Tag Archive: Peyton Manning

“Timing is Everything” Peyton Manning’s Retirement Speech and Ted Thompson

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One of the throughlines of Peyton Manning's retirement speech was "timing", and GM's like Ted Thompson could benefit from that call. Free agency is here and Packers fans are looking for something...anything to happen this time around. But there is a sweet spot in free agency and while it is often not waiting until every good player is gone, it also is not usually found in jumping on the first tier of free agents either. There is one bargaining skill that Ted Thompson apparently has in spades...and it is an important one. But sometimes you can have too much of…

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One of the Best Walks Away Today: A Favre Versus Manning Flashback

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The Brett Favre/Peyton Manning rivalry could never be the kind of headliner that Manning versus Brady is, but way back in '04...Favre and Manning put on a clinic. With the impending retirement announcement by Peyton Manning coming in a couple hours, I thought I would flash back to an offensive showing that saw two of history's best head to head. The Packers didn't win out but the game itself was (offensively anyway) a thing of beauty. Brett Favre's sun was beginning to set and Manning was considered the up-and-comer in this scenario as the two fine teams took the field. …

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