Monday, January 16, 2006
Flipping over to ESPN after the Colts game, I caught an interview with Peyton Manning. I had always admired his skills as a q.b. but always had an impression that he would forge the same path of Dan Marino and be the best quarterback not to win the big one. This interview solidified that view. In the interview he whined about protection problems, blaming his lineman for his lackluster performance. I guess it is no longer acceptable to shoulder any of the blame if you are a commercial superstar.
Manning will never win the big one for one simple reason and he showed it in spades. The man has no heart. Fran Tarkenton rewrote the rulebooks on being a q.b. because he had no line. Yet he ducked, dived, and scrambled his way to a Super Bowl appearance and never blamed his team. Johnny Unitas never chastised his teammates to the public. He might harass them in private but he didn't go to the press and whine. Jake Plummer spent his prime years playing for the hapless Cardinals and didn't whine and now he is on the route to a possible Super Bowl with the Broncos.
Mr. Manning, your whole team lost and only by a blind referee and a Pittsburgh lapse were the Colts even close in the end. You got whipped, Your team got whipped. Take your whuppin' like a man not a little tittybaby.
Mr. Manning, you are a Grade A douchebag. I hope your lineman give your opponents a revolving door entrance to your ass next season. Or better yet maybe the Colts can pick up T.O. and we will see who is the biggest crybaby in the NFL. Maybe then you can live up to your potential.