Dec 4, 2011; Foxborough, MA, USA; A view of the scar on the neck of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning as seen before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
I have been extremely busy lately. My lack of sleep is at an all-time high. My Top 100 took far longer than I would have liked. My son is getting in 6 teeth all at once. I threw an impromptu dinner party the other night with only about 40 minutes notice. I barbequed, served, and sang for a small group of 15 people. Clean-up, as always, was the worst part. When you add in the time it has taken me to go through all of the awesome emails from Diehard Boltheads in regards to the “Want to go to a Chargers game?” article, I am just a wee bit spent.
Today I had a respite in the craziness which has become every day life. I decided to take this opportunity to catch up on some of the NFL programs on my DVR.
That leads us to the title of this article. While watching yesterday’s ESPN32, I heard Chris Mortensen say that he has seen Peyton Manning run the “option” at Bronco’s practice. What!! I immediately hit the rewind button and replayed the clip at least 5 times. He reiterated this by saying that he had seen it with his own eyes.
BoltFans, Christmas has come a little early for this Chargers Fan. To see Peyton Manning running the option would indeed be a sign reindeer hooves on the roof.
In all seriousness, that seems extremely stupid. Many fans of the Chargers and BoltBeat have stated that they believe Manning coming back will certainly lead to a career-ending injury. The quickest way to make that happen is for Manning to run the option.
Manning is not a small man. But I am not sure that they would like to test his size in running the option.
Although he is more mobile than our guy Rivers, which is hardly saying much, to pretend he could make that play into a successful one is absolutely absurd. It is far too risky.
The reason the option is not run in the NFL is that it is a surefire way to get your QB killed. The defensive minds of the NFL will tell their players to crush the QB every single time in hopes that he will no longer participate in the game. (Insert bounty gate comments at the bottom)
Please don’t try and exclaim that I am wrong because Tebow has run the play in the NFL. It may read QB next to Tebow’s name on the Jets roster but that is debatable. Tebow is a good football player but he is not exactly a good QB.
I have to think that this was done to mislead other teams or to give me something to laugh at and/or celebrate.
I find it impossible to believe that this a play that the Broncos will run with Peyton Manning in any game.
I wasn’t sure if any of you Boltheads had heard this yet so I had to make sure I shared it with you all.
Thanks a lot for reading.