I’ve held off on writing this column for a while, but now that Peyton Manning is out of the playoffs and is 9-11 overall in the playoffs, I am compelled to say a few things.
#1 Shut-Up Skip Bayless (you grandstanding contrarian lunatic). You recently wrote this:
Be honest, Colts fans: Heading into the playoffs, would you rather have Peyton or Luck? Peyton, obviously. Now the tougher question: After what you’ve seen from Peyton this season, Peyton or Luck for the next three seasons? Sorry, it’s Peyton.
Sorry, Skip – I’ll take Luck! Peyton showed what he’s all about again. He usually finds a way to lose. I’ll take a younger, mobile player who is learning and is popular in the locker room.
#2 Maybe Peyton isn’t all that we thought. Reggie Wayne recently said that this years locker room was the best since he has been with the Colts. I have heard the whispers – that Peyton was hard on his teammates…. even tense. I have also heard from people who did physical therapy with Peyton that he was QUOTE UNQUOTE “an A- Hole!” Peyton is now 9-11 in the playoffs. I already see his fans making excuses as to why he lost tonight (“the coach”). The scoreboard tells the story.
Joe Montana was 16-6 in the playoffs. Tom Brady will be 17-6 if the Pats defeat the Texans tomorrow as I expect. Did I mention that Peyton was 9-11 and he has been on some of the best record teams ever… only to lose in the playoffs, repeatedly? I see a trend. Even Ray Charles could see that.
I liked Peyton, but I feel better with Luck on our side.