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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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