Friday, March 9, 2012

Where Should Peyton Go?

On Thursday afternoon, the Indianapolis Colts released Peyton Manning from their team due to health reasons, 28 million dollars that would have been owed to him, and because they aquired the #1 pick in the 2012 draft.  There are many teams that would love to pay for Mr. Manning's service this year.  Looks like the main players in the Peyton sweepstakes are the Dolphins, Cardinals, Redskins, Jets, and Chiefs.  I'm going to breakdown each option for Peyton.

Miami Dolphins

Pros:  You would be playing in a great climate.  You would have Brandon Marshall who is a top 5 receiver in the league.  You would have a great offensive tackle in Jake Long who could protect your back since you just had a neck surgery.

Cons:  You would have to play Tom Brady twice a year and the chances of you winning the division would be slim.  You would have to go against Rex Ryan's defense twice a year.  You would be married living in Miami.  LeBron James inability to win the big game might rub off on you.


Pros: You would be playing with the best receiver in the league.  Your eight home games would be played in a dome.

Cons:  Your team would not be able to get past San Francisco to win the division.   The rest of your team sucks.  Arizona is the last state to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. 


Pros:  The owner has a lot of money and has no problem spending it.  You would live close to President Barack Obama.

Cons:  Nobody likes your coach other than John Elway.  Your best receiver is the same height as Kevin Hart.  You would play against the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS twice a year along with the Cowboys and Eagles.


Pros:  You would have a defense that could cover up inconsistencies on the offensive side.  You would be in freaking NEW YORK.  You would have Santonio Holmes to pass the ball to.

Cons:  Rex Ryan would be your head coach.  I like Rex, but he is not a leader.  You would play second fiddle to the best Manning.  That would be Eli.  This is the same city that gave Plaxico Burress a two years prison sentence for shooting HIMSELF in the leg!


Pros:  You would have offensive weapons consisting of Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Moeaki.  You would have a top 5 runnning back with Jamal Charles that every defense would have to game plan against.   You would have a young and talented defense that could hold the opponent to low scores.  You have a new unproven offensive coordinator that would allow you to run your system.  You would enjoy the Best BBQ and tailgating in the country.  You would easily win the AFC West going against Tebow, Rivers, and Palmer.

Cons:  Cold weather in the winter.

After weighing the pros and cons, it think it is obvious what your choice should be.  I'll give you a hint.

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