Peyton Manning’s new position coach is in great position to learn a lot from Peyton, especially since Peyton technically is Adam Gase’s elder.
Yes, Manning is two years and five days older than his first-line boss, who didn’t play football at the college or NFL level. And so Gase is getting an education from Peyton.
“Any player that’s been in the league multiple years, especially when you get in double digits in years, they’ve seen so much stuff playing the game,” Gase told the Broncos’ official website. ”It doesn’t matter who you are, they’re going to bring something up that you’ve never even seen that’s happened to them in the past. Anytime you’re around a guy, whether it’s a coach or a player, that’s been in the league 10-plus years, they’re going to have a lot of knowledge about what’s going on.”
One thing Gase has learned from Manning is that Manning works incredibly hard.
“He’s hands down the hardest worker I’ve ever been around,” Gase said. ”As far as the quarterback position or any position I’ve been associated with, I’ve never seen a guy work as hard as he does. Every minute he’s in the building is utilized. There’s no waste of time.”
Given Manning’s age, he can’t afford to waste time. And Gase would be wise to keep taking notes for as long as he has access to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.