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Reggie Wayne recalls Peyton Manning going nuts with perfectionism

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Reggie Wayne spent 10 years catching passes from Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, and he says for seven of those years, there was never a mistake in a Friday practice.

The perfectionism that Manning demanded of himself and his teammates was such that as the Colts did their final practices of the week, there could be no errors. Wayne said on NFL Network that the Colts managed to go seven years without so much as a dropped ball.

“Take for example, on Fridays. It was called ‘Perfect Fridays.’ He would come out and he would kind of run the show for the beginning of Friday’s practice. . . . He had his cue cards and he went through all the plays that he wanted to run, and, I mean, it was nuts, the way he prepared that day, and it was to the fact that, we went for about seven years before anybody ever dropped a ball,” Wayne said, via the Indianapolis Star.

Seven years without a dropped pass sounds a little hard to believe, but the emphasis on perfection is easy to believe, and consistent with the fact that the Colts had the best passing offense in the NFL for most of the years that Manning and Wayne were together.

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  1. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jun 30, 2017 7:03 AM

    Yet he only won a single super bowl, the other one Denvers defense won. So much for perfection.

  2. TB12#BLITZFOR6 says: Jun 30, 2017 7:10 AM

    He had to be ..after all he was always chasing Brady and the Patriots……………

  3. troylok says: Jun 30, 2017 7:17 AM

    On the surface it sounds like Peyton would be an excellent coach but maybe he understands how he would drive his players crazy with his perfectionism. Anyone hear if Manning is broadcasting or coaching this year?

  4. beerbaron says: Jun 30, 2017 7:22 AM

    Too bad it didn’t translate to more playoff success or we might be talking about him as one of the all-time greats.

  5. kissbillsrings says: Jun 30, 2017 7:23 AM

    I think Wayne has been hanging out w/Irsay lately…..sampling his stash

  6. somethinsbruin says: Jun 30, 2017 7:24 AM

    It’s a shame they didnt have any playoff games on fridays.

  7. touchdownelvis says: Jun 30, 2017 7:27 AM

    Y’know, it’s probably not a bad thing to make the odd mistake in practice… test out the limits when it doesn’t count, dial it back when necessary, and in general learn from them.

  8. yankeemofo says: Jun 30, 2017 7:31 AM

    MVP of QBs at Friday practices

  9. jr4real says: Jun 30, 2017 7:35 AM

    Peyton had a lot of success. But I can’t help think this team was mentally tired by Sunday. A lot of teams “win” at practice.

  10. patsxsaintsfan says: Jun 30, 2017 7:38 AM

    Maybe the reason Reggie didn’t have fun in NE was because they practice like that everyday.

  11. mikeytoth says: Jun 30, 2017 7:40 AM

    If he were such a nut for perfection, he would have more than 2 titles.

  12. streetyson says: Jun 30, 2017 7:54 AM

    Reggie Wayne spent 10 years catching passes from Peyton Manning in Indianapolis…
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    But revisionist Manningistas, jealous of Brady (and ignoring Brady’s lack of targets, or good D, for half his time), now often say Peyton had no decent targets/teams for most of his career, that’s why he only got one ring in Indy! So Reggie please shut up and protect your hero. And don’t mention those super-quick edge-rushers on Indy’s D all those years either – it makes Teabag Pedton’s tally look even worse, ok?

  13. bonitalocal says: Jun 30, 2017 7:54 AM

    The Colts have provided some real classic moments for Patriot fans.

    Reggie is one of them.

    The best that the Colts could offer couldn’t even make the Pats’ team because he didn’t like all of the hard work.

    Now, stand under your participation banners and tell us about all of the hard work, and perfection that was demanded in Indy.

    My mind is now drifting to the “Funt” play, gotta go!

    Thanks for all of the laughs, Colts!

  14. afifthlombardiforthehaters says: Jun 30, 2017 7:55 AM

    No dropped passes on friday because they were waiting for sunday to drop em or just pasd them right to the other teams cornerbacks…. 🤣

  15. theharshestreality says: Jun 30, 2017 8:00 AM

    If not for the lack of a credible defense all those years, its not a stretch to imagine Manning’s Colts having won multiple SB’s and his being in the conversation for GOAT.

  16. elyasm says: Jun 30, 2017 8:08 AM

    So what happened in the playoffs, where Manning set a record with nine separate one-and-done appearances?

  17. savethebs says: Jun 30, 2017 8:09 AM

    And cue the salty Pats fans who somehow believe that Manning being an all time great somehow makes Brady less great.

