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Keith Brooking: Peyton is lying when he says he’s not the same

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Although his statistics say he’s as good as ever, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says he’s not the same player he was at his best, prior to the multiple neck surgeries that caused him to miss last season. Teammate Keith Brooking, however, says Manning is full of it, and the 2012 version of Manning is every bit as good as the Manning who was a four-time MVP with the Colts.

Asked on 104.3 The Fan in Denver about Manning saying he’s not the same player he once was, Brooking said he doesn’t buy that for a minute.

I’m not calling him a liar, but he’s a liar,” Brooking said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.

Brooking says that Manning’s greatest gifts as a quarterback have always been mental, not physical, and that Manning remains a great player mentally.

“It’s obviously an ability, talent, extremely intelligent player, but it’s his mindset,” Brooking said. “This game is so mental — your mental approach, the way you approach the game and everything you do. That’s the reason he’s where he’s at and the reason he’s done what he’s done in this league and will continue to do that for a long time.”

And the way Manning approaches the game mentally hasn’t changed.

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26 Responses to “Keith Brooking: Peyton is lying when he says he’s not the same”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Oct 30, 2012 2:50 PM

    Brooking has been a HUGE addition. Especially now that Joe Mays is done for the year.He’s not a pro bowler anymore but he’s a leader. Dawkins provided that leadership from the safety position in years past but this teams been missing that voice in the middle ever since Al Wilson departed.

    Thumbs up for Al Wilson. So underrated.

  2. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 30, 2012 2:54 PM

    Quick, the over the hill slow linebacker has a comment, get a tape recorder.

  3. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Oct 30, 2012 3:01 PM

    Wow…what was that, a couple hours between Donkey stories? You’re slipping up donkeytalk.com, umm I mean pft.com.

  4. linvillegorge says: Oct 30, 2012 3:02 PM

    I’m glad to see the guy playing well. I was afraid he was going to come back looking like a shell of his former self and it always sucks watching the greats end their career looking like mere mortals.

  5. cbs1971 says: Oct 30, 2012 3:03 PM

    Keith who?????

  6. explosionsauce says: Oct 30, 2012 3:03 PM

    I’m not saying it’s aliens but…….it’s aliens.

  7. billsfan4life says: Oct 30, 2012 3:05 PM

    Quick, the over the hill slow linebacker has a comment, get a tape recorder.
    =================================

    Why does someone ALWAYS have something stupid and smart to say?…..I should slap your f*cking dunce cap off….go stand in the corner and count to 50….and if you turn around that’s another 5 min in timeout…..smh…..

  8. dvdman123 says: Oct 30, 2012 3:05 PM

    He’s not the same quarterback even though Denver is winning. The ball just does not have the same zip to it and it hasn’t gotten better as the season has progressed as some thought it would. Unfortunately it will eventually cost Denver in upcoming games.

  9. blackbelt4d says: Oct 30, 2012 3:13 PM

    I, for one, am shocked that Keith didn’t have any comments about the Broncos running up the score in the 4th quarter. I mean, the game was already out of hand when Manning threw that touchdown to Eric Decker, right?

    I remember what happened last time he got vaginal about a team allegedly running up the score:

    “I thought it was totally classless and disrespectful,” Brooking said. “This is the NFL, that’s not what this is about. I don’t think there’s a place for that … I was looking for Childress. I didn’t think it was right.”

  10. wayne1693 says: Oct 30, 2012 3:14 PM

    These are two ships passing in the night: It does not take a Football Scientist to understand that while physical skills may of course diminish with major surgeries, etc…Q.B.-I.Q may simultaneously increase, as in Peyton’s case.

  11. 4thquartermagic says: Oct 30, 2012 3:16 PM

    dvdman123 says:
    Oct 30, 2012 3:05 PM
    He’s not the same quarterback even though Denver is winning. The ball just does not have the same zip to it and it hasn’t gotten better as the season has progressed as some thought it would. Unfortunately it will eventually cost Denver in upcoming games.
    __________________________

    In what way exactly? Peyton’s arm strength has not slowed down his brain. If anything it’s made him study harder to compensate.

