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Peyton Manning says he’s already making progress with Broncos’ receivers

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning answers questions in Englewood Reuters

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has begun working with his receivers and garnered glowing reviews from the players who have caught his passes. And Manning says the work they’ve already put in — before the start of the team’s offseason program — will pay dividends when the season starts in five months.

Manning said in an interview on the Broncos’ website that he believes work he’s doing with the Broncos’ receivers now is going to make a difference during the regular season.

“These workouts, they’re so rewarding,” Manning said. “You don’t feel it, necessarily, right now, but you know it’s going to pay dividends in the fall. When there’s a third-and-5 and there’s a pass pattern you complete to Eric Decker, and you say, ‘We worked on that back in April and May, and that time we put in was worth it because it came on a critical third-down conversion or a touchdown pass.’ I’ve seen that first-hand over the course of my career, that offseason work makes a big difference come fall. You can’t just show up in September and expect to be successful, expect to win games. And so this offseason work is critical. I’ve enjoyed the time, getting to know these receivers, they’re kind of getting to know me. It’s a marathon now, no question about it. It’s not a sprint. We do have some time, and the more we can do with it the better off we’re going to be.”

The Broncos’ offseason workout program begins on Monday, and that will be the first time that Manning can, by rule, be coached on the Broncos’ offense. But he’s already spent plenty of time coaching his receivers in the Manning offense.

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41 Responses to “Peyton Manning says he’s already making progress with Broncos’ receivers”
  1. mjkelly77 says: Apr 12, 2012 6:34 PM

    Where’d you get the photo of the “special needs” guy with the hydrocephalic head?

  2. eaglesfan247 says: Apr 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    We had Receivers? – Tim Tebow

  3. drumsomeone says: Apr 12, 2012 6:37 PM

    There are 10 receivers on the Broncos roster, I wonder which ones?

  4. lanjoith says: Apr 12, 2012 6:51 PM

    He better develop some chemistry – the Chargers are 5-1 in their last 6 games against Manning and have picked him off 15 times in that span.

  5. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 12, 2012 6:52 PM

    And MegaHead will lead the Donkeys to a glorious 8-8 record and no playoff berth.

  6. txxxchief says: Apr 12, 2012 6:57 PM

    Is Peyton demonstrating at exactly what level his head will snap off in the photo?

  7. tednguyen73 says: Apr 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    As in Life, Practice makes Perfect…despite Tebowmaniacs saying that Tebow doesn’t perform well in practice but he somehow wins games. Quite a contradiction to perhaps the greatest QB of the modern era?!

  8. movinonyoleft says: Apr 12, 2012 7:11 PM

    Does anybody foresee a Jordy Nelson type year for Eric Decker?

  9. mataug says: Apr 12, 2012 7:16 PM

    Brett Favre: Child Please

  10. sbxxix says: Apr 12, 2012 7:17 PM

    The AFC West is going to be an interesting division. All 4 teams have the potential to at least go 8-8. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next season!!!

  11. mjkelly77 says: Apr 12, 2012 7:22 PM

    manning … greedy Swamp Boy.

  12. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 12, 2012 7:23 PM

    Peyton demonstrates for reporters how tall he will be if that surgeon ever slips with the knife.

  13. mjkelly77 says: Apr 12, 2012 7:23 PM

    Is Frankenstein Head making airplane noises in that photo?

  14. slickster35 says: Apr 12, 2012 7:33 PM

    I don’t see any Harrisons or Waynes on the roster.

    And that defense…..whoa. Good luck with this mess Richard Cranium.

  15. mtrhead269 says: Apr 12, 2012 7:49 PM

    That was an awesome postseason record MS. Manning compiled in Indy running the Peyton offense.

    Irsay was right Frankenstein is a good politician .

    Just comes up real small in big games. Maybe someday he will have big games skills little I’ll bro .

  16. sbrowncreative says: Apr 12, 2012 8:09 PM

    What’s with all of the Peyton haters? Seriously. The man is a hall of fame QB and you talk like he’s a joke. My guess? You’re a bunch of fat asses who played pee wee or high school ball and talk smack like you know something. Well… You don’t. Because if you did respect the game, you’d show a little more respect for a QB whose team bailed on him when he got hurt. What’s wrong with you guys?

  17. rob0527 says: Apr 12, 2012 8:28 PM

    Why is anybody surprised? Peyton did this in Indianapolis, with his receivers. He demands and commands this kind of respect, plus his receivers know it will pay off.

  18. bozosforall says: Apr 12, 2012 8:34 PM

    mjkelly77 says:
    Apr 12, 2012 6:34 PM
    Where’d you get the photo of the “special needs” guy with the hydrocephalic head?