  18. Footballfanz says: Jun 30, 2017 8:12 AM

    Reason why he is the absolute GOAT! He isnt a system qb, when he goes down his team sucks (they dont will 11 games still with a journeyman backup qb like the patriots). He knows more about the game than anyone and controls the game better than anyone. He doesnt live off of short screens and slants and hope for his receivers to get big YAC yards.

  19. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Jun 30, 2017 8:18 AM

    HGH

  20. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 8:22 AM

    Roids will make you look for perfection.

  21. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 30, 2017 8:24 AM

    Sounds about right. Whatever your feelings about Manning vs Brady it stands that PM wanted to be the best and did everything he could to make it so. He may not have won as many SBs as TB but this “win it all or you suck? mentality is ridiculous. Sometimes, quite recently in fact, a single play can determine who is champion. It doesn’t take away from the body of work. He was a worthy opponent, the man in the black pajamas. I already miss the “good old days” of Brady vs Manning.

  22. 400marios says: Jun 30, 2017 8:25 AM

    He and Marvin Harrison had a tough job to not murder anyone. At least Reggie was successful. Marvin had a couple slip-ups.

    Look it up before you give me a thumbs down.

  23. kissbillsrings says: Jun 30, 2017 8:25 AM

    BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:18 AM
    HGH
    ———————
    It was for his wife!!! Lol

  24. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 30, 2017 8:26 AM

    OTOH the weren’t practicing against the NE defense so, yeah, also sounds about right 😉

  25. pauldeba says: Jun 30, 2017 8:34 AM

    “He doesn’t live off of short screens and slants and hope for his receivers to get big YAC yards.”

    Maybe that’s why he didn’t win Five Super Bowls.

  26. las0023 says: Jun 30, 2017 8:35 AM

    Funny to see all the Manning haters. The guy went to 4 Super Bowls with 4 different head coaches not named Belichick, Walsh, Noll or Shula. And he won 2 of them without the tuck rule or the other team choking.

  27. blessedunliketherest says: Jun 30, 2017 8:38 AM

    Isn’t this the same guy who couldn’t even make it through a Patriots training camp without complaining about how hard it was and that is was no fun?

  28. exinsidetrader says: Jun 30, 2017 8:39 AM

    “Perfectionism”=HGH

  29. pauldeba says: Jun 30, 2017 8:49 AM

    “without the tuck rule ”

    Pumping in the crowd noise in 2006 and turning up the heat on flu-stricken Patriots’ defense

    Getting home field advantage after the 4th Quarter referee debacle 7 TIMES in denver in 2015

    I congratulate him on beating Mark Sanchez to get to the Super Bowl to throw the interception that sealed the game for the Saints.

    I guess I got nothing for the Super Bowl against the Seahawks, an absolute embarrassment for him and the team, they QUIT, they were down by 22 in the first half and they just QUIT, they didn’t care at that point, the GAVE UP.

    You know who didn’t give up when he was down by 25? One guess

  30. johnodocks says: Jun 30, 2017 8:56 AM

    No matter how good the offense you don’t win a lot of super bowls without a really good defense.

  31. mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says: Jun 30, 2017 9:03 AM

    las0023 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:35 AM
    Funny to see all the Manning haters. The guy went to 4 Super Bowls with 4 different head coaches not named Belichick, Walsh, Noll or Shula. And he won 2 of them without the tuck rule or the other team choking.
    ————

    Don’t forget Manning never played for a team that was stripped of draft picks for cheating….

    Cue up the Pats fans and their crying, their conspiracy issues, their insults, etc… No matter what you say….. WE DONT CARE!!!!
    #*****

  32. pauldeba says: Jun 30, 2017 9:09 AM

    “Don’t forget Manning never played for a team that was stripped of draft picks for cheating….”

    We won’t, except the PAtriots never cheated and that is exactly why Roger Goodell’s visit to Foxborough will make him look like an allied soldier jumping into the english channel making his way up the “Omaha” Beach cliffs

  33. cobrala2 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:18 AM

    “without the tuck rule”

    yep, sometimes the truth hurts.

    but when did a little bit of truth ever slow down a Patriots troll?

  34. Big_Mike392 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:23 AM

    Doesn’t surprise me to see a bunch of arrogant Patriots fans here. But Manning’s teams were never as complete and talented as Brady’s teams. You know that if Manning was on the Patriots with that culture and Belichick’s coaching, he would be the same as or better than Tom Brady.

