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Peyton Manning thought the Broncos “stunk” against Texans


Listening to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yesterday, you’d think his teammates tried to buy Gatorade without breaking a sweat.

Manning was not pleased with the way his team worked during their joint practice with the Texans, and made that clear afterward.

I thought our offense stunk today. I thought their defense kicked our butt,” Manning said, via Troy Renck of the Denver Post. “We will learn from the film, and hopefully we come out tomorrow and do a better job from a players standpoint and execute.”

(You can hear Broncos coach John Fox’s opinion by tuning into to the Dan Patrick Show at 9:30 a.m. ET, since our own Mike Florio’s hosting this week. Steal us something good, Mike.)

Manning said the Texans defense “kicked our butt,” in the shorts-and-shells practice.

Asked what upset him, Manning replied: “”Were you watching? Bad.”

“I kind of call it like I see it,” he said. “When you have a pretty below-average practice, you have to call it a below-average practice. I think this team does a good job of being even-keeled. I don’t think we are overexcited about beating a San Francisco team that didn’t blitz us one time and played a vanilla scheme. I think we have a humble attitude about what we have done so far.”

Maintaining that kind of edge, and keeping that kind of perfection in front of him is what drives Manning. And he’s not going to hold his teammates to a different standard.

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12 Responses to “Peyton Manning thought the Broncos “stunk” against Texans”
  1. 6ball says: Aug 20, 2014 7:39 AM


    Translation : we need flags thrown on every down.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 20, 2014 7:41 AM

    An eager and sharp mind can make a player powerful. But if a whole team…victory.

  3. joetoronto says: Aug 20, 2014 7:42 AM

    Throw your O-line under the bus again, Peyton.

  4. bullcharger says: Aug 20, 2014 7:44 AM

    The Manning mystique has you guys hypnotized. He just said one sentence. It wasn’t a revelation of leadership and I am sure it was obvious to any player on the field at the time. They are all pros.

  5. qdog112 says: Aug 20, 2014 7:52 AM

    New Rule coming?

  6. denverdude7 says: Aug 20, 2014 8:17 AM

    Time to step it up Broncos.

    GET THE MAN THE RING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    …and I’m not talking about Manning. I’m talking about Patrick Bowlen. Every member of this team owes this man big time. So get to it.

  7. texans8477 says: Aug 20, 2014 8:28 AM

    Houston media this morning basically said he’s FOS and that Denver offense had their way with just about everything.

  8. clownsfan says: Aug 20, 2014 8:41 AM

    Maybe he heard “Seahawks”?

  9. scw1993 says: Aug 20, 2014 11:05 AM

    For once, I’d like him to take the blame for something. Egocentric punk.

  10. mezanine10 says: Aug 20, 2014 11:18 AM

    If you stink against the Texans, you really do stink.

  11. superjay3282 says: Aug 20, 2014 5:31 PM


  12. chargersdiehard says: Aug 21, 2014 9:50 AM

    ^ Regualr season Qb maybe.

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