Manning hints that Montee Ball could have a big year


During his 2013 DirecTV promotional campaign, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning visited with Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and gave all fantasy owners a head’s up regarding the looming emergence of tight end Julius Thomas.

This year, with Manning specifically promoting the launch of a DirecTV fantasy football channel, Manning has another piece of advice for fantasy owners:  Montee Ball.

Manning mentioned Ball on multiple occasions during the interview, which lends credence to the idea that the the 2013 second-round pick will become a potential workhorse for the Broncos.  As soon as he recovers from a recent appendectomy.

But don’t take my word for it (as if you ever do).  Watch the video of the two-way, in which among other things it’s abundantly clear that:  (1) I am puny; and (2) Peyton is not.

19 responses to “Manning hints that Montee Ball could have a big year

  1. If Manning were on the Eagles he’d have said that Monte Ball is going to gain 2,000 yards this year.

  2. Knowshon Moreno’s ability to pick up the blitz and protect Peyton will be missed and nobody’s talking about it. Knowshon also rushed for over 1000 yards last season. He’s not a star but he’s better than most realize. Montee has bigger upside but don’t underestimate the excellent protection that Knowshon provided. He’s now helping Tannehill.

  3. Not a big fan of Monte Ball. He’s average at best. Good luck trying to run vs the Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals and Rams.

    He won’t have a big year. He will be lucky to get to 1000 yards.

  4. Glad to see megahead making some extra coin from Directv…..god knows he needs the money to feed his family and his ego. 43 -8.

  5. Not buyin’ it.

    It may sound great for Peyton to say that now, but the moment of truth comes after the ball is snapped into his hands. At that point, he’s not going to let some RB get the glory.

  6. Manning, Ball and the rest of the Denver Broncos will be having career years this season.

    That’s what happens when a team is so much better than all the rest and is heading for a championship.

    GO BRONCOS !!!!!!!
    GET THE MAN THE RING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bronco Nation

  7. Not sure that some of you actually are paying attention, but since 1997 how many seasons do you think the Broncos have had without a 1000 yard rusher! Monte Ball hasn’t been in a position to really show his stuff. Plus there are articles about worst off season moves by each team that already claim Dolphins wish they wouldn’t have signed Moreno!

  8. The Patriots will go 1-3 against NFC North with losses to Chicago, Green Bay, and Detroit. Mark my words.

  9. Not trying to troll all you Denver fans, but you really have to wonder how the Broncos will escape the four NFC West games with anything better than a 1-3 record. The NFC West plays a little thing called DEFENSE, which is a foreign concept in the AFC. The WHOLE AFC. Maybe Cincinatti has a decent defense, but nobody else punches teams in the face and disembowels them like the NFC West. Once they start getting Manning off his timing he has no options. Outside the pocket he doesn’t make plays, and those defenses make a habit of flushing QBs out of the pocket. Don’t get me wrong, I like Manning and respect his body of work, but I watch NFC West games (Grew up north of Seattle) and I watch AFC West games now (Navy brought me to San Diego) and AFC teams just can’t keep up with the speed and power of NFC teams. It’s like watching Mountain West teams trying to play the SEC…or throwing toddlers into an alligator pit.

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