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Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

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With the subject of Peyton Manning’s arm strength all the rage, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia chimed in Tuesday, saying he couldn’t see anything wrong with it.

Granted, it’s not as if he’d watch film with his boss Bill Belichick and come out saying “This guy’s got an arm like Ramen,” but the point stands.

I haven’t seen any issues with that whatsoever,” Patricia said, via Mary Paoletti of CSNNE.com. “He looks like he’s throwing the ball extremely well, extremely confident and getting it into some really tight locations and I just think it’s building every week. I think he’s just doing a tremendous job out there.”

Patricia said the film he sees of the Broncos quarterback does look similar to old Colts film, with the use of multiple tight ends and three-receiver sets.

“Peyton is doing a good job of running things that they’re asking him to run and some of it happens to be real familiar with the stuff that he did previously,” Patricia said. “I think there’s a good mix of the Denver offense and a lot of that has to do with Peyton Manning and the quarterback, but also like I said, the skill players really fit into a good role for him in what they’re trying to do both in the run game and throwing the ball too. But there are definitely some things there that look just like Peyton Manning.”

Tom Brady has an 8-4 edge in the battle of quarterbacks you may hear a thhing or two about this week, but Manning has won four of the last six.

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28 Responses to “Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm”
  1. sarahlerange says: Oct 2, 2012 4:55 PM

    Peyton’s going to rock the Pats

  2. rc33 says: Oct 2, 2012 5:04 PM

    Does a win over the Raiders actually count in the standings?

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 2, 2012 5:18 PM

    not so sure about that, billicheat has always gotten into peytons head for years!!

  4. totallyuselessme says: Oct 2, 2012 5:27 PM

    The QB battle is a bit overhyped. This game will be decided by the defenses.

    Fox and Belichick are top-level defensive minds. This will be a contest of who can disguise their moves better from two of the best field generals ever to play football. Brady and Manning are maybe better than anyone in the history of the NFL at reading defenses.

    The winner will be who has the best four-man pass rush. Bank on it.

  5. lofynus says: Oct 2, 2012 5:29 PM

    Ask the Steelers, they would love to have that question posed upon them.

  6. theuglitruth says: Oct 2, 2012 5:46 PM

    The Pats are just greatful Peyton picked the wrong team, otherwise the Cardinals would have embarrassed New England at home instead of just squeaking by.

  7. blue18hutthutt says: Oct 2, 2012 5:57 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 5:18 PM
    not so sure about that, billicheat has always gotten into peytons head for years!!

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    Actually it was Romeo Crennel that has constantly bewildered Peyton

    Since he left, Manning has the winning record. If BB has gotten into Manning’s head then why did he got for it on 4th and 2? Why was he asking Reggie Wayne at the Pro Bowl what happened on an INT in 2010 when Peyton had the Pats on their heels in the last minute?

  8. theandy59 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:00 PM

    Manning is still pretty darned good, but the Patriots are just a better overall team. Won’t be a blow-out like the two Pats wins last season; Manning will keep them competitive, but much like his earlier matches with Brady and the Pats, he’s walking on the field with the inferior team around him. Against almost any other team, he’s enough to make up the difference, just not when Brady’s on the other sideline.

  9. tedmurph says: Oct 2, 2012 6:25 PM

    It amazes me when people still don’t get it when the Pats are blowing smoke about their next opponent, they do it every week, and this was even a lukewarm endorsement(“some of it happens to be real familiar”). Oh; how will we ever stop_____(fill name in here), he’s a great player. Watch what happens.

  10. CKL says: Oct 2, 2012 6:25 PM

    totallyuselessme says:
    Oct 2, 2012 5:27 PM

    The winner will be who has the best four-man pass rush. Bank on it.
    ______________________________

    If that’s true, my Pats are going to lose!

  11. geniusfan says: Oct 2, 2012 7:32 PM

    Nobody knows how the game is going to go last week every Patriot fan was scared to death of the offensive line and guess what happened? The line dominated on Sunday and was perhaps the biggest reason they won.

