What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories True, Peyton hasn’t always had the best offensive line in Indy, but hisneck wasn’t on the line either.This means Ken Whisenhunt and Rod Graves need to convince Manningthat a stud left tackle is their top priority in the draft. There should beone or two available at number 13, where the Cardinals currently sit. Ormaybe it’s worth the Cards trading up to try and land USC’s Matt Kalil orRiley Reiff of Iowa? Of course, they may want to do that regardless ofwho their QB is, especially since their current left tackle, Levi Brown, is afree agent.Aside from a competent (at the very least) offensive line, Manning willalso likely want the freedom to basically run his own offense like he didwith the Colts. Will Ken Whisenhunt oblige? One would think so. Butwhat if the Cards hire Todd Haley as quarterbacks coach? Could thosepersonalities co-exist? On the surface, Manning and the Cardinals is a match made in heaven.After all, they have more offensive playmakers than the other twoobvious suitors (Dolphins and Redskins), and a defense with a lot ofupside (assuming they get a deal done with Calais Campbell).I think Peyton would be great for the Cards and the entire league. Heinstantly makes a team looking for its first ever Super Bowl ring aninstant contender, and will generate a buzz unlike we’ve ever seen inthese parts before. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ It sounds so good doesn’t it Jon Bloom? “And starting at quarterback forthe Cardinals, Peyton Manneeeeng!!!”But before you Cardinals fans start saving up for those red #18 jerseys,think about this: assuming the Colts do cut him loose, and assuming hegets a clean bill of health by March 8th, Manning might have a concernor two about coming to the desert.I know the Cards have arguably the best wide receiver in football. Theyalso happen to have one of the worst offensive lines in the game. Theirquarterbacks have been sacked 104 times over the past two seasons,and knocked down another 179 times. They ranked 31st out of 32 teamsin sacks allowed in 2010 and ‘11. That’s probably not very enticing to aguy who’s undergone three neck surgeries over the past nineteenmonths, and doesn’t even know if he’ll be medically cleared to playagain. I’d say a quality offensive line would make throwing toFitz more appealing, not to mention a lot easier. Comments   Share   last_img

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