Horton Hears A Who ….


Horton Hears A Who ….

In the aftermath of the mental breakdown ,which took place during the waning moments of the Superbowl (SBLXIV) leading to the New England Patriots’ dramatic win. The real cause-celebre’ has been Seattle Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll’s explanation as to the reason behind why and his last minute change of play .

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With running back Marshawn Lynch having caused the Patriots’ secondary all kinds of problems through large segments of the game, the defending champions needed only a red-zone rushing play to guarantee themselves a successful defense of the title won last season. Instead, as millions of us witnessed, inexplicably , Russell Wilson rifled a pass meant for Seahawks’ wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, only for rookie defensive player, Malcolm Butler to make the game-saving interception, leading to New Englands’ historic win and their their placein Superbowl history. As to what this now means for and to the psyche of the Seahawks’ players and the fact, Carroll’s explanation in his post-game interview seems somewhat unconvincing, leads me to believe a great deal of blame for the loss rests squarely upon his shoulders, as well as that of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for the play-calling and specifically, this one play, likely to be repeatedly shown on television and become a bone of conjecture and debate among fans across the NFL.

Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter past New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (91) and Brandon Browner (39) in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Even to the uninitiated, this maneuver by the Seattle Seahawks made absolutely no sense, but somehow the head coach and offensive coordinator felt it the right thing to do at the time. The ramifications of this loss will be far reaching without delving into the fact as to where the blame ought to be apportioned for this mea-culpa and undeniable mess. There have been games in Superbowl history with a great deal of controversy, but never one where within the blink of an eye , victory was simply snatched away because of the sheer idiocy of a decision made by the coaching staff of a team. Seahawks’ players never one to shy away from their own self-belief and specifically, their defense known as the “Legion of Boom”, must now be wondering how and why things got so out of hand, when they played to the best of their ability in keeping the offense in the game, only for the coaching staff and offensive players to have irrationally choked away this contest through their sheer stupidity.

“Deflate-Gate “ and whatever idiocy, else comes out of that particular storyline , leaves the league hierarchy in an impossible situation. Allegations,being what they are, the real blame does lie with the game officials(referees) who oversaw the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, staged at Gillette Stadium , Foxboro’, Massachusetts, on the 18th January, 2015.

Colts’ owner Jim Irsay and GM Ryan Grigson have said very little on the issue, leaving it instead for the ongoing league investigation to take its full course, with their findings and outcome yet to be made public. For the Indianapolis Colts the abrupt end to their postseason foray, was epitomized by the loss to the Patriots, but where the highs of the postseason, was represented by their complete annihilation of the Denver Broncos and what was said to be one of the best defenses entering into the postseason and for much of the regular season. That was clearly not evident in their divisional round contest played at Sports Authority Field-Mile High Stadium in Denver , Colorado on the 11th January , 2015.

Tom Brady now joins Hall of : Fame quarterbacks , Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only players to have won four Superbowl titles, while being the quarterback for the very same team. Bradshaw achieved that feat with the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Montana’s success was borne out of his career with the San Francisco 49ers As to where Brady might now rank among the all-time greats to have played the position will be the subject of many debates and obvious conjecture. Now as a three-time winner of the Superbowl MVP . Tom Brady’s postseason legacy has been set, with an indelible mark left on NFL postseason history play among quarterbacks . Needless to say, the player will still have his critics, borne out of jealousy and the ongoing allegations of cheating which continues to surround the Patriots’ franchise. My question for the naysayers out there, if Brady were the quarterback on the team you allegedly support, would the feelings of hatred still remain the same ?

From my own standpoint, while the adjudicators felt Brady was worthy of the Superbowl MVP, my own choice would have been the team’s wide receiver Julian Edelman, whose performance was scintillating to say the very least. New England’s head coach Bill Belichick may well have won the plaudits’ praise ,but defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has now found his niche among the league’s top coordinators. The Patriots’ defense was very good and negated the best the Seahawks had to offer.

