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Kubiak: Peyton looks “as good as he’s looked all year long”

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The Broncos had every member of the 53-man roster practicing fully on Thursday, which means it is unlikely that any of those players will miss Super Bowl 50 because of an injury.

Safeties T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart and guard Louis Vasquez had been limited on Wednesday and Kubiak said the team anticipated the same level of participation Thursday, but all three players reported they were feeling fine so the team changed course. Quarterback Peyton Manning has been a full participant both days and Kubiak said after practice that Manning looked fresh and strong at practice.

“This is as good as he’s looked all year long,” Kubiak said, via the pool report submitted by Peter King of TheMMQB.com. “You saw some big downfield throws today. This is what Peyton looked like back at the start of the season.”

Big downfield throws haven’t been a major part of the Broncos offense since Manning returned to the lineup in the second half of their Week 17 win over the Chargers. It seems unlikely that they’d head back in that direction, but Kubiak may want the Panthers thinking about the possibility in order to open up other things come Sunday.

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27 Responses to “Kubiak: Peyton looks “as good as he’s looked all year long””
  1. gridassassin says: Feb 4, 2016 9:19 PM

    The year just started a month ago

  2. 1smoothoperator says: Feb 4, 2016 9:26 PM

    Well, of course he’s going to say that about a 39 yo 3 days before the Super Bowl. I bet if someone asked Ron Riveria he’d say something similar about Cam.

  3. broncodanny says: Feb 4, 2016 9:26 PM

    All orange,all day!

  4. dejadoh says: Feb 4, 2016 9:36 PM

    Peyton looked like crap all year: 9 TDs and 17 INTs.
    Come on Gary, cheer up, you old bugger.

  5. leftypointspread says: Feb 4, 2016 9:44 PM

    This is the time of year you want players to be doing good

  6. JaminJake says: Feb 4, 2016 10:03 PM

    Hope I don’t throw a pick-six (Nationwide cadence)

  7. kelsey59 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:42 AM

    I hope he has looked better. Noodle arm just isn’t cutting it. I really hope the defense can pull it out.

  8. bjwbrown2011 says: Feb 5, 2016 1:21 AM

    Translation: Crap, we’re boned.

  9. captainwhodat says: Feb 5, 2016 1:21 AM

    Kubiak: Peyton looks “as good as he’s looked all year long””…have no idea of what that is supposed to mean…

  10. daviddmsvcp says: Feb 5, 2016 4:55 AM

    Peyton, This will be my first and last word on this subject. I wish you good luck in SB L. Score about 24 points and hope that your defense holds the Panthers to about 20 points. That’s your likely path to victory.
    You got some rest this season, because of your injuries, so you should be ready to go, ready to give your best on Sunday.
    If your defense can keep you in the game, it should be exciting to watch.

  11. Rolo Tomassi says: Feb 5, 2016 6:42 AM

    HGH you work so good

  12. mtmiceli says: Feb 5, 2016 6:58 AM

    HGH does its job. Can’t believe the league is letting him get away with this one.

  13. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 5, 2016 7:37 AM

    Considering how bad he was the first two months, this isn’t hard to believe.

  14. billytodd2013blbaad says: Feb 5, 2016 7:40 AM

    well since he’s pretty much looked like garbage all season this really isn’t saying much.

  15. nepatriot1 says: Feb 5, 2016 7:49 AM

    leftypointspread says:
    Feb 4, 2016 9:44 PM
    This is the time of year you want players to be doing good
    ——————-
    Wow, great insight…………derrrrr
    Juiced up Broncos are going to get pummeled………again.

  16. dmretrogames says: Feb 5, 2016 7:49 AM

    That’s not saying much.

  17. dmretrogames says: Feb 5, 2016 7:49 AM

    Johnny Manziel is as sober as he’s been all year.

  18. stoopidfool says: Feb 5, 2016 8:29 AM

    HGH finally kicking in

  19. streetyson says: Feb 5, 2016 8:30 AM

    Did Kubiak say that before or after a visit from those Peyton-hired heavies who threatened Sly’s parents?

  20. greygooseandsprite says: Feb 5, 2016 8:33 AM

    “This is what peyton looked like back at the start of the season”.

    Guess Carolinas gonna enjoy some INT’s then cause that’s what peyton was throwing to start the season. Certainly wasn’t TD’s.

  21. belichickscutoffsleevesaremytapestries says: Feb 5, 2016 9:22 AM

    HGH is a helluva drug

  22. jjackwagon says: Feb 5, 2016 9:26 AM

    So you are saying he is going to throw 4 picks in the 1st half before he gets pulled for Osweiler?

  23. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:48 AM

    Didn’t he say this mid season? I remember the game after he said this was one of Payton’s worst.

  24. nodindenver says: Feb 5, 2016 11:08 AM

    Patriot’s fans in full bloom (HGH) as they have nothing better to do without any dog in the fight and TB observing out-of-uniform/in recovery mode after 20+ hits. Nationwide Jingle: Stomping Patriots felt so good!

  25. linemanguy74 says: Feb 5, 2016 1:32 PM

    Thats not saying much !

  26. jcashman23 says: Feb 5, 2016 3:28 PM

    For a QB that has always been regarded as one of, if not the best regular season QBs ever, but hasn’t had that type of success in the post season, how crazy would it be that after his worst season ever he throws for 300+ and 2-3 TDs to win the game?! Stranger things have happened…….

  27. nepatriot1 says: Feb 6, 2016 9:10 AM

    nodindenver says:
    Feb 5, 2016 11:08 AM
    Patriot’s fans in full bloom (HGH) as they have nothing better to do without any dog in the fight and TB observing out-of-uniform/in recovery mode after 20+ hits. Nationwide Jingle: Stomping Patriots felt so good!
    ————-
    Haha! No dog in the fight? Every Patriots fan is pulling hard to see the juiced up Broncos get crushed.

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