    __
    The bigger question is: How does mjkellie type on a computer with his head firmly up his arse.

    +++++++++++
    mjkelly77 says:
    Apr 12, 2012 7:22 PM
    manning … greedy Swamp Boy.

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    mjkellie…idiot Loser Boy.

    +++++++++++
    mjkelly77 says:
    Apr 12, 2012 7:23 PM
    Is Frankenstein Head making airplane noises in that photo?

    __
    No, but he is showing us how low-class he thinks you are, mjkellie.

  19. spellingcops says: Apr 12, 2012 8:41 PM

    txxxchief says: Apr 12, 2012 6:57 PM

    Is Peyton demonstrating at exactly what level his head will snap off in the photo?
    —————————————————–
    No, he’s demonstrating exactly how the plane flew over that cesspool they call Kansas City as he was ignoring their pursuit of him.

  20. thcnote says: Apr 12, 2012 8:42 PM

    yssupasigninnamnotyep says:
    Apr 12, 2012 6:52 PM
    And MegaHead will lead the Donkeys to a glorious 8-8 record and no playoff berth.
    —–
    I love the jealous chumps. Your team didn’t get Manning and you just can’t stand it. Enjoy watching the Broncos rip up the afc west this year.

  21. phillyfanmatt says: Apr 12, 2012 8:42 PM

    Peyton Manning has forgotten more about football then every one of use so called “Monday morning QB’s” will ever truly know.

  22. thcnote says: Apr 12, 2012 8:47 PM

    sbrowncreative says:
    Apr 12, 2012 8:09 PM
    What’s with all of the Peyton haters? Seriously. The man is a hall of fame QB and you talk like he’s a joke. My guess? You’re a bunch of fat asses who played pee wee or high school ball and talk smack like you know something. Well… You don’t. Because if you did respect the game, you’d show a little more respect for a QB whose team bailed on him when he got hurt. What’s wrong with you guys?
    —-
    They all wanted Manning and since he chose the Broncos they just rip him to make themselves feel better about it.

  23. 1historian says: Apr 12, 2012 8:53 PM

    1 big hit and he’s toast

  24. kem707elway7 says: Apr 12, 2012 8:54 PM

    It’s unbelievable how people can criticize Elway. He made Broncos football legendary. He had a great draft last year! Tebow is a great human being but let’s face reality, he’s Not a great qb. Manning will get them from 8 to 11 wins, even though they have the 2nd most difficult schedule. Just look what happened to the Colts after he missed a year! They went from a contender to the first pick in the draft. I am very excited to see what happens this year. I still remember elway with the Lombardi trophy raised high so he gets a long leash with me.

  25. sbxxix says: Apr 12, 2012 8:55 PM

    This picture was taken when Payton Manning was the guest host on the show The Apprentice as he told Tim Tebow: “Tim, you’ve put on a good show and won some games. At the end of the day, you’ve thrown too many ducks and the Broncos are no longer interested in having a TE playing QB. I will now be taking over. Tim… You’re Fiied!!!!

  26. mjkelly77 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:06 PM

    sbrowncreative says:Apr 12, 2012 8:09 PM

    What’s with all of the Peyton haters? Seriously. The man is a hall of fame QB and you talk like he’s a joke. My guess? You’re a bunch of fat asses who played pee wee or high school ball and talk smack like you know something. Well… You don’t. Because if you did respect the game, you’d show a little more respect for a QB whose team bailed on him when he got hurt. What’s wrong with you guys?
    __________________

    The Colts bailed on him when he got hurt? manning stole $24 from his teammates when he knew he could not play but kept it to himself. Surgeries that the team didn’t know about? Sounds like a real ethical guy. All of the manning slappies claimed he would go to San Francisco … his best shot at winning a Super bowl. But NOOOOO. He chose the team that threw the most guaranteed money at his conniving a$$.
    I can’t believe the naivete among his fans. The guy has become a low-life con man. The Swamp Boy is done. You’ll soon see.

  27. goldrush36 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:07 PM

    MJKELLY must be in love with one of the worst franchises in the history of the game. His posts to date always seem to consist of “Hairbow” (whatever in the blue hell that is) while referencing Jim Harbaugh, and Manning as “Greedy Swamp Boy” what’s wrong MJ, your dog mad at you again today?

  28. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:14 PM

    Manning receivers also have a tendency to get injured. and the broncos have injury prone receivers already. broncos may want to stock up in case.

