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With rain in forecast, Manning tried on some gloves

Denver Broncos' Manning runs from the pocket against Oakland Raiders during their NFL football game in Oakland Reuters

There’s rain in the forecast in Baltimore later, and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wants to be ready for anything.

That’s why he spent time in practice last week wearing a glove on his passing hand, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. The gloves are commonly worn by receivers because their tacky surface helps them grip the ball in poor weather.

Manning joked with reporters when asked about the conditions, saying “Who’s giving that weather report on Wednesday? Denver local weather? National weather? You? Do you dabble in the meteorology field? Hey, if it does, it does.”

It’s not going to be terribly cold, and the fact he fiddled around with gloves during the week doesn’t guarantee he uses them. But as with so many things in his career, he’s going to be prepared, in case.

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3 Responses to “With rain in forecast, Manning tried on some gloves”
  1. karlton3 says: Dec 16, 2012 8:57 AM

    He never wore gloves in any weather condition when he was in Indy.

    If I’m a Denver fan, I’m slightly worried about his neck and nerves impacting his ability to grip a ball in inclimate weather.

  2. hedleykow says: Dec 16, 2012 9:14 AM

    This game is going to be such a cakewalk for the Broncos, that Peyton had some extra time at practice to experiment with some fashion options. That’s all.

  3. chattanola says: Dec 16, 2012 9:21 AM

    I’ll weigh in with my guess that he probably won’t use gloves. One thing I don’t like about wearing gloves in cold weather is loss of tactile ability and I can imagine that given the years and experience that a QB has touching the ball, he wouldn’t want to put himself on that learning curve at this point in the season.

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