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Willis McGahee doesn’t want to disappoint Peyton Manning

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We’ve heard younger Broncos like Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas say that they are hoping to raise their level of play now that Peyton Manning is the quarterback in Denver.

It’s not just guys who are still wet behind the ears who feel that way. Running back Willis McGahee is heading into his 10th season, but he’s also talking about kicking his game up a notch so that the move for Manning winds up being a successful one in Denver.

“It’s just the fact that we need to do our job. I don’t care who we play he can’t win by himself. It’s going to be a team effort starting from the o-line to the running backs to the receivers to the tight ends,” McGahee said on 102.3 ESPN in Denver, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Our job is to get up to speed with him. He’s one of those quarterbacks that you don’t want to disappoint. Not only that you don’t want to disappoint him. You don’t want to disappoint the Broncos organization. So as a man we all have to take our game to another level each day because he challenges us.”

Manning says that he isn’t quite up to speed at this point, but his presence seems to be enough for the rest of the Broncos to feel like they need to be better versions of themselves this season. If they all succeed at doing that and Manning is close to his old form, the results should be pretty good for the Denver offense.

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9 Responses to “Willis McGahee doesn’t want to disappoint Peyton Manning”
  1. p4hbiz says: Aug 1, 2012 4:35 PM

    Your right #23 everyone will have to step it up. Because after week 4 Manning will be out for the year, and your second string QB “Whats His Name” will be starting.

    Good Luck!

  2. jjackwagon says: Aug 1, 2012 4:56 PM

    SO it was okay not to do your job last year when you had Tebow to do it for you?

  3. EJ says: Aug 1, 2012 5:46 PM

    Peyton Manning comes to town and everybody steps up, while Tim Tebow was there everyone took a step back while he carried the team on his back. Imagine how well the Broncos would have been if he was actually helped.

    Peyton Manning is one of the greatest Quarterbacks to ever play the game, but Tim Tebow has what every Quarterback in the league should have, the drive of a champion. If there was a team made up of 53 Tim Tebow’s, they’d be absolutely unstoppable. Its just sad that these Broncos players didn’t do the same thing for Tebow.

  4. jaydog76 says: Aug 1, 2012 6:00 PM

    jjackwagon says:
    Aug 1, 2012 4:56 PM
    SO it was okay not to do your job last year when you had Tebow to do it for you?

     —————-
    Hmm, sounds like they went from finger painting with Tebow, to college physics with Manning. Oh wait… Tebow was still being potty trained last year.

    Tebow wasn’t there doing everyone else’s job… He couldn’t figure his own job out so he had to go with what ol Forrest Gump did…. RUN TIMMY RUN!

  5. mjkelly77 says: Aug 1, 2012 6:47 PM

    Willis McGahee doesn’t want to disappoint Peyton Manning
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    Don’t know why not. manning is going to disappoint his teammates. He’s done and is in it for the money. His teammates will see soon enough.

  6. esorscher says: Aug 1, 2012 6:52 PM

    If there was a team made of 53 tebows they’d still need a qb

  7. nfcnorthguy says: Aug 1, 2012 7:12 PM

    Manning will be fine….Please it’s Peyton!
    Oh the packers still suck.

  8. sneakerhead11 says: Aug 1, 2012 7:55 PM

    I love all the comments that Peyton will get injured and not make it through the year. I’m glad you guys can predict the future. I’m just ready for the Manning lead Broncos to prove the haters wrong. Please keep hating.

  9. rubicon202 says: Aug 1, 2012 8:19 PM

    ahhh…how cute, he doesn’t want 2 disappoint PM. I think that was just such a nice thing to say.

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