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    Great article everyone should read about Peyton Manning.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--fo...034654197.html

    INDIANAPOLIS – March was the most intense month.

    March was when Peyton Manning embarked upon his review of the previous season, a laborious task that began on the first Monday of the month. This is when Manning arrived at the Indianapolis Colts' headquarters at 6:30 a.m., ready to lock himself in the offensive coach's meeting room with offensive coordinator Tom Moore and whichever quarterback coach the team had at that time. They clicked on the television, cued up the Colts' first offensive play of the season and tore it apart.

    Did the play work? If not, why? Was it blocked right? Were the receivers in the best position? How about the running back? Did it turn into a sack? Manning HATED sacks. What could they do to prevent sacks?

    They wrote all their thoughts about the season's first play on pads in front of them, always asking themselves: "How can we do this differently?" When they couldn't discuss the first play anymore they went to the second, dissecting it for every flaw. Then the third and the fourth and the fifth …

    The review went all day that first day, ending only when the men couldn't possibly break apart another play. They went home only to arrive at 6:30 the following morning and every weekday morning after that until the month was over and the autopsy of Indianapolis' offense the previous season was complete.

    This was Manning's idea, of course, because even the most insane, obsessive coach could not conceive of such a meticulous process. Manning, however, could.

    "You know how people have compulsions?" Moore says. "This was his compulsion. He wants to be the best player."

    And yet as Moore ponders the Marches he lost to Manning's season review, he does not moan with exasperation. Instead, he says this:

    "Peyton made me a better coach. I'm proud to say that."

    ....view the rest at the link.

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    Originally posted by Action View Post
    Great article everyone should read about Peyton Manning.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--fo...034654197.html

    INDIANAPOLIS – March was the most intense month.

    March was when Peyton Manning embarked upon his review of the previous season, a laborious task that began on the first Monday of the month. This is when Manning arrived at the Indianapolis Colts' headquarters at 6:30 a.m., ready to lock himself in the offensive coach's meeting room with offensive coordinator Tom Moore and whichever quarterback coach the team had at that time. They clicked on the television, cued up the Colts' first offensive play of the season and tore it apart.

    Did the play work? If not, why? Was it blocked right? Were the receivers in the best position? How about the running back? Did it turn into a sack? Manning HATED sacks. What could they do to prevent sacks?

    They wrote all their thoughts about the season's first play on pads in front of them, always asking themselves: "How can we do this differently?" When they couldn't discuss the first play anymore they went to the second, dissecting it for every flaw. Then the third and the fourth and the fifth …

    The review went all day that first day, ending only when the men couldn't possibly break apart another play. They went home only to arrive at 6:30 the following morning and every weekday morning after that until the month was over and the autopsy of Indianapolis' offense the previous season was complete.

    This was Manning's idea, of course, because even the most insane, obsessive coach could not conceive of such a meticulous process. Manning, however, could.

    "You know how people have compulsions?" Moore says. "This was his compulsion. He wants to be the best player."

    And yet as Moore ponders the Marches he lost to Manning's season review, he does not moan with exasperation. Instead, he says this:

    "Peyton made me a better coach. I'm proud to say that."

    ....view the rest at the link.
    Well, really, that's what it takes.

    Remember the one great season Plummer had with Kubes/Shanahan?

    Well that offseason Kubiak forced Plummer to sit down and went through every single one of his plays from the season before and they studied them one by one, then looked at everything from his footwork to his reads and constantly worked on him.

    Well, next year Kubes was gone, we drafted Cutler and Heimerdinger didn't babysit Plummer and it was over for him.

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    • #3
      Damn good article.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fontaine View Post
        Well that offseason Kubiak forced Plummer to sit down and went through every single one of his plays from the season before and they studied them one by one, then looked at everything from his footwork to his reads and constantly worked on him.

        Well, next year Kubes was gone, we drafted Cutler and Heimerdinger didn't babysit Plummer and it was over for him.
        Do you suppose Schaub could actually be WORSE without Kubiak helping him? Yikes. I'm trying to figure out what Houston is thinking going so long with a completely average QB. Houston's D isn't good enough to Dilfer their way into a SB

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        • #5
          I have to imagine it's even more intense now with the Broncos.

          Add him rehabbing back from his injuries and then losing the way they lost last season... yikes.

          Just makes you respect what's happening even more. I wouldn't trade this for any other situation in football. We are certainly privileged to be witnessing the greatness that is Peyton Manning.

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