Originally Posted by Razor Shines
That's ridiculous. Did he lose it all over night? 8 games in he was the best QB in the league. The way they run their offense he has to have practice reps and his WRs have to be on the same page as him. Of guys who catch passes (WRs, RBs, TEs) they have 1 starter right now. Their O line can't produce any holes for any type of run game. I don't know of a QB in the league or in history that could do more than Manning has with the current team.
They'll be fine next year or this year if by some miracle they get healthy.
That INT in the SB was a mis-communication between Wayne and Manning. That's going to happen a couple times a game when your offense is based on hand signals and eye contact. Usually those balls fall harmlessly incomplete, but that one didn't.
Yeah, those guys haven't been injured but they dealt with plenty of other injuries. The season they won the Super Bowl they had injury issues. Right now they have both Session and Bracket out, their two best LBs. The offensive issues speak for themselves. They're running with 2nd and 4th string RBs, 2nd and 4th string TEs. Reggie Wayne then a bunch of back ups at WR. I don't see anyone else winning with that type of depletion.
It is not ridiculous to suggest that Peyton Manning is no longer a top-shelf QB. He's a very good QB...many teams would love to have him.
But his BEST days are in the rearview mirror. He will be 35 at the beginning of next season.
Did I just hear an excuse for a choke-job on a Superbowl-deciding drive???...I think I did.