  35. jmdanieli says: Jun 30, 2017 9:24 AM

    Don’t forget Manning never played for a team that was stripped of draft picks for cheating….
    ==================================
    Well ,it looks like you forgot 7 th grade science, you know ,the science that PROVES there was no tampering! By the way ,how do you explain the Colt’s balls being under regulation too??????

  36. hawaiifunfnull says: Jun 30, 2017 9:26 AM

    Hard work was never the Colts’ offense’s issue. It was working through hard hits. Belichick applied the lessons he learned in SB XXXVI against the Rams to Peyton-led teams for the succeeding decade and a half with mostly positive results. If only the same strategy had worked against that other Manning.

  37. pauldeba says: Jun 30, 2017 9:26 AM

    It is what happened after that separates the Man from the Boy, or the Goat from the Also-Ran:

    2 3:36 3 13 SEA 35 Peyton Manning pass incomplete short right intended for Knowshon Moreno is intercepted by Malcolm Smith at SEA-31 and returned for 69 yards, touchdown

    Seattle 22 Denver 0

    2 2:36 3 6 ATL 23 Tom Brady pass incomplete short left intended for Danny Amendola is intercepted by Robert Alford at ATL-18 and returned for 82 yards, touchdown Atlanta 21 Patriots 0

  38. aquineas1 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:28 AM

    Why is it that generally speaking, if someone hates Peyton Manning or is overly critical of him, they’re almost always a Patriots fan? I mean I get the rivalry and all that, but sometimes it does seem a bit excessive (note I’m a Bears fan, so I don’t have a horse in the race).

  39. blessedunliketherest says: Jun 30, 2017 9:31 AM

    Reason why he is the absolute GOAT! He isnt a system qb, when he goes down his team sucks (they dont will 11 games still with a journeyman backup qb like the patriots)
    _________________________________________

    Didn’t he miss something like 8 games in Denver and Osweiler came in and won 7 of them? What do you call that?

    Cassel took an undefeated team the previous year and lost 5 more games the season he stepped in, including missing the playoffs. The only time in the BB/TB era that has happened. Time for some new material.

  40. nhpats says: Jun 30, 2017 9:33 AM

    johnodocks says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:56 AM
    No matter how good the offense you don’t win a lot of super bowls without a really good defense.

    ————–

    The Colts could not afford a good defense because they spent most of their money on Peyton and the offense. And even then it took Peyton and Polian to change the rules regarding how DBs can cover a receiver for the Colts to finally beat the Patriots. Softest team in the league then and now

  41. blessedunliketherest says: Jun 30, 2017 9:37 AM

    Funny to see all the Manning haters. The guy went to 4 Super Bowls with 4 different head coaches not named Belichick, Walsh, Noll or Shula. And he won 2 of them without the tuck rule or the other team choking
    _________________________________________

    Is Tony Dungy not in the HoF?

    Manning’s stats in SBs:

    103-155; 1,001 yards; 3TD 5INT; 77.4 QB rating

    Manning was an awesome regular season QB. Manning was an average-at-best- playoff QB. In SBs, he was less than pedestrian. That is the knock on Manning and always has been. Its embarrassing for some to include him in the GOAT conversation. He is not in that conversation.

  42. factschecker says: Jun 30, 2017 9:43 AM

    Peyton Manning post season legacy.

    Record 14-13 (27 games)
    40TD’s 25INT’s
    Includes 9 first round loses. In those 9 playoff first round losses Manning offenses averaged only 17.3 points per game, yet his defenses took all the blame.

  43. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:44 AM

    las0023 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:35 AM
    Funny to see all the Manning haters. The guy went to 4 Super Bowls with 4 different head coaches not named Belichick, Walsh, Noll or Shula. And he won 2 of them without the tuck rule or the other team choking.

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    Except he sucked in both SBs he played in, or did absolutely nothing.

    Regular season stat padder in domes = Gomer Manning

    The question is, how long was he on PEDs?

  44. sbchampsagain says: Jun 30, 2017 9:45 AM

    Why so many Patriots fans blathering on a Peyton story?

    Oh riiight.

    Insecure Patriot fans waiting for another cheating shoe to drop.

    Tom and Bill have a legacy alright. And NE fans are in denial.

  45. dcpatfan says: Jun 30, 2017 10:01 AM

    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    Jun 30, 2017 7:03 AM
    Yet he only won a single super bowl, the other one Denvers defense won. So much for perfection.
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    and quiet as it’s kept, the 06 Super bowl MVP should’ve been Dominic Rhodes….but the heartland was not having any of that.