  29. dstellhorn317 says: Apr 12, 2012 9:25 PM

    sbrowncreative your a dumb ass…the Colts didn’t bail on PM…Irsay payed the man almost $30 mill in ’11 and didn’t get 1 snap out of the guy…Irsay went on record before PM signed his new deal saying how he was going to make PM the highest payed player in the NFL…yet somehow the team bailed on him…time to move on…PM was a great QB…time will tell if he still is…but saying the team bailed on him is some bs

  30. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 12, 2012 9:26 PM

    sbrowncreative says:
    Apr 12, 2012 8:09 PM

    Because if you did respect the game, you’d show a little more respect for a QB whose team bailed on him when he got hurt.

    Bailed on him when he got hurt? You’re joking right? They paid him $20 million last August and he didn’t play a down in 2011…and they sure as hell weren’t going to pay him another $28 million roster bonus when they have the first pick in the draft. Yep, they sure bailed on him.

    MegaHead could have stayed in Indy and mentored the incoming QB, but all he did was chase dollar signs…and the Donkeys were stupid enough to pay him a ridiculous amount of money for damaged goods.

    You and thcnote are a couple of clowns…and you both just prove my point once again that Donkey fans are by far the dumbest in the league.

  31. txxxchief says: Apr 12, 2012 9:55 PM

    Oh my, the typically arrogant (and always superior) Donks fans are very full of themselves! It will be such fun watching them deflate during the season.

  32. 69finfan says: Apr 12, 2012 10:04 PM

    There seems to be a lot of anger/hate on here today/tonight. Can’t we all just get along?

  33. sixburghrules says: Apr 12, 2012 10:04 PM

    Manning is a great QB. I think it will take him a while to get into the Hall b/c he had a good career. Not stellar since they owned the division and only 1 SB to show for it. Maybe he can bring it for the Broncos! If so good for them! If not lil bro done showed him how to get it done!

  34. ravenheath21 says: Apr 12, 2012 11:07 PM

    I do see Peyton taking Broncos to the Division but thats it. They also have to play the AFC north in which they will be 1-3 in unless the Browns show up then 0-4 The Steelers are still sore over the playoff loss, the Bangles are showing some confidence, and the Ravens are the team to win it all. They also have to play the Patriots and the Texans 0-2. that is almost half the season there and they need to play the other 3 teams of the division twice which i see 3-3. i dont look good for them. hope they get the NFC west to play and the 49ers will beat them too. that is my predictions 7-9. ok maybe they will pull something out of that but doubtful

  35. rubbernilly says: Apr 12, 2012 11:09 PM

    Manning is greedy?

    Who among us, in the position of negotiating a contract, doesn’t try for the most we think we can get? He did it in Indy, and he did it in Denver.

    …and?

    I think instead of “greedy swamp boy” we should just say, “Peyton Manning… just like everybody else.”

    …except for the Superbowl Ring
    …and the job (NFL QB) any of us would kill to have

    Look, I’m not a Peyton fan. Personally, I think he throws the ugliest ball of all the effective QBs. But let’s be clear about where the “blame” lies for anything regarding Peyton’s contract with Indy:

    The Colts didn’t give him a physical. That’s on them.
    The Colts didn’t put him on IR. That’s on them.
    The Colts didn’t structure his contract in such a way that made him easy to trade. That’s on them.

  36. rubbernilly says: Apr 12, 2012 11:11 PM

    And, for those fans of the now cancelled Fox show, “MadTV,” it is quite clear that Peyton is talking about how, in Denver, he’s going to take his game to a…

    Ho.
    Nuvva.
    Level.

  37. listenup823 says: Apr 12, 2012 11:47 PM

    @ravenheath21… And of course Joe Flacco will prove the he really is the best QB in the league…talk about a head case! Take away that aging defense with that murderer linebacker and you ain’t got squat son…

  38. ezd666 says: Apr 13, 2012 12:14 AM

    Wow! An informative article about Manning and his great work ethic. No attemp at twisting it into a negative article. I’m shocked. Wait! No I’m not, it was just a legit story. Of course Florio had nothing to do with it. Now it makes sense!

  39. dbarry14 says: Apr 13, 2012 8:32 AM

    The Broncos’ offseason workout program begins on Monday, and that will be the first time that Manning can, by rule, [b]coach the Broncos coaches on his offense.[\b]

    Fixed it for you.

  40. akd1287 says: Apr 13, 2012 9:27 AM

    Those receivers were baffled at first that they didn’t have to jump 8 feet in the air or stop and decide where the ball was going to make a catch. Manning put the ball right on the numbers and the receiver stopped and said “Wow, that was easy. You mean to tell me that I don’t have to run all over the field waving my hands in the air like a crazed lunatic for you to notice I’m open?” Manning = Quarterback, Timothy = Backup Fullback.

  41. davidcl77 says: Apr 13, 2012 9:54 PM

    Just wait til the 300 lb goons are after you, fella. Better retire while you can!

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