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30 Sep 2013

MMQB: Manning, All-Pro Team

Peter King takes on the novel untouched ground that is Peyton Manning and thinks on the coming logjam for the Hall of Fame process. Andy Benoit's Quarterpoint All-Pro team discusses the best of the best through a month.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 30 Sep 2013

10 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2013, 8:02pm by Guest789


by Zach (not verified) :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 1:15pm

Really? Troy Polamalu? Of the same Steelers defense that can't tackle anyone? How about Earl Thomas, who is A) actually a free safety and B) not on the decline and playing on a terrible defense.

by JIPanick :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:50pm

Peter King seriously thinks KC will get to 9-0?

by sundown (not verified) :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:22pm

Not likely, but he's said far crazier things and the Chiefs schedule isn't exactly killer.
AT Tennessee: Tough but the Titans are without their starting QB
Raiders: Should win
Texans: Tough game, but the Texans are reeling right now
Browns: Should win
AT Bills: Tough one, especially with Denver looming the next week

by Thunderbolt of ... :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:23pm

Their next five games are @Titans, Raiders, Texans, Browns, @Bills. It's not inconceivable, although the odds are certainly against any team winning five in a row against any schedule.

by bernie (not verified) :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:38pm

I'm very interested to see the game against the titans next week. So far the Titans are doing way better than I expected them to, and I don't know if it's because they are good, or because they've had weak opposition.

by RickD :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:43pm

Jimmy Johnson is not a Hall of Fame coach. He won with a Cowboys team that was ridiculously stacked with talent. And then he did moderately well in Miami. But 9 years doesn't seem like enough for the NFL Hall of Fame. If his college work were added in, the case would be stronger. But it isn't.

by Just Sayin (not verified) :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 7:45pm

Who was primarily responsible for that ridiculously stacked talent? acquired in such a short time without benefit of free agency?

But I agree with the overall sentiment. Better success in Miami would have been needed in order for such a short run to warrant HoF status.

by NoraDaddy :: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:30pm

How many of those players came from the draft picks from that Hershel Walker deal? I have it in my head that that deal was a huge reason for the stacked talent on the Cowboys during that time.

by BucKai :: Mon, 09/30/2013 - 5:54pm

I'm surprised he considers "almost $40 million" to be a majority of the proceeds of $184 million.

by Guest789 :: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:02pm

Did I miss the time when Billy Cundiff was one of the best kickers in the game?


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