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Manning irked by questions about arm strength

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08:01 AM ET 09.20 | Peyton Manning came out with an edge Wednesday, drawn out by questions about the state of his confidence after Monday's 27-21 loss at Atlanta. "It's not deterred at all, if you're insinuating that," Manning said during his weekly press conference. "We're still learning about each other. Different opponents each week, live bullets, different types of defenses. As we all continue to learn, the key is you want to win games while you continue to learn. We did that the first game, didn't do it this week. But there is that process." ... About his arm strength, Manning said: "I am what I am, it is what it is. Whatever expression is appropriate for that. So, I really don't know what to tell you."

The Denver Post

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September 20, 2012  08:07 AM ET

He had an off day..it happens.

September 20, 2012  08:13 AM ET

It is way too early in the season to pass judgment on anyone. Not Peyton Manning, not Tony Romo, not even the Jets.

Except, perhaps, Roger Goodell.

Roger Goodell Sucks!

September 20, 2012  08:13 AM ET

"I am what I am,". No, Peyton, it's "I yam what I yam, I'm Peyton da football man."

September 20, 2012  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"I am what I am,". No, Peyton, it's "I yam what I yam, I'm Peyton da football man."

You win.

September 20, 2012  08:42 AM ET

He never really did throw that great of a ball. It was all about the timing with his receivers.

September 20, 2012  08:49 AM ET

No one likes to admit it, but everyone ages, and the sharp edges wear down. Then when you can't play the game any more, you talk about it, like Tarkenton.

September 20, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Manning still has it, no doubt about that at all. IF he's lost some arm strength, he makes up for it with his knowledge of the game.

September 20, 2012  09:07 AM ET

I love Peyton Manning and respect him immensely. But, I've never seen him throw so many wobblers. In the past I would see a few if he overthrew some, but not this many.

September 20, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Nothing wrong with admitting you're human. Major neck surgery will take its toll on everybody.

September 20, 2012  09:40 AM ET

The game Sunday night just showed that Manning and his teammates aren't quite on the same page yet. Watching him audible at the line, it seemed clear to me half of the guys didn't even know what he was trying to do. And let's not forget that despite how poorly the first quarter went, they still had a shot to win at the end. Manning and Denver are going to be fine.

September 20, 2012  09:48 AM ET

This is the perfect example of how good recievers make a QB look great. Manning doesn't have the receivers he has in Indy. Throw that together with age and neck surgury. Its almost physically impossible for him to be the same.

September 20, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Manning still has it, no doubt about that at all. IF he's lost some arm strength, he makes up for it with his knowledge of the game.

Yea, it was obvious his knowledge overcame his arm strength in the 1st quarter the oither night.

September 20, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No one likes to admit it, but everyone ages, and the sharp edges wear down. Then when you can't play the game any more, you talk about it, like Tarkenton.

Or Joe Willy

September 20, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Or Joe Willy

I wonder if he does a weekly video for the NY Post?

September 20, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The game Sunday night just showed that Manning and his teammates aren't quite on the same page yet. Watching him audible at the line, it seemed clear to me half of the guys didn't even know what he was trying to do. And let's not forget that despite how poorly the first quarter went, they still had a shot to win at the end. Manning and Denver are going to be fine.

Yea, he will be fine once he gets outdoors in the cold and wind of Denver later in the season.

September 20, 2012  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yea, he will be fine once he gets outdoors in the cold and wind of Denver later in the season.

Yeah... it would be a shame for them to win the AFC West and have to go on the road for the playoffs...

September 20, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yea, he will be fine once he gets outdoors in the cold and wind of Denver later in the season.

Yeah, that will help his neck a lot.

September 20, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yeah... it would be a shame for them to win the AFC West and have to go on the road for the playoffs...

It's moot point. They're not winning anything.

September 20, 2012  10:28 AM ET

I also noticed that his passes were not tight spirals. This man was pinpoint with the Colts, among the most accurate I've ever seen, but he looked HORRIBLE the other night. It's almost like he was just throwing the ball in the general direction of a receiver hoping they would catch it. I'll give him a few more weeks before I pass final judgement, but it's not looking good.

 
September 20, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yea, he will be fine once he gets outdoors in the cold and wind of Denver later in the season.

LOL you MORON, what Wind! This isnt Chicago or Buffalo in the Winter! It's Denver Dumb Arse!! Yes it will be could, and maybe it will be snowy but it's not going to affect velocity on his ball... Especially in Denver... Go elsewhere Troll!

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