Peyton Manning, the outsider
While he continues to knock off the rust from missing all of last season, Peyton Manning should do this: Stay to the outside.
Manning is excelling outside of the painted numbers in the first two games of the season, but he is struggling in the middle of the field.
I don't find this article to be very intelligent, but I wanted to point something out here. There has been a lot of media howling over the last few days about Peyton Manning's diminished arm strength, particularly from Jason Whitlock, but from plenty of others too. Then good ol' Pork Chop says that Manning should stick to the outside.
If Manning's arm strength really is diminished to a significant degree, that should limit his ability to throw outside, and make him most effective inside the numbers. That's what we've seen from weak-armed guys like Chad Pennington and Colt McCoy, as well as legitimately diminished guys like Carson Palmer. As NBC showed in week 1, Peyton's fastball to the outside is almost the same as it was in 2010.
What we're really dealing with here is small sample size, and an idiot who thinks he's doing "analysis" by taking numbers within that sample size, and drawing conclusions from it. When you go 0-for-4 in the deep middle with 3 interceptions in one game, that's ugly, but let's see how it looks five or six games down the road before we start thinking about making pronouncements.