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Manning would rather be practicing than talking ankle

Peyton Manning AP

Even though it was against the kind of manic preparation he stands for, Peyton Manning took a day off Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean he liked it.

The Broncos quarterback took the day to rest his sore right ankle, but there was no concern that he’d miss Sunday night’s game with the Chiefs.

I always like to be out there, be out there with your teammates,” Manning said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “You certainly want to be out there, in my opinion, to keep your timing with your receivers.”

That’s fine, but the early results indicate that the 37-year-old quarterback has developed a degree of rapport with his receivers, so the decision was made to let Brock Osweiler get some reps.

“We certainly talked about it Monday about what the plan was,” Manning said. “I don’t [know] if it’s an age bracket thing or what. I’ve made a lot of adjustments in these past two years, you know, at this point in time in my career and this is just another one of them. I think it makes [sense] and I’ll be better for it.”

While he might not like it, he’ll get more days off in the future, according to interim coach Jack Del Rio.

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10 Responses to “Manning would rather be practicing than talking ankle”
  1. swaggyy says: Nov 13, 2013 5:31 PM

    Like the GOAT needs to practice…

  2. upperdecker19 says: Nov 13, 2013 5:38 PM

    He’d rather be talking Buick, DirecTV, Oreos & Papa Johns than “ankle”.

  3. olcap says: Nov 13, 2013 5:49 PM

    Guys like Peyton can get by fine with missing a week or two of practice.

  4. Nickstixx says: Nov 13, 2013 5:50 PM

    Can’t wait for KC to be humbled this week.

  5. unclepino says: Nov 13, 2013 5:53 PM

    I think that his ankle is worse than what they’re saying. Peyton is obsessive about practice. No way they could keep him off the field if he could go. 37 year olds don’t heal that quick.

  6. jredshoes says: Nov 13, 2013 6:45 PM

    What he’d really like is to cry to the league he was touched in a game

  7. TheWizard says: Nov 13, 2013 7:59 PM

    Brock who?

    Is it Jim Sorgi in a disguise?

  8. tedmurph says: Nov 13, 2013 9:05 PM

    They’re not worried about KC, they want to make sure Manning is healthy for the big test in 2 wks, with their real AFC competition.

  9. misterdreamer119 says: Nov 14, 2013 12:01 AM

    now he can just concentrate on coaching his team.

  10. jjackwagon says: Nov 14, 2013 10:58 PM

    And after Sunday night he will wish he had retired when he left the Colts.

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