  46. blessedunliketherest says: Jun 30, 2017 10:02 AM

    Doesn’t surprise me to see a bunch of arrogant Patriots fans here. But Manning’s teams were never as complete and talented as Brady’s teams. You know that if Manning was on the Patriots with that culture and Belichick’s coaching, he would be the same as or better than Tom Brady
    ________________________________________

    Manning consistently had more talented offenses then Brady. That is undeniable. What’s funny is all Pats haters have is “ifs” and “buts”. No, there is no guarantee that Manning would be as successful as Brady if he was on the Patriots. Manning played very poorly in the post season. No amount of coaching can change that. Brady, on the other hand, thrives in those situations. Manning had plenty of talented teams. He just came up short more often then not. That’s the reality.

  47. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:04 AM

    sbchampsagain says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:45 AM
    Why so many Patriots fans blathering on a Peyton story?

    Oh riiight.

    Insecure Patriot fans waiting for another cheating shoe to drop.

    Tom and Bill have a legacy alright. And NE fans are in denial.

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    Fact 1: Pats have never cheated. Been proven time and again, one time in a federal court.

    Fact 2: The Colts pumped in crowd noise and cheated for years at the RCA Dome.

    Fact 3: Gomer Manning sourced PEDs from a drug “institute” in Indianapolis, before leaving to play for the Broncos and then LIED about who was using said PEDs.

    Enjoy your pathetic and piddly little Mickey Mouse franchise and hang another “participant” banner, you insufferable hayseed.

  48. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:05 AM

    factschecker says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:43 AM
    Peyton Manning post season legacy.

    Record 14-13 (27 games)
    40TD’s 25INT’s
    Includes 9 first round loses. In those 9 playoff first round losses Manning offenses averaged only 17.3 points per game, yet his defenses took all the blame.

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    Devastating facts for the Gomer Lovers in denial of his rampant PED use as well.

  49. blessedunliketherest says: Jun 30, 2017 10:06 AM

    Why so many Patriots fans blathering on a Peyton story?

    Oh riiight.

    Insecure Patriot fans waiting for another cheating shoe to drop.

    Tom and Bill have a legacy alright. And NE fans are in denial.
    _________________________________________

    Because we hate the Colts. Honestly, most Patriots fans have nothing but admiration for Manning. We enjoyed the rivalry just as others have. We also love the fact that not only did we win most of the battles, we also won the war. We’ve known all along Brady was the GOAT, but enjoyed the banter with the delusional fans that still think Manning is in the conversation.

    Tom and Bill do have the same legacy. They are both universally regarded as the greatest at the their respective roles. To deny that would be delusional. At 40 years old, TB was just voted the best player in the league. The GOAT conversation has been over for years. If you think its still open, you are the one in denial.

  50. Flash1287 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:08 AM

    Footballfanz says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:12 AM
    Reason why he is the absolute GOAT! He isnt a system qb, when he goes down his team sucks (they dont will 11 games still with a journeyman backup qb like the patriots). He knows more about the game than anyone and controls the game better than anyone. He doesnt live off of short screens and slants and hope for his receivers to get big YAC yards.

    Please!!!

    When manning went down in Indianapolis there FIRST choice to replace him was a RETIRED QB (Kerry Collins) then after that every one knows they “sucked for Luck”

    That’s why they only won 3 game

    If Manning is so great why did he have a top 10 D 5 times going into the playoffs with a top 5 Offense and go 1 and done every time?

    Manning = best REGULAR SEASON QB of all time

  51. sceaglesfan says: Jun 30, 2017 10:08 AM

    He got the most from his talent. Love of the game and desire to be great are the hardest things to judge in the draft process. Thats why so many high picks fail in my opinion.

  52. Flash1287 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:13 AM

    It’s funny how every patriots article gets trolled by the crybabies dishing it out but when Patriot fans give it back then they are “arrogant” or “insecure”

    Hypocrisy at its finest

  53. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:18 AM

    aquineas1 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:28 AM
    Why is it that generally speaking, if someone hates Peyton Manning or is overly critical of him, they’re almost always a Patriots fan? I mean I get the rivalry and all that, but sometimes it does seem a bit excessive (note I’m a Bears fan, so I don’t have a horse in the race).

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    Because by the end of the 2003 season, they annointed themselves as the superior team just because of stats in a dome.

    It’s complete and utter arrogance and entitlement because their goofy QB was the “chosen one”, when in reality, Brady was the better player.

