November 18, 2010

Want to know what Peyton Manning is doing at the line of scrimmage?: You probably don't. This made my head hurt and gave me a new appreciation for his approach to the game.

posted by yerfatma to football at 01:57 PM - 5 comments

Real interesting article. I enjoyed the analysis of what is happening at the line of scrimmage.

The author does make it seem like Manning is virtually unstoppable though, which I can't say I agree with. Extremely hard to stop? Of course. But defenses have had success beyond sitting back and hoping to force field goals. Despite all of the Colt's offense's complexities, Manning still has one ring.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:04 PM on November 18, 2010

It certainly explains why there are so few great quarterbacks in the NFL. Even if they are expected to do half of what Manning does, it is still a whole lot to do.

posted by bperk at 06:49 PM on November 18, 2010

Wow. That is one really cool article. I think I buy better than 95% of what the author is saying, although that might change either way by tomorrow morning.

Now if only Indiana basketball could find a Peyton Manning. We had Bird for a month or so but lost him to the megatropolism of Bloomington.

posted by outonleave at 08:34 PM on November 18, 2010

80% of interceptions due to bad routes? Seems way high.

Cool read though.

posted by aerotive at 08:46 PM on November 18, 2010

OK great read. Thanks for the post.

I agree with one of the comments on the page that suggests the best way to beat Manning is by keeping your offense on the field and him off it.

The problem is that he has so many responsibilities that he can't possibly ever have an off game or get confused. It's really quite remarkable.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:28 PM on November 19, 2010

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