Manning and Colts parting ways

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Colin Cowherd talks about all of the people around the NFL and the world of sports that should give thanks for the Colts' decision to release Peyton Manning. This is good for Jim Irsay, Andrew Luck, Gregg Williams, LeBron James, Albert Pujols and more. Former Colts coach Tony Dungy said this is best for both the Colts and Manning. For the first time since Manning was picking a college to play for, he gets to choose where he plays. Listen

Spanning Manning - Colin Cowherd talks about the future for Peyton Manning with Mike Chappell, Rich Cimini and Andrew Brandt. Listen

ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen talks about Colts owner Jim Irsay's decision to release QB Peyton Manning. Mortensen says the specific circumstances here conspired to lead to the end of this era in Indianapolis. Listen

ESPN's Bob Holtzman set the scene in Indianapolis before Peyton Manning's press conference. Holtzman says all of the local TV stations will be carrying the press conference live. He also says he's been told players won't be making the trip to the press conference. Listen

Former NFL star John Lynch reflects on what it was like to be released late in his career. Listen

Colin Cowherd plays highlights from Peyton Manning's press conference and shares his reaction. If anyone in the NBA ever holds a press conference leaving a team again, they should follow Manning's script. Listen

ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer says he was surprised to see Peyton Manning show his emotions. Dilfer also says Manning may grow more bitter about having to leave the Colts as time passes. The Colts are underestimating how much better Peyton Manning makes everyone else around him. The team that signs Peyton Manning will have to turn over the entire offense to him. Listen


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