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09:49 AM ET 04.01 | Some front office men who have seen the medical records of Peyton Manning do not doubt that he can play effective football in 2012, but they do believe his arm strength likely not be what it once was. Manning's arm strength already had started to decline when he last played because of age. It is likely to decline much more now because lingering nerve damage will affect strength in his arm, particularly his triceps. The Broncos may have to take this into account with the types of throws Manning is asked to make. He may struggle with the outs and deep passes.

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April 1, 2012  09:53 AM ET

He's 36 and going to have some moments when he will struggle!!!

April 1, 2012  09:55 AM ET

no **** Sherlock, age and nerve damage may affect his effectiveness.WOW!!

April 1, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Manning never succeeded on pure physical talent alone. He was also the most prepared QB in the league, could read defenses, time his passes, and most always could find the open receiver.

April 1, 2012  10:05 AM ET

And he can't turn left.

April 1, 2012  10:05 AM ET

He's gonna struggle just for the simple fact the receivers/tight ends (other than Tamme) he has now are not that experienced. Nice potential yes but injuries haven't even allowed them to play a full season. Denver better hope they stay healthy at WR/TE this year.

April 1, 2012  10:05 AM ET

he may struggle in Dec/Jan when the zero degree windchill is blowing on his neck.

April 1, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Manning never succeeded on pure physical talent alone. He was also the most prepared QB in the league, could read defenses, time his passes, and most always could find the open receiver.

This.

I know they're not in the schedule for Denver, but I would love to see him stick to Indy.

April 1, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This. I know they're not in the schedule for Denver, but I would love to see him stick to Indy.

He'll make his annual appearance against NE.

April 1, 2012  10:15 AM ET

If I was Elway I kept Tebow. He could have learned a lot from Manning.
Manning has 2 to 3 years left, who's going to be their QB after him? They will be starting from scratch again

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April 1, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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They did some major research on this article, Mangler.........

LOL...yeah I wonder if they knew about that before the contract?

April 1, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If I was Elway I kept Tebow. He could have learned a lot from Manning.Manning has 2 to 3 years left, who's going to be their QB after him? They will be starting from scratch again

Keep Tebow? Horse$#%! The dude is not a good quarterback. Yeah, he won a playoff game, but even blind squirrels occasionally find nuts.

April 1, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And he can't turn left.

There goes his NASCAR career.

April 1, 2012  10:59 AM ET

"He may struggle with the outs and deep passes." In other words those 2 "NFL" throws.

So he can join Sanchez, Tebow, and a host of others who do he same.

April 1, 2012  11:07 AM ET

How many strong armed QB's have we seen come and fail in the NFL? Arm strength alone does not make a great QB.

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April 1, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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Prime example..... Fran Tarkenton...........

Good Morning Mick! Pass me a Jeff George Please!!!

April 1, 2012  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

How many strong armed QB's have we seen come and fail in the NFL? Arm strength alone does not make a great QB.

Dan Marino!

April 1, 2012  11:44 AM ET

You know they saw him work out before they ever signed him.

 
April 1, 2012  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Keep Tebow? Horse$#%! The dude is not a good quarterback. Yeah, he won a playoff game, but even blind squirrels occasionally find nuts.

My guess is that Denver will draft a QB this year or next, do they gamble with their pick at #25 and take Brock Osweller 6'7"/ 242, from AZ St. Or wait till next year when they make a move to get the #1 overall draft choice?

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