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How Dolphins misjudged Manning

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08:37 AM ET 03.18 | How could the Dolphins, who initially expressed confidence about landing Peyton Manning, so miscalculated their chances? Here's how: They overestimated the importance of location and the fact he has a condo here; believed he would be more enamored with the roster than he was; didn't expect Denver and Tennessee to be as aggressive; and way underestimated the importance to Manning of having people around him that he knows and with whom he is comfortable.

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March 18, 2012  08:50 AM ET

This is a team that once chose Culpepper over Brees in FA.
I say they have a plan and they are sticking to it.

March 18, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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This is a team that once chose Culpepper over Brees in FA. I say they have a plan and they are sticking to it.

was that when satan was coach?

March 18, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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It's looking more and more like the Titans.............

Agree!

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March 18, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Probably didn't help that they traded their best receiver away, regardless of Brandon Marshall's off field behavior.

March 18, 2012  09:11 AM ET

from the article -

'Here???s the irony: Manning has a much stronger relationship with Bill Parcells, who???s a confidante of Manning???s, than anyone with the Dolphins. If Parcells were still with the Dolphins, they would have had a much better shot. The teams Miami always feared were the Texans and 49ers.'

March 18, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Please hurry and choose a team Peyton so we can see how Goodall handles the Saints.

March 18, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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was that when satan was coach?

Yes. He traded a second round pick for him because he thought Brees could not recover from his shoulder injury in 2006.

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March 18, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Drip... I think Manning wants a chance to stick it to the Colts twice a year.... Can you imagine the homecoming welcome he will get the first time he plays at Indy??

The Titans are a team that is perfect for Manning. He would stay in the AFC and play the Colts twice a season and he is already a hero in Tennessee going back to his college days.

March 18, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Probably didn't help that they traded their best receiver away, regardless of Brandon Marshall's off field behavior.

Marshall is talented but not a team player. Miami did the right thing in trading him away.

March 18, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Drip... I think Manning wants a chance to stick it to the Colts twice a year.... Can you imagine the homecoming welcome he will get the first time he plays at Indy??

+1

March 18, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Tennessee makes the most sense, completes the circle.

March 18, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Marshall is talented but not a team player. Miami did the right thing in trading him away.

I think they thought that Manning, along with Wayne and Clark, would come to Miami in some sort of package deal. Wrong!

March 18, 2012  10:17 AM ET

How Dolphins misjudged Manning

Most importantly....they're the Dolphins.

March 18, 2012  10:30 AM ET

Alex Smith is visiting the Dolphins today.


Maybe they won't botch this one...

March 18, 2012  10:42 AM ET

I'd like to see the 49ers sign Manning. Then, they can say that the two greatest QBs of all time were 49ers during part of their careers.

March 18, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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Alex Smith is visiting the Dolphins today. Maybe they won't botch this one...

We'll see. Never underestimate the bungling abilities of the 'Fins.

 
March 18, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Getting the feeling that the workouts aren't going as good as promised. Would Indy part with Manning if he had that much left.

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