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Peyton Manning wants offense to play faster in 2013

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At this time last year, Peyton Manning was just getting to know his teammates on the Broncos offense.

Everyone’s more familiar with one another this time around and Manning would like to use that familiarity as a springboard to an offense that plays faster in 2013. The Broncos ranked second in the league in scoring last year while running 68.13 plays per game, about six less a game than the Patriots ran on their way to leading the league in scoring. Manning told Mark Klszla of the Denver Post that he wants to see the Broncos closer to New England in that metric.

“For whatever reason, our offense plays better the faster we go. I think that was clear cut last season. The receivers liked it; they got into a rhythm,” Manning said. “Anything we can do as an offense to build off that, anything we can do to make us more efficient as an offense, that’s what we’re looking to do.”

The Broncos appear to be in good position to kick things up a notch in the tempo department. Wide receiver Wes Welker is the most prominent new face on the Broncos offense and, as illustrated above, he brings plenty of experience playing in fast-paced schemes with him from New England. If they did add seven snaps a game on offense, it would mean 112 more chances for Manning to connect with Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.

That scenario bodes well for Manning, the receivers and the Broncos as a whole. It’s not quite as rosy an outlook for opposing defenses.

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25 Responses to “Peyton Manning wants offense to play faster in 2013”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 17, 2013 1:07 PM

    Everyone wanting to play “faster”. Make sure you get to the game on time or it’ll be over before you get to your seat.

    “C,mon, everyone, lets get this thing done quickly, so we can get a shower and be back at the hotel before lunch…..”.

  2. blue18hutthutt says: Apr 17, 2013 1:12 PM

    It’s amazing what he was able to accomplish in his first year as it was

  3. surfinbird1 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:17 PM

    The big giant head has spoken. Just wants to be more like Brady. Free pizza for all my guys except Bubba!

  4. dbones750 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:21 PM

    Did anyone ask Andre Caldwell for his thoughts on a faster offense?

  5. humbleminded85 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:23 PM

    Funny seeing how the play that cost them was when he was flushed out of the pocket and threw a stupid across the body interception when he could of calmly threw it away and lived another down. Can’t blame Rahim Moore for that game changing mistake.

  6. Steeley McBeam says: Apr 17, 2013 1:29 PM

    Sadly, this seems to be the future offense trend of the NFL.

  7. truthfactory says: Apr 17, 2013 1:44 PM

    I have always wondered why offenses don’t play the two minute drill style offense more often throughout the entire game?

  8. Steeley McBeam says: Apr 17, 2013 1:48 PM

    truthfactory says:

    I have always wondered why offenses don’t play the two minute drill style offense more often throughout the entire game?

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    Because defensive players would die of exhaustion?

  9. spellingcops says: Apr 17, 2013 1:53 PM

    humbleminded85 says: Apr 17, 2013 1:23 PM

    Funny seeing how the play that cost them was when he was flushed out of the pocket and threw a stupid across the body interception when he could of calmly threw it away and lived another down. Can’t blame Rahim Moore for that game changing mistake.
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    Why don’t you go troll somewhere else you tool bag? Manning was the single biggest reason the Broncos were in the position they were in, and actually had led them to a win until Rahim Moore tried playing hero rather than sound defense. Get off of Manning’s back already. That game was over before he threw the pick. Just enjoy your SB win turd boy, those miracle rainbows aren’t gonna work again…

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:19 PM

    And Lord Peyton will get his wish

  11. mjkelly77 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:22 PM

    Who cares what ol’ nuts & bolts neck Swamp Boy wants?

  12. patfic15 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:27 PM

    Offense didn’t give up that TD….nor did they choose to punt. Fix the secondary….O is fine.

  13. JSpicoli says: Apr 17, 2013 2:30 PM

    That’s what happens when you get old. You slow down.