    Go look at Gomer’s first 5 seasons and the amount of INTs he threw with his TD/INT ratio. Brady was SUPERIOR both with that stat and in postseason play.

    The Jets shutout Gomer in 2002 , 41-0, for example.

    The Jets.

    It got real tiring beating the Colts constantly and hearing the media and fans still drool over Manning, while ignoring Brady.

    Get it?

  54. remembertheagenda says: Jun 30, 2017 10:32 AM

    Peyton Manning is the single most overrated player I’ve ever seen in my life.

    -Colts fan

  55. pauldeba says: Jun 30, 2017 10:36 AM

    Colts went 11-5 when manning left for Denver and Andrew luck has been looking like Matt cassell since

  56. bullcharger says: Jun 30, 2017 10:44 AM

    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    Jun 30, 2017 7:03 AM
    Yet he only won a single super bowl, the other one Denvers defense won. So much for perfection.

    —————–

    It has been fun to debate the Brady – Manning thing over the years, but I think we should all not lose sight of how great Manning was.

    He dominated the AFC South for years and yes he had some great players around him, but their defense was often not elite. Look at how great he was in Denver in 2012. He took a team that got killed by the Patriots with Tim Tebow at QB and won the division every year, made it to two Super Bowls and beat the Patriots in the AFCCG twice. Now he’s gone they missed the playoffs. Don’t forget in 2015 in the SD game, Brock was about to orchestrate Denver completely missing the playoffs and when Peyton took over again they won the Super Bowl. He might not have had the arm strength, but he ran the team.

    You could easily argue that taking Luck was a terrible strategy for Indy. Manning had a ton left in the tank. They could have traded that first pick down in the first round of a week draft and got 2 or 3 players that would have put Indy in the Super Bowl again.

    Brady is #1 but respect to Manning.

  57. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:49 AM

    Flash1287 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:13 AM
    It’s funny how every patriots article gets trolled by the crybabies dishing it out but when Patriot fans give it back then they are “arrogant” or “insecure”

    Hypocrisy at its finest

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    It’s because they’re so arrogant to begin with, they don’t get that point.

    They don’t get that THEY started this with their entitled attitudes and jealousy, that if we return fire, somehow only we are the bad ones.

    I mean, it’s comical.

    Their own owners hired Goodell and instructed him to cheat our team whenever a possible sell-job could be worked through ESPN to do so.

    If this happened to their team, they would be outraged as NFL paying customer, too.

    They don’t get this.

  58. bullcharger says: Jun 30, 2017 10:54 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:18 AM
    aquineas1 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:28 AM
    Why is it that generally speaking, if someone hates Peyton Manning or is overly critical of him, they’re almost always a Patriots fan? I mean I get the rivalry and all that, but sometimes it does seem a bit excessive (note I’m a Bears fan, so I don’t have a horse in the race).
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    Because by the end of the 2003 season, they annointed themselves as the superior team just because of stats in a dome.
    It’s complete and utter arrogance and entitlement because their goofy QB was the “chosen one”, when in reality, Brady was the better player.
    Go look at Gomer’s first 5 seasons and the amount of INTs he threw with his TD/INT ratio. Brady was SUPERIOR both with that stat and in postseason play.
    The Jets shutout Gomer in 2002 , 41-0, for example.
    The Jets.
    It got real tiring beating the Colts constantly and hearing the media and fans still drool over Manning, while ignoring Brady.
    Get it?

    —————–

    I used to feel that way… Now I kind of feel nostalgic for the Brady – Manning era. I don’t see anything coming that is close at the moment.

    Rodgers is great, but he also is 12 years into his career. Ben is retiring soon. Luck hasn’t done much in 5 years. Wilson has been a special player. Not sure he can get better the way Brady and Manning did though.

    We might not see the likes of the Brady and Manning in our lifetimes.

  59. xenova1 says: Jun 30, 2017 10:55 AM

    Let me guess…The plays on his cue card were all passing plays. It’s not good to drive fear into your teammates.

  60. nhpats says: Jun 30, 2017 11:02 AM

    Remember when Manning completed more passes to Ty Law (3) than to Marvin Harrison in a playoff game?

  61. bullcharger says: Jun 30, 2017 11:05 AM

    factschecker says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:43 AM
    Peyton Manning post season legacy.
    Record 14-13 (27 games)
    40TD’s 25INT’s
    Includes 9 first round loses. In those 9 playoff first round losses Manning offenses averaged only 17.3 points per game, yet his defenses took all the blame.

