Normally I intend to save this for Fridays/Saturdays, but recent events just make it impossible and has led to some good mail items. Follow me through the jump and we will have an all-Manning mailbag (though some questions are only somewhat related to Manning...like other FAs possible signing here).
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Let me consult the All-Knowing Magic 8 Ball Whom We Will Not Question..."Cannot predict now". CURSE YOU MAGIC 8 BALL!!!!
In all seriousness, who the hell knows at this point? Yes, he spent nearly an entire workday at Baptist Sports Park (side note: I wish I could spend seven hours sitting at a NFL practice facility talking about how many millions the team will give me), but there are three other teams in the running still and since he did not leave the facility with a signed contract in hand, we really have no way of knowing. Stay calm, stay classy, and drink some Scotch if it will help you get through this.
If the Titans sign Peyton, won't that be inconsiderate and mean to Hasselbeck and also unfair to Locker?
That poor Matt Hasselbeck, got $7 million this past season, and as for Locker...I'm sure he'll have the exact same reaction as Vince Young did to getting benched. Front rows of LP Field might want to watch out for flying shoulder pads. Seriously people, these are professionals, they understand the business side of things and that ultimately everyone answers to the owner. Check out 'Moneyball' for a great scene that shows this kind of understanding of how things work. Let's also be honest (and I still haven't made up my mind on how I feel about this signing so this is not me going one way or another), this is a very, very, VERY unique situation with someone like Peyton Manning hitting the open market. Locker will get his chance, we just don't know exactly when it will happen yet and this could delay it another season.
WHY ARE THE TITANS NOT GOING AFTER ANY OTHER FREE AGENTS?!!!! STOP FOCUSING ON PEYTON!
Calm down there, Rageosaurus Rex, obviously you've gone crazy from hanging out in the MCM threads the past couple of days. Have you missed the reports of Steve Hutchinson already visiting? Scott Wells? Chris Myers coming in on Thursday? Jordan Babineaux resigning? Titans having interest in both Mario Williams and John Abraham? Shall I continue?
What big event are you most excited for this week?
The return of Community tomorrow at 8:00/7:00 Central!!!!!11
If the Titans sign Manning, won't that mess up the young skill position players' development? Jared Cook isn't known for knowing the playbook, wouldn't you hate to see people like him and Kenny Britt have to start over?
It will be terrifying seeing them have to start over with the dumbest QB in the history of the game. I think there would be some changes in the offense, but I see Manning adapting more to the Titans than the other way around. They can keep their system and just give him more control over audibles at the line, hot routes, etc. I don't expect a complete overhaul of the offensive system just because Manning is under center.
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