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Peyton Manning has an idea to stop on-field mics

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We knew that Peyton Manning was good at playing football, but last night’s session with David Letterman also underscore his sharp sense of humor.

Letterman asked the Broncos quarterback about the on-field microphones used for broadcasts, which made “Omaha” a buzzword during the playoffs. Manning said he might have to go Chazz Reinhold in the future to stop it.

“I don’t like it, I’m not a fan of it … because it reveals terminology an opponent next week can use,” Manning said, via Jeff Legwold of “I don’t like Bill Belichick hearing our plays that we’re using … I think you’ve got to get up there and say some really negative things about the commissioner, Roger Goodell, you know, ‘Blue 20, blue 20, Roger Goodell is a no good you know what,’ and I think they’ll just kind of turn that volume down.”

Letterman responded: “As we know about Bill Belichick, he brings his own microphones, so you don’t have to worry about that.”

So Peyton isn’t the only guy who can improvise at the line of scrimmage.

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38 Responses to “Peyton Manning has an idea to stop on-field mics”
  1. koolrepetoire says: May 6, 2014 10:04 AM

    Wild when you can joke about knowing an esteemed Head Coach cheats.

  2. weepingjebus says: May 6, 2014 10:05 AM

    Peyton Manning is a choker who clearly cares more about his “image” and post-football infomercial career than winning meaningful football games. Most playoff losses by a QB in the history of the NFL, look it up.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: May 6, 2014 10:06 AM

    Funny stuff, also how about telling players in the huddle that this is the play that so-and-so on the other team has agreed to give up a big play on purpose for a payoff, then if you can make that play successful everybody will think there is a horrible conspiracy going on with the mark you target.

  4. mnsadsportsfan says: May 6, 2014 10:08 AM

    Wow so funny. What is more funny is that you got rolled in the super bowl. Poor donkey fans hope you enjoyed getting to the big game because you won’t be back for a while!

  5. godofwine330 says: May 6, 2014 10:14 AM

    I’m glad to hear that Peyton actually agrees with us. Roger Goodell IS a no good you know what. We’ve been saying that for years. Nobody listens, though because they keep changing things that don’t need changing.

  6. stl333 says: May 6, 2014 10:17 AM

    Single greatest link on a PFT thread ever. Classic.

  7. mrwalterisgod says: May 6, 2014 10:18 AM

    Or you could just play better.

  8. sb44champs says: May 6, 2014 10:22 AM

    Peyton better watch it, GODell will come down hard on any other player… But it’s the golden boy so nothing to see here..

  9. rtwoj says: May 6, 2014 10:25 AM

    Use them.

  10. somethingsmellsrotten says: May 6, 2014 10:26 AM

    When will this giant-headed money-grubbing egomaniac just go away?

  11. broncosaddict says: May 6, 2014 10:42 AM

    Its really funny listening to fans of the 30 teams that did NOT make it to the Superbowl talk smack….Peyton’s a choker, Denver sucks, Denver’s overrated, etc, etc…
    Nothing but haters trying to keep the spotlight off there own teams deficiencies.

    Seahawks killed the Broncos in the Superbowl. We were thoroughly embarrassed and have holes that need filling and need to get better overall…BUT we WERE there and your team was not…so what does that say about your team???

    I know, I know, the Broncos shouldn’t have been there in the first place, their schedule was too easy, your team or another team should definitely been there….but they WEREN’T!!

    The Broncos and Seahawks did what they needed to do to get to the big game….and the other teams did NOT.

  12. metitometin says: May 6, 2014 10:53 AM

    Hey, Letterman. Every other coach also brings their own microphones as well. Every team in the NFL was videotaping, not just the Patriots, because it was legal.

  13. jimjets says: May 6, 2014 11:01 AM

    great line Dave. keep it up…never let the bean eaters forget they’re cheaters. good work…

  14. samphilvista82 says: May 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    Letterman and Belichick – two Hall of Famers who were caught in cheating scandals at the peak of their careers. A bit surprised that Letterman would throw a stone considering the glass house he lives in.

  15. scw1993 says: May 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    43 – 8 megahead….omaha ha ha ha. Jets: 45 years and counting…..

  16. vikesr4reel says: May 6, 2014 11:44 AM

    0 Sup

  17. MasMacho says: May 6, 2014 11:49 AM

    Pretty clear that Peyton is miffed that Seattle knew a lot of their audible heading into the SB and reacted to them during the game.

    In other words, Peyton / Fox are mad that they were badly outsmarted during the SB, and their weakness (needing to scheme AFTER the defense is set) was exposed. It is very smart of Seattle to defeat that. It’s why the game wasn’t close.

    Here’s the problem. If you don’t want people to hear your signals, then call your plays in the huddle. That’s why you have a huddle.

  18. granadafan says: May 6, 2014 11:50 AM

    Every QB in the league should use that line before the snap.