    —————–

    I totally agree that he was bad in the playoffs much of the time, but 2 Super Bowl wins in 4 attempts put’s Peyton in a tie with Staubach for 6th place in winningest Super Bowl QBs of all time. There are only 4 guys in the Super Bowl era with 3 wins or more and he didn’t crack that list, but he’s up there.

    So Peyton lost a bunch in the first round and he is far from Brady from a playoff performance perspective, but he’s had a top 6 career in wins anyway and his stats put him right at the top too. You could make an argument he’s the third best Super Bowl Era QB after Brady and Montana.

  62. bullcharger says: Jun 30, 2017 11:13 AM

    johnodocks says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:56 AM
    No matter how good the offense you don’t win a lot of super bowls without a really good defense.

    —————

    While that is true, the complementary game is really what creates winning. Early in his career Peyton struggled with that Balance. He wouldn’t run the ball. It was always on him. Quick scores that left his defense tired and on the field much of the game. Teams like the Patriots took advantage of that. Bend but don’t break defense baiting Peyton into bad interceptions. Slow methodical clock controlling drives with short passing or running with the likes of Corey Dillon. Their defense had no chance. Peyton figured out he couldn’t do it on his own by 2006. He got a Super Bowl to show for it.

  63. tonyzendejas says: Jun 30, 2017 11:16 AM

    It took:

    A) fake crowd noise
    B) turning up the heat in the stadium and
    C) calling a penalty that didn’t exist (“face guarding”)

    …for the Colts to beat the Patriots in the 2006 AFCCG.

  64. hamlet423 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:22 AM

    No question Peyton Manning was hyper-prepared and a perfectionist.

    But…at the end of the day, Just One SB with the Colts.

    Did he really sit down at all the playoff losses and look at what was going on? Maybe that degree of perfection just burned him and his teammates out so by Sunday they made mistakes.

    I’d rather have a sloppy practice so you get motivated to do better in the actual games.

    I guess Peyton will always be the Superbowl champion of practice.

  65. tylawspick6 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:28 AM

    tonyzendejas says:
    Jun 30, 2017 11:16 AM
    It took:

    A) fake crowd noise
    B) turning up the heat in the stadium and
    C) calling a penalty that didn’t exist (“face guarding”)

    …for the Colts to beat the Patriots in the 2006 AFCCG.

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    And, those are all facts, too. Goodell did nothing, except send some half baked letter of apology to Ellis Hobbs after the game.

    lol

    How about the phantom off PI call on Troy Brown before halftime that CBS refused to show to the audience on the replay?

    Pats were steamrolling down the field for at least 3 more points before half.

    Troy Brown was seen smiling heading back to the huddle thinking “here comes the attempted ref bagjob on orders by Goodell”…

    Little did we know, it was just the beginning.

  66. mmack66 says: Jun 30, 2017 11:42 AM

    Footballfanz says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:12 AM

    Reason why he is the absolute GOAT! He isnt a system qb, when he goes down his team sucks (they dont will 11 games still with a journeyman backup qb like the patriots). He knows more about the game than anyone and controls the game better than anyone. He doesnt live off of short screens and slants and hope for his receivers to get big YAC yards.
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    None of that makes any sense. What team wants a megalomaniac at quarterback?

    The bottom line is that Manning was a great regular season quarterback that choked when it mattered. There’s no more glaring example of this than Super Bowl XLVIII, when the most prolific offense ever nearly got shut out.

  67. weepingjebus says: Jun 30, 2017 12:35 PM

    Pats fans laugh about Peyton because he was endlessly hyped before entering the league, endlessly hyped during his career, and endlessly hyped afterwards. Yet all those experts had to sit there and watch Brady eat his lunch over and over and acted like it didn’t matter. The ultimate fake news.

  68. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 30, 2017 12:48 PM

    He was a great team player and an even greater humanitarian. If I’m not mistaken, I believe he has even pledged to donate his forehead to science, in yet another display of selflessness.

  69. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 30, 2017 12:50 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 11:42 AM

    Footballfanz says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:12 AM

    Reason why he is the absolute GOAT! He isnt a system qb, when he goes down his team sucks (they dont will 11 games still with a journeyman backup qb like the patriots). He knows more about the game than anyone and controls the game better than anyone. He doesnt live off of short screens and slants and hope for his receivers to get big YAC yards.
    ————————

    None of that makes any sense. What team wants a megalomaniac at quarterback?

