Kubiak downplays Peyton’s “big workout”

AP

On Thursday, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said that quarterback Peyton Manning would have a “big workout” on Saturday. After Saturday’s “big workout,” Kubiak didn’t have much to say.

“I need to shut up,” Kubiak told reporters regarding the reaction to his description of the session as “big.”

“It was a workout,” Kubiak said, also confirming that he personally attended the session. “It was good. They were all good workouts this week. He probably worked harder today than he did the other two days, in all honesty, but it was a real good workout.”

Asked whether Saturday’s not-so-big “big workout” would determine Manning’s ability to practice in the week after the game, Kubiak said, “No. We had a good week. Let’s go from there, okay?”

Asked whether the goal is to keep open the possibility that Peyton could play again, Kubiak said, “There is nothing — it’s just, ‘Let’s go. Let’s have a good week. Let’s work.’ That’s what he did. I won’t go beyond that.”

It seems obvious that the Broncos are trying to keep the door open on Peyton returning at some point this season. With only one regular-season game remaining after Monday night’s contest against the Broncos, it could be that Peyton will play, if at all, during the postseason.

First, the Broncos have to get there. And they could end up with anything from a postseason bye to a home game in the wild-card round to a road game in the wild-card round to no playoffs at all, based on what happens the new two weeks, with or without Peyton on the field.

29 responses to “Kubiak downplays Peyton’s “big workout”

  1. “With only one regular-season game remaining after Monday night’s contest against the Broncos, it could be that Peyton will play, if at all, during the postseason.”

    Or it could be that Manning gets the start against San Diego that could put him in sole possession of the record for most wins by QB, leaving him possibly more inclined to ‘go quietly’ when the time comes.

  2. “With only one regular-season game remaining after Monday night’s contest against the Broncos, it could be that Peyton will play, if at all, during the postseason.”

    OR , He could be the first person EVER to play against his own team , ‘ hence you said ” the prior above.

  3. I have to agree, the Broncos are playing against themselves. However It’s not just the upcoming Monday night game, It’s been most of the November and all of the December games as well.

  4. “OR , He could be the first person EVER to play against his own team , ‘ hence you said ” the prior above.”

    Having seen some of the Dolphins QBs since Marino, I have to disagree with this statement.

  5. It’s all about records now, that Tom will break ..maybe not Passing Yds or TDs but with his rings and almost every other record I don’t think he”lol Give a digested chicken parm…

  6. I’m game. Let’s put Peyton back in. I mean he was playing lights out before his injury. What was he, top 5 in every passing category?

    And we’re heading into winter and the playoffs and we all know how clutch he is when it’s cold outside and in the playoffs. What’s the worst that could happen? And then we can run him and Kubiak out of town.

  7. Come on everybody…give Mike and Mike a break. They work hard to bring this stuff to us as quickly as possible and, in doing so, typos are going to happen.

    I do have one suggestion (although I doubt anybody at PFT will actually read this): when you post your weekly football picks, can you at least use a bold-type font for the team names above each pick? It would make it SO much easier to scroll down and look for the games you want to read about.

    Thanks for another great year of PFT…wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  8. This mess is what happens when you try too hard to manipulate a career, records, and a legacy.

    I give Peyton credit for being the good guy but it doesn’t matter, youth is all that matters, and the youth want Cam.

  9. From an outsider’s perspective, this is fascinating. Denver has a very good overall football team. You could conceivably get to the Super Bowl with a game manager at QB. You’ve got a HOF QB who can manage a game as well as anyone in the history of the league. But is he even capable of making the throws he should easily make — forget about the ones that are a bit challenging.

    Meanwhile, one of the best 53-man rosters in the league this year waits to see who will lead them into January.

  10. “Or it could be that Manning gets the start against San Diego that could put him in sole possession of the record for most wins by QB”

    Whether Manning grabs that record or not, it will never lasts as long as Tom Brady draws breath. TB12 will surpass it for sure,

  11. Serious questions to the moderators: why do you delete legitimate comentary on the thread and let the crap like the posts above claiming Manning is “doping” stand?

  12. nhpats says:
    Dec 26, 2015 10:50 PM

    Serious questions to the moderators: why do you delete legitimate comentary on the thread and let the crap like the posts above claiming Manning is “doping” stand?
    ________________________________

    Because it’s not crap when it’s fact. Maybe you need to get out a little more and not depend on PFT for all your news.

  13. contender21open says:
    Dec 26, 2015 10:59 PM
    nhpats says:
    Dec 26, 2015 10:50 PM

    Serious questions to the moderators: why do you delete legitimate comentary on the thread and let the crap like the posts above claiming Manning is “doping” stand?
    ________________________________

    Because it’s not crap when it’s fact. Maybe you need to get out a little more and not depend on PFT for all your news.
    —————-
    So someone “alleges” Manning uses HGH and it’s a “fact”? You probably still believe Chris Mortensen’s report that 11/12 Patriots footballs were over 2lbs under-inflated too….right?

    You use the word “fact” but I don’t believe you understand the meaning of the word.

  14. It’s a fact that there’s a credible report of Peyton Manning using HGH.

    Of course we’re innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but until then you’re still charged with the crime.

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