Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway made a trip to North Carolina on Friday to watch Peyton Manning throw a football.
Elway, who maintains a Twitter account but has been silent on it about the Peyton chase, has posted a couple of comments. “We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C.,” Elway writes. “He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there.”
Apparently, that large-headed voodoo doll the Tebowmaniacs have been mutilating all week has turned out to be fairly resilient.
“Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton,” Elway added. “It was a productive visit and went well.”
But here’s where it all gets even more interesting. With Elway gushing about how well Peyton threw the ball, the Duke student newspaper claims via Twitter that “Manning did not throw a pass today,” characterizing it as an “[o]dd development.” (Those kids need to reel in the hyperbole.)
We’re not sure how they know it, and we’ll be keeping an eye on the Chronicle Twitter page for elaboration. At this point, we’ve got no reason to doubt Elway.
Apart from, you know, an established and lengthy patter of strategically deliberate falsehoods and misdirections by NFL coaches and executives.