Away from the field of play, it will be interesting to see what steps are likely to be taken as the New England Patriots seek to defend their title next season. The first step likely to be taken by GM Nick Caserio and the impending free agents on the team’s roster and the cap obligations the franchise will face. Darrelle Revis , Devin McCourty , Shane Vereen , Stevan Ridley and Jonathan Casillas are among the list of players who are free agents, where the team’s cap figure will be in excess of $152 million and the projected cap for next season at an estimated $160 million , leaving the franchise with very little wiggle room should they seek to retain many of the aforementioned players.

Tom Brady’s ‘window of opportunity’ for possibly a fifth Superbowl victory at present doesn’t seem beyond the realms of possibility , not when you consider the tandem of he and his head coach Bill Belichick continuing their quest for NFL ” immortality” . Certainly , we know with the ongoing claims as to the veracity of several of their seasons continually coming into question , what cannot be denied, is the very fact the success achieved has been astounding , if not incredible , six Superbowl appaerances , four wins , six AFC conference championships as a coaching quarterback tandem , twelve AFC East divisional titles , of those twelve , six have been consecutive , since 2009, with the duo along the way, having won just about won every singular regular season award possible for their respective fields. What is likely to dictate this pursuit, will be the willingness of Brady’s teammates to follow his lead, while at the same seeing the challenges ahead, acquiescing to the need for not only to continuity, but also to make necessary financial sacrifices and resources available to GM Nick Caserio for that pursuit. It is not often something done in today’s NFL, when far too often, the real issue among far too many of the players is that real ‘need to get paid’ , and to be paid what they believe to be commensurate to their talent-level , skill-set.

Somehow , I am beginning to wonder if Jay Cutler , with the “yoke around” his neck of his seven-year, $127 million contract, wouldn’t trade that all in for another appearance in the Superbowl and an actual victory, rather than the continued notion of his being an overpaid and talentless buffoon, as he’s now deemed to be and ridiculed in NFL circles ! The same I might add, has to be true of Tony Romo and his continued mediocrity witnessed during the postseason, albeit, with his group of supporters, they , very much like the player , continue to apportion blame elsewhere for his failures, rather than acknowledging his lack of leadership and the very fact the Dallas Cowboys are not only overrated, but the mere fact, de-facto GM and team owner , Jerry Jones over the past eight years, has simply been allowed to run amok, unchallenged, with a number of his personnel decisions, far too often coming into question. Yet, those Cowboys’ fans remain ever-royal, showing an unwillingness to question the authority of the owner and those recent failures by Jones or Romo. I guess apathy remains strong, alongside stupidity, as has often been the case with ” America’s Team ” and their vapid fans .

It never ceases to amaze, the apathy shown among fans of the NFL who seek to overlook the bad behavior the players while like the league’s commissioner Roger Goodell , all they simply point to, are the ever-increasing revenues, the popularity of the game, while Goodell’s glaring incompetency is being embraced by these anal retentive fans and the franchise owners alike. Pornography remains popular, but not everyone subscribes to it as a wantoned piece of pleasure and the same should be said about the league in its present guise. The Players’ Union (NFLPA) remains a constant joke, with their proxy, the commissioner oversteps his boundaries , however the Executive Committee of the NFLPA and its Executive Director DeMaurice Smith have failed miserably, in addressing the repeated misconduct of their members throughout the years, while pointing to what they believe to the autocratic and dictatorial rule of Roger Goodell. I am suppose to believe the popularity of the NFL, far outweighs the glaring issues , that besets this league each season ? One postseason finale , does not make the NFL an ideal league or the game itself, at its zenith, but yet that remains the asinine proxy lame @ss fans are prepared to adhere to. Being anal retentive, seems to have found its niche among the majority of NFL fans !