    The game will come down to who executes their schemes better. There is no magical key, sure front four pressure would be nice but that doesn’t guarantee victory. Getting to Brady (or Manning) from the outside is useless they will just step up into the pocket and pick apart any secondary they play. The only meaningful pressure is pressure up the middle and in their face.

  12. tedmurph says: Oct 2, 2012 7:48 PM

    The winner will be who has the best four-man pass rush. Bank on it.

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    Reality check. Pats toyed with denver ‘d’ to the tune of 35-7(@halftime) in last yrs playoff game. Changes? New OC(failed@Jax). Rookie DE. 2 journeymen DT(they were counting on TWarren, but he got hurt again). Two studs in VMiller and Dumerville who did nothing in that game. Middle of the pack defensive stats, skewed because they shut down the raiders last week. You’re setting yourself up for another big disappointment. Pats could easily be 4-0.

  13. csviafw says: Oct 2, 2012 8:06 PM

    Peyton Manning makes no difference to the success of a team…. Said no one on last year’s colts team.

  14. tedmurph says: Oct 2, 2012 8:21 PM

    Oh yeah, I forgot. Pats put up 41pts@denver in December as well. As a boston band once said, dream on. This game is about denver holding the Pats under 40 and PManning scoring more than 26. Bank on that.

  15. johninthewest says: Oct 2, 2012 9:15 PM

    Broncos fan here.. I Agree with the above statement. Comes down to either defense, pass rush and stopping the run.

  16. tedmurph says: Oct 2, 2012 10:47 PM

    Reality check. Pats toyed with denver ‘d’ to the tune of 35-7(@halftime) in last yrs playoff game. Changes? New OC(failed@Jax). Rookie DE. 2 journeymen DT(they were counting on TWarren, but he got hurt again). Two studs in VMiller and Dumerville who did nothing in that game. Middle of the pack defensive stats, skewed because they shut down the raiders last week. You’re setting yourself up for another big disappointment. Pats could easily be 4-0.

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    Easy to give thumbs down; refute 1 point… just 1.

  17. csviafw says: Oct 3, 2012 12:37 AM

    I love the classic, over-excited Pats fan. The Pats could easily be 4-0 … If … They scored more points than each of their opponents, which they did not. It’s OK Pat’s fan. Your schedule is wicked hard. I would hate to play the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets each twice a year and then choke in the post season. The Pats are totally in Mannings head… Back in 2004.

  18. dougy1970 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:51 AM

    Manning will play out his remaining NFL days like Joe Montana with Chiefs. He will rely on his ability to command the respect of teammates and on his experience of where to throw the football in a system that is built around him. Difference is that Montana had real Magic. Peyton’s magic is that fake audible crap he does.

    Peyton won’t be enough. This will be his sequence for his next & last 3 years:

    a) Make Playoffs at 10-6.
    b) Get 1 Wild Card Win at Home.
    c) National Media Hype.
    d) Utter & Complete Humiliation in Road Playoff Loss.
    e) National Media Apologists
    f) Repeat

  19. sagatti says: Oct 3, 2012 1:49 AM

    Remember that last loss was with TEBOW. If you dont think this is a DIFFERENT team with Manning look at for the Falcons SQUEAKED by with a win AT HOME after getting FOUR FIRST QUARTER turnovers… HOUSTON barely won.. these are the best teams in the NFL… Its gonna be a good game..

  20. tedmurph says: Oct 3, 2012 10:36 AM

    @csviafw:

    Overexcited? How about bronco fans when Tebow pulls a few out of his butt. Or when they beat an overconfident, injury riddled steeler team in the playoffs. Or because they blew out a pathetic raider team last wk. Not on the Pats level yet. And yes, Pats sare 2-2 not 4-0. Both losses came on missed and made FGs@the end of the games as well as bad officiating on crucial plays againt top teams in most power rankings. So yes, could easily be 4-0. Pats can only play the teams on their schedule, not their fault. Still an elite team. 5 SBs in 11 yrs. What postseason chokers. Brilliant statement.

  21. malvaren18 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:52 PM

    Does a win against Buffalo really count?

