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Peyton gets ribbed for awkward slide

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When it comes to passing, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is having a great year.

When it comes to running, he’s not.  (Then again, given that he has the physique of the pre-oil-can Tin Man, when has he?)

As explained by Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today, Manning has been taking flak the past few days for an awkward attempt at a slide against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

“It’s not even worth explaining what happened.  It looked bad, and the fact that my knee brace got caught, nobody wants to hear that,” Manning said Wednesday, via Jones.  “It is what it is, as they say, and it’s right there on film.  I’m very aware that it’s fair game for criticism and ridicule.”

The only player who isn’t allowed to join in the reindeer games is receiver Eric Decker, because Decker opted to slide after catching a pass.  That’s something receivers aren’t supposed to do.

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8 Responses to “Peyton gets ribbed for awkward slide”
  1. mjbulls45 says: Nov 15, 2012 8:59 AM

    patiently waiting for his neck to snap like a slim jim,

    oh yeah macho man randy savage.

  2. jgedgar70 says: Nov 15, 2012 9:06 AM

    No, Decker can’t talk junk because he tripped over himself and turned a sure TD into a mere big gain. C’MON, MAN!

  3. puckthefatriots says: Nov 15, 2012 9:24 AM

    Marvin Harrison made a living sliding after a catch. Sometimes it is the right thing to do.

  4. sb44champs says: Nov 15, 2012 9:26 AM

    Peyton career will end just like Marino’s… No (more) championships and two big knee braces!!

  5. djmcba says: Nov 15, 2012 11:16 AM

    He somehow manages to take out a square foot of grass every time he slides with that bulky knee brace. He has been damaging NFL fields through the country for years one square foot at a time.

    Have we found the first aspect odd Peytons game that he does not practice and refine?

  6. dunkindan says: Nov 15, 2012 11:57 AM

    I really doubt the broncos want their fragile 100M HOF quarterback focusing on refining his slide.

  7. cometkazie says: Nov 15, 2012 2:17 PM

    Peyton was a awkward runner when I saw him play for Newman.

  8. steelerben says: Nov 15, 2012 3:53 PM

    The best quote came from his coach, “The next time you think about running it, don’t.”

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