    Peyton never had a rocket arm to begin with. He can make all the “necessary” throws, including deep balls like his bombs to Demaryius Thomas.

    You sir are ill-informed or ignorant. Watch his highlights. You’ll see a dominant QB just starting to gel with his teammates.

    He’s good enough already but is going to get better.

  12. Daboys says: Oct 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    Interesting how he points out how important preparing mentally is. I think he might be talking a little to his old QB…. Romo are you listening, it is not all about talent.. I think Brooking is making a point that some are not getting.

  13. nonetruerthanblue says: Oct 30, 2012 3:22 PM

    Why is Brookings still even relevant?

  14. 7pints says: Oct 30, 2012 3:41 PM

    yssupasigninnamnotyep says:

    Wow…what was that, a couple hours between Donkey stories? You’re slipping up donkeytalk.com, umm I mean pft.com.
    ________________________________

    You sound bitter, Jokeland fan. lol

  15. richiebburg says: Oct 30, 2012 3:47 PM

    Oct 30, 2012 3:05 PM
    He’s not the same quarterback even though Denver is winning. The ball just does not have the same zip to it and it hasn’t gotten better as the season has progressed as some thought it would. Unfortunately it will eventually cost Denver in upcoming games.

    The upcoming games where 1 team they play the rest of the year has a winning record?

  16. In the Weeds says: Oct 30, 2012 3:50 PM

    I hope after Manning retires, he can go into sportscasting.
    I’ve never been a fan of his teams, but he has been a Blast to watch over the years–and he’s extremely well-spoken. He would be a Lot better than some we have now, IMO.

  17. rooneyruleblues says: Oct 30, 2012 4:24 PM

    We will see if he is lying when he takes the top of a helmet to the back of his neck on national tv. Its why i record all the broncos games on sunday ticket so i can watch it in slow mo.

  18. oldirtyman says: Oct 30, 2012 4:35 PM

    @billsfan4life
    Internet tough guys like yourself r also annoying, post something about ur team for once

  19. joetoronto says: Oct 30, 2012 5:06 PM

    Keith Brooking was washed up 5 years ago, Manning isn’t what he was and to expect him to be isn’t realistic.

  20. malvaren18 says: Oct 30, 2012 5:33 PM

    2012 NFL MVP Manning”

  21. vikingsvoice says: Oct 30, 2012 5:44 PM

    Peyton Manning will go down as one of the truly special players to ever play the game. It’s been an honor to be able to watch him perform his craft for all these years.

  22. davikes says: Oct 30, 2012 6:04 PM

    Manning leads the league in passer rating (109), passes completed over 20 yards (33), and yards per attempt (8.2). He’s second in yards per game (301), and has thrown 17 tds vs 4 picks.

    I’ll never understand how he did that throwing all those ducks with that noodle arm of his.

  23. jollyjoker2 says: Oct 30, 2012 6:59 PM

    Just win in the playoffs or who cares what your stats are…cause no one remembers anything but the super bowl!

  24. bosspower says: Oct 30, 2012 7:23 PM

    2012 NFL MVP “Eli Manning” just to be clear abt things.

  25. tendigitpoet says: Oct 30, 2012 7:39 PM

    Um…HoF quarterbacks Fouts and Marino might beg to differ about that.

  26. cleekk says: Oct 31, 2012 8:09 AM

    Declaring a quarterback’s value by the number of Super Bowls won is about the most ridiculous assessment of someone’s abilities ever uttered. The quarterback is the highest profile position, but he stands or falls with 21 other players – and their coaches. A quarterback cannot compensate, but so much, for a poor defense as Manning proved for years in Indy. Another Manning, Archie, may have been the best to ever play the game, but he had 21 other players combined with coaching that may have affected his ability to win a Super Bowl.

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