  14. jaimelh02 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:34 PM

    If the NFL truly cared about the safety of the league they would ban these fast paced offenses which will lead to a lot more injuries

  15. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Apr 17, 2013 3:02 PM

    Peyton Manning’s arm is toast. Peyton Manning throws very costly picks in the biggest games. It’s a matter of public record.

    Broncos got fleeced

  16. humbleminded85 says: Apr 17, 2013 3:07 PM

    spellingcops -Why don’t you go troll somewhere else you tool bag? Manning was the single biggest reason the Broncos were in the position they were in, and actually had led them to a win until Rahim Moore tried playing hero rather than sound defense. Get off of Manning’s back already. That game was over before he threw the pick. Just enjoy your SB win turd boy, those miracle rainbows aren’t gonna work again…
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    First off check my track record…I don’t troll. Secondly you said the game was already over?!?! Umm check the tape(it’s on youtube) it was Denvers possession nearing the end of the first OT with the ball mid field at a point where I thought Peyton would do what he always did and dial up a scoring drive, so to say that the freaking game was over prior to that interception is absolutely idiotic. On that play, could he have not thrown it away? Or is he a great mobile qb who can all of a sudden throw a cross chest laser to a already scrambling Brandon Stokley??? Notice you didn’t counter point any of what I said, instead you elected to take the “shove it troller” approach and mention how he was great all year. Guess what? He was great all year and that is a fact, just like it was a fact that the game was very much in Denver’s control until Mr. Fast Offense made a ill advised decision, one that ultimately cost the Bronco’s the game. Remember bud…facts are your friend.

  17. rahavort says: Apr 17, 2013 3:21 PM

    Play more like Tom Brady’s offense, he says

  18. raiderapologist says: Apr 17, 2013 3:29 PM

    spellingcops says: Apr 17, 2013 1:53 PM

    Why don’t you go troll somewhere else you tool bag?
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    You should have suggested he head to Raider posts, where you do most of your trolling.

  19. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    Can’t wait until MegaHead is just out of the NFL for good…please go away.

  20. seaeagle707 says: Apr 17, 2013 3:40 PM

    The answer to Peyton, is obvious. Opposing defenses simply need to hit him harder, so it’ll take him longer to get back up, thus slowing the “rhythm” of the game.

  21. jredshoes says: Apr 17, 2013 3:55 PM

    I would imagine going faster would be a good idea for the Broncos but I would think the size of Peyton’s head creates a tremendous amount of drag

  22. j0esixpack says: Apr 17, 2013 4:47 PM

    If he has the success that the Patriots had running the “hurry up” next season I expect fans of other teams will accuse the Broncos of breaking non-existent rules, just like they always do with the Patriots.

  23. jasonculhane says: Apr 17, 2013 7:50 PM

    Funny how they are critical of Manning’s arm, or him throwing an interception in a game that really should have been won, and a game he put them up 7 in the 4th. These critics can’t simply say that after 5 quarters the offense just ran out of gas bailing out a defense that kept giving up big play after big play.
    Or they will go as far to say that Manning ONLY put up 21 points on the Ravens, because 2 tds were kickoff returns.

    Lets be honest, in these people’s eyes Manning will never live up to their expectations.
    Brady supposedly has the superior arm but could only put up 13 points against the Ravens a week later. Yet we here no critics come out and metion arm strength, or choking, anything for that matter and he’s the guy who didn’t have the 4 neck surgeries.

  24. chlstn says: Apr 18, 2013 11:25 AM

    Brady suffers from the pout factor. If things don’t go right he begins to pout. The Pats lose the game as a result of it. Back when he had Moss to throw to he was fine. Yes,I’m a Pats fan.

  25. orangecrush823 says: Apr 19, 2013 10:46 PM

    yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    Can’t wait until MegaHead is just out of the NFL for good…please go away.
    ————————————————————— Why do you always have a woody for Peyton Manning? Quit being a punk and tells us what sorry ass team YOU rout for so we can all have a good laugh. If not.. go away please..

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