Peyton Manning’s revealing interview with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star wasn’t the only conversation Manning had with the media on Monday evening.
Manning also spoke with Judy Battista of the New York Times, in an article that ran in Wednesday’s paper.
The focus of the article is Peyton’s trip to San Francisco and appreciation of his brother Eli’s play with the Giants. Peyton argues that Eli isn’t necessarily playing any better this year than normal because he’s always been played so well.
The entire piece is worth checking out, but the most interesting portions were those that shed light on Peyton’s future.
“There’s a reason Eli and [Giants offensive coordinator Kevin] Gilbride have been together for so long, because Gilbride has called good plays and Eli has played well. Me and Tom Moore earned the right to stay together. It’s a compliment to Eli and Gilbride. If you call good plays and it’s working, they shouldn’t want to fire you,” Manning said.
Moore was gently pushed aside in Indianapolis after the 2010 season. Manning says no one in the Colts building knows who is going to be fired next.
Manning’s message to Kravitz was rather clear. Just in case we missed it, he sounded many of the same themes to the New York Times.
“It’s not the kind of environment you like to be in. It was fun to get out of town,” Manning said.