From The Odd Couple
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – You know football season is over in your town when the top headline in the morning paper suggests that Peyton Manning should be your teams next quarterback.
I think it’s a fun conversation to have, discussing the most important Texans, the off-season “to do” lists, the argument on whether or not this Texans team can or can’t afford to keep both Arian Foster and Mario Williams happy and on the roster. However, the notion that Peyton Manning could one day, and it would have to be soon for the 35, soon to be 36-year-old quarterback is just not a realistic conversation to have.
I sometimes think how laughable the things we as sports radio talk show hosts and of course fans alike talk about must be to the people who actually have the power to make those decisions. The ideas we come up with, the things we say teams should and shouldn’t do with their money, ya know?
That’s what makes it fun though, that’s just what we do. We try to bring up compelling topics, and be as objective as possible, whether you choose to believe it or not…LOL.
But, again the notion that Peyton would and could one day be the Texans quarterback is just silly. I can’t think of a more polite way to put it.
If you thought the Texans acted out of character in bringing in not one but two free agents that actually made an impact on this past season’s team, then what would you think of them if they brought in a soon to be 36-year-old quarterback that’s coming off of his 4th neck surgery?
Not only would this franchise be spitting in the face of Matt Schaub, they’d be changing the direction of this team, and they’d be taking away the play calling from one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the league in Gary Kubiak.
You may be fine with that because, well…it’s Peyton Manning.
And your right. As far as I know, that’s still his name. he hasn’t changed it to Meta World Peace or anything, but how the heck do you know what you’d be getting in Manning? You don’t, no one does. It is going to be a very difficult decision for any team that’s remotely close to competing for a Super Bowl.
You think the Texans are actually considering talking to this guy? when they’ve got their own in-house decisions to make with Arian Foster, Mario Williams and plenty others?
Any one that says they’d take Peyton Manning over Schaub right now, I think should probably flip a couple hundred pages forward on your calendar.
You don’t know that the Texans can’t win a Super Bowl with Schaub, just like you don’t know what Peyton Manning will do IF he returns to play in the league.
Here’s hoping Colts owner Jim Irsay sees the writing on the wall and speeds this process up, and makes a final decision on Manning’s future, or lack thereof with Indianapolis. If he doesn’t this thing could get kind of ugly, and I’d rather read about real priorities for the hometown football team.