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Mike Preston: Peyton Manning, one of the best, will have a lasting impact on the game

Mike Preston: Peyton Manning, one of the best, will have a lasting impact on the game

Peyton Manning announced his retirement today and I am glad his 18-year run is over. It's always a pleasure to see a star player like Manning or Ray Lewis leave the game hoisting the Super Bowl trophy because they meant so much to the game.

It was an amazing career. In today's NFL, where the coaches control everything, he was the only quarterback who still could totally control an offense. 

I didn't care for some of the gyrations and dramatics, but I loved watching him throw the football. He was one of those quarterbacks who could still deliver the long ball on a rope or throw the deep out exactly where it needed to be delivered: high, outside and tight. Manning made...

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