Titans Interested in Manning?

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  1. JCBRAVE

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    Manning might just ruin Locker if he was brought in. Look what he did for all those pansies behind him on the depth chart.
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  2. SawdustMan

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    I don't think you can really compare Jake Locker to Curtis Painter, Jim Sorgi, etc. True talent would rise to the top eventually.
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  3. The Playmaker

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    I'm against bringing Manning in but I don't understand the hate towards the idea of it. Everyone liked bringing in Hasselbeck and how he can help with Locker but you don't expect that with Manning? Having Manning for a year or two would be pretty nice but his injury issues concern me. There are some big positives to this though...

    1. Could put the team on the map
    2. Good for business
    3. Great QB
    4. Mentor for Locker
    5. If he accepts 1 year, perfect.

    If Manning doesn't work out then just give the job to Locker. Now if Manning wants a long term deal then stay away completely.
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  4. pettso

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    Manning will want 3-4 years at the very least, and he'll want to play throughout his contract. Manning is not someone that will handle being a backup. I really don't see this working out for the Titans mainly because of Jake Locker. You really can't have your early 1st round pick sit on the bench for 4+ years.

    Hasselbeck is expendable, there's absolutely no arguing that. Even though he started out well in the first half of the season, his play in the 2nd half had half the board calling for his head. As much as the FO likes Hasselbeck's personality, there's really no loyalty there. He's been with the team for one year and he was only brought in as a stopgap between VY and JL.

    I don't blame the FO for inquiring, this may be Bud Adams saying "forget Jake Locker, I won't be around long enough to see him with a Superbowl, I want Manning and I want to win now." Or it may just be them doing their due diligence, either way, I'm glad they at least inquired.
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  5. RavensShallBurn

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    We can always sign Peyton to a 3-4 year deal, then cut or trade him before Locker's third or fourth year in the league.

    I definitely wouldn't want Locker to stay on the bench for more than 3 seasons.
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  6. A.D.

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    How is Peyton going to generate any additional revenue for the Titans? He might for the Jaguars, or some other team that needs to put more butts in seats, but the Titans already sell out every game.

    Peyton's college town is 200 miles away.

    Peyton has spent 18 years of his life in New Orleans, 14 in Indy and 4 in Knoxville. People who try to claim Tennessee is "home" to Peyton are grasping at straws.
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    But they don't actually have full attendance every game, I think they would for the few seasons with Peyton here. Also, this converts East Tennessee into Titans fans.
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  8. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    ....and then he won 9 in a row and grabbed the MVP award along the way....#whatidiotwouldn'twantthat?
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  9. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    is this a serious question? one word: jerseys
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    Though obviously nothing is guaranteed, Manning is an instant ticket stamp into the Super Bowl race for the next two seasons..
    Just about the same window Bud probably has (at least before the dementia takes over).

    I like Locker, but I can wait to see him play. So exactly what else is the problem with upgrading your most important position with arguably the top player at that position?
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