During the regular season, Vikings coach Brad Childress and quarterback Brett Favre butted heads over Favre’s tendency to audible to pass plays when Childress wanted to run. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said after the AFC Championship Game that he does the same thing — but the Colts’ coaches don’t mind.
Explaining how the Colts got hot after a cold start, Manning said it was largely a matter of his decision to pass even when offensive coordinator Tom Moore had called a run.
“We were aggressive the first series of the second half. I was changing every play. Tom was calling some run plays. I just kind of got hot,” Manning said, per Nancy Gay of FanHouse, “and changed it.”
Manning, however, said Moore just wants results, and that the Colts’ coaches are fine with giving the quarterback the freedom to run the plays he wants.
Said Manning of what Moore told him about his audibles, “Tom, as he does, said ‘Hey, you’re hot — let’s just keep it going.'”