With so many teams having failed their fans miserably during the NFL regular season this off-season, becomes more about rebuilding and throwing mis-assembled pieces placed together to make up many of last season’s rosters . Nowhere was that more glaring than with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whose season was one big mess , with the team setting out on what appeared to be a predetermined desire to be viewed as not only incompetent, but also without a clue in any aspect of their game . Head coach Lovie Smith and his coaching staff were brought in to instill discipline, a defensive mindset , consistency to the team and to a franchise, long lacking in those very same traits. Instead, beyond the injuries , what their fans witnessed , were the repeated prat-falls and the continued idiotic post-game rhetoric so often associated with a head coach, when they are at a complete loss for words, when his players are continually incompetent.

Statistically, the Buccaneers’ league-worst 2-14 record was a true reflection of the team and all of the vagaries therein. Not once, was their any real semblance of urgency and the two regular season victories eked out, may well have been seen as a god-send, but in a number of ways, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have considered themselves extremely lucky their season did not mirror that of the Detroit Lions’ win-less season of 2008.

For the privilege of having the NFL’s worst record of last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the occupants of the top spot in the 2015 NFL Draft and where the question will be , will they make Marcus Mariota their choice , or go with a position player ? The Buccaneers are in need of so many pieces, but the common thread of thought appears to be they would be stupid, to forgo a player of Mariota’s abilities , when they are definitely in need a dynamic passer on the field. Neither Mike Glennon or Josh McCown could supply the team with what was needed last season concerning a passing offense.

With Tampa’s needs, being so glaring at a number of positions, on the current roster and with the defense being so poor, it would not surprise me if Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht traded down in the order, giving up the top pick for an abundance of second, third and fourth round picks, for a player many believe to be the best quarterback in College Football this past season, although those signs were not seen in Oregon’s national championship loss to Ohio State , where Cardale Jones’ play for the Buckeyes in their fantastic victory over the highly favored Ducks, made it seem, he ought to be the player NFL head coaches should be salivating over.

In recent seasons, the Buccaneers’ draft picks have proven to be more misses than outright hits . While it is too early to truly assess the talents of their top rookie draft pick of 2014 , one might conclude Mike Evans barring injuries could be around for a long time serving the franchise’s best interests. He may well have been the sole reason to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.

This off-season will prove to be a difficult one for the Buccaneers , with their being several decisions likely to be made concerning the future look of the team’s roster and what transactions the Buccaneers’ front office deems to be necessary to secure the long-term ” future success” of the NFC South based franchise. The NFL Draft alone may not predetermine the future of this organization, but it will indeed play a significant part in a strategy now being hatched up by Lovie Smith and Jason Licht as they look to secure some semblance of success.

Zygi Wilf and his fellow executives within the Minnesota Vikings’ hierarchy have managed to finagle a publicly financed stadium out of the Minnesota State Legislature with Governor Mark Dayton (R-Mn) having done about- turn, far more than John Kerry is said to have done during his presidential run for the White House. Dayton for his part, is now seeking to suggest his stance was brought about by Wilf’s commitment have this venue be of benefit to the state and its residents. Personally, I believe the governor has shown his naivete’ in believing the Vikings’ owner has any thoughts about the well-being of the fans, much less the state’s residents. The NFL’s franchise owners’ remains the image of the league, the overriding wish to reap billions in profits while, Roger Goodell continues to wax on lyrically about the league , not ever truly addressing the continued social issues currently engulfing the NFL .

Cynicism suggests the NFL hierarchy has never cared what the hell the fans think, while the apathy of the fans, is the response of, the NFL is is simply a business and not much else . The league’s moral compass was lost long ago and the idiotic rhetoric, forthcoming from the league, owners and union,simply shows it to be bereft of real leadership. If the fans who continue to point to the idiocy of the popularity will be the lone concept which will benefit the NFL’s long-term success will sooner, rather than later be rationale, which will begin to have major corporate sponsors shy away from the NFL. Consider, Roger Goodell’s response concerning the fallout of the Ray Rice affair and how it was viewed by women, who in shape or another make up a large portion of the NFL’s fan-base, without acknowledging the fact they are also mothers, daughters, without also acknowledging the fact, female victims of sexual abuse and assaults are victimized not just by their assailants, but also the entire legal process, from its start to not necessarily what is deemed to be a just ending to the legal process.

