Lovie Smith

On The Fly: Can We All Agree Peyton Manning Is One Of The Best Ever?

Apparently, the time has come for Peyton Manning to devote more time and energy to Papa John's. Also, Manning's football skills have deteriorated to point where he's no longer a productive quarterback. So the future Hall of Famer officially announced his retirement Monday, a day after ESPN broke the news. At a press conference covered breathlessly by adoring media outlets, Manning was emotional as he spent 30 minutes thanking fans, coaches and former teammates. He walks away as a Super Bowl champion and as one of the great quarterbacks in history. The best? One of the best in regular season history, certainly. In these parts, most football fans either love his kid brother...