The Manning’s are off the chain. Check out the video.
The Manning’s are off the chain. Check out the video.
What took them so long?
Why must this news surface less than a week before the NFL Draft? Whether good or bad, I just feel like it’s a bad decision when whomever is in power decides when these scores are released. It just seems so staged.
Nevertheless the scores of the the #1 and #2 pick were released. Andrew Luck who has already been informed by the Colts that he will be picked #1 scored a 37 and RGIII scored a 24. Both scores are average to above average. I guess you can say the Wonderlic confirmed what we’ve known for quite a while, and that is that both of these guys are very smart.
In comparison to other great QBs that were drafted before these guys, Peyton Manning scored a 28. Last years top pick Cam Newton scored a 21. Harvard grad and Buffalo Bill qb Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 48 (DAMN!).
I’ve never taken the Wonderlic and I have heard about some of the questions that are on there. High scores don’t typically mean great play on the field, but one can only hope that it does. We’ll see what Ryan Tannehill‘s score will bring him on Thursday or Friday night.
There’s only one way to put it. The New York Jets want Tim Tebow to eventually be the starter in New York. There’s no getting around it or sugar coating it. That’s their plan. How else can you explain these events.
Now that Tebow is in the fold in New York, there is already talk about him supplanting Sanchez eventually. Never mind the extension that Sanchez signed right after the Jets were politely excused from the Manning sweepstakes. How do the Jets explain signing a former starting qb knowing all the attention he brings, as a back up?
Team owner Woody Johnson has refuted the claims that the Jets move for Tebow was more about staying in the press than it was about football. They had a press conference because the media demand was high. The day after the trade was announced one of Tebow’s endorsers Jockey had a billboard put up near the Lincoln tunnel. And yes the Jets name was on it.
The Jets were looking to make a splash during this off season and they did. Will it come at the expense of Mark Sanchez? Stay tuned.
On the same day that Peyton Manning was being introduced to the Denver media and fans as the new “savior” of football in the Mile High city, about 50 fans showed up to the Miami Dolphins offices to protest the direction of the franchise. Manning spoke of his selection process through his 2 week free agency. Meanwhile the Dolphin fans stood across the street from the Miami facility and yelled “FIre-land! FIreland!”. After Manning spoke, VP of Football Operations John Elway took the podium and answered questions on what it took to get Manning and what is the direction of the franchise. After the protest in Davie, Dolphin GM Jeff Ireland released a statement basically declining to say what happened with the pursuit of Manning or Flynn, but that new acquisition David Garrard and current roster qb Matt Moore would compete for the starting job.
All of this, after promises and talk from owner Stephen Ross that the team would be aggressive in obtaining a quarterback this offseason. Was David Garrad the one they were looking for?
Around South Florida and around the nation, people are ripping the Dolphins for a bunch of miscalculated moves and disorganization. Players, former and current are ripping the team and General Manager Jeff Ireland. He’s being painted as a guy you cannot trust and not a people person. Unfortunately, he doesn’t help the perception when he cuts fan favorites and great team guys like Yeremiah Bell, after specifically telling him that he wouldn’t be released or cut. Sure the NFL is a business and things change, but there had to be other options. They traded away Brandon Marshall. Fine. Did they sign another WR in free agency? No. Well maybe they will have to address that need in the draft. We can only hope and think.
But things have gotten to a level never seen before with this franchise. Fans are mad. Not because they didn’t land Peyton Manning who was a long shot to begin with. Yes partly because Matt Flynn didn’t sign here (if the team had no serious interest, why bring him in?). And definitely because they signed David Garrard. But they are definitely mad because they are being told one thing, and the team does another. Wait, backup. They are mad because they are not being told the truth. Stephen Ross says one thing but Jeff Ireland does another. They are mad that when the administration swings for Harbaugh and Fisher and Manning and Flynn (sort of), they settle for Sporano and Philbin and Moore and Garrard.
They are also mad at the fact that the man in charge of obtaining talent right now, is being roasted around the country. He’s being roasted on Twitter by Ryan Clark, who made a visit here but then quickly decided to go back to Pittsburgh. He’s being roasted on the NFL Network by Joey Porter who played here and ultimately left, maybe because of a run in with Ireland. And he’s being roasted by media, some local but more national, about his lack of people skills and communication weaknesses. All of these things makes the beloved franchise of so many fans upset and fed up enough to do what they did yesterday. Protest.
While the Denver Broncos introduce a future Hall of Famer as their new quarterback for the 2012-2013 season and their franchise is headed in a definite direction, the Miami Dolphins have Matt Moore and David Garrard as quarterbacks, and the direction has yet to be determined.
Seems protest worthy to me.
I had to snatch this picture because…well it’s funny.
I know all the Tebow-ites out there will cry foul and be mad that their man is about to make a move to another team. But um, have you looked at the resume of who he has been replaced with???
