Peyton Manning Bad Investment For Redskins to Consider

According to reports, The Indianapolis Colts have fired Jim Caldwell.  While it’s unfortunate, coach Caldwell is an example of what happens when you don’t prepare for the worst.

Collins was nothing for a backup, the team had nobody to rally around. Communication on the field was horrible.However, this also leaves Peyton Manning without a coach that knows him all too well, along with his situation.

Will this firing mean that Peyton’s not too far from the exit doors himself? And if so? Where?

I know a lot of you have read the rumors about how the Redskins should try and pick up Manning. I’m going to tell you why that’s a bad idea.

First of all, you can’t ignore the neck injury. No matter how many operations he has it will never be 100 percent. There’s a good chance that he could come to the team and get injured in Week 2.  That will make the quarterback situation even worse.

Second, you’ve got to consider this is a man who has been displaced by his injuries a whole season. Are we really willing to wait for him to get his groove back to carry a team like the Redskins. Hey, I feel for him, but when it comes to the Redskins and their progress, my patience is very, very short.

Third, consider the fact that the Washington Redskins’ Offensive line cannot afford to have Peyton Manning in the pocket. Why?

My goodness, do I really have to explain that?

Maybe for you non-Redskins fans I should.

If you take a look at the past couple of  years, the Redskins Offensive line has allowed for a total of 130 sacks (37 on McNabb, 43 on Campbell, 34 total on Grossman, and 16 on Beck). These numbers are too dangerous for a man like Manning to consider the Redskins.

Also consider the fact that Peyton Manning was sacked a total of 24 times…in two years.

Forget the stats, the history, and consider the man you see before you now. The person who wowed Colts fans before, has left the building, and he should not darken the doors of the Redskins Training Camp.

I don’t want to be “that guy” that puts it out there like this, but any Redskins fan knows what we need, and they’ll agree its not Peyton Manning.

The defense rests its case.


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  • SkinsFreak

    I completely agree. As an avid Redskins fan, I’m sick of the aging free agent QB’s who’ve come from other teams and would much rather start fresh with a young quality kid from the draft. I know somewhat recent draft picks such as Ramsey and Campbell were 1st rounders, but neither were graded as top tier QB’s and they eventually proved why. The Skins have a chance this year to trade up and draft RGIII, and I’d much rather spend my Sunday’s rooting for someone like that, verses some aging vet who could be on the decline both physically and mentally, also knowing that you’d still be left looking for that QB for the future because you’d know you would only get a couple of years out of Manning at the most.

    But most of all, if the Skins did sign Manning, I can already hear the media having a field day bashing Snyder and the organization for trying to win the offseason… once again… with another free agent signing of an aging, high profile, expensive, past-his-prime player who will never again perform at that high level that made him great at one time, and I seriously don’t think I can handle that again. Please… PLEASE don’t sign Manning.

    • just me

      “”with another free agent signing of an aging, high profile, expensive, past-his-prime player who will never again perform at that high level that made him great”"

      In 2008 He played part of the 1st game of the season and was out the rest of the year. He is a year older than Manning. Who? Tom Brady and how did that work out this year?
      Your whole “past his prime” argument just went out the window. And any fan of Manning knows he won’t sign with the Redskins. He want’s a team that actually has a chance to do something.