So Peyton Manning has achieved “firm fixation” in his neck.
Now while we stop giggling to ourselves about that and ponder what on earth that could mean, let’s focus on the most important thing … Peyton’s doctor has cleared him to step up his workouts. This is excellent news.
The quarterback, who has proved without taking a snap this season to be the most valuable player EVER, has high hopes to be able to practice with the team this month and maybe even play a game.
You know, about six weeks ago I would have been thrilled with this news. Put that jersey on. Make your Manning Face. Throw to Reggie Wayne and Pierre and Dallas. Great. But now… Now that the Colts are a dismal 0-11, I think Manning just needs to concentrate on rehab and getting completely better for next season.
There is no sense in getting him in a game situation and then one hit and his career is over. No thanks! I would like for the Colts to win a game. This is just awful football to watch. But I don’t want to see a win at the cost of Peyton.
Here is a little more about this wonderful news from NFL.com.
In Tennessee Titans news, Head Coach Mike Munchak’s name is listed amongst the possibilities to take over coaching duties at Penn State. Munchak is a Penn State alum, played for Joe Paterno in the late 70s and early 80s and he lives in Scranton … so this should be no surprise that he’s being considered. Right?
Munchak seems a little taken back by it. Check out this quote from NFL.com:
“I haven’t contacted anybody about (the) Penn State job,” Munchak told the Tennessean. “Nothing has been going on,” he added, “I haven’t reached out to anyone.”
Well Mike… that’s nice that YOU haven’t contacted anyone about the job. You’re obviously just so happy with Titans, huh. This attempt to quiet speculation just emphasizes the bigger question that you seem to have avoided though… Has anyone contacted you about the job?
Time will definitely tell on that one!
In other news, Raiders couch potato turned QB Carson Palmer said this season, where is a mere 3-1, hasn’t been easy but it’s been made much easier by Coach Hue Jackson.
Check out that heartwarming story here!
Marshawn Lynch got awarded a huge supply of Skittles after last night’s game in which he went all BeastMode on the Eagles.
According to NFL.com, and I hope you are seated for this one:
Following Lynch’s rugged, 15-yard touchdown burst in the first quarter, NFL Network’s cameras caught him snacking on a handful of Skittles, a habit that began during his salad days at Oakland Technical High School.
Our friends over in SkittlesLand wasted no time in showing their appreciation.
“Skittles is offering Marshawn Lynch a 24-month free supply & a customized dispenser for his locker for last night’s exposure,” CNBC’s Darren Rovell tweeted Friday morning.
You all have a great Friday!
Miranda Remaklus is senior reporter for Aerys Offsides. She’s also a contributor at Aaron Miles’ Fastball in the MLB section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.