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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Made by Peyton after last season's regular season game:

    Just sayin'...

    (How would Peyton know that Scott wasn't supposed to be there?)
  2. FirstAndGoal

    FirstAndGoal 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Anybody else confused in what that point is? Are you saying that the QB wouldn't know what defense they were in?
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  3. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    No, I'm saying that Peyton saw the defense and knew somehow that Chad Scott wasn't lined up where he was assigned to.

    (I don't think Peyton knows the Pats' defense that well.)
  4. FirstAndGoal

    FirstAndGoal 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Because he read the defense. There's not much more to it. Peyton's pretty good at that... like Brady. I wouldn't read more into that.
  5. LaBrady

    LaBrady On the Game Day Roster

    I bet Peyton bought a video tape of our audibles, so no worries, it's legal!
  6. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

  7. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    He does read defenses well, especially in the second half. Sometimes he still really seems to struggle with that in the first half, I'll admit. But I'm sure it's just coincidence. He's so cerebral, you know, he just settles down in the second half and he and his OC make tremendous halftime adjustments. Since 2005 anyway.
  8. cubicle_6

    cubicle_6 Practice Squad Player

    It's called reading the defense.
    Good QBs do that quicker than the lesser QBs.

    Let's not go all Brian Dawkins here.
    Dawkins says the Patriots were able to pick up the blitz in the Super Bowl almost like they "knew it was coming".
    After all, who could possibly anticipate Jim Johnson's Eagle defense blitzing?:rolleyes:
    And then to have the where-with-all to throw screen passes against that?
  9. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa Supporter Supporter

    Even though you're Peyton Manning, it's conceivable you're telegraphing where the ball is going -- and I don't think Manning is saying anything more than that. Not that he had our signals, not that we had their signals, just that he "wasn't supposed to be there," as in, you thought you had it together, but didn't.

    Of course, if it's yet another accusation on Peyton's part, albeit from 2006, well, Peyton can get stuffed. As it turns out, a lot of people must have had his signals last year, given the number of interceptions in the playoffs.

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