first_imgEven still, the odds may just be too much for the Cardinals to overcome ifManning does indeed prefer to stay in the AFC.Warner seems to think that would be Manning’s preference because thepath to the Super Bowl would be smoother coming from the AFC and itwould be easier to re-establish himself as a premier quarterback in thatleague.“But if they [the Dolphins or Jets] can get into the playoffs and you’re a guylike Peyton Manning that can win games, it looks to be an easier road fromthat quarterback standpoint in the AFC than it does in the NFC,” Warnersaid.Even though the Jets haven’t been mentioned as a finalist for Manning’sservices, Warner still believes they could be in the mix, if he decides hewants more options in the AFC.Regardless, the Cardinals will still have a chance to make their pitch toManning. Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Manning would be wise to pick Warner’s brain since the Cardinals’ coachingstaff adapted their offense to cater to the now-retired quarterback’sscheme. It’s been widely reported how important it is for Manning to haveinput in how the offense is run on his new team.“I think he’s going to want to have a say in how they play the game so hecan come in and be successful quickly,” Warner said. “So knowing that Icame here and they adjusted things to me and allowed me to kind of shapethat offense, I think that’s a big selling point for the Arizona Cardinals.”Even still, Warner doesn’t feel the Cardinals are the frontrunners to landManning. He believes the Miami Dolphins are actually a better fit for theveteran quarterback.“If I was to guess, I would say Miami just because of their willingness fromDay 1 to say we’ll do whatever it takes to get Peyton Manning,” Warnerstated. “They’ve got a new coach that’s coming in there that I am surewould be willing to listen to Peyton Manning to help him design theiroffense.”Warner thinks the Cardinals would be flexible and accommodating toManning to an extent, but expressed how difficult it would be to re-teachan offense to the other 52 guys who have worked under an establishedsystem and have gotten comfortable running that scheme. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Two-time former NFL MVP Kurt Warner knows he could be a factor in luringcoveted free agent quarterback Peyton Manning to Arizona.“I have not heard from Peyton [Manning] yet,” Warner told Arizona Sports620’s Doug and Wolf Friday. “We have not had a chance to talk since he’sbeen released. I don’t know if that will happen if he does come here andconsiders Arizona, if he’ll reach out to me and talk to me.” Another factor Warner feels is working against the Cardinals is their lack ofweapons outside of standout wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. While Mike Golic told Arizona Sports620’s Burns and Gambo that he believed Fitzgerald was the trumpcard, Warner didn’t think that was enough to satisfy Manning.“Yes, they have Larry Fitzgerald but what else do they have?” Warner askedfrom Manning’s perspective. “Do they have the complimentary pieces whereI can go in and utilize all these pieces and that frees up Larry Fitzgerald tobe Larry Fitzgerald, and that’s the biggest question for me with theCardinals.”Warner said being able to play with not only Larry Fitzgerald but AnquanBoldin and Steve Breaston made the Cardinals attractive to him because thecomplimentary pieces in the receiving core made it difficult for a defense todouble-team one target.While Manning is known for taking average receivers and turning them intostars, Warner feels at this stage in his career it’s all about winning rightnow.There has been a lot of talk about Manning asking teams to bring hisformer Colt teammate Reggie Wayne along with him, but with Dallas Clarkand Joseph Addai also available, would the Cardinals be so bold as to try torecreate an Indianapolis offense in the desert? D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img

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