Peyton Manning blew off a surprise meeting attempted by Pete Carroll according to
this week’s Sports Illustrated.
Here’s what Peter King wrote:
“One more surprise: Manning got a call informing him that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had flown, unannounced, with Seattle G.M. John Schneider to the airport in Englewood. Carroll would do whatever Manning wanted–talk for a while in Denver or on the plane to Arizona, his next visit, or fly him to Seattle for a lengthier discussion.
“Peyton Manning does not like surprises. He said no thanks. Carroll flew home.”
Why didn’t Carroll call his good friend, former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd, who is so close to Manning that the quarterback worked out at USC during the summer of 2007 during a visit to Los Angeles.