Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
How quickly people forget how dominate manning can be...He would have a tough time against our defense, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't have Arizona competing for the division title. Manning and Fitz would be a scary combo, and manning would make their oline look infinitely beter...i would hate to see what kinda numbers fitz would put up with manning as his qb for 2-3 years.
it definitely makes the division much tougher, but i'll believe that Manning can perform like his old self, for a full season, when i see it. The nature of his injury makes me very doubtful.
anyway, our team is better, and our coaches are better, than the Cardinals, with or without Manning. And Harbaugh would love--i'm talking cream his khakis
love--for the defending NFC West Champs who went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship game to not be favorites in their division. In some ways, it would be the best thing to happen to us, because the chip on the shoulder would remain.