He's definitely attracted to the cerebral aspects and nuances of the game. I wouldn't be so quick to rule out his being a coach or even a coach/gm. He seems to relish the week-to-week grind of scouting/game-planning. We all know he has legendary leadership skills. I'm pretty sure the next generation of football players would run through a wall for him. He's been practically an on the field Offensive Coordinator for the last 13 years(or more). If anyone could be the next Bellichick, why not Peyton?
Thanks for understanding & not being offended at my suggestion. I just figured you were in the zone writing such a sharp retort to Manning detractors that you wanted to get it all down on paper/screen before it all just disappeared.
When true inspiration strikes, it's just awesome man.