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Peyton Manning “proud” of his ducks

Kentucky Daily Life AP

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.

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16 Responses to “Peyton Manning “proud” of his ducks”
  1. despenc925 says: Jan 30, 2014 9:30 AM

    his ducks lead the league in passing yards, touchdowns, and is bout to get him his second suoerbowl ring. more quarterbacks wish they threw the kind of ducks he’s throwing

  2. peymax1693 says: Jan 30, 2014 9:36 AM

    Sherman wasn’t being critical at all. He was just stating what everybody in the league knows, especially Manning; he doesn’t always throw the tightest spiral.

    Warren Moon might have thrown the most beautiful passes in NFL history. Each one was the tightest spiral possible. Would anyone take Warren Moon over Manning?

  3. jimmyt says: Jan 30, 2014 9:57 AM

    You just get the feeling that old Peyton is going to take Sherman, the Hawks and their fans to the woodshed for a good old fashioned spanking – and it’s going to be great fun watching! Can’t wait to see that look on Sherman’s face as the camera’s keep panning to it in the fourth, when it’s all but over.

  4. haterade999 says: Jan 30, 2014 10:14 AM

    I get the feeling that defenses still win championships. Just a hunch. And, an opinion.

  5. gripless says: Jan 30, 2014 10:46 AM

    We’ll take a duck thrower in Minneapolis.

    Hell, we’ll take a baby duck thrower.

    Thumbs up if you think a duck has a stronger wing than Ponder’s arm

  6. dcpatfan says: Jan 30, 2014 11:11 AM

    sure he’s proud of his ducks…his “heartland hillbilly” fanbase loves him for his regular season accolades throwing them ducks. unfortunately this is the postseason, where peytoon has thrown them ducks at critical times, costing critical games, this week will be no different. 8 one and dones is no anomaly

  7. dan1961 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:13 AM

    All I keep hearing about all week long and rightfully so is the matchup between the Seahawks defense and the Broncos offense but nobody is talking about Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense and I have a sneaky suspicion that they are going to explode in this game let’s see if I am right.

  8. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 30, 2014 12:08 PM

    those are some well-traveled ducks

  9. forsbergler says: Jan 30, 2014 1:00 PM

    Peyton Manning 2013 season
    68% Comp 55TD 10 Int’s 115.1 Qb Rating

    Tom Brady 2013 season
    60% Comp 25 TD’s 11 Ints 87.3 QB Rating

    Matt Cassel 2008 rookie season he now is a backup QB
    63% Comp 21TD’s 11 Int’s 89.4 QB Rating

    Alex Smith 2013 another great game manager
    60% Comp 23TD’s 7 Int’s 89.1 QB Rating

    Tom Brady stats against the Colts in foxboro
    52% Comp 198 Yds 0 TD’s 0 Int’s 78.4 QB Rating

    Tom Brady’s Stat Line before garbage time at Mile High
    60% Comp 208 Yds 0 TD’s 0 Int’s

    Tom Brady is the most Over rated QB of all time!

    You can have your Tom Brady, I’ll keep my Peyton Manning thanks!

  10. suckit619 says: Jan 30, 2014 1:40 PM

    …. and he’s still a much better QB than Russell Wilson…

  11. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 30, 2014 3:32 PM

    with all these records and a possible lombardi, he’s building quite the “duck” dynasty too…..i’ll be here all week folks!

  12. damcmp says: Jan 30, 2014 3:57 PM

    Matt Cassel rookie season was 2005..
    2005 season

    Cassel began the 2005 season third on the Patriots’ depth chart behind Tom Brady and Doug Flutie, after beating out two more veteran quarterbacks, Chris Redman and Rohan Davey. He saw his first regular season action in the closing minutes of the Patriots’ 41–17 loss to the San Diego Chargers on October 2, 2005, going 2-for-4 for 15 yards and throwing an interception.

    In the Patriots’ final game of the 2005 regular season, a 28–26 loss to the Miami Dolphins on January 1, 2006, Cassel played the final three quarters. Though he was sacked for a safety, he threw two touchdown passes, one to Tim Dwight, and the second to Benjamin Watson. The pass to Dwight set up a drop-kick by Doug Flutie, the first such kick since 1941.

  13. sportfan2 says: Jan 30, 2014 8:26 PM

    Success breeds resentment.

    No matter what Manning does some will never like him. He my not or my not be the best ever but he is right up there with the best.

  14. omeimontis says: Jan 30, 2014 9:59 PM

    LOL Richard Sherman is supposedly a smart guy who went to Stanford, but he does not know that ducks are some of the fastest flying birds around. Peyton Manning should consider a compliment.

  15. nodindenver says: Jan 30, 2014 10:39 PM

    I am Soooo tired of the talking this week! With all the Seattle d hype, I am hoping the Broncos D is ready to show everybody just how nasty they can be come Sunday. Let’s get it on!

  16. benlunderscore1993 says: Jan 31, 2014 12:18 AM

    Defense trumps offense.. But Peyton Manning trumps defense. Enough said.

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