Originally Posted by Hervoyel
No, it is exactly that easy. If there's a player in the NFL you take that chance on then his name is Peyton Manning. If it doesn't work out then it doesn't work out but nobody in the world with any understanding of what Manning can do is ever going to fault someone for taking a chance on him.
Ed Reed on the other hand? We're going to hearing about the money he fleeced us out of for years.
It was easy for Denver because John Elway understood the situation in ways that Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith simply cannot grasp.
We went on to win 12 games by choosing to stick with Schaub. We made it to the divisional round, then got booted, same as Peyton & Elway.
If we took that gamble & it didn't work out, chances are slim that we'd still have won 12 games. I don't think we'd have kept Matt while Peyton struggled with his neck (if we got Peyton & it didn't work out).
If Ed Reed doesn't work out.... he doesn't work out. Defense is playing "well enough" as it is (he wasn't the one making the boneheaded mistakes that cost us 3 90+ yard TD drives). Ed Reed is like the final piece of the defense. Schaub (Manning) is the cog
that makes the offense work.