October 21, 2013 |
Throughout his career in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning was untouchable at practice, just like every other NFL quarterback. On Sunday night, the Colts had a chance to hit the star player -- who now plays for the Denver Broncos -- for the first time, and they took advantage. They sacked Manning four times in the 39-33 Colts victory and more than once hit his arm while he was trying to throw, at one point jarring loose a fumble that left the end zone for a safety. “Oh gosh. We were hitting that boy, and hitting him, and hitting him,” defensive end Cory Redding said.
March 7, 2012 |
The Indianapolis Colts have called a news conference for 9 a.m. PT Wednesday to announce the release of quarterback Peyton Manning, the centerpiece of their organization for 14 seasons and in many ways the face of the NFL. Both Colts owner Jim Irsay and Manning will participate. It's a sad end to an era for many people, among them John Madden, who told The Times he cannot envision Manning in another uniform. "Some guys deserve a happy ending, and he does," Madden said by phone.
March 16, 2012 |
With all signs pointing to Peyton Manning making a team decision very soon, the star quarterback reportedly is scheduled to throw for Denver Broncos brass today in Raleigh, N.C. A plane owned by the Broncos -- the same one that picked up Manning last week -- was tracked heading to North Carolina on Friday morning, and ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Manning will throw for John Elway & Co., the first time he's worked out for a team (besides the...
April 18, 2012 |
If all goes as expected, Andrew Luck will officially begin his career with the Indianapolis Colts in eight days. Luck frequently has been compared to Peyton Manning, and a just-released e-book about the Stanford quarterback helps hammer home that point. The Kindle book "Andrew Luck: Inside the Making of a No. 1 Pick" is available on Amazon.com and written by longtime Cardinal beat writer Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. In it, Wilner reveals how Luck was so meticulous about critiquing himself in college that he wouldn't leave practice before sitting down to study the video shot of him that day. Wilner writes: "'On Wednesday, he wouldn't even shower after practice.
February 23, 2012 |
A Peyton Manning photo the size of a drive-in movie screen still graces the front of Lucas Oil Stadium - site of this week's NFL scouting combine - but for how long? The quarterback's future with the Colts should be known within the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Dolphins fans have started a grass-roots campaign to lure the four-time MVP to Miami. As the Washington Post's Cindy Boren reports, fans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have bought a billboard to advertise ManningtoMiami.com, complete with a doctored shot of Manning in Dolphins turquoise and orange.
December 1, 2011 |
Peyton Manning's surgery appears to have been a success, according to reports out Thursday. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback has been off the gridiron since surgery on his neck in September, leaving him sidelined for the first time in his 14-year NFL career. "Peyton will now be allowed to increase the intensity and breadth of his workouts as tolerated. There remains every indication that his recovery will continue," surgeon Robert Watkins said in a statement . That's great news for Manning, whose chances of returning to the field had seemed even dimmer when news first broke that he would be sitting out the season.
March 7, 2012 |
Peyton Manning is much more than a typical NFL player. He's also a shrewd businessman who one day could wind up owning a team. Surely, he wants to take his time to evaluate the opportunities in front of him, and to leverage one team against another to get the best deal (with the most guaranteed money.) So it's likely that he won't rush into any decision. Still, he's been in the same offense for all 14 years of his career, so it behooves him to move quickly enough to get the jump on a new system and new personnel.
March 15, 2012 |
This could be a big clue as to which way Peyton Manning is leaning. His buddy, former All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson, rejected Seattle's offer of a one-year deal to sign for three years with Tennessee. According to an NFL source, the decision was based partly on what many suspected -- Hutchinson wants to play with Manning, friends from many Pro Bowl appearances. Titans owner Bud Adams has said he wants to offer Manning a "lifetime contract," which would include a job with the franchise after the quarterback's playing career is over.
March 5, 2012 |
Was Peyton Manning the victim of the bounty system of disgraced defensive coordinator Gregg Williams? Evidently, the genesis of Manning's chronic neck problems might have been a brutal hit by Washington defensive end Philip Daniels in 2006, who was coached at the time by Williams. “Just listening to their guys talk, it does sound like it,” former Colts Coach Tony Dungy said Monday on the “Dan Patrick Show.” “When you see (former Redskins safety) Matt Bowen's comments and [Philip]
March 26, 2012 |
Peyton Manning hates to waste time. The Denver Broncos' new quarterback spent Monday morning throwing at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., south of the city. The Denver Post reported the story, snapping pictures of the four-time Most Valuable Player as he threw. Under the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement, there are restrictions about when players can train at team facilities during the off-season. Valor Christian is where members of the Broncos held players-only workouts during last year's labor lockout.