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Peyton Manning visits Dolphins with an eye toward giving boost to Patriots’ division rivals 05.09.16 at 9:30 pm ET
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Peyton Manning visited the Dolphins to offer some advice to Miami QB Ryan Tannehill. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Peyton Manning visited the Dolphins to offer some advice to Miami QB Ryan Tannehill. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Even in retirement, Peyton Manning is doing his best to try and beat the Patriots.

According to a report in the Miami Herald, the former New England nemesis (it feels so weird to add that as a prefix for Manning) recently paid a visit to the Dolphins’ facility to spend some time with Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill hasn’t had a chance to sit and meet with new Dolphins coach Adam Gase at this point on the calendar and talk about the system. But the fact that Manning played with Gase when he was OC in Denver for two seasons should give Tannehill a good sense of what he might be in for.

“It was really cool,” Tannehill said of he experience to sit down with Manning. “A guy that had his career, the living legend he is, coming off a Super Bowl winning season — it was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he’s done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game. We really just got to talk the game, which is something we both love.”

No word yet if Manning had cleared time in his schedule to talk with quarterbacks in Buffalo or North Jersey as of yet.

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Peyton Manning cursing at Donald Brown is one of our favorite NFL highlights of the last 20 years 03.16.16 at 4:06 pm ET
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The Patriots acquired free agent running back Donald Brown Wednesday afternoon, and while Brown has managed to carve out a decent career since arriving in the NFL out of UConn, our favorite Brown memory involves him getting cursed out by former teammate Peyton Manning in the middle of a play when the two were together a few years ago in Indy.

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Ty Law on Peyton Manning: ‘He went out the right way’ 03.08.16 at 1:18 pm ET
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Ty Law was always on point when he faced Peyton Manning.  (Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Red Bull)

Ty Law was always on point when he faced Peyton Manning. (Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Red Bull)

Few cornerbacks achieved a consistent level of success against Peyton Manning like Ty Law.

The former Patriot got the better of Manning on several occasions — his nine career picks of the veteran quarterback were the most for any defender against Manning. With the news of Manning’s retirement, Law expressed respect and admiration for the way the former Colt and Bronco conducted himself over the course of his career.

“It’s a wonderful position to be in, I think he went out the right way, with a Super Bowl championship, like Ray Lewis,” Law told Joe McDonald of ESPN. “What better way to walk away from the game than winning the Super Bowl? Was he MVP? No. But dammit, he was the quarterback who led the team to a championship, and he got to beat the nemesis, Tom Brady, in the game to get to the Super Bowl. Storybook career. Congratulations to him.

“I’m always going to look at him with admiration and respect. He helped push my game. When I played against him, if you played well, you got some kudos. I’m playing against the great Peyton Manning, and another Hall of Fame receiver in Marvin Harrison, who got his just due this year. I had to play hard. To go at it with those guys in significant games, it meant everything to me. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Law said there are a lot of similarities between Manning and Tom Brady.

“I think people really didn’t understand how cool of a guy that Peyton was,” Law told McDonald. “Just what you see on those commercials; for me, playing against him, I loved seeing that side of Peyton. Being down there, playing against him, and in Pro Bowls with him, sitting down in the bar and having a beer, he’s a real down-to-earth guy. Similar to Tom Brady.

“They could have acted like they were bigger than the game; if anybody had the right to act like the typical stereotype for, ‘I’m the quarterback and everybody else (is below me)’, they could have done it, but they didn’t. So that is what impresses me about Peyton more than anything, his humility.”

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Julian Edelman, Vince Wilfork, Tedy Bruschi latest to praise Peyton Manning following retirement 03.07.16 at 6:57 pm ET
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Two of the toughest defensive players Peyton Manning ever faced — Vince Wilfork and Tedy Bruschi — were the latest to praise the now retired quarterback.

Appearing on ESPN Monday, Bruschi relayed a story of when he himself retired, Manning sent a card to Bruschi’s home in the name Peyton Williams Manning. It stood to Bruschi as he doesn’t know Manning well, but he still managed to get his home address and send him a card.

Manning named Bruschi in his speech Monday.

“It was an honor really, to hear that from the one opponent that I respect more than all others,” Bruschi said. “And I can honestly say this about Peyton Manning, the biggest compliment I can give him, guys, is he made me a better player.”

Besides Wilfork, Julian Edelman also took to social media to praise Manning.

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Peyton Manning on retirement: ‘I’ll even miss the Patriots fans in Foxboro’ at 2:15 pm ET
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Peyton Manning mentioned the Patriots a few times in his 12-minute retirement speech. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Peyton Manning mentioned the Patriots a few times in his 12-minute retirement speech. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Peyton Manning officially announced his retirement after 18 years in the league on Monday.

Within the roughly 12-minute speech, the Patriots came up on a few occasions with Manning noting he will miss his trips to Foxboro and facing the Patriots.

“I’ll even miss the Patriots fans in Foxboro,” Manning said to reporters gathered in Denver. “And they should miss me, because they sure did get a lot of wins off of me.”

Over the course of his career, Manning was 6-13 against the Patriots in the regular season, but 3-2 in the postseason.

Tom Brady had a lot of positive things to say about Manning in an interview with MMQB’s Peter King and during Manning’s speech, he also said he will miss playing against Brady.

“I’ll miss that handshake with Tom Brady,” he said.

Manning also mentioned Rodney Harrison, Bill Belichick, Tedy Bruschi and Junior Seau.

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Report: Peyton Manning HGH investigation will continue despite retirement at 11:13 am ET
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It appears the NFL’s investigation into Peyton Manning’s alleged HGH shipment to his house will continue.

According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL’s review of Manning supposedly obtaining and using HGH in 2011 will continue despite the quarterback’s pending retirement.

The report does bring up a valid point that since Manning is out of the league he could in theory decline to cooperate any further with the investigation.

Since the allegations first came out, Manning has welcomed any investigation and called the claims “garbage.”

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ESPN reportedly open to hiring Peyton Manning at 10:25 am ET
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With Peyton Manning set to officially retire on Monday, the speculation will begin as to what the quarterback will do next.

If Manning wants to do television, it appears ESPN is interested.

“If he decides to pursue a career as a commentator, we would certainly be open to exploring that possibility with him,” said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz via The Sporting News.

The Sporting News speculated Manning could join the Monday Night Football crew either with Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden, or maybe just Tirico and Gruden.

“That’s way way ahead of things,” Krulewitz said. “First he would have to decide if he wants to be a commentator. Then any conversation would ensue.”

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