Profootballtalk.com wrote:PEYTON DISSES JAKE
The Manning Passing Academy proceeded this year without any NFL quarterbacks not named "Manning." It was a departure from past seasons, in which guys like Jake Delhomme, Patrick Ramsey and Kelly Holcombe participated.
"We're kind of disappointed Jake couldn't come back," Peyton Manning told the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Friday. "He tried to charge us an appearance fee now that he's gotten so big-time."
Hmmm. Delhomme and his back-loaded contract worth less than the total value of Peyton's signing bonus is now "big time"?
Even more surprising is the fact that Peyton gave us all a rare glimpse behind that Gomer Pyle/Herman Munster facade -- and that the national media hasn't picked up on the remark. Even the Times-Picayune buried the comment deep within its Sunday NFL report.
Then again, the media is nearly as infatuated with Peyton as they are with John Edwards, and we suspect that no one who gets paid to do this for a living will go out of their way to say/write anything that will expose the golden boy of football for the phony that he truly is.
Maybe other NFL quarterbacks don't come to the Manning Passing Academy because they've figured out that Peyton and Eli are a couple of jerks with no regard for their teammates or anything other than stuffing their pockets with money.
And maybe Peyton is feeling a bit envious of the success that Delhomme's team enjoyed last season -- especially since the Colts will be hard-pressed to maintain a solid supporting cast while Manning is filling his face with salary cap pie.