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Archie Manning: Peyton cancelled meeting with 49ers this offseason

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07:13 PM ET 12.06 | Archie Manning has come out and said that Peyton Manning indeed had a meeting set up with the San Francisco 49ers, but he cancelled it before it happened. The story we have been told by Jim Harbaugh was that he and Greg Roman were just "evaluating" Peyton and they planned to go with Alex Smith as their starter along. We all knew before Colin Kaepernick was promoted to starting quarterback that the Niners pursuit of Peyton was more than just an evaluation visit. Come on, Harbaugh and Roman traveled cross-country to North Carolina and kept the meeting a secret until someone leaked the information about the visit. If Alex Smith didn't believe Harbaugh trusted him to quarterback the 49ers this season after the Peyton visit and Kaepernick keeping the starting QB job after he was healthy, than he certainly knows now.

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December 6, 2012  07:16 PM ET

Old news.

December 6, 2012  07:52 PM ET

Why is there so much ink being invested in talking about Alex Smith? He has been demoted many times and has only had 3 relatively good, but not spectacular which is what should be expected of a #1 overall draft pick, in all of his years in the league. He had a good year last year, one good one with Norv Turner, and this incomplete season thus far this year.

December 6, 2012  07:54 PM ET

Who cares what could have been?

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December 6, 2012  08:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Old news.

Really old news.

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December 6, 2012  08:17 PM ET

I still think that Harbaugh didn't want a man that replaced him as QB with the Colts!!!

December 6, 2012  08:18 PM ET
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Tebow did not.

Ain't that the truth...


GO RAIDERS!!!

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December 6, 2012  08:34 PM ET
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Tebow had no choice, Elway made the decision for him.

Remember - Elway had offers from both JAX and the Jets... He gave Tebow a choice.

Tebow chose N.Y.

December 6, 2012  08:37 PM ET

Raiders had them where they wanted them... Until the holding penalty.

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December 6, 2012  08:54 PM ET

This isn't looking too good for the Raiders....

December 6, 2012  08:58 PM ET
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This isn't looking too good for the Raiders....

Dont tell DJ that!!! theyre still gelling!!

December 6, 2012  08:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

This isn't looking too good for the Raiders....

Guess what? Oh Rex has Sanchez starting agan!!

December 6, 2012  08:59 PM ET

Carson Palmer.....uh -oh......

December 6, 2012  09:02 PM ET
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Guess what? Oh Rex has Sanchez starting agan!!

Of course.....doesn't really have much of choice.....I read somewhere that McElroy's upside is a poor man's Chad Pennington....

December 6, 2012  09:12 PM ET

Jim Harbaugh is a liar and a phoney, and Peyton made the right choice by staying clear of him.

December 6, 2012  09:23 PM ET
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Jim Harbaugh is a liar and a phoney, and Peyton made the right choice by staying clear of him.

???You???re way off, I say you???re way off this time son!???

 
December 6, 2012  09:59 PM ET

Because he didn't want to be in the same conference as his brother.

Noble but stupid. Denver is playing well but San Francisco would have given Peyton the best opportunity at winning a Super Bowl.

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