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Colts Irsay still 'confident' in Manning contract

Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:03 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 2:59 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

When we last left the Indianapolis Colts, way back before this whole labor strife took hold, they were working on a new deal for franchise QB Peyton Manning

Nothing got done in time, so the Colts were forced to franchise tag Manning, although Indy owner Jim Irsay did say he'd offered to make Manning the highest-paid quarterback in the game. On Tuesday, at the NFL owners' meetings, Irsay remained "confident" that the Colts and Manning could get a deal done once they get a chance to talk.

"Obviously, things have been put on hold, because of what you're permitted to do," Irsay said Tuesday, per Albert Breer of the NFL Network. "But I'm still confident that we can get a long-term agreement done. And I think we've probably added to our proposal to him, with our first two draft picks, both really great young offensive linemen (Anthony Castonzo and Ben Ijalana). I think we can get something done.
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"Again, it's been on hold, but it's something we can get back on track and get something done with him and (agent) Tom Condon, and that's what we're going to try to do on a long-term deal."

It's kind of crazy to even think about Manning playing somewhere other than Indianapolis, and while there's a chance that he could become a free agent if the franchise tag doesn't survive the labor dispute, it's still unlikely he ends up anywhere else.

Indy is his home, he's a legend there, he's always going to have a shot at the Super Bowl with their roster, and they're willing to pony up in order to make sure he gets paid.

Which is precisely why -- even in the face of the lockout issue -- Irsay can remain confident that Manning sticks in Indy for the duration of his career.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:35 pm
 

Colts Irsay still 'confident' in Manning contract

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Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Colts Irsay still 'confident' in Manning contract

Another Packer fan trying to talk smack about a Manning... big shock there. My money is on Manning being one of the top QB's until he retires. Period.

Anyone who predicts otherwise is a hater and that is reality baby!

GO HORSE!!!!!
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Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Colts Irsay still 'confident' in Manning contract

Before they sign manning to a fat contract, they should ask that predictor guy(predictor8.com) ...I know he's a sports consultant but i gotta say he's made loads of  'predictions' that came out...even I'm amazed...ei; Brady, Romo, Bradford!!
Check this out, the guy said Rivers would lead all passers last season (which he did) and he also said this is 'Mannings last big season'.
I'm not on payroll for this guy but if the team is smart, they should ask this guy, considering he said "Mannings done'. 



Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Colts Irsay still 'confident' in Manning contract

who shows up to work and isnt about themselves? the players are greedy, i love football and cant wait for it to begin. but the players are wrong.  anyone of us would love to get paid the money they make and would never cry poor pocket like these pusses



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Colts Irsay still 'confident' in Manning contract

Again as i said it before this guys all about himself the reason he dosent say anything is because hes spitting right in his union brothers faces. this gut and his punk brother are in it for them selfs.


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