    The bottom line is that Manning was a great regular season quarterback that choked when it mattered. There’s no more glaring example of this than Super Bowl XLVIII, when the most prolific offense ever nearly got shut out.

    ————

    No different than the most prolific offense at the time managed only 14 points against the Giants in the SB. 18-1 season still hurts me to this day. Also not sure why my fellow Patriots fans get all worked up when someone brings up that Brady is a system QB. Even Brady himself has more so admitted it. Perhaps one day if he gets a chance to play for another team and have success like Montana or Manning then he will prove that he is more than a product of the Patriots system.

  70. mmack66 says: Jun 30, 2017 12:52 PM

    mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says:
    Jun 30, 2017 9:03 AM

    Don’t forget Manning never played for a team that was stripped of draft picks for cheating….
    —————————-

    Didn’t he play for the Broncos, because they certainly got stripped of draft picks for cheating.

  71. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 30, 2017 1:00 PM

    Stretching the truth juuust a bit Reggie…

  72. Flash1287 says: Jun 30, 2017 1:06 PM

    No different than the most prolific offense at the time managed only 14 points against the Giants in the SB. 18-1 season still hurts me to this day. Also not sure why my fellow Patriots fans get all worked up when someone brings up that Brady is a system QB. Even Brady himself has more so admitted it. Perhaps one day if he gets a chance to play for another team and have success like Montana or Manning then he will prove that he is more than a product of the Patriots system.

    Oops

    Here’s the problem with that argument FAKE Patriot fan

    When Montana went to Kansas City the offensive coordinator was a coach that came with him from SF with him, Gunther Cunningham I believe
    They ran the exact same Offense the west coast “system”

    And when Manning went to the Broncos the it looked like Colts Offense
    Which is why Gary Kubiac didn’t want Manning, he couldn’t run his “system”

    Try again….

  73. bigbadbills says: Jun 30, 2017 1:12 PM

    Greatest QB of this generation and its not even close.

  74. mmack66 says: Jun 30, 2017 1:26 PM

    bigbadbills says:
    Jun 30, 2017 1:12 PM

    Greatest QB of this generation and its not even close.
    ————————-

    This article is about Manning, not Brady.

  75. fritz96 says: Jun 30, 2017 1:42 PM

    Also funny how many people give QBs all the credit for wins and all the credit for losses. Manning and Brady have the same postseason QB rating. Difference is the coaching. If Manning spent 16 years on the Belichick/Kraft Patriots, while Brady spent most of his career playing for Jim Irsay and Jim Caldwell/Gary Kubiak/John Fox both of their results would be quite different.

  76. electricboogalo says: Jun 30, 2017 2:23 PM

    It must be hell working for him making pizza.

  77. srvmustang says: Jun 30, 2017 2:27 PM

    theharshestreality says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:00 AM
    If not for the lack of a credible defense all those years, its not a stretch to imagine Manning’s Colts having won multiple SB’s and his being in the conversation for GOAT.
    ///////
    He might have had a more “credible defense” if he had been willing to play for a little less money to free up cap space for some elite defenders. But Peyton has always loved the green stuff and continues to promote anything for a paycheck.

  78. srvmustang says: Jun 30, 2017 2:30 PM

    fritz96 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 1:42 PM
    Also funny how many people give QBs all the credit for wins and all the credit for losses. Manning and Brady have the same postseason QB rating. Difference is the coaching. If Manning spent 16 years on the Belichick/Kraft Patriots, while Brady spent most of his career playing for Jim Irsay and Jim Caldwell/Gary Kubiak/John Fox both of their results would be quite different.
    /////
    Are you seriously implying that a QB of Manning’s stature had no input in game planning? And what about Manning’s pics in clutch moments?

  79. fritz96 says: Jun 30, 2017 2:43 PM

    Of course not, read the post again. Point is, football is the ultimate team sport, and the QB alone deserves far less than even 50% of the credit or blame.

    /////
    Are you seriously implying that a QB of Manning’s stature had no input in game planning? And what about Manning’s pics in clutch moments?

  80. srvmustang says: Jun 30, 2017 2:51 PM

    Flash1287 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 1:06 PM
    No different than the most prolific offense at the time managed only 14 points against the Giants in the SB. 18-1 season still hurts me to this day. Also not sure why my fellow Patriots fans get all worked up when someone brings up that Brady is a system QB. Even Brady himself has more so admitted it. Perhaps one day if he gets a chance to play for another team and have success like Montana or Manning then he will prove that he is more than a product of the Patriots system.
    ///////

    Brady IS the system for the Pats. He has never “admitted” being a “system QB.” As much as you would like to portray the GOAT as a puppet in a cookie-cutter system, it just won’t pass the smell test.

