1. I am disappointed that the Titans didn't land Peyton Manning. He is a hell of a player. 2. Any Titans fan who says they didn't want Peyton Manning is a liar. 3. Anyone who is "mad" or even personally irritated with Peyton Manning needs to get a grip. He doesn't owe the state of Tennessee anything. His loyalty to the University of Tennessee is beyond question, and the University of Tennessee has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Tennessee Titans. Peyton Manning is a professional, looking after his business interests. He is a man, not a Mid-South folk hero. 4. The Titans screwed up strategically by pursuing Manning. If fans want to dream of Manning in Nashville, that is fine. But the truth of the matter is the Titans already have both a veteran and young QB that appear to be working out, and have several other roster concerns and weaknesses they should have been dealing with. Mario Williams could have been a Titans without the Manning sweepstakes diverting bargaining attention. I re-emphasize point 1 and 2, but the folks in charge (Bud Adams) ought to be smarter than that. 5. The only reason why Bud Adams pursued Manning with the current roster situation as it is, is because Bud Adams knows he will likely soon pass away. He is 90. It was not a rational move for that franchise, rather an emotional one made by a man desperate to solidify his legacy. This is very disturbing, as this Manning pageant has greatly hurt the Titans in terms of going after more pressing free agency needs at the critical early time. Can Bud Adams make the sorts of decisions necessary for building a championship-winning franchise? It is debatable that he ever could, given the franchise started in 1959 and has about as much hardware as Barbie's Dream House. But there is no doubt that his mind is not in a state as to be at the helm.