Yes Peyton in, Tebow presumably out. And what’s worse is wherever he may be headed, folks are still not interested in his play at qb, but his play as a football player. The words being used are “he’s a good guy”, “love him as a person”, “I’d want my daughter to marry him”. I’m not seeing “he’s a game changer”. Or “an excellent passing qb”. Being nice will only get you so far in the league. We’ll see how far it will get Tim Tebow.
When did the Miami Dolphins become the ugly girl at the dance? It appears as if nobody wants to dance with the fins, no free agent players, no superstar quarterbacks, nobody. Dolphin fans were delirious with glee when the Indianapolis Colts decided to release legendary QB Peyton Manning, a likely landing spot according to the so called experts was South Florida. Manning barely acknowledged the dolphins during his rock star tour. According to team owner Stephen Ross, plan A was to sign Manning, it only made sense that plan B would be the next hottest free agent QB Matt Flynn from Green Bay the former home of new head coach Joe Philbin. Who around the NFL would know Flynn better than his former coach right? Well both plan A and plan B failed as the fins after being scorned by Manning were rejected by Flynn who inked a deal with the Seattle Seahawks. This only continued what has been a rather disturbing trend when it comes to the Dolphins. A once proud franchise with a glorious past, championships, an iconic head coach and two franchise quarterbacks, it seems so long ago. Now all we have around this franchise is a circus atmosphere ran by two buffoons owner Ross and the seemingly unfireable GM Jeff Ireland who have mastered the art of failure when it comes to restoring the dolphins once dominant past. According to Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark “No one wants to play for the Dolphins”, and that statement according to some fans may have some validity to it. I don’t ever remember a level of frustration as i have witnessed the past several seasons between the Dolphins and it’s fanbase. They have watched Ross and Ireland strike out each time in pursuit of a big name coach Jim Harbaugh and Jeff Fisher. It appeared to be a lock that they would land Manning or Flynn at least, no cigar. Ticket sales in recent years have been sluggish, games threatened by blackouts, and the losing, oh the losing 6 out of the past 8 seasons have produced more loses than wins. No longer the only show in town, we now have a star studded NBA team and a MLB team that appears to be on the verge. Even the NHL franchise has shown signs of improvement but the Dolphins? Well they have been…oh well they have been the Dolphins. No longer do fans want to hear the stories of 17-0, they are tired of imperfect seasons around here. Once home to the no name defense Miami is now home to a no name football team as they simply have not been able to attract the fans in droves the way they use to,not been able to attract big name players or coaches. Maybe by the time you are reading this, someone would have signed on to help turn things around. We need something good to happen to this team and its fans. The ugly girl at the dance it seems is in desperate need of a facelift.
The Miami Dolphins will not be shut out of the free agent qb bonanza that is about to take place in the NFL. Either it’s Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn or bust for this franchise and you can’t help but give them credit.
Dolphin fans have long been suffering through the Cleo Lemon’s, Daunte Culpeppers, Trent Greens and Chad Henne’s of the world. It’s time, actually past time, that they aggressively go after that quarterback at the future. But what will be the price? That’s the big question.
The Herald suspects the bidding could get “awfully high,” with the Browns and Seahawks likely to be in the mix as well. While coach Joe Philbin is a Flynn supporter, some in the organization reportedly have questions about whether Flynn can be an “elite quarterback.” Owner Stephen Ross is taking an aggressive approach to landing a franchise QB whereas GM Jeff Ireland has a philosophy of “not paying a player any more than he thinks his value is.
If you noticed we’ve slowed a bit on the Manning news because, well that’s just not what we want to do. We’d rather just wait until something concrete happens and then we can talk about that for days.
Manning is doing what any highly coveted free agent would be doing right now and that’s being courted by several teams. All these reports claiming to know where he’s leaning, who’s kissed his butt harder and which team jersey looked the best on him are a waist of time. Hits and ratings, that’s all these journalist want.
Don’t get us wrong, we’d love the hits and page views too…but um…it just gets to be too much after a while.
Having said that, there’s a report out now saying that the Houston Texans are now reportedly highly interested in obtaining his services, as well as the San Francisco 49ers.
The report comes on the heels of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s claim that Manning would visit the Texans, though it makes no mention of a potential visit. It’s also the first time the 49ers have been credibly linked to Manning. As of Tuesday afternoon, San Francisco was still believed to be on the verge re-signing free agent Alex Smith. The Broncos, Dolphins, Cardinals and Titans are the other four teams “considered alive” in the hunt. Rehabbing from Lisfranc surgery, current Texans starter Matt Schaub is due $7.15 million in 2012. Rumors have suggested Houston is Manning’s preferred landing spot.
Rumors also said that Manning was leaning between Denver and Arizona on Sunday morning. See what we mean?