Seahawks Insider

Report: Manning says no thanks to Hawks

Post by Eric Williams on March 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm with 10 Comments »
March 11, 2012 6:26 pm
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, left, leaves the Arizona Cardinals training facility after a five hour meeting with coaches, including head coach Ken Whisenhunt, right, and front office staff Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Mike Klis of the Denver Post, who has been all over the Peyton Manning story, reports that the Seattle Seahawks are out of the running to secure Manning’s services.

Klis reports that both the Seahawks and Kansas City tried to arrange meetings with Manning, but he declined and both teams are out.

The Seahawks have not confirmed this report.

Manning visited with Denver Broncos officials on Friday and Saturday, and met with Arizona Cardinals team officials today.

According to reports from both cities he came away impressed with both teams, and will make a decision on where he will play by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also is hoping to get an audience with Manning once he returns to Miami.

But for now, it appears the field has been narrowed down to three teams for Manning’s services.

NFL free agency
Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. Dukeshire says:

    Whew! That was close… Can we please all move on now? Focus on Flynn, and the chasm that potentially losing both Hill and Heater leaves at LB, and the upcoming draft. Really, anything else than Manning.

  2. Ah well. I thought Art Theil summed up our chances pretty well a few days ago.

    “the deal-breaker for Seattle — the offensive line. It’s unlikely to be ready to protect Manning in 2012 the way he needs protecting. It’s not that the O-line is bad. It’s just unproven. Seahawks management knows this better than any outsider. Hell, it’s a big part of the reason they signed in the last two years two temps for the QB position, Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst. So many linemen were going to be so unproven that it would have been foolish to put a premier QB in the crosshairs of opposing defenses. Throw in an actuarial-table-destroying series of injuries among them, and the plan proved out its wisdom, even if consecutive 7-9 seasons didn’t electrify the fan base. The OL greenness was a good part of the reason they could let go a veteran QB, Matt Hasselbeck”

    I’m glad we can move on from this as well. Our scouts and coaches have a lot of QBs to scout.

  3. I can see Miami forking out crazy $$$ for Flynn if they lose out on Manning.

  4. Manning is an idiot to take Denver without even visiting Seattle. Whatever. They are AFC.

    And Flynn will never be an elite qb. He’s simply a slight upgrade over T-Joke. For God’s sake, he’s started less games than Kolb. Acting like he’s the savior is the very definition of desperation and panic. Which Carrol and Schnieder wont do.

    Wow, looks like Carrol’s lack of discipline is turning off more than just me. Clean up those penalties and mental mistakes!

    There hasnt been a single qb worth taking other than Dalton, available to Seattle without major reaching or too many picks. Right now, I would rather have anyone than Carpenter, but he still has time to redeem himself. Myself, I think that pick will always be labeled a bust–I just hope Carp becomes a decent guard.

    Get used to it people: we arent getting Tannehill, and whoever we do get wont be ready to start for three years. Likely we will have to suffer through a couple more qb’s before we get a good one. Just so long as it isnt like when we dumped Kreig, 13 qb’s in a row, and two years with a horrid Hasselbeck before he found his groove. I am patient, but I cant take that again.

    Here come all the panic-stricken folks who will want us to draft qb with 3 of our top 4 picks each year for the next three years…

  5. As for Seattle being smart for dumping Hass: no they werent. Until we get a qb who outperforms him, it wasnt smart.

    Theres no way in hell you can argue T-Joke outperformed Hass. Hass had a better line in Tennessee, but they werent good: and we had a better D, better WR’s, and a better running game. And before Britt was hurt, Hass was in the top 5 qb’s in the league.

    T-joke isnt top 5 in anything good, nor will he ever be.

  6. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Moving on and moving up. Now please DO NOT overspend for Flynn. I love that Schneider will not get caught up in the hype, and have total faith that the right guy will be under center for us soon. GO SEAHAWKS!

  7. I think the focus needs to be on getting Heater back and Mario Williams. Then we can have a little flexibility with the 12th pick and either get an edge rusher or LB and grab Cousins in the 2nd. Personally I’d love to see Cousins here or Kellen Moore. I know, I know…everyone says Kellen is too small, too weak of an arm….etc, etc. But he’s a winner, a film junkie, and I’d wager he knows the game better than 95% of the incoming rookies. And he has the best anticipation of anyone I’ve seen yet. Besides, historically lefties have always been touch and accuracy throwers. :)

  8. JazBadAzz says:

    I totally agree with Duke! Let’s move on please!

  9. raymaines says:

    This is the greatest Reality Show ever and I don’t even have to watch TV.

  10. I think Kellen Moore will be a solid pro. Gonna be a wild guessing game to figure on how low you could wait to grab him. He’ll be ready to play fairly quickly as well, as he has been throwing with pinpoint accuracy to NFL caliber receivers. I’m very high on him, landing somewhere in the range of a Doug Flutie type career with potential to be a Drew Brees jr. Love his accuracy.

We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0