The NFL with Goodell’s asinine comments and response, shows him to be without a clue and most definitely no idea , what a woman has been subjected to , after a sexual assault, without his ever acknowledging how poorly he and the league have dealt with the actions of the players and their continued misconduct, especially where allegations of assaults have taken place. What more now needs to be said ? Oh, your response remains, the NFL is really popular and can withstand this type of negative publicity ? Only a complete idiot would continue to hide behind this premise.

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What were your impressions of the events, that unfolded during the Superbowl and do you believe the Seattle Seahawks will be able to overcome the psychological aspects of the loss suffered at the hands of the New England Patriots ? Also, if there is blame to be apportioned in the defeat, where it should it lie ? Is it with Pete Carroll and Darrel Bevell or the Seahawks players ? Finally, with the disastrous season of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, having just passed , do you believe the front office should draft Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota as their number one pick in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft , or should trade the pick and move lower down the order , seeking multiple picks in the latter rounds ?

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(1) GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Malcolm Butler (21) of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass by Russell Wilson (3) of the Seattle Seahawks intended for Ricardo Lockette (83) late in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. A pass play involving Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch was thought to be the strategy for the team in the red-zone , but head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Revis went with “the pass “ leading to the game-winning defensive interception and play by Butler. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

(2) Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter past New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (91) and Brandon Browner (39) in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

(3) Russell Wilson (3) of the Seattle Seahawks looks on after his pass is intercepted by Malcolm Butler (21) of the New England Patriots late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. Getty Images North America / Kevin C Cox

(4) Russell Wilson (3) of the Seattle Seahawks makes a pass in the second half against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. Getty Images / Andrew Lyons

(5) Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a touchdown pass in front of Seattle Seahawks corner-back Tharold Simon (27) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

(6) New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is seen here alongside head Bill Belichick after the team’s triumph in Superbowl 49 over the Seattle Seahawks, the franchise’s fourth triumph in their seventh Superbowl appearance . The tandem have won four Superbowls together, joining Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw for the most titles won together. Brady also joins Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with four Superbowl victories. Brady may well seek to win an unprecedented fifth victory if franchise can keep this current roster together with Belichick remaining as the head coach , Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniel as part of the Patriots’ coaching staff. GM Nick Caserio has been the architect of the franchise’s most recent appearances and successes in the postseason. Getty Images / Grant Wilson

(7) Patriots’ GM Nick Caserio , left, is seen here with head coach Bill Belichick at the team’s practice facility in Foxboro, Massachusetts ,. Caserio in conjunction with Belichick , have been the main architects of the franchise’s most recent success as well as the ongoing rebuilding of the roster over the past six seasons. AP Photo / Mark Howard

(8) Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Josh McCown (13) is seen here congratulating teammate Mike Evans (13) from the sidelines after Evans made decisive play during a preseason season game against the Miami Dolphins played at . Seen in the background is Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith whose first season as the head coach has been an unmitigated disaster . AP Photo/ David Ross

(9) Marcus Mariota , left, of the Oregon Ducks is seen here congratulating Jameis Winston of Florida State after a game between the two teams . Mariota and Winston are the last two winners of the Heisman Trophy and considered to be the consensus top-two picks in the upcoming NFL Draft as well as being the two best quarterbacks in College Football . Buccaneers’ GM Jason Licht will be making a decision which is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the franchise as well as the whole draft process this off-season . AP Photo / Amy Douglas

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Seattle Seahawks’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell , left is seen here alongside head coach Pete Carroll on the sidelines talking to the team’s quarterback Russell Wilson .

