Does any one know which QBs today call their own plays?

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fxkane

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It is often repeated that Manning calls his own plays but when Tom Moore was the OC he made it clear several times that he called the plays. Other than noise from fans of Peyton there's no evidence supporting the premise of Manning having any more say in play calls than Brady or any other top QB.

I'd say the whole idea is born out of the gyrations he makes at the line which are interesting but not at all necessary.

No doubt the gyrations and barkings add to the myth... which it must be, at least in good part.
 

thenepatsrule

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for a guy who apparently isnt calling plays Mike McCoy is getting a lot of head coaching attention
my thought on that was that maybe Peyton wants him to go and then when peyton has a good season next year people wont credit Mccoy for Peytons success :D
 

jmt57

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No doubt the gyrations and barkings add to the myth... which it must be, at least in good part.

Actually, that's a very large part of the myth/legend. It's why the comment that 'Peyton Manning calls his own plays', and it's branched fork, 'Peyton Manning is the only quarterback that calls his own plays' has been repeated so often now that is accepted by most as indisputable fact.

The OC called the play in Indy, and he calls the plays in Denver.
 

patsfan13

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IIRC Moore would send in couple of plays and Manning would specify it at the LOS on 1st down it would be a run and pass he would then choose based on alignment. He (and Brady can check out of the play depending on what they see in the D.
 
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