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Stemp
03-15-2012, 10:30 PM
For Adams, landing Manning transcends money. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi wrote Wednesday that, in addition to handing the quarterback a blank check, there's also the "promise Manning could be part of the Tennessee Titans' organization after his playing days are through." We have no idea if a front-office gig is something Manning is looking for when he retires but Lombardi points out that it's a perk the Broncos, who are also heavily recruiting Manning, can't offer (John Elway currently occupies that corner office).

But it gets better: according to KOU11 in Houston, Adams has offered Manning a "contract for life." And the owner isn't worried about Manning's neck, which required multiple surgeries and kept him out for the 2011 season.

"I'm only concerned how strong it is in September, when he starts the regular season," said Adams during a phone interview with KOU11. And there's even good news for Locker: the owner really likes the former first-rounder and thinks he'll have a great future, it's just that you can't pass up the opportunity to land a player like Manning.

Fair enough, but here's the thing: if Manning plays three more years, when he finally retires in 2014, Locker will be a free agent. As we mentioned Wednesday, that's not exactly the best use of an eighth-overall pick.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/17815447/titans-owner-bud-adams-offered-peyton-manning-contract-for-life?ttag=gen10_on_all_fb_na_txt_0001

Playoffs
03-15-2012, 10:44 PM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1917601&postcount=506

Pantherstang84
03-15-2012, 11:17 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/17815447/titans-owner-bud-adams-offered-peyton-manning-contract-for-life?ttag=gen10_on_all_fb_na_txt_0001

lol Ole Bud's cheese has done slipped off of his cracker. Manning won't have to throw another ball and will get to bank Bud's fortune.

gwallaia
03-16-2012, 10:31 AM
Talk about making a deal with the Devil.

dc_txtech
03-16-2012, 10:44 AM
Doesn't this seem like an infringement on the salary cap? Why not offer every player you can't afford to fit under the cap a "contract for life"? Players might be more willing to take a cap friendly deal if the owner offers them some type of retirement incentive.

ChampionTexan
03-16-2012, 11:12 AM
Doesn't this seem like an infringement on the salary cap? Why not offer every player you can't afford to fit under the cap a "contract for life"? Players might be more willing to take a cap friendly deal if the owner offers them some type of retirement incentive.

This is addressed here: LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/15/contract-for-life-would-require-two-contracts-league-approval/)

Showtime100
03-16-2012, 11:17 AM
The man is 89 years old. At this point all of his contracts are for life....his anyway.

CloakNNNdagger
03-16-2012, 11:19 AM
This is addressed here: LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/15/contract-for-life-would-require-two-contracts-league-approval/)

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1918188&postcount=516

Texan_Bill
03-16-2012, 11:20 AM
From the Peyton Manning derby thread:

Who's life? Peyton's or Bud's?? If it's Bud's life it could be a short season for Manning if he signs that deal. :D


Dat Butt Adams is da devil!!

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSK74qYL6KA1NbgpOYoUXXdnnYbfNvoc rpbElYELJ_aHe0R1ahOzM_Vc1HWCg

Showtime100
03-16-2012, 11:22 AM
From the Peyton Manning derby thread:

Lol, I figured somebody on the other thread said something to that effect. :barman:

brakos82
03-16-2012, 11:27 AM
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/16343447.jpg

CloakNNNdagger
03-16-2012, 12:05 PM
MODS,

I would suggest that we merge this thread with the "Derby" thread.......and wait until Peyton makes his final decision to start a new one.

Stemp
03-16-2012, 12:20 PM
MODS,

I would suggest that we merge this thread with the "Derby" thread.......and wait until Peyton makes his final decision to start a new one.

Fine with me. I figured it would be after I found out this info was already in that other thread.

Texan_Bill
03-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Two Manning threads pale in comparison to the 67 Mario threads.

:stirpot:

Marcus
03-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Didn't he once give Bill Peterson a "contract for life".

And then fired him the next year. LOL

CloakNNNdagger
03-17-2012, 08:34 PM
Didn't he once give Bill Peterson a "contract for life".

And then fired him the next year. LOL

You might find this piece very entertaining......

Oilers leave rich legacy of low-budget absurdity (http://texnews.com/texsports97/oilers063097.html):)

Playoffs
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Oilers leave rich legacy of low-budget absurdity (http://texnews.com/texsports97/oilers063097.html):)MSR

A must read -- forgot about those years of constant sorrow.

Showtime100
03-17-2012, 10:47 PM
MSR

A must read -- forgot about those years of constant sorrow.

Got him for ya.

