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Broncos have Manning on pitch count

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08:38 AM ET 06.01 | With four neck surgeries and a year on the shelf behind him, Peyton Manning will be subjected to someone counting his throws as he learns the Denver playbook. Manning has been cleared by the Broncos' medical staff and by his surgeon from his most recent procedure, noted neck and spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, to participate fully in the Broncos' offseason workouts and training camp. But that doesn't mean the Broncos aren't monitoring the most notable free-agent signing in team history. Manning and the Broncos' longtime head trainer, Steve "Greek" Antonopulos, have worked out a throwing schedule. ... "We're going to monitor his reps on a daily basis, how many throws he has," Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said Thursday.

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June 1, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Another day, another Peyton Manning/Broncos story.

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June 1, 2012  09:13 AM ET

So, like, in the middle of Game 14, is someone going to go out to the huddle and say, "Sorry, Peyton, your number's up. You can't throw any more this season. Handoffs only."

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June 1, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Another day, another Peyton Manning/Broncos story.

Better than another Tebow fantasy story.

June 1, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Better than another Tebow fantasy story.

Coming right up!

June 1, 2012  09:46 AM ET

All for naught when he gets driven to the ground the first time.

June 1, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

All for naught when he gets driven to the ground the first time.

Bah! He's going to tear up defenses all over the league this year.

June 1, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Congratulations.....wewould have never assumed this

June 1, 2012  09:57 AM ET

One good hit he will be in a wheel chair for life.He does not need a pitch count he needs to be coaching.

June 1, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

All for naught when he gets driven to the ground the first time.

I'll have it on DVR rewind...over and over and over....

June 1, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Anyone seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lETl9vA9VWw

Hilarious

June 1, 2012  11:09 AM ET

My prediction: Peyton will get sacked on his first drop back for a pass, get his head slammed to the turf and that will be the sad, sad ending of a career for one of the greatest players to ever step on the field.

June 1, 2012  11:35 AM ET

I hope he knows what he's doing, they were chasing Tebow all over the field last year, and although I know Tebow wasn't better, but probably faster on the getaway.

June 1, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

One good hit he will be in a wheel chair for life.He does not need a pitch count he needs to be coaching.

I have had this same neck surgery - there is no flexibility in the neck - I leaned back on a chair that fell and fractured my neck. The first big hit he has and he's screwed.

June 1, 2012  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

One good hit he will be in a wheel chair for life.He does not need a pitch count he needs to be coaching.

Yep....one good hit from the blind side and it will be Snap,Crackle ,Pop and he will be eating those rice crispies thru a straw.

June 1, 2012  11:43 AM ET

I hope that you are wrong, but it would not shock me if it happens exactly as you say

June 1, 2012  11:45 AM ET

It might not even be a hit. He might try to make a hard throw from an awkward position and pop his neck out himself. Or he might throw everything away to protect himself if he doesn't have a receiver open immediately.

June 1, 2012  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

All for naught when he gets driven to the ground the first time.

Your just a bundle of joy

 
June 1, 2012  12:27 PM ET

Have you nea sayers thought about this from the point of view that his mind set cannot allow him to walk away while there is a chance ?

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