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Demaryius Thomas: QB Manning 'like another coach'

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  • Demaryius Thomas: QB Manning 'like another coach'

    We're starting to see signs of the Peyton Manning Effect in Denver, where the Broncos quarterback (by the way, that still sounds strange to us) is working closely with skill players to install an offense certain to look different in 2012.

    Demaryius Thomas recognized early that Manning arrives as advertised from the neck up.

    "Everybody knows he's one of the best in the game, a future Hall of Famer," Thomas told the team's official site, via "I feel like just being out there with him, it helped because it seemed like he knew what was going on. He answered questions and he was like another coach because I was learning stuff from him that I didn't know. I feel like he's going to help me out this year."

    Manning isn't teaching Denver's offense so much as he's teaching his own. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy won't complain; he's one of the more creative minds in the game right now, working with the most cerebral quarterback of our time. We saw what McCoy's staff did last season to best use Tim Tebow's gifts -- there are a handful of NFL teams that wouldn't have been able to pull that off. This is no knock on Tebow, but the boundary lines have been broadly extended with Manning under center.

    The general anticipation of seeing Manning in Denver has to do with his physical comeback from multiple neck surgeries. On another level, it was hammered home during Manning's absence in 2011 that no other passer in the game pulls the player-coach lever the way he does. After years of watching Peyton recalculate plays at the line of scrimmage in Indy, it will be unusual to see the same in Denver -- but it will be welcomed.

  • #2
    May be the best thing that could've happened to his career. He'll definitely be a more polished receiver after working with Manning. Looking forward to seeing more consistency from him this year.


    • #3
      That's music to my ears! Can't wait to see him under center for our team! I feel like a kid in a candy store!

      To live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.



      • #4
        Ugh these stories are amazing, but it makes the anticipation unbearable. RAWR is it opening day yet?
        Go Broncos


        • #5
          DT is going into full on beast mode this year. If he stays healthy I expect at least 80 catches and 1200 yards.
          if man is 5 and jay cutler is 6 then that must make john elway 7


          • #6
            he's one of the more creative minds in the game right now
            This guys are crazy! McCoy is not one of the most creative minds in the game. In fact, he's far from that. There were times last season where I just wanted to shoot myself for some of the plays he would call.

            But it is nice to hear that Thomas is finally working with Peyton! DT and Decker are amazing WRs. Very talented. Hopefully Manning can squeeze the juice out of them.


            • #7
              I agree . McCoy got way to much credit last year , when half the time the game plans sucked. Tim helped them with a lot of the plays ... And I'm pretty sure the playboy was implemented during the Josh McDaniels era . DT is going to break out this year, as well as the other Recuevers. But I still think Decker will have the most improved year . Even as a slot