I've been hesitant to link many stories with hearsay about Peyton Manning's ability to throw the football. As we've amply pointed out the whole scenario could be put to rest by a video of Manning throwing the ball.
So with a bit of trepidation I'll share this story from Mike Chappell who spoke with Archie Manning about Peyton's progress. As a father Archie likely wouldn't say anything other than positive things about Peyton's ability right now but he makes one important point:
“What I’ve seen, he certainly looks fine as far as throwing and velocity on the ball,” Archie said during a news conference today for the Maxwell Award in Atlantic City, N.J. “I did see him a couple of weeks ago; he was in New Orleans. I saw him throw and he looked like Peyton.
“He hasn’t had any setbacks throwing. He’s been throwing for two months and has four or five (months) to go before the seasons starts.”
Manning has been throwing for two months and will have six months of throwing under his belt by the time the season starts. Food for thought...
I remember last summer when Peyton was still rehabbing his second surgery and him and the Colts very much hush hush and "Peyton's fine, he'll be ready". Archie then came out and said "Peyton isn't where he wants to be since his surgery" Nobody thought twice about it then but I think this adds to Archies credibility in this case.
There's some amateur video of supposedly Manning throwing at Duke.
Make your judgement's if it is even him (I have doubts since he's supposedly in Florida and the throwing motion looks a little different.
@18to88 have u seen the video of Peyton throwing at duke? Releasing a healthy Peyton would be a little questionable
i guess it is legit. Mortensen has reported it. My throwing motion concern was that Manning wasn't moving his feet like he usually does. Anyway, I have no idea if this show's anything but at least it's nice to see him throw again.
@18to88 Mort also said he's been told that the video doesn't do Peyton justice. That he's even further along than that