May 21, 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
The popular thought when Peyton Manning signed with the Denver Broncos was offensive coordinator Mike McCoy could be out of a job. Not because the Broncos would look to replace him, but because Peyton Manning could be the quarterback and the offensive coordinator - running the offense the way he saw fit.
Now that Manning has had plenty of time to scour the playbook and is now actually on the field with his teammates, the question becomes - Will the Broncos offense be any different than what the Colts ran in Indianapolis under Manning?
According to Manning after yesterday's OTA workout, the answer is a big YES!
"Yeah, there’s no question it’s different. You’ve got different terminology and different players—there’s no question it’s different. So the more repetition you get—I do feel on the field reps are the best type of reps. There’s classroom work, which is important, you have to study and take your notes, but there’s nothing quite like being out there on the field, executing the play, going against fast defensive players like Von and Champ. That’s the best way to learn, in my opinion."
One thing that hasn't changed, however, is Manning's knack for being a coach on the field, especially with the quarterbacks and receivers. From all reports, Manning ran the offensive drills and kept his receivers and quarterbacks in check.