I don't see Ware going anywhere. He and Wade Phillips were in Dallas together. That's one of Phillips' guys, and he's going to keep him around.
If Manning comes back next year and tries to pull an Elway (back to back) I think Brock will get cut.
The credit goes 100% to the defense. They carried Manning to his second ring, and everyone knows this. He played average last night, and if a better team was on the field, they could have taken advantage of his turnovers and poor play.
Denver's offense was dead in this game, and I have to wonder if someone besides Carolina could have given them a better game. This was Carolina's game to lose from the start, and they choked it away as hard as possible.
No, they would've just still worn their Reggie Miller Pacers jersey and rooted for him to win a title in Houston, just like we do with Peyton. Its actually very disrespectful to your team to make a half broncos jersey and to me that shows the fickle nature of Colts fans and why we will never be a football state. A large segment of the fan base abandoned the team with Manning's departure and you would never see that with the Pacers.
Nobody is saying the city doesn't love Manning. I'm not even saying you aren't right in that Manning is more popular. After all he played every single game of his career in front of a huge TV audience and the popularity of the NFL is unparalleled. Miller played in a different time.
But for people to disrespect Reggie Miller and diminish his imortance to Indiana is not right.
He will always be a bigger icon to me because of his clutch performances and also because of his incredible competitive drive that was only matched by Michael Jordan. The guy had to wear leg braces as a child and worked his tail off to become one of the greatest big moment basketball players to ever lace them up. That's remarkable and the city loves him for his time here. He was every bit as generous, classy and great as Peyton Manning. He might of never been considered the best to play his position. But on the court he put the same kind of fear in his opponents Manning did, and that is the only thing that really matters.
You can tell by the respect the Pistons showed him in his final moments what they thought of him.