Manning not set in his ways

Morning Rush: Peyton Manning as early MVP favorite? Broncos' QB not buying it
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“I really enjoy working with the young receivers,” Manning said. “We’re learning each other and I’m still feeling my way out, but they’re buying in.”

Exhibit A: Manning’s one-yard touchdown pass to Thomas with 9:30 left in the third quarter, which gave the Broncos a 24-7 lead. The play was installed weeks ago by Manning in practice: Thomas, lined up to the left, begins what appears to be a fade route, then abruptly breaks it off and runs a quick out to the side of the end zone.

“When we first ran it in practice, it was against [future Hall of Fame cornerback] Champ Bailey,” Thomas recalled. “He said, ‘Man, that’s an unstoppable route.’ When I hear Champ Bailey say that, it gets my attention.”  Unsurprisingly, Saints cornerback Johnny Patrick couldn’t stop it.

“Hey,” Thomas said, “we had one play that worked that [Manning] put in [during] this game.”

"Hey guys, do you think this is a good play?"

"I don't know. Let's see if Champ can stop it."

"He can't."

"Well, well, well, look what we've got here."

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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