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I think if Manning were coming in (and I don't think he is atleast not this off-season) it's as GM.  I don't think he's coming in to learn the front office even though you could argue he probably should if he wants to get into the front office.

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What if Manning is brought in as the GM and does a horrible job. How in the world would Irsay be able to demote him or get rid of him?

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TLDR: Peyton Manning could still return to the Colts in a team president/minority owner role this year.  He and Ballard would evaluate everything from top to bottom.

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^^^ Plz be real. I'd have no problem letting him have some say in our organization, not for his accomplishments with our team, but because he genuinely seems like a football genius who knows how things work on the field and puts in more work then probably any player ever. 

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I find it hard to believe that in year 2 of retirement Manning wants a new job.

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Just now, SilentHill said:

I find it hard to believe that in year 2 of retirement Manning wants a new job.

 

Football's all he knows, it's been his life since he was an infant.

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Well, that's interesting. I know Wells has been around for a long time, anyone think this holds any real merit?

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1 minute ago, Steamboat_Shaun said:

 

Football's all he knows, it's been his life since he was an infant.

 

I'm not sure why this is relevant.

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Just now, SilentHill said:

 

I'm not sure why this is relevant.

 

He lives and breathes football, he's probably bored out of his mind without it.

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6 minutes ago, SilentHill said:

 

I'm not sure why this is relevant.

Someone as competitive and football-driven as Peyton would probably have a lot of interest in returning to the game in some capacity.

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Good to know.

Wish I didn't.

Don't really want to hear this as the spin everyone puts on everything, until it's done, or over.

What am I talking about, it could get done, but if not, it'll never be over until he goes elsewhere.

 

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Maybe they will still hire Gruden before the draft as well.

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It's kind of hard to believe that Ballard would jump onto the Colts GM position accepting the fact that he will be overseen by Manning.  I'll wait for an official announcement before buying into this, because it wouldn't be the first time Brad Wells pushed this story.  He doesn't usually break Colts news as far as I'm aware, and I don't know why he'd be behind one of the biggest Colts' headlines since he started covering the Colts.

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1 hour ago, 21isSuperman said:

Someone as competitive and football-driven as Peyton would probably have a lot of interest in returning to the game in some capacity.

 

Eh, you just don't know.

 

I love making money, but i wouldn't make it if I didn't have to, so ya know.

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38 minutes ago, OffensivelyPC said:

It's kind of hard to believe that Ballard would jump onto the Colts GM position accepting the fact that he will be overseen by Manning.  I'll wait for an official announcement before buying into this, because it wouldn't be the first time Brad Wells pushed this story.  He doesn't usually break Colts news as far as I'm aware, and I don't know why he'd be behind one of the biggest Colts' headlines since he started covering the Colts.

 

I think the idea is that Ballard was aware this was going on already.

 

I find the story questionable, as I do with anything Brad Wells says. He pushed some big rumors after the season ended, and none of them worked out. We'll see about this.

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Wow, this would be huge news and gets me excited for the future, but as Superman said, it's questionable. I will simply keep it at cautious optimism... but man, what a blockbuster FO move this would be.  And I liked the part about Pagano not really being in the cards down the road.  But I hate the not knowing part.  How about some clichés or sayings at this point... Rome wasn't built in a day, the two most powerful warriors are patience and time, patience is bitter but her fruit is sweet.............

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Superman said:

 

I think the idea is that Ballard was aware this was going on already.

 

I find the story questionable, as I do with anything Brad Wells says. He pushed some big rumors after the season ended, and none of them worked out. We'll see about this.

 

FWIW, JMV was all over this story back in January as well, but everyone kind of let him off the hook.

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 6:47 AM, ColtsStrong86 said:

What if Manning is brought in as the GM and does a horrible job. How in the world would Irsay be able to demote him or get rid of him?

He tells Archie.

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Brad Wells knows nothing about football, NFL level, college level, high school level, heck he probably doesn't know anything about Pop Warner football.

 

I sincerely doubt if Brad Wells has any sources inside the Colts organization.

 

But I will give him credit, he knows how to get people to retweet his nonsense.

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2 minutes ago, Coffeedrinker said:

Brad Wells knows nothing about football, NFL level, college level, high school level, heck he probably doesn't know anything about Pop Warner football.

 

I sincerely doubt if Brad Wells has any sources inside the Colts organization.

 

But I will give him credit, he knows how to get people to retweet his nonsense.

wow, that was pretty definitive, lol.  I suppose that "2nd source"  is pretty flimsy.  Hopes were up, now down again.  :wall:

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He really shouldn't say anything. I already got over the first time there were rumors about this. I really don't need to get my hopes up again.

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Ugh... I thought we were done with all the rumor mill stuff once Grigson left. Come on man... 

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Why does everyone think Manning will do well in a front office job? A good race car driver is not necessarily a good race car mechanic or team leader. I don't want him to get a job just for PR reasons.

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I doubt this is true at this point but it does make for some interesting offseason talk when not much else is going on.

 

:stir:

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