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10 thoughts on “Horton Hears A Who ….”

  1. When you’ve dug a hole for yourself , how much deeper can you really dig ? That ought to be the question being asked of Pete Carroll in light of his post-game interview and explanation with regard to his last-minute change of strategy .

    At the end of the day, which of the three is more deserving of the blame ?

    Darell Bevell (left), Carroll or Wilson ?


    “I’d do a chest bump or fist bump , but as I’m a lame ol’ white guy , I don’t want to offend anyone , especially African-Americans ”
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    Jason Licht , left , GM of the Buccaneers , seen here with Lovie Smith.

    “I was payin’ to get laid , ’cause that’s how I roll !

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    The state of Arizona has to worry about the influx of illegal immigrants from south of the border . Here’s a way to solve the problem , have a litany of NFL players charged with sexual misconduct over the years, let them have sex with all of the young females crossing the border . Warren Sapp , as his name suggests, has plenty of “juice ” . I mean Warren , you had to pick up a prostitute to get laid in Arizona ? You got no game n##ga

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  2. Let’s not be under the impression Zygi Wilf gives a #hit , about the state of Minnesota , as he made sure his fleet of paid for lobbyists, got the finance bill, which was fast-tracked within the state legislature to facilitate the financing needed, to get the new stadium built for the Minnesota Vikings .

    Wilf , left and Minnesota governor Mark Dayton (R-Min) . How close has Dayton’s lips been to Zygi Wilf’s sphincter (a$shole) ? Obviously, too close for comfort , because that’s not chocolate often covering his lips and around his mouth.

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  3. It’s not going to look pretty for several teams , leading into the days up the NFL Draft , as there are likely to be several deals done , that’ll see a number of players leave their respective teams going elsewhere, for either what’s deemed to be the right or wrong reasons . It may well be done in the name of business, but in reality , the NFL has never been about loyalty or this idiocy of it being about business, it’s actually about the pursuit of success by just about any means necessary, just as long it’s not done by way of a criminal act. Last season it was all there for everyone to witness first-hand or way or another .

    The list of unrestricted and restricted free agents reads like a list of who’s who around the league . Money and the willingness of players to renegotiate the basis of their contracts will likely be the determining factors in whether or not majors moves will be seen .

    In so many cases, it has been the quarterbacks whose salarie are so much higher than anyone else’s whose deals tend to remain intact , leading to other players being jettisoned . Rightly or wrongly , that now needs to change. Simply look at the deals of Jay Cutler , Matt Ryan and Tony Romo as proof of that very fact and the lack of success achieved by all three during the postseason over the last decade.

    At present , there seems to be rumblings of an unlikely nature concerning the willingness of Drew Brees to renegotiate some parts of his contract to allow the New Orleans Saints more wiggle room in terms of their cap obligations in 2015 and the chance of acquiring free agents after a horrendous season in the NFL.

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  4. There will have to be an urgency about the Denver Broncos and their preparation this off-season , because all signs appear to non too clear , concerning the immediate future of starting quarterback Peyton Manning and his willingness to return for an eighteenth season in the NFL .

    Peyton and Archie Manning .

    Manning’s father and patriarch of the family , Archie Manning has stated , his son will take his time in coming to a decision before informing the front office staff and Head of Football Operations , John Elway of any likely decision with regard to his return . From my own perspective , I believe Manning remains disenchanted by the departure of John Fox and how it all came about beyond the team’s disappointing loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the postseason, where Manning’s own performance left a great deal to be desired . Even more disconcerting for the Broncos, had to be how their much-vaunted defense came apart at the seams in defeat to their conference rivals .

    Broncos’ players DeMarcus Ware , Vonn Miller and Aqib Talib were nowhere to be seen , as was the offense in the loss .

