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1. Thanks 49ers & Rams. Ties fucking suck.
(While I say that, if it were my team I would much rather tie than lose. Ties are better than a loss.)
2. The Giants are playing like a bunch pansy’s. I said it, pansy’s! There’s really no way to express how bad the Giants have played in all facets of the game. If they manage to make the playoffs playing like this they would get demolished.
3. Funny to hear the Saints complain about another player(s)/team being classless after the offseason they had. Comical.
4. The Saints are extremely dangerous if they can win enough games to make the playoffs. Would you want your team to play them in the 1st round?
5. The Eagles are done. Fire Andy Reid and blow most of the roster up. It’s time. All the chips were pushed in and it didn’t work.
6. The Cowboys pushed their rival to this point with the beatdown they laid on them, 38-23.
7. If the Broncos go 11-5 and win their division (both extremely plausible), how is Peyton Manning not the NFL MVP?
8. The answer is, Peyton Manning would 100% be the MVP.
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On last nights Inside the NFL (on Showtime), Phil Simms said, “There is no way if Peyton Manning is given a clean bill of health — I’m going to go on that assumption — that he is going to let them draft Andrew Luck.”
Phil Simms is an idiot. He has to be out of his mind if he thinks that a 35-year-old (36 by next season) with three neck surgeries (two this year alone) is going to have so much sway as to keep a team from possibly drafting Stanford Cardinal phenom, Andrew Luck, with the #1 pick in next years NFL draft.
I’m not really sure how Simms can pretend to know how Peyton Manning would react in that situation. Peyton, you would think, is the only person that would be in the know on that subject. Personally I can’t imagine Manning would put an organization, that has done everything but chew his food and spit it in his mouth, in a position like that.
If Manning could walk into that front office and proclaim in no uncertain terms that he is going to play the next 3-4 years without his neck acting up, then maybe his words would be slightly more persuasive. He cannot, of course, make that statement.
Even if he could that is a situation where Colt’s owner Jim Irsay would say, “Thank you for your input, you can now see yourself out.”
What I mean to say is Peyton Manning would have as much say in if the Colts drafted Andrew Luck #1 as you or I would, which is zero say.
Some would scoff at that statement, but it doesn’t make it any less true. To let a star player who has one foot of his first ballot Hall of Fame career in the grave to make as important as possibly drafting their future franchise QB is asinine.
For Phil Simms to of made such an ignorant statement is ridiculous. Just another in a long line of drivel from a smug Mr. Know-It-All bitter ex-player.
The 2010 NFL regular season is in the books so that means it’s time for some awards! Who doesn’t love some awards?
NFL Coach of the Year
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers – I know all teams suffer through injuries in this league, but the Pack had injuries to some major players (Ryan Grant, Jermichael Finley) and when you can coach a team into the playoffs where the person with the most rushing TD’s (four, tied with John Kuhn) is your quarterback (and that QB is not named Vick) that’s something of a tremendous accomplishment.
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles
Comeback Player of the Year
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles – Who else could it be? Two years out of federal prison and the man is a strong candidate for NFL MVP in his first season back as a regular starter. The numbers simply speak for themselves;
100 carries, 676 yds, 9 TD, 6.8 ypc
233-372, 62.6% cmp, 3018 yds, 21 td – 6 int, 100.2 QB rating
Peyton Manning is a better quarterback than Tom Brady. There, I said it. Point blank.
I am not an expert by any means, but I would like to think that my eyes tell me what they tell me and I have common sense enough to know the difference between a very good quarterback and a great quarterback.
Tom Brady is very good. Peyton Manning is great.
Peyton Manning, God bless him, isn’t the best QB in the history of the NFL; John Elway is. (Remind me again how many Pro Bowl teammates Elway had on the first three AFC championship teams he dragged to the Super Bowl by himself?) And if not Elway, then Otto Graham. And if not Graham, then John Unitas. And if not Unitas, then Joe Montana. I’m an enormous fan of Manning’s, professionally and personally. He could be, for all the right reasons, the most popular player in the NFL today. But he’s not the best QB playing today. Tom Brady is. I don’t know how you vote Manning ahead of Brady, the way that NFL Network survey turned out. Doesn’t Brady have three Super Bowl championships and doesn’t Manning have one? I presume most people can count to three.
(Side note: Elway had multiple Pro Bowlers in 1986(six), 1987(three), and 1989(five), by the way Mr. Wilbon.
Incase you were wondering, Peyton Manning’s first three trips to at least the AFC Conference Championship game he actually had less, 2003(four), 2006(three), 2009(six), so that argument is flawed.)
I like Michael, love watching him and Tony Kornheiser battle it out on PTI, love watching him on ABC & ESPN’s NBA coverage, even on the radio he’s fun to listen to and I do agree with many of the things he says, but this isn’t one of them.
While I do agree that Peyton Manning isn’t the best QB in the history of the NFL (I believe Joe Montana to be #1), he’s certainly better than Tom Brady. Read the rest of this entry »