by Pat Dooley
PHOENIX — This week is a good example of why the NFL is The King.
Here we are at the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Major League Baseball is about to crank up. The NBA is in high gear. Tiger will tee off at Bay Hill tomorrow.
And all anyone can talk about is the NFL.
Peyton Manning signs with Denver. Tim Tebow is traded to the New York Jets. Sean Peyton is suspended for a year.
Oh well, I might as well jump in, too.
1. Like I said earlier, I’d have made the move if I was the Broncos. But if I was Manning, I’d have gone to San Francisco. Denver was awful before Tebow took over and, to be honest, not much better with him. He willed them to a bunch of wins, but there were certain teams they could not even dream of beating. Denver has a lot more moves to make if it thinks it will be in the Super Bowl again.
2. Tebow to the Jets makes no sense. They already have a quarterback who needs constant pats on the back. And the locker room was a mess before Tebow was acquired. Does anyone believe this is going to be a good fit? It’s good for Timmy off the field in terms of his marketability. But I just don’t get why Rex Ryan would make this move. At the same time, it’s low risk because of what they gave up.
3. I was surprised at the length of the suspension for Peyton, but not that the NFL came down hard on him. It was a message they felt needed to be sent. I wrote two weeks ago that the people of New Orleans could not care less about the SEC Tourney because of all the news floating around about their football team. The Final Four is there next weekend.