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Peyton Paid, Broncos Bad for Bolts?

Peyton has made a decision, to Mile High he goes. Charger fans may dread this, but honestly is there really any reason to? While Manning’s agent is still crunching numbers to make Peyton a Bronco, it looks as if the AFC West just got tougher. Honestly, last year it was tough enough. There is a mystique when Peyton and the Bolts face off though.

A rivalry has grown between the Manning family, and San Diego. It all goes back to the 2004 draft when the Manning’s spoke out against Eli coming to San Diego. Eventually it all worked out in the end. While Eli got shipped to the Giants, San Diego got P-Rivs and company. It was a trade that hasn’t been, and probably never will be forgotten for years and years to come.

Fans of the NFL say that San Diego is in trouble, but why? Is it because the elusive Peyton has all but landed in the AFC West? If you guys remember Peyton has beat us one time in his WHOLE career. We even ruined his perfect season in 2007, or do you want to talk about the 6 pick game, or the 4 pick game he had against us the other year? For some reason, the Mannings can’t get it done against us. Sad to say, but as great a quarterback Peyton is, I don’t fear him. His past may be the past, but it’s a long one, and San Diego has shown it plays its best against the odds.

Everyone seems to be forgetting how old Peyton is too. Which makes me less fearful. Between the neck surgery and his age just how much can he do? I don’t want to take away from one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, because he is. There also comes a time though when every player will have to call it quits. The neck is something you really shouldn’t mess with either, ESPECIALLY when you get it wasn’t done by NFL doctors.

Not sure if everyone remembers this either, that during the lockout team doctors couldn’t be used. Peyton wanted to play though, and took the chance on going to another surgeon… FOUR TIMES! That’s more times then he has rings! Maybe, … just maybe he should take a lesson from Kris Dielman, family before football. As sad as it was to see Dielman (one of my all time favorite Chargers), go it was for the best. Peyton has nothing left to prove. Basically it’s high risk, low reward.

Team wise the Broncos aren’t so bad. The problem lies with wide reciever, and running back. Willis McGehee is fine, but he is not wine. He won’t get better with age. Peyton has Decker, a pretty darn good wide out, and Demaryius Moore, as long as he doesn’t find himself in prison. Rumor has is they could add Mike Wallace, which could be a little scary, but again, if we put pressure on him it will be hard to wait for Wallace to get down field. I just don’t see the personnel around him in Denver to make him GREAT.

Time will tell though, and while it isn’t Tebow Time, Peyton looks like he is ready to punch his time card. This will give A.J. Smith all the much more reason to go with a pass rusher in the draft. So as we sit here and watch the drama unfold in Mile High we can relax, knowing that now we won’t be mocked for a weak division anymore. This could be a move that will make the AFC West legit, but all it takes is one hit to Peyton Manning‘s blind side, that could possibly end his career in horrific fashion. Welcome to where the big boys play Peyton, it’s called the AFC West. You’ll find out first hand on opening day how hard the West hits. It all goes back to what I have said for the last 3 years, “Come to the Q, you leave in a body bag.” We don’t mess around when you come to our house, we hit out there!

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  • RussellGrant

    It’s not bad.  It’s a challenge, just like a new look Oakland will be a challenge.  I think knowing that they will be tough will make the Chargers work harder and when we come out of the west we’ll be ready for the worst New England, Pittsburgh and Houston can throw at us.

  • SteveDiaz

    I believe this is what management and the team needs as a whole….a CHALLENGE. With A.J.’s, Norv’s, and basically the entire team on the line this season, us fans are ready to riot. I have heard all the negativism about the “Charger’s window of opportunity has closed….”, and I don’t believe a word of it. If anything can make Rivers play better this year, it is the challenge  of competing with someone of Peyton’s caliber. I believe this is EXACTLY what San Diego needed to spark a fire under it’s arse and finally achieve the level that everyone knows they are capable of. Competition is a great motivator, and let this be the year that we finally  bring a championship to San Diego.

  • KennyRedman

    Isn’t it Demaryius Thomas, and not Demaryius Moore at WR?

    • KennyRedman

      It’s OK……a few weeks ago I got Brandon Carr, and Brandon Flowers mixed up.

  • MikeTuck

    It has the possibilty of being a coo for the Chargers, if Tebow is cut the Chargers should talk to him about playing TE in San Diego behind Gates grooming him as our playmaker at TE of the future. This is a outstanding athelete that can catch and run with power. It sounds crazy but so was Gates becoming a Probowl TE. Tebow already has the savey for football and a size that really is that of a TE/WR cross. If this oportunity arises it could be the greatest pickup in the NFL this year. He could play QB at the goaline when needed and give the Chargers adouble run threat with Mathews. Smith and Turner could convince tebow that this position is his calling and Tebow is a team player that would connect with Rivers on several levels. My opinion but I think this could be a Superbowl move for the Chargers for years to come. It was what I’ve been saying about atheletes that can play multible positions, and by the way he isn’t afraid to block either.

    • SteveDiaz

       sounds like a plan to me. I just don’t know if Tebow would go for it, along with his agent

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @SteveDiaz  @MikeTuck i dont think tebow would go for it either…  he thinks he is a qb. until he puts down that dream, he wont be wearing blue and gold. 

  • Rachel Hicks

    The Chargers have ALWAYS had Peyton’s number & I’m saying they did us a favor since we DO know him intimately (unlike Tebow who didn’t even know himself what he was going to do next)

  • joeynicks

    All very valid points, motivation, and competition strike something in athletes in high school senior year I almost was replaced because they said i was too heavy. Dropped 65 pounds and played both ways that season. It sparks something, san diego esp. for some reason they play better when the underdog. When nothing is expected of them.
    @kennyredman My bad brother your right.won’t happen again lol.
    Love the support everyone, and love seeing all the comments on my post makes me feel wanted keep ‘em coming!!!!