Because of Norwalk's Best comment re: how Cam Newton would have given the 9ers the SB this yr, I feel compelled to bring up the Peyton Manning issue and put it to rest before we see a slew of "Bring Peyton to 49ers " posts.
First, Cam Newton. Bringing him into the equation is silly, because he is not available, so thinking about something like that is like arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. In other words, it was an impossibility to bring cam newton here(he's under contract...a good one), so the discussion is pointless. Peyton, on the other hand, is not impossible, and to be honest, very possible. But would we? Should we? It has already been discussed that Peyton needs to go to a place with a good OL and a coach who says, "Peyton, it's yours. Do your best". Well, theorhetically, we could do it. But here's why we won't nor should we.
1) Peyton is an unknown physical commodity at present, and if his nerves regenerate as he would like, he thinks he will be ready to go. Here I take a bit of physician's license as well as a 13 time neurosurgical failure and say, if he gets the regeneration fantastic. I have no idea whether he will be ok or not. Odds are, that after several neurosurgical operations and things aren't back to near normal, that he won't return to near normal. I have 13 neurologic back surgeries that prove that very point. You generally don't need a second or more surgery if first one works. So without having seen his records, nor MRIs, nor doing any research on his history, my guess would strongly be he isn't going to return to normal, and hence the risk to us vs the potential reward, would not be worth it.
2) 49ers: Coach Harbaugh has built an amazing powerhouse, bound for more glory, and longevity to boot. In other words, we are close to a SB, and better yet, repeating it. And this is only JH's first yr 6 months with the team. And who of our players, is that mega super star, eg, like Peyton, that make this team so great and football solid? Well everyone locally knows p52, the 3 smith brothers...alex, ALL DONE, and Justin. Warriors all, but not mega super stars. Start looking around and you see Bowman, Staley, AD, Iupati, BigMac, Soap, Goldson, whitner, brown, carlos , culliver, ginn, Andy Lee, akers, Vernon , FRank. These and others are all really good guys, great players, but unified under the best coach in the nfl (this yr and others coming up), who is a blue collar guy, Puritan work ethic, no nonsense, "get 'er done" mentality, with no real true superstars. And yet we were arguably the best team in the NFL, and certainly on a par with GB, Saints, NYG. Our future is all ahead of us. Our long nites and days behind. It would be an incredibly bad idea to bring an x factor in which could tilt the tables on JH and upset the beauty of a team he has put together. I see no way bringing peyton in would do anything but be a bad idea for the 9ers, even if we got a 6th SB out of it. It would ruin team morale, team solidity, and in the end, even with another SB, would cause us to be a lesser team.
3)Finally Peyton. If I could get a message to him it would be this: You are upright. You can walk and use your arms. You have had a phenomenal run.Quit now while you are still ahead physically, and don't risk any further injury that you would carry for the rest of your life. In sum, anyplace Peyton goes is a bad idea...especially for him.