I loved this little tidbit....

Tight end Willie Frazier wasn't sure he would make it through one. On a team flight in 1964, Frazier's rookie year, the plane was forced to return to Houston shortly after takeoff. With one engine down and another sputtering, the pilot come on the intercom and made a crackly announcement that he was about to fly out over the Gulf of Mexico and "drop fuel."

Frazier panicked. A teammate asked him what was wrong.

Frazier was only a rookie, he explained. And now the pilot was going to have to "drop a few." Frazier figured he was a goner, for sure.

Playoffs
03-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Peyton walks away from Bud's entire fortune to be a Bronco.

Sorry, this Bud's not for you!


Brings a smile to me mug. :D

Playoffs
03-19-2012, 12:28 PM
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#Titans planned pre-free agency to sign Mario Williams. Scrapped due to meddlesome owner. Bud Adams may very well have cost his team Mario.

http://www.hblewett.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Snoopy-Happy-Dance.jpg

Double Barrel
03-19-2012, 12:31 PM
A disappointed Bud Adams makes my day. There will never be enough disappointment in his life to make up for all the disappointment he caused in Houston.

It's a cherry on top that it might have caused him a chance at Mario. :D

Texan_Bill
03-19-2012, 12:37 PM
Titans strike out in Manning sweepstakes

By Paul Kuharsky

Well, they gave it a shot.

The Tennessee Titans lost out in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.

It would be great is the Titans could now return to the plan their formulated before owner Bud Adams forced a detour into the quarterback market. But many pieces of the plan have evaporated.

They wouldn't have matched the kind of money the Buffalo Bills will pay defensive end Mario Williams. They watched John Abraham return to Atlanta. Centers Scott Wells and Chris Myers are off the market.

Now, they should be players for Kamerion Wimbley. They need to gauge what's going on with Dwight Freeney. They need to seek any sort of viable pass rusher.

They've added guard Steve Hutchinson, who will help Chris Johnson just as much with Matt Hassselbeck or Jake Locker going forward as with Manning.

I'm not sure they find the pass rusher they desperately need in remaining free agency or the draft, but they'll give it their best shot.

As for Hasselbeck, the presumptive opening day starter: He's a big boy. He understood that Bud Adams wanted Manning. He understands who Manning is. The team kept him in the loop.

They didn't make a change, so things revert. I don't think he was insulted or hurt, not in any way that would linger or be an issue going forward.

Yes, the owwner and the city are now dealing with disappointment. But just a couple weeks ago, Manning wasn't a real possibility for the franchise. Then hopes were higher than Music City's Bat Building. Now he is a dream that flamed out.

Life goes on.

The Titans would have been better with him.

They may still to be able to challenge for the division without him.

Kuharsky sounds a little butt hurt:

Link: Titans strike out in Manning sweepstakes (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/35064/35064)

Playoffs
03-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Kuharsky sounds a little butt hurt:Makes sense, he's a Tack at heart: http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2008/07/23/paul-kuharsky-and-jonathan-marx-leave-the-tennessean

Didn't know that.

Texan_Bill
03-19-2012, 01:00 PM
Makes sense, he's a Tack at heart: http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2008/07/23/paul-kuharsky-and-jonathan-marx-leave-the-tennessean

Didn't know that.

I've known that for a long time. I've had a Twitter war or two with him.

Texaninlild
03-19-2012, 01:05 PM
Who the hell would want to be stuck with Bud for life?? Of course he may croak soon.

Dutchrudder
03-19-2012, 01:17 PM
Love this guy...

Fake John McClain ‏ @FakeJohnMcClain

I bet Tim Tebow is crying right now. Vernon Davis too. Fancy boys. Pathetic.

Just talked 2 my friend Bud Adams on AOL. He doesn't understand y Peyton would turn down a Lifetime contract. Gym memberships are expensive.

Peyton Manning is headed to the Broncos which now makes the Texans officially interested in him.

brakos82
03-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Love this guy...

Fake John McClain ‏ @FakeJohnMcClain

I bet Tim Tebow is crying right now. Vernon Davis too. Fancy boys. Pathetic.

Just talked 2 my friend Bud Adams on AOL. He doesn't understand y Peyton would turn down a Lifetime contract. Gym memberships are expensive.

Peyton Manning is headed to the Broncos which now makes the Texans officially interested in him.

Fake John McClain.... :lol:

Thorn
03-19-2012, 01:26 PM
A disappointed Bud Adams makes my day. There will never be enough disappointment in his life to make up for all the disappointment he caused in Houston.

+ rep for you my friend. :)