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12-27-2012, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Blades of Glory View Post
Manning reportedly was annoyed with the idea of the incredible expectations that would have come from him signing with the Niners. For all intensive purposes, the Manning sweepstakes was between Denver and SF, and Denver had several advantages, including the fact that they are in the AFC (Manning did not want to have to learn a new conference), I honestly don't think Elway did all that much in the offseason. He made the overtly obvious decision to sign Peyton Manning. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do that, especially considering who his starting QB was before Manning came along.
Drafting Luck was a rather obvious desicion and having the number 1 left that QB in question with no choice in the matter. Shanahan had to work harder to get Griffin.

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