It could never be said Peyton Manning doesn’t have a sense of humor.
At his Thursday press conference, Manning was asked about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s observation that he throws “ducks,” a claim he notably made in a January feature for theMMQB.com.
“I believe it to be true as well,” Manning said with a smile as reporters laughed.
Added Manning, with a touch of good humor: “I do throw ducks. I’ve thrown a lot of yards- and touchdowns-ducks, so I’m actually quite proud of it.”
The subject of Manning throwing the occasional less-than-beautiful pass isn’t exactly new ground. And Sherman’s “ducks” comment came in a feature in which Sherman calling Manning the game’s most intelligent quarterback.
Sherman had more praise for Manning on Wednesday when the issue of the quarterback’s passing apparently came up at the Seattle cornerback’s press conference, via NFL writer Brian McIntyre.
“He is a great quarterback, he does a great job,” Sherman told reporters, according to an interview transcript. “At the same time, when he catches the ball he doesn’t necessarily catch the laces all the time. He throws an accurate ball in regards to how he catches it, he just gets it on time and delivers it accurately.”
There you have it.
Quack, quack, quack.