Now I know it is stupid to watch ESPN 1st take...but they are already pretty much blaming Peyton (Skip of course....how is that guy not rung up by his neck when he shows up at any sporting event? By players and fans alike)
...and now they are going to speak about his legacy. Like he has to continue to only be judged if he does not win another SB.
1. First drive, Garcon drops a ball on 3rd down, they kick a FG.
2. Drive when Garcon drops a ball on 3rd down, they punt. He catches
that it's a huge gain; right in his hands.
3. Drive before the half, when they start from their two and Mike
Hart cannot convert 3rd and 1.
4. Drive in the 4th quarter, where Stover missed a 50 yard FG. (I will say that not just going for the 1st down or at least getting closer for Stover was a questionable call)
5. The pick-6.
Wow, that's a real "terrible" game, I guess. No mention that
Sean Payton is the best young coach (and top 3 overall) in
football. The onside kick was brilliant, and I'd say that play
was the turning point. Going for the 4th down in the first half,
also brilliant---you kick a FG there, and you have to believe at
best the Colts are going to get a FG, and maybe a TD.
But it's all Manning's fault. A good argument could be
made that from 2003-2005, Brady was better, but there is no doubt
that Manning is better from 2006-2009, along with before Brady
was really good. Manning does more with less (now). Garcon and
Collie are not great receivers. They are just guys, at least at
(Also, he DID NOT revolutionize the game with the no huddle.)