Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Manning Sits Out of Practice

Peyton Manning sat out of practice Wednesday as Brock Osweiler and Zac Dysert took the reps. There was cause for concern when originally reported as to what it was. Concern was voided once Manning was out there but working with the training staff on his ankle. Many believed that it had been an issue with his arm which is obviously alarming.

The call for him to sit out, perhaps was the fact the +Denver Broncos were unusually practicing in full pads despite the modern +NFL rarely put players in full pads midseason for practice. Even though Manning is untouchable in pads, anyhow, Coach Fox had reason for the Broncos to be playing in pads. It could have just been due to the loss, but normally that means the Broncos do not have, "cap day," as Manning has called it. A reward usually for a win, "Cap day," is self-explanatory, when players get to wear caps instead of helmets even though they are in shorts usually anyway. Full pads were the call today though.

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Manning continued, "I plan on being out there tomorrow."Manning said of sitting out of practice, "Greek's (Broncos Head Athletic Trainer) call, I can assure you, I didn't go down without a fight."

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Manning joked that he was still a believer in HIPPA even though the government is shutdown. Nice one, I thought. HIPPA stands for Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act. Privacy off personal health matters. He's so focused he maybe hadn't even heard the government is no longer shut down. Lol.


Coach Fox confirmed Manning will be practicing tomorrow and playing on Sunday.

Peyton put the helmet on, but not pads. Middle of the season. Many getting rest today. Photo right provided by DenverBroncos.com