The Broncos signed former Patriots cornerback Marquice Cole this week, but they say they’re not planning to pump Cole for information about the Patriots before Sunday’s game.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s description of his conversations with Cole sound like the usual mindless, boring, getting-to-know you chit-chat. It doesn’t sound like Cole actually has something to say.
“I just said, ‘How you doing, my name is Peyton, good to have you here,’ about five minutes ago. That’s the extent of it so far. No telling where it would go, but that was the starting point of it,” Manning said. “I’m pretty focused on studying the Patriots’ defensive players that are there now.”
Cole said he doesn’t think there’s anything he could tell Manning about the Patriots’ defense that Manning doesn’t already know.
“He’s one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league,” Cole said. “So there’s nothing really I can tell him that he doesn’t already know.”
Broncos coach John Fox said it simply: Cole is on the Broncos because they needed to pick up a cornerback after Chris Harris got hurt. Cole is a cornerback, not a spy brought on board to give some secret information about the enemy.