Adjustments Key to Getting the Best out of Peyton Manning in Playoffs

January 6, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For all the chaos and the "Peyton is finished" chatter that surrounded the Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals—for those who were paying attention—it provided valuable insight as to what adjustments the Denver Broncos need to make in order to get the best out of Peyton Manning this postseason. 
Manning's performance against the Bengals was—in many ways—a microcosm of what Manning has become this season—a good quarterback who now needs help to win games. 
If Denver is going to have a deep playoff run, it will be imperative that the coaching staff creates a game plan that maximizes Manning's strengths and minimizes his weaknesses. 
One of the main focuses should be limiting Manning's pass count. In every game that the Broncos have lost this year, Manning has been asked to throw the ball over 40 times. In fact, in those four losses, he is averaging 51 throws a game. 
No quarterback should be asked to ...

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