans. If they don't land Manning, it's Matt Moore and whichever QB they draft in the 2nd round....possibly Tannehill with the first pick.

Henne is gone....he's ready to test the waters in FA. Why the hell would he want to play for the bozo Dolphin fans chanting the name of a QB that wasn't even on the roster. Good luck Chad.

I'm with you YG - but how do we know Flynn isn't significantly better than Moore? He may be - he may not be. We know how good Moore is - he is servicable and may get better. I like him and would like to keep him. But they need to bring in some other guys too.

It's all out for Matt Flynn now, they can't afford to not get someone in here. Also can't afford to wait on Manning to play his little game

Sign Flynn, a WR and an OL and lets move on to the draft


I thought you would have been stunned...i'm glad to hear you are taking the news in stride...


Armando is it possible the reason the other visits took 6 hours is because he needed to see the facilities? How many times has he actually been in Arizona or Denvers weight rooms or home locker rooms and film rooms, walked through the stadium? Because he has done that twice in Miami already. And if they even have a 3 hour interview with him the fact that he doesn't have to see the facilities may be what the other 2 to three hours were about in Den and Ariz?

Who knows,,,,,I actually prefer to go a different route but I'm now scared that we may end up with Moore and Henne.

And if Peyton is going to wait on making a decision and I were the Dolphins I would not let that stop me from pursuing Flynn.

It is completely unfair of Peyton to ask any team to wait on him beyond tomorrow at 4 pm. If that's the case I tell hiom thank you very much and good luck in the desert. We can't sit on our hands while all the free agents get grabbed up.

Signing Peyton means going in a completely different direction, we would be signing some vets with him to try and get a championship. We would have to wait for a Manning decision before they knew how much money they would have to spend and which free agents to sign because you don't know who you're putting them in with.

Complete BS if this drags out beyond tomorrow. If so I would pull my interest off the table without batting an eye. Or tell him here is our offer but we are going to have to look into Flynn in case you choose to go elsewhere, if he excepts an offer from us we obviously will pull our offer to you. This is just such a mess.


Maybe the SKY isn't falling....

Go back and read what most of you wrote on the last blog...then wipe yourself..and put your BIG BOY pants on.....

just embarrasing.....

One thing is for sure - we can't wait around for Manning and then get left at the altar - for the third time!! Move on - if you get him, you get him. If he isn't on board by tomorrow at 4:00 PM - cut bait and move on as if he was never available.

...I would sure like to know what John Elway said to Peyton Manning to lure him toward Denver. Obviously the deal is far from done...The Phins still have an opportunity to wow Manning. But seriously. You Have Pat Bowlen and J. Elway v Ross, and Ireland. It is the V arsity against the JV when it comes to credibility, or understanding of football operations. Sure our young guns may be able to pull the rug from out from under the seasoned football men. But think about it.

If you have ever been in a buisness negotiaiton situation where you have multiple suitors. There is always the outstanding, and those who are above. Almost like the first ballot hall of famers v the others. In Elway you have a guy that knows exactly where Manning is coming from. He can relate to Manning in a way that Ireland cannot.

I hope our guys come through. I hope this is not another big dissapointment for the franchise. It makes the team look like a disfunctional bunch of chuckleheads. Beyond the embarassment(which really is not that big of deal..we can get over it with good play on the field) This team, this franchise, the fans deserve to feel good about something..The FO doing their jobs and grabbing the prize they have been outspoken about aquiring..Would be huge moral.

I like the Pitch. No BS, just straight to the point.

The fact that Stephan Ross and Ireland wont be present big plus!


Again you show your shotty comprehensional skills. I never said I didnt want Manning. I was exceptional clear on two things concerning Manning.

1. Follow a Manning signing by trading up for RG3.

2. Manning is only a "shorterm solution".

We're not getting RG3, now like I posted, our chances of getting Manning are becoming a shrinking violet.

((Buffett Of Glad I Can Help An ALoco Idiot)) LOL

No Balls, The Redskins viewed as RG3 as their franchise QB and did whatever it took to land him. I can respect that but when you have all your eggs in a 36 year QB who clearly not interested in your franchise then you make yourself (Ireland and Ross) look like a fool.

Plus they gave away 2 first rounder and this year 2nd. Remember the switch from 6 to 2nd this year. This is far from mortgaging your future. Wish the Dolphins did this trade.

Henne will NOT be on the Dolphins roster next year. No effing way! I can't take it!

Phins 78...

I agree....

I want Manning AS MUCH...if not more than most on here...but if he holds up the TIMELINE...than we have to thank him for his time....and move on....There was no reason to waste an extra day in DEN....if he wasn't gonna sign on the spot....

Aloco, Your right, I remember YG saying NO WAY for Miami to Persue Manning, Your right He does Flip-Flop alot., Just saying.

I was lukewarm for Manning to Miami up until this weekend. But as I watch this media feeding frenzy and Manning's cat and mouse game, I beg the Dolphins to pull out of the race and sign Flynn as soon as they are allowed. It amazes me that lousy teams like Denver and (now) Tennessee think that a 36 year old coming off four neck surgeries can get them to the Super Bowl! He only got the Colts there twice in fourteen years with James, Clark, Harrison etc. -- who do those dogs have? Please Miami -- move on from this stinking mess now!

@3:31..Be huge for the morale of the team...OOps


I was, nor ever will be on the Manning train..Screw that pompous ask...Waiting til Wed. only assures one thing, If your looking for a QB, your loosing ground..Any FA thought to be worth their salt (some think Flynn) will be gone. On the other hand, I do not believe their are any FA QB's that will beat out Moore..sorry, as of now, Im chanting Moore as our starter..


FINFANEUROPE...and the REST OF YOU that don't read very well...

It NEVER said WEDNESDAY in Armando's post....

My GOD....our education system is broken....

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