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Bob McNair explains why Texans not interested in Peyton Manning

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 13, 2012 – 1:49 pm

Along with discussing Mario Williams and other impending free agents, and the release of right tackle Eric Winston, Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair explained once and for all on Tuesday why, despite persistent national reports to the contrary, his team is not interested in Peyton Manning.

Manning, of course, was released by the Indianapolis Colts last week, making him free to sign with any team. The primary reason the Texans will not be that team is because they already have Matt Schaub, who is fully expected to be healthy in 2012 coming off a season-ending Lisfranc injury.

“Number one, we’ve got a quarterback that we think is sound,” McNair said. “We think his foot’s going to be fine. He’s got a great arm and he can take us to a championship, and so we have other issues that we have to deal with. And of course, the teams that are looking at Peyton, who is just a terrific – been a terrific – quarterback, as he says, he’s 80 (to) 85 percent healed or healthy, but you don’t know if he’ll get to 100 percent. So, there’s a lot of risk that they’re gonna be taking because they can’t work him out. But I hope he’s healthy, and I hope he plays; he’s a great asset to the league. But we’re in good shape in that regard, and we’re more concerned about keeping our core players, our free agents, and trying to re-sign them as opposed to bringing in someone else.”

McNair was asked if he hopes Manning does not end up with the division rival Tennessee Titans, one of four teams the four-time MVP reportedly will meet with before making a decision.

“Well, it really doesn’t matter,” McNair said, smiling. “We beat him when he was healthy, and we’ll do it again. It’s up to us. It’s up to us. We play a lot of good quarterbacks. We play against a lot of good ones.”


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11 Responses to “Bob McNair explains why Texans not interested in Peyton Manning”

  1. By andrejohnsonforpresident on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Haha mcnair is a B.A when it comes to being an owner. I hope that I can make it out to a home game next year from fl. That stadium sounds crazy at home!!

  2. By peytonmanningforpresident on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    I am a PSL owner for the Texans. Today I learned that Peyton wanted to come to Houston to talk about a job. Bob McNair’s comments are above. As Bob McNair stated regarding Schaub “We think his foot is fine”…”We think Schaub can get us to the Superbowl”…We think, We think, We think…that does not sound like a positive comment toward your quarterback. Also stated that Manning is only 85%…On a good day Schaub isn’t 85%. Only 1 year out of his years with the Texans has he completed it without an injury. What will it be next year? It would have been fun to have a complete team with a proven winning quarterback this year. Opportunites like this comes only once. Bob McNair you blew it for the team and your FANS who help pay those big bucks to this team. I am a very upset fan. It’s ashame we don’t have a say in what goes on…We have to sit & watch Peyton going to the Titans to interview.

  3. By Miguel on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Why are Kareem Jackson and Jacobi Jones still Texans while Eric Winston is not?! It takes two hands to count the losses those two caused.

  4. By Misty on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Good decision. But letting Winston go was not. I hope you find a way to keep Mario

  5. By meowzermix on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!! H8 Peyton… McNair Is a very smart business Man.. Never doubt the Heart of a Potential Champion. Go Texans!!!

  6. By wallace on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    why we keeping a no good reciever like jacoby jones when we can have a much better one like mike wallace from pittsburg and you can save the draft pick for a better cornerback than that trash kareem jackson,we need a reciever like wallace a deep threat and good cb out of the draft

  7. By Brian on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    Not trying to sign Manning is a HUGE Mistake! Keeping Schaub is a complete waste of time and effort. The best thing to do is bring Manning in to Both lead the Texans to a SB and Mentor / Train rookie T J Yates for future! Schaub will never have the abilities to lead the Texans to a Playoff Division win; it’s just not within his abilities. Trade Schaub now while you can get a good rookie or two for him and build your offence around a Balanced Pass / Run attack. Put real confidence into the offensive line that they can consistently put points on the board thru long time consuming drives. This is an opportunity lost that I hope doesn’t hurt us too badly.

  8. By Brian on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    If you want to KEEP Mario Williams?? Show him that you just brought in Manning to lead the Offence and that we have a Direct shot at the AFC Division Title and I can Guarantee you he will STOP in his tracks and think again about leaving!! The Texans will become a True SB contender and will have the Balanced Pass / Run Attack. Williams will realize he could be walking away from a SB Ring!

  9. By Brian on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    So…. Now that Mr. McNair has lost Williams just what else does he have in store for us this year??

    I will bet that If the Texans “Fold” in 2012 and don’t play as close to this past years performance and don’t go to the Playoffs again; Someone important is going to Get Fired.

    Any Takers on That Bet??

  10. By Bryce on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    Im am sad to see that our draft pick that everyone thought was garbage turn into the best in the league. Not thinking twice about Manning is a good idea. Hes not 100% and after all of the torment from him the past couple years, I wouldn’t either. I think we should get rid of Jacoby Jones….WE ALL KNOW WHY…Pick up a reciever in free agency, for instance Mike Wallace…a good compliment to A.J. nd that way we are not stuck with out a #1 reciever come playoff time. Lastly, Matt Schaub is a good player but I dont think that he fits in Houston. I was a little disapointed when we brought him in. I think that we need a QB (Other than Manning) that can get out of the pocket quicker when our Pro-Bowl tackle is gone. (Eric Winston). Rate me up, Long Live Houston Haterzz

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