Manning from Aug. 17 on umpire position - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN Peyton Manning doesn't seem to like how having the umpires behind the offense affects tempo, after his team was twice called for illegal snaps last week. Some quotes: He does point out that other teams use hurry-up and cites the Patriots as an example, so this affects their offensive tempo. I agree that this change could hurt the pace of the modern game. But at the same time Manning doesn't get much sympathy from me complaining about the penalties. The fact that an official is now in position to make these calls against the Colts, finally, doesn't strike me as unfair.