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Manning tells Broncos he's 'physically and mentally' ready

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  1. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

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    Report says Peyton Manning tells Broncos he's 'physically and mentally' ready to return.
    The $21.5 million question is, what does Elway think.



    Whether Peyton Manning will be the Denver Broncos' quarterback in 2015 is now up to Broncos general manager John Elway.
    The Broncos quarterback met with Elway on Thursday and told Elway and other Broncos officials that he is "physically and mentally prepared" to play in 2015, a person informed of the meeting told USA TODAY Sports.
    The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Manning hasn't publicly announced his plans.
    Manning, who will turn 39 years old in March, had been non-committal about his playing future since the Broncos' divisional-round playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts last month. Manning is due to make a salary of $19 million this year, and that salary becomes guaranteed if Manning is on the Broncos' roster on March 9, the final day of the 2014 league year.
    Manning still needs to take -- and pass -- a physical, as stipulated by the five-year contract he signed with the Broncos in 2012. Manning said last month, while in Arizona to accept the NFL's Bart Starr Award two days before the Super Bowl, that he didn't expect to have any issues with passing that physical.
    Manning played with a strained quadriceps muscle over the final month of last season, during which his production dipped dramatically. The Broncos compensated by shifting to a run-heavy offense, and though it was good enough for the Broncos to win the AFC West and clinch the No. 2 seed, Manning and the offense struggled in a 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
    Manning met with Elway and Broncos' president Joe Ellis at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. on Thursday, their first in-person meeting since the Broncos hired Gary Kubiak as the new head coach last month. Manning has been training recently in his hometown of New Orleans.
    Now that Manning has made his intentions to play clear to Elway and other Broncos officials, it is up to the Broncos to decide if they want Manning back under his current contract, or if they should restructure the deal. Manning, with his base salary and a $2.5 million bonus, is set to count as $21.5 million toward the Broncos' salary cap.
    The Broncos have a long list of players to address in free agency, starting with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who is a likely candidate to receive the franchise tag should a new deal not be reached in coming weeks. Other impending free agents include tight end Julius Thomas, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, safety Rahim Moore and guard Orlando Franklin, all starters who were either drafted or signed by Elway.
    There are also questions about how Manning will fit into an offense run by Kubiak and new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who have long run a west coast passing scheme and zone run blocking. Even if the Broncos keep their offensive language the same, it will still require compromise and changes from both the quarterback and the coaching staff to make it work.
    Dennison, a former Broncos' linebacker who coached in Denver under Mike Shanahan and briefly under Josh McDaniels, said earlier this week that he had spoken with Manning. But he said they hadn't talked about football or specifics of the offensive scheme.
    "We're going to see what we do best and see what our team ends up with. It's certainly no rush," Dennison said. "He deserves to take his time and figure out what he wants to do, because he's a phenomenal player, just watching from the outside. I don't think we've slowed down at all."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...althy-return-2015-season-john-elway/23381249/
     
  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  4. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Well, Gary Kubiak is their coach now.

    And to paraphrase Shaq : "39 ain't 29, bra".
     
  5. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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  6. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    No wonder the guy has neck problems, look at the size of that noggin!
     
  7. Fossil

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    Greetings earthlings. We are not here to harm your planet.
     
  8. Lance19

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    To be fair, "To Serve Man" was
    one of the coolest Twilight Zone episodes!

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    p.s. Why is this even a (ridiculous) story? Is there really anyone so new to football
    that they believe that there's a snowball's chance in Hell that the Broncos
    would not welcome Peyton back?
    It's absurd.


    So I'll just make fun of PM's Kanamit head
     
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  9. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    If the broncs say no to bringing Peyton-stein back that will be the end of their AFC West dominance. They'll need a complete rebuild... which is okay with me... I hate the donkeys.
     

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