  81. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 30, 2017 2:51 PM

    “And when Manning went to the Broncos the it looked like Colts Offense
    Which is why Gary Kubiac didn’t want Manning, he couldn’t run his “system”

    Try again….”

    So you are basically saying Manning was the system? LOL. I guess that explains why he went to 4 SBs with 4 different head coaches. Let’s wait and see what Brady does without Belichick and/or Mr. Kraft before we try to compare him to Manning. I say that as a Patriots fan.

  82. Flash1287 says: Jun 30, 2017 3:09 PM

    So you are basically saying Manning was the system? LOL. I guess that explains why he went to 4 SBs with 4 different head coaches. Let’s wait and see what Brady does without Belichick and/or Mr. Kraft before we try to compare him to Manning. I say that as a Patriots fan.

    Yes he did but the offense was always the same
    That’s why you ignored the Montana part of the comment

    So like I said
    Try again fake patriot fan

  83. ibillwt says: Jun 30, 2017 5:32 PM

    Yet he only won a single super bowl, the other one Denvers defense won. So much for perfection.
    —————————————
    You’re generous. He was no Tom Brady against Rex Grossman’s Bears either. The guy was just a gagger.

  84. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 30, 2017 7:00 PM

    “Yes he did but the offense was always the same
    That’s why you ignored the Montana part of the comment”

    The Patriots system is more than just the offense. The first 3 SBs we won with defense and special teams. It is the reason why the Patriots beat a playoff team last year with a rookie at QB, Brisette. Manning did have his own offense, Brady doesn’t have his own offense. But Brady plays in a system so great, a high school QB can start and win games. Brady admitted this already, it’s not a debate anymore.

  85. obfuscatedthinking says: Jun 30, 2017 7:21 PM

    Flash1287 says:
    Jun 30, 2017 10:08 AM

    Footballfanz says:
    Jun 30, 2017 8:12 AM
    Reason why he is the absolute GOAT! He isnt a system qb, when he goes down his team sucks (they dont will 11 games still with a journeyman backup qb like the patriots). He knows more about the game than anyone and controls the game better than anyone. He doesnt live off of short screens and slants and hope for his receivers to get big YAC yards.

    Please!!!

    Manning = best REGULAR SEASON QB of all time

    Someone else had that nickname, too: “Mr. October”

  86. patsrule59 says: Jul 1, 2017 3:30 PM

    “Because by the end of the 2003 season, they annointed themselves as the superior team just because of stats in a dome”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    More significantly, to me anyway, is that after that 2003 season, after the Patriots’ defense dominated Manning in the AFCC game, the Colts’ Bill Polian and Tony Dungy used their influence as members of the league’s Competition Committee to get the league to change the way refs called defensive holding and illegal contact.

    The league, in their desperation to get Manning, the so-called “Face of the NFL”, a ring, naturally complied with the Colts’ demands.

    So, if like me, you miss old fashioned, hard nosed defense, can’t stand the current brand of arena football-like play in the NFL, where defenses are practically helpless and teams march up and down the field at will, then you know who to blame.

  87. rgorr44 says: Jul 2, 2017 8:44 AM

    Bottom line is, as great as Manning was, he more often than not choked in the playoffs. Just watch his rhythm change, pace, happy feet at the biggest moments. That’s the difference between Manning and Brady. There was no better passer than Manning but Brady/Montana thrived under pressure.

  88. ibillwt says: Jul 2, 2017 11:15 AM

    That’s the difference between Manning and Brady. There was no better passer than Manning but Brady/Montana thrived under pressure.
    ————————————
    Yep. Some choke and some thrive under pressure. Manning goes down in history as the biggest gagger and Brady surpasses Montana & Bradshaw as the most clutch.

  89. mikespillane337 says: Jul 5, 2017 12:48 PM

    Pouting perfected by peyton on sale now.You can get it free if you can name at least 2 one and done playoff wonders.If you can sing his jingle 50% off.Pouting perfected by peyton will make you feel exactly like a colt…side affects are whining,slumped shoulders,drug induced ownership and saying I had a 1st round grade on Tom Brady.If you are a GM you will get fired.Call 1-800 suc-4luc to place your order.If you do not receive your order do not panic.Just wait till next year…the favorite saying of colts fans worldwide.

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