  22. habsman says: Oct 3, 2012 2:15 PM

    Didn’t that Manning guy play most of his career in a nice climate controlled dome?

  23. broncosnative says: Oct 3, 2012 3:03 PM

    rc33 says: Oct 2, 2012 5:04 PM

    Does a win over the Raiders actually count in the standings?

    Hey, raiders aren’t the only team that sucks, in that case I guess all the Texans wins don’t count because they beat bad teams.

  24. broncosnative says: Oct 3, 2012 3:09 PM

    @tedmurph, and the broncos could have easy been 4-0 but they’re not, neither are the pats. How about proof reading your comments before pressing summit because you’re talking nonsense, theres no point in going into the debate on what a team record should’ve been, its already in the books and its not gonna change, broncos and pats are 2-2 and after Sunday, one of them will slip to 2-3 or 3-2.

  25. broncosnative says: Oct 3, 2012 3:23 PM

    tedmurph says: Oct 3, 2012 10:36 AM

    @csviafw:

    Overexcited? How about bronco fans when Tebow pulls a few out of his butt. Or when they beat an overconfident, injury riddled steeler team in the playoffs. Or because they blew out a pathetic raider team last wk. Not on the Pats level yet. And yes, Pats sare 2-2 not 4-0. Both losses came on missed and made FGs@the end of the games as well as bad officiating on crucial plays againt top teams in most power rankings. So yes, could easily be 4-0. Pats can only play the teams on their schedule, not their fault. Still an elite team. 5 SBs in 11 yrs. What postseason chokers. Brilliant statement

    Again, your point is not validated, you’re going on and on about how the broncos beat an overconfident steelers and the pathetic raiders but you’re forgetting the the pats two blow out wins came against the titans and bills, not to mention that per source says they have the easiest schedule in the league. A team can go 0-16 losing all games by lest than a touchdown, doesn’t make them any better than what their record is. The pats did go 16-0 but they were no better than the 10-6 giants who stopped them from going undefeated. Stop your whining about the replacement refs, all the teams dealt with them, they’re gone now let’s move on.

  26. tedmurph says: Oct 3, 2012 5:50 PM

    @csviafw/broncosnative:

    Nice try with the spin boys. Broncos got smoked by ATL and Houston, only made it close with 4th qtr garbage time TD’s. No they couldn’t have easily been 4-0. They beat up on the Raiders. Wow. Pats lost at Balti(a legitimate SB contender) on the last play of the game. They lost to Ariz, the suprise team of the yr, because their 80% kicker shanked it on the last play. Pats may have an easy sched, but they beat the Bills and Tenn by a combined 86-41. Yes the Giants beat the Pats in 2007, because they made plays, not because the Pats choked. If those two teams played 5 times Pats would win 4, just as in 2001, if Pats played the Rams 5 times ,Rams would win 4. We’ll see who’s validated.

  27. broncosnative says: Oct 4, 2012 10:26 AM

    @tedmurph, so basically you just said the patriots will have a hard time with playoff contender teams. Theres no such thing as garbage minutes when playing against Peyton manning and it doesn’t take a stupid person to know that. Apparently you forgot he overcame a 21 point deficit and won a game, if the falcons and Texans knew they’ve had the game locked, they would’ve pulled their QBs out especially the Texans after the scary hits on Schuab. The pats are still a good team but their not the same they were in recent years, I still wouldn’t underestimate them against the broncos. If you’re gonna take their every lost and say it should have been won then so be it, but my broncos record are who we thought they were, a team whose still figuring things out and will only get better as the season goes, I never had them going 16-0 or even 12-4, 11-5 or 10-6 will get the job done in the west.

  28. broncosnative says: Oct 4, 2012 10:38 AM

    Oh and another few questionable things on your last comment. You stated that the pats may have a easy schedule but they beat the titans and bills by a combined 86-41 points, Hello! Nobody has these two teams going to the playoffs, you said but as if they’ve beaten 2 top tier teams like the falcons and Texans. Another thing, you said if the pats and giants played 5 times, pats would win 4, couldn’t they only win 3 with the giants already winning 2?

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