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Manning missing the 'right' stuff?

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08:08 AM ET 08.23 | Broncos fans can keep an eye on whether Peyton Manning feels alright in more ways than one. In Saturday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Manning's passes wobbled at times, and there's lingering concern about his ability to throw the ball to his right. ESPN's John Clayton tracked Manning's progress through the summer and saw the quarterback struggle with passes to his right beyond 10 yards. This was evident in offseason practices, according to Clayton, who has seen improvement, but not perfection, through two preseason games. Manning looks comfortable throwing to his left, but Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. told ESPN.com that defenses might scheme to seal up that side of the field.

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August 23, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Uh oh...

August 23, 2012  08:22 AM ET

What happened to all the glowing reports we kept reading for months about crisp, accurate passes?

August 23, 2012  08:25 AM ET

This is the equivalent of a "he said she said" story. A scout told ESPN, who told NFL.com, who got posted on Fannation that Manning has a years worth of rust to shake off.

August 23, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Manning's passes wobbled at times,...

Oh, dear. He's caught a case of the Tebows. They should have scrubbed out that locker with Chlorox before Peyton moved in.

August 23, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Maybe his neck isn't as bullet proof as they said either...

August 23, 2012  08:40 AM ET

He should have retired while still #1 in fans hearts. I wish him well, but hate to see the once great fall to the wayside.

August 23, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He should have retired while still #1 in fans hearts. I wish him well, but hate to see the once great fall to the wayside.

I'd give him another year. I think his legacy is pretty solid. He's handled this a lot better than a certain other older quarterback I can think of.

And remember, that other older quarterback was within a play of going to the Superbowl in his big comeback year...

August 23, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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I'd give him another year. I think his legacy is pretty solid. He's handled this a lot better than a certain other older quarterback I can think of.And remember, that other older quarterback was within a play of going to the Superbowl in his big comeback year...

True, but it wasn't his neck that was the hindrance.

August 23, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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True, but it wasn't his neck that was the hindrance.

Yeah, his problem was a bit higher.

What are you doing up at this time of day?

August 23, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yeah, his problem was a bit higher.What are you doing up at this time of day?

God only knows. lol

August 23, 2012  09:17 AM ET

"concern about his ability to throw the ball to his right"

It's all a ruse by the Denver coaching staff. It's a trap!! /ackbar

August 23, 2012  09:19 AM ET

What are ANY of us doing up at this ungodly time of day?

August 23, 2012  09:27 AM ET

"Clayton ... has seen improvement, but not perfection, through two preseason games."

Well, it is preseason and Manning was out all of last year. Maybe exaggerated some?

August 23, 2012  09:31 AM ET

The Colts would probably have kept him, even with the big money they would have paid, if they felt he would return to pre-injury form.
He may heal more in time, but he may also be done. This season will probably tell us, and him. Would hate to see him struggle to hang on if his physical skills are compromised. He's an all-time great and it would be sad to see him erode his legacy if he can't play well.

August 23, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Ive had a couple of friends get a neck fusion operation, and it is no joke. They have limited mobility in their daily lives. I can't imagine Manning being able to keep up with the speed of the game. Plus, vertebral fusions are not bullet proof, one good hit, and peyton could break that fusion, and possible break his neck. Is it worth it? I think not, but either way, his effectiveness as an NFL quarterback will be greatly diminished, and his playoff caliber days are over.

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August 23, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Manning's passes wobbled at times,...Oh, dear. He's caught a case of the Tebows. They should have scrubbed out that locker with Chlorox before Peyton moved in.

Tebow won a playoff game with this team ast year, I doubt Manning will do that this year

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August 23, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Denver is going to dominate...yes indeed

Thje way you phrased that was so...so...Creepy.

 
August 23, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Tebow won a playoff game with this team ast year, I doubt Manning will do that this year

Let's speculate....

Denver will win the AFC West, but their record will put them against a wildcard team in the first round. That could be Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Cincinatti from the North, or maybe...

Indianapolis?

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