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Peyton Manning won’t be doing much this week

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When Peyton Manning took a day off last week, it quickly became a thing.

Broncos coach John Fox wants to make sure everyone’s prepared for the coming inactivity of his star quarterback.

The 37-year-old Manning’s among about a dozen veteran players who won’t participate in bye week practices Tuesday and Wednesday.

He’s not going to get a whole lot of reps the next two days, I’ll tell you that,” Fox said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Manning will be back in action next week when they’re preparing for their Nov. 10 game against the Chargers. But during the break, he’s going to be watching Brock Osweiler take a bunch of snaps, taking a well-deserved rest.

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15 Responses to “Peyton Manning won’t be doing much this week”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 29, 2013 8:44 AM

    MegaHead is already hanging on and it’s only October.

  2. ukbronco says: Oct 29, 2013 8:50 AM

    Definitely deserves a rest after playing on 2 sprained ankles on sunday…

  3. blue18hutthutt says: Oct 29, 2013 9:09 AM

    Good, he deserves and needs the rest. I think as Peyton gets older he needs to be less regimented in his routine and not be as stubborn about it, which may be difficult for a person with an OCD-like approach to preparation.

    A brutal schedule awaits after the bye with the Broncos in danger of not winning the division if they’re not careful

  4. jrebar88 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:17 AM

    More time to study that suspect Chargers defense :)

  5. nfloracle says: Oct 29, 2013 10:30 AM

    One and done, as usual… if that much.

  6. chefbob52355 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:31 AM

    Not trying to sound like doctor death here, but Peyton just doesn’t seem right lately.

    He looked a little sluggish in the game against the Colts and struggled somewhat until the fourth quarter against Washington.

  7. dartmouthstevens says: Oct 29, 2013 11:06 AM

    He is older and he has had career threatening injuries. He has put his team in a good position to make the playoffs. For his sake, I hope the Broncos are the wild card. Peyton loves domes. Playing outside in Denver in January? Not his idea of fun. Wild card gives him a decent chance of playing in domes.

  8. jvn36 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:00 PM

    Historically speaking he sucks against the bolts. That being said, Denver (Peyton) had an unbelievable start to the season. He will not be able to keep up that pace. The Denver/San Diego game will be closer than everyone thinks.

  9. listenup823 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:08 PM

    The Broncos have put up more points this year than any other team in nfl history and you think Peyton looks suspect? Really? How many names does joetoronto go by anyways?

  10. atthemurph says: Oct 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    He finally got drilled and now he’s off, the ball slips out of his noodle arm, his ankles are supposed to be sprained……

    I think it’s the nerve issue. His passes look weaker, his already wobbly passes are more wobbly. I think his grip is different and he doesn’t have the same strength in his hand or arm.

    And when it gets colder it isn’t going to get better. He’s old. Ask Favre how he liked playing in the NFCCG in Jan 2008. He had the look of a guy who couldn’t wait to get back down south. And last time I looked Peyton was from further south that Favre as if that’s even possible, but it is.

  11. siknutty says: Oct 29, 2013 12:31 PM

    He is older and he has had career threatening injuries. He has put his team in a good position to make the playoffs. For his sake, I hope the Broncos are the wild card. Peyton loves domes. Playing outside in Denver in January? Not his idea of fun. Wild card gives him a decent chance of playing in domes.

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    I’m sure most quarterbacks would rather play in a warm dome as opposed to playing in freezing, windy conditions in January. That being said, there are only two afc teams who play in domes. The colts will make the playoffs while the texans, most likely will not. If Denver is a wild card there is a small chance they would play one game in a dome. I would rather see Denver have a first round bye.

  12. jasonculhane says: Oct 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    John Fox is right. He needs a break. The offense looks a little banged up.

  13. mbuzi2 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:46 PM

    atthemurph says: Oct 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    He finally got drilled and now he’s off, the ball slips out of his noodle arm, his ankles are supposed to be sprained……

    I think it’s the nerve issue. His passes look weaker, his already wobbly passes are more wobbly. I think his grip is different and he doesn’t have the same strength in his hand or arm.

    And when it gets colder it isn’t going to get better. He’s old. Ask Favre how he liked playing in the NFCCG in Jan 2008. He had the look of a guy who couldn’t wait to get back down south. And last time I looked Peyton was from further south that Favre as if that’s even possible, but it is.

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    Stop speaking out of your rear end. He had ankle sprains from the Jax game. Mathis landed on Manning’s feet after the sack. Go watch that video. After his injury, Manning relies on his feet to drive the ball. So when he can’t plant properly passes come out weak. Make no mistake Denver defense is improving, so hopefully they won’t rely on him to win games like they did during the first 6 first games. The Broncos will be fine believe me.

  14. mbuzi2 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:51 PM

    chefbob52355 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:31 AM

    Not trying to sound like doctor death here, but Peyton just doesn’t seem right lately.

    He looked a little sluggish in the game against the Colts and struggled somewhat until the fourth quarter against Washington.

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    Robert Mathis landed on Manning’s sprained ankles. It aggrevated the injury. Any player would look the same, in fact not many players would stay in the game.

  15. malvaren18 says: Oct 30, 2013 12:24 PM

    Let him rest all he wants this years league MVP deserves it, plus we need him healthy come playoff time.

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