After earlier saying very little to Scott Van Pelt, Archie Manning told the AP not only is Peyton committed to the Colts in 2012 but could co-exist with Andrew Luck. Big day for Archie!
@Goeland, I never said Peyton was irked, so learn how to read. I made a judgmental observation that is supported by facts. So sorry if the truth hurts, geesh!
Buuuut, by having a "Comments" section, this website is inviting my opinion. If commenting makes me a "busybody" then you're an even Bigger Busybody for responding to me when I didn't ask your opinion. Goose/Gander
@PeyForPlay It´s a good thing you never said Peyton was irked, otherwise you´d be making things up in order to give your warped interpretation of a perfectly innocuous event. As it stands, you´re only providing unwarranted, unhinged criticisms, congratulations.
Oh, and seeing how I never accused you of saying that Peyton was irked, maybe those remedial classes you´re suggesting could be of help to somebody else, no?
Poor Archie. Eli is relatively protected from this media show, but he bears the full brunt of it. Must be tiring by now.
if they're going to have to co exist, I'm glad someone is saying it's possible. As long as Peyton's not giving interviews, archie will have to answer this stupid question dozens of times between now and the draft
Why doesn't Archie just STFU? Can't he just say, "I don't know, ask Peyton." Give this 48 hrs and Archie will either retract his comment or say that he didn't mean what he said. Is this guy ever gonna let his kids be men? I don't see Brady's dad out there speaking for his son. I don't think Brees' dad and Rodgers' dad are out there speaking for their sons either. Talk about a media whore! It's emasculating to his Eli and Peyton that their dad is out there talking about where they should or shouldn't play.
@PeyForPlay You comment is really outlandish. First of all, there´s no sign whatsoever that Peyton is irked by Archie´s interventions, so it´s none of anyone´s beeswax if Archie is interviewed. He certainly doesn´t need your permission or approval. I mean, if Peyton said he was displeased it would be different, but otherwise you´re just a judgemental busybody. And second, you´re ignoring that Archie is not the one creating this media frenzy about the matter. As Todd Smith is saying, he´s a very convenient target in the competition regarding one of the most talked about topics of the NFL world.
@Goéland @PeyForPlay It's not a qualitative judgment but just the point that lots of parents end up speaking about their child's career whether directly or not. Archie just has a platform and gets heard.
As for the Eli situation, that's Eli. Archie doesn't appear to have intervened in Peyton's case and if he does that's between the team, Peyton, Archie and Peyton's agent. In his comments yesterday he said little more than Tom Brady's dad said--which is to say very little. That's the point. He said Peyton is working hard, may not play but is committed to Indy. I think any father would say the same in his shoes.
@PeyForPlay Archie Manning is a media figure--he works in radio and also happens to be an expert on quarterback play in the NFL. Tom Brady's dad? Not so much so he doesn't get the media opportunities that Archie receives. But he does speak for his son:
Here let me clarify something before you jump on me. Don't attack me just yet. PeyforPlay was very brute in his comment about Archie, but I kind of agree with his premise that it makes Peyton and Eli look like spoiled brats with his inability to say, "I don't know" or "that's not my decision, ask him,"once in a while. Further, I don't think Eli and Peyton are spoiled brats, but it can come accross that way with Archie getting all these questions that he can't resist answering. However, Archie is a respected member of the NFL community so he probably answers one out of 1000 questions about what his sons should do. But that one question he answers will be the one that makes the headlines. That's not Archie's fault, and he doesn't need to STFU.
Actually in the Three links you posted, Brady's dad speaks for his son a total of Zero times. HaHa nice try. In one link, he's even asked if Tom is going to reach out to an injured man and Brady's dad reponse is "I don't know." In the other video, some Bay area 49er fans Joke about the possiblity of Brady telling the Pats that he wants "out of that hell hole" and coming to play for the 49ers, and Brady's dad jokes, "I wouldn't bet on it."
That is nothing like Archie flying to San Diego to threaten the Chargers into trading Eli to the Giants, or that Eli would sit. That, made Eli look like a spoiled brat.