Broncos QB Peyton Manning says arm is probably not going to be the same


Broncos QB Peyton Manning says arm is probably not going to be the same

Peyton Manning admitted in a TV interview with Jim Rome that his throwing arm isn't strong as it once was. He's doing what he can to get any missing strength back, but he didn't credit his string of neck surgeries as the culprit. Instead, Manning said it has to do with the inevitable, Father Time.
"I still have strength to recover, still have work to do," Manning said in an interview transcribed by "My arm has a lot of yards and a lot of touchdowns on it, so it's probably not going to be the same as it was when it was 22, but I still think I can complete some passes. I can move the chains and hopefully get our offense into the end zone this year."

Fantasy Analysis:

Yeah, I think Peyton will find a way to complete a few passes, maybe throw a touchdown or two while he's at it.
I have no doubts that Manning will have his difficulties this year. As a man who has relied so much on routine throughout his career, he'll have to face a learning curve with new team, new coaches and new receivers.
It seems like concerns about his neck continue to fade with each passing day. He looked fine in the team's first preseason game. The decreased arm strength means some fewer yards, fewer TDs and a slight uptick in interceptions should be expected. But looking at his overall stats from the past couple of years, what does that mean? I'd say between 3,800-4,000 yards with 27-29 touchdowns and 18-20 interceptions. That should be good enough to put Manning just inside the top 12 his position. He would have tremendous value if he falls slightly and you grab him as your QB2.

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Don't ask me why, but I've always DESPISED Peyton Manning. I think it's because he's a media whore and doesn't know when to stop posting his face everywhere. It's a simple fact of over saturation and I'm just tired of looking at him.
The "country boy" act is wearing a little thin, too.

Posted by:
kmfl1 08/18/12 04:29 PM

I wouldn't call it an act, his hometown state is Louisiana and he went to school in Tennessee. And you cant really get mad at the guy for striking while the irons hot... all athletes take advantage at some time or another.

Posted by:
khontos 08/19/12 12:38 PM

At least Peyton Manning has earned those endorsements because he's really, really talented in what he does. I understand him being in a commercial than Tebow or RGIII, who hasn't accomplished anything in the NFL yet. Much like what khontos said, if someone came to you and said, "Hey, we'll give you (x) million dollars to do a 30-second spot for us. What do you say?" It would be hard for anybody -- even one of the highest-paid players in the sport to say no.
You can only play the NFL for so long. I agree that it's silly how many ads he appears in, but you have to create a brand for your post-playing career. Manning has done that very successfully, and that means you'll be seeing him commercials and on TV shows for many years to come. It's all in the effort of marketing and keeping the revenue stream high for when your 40, 50 and 60.

Posted by:
Brian Murphy 08/19/12 01:17 PM

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