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Colts cut Manning

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7653897/sources-indianapolis-colts-par...

Not a big surprise, but kind of a &$#%#&@! way to treat your franchise player. At least he can go wherever he wants now.


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That is how football works

The NBA owners wanted basketball to work the exact same way. Basically, if the NBA owners were allowed to cut every overpriced long term deal they signed, they would be showing stars the door almost as often as the NFL when they got to a certain age or had issues with the cap. Peyton was going to be too expensive to trade and too much to pay.

With that being said, it is an absolute d!ck move for a quarterback who carried your franchise. Say what you will about Peyton's "only" winning one Super Bowl ring, the guy was an absolute monster. He made players much better than they would have been otherwise and I think that the Colts got a glimpse of that last season.

I think he has dealt with this pretty well and I would love to see him play again. Truly would love to see him win another Super Bowl, but I think he will always have definite ties to the Colts and Indianapolis. As for the Colts, you can kind of understand why they are doing this, but it is that classic double standard of expecting loyalty from the players side and the owners being given a free pass.

Having to cut your best players is a way of life in the NFL, but I am kind of glad the NBA works slightly different in that regard. Beyond the amnesty in the newest CBA, players have more control over their destiny and owners have to be weary of any long term deals they get into. Some may crave for giving the owners the ability to slash long term deals to free up cap space, but I think that basketball and football work differently for good reasons.

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With that being said, it is

With that being said, it is an absolute d!ck move for a quarterback who carried your franchise. Say what you will about Peyton's "only" winning one Super Bowl ring, the guy was an absolute monster. He made players much better than they would have been otherwise and I think that the Colts got a glimpse of that last season.

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