  19. kimberlyann9 says: May 6, 2014 12:03 PM

    Jim Kelly lost four consecutive Super Bowls, but I don’t hear anyone talking about that. Brady has lost two Super Bowls to the same team. I’m tired of everyone saying that Peyton Manning is a choker and chokes in the playoffs and how terrible Peyton’s record is postseason. It happens! It’s a competitive sport. The Super Bowl loss was not just Peyton’s fault, Seattle played a lot better than us.

  20. gotdebttoo says: May 6, 2014 12:17 PM

    I am not a Manning apologist, but you can honestly say better to have made the playoffs and lost, then to have never been at all…..

    Ask a few teams around the league and a few players.

  21. mattinglyschmidt says: May 6, 2014 12:17 PM

    How long until Peyton mentions one of endorsements at the line. Gatorade, Papa John’s! Gatorade, Papa John’s!

  22. onlysane1intheroom says: May 6, 2014 12:18 PM

    Letterman is not funny, and hasn’t been in 25 years. Just another shill for the Dems.

    Cya, Dave.

  23. rc33 says: May 6, 2014 12:35 PM

    Letterman’s pathetic. Used to love the guy before he became an embittered, angry old man.

  24. scw1993 says: May 6, 2014 12:38 PM

    Oh weh wehhhhhh…since megahead accepted all the glory and the accolades before the SB (were his teammates ever mentioned??), then he should take all the blame for getting steamrolled by Seattle. You can’t have it both ways. 43 – 8 what a whuppin.

  25. marcuswelby1 says: May 6, 2014 12:49 PM

    Belichick is in Manning’s head even in May!!!

  26. ragnarthemagnificent says: May 6, 2014 12:52 PM

    This genie is already out of the bottle.

  27. mdobrasz says: May 6, 2014 1:08 PM

    And THAT’S why all of the Patriots’ superbowl wins should have an * next to them, just like Barry Bonds’ HR record, and Roger Clemens’ accomplishments. They’re all BS

  28. tved12 says: May 6, 2014 1:10 PM

    It’s funny to read these comments, so many people dogging Manning for joking on Letterman. What’s really funny is how you’re all missing the point, he was on a comedy show, so he said something funny. Yet you’ve got half of the commenters on PFT riled up as if he was serious. Was this seriously that far over your head people?

  29. surfinbird1 says: May 6, 2014 1:45 PM

    Dig the Donky fans defending Manning as if he were a life time Donkey. He doesn’t care about you or your franchise. He was and always will be a Colt. In this gig for himself nothing more.

  30. patriotsarespygaters says: May 6, 2014 1:59 PM

    bill belichick and pats are still haunting this megaheaded donkey hahaha….sorry patriot haters them championships arent going anywhere….you can cry and vent as much as you want it wont change the fact hahaha watever is on tapes are burnt

  31. thegreatgabbert says: May 6, 2014 2:45 PM

    He’s a barrel of laughs.

  32. vikesr4reel says: May 6, 2014 2:54 PM

    Zero Super Bowl since Spi Gait!!

  33. wjoinfo says: May 6, 2014 3:11 PM

    It’s amazing how many haters there are in the world. Manning has given football fans years of great play. It’s just jealousy and small minds that don’t recognize that fact. Sure Brady won multiple SB’s early in his career, that was when the Pat’s had great defenses. How many has he won lately? It’s not Brady’s fault, it just proves that offense wins in the regular season and defense wins in the playoffs.

  34. uplate5301 says: May 6, 2014 4:44 PM

    So here’s the question to ponder…. would you rather your team make it to the Superbowl and lose or not make the playoffs. Everybody wants their team to win the Super Bowl. That goes without saying. But that’s only going to happen for the fans of one team in 32.

    People that complain about guys losing the Super Bowl generally haven’t though it through.

  35. eaglesnoles05 says: May 6, 2014 5:09 PM

    1) First and foremenost, Pmann is a funny guy sometimes, and he was making a joke, AND seattle beat the crap out of Denver in the superbowl. These things are all true.

    2) There can’t be any seriously considered expectation of privacy for the things you are yelling on national TV at the line of scrimmage. They do allow huddles and timeouts to be private.
    If it weren’t player mic’s bringing us the sounds, the network would just have one of those sound-dishes to broadcast it anyway. It’s 2014 now.

    3) OMG PLEASE say the Goodell thing in a game PLEASE!

  36. broncosaddict says: May 6, 2014 6:47 PM

    vikesr4reel says:
    May 6, 2014 2:54 PM
    Zero Super Bowl since Spi Gait!!

    Vikings…Zero Super Bowls since 1976…and are still looking for first win…Lol

  37. endzonekid says: May 7, 2014 11:11 AM


  38. irishgsxr says: May 8, 2014 12:28 AM

    ya, good idea Peyton.. Start talking trash on the Commissioner of the NFL on NATIONAL TV. See how far that gets you, and your team. You suck.

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