I thought a couple of Manning's duck floaters were going to get picked off and they ended up being TDs. I was pretty shocked at his accuracy. I wonder what an elite defense like the Niners can do to him.
So, although Peyton put up record setting numbers, he didn't really pass the eye test, did he? So it truly is possible for a QB to play WORSE than his stats indicate? I...I had no idea that was possible.
Only on the webzone can a Super Bowl winning, former NFL MVP throw for 450 yards and 7 touchdowns, and be made to sound like a terrible QB. You guys are amazing.
It's only a matter of time that Peyton will be 50 and Smith will be better than him
Originally posted by hofer36:
I think payton manning is perhaps the best qb I have seen as far as making a subtle step or two in the pocket to avoid the pass rush===he is uncanny at that
Eh.. true enough. That last game also showed us some movement limitations as well. Not a fault, but yes, a fault... dude is old, and could escape some hits/sacks many years ago that he can't today.
Is this a Peyton thread?
Manning can still get it done on the field. But you can see some drop off in his physical play. And on some of his throws. He's in the twilight of his career. Very similar to the 2 years Montana had with the Chiefs. He was still very good 1993 bringing the Chiefs to the AFCC game. Then in 1994, who can forget the MNF dual against John Elway. By the end of that year in the playoff game, you can see his drop off. The hits took a toll on him. The ball has a little less zip. I remember the TV commentator allude to Montana may not have it anymore. And I thought that was crazy. But sure enough. Montana retired after that 1994 playoff loss.
I see something similar in Manning. Lets enjoy him this year. Because he may just hang it up next year.
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