    John Elway must take the stance of , if Peyton Manning fails to return , announcing his retirement , the Broncos will be in need of a quarterback of proven ability . The drafting of a player at the position seems unlikely and their depth chart at the quarterback position is not one which seems to be all the more enticing . So quite possibly a case could be made for the acquisition of a veteran starter or a three-year experienced player might well best serve the franchise and their immediate future . However , if the possibility comes up where Denver can land the likes of a Bryce Petty , Zach Terrell , Hutson Mason , Garrett Grayson , J T Barrett or Blake Sims. Then their grooming of a year could be to the franchise’s advantage while a veteran takes a starting role in 2015 for the Denver Broncos.

    Denver’s new head coach , Gary Kubiak will be under a great deal of pressure to have this team playing to the best of their abilities this upcoming season where in the AFC West the challenges posed will undoubtedly come from the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers , with the Oakland Raiders still struggling to make sense of what they want to achieve and the direction Reggie McKenzie and team owner , Mark Davis wants them to be heading in and that doesn’t include the fact the Raiders will be on their ninth head coach in just under a decade.

    Jack Del Rio will be in for touch time in his first season with this franchise.

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      It was a totally dramatic way to end the game , but Pete Carroll’s explanation simply doesn’t hold water or make much sense . Marshawn Lynch caused damn nightmares for the Patriots’ secondary and the touchdown scored by him was proof of that very fact , but idiots are trying to contend otherwise . Those are the anal retentive cretins, who should try to stick their heads up their own @ss , because they have nothing else better to do .

      I have been busy at work as well and dealing with other stuff , away from work . Much of it on a voluntary basis , with my local library , as well as doing tutoring work with young kids within the locale and teaching computer literacy among the elderly patrons of the library in question . Many of the patrons are snow-birds from other parts of the country and from around the world .

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  5. I gotta tell ya, Al. Almost a week after the big game, I still can’t help but wonder what would have happened had they just given the ball to Marshawn three straight times.

    Pretty sure I’m not the only one doing so.

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      In the red-zone from less than two yards out , unless the running back is a quadriplegic. you’re not handing him the ball. It’s fu#king Marshawn Lynch for goddamn sake , why wouldn’t you hand him the “rock ” to pound it across the goal-line ? It’s not frigging rocket science is it ? Or is there now a need for need MIT grads and NASA specialists to become head coaches in the NFL ?

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  6. So Peyton Manning has made his intent known , he will be returning for his seventeenth year in the NFL having been the number one draft pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts .

    Manning’s career has come to define his legacy , as he has rewritten the record books and on his way to a clear certainty as a Hall of Fame first ballot entrant in Canton , Ohio,. His single Superbowl victory , was most definitely the proudest moment of his career, but of his four postseason appearances in the ” Big Game ” , with that lone victory to show for it all . I can’t but help feel, that the disappointment of the loss to the Seattle Seahawks during Superbowl 48 , still weighs heavily on his mind, because the Denver Broncos were viewed as the heavily backed favorites in the contest , only for Manning and his teammates to end up as a no-show in a lopsided 43-8 defeat at the hands of Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

    Personally, this upcoming season , while I believe the Broncos will be a good team. I certainly do not believe they are a great team or even the best in the AFC . I do believe them to be no better than a top-five or top-six team within the conference , but certainly no better than that much less them being perceived to be among the top teams in the entire NFL .

    Who’d you rather have if it all came down to the final minutes of a game ? Favre or Manning ?

    Denver’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts where Andrew Luck proved himself to be a worthy successor to his predecessor. Manning, indicated to me how Peyton Manning has now fallen from where his game needs to be , if the the Broncos and Manning are to have any chance of winning another Superbowl .

    Peyton Manning’s window of opportunity may well have been now firmly shut and I certainly would not like to see him end his career in vain, much as in the same way Brett Favre’s career ended with the former Green Bay Packers’ quarterback being a mere caricature of his former self . During the latter part of his playing career Favre had become nothing more than a selfish egotistical and despicable individual, whose only motive seemed to personal self achievements , rather than that of team ambitions .

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