Sorry Dolfans, Peyton Manning Is Not Your Next Dan Marino

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Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke says Peyton Manning will not win a Super Bowl with the Miami Dolphins.

Now that the Indianapolis Colts have released their franchise quarterback, the campaign to bring Peyton Manning to Miami has kicked into high gear. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is losing his mind trying to make a blockbuster move so he can keep his team relevant in South Florida. He aims to please dejected Dolfans by snagging Manning.

But name the last franchise quarterback to leave the city where he won a Super Bowl for another team and found similar success? None.

The last guy to try it was Joe Montana. He didn't want to leave the game when the San Francisco 49ers decided it was time he passed the torch on to Steve Young. So Montana signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he didn't win a damn thing. Today, Young is one of the NFL's premier analysts. Montana is lucky to get an endorsement deal from Viagra. He ruined his brand.

Don't believe the bull crap about the Colts letting Manning go because they didn't want to pay him his $28 million bonus. Indianapolis had a sorry ass team until Manning was drafted. For the past 14 years, he was the face of the franchise. If his doctors cleared him to play anyone with common sense would realize that team owner Jim Irsay would have renegotiated Manning's deal and traded the top pick for multiple picks in the upcoming NFL draft. If Peyton was really healthy, the Colts don't need any rebuilding. They have the best defensive end in the game, Dwight Freeney, and some of the best wide receivers in the league. Why would Irsay give up the man who won him a Super Bowl and made the Colts one of the top teams in the NFL?

Signing Manning is like taking a road trip to California in a old car with more than a hundred thousand miles when you have the credit to buy a new ride to make the journey. By opting for Manning, the Dolphins are basically saying they aren't interested in trading up in the draft to land Robert Griffin III, the next best available quarterback behind Andrew Luck even though RG3 comes with a better warranty and no miles in the brutal game of professional football.

Sure, Dolfans are all jacked up about getting Peyton. Billboards have gone up all over town to bring him to Miami. Somebody convinced Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Udonis Haslem to join the recruiting efforts. The Dolphin blogs are going bananas at the possibility Manning will be wearing aqua-and-orange. These are the same fans who are going to be calling for the firing of the head coach and the offensive coordinator three years from now when Peyton is not physically able to lead the Dolphins to the Super Bowl.

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Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

I will take 3 years of playoffs and relevance over another 3 7-9 win seasons any day. Draft a QB and let him develop behind Manning for 3 years while winning. I dont see anything negative about him signing. 

vstillwell
vstillwell

Montana was with the Chiefs for 2 years. They were one play away from going to the Super Bowl. The reason Young is football analyst is he's sharp and it parlays well on TV. Montana was never very good in front of a camera. Just saying. 

seep
seep

"The last guy to try it was Joe Montana."

That is incorrect.  The last superbowl-winning quarterback who went to another team was Kurt Warner, who took the Rams to the superbowl and then took the Cardinals to the superbowl.

Smaabs
Smaabs

Why do they continue to let you write on anything except Miami Bass music. There are 5 DE better then Freeney and at least 8 teams with better WRs. Jim Plunkett left the Patriots and won 2 SBs.

Gridiron Studs
Gridiron Studs

As much as I got on you about the Drew Rosenhaus article I can get behind you on this article. More truth in this article than a catholic church confessional booth.  Peyton Manning was a great quarterback for the Colts.  This is Miami.  When he's gone without a championship, fans will blame the coach.  Let the new coach build his team from scratch like Jimmy did when he was with the Cowboys.  When the Dolphins brought that same Jimmy in and he was saddled with a Hall of Famer past his prime,  look at the results.

FlynnAllTheWay
FlynnAllTheWay

RG3 ain't going to be much.   Sign Flynn from the Packers.

Luke, time to talk to these guys:"LeBron, Wade and Udonis Publicly Recruit Peyton Manning"

Ethan Shapiro
Ethan Shapiro

Luke is completely correct.  Peyton is one hit away from sitting next to Marino on CBS.  Mortgage the farm to get RG3!

Blackpanther
Blackpanther

Hey dillhole. He said no QB has won a super bowl after leaving the city where he won the super bowl. Plunkett never won one with the Patriots and he hardly qualifies as a franchise QB when you put up against other greats from the modern era like Joe Montana. 

Smaabs
Smaabs

Heisman winner, SB MVP, and overall number 1 pick. I guess he sucked.

Smaabs
Smaabs

Luke is one dumb muther'f'r. Wat to screw up the UM program

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